OTEN36's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OTEN36 OTEN36'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/ The Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775077 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1990902662.jpg">It was announced that the fall 5% challenge will begin on Sept. 20th. <BR> To mentally "gear" up for this challenge I am going to go thru my Spark recipes and get them all organized. This will help me to "refresh" my mind on what I enjoyed the most and to wrap my head around my healthy grocery list. <BR> I hope you enjoy your Sunday. <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894846010.jpg"> <BR> This picture... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:07:34 EST Those Dog bone pastries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764559 <em>40</em> <BR> I had to stop by the grocery on my way home from work this morning to pick up some produce. <BR> Being it was 6 a.m. the store was full of fresh bakery smells. <BR> I shouldn't have done it but I went by the bakery counter. <BR> Staring me in the face was those great tasting, huge dog bone pastries with that smooth creamy white frosting/filling. <BR> I stopped momentarily. I had already used up all my calories for that 24 hour period. <BR> I grabbed the cart and made a bee... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:21:21 EST Night shifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762268 Back on the night shift after two weeks off. <BR> I managed to get to the pool this morning for an hour water aerobic workout. <BR> My goals for this week are to walk twice and swim once after work or before heading in to work. <BR> I'm also excited to have my new spark tracker. (The other two were wrecked by swimming with it). Needless to say I won't be swimming with this one. Very disappointing but it is what it is. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. <BR> Dee3 <em>237</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:25:00 EST 4 Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723014 I'm on the night shift this weekend. <BR> 6 pm to 6 am. <BR> I slept good during the day and got up early enough <BR> to take a 4 mile walk. It was sunny and I was able to enjoy some tunes. <BR> Great "kick off" for our summer challenge. <BR> <em>312</em> <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457688142.jpg"> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:32:28 EST Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722478 I was accepted to the Starfish team for the summer 5% body loss challenge. <BR> I'll be on there with my Spark Buddy Becky which I'm looking forward to. <BR> Also to meet some new friends to inspire me and keep me going. <BR> I'm really going to work on the daily charting and of course squeezing in as much exercise I can when not at work. <BR> Have a good weekend folks <BR> Dee Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:09:00 EST 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720346 I watched the News on ABC for 23 minutes while booking it on the treadmill. <BR> Not too bad for 4 a.m. <BR> Trying to fit some exercise in where I can. <BR> Have a Great Day Spark Buddies <BR> Dee <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:38:28 EST Fencing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705779 Been getting in some crazy hours in the heavy gardening department by driving fence posts in for our new Orchard. <BR> I can't wait to post some pictures of it. <BR> I've bought apple trees, pear, peach,plum and have raspberry, blackberry and goji bushes also. <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 07:32:41 EST garden time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703386 <em>334</em> <BR> I've got one last day shift and then I have two week off. I am really excited and have a list a mile long on things in the garden/yard I want to get accomplished. <BR> This is my favorite time of year. <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:37:34 EST Summertime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702067 I think our warm weather is here to stay. It was a long winter here in Minnesota as well as many northern states. <BR> I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the summer. <BR> Dee <em>213</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 11:05:24 EST 5K results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699074 The results are in: <BR> 35 minutes and 4 seconds. Not to bad being the beginning was so slow with all those people in front of you. <BR> I placed 487 out of 836 runners. <BR> <em>364</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75601376.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1571252634.jpg"> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:22:21 EST Leaving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696360 Just packing up some veggie plants to bring to my daughters and then we will be making the 3 1/2 hour drive to St. Cloud, Minnesota for the Old Glory Run 5K. <BR> I know I will be able to finish. Running the whole way was a hidden goal also but I wasn't going to speak it out loud. Last Saturday though after too much gardening my back started hurting and I felt it wise to ease up on the training. My back feels much better for it. <BR> I'm still doing to do my very best to run most the way but ... Fri, 16 May 2014 11:42:18 EST lunch date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693463 Leanne (Bovey63) and I finally found time for our lunch date. <BR> We had a great time visiting and agreed to hook up sooner <BR> Next time. Hope you all are able to meet your spark buddies soon <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652845974.jpg"> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:18:38 EST water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691385 Today I really worked out hard in the pool. Making sure I did a lot more laps to keep myself going nonstop. <BR> 7 days before our 5K. <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521511836.jpg"> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:06:25 EST try again 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689365 A short video right after I finished a practice 5K run <BR> Sorry it's sideways again. I have a plan to turn my phone around next time. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Dee.... <BR> ANd you also Leanne!!!! Tue, 6 May 2014 23:33:13 EST 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689137 my best time by 2 minutes. You also Leanne! Tue, 6 May 2014 17:36:55 EST Grand Daughters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687284 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1819078030.jpg">We had a great visit with our little princesses! <BR> I am holding Neela and Gpa is holding Freya. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310647125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> sorrry they keep going sideways Sun, 4 May 2014 15:21:28 EST NonStop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687078 We had a good visit with my son and his wife this week. <BR> While talking about our up coming 5K race we have all entered, my son said it's not that different than walking. You can walk for a long time right? Right, I said. <BR> Then just think that way when you are running. If your lungs are burning and you can't catch your breathe then your going too fast. Slow down. Other than that...ask yourself why you are stopping. Are your feet hurting? Is your back hurting? If you don't have an answ... Sun, 4 May 2014 10:35:08 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678853 <em>9</em> <BR> Yesterdays time for my 5K practice was 40 minutes. <BR> I was able to run 2.2 miles nonstop this time. <BR> My last record was 1.87 <BR> I'm getting better. <BR> 3 week left before the race <BR> <em>364</em> <em>186</em> <BR> Dee Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:56:43 EST A Surprise gift for a Soldier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676775 <em>104</em> <BR> This week I will see my son. <BR> He got married last June and left in July for Afghanistan. We are all excited to see him. <BR> His sisters, wife, my hubby and I have decided to have his pickup truck detailed as a little surprise. <BR> While speaking with the man who is going to do the job I explained that we would pay to have the interior detailed only. He said he would take care of the exterior of the truck for free as a token of his appreciation for my son going overs... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:40:13 EST Who am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676615 <em>40</em> <BR> So My goal today...here in Northern Minnesota was to get off work at 6:30 pm and get a practice 5K run in (on the tar road) being it was finally 70 degree's out. It was 30 this morning when I went to work. <BR> My goal was to break Friday's run of 1.2 miles without stopping..then continue with a walk/run until the 3.1 miles were complete. <BR> Well...I seemed to have messed up the "APP" I put on my phone and ended up running more than I had planned. I finally stopped afte... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:35:06 EST a Broken Record http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675502 <em>186</em> <BR> After work last night I was determined to run just a little longer. I had already broke my record before work by running 1.0 miles NONSTOP. So with Hubby on his bike along side me we set off for the highway. <em>217</em> <BR> With the wind in my face my time was a little off but I managed all the way to the highway. 1.1 miles and then turned back and got another .1 miles before taking a walk break. Total run time nonstop was 1.2 miles. Total walk/run ended up being 2 ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:29:55 EST One WHOLE mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675077 Today I got on the treadmill and ran until I seen 1.0 miles. It took me 13.5 minutes. <BR> My last record was running for 10 minutes. <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> I'm seeing improvement! <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:04 EST Can I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673334 I have 90 minutes before I have to leave for water aerobics. <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> I am in training for a 5K in May and have been on a walk/run schedule. <BR> So far the longest I've run non stop is 5 minutes. <BR> Right now I am going to break this record. <BR> To Be Continued......... <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> I did it! I ran for 10 minutes non stop. Then finished it with a walk for another 14 minutes. <BR> Not t... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:08 EST "She" did this to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670805 Two weeks ago a Spark Girlfriend asked me to join a challenge with her. <BR> I work 12 hours a day and have So much on my PLATE....but "She" is an important person in my life and I've been in on 2 other challenges and she was nervous never being on one. <BR> I didn't want to let her down so I agree'd. <BR> In the week it took for the team to start. I lost 1 lb. Today was weight in day/one week later and I lost another 2 lbs. It's an 8 week challenge. <BR> Now I am super pumped although still ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:01:23 EST Walk/Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668935 Quick update on my 5K <BR> This morning at 3:20 a.m. I got up before work and walked 2 minutes jogged 4 walked 2 jogged 3..repeat until the 3.1 miles was over with. <BR> I'm looking forward to my phone arm band to show up so I can use my new app. on my phone to keep track of this without me holding my phone. <BR> As soon as I have a day off I will jog on the road instead of the treadmill. <BR> Today I have no thigh cramping or shortness of breathe to report....woohoo <BR> making progress <BR... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:33:06 EST 2013 Garden Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1596794137.jpg"> <BR> I just couldn't resist putting up this picture of the tail end of my garden produce from last year. I'm down to 8lbs of potatoes and SUPER happy I was able to go this long not buying from the Grocery store... <em>244</em> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>334</em> <em>367</em> <BR> Dee Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:12:07 EST 5% Challenge-Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663873 I entered the 5% Challenge and was put on the Firecracker team. <BR> I'm super excited and hope I learn the ropes quickly. <BR> My Plan: <BR> Is to keep up with Food logging. I like to think of myself as a Flexitarian. <BR> 75% plant based and 25% lean meat. <BR> I don't eat anything processed and enjoy learning the Traditional way of cooking and fermenting. <BR> My exercise plan is to continue on the 5K training program and water aerobics. I'm looking forward to our snow melting and I can ge... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:47:59 EST 5K Training Process http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662327 Week one of this second training program. Sunday was 47 degree's so I was able to run on our tar road. That sure was a lot different than running on the treadmil. <BR> My knee was sore at first and then my ankle the next day. I went to water aerobics the day after and that actually helped but I was still pretty stiff. A few asprins later and I was ok enough on Tuesday to do another 5K run/walk on the treadmill. This time I made it the whole distance on that run/walk where as before I'd end up... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 06:24:55 EST Old Glory Run 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657702 Today was the last day of my Sparkpeople 5 week (run/walk 5K training) <BR> I am pretty pleased about finishing that training and never missing a single training session. <BR> Next....I am going to create my own training schedule as the other programs don't seem to fit my upcoming needs. I have 7 weeks until this 5K...so I'm off to figure it out.. <BR> Have a great day. <BR> Dee <BR> <em>364</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:54:52 EST rocotta cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645576 Who knew it was this easy yo make? I just <BR> Youtubed it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989556149.jpg"> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:36:16 EST Love Handles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644615 Today my love handle are soar again. <BR> YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> I'm doing something right! <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> Hugs <BR> Dee Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:38:43 EST Dear Mr. Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643719 Dear Mr. Scale, <BR> I see the number you are showing me today is the same number as last week. <BR> That isn't very nice of you but I forgive you. I know my weight loss journey has left you feeling like you have lose a companion even though it was one that always was stressed at the numbers you showed. A companion that was constantly consulting you. They say misery loves company. <BR> We have to find a new way to love each other. From now on I can only see you once a week. <BR> I did a wond... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:52:39 EST Gas Station Kvass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545309770.jpg">While traveling this week I happened to stop at a gas station near Duluth, Minnesota. To my surprise they had vegetable kvass, coconut water and a product called Bai. <BR> Never having tasted any of them, I bought all three. <BR> I tried the Bai first. Dragon something was the flavor and Holy Cow...it was so flavorful. A must try drink at only 5 calorie. <BR> The next day I had the Veggie Kvass. That was very good also. If yo... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:54:54 EST Training week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638671 This starts week number 2 in 5k TRAINING. It's going okay. I can see that just walking like I was could have been more vigorous. It's all a learning curve I guess. I used to work up a sweat but not until around 20 minutes. Now I'm totally sweating inside of 5 minutes with this walk/run back and forth training. <BR> "I feel good"....do do do do....(can you hear the song)? hahaha <BR> Hugs, <BR> Dee <em>364</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:20:02 EST New Babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719510291.jpg">Both healthy and almost 6 pounds each. <BR> We enjoyed being able to two days there. <BR> Thanks to everyone who wished them well <BR> And all the prayers. <BR> Hugs <BR> Dee <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:57:52 EST 5K Run (am I nuts)???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633995 Crazy news! Cold Springs, Mn will be having a 5K walk/Run in May. My son will be home from Afghanistan by then. <BR> He and his wife want to run this marathon as it's for the Disabled Vets! <BR> How cool is that???? <BR> I have to juggle my work schedule but agree'd to run this marathon also. <BR> Now...to figure out the best training. I'm a walker not a runner. But that is going to change. <BR> I might be 50 years old but I want to be able to say I ran a marathon once in my life! <BR> <e... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:58:45 EST baby beanies in pink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l830567101.jpg">So we went fishing again this weekend. I couldn't help but take the left over yarn with me and quickly printed out some directions on infant beanies. While driving to and from the lake I was able to make several. <BR> I hope they fit at one point. <BR> I'm still waiting for that phone call that the girls are here for us to meet. <BR> <em>269</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1206862891.jpg"> <i... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:39:26 EST Second Set of Blankies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620450 <em>73</em> <em>173</em> <em>269</em> <em>170</em> <BR> I just wanted to share with you the second set of baby blankets I made for my GrandTwins. <BR> 0-2 weeks before their arrival. <BR> I'm super excited! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1761613201.jpg"> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:15:22 EST No number change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619433 <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <BR> Well the scale didn't move this week. I'm not going to whine about it or even get a tad bit bummed. The total for the two weeks before then was 7 lbs and I'm sure I'm just balancing out. <BR> I've added exercise time to my routine plus added some different routines to the mix. I know I'm on track. It will show up next week for sure! <BR> <em>250</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> Dee Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:40:54 EST Sub Zero Temps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615934 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1136739375.jpg">It's Feb. Here in Minnesota. It's very cold. <BR> We are all tired of these sub zero temps. <BR> Can you imagine my delight when I noticed I have a tomato <BR> Growing? I am Super Excited and just had to share <BR> With you!!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202380762.jpg"> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:54:01 EST Tomato's in the winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614202 Last Sept I dug up several small tomato plants and brought them indoors before the first frost. <BR> After they reached my ten foot ceiling I decided to weigh them down and secure them to the trellis. A soup spoon seems to be doing the trick without breaking the stem. My goal being a very dense block of tomato goodness. It shall be interesting how long it lives being I plan on keeping it indoors. <BR> I love it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489964621.jpg"> <img src... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:28:33 EST Blankets for the GrandTwins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611760 I'm very happy to have both baby blankets done. My first Grandbabies are due in 2-3 weeks. Both girls.... <BR> I am really excited to met them. <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> Dee <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424625232.jpg"> <BR> <em>170</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829423293.jpg"> <BR> <em>80</em> <em>173</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:24:04 EST here a streak.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601888 I seem to be falling into a pattern. It started in Nov. I gave it my all and lost 4 pounds in Nov just to find it again at Thanksgiving. I once again gave it my all and lost more just to find it at Christmas. I repeated that cycle in January just to go for a weekend away and now at am at the starting point I was at Nov 1st. <BR> I've got to find my strength to stay consistent. <BR> Dee <em>213</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:36:12 EST Squash Rice recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595506 Good by itself...or as a bed for a poached egg or fish fillet <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2634056 </link> <BR> I made a large batch and then froze half. <BR> two weeks later I let it thaw in the frig and cook as usual. <BR> It's very tastey <BR> Hugs, <BR> Dee Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:32:31 EST A 2nd Gold Trophy for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573214 Well I never thought I'd get two gold trophy's in a row. <BR> this is my week to work 72 hours in 6 days....half of them days and half nights. <BR> It's my hardest week to get any form of exercise in much less in a scheduled way. <BR> I must have over compensated....chuckling...to myself <BR> So my goal was in a month...to have gotten 2 gold trophies and 2 silvers. I wonder what the next two weeks will have in store for me. <BR> OH by the way...I have another day before "this week" is over a... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:26:48 EST The Gold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569867 Woo hoo...I got the gold trophy for this week. It was a lot of work but I'm super excited. <BR> I also lost 7 lbs this week. More than they say I should but I ate within my calorie range and drank plenty of water. <BR> I wished we all could start our Diet week off this well. It makes me want to stay within range and get my exercise minutes in every week now. <BR> Best Wishes Everyone, <BR> Dee <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:25:49 EST The Gold Trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566699 I've been looking at my weekly exercise steps and I have consistently gotten a silver trophy every week. I think if I kick it up a notch twice a week I can get that gold metal. <BR> It's my goal anyways to twice a month get that gold.... <BR> I'll re-evaluate next month. <BR> Good luck to you all also <BR> Dee <em>209</em> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:28:46 EST steaming apple juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550763 Today I decided to process the apples we havested this fall from our back yard. <BR> I bought a steamer and have used it to make V-10 but this was my first try with juice. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840333837.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1295515303.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1275253544.jpg"> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh0wu89SBq4 </link> <BR> I've made one batch. After a little research ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:26:47 EST Christmas Wreath's for the Troops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548751 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2099910017.jpg">We joined forces here at work tonight to make some Christmas wreaths for the troops. <BR> One person brought in the princess pine. Another the wire and hoops. <BR> Two others did the actual wreath making. We managed to get 5 wreaths done. Tomorrow we will decorate them with pine cones, rose hips and a few ribbons. Keeping it as natural as we can. <BR> Our plan is to ship them a week into December. We hope this will give them... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:03:50 EST Nov. Tomatoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541279 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542468298.jpg"> <BR> This fall I dug up four tomato plants that had self started in the garden. <BR> I put them in pots and two weeks ago put them in my Earth Box. <BR> I am proud to announce they are doing well and actually have blossom's. <BR> I'll keep you posted. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> Dee Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:27:31 EST