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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:03:06 EST FWD: from my email inbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788487 Thought for this day. <BR> <BR> A couple was celebrating 50 years together. <BR> <BR> Their three kids, all very successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in their honor. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad," gushed son number one. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with a patient, you know how it is, and I didn't have time to get you a gift." <BR> <BR> "Not to worry," said th... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:56:44 EST Did you see my friend's blog ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785660 <BR> <BR> A friends blog with some cute (?) posters... bet at least one gets a smile out of you !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785639 </link> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:33:15 EST How to Start a Fight (rerun) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785635 <BR> HOW TO START A FIGHT <BR> <BR> One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. <BR> <BR> The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. <BR> <BR> When she asked me why, I replied,"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" <BR> <BR> And that's how the fight started. <BR> ________________________________ <BR> <BR> I took my wife to a restaurant. <BR> <BR> The waiter, for some reason, took my or... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:26:01 EST blog for points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784197 with these 3 points I break 200 for my daily points.. a rare event ... breaking 200. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:36:35 EST Laughter time ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783606 <BR> Do you want to LAUGH ?? <BR> <BR> go to this blog <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783266 </link> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:32:11 EST Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783048 <BR> I started to write a response to some posts in a team chat thread... <BR> <BR> Then I decided I was saying too much so I started to leave the following first couple of lines on the chat thread... <BR> But decided that it was probably still too much for the chat thread so I put it here AND then just let it expand and grow until I pretty much ran out of gas. <BR> <BR> I started to write a little bit on the trials of being a mom and doing the best you can given where you are in your "Li... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:20:02 EST Check out these Thoughts for Tuesday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781505 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=TINY67 </link> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:52 EST A Retiree's Diet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781451 Found in my email inbox .... thought I should share it with you ! <BR> <BR> A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO PUBLIX <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was at The Villages' Publix buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had an elephant? <BR> <BR> So because I am retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I did not have a dog, I was starting the Pu... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:04:43 EST Found another Quiz for you !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777984 Have fun.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/rm-quiz-weight-lo<BR>ss-dos-and-donts?ecd=wnl_lbt_091014&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-091014_nsl-ld-stry_2&mb=gzyo<BR>sOGWrsSxHSZ6S7GyteHnVev1imbCgEFySu0KPGk%3d </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:45:33 EST Do YOU have the right answers to this quiz? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777116 Here is a quiz for you... <BR> <BR> Weight and Aging Myths.... Have fun and maybe learn something too?! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/rm-quiz-<BR>weight-and-aging?ecd=wnl_fit_090914&ct<BR>r=wnl-fit-090914_nsl-ld-stry&mb=gzyosO<BR>GWrsSxHSZ6S7GyteHnVev1imbCgEFySu0KPGk%3d </link> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:05:18 EST for a "I've Run out of Steam" friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775314 A Spark Friend is suffering from "I've Run out of Steam" <BR> I started to pen this to this friend but decided to post it as a blog instead. <BR> <BR> I have wondered just HOW you managed to be so UP.... now I know that it is not a permanent place for you EITHER... <BR> <BR> I manage to get bursts of UP from time to time but then I just get so TIRED from being UP, that up becomes a flat line somewhere down around my knees. And it takes me a while and just plain determination to get mysel... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:26:25 EST Required Reading for serious healthy life-style seekers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773829 <BR> Read this blog, then think about it... THEN report your findings to your teams.. especially those teams whose primary function is to help you find your way to the healthier self you want to be. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773802 </link> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:34:41 EST Actual complaints received by .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773522 (Just found this in my email inbox -- had to share) <BR> <BR> THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: <BR> <BR> 1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." <BR> <BR> 2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned." <... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:42:02 EST I have a friend who is asking questions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771417 <BR> I have a friend doing a little research project... AND I have been asked to ask the following questions of friends, family, acquantances and report back with the answers that I receive. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. What comes to your mind when I say the word "Law?" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> after you answer this question.. would you answer this second question? <BR> <BR> 2. What comes to your mind when I say "Law of God?" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sure my... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:51:18 EST Another Quote, same source as yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771016 Another quote from same source as yesterday's <BR> <BR> “I am a bit afraid, perhaps,” she admitted. “Afraid of Pandora’s box.” <BR> <BR> He got slowly to his feet, abandoned one of his canes, and reached out his free hand. She set her own in it, and he led her to the window. <BR> <BR> Look at the sea, Samantha,” he said. “I learned the trick when I was at Penderris . It was there long before we were thought of. It will be there long after we are forgotten, ebbing and flowing according to... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:54:48 EST Sharing a quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770532 Just had to share this quote from a jolly old England novel set in 1800's... <BR> <BR> <BR> “Do you suppose,” she asked after a brief silence, “there is anyone on this earth for whom life is easy?” <BR> <BR> He turned his face toward her and regarded her curiously. “One does tend to assume that life must be far easier for others than it ever is for oneself,” he said. “I suspect it rarely is. I daresay life was not meant to be easy.” <BR> <BR> “How very unkind on the part of whoever inve... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:27:57 EST Today's status entry continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769321 I started my "Status" entry and got cut off at the pass. <BR> <BR> Fabulous 'Blue Sky' Friday. Already did my exercise HABIT & my breakfast HABIT. Don't know what the day has in store, but truly excited to be opening this package called a "NEW DAY". Thank you God! <BR> <BR> that was as far as SP space allowed... I wanted to add just a bit more... and have the last little bit read thusly... <BR> <BR> Thank you God for this opportunity to enjoy one more day... <BR> <BR> So now I am growing... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:47:58 EST Chapter one: Habit friend or foe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766298 <BR> So what is a habit, you say. Well since this is my blog I get to say whatever I want. AND, you get to read it, or not, and agree with what I have to say, or not. Now here I go.. <BR> <BR> We all have habits some of them good, some not so good, some maybe even downright harmful. Most of us here on SparkPeople have habits that we need to change or modify or lose completely if we are to attain our goal of a healthy life-style. A new healthy life-style will be “A new way of living o... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:47:31 EST Best Speeding Excuse Ever ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765093 <BR> <BR> "This may be us someday" ..keep this one! <BR> <BR> <BR> Best speeding excuse ever! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l861538875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When asked by a young patrol officer, "Do you know you were speeding?" <BR> This 83-year-old woman gave the young officer an ear to ear smile and stated: <BR> "Yes, but .... I had to get there before I forgot where I was going." <BR> The officer put his ticket book away and bid her good day. <BR> Makes perfectly ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:05:43 EST NYC's secret basement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764294 <BR> <BR> This installation lies below Grand Central Station - a bit of History that most have never heard of. <BR> <BR> <link>www.chonday.com/Videos/newyobasemese<BR>2 </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:23:22 EST Maxine's Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764288 <BR> Hello -- I have questions! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1419539105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? <BR> <BR> If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? <BR> <BR> Why do croutons come in airtight packages? <BR> Aren't they just stale bread to begin with? <BR> <BR> If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes? <BR>... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:34 EST Another Spark Person's blog to check out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763830 <BR> <BR> You MIGHT find this worthy of a smile and containing some helpful information... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763790 </link> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:24 EST Fishing Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12520035.jpg"> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:41:16 EST Second Opinion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759501 <BR> Lud had been having headaches for many years and his wife finally convinced him to see a neurologist. <BR> <BR> The doctor said, "Lud, the good news is I can cure your headaches. <BR> The bad news is that, it will require castration. You have a very rare condition which causes your testicles to press on your spine, and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to <BR> relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles." <BR> <BR> Lud was shocked, and depressed. He wondere... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:29:33 EST 45 Lessons Life Taught... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758361 A Friend of mine whose Odometer is rolling over to 80 this December shared this with me. <BR> I have read it before, probably more than once... <BR> <BR> It still holds some "Sage" advise that you "puppies" would do well to heed (remember)! <BR> <BR> This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! <BR> Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio <BR> .... <BR> "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 4... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:18:41 EST Some chuckles, maybe ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755316 <BR> Never confuse motion with action. -- Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l129626846.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923288074.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l255468888.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2010322693.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1729399315.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14889... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:16:37 EST Someone Asked ME if I knew YOU !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754542 <BR> <BR> Someone asked me if I knew you. <BR> I laughed, and said, Ha! That's funny!! <BR> I adore that woman!! <BR> She's blessed, caring, loving, obedient, sweet, beautiful, a woman of God, <BR> and she's reading this message right now. <BR> I love her!! <BR> <BR> Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says: <BR> Oh No, she's up!!!!! <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:52:21 EST My Campaign for a truly USEFUL SP function!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749817 What do you think... of my questions.. statements... etc. <BR> I posted the following on the SP Message Board Site/Technical Help: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=5&imparent=34165688 </link> <BR> <BR> Is there a way to group my spark friends? <BR> <BR> I have friends that are just friends. <BR> <BR> I have friends that are just friends & friends because of an in common team (or 2 or more) <BR> <BR> I have friends that friends only because we hap... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:13:24 EST "I wonder, What does it feel like to really belong?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749162 "I wonder, What does it feel like to really belong?" <BR> <BR> Background for where this question came from: <BR> <BR> This last Sunday, my h.s. graduation class of 50+ years ago, had their more or less monthly brunch scheduled for 9AM at a local restaurant. Since I usually have an early breakfast and cannot afford calorie-wise two breakfasts, I arrived early and ordered my breakfast right away. (note: I also had a 10AM meeting I wanted to attend in another nearby town.) Meanwhile, I was n... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:38:47 EST why women have handbags. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748357 <BR> <BR> <link>safeshare.tv/w/HtsNZejCuU </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:56 EST Statue of Liberty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746280 found this in my email inbox this morning... and decided to share it with those who happened by. I thought it was an interesting read. Not sure of the validity of the authorship and do not know when it was originally penned. <BR> <BR> Statue of Liberty <BR> <BR> For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Pap... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:46:10 EST Did you see this??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744832 <BR> Today's daily spark... the inglorious Fruit & Vegetable... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=101 </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:59:42 EST For a LAUGH !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744328 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for a LAUGH ? <BR> <BR> check out this blog... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744292 </link> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:08 EST To Be 8, again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741554 To Be 8 again! <BR> <BR> A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was <BR> looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not <BR> far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday. <BR> <BR> 'I'd like to be eight again', she replied, still looking in the mirror . <BR> <BR> On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:03:08 EST If I suddenly disappear... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740239 If I ever just disappear from Spark People it will not be willingly. <BR> <BR> I have left instructions that when I die... someone will come to my account and post a farewell announcement. I will never leave without saying good bye... -- not willingly that is. <BR> <BR> I am writing this ... just in case the Spark People Censors should ever decide that I have committed a major sin by offending someone I do not know, have never exchanged blogs, messages, chat threads, or had any other tw... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:21 EST blog for 7/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740206 Messages found in my email inbox... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE TALKING CENTIPEDE <BR> <BR> A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. <BR> So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. <BR> After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, (100-legged bug), which came in a little white box to use for his house. <BR> <BR> He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box, and decided he would start... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:38:34 EST Remember Red Skelton?? here is a laugh for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739254 <BR> Take a few minutes and enjoy Red Skelton & John Wayne <BR> for those of you old enough to remember them! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQcdI_ZRYjM </link> <BR> <BR> I happened upon this video when I went to view a link a friend sent me.. that link was to a Ray Stevens - Come to the USA video... I wanted to post that one but was afraid of the "Sensor Police". Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:19:25 EST Senior Chuckles... all reruns but still may cause a smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736262 <BR> WHEN YOU'RE GETTING ON , AND DON'T MOVE FAST ANY MORE! <BR> <BR> George Phillips , an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he' left the light on in the garden shed,which she could see from the bedroom <BR> window. <BR> George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. <BR> He phoned the police, who asked <BR> "Is someone in your house?" <BR> He said "No," but s... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:30:24 EST How the Sabbath was changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734022 <BR> <link>www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath-history<BR>/how-the-sabbath-was-changed </link> <BR> <BR> Emperor Constantine of the 4th century Roman Empire passed the law changing the day of rest from 7th-day to 1st-day.. <BR> <BR> a quote from this article: <BR> ‘But let’s move on to a statement from the Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.4, p.153. “The church after changing the day of rest form the Jewish Sabbath or seventh-day of the week to the first, made the third commandment refer to Sunday... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:39:33 EST A Dear Abby clipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728424 "Maturity is: <BR> "__The abilitiy to stick with a job until it's finished <BR> "__The ability to do a job without being supervised. <BR> "__The ability to carry money without spending it. <BR> "__And the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even." <BR> <BR> Clipped from a Dear Abby column date of paper unknown. <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:36:10 EST Want to change the World... start by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726229 Found an email in my inbox this morning... read it and followed an address within the email and found this !! <BR> <BR> The written version.... read it... <BR> <BR> <link>www.iamatexan.com/blog/want-to-chang<BR>e-the-world-start-by-making-your-bed </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> the youtube version... hear it... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did both... I read it then I listened... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:28:17 EST Man Rules: (this is an oldie but still funny) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724706 (sent to me by the husband of a friend of mine.) <BR> <BR> MAN RULES <BR> <BR> AT LAST A GUY HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO WRITE THIS ALL DOWN FINALLY, the guys' side of the story. ( I MUST ADMIT, IT'S PRETTY GOOD.) <BR> <BR> WE ALWAYS HEAR 'THE RULES' FROM THE FEMALE SIDE NOW HERE ARE THE RULES FROM THE MALE SIDE <BR> <BR> THESE ARE OUR RULES! <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE. THESE ARE ALL NUMBERED #1 ON PURPOSE! <BR> <BR> 1. MEN ARE NOT MIND READERS. <BR> <BR> 1. LEARN TO WORK THE TOILET SEAT. YO... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:48:14 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723233 <BR> Motivation... find the reason you really truly desperately want to get healthier... the reason that is just for YOU. <BR> <BR> JUST FOR YOU!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill... <BR> find one little thing that you can do consistently... <BR> when that has become a habit/ritual/your automatic response... <BR> then add another one little thing that you can do consistently... <BR> THEN little by little you will have built yourself a WHOLE new set of healthier habits that will be <BR... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:46:48 EST A Journey's End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720127 This morning I got the news that my friend 'Ginger' ended her journey on this earth last night. As much as I will miss her, I know that she is not in pain any longer. I really do believe that she stayed with us as long as she did, just to see her granddaughter one more time. I am so grateful to have had her as a friend for the years that we were Senior Lunch bunch pals. <BR> I am writing this for those who read my earlier blogs and just might want to know that Ginger is now at peace and ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:53:53 EST The Magic Bank Account (author unknown) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719212 <BR> The Magic Bank Account <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: <BR> <BR> The set of rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. <BR> <BR> 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. <BR> <BR> 3. You may only spend it. <BR> <BR> 4. Each morning upon awakening, ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:18:17 EST A motivation thread response http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719201 One of the challenge teams of which I am a member has a thread called 'motivation'. I started to write something for that thread and it turned into this blog. <BR> <BR> 1. I do not want to die OBESE. That is what got me started, that and a class reunion. I am now down to over-weight and I do not want to die OVER-WEIGHT either. Another class reunion coming up in 2015 should help keep me on track to reach my Journey’s End. <BR> <BR> 2. I know I can kick a bad habit. I am a “Smoker in Re... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:08:36 EST The hole is healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718550 So far it has been a good weekend. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I got a call from Ginger… and she said her dil was coming and bringing “The Granddaughter” for a visit at the nursing home. Prayers have been answered mine those of my SP friends and other friends, too!! <BR> <BR> Ginger called me this morning (Sunday) but I missed the call… She left a message on my answering machine but I had a hard time hearing her whispery voice in the recording. I will go to visit her in the morning. I... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:20:59 EST So now you know :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718502 <BR> <BR> <BR> In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. <BR> <BR> Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. <BR> <BR> And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dos't thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou cans't trade without ever leaving thy tent?" <BR> And Abraham did look at her as though she were severa... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:40:01 EST Another Hole In My Heart. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712147 Another hole in my heart. <BR> <BR> Call came in about 8:15 AM June 6, 2014 <BR> My friend “Ginger” who has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks, called me this morning to say the doctor is putting her on ‘comfort care’. There is nothing more that they can do for her. Part of me is glad that the medical world is going to make the rest of her days as free of pain as possible. But the selfish part of me wants her to stay with us, to once again be healthy and pain free.. once again I ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:50:11 EST