NELLIEH1's SparkPeople Blog NELLIEH1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community chemo day... Our dear daughter in law is spending the day in a chair... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> next to an IV support pole with dangling bags hanging down... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> She is in her chemo cap <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and has taken off the usual straw hat she wears over it (both in shades of blue)... <img src=" Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:07:05 EST examined and known completely... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thoughts from afar... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You scrutinize my path... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and my lying down... <img src="http:... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:09:33 EST 10:40 PM...and still trying to "downsize"... Today my DH took photos of outfits I tried on and helped me "re-evaluate" some former choices. <em>101</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We worked hard... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Purple... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in different shades and styles is my thing... <img src=" Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:54:29 EST present rule...adjustments are ok DGD Char and I had every intention of finishing the kitchen, packing up the sale/give items and then getting a chunk more done on the clothes. <BR> <BR> Well...first of all...we got a later start with breakfast, leaving about two hours to work on the rollaway cupboard... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Many seldom used utensils and appliances are wrapped in plastic bags because...... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:50:34 EST present rule...keep up the momentum Back to the closets...whew...what a job! No modeling yesterday as the DGD's had to leave at noon. We worked through the second closet to sort into piles: keep, try on and discard. <BR> <BR> Then we went back to the kitchen to redo and dispose...two more bags of trash and one of recycling containers...YAY... <em>104</em> <em>224</em> We took all ten bags to our town's transfer station. And the results... <BR> <BR> cupboard under the sink... <img src=" Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:20:21 EST present rule...model and toss On Day #1 DGD Char and I went through one side of the kitchen... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Instead of working on the other side of the kitchen, we changed plans for Day #2 <BR> DGDs Suz and Char helped me deal with closet #1...done! <BR> <BR> Here's the plan, I modeled each outfit, had my photo taken, and then the decision was made to keep... <img src=" Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:58:34 EST present rule...step-by step As promised, here are some of the results of yesterday's work... <BR> <BR> disposables...mainly outdated food...especially spices and their containers (separated out for recycling)... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> now the cupboards...spice cabinet... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "dry goods" including honey, homemade cranberry sauce, salsa and maple syrup along with the grains... <img src="http:/... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:47:49 EST present rule...start small My granddaughter and I decided to begin our clearing out in the kitchen. Here are pictures of each cupboard as we began the work... <BR> <BR> spices... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> dry goods... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> tea, rice an pasta... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> oil, sweeteners, and storage containers cupboard... <img src="http://phot... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:14:22 EST we love because... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Dear friends, let us love one another... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ...for love comes from GOD... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Everyone who loves... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> has been born of GOD... <img src=" Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:00:18 EST past or present rule? "For future reference..." comes with thoughts of delving into library books... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> to research topics... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> for school papers...or having questions for the reference librarian... <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:09:23 EST past rule...oops this is a keeper... "Do without"...Okay, can't dump this one along with all my extra paper stuff. <BR> <BR> Lists...we all make them about something... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and we dutifully check off the items...usually... <img src="http://photos-ak... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:46:43 EST past rule...make it do A third "rule" that is helpful in being green... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and keeping a smaller carbon footprint... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> However, I have once again gone a little overboard... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So, the buck stops here... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:17:17 EST past rule...wear it out As with "use it up", there is nothing wrong with this adage per se, it is my interpretation of it into my life that has finally led me to say...enough is enough. <BR> <BR> "Wear it out" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in gently worn clothes... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> remake into something else... <img src=""> <BR... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:47:18 EST knee-deep Since the thunderstorms seem to be holding off...I'll share another quick blog... <BR> <BR> On Saturday I went on a photo scavenger hunt with some ladies from church....Lots of fun!! We promised to erase the pictures of folks and places...but I kept some flora and fauna ones. <BR> <BR> As I got to thinking about my "moving" project...I heard a bass "voice" croak, "Knee Deep"... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My garret study is definitely piled ... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:54:38 EST past rule...use it up What? so in clearing/cleaning out <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I shouldn't "use up"?... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My problem... <img src=""> with “using”... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> is that it always means collecting... <img src="">... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:07:20 EST oh how the past rules... past rule #2 "Waste not want not"... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If that isn't a recipe for hoarding, I don't know what is!... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now to be fair, this rule has netted me/us... <img src=" Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:37:05 EST rescued... On this day of rest, I'm drawn once again to the reality of the LIfe-Giver... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 5:9 says... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from GOD's wrath through Him!" <BR> <BR> Romans 4:25 states...Jesus Christ was delivered over... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:24:24 EST review past prep plan... Let's see, for nearly fifty years, I've followed Ben Franklin's adage... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> but the problem is that I div... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:09:12 EST planning phase <img src=""> <BR> <BR> OK I must confess...we are not leaving Wee Hobbit House just yet... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> but in order to clean out... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> (and way more than 'closet cleaning out' is needed...) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:59:23 EST Moving away...plan OK, I finally must face my brain... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> head on... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and make a moving plan... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... <img src=""> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:20:08 EST the number...six 66597 read the mileage on the car loaned us to use while ours is in the shop. As I drove up into town and down the main road it switched over to 66600. Immediately I began to ponder this "coincidence", wondering what the Lord was teaching me. <BR> <BR> In the book at the end of the Bible, there is a interesting verse: "This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is six hundred, three score and six." - Revelation... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:11:24 EST dynamic...s On Sunday, our pastor introduced the theme for the next ten weeks...BIble storyboards... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> that illustrate the dynamic(s)... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> of the Christian life... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From molecules in motion... <img src="http:/... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 03:49:17 EST with unveiled faces... When Moses came down from Mount Sinai the second time <img src="">,he had to cover his face because of the reflection of GOD's glory upon it... <img src=""> <BR> Moses kept the cloth over his face whenever he finished speaking the words of GOD to the Israelites. He took it off when he entered the LORD's presence. <BR> <BR> For Christians, the Bible states that GOD's glory is reflecte... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 19:27:01 EST providence Saturday was a whirlwind of activity for the two of us... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> First came packing up the Jeep with a cooler...containing Jim's special homemade chili... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> my black bean, corn, red pepper salad... <img src=""> (with and without the beans) <BR> <BR> blueberry pomegranate juice... <img src="http... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:57:55 EST 'tis a green day... In our little part of the shire, the rains have cleared away the humididity and we are cool at 54 degrees, sunny and green, green, green... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> so, as our DVD says... we're living in the green today... <img src=""> <img src="http://ph... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:32:29 EST declaring... Two Hundred Thirty Eight years ago today... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> our forefathers adopted and announced... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the Declaration of our Independence... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> from Independence Hall... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in Philadelphia... <img src="http... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:40:41 EST being in relation to... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The suffix 'ship' means having rank, position, condition, skill, character or being in relation to... <BR> ...coming from the Old English word...scipe...akin to shape... <BR> Hmmm...Skype? <BR> <BR> are some quips about friendship to encourage you... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:56:23 EST a beautiful woman A beautiful woman... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 11:00:46 EST fun with NH facts and trivia After the chats, "trek" in the woods and a great shared repast... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> our little group put on thinking caps to answer questions about our state...Here are some of the results... <BR> <BR> New Hampshire was the first of the original thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England. This happened six months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence... <img src=" Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:49:38 EST black bean and corn salad recipe (as promised) Hey, NH Sparkers... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> our picnic at the Susan N. McLane Audubon Center was so fun! We shared sandwich wraps... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> veggies and fruit... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> salads... <img src=" Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:29:05 EST forest gifts... Yesterday, as we Sparkers <img src="">rambled through the West Side Farm forest at Susan N. McLane Audubon Center... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> we discovered toadstools... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:16:42 EST YAY NH team!! Today some of us from the New Hampshire SparkPeople team gathered at the Susan N. McLane Audubon Center in Concord... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bob, Doris' husband was the official group photographer and trail guide... <BR> <BR> After some getting acquainted time, we headed out for a stroll...accepting the cautions to use our feet and not bring the pets... <img src="http://... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:48:26 EST our turn Today is our turn to leave the Island <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and take the 9:15 ferry boat... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> across the Bay to Hyannis... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From the Transportation Cent... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:07:28 EST humididity... When I was a child... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in the summer, we spoke of the weather as having "humididity" meaning hot and humid. <BR> <BR> Our days here on the Island have been warm and breezy, so we haven't noticed the steam until evening... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> definitely Humididity!... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> we're gratefu... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:30:19 EST bon..bon voyage This morning early a friend from Haiti... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> left our family on Nantucket... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> to travel across the Bay by ferry boat... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> to Hyannis... <img src=""... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:56:00 EST graduating...celebrating One of our granddaughters graduated this morning from eighth grade amid lots of happy smiles and applause... <BR> <BR> Here she is before hand sharing one of her piano pieces... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and showing her Papa the moving parts of her school project... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:09:47 EST Life is like playing... Life is like... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> playing a violin solo... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> in public... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> while learning to play the instrument... <img src=" Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:22:59 EST people together We humans gather together for all sorts of events... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> sports competitions... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR>... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:46:33 EST another sum... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> hopeful... <img src=""> Hope itself is like a star...not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, but only to be discovered in the night of adversity. <BR> <BR> in the Light... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> strengthened in weakness... <img src=""> ...The LOR... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:37:42 EST at my saddest... When I have been sad... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've learned the most... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> However, it is the ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:22:38 EST at my weakest... When I am tempted...just wanting nothing but sweets... <em>475</em> <em>473</em> <em>495</em> <em>494</em> <em>468</em> <BR> <BR> When I am weak in all sorts of ways... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:25:15 EST at my darkest... In my dark times of life... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> GOD has and does sustain me; He is my light... <img src=""> <img src=""> <im... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:55:01 EST at my lowest... At my lowest... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> GOD is my hope... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:37:13 EST good morning answer.. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Garfield poses this challenge <BR> <BR> Marcus Aurelius answers it... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a thoughtful Monday... <em>58</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:42:10 EST my Sunday has become... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Arise... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> shine... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> for your light... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> has come... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and the glory of the LORD... <img src="http://photos-ak... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:34:56 EST Saturn...Shabbat The planet Saturn <img src=""> gave this day its name for our Western calendars. <BR> <BR> My focus is on the One behind the creation of the universe. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Disclaimer: I am not a scientist, but I have learned a little about molecular structure... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Within the smallest cells... <img src="ht... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:47:47 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> is named for... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> who was a spinner... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> (not in today's sense of spinning to use calories)... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> but mythology says she spun clouds... <img src=" Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:22:53 EST in the rain... <img src="">.....rainy day up here in the woods of NH. <BR> <BR> Back to Norse gods again... <img src="">...Thor, thunder, lightning and... <BR> <BR> As I think about storms on earth... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> cyclones... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> dust... <img src="http://photos... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:33:22 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> another germanic-norse god day...similar to the Roman Mercury...a messenger of sorts...a poet. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm looking at what I speak forth to others... <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:32:01 EST Twi (or is it Tyr) day <img src=""> is named for the Norse god of war and law... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The third day of the week, then, is devoted to battles... <BR> <BR> Today, I'm putting on my armor... <BR> <BR> the belt of Truth buckled around my waist... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the breastplate of GOD's righteousness in place... <img src="http://... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:25:34 EST