SPCALLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPCALLER SPCALLER'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/ TESTING 1-2-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381954 Hi All, I have not been on in a while for many reasons but mostly time management. I had one heck of a time trying to even get to my blog after all this time and now I have it saved on my favorites thanks to the Sparks page coming up so very slow as of late. Not Sure why that is. Adding insult to injury I am having to do this all on laptop due to the regular computer not coopetating. Hopefully Sparks people will not be so slow in the coming days. However it is good to know that the data wi... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 22:44:15 EST STARTING POINT 1/13/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205069 AM WEIGHT IN = 233 <BR> <BR> Have done biking on and off for two weeks but need to do more and be more consistent and cut the food portions and sugar down soon. Want to see around 230 by Sunday next week. Have to see if its possible. Have a bad week and schedule ahead - we'll see. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:34:21 EST TRYING TO GET BACK ON TRACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177651 As I blog this morning I will keep this short. I have not blogged for months. I decided the day after X-mas I was going back on the Fat Farm Program. I gained so much weight partly because my schedule at work simply has been a roller coaster. So I decided I have to change the schedule in January but wanted to make it through the Holiday blues stuff first. The good news is that this year I am anything BUT Blue. I had a couple moments as I had everything packed away by 1:30 the day after X-... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:55:30 EST OH WHAT A MONTH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061027 My goodness what a month it has been and believe it or not I just did not have the "Desire" to post anything. It was a roller coaster and yet for me nothing really exciting happened in the progressive column. My new route has just been a mess and exhausting in its own way and that is still ongoing. On top of that I have been still influenced by my neighbor's death in which I had found him after he had passed away nearly a week before. So I am still coping with certain aspects of that. To... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:26:18 EST JUMP ROPE- ITS WHAT'S FOR DINNER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012711 I have to tell everyone who has been listening to my soap opera here I measured using that curtain type twine to see how long I would need for a decent jump rope and when I measured it - it was only like 9 feet per Jump Rope (The girls at my old school would have been thrilled with that... SO I set off for Lowe's thinking - Oh this should be good for the cost of rope. In actuality it was not that bad or expensive and I was pleasantly surprised with only .38 cents per foot of a medium grade r... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:03:23 EST AND THEN IT HIT ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011345 The other day when I was thinking of other easy Aerobic Exercises to do it hit me that If I went over to Home Depot or Lowes and got about 4 sets of 5 feet of rope and some of that liquid plastic stuff I could create jump ropes as well for the winter so that I get more variety than just the bike and swimming. Now after what has been a horrible summer I just have to implement things. Good news is I got a decent run I think I mentioned the other day at the school district in hours so I think ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:57:35 EST NOUS SOMMES DELIVRE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008710 I have not blogged much in the last week in part because I have been working something for about a week and a half to gain back what we have not recovered from the school district and I like to think of it as silent running and maintaining radio silence. Fortunately, it is only for a few more days and I will be grateful after many long nights it is coming to an end. I do not think I will want to ever work midnights again but I was actually offered a more permanent job by these people whic... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:33:55 EST YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING RIGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994002 My comment tonight has to do with what is happening or has happened in America to many friends and families. There was a continuing story on 60 minutes they were re-running last night about the most poverty of children in this country since the 1960's. However, its not just the children that it reflects on but where our country has been going in this whole recession. I think for many of these families that at one time were over $50,000 or even a six figure income and did everything they we... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:32:13 EST NEW TRUCK STEREO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992459 Finally got the truck stereo Done??? I say that because we had several pars we needed like a proper mounting bracket. So I told the co-worker I bought it from we would finish it all another day but in the meantime it might be easier to just order the right one once I find out from Kenwood which one it is and order it for the $20 or so Dollars and then we will have all that we need to finish the work.. It will be nice to have a modern piece of equipment again though. :) In the meantime... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:34:40 EST WEATHER: CHANGES ARE A COMIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990443 That headline is not suggesting that we start a discussion on global warming here by any means. In the spirit of my late Cartoon and Rail Friend Curtis I have something more spirited in mind here. Last night after the rain set in it got down to about 59 degrees here outside and it was ALMOST chilly outside. That was my first sign that the drought or at least the HOT HOT HOT – OUCH season was starting to give way. This morning that feeling that rang through my body was confirmed on the new... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:09:01 EST AND NOW THE RAINS MAY CONTINUE AGAIN... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989849 <em>27</em> I knew with the mountains the rains could not stay away forever. However, with Mother nature as mad as she has been you never know. Finally as I was coming back from my ONE lady I still clean for the rain was starting to hit this afternoon. It was only around just shy of 2:30 and I-25 was ALL jacked up but I never found out why. Maybe we are getting as bad as Chicago and LA and there is NO non-rush hour time anymore. At any rate once I got home I got some of my stuff inside ... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:42:29 EST WHAT A WEEK IT HAS BEEN HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988085 Not to be on the depressing side but boy its been quite a week here in Aurora since a week ago tonight. Yesterday I had to go to the Library where they had the Sunday night vigil but was worried with all the press I could not even get over there. So I tried to avoid the area just a mile south and west over by the theater there. Actually as I have told everyone this week with all the incidents we have had here in the past years I wanted to not think about it and avoid it altogether. Parking... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:46:07 EST SPARKS PEOPLE ON "TODAY" SHOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985635 I meant to mention that I caught the story about the lady from Sparks people who lost so much weight and was on the "Today" show yesterday. This is great publicity for the Sparks Page people! <em>334</em> A little publicity never hurt anyone. <em>272</em> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:16:01 EST PRAYERS FOR THE LOST ONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981219 Found out someone I know of had lost a child in that horrific shooting so my prayers are out there for them. Also found out they lost two service men too from both the Navy and the Air Force the way I understand it. <em>296</em> <em>652</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 01:36:31 EST 'HOW DO THESE LUNATICS COME TO POWER?' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979922 -Golda Meir former Israeli prime minister after 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre <BR> <BR> <BR> That's all that kept going through my mind today as that Theatre shooting happened some 4-5 miles from my place. I was not going to blog much because I and my family have seen enough here as a native these past 15 or so years here. A friend of mine asked me What was going on here in Colorado and what was wrong with us all here and I took a note from Shirley Jackson's "Lottery" and said 'Well yo... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:46:53 EST BIKING UPDATE / SHAVER REPAIR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977499 UPDATE FROM LAST NIGHT: I forgot to update but did my 7.5 Miles finally on the bike which is better than nothing. Like Yogi Berra says "You can use Cash which is almost as good as money!" <BR> <BR> The other thing I wanted to update was a personal one. On Christmas 1995 my Grampa who would have been 100 this past January got me a Norelco shaver which was one of their first ones with digital display. Well this last week or two somewhere right around the 4th of July the shaver just totall... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:53:44 EST NEW COLORADO HISTORY MUSEUM - A BUST? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975922 Went down yesterday to take Doug to the Colorado History Museum. Parking was a pain because we had to park about 4 blocks away which was probably good for my walking as it was at least half a mile each way we had to walk so I got SOME exercise in but not much. The Museum facilities itself are beautiful so that part is good. However, I thought there should have been WAY more exhibits like the old museum had before and I just did not see the point if there was less in exhibits. WE did look at... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:28:16 EST MOVING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973767 As I mentioned with the latest news I have been contemplating moving from this area to a closer to where my school district job is and have been slowly doing research on this. I did have my agent do an insurance price comparison with the school district zip and where I am now and we noticed even with this latest policy the price went down yet another $10 per mos. So $120 per year. With that information its just a matter of getting down to the nitty gritty and taking a look at the compl... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:43:57 EST INSURANCE AND IRREGULARITIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969521 Today I had meant to go to the pool tonight - I had not been all season. Anyways, I needed to call my insurance agent to see what the new rate was for the next year expecting after all the stories lately for it to go up perhaps some $5. In fact my insurance went up a MERE 34%! If I had like 3 accidents this last year or even 2-3 violations I would expect this - HOWEVER there is none of that on my driving record so I was absolutely FURIOUS! <em>234</em> So when I saw that I realized I need... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:58:03 EST BOWLING, BIKING, BOOKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968034 I managed to get alot done today in actuality. I am helping out with Doug again and took him out bowling. That was fun and I didn't do that well but I managed to get over 100 twice which is not bad for being out of practice. Then I got home and got my book reading done and made it to page 200 in the President Garfield Book after getting 25 pages in today. So that was at least productive. At this rate I should get it the book done by the time I get my next book on Chester Arthur arrives... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:27:21 EST SOME HEADWAY - FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964777 Short Message - I finally got on the bike and did 7.5 miles but I had to push myself a little.. I cannot do 10 and I must do the 7.5 very slowly until I can build up. Maybe try to do some gentle swimming or pool walking friday to see how we do with that.. Now I can start earning those spark wheel points. :) Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:53:53 EST CAN'T STAND THE HEAT GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963797 I promised I would put a blog on once it got cooler - ANY blog... Unfortunately it was SO miserable in here for about 2-3 weeks you could not even really come in here comfortably without a FULL speed fan on you or when the temps would go down into the high 70's at best to even be on the computer. I just did not have the desire to blog and because I did not even want to go out to head to the pool or do biking in the living room there really was nothing to blog or even spin the wheel for. Yo... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:42:41 EST MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960340 My Aunt who does a weekly "Fri PM Giggle" posted this and I thought it was important enough to share. As I told her because I have always been so 'Star Trek' driven in my life its not about money or horting it or horting things but just getting down to what makes you the most happy and setting life goals. This post really gets down to what REALLY is important in life and not being a Money Freak that cannot even see the light of day let alone their true selves in the mirror - Enjoy <BR> <B... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 10:35:06 EST COLORADO ON FIRE! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944044 HI all I Have not been on much lately as I have been busy at my School job the last several weeks. I have been watching all the fires here and the truth is that this is probably the worst temps and fire season I have ever seen in my life here. Not a good summer in Colorado for sure. The day temps have just been horrible and I would say that having been to Phoenix before the temps and blast of heat have just been a step below that feeling on the heat they get in Arizona. I have basically... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:53:00 EST COOLER- FALL LIKE WEATHER :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920707 Thanks to the cooler temps today I was able to get my uncle's room done and cleaned before we hit the heat. I decided to wait however on the living room which might be a bit more complicated. I also took advantage of the weather to get most of the meals done for the week. So we are having Tacos and we had a wonderful Beef Burgundy tonight for dinner. I decided to take the night off and play with trains to relax. Maybe watch a few movies along the way too. Hopefully start out a good wee... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:36:44 EST FINALLY! - A WEEKEND TO MYSELF :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919284 After weeks and weeks of near total chaos, Trips, recovery, and other obligations I finally have a weekend of peace despite the fact that I still have yet another week to go at the school. Today I had to hit the stores which is a good thing but unfortunately costs Money! :( However, we all have to eat and we need to try to make healthy choices. I still hold to my belief that you eat the main meal at dinner but the rest of the time try to cut it back and get some exercise in which bring... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:02:50 EST RAIN! HAIL! TORNADOES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915575 SURPRISE! WE have been so dry lately that no one was expecting that the convection in the atmosphere would set off a strong round of storms in the area. We really did not see much the closer you got into Denver itself BUT as you got further East and South and Even North of Denver the systems went nuts. I went to take trash out about 7:30 or so and when you looked East it was just ALL black out that direction. There were about 6 Tornadoes in the general area - However, No one was hurt which ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 23:27:21 EST FEELING MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER! (AKA WHITE OR WONG) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909802 Yesterday I had to go clean my client and between being burned out and the aches and pains I did not even think I could get it done... Actually the people I still clean for are wonderful older people like I wish My Mom and Dad could have been and not far from both the OLE Parish and da Neighborhood and its nice to go over once every two weeks to feel like you can sorta go home again. Home was never as nice as these people's house and they have lived there since about when we moved in our old ... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:15:50 EST SUCCESSFUL SALAD! (POTATO) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906594 <em>652</em> Tonight I did my civic duty for the Association (Union) picnic. It was very nice and lots of food. We had a nice group but not a huge group. Weather was not too hot but its supposed to get warm here tomorrow. So that was nice. We reminded everyone that in August we want to do a Rockies game the week they are playing the Giants. I made my Step Mom's Potato Salad recipe and most of the people that tried it seemed to like it. <BR> <BR> Other than that My bus broke down... Thu, 31 May 2012 22:30:35 EST PARTIES AND PICNICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905168 Today was another somewhat boring day today at work but I was able to get more done. I have a horrendous day coming up tomorrow - good thing its Later in the week and a short week and then We have our Association (Union) picnic tomorrow night and then the actual business picnic on Friday. I elected to take Home Made Potato Salad for both and For tomorrow at least I am taking a home made cheese cake as well. I elected to mix in the fruit filling with the actual Cream Cheese as I felt that... Thu, 31 May 2012 00:36:30 EST BORING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903547 Today I was back to work but had no actual run to do so it was a rather boring day. Tomorrow both me and my assistant will get the bus cleaned so it is ready for the next year. Got to chat with some people I work with but just the same I would rather have been out and about. For the morning because its too cold I will read and then in the later morning (noonish time) I will try to get the cleaning actually done. Could be a busy week otherwise outside of the office. Tue, 29 May 2012 23:08:37 EST DECORATION DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900933 <em>232</em> Decoration day was the original name for Memorial day when the concept started somewhere generally after the U.S. Civil War. However, there are stories of Many people around the country having their own "Decoration Day" before the end of the Civil War. I came across this as I was reading my latest book on the Presidents about the Second Pres. Harrison who was in the Civil War itself and knew many of the famous Civil War Personalities. There was a section in this particul... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:44:24 EST THANK GOODNESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900432 Today I got some stuff done but for some reason I just have not felt that fire that burns in me that really gets things going. However I did manage to get the bathroom done and I even got the patio done after I had to kill a wasps nest that was started under my Patio Umbrella. After I got that done and let it set for several hours I decided earlier this week with the extra chicken breasts to use them and the two types of Terriyaki sauce to make that for one of the weekend meals. My only... Sun, 27 May 2012 21:39:52 EST FILTHY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899105 LAST night I rested for around what seemed like close to 10 hours total. So I had decent rest although that still does not account for my head to be honest. Well regardless I could not stand it in this office with papers everywhere and dust all over on the Printer / Computer Table and I had to take the other half of this room apart to get behind there to get at the Mop Boards on this side of the room so most if not everything had to come out. This is the last time I am doing this room until... Sat, 26 May 2012 17:11:29 EST ANTELOPE ISLAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898281 Last Sunday when I was in Utah I was invited to go over to a Utah State Park called Antelope Island. This state Park is unique because of the fact that it is in the middle of the Great Salt Lake and there is a Highway Causeway across the lake to get to that island. What was interesting about this place was you would swear as you look across the whole lake that you were like on the coast of an Ocean. At some point in their history they had decided to add a herd of buffalo to this place to al... Fri, 25 May 2012 23:11:42 EST WILD, WINDY, WONDERFUL, WYOMING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897178 This is the first Morning in nearly a week I have felt like a human being again after my trip. I promised a synopsis of Wyoming. I took about 20-22 copies of my late Amtrak friend, Curtis's, route guide through Wyoming. When we left Denver there were SOME of the original kind but they were poorly copied and hard to read. So I was happy to have put out about 11 of my own plus the one I had. Once we got out of Denver which they had to re-route us through the old industrial lead out of No... Fri, 25 May 2012 07:41:13 EST PROMONTORY SUMMIT, UT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893800 This past Saturday after a comedy of errors I was finally able to make it out to Promontory Summit UT which is where the Rail lines of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific finally met on May 10, 1869. I have talked about that date before and I wanted to go there since I was a little boy <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l235690074.jpg"> but there were many fascinating things about this joining of East to West that I did not realize. The two engines they had at the site were... Tue, 22 May 2012 22:53:13 EST GOT HOME EARLY - WE WERE FLYING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892214 This will be brief as I am nearly on empty and hardly any sleep at 9:00 right now as I type this and need to get to bed almost immediately. Since we were detoured across Wyoming I will Write more tomorrow about my trip we had to have what is known in the Railroad industry as a Piolet. I have told the guys in the office here at the school district when they want to send me out on unfamiliar equipment or weird routes that I need a "Piolet" of a guide to show it to me so I know how its done. S... Mon, 21 May 2012 23:07:13 EST IF IT DOESN'T GET DONE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884962 ...Then it doesn't get done! <BR> <BR> I came home tonight absolutely drained. I had gone on my mid day break to go clean my client's place because they are out of town also and I would rather get them done BEFORE I go out of town myself. So that being said I think between the lack of a break between and the short ride on the freeway just about bounced me around. By the late afternoon on my bus route I was drained. I really wonder if it does not all stem to that accident I was in last yea... Wed, 16 May 2012 22:58:50 EST "GREAT WHITE FLEET" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882089 Been doing alot of reading in my book on President Harrison. I have had to skip around a bit on presidents because there simply has not been the materials I would have liked to do on Garfield and then there is Arthur and Cleveland before we get to the late 19th Century Presidents. So for now its the second Harrison who was just a child when he watched his Grandfather go off to become President in the 1830's. That President would last about a month before he would be the first American Presid... Tue, 15 May 2012 07:43:21 EST DEAR MOM.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880087 Dear Mom, <BR> <BR> I have been thinking of you this Mother's day and all the bad things we did as kids. <BR> <BR> I apologize that both me and my sister broke your Gaisha Girl plate on top of the basement fire place mantle. I know you were not happy with us when you realized some 5 years later it had been super glued back together even though it was past the kid statute of limitations (age 18) and both of us looked at you and laughed! But it was funny at the time. <BR> <BR> I apologiz... Sun, 13 May 2012 23:33:10 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOTHER'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879351 These days Mother's can come in all shapes and sizes. Yes there is that actual Mother that gives birth and what a day to give birth like today. On the other hand I have learned after the loss of my Mom some 15 years ago or so that they can also come in the shape of a friend or someone to help you get through the hard times and know what the next move should be. This includes people like My Mom's cousins, and Moms of My friends who have helped me over the years with the proper advice in som... Sun, 13 May 2012 11:38:45 EST RAIN RAIN RAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878162 Yesterday unlike the Sunny 80-90 we had on the thermometer it turned SOUTH (Or North for those on the other side of the equator) and we woke up to a chilly soggy and rainy day here. Actually the rain really did not hit til later on in the day after I was done at work luckily. Everyone on the news and at work said the wind woke them up and I never heard it because I run the 'Wave" Machine all night. So a tornado could hit this place and the 'good news' is I would probably never even feel it or... Sat, 12 May 2012 10:49:54 EST TACO SALAD & HALFWAY DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876168 Tonight I had to do taco salad and it probably will be for the best. It was a very nice and hot 80-85 here today but tomorrow morning the temps will plummet! We are supposed to if we are lucky have a high near 50. Fortunately for both the bus and the truck they have plenty of gas. I usually try to think of those things in winter and when bad days in the spring are coming so we do not have to sit out there in the rain and get chilled and sick. So I decided the Ham and Potato casserole (with... Thu, 10 May 2012 21:29:48 EST JUST NEED THE GREEN GRAPES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874801 I finally made my major trip to hit the stores but it had to be in the PM instead of the AM. AM is usually much better. Well at any rate I had to revamp the whole meal list for the month 3 times. "No matter how you slice it- It comes up Peanuts!" In the end all I needed was green grapes for making my Mom's Wonderful Chicken Salad from the neighborhood Garden club she so loved! - NOT! However, they did not have any because they were apparently out of season. So after all that I guess for ... Wed, 9 May 2012 23:41:33 EST VE DAY- VICTORY IN EUROPE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871751 Ok I always keep everyone informed of important events in History.. Today Marks the 67th year since Victory in Europe. 6 Mos. Later Momma SP caller was born on that first Thanksgiving weekend after the War was over. Though there is no accounting for being from Indiana! :p Every year I commemorate the week by watching "War and Remembrance." We often think when we go into conflicts that the results will be quick and they will be easy to obtain. The current wars have shown us otherwise. The ... Tue, 8 May 2012 07:31:00 EST RAINEY MONDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871477 This morning I awoke to rain. However, because I always keep a "WAVE" sound machine in my room I never hear the rain which helps my sleep. Despite the fact that my sleep was pretty good I took a nearly 3 hour nap today.. I cannot explain it either believe me. Gonna get some sleep tonight as soon as I can but there was ONE story I wanted to try to catch tonight if I could. Supposed to have a decent week ahead here. <em>67</em> Mon, 7 May 2012 23:17:28 EST STORIES ON STAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869614 Went to stories on Stage today down at the Santa Fe Civic in the old Santa Fe (DR.) district. It was good and there were some old and GREAT Stories they did for it. The Actors they had was the Social worker who was in the show years ago the Guardian and she also did alot of the Law and Order stuff... She closed with a neat story about a portrait artist who lost her love and was getting older herself and he hard ships with that in the sunset of life. Then there was a story about Woman taking... Sun, 6 May 2012 22:57:27 EST TRISCUITS AND SWISS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868124 Swiss Cheese is my favorite cheese. Naturally it is the most expensive probably just because I like it. I must have inherited it from my gramma because she had a fetish with Baby Swiss. Every since I can remember I referred to it as "Mouse" Cheese probably because in cartoons they usually showed it with the holes so you could tell it was cheese. I had to get a couple things done so after we had a late lunch of pizza I went out a few hours later to get some Triscuits on sale and grab some Sw... Sat, 5 May 2012 20:31:56 EST CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867092 Had to do my kitchen tonight after there was a minor spill the other day from an upstairs unit. I had cleaned it up once but it needed the Lysol All Purpose cleaner. So now its certified clean both the floor and the counters. I still need to get the burners and drip pans washed in the dish washer which is a monthly thing and then they will get tin foiled for the month and burn the burners at ORANGE to make them all cleaned off... So progress is coming. Tomorrow the kithchen table with a cl... Sat, 5 May 2012 00:22:17 EST