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Christmas in July
7/20/2014 8:23:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

A few days ago, my six year old refrigerator quit working. 39 After scrambling to get the freezer contents downstairs in the basement freezer, and...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Autumn Tease in the Middle of Summer
7/17/2014 4:11:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

North Georgia is experiencing a few days of incredibly low humidity and temps - unheard of in July! Today a good friend and I hauled our horses to ri...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Sleeping Well after Online Shopping
7/9/2014 9:33:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Anytime I am contemplating a large purchase (or even small ones), I am obsessed with researching to gather all the facts and information I can to make...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Cleaning Out and Moving!
7/7/2014 6:39:18 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After more than 40 years in the lumber business, my husband is calling it quits. The land the lumber yard is on has been purchased by the city... so...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Bluebird Blues
7/1/2014 8:53:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wild birds have long been an amazing source of enjoyment for me, with bluebirds at the top of the list. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, one of th...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Both Kinds of Friends
6/25/2014 9:17:25 AM,  5 COMMENTS

After spinning my wheels for about seven weeks, this week I have returned to harder workouts to get the scale moving downward again. My weight loss t...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Back to Basics, Take #2!
6/22/2014 10:37:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Over the past seven weeks, my weight has gone up and down a few pounds, as I blogged about before. Right now I am hovering near the 180 mark - and I...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Flag Day Birthday
6/14/2014 12:35:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My mom turns 87 today - Flag Day. Since last August, she has been living in a memory care assisted living facility. Last June 15, the day after her...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Saddle Shopping
6/6/2014 3:53:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I needed a new saddle. Even though I had three in the tack room, none "fit" Ombre. My research told me that his shorter back required a saddle with...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Home progress update!
6/2/2014 12:36:50 AM,  21 COMMENTS

We have been at our property now since May 9. Surely glad we had the pad made for the RV as the rain really softens the sandy ground out there....  Read more

TXGRANDMA

The Month of May - Oh My!
5/30/2014 8:18:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

May has been my least successful month since beginning serious weight loss last November. I have almost felt like I've had a split personality - the...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

BOGOs
5/18/2014 8:38:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Those closest to me know how I LOVE a bargain! Some call me thrifty, while a select few have resorted to the "C" word - cheap! Regardless of what th...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Very Blessed
5/8/2014 12:02:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I am so happy so many prayers have been answered for friends and family people being healed, broken families healed, families restored, I am still pra...  Read more

LOVEANDPRAYER

Yearly Physical
5/5/2014 10:45:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Last week I had a complete physical done at my doctor's office. Today I went in to go over the results with him. He came in the room wearing a...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Bathroom Remodel Finished - Almost!
5/1/2014 1:38:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

With the exception of door knobs, one missing vanity pull, painting the outside of the window, and one piece of glass for the shower, the bathroom is...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Chattanooga Fun
4/27/2014 10:16:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today Steve and I took our three year old grandson, Jett, to Chattanooga to TVA to see and ride Thomas the Train. His favorite thing to do was push...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

My Inspiration
4/14/2014 10:14:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This past weekend was spent celebrating our son's 32 birthday. Seventeen of us gathered at a restaurant on Saturday night; Sunday night we grilled s...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Bathroom Remodel Update
4/6/2014 7:41:36 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Remodeling continues, and sharing the hall bathroom with my husband hasn't been a problem at all, especially since we never really have to be in it at...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Going Gaited!
3/30/2014 6:43:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This gorgeous Sunday, my husband and I traveled to Shelbyville, TN, epicenter of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed, to pick up my first ever gaited ho...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Keeping Good Company!
3/24/2014 12:51:59 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I noticed something interesting on my ranking on March fitness minutes on the Spark Activity Tracker report: All "Spark" Owners 1,322316) SPAR...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

So Long W!
3/21/2014 8:27:55 AM,  11 COMMENTS

One of the many rewards of losing weight is wearing smaller clothes. In October, when I got serious about weight loss, I was wearing a size 18W. Fiv...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Bathroom Redo
3/19/2014 8:18:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

On Monday, a long awaited project began - a total remodeling of our 25 year old master bathroom. It was built as part of a master bedroom addition t...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

I NEED POP
3/17/2014 8:33:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

You know what? I have come to the conclusion that I need pop. That's just the kind of person I am. Not diet pop. Not carbonated fruity tasting wat...  Read more

PRINCESSJESSICA

Mission Accomplished!
3/13/2014 8:08:09 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Although technically my weigh in day is still two days away, I just couldn't wait. My weight has not moved down in the past two weeks, even going up...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

OK, last attempt at a blog today! Updates on house......
3/9/2014 11:50:23 PM,  24 COMMENTS

I have started this blog twice so far, and lost it both times. The first time it was maddening because I had a lot of it done. So, here we go again...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

So Close!
3/7/2014 1:32:45 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I am one week away from ending my first 5% Challenge. I was really excited last Saturday when I weighed and had less than a pound to go to reach my g...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Signs of Spring
2/28/2014 11:58:39 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I keep reading on so many of your Spark Pages about the major amounts of snow you have been dealing with all winter long, so hopefully these pictures...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Back in the Saddle Again
2/23/2014 3:56:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My mare, Belle, will turn 20 next month, and for the past year or two, she has had lameness issues. When the weather was good for riding, she was l...  Read more

SJHARRIS53

Update on Progress at Homesite
2/22/2014 10:50:19 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Since the Texas Star Door was installed, DH has finished running the lines for water and electricity to the RV site. We expect to move out to Deleon...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Texas Star Door, Installed!
2/12/2014 8:26:32 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I am so excited! We bought our "Texas Star" door today, I chose it for the entrance to the utility room which is probably the way that most guests wi...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Utility room: construction photos
1/26/2014 11:43:37 PM,  22 COMMENTS

New concrete poured for the utility room floor and porch on the house. This was poured last Tuesday. Matt, putting up the first wall of the...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

More progress on homesite: Photos
1/17/2014 9:53:02 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Culvert all graveled in and ready..... RV pad in, still needs water and electricity brought to it before we can live there. We are also plann...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Our Culvert is almost in (progress on homesite)
1/15/2014 8:26:41 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Went out to the property yesterday to work and the construction of the culvert was in progress. Here they had the culvert placed, it is a 20 foot...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

New Homesite: Photos
1/3/2014 11:49:27 PM,  37 COMMENTS

Many of you know, we are moving! We have owned this piece of land outside of Deleon, Texas since June of 2006. Finally, now, we are moving out t...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Our Christmas Tree, 2013
12/24/2013 7:19:26 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Just wanted to share with everyone this picture I took of our tree this afternoon. We weren't going to put one up due to the fact that we are...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Picture of us on the "Candlewalk"
12/14/2013 11:17:27 PM,  23 COMMENTS

This is Annette, my daughter; Zoe, my Granddaughter; and me when we stopped by the Hotel where my daughter works. The girl on duty just HAD to...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Picture of "Peanut", my new horse
11/11/2013 5:35:19 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Hi! 213 Wanted to share this photo of my new horse, nicknamed "Peanut" because of his diminutive size! While most registered Quarter Horse...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

Texas Hill Country, Photo Blog
10/31/2013 5:17:21 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Our campsite at Kerrville-Schreiner Park, Kerrville, Texas. Unlike most parks, this one made its campsites to fit the land and the trees, and not...  Read more

TXGRANDMA

WOO HOO!
9/30/2013 7:57:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't been exercising at all like I should, but would really like to start making it a part of my daily lifestyle. I saw this workout routine in...  Read more

PRINCESSJESSICA

The 15 Minute Rule
9/27/2013 9:16:05 AM,  175 COMMENTS

The 15 Minute Rule She was a vibrant picture of health and an inspiring speaker. The audience was stunned to see a slide of her when she was mor...  Read more

-WRKNG2ABTTRME-

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