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/ 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 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