SHARON10002's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SHARON10002 SHARON10002'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/ Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Back to School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990624 Woo Hoo! It's Friday again! And not only Friday, but the Friday before school starts again! OK, all you moms, take it easy on the imbibing today,eh? I know you are celebrating the return of some me time in a few days! Let's get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the upcoming holiday weekend, and get your "Long Weekend Atta-Tude" goin' on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0a0af25-275e-4511-baf9-88c5f96aeeff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since school is starting in a few ... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 23:29:04 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Dieting -Thick and Tired of It All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986460 Hello you wonderful Sparkies! It's finally Friday that day of the week so many of us wait so (im)patiently for to arrive! It's time to get our happy face on, and get ready to let loose of all those little cares and worries, and whatever else has been constantly nagging for our attention all week! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8816e41-b213-46d7-9131-6d7b377d4b9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are some funnies that I hope will help get those chuckles, and belly laughs goi... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:26:09 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Fun: Hot Pun In the Summertime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982243 It’s Friday again! Our summertime and summer fun is coming to a close. We’ve shore all been dune our thing all week, and it’s time to seas the day! So grab your summer beverage of choice, put on your flip flops, and floppy sunhat, and mosey on out to your favorite chaise, or hammock. It’s time for a little latitude adjustment. <BR> <BR> Why don't we just imagine ourselves on our own <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18ec49cc-98b0-49f5-8b6a-1ef237b05bc3.jpg"> ... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:42:40 EST Loving Yourself: The Perfect Body Image Around the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981060 Do you feel irritated about how the media incessantly injects their ideal body into your day? We are constantly bombarded with messages to lose weight, reduce our wrinkles, get rid of that cellulite - along with a myriad of other suggestions that we simply are not good enough as we are. We are encouraged to fight the battle of weight and aging, and strive to be someone other than who we are. <BR> <BR> Is there a "true" ideal body image for women? Certainly, the size zero physique that ha... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:54:34 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy and Life: Life's A Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978003 It’s Friday again! Long tide no sea! It’s summertime, and it’s vacation time. I don’t know about you, but I’m in need of a little vitamin sea about now. Ah. . . . a day at the beach. Sand between your toes, up your nose, and in your clothes. Ain’t life grand?! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/089ed8db-13f0-4754-b836-1384a4b54bdb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time to get yourself in your surfin’ shorts, luau tee, and flip flops, and get your “Life’s A Beac... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:54:36 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Have A Grape Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973802 The sun is shinin', c'mon get happy! <BR> Let go of all your worries and cares, <BR> It’s Friday Happy Hour, c'mon get happy, <BR> It’s time for our happy Atta-Tudes to share! <BR> <BR> Halleluiah! It's Friday again! Time to get your Funny Side Up, and here we go: <BR> <BR> It's Friday, and with our aging eyes you may need some glasses. . <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6f1f09e-0c13-48c0-940c-729345c7e58e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:29:39 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: More Punnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969864 Woo Hoo! It's Friday again! Time to get yourself in the right frame of mind for the upcoming weekend, and get your "Atta-Tude" goin' on. It's time for more punny pictures, and cartoons, and just plain Punny Stuff! So get your sense of humor on, and I hope these will make you smile, and not groan too much. If that's the case, I guess you'll just have to . . <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/382de1e3-f3fc-40ef-b762-ed3f6ac4a185.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:15:39 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - The Misspelling Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966081 Hello Spark Friends! It's that day of the week so many of us wait so long for to arrive, and it's time to get our happy face on, and get ready to let loose of all those things that have been nagging for our attention all week! Here are some postings that will help get those belly laughs goin' and those endorphins a-flowin'! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e24535c-860e-4136-b904-e969fe292fc9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:03:42 EST The Positive Side of Discouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965039 Have you felt discouraged lately? Believe me, you’re not alone. We all have our "off" day(s), week, or sometimes more of feeling this way. Being discouraged about our lackluster progress, lack of willpower, or ultimately, some perceived inadequacy within ourselves. When you’re feeling discouraged, failure is often the first feeling that comes to mind. What if we could learn to see the positive side of our discouragement? Is there such a thing? <BR> <BR> The irony of this is that t... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:22:43 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: More of That's So Punny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962362 It's Friday again! Time to get yourself in the right frame of mind from the hustle and bustle of the week, and get your "Thank God It's Friday 'tude" goin' on. So here we go with some more punny pictures, and cartoons that I hope will make you smile, and not groan too much. If that's the case, I guess you'll just have to . . . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f84751fb-5ed9-44f7-8464-ce14403cc8aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gu... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:09:30 EST A Fellow Sparkie and My Spark Buddy is Featured in an Us Magazine Article! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961352 Do you need a shot of "awesomely beautiful and powerful motivation" in your day? Well, I have got a story for you about one of our very own! <BR> <BR> It all began with a huge response to a "body image" and "fat shaming" comment that appeared in O Magazine. The comment basically said that if you didn't have a perfectly flat tummy, don't even think about being seen in a crop top. Here is the link about that article: <BR> <link>www.people.com/article/oprah-magazin<BR>e-crop-top-body-sham... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:13:02 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - You're One in A Minion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958728 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ba15caa-ec8c-4c57-b8b0-f5c44448cc59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48a5fc9f-784a-47fc-b47a-550c65f76b69.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c9a3df6-6462-4ea8-b914-a35f81dd8da6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/316787a3-4900-48e7-ba39-5a354cd81b84.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f7c7c15-bb6... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:38:31 EST Today's Shero: Courageous Plus Size Woman Proves Why Size Does Not Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957653 Being a Plus Size person is in the news. Rachael Taylor was shopping for a festive Fourth of July holiday top in Old Navy when she overheard the following comment between a mother and a daughter nearby. <BR> <BR> "The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, 'Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!'" Taylor recalled in her post. "Her mom laughed and said, 'Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!'" <BR> <BR> While the comment was not directed towards Taylor... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 17:19:24 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life! - Happy Fourth of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955018 Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Time to let loose and let go of the things that have preoccupied our thoughts and our time this past week, and get into the spirit and let our freedom ring! <BR> <BR> Here are a few funnies to help get you going in that direction: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88b256e1-f0a4-4f03-b426-ad97b2b5c27a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c20ced0c-8723-4dfc-b8b9-38d398628c01.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:45:45 EST Happy Father's Day to Our Dads, Husbands, and Sons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948637 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80124eb1-3883-42a4-b4af-54ce9f9202d8.jpg"> <BR> Here's a video that will warm your heart of men reacting to the news that they are going to become a dad. Do you remember that special moment? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/dovemencareus </link> <BR> <BR> If you are a dad, and would like to share your memory of this moment, we'd love to hear about it! For all who are reading this, do you have a special memory of your dad that you'd l... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:16:05 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Funny Test Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947864 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56143186-2f72-4bb7-8454-66be864dff94.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97a939a8-d568-493e-8db7-5b3c3da978c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edc18f8e-876c-4c86-bb14-487ad4090ecb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3473e3f-bba7-460a-8bfd-52c2d3c37bd8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a8218ed-3b0... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:32:33 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - Stop Texting Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944119 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6138fc4-8ef3-4da2-acf8-5b704fd5501a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's some text messages that will put a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5587cfc6-838f-4f40-a5b4-711e98131bf8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c53bec5-eb4c-4256-b850-efd99f11baeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1f8e166-892e-4ba8-a0... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:25:32 EST H 2 Oh . . . That's Just Beachy! It's Swimsuit Season Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940343 Why does swimsuit shopping have to be so traumatic for us women? I guess you can tell it’s that dreaded time of year again for me. I think I've burned enough calories since the last of the snow melted worrying about shopping for a bathing suit that I might look half way decent in! I figure I should be a size 4 by now! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b7c9f4e-c235-4be9-831a-5ae100d6eba7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a few thoughts that I think could mitigate that “... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:22:38 EST Good Tips Tuesday: 10 Simple Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14cd301b-8c4b-4715-90f9-e0c163d8d0c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> June is here, and summer is just three weeks away. Yikes! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d96ae416-d116-41aa-9a3e-fc6c4dd4d7bb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time to get those nagging little chores done so you can lounge by the pool with a nice cold glass of lemonade or iced tea, and enjoy the summer sunshine. Here are ten easy things you can do right now. <BR> <BR> <img ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 18:09:43 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - Sign of the Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936387 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fceb73de-19e4-4a12-8c3c-9bd97c554e7a.jpg"> <BR> It's Friday, and time to get your grin on! Time to let go of all those things that have weighed heavily on you this week, and to get grinnin' and livin'! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86fcf069-e576-4a0a-b703-457a01c6797e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ed91e0f-314b-4189-8408-a74739affc2f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Fri, 29 May 2015 17:35:16 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - That's So Punny Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928777 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea87f28e-5655-4679-9850-efab6053f8b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Friday again! Time to get yourself in the right frame of mind from the rigors of the week, and get your Funny Side Up. So here we go with some more punny pictures, and cartoons that I hope will make you smile, and help you to get your Funny Side Up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d34312c1-6009-43fa-8b2d-c2ee91edadce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Fri, 15 May 2015 18:45:36 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life - Mother's Day Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924920 It's Friday, and also Mother's Day weekend, and time for some laughter and fun. We all love our mothers, and they love us equally, if not more. It doesn't necessarily have to be all about the sentimental side of the day - breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolate, or other things our family thinks we want. <BR> <BR> So in honor of all you moms out there, I thought it was time to share some thoughts of motherhood from a different perspective - a mother's point of view. So with this blog, I'm ... Fri, 8 May 2015 16:37:06 EST Marvelous Monday: A Motivational Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922561 Do you remember the Disney movie, Pollyanna, starring Haley Mills? It was one of my favorite books and movies when I was a young girl. In case you are - ahem - too young to remember this - allow me to explain. <BR> <BR> Pollyanna was a young girl who considering her real life situation of losing her mother, and then her father, and was sent to live with her curmudgeonly old aunt. She decided that no matter how bad things were or would get, she could always find something to be glad about... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:19:30 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: A Matter of Ominion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920954 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l341679316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's finally Friday again! Is it just me or did you feel like it took a week to get here?! Seriously, don't we wish everyday was a Friday? <BR> <BR> It's the end of the week, and it's time to just let go of the serious drudgery of the daily grind, and get ready to have some fun for the next couple of days. <BR> <BR> Keeping this foremost in mind, here’s a look at some funny quotes I hope will tickle your fu... Fri, 1 May 2015 18:30:41 EST Making Your Monday Marvelous: Happy Monday Beautiful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918683 Thank you to each and every one of you that have been reading and enjoying my blogs. I have gotten so much positive feedback on my recent Make Your Monday Magnificent blogs that I have decided to do a series, "It's Marvelous Monday". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l537365579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I could tell today was a Monday. It started out as one of those days. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1808894479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:56:30 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Customer Service - May I Help You Go Insane? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917090 Happy Friday! Glad you could join me for Friday Happy Hour! Have you ever had a totally frustrating experience with a customer service department? I’m sure, I’m not alone . . . <BR> <BR> Although at this point I’m finding it a little difficult to get to my “Happy Place” after a go-round today trying to find alternative phone plans with my phone provider. So, here is the humorous side of our sometimes frustrating customer service calls. <BR> <BR> Dialed Number - Phone Ringing <... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:53:41 EST Making Your Monday Marvelous: Turning Monday Blahs Into Aahhs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914694 It’s Monday once again! I am focused on trying to view Mondays from a different perspective - changing it from one of “dread” to one of “moving ahead”. <BR> So It’s Marvelous Monday! It’s time to pump ourselves up so we are ready to face the week ahead. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1311280166.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on ourselves. I want you to begin today, and this week, by stepping up and giving yourself one reaso... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:26:21 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Life, and Lunacy - Places I've Never Been http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913060 Do you love to travel? I love to travel, and a weekend escape is always a refreshing and revitalizing change which invigorates the spirit once again. I've been thinking about all of the places I've been, places I'd like to go, and places I've never been. See if you recognize any of these on my list. Where are some of the places you've been or would like to go? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653556118.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been in many places, but I've ne... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:12:18 EST It's Monday . . . How About a Little Lift Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910701 Sometimes it's hard to get going on Monday after the weekend. That can sometimes be a good thing or a bad thing. No matter what your frame of mind, knowing that you face the whole week ahead can sometimes leave a little cloudiness in what should just be another day. Would you like a little help? How about a little good news? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1885258635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feel better now? Okay let's try this. . . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:35:16 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: That's So Punny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l183831643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l739122369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700694548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l792333375.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845501069.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257641769.jpg"> <... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:01:10 EST Happy Easter to You All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905872 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l592317512.jpg"> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:51:04 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Go Fly A Kite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900340 Have you ever thought about the fact that life is like flying a kite? As life happens and envelops us, and we move from thing to thing, we usually find ourselves “gliding” along , but holding back, sitting on our heels, reluctant to let out our string while we wait for the “perfect conditions”, or “just the right moment”, to pursue a strong desire, a dream, or to simply try something new. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l235048025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:08 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Spring Has Sprung? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2005703814.jpg"> <BR> Happy Spring! Well today is officially the first day of Spring. It officially arrives at 6:45 PM EDT. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1851492877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But wait . . . What is this I see? S-N-O-W! Seems like winter just isn't ready to leave yet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967548086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:40:01 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laugther, Lunacy, and Life - Truisms Part Deux http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892401 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l607755463.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's Friday! And you all know what that means. . . It's time for Friday Happy Hour! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720018626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now that you've recovered from that, what do you say we all sit back, relax, and have a little fun? Time to get ourselves in the right frame of mind to start our weekend off right. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend is a continua... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:20:21 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Truisms Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426216016.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Woo Hoo! It's finally Friday, and I'm Outta Here! Care to join me for some laughter and fun? Here are some of the funnier side of life's thoughts, and I'm calling them "truisms". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l283590103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1398970146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:23:10 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: The No Frills Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712772674.jpg"> <BR> It's finally Friday, and you know what that means. . . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478223566.jpg"> <BR> It's time for our Friday Happy Hour get together! <BR> <BR> "Attention All Passengers. We sincerely apologize for the agonizing delay of reaching Friday this week. This is your captain speaking and we on Finally It’s Friday Airlines are experiencing mechanical difficulties which wil... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:43:57 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: The Snow Fun Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2058783235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> BRRRRRR!!!! It’s time for Friday Happy Hour! I'm so glad you decided to join me! No need for ice in our cocktails today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019560884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It’s the final boarding call for our flight out of Cold Water Creek to a much happier and sunnier place! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376095267.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But do... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:11:43 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Valentine Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1057452722.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1712681619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Eve! It’s time for Friday Happy Hour! I'm so glad you decided to join me! <BR> <BR> It’s the final boarding call for our flight out of Loveless, TX to a much happier and warmer place! Our first stop will be Romeo, Michigan to pick up the local bachelor’s club on their way to their annual "Loves Me - Loves Me Not" r... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:27:07 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Frozen Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870814 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434095056.jpg"> <BR> It's Friday!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1330560421.jpg"> <BR> It’s time for Friday Happy Hour! I'm so glad you decided to join me! <BR> <BR> It’s the final boarding call for our flight out of Igloo, SD to a much happier and sunnier place! No matter where you are, the whole country is feeling the “frozen” temperatures these last couple of days. What do you say we take off?! <BR> <... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:24:21 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Senior Moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856028 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972917814.jpg"> <BR> It's Friday! Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> It’s time for Friday Happy Hour! I'm so glad you decided to join me! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1449822752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It’s the final boarding call for our flight out of the Valley of Despair to a much happier and sunnier place! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973273479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Welcome aboard Finally It’s Friday Airlin... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:29:32 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: Aloha Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850521 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l28215907.jpg"> <BR> A-L-O-H-A!!! It's Friday again! With much of the country in the "deep freeze" we are off on an island adventure. Time leave all your worries and cares of da week back dare, no let nottin' boddah you, and jes let go! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l717340098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And. . . since always five o’clock in Hawaii, it’s time for Friday Happy Hour! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 17:45:09 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: The Day After Xmas Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838917 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l248387416.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is your head still spinning from all of the rush? Think about it, all that time and preparation, and now it's all like some distant memory! Time for this Special Edition of Friday Happy Hour - The Day After Christmas Edition. Come on in, take a seat, and sit a spell. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579234249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:34:10 EST Seasons Greetings To All My Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838558 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183138732.jpg"> <BR> Message: <BR> The blessings of peace, <BR> the beauty of hope, <BR> the spirit of love, <BR> and the comfort of faith. <BR> May these be the gifts that you receive this Christmas. <BR> <BR> <BR> From door to door, <BR> And heart to heart, <BR> Christmas binds us together, <BR> Even though we're far apart. <BR> <BR> No matter how near, <BR> No matter how far, <BR> I'm sending you love <BR> No matter where you are. <BR... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:32:55 EST Make This A December to Remember! Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837279 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l722322370.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It’s hard to believe that we are finished with this challenge for 2014. I know from your wonderful comments that each one of us has experienced and received some remarkable "gifts" in the responses that we've received from those we have chosen to help in our challenges. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l83922016.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is the culmination of saving all of our... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:09:47 EST Make This A December to Remember! Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836673 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568920649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are all very busy running around and trying to get things done, and it seems like so is everyone else. Have you noticed how much more crowded the parking lots are these days? To make matters worse, in our area the county government has granted permits to build banks and fast food restaurants in parking lots! <BR> <BR> So today’s challenge is going to help alleviate the stress for us, and other drivers. <BR> ... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:06:18 EST Make This A December to Remember! Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51037154.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We’re here at the end of our third week of the December to Remember Challenge, and I’d like to thank you all of coming all on this challenge with me. It’s so right that “Things Are Better With Friends”. <BR> <BR> Here’s some of your comments from yesterday’s challenge re; Christmas movies you’re watching: <BR> <BR> MADAMES wrote, “We also watch White Christmas, Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever, a Charlie Brown... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:57:16 EST Make This A December to Remember! Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835836 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288529622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Spark friend, Kelly, said it best this morning. Sometimes in the midst of the Christmas and holiday bustle, you just need to sit down and take a deep breath. Later today I am going to do that. Saturday night is a good night to settle in with a big ‘ole tub of popcorn, and watch a movie. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084352945.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There have been so many new and c... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:43:21 EST Friday Happy Hour: Laughter, Lunacy, and Life: The Xmas Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146392029.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time for this Special Edition of Friday Happy Hour - The Christmas Edition. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1747436434.jpg"> <BR> It's our final boarding call! Let's head to the gate! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945377929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Welcome aboard North Pole Express Airlines Flight 500 to the North Pole! The weather there is snowy, icy, and it’s cold e... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:34:11 EST Make This A December to Remember! Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835267 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l960709559.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here we are at the end of another week! Christmas is right around the corner, and will be here before we know it. <BR> <BR> I'd like to share this story from KATHYJO56. She wrote, "I want to tell you a story that Jim told me. He was at a gas station down the street, and an old man was looking all around with a very confused look on his face. There was a man standing behind Jim - Jim was in the middle - and he sa... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:56 EST Make This A December to Remember ! Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834789 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1618746520.jpg"> <BR> “Hot Chocolate can warm more than hands – it can warm a heart, too.” <BR> <BR> “I don't understand why so many "so called" chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said. ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> And finally for those of you who still have too many things left on your To Do List. . . “Make a list ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:27:38 EST