PURPLESPEDCOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLESPEDCOW PURPLESPEDCOW'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/ DGD2's 1st Birthday!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871472 We celebrated my granddaughter's 1st birthday today. Her official birthday is on Tuesday. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676873156.jpg"> <BR> First the young guests helped her open presents. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2017346437.jpg"> <BR> I love her shirt! This is the basket I got her for her stuffed animals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1705755540.jpg"> <BR> She loved her princess balloon. <BR... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:03:30 EST Written on my Sparkpage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838993 <BR> 2015 <BR> <BR> I am putting my goals here where they are seen every time I come to my page. <BR> 1. no eating after 8 PM. <BR> 2. track everything eaten, no exception. <BR> 3. walk daily. <BR> 4. gym workout 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> It is time to get serious and stop denying the problem which is my relationship with food. <BR> It all begins tonight, no putting off until tomorrow any more! <BR> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:20:02 EST History of the Poem on my previous blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837594 During the desperate days of the Battle of Britain, hundreds of Americans crossed the border into Canada to enlist with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Knowingly breaking the law, but with the tacit approval of the then still officially neutral United States Government, they volunteered to fight the Nazis. <BR> <BR> John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was one such American. Born in Shanghai, China, in 1922 to an English mother and a Scotch-Irish-American father, Magee was 18 years old when he entered f... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:26:10 EST For my Father http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837564 In honor of my Dad - I miss you, Daddy. (1922 - 2008) <BR> <BR> High Flight <BR> <BR> Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth <BR> And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; <BR> Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth <BR> Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things <BR> You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung <BR> High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, <BR> I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung <BR> My eager craft through footless ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:53:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l660674373.jpg"> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:37:42 EST Just Had to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1846060301.jpg"> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:11:58 EST Some Fun Pictures of my Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764459 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l729868738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> watching the otters play <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2140989823.jpg"> <BR> He loves this stream that is outside the aquarium. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104229343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now that she can sit up by herself, she is able to be involved at the children's museum. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l110619103.jpg">... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:33 EST Something I Need to Read Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l108477919.jpg"> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:42:24 EST Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758293 I find myself sitting here watching GD2 jumping in her jumperoo while GS is napping upstairs. GD1 will be here in a couple of weeks. I should be jumping over the moon for joy. I retired and one reason was to be able to take care of them and I am not missing teaching at all. <BR> So, why am I sitting here with tears in my eyes while not liking myself at all. I don't like the way I look. I don't like my blood sugar numbers. I don't know how to eat, what to eat, how to exercise, what is w... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:17:13 EST My New Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756453 It is midnight blue with more features than I can count. I will have to read the manual on this one! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788012688.jpg"> <BR> automatic doors and a sunroof! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498647070.jpg"> <BR> I now have room for 3 car seats and 2 extra people. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720381250.jpg"> <BR> leather seats and the front seats are heated. 3 different temperature zones Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:12:47 EST Have my challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720686 I have said for years that I want to inventory all the antiques that my husband and I inherited so that my children know what each item is and why it is important to the family. My dad did this so I am lucky that I have something to go with. However, when my sister and I went through his house after he died we had trouble finding some items because he did the inventory by category. I am going to do mine by room because I do not think I will be moving anything any time soon. This way, when... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:15:45 EST I need a challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720168 I have decided that I can't sit here on the days that I don't have the grands. I no longer need to make schedules or stuff for the new school year, so I think I need to make a challenge for myself for the next two months. So now what will be my challenge? I know it should be weight loss or exercise but I have lost motivation for those right now, which is the reason for the challenge. I have a reward if I meet the challenge. My plan is to post every day about my challenge. So I am turni... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:30:19 EST This is my new life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717424 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714151746.jpg"> <BR> sweet little girl <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012828724.jpg"> <BR> grandson being silly <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l606603847.jpg"> <BR> coloring the afternoon away <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1017049780.jpg"> <BR> holding her head up and rolling over now <BR> <BR> My life is wonderful. Still trying to figure out ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:18:47 EST What is Happening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707015 I have one day left of work. I retire next week. I always thought I would jumping for joy at this point - no more paperwork, no more lesson plans, no more meetings, no more being hit or hurt by students, no more parents who don't seem to appreciate what I did. <BR> I am so happy that I get to spend time with my grands on a daily basis. I will have a relationship with them that my parents never had with my kids. I will be in their lives and they will be in mine. I am planning things to do... Fri, 30 May 2014 19:27:22 EST Starting Over for the New Phase of my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701676 May 23, 2014 <BR> Once again, I start again. I have lost count of how many do-overs this makes. Maybe this time it will make a difference! I have my physical in a month and it won't be pretty if I don't get my act together. So, looking into ways to lose the weight and to increase the exercise....comes down to stop eating so much! DH was told today he will have to follow a low fat diet, so that means I will as well. I also want to cut back on my carbs. I am going to set my trackers up t... Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:02 EST Retirement Gift from my School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743482689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will get lots of use next year with my grandbabies! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:08:27 EST An unexpected day with a doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260698840.jpg"> <BR> first - check the baby's temperature <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l759818688.jpg"> <BR> then, look at her eyes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1810139663.jpg"> <BR> don't forget to listen to her breathe <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986425479.jpg"> <BR> have to give her medicine <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:14:08 EST Making up Snow Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645534 My county finally came out with how the county will make up the snow days: <BR> students are forgiven all days, <BR> certified employees (me) will add June 3 and 4 to our year (they were furlough days, so furlough days were switched) plus 40 hours of flex time! So my last work day is June 4 - the day before my birthday. At least we have all of March, April, and May to make up the flex hours. <BR> paraprofessionals will have to work on May 30th and June 2nd and have 15 flex hours to document. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:56:18 EST A Day with DGS with pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637242 My DH and I took our DGS up to Chattanooga to visit the aquarium and the creative children's museum. We all had a blast all day long. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157590877.jpg"> <BR> first thing we got to do was pet a corn snake. I didn't realize how soft snakes are. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2018289669.jpg"> <BR> He loved watching the fish. We only got through one of the buildings today. Took 2.5 hours going at DGS's pace. <BR> ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:16:12 EST Winter Storm February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1168566445.jpg"> <BR> Round one gave us at least 1/4" of sleet Tuesday night. Luckily, my DD and new DGD had been discharged from the hospital before this hit. As you can see, it was on the roads and sidewalks as well as the ground. I am glad that we had sleet and not the freezing rain other places got because we kept power. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508405917.jpg"> <BR> This is a picture of my backya... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:13:54 EST A Blessing Before the Storms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218769498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> meet my new little granddaughter. She was born yesterday at 1:39 PM. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz <BR> length: 18.5" <BR> Once she decided she was ready, she came very quickly. I am very glad that she decided Monday was the best day to be born because the state is ready for very bad storms tonight and tomorrow. <BR> Family is now home and resting. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:21:43 EST Georgia Had Snow Today - and What a Mess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l145263197.jpg"> <BR> my front yard at 3:30, now you can't see anything but snow! <BR> Georgia is under a state of emergency! We had snow today that came in fast and heavy. Schools closed at noon in several metro counties and transportation was a nightmare. My little ones all made it home safe. It took me 2 and half hours to get home (normal time 30 minutes). Some students were not picked up or buses had to return to schools. My county ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:16:21 EST Just Called Me Confused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604716 The state employees in Georgia are all covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield HRA health insurance now. What fun it has been to learn about how an HRA works and earning extra money for your account through wellness incentives. <BR> I thought I was doing well in starting to learn about things at the beginning of the month. Under United Healthcare, I had a co-insurance waiver program that paid for most of my supplies and medications for my diabetes. Being on insulin, that saves big bucks! So I c... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:15:27 EST Totally Frustrated with Doctor's office http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601474 I saw my doctor's nurse practioner on the 8th. Got all my prescriptions written because as of the 1st I have new insurance. sent all prescriptions into the mail order service we are supposed to use, which I have used before without any problems. well since they got my prescriptions, I have had to deal with three problems. First my prescription for my syringes was written incorrectly. Dealt with that easily because I had ordered from there before. By the time I got home, there was anothe... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:06:35 EST New Baby is Going to Be Here in a Few Weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600516 DD1 had a shower yesterday for her expected daughter. Her friends were so sweet to throw her a shower since it is her second child. She got tons of clothes for her little girl. However, her MIL and I noticed no onesies or sleepers in newborn or 0-3 months sizes. So when I told DD1 to let me know what she still needed those were the sizes she had little to nothing in. MIL and I got together (love texting) and I went out today since it was a day off and headed to my favorite consignment sh... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:52:58 EST Spark Solution is ranked by US News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586151 For the first time Spark Solution was added to the diets US News ranks. Just thought I would pass on the link. PS. Spark was ranked at 13th out of 28 different diets. <BR> <link>health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/<BR>us-news-ranks-best-diets-weight-loss-h<BR>ealthy-eating-and-more </link> <BR> This what was said about Spark - "Follow the Spark Solution, and there’s a good chance you’ll shed pounds. The plan emphasizes a winning weight-loss combination of exercise and healthy, reduced-c... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:11:45 EST Another Thing the Diabetics Must Watch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559180 First some background: <BR> In October, my doctor took me off my long time medication for my restless legs and put me on Requip. Okay, worth a try. I had been on the other meds for years and taking one medication over two is cheaper. So I spent the next month weaning off of one medication and onto Requip. That was finished the beginning of November. And then I noticed that every afternoon, my legs would jerk and twitch. Then the pain started. Add in muscle cramps at night. I also was ... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:13:57 EST Things a Special Ed. Teacher is Called on to do...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546355 After a long day of children not listening or following directions (more so than usual), I finally take my 2nd loaders down to wait for the bus. I have four kiddos with me. We are sitting and waiting very nicely when my KK student, jumps up and starts pointing down the hall and crying. He is nonverbal, so I start doing my "20 questions". He is insisting that we go back to the room. My room is in the front wing and we are in the back hall waiting. He is pulling me and trying to get me to... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:33:41 EST Have a Decision to Make http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539580 Background: <BR> 1) I have little to no cartilage in my feet which causes my toes to go in weird positions at times that was painful and hard to return to normal. This can happen at different times of the day, but is worse when walking or jumping. <BR> 2) The lack of cartilage also affects the top of my left foot which results in pain and burning. <BR> 3) I have restless legs syndrome which is uncontrollable movements occupied with pain, itching, burning and the need to move or walk. This c... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:42:20 EST I Am Disgusted...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528479 ...with myself. So weighing myself once a month is NOT going to work because I put on 4 pounds this month! So new plan time. <BR> Need to turn unhealthy habits into healthy ones. <BR> First up: no more snacking at night. That's it. One snack leads to a major binge so I have to stop with dinner. <BR> Next up: using Netflix to do strength training. I hope there are some videos on there to use. If not I will find a few DVD's to use and either way will buy hand weights to use at home. <BR... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:42:53 EST An Interesting Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527779 It was a wonderful day in my neighborhood today. My para had to leave to take care of a family emergency around 8:30 this morning. So there I was with 7 little kiddos to take care of and keep busy while being productive. This is because I teach students with autism and routine is very important. At first we thought she would be gone a couple of hours, so no problem I thought, and told the office not to worry about a sub for a couple of hours. So we did what work we could and I kept every... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:27:51 EST A Wonderful Day with DGS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524645 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280864855.jpg"> <BR> riding my foot powered bike <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1947494536.jpg"> <BR> clean out the pumpkin <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622717127.jpg"> <BR> finished product <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1103980720.jpg"> <BR> played with Mai Mai's Thomas train (I love Thomas) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:26:24 EST Way to do Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513431 I won a raffle basket at our fall festival on Friday night. It is a sports basket and I am using the items as Christmas gifts for my sons-in-law and my DS. The basket contained a tailgate table, a gift card to Dicks Sporting Goods, a Falcons hoodie, koozie, hat, football magnets, Braves hats (4), Braves, tee shirt, travel mugs (2), two pairs of flip flops, and two tomahawks. I have divided it all up and think it is good. Everything new so I am thinking I made a very good investment of 20 ... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:46:27 EST Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503665 got my lab results today. <BR> cholesterol is good at 180 <BR> HDL is good at 49 <BR> LDL is good at 89 <BR> Triglycerides need work at 210 <BR> A1C is 6.4 <BR> Potassium is high and I am to stop any supplement with potassium and have it rechecked in two weeks. <BR> So right now, my multivitamin is out because of the potassium. Back to eating Cheerios for breakfast. <BR> More exercise is in order. Hello Wii! <BR> also track blood sugar and call in the numbers in two weeks. My fasting blo... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:28:31 EST If You Can't Laugh, You Would Cry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498127 My doctor's office is changing over to a new computerized record keeping system that will give all doctors in the system access to health records. About time, I mean Kaiser had that years ago! But no one ever told me what a pain it was to do this process. <BR> I went in Monday for my lab work. Normally, I have a 7 o'clock appointment, get in, get out and to work on time (sorta). Well, I went in Monday and they informed me that the new system was starting up that day and like any new thing... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:00:58 EST Beautiful Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493070 Pictures from Mt. Sugarloaf <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787095184.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l464349390.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101700993.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1437788320.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and the reason for the visit: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094360705.jpg"> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:20:52 EST Just Had to Share My Little Fashionista! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l519645260.jpg"> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 20:44:58 EST How To Get Your Car Washed (the fun way) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256141528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1920083210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He helped washed. Then I waxed the cars while he napped. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:41:15 EST New Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463273 First I want to thank the encouragement I received from my Spark friends on my previous blog. <BR> I did a lot of soul searching and thinking over the past 24 hours. <BR> Question: What do I want? to be healthy and have my diabetes under control; to be around to see my grandchildren grow up. <BR> Okay, nowhere did I think of weight loss in that answer. That is secondary to me right now. So my plan is: <BR> 1) eat enough to have my after meal blood sugars where my doctor wants them, between ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:37:39 EST Talking the Talk, but not walking the walk....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462181 I am struggling big time. I know what to do, but I am not doing it. I am over eating at night and probably not eating enough during the day. Sounds like a circle dance. I can't seem to care enough to really work at weight loss. I keep losing and regaining the same 4 pounds over and over and over and over....... <BR> I am only doing the minimum on Spark, but to be truthful; it is more out of habit than making a decision to work on my weight. I feel I should leave Spark and give up becaus... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:16:31 EST 8-4-13 motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443885 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1268934824.jpg"> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 07:29:48 EST 7-24-13 Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431575 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l762112192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Find which letter works for you! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:54:19 EST 7-22-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429181 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l471984334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need I say more! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:51:33 EST 7-21-13 Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48932962.jpg"> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 08:11:23 EST Motivation for 7-20-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427116 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l794945727.jpg"> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:09:23 EST Motivation for 7-19-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426079 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1949739016.jpg"> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:06:39 EST Today's Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425047 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1517742237.jpg"> <BR> <BR> borrowed from goggle images. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:38:37 EST Today's Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423887 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194422875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> borrowed from Brainy Quotes Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:21:07 EST Today's Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423404 I am borrowing this from Sparkpeople's quotes, but it fits today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385018066.jpg"> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:21:53 EST And finally the guest bathroom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414499 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103016671.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l45476066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My painting is over finally. After five years, with about four years of not painting in between, my house is all painted. Next step will be redoing the floors - that I will leave to the professionals! <BR> Just thought you would like to see the final room. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:09:56 EST