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  • 8/28/16 - Bedtime

    8/28/2016 10:41:33 PM, by GORDON66

    Last night, I didn't blog because I was at a friend's house celebrating her birthday. We watched a horse show that was being streamed from Louisville. My nephew, the horse trainer, had a youngster showing in one of the championships, and she placed fourth in a really nice class. Since she won her... Read more

  • 8/26/16 - Bedtime

    8/26/2016 11:23:02 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I saw a hummingbird in the neighbor's yard. Larry takes three parts water and one part sugar, cooks it until the sugar dissolves, and puts the mixture in a red hummingbird feeder. I didn't realize how tiny the birds are. Typically, I only work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they ... Read more

  • Lol

    8/25/2016 8:42:52 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    A little humor....... Read more

  • 8/24/16 - Bedtime

    8/24/2016 10:22:28 PM, by GORDON66

    Survived kickboxing/TRX this morning. Sometimes I really question my sanity, but then I catch myself eyeing the rowing machines lined up against the window. To compete with Orangetheory, the fitness center is going to have Shockwave circuit training classes. I'll have to try it at least once. ... Read more

  • 8/22/16 - Bedtime

    8/22/2016 11:10:20 PM, by GORDON66

    At about 2:30 AM, I woke and didn't fall back to sleep until after 4:00 AM. While sitting outside this afternoon, I nodded off. It was nice to catch up on some sleep. This is the time of the year that EJ kitty sheds a lot. His fur is medium length, very fine, and mats easily. Unfortunately,... Read more

  • No more excuses

    8/22/2016 9:58:39 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    You can do it!... Read more

  • Update!

    8/22/2016 7:17:17 AM, by LUCYVT

    I was 😒 that I didn't bring my Jawbone Up24 w/me camping. I didn't want it 2 get destroyed. Camping was fun & relaxing & the best part πŸ“΅ reception or service. It was like living a dream w/no stress or Fam/Friends problems 2 take care of or πŸ’² problems or being constantly on the go w/no x... Read more

  • 8/21/16 - Bedtime

    8/21/2016 8:33:46 PM, by GORDON66

    I opened a bunch of windows in the house, so the fresh air could get in. It's great!!! All the rain we got did a number on my tomatoes, but I still have some nice ones. I finally met the young guy that moved into the house across the street. He seems very nice, so he's certainly a welcom... Read more

  • 8/20/16 - Bedtime

    8/21/2016 12:02:52 AM, by GORDON66

    Since he didn't have the proper tool, I gladly lent my spade to my neighbor, so he could get this trench dug. It finally stopped raining, and the gloomy morning turned into a lovely evening. Due to the heat, humidity, and rain, I haven't been able to drive with sunroof open but not tonight... Read more

  • 8/19/16 - Bedtime

    8/19/2016 11:36:45 PM, by GORDON66

    The air and water show is this weekend, and the Air Force's Thunderbirds are performing. It was fun to look out my office window and watch the F-16s buzzing around downtown Chicago and flying over the lake. They very seldom get a bedtime snack, but I opened another can of Fancy Feast for the k... Read more

  • Thank you

    8/19/2016 11:16:26 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Remember it is God, not youπŸ™... Read more

  • 8/18/16 - Bedtime

    8/18/2016 11:17:19 PM, by GORDON66

    When I walked out of the house this morning, it was raining pretty hard, and then it got worse. By the time I got on the "L", my pants were soaked, and the sleeves of my jacket were wet too. Since I had to walk through a couple inches of water, my shoe were squishing. On the ride downtown, I was ... Read more

  • Update!

    8/18/2016 5:37:43 PM, by LUCYVT

    Well! I recently got Jawbone Up24 & it's helped me 2 get my hrs of sleep in & close 2 10,000 steps & 2 log my food in & it tells me which food is good & which food is bad. I reccommend getting this!!! If anyone gets 1 & wants 2 keep other in check let me know.... Read more

  • 8/17/16 - Bedtime

    8/17/2016 10:54:18 PM, by GORDON66

    I really do need to contact Comcast about my Internet connection or lack thereof, but today it's working fine. 244 After a month and a half, the fitness center added TRX/kickboxing back on the schedule. 244 My neighbors are trying to grow a tomato plant in a container, and it's not worki... Read more

  • 8/15/16 - Bedtime

    8/15/2016 11:01:07 PM, by GORDON66

    Now that the deep cleaning is finished, the fitness center has resumed all the classes, so I was very happy to get back to working out with the TRX. The fitness studio has a new coat of paint, and it is a gorgeous blue! My dinner included fresh green and was beans. I'm extremely pleased t... Read more

  • Why blogging is good for the soul

    8/15/2016 5:50:56 PM, by GORDON66

    One of my favorite SP features is member blogs. What a nice way to get to know and bond with others. There are funny blogs, sad blogs, cathartic blogs, informative blogs, and cry-for-help blogs. Through photographs and narratives, I've been taken to places I could never hope to visit; homes, comm... Read more

  • California

    8/15/2016 2:13:59 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    The marina was so pretty!... Read more

  • 8/14/16 - Bedtime

    8/14/2016 10:35:02 PM, by GORDON66

    My internet connection has been less than stellar. I'm happy to be able to access SP and will write my blog as quickly as possible. I made a Target run today and found everything I needed. 244 I really don't shop there very often, so it was nice to just get in and out. I finished up the... Read more

  • 8/11/16 - Bedtime

    8/12/2016 12:02:06 AM, by GORDON66

    I haven't been keeping up with my blogs, because I've been busy watching the Olympics. Although Rio is a couple of hours ahead, I've still seen a lot a events in real time, and that makes viewing a lot of fun. In the pool this evening, an American and a Canadian tied for a gold medal. 244 ... Read more

  • The reason

    8/11/2016 8:12:20 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    He is the only reasonπŸ™... Read more

  • Going Premium?

    8/10/2016 5:20:27 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    So I saw that Sparkpeople now has a premium site. I wondered if anyone else would be interesting in joining? I also would've thought that for they might offer for a 1-month trial basis so at least we can see what's it about. Guess, I was wrong. Even though the current Spark has kept me going and cha... Read more

  • The week

    8/9/2016 12:30:35 PM, by KELLYZZZZ

    While last week was a rough week, I listened to my body and took it easy. It was the rest I needed for sure. I have started back with some strength training this week and I swam over the weekend. I did get on the scale and saw I lost 4 pounds in a month which I was happy about. Every pound lost ... Read more

  • 8/8/16 - Bedtime

    8/8/2016 11:04:09 PM, by GORDON66

    I sat down on the patio for a bit and didn't come into the house until after the sun had gone down. It was great just sitting in the dark. Used up a pound or so of green/wax beans that I had sitting in the refrigerator. The rest went into the freezer. I dragged my feet this morning and d... Read more

  • Motivation

    8/8/2016 9:09:12 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Keep going, no matter what!... Read more

  • 8/7/16 - Bedtime

    8/7/2016 10:46:04 PM, by GORDON66

    I woke up in the middle of the night to discover there was no electricity. When I got in the morning, it was still out. I found out that it had gone out at about 1 AM, and the repair to the power line was completed at 11:30 AM. About 10 years ago, we went for 3 days without power. Since I slept ... Read more

  • 8/6/16 - Bedtime

    8/7/2016 12:01:28 AM, by GORDON66

    Felt like pizza today and has a Lean Cuisine Craveable Margherita flatbread pizza. It was pretty good. In the parking lot at Walgreens, someone moved their car so I could get into mine. I thought that was thoughtful and thanked her. Kristin instructed the strength class at the fitness ce... Read more

  • 8/5/16 - Bedtime

    8/5/2016 11:12:54 PM, by GORDON66

    It was chilly in the office today, so I was very glad to have a sweater tucked away. The elevator at the "L" is under renovation and won't be operational until mid-September. I'm grateful I can walk up three flights of stairs. Once again, I was happy to be able to turn off the A/C. 244 ... Read more

  • 8/4/16 - Bedtime

    8/4/2016 10:56:15 PM, by GORDON66

    Except for weaving in some excess yarn, I am finished with the baby afghan. 244 Since Trainer Katherine is going to be out of the country for three weeks, Trainer Karen has agreed to work with me. Katherine has a full time job as a physical therapist and works another job on the weekends. Sh... Read more

  • I feel so gross.

    8/4/2016 4:35:47 PM, by EMCKRE

    One of my coworkers is moving to Hawaii. We just had a potluck luau and I ate way too much. There was kalua pork, Hawaiian pizza, Hawaiian rolls, ceviche, an entire empanada, and birthday cake. Now I feel sick. Literally, actually want to go vomit, sick. Looking back, I had 2 moments wh... Read more

  • 8/3/16 - Bedtime

    8/3/2016 11:54:21 PM, by GORDON66

    Got my two hours of exercise done this morning and was out of the gym before noon. 244 Since it was charged, my iPod kept me company for my entire workout. Funny how that works. 211 I got an email from work asking me to come into the office on Friday instead of Thursday. Apparently, to... Read more

  • Truth

    8/3/2016 10:11:56 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Lifting vs real life... Read more

  • 8/2/16 - Bedtime

    8/3/2016 12:02:25 AM, by GORDON66

    This evening, I took a Tabata fit class. You workout hard for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. It can be pretty intense. Of course, I couldn't find it in the activity tracker, so I used kickboxing. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know. Sometimes, SP can really be weird. Without ... Read more

  • Small Success

    8/2/2016 11:57:07 AM, by EMCKRE

    This morning after staring at my closet full of nothing I wanted to wear, I went shopping deep in the back and found what used to be my favorite work shirt. and IT FITS AGAIN!! I think I could even remove the pin that prevented it from exposing my bra where my boobs made it gap. Ha... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    8/2/2016 11:34:35 AM, by SPARTANGIRL67

    Dang - I was a Debbie Downer yesterday! Thanks for indulging me in my tiny pity party. I'm over it now. I'm learning more about myself now than I ever have before. Maybe it's the age. Maybe it's the diagnosis. Maybe it's because it's been so hot here it just makes me extra cranky (haha - really... Read more

  • EJ - one of the soap opera kitties

    8/1/2016 3:45:24 PM, by GORDON66

    It's EJ with James Scott's autograph!!! Many thanks to all my wonderful friends for giving me pointers!!!!! You ladies are the best!!!!!!!!!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 7/31/16 - Bedtime

    7/31/2016 11:09:04 PM, by GORDON66

    When I'm done with the afghan, there will be plenty of yarn left over to make a matching baby sacque. I might be able to crochet booties too. As for posting photographs, I've got the camera, but figuring out how to get the pictures onto this site is another thing all together. Can it be done with... Read more

  • ...and she can act too!

    7/31/2016 1:45:23 PM, by GORDON66

    "Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head." Meryl Streep Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 7/30/16 - Bedtime

    7/30/2016 11:42:51 PM, by GORDON66

    Although I have more yarn than I will ever use, I've been checking out eBay for bargains. I am of the opinion that there aren't any. Between the cost of some really old yarn and shipping, I new stuff more cheaply. That didn't keep me from seriously considering a purchase, but I haven't bought any... Read more