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  • busy weekend

    8/27/2016 7:34:20 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Hitting the garden this morning, then salsa to can, beans to pick, then can. I probably have brussel sprouts to pick as well, yum! The tomatoes need to be trimmed back and I think the cucumber plants are about done.... sad, but they had a good run. Got my run in, hooray! Grocery store, laundry, vacu... Read more

  • awwwwww

    8/26/2016 6:14:37 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    My niece loves her new job, my nephew is doing well away at school, the garden is still doing well... without any additional raccoon encounters! Made some salsa the other day, yum! Didn't end up going to the concert as her friend went instead, kinda glad, I was sooooooooo tired. Farmer's market this... Read more

  • crazy busy!

    8/25/2016 5:03:51 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Time to get in the garden. At least a little bit of time. Concert tonight with my niece as one of her friends got sick. Hit a farmer's market, yum. Got some corn, some squash and a lot of walking. Off and running!... Read more

  • long day!

    8/24/2016 7:33:13 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Ok so yesterday was a long day. Flatbtire, dead computer, phone that can't get email and the help desk that caused all the problems saying " anything else I can help you with?" I just said no thank you and in me head I was thinking no, you have done enough lol. Today was a long day too, but tire fix... Read more

  • Welcome Home Baby Hoosier, Welcome Home!

    8/24/2016 1:41:54 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    Tom has already removed the pesky decals and we are ready to begin painting in the morning. The little alcove part will be apple red and the rest antique white. I am debating about painting some type of red stencil design on the inner glass cabinet doors, just along the outer and bott... Read more

  • Doctor's Visit

    8/23/2016 4:23:40 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    244 I had a good doctor's visit, all blood tests in normal ranges, refilled the one prescription I am on and good for another six months. He was pleased with my progress. My Hoosier delivery has been delayed until tomorrow morning. I stopped at the dollar store on the way home to buy some dr... Read more

  • day 280

    8/22/2016 6:26:44 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Mailed a care package today that included chemistry goggles ... I know weird but it also had goodies and notes from loved ones! What a great day!... Read more

  • Paying the Price - conversation with God

    8/22/2016 2:23:11 PM, by NANA-JEAN

    I am a Christian woman who knows that Christ paid the price for me to enter Heaven. As much as I have been through in my life (health issues as a child, parents divorce, death of my first babe within minutes of birth, divorce myself, remarriage and raising 4 kids, developing more health issues, and... Read more

  • Monday morning thoughts

    8/22/2016 9:24:31 AM, by FOCUSONME57

    Last night, I got a chill while watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Nothing seemed to help. I am sitting here in a Winter knit hat, with a hoodie on under my housecoat. It's going to be in the high 70's today. I think I've picked up a Summer cold. Going to be gentle with my... Read more

  • day 279

    8/21/2016 7:25:10 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Grocery shopping done. Laundry in progress and got my run in. Much cooler today which was great, but I was still warm when I finished. Yesterday got my garden picked and the much needed rain helped a lot. resting tonight and finishing laundry. Whew.... Read more

  • Making Progress

    8/21/2016 9:33:05 AM, by FOCUSONME57

    244 The daily check ins with Spark Coach and daily tracking are resulting in the scale edging back downward, the direction I need to continue to go for a healthy future. I have a recheck appointment at my doctor on Tuesday and will be down a little over 12 pounds since my last visit four months... Read more

  • Day 278

    8/20/2016 8:06:02 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Good harvest today. Yum. Thankful family is returning home today. Thankful the storms didn't hit here, just a light rain.... Read more

  • I found my Hoosier!

    8/19/2016 4:38:24 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    I've looked at this particular one three times. The first time it was priced way more than I thought it was worth. Yesterday it had been marked down $50 less than original, but upon inspection I found a couple of flaws and thought, no, better to wait. After discussing with Tom he sugges... Read more

  • day 277

    8/18/2016 10:27:13 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Whew!... Read more

  • Day 276

    8/17/2016 8:59:21 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Toe didn't feel too bad today during my run, but my running shoes are big, so I am sure that helps. Think I will leave it bandaged when I run just in case. Pretty moon tonight! My nephew is moving in to his dorm today, seems like yesterday he was being brought home from the hospital. Off to stret... Read more

  • Day 275

    8/16/2016 6:02:21 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Garden survived the rain. Hooray. Commute wasn't too bad with the water. Still harvesting strong. Yum. Jammed my toe and split a toenail. Ugh. Have it bandaged and hope it doesn't throw off my mind runs! Hope everyone is off to a good week. ... Read more

  • Spark Premium, a Hoosier Update and a lot of random thoughts

    8/16/2016 1:03:56 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    I did decide today to go ahead and upgrade to Spark Premium with the one time payment of $29.99. It remembered me from last time I did Spark Coach and took me to the next day's lesson. Considering what the monthly/quarterly/yearly fee for Spark Coach was previously, the $29.99 that covers the... Read more

  • day 274

    8/15/2016 12:06:40 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Getting a lot accomplished today, whoooo hoooooo! Thinking of getting my run in before it rains and/or gets too hot. Getting back into the garden. At least picking kale, kohlrabI and some broccoli. Yum.... Read more

  • day 273

    8/14/2016 7:24:38 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Busy getting laundry done and gardening. Had a nice dinner with family. Canned more green beans today, yum. Grilled eggplant for dinner with hamburger and jalapeno poppers, how yummy. Off the grill there are cukes, kohlrabI and cole slaw. Mmmmmmm. Love those summer dinners! Off for a run later, enjo... Read more

  • Day 272

    8/13/2016 8:51:19 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    More rain, which is great because we need it. Canned the rest of the green beans this morning, did the laundry and got my grocery shopping done yesterday. Did the run yesterday and finished just as the rain started again. Today is the going away party so I hope the rain holds up during that. It su... Read more

  • Day 271

    8/12/2016 4:15:04 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    A much needed rain is falling. Great news! Canned green beans today before it got too hot. That's another 6 quarts for winter, yum! Shopped today and got stuff for a care package. Was weird to think of it being fall and kids in school soon. Hope the rain stops so I can run this evening. It shoul... Read more

  • day 270

    8/11/2016 5:54:44 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Picking more veggies, yum, but the cukes look like they are slowing down so I gave them a drink the past couple days. Still doing my run/walk/jog thing to prepare for the race coming up. Yesterday was a hot one, no breeze! I have green beans to can for tomorrow and more picking to do. Oh how I love ... Read more

  • day 269

    8/10/2016 8:07:43 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Worked, gardening time and now time to exercise. Warm out so taking an easier jog so I don't overheat. Fridge is FULL of veggies from the garden. Yum! Off to exercise.... Read more

  • My neck warmer is growing, and other thoughts

    8/9/2016 6:16:27 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    Magic one year ago: and today: Today I copied all of my handwritten recipes that were on various bits of paper in my cookbook, onto 4 x 6 recipe cards, punched a hole in the corner and connected them with a binder ring. They now hang on the hook my apron is on for easy locatio... Read more

  • Day 268

    8/9/2016 5:29:48 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    More gardening today, some canning and finishing laundry. Still bummed I missed out on a wheel spin Saturday..... I hate it when a streak ends.... Read more

  • day 267

    8/8/2016 5:42:14 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Long day today so this will be short. .. time to get in the garden!... Read more

  • Sunday Hello

    8/7/2016 4:33:09 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    The photo was taken in April 1989 at the Middleton Plantation in South Carolina. I was on a business trip to Charleston and had taken a tour. Such beautiful weather and all those blooming azaleas. Memories that stay with us forever. Thank you to everyone who took time to comment ... Read more

  • Day 265 and 266

    8/7/2016 7:10:01 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Busy day yesterday, finishing a baby shower cake, picking in the garden and a wedding. So busy in fact that when I got time to log in it was 12:02 and I miseed the day. It is frustrating because I had a good streak going, but I guess I just start over eh? Garden is still going good. Picked 40 cucu... Read more

  • Day 264

    8/5/2016 8:29:40 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Great morning, with time to work out. Now time to make cake. Yesterday was pretty good, dinner was nice to spend with family, but I wish people would stop shoving food at me. If I wanted it, I would take it. Don't be offended, it isn't a personal slam.... I just don't want it. busy weekend with lot... Read more

  • day 263

    8/4/2016 9:18:35 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Long day but a good one!... Read more

  • Knees

    8/3/2016 3:12:21 PM, by FOCUSONME57

    It's been more than a year since I injured my right knee at hot yoga class. I limped around, used ice packs, took pain killers and it eventually got better. Except lately, it's been acting up. I don't recall a new injury, but maybe I did something while sleeping? At any rate, I am icing and ... Read more

  • Day 262

    8/2/2016 8:07:57 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Long day but I got my walking in and got my shopping done. Work was good. Garden and flowers are good. Tomorrow is a busy day too but should keep me moving! Have a great evening all! ... Read more

  • Day 261

    8/1/2016 6:11:06 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Enjoyed yesterday's harvest yesterday and today. So good. Accomplished a lot today and still a lot to do, so I am off and running shortly. Hope everyone had a good weekend!... Read more

  • Day 260

    7/31/2016 9:26:46 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Whew I am pooped! What a long day, but I accomplished a lot. Gardening, laundry, canning, cleaning... Have a good night!... Read more

  • Day 259

    7/30/2016 11:47:24 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Rainy day. Still battles with the raccoons so I just picked all the corn. We will see if they just leave now or get into something else. Long day planned today so I am off and running. Have a great day all.... Read more