WALLAHALLA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALLAHALLA WALLAHALLA'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/ The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29d3547a-8016-489b-9032-126700240fac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Good <BR> I had a great time at my high school reunion. My son went with me and we enjoyed the fair, the rodeo, and the demo derby together. I got to show him where I grew up, and we got to walk through my high school so that he could see the difference between the disadvantages I had and the advantages he has. It was eye-opening to him to see the poverty I grew up in. <BR> <BR> The ... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 22:12:19 EST Summer Rerun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969627 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/848360de-8315-49d6-a20a-56a24c1628c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'll be out of state for a few days. Going to my high school reunion. A trip down memory lane. <em>213</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:35:31 EST Too Punny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc989287-90b4-4bff-a8ef-d91209009441.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:33:38 EST Could Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968929 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0853dbb5-a9bd-4585-85fd-fba0dcd13ea7.jpg"> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:23:03 EST Gettin' Comfy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968197 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/664f368f-7b2b-4b63-91c7-2a43de427f3f.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:52:01 EST Hot? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967652 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d71c3d48-2aae-42ca-b006-b36e72dda1c6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A few years back I got the bright idea that my mom didn't need any more "stuff", so I started taking her on small trips for her birthday, and giving her the gift of my time and attention. This year, I took her to the Women of Faith Conference in Oklahoma City, and it was FAB! She got to see all of her favorites in their farewell tour. We had tons of time for conversation in the car, espec... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:08:12 EST Until Then http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3ad23fb-91b3-447c-bb2c-e16854fca28f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Been cleaning all day. I'll be gone for a few to take my mom to the Women of Faith conference in Oklahoma City. Neither of us live in Ok. so I'll be spending a lot of time in the car. Until then... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:50:18 EST Summer Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965084 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0a7725e-fcfa-4cef-907e-fa6fe474c4d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had a hard time getting motivated to work today, but managed to get 3 hours of cleaning and decluttering done in the office after my Dr. appt. and grocery shopping. I put in an audio book to listen to while I was doing it. It kept my mind occupied. Still have a long way to go, but hopefully I'll get that room finished tomorrow. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:48:39 EST What Gets Me In Trouble Every Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964549 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa90e22d-811c-44ac-8bb3-a5a56948d80b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today was a l-o-n-g day. Started out early at the orthodontist. Appointment went well, but ended in disappointment when they told my son he should get his braces off in another 12 months. He was hoping for 3. Our appointments at the eye doctor weren't until later in the afternoon, so it didn't make sense to go home, so we went shopping. He has been wanting better headphones, so we went ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:30:39 EST Guess What http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964011 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0022414c-c1f8-46bc-818b-1bb4241f4be8.jpg"> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:07:26 EST Make Mine Well Done Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963349 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44e65c36-cfc0-4a67-bf9d-7ce1a25fd109.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Temps are starting to drop...its down to 103 now. Not doing much today. Church and that's about it. Plan to go to bed extremely early and hope to get a good night's sleep so that I'll have the motivation and energy to get a lot done tomorrow. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:41:37 EST Wheeee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962963 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de5f1895-066d-4986-a78c-751a8ef06831.gif"> <BR> <BR> Great day! We went out to eat, then roller skating. When we got home, J.P. delivered our mower. He only charged $10 for fixing it, which barely covered the price of the parts. What a blessing! We even took an evening walk, even though it was still 100+ degrees. It's going to be a scorcher again tomorrow, but I hope to get the front yard mowed before church, and before it reaches the 10... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:52:27 EST Yawn...Wait...You Want To Know WHAT??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07b3b2c3-726a-47c7-b509-ae63bbf055f6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm exhausted today. Only got about 4 hours sleep last night, and that was constantly interrupted. Couldn't sleep in cause my son and I had to go to the city to mow Granny's yard. I had to go along because it was mammogram day. Oh lucky me. We did have a nice lunch at Panda Express. I mostly ate veggies. Yum!!! We had great conversations today. My son wanted to know the details of m... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:56:36 EST R.I.P. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961822 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3b14711-6e5a-4954-b97b-95c67fe2c955.jpg"> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> I feel icky, <BR> Oh, so icky, <BR> I feel icky, and muddy and blech, <BR> And I pity <BR> Any girl who isn’t me today. <BR> <BR> I feel tired, <BR> Oh, so tired-- <BR> It’s alarming how tired I feel, <BR> And so icky <BR> That I hardly can believe I’m real. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I set my alarm for 6 <em>128</em> s... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:54:13 EST Grrr-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961400 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d818fb7-c903-4940-be06-e578a9d4fad0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes you have to have the grrr to get the grin. Mower broke yesterday. Grrrr. Today, J.P. came and picked up my mower, said he'd have it fixed in a couple of days tops, and he will bring it back. Grrr-in! <em>334</em> Some idiot drove through our yard and rammed into our mail box. Grrrr. One of my hubby's clients sent some guys to build us a brick one, and just charged us for... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:15:03 EST Grrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab003bc4-52e0-4fd3-ab0f-0d8ec0e0dfb0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got up early so that I could mow at 6:00 and be done before the scorching heat hit. It's supposed to be around 100 by 10:00 a.m. I got half of the front yard mowed when the mower decided to die. Not sure what is wrong with it, but I'm going to change all the filters today to see if that helps. So, we pulled weeds until 8:00 instead. IF I get the mower fixed it will be that much more ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:21:01 EST Above and Beyond http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960297 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6ccc149-ee9e-4fe9-9925-7a2451d3b1a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did not accomplish as much as I would have liked today. Got a late start because my allergies kept me from getting a good night of uninterrupted sleep. I did manage to get one hot spot decluttered and sorted. I have so much stuff that is important to me to keep, but have no place to store it in this house, so it stays in piles. I got a short workout in at the CFC. Even a little is bette... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:23:17 EST What Was I Doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36ba2877-6ded-4626-9111-0e27ed2331c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Excellent day <BR> Church <BR> Dinner out <BR> Decluttering/cleaning <BR> Family movie time <BR> Work out at CFC <BR> A little tv time <BR> Evening walk with hubby <BR> Ahhhhhh <BR> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:54:29 EST That's About Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82dbb772-906f-4005-b8b2-2262f8ed2c28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My appliances are all looking nice and shiny, and it's a good thing, cause I'm sick sick sick of that type of cleaning. Now it's back to yard work and decluttering for a few days. Hubby went with me to work out at the CFC today. It's his first time since we joined. Hopefully he will continue with it. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:46:52 EST Experiment Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958777 Earlier this summer I experimented with making a little contraption to keep my bra straps where they belong when I'm wearing sleeveless tops. I have tried them out on all kinds of fabric from cotton t-shirt material to my silky dressier tops. I'm happy to report that they work great on all fabrics. On some of my tops with more narrow shoulders, there is much improvement. Instead of the whole strap sliding down my shoulder and showing, only the edge shows. This I can live with. I have to... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:02:06 EST Still Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958307 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18695968-f99a-4804-a9d0-eaf0492ee064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Didn't sleep much last night. Probably because I had caffeine at dinner...my bad. <em>2</em> Still managed to complete another cleaning/decluttering project, and have several boxes & bags of things to be donated. <em>104</em> Got in a good lower body workout at the CFC. <em>328</em> I decided to mix it up a bit by doing the recumbent bike first, <em>324</em> then strength trai... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:50:25 EST Letting Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06d10cfc-3ecc-410d-a5f0-e4ea5857333c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Balanced Life Challenge, hmmmmm…just how did they know I was unbalanced? <em>198</em> I think the reason why I’m out of whack right now is the lack of routine. While on the one hand, I enjoy being leisurely and not tied to a clock, <em>56</em> on the other hand, I tend to feel like I’m out of sync because I do not have a set schedule in the summer. During the school year, <e... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 21:01:09 EST What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957138 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4029d528-e9ea-4610-ae2c-ec358e5da1ff.jpg"> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 20:36:55 EST P.M.A. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956591 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/105c5db8-0dff-4c5c-a2b5-6cb6f6468b41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Great Day! We were up late last night <em>31</em> since the youth were leaving for their retreat at midnight, so I stayed in bed until about 8. Soon as I got up, I went out to mow. <em>311</em> <em>379</em> . I did the whole yard today since it is supposed to rain <em>27</em> the rest of the week. I gave myself a 2 hour break to rest, recuperate, and eat <em>4</em> . Then I... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 21:00:29 EST Royalty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956022 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acba225a-5523-4739-90aa-b640c4afad58.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> <BR> <em>288</em> Church & Sunday School <BR> <em>4</em> Lunch at Texas Roadhouse <BR> <em>330</em> Community Fitness Club <BR> <em>342</em> Neighborhood walk <BR> <em>17</em> Rest & Relax & Spark <BR> <em>226</em> Send son off to youth retreat <BR> <em>253</em> <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 20:46:24 EST Spoiled Brats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955521 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ed3d7df-98a0-45a4-b648-74b765b71b1c.gif"> <BR> <BR> Family all met at Granny's for a BBQ and afternoon of game playing. I was very good food wise. I tried wrapping my burger in lettuce instead of a bun for the first time. I loved it. I'll definitely be doing that more often and skipping the bun. I also tried my first deviled egg. I could take them or leave them. I contributed 3 flavors of mini muffins made with greek yogurt for dessert... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 19:20:19 EST Pleasant Surprises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b892ff38-96e4-413b-bf69-1c771501f85e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally got a good night's sleep. Had trouble falling asleep, but I didn't set the alarm, so I slept in quite late. After I got up I sat around for a couple of hours just visiting with my son. We went to the store to pick up a few things, then came home and made 3 different kinds of mini muffins for the family bbq tomorrow. Tonight we went to the rodeo. That was an experience and a half... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 00:21:58 EST Nice Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954600 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70993853-ab75-4db9-a14b-448ea8d782cf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not much sleep again. <em>40</em> When allergies weren't keeping me awake, the weather radio was. <em>234</em> Hubby agreed to leave it turned off tonight, as long as there are no tornados in the area, so that we at least have a chance at an uninterrupted night's sleep. <em>102</em> I stayed in bed extra late, even though I wasn't sleeping. It was cloudy, <em>536</em> and had rained... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:09:23 EST Unstoppable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954155 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d75217d7-8b77-4d50-a23e-2553eb6b62f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I took some melatonin before bed, but still didn’t sleep well. <em>24</em> Weather radio kept loudly and rudely jarring me awake. <em>234</em> For some unknown reason, it has no consideration for my need to rest. I planned to get up at 6 to mow, but a thunderstorm was visiting my yard, <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> so I had to postpone. I laid in bed for a little l... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:59:50 EST Blessings or Curses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953533 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ae944be-7723-433f-ba24-461ca7845ef2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today definitely did not go as planned. <em>198</em> I had the alarm set so that I could get up and be mowing by 6:00. <em>128</em> My itching was better during the day, but started to annoy me about bedtime, and kept me awake for quite awhile. <em>234</em> I had just got to sleeping deeply when hubby and I were awakened by a pitiful ear-splitting mournful cry. <em>40</em> It... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:37:34 EST Socializing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952991 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca2e65db-136b-4c7f-8286-dddee3f35045.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another successful productive day. Up at 6 for yard work...mowed and finished trimming all the bushes in the front...took a little over 3 hours. Did a little housework and laundry. Took a trip to the library and the grocery store. All 3 meals and snacks at home. Plenty of room left on the tracker if I decide I want an evening snack. Evening walk with hubby. I'm determined to get to be... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:34:49 EST Skill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952431 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72e7cb69-7d76-496e-a918-cb43e8970883.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 2 of the 5% Summer Challenge is being marked as successful. <BR> <BR> After church, we sat around the house for awhile and waited for crowds to thin, then went for a late lunch. I indulged in a bacon cheeseburger with a few fries, pre-planned, so that I could savor every bite without having to worry about going over on my counts. Then it was off for a round of mini-golf. There was a ... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:17:19 EST What Was The Question? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951902 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb53587c-ffac-4d16-9651-38d23eca2625.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Date day. Our son is at a "guys only weekend" with the youth group. We slept in, and got around leisurely. We went out to lunch at a restaurant we had never been to before. It was like walking on to a movie set. Never been in a restaurant atmosphere quite like it. We had never had anything that was on the menu. Nothing even close really. The way the plates were presented reminded me... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:02:13 EST It Ain't Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951456 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fd4693a-a623-4300-a5fc-00c3be81912f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm so tired, but determined to improve this day. I hardly got any sleep last night because the weather radio kept going off, and it only has one volume...ear piercing. <em>40</em> I had to get up and around uber early to meet the ladies at church. A lady from our Sunday School class graduated from the Highway Patrol Academy today, <em>10</em> and a bunch of us took a several hour roa... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:14:29 EST Brain Drain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950991 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ed02a58-550f-414c-98ed-5718155c3a3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Got up early but it was already hot hot hot. I needed to work on an area with poison ivy & oak in it, so that meant long sleeves and gloves. Lasted a little over an hour before we had to give it up. No energy or ambition for the rest of the day. Got some laundry done, but that's about it. Gotta get it under control. Summer 5% challenge starts tomorrow at midnight. I need both energy a... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:26:41 EST Fishies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95ac9788-a212-43b6-aa86-929f252c765a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel much more successful today. I slept a little better and got up early. Had the backyard mowed, some weeds pulled, and the fence fixed by 8:30. I treated myself to some reading time while my body recovered and cooled down, then cleaned the living room and mopped the master bath. I made some homemade strawberry lemonade and got a pitcher of smoothies made for tomorrow. Our son wante... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:50:46 EST Proof I'm Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949956 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/224843dc-266c-48fc-9ad3-6d53dbfdd1a6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That would be me. I still tend to call my summer play shoes thongs, because that's what it meant when I was growing up. <BR> <BR> Not the best of days. I had hot flashes keeping me awake all night, so I didn't get up when I should have. It was too hot by the time I did get up, so I didn't get any yard work done. When I finished reading my book, my son took me out for lunch, and to the... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:29:43 EST Get Over It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949357 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da068b14-d395-4c6d-8db7-b68bdcaeb6ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wonderfully busy day. Got up super early and mowed the front yard, then planted 2 hydrangea bushes, and pulled weeds for another hour and a half. Came in, cleaned up, read, fell asleep in the chair for awhile, woke up, read some more, went to the store for some fresh produce, made a taco salad for supper, then chill-axed until time for our evening walk. Ate healthy all day. Got plenty of... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:42:24 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/332ad944-2450-4639-b2d8-8f30fbaadec0.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/079c1b31-ec79-4bff-a05d-94c59c8bdcf0.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffff2c05-b4d7-4ffb-9b12-5c7570e3c598.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54f8ac87-a9bd-4ce5-ac5b-f466c5f7f39a.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33344bd5-717a-4b77-bc4b-ca416fde547f.jpg"> <BR> <img src="h... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:38:22 EST An Early Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948419 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b08db43-5f64-4690-aa17-0faaa30d8e50.gif"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/987b26cf-2cd7-4846-90d5-654d4aa68d9d.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc9d5908-aa40-4774-8a50-6406444f547d.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fed2d6d0-49f5-4b15-8031-c932fee3e854.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b3012cf-5e37-4b0b-8179-43e5d3eb3f74.jpg"> <BR> <img src="h... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:19:56 EST A Senior Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947846 An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. <BR> <BR> She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”. The four men didn't wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad. <BR> <BR> The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got in... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:55:50 EST Lazy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947360 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/483c44d4-1f59-43da-a02d-c806c188e5a2.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/296ce0b7-3d99-41bd-b35d-69643e178e07.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/267c8395-5a8f-4ffe-98f7-53501452d6ee.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3725306b-65b4-4671-bd5d-09c9dc54d7af.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0633d43-a88f-4186-ba15-b96d131285bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Didn't... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:07:02 EST A Recipe I Couldn't Possibly Ruin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946835 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d74347d-964a-4594-b5f9-af65056a998e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tried another new recipe. At least everyone didn't hate this one. It was okay, but none of us were very hungry, so we'll have to see how it tastes as left-overs. It was another fairly productive day. Still raining. So, I got up semi early, and mowed the back yard in the rain. Then I spent a little over an hour pulling the rest of the tall weeds in the rain. We went out to eat and run ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:58:54 EST Nana Nana... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946200 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae013474-2102-481b-8ebb-bec004fb92a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another productive day...with rewards! Got up extra early to trim the bushes before it got too hot, or started downpouring again. Got them all cut, raked up, and added to the limb pile. Only took a little over 3 hours. Got cleaned up and went to lunch at a local diner. I let the waitress recommend my pick, and ended up with a yummy chicken salad sandwich on fresh baked raisin bread topp... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:11:17 EST If Anyone Asks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945791 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b371066e-e3fd-4c86-b674-d9b83acbc1ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm proud of me for having a very productive day. I got up early and spent 2 1/2 hours trimming trees and stacking the limbs. Hubby helped. After cleaning up, I ran some errands. Hubby helped. I picked up a few things at the store. Hubby helped. I tried a new recipe for dinner. Hubby yelped. It was edible, but none of us really liked it. Definitely won't be trying that one again. ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:23:08 EST Pure Nothingness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945070 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63a85751-ee87-4535-b9b8-41acc825970e.gif"> <BR> <BR> This is going to be my last day of nothingness for awhile. Got big plans for tomorrow. I have trees and bushes to trim, a yard to mow, and weeds to pull. It is going to happen regardless of the temps or rain. <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning and resting...again. Church was great. We dropped my son and his friend off at Pizza Hut buffet for lunch while we ate Subway. At home, we watched Ni... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:25:18 EST THX Rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944167 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fcf58be-1524-4c90-8f3a-270a801121fd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another family fun day. We went out to lunch at Chicago Pizza. It was terribly gross. <em>20</em> We will definitely never go there again. It did keep me from eating too much though. Then we went to see Jurassic World at the IMAX in 3D. <em>272</em> It was totally <em>345</em> !!! Then we came on home to be lazy the rest of the day. I had considered getting up early to pull s... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:16:02 EST Family Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/474ce867-e861-4931-854b-e20a72f05636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Busy day vacationing. Went out of town. Ate out all day, probably about 4 days worth of food. Shopped. Went to a dinner theater. It was a greatly fun and very exhausting. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:18:21 EST This Could Be Anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943165 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1db502f0-db2b-47a4-a350-3908219485d2.jpg"> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:44:17 EST Productivity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942394 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/682f491d-3f34-4ff8-a181-06751dcb68c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Such knowledge should increase productivity abundantly! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> It's another fun productive spring day. Got up early and mowed <em>311</em> <em>379</em> the backyard before it hit 90. <em>67</em> Showered and cooled down, <em>298</em> then did some much needed work in the kitchen. <em>542</em> I tried a new smoothie recipe, <em>478</em> and it turned ou... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 14:26:38 EST