MARYALICE411's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MARYALICE411 MARYALICE411's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667465 The Dr reminded me, so I'll remind you: <BR> <BR> The kidneys need water to do their job. If the kidneys don't get enough water then the liver has to do the job. If the liver is doing the kidneys job it can't do it's own job. Part of the livers job is to remove fat from the blood stream. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:42:11 EST Weight or lack there of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657676 I wasn't going to ay anything till my weight matched my tracker. But I just can't keep this quiet . After Daddy passed the DR told me to put my diet on hold and grieve. He said I was the type to gain 20+ pounds so to try and keep it under control. I put 10 pounds on fast, but put a stop to that, but I was over 170. Now 170 is a bad number for me. I got down to 170, was in a car accident and shot up to 190. I got down to 170, fell and broke my ankle and shot back up to 190. I got down to 170 ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:28:47 EST Anyone want to walk dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655272 <link>www.superstarmagazine.com/this-guy-d<BR>ecided-to-dance-with-someone-on-the-st<BR>reet-what-happened-next-will-make-your-day/ </link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:38:30 EST Freyja http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716337858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Norwegian Goddess Freyja, the Goddess of love and beauty, spreading the flowers of spring, the season of love and beauty, though the woods. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:45:08 EST Crunches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652679 I post this every once in awhile. We have a bunch of new people so thought I would again. <BR> <BR> If you do crunches for an hour a day and let it all hang out the other 23 hours, it won't do you any good. So <BR> <BR> Stay on your diet, you might have abs of steel and no one can see them <BR> <BR> Do your ab exercises for 20 min 3X a week <BR> <BR> Tuck your tush every time you remember. Every time you stand up is a good habit. <BR> <BR> Stad and sit tall, if nothing else it will make ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:56:06 EST Didn't quite get it right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650104 When I rode my stationary bike, I have done a warm up then rode my bike hard with sprints till my legs gave out, about 20 min then did a cool down. I got up to where I was riding 15 miles an hour with sprints of 21. <BR> <BR> I got the tape where you could watch the beaches of southern California while you rode. The DVD is a 5 min warm up 53 min beach trek and a 5 min cool down. Sounded good, but I knew I had to pace myself. <BR> <BR> I decided 13 miles an would be good. I quick learned m... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:54:38 EST Low tide high tide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640292 <BR> Mom sent this to me. click on each picture to see what it looks like at high tide <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=5732&memberid=747728#.Uxc79nn2DLQ </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:06:25 EST My crazy mom and her word games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622987 I spoke to mom on the phone. She said some telamarketer keep calling and so she decided to play with them. Now understand all mom has is an old computer that has a dial up connection. <BR> <BR> Do you have windows <BR> <BR> Yes I have 3 in the living room, 2 in the bedroom, and <BR> <BR> No that isn't what I mean, do you have a laptop. <BR> <BR> Yes doesn't everyone. Every time I sit down I have a lap and it has a top. Sometimes I sit by the window then I have a laptop by the window. <B... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:49:42 EST No Glow Award today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621694 Today I had my cat scan to make sure I had kidneys. I had an ultra sound that wasn't ordered and it came back I had a cyst on one. I'm not in any pain and if they hadn't bone the ultra sound would never have known it. <BR> <BR> Well they told me nothing to eat or drink after midnight. I asked if i could have water. I was told tiny sip is I had to. Well I didn't get home from work till midnight. I was thirsty, but di as I was told and just a sip. I normally keep a glass of water by my bed, b... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:55:31 EST Dr Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617158 I'm 60 and decided it was time I had a well woman exam. Silly me. <BR> <BR> I went to the Dr. No surprise she sent me for a mammogram, bone density and a colonoscopy. Ok the mammogram I expected, I know I really should have the colonoscopy, a bone density ok. But then there where the 2 ultra sounds. Whats with them, but they said my Dr. ordered them. I asked the Dr yes she ordered one but not the other. <BR> <BR> I ent to the Dr about the colonoscopy, he doesn't like that I've been on i... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:04:09 EST Waiting for a tow truck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615913 Mom lives where one road makes a t into another road. With the snow and ice in the Ozark she is averaging 4 cars a day in the ditch in front of her house. The other day she recognized the driver as having been at her church several times and invited her in. <BR> <BR> Mom was just getting ready to sit down to a bowl of vegetable soup and a cup of coffee so invited the lady to do the same. <BR> <BR> Coffee is bad for you I'll have herd tea. <BR> <BR> Would you like some soup? <BR> <BR> On... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:37:07 EST Returned Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604209 The other day a man brought in a Dance Dance Revaluation game for a refund. I asked him what was wrong with the game. He told me nothing was wrong with the game. The Dr said his son needed to get more exercise and the boy refused to go outside so he had gotten the game so the boy could get his exercise inside and his son wouldn't even look at it he said he wouldn't play any game that didn't involve twiddling his thumbs. For those of you that don't know Dance Dance Revaluation is a game where ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:39:48 EST skinny fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603398 I just saw something on TV about an Olympic skier. To me she looked great. She was saying some people thought she was fat. She said her fat %, measured by water, said she was at the low end of healthy. She called the stars and modals we see skinny fat people. She said that meant they looked skinny to us, but if you put them in a water tank and measured their fat, they would be at the same risk as fat person. <BR> <BR> Several years ago I saw a show that said basically they same thing, but t... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:02:02 EST An email from author V.J. Chambers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591010 This is a little message about The Helicon Muses, which is the best series of books I have written that you are not reading. (Unless you are. In which case, you get a gold star and big sloppy kiss from me.) <BR> <BR> This is also a review-begging message for the Helicon books. I'm going to make an offer up front now. The first Helicon muses book is free. It is called Dancing Days. Go download that book. Seriously. Do it now. Do it from any of these places: <BR> <BR> Amazon <BR> <BR> Barnes... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:27:51 EST Todays Funny and warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588298 Mom had a bunch of unknown charges on her credit card bill, not the funny part, non of then very big, but they shouldn't have bee there and there where a bunch of them. She called the credit card company. They told her they where on line purchases and what the stores where called. No mom never authorized them. <BR> <BR> The credit card company called back. Did she want to press charges, the guy was easy to find. Not only were they all online stores, he had had them all shipped to HIS HOUSE.... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 16:14:17 EST Walking in the dark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573658 Someone said something about safely walking in the dark. This is what a police officer told me several years ago. <BR> <BR> 1 Wear reflective cloths. I wear one of those yellow vest like the road crew wear. <BR> 2 carry a cell phone or walky talky that goes to someone that is not walking with you <BR> 3 carry some kind of ID I have an old drivers lisence in a a pocket on my vest. <BR> 4 make sure the person you can call or is near the walky talky knows your route and when you are going to be... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:02:24 EST Every night a child is born is a holy night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571394 I know I posted this last year but it is tradition to read this poem Christmas Eve. <BR> <BR> For so the children come <BR> And so they have been coming. <BR> Always in the same way they come <BR> Born of the seed of man and woman <BR> No angels herald their beginnings, <BR> no prophets predict their future courses. <BR> No wisemen see a star to show <BR> where to find the babe <BR> that will save humankind. <BR> Yet each night a child is born is a holy night, <BR> Fathers and moth... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:33:44 EST 100 mile challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554961 I posted on several chat threads that I had entered a 100 mile challenge with one of the bloggers on face book. This challenge is to walk, run, bike swim indoors or out 100 mile. She don't care just move 100 miles in a month. This blogger is trying to loss weight and is asking us to join in with her. I've been asked how some of you can join her. I'm afraid I don't know her web site, I only deal with her on face book . Her name is Slap Dash Mom. I did the challenge in Nov and am doing it again... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:32:53 EST A different scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545060 Yesterday I was reading something about knowing your body and how this will help with your weight loss. Something I found interesting was. Think of a scale with 10 being your stuffed to the point you can't eat another bit, 7 being your satisfied, 5 being your hungry, and 1 being your so hungry you could eat a horse. In a perfect world you would eat when you where a 5 and stop at a 7. We don't live in a perfect world. When you track your food, write how you felt when you started and how you f... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:03:09 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533942 Almost 2 yeas ago Daddy passed. The Dr told me I had the personality that could easy gain 20 or 30 pounds if I didn't let myself greive properly. He told me to try not to gain too much, but to let myself grieve and not worry about my diet until I felt ready, but it needed to be at least a year. I went though the motions, got on SP every day, I gained 9 pounds. Not good but a long way from 20 or 30. <BR> <BR> Almost a month ago I felt it was time to get seriose again and ordered the SPAT. I... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:12:44 EST Duke and the scooter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531034 As many of you know I have a kick scooter with 16 inch tires made for an adult. It was made to keep sled dogs in shape during the summer. I have taken Mutt out with it for several years, but have always used it as a kick scooter since Mutt wants nothing to do with pulling the scooter. I told DH that when the weather cooled off I was taking Duke out. I figure that even running beside the scooter would tire him out. <BR> <BR> Dh is one of these that won't hear of me using seasonal things till... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 15:19:08 EST Alice Thinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529922 For those of you that don't know Alice is my mom and my favorite minister. Mom sends out thought called Alice thinks. <BR> <BR> <BR> To relieve your stress <BR> <BR> 1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue! <BR> <BR> 2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. <BR> <BR> 3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. <BR> <BR> 4 * Drive carefully.. It's not on... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 09:46:06 EST Halloween Candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509850 In front of Costumer Service, where I have to stare at it for 8 hours a day is a big display of Halloween candy. Out of curiosity yesterday during a quite time, I went out to see how many calories where in those little pieces of candy. I checked the bag 220 calorie per serving. That didn't sound right so I checked serving size, 8 pieces of candy per serving. Then I went and checked every thing else. Everything was 200 to 220 calories per serving. They brake down is the individual pieces where... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:30:15 EST What story would you write http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507801 As many of you know, I follow a authors on facebook. One told me his YOUNG daughter challenged him to write a book based on the songs on his ipod. His first song is To Morrow by the Kingston Trio the second is Rubber Ducky by Sesame Street. During the 90's this author wrote dystopian now he writes fantasy. Somehow all I can see is that commercial with that big rubber ducky. <BR> <BR> If you were to write a story based on the first two songs on your MP3 player, what would you story be about. ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 09:47:52 EST Mom's hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506055 Mom left to hike a national park in Utah, well we all know that didn't happen. I got these pictures from my niece that went along. Not the national forest and not hiking, but looks like they are having fun.img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2<BR>/1/l2117456640.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008298165.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l683386948.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558128667.jpg"> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 14:08:56 EST The truth about food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498429 This is a TV show about food and the myths about food. I've posted this before, but with all the new people thought I would again. <BR> <BR> The myth: milk will help you loss weight. <BR> <BR> The experiment; researchers took 3 groups of people and measured the fat content in their poo. For 2 weeks, one group drank whole milk 3 times a day. One group drank skin milk 3 times a day and one group didn't eat or drink any dairy, but eat or drank foods that were calcium enriched. <BR> <BR> The... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:41:11 EST Reading challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483808 As you know one big part of weight lose is down time. One way many of us get down time is reading. I saw a challenge for cleaning out your Kindle and thought it looked like fun till I saw it was for bloggers. I'm not a blogger so decided to make it for us. <BR> <BR> Amazon gives away a lot of free books and it is easy to clog your Kindle with them. heres the way it works read the free books and tell us about them. The books have to be free or almost free, I got a couple for a penny, at the ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:17:18 EST Houses to help us live longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458043 I saw something on TV about a complex in Japan where the houses are reported to make you live longer. <BR> <BR> The idea is that houses have become to easy and people have gotten too lazy. <BR> <BR> Each room has 17 bright colors to keep your mind alert, any there you look you will have at least 6 colors in your range of view. Like most of Japan you go barefoot in the house. Each room has a different texture on the floor and walls. One floor repents sand and isn't flat but had small raised... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:15:55 EST The Law of the Garbage Truck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447518 From mom <BR> <BR> One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport <BR> We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. <BR> My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. <BR> My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. <BR> So I asked, 'Why did you just do t... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:52:18 EST Start of the dry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409789 I was told that July was the start of the dry so I went out and measured the cracks that snaked though the front yard. At the end of the rainy season the cracks are 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep. DH just came in and asked if when I'm watering the plants I would water the mail box. The ground around it is drying out and the mail box is falling over. Oh well the neighbor was told to water his foundation. My house is in blocks. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:38:19 EST You will never look at water the same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405354 I found this video on line. <BR> <BR> <link>msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&fro<BR>m=en-us_msnhp#/video/cb317eda-adf7-101<BR>b-1d46-550f078891eb </link> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:10:03 EST Interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400292 I've seen several ads about 5 things you shouldn't eat. Well I finally bit no I didn't buy anything so I didn't get all the info, but thought the little I got might be of interest. <BR> <BR> All 5 things boiled down to no processed foods. I know we try to stay away from processed foods, but these people went further. <BR> <BR> According to them you will loss more weight on a 1800 calorie a day diet with no processed foods then you will with a 1200 calorie diet that includes processed food... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:01:43 EST McDonald's healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388910 I don't know about the rest of the world, but the McDonald's in the Wal-mart I work is going out to tell us how they aren't as unhealthy as people thing. Here are some interesting things from the flyer they are passing out. <BR> <BR> A crispy chicken sandwich is 510 calories <BR> A grilled chicken sandwich is 350 calories <BR> Every thing that you can get that has a grilled option as the same calorie difference. <BR> <BR> Things on the McCafe run from 40 calories for a small low fat, sug... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:23:18 EST Funny Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364615 Use your imagination. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to up the intensity of some sitting videos. Coach Nicole said there was no wrong way and to go at your own speed. Well I tried using an exercise ball instead of a chair. I gave several people a good laugh. Definitely did the exercises my own way at my one speed. Doing seated crunches where you lift both feet off the floor at the same time was the most interesting. I never fell off the ball. <BR> <BR> I guess I should just be glad no one r... Wed, 22 May 2013 13:06:52 EST Free e-book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333077 Scapemaker (Volume 1) <BR> Steve V Cypert (Author) <BR> <BR> Steve is a new author that is trying to get noticed. He sent me this message asking me to pass it on to anyone that would like a paranormal free e book <BR> <BR> Thank you. That's great, Maryalice. Getting the word out is always the biggest task in such a saturated market as book and ebooks. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to Smashwords to download Scapemaker: <BR> <link>https://www.smashwords.com/books/vie<BR>w/257376 </link> <BR... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:50:30 EST Black and white dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330459 This is so cool <link>www.flixxy.com/black-and-white-tight<BR>s-dance.htm?utm_source=nl#.UUk9GY </link> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:39:00 EST What do you read on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317424 I just read that for the first time people are reading on tablets more then e-readers. The said 49% of readers are reading on tablets, 42% on e-readers and the rest are reading books, on smart phones or audio books. <BR> <BR> What do you read on. I have a old fashion Kindle, nothing fancy one of the first they made. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:57:59 EST Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283699 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518542156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sent to me by Melissa Lummis, a young author I follow Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:55:55 EST For any hikers out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236857 As most of you know mom hiked South Africa in Nov and Dec. Before she left she asked me about my staffs. She said she wanted to take one, but felt it would be hard to travel with a 55 inch stick. She said she had looked into the collapsable ones, but they looked so flimsy. I told her I had tried a collapsable staff, but I needed to lean on it and never felt safe. I had gotten a wooden staff that came apart in 3 pieces and sent her a link to one. <BR> <BR> I asked Mom what staff she took with... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:36:22 EST Dream Big by Durn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234176 Think if you will what you could do, <BR> If you dreamed a big dream, and made it come true. <BR> A dream's not just something you do in your sleep, <BR> A dream is more like a promise to keep. <BR> <BR> A promise you make to yourself. Yes! It's true! <BR> A Dream is a promise that you make to you. <BR> You start with a wish, then think it all though, <BR> 'Cause a dream is a wish that you make come true. <BR> God gave us our dreams, He wants us to win, <BR> He wants to go with us, to be our... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:32:32 EST I took Mutt to Mohawk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224462 Mohawk use to be a Christian Park with 3 dorms, the smallest sleeps 75, pool, volley ball court, church and 3 preacher cabins. When the owner passed he left the park to the county with the stipulation that it would be opened to the public, but with no alcohol. Now the park is open to all youth groups. There was a large wilderness area next to the park. The county put in a playground next to the old park and hiking trail trail though the woods. <BR> <BR> This was the 1st time I had taken Mut... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:12:56 EST Drink your water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211346 I took custody of an 11 year old. I knew she had a bad diet at the home she left. I didn't think about that she only had Dr Pepper in her house, never drank water at home and seldom outside of the house. <BR> <BR> I have always drank a lot of water and never realized the results of not drinking water. Beka collapsed at school. I took her to the Dr. He said she was dehydrated and ran a lot test to see how much damage had been done. <BR> <BR> An 11 year old was tested for hormone imbalance... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:30:30 EST Beka http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188444 I have Beka. her Mother called and asked if I would keep her instead of taking her home. DH doesn't think this is a good idea for financial reasons. From talking to Kelly, Beka's mother, it is either I take Beka now or wait to see if CPS ask me if I will take her. I didn't think that was a good option so said yes. <BR> <BR> Beka of corse is very upset. She loves her mother and I'm not sure which hurts her more that her mother doesn't want her at home or that her mother is having so many pr... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:25:44 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177774 I walk with a staff, a 55 inch hiking stick. The one I like when I'm walking Mutt is a sassafras staff 2 inches in diameter. <BR> <BR> I had heard that if you hold the sides when you walk on a tread mill you burn up to 20% less calories. I figured that since I only used one staff I burnt 10% less. I wore a pedometer back then and decided to see what difference the staff made in my walking. With the staff i was doing 21,000 t0 24,000 steps a day. Without the staff I walked 6,000 steps. so th... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:38:25 EST People on Facebook may cause fat blobs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176418 I thought this was neat. No it isn't facebooks fault. <BR> <BR> http://now.msn.com/facebook-linked-to-hi<BR>gher-risk-of-obesity Wed, 26 Dec 2012 08:52:09 EST From my favorite minister, Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175030 For so the children come <BR> And so they have been coming. <BR> Always in the same way they come <BR> Born of the seed of man and woman <BR> No angels herald their beginnings, <BR> no prophets predict their future courses. <BR> No wisemen see a star to show <BR> where to find the babe <BR> that will save humankind. <BR> Yet each night a child is born is a holy night, <BR> Fathers and mothers- <BR> Sitting beside their children’s cribs <BR> Feel glory in the sight of a new life beginning. <BR... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:26:12 EST Mom update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169138 I just got off the phone with mom. She is back home now. Mom says she thinks she saw 25 animals she hadn't seen outside a zoo. <BR> <BR> They had to rent a car to get from the airport to where the trail head. Mom said when they got their car they were told that their insurance did not cover the car being rolled by elephants and if they were surrounded by elephants the instructions were in the glove box, not to right the car themselves, but to call the emergency number and they would send s... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:17:43 EST Dry Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163150 I post this every year so some of you might have seen it before, but for those that have met me this year and those that need a reminder, it is that time of the year again. Dry itchy skin. <BR> <BR> The average heated home has 10% humidity. Your body complains below 25% humidity. So here are some hints that might help. <BR> <BR> 1 drink water, hydrate you skin from the inside <BR> <BR> 2 use plenty of body moisturizer. The best time is right after a bath or shower when you body is moist a... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:05:47 EST Momma is fine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151794 I got a card from Mom!!!! If you remember momma is hiking South Africa. She said they are having a good trip, she is with DS and DS's husband, they have seen lots of animals and birds. It is spring in south Africa so they have seen lots of babies. Their only close call was when a mother elephant and calf decided to cross the road. It doesn't matter that my family was there first the elephants have the right of way. Mom is one her way to Cape of Good Hope to see the penguins and whales. I hadn... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:12:41 EST Freyja's new toy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143485 Freyja's new toy is lizards. She loves them and plays with them for hours even after they give up the fight. Freyja is an indoor cat, I wondered how so many lizards got in the house. I just caught a little kitty very carefully making a small hole in the corner of a screen. As I opened the windows, I checked, all most all of them had at least one hole. All the holes were small and in the corner where they wouldn't be seen unless you were looking for them. The crazy cat has put holes in all my... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:51:41 EST