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/ 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 I am missing my Blogs. I have been concentrating on the Fiber Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351772 My Spark JOURNEY - <BR> Myself and my DH came to the US and it was a big change. We had three sons in the first seven years. <BR> I was a homemaker and I was taking kids to school and started a school library. I was a home maker and very interested in Nutrition. <BR> DH and I were the first English people to come here and when others came they soon went to warmer climates. We stayed here in Maine. <BR> The boys wanted computers so we bought two Apple Computers and the company DH worked for ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:26:48 EST Tonight it is raining and the river is still cresting. So far no water in the basement. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347739 Sometimes I think it is a good time to get the basement wet. The entire floor will be picked up of everything and we check it out morning and evening. If we see the river very high then our whole area is very wet. <BR> We are on high ground and the soil is clay so the water runs up to anything that has been disturbed. <BR> The entire foundation was dug 8 feet deep so when it is disturbed it allows more water runs along the concrete and gets down between the concrete wall and the soil where ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:42:47 EST No time for long Blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347268 I went to PT and then on to a lecture. It was 80 degrees. We started to walk the rail trail but neither of us had a hat on. Just a winter hat. We went home. <BR> I did some shoveling the pathways. then I took my new medicine and after that I did an hour on the gazelle for an hour. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Just before supper I wanted to sleep and I got up at 9pm. Fred was talking to our son since DIL was working but getting up at 9am and very little time to spark. <em>102</em> <BR> This ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:36:28 EST Tonight I could not find how I could get to my Spark page. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345362 I was hoping to be in bed by now but I wanted to read some people's blogs so I read a lot of a Maine farmer was doing, I like what I read so I have a number of blogs I love. <BR> Today we are warmer, The dogs got out side and they started to walk across where the pool is. There is a cover over the pool and it was tight last fall but now after all the ice and snow has made it like a little slide. The Chihuahua was sniffing at the top of the pool and she put her head down and she went down and ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 23:52:04 EST The Rain in Maine is definitely quiet tonight. The roof is getting a pounding and a cleaning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344857 I was about to go to bed early, that's a surprise for me but I was unable to sleep last night. <BR> I was determined to be in bed by 10 pm that was about when the thunder rumbled across the sky. Now the lightening is clapping away and when it flashes the light is like someone is switching on and off like search lights and when the thunder and lightening together was deafening. <BR> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</e... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 22:18:56 EST Finally looking ahead to SPRING. After another storm alas. They will go some time ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343422 I mostly use the computer for Spark. I do not do shopping on the computer. Once around birthdays or Christmas I will look on the web and I rarely would purchase from them. <BR> <BR> I like to look at flowers and shrubs and if a friend wants to look around the greenhouses, I go with a pencil and pad. When I get back I check out where I might like to plant so I try to make sure I will buy a plant that was raised out doors. <BR> There are people who in the Spring dig up their plants to sell... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 23:22:16 EST I was surprised when a large number of my Spark Friends are just like me. !! WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342901 That makes me NORMAL because a number of my Spark Friends have difficulty sleeping well. <BR> I have been obsessing and now I know I am like some of my friends now perhaps I can stop obsessing and fall asleep.~~~~~I hope so! <BR> I do take MELATONIN but I wonder if it is not enough. Next time I go to my GP I will ask about taking another capsule. I have a list of supplements and a few medications so I prefer to ask a professional. <BR> <BR> I am having a ball with the Fiber challenge. At ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:56:22 EST Today is a very big challenge. It is from DH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341959 I have to be in bed at 10:30pm. <BR> I have not been able to sleep well. <BR> I get to sleep and awake and needs to get up. If I lie awake my headaches are back. <BR> I go to bed late and around mid morning I need to go to bed to make my other half of sleep to get to over 6 hours for spark. <BR> <BR> I have had PT since January and another PT both 45 minutes both twice a week. <BR> Next week my wrist PT should be over but I have to continue to keep my thumb strong by squeezing PUTTY. <BR> ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:22:51 EST I wrote a blog about our senior college and DH and I have a class about funerals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341035 I wrote it well and I was very happy we are going to class to learn how to make a will and find out about how funeral arrangements. <BR> <BR> I wrote a lot, I am certain it went and now I am thinking about it was not appropriate. <BR> <BR> DH and I were concerned the class would be morbid but the instructor gave us a lot of information and this was our second class and everyone was saying this is a great class. <BR> It definitely is. <BR> I wish I had written a long Blog but now it is cond... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:26:52 EST Woo Hoo, Our Grand daughter had two first trophies today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338985 DH and I went to the Theatre and the family went to Karate competition. <BR> Our GD has two tall trophies and if they ever get out of here they will need a trophy room. <BR> <BR> She loves Karate. <BR> <BR> We love the theatre and we are finding some more theatres across Maine. <BR> There are theatres on the coast and the tourists fill them up so we go to Senior college in winter and our Public theatre is also going all through the winter. <BR> <BR> We like to find the places to go to... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:30:49 EST Our family are safe and very tired. They are all in bed by now.-So are the dogs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338530 Our son went to work at 5 am. He did not tell me what time we were going. I assumed it would be later in the day so I went to the Y and I walked over 7,500 steps. <BR> I did walk fast because I thought our son was at his work. <BR> DH was at a senior college class -Classic movies, so I was on my own. <BR> <BR> DH goes to watch old movies and I do not go, that way he can chat to his buddies and apparently he is a real movie critic. The person who is in charge of the movies likes to have DH t... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:55:38 EST Our GrandDaughter and our DIL will be home tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338090 Our son and I might go with him to pick them up. Now the forecast is snow says the weatherman. <BR> We shall see tomorrow. Our son was in bed very early so he can get up at the crack of dawn and he is going to work and then come home early and drive to the train station and bring them back. <BR> <BR> I think DH is staying home with the dogs. DH and I had to go to an appointment about 70 miles away and it was a very busy day on the highways and we love to go North and our area is not nearly a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:45:37 EST We had a big mess with a virus of some kind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337615 I have had over 2 hours to get to where I discovered my Norton. <BR> Somehow it was gone. <BR> We have got it back and it took a long time so I am so annoyed about not noticing . <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:59:11 EST Our small birthday party was awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337014 Our son came home and he was ready to eat. He always goes to bed early so does his wife. <BR> His daughter usually stays up late since she is home schooled and she can get out of bed and start her classes in her pajamas. <BR> After her parents go to bed our GD starts to read and study. It works for them so he eats earlier. <BR> <BR> We went to the restaurant and we all wanted different meals. I wanted steak, a small sirloin, it has been ages I have steak and it was excellent. <BR> DH loves F... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:11:52 EST Tomorrow we will take our son for his birthday WooHoo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336074 His Wife and daughter are in Las Vegas and so DH and I are going to have a threesome. <BR> <BR> We will sit and chat and I hope it is a nice relaxed time together. <BR> <BR> I doubt it will ever be as simple as this. We will have a nice time. He is a person who is always smiling and loves to laugh, Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to this. It was just a co-incidence but I love it. <em>214</em> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:27:29 EST Our son is at the airport in Las Vegas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335049 He left Thursday in the afternoon. <BR> They arrived early Friday am in Las Vegas <BR> Friday were meeting people and late to bed <BR> Saturday was the wedding at 4 pm and he left the reception to get to the airport. <BR> He just called from Las Vegas he will be back to Augusta Maine at 1 pm. <BR> He will drive home and he will take a short nap and off to his bed time. <BR> <BR> Some light snow was forecast for us tomorrow but it will be only an hour from airport to home and his dogs. <BR>... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:48:24 EST We had a birthday Party, just our walking buddies and I. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334597 When our birthday comes round we all go to a fancy restaurant. We all have a good meal and after we get the bill the Birthday person does not see her bill. Today there were just three of us and it was a very nice chat with just three of us. <BR> <BR> I wanted a salad and I saw the menu and it was a fabulous salad with Maple Salmon. <BR> That DH and I is our favorite way to cook our Atlantic Salmon.. <BR> Today there were so many favorites of mine I just had to have it. <BR> Salmon, 3 kinds ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:21:31 EST Well they are not yet. The dogs are looking out for them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334109 I never thought these dogs are looking for their people. <BR> The Chihuahua is sitting look up at me and she wants to go out doors but not for the bathroom she is looking at their car in our driveway. <BR> <BR> She keeps looking for them from the top of the stairs and the dogs have always been in their rooms in the basement. <BR> <BR> I am wondering what is going on in the night. I think we should go to bed, I am thinking I might have to sleep in the recliner with the Chihuahua but the Be... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:57:14 EST Hi there we are taking our Sons family to the train. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333643 Today our son has got his tickets to go to Nevada to go to our Daughter in Laws mother. Her Mother will be remarried and they wanted to go for two weeks but our son had to work and his daughter was In a black belt Karate exhibition. They were going after the Karate exhibition and they were doing it with the HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS. <BR> <BR> That was such a great experience and then off to the wedding. Alas they went for the tickets to Las Vegas and they were cancelled because there was going ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:39:15 EST We are listening to the Blizzard. It is still snowing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333121 We are listening to the blizzard but so far it is a rather quite one. <BR> Tomorrow we will have to take care of the snow removal. <BR> Our son and family took vacation for DIL her mother is getting married in her home town Las Vegas. <BR> So far they do not have tickets they will have to look at flights for Thursday. <BR> <BR> I wanted to chat but the wind is getting stronger, I will promise to write a better Blog. The wind is louder so I feel better getting myself to my bed. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:40:46 EST I have to tell you all. I love everything except I cannot keep my concentration. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331573 I have done a lot of writing today, and every time I go to the trackers my mind is a blank. <BR> I wish the photos were somewhere else. I cannot concentrate on my writing and my mind is wandering to the photos and interfering with my concentration. <BR> <BR> I will have to talk to my Dr. I love this place but today I cannot find even how to get to my pages. I cannot even find my food. I cannot find the people I talk to on the message boards and now there are so many of them and my friends ... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:52:10 EST I had to solo to Portland Maine and I got lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331061 DH had an appointment at his Cardiologist and it was supposed to snow by noon. I decided to get my X-ray they had made for me to show the Dr at the Spine clinic. <BR> I came down 60 miles from Augusta where we live. It was heavy traffic and a bit of snow at first. <BR> I got off the first exit and I should of used the second exit, a quarter of a mile ahead. <BR> I saw the AAA building and I asked for a route map. I knew I was just about a mile to the door at the Drs office. <BR> <BR> I go... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:03:46 EST