RAINA413's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAINA413 RAINA413'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/ At work WAAAYYYYY to early. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667983 Lordy I am at work WAAAYYYYY to early today! <BR> <BR> I opened my email and was checking my sparkmail when I saw the recipe of the day. <BR> <BR> Frozen Melon Kabobs <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1975525639.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looks delicious, but I read this as Frozen Melon KaBOOBs. I nearly fell off my chair laughing!!! <BR> <BR> Now I am going to go get some coffee so I seem less insane to my co-workers. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:01:31 EST NSV (taking back my ME time) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660385 I am really proud of myself for taking charge of my life! <BR> <BR> Work has been really stressful and when I saw I wasn't on the schedule for five days my husband and I decided to take a little vacation without using vacation time. Sadly everywhere we wanted to go there were bad storms so we decided we would do a vacation around the area where we live instead but be total tourists about it. I REALLY needed the time off. I happened to mention to my boss as I was leaving Tuesday (and I even s... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:12:51 EST Inspirational blog post by BONOLICIOUS2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658665 Everyone needs to read this very inspirational blog post by my friend BONOLICIOUS2. She is always encouraging me to be the best me I can be and this is just a wonderful post to end the week with!! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal.asp?id=BONOLICIOUS2 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:19:26 EST Ready for my close up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656061 We have staff photos for our new website today. Wish I had slept better last night. I just have a lot going on in my life at the moment and couldn't get my brain to quit. So, I have dark circles, but at least I look thinner than the last time we had to do staff photos, so there is the icing on that cake! I will share the website with y'all once it is up and running. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:47:24 EST Sinkholes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653616 Goodness gracious! <BR> <BR> Sinkholes are making my life crazy!! <BR> A huge one opened up at a city park where people like to get married. Now the city is scrambling to get all the weddings they had scheduled relocated. What a mess!! Thankfully I have been able to help out most of the brides. I understand that they are stressed out because to have this happen this close to your wedding is nuts, but why can't people be nicer to the people who are all scrambling to try and help? <BR> *sigh* ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:17:58 EST Éirinn go Brách! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649575 Wishing all my fellow sparkers a very happy and healthy St. Patrick's Day! <BR> <BR> Just remember, everything is good when done in moderation! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:41:31 EST Skinny Bookworm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647196 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089595569.jpg"> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:09:06 EST Birthday Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646500 WARNING this is totally a rant. <BR> <BR> I will probably sound whiny and ungrateful and I realize that, but I just really needed to complain to someone. You know how it is. Sometimes you just need to unload. Everyone here has always been so wonderful and non-judgemental, so I apologize in advance for potentially sounding like a spoiled child in this blog. <BR> <BR> **************************************** <BR> Ok, this is going to sound weird, but my birthday is totally stressing me out!... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:39:21 EST Motion sickness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645383 Last week is spilling into this week. Lots of really happy and really sad all at the same time. Work stresses and unrest has been at an all time high. In addition to that I found out that a good friend of mine found her son dead (suicide) at home on Sunday. She is devastated. I have been cooking & bringing her food all week. Then my cousin, found out she is having twins which is happy news but she is sort of freaked by the prospect of twins (who can blame her!). On top of that another good fr... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:12:22 EST Baby Gift Dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644525 For those of you who read my blog "SERIOUSLY?!?" from Thursday, March 06, 2014, you will know I have a friend who seems to be using me simply for gifts. Many advised to just send a card or ignore her altogether with, but based on how I was raised I am having great difficulties with this, so I compromised. <BR> <BR> Rather than doing a wishing well for her shower her sister in law decided that she would buy a bookshelf for the nursery and everyone could bring (and inscribe) a book for the ba... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:49:09 EST Cute! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642877 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084073265.jpg"> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 12:05:06 EST That damn scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642092 I have stepped on the scale once a week every week for over a month and it has not budged AT ALL. While this is usually incredibly frustrating, at first I was confused thinking I plateaued so I tried a few things to get over that hump but the scale still did not move. Then I just began to ignore the number and focus more on how I felt (pretty good) and how my clothes were fitting (slightly looser). Still that number is hard to ignore. Usually if it moves in ANY direction I am relieved because... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:54:40 EST SERIOUSLY?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641511 Am I the only person who thinks this is just rude? <BR> <BR> I have a friend. <BR> I email her on occasion but I never speak to her. I don't even think I have her phone number any more. We knew each other in high school and reconnected years ago over facebook. <BR> <BR> She invited me to her wedding. I was delighted to be included but surprised considering the vast distance geographically, but I sent a gift with my congratulations upon receiving the invite and told her I was not able to at... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:00:39 EST Explosions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640947 You know how sometimes you just have a terrifically crappy week and then realize it is not even over yet? Yep. That would be me right about now. <BR> <BR> My husband, knowing how much I love movies with explosions sent this to me while I was at work today to cheer me up. He is such a sweetie!! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn_HFEDNZ<BR>_Q Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:42:24 EST A lot on my plate (not food). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634689 I am having an emotionally draining week. <BR> <BR> Started off the week with some major tension and drama at work. I sincerely hope that we can find a way to work through all of this because I truly don't want to have to start looking for a job elsewhere. <BR> <BR> Then I get a call that yet another friend of mine is pregnant. To be honest, there is only one person I know right now who is pregnant and it truly doesn't bother me. It's not that I am not happy for these people, but it is re... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:26:45 EST Spark Points Bonus Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633290 Just curious...has anyone ever won any of the prizes featured on the bonus wheel other than Goodie Points? I have been a very active sparker on this website. I have spun the bonus wheel everyday and have never won one of the DVDs or books they feature regularly on the bonus wheel. I'm not complaining...I am just wondering if anyone ever has or knows of someone who has. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:52:30 EST Happy Birthday Connor!! (GF cake recipe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629054 Happy Birthday Connor!! <BR> <BR> Every year I make my close friend Connor something sweet for his birthday. Last year it was Moroccan cupcakes with almonds and a brown sugar glaze. (See Feb. 22, 2013 posting on my food blog for recipe - http://the-home-plate.livejournal.com/) This year I made him a gluten free chocolate cake and since he hates icing I smothered it all in homemade whipped cream! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202765018.jpg"> <BR> 1 1/2 cups semi-swe... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:59:20 EST Tips for Tourists (NYC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628664 A friend of mine sent this to me and I laughed so hard I just had to share! <BR> <BR> While I am no longer a resident of NY, I can still certainly relate!! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmPBPWHJ<BR>u4 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:33:49 EST What City Should You Actually Live In? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625600 What City Should You Actually Live In? <BR> <BR> I got: London <BR> (Ironically this is where I have been trying to get my husband to move to for the past decade.) <BR> <BR> Let’s be honest, you probably look pretty good in a Burberry trench coat. You’re the type of person who loves city life, but without all the hype. Your ideal day consists of the Tate Modern, a pleasant evening at a nice restaurant, and a hot cup of tea before bed. <BR> <BR> http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/what<BR>... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:12:03 EST Attila the hunk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625119 My darling husband knows I have a real addiction to movies and books. Lately I have been going on a real Jane Austen bender. That said, he got me Austenland (book & movie) and Midnight in Austenland (book) for Valentine's Day. I have watched Austenland 8 times in a row. He thinks I need to go to AA (Austen Annonymous). <BR> <BR> Now I am going on a movie marathon of some of my favorite romantic titles. They are, for the most part, mindless fluff, but I love them!! <BR> <BR> Sense & Sensibi... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:24 EST Attila the hunk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625118 My darling husband knows I have a real addiction to movies and books. Lately I have been going on a real Jane Austen bender. That said, he got me Austenland (book & movie) and Midnight in Austenland (book) for Valentine's Day. I have watched Austenland 8 times in a row. He thinks I need to go to AA (Austen Annonymous). <BR> <BR> Now I am going on a movie marathon of some of my favorite romantic titles. They are, for the most part, mindless fluff, but I love them!! <BR> <BR> Sense & Sensibi... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:22 EST White Castle Wedding (Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623608 Well, the wedding at White Castle was supposed to happen today. However, the poor groom is trapped up in New Jersey with this horrible Snowmageddon! All the flights are cancelled and he is stuck up there so they had to reschedule the entire wedding for March. More to come!! I promise!!!! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:37:10 EST What to wear where?! (suggestions??) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619406 If y'all have read my previous entry you know that I am to be the maid of honor this Friday for a Valentine's Day wedding that will be held..... <BR> <BR> (drumroll please) <BR> <BR> at a WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGER RESTAURANT! <BR> <BR> Yeah, I thought the bride was kidding, too! <BR> <BR> Apparently she won some contest on the radio. Totally bizarre and surreal, but there you have it! <BR> <BR> So, now I am stuck in the dilemma, what does one wear to a fast food restaurant wedding? Especi... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:16:44 EST White Castle Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619023 Could life get any more surreal?? <BR> <BR> I was just asked to be a maid of honor for a wedding to be held on Valentine's Day IN A WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGER RESTAURANT. <BR> <BR> I am not kidding. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 22:31:04 EST Find YOUR power (a repost from Whoviangirl 23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615898 <em>227</em> This is NOT my blog entry. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have copied this from Whoviangirl 23, but it was such a powerful message I felt the need to share! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> SPOILER ALERT <em>230</em> IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE BL WINNER, SKIP THIS SECTION!! <BR> I'm not going to say much about this, only that I DID watch the finale, and I am EXTREMELY disappointed with the outcome. Rachael is definite... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:25:34 EST Better not be getting sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611190 I'm sorry FitBit, but no amount of your cute motivation is going to work today. <BR> <BR> Right now I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for the next twelve hours. <BR> <BR> I hope I am not coming down with something. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:11:25 EST Whaddaya Know About That (me!) ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606747 As a sparkfriend put it, I feel like I have to do this chain thing because it brings back crazy middle school memories! <BR> <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 39, but I usually feel/act much younger so everyone is always surprised by my age. <BR> B is for Booze: Porters, Stouts, Margaritas, and Gin & Tonics <BR> C is for Car: Saturn Astra <BR> D is for Dad's name: Frederick <BR> E is for Ego: Not big one. <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Seriously? I have to pick just one? That is like askin... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 01:11:19 EST Finding A Book Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606208 After my last blog several people mentioned that they really loved to read and talk about books as well. My immediate response was you need to join a book club!! <BR> <BR> I suggest first checking at your local library. In many cases they have several that already meet there. If they don't your local librarians are a wonderful resource to the community. They will know who has a book club with books of your interest. Failing that you can always start your own. <BR> <BR> I have belonged to ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:38:56 EST Book Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605780 I cannot express enough the violence of my affection for the ladies in my new book club. What a delightful evening! I can hardly wait until next month!! <BR> <BR> And the scones and tea were a total hit with the ladies. <BR> <BR> Off to read next month's book!!!! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:24:10 EST Caught in the act!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604756 Hopped up on delicious donut holes (Don't worry! They are whole grain baked, etc), my husband caught me singing along to The Killers and dancing around the kitchen while baking raspberry scones for book club tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> *blush* <BR> <BR> Clearly I thought I was home alone! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:03:56 EST Clean Eating (ha! ha!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603655 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1502257437.jpg"> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:36:51 EST Non Scale Victory becomes a Scale Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587994 Yesterday I posted the blog Non Scale Victory. <BR> <BR> I should have waited a day because I was wrong! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I said that even after a 12 day long vacation (where I was determined to stay active) the scale hasn't budged, however, neither has my size 4 pants size! I was thrilled, of course... <BR> <BR> Well, today I stepped on the scale for some unknown reason...I am usually so good about only doing this once a week.... <BR> <BR> Lo and behold...I dropped 2 pounds! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:15:51 EST Non Scale Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586646 Even after a 12 day long vacation (where I was determined to stay active) the scale hasn't budged, however, neither has my size 4 pants size! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:38:08 EST Jewish Penicillin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584569 With everyone (literally everyone) in my office being sick and my husband being down for the count with a stomach virus I decided that being the coldest day of the year (only 1 degree in Tennessee!!) I would make my Grandma Sara's chicken soup and add my Grandma Etta's matzoh balls to it. Needless to say, my husband is VERY happy! (It's his favorite.) <BR> <BR> Grandma Sara's Chicken Soup <BR> <BR> 4-6lbs. chicken quarters & drumsticks - cleaned & salted <BR> Bunch (or more) parsley <BR> Bu... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:12:03 EST Baby...oh baby.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572883 For reasons I won't go into here and not by our choice, my husband and I do not have children. This is a fairly touchy subject and my family knows it. This is why I am so bothered that my cousin, who is fully aware of the entire situation, decided to call me on Christmas morning to tell me she is not only pregnant, but she is having TWINS! Why she couldn't wait until the day after or tell me when she knew and told other immediate family members the week prior, I have no idea. I just feel this... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:54:45 EST Gone Fishin'..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572561 Spending the holidays at my father in law's house down in Florida. Since there isn't a whole heck of a lot to do down here we chartered a boat and went 12 miles off the coast for some fishing. When I get home I will be able to download my photos from my camera onto my computer for further posting, but I was quite pleased! I caught 18 fish and one of them was a 21" grouper! They gutted and fillet all the fish for us. We will be dining on snapper, mackrel, and grouper for the rest of the trip! ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:00:40 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571822 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! Hope Santa brought you all you wished for! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:02:05 EST Celebrity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568012 I was interviewed by a local celebrity today. Murph the Rabbit from the popular children's show Murphy's Burrow (we live in the town of Murfreesboro...) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751298113.jpg"> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:45:52 EST I'm getting better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564233 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1910087946.jpg"> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:06:22 EST Trains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563296 My nephew (who is really into trains) just informed me I am "HO gauge". <BR> I'm not THAT short....I prefer to think of myself as just concentrated awesome!! Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:53:52 EST Book Lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562464 The hot new meme is to pick 10 books that left a lasting impression. I'm hoping you will reply with your list of ten books. <BR> <BR> 1. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens <BR> 2. The Black Flower - Howard Bahr <BR> 3. The Botany of Desire (which introduced me to Michael Pollan) - Michael Pollen <BR> 4. Practical Demonkeeping (which introduced me to Christopher Moore) - Christopher Moore <BR> 5. Route 66 AD - Tony Perrottet <BR> 6. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova <BR> 7. The Elephant K... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:32:57 EST Party Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559489 I am really proud of myself for eating so healthy at the first Christmas party of the season. It was a work event so I nursed one drink all night and ate lots of healthier treats and smaller portions of the less than healthy items. I did cave and eat a small brownie, but it was a party! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l962461367.jpg"> <BR> Here is a photo of my best friend Connor and I at the party. Made myself a new dress! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 01:13:15 EST Fun times at the mansion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559483 Fun times at the mansion! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l822616381.jpg"> <BR> My best friend Connor & I. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356024019.jpg"> <BR> My adorable niece in the dress I made her for Christmas. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1003153845.jpg"> <BR> My friends Olivia and Erin with my niece Jordyn. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75669856.jpg"> <BR> My... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 00:56:39 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY SIX http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553105 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. <BR> <BR> By changing the way we look at our every day chores and hardships, we can turn our attitudes into gratitudes for all the many, many things we are so blessed with! <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for literacy. There are few things in the world that I find more r... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:35:12 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY FIVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552323 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. <BR> <BR> By changing the way we look at our every day chores and hardships, we can turn our attitudes into gratitudes for all the many, many things we are so blessed with! <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for my little brother...who keeps me young! <BR> <BR> <img src="... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:36:52 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY FOUR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551162 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. <BR> <BR> By changing the way we look at our every day chores and hardships, we can turn our attitudes into gratitudes for all the many, many things we are so blessed with! <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for friendship. I have a very dear friend, the first friend I mad... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:02:03 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY THREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550382 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. <BR> <BR> By changing the way we look at our every day chores and hardships, we can turn our attitudes into gratitudes for all the many, many things we are so blessed with! <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for my parents. My mother was an event planner and my father was a... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 01:03:19 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549552 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. <BR> <BR> By changing the way we look at our every day chores and hardships, we can turn our attitudes into gratitudes for all the many, many things we are so blessed with! <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for my coworkers. While most of my friends absolutely dread goin... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 01:01:14 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549549 This week is Thanksgiving, so here's a Thanksgiving Challenge for all my sparkfriends. Every day this week post one thing you are grateful for that doesn't appear to be a blessing and then explain why you are thankful for it. For example; I am thankful to be able to wash all the dishes and clean the kitchen each night. Why? Because I go to work all day and my husband works from home he makes me healthy and delicious dinners every night, so to show my appreciation I do all the washing up! <BR>... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:58:44 EST Slip Ups Happen to the Best of Us.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545384 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1385734435.jpg"> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:48:12 EST