SHAKESALOT's SparkPeople Blog SHAKESALOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community #88 thankful.... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Speaking of amazing colors!! Check out this unusual has triple set of petals. Pretty wonderful, huh? <BR> <BR> Wanted to share with my spark friends. Have a great summer!! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:07 EST #87 Thankful.... I am thankful that my days are filled with colors. Ever notice how each stage of the year brings new vibrant colors for us to enjoy? Or how mountains are constantly changing? I've noticed the sea does the same thing. <BR> May your days have many colors to brighten the day! : ) Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:06 EST #85 Thankful... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am thankful for playful moments.... Life is for living. Laugh lots!! Enjoy whatever you are doing. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:56:30 EST #84 thankful.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy to <em>174</em> or other critters around. No tumbling into the brier patch. Was able to gather about a gallon of fresh blackberries(these are the early ones- lots more coming). <BR> <BR> A restful, enjoyable a thunder shower brewing.....hoping for a nice cooling rain that is slow & steady.....great for garden. <BR> <BR> Have a great upcoming week!!! : ) Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:41:08 EST #83 thankful... Today is supposed to be picking day for the blackberries. Going to leave early so miss the hot of the day and hopefully beat the birds, raccoon's, and bears to some of them. Most will go in the tubs, but quite sure my mouth will be stained purple by the time I'm done. <BR> <BR> Most will be transformed into homemade jam for winter usage. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> What memory will you make to carry you through the upcoming winter months? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! ; ) Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:43:53 EST #82 thankful.... I am thankful for the times I can laugh at myself! <BR> <BR> I was in a situation this morning that was out of my control and could have been the beginning to a very bad day. Instead of allowing myself to become upset...I returned home, took an outside shower, went inside and took another much needed bath.....drank some cool water, and regrouped. Was able to do my walk and still have a chuckle at myself. <BR> <BR> what's the saying...If life gives us lemons, make lemonade! <em>2... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:55:08 EST #81 Thankful.... I am thankful for quiet times... <BR> <BR> Let's one let their hair down and just absorb their surroundings. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Take yourself a moment and see the beauty. : ) Happy day! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:16:57 EST #80 THANKFUL***** ; ) I am thankful that I am seeing improvement with my cholesterol levels!!!!! : ) and a few other test looking good. <BR> <BR> I am thankful not all doctor calls are bad!!!! : ) <BR> <BR> Hope your day is spectacular!!! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:30:31 EST #79 Thankful.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am thankful for taking time to smell the roses in each of my days. <BR> <BR> Every day is a good day to stop, breathe and move. : ) Have a wonderful day!! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:10:44 EST # 78 thankful..... Woo Hoo my first squash is coming on the plant!!!! I am thankful..... <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:01:03 EST #77 thankful.... I am thankful for leftovers!!!! <BR> <BR> I love creating something new with leftovers. Any quick fix, ideals for grilled chicken?? <em>53</em> thinking maybe mini pot pies or Tex/ Mex tacos..... <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:39:18 EST #76 Thankful today.... I have many things to be thankful today. The people around me, my friends, the freedoms we enjoy everyday. <BR> <BR> Have a safe and enjoyable day. : ) Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:22:12 EST #75 Thankful... Today I was walking and turned my ankle. Happened so quick and could have been another set back.... I am very thankful no damage was done. Seems fine now. <BR> <BR> Have a good day doing the things you enjoy!! : ) Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:58:26 EST #74 Thankful.... I am thankful my garden is producing ripe tomatoes and lettuce. Looks like cucumbers and squash won't be far behind. <BR> <BR> Healthy eating for cheap!! and let's not forget the free berries! Yum <BR> <BR> Hope your day is great! Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:04:19 EST #73 Thankful today.... <img src=""> I am thankful for days that just seem beautiful from the get go. <BR> <BR> I hope you are having a beautiful day!! : ) Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:51:00 EST #72 Thankful today... I am thankful today for waking without a headache. I was able to get outside and enjoy a walk with Zz(my dog). We seen several deer and stopped to pick some raspberries and dew berries. I count these as free foods..... they are refreshing and give incentive to keep moving. Their little burst of surprise is never knowing when they are going to be super sweet or tart. Ok, occasionally a bug might be the surprise...ka phewy! <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Hope you are having an amazing da... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:56:57 EST #71 Thankful I am thankful for the lightening bugs that lite the sky last night. Their little burst of lights was amazing to watch and the tree frogs were singing their songs in the background. <BR> <BR> An amazing end to a great day. <BR> <BR> Let's have a wonderful day today. : ) Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:51:39 EST # 70 Thankful I am thankful for morning hugs! They make one feel good and show somebody cares. <BR> <BR> Here's a morning "Hug" just for you. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:14:13 EST #69 thankful... I am thankful for the support I get on Spark People. <em>220</em> Keeps me moving in the right direction. : ) <em>304</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:15:46 EST #68 Thankful I am thankful for silliness. My dog, Zz, is such a hoot. The way he sprints after something or ducks into the weirdest places..... wish you could see him for my words cannot do it justice.... I never get bored watching him enjoy the moment. <BR> <BR> Wishes for today that we all learn to enjoy the moment for whatever it may be.... <BR> <BR> Have a happy day! : ) Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:45:14 EST #67 Thankful I am thankful that the raspberries are producing. I am also thankful that when I fell during picking them the vines caught me before I hit too hard. Escaped with a few battle wounds but all okay. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day!!! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:49:09 EST #66 Thankful I am thankful to be home!!!! Was good to do some visiting, but is nice to return to normal life. <BR> <BR> Hope your day has many things to be thankful. : ) Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:27:55 EST #65 Thankful... I am thankful will be able to do some visiting. : ) <BR> <BR> I haven't quit or gave up.....just away..... : ) <BR> <BR> Stay healthy and happy!! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:12:57 EST #64 thankful moments.... I am thankful for delays some days. <BR> <BR> Have you ever had a hectic start, running behind, cut off in line or traffic? Then come around a bend or turn and discovered an accident.... could have been you. <BR> <BR> Next time you are running behind..... maybe it will be a moment to be thankful; instead of complaining.... <BR> <BR> Have a safe and happy day! : ) Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:56:14 EST #63 Thankful... I am thankful I married a man that knew how to be a father. : ) <BR> <BR> Wishes for a great day! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:42:57 EST #62 thankful I am thankful for the streams that give me fresh trout. <em>492</em> Yum yum <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Happy day! Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:13:12 EST #61 THANKFUL.... Today I am thankful for recipe quick fixes that have flavor!! <em>4</em> Helping me stay on track. <BR> <BR> Have any go to recipe that you couldn't live without?? Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:59:49 EST #60 Thankful... Today I am very thankful that technicians didn't find breast cancer. Of course the final report has not been made. Clean bill of health! I'm one of the lucky ones!! <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Please get checked.... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:48:10 EST #59 Thankful.... I am thankful I get a day out of the house. Seems the only places I go anymore is the doctor's offices. One scheduled today as well, but should have a bit of free time to just browse. Looking forward to just doing that..... Happy day to all. : ) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:40 EST #58 Thankful... Today I got my car back from the garage. She seems to be running fine. Plan on taking her for a longer ride tomorrow. Woo Hoo!! Love having wheels again!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:55:34 EST #57 Thankful... I am thankful I didn't have to get any additional testing done today at the doctors office!!! <BR> <BR> Seems like I am living at the offices these days. Going to go enjoy this sunshine that have been blessed. Have yourself an awesome day! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:59:36 EST #56 THANKFUL.... I am thankful I seen the scale move downwards!!! Been a long time and a struggle, but I am making it happen once again. : ) Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:42:32 EST #55 thankful.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am thankful somebody cooked for me!! <BR> <BR> Yummy goodness....these drunk chickens. made for a good start to a great day! <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day!! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:49:35 EST #54 Thankful today... I am thankful for the low key, relaxed life I live. <BR> <BR> I can wake to the fresh morning dew and see stars when I go to sleep at night. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 06:00:05 EST #53 thankful... I am thankful for Aloe! Seems I got a wee bit too much sun and it sure has helped! : ) Happy day! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:14:34 EST # 52 thankful... I am thankful for comedy. It feels good to laugh from a chuckle to down deep belly rollers. <BR> <BR> It has to be good for the body. Let's find some comedy and lighten the day. <BR> <BR> Many Chuckles and gut rumbles wished...... <em>100</em> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:53:13 EST #51 thankful.... I am thankful for the sane moments when the chaotically insane world intrudes on my personal space. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a sane moment if your world suddenly seems insanely chaotic. Happy upcoming weekend. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:33:32 EST thankful.... I am thankful for music...... <BR> <BR> It can express things one is feeling or soothe the soul or just relax one's body. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 05:42:04 EST Thankful #49 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for people who knows the meaning of "understanding." Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:33:11 EST I am thankful... #48 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for comfortable shoes! Thank goodness they all aren't made the same. Ever wear a pair and by the end of the day you've developed a blister or your feet ache horribly? <BR> <BR> Yes, I am thankful for my comfy shoes!!!! <em>331</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:43:38 EST Thankful always.... #47 <BR> <BR> I am very thankful to be able to live in a country where I have the freedom to choose my own beliefs, live my life the way I want, and have many luxuries other people don't. <BR> <BR> I am blessed. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:17:43 EST Thankful..... #46 <BR> <BR> I am thankful to have a freezer!! <BR> <BR> That time of year when a person can stock up and buy extra's. Sure is nice to have a place to keep the produce from the garden. Or meats as they go on sale. <BR> <BR> Happy day!! : ) Sun, 1 Jun 2014 07:48:34 EST Thankful reason.... #45 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for good news!! <BR> <BR> I am thankful when someone shares good news or I have good news to talk about. <BR> <BR> The world is full of negativity....just flip on the tv, radio, or internet. Stand in a line at a grocery store....seems all anybody can say is negative. It brightens my day to hear good news. <BR> <BR> I am able to walk my 2 miles in 60 minutes most days! I am happy to share this with you. Any good news happening out there?? Sat, 31 May 2014 07:32:31 EST I am thankful..... #44 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for the taste of wild strawberries! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These berries are able to transport me back to my childhood with just a taste. As a kid used to spend lots time outdoors and this is one of nature's little treats we had discovered. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:46:32 EST Thankful today.... #43 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for smoke alarms!! Sometimes things work they way they are supposed too. <BR> <BR> Have you tested yours today? <BR> <BR> Wishes for each of you to have a safe and happy day!! Thu, 29 May 2014 07:44:45 EST Thankful today.... #43 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for smoke alarms!! Sometimes things work they way they are supposed too. <BR> <BR> Have you tested yours today? <BR> <BR> Wishes for each of you to have a safe and happy day!! Thu, 29 May 2014 07:44:45 EST Thankful.... #42 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for the quiet moments that give us a chance to recoop. Wed, 28 May 2014 08:18:31 EST Thankful thought... # 41 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for insect repellant!! <BR> <BR> The weekend was awesome, however, the bugs seem to have developed major teeth over the winter. Think I was used as their buffet dinner! LOL Even after applying repellent... seems they still wanted a piece of me. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 06:05:10 EST Thankful today.... #40 <BR> <BR> I am very thankful there is charities set up to help the veterans and their families. Well, in fact, all charities that reach out and help children, disabled, needy or less fortunate. <BR> <BR> I am also thankful for those who give of their time and money to make them work. <BR> <BR> May each of you be blessed. Happy day!! Mon, 26 May 2014 13:13:56 EST Thankful thought #39 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for mornings that start out pleasant..... the day tends to get better & better. <BR> <BR> My morning started with a cup of coffee watching the fog as it lay across the field and deer casually passing through. The cobwebs glistened as the sunrise peeked the mountain tops. Birds were starting to sing and the air smelled fresh. <BR> <BR> <BR> May each of you have one of those days..... : ) <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 06:41:17 EST