PJSTIME's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PJSTIME PJSTIME'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/ My latest knitting projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823934 Since today is Thanksgiving day I want to say a big thank you to my mom and grandma who instilled in me the joy of hand crafting. My grandma always had tatting she was working on and my mom always had a knitting project. Unfortunately I didn't really get interested in knitting until after mom had passed away and poor grandma couldn't tat slow enough for me to figure out how to do it. <BR> <BR> But I know they are both smiling down on me now as I seem to be knitting every chance I get. S... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:33:10 EST Fitting words from a book I just finished reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604419 “Remember this – life is a like a stairway. We begin our lives at the first step and continue upward until our death. The stairs for some will be many, while for others, they will be few. Some will find their stairs hard and difficult to climb, others will traverse life’s path with little effort. <BR> <BR> But the real importance of life lies in the knowledge that we have lived each and every day to its fullest without worry for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Finally there is an old Jewish saying: a... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:02:22 EST Latest Painted Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462990 Here is my latest painting project. The satellite dish we will now be using when we are traveling. I hope it will work. The working components will still have be added. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684070340.jpg"> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:29:08 EST Dad meeting Jackson (pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224689 I took dad to meet his great great grandson today. He said he had forgotten how small babies were but he was sure smiling while holding him that little guy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572910234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There was one bittersweet moment when he mentioned my brother Dave and how he just couldn't get over the fact that Dave was gone. But he also said that a new life came into the world too. (For those who don't know my brother died just last mon... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:13:56 EST You knew I had to do it post a picture of my great grandson Jackson (my first great grandchild) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207123 I got to hold that precious boy for the first time today. He is a little doll with all his dark hair and so tiny (he weighed 5lb 6oz when he was born on January 9. It has been a long long time since I held a baby. Needless to say it was Love at First Sight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l187895643.jpg"> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:36:35 EST Wallhanging for my great grandson. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191110 Did I tell you that I will be a great grandma next week. Am I excited - yes I am. <BR> <BR> Jackson is to be born on January 9 and I love to sew, paint do crafts so I made this for his room which they have decorated in a baseball theme. I also made the teddy bear to use in place of a bow on the package. The bear is very basic with nothing that can be broken off and swallowed. I even made the shirt with a velcro closure. <BR> <BR> Now that this project is done its time to find a new ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:10:10 EST Knitted scarves for Christmas (Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140144 Here is the latest project for my girlie gifts this year. The two around my neck are for myself the rest will be presents. <BR> <BR> I will be giving 3 of them away today to Dave's neighbors and his hospice nurse. I want them to enjoy them as long as possible before Christmas. So I am spreading the cheer now. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1674058645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:55:57 EST OH NO not another craft - YEP Fabric Bowls (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031867 So I am trying yet another craft - fabric bowls. I have really enjoyed making these two this weekend. They were easy and fast to make. But it also means more $$$ for different supplies and maybe!!! a new sewing machine provided I keep making them, after all the poor old machine I am using is 32+ years old. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921144017.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l943580336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:28:26 EST Sunday Funny for all everyone but especially school teachers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011679 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482475750.jpg"> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:57:03 EST Parking Ticket - What the H*** (you can fill in the blanks) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011121 I forgot to share this story with all of you. <BR> <BR> Many of you know I have been under tremendous stress this year and things are not getting much better so keep that in mind while reading this. <BR> <BR> I had taken my brother to yet another one of his unending doctor's appointments and as we were walking out to my car he says "You've got a ticket on your windshield" <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I take it off and we get in the car and I thought to myself oh well I guess $10 or $15 ticket ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:20:40 EST Oregon Vacation Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4971431 We just got back from a vacation to Oregon and thought I would share some of the highlights with you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685063514.jpg"> <BR> One of the forest fires we saw in the distance. It is horrible to think about all the loss people have endured in fires this year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l767777944.jpg"> <BR> A cute little ground squirrel that posed for us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 15:05:19 EST Sadie's Memory Stone painted by me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911781 This was in all honesty one of the easiest painted projects I have ever done. Everything just flowed so smooth - just like she was guiding me (and maybe she was). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964023356.jpg"> <BR> This was the picture I used as a reference. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256824330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the finished project and it is now sitting on our porch by the front door until we decided where her perm... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:27:26 EST St Joe 5K today with pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898892 Had a great time doing the St Joe Parkway 5K but boy oh boy was it a hot and humid race. We were wringing wet when this one was over. I didn't do it for the race time but instead a good time with my spark friend Seksunshine and her son Josh. We don't see each other but once or twice a year so as we walked we caught up on what has been happening in each others life. <BR> <BR> This was one of those time it meant more to me to visit than get a fast time. We said we needed to get together... Sat, 26 May 2012 13:40:05 EST Twice Baked Potato (for BLC 19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889372 TWICE BAKED POTATOES <BR> <BR> I have never had these in a restaurant so I just made this up. <BR> <BR> Bake your potatoes as you normally would and when done (and still warm) scoop out the insides (after slicing off part of the top which I save) and mash with whatever ingredients you want. I usually use a little mik, salt, pepper, chives, and some shredded cheddar cheese (not too much). <BR> <BR> Then restuff the potatoes with this mixture and return to oven before you are ready to eat t... Sun, 20 May 2012 07:08:53 EST Saying Goodbye to our Sadie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842039 I know my friends wonder where I was yesterday. It was a sad day in our house and a couple of sleepless nights for DH and I. <BR> <BR> Our Sadie (14 year old dog) took a big turn for the worse and we ended up putting her down yesterday. We new it was the best thing for her but that did not make it any easier for us to do. She had been losing weight from not eating much as well as other sickness side effects. They couldn't say for sure but with all her symptoms and lab results they had b... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:03:18 EST This says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l914554367.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:14:46 EST Little things are a big blessing today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809422 As you may know my brother is going through radiation. The first treatment was today. The last couple of months have really been very tiring and busy for both of us. I am his designated driver, secretary, etc etc <BR> <BR> I was able to talk to the social worker today and we now have transportation arranged for his treatments starting April 10 and he has a friend who has agreed to take Dave tomorrow and Friday and Tuesday and Friday next week. With those days available to me I was able t... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:49:35 EST The caretaker (me) needs to remember to take care of herself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769727 With everything that has been going on with my family I have somewhat neglected by good diet. I have lost weight the last 3 weeks (more due to stress than eating properly) with that being said I want to continue on the this losing streak so I am putting more effort into cooking some things for me. Now that may mean I tote a lunch box with me everywhere I go. But I can do this afterall I do it all the time when working. <BR> <BR> I have known this about myself for a long time if I don'... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:28:12 EST Should have put myself in a time out but ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720308 If I had sat in a chair in the corner for a time out the chair probably would have broken. It was one of those starts to my day. <BR> <BR> I get up a couple of hours before DH and Sadie that is my quiet me time to spark. I have a cup of hot tea and make DHs coffee. I started by spilling over a pound of coffee grounds on the floor and stove while my tea water was heating. I got most of that mess cleaned up and went to pour my hot water for my tea and spilled that. You should have heard ... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:26:52 EST BLC 18 Transformation Blog with Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707209 For this challenge we are supposed to blog about our transformation since starting with spark. <BR> <BR> A picture of me before starting spark (I had already lost 10 pounds before this was taken) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550281332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I would never have dreamed that I could and would enjoy exercising and that eating this healthy food would become enjoyable. I have learned to eat foods that I never even heard of before spark such as kale, chia s... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:47:41 EST Socks socks and more socks (pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686860 I have been knitting myself socks over the last year and someone wanted to see a picture. So I thought I would just put several of them into one picture for you to see. <BR> <BR> I use variegated wool yarn. Wool can only be washed i cold water and line dried but I have found they are the most comfortable with all the walking I do they keep the moisture away from my feet much better than cotton. <BR> <BR> I haven't been brave enough to try and use different colors in a pair of socks (chang... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:04:55 EST What I will do in 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654607 I don't usually set goals/resolutions for the year as such and just keep slugging along. Because of that I haven't reached my ideal weight and have been stuck within 10 pounds for over a year. Well after reading so many blogs and thinking about what I need to do this year I have committed myself to putting something in writing. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Walk and/or jog 30 miles a week. <BR> <BR> 2. Do 25,000 fitness minutes this year. That is a big number but that will keep me m... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:55:06 EST I haven't blogged in a long time but thought this was very appropriate for Christmas time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4637169 God's Wife <BR> IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF <BR> I especially liked number 5! <BR> <BR> Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once <BR> Talked about a contest he was asked to judge. <BR> The purpose of the <BR> Contest was to find the most caring child. <BR> <BR> The winner was: <BR> 1. A four-year-old child, whose next door <BR> neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his <BR> wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old <BR> Gentleman's' yard, climbed ont... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:38:04 EST My latest painting project. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549531 I finally got them hung on the wall. I wanted to have a fresh coat of paint on the wall first especially since I was changing the color. These are now hanging in the dining room. <BR> <BR> I will post the grouping then each one separate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285184038.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671643469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l708973914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:41:14 EST Bad PJ Versus Good PJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4531998 Wednesday mornings I am usually exhausted from STs, walking, and a cardio class on Tuesday night. So I look for any and all excuses (Bad PJ) I can to not walk on Wednesday. <BR> <BR> It was supposed to be raining this morning (bad PJ liked this) but it did not rain (good PJ liked this) so their goes that excuse right out the door/window. <BR> <BR> I don't have enough time (that is rarely a good excuse as I get up 4 hours before I have to be at work). <BR> <BR> In the end this morning ... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:41:55 EST 1st Colored Pencil Drawing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477450 Just goofing around with my new pencils. This is the 1st colored pencil drawing and I just grabbed some black construction paper I had laying around. <BR> <BR> Using a book I bought for some directions and pattern suggestions. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l225482780.jpg"> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:00:06 EST Drivers License Honesty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469443 I renewed my drivers license this morning and for the 1st time (maybe ever) I didn't lie on my weight. No I am not at my goal YET but I will get there. But I was and am proud enough of where I am right now that I didn't feel the need to lie. <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S. My hair was also long in the old drivers license photo now it is short. The only thing I didn't like is the wrinkles I am seeing now. <em>40</em> But thats just the way it is at least I am in better physical shape than I... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:51:51 EST Just sit on it with Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4407211 I have been working for a few weekends in sewing new seat covers for the 39 Ford Coupe my DH and are restoring and that job is finally finished so wanted to post some pics. <BR> <BR> This is a picture of the dash which I wood grained with acrylic paint. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937684007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the original seat and believe me it was hard to get a pattern from this cover as there wasn't much left before taking it off let alone after we got ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:56:06 EST You know it is hot when http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4376426 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935992963.jpg"> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:08:18 EST MIDDLE AGE TEXTING CODES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374132 <BR> I just had to pass this one on <BR> <BR> ATD -at the doctor. BFF -best friend fell. BTW -bring the wheelchair. BYOT -bring your own teeth. FWIW -forgot where I was. GGPBL -gotta go, pacemaker battery low. GHA -got heartburn again. IMHO -is my hearing aid on? LMDO -laughing my dentures out. OMMR -on my massage recliner. ROFLACGU -rolling on floor laughing and can't get up. TTYL -talk to you louder! Wed, 20 Jul 2011 06:46:44 EST Our day at Nelson Atkins Museum in KC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303375 We made it to the museum and I was overjoyed to meet sparker Russellorama. Her smile and personality are infectuous and I can't wait to be able to spend more time getting to know her sometime in the near future. <BR> <BR> I had not been to this museum since I was in high school and we won't say how many years that has been. They had a special exhibit of Monet's Water Lillies (3 huge panels mounted on a wall) We walked and walked and walked and then went out for lunch before heading back ... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:10:05 EST Personal Training Session with Fitpris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4292113 I had my first training session ever. Boy have I been wasting a lot of energy lately doing my strength training wrong. Fellow sparker "Fitpris" asked me when I got there how I felt - my reply was nervous and excited and that I had no idea what to expect. After discussing what my goals were and what I had been doing she put me through an exhausting workout that is now my new routine. Some of the exercises I had been doing I was just going through the motions or just doing them wrong)... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:22:23 EST Newest Painting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278856 Here is my latest acrylic painting. This is the 1st in a series of 3. I have the 2nd one prepped and some of the background done. <BR> <BR> With temps getting hotter here in NW Missouri I may be spending more time inside painting. <BR> <BR> After attending the Decorative Painting Conference a couple of weeks ago I have a renewed excitement to get more projects done. Lots of ideas floating around in my head I want to do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 17:33:54 EST Painting Conference in Wichita, Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4254832 I met a cousin from Oregon at the Decorative Artists Convention in Wichita Kansas last weekend and wanted to share a few pictures with you. <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful time and the convention was good too. She was taking some painting classes so I had time to shop on the convention floor and do a couple of make and takes (these are really small projects that vendors help you do and then you can take them home and most are free thast the kind of price I like) <BR> I found a few sets of brus... Wed, 25 May 2011 07:41:25 EST Mature Peoples Birthday Party (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4202429 I took my dad back to Iowa to be with his sisters to celebrate birthdays. My dad and his twin sisters were all born on the same date April 30 but the twins are 4 years younger than dad. We always hear alot of old stories from them when they get together and laugh alot and cry as its not possible for all of them to be together very often (distance and having to rely on someone to get them there can make it difficult) <BR> <BR> But we managed this year so I will add a couple of pics <BR> ... Sun, 1 May 2011 13:47:53 EST Just a little something different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4185556 I had not walked since Tuesday - yes I was doing other exercises like cardio classes. I wasn't being a slug. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> To day I decided I didn't want to drive to the trail to take a walk so I put on my hiking boots and made a 5+ mile walk on our country gravel roads. It was really a great workout because the boots weigh more than my walking shoes and there are some pretty good hills too. So my bu** may be dragging tomorrow. But that will help burn off the calories I c... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:11:08 EST I Love It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4149998 my MP3 player. I loaded it with music yesterday songs from oldies, 60s music, show tunes, instrumentals, gospel, blues, jazz and of course country(a wide variety from CDs I had and some of my moms too). <BR> <BR> It sure makes walking even more enjoyable and at times I was glad no one was watching me bebop down the trail. And lets not even talk about my singing ability. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Some of the songs brought back memories I had old Mills Brothers (from moms CDs) she had take... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:56:54 EST Dogs always Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131983 I received this in an email from my cousin and wanted you to enjoy it too. <BR> <BR> A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. <BR> <BR> He wrote: <BR> I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. <BR> Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?" <BR> <BR> An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote: <BR> <BR> SIR: "I've been operating this hot... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:29:03 EST Will Walk for Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4102957 The local volunteer fire dept has an annual BBQ/Bake sale which was today. I always drive and pick up dinner for DH and I and buy something from that darned bake sale table. <BR> <BR> I decided today I would just take my bag and walk to pick up the food. Its is about 3-4 miles round trip. I only bought 1 dinner and a pecan pie for DH (I can resist this). They had other desserts one I wanted to get was a Coon Hunters Cake but as luck would have it it wouldn't fit in my bag and was to... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:44:53 EST New Hairdo and Met a Sparker Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078776 Thats what I did yesterday. <BR> <BR> This picture is of my sparker friend from Texas that I met for the first time yesterday. <BR> Getitdun on left me on the right I really enjoyed meeting with her and had a great visit and we met at the beauty shop and then had a light lunch. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l212573846.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hair before appt <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l444751557.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New hair cut <BR> ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 11:52:11 EST Yesterday in Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4066057 It was a fine day of fishing. I managed to catch a 3lb bass - Frank caught a 6 lb bass. We only do catch and release on the bass so they are still swimming in the lake. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256638542.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A cute little colorful turtle. He was enjoying sunbathing on a log. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199405512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And a alligator that wouldn't let us get too close before he would submerge himsel... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 12:26:28 EST Mama Taught Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4011477 I owe My Mother <BR> <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" <BR> <BR> 4. My mother taught me LOGIC. " Because I said so, that's why." <BR> <BR> 5.... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:37:35 EST Bathing Beauties (Pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963269 The title made you look didn't it? <BR> Well this is how I spent some of my day today soaking up sunshine. (Not that I am rubbing it in) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82916173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No it was too cold for bathing suits so we just pulled the bench out into the middle of the parking lot where we could really get the sunshine on us. We even had a Cabana Boy bring us some ice water. The man working in the store surprised us by bringing out the wat... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:19:08 EST Belong to Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930810 This was taken from a book I finished reading today. <BR> <BR> Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos <BR> <BR> "We think our parents are in charge right? Like they know what they're doing? But the truth is they're making it up as they go along just like we are . Just like everyone. If we judge them by their worst mistakes they're all gargantious failures. Maybe you should try judging your mom by her intentions by whether she like loves you or is doing her best." <BR> <BR> The last line is... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:57:08 EST More or Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3862507 The holiday is over and we don't celebrate New Years by going to any parties so I am starting back to seriously working at reaching my goal. This will be the year I reach it. <BR> <BR> I will be exercising MORE and tracking my nutrition MORE <BR> I will be drinking water MORE <BR> I will use those new walking shoes MORE starting today <BR> I will look in the mirror and say nice things to myself MORE <BR> I will try out new recipes MORE <BR> <BR> I will be throwing away those peanut butter... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 07:24:38 EST A little holiday Humor - Enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3846852 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903675209.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l807773372.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l121341555.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l815355976.jpg"> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:30:19 EST What about your past? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3839079 Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. <BR> <BR> - William Osler, Canadian physician <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't worry about our mistakes just put one foot in front of the other and move forward and we can and will reach our goals. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 07:59:04 EST OK guys don't get yourself in the doghouse. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3823672 Its a little long, but very funny. At least to a woman. <BR> <BR> <link>link.brightcove.com/services/player/<BR>bcpid1543292789?bctid=3130509001 </link> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 13:43:57 EST Toddler to Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3822214 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37097789.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I apologize if this offends anyone. But I thought it was cute. This cutie is not any relation to me but I wish he was. Fri, 3 Dec 2010 17:01:20 EST Just do it don't make excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819922 A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. <BR> <BR> - Stephen Dolley Jr. <BR> <BR> <BR> This was one of my spark emails today and really thought how appropriate. How many of us have made excuses instead of just doing. My hand is up because I know I sure have. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 16:34:28 EST