NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NOMORESTALLING NOMORESTALLING'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/ A precious moment in Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791043 It's been good. <BR> We are sincerely wearing our hearts out there for this trip for mom. We are doing everything in our power to make it happen and as soon as possible because of the effects of Alzheimer We're praying we make it in time before her memory changes so much she won't remember. <BR> It is heart wrenching some days. But I called and spoke with her on Monday and she was having the best day she's had in awhile! She remembered who I was and answered everything I asked and responded ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:41:30 EST Our Long Night's Journey With Alzheimer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784066 Now that I've went through yesterday I can now speak and share more openly about this journey knowing that there are far more of you who have walked this journey and can relate to me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957051575.jpg"> <BR> <BR> While we cannot tell you the exact day or even the month, sometime in 2012 we began to notice a degree of changes in mom. Simple and routine tasks were becoming frustrating and burdensome. The symptoms persisted and soon t... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:58:11 EST It's A Long Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439588687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's A Long Goodbye <BR> <BR> She's leaving me, little by little, I wish she wouldn't go. <BR> I will be there as long as she needs me. How do I let her know? <BR> I'd like to hold on to the memories, I'd also like to share. <BR> But she's further away, getting further away. And yet, she's always there. <BR> <BR> It's a long good-bye, and yet I believe that she can sense us. <BR> So much time between now an... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:27:33 EST Those First Important Moments! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768373 Each morning when we awake, we have an opportunity to create our day with what inspires us the most. <BR> <BR> <BR> That moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it. At that moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. <BR> It may be that we want t... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:23:53 EST A Usual Saturday 'Round here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760854 This morning Walt is out on a service call and while he is out I've managed to get the entire house cleaned and a first of two loads of laundry done. I need to slip over town for a few things but it'll have to wait until he gets back because my wallet is in his glove box. LOL Second thought I just might walk down The Forester is at the shop I should be able to get into it and retrieve my wallet. <BR> <BR> In the meantime I've burned the calories now to the point of actually feeling hungry so... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:16:42 EST Not a bad day but with incident I could have done without. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760633 I had an exceptional day at work. AN entire week actually and today being mid-month pay check I had plans to go off to Stettler and do my grocery and supply run. <BR> <BR> Everything was rolling along and then just outside of Stettler I went to tap the clutch to change gears to slow down to the speed zone change and found I had none. It was limp! So we stayed in the gear I was in and used the brake just enough to slow it down without having to shift Worked fine until I ad to come to a stop.... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:00:56 EST Our life's toolbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759938 We have all built up a toolbox of unique tools to help us navigate life, we just need to use them. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have them; a toolbox full of tools and a number of techniques to help bring inspiration into form? I do. <BR> In the same way, throughout our lives, we have also discovered our own life tools and techniques—the ways and means that have helped us create our lives up to this point. However, there are times we forget about those tools and skills we’ve acquired, and then we... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:35:31 EST Love my job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759857 Whew another hot day and surviving it! <BR> I have mixed feelings over today but it was inevitable. <BR> For the past 3 months I have been having trouble with two of my co-workers in that they thought I was doing everything in my power to steal and take credit for ads from clients that were theirs and they continuously gave me attitude and were creating havoc for the boss. <BR> <BR> I tried my best to squelch this by explaining to them that no if an ad came into my inbox and I knew it was t... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:36:05 EST Living For Oursleves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758512 Most of us come to a point in our lives when we start to question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us actually do come to the realization that we may be living our lives in an effort to make others happy, our parents in particular. This realization usually dawns when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or possibly even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. With this realization we may feel shocked or depressed. One thing that we can do is trust... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:03:32 EST Removing stress from our homes can be as simple as.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757857 Sometimes our lives are so busy that we treat our homes as if they were impersonal places that we merely pass through. But we can make certain that our homes truly feel like our sanctuaries by taking the time to tend to them like gardens, which need care in order to offer us the beauty of their blooms. When we take the time to treat our homes like beloved treasures, we can shift their energy from being merely places to being wellsprings for the replenishment of our energy. <BR> <BR> Conside... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:56:04 EST Better Days Are Here Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757831 Well, today things are much better. I had a great day at work Blew my ads out of the water for this issue! <BR> I had one glitch but detoured it. Boss made the mistake of thinking that an account belonged to another sales person when in fact it was mine. I sorted it out and got it taken care of. However, her nose was out of joint and and gave both Joyce and I attitude. She was told that it had nothing to do with me and that she was out of order and needed to apologize. She refuses. <BR> I to... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:19:50 EST A Heavy,heavy week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756970 Sorry folks for my absence It's just been a very very heavy week dealing with family matters. <BR> <BR> My parents, a sister and all of her issues; a daughter who is due with her first baby, the other daughter fighting for first place because she is getting married and wants to be the centre of attention, plus her being the care giver to my folks and a husband who is in Nfld in hospital because he had an accident and cut off his finger on his right hand He's a musician so he's an emotional m... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:43:56 EST 5 Things I know For Sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756222 You Create Your Life. <BR> <BR> You and I and only you and I have the greatest influence over our lives. We are either consciously creating (or co-creating it, depending on our beliefs/experience of the higher powers i.e. the Universe, God, Spirit Guides, etc.) our lives with awareness, or you are manifesting from an unconscious, helter-skelter, confused, and/or disorganized place. Either way, you are in “creation mode.” <BR> <BR> So, this now poses the question. <BR> Are you consciously cr... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:29:59 EST The Power of The Circle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751880 When we are in circle with others, the energy stays contained within the group giving back to all. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle. Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:58:26 EST Hold That Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751875 The longer we are able to hold a positive thought, the stronger that energy around us becomes. <BR> <BR> <BR> If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of directions. They start and stop and move in surprising ways from one second to the next. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather together and ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:48:18 EST Not Good Enough? BAH HUMBUG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751710 Have you ever known someone who absolutely stunning on the outside, but the minute they opened their mouth they became the most unattractive person ever? <BR> <BR> There’s a reason for that. <BR> <BR> And while I am not a psychologist, I’d be willing to bet you dollars to donuts, that regardless of their outward appearance, jealousy and insecurities, the need for constant validation, etc. where most likely running rampant internally. Sadly, those qualities and characteristics often lead t... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:55:04 EST And There Goes Another Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749856 OH Man does it feel good to be done for the day! I was out the door early enough this morning drove all over god's green acres re-establishing my relationships with the businesses that Shannon had let fall by the wayside! <BR> Some remembered me and welcomed me back with open arms! <BR> But talk about hot and muggy out there. <BR> I ate breakfast before heading out, made sure I had adequate water with me and something to at least snack on. In this heat who wants to eat! UGH <BR> I stopped at... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:50:06 EST What A DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749260 I've been on the road all day promoting the Business Profile Magazine we put out every year this time and the heat was unbearable! But I still parked the SUV and walked up and down the streets from business to business. So definitely got my walking in today And drink?! Oh my I must have drank 2 litres of lemon water today! <BR> <BR> The tomorrow is to be the same! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:09:23 EST Take Time To Stop And Smell The Roses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746320 It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world th... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:14 EST Spinning Our Wheels? Not So! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742679 There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of progress. This can be especially true following a period of major growth in which we feel as if we’ve gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes—periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like stagnation. In those moments when we feel discouraged, it’s helpful to remember that we don’t ever really go backward. It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:28:58 EST Overcoming Insecurities. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742675 There are days when we are going to feel self-conscious and insecure about our abilities. These feelings cause us to react emotionally to the opinions or comments of others. If we can spend time strengthening our self-confidence, we soon discover that we won’t give as much authority to the opinions of others. If we simply set aside some quiet time to visualize ourselves as a strong, competent person today. All it takes is to see ourselves acting with absolute confidence, focus, and inner stre... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:25:13 EST Need An Attitude Adjustment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742334 We all have to do things we don't want to and even dread doing. The easiest solution is to change our attitude. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have days when we're faced with chores, errands, or responsibilities that we just don’t want to do. Yes, that includes me! And I don't know about any of you but, trust me its times like these, it’s so easy to get irritable. What does it help? It's not going to change the fact that we still have to do them. Matter of fact it'll most likely make things worse,... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:42:50 EST Stop The Resistance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741711 When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are times, more often than we care to admit, when we find ourselves struggling, even battling in an all out war with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something is to be done a certain way or not at all. Forget it, it's just not happening! Or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. No if ands or but It's this way, cut a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:42:57 EST Turning It Around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738874 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787064976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How is it that just because someone is different they are immediatley stuck with a label? Just because we don't understand what it is that makes them tick we segregate them? It's because of this that we've come to live in a culture that uses labels as a means of understanding the world and the people living in it. <BR> As a result, many of us find ourselves labouring under a label that has a negative connotation.... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:32:19 EST Feeling Exonerated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736951 Feels good too <BR> Boss found out about S's attitude toward me and asked for a print out of the conversation. I complied and when Boss finally got a hold S it wasn't pretty. <BR> She told her that her attitude had been rude and harsh and uncalled for. Gayle had done absolutely nothing wrong in the way she handles your client She never tried to sway them her way to get the ad. She left that to you. She handled it exactly as she was supposed to. You got it all S! She was praising you for obta... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:46:17 EST Enough is Enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736554 OK lately we've been having some difficulty with one of our other sales personnel who because she strictly works from commission thinks she can step outside of her "territory" and claim other sales personnel's clients and get credit for and paid for obtaining their advertisements. <BR> <BR> Boss has been dealing with her but now she's influencing yet another sales person and yesterday boss put them both in their place not only because they have been doing this but not doing their job to thei... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:38:10 EST From the top of the mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736289 From the top of the mountain, we witness life from a different perspective, bringing us a new awareness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mountains have always captured my imagination, calling to me to scale their heights, to circle and worship at their feet, and to pay homage to their greatness. Mountains can be seen from thousands of miles in the distance, and if we are lucky enough to be on top of one, we can see great stretches of the world that surrounds us. Mountains symbolize vision, the ability to ri... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:18:40 EST When to IGNORE the Scales http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735613 We all fight with this one and so many times become discouraged by it SO here are some most valuable tips! <BR> <BR> The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure. <BR> <BR> As useful as the scale can be, don't forget that it's just one tool you can use, not the only tool. It's entirely possible for those numbers not to budge, but you find your... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:16:05 EST None of us are separate from the whole. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735248 When we are feeling lonely, we have lost the idea that we are all one and none of us are separate from the whole. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have days when we feel lonely, but the very idea of loneliness comes from the false notion that we are separate and isolated parts in a world filled with other separate, isolated parts. In truth, we can no more be separate from our world than a fish can be separate from the water in which it swims. When we really begin to look at the boundaries we see as so... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:26:19 EST HAH New I could do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733128 Yup yup! Shoulder is all better! Walt has the new rear gate in the back fence finished so now this morning while he gives the lounge chairs their fresh coat of paint I have it all raked levelled and two patio stones laid. Looking real sharp Needs paint but not today. Then I took all the accumulated empty boxes etc out to the bin and cleaned off the work bench, picked up all the loose debris the puppies had dragged off and raked and then swept the walk way. All plants and flower beds have been... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:46:16 EST A spontaneous day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732693 Well, I spent a whole lot more time out side today than planned on LOL But for me it get's addictive! <BR> Walt's caught the bug now and is putting in a new gate across the very back fence so that I have easier access to the garbage bin particularly come the winter months. <BR> And too, our neighbors are talking about putting up a privacy fence so when they do it's going to restrict my walking along the property line to the back alley. <BR> So in the process he tells me he needs a few more br... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:49:43 EST We're getting there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732601 Phew a busy Saturday and I'm only half way there. <BR> I started with the outside work today. It's Rodeo weekend and before everyone started parading past the house I made sure it was weeded pruned and manicured. Even got the newest flowers planted. 15 bulbs of star striped tiger lilies, and 6 Dahlias darkest red! Can't wait tip they start growing! And year three and I'll have my first blooms on my Peony and my baby Lilacs bloomed this year! <BR> And I have me an all natural weed killer So no... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 15:48:24 EST Culling Out the Weeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731158 Mind over Matter <BR> We can improve our overall physical well-being by first starting to notice our thoughts and our reactions to our thoughts. <BR> <BR> <BR> The power of the mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet so difficult to control sometimes. We find ourselves thinking a certain way, knowing that this thought may be creating trouble for us yet we find it difficult to stop. For example, many people have the experience of getting sick at the same time every year or eve... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:03:13 EST Culling Out the Weeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731157 Mind over Matter <BR> We can improve our overall physical well-being by first starting to notice our thoughts and our reactions to our thoughts. <BR> <BR> <BR> The power of the mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet so difficult to control sometimes. We find ourselves thinking a certain way, knowing that this thought may be creating trouble for us yet we find it difficult to stop. For example, many people have the experience of getting sick at the same time every year or eve... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:03:09 EST Tomorrow's Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l794161855.jpg"> <BR> &#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829;~.•*´¨ )&#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829;~.•*´¨ )&#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829; <BR> “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe <BR> &#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829;~.•*´¨ )&#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829;~.•*´¨ )&#9829;~*-:¦:-*&#9829; <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:09:39 EST This energy-sapping belief that we no longer need. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730897 Many of us have a deep-seated belief that in order to do well in the world, we have to suffer and sacrifice. This commonly held idea stems from a certain mentality, inherited from ancestors who came before us who may have experienced this as true. Beliefs from our own past-life experiences can also make an appearance in this lifetime. This is often why false beliefs take hold and don’t let go, even though they may be no longer relevant. We must all live our own lives, in our own time, and lea... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:56:13 EST A Day To Rejoice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730800 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1393062562.jpg"> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:59:20 EST Love'n The Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730143 Canada Day 147 years old we are! <BR> Most things closed somethings open. Needed to finish up some projects. <BR> So, it was to and back from Stettler this morning. Walter found the new lights and blades for the truck and the kit to fix the stone chip. I got all the groceries and some new flowers for the flower gardens; a new Clematis, 2 Dahlias, darkest red, and four Lilies, red and white striped. And my fridge is stocked to the gills with fruits, vegetables, Greek yogurt for the next 2 week... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:07:56 EST Too Much For Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728257 Good morning y'all! So far so good. <BR> The weather finally calmed down but it gave us a soaking rain all might long and it's still saying more rain. I'm going to send some y'all way This is too much for me! The dampness is creeping into the back and it aches today but I've still been up since 6 and already have breakfast muffins baked and a Swiss chocolate cake for Walt to nosh on throughout the day and the last of the laundry in the washer and drier and yesterday's two loads folded and put... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:06:29 EST A Perfect Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727985 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1496032542.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 6 oz plain non-fat Greek yogurt, divided <BR> 2 Tbsp sugar-free (or low-sugar) raspberry preserves <BR> 1/4 cup low-fat granola <BR> 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed <BR> 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, rinsed <BR> <BR> 8-10 oz. glass jar or cup for serving <BR> <BR> <BR> Tips <BR> <BR> Use your favorite combination of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackb... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:55:19 EST Ruffled Feathers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726701 Had me a good day Had to unruffle some feathers that were caused by my boss yesterday in my absence. <BR> I had taken the first ad of the season from my client of three years. She comes into town all summer long with fresh B.C Fruit. <BR> <BR> I had submitted the information and layout of the ad just as she had specified and what we had worked out. <BR> There were errors in it when it ran last weeks issue. Well, she was right irate about it and apparently tore a strip off my boss over it.... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:20:32 EST Been There Done That. You Can Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725937 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1882465547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326477141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770524096.jpg"> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:53:25 EST AND THEN ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723613 I've had a very busy but productive day! <BR> Walt and I have done our SPRING CLEANING! Now his work shop and the storage shed are completely overhauled and you should see the junk we tossed! <BR> It took us the entire afternoon! But it's done. <BR> Yesterday I did the same with my in home office. I still have things piled in storage in there but at least I'm set up including computer and internet, new to me printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and things are more organized. <BR> I have my new ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:26:52 EST A Happenin' Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721654 <BR> We always mange to push through don't we? <BR> <BR> Even though I was in Calgary today and had no choice but to eat out for breakfast and lunch I choose Tim Hortons for both with a whole grain lightly toasted bagel and medium coffee for breakfast and then the small bowl of chilli with a whole wheat bun. <BR> Dinner we ate at home and I had a minute steak with a garden salad. <BR> <BR> While waiting for the Forester to be worked on I walked the entire hour around the dealership. <B... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:38:07 EST You Are the One You Are Waiting For http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721603 You Are the One You Are Waiting For <BR> <BR> <BR> Ultimately, you are the one. <BR> <BR> <BR> How many of us have spent a lot of our time in search of our lives path; looking to role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on that path? And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However,may I share a secret? That it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, that we are indeed able and ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:49:46 EST A New Approach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719459 Sometimes finding the answer is as easy as taking a break and stepping back from the situation. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in our thoughts that we wind up going round in round in circles, finding it difficult to concentrate on things and, because we are so distracted, not really accomplishing much. There may be signals—mental, emotional, and physical—that tell us we need to slow down and relax. Since we are so involved in things that are external to us, however, we ma... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:12:16 EST Making Positive Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718561 <BR> Well folks we're in for more changes here's the hideous me you'll never see after today <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2075584898.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here begins the changes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735965889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometime before Aug 30; my trip home to my folks in Ontario, they'll be more weight loss and the hair gets it again LOL new color streaks and style <BR> <BR> Stay tuned Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:42:36 EST I Have A Secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713133 Counting Your Blessings <BR> <BR> "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." <BR> <BR> I know you will have heard people say to count your blessings, and when you think about the things you're grateful for, that's exactly what you're doing. But what you may not have realized is that counting your blessings is one of the most powerful practices you can ever do, and it will magically turn your whole life around! <BR> <BR> When you're grateful for the things you have... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:36:28 EST Slowly but surely we're getting there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713113 Slowly but surely we're getting there! <BR> Two loads of laundry left for tomorrow Otherwise house is clean. <BR> You'll never guess what I actually remembered to do today! LOL <BR> I happen to look up into the corners of my living room ceiling and wowsers! The dust webs! <BR> You know this dust/cobwebs you see in the movies of haunted houses Yeah! HOHOHO I couldn't believe it! The only room in the house that collects them too! No idea why! But they are gone now and so help me never to re... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:08:24 EST Burning up the Calories! (pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702860 Well it's been a working weekend at home this week end that's for sure The front and side yards have all been revamped. We've put in new sections of the worst damaged of the front walk, put in a whole new section joining the front walk to the side. The lawns are all mowed and manicured as are the trees. I have two very different looking flower beds out front this year! <BR> Dug them all up completely and put in a containing fence. I have pansies in them this year. The side beds are full of li... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:35:56 EST