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/ Another Spark Friend reminded me from her Blog. I was way too close to the Queen one day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489873 A wonderful Spark Friend "Lean Jeans" had a blog today and she writes such excellent Blogs and this brought back a memory from my youth. <BR> <BR> I lived in England and my cousins all had scrap books in the Girl Guides. <BR> No radio and no TV but we had scrap books for seeing the Queen. My cousin and I traded photos of the Royal babies everything ROYAL. It was a big pastime. <BR> <BR> The Queen has the Queens Bees and the Queens Honey and she loves to know all about everything that ... Tue, 8 May 2018 22:28:25 EST I took my walking Buddies to the HOUSE and MUSEUM of MARGARET CHASE SMITH it is amazing!. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488704 I asked my walking Buddies if they would like me to drive to SKOWHEGAN Maine. <BR> I wanted to see the home of Margaret Chase Smith. When we came over from U.K. to U.S. <BR> I had seen her and she was in the SENATE but it was nothing much to me just to know her name and she was very slim and not very tall but she was a lovely looking lady. <BR> <BR> I asked and they wanted to see her home in Skowhegan Maine. <BR> One buddy was born in Maine and the other was from New Jersey, and came ... Fri, 4 May 2018 23:52:20 EST TODAY the BEAGLE and THE CHIHUAHUA have gone to live in the country. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486559 They were at my feet one minute and I handed over to our son just 20 minutes. <BR> The dogs were my true pets and every day I told my self they are not mine but I will be very good to them and they will be happy since they were strays. They were brought from Las Vegas and they were together, they had to stay another month there, just in case the dogs owner might be found. The police wanted to keep them apart and our son asked to live in their house until they were found. They had no collars a... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 23:38:35 EST DH GOES to the Movies at the University. I was all alone so I asked my Walking buddy to see Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484456 Today I called one of my walking buddies. We have been walking a long time, most on the rail trail. We get a 3 month subscription to the "Y" when winter comes in, and this year we have been still walking inside. I asked my Buddy if she would like to go some where with me and she said yes. <BR> <BR> This morning I asked her if she would like to go to the ocean. YES let's go!. <BR> DH and I go to the SENIOR COLLEGE AND IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE SPRING and FALL. <BR> My walking Buddy DH does t... Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:22:44 EST This time we are going to another nice place in Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6484182 Two of our walking buddies are away and so myself and my other walking buddy. We will look around to find places of interest. We have so many art galleries and interesting places so we will find places to take off in the summer. <BR> <BR> We might just drive up route #1 to the border to Canada but we will have to find Hotels and we like watching the ocean and the Lighthouses they are a good outing. We can stay in Bar harbor one of our walkers has a cottage. This cottage is very old but the a... Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:05:55 EST I took two of my walking Buddies to Bath Maine. They are both in the 80's and they wanted to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482484 I drove to Bath and we went to the Museum. We were there a long time. We were out all day and when I got home my Son and DIL and GD are staying in their house they bought last week. The three of them will sleep in their own home in Maine. <BR> The dogs were always their in their bed rooms in the basement and I know the Beagle will be LOUD and so we will have 2 dogs in our room. Pat in Maine. <BR> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <em>247</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:12:36 EST Today I have an annoyance. My appointment will be 4 months and now it is 5.~ Boo-Hoo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6476536 I have been chasing the Neurologist to find my appointment date. I called again and I did get her, not her voice. My appointment is August 3rd-my brothers birthday in U.K. <BR> I have not seen him just once in U.K. When our first son was a year old. <BR> It has been 50 years and I have seen my brother just 5 hours in London. He rides a bicycle not a car. He buys folding bicycles so he can take his bike on the buses. <BR> <BR> Our eldest son went to see his uncle at 14 years old by himself... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:55:18 EST Thank you SPARK FRIENDS, I feel so good when I know where to go and for why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475896 Hi there, <BR> I have a great book for me, I have used it just two weeks and I am trying to read it. <BR> TITLE is called "POWER FOODS FOR THE BRAIN" It is an EFFECTIVE 3-STEP PLAN TO <BR> PROTECT YOUR MIND AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MEMORY. <BR> I got it from the library after reading my Acupuncturist suggested it. <BR> It is an excellent book to try to get more Nutrition from FOOD instead of PILLS. <BR> PILLS did me in, too sensitive for my body. At times I had to use only half pills and I h... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 23:48:40 EST A very long day but I will have my NEUROLOGIST APPOINTMENT some day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475275 I had one hour to talk about my speech, this young lady is really good. <BR> She made the appointment to do the three hour Quizzes and numbers and words and animals pictures and my MEMORY !!!!. <BR> I could write and know what we were doing. Then comes to ask about letters and words and even I discovered my memory cannot do repetition. <BR> <BR> He asked the name of my Neurologist and I told him I do not have one. <BR> <BR> There were three in our area and they all three at the VA I was to... Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:02:09 EST Spark Friends. You have helped me and I am determined to have better speech. Thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6474821 THANK YOU FRIEND, I am HOPING your wisdom found some information. <em>304</em> <em>345</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> One of my LONGEST Spark friend comes to Maine and to our house with her DH too. They love to go to Acadia NATIONAL Park in Maine. They live in NEW JERSEY and they are almost snowed in right now, I think. ~~~I HOPE NOT~~ <BR> <BR> MY New Jersey Spark Friend saw an article in one of their NEWSPAPERS. She phoned me and told me a local man has similar sy... Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:14:59 EST Hi my Spark Friends, I am still can not talk and I am not slow with the computer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473973 I tried to tell my friends I have a short term memory after I fell on ice I was unconscious not for long. I was on my back looking at the sky on a snow and ice day. The sky was red and green and eventually I saw the blue sky. DH was in the house and I was wanting to break the ice over the big street drain because it is on a corner and the school buses seem to go too fast so I decided to do something about it. I love the snow and I hammered the ice and the huge puddle started to let the water ... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:13:41 EST Sunday concert is a go. We hope we will have 200 people but there is snow about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471066 After the heavy snow we thought the concert had to be postponed. The day after the storm was mild and the 11 inches of snow was gone today- Saturday. I had to shop for the refreshments for 200 people. Our last concert had over 200 people and this concert is a popular Barber Quartet and a Women's Choir without instruments. <BR> <BR> I usually go shopping for the refreshments for the concert on Friday and that Thursday was an eleven inches of snow. I was certain it would have to be postponed.... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 23:40:13 EST Today is my Happiest day ! Not Christmas, New Year, my Birthday. HAPPY VALENTINE DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463221 <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> My D.H. and I have <em>129</em> CARDS from the beginning~~JUST TWO~~. <BR> . <BR> Just after we were married we decided to go to US for a job for my D.H. and a bit of what the World was like. <BR> I put those <em>129</em> cards in my suitcase. We came to US April 2nd and those were our first married Valentine cards with Wife and Husband cards, they were special. <BR> <BR> Every Valentines day those 2 cards from England come... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:12:52 EST I love dogs especially the Beagle and Chihuahua, I have had them in our house and now they will go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456818 Our family living in our basement are hoping to have a house very soon. They have lived here almost 4 years. <BR> The Dogs were strays in Las Vegas and so our family drove from Vegas to Maine. Our family had to go to hotels that will have dogs, it was a long drive. <BR> The dogs are living in our house. I love dogs. Now the family will be out to work and GD will go to school. I will love the dogs but I am concerned they will be distressed in the house and they are older dogs. They stay with m... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:59:14 EST TODAY was not a WALK IN THE PARK!! It was a WALK IN TO THE HOSPITAL LAB. !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453212 I had to have lab works for the Dr to see me tomorrow for an hour. Lots of blood work, first patient for the Dr. . <BR> <BR> I went to the lab after 12 hours fasting and I had a long time waiting. I have to lie down because I fainted and fallen so they know me and I always lie down for blood drawn. I have tiny veins and often a new person comes in and I tell them they can take my blood. <BR> Sometimes they give up and bring in a Lab Tech. They have to try and the tech will give the student s... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:20:13 EST D.H. and I had a delightful DAY. Musicians and kids talent to listen to. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451555 We had a day out from 9 a.m to noon..3 hours we filled the car and drove to the university. !2:30 p.m. we were in to the University and my job is to make 3 tables of goodies, I have 3 big platters on the 3 Ten foot tables. Years ago I made white fabric table cloths and I wash and iron them for the next concert. <BR> <BR> We buy European chocolates, we have Piroulines, Fig Newton's, Diabetic wafers, Granola bars and cider, Apple Juice and Cranberry Cocktail. <BR> <BR> My napkins I loved an... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:49:43 EST Today I had eleven hours sleep- NEVER AGAIN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451215 I had very itchy legs, both legs. I had been unable to sleep so I called the Dr. I was given PILLS, he said to take it 4 times a day. <BR> <BR> I took one last night. <BR> In this afternoon I was itching again and I went to bed and DH was trying to awaken me.9-30pm <BR> <BR> I got out of bed and ate supper and then I saw no Sparking done. <BR> <BR> I have to take the concert refreshments so I will NOT CALL THE DOCTOR, I will call and ask for an appointment. I have no clue no bites and... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:54:57 EST I was trying for a short blog but it still tells me it is not there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448310 Once again I am having to redo this blog three times.---SUCCESS !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> After this week I did not blog once. <BR> <BR> We have got the back entrance to the garage open and then it was just the snowplow came round and he hit the snow-bank and after he went by it fell in to the driveway. <BR> <BR> We had to get it opened up and we did it together. DH and I work well together. <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 23:57:11 EST Christmas in Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443307 MERRY CHRISTMAS WAS A GOOD DAY. <BR> Christmas eve was freezing rain. It was looking bad to drive. Our son drove his wife to work and she worked 3 hours in to Christmas day. <BR> Our son brought her home she had worked 11 hours. We told her to go right to bed. DH and I went to bed Christmas Eve so late we had our Christmas Kiss. <BR> <BR> The Beagle and Chihuahua were up in the early morning and they went to the Atrium door. The glass goes to the floor and they both looked out and backed off... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 23:53:10 EST MY CHRISTMAS ELEPHANT STORY FROM MY POOR CHILDHOOD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441961 My family were poor just after the war and so my Grandmother took my brother and I to get a gift from the big Christmas tree for the poor children. I was 4 or 5 years old my brother 4 years older. I went first. <BR> I had to walk all the way to the Lady Chapel, that was where the Huge tree was. The minister gave out the gifts. He gave me a huge cloth Elephant. He put it in my arms it was a big home made elephant. I carried the elephant out in to the night and it was snowing. I dragged it alo... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:36:08 EST It was a nice day so out to the yard again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430533 We have had another high wind and by now some of our trees still have their leaves. We have beautiful burning bushes still bright red and very few leaves dropping to the ground. The Willow is still green and it was whipping around when we had another 25 mph winds at the bottom of our yard. There are still leaves today. <BR> <BR> The trees across the road are Norway Maples and the city put them in years ago since we had few trees because there was a big fire and they were trucked in and plant... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:51:57 EST Our Northern storm. We rarely rain and high wind storms. Here we have ice and snow instead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426821 In our house we now have power, we are lucky! <BR> Our neighbors are still waiting for the power lines to be repaired. We have our power yet my next door neighbor 30 feet away is still cold and no power. <BR> <BR> The outage is now almost 400,000 in our state. That is more than the big Ice storm we had 15 or so years ago. <BR> . <BR> Today is Halloween and there are many downed trees and POWER LINES they are trying to do HALLOWEEN late. There are many street lights will not be lit so it i... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:20:40 EST When 48 hours of rain very heavy. I have to jump in to action, I had to do it today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425705 WATER in the Basement. <BR> <BR> We do have a sump pump but it did not handle all the water these last two days. With the noise on the roof we knew it will come in to the house this time. <BR> <BR> We went to bed dry and at 5am it was half all of the house concrete foundation was flowing. <BR> <BR> When we bought the house the kids were small and some friends suggested to make a wooden floor over the concrete. A false floor ! <BR> DH and I put it in. <em>244</em> <BR> We had 4 rooms ... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:41:28 EST A blog from a leaf peeper. My whole blog disappeared and I lost it when I tried to do photos. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424700 My whole blog disappeared and I lost it when I tried to do the photos. <BR> I have been here trying and it just disappeared, I was hoping to do the photos. I have so many for you to see. <BR> A BLOG FROM A LEAF PEEPER, Who cannot get photos on to blogs. <BR> So now you will have emoticons where MY PHOTOS SHOULD BE.!! <BR> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <BR> We do not have a well. We are in the city and we have two sources of water th... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:00:30 EST Hello everyone I am lying low and I am trying to get 8 hours sleep. I am getting it right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423734 Hi there I am taking a medication that really keeps me feeling better. <BR> I am no longer going to bed at midnight and I have to be in bed at 10am. <BR> <BR> I am still walking the rail trail, I am still doing our yard. I have a number of Senior college classes to go to but mostly I am trying to SLEEP better. <BR> I had a concussion and I have lost of some of my short term memory I do have to catch up with that . Medication, sleep and walking the rail trail with friends. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:11:39 EST I am planting Fall grass seed. I hope I can make the yard green again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419803 The grass on our side yard is back to Brown not Green we had a drought in September. <BR> The heavy rain has brought the leaf peepers out. The roads were busy because it was a holiday and people were out taking photos etc. The morning was warm when I left the house. I had a sweater on and I had to take it off the air was balmy. <BR> <BR> The trees are amazing just over night and I had to go to an appointment and I left my camera at home. <em>388</em> <BR> <BR> I should go out to take ph... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 17:27:39 EST I added a long BLOG--Memories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417485 I took my friends to go Leaf peeping. We were out for 6 hours. <BR> When I got home I wrote a long blog and alas I decided to add a photo but the photo just bounced it out. <BR> Pat in Maine. <em>46</em> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:18:46 EST We walked the rail trail and it was very hot. Our son and DIL are going to Bar harbor tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414358 Today was a very big bonus. We have got all the yard almost ready for winter. <BR> My Locker garden had some Morning Glories that were planted late. I lost the seed packets and found them late. I should have done it earlier. It is a climber and the flowers are just get going now. I did notice it was intertwined and I just realized I have had not watered them. <BR> It will give them water tomorrow and the yard is ready. I wanted to have the flowers all intertwined I wanted it to go to the roo... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:51:46 EST Tomorrow I go to a different Dr. I went to my previous Dr. and he was not in a good mood. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413696 I have had a problem with my voice for a month and I asked him questions about it. <BR> He said to come back and give you a double appointment. I thought it was going to check out my hip and mostly my voice. <BR> DH came with me because he knew I have not had a good voice it was hoarse for weeks but no pain. <BR> He asked questions and talked a while and I turned to DH to help with the talking. The Dr. was rambling about how many medications I have tried and when he said that I got up and w... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:21:17 EST A long day but a special one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411965 Today I had no clue about what to do. DH was busy and the family were out so I called my walking buddy and we walked the rail trail. <BR> It was good and a little slower because it was very warm almost mid seventies and when the mist went away and the blue sky it was almost 80 degrees again. <BR> <BR> We walked and chatted and we were really looking for the color. There were a few that were amazing red and the pines are close by gives a beautiful contrast. <BR> <BR> I went home at noon and... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:28:45 EST The yard is ready for fall and Winter, however we are in High seventies and eighties. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411632 This is great to be in the yard and reluctantly I dismantled the table 4 days ago. <BR> The yard is early to use weed and feed the heat might scorch the grass. We have mowed it once a week now and the grass is doing so well. <BR> <BR> I decided to do some cleaning and I started to throw some things out. I am a hoarder and I am going to get the large paper bags and the dump will be open to dispose of garbage. <BR> <BR> The Goodwill store I will hit fast those bags were mostly my clothes and ... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:48:38 EST Today I have been in the pool area where the dogs go to be safe from the roads. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409873 The dogs know they go no near the water, that has been easy to stay away from the water. <BR> They stay on the patio paving stones. The dogs prefer to be on the grass. There are two gates and if we open the gates and not go through the dogs will look out. <BR> <BR> I have the dogs and they will walk with me in the yard but on the side of the road they are always away from the pavement to take them safe. <BR> <BR> Today the dogs were watching as I took out of the chain link fence. There are ... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:55:56 EST We put away the pool, yard furniture in to the garage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409502 We had to put the furniture in the garage attic. <BR> Our son and I had to do it and there was a lot. <BR> We took hours to do it and finally I had to sweep and put items in Boxes. <BR> Both son and I are very sore, Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> We had a great sunny day and it went off well. We know we needed the pool cover on and every thing was put it in it's place. <BR> We both had to carry the furniture on the garage attic stairs so very little time to Spar. <BR> I have ... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:15:51 EST Today I walked and I worked in the yard, 70 degrees was nice in my yard in Maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407742 . <BR> GET this I walked on the rail trail. I walked with another friend and I had to walk small steps. <BR> I walked 6536 and I went home. <BR> <BR> I had asked our son who is a workaholic to get money for a house of their own. <BR> I asked him to power wash the patio the patio has been 40 years and the pavers are black in some of them. <BR> Our son wanted to take his daughter to go to Barnes and Nobles. <BR> I asked him to set up the power washer and I will power wash the pavers... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:28:13 EST Today I walked and I worked in the yard, 70 degrees was nice in my yard in Maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407741 . <BR> GET this I walked on the rail trail. I walked with another friend and I had to walk small steps. <BR> I walked 6536 and I went home. <BR> <BR> I had asked our son who is a workaholic to get money for a house of their own. <BR> I asked him to power wash the patio the patio has been 40 years and the pavers are black in some of them. <BR> Our son wanted to take his daughter to go to Barnes and Nobles. <BR> I asked him to set up the power washer and I will power wash the pavers... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:28:12 EST From the front Garden I decided to repaint our back deck. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406313 I took a walk with one walking buddy, she is in her mid eighties. She had hurt her knee. She has to walk so we walk whenever we want to. Today we walked a little faster but not as long so her P.T. was delighted. <BR> We both went home she will be reading and I will be doing something to make our home looking better .I prefer to do my own house chores if I can. Today I went out to the back that leads out to the road behind our house we have two driveways that is a good one is in the back and t... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:37:47 EST Our front steps are made of concrete blocks. Second step has SUNKEN~ I fixed it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405142 We were in the front yard and a friend had made us a long rock wall and really wide steps. He was a Landscaper, he went to University of Maine and had a good business. <BR> <BR> DH and I had known him because his brother and sister in law were our friends. <BR> He came over we were excited to make the rock wall right to the front street. Our house is high from the ground so we had a Front garage and we wanted 2 garages at the back. <BR> We had the front of the garage became the front door of... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:17:44 EST Yesterday DH and I and our Grand-daughter went to meet another Spark Friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404032 It was a nice day and we went to DAMARISCOTTA it is up the Maine coast and we did eat ice cream, walked around book shops and my Spark friend wanted to find gifts for friends. <BR> <BR> We went to another place Boothbay Harbor but it was full in the Municipal car parks, they are always metered. The people in town were parking cars in their yards and they were pricey to park. <BR> <BR> I took them to another part of the coast and the tide was right in and the horizon was perfectly clear. I... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:28:15 EST I did a lot more garden work, this time at home. I love to trim some bushes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403276 Today I saw the front driveway was full of weeds. <BR> We use the back drive-way and when the other front drive- way has 2 cars I can never have seen the hot top for a while. <BR> There was a crack and it was full of high grass. As soon as I got my tools I used my sharp spade and that spade cuts off the weeds. The weeds will be growing again but I use table salt on top of the cut grass in the crack in the tar and in about one week those grass roots will be dead. <BR> <BR> I discovered one ... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:57:59 EST 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