NANNER2121's SparkPeople Blog NANNER2121's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Worth Remembering <img src=""> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 19:46:11 EST What would you say? <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:11:04 EST And the Scars Remain <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 20:12:08 EST I need to find myself again I have been wrestling with this message for some time now but have made the decision that I really require some time for myself and will need to cut back my time spent on Spark. <BR> <BR> Since my brother's diagnosis, illness and passing last year I have maintained a facade that I can't keep up any more. I feel myself slipping at times into what may be depression and have come to the realization that I must allow myself some real grief and mourning in order to fully deal with the reality of... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:11:20 EST Heather's New Family Addition Heather is my recently widowed sister-in-law. Her father also just passed away 10 days ago and her mother is frail. Going home to an empty house was so hard for her these past few months so <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Seems like a wonderful mutual bonding and so good to see. <BR> Sun, 5 May 2013 10:07:49 EST We all think this way sometimes - don't we? <img src=""> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:59:15 EST If It Was Only That Easy <img src=""> <BR> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:38:31 EST Memory <img src=""> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:50:44 EST For The Love of Water - a must see Please take the 90 minutes and watch this important documentary. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:29:55 EST An Irish Blessing <img src=""> <BR> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:22:47 EST Guaranteed to bring a Smile or perhaps a tear or two <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Love and kindness know no boundaries. <BR> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:49:31 EST Happy Birthday George <img src=""> <BR> <BR> George would have turned 58 today. We miss him so much. <BR> <BR> His dirty belly is from rooting around under the patio pool deck looking for something that fell through the boards. I can't remember what it was, but judging by the smile I believe he found it. <BR> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 06:29:59 EST Progress <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 19:30:08 EST Today's Smile <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love you, I miss you. <BR> Please come back. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:54:19 EST Warning: this cartoon drops the F bomb <BR> I hope it doesn't get me booted off SparkPeople, but it is cute. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Be forewarned! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Seriously, stop now if you are sensitive to bad language. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Final warning <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:31:39 EST George: Always and Forever. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the family campfire after George's Celebration of Life Memorial. <BR> <BR> George was there in so many ways: his energies, his love, his strength, his stogies. <BR> <BR> In the place of honor is his chair, toque, scarf, mitts and bacon shirt. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:17:08 EST Caution, contains graphic language. <img src=""> <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:39:00 EST Find Out Who Your Friends Really Are <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 07:26:40 EST For George <img src=""> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:43:38 EST The Power of Words You simply must watch this and please share. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>5m7oU&vq=medium </link> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:34:52 EST Punography !!!! I just had to share with you all....some of these are great. <BR> Thanks again to my friend Wendy for this email. <BR> <BR> ENJOY! <BR> <BR> I changed my iPod name to Titanic, it's syncing now. <BR> <BR> I tried to catch some fog, I mist. <BR> <BR> When chemists die, they barium. <BR> <BR> Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. <BR> <BR> A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. <BR> <BR> I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 22:05:05 EST The Frightening Reality of GMO <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you think GMO is not a serious danger, think again. <BR> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:37:24 EST Kitts and Toys The kittens have toys that they do play with but lately they seem to prefer a box destined for recycling. I will have to leave in on the floor for them until the novelty wears off. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The antics continue at night. While they each have their own hea... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:42:28 EST Pics of the Kittens Well, here they are. My 2 little rescues. Not quite 11 weeks old. <BR> <BR> The butterscotch male is named Alpha and the grey & beige female is named Omega. I adopted them from a no-kill shelter who had just received a pregnant queen who littered on the mat by the front door upon arrival. Sadly, since she had likely been thrown away like garbage and was undernourished, 2 of the litter did not survive. Currently Alpha is 2 lbs 4 oz and Omega is 2 lbs 10 oz. <BR> <BR> The kitties will ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:46:04 EST We took the plunge, but I am a little scared I think the world is coming to an end. <BR> <BR> Seriously. <BR> <BR> Two years ago April past I had to do the honorable thing for my 18 year old cat, Mr. Miko. The year before that I had to do it for my 14 year old cat, Kona. I swore after Mr. Miko that my heart would just not take the ache again and I wouldn't adopt another. <BR> <BR> Well last December an amazing thing happened that I put in a blog <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=46296... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 11:34:39 EST My Totem Turtle is the oldest symbol for the Earth. <BR> <BR> It is the personification of goddess energy and the eternal Earth itself. <BR> <BR> If you have a Turtle totem, you must be mindful of returning to the Earth what she has given you. <BR> <BR> Honor the creative source within you. <BR> <BR> Use water and earth energies to create a harmonious flow in your life. <BR> <BR> Ask the Earth for assistance and her riches will pour forth. <BR> <BR> If a Turtle totem shows up in your life, slow ... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 20:50:10 EST Who would YOU say this to? <img src=""> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:55:09 EST The latest addition to the family This is my beautiful great niece Meredith. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> She found a hatchling painted turtle at their remote camp, all alone and in her words "scared." So she picked it up put it in a bucket with some rocks and sand. When my family came for dinner last night she brought it along and decided to give it to me to care for. For those of you who are not familiar with my previous turtle raising blog here is a link: <link>w... Sat, 26 May 2012 10:12:14 EST Proof a Magnolia WILL grow in Northern Ontario I used to manage a garden centre and I cannot tell you how many people scoffed when I brought these in. <BR> <BR> "They'll NEVER survive" they exclaimed "Why are you encouraging people to waste their money?" <BR> <BR> I had to bite my tongue and walk away because you simply cannot educate those who are close minded. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It was much nicer last weekend, sorry <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 12 May 2012 12:56:25 EST JUST FREAKIN' AWESOME Good news. Great news. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> My brother's MRI came back and all is clear. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The oncologists want to do a little more chemo to be on the safe side but I cannot begin to tell you how relieved the family is. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I want to thank each and everyone of my Sparkfamily for your support, kindnesses, positive energies and prayers. <em>304</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> I KNOW they made the difference. <BR> <em>334</em> <em>345</em> ... Thu, 3 May 2012 19:14:15 EST Food for Thought I saw an interesting quote today. <BR> <BR> "People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know." <BR> <BR> I like it. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:26:25 EST Do YOU know what's in your food? Check out this short video: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:01:33 EST And now, to be honest . . . Got this from TX.PATRICIA. Says it all . . . . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 07:32:57 EST This deserves a quick look <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A wonderful sentiment, wouldn't you agree? <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:45:44 EST Think Organic is not important? Then you must watch this . . . <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2012/03/01/potato-project.aspx<BR>?e_cid=20120301_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> Dr. Mercola is the founder of the world’s most visited natural health web site, <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:52:22 EST 12 Strategies of Successful People **Reprinted with permission from Dr. Mercola's website** <BR> <BR> People who are wildly successful take steps to help them realize their full potential. Some of these things are strategies you can easily emulate to rise to success in your own life . . . <BR> <BR> 1. Create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals -- S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. <BR> <BR> 2. Take decisive and immediate action – Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:24:54 EST This is THE most touching video I've seen in a while Please read and then click on the video link at the end of the article. <BR> You won't be disappointed, I promise. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-2081917/Hugh-Jackman-pays-tribute-ca<BR>ncer-victim-asked-appear-touching-YouT<BR>ube-video-wife.html </link> <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:04:03 EST Ok, ok. I Got The Message . . . Well, ok. Perhaps I don't need a lightning bolt or a rock to fall on my head. I am a true believer in energies, signs, fate, karma, divine intervention, call it what you may. <BR> <BR> To explain: <BR> April 2010 I had to take my beloved cat, Mr. Miko (pronounced mee-ko), for the last drive to the vet. He was 18 years old, in liver failure and ready to go. A short year earlier I had to take his 14 year old "brother" Kona for his last drive due to mega colon disease. While I take solace... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:12:34 EST A very powerful message from our friends Down Under Another must watch <BR> Warning: graphic content <BR> <BR> <link><BR>f8DtWWd8 </link> <BR> <BR> Please share <BR> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:27:27 EST You simply MUST watch this . . . <link><BR>e-most-beautiful-seatbelt-advocacy-com<BR>mercial-ever/ </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to pass this along. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:17:37 EST Lest We Forget In Flanders Fields <BR> by John McCrae, May 1915 <BR> <BR> In Flanders fields the poppies blow <BR> Between the crosses, row on row, <BR> That mark our place; and in the sky <BR> The larks, still bravely singing, fly <BR> Scarce heard amid the guns below. <BR> <BR> We are the Dead. Short days ago <BR> We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, <BR> Loved and were loved, and now we lie <BR> In Flanders fields. <BR> <BR> Take up our quarrel with the foe: <BR> To you from failing hands we throw <... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 15:32:24 EST I did not know this... When you drink vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure. <BR> When you drink rum over ice, it can give you liver failure. <BR> <BR> When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heart problems. <BR> When you drink gin over ice, it can give you brain problems. <BR> <BR> Apparently, ice is really bad for you. <BR> Warn all your friends. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:24:30 EST Interesting link for Breast Cancer Information You decide . . . . . <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2011/10/21/seeing-red-over-pin<BR>k-the-dark-side-of-breast-cancer-aware<BR>ness-month.aspx?e_cid=20111021_DN </link> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:59:27 EST October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tell your friends, tell you loved ones, tell those you may not even care about but spread the word that breast cancer can strike anyone regardless of age, fitness, health or gender. <BR> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:31:30 EST Good Ol' Canadian Humor Bear Shot By Newfoundlander near Restaurant <BR> <BR> LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT ONE! <BR> <BR> This bear was shot near a restaurant in Alberta by a Newfoundlander who was working at Fort McMurray. The man who shot the bear said he took it upon himself because it was hanging around a food outlet, and he was concerned for the safety of others. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:21:07 EST PARAPROSDOKIANS Thank you to my friend Cathi for this email gem. Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> PARAPROSDOKIANS: (Winston Churchill loved them.) <BR> <BR> I had to look up "paraprosdokian." Here is the definition: "Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation." <BR> <BR> "Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a type of paraprosdokian. <BR> <BR> 1. Do not argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to t... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:21:48 EST Life Saving Tips Written by a Police officer for Our Safety <BR> <BR> Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life. <BR> <BR> In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation. <BR> This is for you, and for you to share with everyone you know. <BR> After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. <BR> It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in. <BR> <BR> 1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: <BR> T... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 20:16:38 EST Those Old Westerns . . . Here's a link to a wonderful video trip down memory lane. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks to for allowing this link to be posted and shared. Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:07:26 EST Dear 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Rioters Note: taken from Letters from the Front Lines: Vancouver Riot - Please Stop Apologizing: a police officers letter to rioters. <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Rioters, <BR> <BR> Please stop saying you’re sorry. Stop posting YouTube videos begging for forgiveness. Stop writing letters asking that society cut you some slack and leave you alone. <BR> <BR> While you were drunk and flipping cars, I was driving with all of my emergency equipment on to get into Vancouver. While ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:51:44 EST Who is the Susie in your life? Thank you to my friend Cathi for this lovely email. <BR> <BR> Come with me to a third grade classroom. <BR> <BR> There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never s... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:01:40 EST