NILLAPEPSI's SparkPeople Blog NILLAPEPSI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Coffee prevents injuries . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:10:45 EST The lost art of common sense . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:10:26 EST Monday chuckle . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:54:28 EST Photos from my trip (#5) . . . View of the mountains <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Butterfly garden <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Quiet time by the water <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:09:05 EST Photos from my trip (#4) . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There was a huge butterfly bush next to the lodge we stayed in. Butterflies are so fascinating to watch. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:03:17 EST Photos from my trip (#3) . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I just love, love, love looking at the sky!! You can see some amazing things there. <BR> <BR> I am very tired, y'all. It's been a hectic week at work & I haven't been sleeping well. ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:08:17 EST Photos from my trip (#2) . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun peaking up over the mountain & through the trees. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:09:17 EST Photos from my trip (#1) . . . I will post photos all week from my trip. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am not a huge fan of spiders, but they sure have some beautiful creations, don't they? <BR> <BR> We had a great time!! The mountain air did me some good. We walked & walked & walked! One of the days we were there, I had 13125 ste... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:18:18 EST Road trip!!! :-) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Headed to the mountains with one of my sisters for a ladies retreat this morning. I am soooooo excited!! Usually around 15-20 ladies go on this retreat. It is a time for rest, relaxation, renewal & rejuvenation. Lots of fun, amazingly great food & lots & lots of walking. <BR> <BR> I need it bad, y'all!! Life has been kinda topsy turvy lately. Next blog on Monday! <BR> <BR> Blessin... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:02:50 EST A little bit about me . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:20:44 EST If it does not open . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:05:02 EST Use your days wisely . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:07:01 EST Friday!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Coffee!!! Yay for coffee!!! <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:11:58 EST Try again, and again, and again . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Never give up! <BR> <BR> P.S. Yes, hubby & I both fine after the accident. As it stands right now, approximately $3350+ worth of damage. That figure could rise once they take everything apart to see underneath. Miraculously, we awoke the morning after the accident with no pain or stiffness at all. God is good! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:05:16 EST This too shall pass . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Soooo, I think most of you know that hubby & I were rear-ended in an accident almost 3 weeks ago. After going 'round & 'round with the other guy's insurance company, I FINALLY put my car in the shop yesterday & got a rental car. Hence, the above graphic. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:07:14 EST Do something you've never done . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2016 04:01:59 EST Expect something good . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 8 Aug 2016 04:05:13 EST Look for the positive . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Even when you're having a bad day, there is always, always, always something positive to hold on to. Trust me, I know!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Find some positives today! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 04:12:49 EST See the beauty . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Look in the mirror -- there is beauty there, as well. <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2016 04:09:44 EST Make the rest the best . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 04:05:37 EST Dead yarn . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 04:04:37 EST Friday funny . . . Have you heard of Pokeman Go? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Make it a great day, y'all!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:14:18 EST Victory . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got your victory walking shoes on? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:02:58 EST Changes & new beginnings . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Most of us are so resistant to change, but sometimes change is good. It keeps us from getting into, and staying in, a rut. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:03:36 EST Learning to be grateful . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This life is hard, y'all!! Some days are harder than others. I am trying to learn to be more grateful, even during the very difficult times of life. It's so, so hard!! Sometimes you have to take a step back from the situation and ask yourself, "Where is the good in this situation? What lessons can be learned here?" You can usually find at least one or two things. Once you find them, f... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:11:07 EST Focus on the good . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lots going on here. Had my mammogram on Friday & got the all clear. Yay!!! I have my 6-month blood check with my oncologist today. <BR> <BR> Hubby & I were in an accident on Saturday on the way to see my mom-in-law at the hospital. I think the doofus who hit us was txt'ing & driving. <em>28</em> We got hit really, really hard. The speed limit through that stretch is 45 or 50 & we w... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:01:31 EST Keep calm . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Guess what I'm doing today? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Yep, you guessed it. Time for my yearly slammo . . . er . . . mammogram. <BR> <BR> Soooo, just a reminder, ladies: If you haven't had a mammogram in over a year, it's time!! <BR> <BR> Guys: You can get breast cancer, too. Something wonky in the pectoral area? Go get it checked out! <BR> <BR> Mammograms can save lives -- that's... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:33:32 EST Bumpy roads . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:08:37 EST The best view . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Keep moving, keep climbing. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:09:53 EST Out with the old . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:05:35 EST Not impossible . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh so true!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:06:53 EST Lessons learned . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Work has been very difficult for me this week. I work for a court & we are broken down into teams. There are 4 of us on my team who support, collectively, 9-11 judges. My team does the majority of the workload for the court (75-80% of the caseload). One of my co-workers is on planned leave, and another is out this week unexpectedly. The third one is a party girl & spends a lot of time "... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:23:16 EST You can't pour from an empty cup . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:03:53 EST Keep moving . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:14:48 EST Make the most of your dash . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make sure you LIVE today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:59:04 EST Monday encouragement . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:13:49 EST Beam me up, Scotty, or . . . ray of death. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 03:59:56 EST Am I skinny yet? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If only . . . <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 04:06:19 EST Jake from State Farm . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great 4th. Mine was nice & quiet & relaxing. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 04:06:12 EST Vacation pics . . . last set Kites <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Storm coming in <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun is up <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend & a great 4th, everyone!! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:11:22 EST Vacation pics . . . more from the beach house This mirror was in our bedroom. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A neat jewelry box. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stained glass in our bathroom over the jacuzzi tub. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For those who asked about allergy testing, please c... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:03:37 EST Vacation pics . . . wall art & sculputures Some of you asked yesterday where our vacation took place. We were in the Outer Banks of North Carolina -- Nags Head, to be exact. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:14:22 EST Vacation pics . . . rainbow <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When we got to the beach house, a storm was coming in. We spotted this rainbow right away. These were taking from the deck of the beach house, overlooking the pool/hot tub area & the beach. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:00:32 EST I'm back! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hubby & I had an awesome vacation with family last week. We laughed, played games, did a bunch of cool stuff, made precious memories & enjoyed each other's company. The best part is that we didn't kill each other. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I'll share some more photos this week. <BR> <BR> Back to work today. Oh joy!! Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:07:04 EST Life is a precious gift . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Are you really living? Or just existing? We only get one chance at this thing called life. Live it to the fullest. Cherish every single day. Don't squander this precious gift that you've been given. <BR> <BR> Please pray for my friend & co-worker, Karen, & her family. Her husband passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. <BR> <BR> What are you going to do today with your... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:20:02 EST Yes, I have!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Have you? <BR> <BR> Make some healthy choices today, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:09:14 EST This is "howlarious!" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!! <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Soooooooo excited!! Special family vacay coming this weekend! 19 of us under one roof for a week. Love, love, love my family!! Lots of great activities lined up (thanks to my mom & hubby for finding some awesome things for us to do!!). We've never done this before. Should be a great time. Look out beach!! ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:07:10 EST Beware of aisle 10!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:15:09 EST Hot outside? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hubby & I went to an outdoor wedding yesterday. It was 90-something degrees and we were not under the trees. Yikes! I think my sweat was sweating. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, even though it was really, really hot, the actual ceremony wasn't that long & it was beautiful. I have to give props to those guys who were wearing 3-piece suits!!! Don't take air conditioning for granted.... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:59:32 EST Ack!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Um . . . yeah!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 04:09:08 EST