NORASPAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NORASPAT NORASPAT'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/ I did lots of walking and yard work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400372 Today I walked the Rail trail and I walked all the 4 miles. <BR> <BR> Then I went in to the yard and did some clipping and cutting and digging. <BR> <BR> My frustration is how does one put in to the tracker there is no place to put it. <BR> <BR> It was not as difficult now. <BR> It is easy in the gym, you know how many exercises and you know they are constant. <BR> <BR> How can you stand still to cut a bush and try to keep you are moving. You are working hard but I have no clue how you ca... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:25:34 EST I wrote too much and I lost the long blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399453 Condensed ! <BR> We were scheduled to be at the Boston Airport and our train was scheduled for 7:15pm or 8:15pm <BR> Our bus came in at 12:15am still in Boston with three others. We were first ready for the bus. <BR> We had been sitting an hour half the 11:15pm was full and we thought there was another bus. It came the driver left and we till sat right till 12:15pm <BR> <BR> He took off to stops in the airport and picked up people needing to get to Maine. There were 4 lanes and the bus jus... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:22:27 EST We are home now and the days were too gruelling for both of us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399203 Short blog we are both still too weary. We were very tired after the long, train and bus. <BR> <BR> We boarded the train and the train was slowing to allow the long, long FREIGHT trains. <BR> We had never thought about that. <BR> It took us easier going than getting back home to Maine. <BR> ere <BR> There was a young family they were also coming home from Arizona on the train. The baby cried for hours. She was about 2 years old and she had 4 other siblings. By time the full train went th... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:53:45 EST Tonight our son surprised and took us to KOHLER for dinner. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398077 HOW SPECIAL, I am surprised but he just took the car back to the rental garage. DH and I were in our sons car and he was driving through unknown places for us and we eventually we went to Dinner. <BR> I had BEEF, dh does not care for beef so I rarely just in Ground round beef if we do. <BR> That was real beef and it was tender and just like beef. My plate was just filled with lettuce and slivers and cheese and caper dressing. I do not like a lot of dressing but it was good and I left too much... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:49:12 EST This is our last full day in Sheboygan. It is a lovely place for our son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397674 Today he had to be back to work. We were getting lost because I left the Garmin in my car in Maine so we have had a nice visit. <BR> <BR> I am not sure to be going on the train it takes us two days to get back home. <BR> I know we will be back we had a good time and I know there are Spark friends in the area once we get a car and my Garmin. NEVER again. <BR> My Garmin is not as good as my small Garmin. Our sons like the tablet but DH des not wanting to have a tablet and a phone. He can h... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:11:16 EST Today was a beautiful day. YESTERDAY was a FLOOD all over but it goes away fast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397268 Today is my best day. We waited for a Spark friend from outside Chicago, I forgot just where. <BR> My Spark friend drove three hours from Illinois to Sheboygan. We met in a restaurant and stayed over an hour till we realized we had to order. OOPS! <BR> Then we went to see our Sons new home. He has a very big house and I am so happy he bought it. <BR> Today he is back at work and my Spark friend drove to Sheboygan and we all 4 of us were going sight seeing. We went to see lake Michigan (((WOOH... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:08:06 EST AUGUST 6th .Our Anniversary, happily married for 54 years, today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396757 We will celebrate with food. There are just three of us and I am happy we are here. <BR> <BR> Our son has not been at our house since number anniversary 50 years. <BR> <BR> He flew to our home and we had the anniversary and then he went to Sheboygan to be interviewed and they had been looking for just the person at that time. So he took the job <BR> <BR> He came from CLOROX in CA and now he is a bit closer, I do miss him a lot. Pat in Maine. <BR> Off to have our anniversary Dinner. We do... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 18:09:50 EST We rented a car but we forgot my Garmin. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396146 We are having a good time going to places just around here. <BR> Our son has to work this week but we can some nice places in Sheboygan. We went to Kohler the beginning of the Kohler bathroom fixtures. There are so many it was amazing. Our son has 5 or 6 bathrooms and all of them a Kohler. <BR> <BR> DH and I rented a car to just get away from the house. We are on the edge of town and right in cow country. There are roosters in the morning, no wake up time and in the morning I like to see a ... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 00:12:45 EST I am really messed up with the clock. I am losing my points because the computer is om East time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395368 I have to get everything till 11pm but we are out late. <BR> I changed the time my computer showed the previous time. <BR> <BR> Now we are the 3rd they are messed up to. <BR> <BR> I am frustrated I have lost so many streaks. I am hoping some one will tell me what I am doing wrong. I am doing it every night. <BR> I am so frustrated. <BR> We are in Wisconsin time and we are Maine time. <BR> Now every hour before midnight it take the day away.. <BR> Pat in Maine Thu, 3 Aug 2017 01:18:39 EST WooHoo, we are between Chicago and Cyracuse and the train has stopped. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392891 I am sitting in a window seat, there is no light and it was a very long Freight train. <BR> I am going to try to sleep. I doubt I will but I will have to try <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine, Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:57:24 EST Wicked Day. Packing and we have hac people around who wan ted to ask about te pool. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392516 I just left the neighbors in the pool and DH and I were trying to get along with our packing. <BR> There were so many calls I just wondered what was right or wrong. Last night I had a call to say I have an appointment at the podiatrist too. <BR> <BR> I left for 20 minutes but it ended almost two hours. It was a good conversation, it was the best relaxation in days. <BR> <BR> We are going early morning, BUS, then trains (3) and we start early morning Thursday and we will see our son after... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:31:07 EST Too late for a blog tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391213 I have over 10,000 steps just making another garden all HOSTAS. They are easy to handle so I am going to get them in the corner of the yard and I have put large bricks to make it look nice. <BR> The Hostas were moved and I was surprised I have a nice flowering bed in the corner. It looks pretty so I will try to do some more after our visit to our son. <BR> He wants to find a gardener and I think he and I together will check around. <BR> <BR> Maine and Wisconsin has about the same climate... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:19:26 EST It has been a busy day, we are leaving our house and hope it will still be a good place WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390414 So tired my eyes are falling asleep on the computer. <BR> <BR> There were a number of items we need. I am putting the papers we need after we have copied our itinerary. <BR> <BR> To morrow I must get things that we need. Like DH C-Pap machine. We need a new hose and I will wash it in lemon juice. and put the medications and supplement will be there for two weeks. and 6 days. Pat in Maine. I am weary and off to bed. <BR> <BR> I am too tired to blog but I am hoping to thank nice people who ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:39:02 EST We have our tickets and we go on Thursday. Meet him on Friday in Milwaukee after work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390004 I am very late tonight. It was a hot day and friends wanted to swim. <BR> We went to the Travel agent and she has it in hand. <BR> We go on a bus to Boston. <BR> Train -Boston to Albany. <BR> Albany -Chicago. <BR> Chicago to Milwaukee. <BR> We arrive Friday in Milwaukee and our son will take us to his new home, in SHEBOYGAN. <BR> <BR> It is almost midnight so now I can get a few Spark Points. Pat in Maine. <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <BR> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:27:34 EST We are planning to go to WISCONSIN by train. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389175 We have been very busy and I decided I wanted to go. <BR> I did not like the idea of lugging heavy cases on a plane. <BR> We are going by bus to Boston and then we will go to on the trains. <BR> I am hoping we will be able to another train or we might just rent a car. <BR> I have to make lists and papers, we will be taking our pass port. I am excited to see our son in Sheboygan. <BR> It has been a very busy Day. Pat in Maine. <BR> I am weary and off to bed. <BR> <em>591</em> <em>592</em... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:34:02 EST Today was a rainy day, that helped because I wanted to clean the house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387133 I have had weeks in the yard and I love it. <BR> DH is not into yard work he never was. If I need a heavy area I just ask if he will help but he has no interest in Yard work. His hobby was his model Railway, we brought it from UK and it was half of the basement. We all loved it and the boys especially. <BR> <BR> Today I used oil on the wood of the bedroom furniture and it looks so much more lovely. I loved our bedroom furniture it was not expensive but the wood is so nice with no dust on it.... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:02:07 EST Still busy in the yard and lots of things on my mind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386272 <BR> Some person came on to my space and said there were many issues and they describe it. <BR> They said they would scan my computer to find issues. <BR> I never know any computer language so I let it go. <BR> It came back and they wanted to mess with the computer. I said no. <BR> A short while after they had a page full f what was wrong with my computer. <BR> They wanted to say YES and they would clean it up. I said NO! <BR> <BR> A few minutes later my computer had brown boxes and a mans ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:09 EST This week we were asked to go to our Bachelor son's house in Wisconsin. YIKES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385413 I want to go but DH does not want to go. <BR> Tomorrow I will go to the AAA and help me decide to drive, fly or go by train. <BR> <BR> We are both seniors and we are no longer driving or flying we are just having to go to appointments at least twice a week and we can always do something great in Maine. <BR> <BR> We used to do things like camping in Maine and loving it but now life has got too fast we just want to find out from others. <BR> <BR> We used maps and they are easy but for both o... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 23:19:46 EST I have had Rocks in my head again. Not a very good day today = VERTIGO. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383428 This morning I hopped out of bed and walked in to the hall and bounced off the wall. <BR> I had to hold out my hands to keep from falling in to the walls. <BR> After doing my Blood sugar and then I went back to bed. <BR> I did get back to sleep and after an hour and a bit I tried again but alas it was doing the same thing. <BR> I had Vertigo about 5 years ago and I went to a physical therapist, she was the person who treated me. She was a very slim woman and just my height. She took slides o... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 23:22:01 EST Hi all I have had some pictures but I cannot get them to the computer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382626 I have some photos and tomorrow my son will find out why they will not get to Spark. <BR> I have mixed them up terribly and that is making another problem. <BR> I will get them, just for me and YOU! <BR> <BR> I might have to pay to get to learn again how to send photos. <BR> <BR> HUGS Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc345339-0092-4064-bcc7-e7199f59b45e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I am hoping this is right. This is the cottage on Mount Desert Island. (BAR HARB... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 23:54:50 EST We had a quick 2 days and we never stopped. I started early and we left late. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381821 I took my oldest Grand daughter to Bar Harbor. My walking buddy invited us we have been often in fact this has been our place for 50 years now. <BR> We went there and slept in the minivan. <BR> Then in a small tent. Then a cabin tent. Then a tag-along that was still a lot of canvas. <BR> Then we had a Pop-up that had a tin roof and the sides we pulled out just like drawers and we liked them. <BR> Finally saw a small RV that I got in and drive and I wanted it and my DH said yes. We do not go... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:01:11 EST Tomorrow I am taking my Grand daughter to Acadia. The other Grand daughter has Karate. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381018 I had hoped we could all go together, alas our youngest GD has Karate and her Dad 's car is in the garage for s vehicle noise. H e has to use his father standard shift and our son will come home from work an hour early. He will do his time to begin his day. <BR> <BR> My walking buddy asked me to bring the girls to see the seal pups. Her home is near the water where there were rocks close to land. The rocks are long narrow points of the ocean at low tide. The seals are out fishing and eating ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:19:17 EST Today I made ballast for the in-ground pool. I cannot hold ladders so I got myself steps. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379311 It is a complicated blog but that was what I was doing most of the today. <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> We have had an in-ground pool and our swimming days are very few but we loved the pool. Especially me and our three sons. <BR> We were going to fill it in but we have 4 pine trees and a garage so I have a reprieve am so glad. After both hand surgeries were done my grip of the ladder hurt and I kept slipping with should a poor grip. <BR> I had to climb up the shallow end ladders and I know I co... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:31:46 EST Today I made ballast for the in-ground pool. I cannot hold ladders so I got myself steps. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379310 It is a complicated blog but that was what I had doing all day today. <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> We have had an in-ground pool and our swimming days are very few but we loved the pool. Especially me and our three sons. <BR> We were going to fill it in but we have 4 pine trees and a garage so I have a reprieve am so glad. After both hand surgeries were done my grip of the ladder hurt and I kept slipping with should a poor grip. <BR> I had to climb up the shallow end ladders and I know I could ... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:30:20 EST Today was a perfect day for me. Alas it was too strong medications again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377691 The rain came at night and I had put my plants in the garage since the weatherman was saying the wind will be bad. <BR> I put everything in there and I was happy I did. <BR> The night was raining but the morning was wet and warm. I love being warm so I started to get my plants out in to the sun. <BR> <BR> I went in to the house I had to take my medications. <BR> The Dr said it was a new one. I took it and in about 15 minutes my mouth and throat were very hot I had to go and get a drink of ... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:06:22 EST Today was a perfect day for me. Alas it was too strong medications again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377689 The rain came at night and I had put my plants in the garage since the weatherman was saying the wind will be bad. <BR> I put everything in there and I was happy I did. <BR> The night was raining but the morning was wet and warm. I love being warm so I started to get my plants out in to the sun. <BR> <BR> I went in to the house I had to take my medications. <BR> The Dr said it was a new one. I took it and in about 15 minutes my mouth and throat were very hot I had to go and get a drink of ... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:02:31 EST Hi every one I have had a great day with the patio. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376486 I have been laying bricks and paving stones and I was able to get it much better than the first one. <BR> <BR> I have given up planting tomatoes or vegetables. I have been putting in annuals and I love to see the flowers. We do not put flowers near the pool because the bees will come around and I do not like stings. <BR> <BR> Our neighbor has had half of their trees. There were 6 of them across the small are where the houses are close but what a difference. I have such a bright house I migh... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:52:37 EST I have had a similar situation so I will do another short blog to see if it comes up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375277 Yesterday I took my Walking buddy for a root canal. She is in her eighties and she walks about 4 long walks. <BR> <BR> Monday we went to her Dentist and I walked around the neighborhood. <BR> Not much Sparking to get in to te pages. <BR> <BR> Tuesday MY DH had to have another eye exam since he is Macular Degeneration. <BR> We went in to a very crowded room. We were there for just over 3 hours. I stay together here because I want to know how his eyes are progressing. <BR> The Dr, told me af... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:04:37 EST Today I have had a lot of trouble with my computer. I thought the server was down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373133 I had tried anything to get to the Spark pages. I kept leaving the computer and go back. <BR> The worst part was asking me to Join in. <BR> In other words I am a new comer. <BR> After all these years I have been trying to have second thoughts, I have a lot of words to very special people and so I was not a happy camper. I love Spark and my Spark friends. <BR> <BR> My inbox has 136 mails but there have been just 8 inbox there now. <BR> <BR> I could not acknowledge any of my friends an... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 23:19:23 EST The Botanical Garden is expanding and it is not the beautiful place it was. I hope it gets better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372283 Today I wanted to see the Gardens again, we are members and so we went. <BR> We got there and there were lots of school buses and some people from the Highlands, assisted living apartments. There were lots of wheel chairs but the surface to push on was harder. <BR> They had taken out the daffodils and tulips and they were in the process of planting. <BR> They are also making roads and car parks. Alas working through the area is nothing like it used to be. I miss the beautiful Botanical Ga... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 21:52:25 EST I am getting the yard looking good. I was the only one to cut the grass with the pavers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370919 Now I have to cut with a spade, I have always had an edger and by gosh there was nothing to replace the one I have still. Tomorrow I will go to the hardware store to see if the metal throat and it has to be strong. I have no clue I had a great piece of steel at the throat so I used the straight spade and I was able to sharpen the edge. It did it better, I should have thought of the sharpener before, I am a bit afraid of it. I bought it for sharpening for scissors and knives. I was not very... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:48:40 EST Today was not summer weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369712 Last night there was a thunder storm off and on all night. It was the kind of lightning that slaps and staccato not the BOOM of the thunder. <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <BR> <BR> For some reason I could hear dogs here and there. I love dogs so I was lying in bed listening to the noise. <BR> During the night our family in the basement must of huddled the Chihuahua and the Beagle under the covers. They both of them have very loud barks, in fact the Beagle is not like a bark but a HOWL. <em... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:07:20 EST We went for a ride to Waterville and DH and I went to the ice cream place and we ate one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369261 We went to Waterville and this ice cream is our favorite. <BR> The original owner used the names of animals and Maine schools. <BR> <BR> I was eating a Black bear. Blueberry ice cream and chocolate chips with blueberry syrup inside. We ordered a small and since it is hard scoops we had a huge 2 scoops. We asked her for one scoop and she said that is what we do.--2 scoops. <BR> <BR> DH asked for his favorite MOOSE TRACKS, we took them back to the minivan and we sat together and ate it all. ... Wed, 31 May 2017 23:37:09 EST We always look forward for shorts and sunshine but definitely no warming this week end. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368311 We usually open the pool but there was no sun in the sky. It was 50 degrees and it was a blowy day. <BR> Yesterday -Saturday we had a BBQ in the yard and we just went out to the table and eat what I had made. There were only 7 0f us and we did the usual Corn, salmon and beef and the big salad. We had strawberries, grapes, cherries and all the fruit I could find. We had water on the table and no chips, I did ask and they all said they want a good meal but not the bread, chips and NO SODA. We n... Mon, 29 May 2017 22:54:51 EST Thanks Friends, I did not realise people were doing this scamming here but it came in from away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367094 I went out with a friend for the day and I did not get much time to spark. <BR> Tonight we had a lot of errands to do but I did not go for a walk. <BR> <BR> This evening my back felt like it is very slow to move. I did use the Voltaren it helps a bit but I had to take pain pills and I slept way to long to do anything. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your holiday weekend Pat in Maine. <BR> I have to go to bed it is almost midnight. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em... Fri, 26 May 2017 23:43:09 EST I do beleive we were being scammed. It involved a different member of our family. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366271 I have been writing everything today. Today has been a very bad day. I am certain we were about to be SCAMMED. <BR> <BR> I went to walk the rail trail and DH called on his cell phone and said he had lost his wallet. The others go to coffee and I went home in my Van and DH in the truck. <BR> <BR> We searched the house and he had left his wallet open so he did not recognize. <BR> DH said he had to go the bank, he will tell you after when I get back. I knew there was a big issue. <BR> The pho... Wed, 24 May 2017 23:56:23 EST This weekend has been a great 2 days to get the yard the way I want it to be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364950 Our son spread weed and feed at 5 am and then he went to work. <BR> I had started to make the patio place for the BBQ. DH and I did not like BBQ. Over the years it has kind of grown on us. We like to grill fish, especially salmon. We were wheeling the BBQ to the garage. Our son and family came to live in our basement and he loves to cook. <BR> <BR> He had been in the casino and he loved the fancy food. After his work he walked for the bus and when he got home he looked for the Food Program... Sun, 21 May 2017 23:24:20 EST I am aching and weary but I got I wanted to do. I made a place for the BBQ to be better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364510 Most of the yard is grass, I will not say a lawn but it looks good but not Manicured. <BR> After mowing the grass, then weeding the flower beds. <BR> <BR> Our son loves to BBQ. We bought a big one for just the two of us but it really gets use all the summer, especially when we open the pool <BR> <BR> The pool area is covered with paving stones. We keep the BBQ near to the kitchen door and the area is blue rock with pieces of slate so we step on the slates to get across the blue rock. <BR... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:29:42 EST Today I had my first lawnmower lesson. I usually used the clippers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363322 DH has a very bad toe, the PODIATRIST uses a Dremel tool for shaping DH toe nails and when DH asked about a little toe the Dr. just ground it down and it has been a real sore toe for DH. <BR> I asked about our Doctor would he take a look at it and he was not happy it the mess it is in. DH already has a brace on his foot and the brace some times rub against it so I have bought the items the Dr showed me how to help DH and I am hoping DH will find a better podiatrist. <BR> <BR> DH had to show ... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:20:01 EST Drying up and the flowers are beautiful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362884 The grass is getting long but the mower will have to wait. <BR> I have variegated TULIPS, I was giving them away. They had to be taken out because there was a big wedding in the areas where the weddings rent. It is very expensive but it helps the Gardens. <BR> MARTHA STEWART comes to the gardens too. She is a really nice lady when we talk about the flowers. <BR> The volunteers had to dig hundreds up and replant them since the wedding was less than a week. Mine are variegated YELLOW and ORANG... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:59:33 EST We had some water in the garage, we were lucky in the basement. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362484 The weather was warmer so the water could get to the rivers and streams. <BR> Mostly we have our floods in the winter when the earth would not let the ice leave it's grasp. <BR> <BR> This time the water went down in to the ground. <BR> The grass was cut before the storm warning and after three days it is so tall like it has been cut. Our Daffodils are still blooming. The tulips are everywhere and I was fortunate to have moved the pine needles and leaves from the fall. I just hauled it in t... Tue, 16 May 2017 00:02:58 EST I did do much today. The rain was coming down. Wet Mothers day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362010 Very short Blog I am still behind. <BR> <BR> Today I have 2,500 log ins and I am proud of that. <BR> <BR> We have heavy rain still and I have had a lot of work. We opted to stay at the house and take care the basement is still dry. <BR> <BR> I cannot expect it to come in to the basement. The streets are flowing over the storm drains and I am checking again. <BR> We did have a really good day but the rain stopped play. Pat in Maine. Sun, 14 May 2017 23:59:01 EST Today we went to the public Theatre. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361617 A great day but it was an all day affair. <BR> I was Sparking very late and I went over midnight. <BR> I saw my 2,499 log in and since it was after Midnight. I decided to "SPIN THE WHEEL". <BR> <BR> NOW MY 2,500 log ins and I am proud of it. It motivates me, !! <BR> <BR> ESPECIALLY ON MOTHERS DAY. <BR> <BR> I will remember that, and enjoy my Spark and Spark friends since it is a very nice Goal on a beautiful day despite the Nor' Easter -RAIN not snow. <BR> <BR> Forecasters say 3' an... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:16:19 EST Today was a gardening day again. So many pine needles were still blowing down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361239 The pine needles are still falling and the Pine Pollen is really bad this year. My eyes are itchy and the Beagle has a white face and he looks like his eyes are crying red tears. I know it is not blood but it looks like red wine coming from his eyes. <BR> A couple of days ago I took some white clean old face cloth and I washed his face under his eyes. He was not impressed but now when I show him the wash cloth he just sits down and I wash his face just under his eyes. It is almost white again... Sat, 13 May 2017 00:12:39 EST Today I saw the sun, it has been missing. I wanted to walk outside ~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359967 ~~~ so the others walked at the YMCA and I decided I want a good walk on my own <BR> . <BR> It had snowed or rained and since it is near the river we had not walked there this year. The trail we use is tar and the path goes next to the Kennebec river. So there was ice and a bit of remaining snow till the rain melted it earlier, and today it was dry. <BR> <BR> Today I was determined we were going to walk the rail trail. <BR> The others were not up to it so I DID IT BY MYSELF. <BR> <BR> It w... Tue, 9 May 2017 23:26:44 EST People I had a new blog about the Botanical Gardens in Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357797 HOWEVER, I had a lot of trees and flowers and bushes that are flowering. I wrote a lot and our son came to take the dogs to go to bed. <BR> I was talking to our son and he was stroking the Beagle when the Chihuahua ran across to me and tried to jump in my lap and I had my hand on the computer and little Jackie put her paws on the keyboard and then she fell through my legs I had jeans on and I had to catch her. <BR> <BR> SORRY I COULD NOT GET BACK TO MY BLOG. <em>126</em> <BR> OOPS she ha... Thu, 4 May 2017 22:54:10 EST Alas the Beagle is not very well. The Chihuahua is all over him. Snoopy Beagle looks ill. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356898 Our sons family has to work so I will make sure I will help out with watching the dog. When I am out DH will be watching the dogs. <BR> <BR> Our son is doing much better and that is a very good sign. He talked to me then his Dad and that was a lot of laughing. I can rarely have jokes but when they call they usually asks myself. <BR> <BR> I am ready for bed there is a lot to get done and I am getting late anyway. <BR> Sorry friends I am missing but eventually we will have warm weather and t... Tue, 2 May 2017 23:32:43 EST We had a really busy day. Rugs, yard work and talking about HERNIAS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355371 I went to bed late and I got up after 8.30am this is a minor miracle to have 8 hours sleep. <BR> I did housecleaning after the rugs were dry by now. The rugs look better but not my back. There was no-one to walk on today so I went back to the yard and I found white feathers everywhere. I have no clue what happened but I did not want those feathers get caught in the filter. There was down and some feathers about 5 inches long. I had no clue. An all white bird was killed in my yard but there wa... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:50:17 EST Quick blog. Son is in his home and the Beagle looks so much better thanks to the medicine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354549 Today our son was discharged from the hospital, he is going home to an empty house except himself. I wished I was brave enough to fly to Wisconsin but he has someone to text him for crying out loud. <BR> <BR> He assured us he will be fine, his Dad's fine but I wish to be with him. <BR> Nothing I can do. !!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> The Beagle with the wonky leg, he had several doses of something from our son and he went to work so I did nothing much. The Dog got up late and he ate his breakfast... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:48:52 EST Sorry about the hold up. We have a dog with a really bad leg. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354065 I have been looking out for the dogs and the Beagle has been limping and some times he howls like he is in pain. <BR> They took him to the vet and they said it might be arthritis. They did or give them anything else and they were wanting their shots. The Beagle and the Chihuahua. <BR> <BR> I have been under the weather so I am taking medication and I sometimes I need to sleep. <BR> I have medication that gives me massive heart burn and I was supposed the Dr was supposed to call. It is a me... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:56:10 EST