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  • Today has been long and the house is a mess. Hopefully just three days more.

    8/29/2016 10:29:45 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is a situation we have at home because the contactor asks what we want. That keeps us at home. The poor dogs are not happy with the noise and one is a BEAGLE who always joins in with the racket. He likes to be with me so we walk around the yard together. The Chihuahua is always to get out o... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes....

    8/29/2016 9:11:49 PM, by SUSANSKI

    Hi Everyone! Come on in and put your feet up (or walk in place) while we chat! What do you think of this quote? Does this bring anyone to mind? It reminds ME of my 'scientific spark friend', Jeanknee. And boy! Is it ever a great attitude to have! Do YOU know what YOUR dream of YOU... Read more

  • Today the front steps were re-built by ME!!

    8/28/2016 10:23:47 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am getting very handy with a CROW BAR. DH did not want me to do this but he knows we will have to start from scratch. I had been taking down our wall and I am using some of those concrete blocks to save our concrete steps.. To me it is like sewing you just have to put the pieces together. That... Read more

  • Re commit

    8/28/2016 5:37:56 PM, by RONJOHN5

    Tommorrow is a new day....get a fresh start... Read more

  • Fair

    8/28/2016 5:36:44 PM, by RONJOHN5

    I went to the fair and didn't do too bad!... Read more

  • Anyone out there who has lost more than 100 pounds, including the 'final 10'?

    8/28/2016 2:25:17 PM, by ABBY_G

    Hi. If you've lost more than 100 pounds and managed to get off the 'final 10' and maintain that for a while, I'd love to hear from you about how you did it. History: I'm 5'7". I went from 288 lbs --> about 156 lbs, then have maintained that plus or minus a few pounds for years now. I would like... Read more

  • Tomorrow the contractor to fix the floor that the plumber neglected to close the pipe.

    8/26/2016 11:51:18 PM, by NORASPAT

    We did not notice for a long time and when we got to the basement there was a lot of water to wipe up. Called the plumber and his boss came out to fix it. Now the floor has to be fixed and then we have to fix the floor. Have to redo the sink and counters too. They called today and we were ou... Read more

  • Forgive yourself and start over

    8/25/2016 11:48:58 PM, by RENATA144

    If you slip up stop making the mistake and start over.... Read more

  • Forgive yourself and start over

    8/25/2016 11:48:10 PM, by RENATA144

    If you slip up stop making the mistake and start over.... Read more

  • I have another garden bed in front of the bay window.

    8/25/2016 10:53:22 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today I have trimmed it with concrete blocks left over for the wall. These blocks were the heaviest I could do but I did it. I tried to get the photos but Internet explorer kept coming on saying OOPS there is an error. I am hoping for some rain just to wash the clay soil down and get the grass... Read more

  • August 24, 2016 (Wednesday)

    8/25/2016 3:03:55 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your nice comments on my last blog. My friend's son took their kitten to the vet today. She still says it is a male, and I am guessing the vet verified that information today. He got his first round of shots. He has a name now, but I can't remember what she nam... Read more

  • Today was Great ! I feel so much better because DH and I have been doing more things together.

    8/24/2016 10:25:19 PM, by NORASPAT

    Usually DH has been doing Card games while I do my sparking. I was doing outside work and when I feel I need help I just asked for it and he did it. We have been going to places together but that has to stop for a few days. We have to stay home for a bit while the contractor will replace th... Read more

  • August 23, 2016 (Tuesday)

    8/24/2016 1:38:59 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my last blog. You are all so thoughtful. Nothing much going on around here. Just the same stuff that goes on daily. My friend's son brought home a stray kitten a few days ago. To HER house, not mine! 198 He found it somewhere, and brought i... Read more

  • Today we had a trip to a projector museum in BUCKSPORT Maine and donated our old projector.

    8/23/2016 11:45:53 PM, by NORASPAT

    When DH and I came to the US we did not bring much because we never were supposed to stay here in Maine in the US We were supposed to stay just 2 years. We wanted to see the sights so we bought a Bell and Howell super 8 camera and the screen and the lot. We have had it over 50 years and we... Read more

  • Finally I am getting there. Just the final touches.

    8/22/2016 11:23:12 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have widened the path behind the garage where the water gets in to the garage and we are seeing wood rot on the legs of DH wooden home made work bench. The water comes over the garage sill. The caulking was never done properly. I am using Silicone weather stripping. I have to use a caulking g... Read more

  • Calm the Mind

    8/22/2016 2:50:38 PM, by HETTA1949

    A new week, Monday in Central Park after a relaxing walk around downtown. Sitting Watching the water fountain. The water spouting up and splashing down, the breeze, the sound of Christian music blocking out extraneous noise driving out stress from my mind; so peaceful, rejuvenating.... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...It COULD Have Been a Disaster...

    8/22/2016 11:04:37 AM, by SUSANSKI

    Morning, My Friendski's, (apostrophe needed so it doesn't look like 'FRIENDSKISS'') (which actually LOOKS like 'friends kiss' and SOUNDS like FRENCH KISS-something I ain't gonna talk about, LIKE...EVER.) 125 Now THAT was a rambling beginning! So this has been a disappointing mont... Read more

  • Wow

    8/22/2016 9:48:57 AM, by SHERRYE2014

    Oh goodness how my "troubles" got me walking yesterday. I feel better today, much better. My legs feel the walking today. They don't hurt, but they feel yesterday...kinda there. Thank heavens they're connected or I'd have walked them off. The way I feel today, after a full day of tears, stopping o... Read more

  • Today felt Sadness and Happiness for a friends son.

    8/21/2016 10:39:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    MY DH and I were asked to the cemetery because our friend died last year. Her husband and DH and I are friends with the couple till she died and we keep in touch with him now. He lives in Pittston and Florida in the winter. This couples son was by his mothers bedside when she died. Then ... Read more

  • Tough times

    8/21/2016 6:31:04 PM, by SHERRYE2014

    Here we go. I've been going through an emotional battle that I feel I'm losing so I decided to get my mind off my troubles and joined 2 challenges. Walk this way and Find 30. Well I "found 30". As a matter of fact, I found 1 hr & 45 min. In that time I walked 10,976 steps. Currently I have 22,273 ... Read more

  • Still not yet finished but I hope it does not rain because I am so ready to do something else.

    8/20/2016 11:30:31 PM, by NORASPAT

    I checked with the store for advice for the back of the garage. It appears to have the waterproofing between the concrete floor and the 2 by 4 framing wood. Water gets makes lakes in the outside and when it melts the water goes back in and then the floor is a skating rink. Last year I was hurry... Read more

  • August 20, 2016 (Saturday)

    8/20/2016 3:02:21 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for commenting on my last very short blog. NO RACES TODAY! Too much rain. and an 80% chance of rain for today. So, I am going to nap for a while in a few minutes, and both of my sons and I are going to a restaurant for dinner. The paint job on the truck has be... Read more

  • Now I am going to get technical.

    8/19/2016 10:36:51 PM, by NORASPAT

    When it rains heavy some water gets in to the base of the garage. In winter it actually floods and it freezes. I will go o Home Depot and buy some tar paper and some kind of Mastic that I can paint on and I hope I can slide down the wall of the garage and stick tar paper stays there for years. I... Read more

  • August 18,2016 (Thursday)

    8/19/2016 2:57:54 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Have a GREAT FRIDAY! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • The pathway is almost finished. DH is really liking it.

    8/18/2016 11:38:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did it all myself, our son has overtime and I love to play with garden tools. DH would come when I asked him to take the clay soil to the back of the fences and after I have time I will break it up and eventually plant something there. Maybe a ground cover. I did take photos but since I hav... Read more

  • Back on the bandwagon

    8/18/2016 11:04:43 AM, by SHERRYE2014

    Ok, I've let my exercise go to the wayside for a few months. My friend moved in, going thru some tough personal times... So here we go again. I've got my exercise clothes on and a coach Nicole video picked out. Now it's not like I haven't been doing SOME form of exercise. I have over an acre to tend... Read more

  • August 17, 2016 (Wednesday)

    8/18/2016 2:59:21 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Have a GREAT THURSDAY ALL! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    8/17/2016 11:38:47 PM, by HETTA1949

    Since I have been monitoring my intake and actual hunger, giving in to emotion or stress I am feeling better. I am sleeping better and longer. Bloating is subsiding.... Read more

  • Still working on the pathways.

    8/17/2016 9:08:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today we had to miss the dining club for a Dr Appointment. We went to the Dr instead. We thought 15 minutes and it was an hour office visit. We went to the College and waited for the diners. It was a big exhibition and so we looked around ourselves for a while, and returned when the docent was... Read more

  • August 16, 2016 (Tuesday)

    8/16/2016 9:31:48 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. We may not have the races this weekend since there is rain predicted for all week and a 90% chance of rain on Saturday. It rained most of today and a lot yesterday, too. Of course, all of that could change, like the 80% ch... Read more

  • I can do it....

    8/16/2016 2:18:32 PM, by RONJOHN5

    Started the journey to reaching my ideal weight... Read more

  • Still trying to get the Algae out and thinking about some comments.

    8/15/2016 9:56:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    Wow, after reading your ideas I am going to sit down with my idea. I will ask the family to help with suggestions. I have asked the man who put it in 43 years ago. 1976 we were swimming in it. We had a bicentennial Party. I marched with the band it was a hot day so we had to watch the musician... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...Dignity and fitness

    8/15/2016 3:55:33 PM, by SUSANSKI

    Hi Everyone! Let's talk. . No...this is NOT about sour grapes. I am not jealous about someone else's skinniness, fitness, or sexiness. This is about being women of Dignity. And I'm going to have a little heart to heart talk with you. I am 48 years old. I currently weigh 227. ... Read more

  • August 14, 2016 (Sunday)

    8/15/2016 2:49:00 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Well, it did not rain at the race track, but it rained every place else. The owner was so sure that it would rain out the races that 'NO RAIN' caught him off guard. There was a mad rush at the last minute to get the supplies for the concession stand and also the beer stand. Anyway, that all worke... Read more

  • Today was a hot day and I tried most of the day to vacuum the green stuff out.

    8/14/2016 10:58:29 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is not a very hard job when there is a little green, but when it BLOOMS it is a mess. I started to keep the vacuum pole and keep it very steady and it worked well but there was a call for me I handed over the pole to one of the guys. After my call and looking through the widow I saw it w... Read more

  • A sleeping day -now this is rare for certain.

    8/13/2016 11:59:09 PM, by NORASPAT

    I was up at 7am and started to do things around the house. I took my medication and there was an extra pill to take,' An hour later I was itching every where. 'I took 2 Benadryl and went to bed till 3 pm. It has been a very drowsy day. Now it is mid night I am raring to go. I did 30 minut... Read more

  • August 13, 2016 (Saturday)

    8/13/2016 12:42:33 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I appreciate that you each take the time to read and comment. Looking like rain, but no rain yet, so races are ON for today. The weather may be different over there which is one hour away from where I live. It sure looks like ... Read more

  • August 12, 2016 (Friday)

    8/13/2016 1:04:06 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello All, Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. Actually, SPOKENWORD, I do not have any photos of Sophie or any of my cats other than Cricket on my page. I DO have a fancy phone, but I am not very good at using it. I didn't buy it. My son gave it to me for Mother's Da... Read more

  • Today was over 90, the pool has an Algae bloom. Got to fix it tomorrow.

    8/12/2016 10:45:21 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today was busy trying to catch up after my 200 mile drive taking my walking buddy to Acadia and back. It was a nice outing with just two people to chat with. The day was excellent and we stopped at my favorite place 'Anglers " for fish and chips. We had haddock and just sliced red potatoes and n... Read more

  • What a day.

    8/12/2016 6:17:33 PM, by HETTA1949

    Life is good... Read more

  • I have written it and my post has gone twice.

    8/12/2016 12:00:48 AM, by NORASPAT

    I was annoyed my tracker was completely wrong. My food was in and not the food I eat ???? I want to eat what I like to eat. I have no clue why my nutrition was put in with food I do not eat. Please let me decide. I had no clue to find out how to change it. Old ladies like myself need instr... Read more

  • August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)

    8/11/2016 2:48:56 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on my last blog. Sophie's vet visit went well. She doesn't have to go back until she is spayed in a few weeks. When I got her at age 3 weeks, she weighed 3/4 pound. Now at 4 months, she weighs a little over 4 pounds. The vet says she is thriving.... Read more

  • Today was a cool day so I did more batch cooking.

    8/10/2016 11:58:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    This time it was baking. DH loves Banana Pumpkin Bread so I made a double batch in smaller pans. He too has to keep the sugar down. I am amazed when I bake I half the sugar and it tastes the same, Even DH the original sweet tooth agrees. He said the sugar overpowers so many flavors. I am glad h... Read more

  • August 9, 2016 (Tuesday)

    8/9/2016 11:49:30 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello All, Nice hearing from you, and thank you for commenting on my last blog. I am in here a little earlier tonight, but I really do not have anything of importance to talk about. Sophie goes back to the vet tomorrow for her last round of shots. She was scheduled to go a couple of wee... Read more

  • Today I took it easy but I did 5 mile walking.

    8/9/2016 10:56:49 PM, by NORASPAT

    I took it easy and my friend wanted to walk. The day was awesome and we walked slower, DH was at the Drs office for a follow up and DH commented about another fall for me on Sunday. Today I was told it is whip lash and it should just take care and wait. That was from the nurse. There... Read more

  • Today I took it easy but I did 5 mile walking.

    8/9/2016 10:56:49 PM, by NORASPAT

    I took it easy and my friend wanted to walk. The day was awesome and we walked slower, DH was at the Drs office for a follow up and DH commented about another fall for me on Sunday. Today I was told it is whip lash and it should just take care and wait. That was from the nurse. There... Read more

  • August 8, 2016 (Monday)

    8/9/2016 2:57:40 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for all of those sweet comments about my fall. I am OK. I do have quite an ugly black eye, but it isn't bothering me (until I look in the mirror). 40 The scrapes are all bandaged, and they will clear up in time. There is 4 minutes until cutoff for the day, ... Read more

  • I went to the Acupuncturist today.

    8/8/2016 10:38:23 PM, by NORASPAT

    My Dr is also an MD and a Chinese medicine practitioner. I had fallen again and I landed on the back of my head on the driveway. Boy it hurt. I had my appointment for a long time and I fell Sunday and 8am was my appointment. That was most convenient. Today I had my usual needles and I li... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...I am pleased, stressed, grossed out and depressed happy and sappy. lol

    8/8/2016 3:37:27 PM, by SUSANSKI

    Hello Random SparkPeople! Welcome Again! 271 125 199 What an emotional, high strung week! We've been celebrating our 25th basically all week. Emotions were high, while I shared about the Kenny Rogers concert, his fragility, and how grateful I was to see him in concert one last time. We ... Read more

  • August 7, 2016 (Sunday)

    8/8/2016 1:41:39 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you all for your responses on my yesterday's blog. Thank you for hoping that I would get 'lots of tips.' The tips were OK, BUT it was a very long night. It was 4:00 AM when I got back to the house. That is the latest it has ever been, although I do remember getting home... Read more

  • Today was a great day to get some work done.

    8/7/2016 10:49:41 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today my basement had a small space for me to set up my ironing board and alter my skirts. I am still not done with it, maybe tomorrow. Our son and DH tried to make the basement shower open the door easier. . There is a glass door and it has been very good. The door can get really stuck. They ... Read more

  • Happy Sunday coffee

    8/7/2016 8:41:34 AM, by SCHECK5

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  • August 6, 2016 (Saturday)

    8/6/2016 1:21:29 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    No rain in sight, so I am 'Off to the Races!' It's OK, just a long day and a long night. It is a BIG race though, so the tips should be pretty good. 30 THANK YOU to all who commented on my yesterday's blog. I hope you are having a GREAT SATURDAY, and that your SUNDAY is EVEN BETTER! ... Read more

  • August 5, 2016 (Friday)

    8/6/2016 1:02:27 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. It is always good to hear from each of you. Yes, school begins on Monday for the children, but the teachers have been there all of this week. LESLIE, my son teaches Algebra I and II, and he coaches football. St... Read more

  • Too late to write it again.

    8/6/2016 12:03:24 AM, by NORASPAT

    This is getting too dismal. Fred said by another computer but I must be doing it all wrong. I am too old to do this any more. Off to Bed 53 years of a fabulous marriage so perhaps I really am too old for this. Cortizone shot today went wrong for a bit and so I had to hang around the o... Read more

  • August 4, 2016 (Thursday)

    8/5/2016 1:26:50 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for commenting on my last blog. LESLIE, I haven't been writing as frequently as I once was writing. That could be why you haven't gotten notices. I am trying to get online a little earlier each night, but I haven't been too successful. Very HOT today, but all f... Read more

  • A whole evening going between Google and my provider.

    8/4/2016 11:55:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    I think I am having a big conversation with someone at GOOGLE, It might likely be another computer to talking back to me. I have used up hours of my Spark Time and I am actually have been questions. At least I know I hopefully have another Mail account. Some days I have to answer questions ... Read more

  • August 2, 2016 (Tuesday)

    8/3/2016 2:55:40 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Last chance to blog before the cutoff. Very HOT here! Heat index for tomorrow is around 110 degrees. My son and the football team will practice in the morning starting at 7:00 AM due to the extreme heat predicted for later in the day. I remember when he was in high school an... Read more

  • I was hoping to find a tutorial in pictures. I am still trying. Pat in Maine.

    8/2/2016 8:56:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am trying to use pictures from Picasa. I am busy trying to remember how I did it but I will try it again very soon. Thanks for the helpful support here. Thanks There was so much to do today so I am needing an early bed time. It has been a very busy cleaning day.Pat in Maine. 304 mm 345 ... Read more

  • August 1, 2016 (Monday)

    8/2/2016 2:46:48 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank You for your comments on my last blog. Nothing newsworthy to talk about today. That is a good thing though. That means I had no drama in my life today. Have a GREAT DAY! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Today we went to the gardens, I took photos and they are great.

    8/1/2016 11:38:59 PM, by NORASPAT

    I took a walking Friend to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay in Maine. If you want to know more about it that is where you can read about a community wanted a Botanical Garden instead of condominiums. The Community wanted to purchase it and they even mortgaged their own homes to g... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...I Meet Mr. Downward Trend for the First Time (& Kenny's concert)

    8/1/2016 9:03:21 PM, by SUSANSKI

    Hello Everyone! Welcome to my spark page! 199 227 A word of caution: If you're looking for a medical journal or thesis-type blog, this is NOT the place. I write from my heart about the day to day emotional, physical, and mental ups and downs; the disappointments, confusion, successes and... Read more

  • Good morning

    8/1/2016 7:56:40 AM, by SCHECK5

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