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  • DH and I are packed to go on a trip to stay with a Spark friend in CANADA.

    10/8/2015 10:41:11 PM, by NORASPAT

    This was a surprise for us. I wanted to go some place for my 72 birthday and a Spark friend in Canada has invited to go to her home. She and her DH have been to see us a few times. I was hoping to go to see a very busy son and he said it would not be a good time. I asked my Spark friend if I coul... Read more

  • Planning to go to see a Spark friend and her Canada. I am excited. WooHoo.

    10/7/2015 9:25:24 PM, by NORASPAT

    Just today the plan was a go. I am so glad to be going to see them. DH and I have had very little travel this year so this is just a great big deal .The family will take care of the house in fact they can do what they like. I am ready to be out with just the two of us. It was planned today.!!!... Read more

  • October 6, 2015 (Tuesday)

    10/7/2015 1:05:22 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses on my last blog. Lola went to her new home today. We miss her, but I think she will be happier in a home where she can get a lot of attention. She was really liking it here and beginning to feel at home, but it wouldn't be right for her to grow up se... Read more

  • What a good day. Lots of steps and lots of yard work. The trees are looking great.

    10/6/2015 10:16:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    This morning I had just one walking buddy. It is great to walk with a group but sometimes walking with just one person for 4 miles you are able to really get to know them. That was how my morning walk was- just like that. Today's walking buddy is close to my age and we talked about our familie... Read more

  • October 4, 2015 (Sunday)

    10/5/2015 2:53:14 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses on my short blog of yesterday. Although there was 0% chance of rain on Saturday, it was dreary, damp, cloudy, and cold all day. After everyone was set up, ready to go, and the first HEAT race was getting ready to begin, it started raining. I was not ... Read more

  • My day was productive. I have cleaned all thebase boards so we can put the heat on.

    10/4/2015 10:49:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    If I leave the baseboard's till the fall I can get the dust and flies so I leave them in there in summer. Taking the baseboards apart and seeing the pollen and dust in there makes me feel so much better than SPRING CLEANING. That is easy with the doors wide open in the spring-I do it but I get res... Read more

  • quote for today 10/4/15

    10/4/2015 1:13:15 PM, by SCHECK5

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  • We went to the movies, really great movie and great recliners too.

    10/3/2015 10:11:28 PM, by NORASPAT

    Our walking group got together and we went to the movies. My DH and another came along. The movie was one of the best and happiest movie in a long time. It was "THE INTERN" it is nothing about any Dr or Hospital it is about an online store. It was about support, friendship and honesty and we all... Read more

  • Tri today!

    10/3/2015 8:34:20 PM, by SHERYL_B

    Wow! What a great race today at the KVR Dam Challenge! Everything for the last two weeks (3 chiro appt in a week, high ibuprofen intake the last 8 days, moving, and just stress in general) felt like I should just skip it, but I've wanted to do this race for three years. I am so glad I did. No ... Read more

  • October 3, 205 (Saturday)

    10/3/2015 9:14:00 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    RACE DAY! Cloudy and cold, and no rain in sight. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • October 7, 2015 (Friday)

    10/3/2015 2:52:25 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Another late night for me, and tomorrow is another early morning. As soon as I get this written, I am going to bed. It was a chilly, dreary, and damp day. No rain, just dampness in the air. I am not one who LOVES this weather, although many people do. I will tolerate it and winter until spring ... Read more

  • No time to blog--

    10/2/2015 10:24:32 PM, by NORASPAT

    But a minute to say. Spark friends are GREAT. Walked 4 miles and 12,660 so I did get exercise today and conversation. WOO-HOO-You can do some too. Pat in Maine. Weigh in tomorrow but I am not positive this week. It has been hectic and not good sleep.... Read more

  • Leaving too much at the last minute. This is our home.

    10/1/2015 10:22:02 PM, by NORASPAT

    I wanted to have walks and getting to the gardens with DH. At some point he will not be able to drive and I want to do as much as we can till that time arrives. He is doing well right now but he cannot drive at night. The lights are so bright he just stopped the car and said I want you to do the nig... Read more

  • 26/700 going to start a new group..( thinking about it)

    10/1/2015 10:17:00 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So seriously thinking about starting a new group 1. Fat people can climb mountains too! 2. I ain't skinny but I can climb a mountain! 3. Facing my fear of heights and climbing a mountain! BUT I think I want to try something different then what most groups are doing...I need to think more ... Read more

  • September 30, 2015 (Wednesday)

    10/1/2015 2:58:43 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Late again tonight, but I think I can make it before the 'cut off.' Things have really been busy around here. Several unexpected events 'popping up.' That is always annoying, time consuming, and usually expensive. My truck is being worked on again. Fortunately, I have that ... Read more

  • Water, water everywhere today.

    9/30/2015 9:25:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    We have had great Fall so far. The trees are mostly green and we have had no frost so far. Yesterday I had my walk alone. I enjoyed watching for the Eagles but all I saw were 14 turkeys in the streets on digging in everyone's lawn. They seemed content enough. Our car went by and I did not see a si... Read more

  • I walked alone on the rail trail today. My blog digressed to COOKING instead.

    9/29/2015 11:10:24 PM, by NORASPAT

    On the way to the rail trail DH and I saw wild turkeys up the road. They were in an area of homes not in any pasture or field. I think it might be a flock of JOEYS I was told the young Tom turkeys take off on their own and it appeared that was what was happening. When we first came to Mai... Read more

  • It was not in the cards! Band aid is still there. It will be gone THURSDAY!

    9/28/2015 10:11:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    My hand is puffy and the stitches should be out on Thursday. DH and I walked the rail trail. DH has a brace on his foot and he did do almost two miles. I went to the popular walk it is 4 miles and only one hill. It is also closer to our home so we could go back to check on the dogs. After ... Read more

  • September 27, 2015 (Sunday)

    9/28/2015 2:45:11 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Busy. busy, week and weekend. Just a few minutes before the day 'cuts off' so I am rushing in to say "Hi" "Thank You" and HAVE A GREAT WEEK! I hope to have more time tomorrow night to write more. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Goodnight I hope the stitches are out this time tomorrow.

    9/27/2015 11:11:05 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am really impatient. I have had so many projects that I am unable to do. I just did not think it through. The best thing I thought of was just going out for walks every day. Now I am wanting to get the pool and the RV ready for winter. I am ready for bed. Thanks Pat in Maine.... Read more

  • Walking with all of my walking buddies again.

    9/26/2015 11:04:30 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today we celebrated one of my walking buddies. The trail is 4 miles and we walk it together as often as we can. One of the ladies was ill and after several weeks they removed her appendix and the Dr sent it to the lab and the lab said they had cancer cells in the culture. She and her DH we... Read more

  • A very busy day. Preparing to write our will and looking for a contractor.

    9/25/2015 11:55:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today was a much colder day today. I had my hand big bandage by the surgeon and now I can use a band aid and an over bandage to keep the wound clean. Still another week to remove stitches. I was certain it was Monday I have to check as soon as the office opens. I hope I am right but maybe he is o... Read more

  • September 24, 2015 (Thursday)

    9/25/2015 2:09:19 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Late getting in here, and I am half asleep. I still have a lot of things to do before I can sign off, so I am saying "HAPPY FRIDAY!" and then I am out of here. Have a GREAT DAY! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • An early bed time. I have lots to do but still my hand has to be dry till Monday

    9/24/2015 8:47:33 PM, by NORASPAT

    So much to do and the weather is still beautiful. I want to go out to the gardens because the house is a mess and I just want to go some place so I want to get to leave it behind. Watching the thermometer dropping I want to be outdoors and walking in the sunshine. I was sure I would be able ... Read more

  • 19/700 selfie stick

    9/24/2015 9:58:23 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So yesterday it was like christmas early around here....I ordered a lot of stuff on line because we just don't have the shopp facilities around here, small town stuff... so I had ordered the glow and tell set from MK and had this weird thing in it.... NOW I'm the one whose usually up on the t... Read more

  • Tomorrow I can take off the cocoon and hope to go to band-aid and loose bandage.

    9/23/2015 10:38:29 PM, by NORASPAT

    Since using the computer is difficult and I have a lot of e-mails to read and respond to I will be really happy to get the hugs dressing over the whole right hand. I cannot use it at all and it w as done that way so it will not disturb the stitches. My Dr knows how useless I am with my left h... Read more

  • Hugs are Cholesterol free!

    9/22/2015 9:53:58 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • September 22, 2015 (Tuesday)

    9/22/2015 8:55:41 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank you for your responses on my blog of yesterday. The Health Fair demo went great. From the number in attendance during the demo, it looks like the Health Fair was a HUGE success! There were quite a few organizations there, including our YMCA. Our Y was checking Blood Pressures, checking... Read more

  • I went to the Calendar and it should work out my log-in will be on New Years EVE!

    9/22/2015 8:24:00 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH had another PT session and so we were looking at the Calendar. Before I re-hung the huge thing I counted from tomorrow and to my great surprise it would be New Years Eve if I can keep this going-It is my goal for log-ins and hopefully lose more weight. I have to tell you that my special day ... Read more

  • September 21, 2015 (Monday)

    9/22/2015 1:52:27 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, I have really been rushed the past few days, so I've had to hurry in here to write something even though I've not really had much of anything worthy of writing. The YMCA is having a Health Fair at a large business tomorrow. I guess there will be other organizations there... Read more

  • IT is very hard tonight to post. I have trying to type left handed-

    9/21/2015 10:19:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    Typing is hard enough right handed but using the mouse is even worse. I would give up for a while but tomorrow is my 1900 log in and going ahead is my goal to 2000 log-ins. That will likely to be in the new year. I wanted to be at my weight goal a very long to time ago. I have almos... Read more

  • August 20, 1015 (Sunday)

    9/21/2015 1:13:23 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Not much going on, and I am rushing. Wishing you all a GREAT WEEK! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Tomorrow after my walk I have a minor hand surgery.

    9/20/2015 11:11:06 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today I fixed our meals for a couple of days. I have trigger fingers and I think this is number 7. I have the same surgeon because I have watched how well his mattress stitch is done. So far no scars. It will be fine but it is my right hand index finger so I will have to keep it dry and I w... Read more

  • Hugs don't need Batteries.

    9/20/2015 9:42:13 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • 15/700 days it's not about me!!!

    9/20/2015 2:00:33 PM, by RONDADEBI

    So today on FB I've been in a heated DEBATE about everything and anything that I believe in.... Like my SIL killing a raccoon, because it was tearing her house up on the outside... ( I told her it was fighting for what she did when she invaded this raccoon family home when they build her hom... Read more

  • September 19, 2015 (Saturday)

    9/19/2015 12:43:34 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, No time to write much, but I do want to wish everyone a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Another amazing 84 degree day in Maine.

    9/18/2015 10:45:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    This is amazing, I cannot remember when our Indian summer was so warm during the day and cool down at night. I am always cold so I love the hot days, hot for me is in the eighties. If we get to the nineties I cannot do very much indoors I like to go out and do yard work. That always cools me off.... Read more

  • Hugs are TAX free.

    9/18/2015 6:01:54 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • 13/700 groups and drama don't go!!!

    9/18/2015 9:31:34 AM, by RONDADEBI

    I'm a group that I actually was finally enjoying.. Until one day the Admin. Comes out with some goofy statement... BIG TURN off for me...( maybe if he/she would of worded things different, and I felt attacked and it wasn't even about so think I'm on the journey of findi... Read more

  • Long Day- Class, eye Dr. Concert posters and quick dinner and went to Gilbert and Sullivan.

    9/17/2015 11:51:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    The first Class with music was to go to a Gilbert and Sullivan at the Shakespeare theater at Monmouth. We all were given concert tickets so we went to Dress rehearsal. After class we had a quick lunch and had an Eye Dr appointment lasting over 2 hours to put up the posters for the upcoming co... Read more

  • DH and I went to the Botanical Gardens just the two of us and it was such a great day.

    9/16/2015 10:10:41 PM, by NORASPAT

    I wanted to go and DH was reluctant he usually walks with another man and they walk and then go for coffee together. This time all of my walking buddies are out of town. I was feeling a bit left out. I asked if we could go together and he hesitated. I explained I would love to saunter up on the... Read more

  • Swimming in the pool mid SEPTEMBER in Maine

    9/15/2015 11:29:55 PM, by NORASPAT

    Our son has been doing a lot of outside work which helps DH, but DH is not getting enough exercise. We are going to bring in the Gazelle so he can do as many minutes as he wants to. It will clutter the room even more but I should have thought of that a few weeks ago. He is going to PT and doing ex... Read more

  • Hugs are Safe

    9/15/2015 9:46:24 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • Take care of yourself while you're young

    9/15/2015 6:29:13 PM, by RENATA144

    Before it's too late. 306... Read more

  • day 10/700 Body hurts

    9/15/2015 9:29:22 AM, by RONDADEBI

    Good morning my sparkly friends... Well last night was my official day getting back to the gym... Body hurts like ( heck) tonight is Back and Bicep day.. YAY go me....with bengay I actually didn't die so I guess I'll survive.... of course yesterday was a really bad weigh i... Read more

  • Today has been uncomfortable,I itch all over.

    9/14/2015 9:24:35 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am an histamine producer. I found that out years ago when the allergist wanted to see how much of a welt a single injection would make. We watched it grow and oh how it itched. I have been bitten and these bites have lasted over a week and they are spreading. The dogs have all been treated ... Read more

  • September 14, 2015 (Monday)

    9/14/2015 5:41:31 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my blog of yesterday. Today is still a little cool, but a very beautiful and sunny day. It must be the GREAT weather that brought so many to the YMCA to be in my Silver Sneakers class. There was 44 in attendance. I think that must be a record. Usual... Read more

  • Monday Blues.

    9/14/2015 4:15:41 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • day 9 of 700 days

    9/14/2015 9:45:16 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So now that we have the really ugly out of the way... time to talk about the ugly... Working out GYM time... Begins tonight at 7pm... ( am I looking forward to it?) sorta kinda maybe.... 24 (am I going to enjoy it?) NO! 24 (am I going to do it?) I suppose I better 29 (am I go... Read more

  • Today was a good day. I started to prepare for winter.

    9/13/2015 11:24:19 PM, by NORASPAT

    The outdoors summer equipment was strewn where people left them in the yard. We had over 2 weeks later than usual of warm weather and our son was still coming home to take a dip at midnight. He was able to cool down and then to shower and bed. He was so enjoying those late night dips. Today... Read more

  • September 13, 2015 (Sunday)

    9/13/2015 7:47:44 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank you all for your responses to my blog of Saturday. The race job was OK. It was LOOOOOOOONG because there were a lot of crashes (none too serious). Crashes cause the action to stop until the vehicles and drivers involved can be removed from the track. I never see any of this; I just know it... Read more

  • Today was an exercise day.

    9/12/2015 10:22:47 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am ready for bed. I am starting a challenge and one of them is sleep so I have to give it a try. I am usually sparking till the wee hours but it has to be consistent so I will give it my best shot. Probably need more Melatonin.---We shall see. Exercise was easy 10,000 steps by noon so that is... Read more

  • day 7 of 700 days

    9/12/2015 6:58:06 PM, by RONDADEBI

    LOL so my trainer, gave me the LIST for our trip in 2 years... can't bring toilet paper, bring baby wipes!!!! OH I forgot we won't have toilets and I'll be POOPING in the wilderness.... remember we have to carrying out everything we carry in!!! 40 ... Read more

  • September 12, 2015 (Saturday)

    9/12/2015 9:26:16 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Race Day, and I have so much to do between now and time to leave that I wanted to get as much done here early. It has turned chilly, and I think I might need to take my heater to the races. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam ... Read more

  • Hi I am taking a challenge--HOWEVER !!

    9/11/2015 11:13:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    It has taken me almost two hours with back and forth and eventually I have it thanks to my RV team. I am trying to find some where there is a place to teach seniors. I have been trying with young people and I just cannot put my head around to go with the flow. Tonight I needed to set up the... Read more

  • Don't wait for tomorrow, hug someone today!

    9/11/2015 10:02:03 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • day 6 of 700

    9/11/2015 9:17:14 AM, by RONDADEBI

    My young trainer ( darlings husband little cousin) keeps sending me my inspiration text messages... ( sending me pictures of the little mountain I'm climbing in a couple years)... Makes me excited every time I see it... 13167 feet....its a 3 day hiking trip... which means I'll be sleeping on the h... Read more

  • September 10, 2015 (Thursday)

    9/10/2015 11:03:48 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Got to get in and out of here. I hope everyone had a GREAT DAY and that you are looking forward to a GREAT WEEKEND! No rain today, but 50% chance of rain tomorrow. We'll see. I could use a few extra hours OFF on Saturday, but I will have wait and see. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • You get a Hus as well.

    9/10/2015 10:37:37 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • Back from our little vacation. It was simple and it was a joy.WooHoo!

    9/10/2015 9:29:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    Great three days with fabulous weather. DH and I went to Somesville in Bar harbor, Maine. We stayed with my walking friend's family cottage on a rocky beach where the seals come to sunbathe and fish. 88 87 There are some amazing big homes but this is a cottage that has been there for... Read more

  • day 5 of 700

    9/10/2015 12:16:52 PM, by RONDADEBI

    Well, it's begun, my journey into climbing a mountain, good thing it's 700 days and not 90 I've finally have 700 day journal all designed and added stuff to it, so maybe, someday soon I'll let you in my little world and see what I'm up too... right now I'm just going to concen... Read more

  • September 9, 2015 (Wednesday)

    9/9/2015 11:56:02 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Sounds like it is unanimous; holidays cause confusion! 20 We had rain most of the day and into the evening. I think more rain is predicted for tomorrow and Friday. I wonder if that will affect the races? Yes, it will if it rains on those days like it did today. ... Read more