USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=USMAWIFE USMAWIFE'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/ I Am Addicted To You - A Sad Love Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205910 <BR> <BR> Phone call * <BR> <BR> Boy: Hey, baby! <BR> <BR> Girl: Hey. <BR> <BR> Boy: I missed you at office today. Why weren’t you there? <BR> <BR> Girl: Yeah, I had to go to the doctor. <BR> <BR> Boy: Oh my God, are you okay?? <BR> <BR> Girl: Silence <BR> <BR> Boy: Sweetie!! Talk to me!! <BR> <BR> Girl: I . . . <BR> <BR> Boy: You what?? YOU WHAT??? <BR> <BR> Girl: I have CANCER and I’m on life support. <BR> <BR> Boy: *breaks into tears* <BR> <BR> Girl: They’re taking me off... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:07:46 EST 4 Things Men Will Never Understand About Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205455 <BR> When it comes to men and women falling in love with each other, they try their very best to think of every possible little thing that they need in order for them to be happy. <BR> <BR> However, there are just some certain things that men have a hard time understanding when it comes to the personal needs of their lady or just the women in their lives in general. <BR> <BR> Periods <BR> <BR> Allow me to kick this off with discussing periods. Men are both extremely fascinated by them and... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:26:41 EST true love is acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204986 <BR> A man and his girlfriend were married. All of their friends and family came to see the lovely ceremony. <BR> <BR> The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black suit. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true. <BR> <BR> A few months later, the wife came to the husband with a proposal: “I read in a magazine, a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage.” she offered. “Each of us will write a list of the t... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:09:25 EST 6 Signs You're In The Wrong Relationship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204365 <BR> <BR> Relationships can get messy. And that's only because we're capable of feeling intense emotions rapidly, sometimes so fast that we forget to take a step back every now and then to really think about what's going on. <BR> <BR> Sometimes those intense initial feelings you have for one another can keep your relationship happy for a short time, but eventually there has to be something else that takes its place. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, you're likely to succumb to the boredom, fear, anger... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:42:31 EST Don't take a woman for granted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203809 <BR> Don’t take a woman for granted.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If she is giving you too much attention. Just consider yourself lucky because maybe she loves you so much that she doesn’t want anyone else to take her place in your life. If she cries for you don’t think she is weak but consider yourself lucky that she thinks you are worth her precious tears. If she is jealous of the other women around you don’t think she is insecure but she doesn’t want to see anyone else to be in your arms. If a... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:24:10 EST Some of my newest projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203170 <link>www.ravelry.com/projects/usmawife/sp<BR>ring-pullover </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e43b151c-3268-4ccc-b6bd-17fb53190230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/projects/usmawife/ha<BR>nalei-bay-shawl </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46ad0eea-51a0-4db5-bee8-ef80e56a5225.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ecdc5cec-3fb3-4e28-ad25-fd9f46ead905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:47:23 EST Don’t Worry About the Family that Ignores You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202680 Never give up on your children. Sometimes you shouldn’t worry about the family who chose to ignore you no matter how many time you try to make them part of your life and they don’t reciprocate but when it comes to your kids, always worry about them and Never give up on them. I know they hurt us sometimes and it can be difficult but pray and hang in there. <BR> <BR> Don't worry about the family that ignores and acts like don't matter, love the ones who are always there for you no matter what.... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:47:09 EST att stinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202080 still no internet tv or phone <BR> <BR> att cancelled my appointment without telling us <BR> <BR> worse through all this we had a house showing today <BR> <BR> i have not eaten really anything in the last two days as i am so ticked off at how they are handling this outage Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:29:41 EST Satuday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201577 Sitting in starbucks today as a clap of thunder took my modem out last night we have no internet phone or tv at home and hubby has taken out his complete series of the hbo show Oz and is watching that <BR> <BR> have to be up and ready at 830 am for the att tech to birng a new one to me Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:37:04 EST 5 Common Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Relationship (And How To Avoid Them) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201077 Communication is key to any loving, healthy and strong relationship. <BR> <BR> Through simple mistakes, and careless words, that communication can be twisted. To avoid these mistakes you have to simply slow down, breathe deep and follow the advice below. <BR> <BR> Don't Tune Them Out As You Form Your Opinion <BR> <BR> Conversations are not cycles of you talking and listening just enough to form a response. If you don't fully invest in the conversation at hand, you are disrespecting your pa... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:45:29 EST want to be married http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200525 When people walk out of your life let them go if they honestly ever wanted to be there in the first place they would never chose to leave.When you truly love anyone you never even consider that person out of your life for even a day...if they leave appreciate your friends and family that never left your side, but were there for you at your darkest, loneliest moments as those that really love you and can always no matter what be counted on.Those people would never abandon you, they care too mu... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:24:51 EST sleep depreviation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199924 I finally put things together and realizing that when I get little sleep I am wired and everything I do during the day I can't sit still or concentrate on like I should <BR> <BR> i had to be up at 8 am (my first time up is 325 and do not go back to sleep until close to 530) for the guy who was coming to fix our irrigation system. <BR> <BR> and of course he did not show up, nor did he call i called him at 1005 and of course got his voice mail. This is his third strike with me and I a... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:20:38 EST if you don't feel good enough you need to remember these 5 things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199275 <BR> The truth of the matter is that we experience a fair amount of both really good days and extremely bad days simultaneously. Sometimes it can seem like one is happening more than the other and can either put us in a really good mood or make us hate everything entirely. <BR> <BR> It is important that we remind ourselves that things are not so bad when we are feeling our lowest of lows. <BR> <BR> Despair is a very horrible feeling to experience. Here are some reminders that you should re... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:50:45 EST 5 Reasons Everyone Needs To Experience Physical Touch Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198783 <BR> Physical touch is often misguided to believe that when people touch each other, it has to be some kind of $exual experience. This is never has been and never will be the case with humans. <BR> <BR> Humans are always in need of physical touch, in fact, it is what drives to do almost anything at all. Once you have been neglected or deprived of physical human touch, you will realize just how lonely the world can be without it. <BR> <BR> Yes, the other sense are also very important to you... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:07:17 EST a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198213 can already see this week is going to be interesting hope it is good but preparing for the worst Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:30:52 EST 8 Thoughts That Keep You From Leaving A Person Who Doesn’t Deserve You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197628 <BR> <BR> If you are in a relationship that is unfulfilling or, worse, makes you feel bad about yourself, scared or depressed, you are not alone. Sometimes this relationship pattern is repeated throughout the woman’s life. Here are the thoughts you might hold about yourself that could be keeping you from seeking and allowing a better relationship. <BR> <BR> 1. Not Beautiful Enough <BR> When you look in the mirror, what do you see? If your first thoughts are criticisms of your appearance, t... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 15:30:03 EST Newest projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197068 Two, perhaps three more projects almost finished coming this weekend <BR> <BR> <BR> made with lion brand ice cream yarn <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/projects/usmawife/ar<BR>lequin-shawl </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab19bdf5-451e-449a-9ab7-eb0b27bce028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> yarn is lion brand shawl in a ball started this on July 5 finished July 7 <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amu<BR>let-shawl </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 15:33:38 EST 16 Point Plan Of How To Succeed in Your Professional Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196554 <BR> 1. Don’t talk negatively about people behind their backs. <BR> <BR> 2. If you gossip, people won’t confide in you. Mind your own business. <BR> <BR> 3. Try to work for someone who’ll challenge your powers. <BR> <BR> 4. You’ll learn more in a year than 4 years of college. <BR> <BR> 5. Successful bosses have good communication skills. They learn from people, including their employees. <BR> <BR> 6. Work in such a way that makes your boss look good. It’s not flattery. <BR> <BR> 7. On ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:36:39 EST 6 Signs You're Wasting Your Life But Can't Admit It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195961 Life is a treasure, a gift that has limitless potential. The sheer magnitude of this simple, yet massive, concept isn't always taken advantage of. <BR> <BR> Some people can't imagine how to carry the whole cake, so they settle for a slice, or worse nothing. You only get one ride in this vessel, and your ride isn't guaranteed any length of time. <BR> <BR> Faced with these facts, many people create boundaries, limitations, basically excuses.One thing leads to nothing and before you know it to... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 15:20:38 EST Lunch with God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195103 Lunch With God <BR> <BR> <BR> A little boy wanted to meet God. He packed his suitcase with two sets of his dress and some packets of Cakes and he stared his journey. He walked a long and felt tired. <BR> <BR> So he sat in a park on the way and opened a packet to take a cake to eat. Then he noticed an old woman sitting sad with hunger nearby, so he offered her a piece of cake. <BR> <BR> She gratefully accepted it with a wide look and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy long... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:01:20 EST July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194735 everything I planned to do and finish has just flown out the window Oh well there is tomorrow Mon, 4 Jul 2016 16:28:34 EST 6 Reasons Why Trust Is More Important Than Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193973 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most people believe that love can conquer all, and that the only thing you need in order to make your relationship successful is just pure and honest love. I would beg to differ! After 21 years of living and two long relationships, one thing I’m completely sure of is the fact that trust is the most essential component of a successful relationship. In its absence, you can end up feeling constantly worried and hurt. <BR> <BR> If you don’t completely trust your partner, ... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 08:16:34 EST Use These 3 Simple Steps to Solve ANY Argumen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193492 <BR> Having arguments with your partner is not the best thing in the world. I'm pretty sure that we would all love an easier way we can approach them, come to a resolution, and go back to loving each other again without feeling like we just got done kicking and screaming. <BR> Essentially, it all boils down to taking a deep breath, carefully thinking about what you want to say, and then confronting your partner with the hope that you'll both come to an understanding with one another. Love is... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:56:52 EST According To Buddha, These are the Four Elements of "True Love" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193156 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Love is a very powerful feeling that we are all able to relate too. In fact, love has proven to be the answer to a majority of the worlds problems, if only they had time to sit down and actually think about it for a moment. <BR> Nevertheless, we can all still individually make our way to finding our own meaning of "true love". <BR> A majority of us have a really hard time understanding what true love really is. It's fickle, it's cruel, it's warm, it's lovely, etc. True... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:31:00 EST Accept! They aren’t that person anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192421 <BR> <BR> In life, you make the wrong choice. As time goes by it is very hurtful that the person you are with betrays you. The moments you spent together can no longer be a good memory because all that time the person was deceiving you with a phony personality. Once the person knew that you were believing him/her they go on to the next person they can take advantage of. ~ Bella Angelo <BR> <BR> Sometimes you just have to erase the messages, delete the numbers and move on. You dont have to ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:48:06 EST Did you know this about mustard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191642 <link>www.lifeaspire.com/6230/surprising-u<BR>ses-for-mustard/?l=1 </link> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:32:36 EST the fence a story with real meaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191314 <BR> <BR> There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. <BR> <BR> The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence. <BR> <BR> On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad! <BR> <BR> Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered i... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:00:04 EST Dont Waste Time on People That Leave You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190659 <BR> <BR> <BR> . <BR> In some cases you have to walk away maybe for your own self respect or dignity. <BR> <BR> When someone walks out of your life, let them. There's no use in wasting your time on people that leave you. What you make of yourself and your future is no longer tied to them. Yeah, you may miss them. But remember that you weren't the one that gave up. <BR> <BR> Leave your past and be ready for your future. <BR> <BR> If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:34:36 EST another week begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190171 this week should be interesting. so much to do and many phone calls to make and receive Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:12:45 EST Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189507 <BR> Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Show support that they are not alone. <BR> <BR> “Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~ Anaïs Nin <BR> <BR> “After all, what is happine... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:36:29 EST its continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188929 AC guy was to be here at 730 am. did not happen but he will be here some day before it gets dark <BR> <BR> Roof guy sent me the pictures of my roof to send to my insurance company along with the invoices to fix it. the whole section is gioing to cost 3200 . Plus both insurance companies wanted me to now cover the whole up so that rain and critters will not crawl into my attic in the bonus room. honestly this should have been done weeks ago. when the pest control guy comes out on tuesda... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:24 EST when it comes to me God truly as a sense of humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188336 things happen in 3's and right now I am on my second set of three's within the last two months <BR> <BR> today is just one of those days where I have a major headache and just ran to say screw it to everything and everyone <BR> <BR> Last night the downstairs ac unit ran out of feon . called this morning and the guy will be out on 730am friday morning unexpected bill when feon is 95 a pound <BR> <BR> finally got a contractor to check the roof from the damage when the contractor was cutti... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:43:12 EST If You Want To Be Always Happy In Your Life, You Must Read This Short Inspiring Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187714 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. <BR> <BR> I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that that lit up her entire being. <BR> She said, “Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you ma... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:28:36 EST tuesdays blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186995 gone Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:33:09 EST I was raised to show respect. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186382 Sharing not mine <BR> <BR> <BR> “I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and to have respect for my elders. I’d let another person have my seat if they need it. Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, not stand on the sidelines and watch. Hold the door for the person behind me, say ‘excuse me’ when it’s needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get fr... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:24:30 EST Listen to your heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185859 <BR> 4 Friends Meet 30 Years After School <BR> Posted: 07 May 2016 05:30 AM PDT <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 friends meet 30 years after school. <BR> <BR> One goes to the toilet, while the other 3 start to talk about how successful their sons became. <BR> <BR> Friend 1 says his son studied economics, became a banker and is so rich he gave his best friend a Ferrari. <BR> <BR> Friend 2 said his son became a pilot, started his own airline, became so rich he gave his best friend a jet. <BR> <BR> Frie... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:59:41 EST When a woman loves a man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185314 <BR> No matter how strong a woman is …there is this one man in her life for whom she has a weak and soft corner in her heart. This is the man she loves unconditionally. She will forgive him for all his mistakes and accept him with all his flaws and imperfections because she can’t love another man for the rest of her life. She will never question his past and never make him feel jealous of other men. She will never give up on this man and she can do anything in this world for this man because... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 18:19:34 EST 20 of the Wisest Quotes of All Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184730 <BR> <BR> Wisdom is something that comes from experience. Humans experience things differently from each other, they are always seeking wisdom no matter what the experience may be. <BR> <BR> We use this wisdom to guide ourselves away from past mistakes and hopefully reach our endgame goals. Wisdom of all kinds has been passed down throughout every single generation of man. It is only acceptable that we give back the wisdom we have received to those who need it more than we do. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:44:01 EST Why Is There a Tiny Hole In Between The Camera and Flash on iPhones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184145 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> iPhones are considered as most trusted and valuable phones and no matter how much we call ourselves a pro in using and understanding iPhone, there are many things we still don’t know about it. There always seems to be something new that we’re learning about iPhones. <BR> <BR> At the back of your iPhone between camera and flash have you ever wondered why there is a tiny black hole? Is it a reset button ? Is it a light sensor? Is it a microphone? or something else. <BR>... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:25:10 EST My life is not your Story to tell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183569 not mine sharing <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business. Mind your own problems before you talk about mine. My life is not your story to tell. <BR> <BR> Before you judge my life, my past or my character, walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrows, my doubts, my fear, my pain & my laughter... Remember everyone has a story, when u have lived my life then u can judge me.... <BR> <BR> Before you judge me, you better make s... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:19:31 EST Question for thought. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182582 If you could remove all of the financial problems in your life, what does your life look like? Dream with me Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:45:33 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182237 two weeks ago the guy who was cutting our tree fell and broke his arm on our property. he told me not to worry as he had plenty of health and property insurance to cover everything <BR> <BR> i was told just in case to protect ourselves call my insurance company. the adjuster told me everything was fine and nothing would be paid out on on behalf to the contractor <BR> <BR> today I find out from the contractor that his primary policy did not cover all his medical expensives but his health ... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:17:38 EST health benefits of eating celery everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181430 Has anyone heard about these benefits. I know one thing to be careful with it that celery has the highest sodium content of all the veggies so you have to be careful how much you consume <BR> <BR> <link>www.sun-gazing.com/surprising-health<BR>-benefits-eating-celery-everyday/ </link> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:52:18 EST 22 Common Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180950 <BR> <BR> most I am pronouncing right but depending on where you are from you might learn it differently <BR> <BR> <BR> English can be a tricky language, especially when it comes to pronunciation rules. There are a ton of words that you may or may not have been pronouncing wrong. Below are the 22 common words which are always mispronounced. <BR> 1. PIZZA <BR> <BR> Wrong pronunciation : Pi-za <BR> Correct pronunciation : Peet-zuh <BR> 2. PICTURE <BR> <BR> Wrong pronunciation : Pit-cher <... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:10:55 EST what your toe length reveals about your personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180442 <BR> What Your Toe Length Reveals About Your Personality <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Big toe. <BR> If your big toe is longer than the others, it means you're bright and creative. You creatively solve your problems and can easily think outside of the box. You find it difficult to stay focused, however, and tend to abandon projects partway through. <BR> <BR> If it's smaller than the other toes, it indicates pretty much the opposite. You're an effective multitasker but you tend to do things by the ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:47:33 EST recently finished projects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179666 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb64cc80-d9b8-4514-88b6-d22adddc89bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoo<BR>ded-baby-wrap </link> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oph<BR>elia-baby-footprint-dishcloth </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99d84dfc-2666-4302-9597-49e0efd02254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/443c2f23-7ed4-4d73-b806-9318f5a54bcc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:25:07 EST my fitbit is officially dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179222 over the weekend the new fitbit one which was a replacement the company gave me in February. DIED <BR> <BR> it stopped charging even when i tired it on several devices to get it to charge <BR> <BR> called the company and got the answer.. sorry it died but since we gifted it to you it is not under warranty and there fore if you want a new one, we will give you a 20 percent discount on one <BR> <BR> really.. ok.. not a problem. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 19:33:26 EST 10 ways to boost your self confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177798 <BR> <BR> <BR> How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didn’t really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice. <BR> Simple practices like these don’t just help you physically but also psychologically. Psychologists say that there are many little ways that can instantly help boost self-confidence. Here are some easy tips on how you can do just that... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 18:18:09 EST 10 Principles Of Life: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177001 <BR> <BR> <BR> Stop and ask yourself today, "How do I really feel about myself? " Before you answer read these ten principles. <BR> <BR> (1) Never think or speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God. <BR> <BR> (2) Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will. <BR> <BR> (3) Don't compare yourself to anybody else. You're unique, one of a kind, an original. So don't settle for being a copy. <BR> <B... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:42:26 EST wise words from a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176504 These are not my thoughts but from a friend <BR> <BR> Muhammad Ali's passing makes me realize two things: As good as we are in whatever we do, humility will force us to realize eventually that none of us is good as we think we are. Second, finishing well means so much more than promoting well. <BR> <BR> <BR> May God cause all of us to reflect today on our own mortality, realizing He is good and He is faithful to the end Sat, 4 Jun 2016 19:26:47 EST