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  • Are you awake yet?

    4/23/2017 10:41:34 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Tried to take a nap yesterday after our trip to the big city. Buster Brown was so happy to have us home. He will soon be six months old. And goes in for his "big boy" surgery on Tuesday. Buster and Leroy Brown are getting along so much better. And they are very thankful for the better weather t... Read more

  • Lost hearing aid! I am frantic!

    4/21/2017 9:35:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I lost one hearing aid!!! 46 I went out shopping for an exercise top yesterday. I think I had both hearing aids in at that time. But.. this week a couple of days I actually forgot to wear them! So I am not positive about having them in the store. Our apartment was cleaned today... Read more

  • Money changers in the Temple... Airport... Hotel... Museum etc

    4/19/2017 11:13:16 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just so you know, I'm a year behind on learning about this new app for iOS and Android platforms... but, being as I am easily amused and I have traveled a little tiny bit, and I know there are others here on the Spark who travel a LOT, I decided to risk redundancy and share the info anyway. If it's ... Read more

  • How 'bout this guy

    4/19/2017 4:40:09 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You’re just like Frank." Passenger: “Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He’s a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, thin... Read more

  • I did not get my hyacinths this year! that is a bad sign for me.

    4/19/2017 7:28:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been way too tired too many days. I ALWAYS get hyacinths for Easter. It does not feel like Easter to me till that fragrance is in the house. It is very hard to rouse myself to go driving. Many days I have not had a shower. A couple of health issues have been bothering me, itchy skin, it... Read more

  • Is alcohol or another addiction making life troublesome? A great SP team to get support!

    4/18/2017 1:36:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Friends In Recovery 173 Members "WELCOME! You are among friends. We offer support for anyone in recovery. When someone reaches out for help, this group will always be there. Together we celebrate health, growth, joy and sobriety! " This team is greatly needed source of support but .... Read more

  • Baby Robin Video

    4/17/2017 10:18:21 PM, by EILEEN828

    These are only a few days old. There are three of them, the fourth egg never opened.... Read more

  • To recap where we are now living.

    4/17/2017 10:06:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is a senior independent living apartment complex. About 100 apartments. Over 65 and at least one spouse has to be independent and able to care for the other spouse. (with or without paid aides) It is on the grounds of Brothers of Mercy and the brothers live in a huge house here. On the grou... Read more

  • Spring sunshine is slow this year.

    4/17/2017 9:44:41 PM, by EILEEN828

    Yes the trees are blooming and some of the early flowers are there, but the sunshine has been scarce lately. Luckily we did get some on Saturday and that prompted me to go outside and weed the front flower bed while all the weeds and perennials are in their early growth phase. It ended up being a tw... Read more

  • Monet's Pond Video--relax!

    4/17/2017 7:34:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVgwm
    8h4rs... Read more

  • I am proud of myself!

    4/17/2017 7:08:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I ordered a little end table and I assembled it! Yeah! Of course this is not a hard job, but most times I don't have the energy to do it and/or other chores have piled up and make me crazy. Also my computer mouse is not working right. I found a video online to fix it. The wheel does not scrol... Read more

  • Notes from the universe, Mike Dooley, and channeling with Frank for over a year

    4/17/2017 12:14:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mike Dooley says: "For over a year, I've been corresponding with Frank, through channel Tracy Farquhar, whose civilization was once facing many of the same challenges we face, yet for changes made, they were catapulted to a place of incredible success and prosperity. " "... if you had the chanc... Read more

  • Happy Easter, I'm being reborn + Lyme disease starter info

    4/16/2017 11:08:27 PM, by DOTSLADY

    276 Energy nutritionist is rocking it. No! "I'M" rocking it! 530 What a difference it makes to get the right info in the right order! It seems I'm always a blog behind, so that will be for next time. 432Allow to me to finish my thought from two blogs ago that I'd share info re Lyme dis-... Read more

  • Someone I just met. Oh wow!

    4/16/2017 10:08:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.drursulaanderson.com/ www.drursulaanderson.com/per
    sonal.php I am very lucky to have this doctor to chat with! I have asked her for one of her books to read. I can't wait to start it. After this morning's brunch with her, I went poking around the internet. I could... Read more

  • Art that floored me at Whitney Museum. I only read about this.

    4/16/2017 2:02:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.artnews.com/2017/03/17/pop
    e-ls-bologna-filled-whitne
    y-biennial-installation-st
    inks-and-then-some/ From the above article. Now read the artists reason for the piece: "The piece focuses on how entire groups of people with a collective identity can turn abstract through ... Read more

  • I am happy with...

    4/15/2017 11:59:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • The only thing that has worked (a bit) for me is setting a timer.

    4/15/2017 11:49:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have tried every trick in the book(for 0ver 60 years!0 . Nothing stops me from snacking between meals. But... a friend taught me about setting a timer before I can enter the kitchen again. This has worked a couple of times now. I have forgotten about the food I craved. the timer goes off and... Read more

  • Doing Easter in a fulfilling way. Thank you all for your comments. Very helpful to me.

    4/15/2017 2:52:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I know to make a holiday special I need to figure out what that means to me. Growing up, Mom made the holidays--by cooking and cooking and cooking. This was how she showed us love. And she was a d@mn good Polish style cook and baker! I have never been able to do that. And I moved 400 miles fr... Read more

  • Beauty of Nature - worldwide

    4/14/2017 10:02:33 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Despite all the terrible things going on in the world, there is STILL much beauty and awesomeness from our Creator - Enjoy! (it's about 10 minutes long) youtu.be/mMq1FqiM8Qc Happy Sabbath!!... Read more

  • Easter is not my favorite holiday. Maybe I don't do it right?

    4/14/2017 11:41:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    Growing up Mom cooked a great deal--hence my continued weight problem. Church was big all Holy Week -that was Ok, but I have a hard time keeping that up. Now that hubby is in a motorized wheelchair, it is even harder. The family stuff never worked out and now I don't know how to do that yet aga... Read more

  • I got to exercise class and I got myself to the great music last evening, too!

    4/14/2017 11:11:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    The music was a guy on a big keyboard. Very upbeat and lively. Polkas, other ethnic fast dances, tarantella, Umpapa songs, Irish dances, and plenty of jokes interspersed. He asked for Polish foods--I sure knew those. (Spellings??)Kapoosta, golumpki, ruscheeki, charneina (duck blood soup), etc.... Read more

  • Baby Blues... and a possible nutritional fix

    4/14/2017 10:17:19 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    My baby-making days are over, but I would think something like this nutritional supplement would have helped me. I got this article in my email, from Drs Oz & Roizeb: http://m.arcamax.com/healthand
    spirit/health/youdocs/s-19
    45227?ezine=324 I will probably see this in our dead tree... Read more

  • Daily exercise classes are just downstairs daily M-F.

    4/13/2017 10:53:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    30 min. of stretching and meditation and deep breathing. I am so glad I went. I have no excuse. It is just downstairs. 10:00 am daily M-F is some sort of an exercise class. chair exercises usually. Or standing if you want to. And the fitness machine room is there, too. Ok. Ok. I wi... Read more

  • What to do with leftover pickle juices, kraut juice etc.?

    4/12/2017 7:14:45 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've picked up on some of this over the years, but seems like I am seeing more and more articles on the various uses for pickle juice, or leftover juices from other pickled or cultured foods like sauerkraut, Here's some pages I wanted to save so I don't have to hunt for them again: 371 ... Read more

  • Just what I was looking for. NOT!

    4/12/2017 1:36:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Industrial style holder for rolls of toilet paper. Holds 4 rolls! chris... Read more

  • two QUINOA RECIPES from SP--Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe?

    4/12/2017 10:29:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will put up some MORE favorites HERE soon, chris 1. QUINOA VEGGIE FRIED RICE --see SP RECIPE FOR DETAILS PLEASE 4 https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
    m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
    =2395841 Olive Oil, 1 tbsp Garlic, 2 cloves minced Onions, raw, 1 large chopped Mushrooms, fresh... Read more

  • QUINOA RECIPES from SP

    4/12/2017 10:29:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=you_asked_what_is
    _quinoa_and_how_do_i_eat_it I will put up some favorites soon, chris... Read more

  • TAXES ARE DONE! AND I GET MONEY BACK!

    4/10/2017 3:38:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    It took 2 appointments and a trip today just to pay them and to sign papers with hubby . It took several days in the weeks before that to get papers together. The move did not make this any easier than other years, of course. chris 104 334 104 334 104 334... Read more

  • Water exercise pictures are now a slide show screensaver.

    4/9/2017 9:50:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Thoughts make things. So, another hack to encourage my brighter future.

    4/9/2017 1:39:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    2. Screensavers, Backgrounds and Wallpapers If you’re like most manifestors, your vision board is either nonexistent, outdated, or buried in the back of a closet. But you can let your eyes feast on your desired results by putting your digital screens to work. Whether it’s a phone, a tablet, a ... Read more

  • High nutritional sources

    4/9/2017 12:32:44 AM, by RKOTTEK

    From my time studying nutrition both in biology and during food technology, there were Commonwealth Government printed Food tables that gave a breakdown of the different nutrients contained in different foods. High on the list are the foods that are prepared to sustain new life. This includes su... Read more

  • More: To attract good vibes from the universe. Another idea.

    4/7/2017 9:28:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I need to change my bank password. I will try this technique today. chris Passwords Change your password; change your life. Yes, a password really is that powerful. Or it can be, when you use the right ones. Turn one of life’s hassles into an alignment boost by making your password a pow... Read more

  • #6 hack to tune in to the wonderfulness of the universe. I like this one, too.

    4/5/2017 6:31:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    6. Greetings We habitually ask each other, “How are you?” and “How’s it going?” but a more powerful question steers the conversation to higher vibrational territory. Instead of asking how they are, inquire “What’s going right?” or “What’s the good news?” With friends and family who kn... Read more

  • Daily hacks to connect with the universe. by Mike Dooley

    4/5/2017 1:40:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.tut.com/article/details/44
    5-6-daily-hacks-to-help-yo
    u-manifest/?articleId=445 I just might try one or 2! chris... Read more

  • cont Botanical Gardens South Buffalo, NY

    4/5/2017 1:47:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Corpse plant which was not blooming when I visited. I am sort of glad it was not blooming. It stinks! And 10,000 visitors went to see it last time it bloomed. Well, it is Buffalo. And the freak 2 storm in a row 2014 almost wrecked the Botanical Gardens! The ... Read more

  • Botanical Gardens South Buffalo,NY

    4/5/2017 1:38:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=sUS-GQ8CvSk This was a bus trip from Montabaur Heights, our new home. More photos in the next blog. All photos from the Internet.... Read more

  • CTUPTON is asking for prayers for a friend having spinal surgery April 4th.

    4/3/2017 8:52:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    It will be taking off many bone spurs from her neck and shoulder area vertebrae. The surgeon would give no guarantees this would cure her awful pain or give her full use of her arm which is now numb. And he said danger of paralysis is ever present. I know my many spark friends will respond... Read more

  • A belated National Procrastination Week photo

    4/1/2017 7:50:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was going to make a library display for National Procrastination Week (Mar. 1-7) but...... Read more

  • Why sparkguy supported the changes in the start page and Community feed..

    4/1/2017 1:09:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6328900 and www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6330426... Read more

  • Meaning of female

    4/1/2017 12:46:16 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • MOVIE: Manchester by the Sea

    4/1/2017 12:16:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.rogerebert.com/reviews/m
    anchester-by-the-sea-2016 I watched the middle of this movie with a friend. Huh? I didn't get it at all... Roger Ebert had written it is a comedy. Huh??? He suggests to see it and then see it again with someone seeing it for the first tim... Read more

  • Three Aprons and a Necklace! Pics

    3/31/2017 7:37:10 AM, by EILEEN828

    Around Christmas time I decided to make my sister an apron as her Christmas gift as she had told me she didn't have one. So I went online to see what kind of patterns I might find for free. I looked at a lot of them. There was one that was made out of fat quarters that I liked (fat quarters are a ya... Read more

  • "We All Eat" - event hosted by Health Wichita Coalition 3/30/2017

    3/31/2017 1:30:16 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Will write more later. (Later. I fixed the typo where I left off the period at the end of the sentence!). Chef Alli spoke and demonstrated electronic pressure cooker. She only used Cuisinart brand, so I felt a bit like pond scum having only an "Instant Pot"... but I guess I redeemed myself m... Read more

  • Results of the condo inspection by the buyers.

    3/30/2017 10:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am so frustrated! Picky, picky, picky! I can't believe all the things they want done! When will this end? And it is causing anxiety for DD because she is living there alone-having to make appointments with various workers to fix "piddly" things! A stain over the washer/dryer ar... Read more

  • Failure -

    3/29/2017 11:26:32 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    "Failures are guaranteed. Learning from them is optional." Not really a side-splitting, hit my funny bone type of comics today, but there was a pause for thought. Wanted to save it here while I think on it...... Read more

  • i am grateful for, 3.27.17

    3/28/2017 4:00:44 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me check myself. 2. a calm night, because it's allowing me to reset some things. 3. getting to listen to good parts of the summit again, because it solidifies knowledge. 4. getting my steps in, because it's been awhile. 5. reaching out, because it seemed to be... Read more

  • Skinny pics!

    3/27/2017 7:18:17 PM, by EILEEN828

    Well I finally got my husband to edit the pictures in the camera so that we could download it in the computer. Holy cow! I had no idea we were sitting on so many, there was a whole years worth in there Gak! For starters since I've been talking about my recent weight loss efforts here's some pic... Read more

  • Note to me --from the UNIVERSE

    3/27/2017 8:06:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sometimes, the only thing you know for certain is what you don't want. Yet often, CHRISTINE, that's enough to go on. 10-4 good buddy, The Universe 149 And I just finished the book : Infinite Possibilities by Mike (?) Dooley chris ... Read more

  • Down in the 180's now.

    3/26/2017 8:27:35 AM, by EILEEN828

    After the last episode of attack that happened on my trip to visit my mother, I'm happy to say that I've had no further problems in that direction. I decided that because I liked the special diet for gallbladder attack for it's side effect of helping me lose weight and mainly because I wanted to be ... Read more

  • Oh darn! Tired again.

    3/25/2017 10:23:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    The day with the tax appointment was very trying for me. I was up early finishing the paperwork and putting relevant papers into marked folders. The left overs just got shoved someplace. (Oh- the condo is actively being sold. So my realtor is calling me periodically for updates. And DD needs p... Read more