STITCH4EVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=STITCH4EVER STITCH4EVER'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/ THINGS JUST KEEP ON CHANGING .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752965 YOU KNOW, IT'S A FUNNY THING. LIFE JUST CAN'T SEEM TO LET A PERSON BE. IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE I KNOW HAS LIVES THAT ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. YOU EITHER ADAPT OR LET IT GET THE BETTER OF YOU AND END UP A BITTER, NASTY PERSON. FAR TOO MANY TIMES I HAVE FALLEN INTO THAT CATEGORY. BUT RIGHT NOW, I HAVE TO PLAY NICE OR I WILL GO NUTS. <BR> <BR> I HAVE HAD ALL THESE MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY A CAR. DH DIDN'T DO TOO MUCH WHINING ABOUT IT. HE JUST TRASHED THE HOUSE - WHICH I... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:46:49 EST HOW TO PLAY NICE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743527 I HAVE A NEW UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR. SHE SEEMS TO BE A VERY NICE PERSON, BUT SHE HAD ALL WOOD FLOORS PUT IN HER PLACE BEFORE SHE MOVED IN. ALTHOUGH SHE IS OF NORMAL SIZE, SHE WALKS LIKE AN ELEPHANT. DH AND I HAVE TAKEN TO CALLING HER "BIGFOOT". <BR> <BR> ORDINARILY, THIS WOULD NOT BE A BIG PROBLEM - WE WOULD GET USED TO THE SOUND OF HER LOUD WALKING AND JUST LIVE WITH IT. BUT! EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND, SHE HAS HER GRANDKIDS FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND AND NOW SHE HAS THEM FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER. THESE... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:03:02 EST HOW WEIRD IS THAT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720855 OK! I HAVE HAD IT ALREADY! CAN I NOT CATCH A BREAK HERE TO SAVE MY SOUL? HERE I WAS ALL SET TO GO HOME AND THEY TOOK THE COLLAR OFF ME SO I COULD GET DRESSED EASIER. I WOULD HAVE TO PUT IT BACK ON, BUT STILL ..... I STRETCHED UP MY ARM TO PUT ON MY NEW SPORTS BRA AND I HEARD A CRUNCH AND SO DID THE NURSE. SHE TOLD ME NOT TO MOVE AND SAT ME ON THE BED AND PUSHED THE EMERGENCY CODE BLUE BUTTON. WONDERFUL! NOW WHAT? <BR> <BR> I SWEAR I ONLY MOVED MY HEAD A FRACTION OF AN INCH AND A PIECE... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:21:10 EST My life as a crash test dummy ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716524 I was so darn proud of myself. Instead of using a riding cart at the grocery store, I actually walked all the way through and pushed my own cart out to my car. I heard a car start up but saw no tail lights lit so I kept going to my car and BAM! My cart kept going and I was on the ground under some little tiny car. And wow - did my head ever hurt. But really, nothing else hurt all that much to think anything was broken. <BR> <BR> Then this stupid person, realizing she had hit something, ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:27:02 EST THIS IS WHAT 90 POUNDS LOOKS LIKE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689962 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1026552500.jpg"> <BR> <BR> BEFORE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814254351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> AFTER <BR> <BR> I CAN'T SEE MUCH DIFFERENCE, BUT THAT IS DUE TO THE HANGING SKIN I HAVE. I COULD MAKE LUGGAGE FROM IT! <BR> <BR> ERIN Wed, 7 May 2014 17:20:57 EST DO ANY OF THEM KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689017 I, LIKE MANY OF YOU, HAVE MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES. AND I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RELATE TO THIS BLOG. <BR> <BR> WE PAY OUR DRS. BIG AMERICAN DOLLARS TO SEE AFTER OUR HEALTH AND TO ADVISE US ON THE BEST WAYS TO HANDLE OUR VARIOUS ISSUES. BUT DON'T YOU SOMETIMES WONDER IF THEY EVEN HAVE A CLUE WHAT THEY'RE DOING? <BR> <BR> I AM ON ANTI-REJECTION DRUGS AS I HAVE SOME BODY PARTS NOT MY OWN. I FELT ABSOLUTELY FINE - NOTHING AT ALL THAT I SAW WRONG. THE DR. SAID MY BODY WAS REJEC... Tue, 6 May 2014 13:59:48 EST DORK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678004 HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW SOME PEOPLE JUST SEEM TO ALWAYS BE GETTING INTO TROUBLE OR HAVING WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM? OTHERS LEAD A CALM AND ORDINARY LIFE. I FALL INTO THE FIRST GROUP. IF IT IS WERID AND IT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO SOMEONE, IT WILL BE ME. <BR> <BR> WHEN I LEARNED TO DRIVE, IT WAS ON AN ARMY TRUCK KNOWN AS A "DEUCE AND A HALF". THAT IS A BIG, BIG TRUCK. THE SERGEANT TOOK ME OUT INTO THIS HUGE FIELD. IT WAS TOTALLY EMPTY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE TREE RIGHT IN THE MID... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:11:20 EST TOP TEN REASONS .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650834 THIS BLOG WAS INSPIRED BY A TEAM MATE. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, FINDS AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE. HERE ARE SOME OF THEM THAT I FOUND TO BE QUITE COMMON. <BR> <BR> 10. I AM TOO BUSY. <BR> 9. I AM TOO TIRED. <BR> 8. I HAVE NO PLACE TO TAKE MY KIDS & CAN'T EXERCISE WITH THEM HERE. <BR> 7. MY HUSBAND WON'T LET ME LEAVE THE HOUSE IN THE EVENING. <BR> 6. MY HUSBAND WON'T LET ME LEAVE THE HOUSE DURING THE DAY. <BR> 5. IT'S USELESS - I WAS BORN WITH BIG BONES. (I USE THAT... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:14:55 EST HELPLESS MEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644576 SOMETIMES I REALLY HAVE TO LAUGH AT HOW DUMB SOME MEN ARE. BUT THEN I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF - HOW DID HE GET THIS WAY? MY MIL SWEARS SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SPOIL ANY OF HER KIDS TRYING TO COOK FOR ALL THE HANDS AND MANAGE THE DAY TO DAY BOOKS FOR A RANCH. SO SHE IS BLAMING ME! I SURE KNOW I DIDN'T DO IT WHEN I WAS WORKING. BUT THEN, WHEN I LOOK BACK, I REALIZE THAT, UNKNOWINGLY, I DID. <BR> <BR> WE GOT MARRIED MUCH LATER IN LIFE. DH HAD NEVER BEEN MARRIED BEFORE - I HAD TWICE BEFORE DH. ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:49:38 EST WHAT TICKS YOU OFF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621502 EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US HAS SOMETHING THAT REALLY GETS ON OUR LAST RAW NERVE. SOME OF US HAVE MANY SUCH THINGS. I FEAR I HAVE FAR MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON. AND LATELY, AS I GET OLDER, I FIND MYSELF TO BE LESS TOLERANT THAN I WAS IN MY YOUNGER YEARS. <BR> <BR> I USED TO SAY, "LIVE AND LET LIVE". THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE. I CAN PINPOINT EXACTLY WHEN MY THINKING BEGAN TO CHANGE. IT WAS IN 2008. HMMMMM .... WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT YEAR? ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? AND IT BEGAN TO GO DOWNHI... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:32:24 EST WHAT THE HECK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594921 I DON'T KNOW ABOUT MOST OF YOU, BUT I AM MARRIED TO A NUT CASE. YES, IT'S TRUE. ONE NUT (BY CHOICE - MYSELF) MARRIED A NORMAL PERSON THAT HAS TURNED INTO A CERTIFIABLE LUNATIC. BUT I DIGRESS. <BR> <BR> DH HAS CANCER AND IS TOTALLY ALLOWED TO FEEL AWFUL. DOES THAT GIVE HIM THE RIGHT TO MAKE HIS WIFE'S LIFE A LIVING HELL? I THINK NOT! POINT IN FACT ..... <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY, I HAD THREE THINGS TO DO: GO TO MY OWN DR. APPOINTMENT, WASH THE POUNDS OF SALT OFF MY CAR, AND PICK UP ALL THE ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:47:42 EST CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539338 OH HOW I LOVE THE CHANGES OF THE SEASONS! BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES WITH ME. WHAT IS REALLY STRANGE IS WHEN THOSE OTHERS LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE AS YOU DO. THAT CAN MAKE THINGS SOMEWHAT MORE DIFFICULT. <BR> <BR> IT IS NOW NOVEMBER 12TH. TWO DAYS AGO WE HAD 64 DEGREES. TODAY IT IS 10. I SAY, "NO BIG DEAL". DH IS HAVING A SPAZ. I WOKE UP WRINGING WET WITH SWEAT. "WHY IS IT SO HOT IN HERE", I FOOLISHLY ASK HIM. "BECAUSE I'M FREEZING AND TURNED ON THE HEAT." NOW THIS MAY BE TMI BUT DH SL... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:26:41 EST HALLOWEEN WEIRDNESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527602 WHEN DID HALLOWEEN GET SO OUT OF HAND? HOW DID IT TURN INTO A DAY FOR HUGE TOYS FOR YOUR KIDS INSTEAD OF WHAT WE USED TO DO? <BR> <BR> OK - I KNOW THIS REALLY DATES ME. REMEMBER THE MOVIE "MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS"? THEY HAD A HALLOWEEN SCENE IN THAT. THAT WAS HOW HALLOWEEN WAS WHEN I WAS A KID. SINCE WE LIVED LESS THAN A BLOCK FROM OUR CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND MOST OF THE KIDS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WENT TO THAT SCHOOL, WE EASILY HAD 50 OR MORE KIDS IN A TWO BLOCK RADIUS. <BR> <BR> WE WORE OLD ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:07:49 EST FLASH, BOOM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505947 FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE EXPERIENCING A PLEASANT AUTUMN IN YOUR PART OF THE COUNTRY, I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING HERE IN THE HEARTLAND. THEY ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR BIZARRE WEATHER HERE, BUT FEW LIVING THESE DAYS HAVE EXPERIENCED WHAT WE HAD THIS PAST WEEK. THE LAST ONE WAS IN 1923. SO THERE MAY BE A FEW PEOPLE THAT REMEMBER IT, BUT NOT MANY. THEY ARE GORGEOUS TO SEE, BUT ALMOST ALWAYS DEADLY. THEY ARE KNOWN AS "FIRE TORNADOES". <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:52:03 EST WHEN THE DR, SAYS "HMMMMM ....." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490120 I KNOW IT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU, OR TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW WELL. YOU ARE SICK. YOU HAVE BEEN FOR AWHILE. YOU HAVE BEEN TO THE DR. REPEATEDLY AND EACH TIME THEY TELL YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT. <BR> <BR> SO YOU TRY FOR A SECOND OPINION. THEY REPEAT ALL THE SAME TESTS AND COME UP WITH THE SAME ANSWERS, "HMMMM ......" WHAT THE HECK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN AND HOW DO I START FEELING BETTER AND WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? <BR> <BR> WAY BACK ON JULY 25TH, I ATE SOME BAD LETTUCE AT OLIVE GARDEN. I GOT ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:15:04 EST STILL TICKED OFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482905 YOU KNOW - IT'S BAD ENOUGH WHEN A PERSON TOTALLY BLOWS THEIR FOOD PLAN. WE FEEL GUILTY AND UPSET WITH OURSELVES. BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE BLOWS OUR GOOD EATING PLAN? <BR> <BR> WHEN I WENT TO OLIVE GARDEN ON JULY 25TH FOR LUNCH. I HAD DECIDED ON THE SOUP AND SALAD BUT NO BREADSTICKS. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THAT COMBO. BUT BY THURSDAY NIGHT I WAS SO SICK. TWO DAYS LATER I FIND OUT THAT THE LETTUCE WAS TAINTED. WONDERFUL.! HAD I CHOSEN THE STUFFED CHICKEN MARSALA I WOULD NOT HAVE H... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:29:01 EST RED NECK WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425273 THERE IS A WONDERFUL ARTICLE ON SPARK ABOUT NOT BEING TOO HEAVY TO EXERCISE. AND THAT GOT ME TO THINKING OF JEFF FOXWORTHY AND HIS RED NECK JOKES AND WHAT HE WOULD SAY ABOUT BEING TOO FAT TO EXERCISE. HERE'S WHAT I THINK HE MIGHT SAY: <BR> <BR> IF YOU OWN A KING SIZE BED AND HANG OFF ALL SIDES BY YOURSELF - YOU JUST MIGHT BE TOO FAT TO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> IF YOU GO OUT TO USE THE OUTHOUSE AND YOU ARE BIGGER THAN IT IS - YOU JUST MIGHT BE TOO FAT TO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> IF YOU ARE INTENT O... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:35:48 EST VALLEY OF FIRE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410811 A SPARK FRIEND GAVE ME THE IDEA FOR THIS TOPIC. I DOUBT SHE AND I HAD THE SAME IDEA WHEN SHE SUGGESTED IT. <BR> <BR> WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM "VALLEY OF FIRE" I BET MOST OF YOU THINK OF A BIBLE PASSAGE. WHEN I HEAR IT, I THINK OF ABOUT 10,000 OTHER THINGS. MOST OF THEM INVOLVE HEAT OF SOME KIND. NOW, KEEP IN MIND THAT I AM WRITING THIS ON 3 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT AFTER ALL THE PEOPLE GOT DONE SHOOTING OFF THEIR FIREWORKS. I DOUBT TONIGHT WILL BE ANY BETTER. I TEND TO GET A LITTLE GOOF... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 16:56:59 EST WHERE ARE WE GOING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369327 I THINK THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT I AM LOSING MY MIND. EITHER THAT OR THIS WORLD IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET. WHAT DOES THAT EXPRESSION MEAN????? <BR> <BR> I READ YESTERDAY ABOUT HOW THE PATRIOT MOTORCYCLE RIDERS HAD TO APPEAR FOR THE FUNERAL OF A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD THAT WAS BEING BURIED AFTER HE DIED IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY TORNADO. PROTESTERS WERE THREATENING THE FAMILY ON THE DAY OF THE FUNERAL. WHAT COULD A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD HAVE EVER DONE TO DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT? DIDN'T THAT EN... Mon, 27 May 2013 13:10:51 EST WHAT THE HECK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359489 I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM SPARK FOR AWHILE. AND I DIDN'T EVEN DO IT INTENTIONALLY. I GOT THIS STUPID BRACE FOR MY LEG. IT WEIGHS 9 LBS. THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH UNTIL YOU TRY LUGGING IT AROUND ALL DAY. SO I THOUGHT THE PAIN IN MY LEG WAS JUST FROM GETTING USED TO THE BRACE. <BR> <BR> WE HAD THIS REALLY STUPID WEATHER A COUPLE WEEKS AGO - A MAY SNOW STORM AND A MEASURABLE ONE AT THAT; FOLLOWED TWO DAYS LATER BY TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT. SO I GOT MY SHORTS OUT - ALL WAY TOO BIG NOW. SHUCKS! I ... Fri, 17 May 2013 15:51:29 EST BORED DOES WONDERS ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266201 I ABSOLUTELY HATE SITTING AROUND LIKE THIS. SINCE THEY WON'T LET ME WALK AROUND MUCH (NO MORE THAN 2,000 STEPS A DAY) I HAVE HAD TO FIND A NEW SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EXERCISE. SO I DECIDED TO HAUL MYSELF DOWN TO THE LOBBY AND SIT AND PLAY A LITTLE GAME. AS PEOPLE CAME THROUGH THE LOBBY - RESIDENTS OR VISITORS - I TRIED TO GUESS WHAT THEY HAD DONE FOR A LIVING AND WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE WHEN THEY WERE REALLY YOUNG. OF COURSE THIS IS NO FUN TO DO ALONE, SO I BROUGHT THE SWEET LADY FROM ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:51:55 EST TIME FOR A KICK ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256484 EVERYONE HAS THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO CRAWL UNDER YOUR BLANKET AND NEVER COME OUT AGAIN. MAYBE YOU WILL NEVER BE DISCOVERED UNDER THERE (TRUST ME, THE SMELL WILL GIVE YOU AWAY AFTER AWHILE). BUT WE REALLY CAN'T LIVE OUR LIVES THAT WAY. IF YOU WANT TO - GO AHEAD. ME? I CAN'T DO IT! <BR> <BR> EVERYONE HAS PROBLEMS AND SOME OF US DEAL WITH THEM BETTER THAN OTHERS DO. ME? I HAVE A SCHEDULED PITY PARTY. I DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND THEN I GO TO MY ROOM, CLOSE THE DRAPES, TURN ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:42:33 EST HOW DO YOU SAY IT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247994 HOW DO YOU SAY THE REALLY, REALLY, HARD THINGS TO PEOPLE? HOW DO YOU TELL A FRIEND THAT THEY ARE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE WITHOUT HURTING THEIR FEELINGS OR WORSE YET, LOSING THAT FRIENDSHIP? <BR> <BR> AND HARDEST OF ALL, HOW DO YOU TELL A FAMILY MEMBER, THAT THEY HAVE PUSHED YOU SO MANY TIMES THAT YOU HAVE NO FEELINGS LEFT FOR THAT PERSON AT ALL? THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS NOT HATE. THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS INDIFFERENCE. <BR> <BR> WHEN A LOVED ONE HAS HURT YOU SO MANY TIMES, AND THEY SINCERELY ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:10:01 EST WHAT'S TO LOVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241861 A WONDERFUL BLOG WAS POSTED (THANKS PIXIE) ABOUT LOVING OUR VARIOUS BODY PARTS. CAN YOU SAY THERE ARE PARTS OF YOUR BODY THAT YOU LOVE? MOST OF US ON SPARK, ARE HERE FOR THE SAME REASON - WE HAVE SERIOUS WEIGHT ISSUES AND WANT TO GET HEALTHY. SO DO I LOVE MY BODY? WELL, LET'S TAKE STOCK. I'LL START AT THE TOP AND WORK DOWN. <BR> <BR> THE HAIR. TRULY, TRULY SAD. I HAD FINE, THIN, GRAY HAIR THAT JUST LAID THERE SO I LET SOMEONE TALK ME INTO GETTING A PERM. BIG MISTAKE - HUGE! I LOOKED ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:46:35 EST SKIN ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233592 ON ONE OF MY SPARK TEAMS, WE WERE DISCUSSING SKIN. LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT WHEN IT REALLY STARTS TO SAG? <BR> <BR> LET ME TELL YOU, IF THERE WAS AN AWARD OUT THERE FOR THE MOST HANGING SKIN IN THE WORLD, I WOULD BE IN THE TOP TEN! AT MY HIGHEST WEIGHT, I WAS 354. NOW I AM AT 227. THAT ISN'T GREAT BUT IT'S PRETTY BIG TIME FOR ME. BUT THE SKIN! <BR> <BR> THIS HAPPENS TO SO MANY PEOPLE AS THEY LOSE WEIGHT. WHAT YOU SEE ON THE BIGGEST LOSER, IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. WE KNEW A WOMAN THA... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:08:06 EST I GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227184 AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I HAVE SPENT THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS ATTEMPTING TO DO SOME TAXES. I GOT THE ONES FOR MY MIL DONE - EASY PEASY. FOR DH AND I, A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT WITH ALL THE VARIOUS CANCER TREATMENTS AND WHO PAID WHAT. BUT THEN HE BROUGHT HOME THE DREADED BOXES OF "PAPERWORK" FROM HIS BUSINESS. <BR> <BR> I HAVE BEEN DOING HIS BUSINESS TAXES NOW, FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. WHO DID IT BEFORE ME? HE HAD A COMPTROLLER AT HIS COMPANY THAT KEPT AN EYE ON EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED ON A DAILY B... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:20:51 EST INSANE HEARTLANDERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171306 I HAVE BEEN SAYING, EVER SINCE I MOVED TO THIS GOD AWFUL STATE, THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE MORE THAN A LITTLE NUTS. BUT TODAY, I DO BELIEVE I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD IT ALL. <BR> <BR> IT STARTED LAST NIGHT WHEN THEY WARNED EVERYONE OF A "SEVERE WEATHER DAY" COMING FOR TODAY AND PART OF TOMORROW. 12-18 INCHES OF SNOW PREDICTED WITH 50 TO 60 MPH WINDS. I AM DOING MY HAPPY DANCE. YES! A WHITE CHRISTMAS! SNOW AT LAST! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR 19 YEARS AND THAT'S AS LONG AS I'VE LIVED HERE. ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:26:51 EST Top 10 things I don't want for Christmas ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170283 10. AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF HILARY CLINTON <BR> <BR> 9. A WATERBED THAT LEAKS <BR> <BR> 8. A BLOW UP DOLL OF A NAKED MAN (ANATOMICALLY CORRECT) <BR> <BR> 7. A TRIP TO THE BAHAMS ON A CATTLE BOAT <BR> <BR> 6. A BATTERY OPERATED SINGING FISH (YES, I SAW THIS IN THE STORE) <BR> <BR> 5. A CHRISTMAS RAP MUSIC CD <BR> <BR> 4. CHRISTMAS DINNER AT A GAS STATION <BR> <BR> 3. A 3 COLOR RUSTED OUT '79 BUICK <BR> <BR> 2. A DIET BARBIE DOLL (YES! I SAW THIS TOO! SHE IS REALLY FA... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:38:51 EST CHRISTMAS MIRACLE? I'M NOT SURE .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163411 YESTERDAY, I HAD MY FINAL VISIT WITH THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST THAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING FOR 10 YEARS. HE IS LEAVING THE COUNTRY AND MY DIABETES CARE WILL BE TURNED OVER TO MY FAMILY DR. ALTHOUGH I LOVE BOTH OF THESE MEN, THE ONE THAT I AM LOSING IS TRULY A BRILLIANT MAN AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SO WHAT WAS THIS MIRACLE OF WHICH I SPEAK? AFTER REVIEWING MY BLOOD SUGAR READINGS FOR THE PAST 2 21/2 MONTHS, HE ALMOST CAME UNGLUED. <BR> <BR> "YOU ARE BEEN HAVING 67 TOO LOW IS THIS SHORT OF TIME?"... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:50:25 EST WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149523 HAVING JUST PASSED THANKSGIVING, I CAME ACROSS A SAYING ON PINTEREST THAT REALLY BLEW ME AWAY. "WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP TOMORROW WITH ONLY THE THINGS THAT YOU GAVE THANKS FOR TODAY?" THINK ABOUT THAT! ALL THE THINGS THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED COULD BE GONE IS A BLINK OF AN EYE. WHAT COULD YOU DO WITHOUT? <BR> <BR> I REALLY HAD TO GIVE THIS SOME SOLID THOUGHT. I AM THANKFUL FOR SOME OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS, A PLACE TO LIVE, FOOD TO EAT, CLOTHES TO KEEP ME COVERED, HEAT AND AIR (SINCE I CAN'T CONT... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:00:47 EST WHAT I HATE ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141719 I KNOW! YOU ARE ALL GOING TO TELL ME I AM A MAJOR "BAH HUMBUG!" NOT TRUE. WHAT I HATE ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS IS THE TOTAL LACK OF CONTROL. IT'S ALMOST LIKE EVERYONE FORGETS THAT THERE ARE STILL JOBS TO GO TO, STILL CLEANING TO BE DONE, STILL SICK FRIENDS YOU NEED TO SPEND TIME WITH (WHILE YOU CAN) AND STILL A BUDGET TO STAY WITHIN. BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, I HATE WHAT THE HOLIDAYS DO TO PEOPLE. <BR> <BR> IT ISN'T EVEN THANKSGIVING YET AND I ACTUALLY HAD SOMEONE YELL AT ME IN THE GROCERY... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:02:15 EST HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135214 SO HERE IT IS - EXACTLY ONE WEEK AND A DAY SINCE I DISLOCATED MY KNEE. I DID NOTHING - AND I MEAN NOTHING - TO CAUSE THIS. I HAD DECIDED TO CHANGE DH'S SHEETS ON HIS BED SINCE I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT CENTURY IN WHICH THEY WERE LAST WASHED. I ALSO CAN NO LONGER RECOGNIZE THE COLOR OF THEM. HMMM ... PERHAPS THEY REALLY DO MAKE GRAY SHEETS. BUT ONE IS TAKING THEIR LIVES IN THEIR HANDS TO VENTURE FORTH INTO THE "INNER SANCTUM". <BR> <BR> OF COURSE I HAVE MY ZIP LINE FOR GETTING TO THE LAU... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:11:26 EST AND THE MAN SAID "CLEAN" ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124900 I HAVE BEEN PUT ON VERY LIMITED MOVEMENT FOR A WEEK. NO WALKING - UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. TOTAL REST IN A RECLINER OR ON A BED. SINCE I SLEEP IN A RECLINER, THAT WAS MY POSITION OF CHOICE. BUT THERE WERE ISSUES. <BR> <BR> I CANNOT, AND I DO MEAN CANNOT; STAND A DIRTY HOUSE. I REFUSE TO PUT FRESH FOOD ITEMS IN THE FRIDGE WITHOUT CLEANING IT OUT FIRST TO BE SURE THINGS DON'T GET SHOVED TO THE BACK. I REALLY HATE THOSE LITTLE PACKAGES OF SOMETHING GREEN WHERE YOU HAVE NO IDEA AS TO I... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:04:38 EST MORE CHANGES .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119259 SO I LEFT SPARK FOR AWHILE TO GET MY HEAD TOGETHER (A MONUMENTAL TASK I MAY ADD) AND TO SEE IF I COULD FIND OUT A WAY TO SIMPLIFY MY GOOFY LIFE. I DID GET SOME MAJOR HELP IN THAT AREA. WHAT I DIDN'T EXPECT WAS SOME CHANGES IN MY PERFECTLY WORKING FOOD PLAN AND HEALTH ISSUES. IF IT ISN'T ONE THING, IT'S 15 OTHERS. <BR> <BR> SO I WENT TO SEE MY ENDOCRINOLOGIST. HE SPECIALIZES IN MY TYPE OF BRITTLE DIABETES. THIS MAN JUST LOVES TO USE ME AS A GUINEA PIG. I MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF SIGN ON M... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:13:05 EST FRIDAY FUNNIES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113827 AN OLDER GENTLEMAN HAD AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE UROLOGIST WHO SHARED AN OFFICE WITH SEVERAL OTHER DOCTORS. THE WAITING ROOM WAS FILLED WITH PATIENTS. AS HE APPROACHED THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, HE NOTICED THAT THE RECEPTIONIST WAS A LARGE UNFRIENDLY WOMAN WHO LOOKED LIKE A SUMO WRESTLER. HE GAVE HER HIS NAME. <BR> <BR> IN A VERY LOUD VOICE, THE RECEPTIONIST SAID, "YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?" <BR> <BR> ALL THE PATIENTS IN THE WAITING ROOM... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:59:28 EST "OLD BAG" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102566 I USUALLY GET THE INSPIRATION FOR SOME OF MY BLOGS, FROM OTHER SPARK FRIENDS. THIS ONE COMES FROM OFFICIALOLDY. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE A OLDY? <BR> <BR> I HAVE NEVER GIVEN THAT MUCH THOUGHT SINCE I AM NOTHING BUT A BIG GRAY HAIRED KID. I HAVE NEVER, NOR DO I EVER, WANT TO BE A G"GROW UP". TO ME, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE SERIOUS AND LOSE YOUR ABILITY TO BE SILLY. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO THAT? AND YET, BEING YOUNG AT HEART AND FUN LOVING CAN ALSO COST YOU A LOT. ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:22:46 EST MODERN FASHION? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100026 ON ONE OF MY TEAMS, I NOTICED A REFERENCE TO WOMEN'S "MUFFIN TOPS". I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT THIS WAS. BUT WHEN I WENT SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND, I DID, IN FACT, PERUSE THE PUBLIC IN SEARCH OF THESE SO CALLED "MUFFIN TOPS". IT TOOK ME ALL OF ABOUT ONE MINUTE TO DEVINE WHAT THIS STRANGE TERM REFERRED TO. <BR> <BR> REMEMBER BACK WHEN WE WORE BODY SUITS (HATED THOSE DARN SNAPS IN THE CROTCH) WITH OUR BELL BOTTOM JEANS? THE BODY SUITS WERE SKIN TIGHT BUT, OF COURSE, ALWAYS STAYED TUCKED IN. ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:20:47 EST FRIDAY FUNNIES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096439 OXYMORON'S YOU CAN ENJOY: <BR> <BR> 1. IS IT GOOD IF A VACUUM CLEANER REALLY SUCKS? <BR> 2. WHY IS THE THIRD HAND ON THE WATCH CALLED THE SECOND HAND? <BR> 3. IF A WORD IS MISSPELLED IN THE DICTIONARY HOW WOULD WE KNOW? <BR> 4. IF WEBSTER WROTE THE 1ST DICTIONARY, WHERE DID HE FIND THE WORDS? <BR> 5. WHY DO WE SAY SOMETHING IS OUT OF WHACK? WHAT IS WHACK? <BR> 6. WHY DO "SLOW DOWN" AND "SLOW UP" MEAN THE SAME THING? <BR> 7. WHY DOES "FAT CHANCE" AND "SLIM CHANCE" MEAN THE SAME THING?... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:07 EST SEASONS CHANGE .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094127 I DON'T THINK THERE IS A PERSON ALIVE THAT HASN'T GONE THROUGH SOME KIND OF MAJOR CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. IF YOU HAVEN'T, YOU PROBABLY LIVE IN A HOME FOR THE TERMINALLY STRANGE. I HAVE MANY FRIENDS THERE - THEY KNOW ME WELL. BUT IT'S THE CHANGES THAT ARE THRUST UPON US THAT EITHER MAKE US OR BREAK US. THERE IS SOME KIND OF SAYING THAT GOES, "THAT WHICH DOESN'T KILL YOU, MAKES YOU STRONGER". AT THIS POINT, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO BENCH PRESS A BUICK! <BR> <BR> BUT IT CAN ALSO BE THOSE VERY CH... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:20:22 EST