OVERACTIVEELBOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OVERACTIVEELBOW OVERACTIVEELBOW'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/ A Why quote... food for thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919165 <BR> "Why do some women feel their only value is in their body? Why do they continue to stuff their shapes into too-tight dresses, their feet into stilettos, their brains into closed vaults that can’t breathe and subsequently suffocate? Why do they tuck and nip and smooth when the ultimate beauty isn’t on the surface at all? And why do they not see this?" <BR> <BR> quote from this author's book: <BR> Campisi, Mary (2014-01-06). A Family Affair: Truth in Lies (Truth in Lies, Book 1) (p. ... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:29:24 EST Learn to SWIM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915002 <BR> Mom teaching baby to swim, and dive, too !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=QpTqV6<BR>LPl8c </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:22:06 EST Watermelon Cake !!?!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913814 Found this in my email inbox this morning.. and just had to share this with YOU !! <BR> <BR> <link>http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/<BR>play;_ylt=A0LEVj.WmjNVK.cADgUnnIlQ;_yl<BR>u=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2Jm<BR>MQR2dGlkAw--?p=Watermelon+cake&tnr=21&<BR>vid=CA7D0654A00A0D7857FDCA7D0654A00A0D<BR>7857FD&l=376&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.<BR>bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.jXM%252bZ8XeqH<BR>CadJXIESvzSA%26pid%3D15.1&sigi=121ih0r<BR>hp&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%<BR>2Fwatch%3Fv%3DefDn... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:33:11 EST FlashMob in Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911999 At least that is what the video says. <BR> <BR> Give it a try,,, I think you will like this <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/eee4-d7FUis </link> <BR> <BR> This link was found in my inbox this evening... <BR> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:29:03 EST Garden Hike (?) come and enjoy ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905756 A friend emailed me this site.... <BR> The pictures brought to mind the pictures an SP friend shares when relating her "hikes"... so while I watched the youtube video.. I had my SP friend right there with me as we wove our way through the video. <BR> Imagination is a wonderful gift... which I use abundantly. <BR> Hope you enjoy this as much as I did and I expect to enjoy it again each time one of my SP friends views this video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/9H9IojB9iYY </link> <... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:53:37 EST Happy Easter !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905358 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832509757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All I need to know <BR> I learned from the Easter Bunny! <BR> Don't put all your eggs in one basket. <BR> Everyone needs a friend who is all ears. <BR> There's no such thing as too much candy. <BR> All work and no play can make you a basket case. <BR> A cute tail attracts a lot of attention. <BR> Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day. <BR> Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits. <BR> Some body parts should... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:23:10 EST for my friends who (are / were / want to be) teachers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904282 found this in my email inbox today... ( I think it is a rerun... but still a goodie) <BR> <BR> After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said: Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage w... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:26:37 EST Powerful Motivation (In My Humble Unbiased Opinion) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903729 I just spent an hour at cardio rehab viewing this film... <BR> <link>theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films/m<BR>ain-films/Consequences </link> <BR> <BR> If you need motivation to choose a healthy life-style watch this... <BR> I bet you come away with an "I will do this" not just a "It would be nice" or "I will TRY"... <BR> We all know that wishing and trying usually run out of steam at the first real test of our choice to live a healthy life-style.... But "I WILL DO THIS" and mean it wit... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:42:40 EST Did you read this??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900483 <BR> found this article on my start page <BR> one of the bullets in "Today's Top Stories" <BR> and I wanted to make sure you did not overlook this one. <BR> It is really more than just about your bathing suit.. <BR> <BR> Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1626 </link> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:43:52 EST a Why? for a Thursday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899938 <BR> Why do we watch the news on TV? <BR> Actually I have stopped watching my TV, I rarely turn it on and if I do I am looking for a movie that I am willing to spend the time to watch. <BR> <BR> I stopped watching the news because it never or almost never reported on any happy or good news. <BR> <BR> Why is that I wonder.... <BR> <BR> is it because to ease the pain of our personal sadness we want to see and hear about the tragedies in others lives? Is someone else's pain greater than you... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:17:14 EST Courage, Will, Want ! ? ! ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899336 A friend posted this in her blog <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1289133223.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I responded with this: <BR> <BR> working at finding "The Courage" .... <BR> <BR> or is it "The Will" <BR> <BR> another way of saying "The Want" <BR> <BR> <BR> I am pretty darn sure her focus is body size (weight and toning) <BR> but, maybe there are other areas of our lives that require the same levels of courage, desire, need, and... [What other words can you come... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:41 EST Just Do IT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872946875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OR - EVEN - WORSE ! ! ! <BR> (than not liking your body) <BR> <BR> A body that is NOT healthy enough to allow you to do those things you wish to do... <BR> like: <BR> talk a walk, <BR> .........with friends, <BR> .........to see the sunrise <BR> .........or a sunset <BR> play with children, <BR> ........yours, <BR> ........a friend's, <BR> ........grands, <BR> ........great-grands !! <BR> be able to <BR... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:57:36 EST A babble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897510 I think my biggest fear of successfully losing weight is: <BR> That nothing much about my life will really change. <BR> Except I will be lighter on the scales, and I will need to purchase smaller clothes. But my friends, and activities will stay pretty much the same. <BR> I will not suddenly become a great hostess or housekeeper/homemaker. <BR> I will not suddenly FEEL like an insider or any of those other cozy comfy FEELINGS.. <BR> Life as I know it... will pretty much remain unchanged. <B... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:18:41 EST For my friends thinking SWIMSUIT time is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890565 I know that there are a couple of you who are working hard to be "SWIMSUIT" ready as soon as the "ICE is out of the pond" well maybe a few days later so the water temp can come up a wee little bit more... but you know what I mean... <BR> So when I saw this article I had to try to make sure YOU got to see how very right on track you are with your goals and your plan to achieve those goals. <BR> <BR> Have you read this article lately ? <BR> <BR> Top 10 Tips to Get Bathing Suit Ready <BR> <B... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:03:18 EST Just me... sharing some posters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889199 Maybe you will chuckle: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1573620762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Smart man <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l826087229.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am VERY much missing my special someone today <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1520575772.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope you found a smile in your day <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l902015290.jpg"> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 12:29:22 EST from my inbox.. 'A Wedding' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886843 <BR> Robert , 85, married Jenny, a lovely 25 year old . .. ........ Since her new husband is so old, Jenny decides that after their wedding she and Robert should have separate bedrooms, because she is concerned that her new but aged husband may over-exert himself if they spend the entire night together. <BR> <BR> After the wedding festivities Jenny prepares herself for bed and the expected knock on the door. Sure enough the knock comes, the door opens and there is Robert, her 85 year old g... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:45:54 EST from my inbox.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882936 <BR> this sounds good in theory... BUT .... If you were a congressman.... would you vote away your BENEFITS? I mean, really. <BR> -or- set up a means for the masses that are paying for your benefits, to take your benefits away? They are not that stupid. Are they? <BR> They do not go into office wealthy, but they do retire wealthy... <BR> <BR> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- <BR> From: C.... <BR> Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 5:21 PM <BR> Subject: The Buffet Rule... <BR> To: <BR> ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:24:06 EST Is Gluten-Free Right for You... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882297 here is the link to a slide show for some information you might want to know <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-glut<BR>en-free-diet?ecd=wnl_day_022415&ctr=wn<BR>l-day-022415_nsl-ld-stry&mb=gzyosOGWrs<BR>SxHSZ6S7GyteHnVev1imbCgEFySu0KPGk%3d </link> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:57:14 EST And Then... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881631 On Monday my son came and finished raking the roof.. He also got out a ladder and shoveled off the flatter roof and took a hammer to the icy ridge along the eave-edge. (no more drips, at least none detected!!) Of course he had to snow blow a path the the barn where the ladders are stored. If you are living it... life never gets dull. Dull only happens when you shift into neutral and stop living and are just coasting along. <BR> <BR> Someday mankind will have invented eco-bubbles and our h... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:01:10 EST So much for having a lazy day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880610 Well, it started out a little bit lazy... <BR> then I realized that there was a good sized plow bank at the end of my driveway.. and that my son's car would most likely not be able to make it through... so I bundled up, fired up the snow blower and proceeded to make a hole for him to get through. He arrived before I got as much done as I had planned He finished the job of clearing the drive and the paths. <BR> <BR> I proceeded to be lazy once again.. <BR> <BR> Then I heard a noise ... a ... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:08:12 EST Golfer At The Dentist... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877532 Golfer at the dentist <BR> <BR> This one may bring a little tear to your eyes . . . Only a golfer would understand this story of a GOLFER AT THE DENTIST. <BR> <BR> A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. The man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one heck of a hurry I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about the anesthetic, I don't have time for the gums to get numb. I just want you to pull the tooth, and be done with it! We have a... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:21:05 EST Fun Facts About ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876786 <BR> Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slides<BR>how-fun-facts-fruits-vegetables?ecd=wn<BR>l_din_020215&ctr=wnl-din-020215_nsl-ld<BR>-stry&mb=gzyosOGWrsSxHSZ6S7GyteHnVev1i<BR>mbCgEFySu0KPGk%3d </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> ---AND--- <BR> <BR> The Truth About Metabolism <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/rm-qu<BR>iz-truth-about-metabolism?ecd=wnl_fit_<BR>020215&ctr=wnl-fit-020215_nsl-ld-stry&<BR>mb=gzyosOGWrsSxHSZ6S7GyteHnVev... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:29:44 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873981 <BR> Happy for all those who have a special someone in their lives.. They may not be perfect, but then again who is? (not an honest human, that is for sure) <BR> <BR> Have a Happy Valentine's Day... <BR> <BR> a holiday does not mean you should allow yourself to fall all the way off the wagon of your "Healthy Life-Style" ... It is a long tedious climb to get back on the wagon and back to where you were before you took the fall. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:00:45 EST Today is an UNofficial support your public library day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870866 (I just made up the "Support your Public Library Day" - but I do think we should have at least one of those days every year... maybe every month?) <BR> <BR> I do hope that you ALL have library cards for your local library and maybe your local library has online access to your state library... between my local library and my state library I almost always have at least 2 or more library books in my care... paper and audio books from my local library and from my state library downloaded to my ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 19:10:38 EST sharing a video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870328 I just opened an email and found this link and decided to share it in this blog. <BR> <BR> VERY unsure how others will react to this <BR> The video is captioned "I bet she regrets asking her question' <BR> <BR> <link>ozziesaffa.blogspot.com/2014/06/i-be<BR>t-she-regrets-asking-her-question.html </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:59:14 EST Friend's blog brought to you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869933 <BR> I think everyone should read this! <BR> If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this! <BR> If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it. <BR> If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope! <BR> <BR> Why Go To Church? <BR> <BR> A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 09:40:11 EST Another "Friend Blog" recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869489 Another Friend blog recommended !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869341 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 16:00:41 EST A couple of videos to watch, or not ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867984 Some things to watch... if the links work... <BR> <BR> You and I and Old Barns... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/J8Ioa1gVVeA?sh<BR>owinfo=0&rel=0> </link> <BR> <BR> Train and SNOW sure looks like a great ride.. I would like the opportunity to share <BR> <BR> <link>safeshare.tv/w/DYEsPODBwX </link> <BR> <BR> KiwiRail is a New Zealand state owned enterprise.. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:54:29 EST Kids - What they say.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867050 <BR> If you like reading kid responses to question... <BR> I invite you to go visit this blog posted by one of our sister Sparkers !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867042 </link> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:11:07 EST The Bagpiper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866324 <BR> Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. <BR> <BR> Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. <BR> <BR> <BR> As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I di... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:18:39 EST Old political poem (friend found in really old clippings) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864416 <BR> “Eleanor, My Eleanor” <BR> (composed by an American flyer risking his life daily n the South Pacific) <BR> <BR> Called off the bombing for today <BR> Wheel out an Army ship, <BR> Hold up the war so Eleanor <BR> Can take another trip. <BR> <BR> Immobilize a fighting plane <BR> Fetch oil and gas galore <BR> For this old gal is off again <BR> To some enchanted shore. <BR> <BR> For 10,000 miles she goes <BR> To have her weekly fling, <BR> And rub her nose against the nose <BR> Of some... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:43:26 EST Do You Remember When...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863541 from my Email InBox <BR> note: there were some OLD pictures embedded in this which, of course, I couldn't just copy/paste here. So they got left behind, because I wouldn't take the time to highlight and save each picture, then download each picture to its proper place in this narrative. BUT, since this trip down memory lane has been being passed around for years... you probably have already seen this with pictures in-tact many times. But if you really want a copy with pictures... send me y... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:46:42 EST Time Gets Better with Age.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862422 a forward from a friend being forwarded to you. <BR> <BR> Time Gets Better with Age... <BR> <BR> This is a cute discussion of what we learn as we progress thru life. <BR> Read it through to the end, it gets better as you go! <BR> <BR> <BR> I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries <BR> when we sing "Silent Night". <BR> Age 5 <BR> <BR> I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my <BR> broccoli either. <BR> Age 7 <BR> <BR> I've learned that when I wave to people in the ... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:12:35 EST Need a smile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861460 <BR> visit this SP member's blog.. (her Saturdays are usually a chuckle) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861386 </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:17:24 EST One FUN link & educational, too ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860838 Good Morning, afternoon, or evening, whichever it may be.... <BR> <BR> This link was posted in the introduction to next week's tracking challenge of the 2015 Winter 5% Challenge Community team. By the way I happen to be a member of the "Casual Travelers team" we are a little less "GUNG-HO" but still serious about our health goals. <BR> <BR> Anyway, back to why I posted this link... it REALLY is FUN and EDUCATIONAL, TOO !! and I just had to share it with others who just might not have foun... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:54:14 EST Another DocMikeEvans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859589 What is the single best drink for your health?? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjutU<BR>rbIM3I </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:21:28 EST Techno Savvy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859024 <BR> A Spark Friend shared this with me... and I am sharing it with you.. <BR> <BR> Think you are tired of paper ? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/V_gOZDWQj3Q?re<BR>l=0 </link> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:55:42 EST If you only have time for one blog today... make it this one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857955 <BR> Like the title said... <BR> <BR> If you only have time for one blog today... make it this one... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857655 </link> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:33:09 EST from my inbox.. Random Thoughts As We AGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852053 <BR> *Random Thoughts As We Age...* <BR> <BR> *Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!* <BR> <BR> *I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks!* <BR> <BR> *I don't need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off!* <BR> <BR> *Old age is coming at a really bad time!* <BR> <BR> *When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment ...now, as a grown up, it ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:38:04 EST Grandma's Birth Control Pills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849687 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668800837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> for those who will have trouble reading the "FINE PRINT" <BR> <BR> Grandma's Birth Control Pills <BR> <BR> A doctor that had been seeing a 80-year-od woman for most of her life finally retired. <BR> <BR> At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her. As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he realized she had a pre... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:55:45 EST from my inbox.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848992 copy / paste... <BR> <BR> Subject: Why? a Damn Good Question <BR> <BR> http://gallery.mailchimp.com/18ee15d4996<BR>b2034673c2d10c/images/65f7aa3c-9170-40<BR>43-b757-3ee2a7718d45.jpg <BR> <BR> <BR> John E. Perry <BR> end-copy/paste <BR> note: my email showed what you will see at the web-address, should the link work. <BR> <BR> I learned something.. if this is telling the truth... the USA has a lot more in common with the UK, Canada, & Australia than I thought !!! No wonder so many want t... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:26:16 EST Wooden Christmas trees... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846206 No I am not still up... well yes I guess I am... I went to bed but the sound of the eaves drip, drip, dripping was driving me crazy, and by the way that is a very short trip,,,, any way, I fought with the pillow for an hour or more and finally gave up, got up and fired up the computer, and here I am... ' <BR> <BR> Now what.... Oh, I know... a friend shared this with me today... <BR> Art work with wood... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/embed/1yWmqbl<BR>tB-c </link> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:17:26 EST As Much as things Change, they stay the same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841299 A friend was going through some antique papers AND shared the following find with the Senior Lunch group. Most here will probably not remember the object of the poem.. I only recollect him from history classes, movies, etc. <BR> <BR> The poem is titled "Rejected:" <BR> <BR> A stranger stood at the gates of hell, <BR> The devil him-self had answered the bell. <BR> He looked him over from head to toe, <BR> And said, “My friend I’d like to know, <BR> What you have done in the line of sin <BR> ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:35:23 EST Keys, locks, random thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840699 The "KEY"?!!? - what it takes to help you make the best or better choices <BR> The "LOCK"... that which hinders your making the best or better choices <BR> <BR> Since EVERYTHING that touches our lives changes us.. we are continually evolving and what supported our reaching our goals yesterday, just may not fit the bill today. Say nothing about the fact that our goals of yesterday may have absolutely nothing in common with what our goals are today. <BR> <BR> Be prepared to be your own loc... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:46:37 EST A blog you may want to visit/read... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839951 <BR> You may want to visit this blog SuzyMobile posted 'As Resolutions Eve approaches <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839606 <BR> She will give you the address to a very interesting blog on facebook <BR> <BR> I went on the visit... and brought back this address: <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/AnneLamott/posts/60<BR>6742779455369 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you find the blog as interesting as I did. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:02:00 EST Recognize YOUR Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839940 Find YOUR path and endeavor to make GOOD choices at every opportunity. <BR> <BR> Healthy choice or less than ideal, <BR> full portion or just a taste, <BR> seconds or firsts only.. <BR> walk or sit, <BR> move or stationary, <BR> smile or frown, <BR> grouch or grateful.... <BR> <BR> every day is filled to over-flowing with choices... <BR> way too many times we do not even notice (recognize) that we have made a choice. <BR> How many choices have you made in the last hour? <BR> Were t... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:45:26 EST Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837516 Hope this works.. <BR> <BR> <link>view.s7.exacttarget.com/?j=ff241d717<BR>d6d&m=fe9e13727565047c73&ls=fe5b157475<BR>620d757110&l=ff68117275&s=fe5b15737265<BR>06747313&jb=ffcf14&ju=fecc107474670678&r=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this link works... but will probably be contaminated by %20 inserted in one or places which will lead to an error message... just look for the %20 and delete them out and the address should work fine. <BR> <BR> Oh, this is a link to the Monday, December 22... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:12:30 EST Let It Snow, outside !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837308 Okay if you go to this web-address... and plug in an address.. you can look out through the window see the address entered and watch a snow shower... It is a fun way to send snow to the sunny climes. <BR> <BR> <link> http://www.pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-ch<BR>ristmas-2011 </link> <BR> <BR> This seemed like a good idea when I started.. but now... not so sure.. It is a little scary that a picture of your home that you never authorized is out there in cyber space for just anyone to... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:43:39 EST Sharing a blog address http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832719 <BR> I think you might enjoy this blog <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832655 </link> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:11:32 EST Memory Lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832038 Read a blog with a couple of Rodney Dangerfield ... quotes(?) <BR> <BR> Which sent me down memory lane and I needed a place to Remember yester-year right out loud. <BR> <BR> I Miss the old-time variety shows where you got to see/hear new talent and revisit the tried and true, too !! You have to wonder if a show with the same mix as "The Ed Sullivan Show" would be a hit today. Oops, I then wandered farther down memory lane there for a moment and remembered the Carol Burnett Show and how ab... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:29:41 EST