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/ Things are not always what they Seem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090126 <BR> Things are not always what they Seem <BR> Posted: 07 Feb 2016 12:14 AM PST <BR> <BR> <BR> Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. <BR> <BR> The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. <BR> <BR> Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. <BR> <BR> As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. <BR> <BR> When the younger angel as... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 14:46:16 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089368 made it to one grocery store, got to the second and they were out of hot wings. Arranged to pick some up tomorrow morning <BR> <BR> So rather than continuing to shop there I came home and am relaxing home with my knitting Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:02:45 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088746 today was just long Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:15:55 EST Doctors need to not over extend into so many offices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087852 In Aug I got an appointment to see a gastrointestinal one week from the referral date. <BR> <BR> Still have issues even though the meds have been doubled. His nurse told me that if the problem did not clear up with the doubled dose of prioslec she would get me in immediately. Was told to wait 4 weeks from the change which I did.. and while in the building where his office is located I stopped in on tues to get an appointment <BR> <BR> First availalbe appointment and actually the only lef... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:42:46 EST The third eye kiss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086854 The 3rd Eye Kiss can be an uplifting experience. Kiss the center of the forehead in between their eyebrows, with a thought of compassion for that person. It activates the pineal and pituitary gland of the person and brings a sense of security and well being to that person. Try it with folks you love and care about; the experience may be very healing. You will find the pineal gland mentioned in many ancient scriptures. <BR> <BR> Third eye center is situated between the eyebrows. It is general... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:52:26 EST True value of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086180 r <BR> <BR> A man went to God and asked, "What's the value of life?" <BR> <BR> God gave him one stone and said, "Find out the value of this stone, but don't sell it." <BR> <BR> The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what it's cost would be. <BR> The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, "You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone." <BR> The man apologized and said that the God has asked him not to sell it. <BR> <BR> He went ahead and found a vegetable seller. "W... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 20:01:00 EST Once You Start To Embrace Being Alone 10 things will happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084971 <BR> A lot of people tend to view "being alone" as boring. They think it means they're anti-social or unwanted. The reality is, being alone definitely isn't a bad thing. Once you embrace solitude, plenty of benefits begin to surface. I'm not saying you need to go live in the woods and abandon society; no one can argue the benefits and the fun that come along with fulfilling relationships. What I am saying, is that once you learn to enjoy your alone time, you'll be begin to grow as a person. ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:42:34 EST A month ends.. another begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084022 Thanks to a comment made in our household I am going to start making a few new changes which I can say what they are yet <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:17:05 EST Friday Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082562 another long day. <BR> <BR> I realized how much I truly hate circular knitting. ripping out the same section twice now as I got it twisted. <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:49:23 EST A long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081738 This truly has been a long day <BR> <BR> went to sleep around 1130ish.. and then I woke up close to two with sweats and could not go back to sleep. <BR> Eventually turned the tv and computer on until the alarm clock went off. <BR> <BR> Made coffee and put together lunch for my husband and then climbed back into bed <BR> <BR> finally around 6 fell back to sleep. it was one of those sleeps that you hate. you end up with a raging headache so got up <BR> <BR> Did more on SP, then got ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:40:57 EST When God created woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080838 When God Created Woman <BR> <BR> By the time the Lord made mothers, He was into the sixth day working overtime. An Angel appeared and said “Why are you spending so much time on this one?” <BR> And the Lord answered and said, “Have you read the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not elastic; have 200 movable parts, all replaceable; run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that can hold three children at one time and that disappears when she stands up; have a kiss t... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:36:20 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079784 Really bad day here. this is the type of day were a miracle is needed . I know God is listening but for whatever reason he is not giving the assist that is needed <BR> <BR> Do not feel sorry for me please <em>247</em> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:40:22 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078984 talked to a friend who is a policeman last night and told him about the problems that were popping up <BR> <BR> since match.com would not contact me, I went in and made a request for a new password. Got it , went in and deleted and blocked my account on there. <BR> <BR> Someone had paid for it.. so with it being closed how they will get a refund of the money they put out to do this to me <BR> <BR> then went into the email account changed the password and now it is wait and see if they try... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:18:09 EST what does a blizzard bring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077240 babies.. this knitting site is already predicting that with the snow and long weekend resulting from it there will be a baby boom especially with cable television , internet, electiricty go out.. you have to stay warm some how <BR> <BR> <link>knittingfever.com/blog/projects-for-<BR>baby-showers/ </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:10:04 EST the weekend starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076588 today was another long day. <BR> <BR> last night I ended up staying up until close to 1 am dealing with a stituation on one of my facebook group <BR> <BR> then the clock when off at 335 and I pushed myself out of bed when I realized that my husband was going to attempt to make the drive to work. We listened to the weather and the interstate his direction was open and clear. He headed out . Ten minutes later he was back in the house. Sleet was already falling <BR> <BR> He came back t... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:04:49 EST the day before the storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075758 today has been a busy day <BR> <BR> woke up at 310 am from snoring. stayed up and made coffee and played on the computer until almost 7 30 .. went back to sleep for an hour and then the dog told me mom get up <BR> <BR> canceled my therapy appointment for tomorrow as I did not want to venture out with the bad weather that was supposed to come <BR> <BR> hubby called me at 10 to say he was on the way home. his shift ran out of work due to trucks having travel problems with the weather out ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:58:40 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074824 we had our first set of snow flurries which lasted about 10 minutes the rest of the week we are supposed to get bad weather but no one knows how bad until it comes Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:53:54 EST Your opinion please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073862 I started making a shawl but realized I did not have enough yarn so I thought let me make a short sleeve or sleeveless top. the more I knit the more I knew the color needed to be broken up <BR> So wish color do you like best and also should the multi color be put on the yoke with the rest of the top solid from the armhole shaping down or multi yarn to armhole and solid to neck <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f76e7b3d-85ec-484e-9da3-a0acaf490a4f.JPG"> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:45:21 EST funny story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072807 Real Funny Story.. Very Very Funny.. Must Read and Share to Everyone.. <BR> <BR> In a factory: A man standing on the floor and looking aimlessly...... <BR> <BR> CEO of that factory came and asked his salary... <BR> <BR> Man replied "5000 sir" <BR> <BR> CEO took out his wallet and gave 15000 and told him... <BR> <BR> "I pay people here to work and not to waste time, This is your 3 months salary. <BR> <BR> Now get out of here. Never come back" <BR> <BR> That guy left............ <BR> ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:27:14 EST If Someone ask Me who is your Best Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071868 ? <BR> I will simply say ... <BR> ''Someone who'll never avoid Me just because of someone else''. <BR> <BR> Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.~ Steven Spielberg <BR> <BR> My best friend is the most important girl, ... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:43:28 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071250 although I did a lot of things on Friday this morning I had to do all the floors, make sue the counters and appliances were wiped done etc before we left the house <BR> <BR> the real estate agent was due in between 1130 and 1230. we an a few errands While we were out the appointment center called and said the agent was running late and would be there between 1230 and 1245... we waited until 1250 and I checked my cell phone which did not ring but had a voicemail on it saying the agent ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:57:12 EST Funny Interview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070285 <BR> <BR> Interviewer: There are 500 bricks on a plane. You drop one outside. How many are left? <BR> Applicant: That’s easy, 499 <BR> <BR> Interviewer: What are the three steps to put an elephant into a fridge? <BR> Applicant: Open the fridge. Put the elephant in. Close the fridge. <BR> <BR> Interviewer: What are the four steps to put a deer into the fridge? <BR> Applicant: Open the fridge. Take the elephant out. Put the deer in. Close the fridge. <BR> <BR> Interviewer: It’s lion’s birt... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:29:02 EST the lottery insanity is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069502 this morning I read that several people finally won that huge lottery. Hope most of them are parts of groups and not just single people winning <BR> <BR> Read one guy in FL who is a financial advisor gt 292 of his friends togehter eadh putting in 500.00 and then they purchased 72, 400 tickets. it took the staff at the convinece store 2 days,several staff members and lots of paper changes to get all the tickets printed Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:56:18 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068768 today started with me keeping a promise I made last year.. Something had to go and I stopped being an admin on one facebook group and also dropped that group. <BR> <BR> got to run to the grocery store and pick up things my doctor told me to get to make smoothies for my husband Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:42:25 EST Happy Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067718 A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, Romantic little restaurant. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful Fairy appeared on their table. <BR> <BR> She said, ‘For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.’ <BR> <BR> The wife answered, ‘Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.‘ <BR> <BR> The fairy waved her magic wand and – poof! – ... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:24:56 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066944 Got a lot of the things on my to do list done over the weekend <BR> <BR> now trying to finish this sweater and go on to other projects Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:10:32 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065899 Well I am still here.. did not win anything on the lottery but at least I only put in two dollars. <BR> <BR> Sunny today but cold outside. <BR> <BR> working on my husbands sweater I learned more and more, I hate mindless knitting. I need a pattern to keep me challenged Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:28:33 EST Name your 10 favorite albums of all time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065071 Top Ten most Favorite Albums of All Time. This is really hard for me, as a lover of so much music! But, here they are, knowing that I wish 10 were really more than 10, and not necessarily in order. What are yours? Go. <BR> <BR> Queen bohemian raphosdy <BR> <BR> Natalie Cole Unforgettable <BR> <BR> Chicago One <BR> <BR> x ed sheehan <BR> <BR> Best love songs from One life to live <BR> <BR> Kenny Rodger the best of <BR> <BR> Gloria Gaynor I will survive <BR> <BR> Kenny loggins.. ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 16:58:47 EST it's the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064151 its raining today which makes the mood more depressing <BR> <BR> Plan for the weekend <BR> four loads of laundry <BR> make a pot of spaghetti and meatballs <BR> work on yardage sheets for present and last stashbuster challenges <BR> work out one sweater <BR> work out a dishcloth <BR> keep the house picked up, just in case. <BR> rewrite a knitting pattern for the UK who after two years still can not understand a basic pattern. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 14:15:11 EST Happy National Bean Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063243 What is your favorite type of bean <BR> <BR> For veggies the green bean <BR> <BR> For dried beans, the navy bean Thu, 7 Jan 2016 15:25:04 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061974 I did not want to get out of bed this morning. it was like just as I found that great spot in the bed it was time to get up Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:32:53 EST I have completely lost track of which day it is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061354 Not because of the holidays so much but because my husbands work days changed this week temporarily. he normaly is off on Sunday and tuesday but he worked them has tomorrow off and work thurs and friday I think <BR> <BR> plus I had two appointments scheduled for today and they temporarily got moved to Thursday contingent on the temps Tue, 5 Jan 2016 18:44:01 EST It's Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060250 After a very long night awake i finally got the day started <BR> <BR> called the craft store and they are going to try to find the yarn I need to finish one sweater, cleaned out the credenza in the office, sent messages to two friends to see if they can help me with a problem, got some knitting in and now in the oven is a banana cake. As soon as it comes out the oven it goes straight into the freezer for an hour which makes it super moist <BR> <BR> If anyone wants the recipe, here it is ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:51:46 EST first sunday in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059144 spent it filing insurance cliaims, doing rebates, trying to get some knitting in and raked up more leaves Sun, 3 Jan 2016 17:59:33 EST Happy New Years for Knitters/crocheters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057752 On this New Year's Eve, I'd like to share a little something the legendary Ann Budd sent out to her readers today...I think it's charming. <BR> --- <BR> To celebrate the new year, I’ve taken liberty with lyrics to Auld Lang Syne (my apologies to Robert Burns): <BR> <BR> Should old UFOs be forgot, <BR> And never brought to mind? <BR> Or should the scoundrels be ripped out, <BR> And knitted one more time? <BR> <BR> For every stitch’s sake, my dear, <BR> For every stitch’s sake. <BR> We’ll sta... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:54:21 EST Time for new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057244 Choose wisely.. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:28:46 EST Foods that bring and take away luck on New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055981 For many, January 1 offers an opportunity to forget the past and make a clean start. But instead of leaving everything up to fate, why not enjoy a meal to increase your good fortune? There are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky and to improve the odds that next year will be a great one. Traditions vary from culture to culture, but there are striking similarities in what's consumed in different pockets of the world: The six major categories of auspicious foods are grapes, greens,... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:37:25 EST worst resturant meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053929 Some might surprise you <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-wors<BR>t-restaurant-meals?ecd=wnl_wmh_122715&<BR>ctr=wnl-wmh-122715_nsl-ld-stry_img&mb=<BR>uOxOEWeM%2fCvw3DwmEJoEkeHnVev1imbCmNJOW8GsVgs%3d </link> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:54:50 EST last week of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053625 Last night I sewed up three sweaters, knit and finished a toddler hat <BR> <BR> Had brunch with daughter in law, 2 grand girls, my youngest son and his spouse then we walked around the outlet mall before coming home. got to do a bit more knitting and just waiting to start the last week of 2015 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:48:14 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051759 Like other days, I was up at 330 am after a few hours of sleep <BR> <BR> Took a nap close to 6 and around 815 got a phone call from my pharmacist. She was trying t refill a medication but the doctors office said I needed to contact them asap as there was an issue they needed to discuss with me. My thought was that the ultrasound showed something and they wanted me to come in. When I got the nurse she admitted that she rejected the refill in error. Told her it was ok as this medication di... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:26:03 EST Twas the Knitters night before Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050822 ‘Twas the night before Christmas and I was still knitting <BR> The family was sleeping and there I was sitting; <BR> The handknit stockings were hung on the chimney with care <BR> Hope no one noticed the cupboards were bare. <BR> <BR> The children were nestled all snug in their beds, <BR> While visions of mittens danced in their heads; <BR> Still dressed in old sweats, yarn in my lap, <BR> I hurried on to finish the last knitted cap. <BR> <BR> When out from the closet there arose such a c... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:38:21 EST Twas the week before Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050383 and am I ready.. NOPE <BR> <BR> but that is ok since most likely we are not seeing the kids until next week <BR> <BR> Had to go get more yarn for sweaters 4 and 5 and now still busy knitting them. Still have to sew the others together Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:45:33 EST The white envelope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049882 <BR> <BR> Christmas Story: <BR> For the Man Who Hated Christmas <BR> By Nancy W. Gavin <BR> <BR> It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. <BR> <BR> It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it – overspending and the frantic running around at the last min... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:54:52 EST weekend of stress knitting ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049392 the front, back and neckline of the second sweater is done.. on the sleeves now and they will be finished by tomorrow. then I get to pick up on the third sweater I started before surgery and finish that for Christmas Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:33:53 EST In Memory of a service dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048726 this blog might make a lot of you cry.. it did me and was harder since I know the lady Her husband was a classmate of my husbands. 10 years ago he was coming back from physical training collapsed and passed away from a heart attack <BR> <BR> after that she became more active with her therapy dogs and working with soldiers with PTSD <BR> <BR> <link>www.akc.org/news/in-memoriam-wynd/ </link> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 06:18:43 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048404 Yesterday was one of those days that nearly pushed me over the edge <BR> <BR> After hours of cleaning on my own, my husband got up and went to Home Depot to get two lightbulbs for the closests. Told him while he was out to stop by the body shop and get the estimate for the truck done. He comes back 20 minutes later from HD with the bulbs but did not go to the body shop. The bulbs did not work and we figured out the housing for them needed to be replaced.. but on another day He then ... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:16:50 EST this is just one of those days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047808 A real estate agent is showing our house tonight from 630 to 8 pm which is a bit unreal to me but know people always do not have that ability to do it during the day. getting ready to hit the kitchen and scrub the baseboards before I do the floor this afternoon Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:26:13 EST The true meaning of the season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047180 The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened and a homeless man stepped through. <BR> <BR> Instead of throwing the man out, Old George as he was known by his customers, told the ... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:05:46 EST Wise words to live by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046432 Whether Male Or Female, Must Read!!! <BR> <BR> There was a man who loved his wife very much. The couple had 3 children. <BR> <BR> He could give her everything he could but the woman never appreciated. <BR> <BR> Though the man was not rich, but he could share all he had with her. <BR> <BR> He could buy for her clothes and the only thing his wife could say was that the husband was fulfilling his duty as a Man. <BR> The man would buy a dress but in reply, the woman would mock at him, because... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:35:17 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045856 Thanks to a trip to the grocery store last night, I get to stay home today and do things around the house. Already started clearning out drawers in the master bath so that I can move socks for my husband into a drawer there rather than leaving them on the counter (he gets dressed in the bathroom each morning and its' easier to keep them there vs in the armoire) <BR> <BR> I really need to get some knitting in today also. Christmas is coming lol Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:23:13 EST