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  • Today was more productive for sure-

    5/2/2015 10:26:21 PM, by NORASPAT

    I must get to bed I did not slept well yesterday. I was behind for a client I have sewn for so many years I forget. I Had sewing to finish for a lady--96 years young. I had to clean our furnace room to get rid of the fumes that had accumulated in there. Now it is cleaned again so I could ... Read more

  • We are finally getting our bedroom just right.

    5/1/2015 11:18:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is just right since there was too much furniture and clutter. As soon as the clutter has gone maybe still going, it has definitely helped my mood. I still have too little sleep. I need to catch up. DH and I are now working together. We add some more light so he can see things better and wor... Read more

  • May 1, 2015 (Friday)

    5/1/2015 4:58:53 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    No rain this week or in the forecast, so there will be racing tomorrow. I won't be around much from now until the early hours on Sunday morning, SO have a GREAT weekend all! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Be the solution

    5/1/2015 9:32:13 AM, by RENATA144

    You know the right thing to do So do it 306 362... Read more

  • Lost last nights blog---WooHoo!

    4/30/2015 10:37:53 PM, by NORASPAT

    We had a BUMP in the road today. A very smelly day with fumes so I stayed away from the House. Our Grand daughter said "the basement smells funny, I think our fridge is smelling bad". I went down stairs and the whole place smelt of fumes, The fridge was fine. It was 7:45 am and I called ... Read more

  • It's been a good day!

    4/30/2015 10:16:19 PM, by PACEKA1

    376 I feel like I always dwell on the not-so-good days and I am working hard to change that. Today was a good day and I want to acknowledge that. I did all my exercises, I ate well (and even cooked) - in fact today was the first day that I met all my nutritional goals. This afternoon I work... Read more

  • Disgusting..

    4/30/2015 6:01:50 PM, by NETTESPAGHETTI

    Has any one else tried Mamma Chia? It doesn't taste bad but the texture makes me gag. I can barely drink it.. Lol I'm trying to try new things. I'm an extremely picky eater and drinker..... Read more

  • Starting over yet again..

    4/29/2015 1:33:36 PM, by NETTESPAGHETTI

    I told myself that I would never let myself get back up to my heaviest weight, about a week ago I weighed myself and I was right back at my heaviest weight. I am so mad at myself. In 2012, I was down 60lbs and just quit. Now its 2015 and I have officially gained back all that weight. I am so angery ... Read more

  • Finally feeling like myself today!

    4/29/2015 1:08:26 PM, by PACEKA1

    334 First night in a few that I actually had a good night's sleep. I woke refreshed and ready to tackle the day. And even better than that - it's going to be a beautiful day in Minnesota. I've been off my game for so many weeks with illness (infection, flu, cold) that today I'm celebrating ... Read more

  • April 28, 2015 (Tuesday)

    4/29/2015 12:34:45 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    The day was filled with classes and a 3.5 hour shift on the Fitness Floor. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Keeps me busy. Rain was predicted for today, but we did not get any rain in this area. Too chilly though for this time of year. Spring is officially here, but we've only had a few days ... Read more

  • Today was a good day.

    4/28/2015 11:05:47 PM, by NORASPAT

    I went out in to the yard and raked all the Spruce needles off my Spring bulbs. This year they were well frozen so my bulbs are doing great. 376 I never knew they like to be frozen in the winter, Daffodils are clumping so I will have even more after I split the big clumps. Crocus are all... Read more

  • How great to be home!

    4/27/2015 10:28:23 AM, by PACEKA1

    436 Going away for even an overnight is a pretty good way to appreciate what you have at home! We went north on Saturday to visit with my son and his wife. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for both the drive up and the drive home - and it was warm & sunny both days. In my past li... Read more

  • April 26, 2015 (Sunday)

    4/27/2015 1:39:36 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK! No rain predicted here this week, except on Tuesday, so for now it looks like the racing will go on next weekend. Busy week for me, but that's nothing new. Take care all! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • A better day and a better idea for the bed-room.

    4/26/2015 9:07:18 PM, by NORASPAT

    I always awake with the bright light. We needed to change our bedroom around so we could get my Gazelle in the room. The bed was in the middle of one wall and when Daylight savings time there was sunlight in the room. We tried new curtains we already have cellular shades but above the window I wan... Read more

  • My First Winter in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    4/26/2015 4:46:36 PM, by ALFA_SUNSHINE

    I may have had the best time of my life this past winter, but there are more winters to come so it's hard to say. I've been a leader on the SparkPeople Ski/Boarding team teams.sparkpeople.com/snowski for ages. Now as an ASIA level one certified alpine ski instructor with my first full seaso... Read more

  • Checking the raking in the yard

    4/25/2015 10:38:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did get a lot of raking done this week but boy it was cold. Then I felt cold too. I am still under the weather but I had to come back to say goodnight. Hopefully I will be better tomorrow. It is just a weariness with so much going on. We have a sleep over for our granddaughter. One of th... Read more

  • April 25, 2015 (Saturday)

    4/25/2015 3:46:54 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Another Saturday OFF because it rained out the races again. This is the 4th week that the track was supposed to open. Due to rain, it hasn't happened YET! Maybe next weekend. It has been a busy week, so I really don't mind the time off. I am sure the drivers and many of the workers are gr... Read more

  • Not my best week.

    4/24/2015 10:47:16 AM, by PACEKA1

    I started this week encouraged, excited and motivated. I was finally feeling better after a bacterial infection that left me taking two pretty heavy-duty antibiotics for two weeks! I was just starting to feel better when I was hit with flu-like symptoms keeping me in bed for nearly a full day and ... Read more

  • Hi there, our son was able to add all the updates.

    4/23/2015 10:41:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    We were able to get the water up and it is drying very well. We do have basement entries and so it dried well. I have not been able to do much on the computer. Son our had and so far so good. DH spent the night on the recliner and I have to say I bought OTC and I had used it a lot. It wa... Read more

  • The rain came it could hve been worse. No big damage just wet in basement.

    4/21/2015 11:49:19 PM, by NORASPAT

    Rough Day DH caught a cold from the family. I keep telling them to wash their hands more. We got 3 inches of rain last night and at 7am, I was happy the basement floor was dry. By 8am I guess the ice in the ground melted and the sump pump was over whelmed. I vacuumed up for hours then dumping ... Read more

  • Sad news.....

    4/21/2015 10:19:19 AM, by PACEKA1

    46 This beautiful woman is my long-time dear friend Suzi. We met in the early 70's when our husbands (in her case he was her fiancé) worked together. We became true friends, we participated in their wedding and they are the godparents of my first child (also in the photo). Suzi was warm an... Read more

  • We finally signed on the house.

    4/21/2015 12:01:41 AM, by NORASPAT

    We were satisfied the realtor was working to remove the mess the family left it in. ' At first they took away all the closet shelves and rods. The realtor brought them all back but we had no tools to fix them, It took us a while to find which was which but it worked out. We had not looked in ... Read more

  • Senior College Concerts at the University. It was great fun.

    4/19/2015 10:15:45 PM, by NORASPAT

    BUSY DAY for the senior college. Yesterday I bought what we need for the refreshments. I always wash and iron my 3- 8 foot Cotton tablecloths. I do not want paper or plastic so I bought 3 cotton sheets and made them in to table cloths. We serve water, Apple juice and Cranberry juice so the cl... Read more

  • LOULOU'S SUNDAY BLOG!

    4/19/2015 9:56:35 PM, by LOULOUWLG40

    GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, I HOPE EVERYONE IS HEALTHY AND WELL! I'VE BEEN ILL ALL WEEKEND! THAT'S ALL I'LL GO IN TO! ALL THIS ILLNESS PROBABLY HAS CAUSED ME TO LOSE WEIGHT. IT'S CAUSED ME TO TO BE MY DEPRESSED A LITTLE BIT. MY ESTEEM IS BACK DOWN AGAIN. I'VE GOT TO FEEL BETTER BY TOMORROW. I'VE... Read more

  • April 19, 2015 (Sunday)

    4/19/2015 6:53:59 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank you all for responding to my yesterday's blog. I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK! Take care, and keep in touch. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • I had an excellent day today- just showing it off !

    4/18/2015 11:42:01 PM, by NORASPAT

    Sorry another brief one. I did lots of chores and believe it or not. I read about the motor home. DH will no longer be able to drive it. So he let it sits there till batteries were dead. I read about it and I suggested to put it on charger. He was reluctant but he did it. Around lunch I asked ... Read more

  • A Parable

    4/18/2015 11:02:52 PM, by SPEDED2

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his n... Read more

  • A perfect ending to a perfect week!

    4/18/2015 10:15:47 PM, by PACEKA1

    126 I can't even remember when I've had such a great week.... a whole week! I have met all my pre-set fitness goals, have made some really great meals, have enjoyed a full week of beautiful Minnesota weather, and today I've more than doubled my step counting goal. I had a great catch-up lun... Read more

  • April 18, 2015 (Saturday)

    4/18/2015 2:04:14 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    No more work for me today! WOOHOO! I am off for the rest of the day! Although there are a lot of things that need to be done around the house, I probably won't do them. I have grown to be OK with that. I mean who wants to spend a rare afternoon OFF, working????? Some of you may remember ... Read more

  • April 17, 2015 (Friday)

    4/18/2015 1:30:56 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I have already gotten the word that the races are canceled for tomorrow evening. That is OK with me. We didn't get rain here today but it was dark and cloudy all day. It takes a few 'dry' days for the track to be ready for racing, but I think it rained some in that location with rain expected bot... Read more

  • Too little sleep yesterday-No more than 4 hours.

    4/17/2015 11:04:56 PM, by NORASPAT

    I planned to go to the eye Dr but I went to bed. Granddaughter opened our door. DH was long gone and I was up doing some sparking. Our son suggested we should o to Skowhegan Maine, I had just one condition, he would drive. The three of us, indeed three generations had a Wonderful day. We stop... Read more

  • LOULOU'S FRIDAY BLOG!

    4/17/2015 8:18:56 PM, by LOULOUWLG40

    GOOD EVEING ONE AND ALL, I HOPE EVERYONE IS HEALTHY AND WELL! I WOKE UP AT 800 AM, TOOK A SHOWER, ATE BREAKFAST, WENT WALMART AND GOT GROCERIES AND MEDS, WAS DONG VERY WELL AS FOR AS MY DEPRESSION. AS SOON AS I WALKED OUT OF THE STORE I STARTED BOO HOOING! CRIED ALL THE WAY GOING HOME. TOOK A KN... Read more

  • Looking inside the house.

    4/17/2015 12:05:21 AM, by NORASPAT

    We went to the house next door to our English friends. I pretty much knew that we would see the exact same layout. It sure was. We went in to the side door, the lady who lived there never used the front door. There were 2 trees either side still small but overgrown. There was a kitchen living room... Read more

  • April 15, 2015 (Wednesday)

    4/15/2015 11:06:05 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    More rain this afternoon and evening. We are getting our share of those 'April Showers.' Busy day, but a fun and good day. Can't complain. Hope you are having a great week. Nothing new going on here that I can think of writing about. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Settling in to US ways. Finding a house unexpectedly.

    4/15/2015 10:38:21 PM, by NORASPAT

    Now that we had a car we could venture around the City of Augusta, capital of the state of Maine. It was a small City 50 years ago and it now a smaller City now. When we arrived there were 25,000 people give or take in the first census and now we are 17,500 so we were told in our local newspaper. ... Read more

  • LOULOU'S WEDNESDAY BLOG!

    4/15/2015 3:07:32 PM, by LOULOUWLG40

    GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE! I HOPE YOU FORGIVE ME AGAIN FOR NOT SHARING UNTIL NOW! THE DEPRESSION IS STILL REALLY BAD! I DON'T WANT TO CALL THE DR. I TAKE 5 ANTIDEPRESSANTS AS IT IS. I'VE BEEN VOMITTING ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE! I'M TRYING TO STAY ON TOP OF MY FOOD PLAN. I HOPE ANYONE WHO READS... Read more

  • Thanks for the suggestion, I will make a book for our kids. Another book IMPRESSED US TODAY!

    4/14/2015 11:50:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    This week has been a crazy week. I had acupuncture on Monday it took away the pain but the stiffness is not giving in. Tomorrow I have another appointment but in the mean time I am having my printer cleaned and a new cartridge so I can make my family book. Thanks for the encouragement. TODAY wa... Read more

  • Taking a day to buy a used car. It took over two weeks to find our money.

    4/13/2015 11:39:41 PM, by NORASPAT

    We needed a car of our own. Every one we looked at was way too big and very often smelling of cigarette smoke. A friend told us about a used car dealer out of town who they were pleased with and so far he had been a very fair man. They actually drove three cars home to try . That sounded good. ... Read more

  • April 13, 2015 (Monday)

    4/13/2015 10:19:01 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Real cloudy all day and thunderstorms tonight. I see on the weather forecast for the next few days that rain is predicted. We may not get to open the race track this weekend if the weather forecast is correct. No way to know until Friday or Saturday. I hope everyone is doing well. I don't... Read more

  • There were so many new things I never knew ABOUT. I soon learned how our English had changed.

    4/12/2015 11:09:43 PM, by NORASPAT

    The first week we were here in Augusta we were invited to go to the bowling Alley with our friends. They both bowled in a Church league and they did say if we get bored we could go to a local grocery store. I was certain I would like to roam around a grocery store instead of watching some thing I ha... Read more

  • DH went to work and I had no place to go and it was not much fun! .

    4/11/2015 11:17:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    Monday morning DH went to his work but I had no clue what to do. The new phone rang and I ignored it. I was really home sick and I sat at the window watching cars go by. We were close to the hospital so once in a while there was a siren sounding. I kept thinking about the hospital job I just left.... Read more

  • LOULOU'S SATURDAY BLOG!

    4/11/2015 8:45:20 PM, by LOULOUWLG40

    GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE FOR A WHILE. I HAVEN'T HAD ANY INTERNET, THE WONDERFUL AT&T CANELLED MY INTERNET. THEY DID IT BECAUSE I CANCELLED MY WIRELESS AT&T CELL PHONE. MY SON GABE ME HIS OLD IPHONE AND HE PAYS FOR IT EVERY MONTH, HE GOT A NEW ONE. I SAID I WOULD ... Read more

  • April 11, 2015 (Saturday)

    4/11/2015 1:51:33 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I haven't had much time to 'talk' on here this week, BUT I am FREE for the rest of the day. Last weekend and also this weekend, the races have been canceled due to rain. No rain today, but since the track is dirt, a heavy rain on T... Read more

  • Sorry I am having issues with late posts that get lost.

    4/10/2015 11:39:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have yesterdays on my Desk top. Our GD was coughing and she was really looking sick. I could not sleep for listening to her coughing. I tracked less than three hours but it was up and down. I went to the Dr. and frankly I was ready to find someone else. I went to her office and asked DH cam... Read more

  • April 8, 2015 (Wednesday)

    4/8/2015 11:54:14 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Busy week, but being so busy causes the week to 'fly' by. I hope your week has been GREAT! Take care, and keep in touch. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Our very first and last apartment, we had great landlord.

    4/8/2015 11:12:01 PM, by NORASPAT

    The next day we were driven over to the apartment the company found for us. I was really worried, we never lived in an apartment ( IN UK it was called a FLAT) it had 6 apartments and three fights of stairs to the top. It was clean and really nice. It had a shower!. The only shower I ever knew w... Read more

  • Driving up north to see Augusta Maine and all the "Little Boxes"

    4/7/2015 11:20:06 PM, by NORASPAT

    After leaving L.L.Bean we drove North and I was still being fascinated by the blackness of the night. Once in a while we saw snow by the side of the road but we saw very little else. We eventually arrived at the toll booth in Augusta and that was the end of the Maine Turnpike. We arrived at the... Read more

  • Tonight I will be in bed earlier.

    4/6/2015 10:52:09 PM, by NORASPAT

    The dogs come in o our room and I had made them each cushions on the floor with fleece outside and an open end. That way I can wash it or shake it and it will be clean. They were lying on their cushions minding their own little business. Both sleeping and dreaming so I wanted to step over them.... Read more

  • Leaving Boston going North to Maine.

    4/6/2015 12:21:04 AM, by NORASPAT

    We landed early afternoon and we wanted to get something to eat so our friends who picked us up had already decided on the restaurant. This couple came from my same home town in UK and he told DH about Maine. Gas was so in-expensive and the cars were more like boats as we saw them. As we drove... Read more

  • April 5, 2015 (EASTER Sunday)

    4/5/2015 3:13:06 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    HAPPY EASTER Everyone! I hope your day is filled with MANY BLESSINGS! 448 449 450 Weekend Wrap Up: We DID get the taxes done!!!!! 218 244 I am surely glad that my son understand all of that 'mumbo jumbo' because I surely do NOT understand very much of it at all. Anyway, we want... Read more

  • Finally we went on another carrier-This time thanks to me.

    4/5/2015 12:02:36 AM, by NORASPAT

    As soon as we got to London airport it was a bit of a shock. There were very few people around and that confirmed there is definitely a strike in progress I looked around and I saw Pan-American air lines appeared to be taking passengers. I walked over to their counter and told them our story and... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/4/2015 12:36:27 PM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Sparkers, Wishing you a Happy Easter....Blessings to you..... xo Wendy 449... Read more

  • April 3, 2015 (Friday)

    4/4/2015 1:29:05 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    First series of races scheduled for tomorrow but, RAINED OUT! I am glad we were notified today instead of hearing about the canceled races tomorrow. Now all I have scheduled for tomorrow is one class. I still gotta meet up with my son so that we can do my income tax. We BOTH dread that. I guess... Read more

  • Continued;My first flight at 21 years old.

    4/3/2015 10:37:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    The Saga continues. We lived in County Durham England. Our flight was out of London but we did not have time to take a train. DH had been in the Army so he had flown over to Singapore and lived there at the hospital. He was in a conflict zone and he was the pay clerk. He was an armed gu... Read more

  • LOULOU'S FRIDAY BLOG!

    4/3/2015 8:56:27 PM, by LOULOUWLG40

    448 453 450 145 449 145 451 GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, I HOPE YOU HAD A BLESSED FRIDAY! I'VE HAD A BUSY GOOD FRIDAY, I WENT SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES, PICKED UP MEDS, AND BOUGHT ME A NEW DRESS, NECKLACE, EARRINGS, BRACELET AND HAT TO WEAR TO CHURCH ANF GOT DS'S EASTER GIFT SENT OFF TO HIM... Read more