SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard JoAnna Lund's books, newsletters & lifestyle started our motivation for a healthier life and we include other balanced, healthy authors such as Marlene Koch. SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard Wednesday, March 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm popping in to say "hi" before I head out to TOPS. <BR> <BR> I'll be dropping off bags and boxes of things for the TOPS garage sale so they are definitely out of the house! <BR> <BR> I'll check back later. <BR> <BR> How is your day going? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:02:12 EST Tuesday, March 21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> It rained in the night but looks like we get a break today. We'll walk on the river walk today. <BR> <BR> I'm going to finish with the books in the family room today and then continue sorting through things in the guest room to put in the TOPS garage sale. <BR> <BR> Any signs of spring where you are? I'm seeing more daffodils and crocuses in bloom. My sweet violet... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:50:59 EST Monday, March 20 SPRING! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> First day of Spring! Does it look like spring where you are? It does here - light rain. That's Oregon. <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing today (sweep, mop, clean bathrooms, dust, vacuum). <BR> <BR> My goal of walking 2 days a week (to start) worked well for me last week. I was watching Spark Guy's blog video about the new Community section on our Start Page and decided to include the goal... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:27:48 EST Sunday, 3/19 Good morning girls, <BR> Our newish neighbors just came over and brought us some venison burger and some homemade maple wasn't that so thoughtful? I gave her some hand made dish cloths. She wants me to teach her how to crochet. What a nice family they are. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hubby is cooking lunch. Something he found in the freezer...I am still in my jammies. I threw a robe on and went to meet them. <BR> <BR> I am going to organize my sock drawer this morning, DONE...then tonight I... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:51:48 EST Fruits & veggies Most of us want to eat more fresh fruits &amp; veggies. <BR> <BR> What fresh veggie do you almost always have on hand &amp; how do you use it? Have you tried to broaden your basket lately? I usually have a salad mix on hand but really need to increase my grocery list in that department. <BR> <BR> The fruit that I always have available is plain old apple. I love to make apple salad. <BR> <BR> Share what is in your fruit &amp; veggie bin. Maybe I will be inspired. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:38:02 EST Saturday, 3/18 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I'll probably write a letter today, but I have so much to talk about... <em>334</em> big <BR> <BR> First of all, I didn't want to get up this morning. I just felt down, and didn't want to start the day. <BR> All of a sudden, the thought came to me...this is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it...I could either be down all day and have a pity party, or I could decide to be happy and have a good day. Guess which I decided? You gu... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:54:28 EST Friday, March 17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Happy St. Patrick's Day! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Are you wearing your green? <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my morning coffee and watching Finian's Rainbow. <BR> <BR> There's a chocolate mint pie - I think I'll make that into just a pudding. <BR> <BR> Nina will be on her way back to AZ today. And better breathing. <BR> <BR> Patty, How are things going with you? How did you e... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:46:15 EST Thursday, March 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful day here. The sky is blue mostly and the sun is out. Just makes everything sunnier. <BR> <BR> I had to attend to some TOPS things this morning and then DH drove me to the quilting group at church. We always have a super time. One brought a chicken soup, I brought some orange rye bread, another brought egg salad and another cheese to go on t... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:49 EST Wednesday, 3/15 Goodness Girls, the month is half over. Where on earth did it go? <BR> <BR> The chicken and dumplings are very good. I used Joanna's recipe for dumplings in the Another Potful book. <BR> <BR> I am going to make a pie this afternoon. My own recipe I think, though Joanna has so many pie recipes, she probably has one just like this one. <BR> <BR> Chocolate strawberry cheesecake pie <BR> <BR> take some sliced strawberries and put in the bottom of a gc crust. <BR> <BR> Stir 1 pkg. of cream ch... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:59:13 EST Tuesday, March 14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I am not sleeping well since the time change. I adjust eventually but in the meantime, it's tiresome. <BR> <BR> Today I need to work on filing taxes. Doesn't that sound like fun? <BR> <BR> I hope you girls out where it's snowing are doing all right. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:19:24 EST Monday, March 13 Good morning <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> MMMmm, the coffee is good this morning. It's raining and in the 50s today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is everyone adjusting to Daylight Savings Time? Nina, does all of AZ stay on standard time or is it by region? I'm getting to bed later and then sleeping later. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a great day. <BR> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:10:46 EST Sunday, March 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> It's a pretty day here. We just got home from church and finished with lunch. So a nice, peaceful afternoon ahead. <BR> <BR> There are quite a few ships down in the river waiting for the ok to head up to Portland. Some said they've been there a few days so not sure if it's a Longshoreman issue or what. A pretty site. <BR> <BR> Chris, Glad you are home and I'll ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:11:46 EST Saturday, 3/11 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby is wearing a pair of his new pants today...they really fit nicely, better than any he has ever had. <BR> So if you have a short hubby or friend, send them to, the catalogue store. They are called jeans, but they are made out of polyester...really nice, with a zigzag on the buttocks. They are called gentlemen's stretch jeans... <BR> <BR> Ok, woke up early this morning. bah <BR> <BR> I finished the body of that sweater. It is terrible yarn to work wit... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:02:12 EST Friday 3/10 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> Nina, I am so sorry your mom isn't feeling well at all. I hope she is better today. Sending love and prayers your way. <BR> <BR> I is snowing hard here this morning. When I woke up it was raining and soon changed to snow. I think it is supposed to be over with by noontime. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello to everybody! I hope you have a good day! I have EMT classes tomorrow. I always look forward to those. Our text book is almost 1600 pages. ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:55:33 EST Thursday 3/9/17 Nina, I am so sorry to hear that your mother has taken a turn for the worse. Prayers for all of you. The almond tree picture was so pretty. I can see why they call it snow. <BR> <BR> Patty and girls, Yes, weight loss is a trying journey. I was losing right along and then had a 2# gain. No, I wasn't surprised. I knew it was coming. And now it seems I have lost my motivation. I think we all go through that. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:17:58 EST Wednesday, March 8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This is a TOPS day for me and I'll be leaving soon to help set up for the meeting. We'll have two new members this morning. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good middle-of-the-week day. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:21:53 EST Tuesday, 3/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The rain is back - it's like the energizer bunny, keeps going and going. <em>257</em> <BR> We are supposed to get high winds this afternoon. <BR> <BR> My husband is driving again today which means it's a good time for me to dig in and get projects done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I picked up chicken breasts and want to try a second Marlene Koch recipe from her... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:51:34 EST Salad Bowl A to Z Maybe this will put us in mind for fresh veggies &amp; fruit: <BR> <BR> A - Arugula Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:15:29 EST Monday 3/6/17 . Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:18:50 EST Monday, 3/6 Good morning Girls, <BR> Early here in Michigan. <BR> <BR> I'm going to go downstairs and knit and have some coffee. I have been up since 4. Wide awake. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here today as far as I know. Leftovers for meals. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 05:22:46 EST Sunday, March 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We woke up to snow covering the ground. I think we got Patty's thunder snow - had a clap of thunder about 4 AM and then the sound of hail. <BR> <BR> My husband got called to drive yesterday so we'll have our Lime Nut Salad today plus have leftovers of the chicken verde chili. <BR> <BR> Karen, I'm still smiling thinking about your St. Paddy's Day light-up ha... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:18:00 EST Saturday, March 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> March 4th - the only date with a command! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I check the weather forecast first thing and we may get a dusting of snow tonight and tomorrow night- that was a surprise. Something fluffier than rain! <BR> <BR> I've got a hankering for Lime Nut Salad. I think I have lime sf Jello. <BR> <BR> The crockpot chicken verde was good. I may have read th... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:23:58 EST Friday, 3/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> Can you believe 2 months gone already. But we still have 10 more months to make this a great healthy year. We can do this. <BR> <BR> Cold here today, only 17 right now, and a high of 20...brrr <BR> The wood stove is going and the little heater is on high. <BR> <BR> Going to lunch at senior center today. Will be nice to see our friends. <BR> <BR> Been knitting a bit. I finished a lavender baby hat yesterday, but it turned out way too small. I will use it for a doll ... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:43:05 EST Penny for your thoughts Thursday, 3/2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning/afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> I slept so well last night and now waiting for the plumber. Yesterday he said that afternoon, then early this morning, now around 10 o'clock. Oh, I wish our regular plumber wasn't so busy - he couldn't come til Tuesday. Why am I not confident this new guy will show up in half an hour from now? <BR> <BR> I want my kitchen working again! I'm still wait... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:41:15 EST Wednesday, March 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy March girls, <BR> <BR> I love turning that calendar page to see what's coming. It's warming up a bit but I hear there still could be snow down the road. <BR> <BR> Today is my TOPS meeting and then afterwards we are having a craft time over at one of the member's homes to make handouts from our chapter to others at the upcoming State Recognition Days. I'm not going to SRD this year b... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:54:16 EST Tuesday, 2/28 Good morning Girls, <img src="">I like this <BR> <BR> We are going to town for a bit of fun soon. <BR> <BR> Not too much else going on here right now. <BR> I found some more yarn for baby sweaters. This has pink variegated. I have already chosen buttons for yes, I am addicted. I admit it. <BR> <BR> Carolyn, you can click on my blog and see my knit and crochet projects. <BR> <BR> Have a go... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:21:08 EST Marvelous Monday, 2/27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Only two more days in February. I am so looking forward to turning that calendar page to March and seeing "first day of spring". Our forecast right now is about a week of rain but this area is very changeable and I do hope we get some glimpses of sunshine. <BR> <BR> Today I've got a list of things to get done starting with Monday housecleaning. I hope to get ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:15:03 EST Chris from Colorado Hi, I am a wife, mother, grandmother to 6, have 4 dogs right now, and I dabble in crafts from time-to-time. Started on a crocheted afghan for my daughter but broke my hand so didn't get anywhere on it yet. I have terrible insomnia and get 3-4 hours sleep a day, if I am lucky. Been yo-yo dieting since I was about 45-years-old I guess. Always was thin prior to that point. It's like my body went berserk all at once. It was probably the health issues I am facing that did it. I'd like to take off ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:33:27 EST Sunday, February 26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee, listening to the rain. Yesterday was so sunny and nice I wish it could have lasted. <BR> <BR> I've got a cat on the arm of my chair leaning on my arm as I write this. <BR> <BR> I've got a hankering for Mexican food after Patti mentioned tacos or tostadas. So I think I'll make a trip to Safeway after church for some ingre... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:05:59 EST Saturday, 2/25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> It is nasty here today. Snowing, overcast and cold. We are staying home. <BR> <BR> Baked oatmeal for breakfast <BR> pancakes and eggs with strawberries for lunch <BR> <BR> for supper <BR> tacos on a tostada <BR> strawberries <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:51:45 EST First Word That Comes To Mind .... What is the first word that comes to your mind from the previous word? <BR> <BR> Let's start with MARCH Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:55 EST Cities - A to Z A - Astoria Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:44 EST Friday 2/24 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I had a post all ready to go and it went poof! So it is floating around out here some where. <BR> <BR> I have been staying busy with EMT studies. I go to class tomorrow. I am looking forward to that. We had 7 chapters to do this time. And I got all of them finished. I am enjoying classes very much. <BR> <BR> We have had unusual weather this winter. More like spring. It has been warm and nice about all week. Well we had some clouds and a few sprinkles of ra... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:41:00 EST Thursday, February 23 <img src="">Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> I went to a doctor's appointment with my husband this morning and will go to another one tomorrow. The one today was to help him reset his sleep patterns and he is making progress on that. <BR> <BR> It's been a beautiful day here after the morning fog burned off. It was frosty and slick when we got to the clinic. <BR> <BR> Patty, How ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:43:42 EST Wednesday, 2/22 <img src="">Good morning Girls, <BR> Marge, we had our baked oatmeal again this morning. <BR> We have it about 5 times a week. <BR> this time I used a can of pears in juice, drained and chopped, 3 eggs, and a 6 ounce carton of yogurt to replace the oil. <BR> These add more protein, less fat. <BR> I also added chopped apricots. <BR> <BR> On the baby green sweater, I have finished the yoke, put the sleeves on yarn t... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:46:16 EST Tuesday, 2/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have been awake since 5. <BR> <BR> I sewed on the buttons for the sweater and hat, and started the newborn to 3 month size sweater in baby green. A different pattern than the white set. <BR> <BR> Last night for supper we had water fried, no oil, cabbage, onions and ham with fresh strawberries for dessert. What a yummy supper. We will have it again tonight. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be 53 here today. It is 47 out right now and foggy. <BR> Tomorrow supposed to be 63 d... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:18:52 EST Monday, 2/20 Good morning Girls, <BR> I slept well last night...yay <BR> <BR> Going to go downstairs to finish up that little baby sweater. Am about half done with second sleeve. Then to start the hat and booties to go with it. <BR> Then I want to make a lighter green newborn size set. <BR> <BR> Can you believe that only 1 more week in Feb. Almost 2 months gone, not to be gotten back. Have we been kind? <BR> Have we made healthy choices? <BR> <BR> We are going to DS and DDIL this afternoon for peach p... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:39:56 EST Sunday, February 19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your Sunday going? <BR> <BR> I'm about to put a turkey in the oven. I'm not doing all the fixings like Thanksgiving but we will have mashed potatoes and gravy. I'll be able to send leftovers home with both of my sons. <BR> <BR> My lower back is bothering me. I'm glad my son will be able to lift the turkey into the oven. I think carrying the turkey fro... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:31:55 EST Saturday, February 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be partly sunny here but the ground is wet with rain. Hopefully this will clear off like it did yesterday and we can get a walk in on the river walk. Our high today is supposed to be 48. <BR> <BR> Our youngest son is here this weekend and it's nice to visit with him. <BR> <BR> What's going on in your... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:07:30 EST Friday, 2/17 Good morning girls, <BR> I came on here late last night, and no one had posted...we were a quiet bunch yesterday. <BR> <BR> I worked hours on a little baby sweater night before last and yesterday. I am on row 56 of 87 rows, then on to the sleeves. It is in pure snowy white, with a small stitch pattern in the yoke. A 9 month size. I love this pattern. Knitting sure takes me longer than crocheting...but it is very therapeutic as well. It will have green buttons, because he is an avid Michigan ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:52:33 EST Wednesday, 2/15 Afternoon Girls. <BR> Lots of new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Norwegian meatballs from Potful for supper with potatoes and strawberries. <BR> <BR> Nothing else going on here today. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:25:06 EST Happy Valentine's Day 2/14/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a great day! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:10:44 EST Creamy Mac 'n Cheese This is my first recipe post, am I in the right place? If not, someone please point me in the right direction. <BR> Recently my friend Glenna told me about some new cookbooks she had just ordered from amazon, "Taste of Home's Light &amp; Tasty Annual Recipes," available for several different years. They're a collection of all the recipe's from their magazine for that year in cookbook form. They all have nutrition information included which I really like so I decided to order some myself. <... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:39:19 EST Monday, 2/13 Good morning girls, <BR> I have lost 1/2 pound in 1 month. Not very fast is it. It sure came on a lot faster than that. <BR> Oh well, 1/2 a pound is 2 sticks of butter. <BR> <BR> Going to lunch at senior center today. <BR> Nothing else happening here today. <BR> A bit of cleaning, a bit of cooking. <BR> Lot's of yarny work. <BR> <BR> Have a god day Girls Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:36:21 EST Sunday, February 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Cloudy day here and 35 this morning. I have some snowdrops blooming. <BR> <BR> One cat on the back of my chair and the other on the hassock in front of my chair. How cozy can you get? Sometimes I barely have a space to set the laptop when I get up. <BR> <BR> Church this morning and nothing special this afternoon. There's a new Hallmark movie about the Amish ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:16:16 EST Saturday, 2/11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday girls, <BR> <BR> Hooray, it's not supposed to rain today and we'll see some sunshine! <BR> <BR> I love Saturday mornings. Even though we don't work any longer, it feels like "a day off". <BR> <BR> This afternoon we are going to the Chinese restaurant buffet for our friend's birthday party. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:06:17 EST Friday, 2/10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> Aren't you ready for spring?! <BR> <BR> How is your day going? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I have two perks today. We are low on funds with the furnace repair cost so it was delightful to hear the birthday party at a Chinese restaurant tomorrow is a buffet and no cost. Also, Fred Meyer periodically sends rewards and I've got almost $15 to use. <... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:06:37 EST Thursday, 2/9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's windy and rainy here this morning. <BR> <BR> DH is driving again and I'm going to a Bible study this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I see it's National Bagel Day. On tv they are showing a Portland bagel shop and the news guy is sampling lox and cream cheese on a bagel - yum! Haven't had anything like that in a long time. <BR> <BR> Patty &amp; Glenna, are you ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:52:16 EST Wednesday, 2/8 Good morning girls, I have a funny picture for you. I think we can all relate. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No school closings for today in our area. <BR> Hubby has a chiro appt. I am staying home. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here. <BR> Bit of cleaning and laundry folding, bit of cooking, lots of knit and <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:44:42 EST Tuesday, 2/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Today is my son's birthday. I'm sure glad he was here on the weekend for a visit because last night our furnace quit working and it's mighty cold this morning. We have one small space heater which is better than nothing. The furnace repair guy should be here this afternoon. So I'm bundled up! <BR> <BR> Did I tell you I made Marge's baked oatmeal and it is del... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:50:28 EST Monday, February 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The ground is covered with snow. We think it's 3 or 4".The street was plowed but we're not sure how the rest of the roads are. Our son plans to leave for home around noon, hoping a lot of this will be melting. <BR> <BR> I just copied the Baked Oatmeal recipe and plan to make that today as well as banana bread. <BR> <BR> And today I'll make some turkey veget... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:04:33 EST Baked Oatmeal Recipe from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking from years ago <BR> <BR> Baked Oatmeal recipe <BR> <BR> 3 cup old-fashioned oats <BR> 1/2 cup brown sugar <BR> 2 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 2 egg whites (I have added 1 whole egg in place of egg whites at times) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 1/4 cup lowfat milk <BR> 1/4 cup canola oil <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1 can (15 oz) peaches drained and chopped (I try and get in light syrup or sugar free) <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries <BR> 1/... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:29:28 EST Sunday, 2/5 Good morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. Just 2 pair of slippers and some dishcloths. Nothing special. <BR> <BR> I forgot to tell you yesterday that I found FF cream cheese at Walmart. I picked up 12 of them. woohoo <BR> <BR> Leftovers today. We need to finish up that beef roast, and hubby wants pizza for supper. <BR> <BR> Then next week we will eat more on that soup. It was very good by the way. <BR> <BR> Iris, praying for your dgd. <BR> <BR> We got more snow overnight. Hubby is ou... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:04:53 EST Saturday, 2/4 Good morning Girls, <BR> Soup's on... <BR> I took the fat off the turkey broth <BR> took the turkey off the bones, there wasn't a lot of turkey, so I added 1 cup diced cooked chicken to it. <BR> 4 chicken bouillon cubes <BR> 1/2 tsp. pepper <BR> 1# baby carrots, not cut up <BR> 1 can undrained peas <BR> 3/4 onion, chopped <BR> a big bunch of celery, probably a cup or more <BR> I think that's it. I decided to not add potatoes because I will be cooking noodles in later. I will put them in aroun... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:18:12 EST Friday, 2/3 <img src="">Good early morning Girls, <BR> I am still awake, so I went downstairs earlier and finished my Wed. dishcloth...I am very behind on them, and today will need to make 2 of them. <BR> I didn't get any crocheting done on the afghan today either, so maybe I can make that up this weekend. Not sure if I can do 20 rows on it today, but maybe 15 today and 15 tomorrow. That would get me caught up with both of the... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 01:50:23 EST Thursday, February 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What do you think girls? Is spring coming or are we in for more winter? <BR> <BR> It's 39 here and we may get some snow tonight. <BR> <BR> The TOPS officers are coming over for a meeting this afternoon so I'm setting things up. I would have liked to have it in the family room but too many books to move at this point so the dining area is ok. <BR> <BR> So maybe I'll go over to Patty's fo... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:04:39 EST Wednesday, 2/1 Good morning girls, <BR> Goodness, Jan. is gone. Feb. is upon us...lets make good health decisions for Feb. Feb. is usually the worst month us here for us. More storms, more snow...etc. <BR> <BR> I have been awake since 4. Up since 5. Been playing games on the computer. Now going to go downstairs and work on my afghan. That should keep me warm with that on my lap. <BR> <BR> I don't know if any of you saw the post last night, but I finished the afghan that I was working on, also finished the... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:25:51 EST Tuesday, 1/31 Good morning girls, <BR> Last day of January. <BR> <BR> blood work today. <BR> <BR> I keep forgetting to tell you that I put new pics on my blog. Just some hats and dishcloths. <BR> <BR> I should finish a pair of socks today. You know what that means...I will naked needles. Time to start another pair...I seem to be drawn to green sock yarn lately. I must be hoping for spring...I need to choose which yarn to select. Fun fun fun <BR> <BR> spaghetti again tonight with corn and beans and frui... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:39:27 EST Last Monday in January 2017 <img src="">Here we are day before last in January. How are things going where you are? <BR> <BR> It's Monday house blessing here. Dust, sweep, mop, declutter. Do some planning and cooking. Enough to keep me busy all day. <BR> <BR> I decided to go ahead and move the treadmill that's been stored in the laundry room, into the family room on the opposite end of the room from where we'll be working on the bookcases.... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:30:26 EST Sunday, January 29, 2017 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another cool, cloudy day on the north Oregon coast. <BR> <BR> Church this morning, then in the afternoon I need to start organizing the books and things that will go in the bookcase and in the guest room to get ready for our youngest son coming down next weekend. Also plan meals. <BR> <BR> I just read an interesting Spark article on cravings/appetite. It said appetite is not the same as hunger - it's an interest in food. I'd always assumed they were the sam... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:27:57 EST Saturday, January 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Can you believe we are this close to the end of January?! <BR> <BR> Just the usual here today plus we're going to see if we can get that bookcase put back together. We got it over 8 years ago and don't seem to have the instructions anymore so wish us luck! <BR> <BR> Meatloaf muffins, mashed potatoes and romaine salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> Glenna has her fi... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:47:19 EST Friday, January 27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday girls, <BR> <BR> It's nippy here this morning but mostly cloudy today. No snow to shovel. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The annual church meeting went well last night. LOTS of notes to type up. At the potluck dinner some of us were talking about meatloaf. I think I'll make some meatloaf muffins- they are so good to have on hand, easy to thaw and use for a meal. <BR> <BR> Today ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:13:48 EST Thursday, 1/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Glenna, snow and high of 36 here today. Not much snow though. <BR> <BR> I am working on the heel of the sock that I started yesterday. It is called Surf, and is the colors of the sea and wave crests. Really nice. So I just have 1 more sock after this one, to get past the heel. Then I will have 6 socks to work on the foot part...easy peasy, just knitting around and around. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here today. <BR> <BR> Chicken and potatoes for supper, wi... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:51:18 EST Wednesday, January 25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon/evening girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? The flu is going around here. I did get my flu shot. <BR> <BR> Today was my TOPS meeting and again I "turtled" (weight stayed the same). <BR> <BR> Do any of youu get Country Woman magazine? I used to and they just sent me a complimentary copy. There's instructions for making a throw rug from an old bathrobe and also felt hea... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:40:42 EST Tuesday 1/24 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I thought I had better stop in for a minute to say hello. I have been doing lots of studying for my EMT class. We had 6 chapters to do before we go to class again on Saturday. I am enjoying the online class. It is so much easier for me. <BR> <BR> It has been rain, rain, raining here. But I guess I shouldn't complain, we are supposed to have snow beginning on Thursday! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:16:37 EST Monday, 1/23 Good morning Girls, <BR> Three weeks into the new year. Are you making some good changes to become healthier? <BR> <BR> I thought about the amount of walking that I did in town, I could not have gotten almost a mile in. I just went to Goodwill and Walmart. They are big, but not that big. <BR> My pedometer must not work correctly when I put it on my shoe. The driveway is almost thawed out, there are ground spots, so I am going to put it on, and walk this morning, and count my steps while I am... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:41:51 EST Sunday, January 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday Morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everybody doing today? <BR> <BR> When I got up I still had to wash up the crockpot and a few things but I'm enjoying how much cleaner my kitchen is. <BR> <BR> When we get home from church, it's good to know we can have a nice, hot bowl of the lasagna soup. <BR> <BR> DH tells me there are some football games on today. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:23:02 EST Saturday, January 21 Use Patty's 1/21 post. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:49:59 EST Saturday, 1/21 Good morning girls, <BR> A dreary Sat. morning. We have had gray skies for a while again. <BR> <BR> Still working on socks. I am trying to get all of the already socks past the heel. Then it is just on to knit knit knit around until I get the correct 3 of row to the heel. I have 2 of them past the heel. Am working on the third one. I think I have 6 pair of socks started...oh my. <BR> <BR> Working on another dishcloth too. Same as the other pink one. <BR> \Nothing else to report. <BR> Not s... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:35:47 EST Friday, January 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls, <BR> <BR> Today I'm watching the Inauguration. <BR> <BR> We're splurging and having a steak, baked potato and salad of greens, tomato, cuke &amp; dressing. <BR> <BR> At some point we have to make a trip to Costco for essentials. <BR> <BR> If you missed yesterday, Patty posted pics of her yarny projects. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:45:51 EST Words with double letters Words with double letters: <BR> <BR> LeTTers Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:24:39 EST Thursday 1/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Anyone need some rain? I'd share it if I could. <BR> <BR> The Bible study postponed from last week is this afternoon now. I'm almost ready. I'll go to Safeway afterwards to pick up a few groceries. <BR> <BR> Do all of you get Marlene Koch's newsletter? Mine came by email today and there's a good looking recipe for lasagna I want to try- Quick &amp; Easy Bee... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:21:50 EST Wednesday, 1/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> Woke up to take a pill, and now I am wide awake. Think I will go downstairs to watch teaching messages and to either knit on my sock or crochet on my afghan.. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be in the 40's here today. <BR> <BR> I will check back in with you later. <BR> <BR> I just took Breakfast banana muffins from the oven, <BR> <BR> I made Breakfast banana muffin recipe in fresh from the hearth, page 75...yum <BR> <BR> Three cheese mac and cheese from Potful, page 179 <B... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:56:48 EST Tuesday, 1/17 Good morning Girls, <BR> another day of the year flying by fast. The 17th already. <BR> What have I accomplished? <BR> What have I changed for better health? <BR> Not much change so far...just little changes. <BR> <BR> I am going to cook 2 recipes from one of the Jan. newsletters, though I can't remember which one at this time, or even the names of the recipes... <BR> <BR> Supposed to be 39 here today, rainy this morning and overcast all day. Next few days will be in the 40's. Our January ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:01:39 EST Tuesday 1/17/2017 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Iris, I do not have an air fryer. Sometimes when I am considering purchasing something I am not familiar with, I'll go on Amazon and look it up. You can read other people's review of it and see how many stars it gets as far as ratings. Sometimes that helps me to make up my mind. <BR> <BR> Karen, It is warm and rainy here too. Mid 50's already. It has been raining pretty hard. <BR> <BR> Jan, I love Chinese too. I know what you mean about the scales thou... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:53 EST Two Words - Keep One, Drop One Keep one of the words and drop one word to add your own word: <BR> <BR> Example: New Year ........... New Moon <BR> <BR> Let's start with New Moon <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:39:37 EST Monday, January 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning glories, <BR> <BR> It's another cold morning here. What's going on in your neck of the woods? <BR> <BR> Last night DH suggested getting take out Chinese food so that's what we did. I'm not getting on the scale this morning! <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:20:31 EST Sunday, January 15 Good golly here we are smack dab in the middle of January again. How did it fly by so fast?! <BR> <BR> It's 29 this morning and the furnace is humming. There's still just a bit of snow on the lawns because it's been too cold to melt even though the sun is shining beautifully this morning. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Patty and Karen, That's great the Turmeric capsules are working for you. <BR> <BR> Patty, I saw on a local Facebook cyber garage sale page someone had a knitting loom and I was t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:42:30 EST Slow moving Saturday 1/14 Hi girls, <BR> <BR> We all survived Friday the 13th and here we are on Saturday. <BR> <BR> It's sunny and beautiful but real cold here. The sun is deceptive- you want to go outside but there's a blast of cold! <BR> <BR> Still working on those bookshelves. It's like decluttering. Takes a lot of willingness to discard things you probably won't read again. <BR> <BR> Today is Glenna's first class and let's wish her well. <BR> <BR> What's cooking today or do you have a day off from cooking?... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:59:42 EST Friday, January 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another cold morning (27). We've had our morning coffee and breakfast and will go to Fred Meyer to pick up a couple of essentials. The picture is the dining area/passage area to living room one way or family room the other. <BR> <BR> So good to hear from Nina and what a cute picture of the child finding a flower peeking out of the snow. I'm glad all is well t... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:26:08 EST Thursday, 1/12 Good morning girls, <BR> I paid monthly bills this morning. I also did the taxes. so we are all set to go, as soon as I can make an apt. We get them done for free at the senior center...hopefully you can too. <BR> <BR> Not much else going on here today. <BR> I think we are going to lunch at senior center. We also need to stop at the bank and the post office...really exciting stuff here today Girls. <BR> <BR> Eat well <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:58:20 EST Wednesday, 1/11 Good morning Girls, <BR> It rained last night, so everything is covered with ice. <BR> schools are closed again. <BR> <BR> Oh my girls, I have gained 11 pounds since Nov. I need to stop NOW. bah. so discouraged...oh well. I got it off a few times, I can do it again. We can do it again Girls. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:02:21 EST Tuesday, January 10 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Just a quick stop in to say good morning. And to remind you to do your morning yoga!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And last, but not least: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Smile, God loves you and I do, too!!! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:37:36 EST Marvelous Monday, January 9, 2017 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning (or afternoon or evening) ladies, <BR> <BR> How is your week starting out? <BR> <BR> DH had an early appointment for a sleep study apparatus for the home so I've been puttering around here. I moved a picture from the dining area into the family room. Moved another picture from the guest room to the dining area. Changed some things on top of the cabinets. Made DH a hearty breakfast. ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:24:03 EST Sunday, January 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing this morning? <BR> <BR> It is cold and snowy here-----again. It is only 6 degrees. Brrrr.........and the wind is blowing. We had about 6 to 8 inches of snow. It has settled down some, so not that much now. But it is snowing again. Not hard, but still snow. <BR> <BR> Patty, Patty, How many times do I have to tell you not to send y... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:22:10 EST Saturday January 7th Good morning, I hope none of you mind that I started the thread today. Jan I am so glad your tooth is out! Patty I hope your knees get help when you go to Drs. On Monday. Cold weather sure does aggravate our bones! Karen I'm sorry that you have so much pain. <BR> <BR> I made a huge pot of vegetable hamburger soup. I made it spicy and it sure tasted good in the cold weather. I made tacos and for me I just ate the filling with all the trimmings. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. <BR> Iris <BR... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 10:53:56 EST Friday, 1/6 Good morning girls, <BR> It is colder out today than yesterday. Only 9 degrees so far, and continuing to snow...Glenna and Karen will be getting this cold and snow too...brrr <BR> <BR> I made an apt with the dr. for Monday morning regarding my knee. It is getting so that I can hardly walk, it just hurts so much. I try to not be a complainer on here, but frankly, I think I need a knee replacement. Sometimes when I walk, it seems like it wants to go out on me even...very very painful all the t... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:46:15 EST Thursday, 1/5/17 Good afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> Still cold here but not as bad as some parts of the country. 25 last night and 32 now. <BR> <BR> DH is working today. The family room carpet is dry and I wanted so bad to move one of the tables in there so I turned it on it's side and rolled it in. I hope I didn't harm anything in my healing socket. <BR> <BR> I was so wiped out after TOPS yesterday I slept much of the afternoon and went to bed at 9. <BR> <BR> Patty, Did you ever get more sleep yesterda... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:02:27 EST Wonderful Wednesday, 1/4/2017 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I have been awake since 2 AM...mercy that is early. <BR> So far, only 3 hours sleep, since 11 PM... <BR> <BR> I have been knitting on my new sock, love it, and watching a healing tape from Andrew Wommack. <BR> <BR> Hubby wanted to cook both times yesterday, so we didn't have what I had planned at all. It will all keep until today. <BR> <BR> Our next door neighbors brought us some venison <em>496</em> last night. Oh my will that ever taste good with the tom... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:53:06 EST Tuesday, 1/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is supposed to be warm again today, in the 40's, then down into the teens starting tomorrow. No sunshine and blue skies today, gray and overcast. <BR> <BR> Here is the picture of me that was in the paper. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well what healthy thing are you going to do today? <BR> <BR> I am still in my pj's...being lazy. I need to get in the shower. <BR> <BR> Pot pies for lunch, and... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:37:57 EST Marvelous Monday, January 2, 2017 <img src="">Good morning girls! <BR> <BR> Here we are in a brand new week in a brand new year. Do you wonder how fast this year is going to fly by? <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to rent a carpet steam cleaner this morning, <BR> <BR> Karen, Were you able to make the banana bread? <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you making plans to puff paint the driveway? What's cooking today? When you portioned out the ham, turkey you baked- ho... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:47:36 EST Lean in 2017 A to Z How will you get lean in 2017? Let's count the ways. <BR> <BR> A - Apples are nutritious and provide fiber. <em>763</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:08:57 EST Sunday, Happy New Year! <img src="">Happy New Year friends! <BR> <BR> Here we are with a fresh slate, a healthy shift in focus. <BR> <BR> Do you have a goal for this year? This month? This week? Any changes you plan to make? <BR> <BR> Now that I almost have my family room back, I'm bringing the treadmill in there and also the small tv to see if it's still working so I can watch TV while I walk. This will help my weight loss and blood... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:30:55 EST Saturday, 12/31 Happy New Years Eve Girls, <BR> We are still up because our ex-DIL stopped at our house about midnight, too scared to drive herself home. So we had to get out of bed, get dressed, and drive her home, then I followed behind in our car...just got home...roads were a tiny bit slippery, but not bad for winter in northern lower Michigan. <BR> <BR> I am so wide awake, so will go downstairs and either read or watch tv or something. Am not sleepy at all right now. <BR> <BR> It is only 25 degrees ou... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:38:36 EST Friday, 12/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Jan, hope you are feeling better by now. <BR> <BR> Looks like snow is on the agenda for today, and high only mid 20's... <BR> <BR> Big game tonight, Michigan Wolverines versus Florida in some bowl game. Can't remember which. I also think there is a game this afternoon for some big 10 team...I need to look that up. <BR> <BR> New pictures on my blog. <BR> Just slippers. I show pics of how I put on the puffy paint, by inverting the slippers over a glass. <BR> Easy p... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:11:59 EST Thursday, December 29 Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> I've been really sick today. I didn't realize for awhile it was a migraine on top of the cold so I've been in bed most of the day. Finally took Excedrin Migraine and some of the worst is gone. <BR> <BR> I'd like to keep up our daily thread as well as Patty's good idea to go through H.E.L.P. I meant to pull the book out last night but there's no moving around or reading for me today. I think if some don't have the book they can just read the highlights of wha... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:03:19 EST H.E.L.P., Healthy Exchanges Lifetime Plan Hey Girls, <BR> I was thinking that maybe we could go through the HELP book, 1 chapter a week, and discuss it. Does anyone want to do that, or is it a silly idea? <BR> Just a thought. I thought maybe if we do, we could start next week or so. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:35:02 EST Wednesday, December 28 <em>524</em> Good morning, <BR> <BR> How is your day going? <BR> <BR> It's sunny/partly cloudy here and 35 degrees right now but will get into the 40s. This is good because DS should be finishing moving today. <BR> <BR> I didn't go to TOPS today because I'm sick. Sore throat, coughing, sniffles. The TOPS ladies don't need to be exposed to anything. So I'm still sitting here in my bathrobe and might change to something warm and comfortable. <BR> <BR> Girls I heard on the news that thi... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:49:30 EST Tuesdasy, 12/27 Good morning girls, <BR> Only 4 more days to the new year. Where did this year go? I know I say it all the time, but goodness gracious, it seemed to go by so very fast. <BR> <BR> Gave DD and kids their slippers. They each need 1 more pair, and a friend of DD wants a pair too. So will need to get busy and make them. I need to finish this hat first..... should finish it today, and be able to get started on those slippers. I put puffy paint on the bottom of them, so they will not slip on the wo... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:29:01 EST New Years A to Z Let's try this - New Years A to Z <BR> <BR> A - Auld Lang Sine <em>412</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:08:39 EST Monday December 26th Good Morning, <BR> <BR> It looks like all of you had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was very quiet. My daughter is sick and spent the day in bed. Instead of going out I cooked Mexican food so we could take dinner to my daughter. We had cheese enchiladas, aztecas, refried beans, chips and guacamole. For dessert we had brownies. My Granddaughter sent lots of pictures and videos of the boys and Sunny opening their gifts. All in all it was a nice day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Iris <em>446... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:43:13 EST It's Christmas It's Christmas Girls, <BR> Whether you are ready or not. <BR> Time for good food, fellowship and family. <BR> Have a wonderful day. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:08:18 EST Saturday, 12/24 Merry Christmas Eve Girls, <BR> I am getting the turkey ready to roast today. Then hubby will carve it up, and we will store it in the crock pot with the juices, in the frig. Then tomorrow morning, just plug it in, to heat up...sounds good to me. <BR> <BR> Then tomorrow, just put green bean casserole ingredients in the crock pot to heat up. Only put half of those onion rings in the casserole, then top with remaining onion rings once you serve it with the top off, so that they can stay crispy... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:14:45 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE <img src=""> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> At my DS's to help out with a leak problem. Or should I say DH will do the helping. I left my crock pot with beans and ham on at home, so we can not stay long. Glad it is a very slow crock pot on low :) <BR> <BR> Also I was baking cookies. Trying some newer recipes I had saved that were better for diabetics or dieters. Some I got off of Sparkpeople. <BR> ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:40:08 EST Thursday, December 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Good evening, <BR> <BR> I wanted to pop in and say hi to all of you. I suspect we are all pretty busy. <BR> <BR> I went to the small supermarket, then Costco, then back home. <BR> <BR> Moving is in progress. The large items haven't been moved yet (bed, entertainment center, bookcase, etc.) but a good head start. <BR> <BR> Our youngest son got here this afternoon. We wen... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:01:39 EST Wednesday, 12/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> I am up early. I need to leave at 7:30 to take DD to the Dr. regarding her ankle...I personally think she needs surgery on it. She has sprained it 3 times this year. <BR> <BR> Jan, that carrot cakes sounds so good. I think JoAnna has some recipes for it...yum yum yum <BR> <BR> I also do not like upheaval in my home. when we had to move furniture to get the new flooring and carpeting in the house, it made me crazy to see furniture all over where it was not supposed ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:32 EST Tuesday, 12/20 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Good heavens, there are only 5 days until Christmas, and only 11 days in 2016...where on earth did the year go? <BR> <BR> We went to town today. <BR> It was so windy, and snow blowing around, it was not fun to be out and about. <BR> We went to Goodwill. I found 2 nativity need the head glued back onto a body, but they are really nice. I will put one under each of the 2 larger trees. Not the one in the pot, but the one in the family room and the day care ro... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:19:37 EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JAN!! December 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Anniversary Jan! I hope you and your dh have a wonderful day!!! Good wishes to both of you! <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, How are you all doing today? All ready for Christmas? The sun is shining here and we are supposed to be in the 40's. So a wonderful day! Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:01:02 EST Monday, December 19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Good morning, <BR> <BR> It is so wonderful to wake up feeling good after a sick day! <BR> <BR> It's blustery here today plus rain. <BR> <BR> Today I want to bake Russian Teacakes and a Scandinavian Gold Cake (bundt). <BR> <BR> Also finish up my meal planning and grocery list. <BR> <BR> Also planning to wash and cut up celery sticks so they are ready to eat. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:49:55 EST Sunday, 12/18 Good morning girls, <BR> We got over a foot of snow this morning, we went out top get some snow of the roof. It's starting early to need to get snow off roofs of buildings. <BR> We have a quad level, so we can only get the snow off the main part of the house, not the get that, we need to get up on the roof and shovel it off...not for me that's for sure. <BR> Hubby and I did the front of the main level, I did half the back of the main level, and I also did one sid... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:48:54 EST New Here Hi. My name is Marge and I have been with spark people for a few years off and on. I happened to stumble upon this team and glad I did. I love to cook and have really been trying to cook healthier. I have all 4of Marlene Koch's cookbooks which I just love cooking from. I also get a monthly newsletter from her. I haven't made a recipe from her books that we haven't enjoyed. I like that all her recipes have nutritional info and are healthier recipes even for diabetics. <BR> Looking forward to ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:12:09 EST Saturday, December 17 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? It is warm and raining here! It went from the 20's yesterday to the 50's this morning. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are your hands better so you can knit? I hope so. How is the weather your way today? <BR> <BR> Karen, Did you get your peanut crunch cake made? I am sure your family will enjoy it. Yes, I remember the days when everything ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:52:12 EST Friday, December 16 <img src=""> <BR> Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> Brrrr, it's cold. It was 29 when I got up and now it's a great big 35. The ground was covered with frost and I had to be at a dental appointment at 8 AM. I'm usually a big chicken about driving in slick weather but DH had a medical appointment somewhere else so I drove myself. All was fine. Next up is getting the tooth removed. I really like this dentist's office. ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:10:07 EST Thursday, 12/15 Good morning girls, <BR> Winter weather advisory out for today in our area, only 15 degrees for today, and icy roads...all the schools around us are closed, but not our local school. <BR> <BR> I called my cousin, and we both decided to not venture out on our usual Thurs. afternoon visit...We may be through for the winter...her road is always icy, and I don't do well with icy... <BR> <BR> My computer has been giving me fits...finally I unplugged it all, and turned it back on...voila, a mirac... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:34:23 EST Wednesday December 14th Where is everyone? Jan I have been having trouble with Facebook messenger and with photo sending. <BR> <BR> My custard pie was good but not as good as I remember it. I made a chocolate pie, and two loaves of banana bread. Now if I could only learn to bake it but not eat it. <BR> <BR> It has been cold here in the night. I kept waking up cold. It is supposed to rain here on Friday. <BR> Patty will you have a white Christmas? Jan do you get snow? <BR> <BR> I cant remember what or who sai... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:08:28 EST Christmas Memories - join in! <em>460</em> Glenna came up with a fun idea for us to share Christmas memories. It can be from your childhood traditions or anytime, favorite Christmas songs, food, people, events, etc. <BR> <BR> My family were Norwegian-American with all four grandparents immigrating from Norway. It was their tradition to have lutefisk every Christmas eve. I understand they have a new way of processing it but in those days you surely knew if that was on the menu because it smelled bad! I confess it never ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:43:09 EST Tuesday evening December 13 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> It's been a beautiful, cold day here. DH and I went for a walk but he got called part way into it to work so back we came. I got 25 minutes in at least. <BR> <BR> Other than that I've just been puttering. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> My email has been goofy today. I haven't gotten any mail for hours and Spark isn't working well on my laptop. Anyone else having issues? <BR> <img src=" Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:37:15 EST Marvelous Monday, December 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here is a fresh, new week. How are things going? <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have a few clear days this week and that will be nice. <BR> <BR> Today I'm getting back to decluttering in the computer room. Maybe I can send DH on a trip to drop things off at the Good Will truck. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of using more liquid/soft meals for the rest of the year. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:44:20 EST Sunday, 12/11 Afternoon Girls, <BR> snowy here again today. Hubby plowed twice yesterday, and is plowing again now. Not moving a lot of snow, but he likes to keep it cleaned up. <BR> <BR> DS and DDIL are coming over at 5 to play dice and eat supper with us. <BR> <BR> I have mac and cheese in the crock pot. <BR> I will have green beans and corn to go with. Also made a pie. <BR> <BR> I used 4 oz. cream cheese with vanilla pudding and dry milk powder. Also added chopped pecans and toffee bits to this layer... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:23:29 EST Saturday, 12/10 Good morning Girls, <BR> Goodness, December <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>425</em> is 1/3 gone already...these little pics are what I think of December...mistletoe and holly, snowmen, trees and decorations, get together with loved ones, Christ's birth, the star that the maji followed. Frankly I love December...God gave us the greatest gift of all, his Son. <BR> <BR> Is it illegal to take a picture from ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:51:28 EST Friday, 12/9 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I sure feel stuffed <em>15</em> after all that food at Glenna's party It sure was fun to write about a party. <BR> <BR> Can't sleep so thought I would just get up and start the day. <BR> <BR> I have 2 trees lit up already, family room, and dining room. <BR> Wood stove is going strong. <BR> Little heater is turned on in family room. It was only 66 in there this morning. It should get up to 73 or so in a few hours. Pretty soon it will just be ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:28:36 EST Thursday, 12/8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLENNA. <em>383</em> <em>44</em> <em>468</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> Hope your day is so special. You are a dear friend to us all. <BR> <BR> Leaving for chemo appt. in an hour. <BR> Last night I packed my goodie bag, yarn, hook, scissors, and 2 packs of peanut butter crackers. They have coffee and water there. I also have my bag of hats ready to go. So I just need to have my coffee, yogurt, take my meds, and take a shower... <BR> ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:18:34 EST Wednesday, December 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> BRRRRRR. It's 31 out and 63 inside. Furnace is warming away. <BR> <BR> I leave early for TOPS to set up for the Christmas party today. DH was good to load some boxes into the car. <BR> <BR> I have an appointment for the first stage of cleaning at the dentist. I can't remember what they call it but it's my dues for not having my teeth cleaned for a number of ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:34:43 EST Tuesday, December 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning (or afternoon) girls, <BR> <BR> Brrr it's colder here. 36 degrees right now but the sun is shining. <BR> <BR> I made an ice ring for the punch bowl for our TOPS Christmas party tomorrow- lite cranberry juice with some frozen whole berries in it. I use Diet 7 Up and the lite cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> This morning I pack up supplies for the party - chinette paper plates, u... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:00:13 EST Monday, December 5 Good morning ladies, <BR> Everyone ready for a fresh, new week? <BR> <BR> Patty, Yes, I do have a generator. I only use it if I have to. To keep the fridge or freezer going. At least I can get it going by myself. They are nice. I saw on the weather that we have snow and very cold temps heading our way. I think our high on Friday is only in the 20's. Brrrrr. Good yarn weather!! LOL <BR> <BR> Jan, I am glad everyone enjoyed your goodies. I am sure they were wonderful. The cake and... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:59:22 EST Sunday, December 4 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Yipee, it's not going to rain today. I can get outside for a walk. I've really been missing it. <BR> <BR> Busy morning at church. <BR> <BR> Patty, Did Wisconsin win? <BR> <BR> I hope you are all staying warm. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:18:52 EST Saturday, 12/3 Afternoon Girls, <BR> 2 new pics on my blog...hubby bought me another snowman for the table, now we have baby, mama and papa snowmen. <BR> <BR> I also put up a pic of the wall decoration that I used the Christ-mas paper for...I really like it. I have never done this before...I was remembering a picture of a ladies kitchen. She has Christ-mas paper all around the outside of her cabinets, the flat sides, not the side with drawers and cupboards.... lt looked so pretty and festive, guess it real... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:51:20 EST Friday, December 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I will work and do my usual things today. Not for certain what I'll do this weekend. I am sure I'll get into something. <BR> <BR> Patty, What are you crafting today? I am still working on the crocheted slipper/socks. I wasn't too pleased with them. They seem to be bigger and more bulky t... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:17:47 EST Thursday, December 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's early and cold. I was awake so got up to read a bit and will head back to bed soon. <BR> <BR> Last night we went to the Advent service. Afterwards we went to Safeway nearby. I was wondering why DH didn't come in the store. He parked and started in, tripped on a curb and fell down. He skinned a finger, got some abrasions but for some reason... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:35:01 EST Wednesday, 11/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Last day of November Girls...where on earth did it go? <BR> <BR> I HAVE 5 1/2 POUNDS OF CHICKEN IN 2 CROCPOTS. <BR> <BR> The first crockpot I have 2 pounds of chicken for chicken teriyaki. <BR> Here is the recipe I found, so easy. <BR> 2 # chicken <BR> 1/2 cup soy sauce, I use Braggs liquid aminos <BR> 3 TB. brown sugar, you could use brown sugar twin, but I didn't have any, so used the brown sugar. <BR> 3 cloves of garlic, I use dried garlic, so it was 3/4 tsp. dri... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:09:24 EST Tuesday November 29th I think I am like a bear in hibernation. For the last three or four days all I do is sleep every time I sit down. I'm guessing my insomnia is catching up with me. Possibly it might be one of my medicines. <BR> <BR> Jan your tree is really pretty. My tree has to be really really tiny this year. My living room is so tiny, and since moving the furniture to situate the tv, I am really scratching my head as to where to put it. <BR> <BR> Talking of weight. I wish my dr. Didn't have such u... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:43:09 EST Monday, 11/28 Good morning girls, <BR> Only 2 more days in Nov...Thurs. will be Dec. 1...oh my. Are you ready for Christmas? We are...I don't think we will be putting up a tree. We would need to decide ahead of time which room we would be in, and it depends on the outside temps...Today in the 40's, tomorrow high of 55, can you imagine. <BR> <BR> If it is cold, like in the 30's, we would be downstairs, if in the 40's we would be I think the tablecloth on the dining room table, with the 2 snow... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:51:37 EST Sunday, November 27 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It looks like we'll get less rain today. Our youngest son will be going back home this afternoon. I always enjoy our visits. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope your achy knees are good today. Do you think walking helps or aggravates? I hope you have your yarn enthusiasm back. <BR> <BR> Glenna, I know you're a Gunsmoke fan. Besides Matt Dillon, which character did you like b... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:45:22 EST Christmas A to Z <em>442</em> Here we go - Christmas A to Z: <BR> <BR> A - Away In A Manger Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:11:01 EST Saturday, 11/26 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> Nina, your new home looks so nice and cozy...did you make the rug in front of the wood stove? I didn't see you red rug in the kitchen. I love red in a just looks so nice. <BR> <BR> Girls, I have been struggling with my yarn work yesterday. Can't get settled on making something. I did start another sunflower round ripple, but I am not going to finish it. I think I ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:00:00 EST Friday, November 25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The feast is over on to Friday. I hate to tell you I have a dishwasher full of clean dishes and at least one more load waiting to go in plus some good ol' dishwashing in the sink. DH agreed to scour the roasting pan. I can take a leaf out of the table. <BR> <BR> We've had some real downpours of rain last couple of days, some thunder and lightening and blustery wind... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:20:36 EST Happy Thanksgiving 11/24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! I'll be having lunch with mom. It is raining here. It started sometime during the night. <BR> <em>429</em> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:54:47 EST Wednesday, November 23 <img src="">Hi girls, <BR> <BR> We must all be busy today. I had my TOPS meeting this morning, lunch with friends and then a trip to the store and the day flew by. <BR> <BR> DS is in the kitchen getting together his cornbread stuffing- gluten free but it will be tasty for all of us. <BR> <BR> I'll put the extra leaf in the table tonight and set it up with table protector and tablecloth. <BR> <BR> It's really... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:02:54 EST Tuesday, 11/22 Oh my Girls, <BR> Here we go again with a fast moving month...22nd already. Thanksgiving in 2 days... <BR> What are your plaNS FOR tHANKSGIVING? <BR> <BR> wE ARE GOING TO mOM'S HOUSE...stupid caps...and each taking a, I'm taking mashed potatoes...Sis is coming over tomorrow afternoon, and she is making the stuffing...everyone else will be bringing other things... <BR> <BR> I have finished 12 rounds on the sunrise round ripple. I will make another one, because I have enough yarn t... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:58:05 EST Monday November 21st <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patty I smiled and thought of you this morning when I saw this on Facebook . <BR> <BR> Glenna I am working on a doll dress that's about all the sewing Ihave done. My eyes have to have lots of sunlight to see. You would probably laugh if you could see my sewing machine sitting amidst all my Ott lights. <BR> <BR> Jan how are you feeling? Tooth pain is so miserable. Will you need to have... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:01:09 EST Sunday, 11/20 Good Sunday morning girls, <BR> In case you missed last nights post, the pink peony baby ghan is on my blog... <BR> <BR> I couldn't get to sleep last night, it was after 1 before I went to bed. So I went downstairs and started another baby ghan...this one is called Little Boy Blue, so you can imagine that it is for a boy...I can't believe that they are so fast to make...and just so darn cute... <BR> <BR> <BR> We are definitely in winter, high of 33 here today, and in the 20's last night. ... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:50:30 EST Saturday, 11/19 Happy Saturday Girls, <BR> I took some pictures of outside weather and my sunflower <em>87</em> baby ghan...on my blog as soon as I finish this message. <BR> <BR> Weather went from a sunny <em>67</em> <em>259</em> 73 degrees yesterday to a cold 32 and snowy <em>425</em> and windy today. High of 36 today and we are in a winter weather advisory until 5am tomorrow morning... <BR> Our poor football <em>281</em> teams will be really cold playing today. <BR> I have enough yarn to ma... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:00:09 EST Friday, 11/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> Today is supposed to be 65, so we are going to town on this last nice day of the winter...After today, supposed to be in the 30's and 40's, rainy and snowing...b ah <BR> <BR> Working on my sunflower baby afghan...I am having so much fun making them...I know just where I will donate them to also.. DS goes to a church that has a food pantry, and they also have knitted and crocheted items give out to needy people...Just about 3 miles from where we live... <BR... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:37:16 EST Thursday, November 17 <img src="">Good morning, <BR> <BR> I'm up earlier than usual and coffee is perking away. It's 41 degrees this morning. High will be 52. <BR> <BR> I'll be busy getting the house ready for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Patty, So glad your pie experiment turned out good. That happens so often we think we have something on hand and when we go to make something it isn't there. <BR> <BR> Karen, Pies sound good. It must... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:02:34 EST Wednesday, 11/16 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Christmas <em>442</em> <em>443</em> afghan/tablecloth is finished. Pictures are up on my blog...I didn't end it the way I wanted to, but I sure did not want to take it out...I really like it. <BR> If you click on the pictures, the picture on the carpet is more like the true colors...the ones on the table look a little bit orangy...have no idea why. <BR> This would also be pretty as a Christmas tree <em>446</em> skirt. <BR> <BR> Hubby left for town tod... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:24:19 EST Terrific Tuesday, November 15 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hey Patty, it's time to say where is the month flying to?! <BR> <BR> I'm heading out for a walk and to do some errands. <BR> <BR> I'll check back later. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:03:10 EST Monday, 11/14 Good morning Girls, <BR> I just got in from walking 1 mile. <em>185</em> It hurt like crazy, but it hurts anyway, all the time, so I just decided to stop using pain and cancer as an excuse to not try to get healthier. <BR> I am going to walk another mile this afternoon, so that will make 2 miles today... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I just put my Christmas round ripple on the table. It just barely comes over the edge. So hubby and I decided that it needed about 7 more rounds. One round of wh... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:13:50 EST Sunday, November 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like a nice day here. <BR> <BR> I really need to do some organizing before Thanksgiving. Don't we always talk about this? I think I'll work on a plan for this in the afternoon. I hate to wait til the last minute and just be pitching things into the computer room. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? I hope we are all fee... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:58:44 EST Saturday, 11/12 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I can't sleep, so I got up and crocheted on my table doily. I think it may be done. I put it on the table, and I think it is the right size. Now just need to see what hubby thinks...and I don't know whether to end it with the red, or to add a round of white...I kind of wanted it to be red, but not sure if it looks finished or not...we shall see. <BR> <BR> Talk with you all in the morning. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:07:39 EST FRIDAY 11/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Well it was 30 degrees last night but they still stay 60 degrees during the day. It will be sunny Saturday so we hope to finish the house part. Then it will be cloudy a couple days then sunny again. Then hope to get the trim painted. At least the house will be protected that way from the elements. <BR> I will be glad for the cloudy days as I can work inside and get so... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:55:21 EST Veteran's Day 11/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Thank you to all veteran's who served our country. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> If you didn't see Patty's thread yesterday, check out her blog to see that lovely roses afghan she just finished. It has been so much fun hearing about the progress in the making. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope the fibro aches and pains are better today. I'm loving that picture of you sitting on the b... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:02:01 EST Friday, 11/11 Good morning girls, <BR> If you haven't checked last night's post, my roses <em>214</em> afghan is done and pics are on my blog. <BR> I started another round ripple this morning in red, green and white, to make a centerpiece doily for my dining room table in Christmas <em>460</em> <em>446</em> colors. I love this pattern. No, I haven't finished the second round ripple that I started, but this Christmas one, the 3rd one, needs to be finished by day after Thanksgiving...I want it on t... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:46:57 EST Thursday, November 10 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> November is marching along at a good clip. Thanksgiving is getting closer. Just two more weeks. <BR> <BR> If Thanksgiving dinner is at your house that means getting the house ready and grocery shopping, etc. This morning that makes me think about going back to bed and pulling the covers over my head! Lol. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee and still... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:29:17 EST Wednesday, November 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Good afternoon or evening <BR> <BR> Today is TOPS day. I lost .4 lb. this week. Good TOPS meeting with a program about change and how it effects us. I had lunch with a dear TOPS friend afterwards and we had a good, long visit. Used to be about 8 of us regularly had lunch after the meeting and it was such a good time of visiting. As one of our members said today, she loves co... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:51:44 EST Tuesday, November 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I went to bed at 10 and here I am at 1 wide awake. I'll blame the time change. <BR> <BR> Thinking of turkeys this month. I have only seen turkeys in real life about 3 times. The first was passing a turkey farm in the valley, the second was a huge turkey at the county fair - it looked like it's spindly legs would hardly hold it up! The third was a wond... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 04:37:19 EST Monday, November 7 <img src=""> <BR> Happy Monday everyone, <BR> <BR> Is it getting cold over in West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio? <BR> <BR> My time is all messed up. I keep thinking "What time was this before we switched again?" <BR> <BR> I thawed some chicken tenders and I think I'll make a Weight Watcher recipe for "fried" chicken. I made DH some potato salad. I think I'll have steamed cauliflower with it. <BR> <BR> I need t... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:52:10 EST Sunday, 11/6 Good morning girls, <BR> Almost a whole week gone in November. Where did it go, what did I get accomplished? Not much <BR> <BR> Did I tell you that I finished my scrap ghan. I was going to do a double crochet scallop around the whole thing, but realized that it might not look good as the whole afghan was single crochet. So I did 3 rounds of single crochet, then a single crochet sort of scallop around. I really like how it turned out. I was almost half done with the final r... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:06:09 EST Saturday, November 5 <img src=""> Good morning, <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> It's pouring down rain here - do any of you need some? <BR> <BR> We had an odd thing happen last night. We'd just turned out the lights to go to bed and were down the hall in our room when he doorbell rang. DH went to look out the kitchen window and saw a young man on the porch who held up a vial to show him, then he left and got in a very expensive car. We felt... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:39:41 EST I am thankful for <em>220</em> 1. I am thankful for my husband, Bruce. We've stuck together almost 47 years. Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:27:05 EST Thanksgiving A to Z Here we go again: <BR> <BR> A - Asparagus roasted Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:25:12 EST Hooray it's Friday, Nov 4 <em>429</em> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Red in the morning - sailor's warning <BR> Red at night - sailor's delight <BR> <BR> Well, we had a beautiful sunset last night and beautiful sunrise this morning so who knows? I'm not going out on the ocean today anyway. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking about Iris's great idea about a crocheted flower for every lost pound. I've done the paper c... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:04:42 EST Thursday, November 3 <img src="">Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to feel better today and I hope all of you do, too. I just had to go to bed and sleep away the headache/nausea and around 11 PM I was thirsty and could feel it had passed. <BR> <BR> Today I have some catch up house cleaning and hopefully get some fall cleanup done outside. <BR> <BR> I think it's going to be a soup day. I'll thaw some chicken broth I made aw... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:40:42 EST Wednesday, November 2 <img src=""> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It's TOPS meeting day here. I woke up with a headache probably from having my mouth cranked open so much yesterday. I'm waiting for the Excedrin to kick in so I can get to the meeting. <BR> <BR> Since it's November I'm making a renewed effort to lose more weight. It's good to get a good plan going before the holidays hit. <em>194</em> <em>428</em> <em>551</em>... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 10:00:14 EST Tuesday - it's November! Good morning, <BR> <BR> We're leaving in a few minutes for another dental appointment - this time for x-rays. Loooong day ahead. <BR> <BR> I packed a lunch to bring along so we're set til we get back home. <BR> <BR> I have leftover meatloaf, mashed potatoes and ? hopefully a fresh salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> It's also very hard to get enough exercise on these long trips. DH is always anxious to get going home. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great first day of November. Thanksgiving i... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:45:51 EST Happy Halloween Oct. 31 <img src="">Last day in October and it went by in a blink! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I don't think many of us get trick or treaters. Just in case I have a few "fun size" Payday candy bars (sneaky description that fools you into eating more!) and sugarless gum. DH likes Payday so those might go for his treats. <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> The fridge needs a cleaning out and Monday house blessing. <BR> <BR> What will ... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:34:12 EST Sunday, October 30, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday. <BR> <BR> Shall we all go over to Patty's, take our shoes off at the door and walk on that soft, new carpet? <BR> <BR> Sad to say I have had some congestion and sniffles today. I'm staying home and hope it's just allergy from being outside yesterday and not something that will make me cancel my dental appointment on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I got the banan... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:35:48 EST Harvest Time from A to Z <em>465</em> A - Autumn Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:13:55 EST Saturday, 10/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, so good to see you posting. You are missed. <BR> Heather, hope to see more of you on here. You have been missed too. <BR> <BR> Hopefully the carpet guy comes today to finish the carpet...then we can get that room all arranged. It will be nice when I get my home back in order. I imagine Nina thinks that way too. <BR> <BR> Pizza for lunch <BR> <BR> big game at noon. <BR> Michigan Spartans play Michigan Wolverines...of course we want Wolverines to win. so far th... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:29:18 EST Friday, 10/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have lots to do today, take care of stuff that was taken out of the family room. furniture is all put back in the room, out of the carpetman's way. But I need to go through things and say go or then I need to put back the dining room, mostly move the table and chairs back in place. It was picked up and things put away from before. <BR> <BR> I also need to find a place for my projects. <BR> It will probably go into the office and just sit there for a w... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:42:50 EST Thursday, October 27 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> The question today is it still snowing over at Patty's and is it headed for Glenna's or Karen's. <BR> <BR> Just cloudy and looks like rain here. <BR> <BR> Today I need to do some baking for the Fall Festival on Sunday. I'm baking cranberry orange nut bread, pumpkin bread and then some of the Becky's Prize Winning Banana Bread. I might do some ginger cookies, too. <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:47:28 EST Wednesday, October 26 Good morning ladies, <BR> My October is surely flying by. I wonder where the year has gone. Time passes so quickly. <BR> <BR> It has finally cooled down here. We still have a few days in the 70's, but it is much cooler at night time. I think some rain in store for Thursday and Saturday. Our leaves didn't color up very pretty this year. Most of them are down now. It was very late when they finally did decide to fall. <BR> <BR> Did anyone watch game one of the World Series last night? ... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:18:16 EST Tuesday, 10/25 Can you imagine girls, only 6 more days in October. It just amazes me how times fast flies. It's not as if I'm going going going all the time, it just passes me by so fast. <BR> <BR> Been awake since 4...bah <BR> <BR> My back pain is gone...yay <BR> <BR> nothing happening here so far today. Just wanted to check in <BR> <BR> 9AM-just put ham and potatoes au'gratin in the crockpot, page 262, Potful cookbook <BR> so here is sort of our menu for today. <BR> <BR> yogurt for breakfast <BR> chi... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:37:13 EST Happy Birthday Jan! 10/24/16 <img src="" <BR> <BR> I hope you have a very wonderful day, Jan! You are a very sweet, special lady! We are all honored to call you friend. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:34:18 EST Sunday, October 23 <img src=""> <BR> Good Sunday morning! <BR> <BR> As Patty would say, "Where is the month going?!" A week from Monday is Halloween already. We're a hop, skip and jump from Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Well, girls, this is my last day in my 60s. That's a sobering thought for me. Yet, I know some great, lively ladies who are older than me and great role models. I think I'll focus on the positives. <BR> <BR> This is a ... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:46:50 EST Saturday, October 22 <img src=""> <BR> Good afternoon friends, <BR> <BR> What a wonderful surprise - our forecast changed and we're enjoying a sunny day both today and tomorrow. High is about 60. <BR> <BR> Glenna &amp; Patty, Are you still getting lots of rain and cold temperatures? <BR> <BR> Glenna, That was a really cute kitty picture you posted last night. I wonder if anyone actually got a jello mold to go that high? I remember... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:41:20 EST Friday, October 21 <img src="">Happy Friday ladies! <BR> <BR> It looks like we might have some clearings today so I want to take a walk in the neighborhood. It's such a nice time of year for that - when it isn't raining. <BR> <BR> Do you ever have trouble keeping the kitchen table cleared off? Mine seems to be a magnet and even if I get it cleared, other family members plop things down. <BR> <BR> Any plans for the weekend? Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:04 EST Thursday, October 20 <img src=""> <BR> Good Thursday morning, <BR> <BR> The picture is an example of the Waldorf dolls Iris's granddaughter makes. Cute! <BR> <BR> It's pouring down rain today and for quite a few days now. <BR> <BR> I need to go to the post office, to Home Depot, and who knows where else. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing today? Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:14:24 EST Wednesday, 10/19 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I went to town with hubby today. <BR> Stopped at Sam's. I picked up my vit. D3, it was a cost 1.91 per month...pretty good price...cancelled the other med for bone loss. <BR> <BR> Went to lunch at Burger King. I had 3/4 double cheeseburger, and about 7 French fries. <BR> <BR> Went to Goodwill. Found nothing <BR> Went to Salvation Army. Found nothing. <BR> Went to a thrift store. Found nothing. <BR> Went to SCRAP-TC..bought 8 skeins of yarn <BR> <... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:04:47 EST Tuesday, 10/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>383</em> <em>494</em> IRIS...49 and holding right??? Hope your day is special. <BR> <BR> I moved a lot of yarn upstairs into the office. I will slowly either knit or crochet it, or move it to the basement and put in bins by color. <BR> <BR> Hubby as the walls behind the wood stove hearth all finished and painted. Now we just need to slowly move some furniture out so that he can rip out the carpet. Not until this weekend probably. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:47:21 EST Monday, October 17 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Here we are in mid October already- we all know time flies! <BR> <BR> DH is driving today and getting ready to leave. <BR> <BR> It's time for Monday house blessing here. I sweep, mop, vacuum, change the bedding and do laundry, pick up newspapers and things cluttering the living room and if I have time I really need to continue digging into decluttering. <BR> <BR> Soun... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:17:05 EST Sunday, 10/16 Afternoon Girls, <BR> October is half over. <BR> <BR> <BR> The red and white, which is actually cream, not white, mitten is too small I think. <BR> <BR> I have been working on the blue and green one today with larger needles. It seems to fit better than the red one. <BR> <BR> Not as sore this afternoon as yesterday or this morning. yay <BR> A pretty day outside. leaves are turning all over here now. It sue is late with the leaves, this year. <BR> <BR> HAVE a good day girls. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:24:25 EST Saturday, 10/15 Good morning girls, <BR> I slept all night last night, until 5:30 this morning...feel great. <BR> <BR> Seems we were all on here yesterday except Nina and Marsha. <BR> Glenna that is an awful name for beautiful corn. Should be called Red Beauty or something like that instead of Bloody Butcher...does it cook up red or white? <BR> <BR> Karen, such good news about Hayden. Hope they can find out why he had this problem. <BR> I'm sorry about your friend in the home, 73 isn't that old. Hubby will... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:31:45 EST Very early Friday morning, 10/14 Morning girls, <BR> Let's see, Nina must be at her new home by now, or probably much earlier... they must be tired and excited at the same time. <BR> Karen, praying...did you have a nice time? <BR> <BR> I am not minding the carpet much since the furniture is back in there. <BR> At 1 AM I was putting things back in the hutches, and everything is moved back in except for the table. I can't do that by myself without scratching the kitchen floor. <BR> <BR> Now I need to get the family room more... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:03:02 EST Thursday, October 13, 2016 How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> We had rain and just a bit of wind in the night and today but when we woke up we had no internet, phone or tv.. I was just able to log on here and I'll try to keep it short in case something else happens. <BR> <BR> Went to Fred Meyer to stock up on soup and some other items that will be easy to use if we're out of power. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope all goes well with your chemo today and I hope you enjoy the new carpet when you get home. <BR> <BR> I hope to ... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:54:57 EST Wednesday, October 12, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon, <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have a few days of very stormy weather. I think the rains come in tonight and then high winds maybe up to 75 mph. So if you don't hear from me, we lost power. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Isn't Nina leaving for AZ tomorrow? I hope they get internet worked out over there. She will be missed. <BR> <BR> Patty, Glenna, Karen, Iris a... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:40:48 EST Tuesday, 10/11 Morning Girls, <BR> We got both hutches cleaned out and moved to the kitchen. Now hubby will rip out the carpet. <BR> <BR> I didn't do any crochet work at all yesterday. <BR> <BR> Dr. apt today to discuss low bone density, I will probably have to take another pill. Going downstairs now to stay quiet and work on a hat. Hubby is still sleeping. <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:15:48 EST Monday, October 10 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> We are going to get some sunshine today! It's 46 right now - brrr. <BR> <BR> I have a toothache or toothaches. One is on the bottom where a crown is and the other is above that. I haven't been to a dentist for years but will have to do something now. I'm going to see about going to the OHSU Dental School. Some friends have work there because it's so much less. So... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:05:21 EST Sunday, 10/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Wolverines won 73 to 0, I think it was...terrible for Rutgers, great for Wolverines... <BR> <BR> Nina, moving is exciting, but a lot of work, just like remodeling anything in your home...I can hardly wait to see pictures of your new home all set up. <BR> <BR> Jan, Oregon played Washington right? I don't watch any games other than big 10 games, so I do not keep on the other teams... <BR> Glad the chow mein turned out good. It is always so good served with those ... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 09:22:34 EST Saturday, 10/8 Good morning Girls, <BR> I've been awake since 3:30, finally got up at 4:30...I am so concerned about the mess we are making with the wood stove and such...we need to make some decisions, and neither of us are good at decision making. I just couldn't get it off my mind... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am up and awake...Michigan Wolverines play at 6, I do not like those late games...Not sure what time the Michigan State Spartans play. We will most likely watch some big 10 games all afternoon. At lease ... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 06:40:59 EST Friday, 10/7 Good morning Girls, <BR> A week in October is already gone. Mercy, it just amazes me... <BR> <BR> I think I have 20 more hats finished. That will make 150 hats done. Then on to the last 50...I am going to try to get them done this month...a marathon of hat making. We shall see. <BR> I will get pics later today and put them up. Will let you know when they are there. Hat pics are up. I only had 18 finished instead of 20... <BR> <BR> Nina, I imagine you are counting down the days and moments t... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:47:37 EST Thursday 10/6/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> One week to go before we load the trailer to move. We are getting down to the nitty-gritty so to speak. <BR> Today we will go and get our flu shots so that is done. Then come home and do a little packing. I will figure out the food I need for the meals I have planned and pack the rest. Will have to get more boxes. <BR> That Temp was in the Low 60's when I g... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:46:17 EST WED. 10-5-16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Girls <BR> <BR> I put another picture of my cross-stitch on today. Go see if you can tell what is the next animal on there. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235453 </link> <BR> <BR> It was in the 50's this morning so getting cooler here in CA. Yesterday I got an old fridge cleaned out for good will. Then DH found an add fo... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 10:11:30 EST Halloween A to Z <em>150</em> A - Apples (we used to get these when we trick or treated). Tue, 4 Oct 2016 16:11:15 EST TUESDAY Oct. 4 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This picture reminds me when I was a girl living in Illinois and all the cornfields this time of year around us. In the fall I have always liked cute scarecrows too. <BR> <BR> In case you did not read my reply last night here it is again-My DSis went back to mom's and is planning on going back to the man she lived with for 15 years. She has not been living with him because she was trying ... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:50:28 EST Tuesday, 10/4 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina such good news on your sister not moving with you to AZ...I know you love your sister, but it will be so nice for just you and your hubby to be alone in your own home... <BR> <BR> Jan, I have even used just skim milk when a recipe calls for condensed all works. <BR> <BR> Listened to Andrew Wommack this morning. <BR> <BR> Cooking, cleaning and loom knitting is on the agenda for today. <BR> <BR> Feeling better every day. <BR> <BR> Have a good day gi... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:48:39 EST Monday 10/3/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> I keep trying to do the picture above. With this bomb shell of my sister wanting to move with us to AZ has me trying to wrap my head around it. We make plans etc. but they do not always become what we thought. <BR> I am still praying she will make up with my mom and go back to take care of her. Since she is in the position of both of them needing each other. <BR> Prayers sh... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:16:30 EST Sunday, 10/2 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Michigan wolverines won barely. It was a really good game, as we could not tell until the very end if Wisconsin or Michigan would win. <BR> <BR> Michigan State lost in overtime to Indiana. <BR> <BR> My chest feels heavier and my cough is worse and deeper...we shall see what happens. <BR> <BR> Jan, glad your yard sale went well. <BR> <BR> Girls, not sure what is happening here today. <BR> Have a good day. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 08:54:37 EST Saturday, 10/1 Good morning Girls, <BR> did you look at the calendar today? <em>411</em> Yup, that's right, September is long gone, and October is a brand new month. I like fresh starts, don't you? I think that is why I love spring so much. New life, new start to a wonderful year... <BR> <BR> I love smelling spring for the first time. Sometimes we even have snow on the ground when I smell it, and you are probably thinking, smelling spring? what on earth is she talking about? <BR> I really don't know exce... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:58:06 EST FRIDAY 30TH 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It sure is harvest time here in CA. I smelled grapes being made into wine, DH smelled onions in town. There are trucks hauling tomatoes, almonds, etc. <BR> It is 60 degrees here this morning and tomorrow it will be cooling down more. It will be around 81 this afternoon and in the 70's tomorrow. I am looking forward to the cool down. <BR> More packing today. <BR> ... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:09:55 EST What are your fall goals? <em>465</em> Do you have short-term fall goals? List them here and we'll encourage you on. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:28:38 EST Thursday, 9/29 Good morning girls, <BR> I am going off low carb. <BR> I don't feel any better now than I did on a regular eating plan, I'm more tired, I'm more sore than I was at first...once I started adding anything in to my diet, it started. I am not going to eat just meat and veggies the rest of my life. I know myself. It just will not happen. <BR> <BR> I made 1 1/2 hats on the knitting loom yesterday. No dolly clothes. I need to get them done and get on to the hats big time.. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin ... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:28:32 EST Wednesday, 9/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 2 more days in September. Can you imagine it? <BR> <BR> Guy came to measure both rooms for carpet yesterday. <BR> Oh my, what a time we will have moving furniture and ripping up old carpet. Hopefully they can do one room at each visit, hopefully a week apart.. That will make it so much easier for us. The dining room won't be too hard to move, just table, chairs, empty 2 hutches onto the table, move the hutches. The family room will be more difficult as we have ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:11:04 EST Tuesday, Sept 27 <img src="">Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's going to be another nice day here. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH and I pruned back a shrub in front of the living room windows. I need to do more clean up in that area. Our son took about 4 wheelbarrows full down to the neighborhood dump site. Then I washed the windows because I could reach them! Today I'll wash them inside. <BR> <BR> I like those Costco bags of salad mix. One... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:53:43 EST Monday, 9/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, I'm sorry you need to go back to CA so soon. I love your cross stitch. It looks so cute <BR> <BR> No, I am not having a yard sale, wonder what I said to make you think that? <BR> <BR> Glenna, hoping for rain your way. <BR> We had some this past week. <BR> <BR> Girls, I can't remember anything else that was said yesterday, so can't comment on senior moments <BR> <BR> We went to a birthday party for DGD yesterday, about an hour from here. Stoppe... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:56:48 EST Sunday, September 25,2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here we are heading into the last week of September. Where did it go? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to reach 75 here today but good thing is it cools down in the evening nicely. <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready for a garage sale next Saturday so that will keep me busy. <BR> <BR> I was excused from doing jury duty in October so now I've finished with t... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:05:10 EST September 24, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is a Brisk September day today. Temps are down here. It was suppose to freeze. Do not know if they did or not yet. <BR> Today will do some more things for DS. <BR> Hope you all have a great day <BR> Nina Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:25:02 EST Friday, 9/23 Good morning girls, <BR> <img src="">this is sure <BR> <BR> Only 1 week left in Sept...can you imagine. <BR> <BR> I have 4 finished outfits for the dolly's, just need to get pictures of them. Right now I am working on a 3 set outfit, set of red white and blue colors...just started this it will take a couple of days. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> I think I may want to go to to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:35:15 EST Autumn A to Z A - Apples Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:59:56 EST Thursday 9/22/16 Happy Fall Ladies, <BR> <BR> You can feel it in the air. There is a cool crispness now. Even though it gets hot during the days, there is no mistaking fall in the mornings. <BR> <BR> These flowers reminded me of fall. You see different shades of purples this time of year. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw this somewhere and liked it, too. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:49 EST Wednesday, 9/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thunderstorm here today, and rain today and the next 5 days...oh my. only 67 out right now, but supposed to get mid 70's today. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro appt. today. He will also pick up some fresh veggies for us. Aldi's has great fresh veggies, I just love em... <BR> <BR> Still working on doll clothes. No new pictures yet. Frankly, I hate taking pictures...don't know why. <BR> <BR> Mammogram and bone density test yesterday morning...technician gave me a size L ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:24:52 EST Terrific Tuesday, September 20, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Looks like a pretty nice day here- just like the 3 bears, not too warm, not too cold, just right. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I'm finishing up my grocery list and I've added pumpkin to it. My husband likes those flavored coffee creamers sometimes so I'm keeping my eyes open for pumpkin spice to get here. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to go down to t... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:56:58 EST Monday, 9/19 Good morning Girls, <BR> You know I have to say it, wasn't it just yesterday that we turned the calendar to <BR> sept, and here we are almost 3 weeks in...I must be in a time warp or <BR> <BR> One of our new HD boxes is not working, so a tech, is coming out late morning. We could get all the channels except for the Christian channels...what's up with that. <BR> Now I can't even get the box to turn on...hopefully they can fix the problem up right quick. <BR> <BR> I have 2 mo... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:33:31 EST Blessed Sunday 9/18 Good Sunday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was 68 when I woke up this morning. We are supposed to get rain beginning around noon. I sure hope we do. They have been saying that all week and so far all we have gotten has been sprinkles or quick showers. We do need rain. The yard is brown and everything is so dry. <BR> <BR> Well I just wanted to stop in an... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:21:43 EST Saturday, September 17, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It is really raining today. Too bad it's today because TOPS ladies from all over Oregon are coming for Fall Rally here and also a cruise ship is coming in today. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying a cup of coffee before I get ready to go to the theater where Fall Rally is taking place. <BR> <BR> I like it when things quiet down in the fall. How about you? <B... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:05:50 EST Friday September 16, 2016 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <em>465</em> Fall is in the air. It is cooler at night and makes sleeping much easier than this summer when it was so hot. <BR> <BR> I have a trip to town planned for today. I have several stops to make so it will probably be a longer day at shopping. <BR> <BR> And it's Friday! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I don't really. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I thought ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:23:35 EST Thursday, September 15, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> Welcome to our new member, Marsha. <BR> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> Well, the forecast for a sunny day on the Oregon coast hasn't happened yet - maybe later on. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my morning coffee before breakfast. Thinking about lots that needs to be done. A friend gave me a Naked Lady Bella Donna plant and she told me yesterday it needs to ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:46:24 EST Thur 15-2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> These are the trees DH takes me to when we live in AZ. We have to drive up farther in mountains a little to see the fall colors. We have mainly juniper where we will be living. <BR> <BR> Leaving tomorrow for AZ to take a load. We will be coming back to CA we think around Tuesday. Have to think about what I need to take on the trip. Seems like I almost have as much stuff... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:59:32 EST 9/14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN Good morning all! <BR> Karen I hope you have a delightful day! Any big plans with family? Did you get the great grand baby yet? You and the baby can celebrate your birthdays together. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I loved this picture when I found it. I thought we could all get together here for a party for you Karen. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:59:23 EST Tuesday, 9/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We're up earlier than usual to get ready for DH's catscan. So I'm off to make coffee- have to have that first! <BR> <BR> I woke up with this thought: What is Patty crocheting? It's a surprise. What is it?! <BR> <BR> Iris, I hope you can join us soon - you are missed. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope Jan gets some help this week. <BR> <BR> Nina, Happy packing. <BR> <BR> G... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:35:23 EST Monday 9/12 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone on this Monday morning? Our weather has cooled down and that is such a nice break. I think it is supposed to be warmer today. Back into the 80's. <BR> <BR> I want to go to the garden today and pick beans. I was noticing yesterday that I have some more ready to pick. Not sure how many there will be. But things are winding down. the corn is done unless I find an ear or two just to eat. And just enough beets left to eat another meal or so.... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:31:35 EST Sunday 11, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is going to be another sunny day. They say the temps will be much lower until Friday. That will help DH to be able to get his garage packed. I too can get the RV boxes cleaned out and gone through to move. We are going to take them with us. <BR> <BR> Today will go visit my mom. Could not go last week because DH was sick. <BR> <BR> That is all I know... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:45:54 EST SAT. 9/10/2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Well I am crossing things off my list with the packing. I am beginning to feel like it is getting somewhat done. We will take a load the end of this week. We will come back and finish the packing to move by the 15th of Oct. maybe sooner. We will take mostly garage stuff the first time. <BR> Today we are going to clean out the remodeling tools etc in the RV. I ma... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:08:50 EST Friday, 9/9 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Nina, I understand you not wanting to drive that distance...praying <BR> that top picture reminded of that song, blue skies smilin' at me, nothing but blue skies, is what I see...what a difference in those two pictures... <BR> <BR> Karen, mj is also legal in Michigan. Good job on having that electric checked... <BR> <BR> Jan, it sure looked stormy here yesterday, but I don't think it rained, was just miserable with the high humidity. <BR> <BR> Iris, we had t... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 07:37:31 EST Thursday, 9/8 Good morning girls, <BR> A whole week in September gone... <BR> <BR> I got up at 7:30 and started working on my shawl. It took 1 1/2 hours to do 2 rows this morning, 326 stitches on the last row. <BR> <BR> So now just the border. Not sure if I can finish it today or not. Hubby says I will not wear it, he is probably right, so I can use it as a lap robe. I sure do love it though. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today <BR> then take cousin to the store, unless it is storming too badly. Supp... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EST Wednesday, 9/7 Good morning girls, <BR> 82 degrees today and thunderstorms again. That means humid weather again. <BR> <BR> Still plugging away on my shawl. Not sure how long I want it in the back, as it is a triangle shawl...we shall see. Hoping to finish it today, but not sure... <BR> <BR> I also need to get more hats done, so maybe no work on roses afghan for a while. We shall see on that too, but I do want to get it done, so who knows... <BR> <BR> Yarny projects are up in the air <BR> <B... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:32:32 EST Tuesday, September 6 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Today I woke up to the sound of a good pouring down rain. The kind the cats don't even want to go outside. It's the first day of school here. I saw my across the street neighbor leave awhile ago while I was making coffee (she's a teacher). <BR> <BR> I'm glad I got things done outside yesterday. <BR> <BR> Looks like today will be an inside day. And there's plenty to do inside for sure. <BR> <BR> How is everybody doing? I hope Nina is feeling better. Patty... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:30:21 EST Posting See Patties post-we must have been doing at the same time. Moved to hers. <BR> Nina Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:29:25 EST Monday, 9/5 Good morning girls, <BR> I am taking the day off from cleaning, well regular cleaning only. I will still do laundry, cooking, cleaning up the kitchen and such. Just no vacuuming and dusting and mopping. <BR> <BR> I want to get almost done with my shawl. I just realized that the reason that I like the colors so much is that they are almost the same as the afghan on my bed, the neopolitan ice cream afghan...heavens, why didn't I see that before. <BR> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> <BR> Not su... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:27:02 EST Sunday, 9/4 Good morning girls, <BR> Going to town for lunch today, maybe some groceries, we don't need much. <BR> <BR> <BR> I started a new shawl last night around 10 PM. Woke up early this morning to work on it too. <BR> I like it much better than the knitted one with that baby yarn. <BR> This one is a triangle shawl, crocheted from the top down. medium pink, darker pink, cream, and tan. I really like it. <BR> I also figured out 3 more sets of color to make 3 more for myself. We shall see on that. <B... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:33:20 EST Saturday, 9/3 Good morning girls, <BR> Hope everyone feels better today. <BR> <BR> Last night all of a sudden I started to hurt all over my body, and especially in my back...couldn't figure out what was going on, then remembered that I made a lows carb dessert and ate the whole thing...glutton <em>15</em> too much cream cheese, too much Splenda, it was sort of like a fudgy thing...I won't do that again. <BR> <BR> I feel fine this morning, except that I just woke up, and went to sleep around Sat, 3 Sep 2016 08:57:14 EST Friday 9/2/16 . Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:42:04 EST Friday,9/2 Good morning Girls, <BR> Just got back from the Dr.'s office. Mammogram and bone density tests set up for this year. <BR> <BR> Things are fine, and he said to stay on the bp med, so there you go. <BR> <BR> Such a beautiful day here today, not too humid, not too hot. Only in the 50's so far, but supposed to be 70 this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Not sure if we are going to senior center or not today, depends on when hubby gets home from yard sales. <BR> <BR> Just put ribs in the crockpot...Made ... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:38:56 EST Thursday, 9/1 Can you imagine Girls, Sept 1. <BR> Big 10 football games start tonight...fall is definitely here. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to the store this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Vacuumed and mopped the main floor this morning. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here this morning. <BR> Chat with you later. Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:57:37 EST Wednesday, 8/31 Good morning girls, <BR> Here is another funny for you. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have to say it, you know that I do...last day of August, where did it go? <BR> <BR> Got up, took a shower, make my bed, vacuumed and dusted upstairs, swish and swipe the bathroom. <BR> I realized yesterday, that if I get on the computer and start to play games, that I do not get my chores done. <BR> If I do not do the chores in the mo... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:19:13 EST Tuesday, 8/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Here is a funny for you. <img src=""> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> cleaning, cooking and crochet, the big 3 C's <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here to talk about. <BR> Have a good day. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:38:00 EST Monday, 8/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> Goodness, Thursday starts a new month. Like is going by faster and faster. <BR> <BR> lunch at senior center today. <BR> chicken parmesan, but it may be breaded. If so, I will have a salad and sf jello only. <BR> <BR> I am tired of not taking care of my home. <BR> My chores for today <BR> weekly home blessing <BR> <BR> finish cleaning up my bedroom from last week. <BR> <BR> I need to take 2 bags of hats to senior center. They are not all finished yet, but I am ti... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:10:12 EST Happy Sunday 8/28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> How are you all doing today? I am sweating!!! We are supposed to have a cool down around Thursday. I am anxious for that! <BR> <BR> My foot is still swollen some, but the pretty colors are fading. It still hurts a little to walk on it. If you all don't mind, I could use some extra prayers. It has been a rough summer. My first without Everett. A... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:11:40 EST Slow Saturday, August 27, 2016 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It's like night and day difference from yesterday. Yesterday was 92 degrees. Today it's cool and raining and that's ok with me. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> We have to say this: Where did August go?! Only four more days. <BR> <BR> I need to make a trip to the store for essentials but wishing I didn't have to because it's a heavy traffic weekend. ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:35:48 EST Friday, 8/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Good news on the scale this morning, 173.2. Down almost 2 pounds...yay <BR> and you better believe that I changed my ticker to match it... <BR> <BR> Hubby is out looking for yard sales. <BR> I am staying home. <BR> <BR> Want to finish the hat I started yesterday, and to make anothe... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:14:21 EST Thursday, 8/25 Good morning girls, <BR> Jan, such good news on your weight loss. You have been working really hard. I bet you can almost taste are so close. <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Karen, did you get any damage from the storm? <BR> <BR> Glenna, always good to hear from you. I know you are so very busy in the summer. Your veggies just sound so good. <BR> <BR> Nina, it will be wonderful for you to feel better. I imagine you are counting dow... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:21:18 EST WED 24/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> Praise the Lord the paper work is here. Now DH and DD have to find the 2 bedroom apartment. Prayers they can find an apartment quickly, as well as a caregiver. DD can only do this in the mornings before work and week-ends. DD is the one that can sign for all this as she has power of attorney so to speak. DMIL gave it to her a few years back to handle her bank accounts etc. <BR> ... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:07:54 EST Tuesday 23/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies <BR> <BR> Just stopped in to say hi. Have to get going on my morning, Will check back in later <BR> Nina Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:40:57 EST MONDAY 22/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning ladies <BR> Woke up early this morning without an alarm. I think the routine of having to take my 6 am pill is now becoming this habit of waking up at 6 am. <BR> I do get to start the day early that way. I always have loved sunrise and mornings. <BR> Will pack a few boxes yet. Still no paperwork but trusting the Lord for the right time. <BR> Been pretty bad with eating habits the l... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:57:39 EST Sunday, August 21, 2016 Good Sunday morning, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I was surprised to wake up hearing rain this morning. The garden and yard are getting a good watering. <BR> <BR> Church this morning. <BR> <BR> Do you ladies get Inspiration Channel? We watched a new program yesterday I think called Old Trading Post - just half an hour but interesting. This afternoon there's a new movie on there with Jon Voigt we want to see- something... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:42:15 EST Saturday, 8/20 Good morning girls, <BR> I was just chuckling at our ages...we are all pretty close. Glenna in the lower 60's? I can't remember. <BR> Iris, each time I think of you I think of you being cancer free for so long...amazing, and encouraging for me. <BR> <BR> My hubby will be 73 in Nov. <BR> I really don't <BR> mind being this age. I AM SLIMMER NOW THAN I HAVE BEEN in over 25 years, I feel better, less pain, more energy, since low carb. I like our lives, the freedom of retirement and being able ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 08:48:37 EST Friday. 8/19 Good morning girls, <BR> No one stayed up late with me last night, not you girls, not hubby, not even the <BR> <BR> Finally got to sleep at 4, up at 7, feel <img src=""> <img src="">wide awake. <BR> Pictures also posted on my blog if you want to enlarge them or find where I got the patterns. <BR> <BR> Staying home today I thin... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:24:48 EST THURSDAY 18/2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Well up early this morning. I do love early mornings with the sun starting to shine above the housetops. I get to do my On line Bible class and read my Bible in quiet. <BR> Today I will start organizing my sewing things. Plus my craft and scrapbook stuff. I won't pack it till we get close to moving time. Otherwise I would not have my projects to do <em>41</em> ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:29:23 EST Wednesday, 8/17 good morning Girls, <BR> Woke up to pouring rain this morning. It just poured...Karen, maybe your rain from yesterday? <BR> <BR> My weight was way up this morning, 175...probably too many low carb desserts. sad. I changed my ticker to be honest with you girls and with sad. <BR> <BR> I'm still sticking with low carb, as I feel so much better. We shall see on the weight loss. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro. appt. this afternoon. He will get groceries too. I am staying home. <BR> <... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:33:07 EST TUESDAY 16, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Woke up early again today after pill taking. Got my Bible study in. It is 63 outside but will be in the high 90's they say today. <BR> Got some packing done yesterday. Not a lot but it was a start. <BR> Waiting now on the packets from HUD to get started on finding a caregiver and also getting a 2 bedroom apartment for DMIL. Seem like a lot to do to be able to lea... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:26:41 EST Monday, 8/15 Good morning Girls, <BR> I know I say it every other day, but August is half over. Can you believe it? <BR> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> <BR> I think lasagna for lunch with fresh veggies. <BR> <BR> Atkins shake for breakfast. <BR> <BR> For supper, <BR> Scheswan broccoli and beef. <BR> <BR> And the rest of the fresh veggies stir fried...I have peppers, a zucchini, bit of celery. I think that is it...maybe add some onions to that too. <BR> <BR> For snacks, I may not have all of these, b... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:39:15 EST SUNDAY-8/14/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Up early this morning. It was cool outside and opened the windows and doors to cool off the house. <BR> Summer is sure upon us here. September is usually pretty warm in CA where I live. In AZ things start changing a little as it will be a lot cooler nights and mornings. <BR> Guess I won't be going anywhere today except maybe DD only about a mile away into her air cond... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:15:25 EST Saturday, August 14 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I wish you were all here. It's cool and foggy and it feels wonderful! I'm having my morning coffee, just had an Atkins strawberry shake for breakfast. Come join me. <BR> <BR> While it's cool I need to do some baking for tomorrow's coffee time after church. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing today. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope the breathing is easy today. <BR> <BR> Ir... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:53:59 EST Friday, 8/12 Good morning Girls, <BR> 3978 steps <em>311</em> yesterday <BR> So it looks like I am getting 2 or more miles in each day. I will stop wearing the pedometer now, I mainly wanted to see how I was doing. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today, beef roast I think. <BR> <BR> Supper, leftovers, meatloaf and cauliflower and cheese. cheesecake <BR> <BR> A new picture on my blog. My scarf and Sis's scarf. <BR> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:20:39 EST Thursday August 11th Good morning, <BR> <BR> Im rushing around as I have two little visitors arriving early tomorrow morning ! Tw of my great grandsons get to visit till Saturday night. I havent seen them in sixteen months except for video messaging. I will be baking cookies today, thats definite! <BR> <BR> I have to go for bloodwork today and a few other errands. <BR> <BR> Jan I loved seeing the sand sculptures. Your son must be creative. I know what you mean about not liking the brown ground. I love s... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:16:12 EST Thursday, 8/11 Good morning girls, <BR> My steps yesterday 5220. <BR> <BR> Nina, such good news. Do you have someone picked out to be with DMIL? <BR> <BR> Yesterdays menu <BR> <BR> breakfast <BR> Atkins shake, (Iris I checked the shake, and there are no itols in there. If you want to check it out, it tells on the outside of the package what is in there.) <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> meatloaf <BR> cauliflower and cheese <BR> low carb coffee cake <BR> <BR> Supper <BR> last of the fajita chicken meat <BR> 1 roma ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:46:23 EST Wednesday, 8/10 Good morning girls, <BR> Yesterday's step total was 5853. <BR> Yesterday's menu was <BR> <BR> Atkins shake for breakfast <BR> <BR> mushroom omelet with cheese for lunch <BR> cheesecake <BR> <BR> low carb coffee cake for snack <BR> <BR> supper <BR> fajita's on a plate, not in a tortilla shell <BR> <BR> Hubby is going to town this morning. <BR> <BR> Habitat for humanity is coming to pick up a chair this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I am almost done with the main part of the scarf for Sis. Well,... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:44:30 EST Tuesday, 8/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thanks for the kind words on my scarf. I love it too. It is a Patty scarf, pink and feminine. <BR> I need to get downstairs for church. will check back in later. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a navy scarf for Sis. Hers will be all navy in the center, then white, turquoise and coral for the borders. I will find out if she wants any flowers, she is not as girly as I am...but it still will be a pretty scarf. I like making these, and will probably make a lot of them for... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:04:54 EST Tuesday, 8/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thanks for the kind words on my scarf. I love it too. It is a Patty scarf, pink and feminine. <BR> I need to get downstairs for church. will check back in later. <BR> <BR> I am going to start a navy scarf for Sis. Hers will be all navy in the center, then white, turquoise and coral for the borders. I will find out if she wants any flowers, she is not as girly as I am...but it still will be a pretty scarf. I like making these, and will probably make a lot of them for... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:23:00 EST Monday,8/8 Good morning Girls, <BR> Iris, so good your dr. okayed you for low carb. <BR> There are so many recipes out there for casseroles, desserts and much info, <BR> just google low carb, and you will be amazed. Cookbooks I recommend are the George Stella cookbooks. I have 4 of his first ones. The other ones of his are too pricy. I got them at Amazon. Low carb is so much more than meat, cheese and salads. <BR> <BR> Well girls, I can't remember anything else from yesterday so I cannot c... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 06:44:01 EST Sunday 8/7/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Up early after taking my morning pill. I try to go back to sleep, but it just does not seem to work. It has been really nice this week with lower temps. <BR> Today I am not sure what I will do. DH said working on RV for him. Do have to go get some milk, eggs, buttermilk, sour cream. Just did not make it till payday for these things. <BR> Hope you all have a great Su... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:50:13 EST Saturday, August 6, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Come share a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. <BR> <BR> It's a bit cooler for a few days - mid 60s- with some rain tomorrow and Monday. Looks absolutely like fall this morning. <BR> <BR> Yesterday at Good Will they had a Match This Color (Purple) so I'm finding some purple tops thinking that was the 1/2 price item. Got up to register and it meant a purple dot on the sales... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:33:55 EST Friday, August 5, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is your Friday going? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> This is a quieter day and weekend for me and I'm glad. The meeting yesterday went well and relaxed so that was good. Only thing I have to do today is take Bobbi for a nail trim. <BR> <BR> It's a bit cloudy this morning but sun is supposed to come out and be in the high 60s/low 70s. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:57:35 EST Thursday 8/4/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Our retired lives seem busy with family at this age. Or at least it seems that way to me. So when I sit down and get on this computer, I think of the friends I have on Healthy Exchanges with all their everyday life occurring and us all sharing a little of it with each other. It is hard to have time for friends (or seems that way to me now). So I count everyone on here ... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:12:02 EST Wednesday, 8/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> 87 and humid today. <BR> <BR> I never did get on here to post yesterday...wonder what happened there? <BR> <BR> I haven't worked on my red afghan for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> But I did start 2 more scrap afghans...yes, I know, I'm crazy. <BR> <BR> I had the red, dark blues and green and gray one, and I was going to add some brown and tan to it, but I just couldn't do it. I really like the way it is with just those 4 colors in it, or at least no browns and... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 09:33:07 EST Tuesday, August 2, 2016 <img src="">Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> We started out with summer rain but now the sun is shining and it looks like a nice day ahead. <BR> <BR> Today the county fair begins. Other years there has been a free senior citizen day so I'm trying to figure that out. A lot of the TOPS ladies are involved in some way- mostly over taking in displays like flower arranging, canning, table setting, photography, baking. H... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:29:34 EST Monday 8/1 Good Monday morning and happy August 1st!!! <BR> <BR> Wow, another month has flown by. I cannot believe it is August already. This past year has gone by quickly. <BR> <BR> What are you ladies into today? I have green beans to pick at moms and here, too. So we both have beans to work up!! <em>244</em> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=" Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:04:27 EST Sunday, 7/31 Good Sunday morning Girls, <BR> Well, July is all but gone Girls, can you imagine it? <BR> <BR> Blue skies and sunshine here today, high of around 80 I think. <BR> <BR> Was working on my new afghan while we listened to church on tv. I really like how it is turning out. Soon I will take pics of progress. I am not trying to follow her exact stripes, but just get a general idea of how much solid color versus combined colors. I am on row 8, doesn't sound like a lot, but remember each row is alm... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:16:46 EST Saturday, 7/30 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only one more day in July. where on earth did it go? Guess it went past me while I was knitting <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Saw a joke someplace, I think facebook. <BR> <BR> God told man that he would find good women all over the corners of the world. Then he made the earth <BR> <BR> broccoli quiche for breakfast finally. It is just so good. <BR> <BR> New pictures on my blog, 4 pair of socks and 9 hats. I now have 87 hats finished. My hands a... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:45:17 EST Friday 7/29/16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Alarm went off at 6am to take my pill so am up early. The temp was 74 at 6am. So another hot day. Suppose to be 106 today but start cooling off over the week-end. Have to clean my MIL's on Monday as hopefully with the cool down the air will be cleaner. Have not left the house for a few days now. <BR> Will take care of DGD again this afternoon. She is such a good kid. ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:23:30 EST Thursday 7/28/16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> <BR> Going to be another hot one today. It did get to 107 yesterday. Makes me dream of sitting outside. Of course me and DH stayed inside the last few days. I begin to feel like a prisoner with having to stay inside all the time. The air quality is bad and they even announce it on the news. So sitting outside is not an option, shucks. <em>24</em> Been trying to get some mor... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:10:34 EST BREAKFAST DISHES STUFFED APRICOT-RAISIN FRENCH TOAST <BR> 2 eggs or 3 egg whites <BR> 1/4 cup skim milk <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> <BR> Mix all this in one bowl <BR> <BR> 3 Tablespoons Apricot Spreadable Fruit Jam <BR> 2 Tablespoons raisins <BR> 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts <BR> <BR> Mix this all in one bowl. <BR> <BR> 8 slices of reduced-calorie bread <BR> 1 Tablespoon sugar-free syrup <BR> <BR> Spray non-stick skillet with butter flavored baking spray. Dip one piece of bread in egg mixture. Lay i... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:14:55 EST Wed. 7-27-16 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> Certainly is summer here. 107 today they said. We will see. That watermelon in the truck sure looks yummy on a hot day. <BR> I made Stuffed Apricot-Raisin French Toast of Jo's for breakfast. I used egg whites instead. I do not remember which book or newsletter I got this one from as it is an old copied recipe. <BR> Will try and post it in the recipe section. <BR> Did a couple... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:53:15 EST Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Good morning ladies <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It's foggy and overcast this morning but will be warming up when that burns off. <BR> <BR> I'm doing final preparations for the TOPS party and trying to box/bundle things up. <BR> <BR> I'm making a punch tomorrow - Diet Sprite with a ring of frozen lite cranberry juice. Since it's warming up that will be refreshing. <BR> <BR> Dinner today will be a grilled chicken patty (not breaded) on a small bun plus cucumbers an... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:02:12 EST Last Monday in July 7/25/16 Good morning or afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> It's warming up over here on the Oregon coast but it's cloudy and humid today. Supposed to be nice all week. <BR> <BR> I'll bet you can guess what I'm working on. TOPS party. I'll be going out to work with one of the ladies to dress up some pots of begonias with pretty paper holders. She is very crafty and that's a huge help. <BR> <BR> My son's cat came to join me sitting on the arm of the desk chair. Tail swishing. <BR> <BR> The rose I trans... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:13:22 EST Sunday/24 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 1 more week of July. mercy, the way I count summer is June July and august. I don't go by the, anyway, summer is almost 2/3 over the way I count <BR> <BR> Sure wish my fingers worked better...sort of numb, more so since I had is hard to hold things. Oh well. <BR> <BR> I did finish those 2 socks yesterday, so I more pair finished, the toasted almond, and 1 sock finished of another pair, Paprika.. I am working on finishing anoth... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:03:53 EST July 23, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> On a whim DH and I decided to drive over to Monterey and see the ocean. We had our honeymoon in Monterey so it is always a treat to go back and see it. <BR> It was so nice and cool on the beach. <BR> It is suppose to be 101 today and 104 later this week. Hot again. <BR> I got some more painted in the RV. We are almost done with the painting. When it is all finished and decora... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:40:12 EST Friday, July 22, 2016 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> I hope you all aren't in the heat wave. <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> Karen is on vacation and Glenna is haying. How is everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> DH had a doctors appointment this morning that I went to. Things came out well so that's a relief. Then I've been working on the TOPS party next Wednesday. I will be hauling a lot of stuff there! But it will be fun. <BR> <BR> Sad to say my friend, the new Leader who has her hand in a cast, had it c... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:42:36 EST Thursday, 7/21 Good morning girls, <BR> High of 93 here today. Karen is probably higher than we are, maybe Glenna too, can't remember if Glenna's weather is warmer or cooler than we. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to look for yard sales. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to store for visiting today. <BR> Working on a sock to finish up a pair. <BR> I would like to not start any more socks until I get all 6 pair finished...think that will happen? Probably not, but I will hold out as long as I can before I want to see another s... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:27:46 EST Thursday, 7/21 Good morning girls, <BR> High of 93 here today. Karen is probably higher than we are, maybe Glenna too, can't remember if Glenna's weather is warmer or cooler than we. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to look for yard sales. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin to store for visiting today. <BR> Working on a sock to finish up a pair. <BR> I would like to not start any more socks until I get all 6 pair finished...think that will happen? Probably not, but I will hold out as long as I can before I want to see another s... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:27:22 EST Wednesday, July 20 Afternoon Girls, <BR> It is 5 PM, and 91 degrees, whew Nina and Iris, seems like we are trying to match your temps, or close to it. <BR> <BR> Worked on some socks today. Turned the heel on 2 socks. <BR> <BR> Hubby is having more chicken cordon blue, I am having broccoli quiche. We will also have a salad with that. <BR> <BR> We are all quiet today. Our brains must be fried from the heat. <BR> <BR> Have a good day girls. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:04:08 EST Tuesday 19, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> Decided to post this that I put on Monday night as I figured out most of you are at least 2-3 hours ahead of me. Will be gone most of the day tomorrow. <BR> worked on this apron yesterday. Different fabric of course. Will try and take some pictures when it is finished. I did make some changes of course <em>41</em> <BR> My brother and SIL called yesterday and we are going wit... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:50:19 EST Monday 18, 206 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> I am hoping to get some projects in the sewing room started today. Sparkpeople has one of those ad videos on and it takes forever to type when they are on. I did figure out to stop play so I can continue on here. The blogs do the same thing. So much for my complaint of so many adds on all these sites :) <BR> Tummy still not back to normal but not too bad. Think I got it from my ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:15:28 EST Sunny Sunday 7/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is hot, hot here in WV. Whew, so humid and it isn't quite noon yet. How is the weather where you are? <BR> <BR> Karen, I am familiar with Our Daily Bread. I used to get the printed one. Then I switched to online. It is handy. I like the daily emails. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you working with yarn today? I was thinking of getting some fabric out and wo... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:29:06 EST Saturday 16-2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning everyone <BR> Looks like I will start out this morning. Had a dysentery yesterday afternoon so a little slow today and sluggish. Did take a immodium so far so good. Most likely something I ate eating out. <BR> Going to my moms this morning for weekly visit. I was debating it but it has been several days. <BR> Then home to rest and work on some more recipes. <BR> Yesterday, we ... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:07:26 EST Saturday, 7/16 Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> A beautiful day here, high of 79 and sunshine. <BR> <BR> This morning I decided to work 10 rows on each of the socks that I have started. I won't necessarily get them all done in 1 day, but otherwise, I will just work on socks that are really special stripy yarn, and end up with just plainer yarn that I do not want to work on as much. <BR> I worked on 4 so far this morning. Have 2 more to go. <BR> <BR> I also need to work on more hats. I need about 15 hat... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:07:18 EST Friday, 7/15 Good morning girls, <BR> Yes, I know I say it all the time, but this month is half over time flies. <BR> <BR> Nina, those pictures were great, thanks for posting them, I felt like I was there with you. <BR> <BR> We have a town like that in the UP called Fayette. I think it is a historical park, they also have a campground. This was an old logging town. <BR> <BR> Hubby is not going yard saleing today. <BR> <BR> Also it rained last night, though do not know for how long. we de... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:48:18 EST Thursday 7/14 Good Thursday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is comfy here this morning. The cooler air feels good. I think the tv said it is 73. Hopefully not so humid today. A chance of thunderstorms, but not until evening. <BR> <BR> We have Cracker Barrel places in WV. But the closest is about 2 hours from here. Also DQ and Dairy King, Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys, Arbys, Sub Way, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and several others I can't think of. My, it seems like people around here must never eat a... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:59:58 EST Wonderful Wednesday 7/13 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> What are you all up to today? <BR> <BR> I have chores all done. And will be heading to work soon. <BR> <BR> It is cloudy and we have had a few showers this morning. It is awfully humid though. <BR> <BR> I found this picture and thought it was so pretty. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!! Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:54:08 EST Tuesday, 7/12 Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> I just put taco meat in the crock pot. <BR> I added the amount of water called for in the seasoning mix. It may be too soupy, if it is, I can just cook it for half an hour with the lid off. <BR> <BR> We will either have it on top of lettuce for a salad, or all mixed up with salad veggies...I think just serve it on top of lettuce and tomatoes, topped with sour cream and grated cheese...yummy <BR> <BR> fresh honeydew will round out the meal and calm our taste bu... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:49:47 EST Monday 11-2016 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Well today I will try and do some more painting on our travel trailer. I have more cabinet doors to paint. DH spray painted the hinges yesterday. <BR> Boy trying to loose weight when in our fun senior years is not easy. It has taken me so long to loose 4 lbs. The first week I loose 3 and then after that it is a struggle. I was reading about the new image of models this mor... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:25:06 EST Sunday, 7/10 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Listened to Andrew Wommack on cd's this morning. I crocheted on my afghan while he was talking. <BR> I love that afghan. I tried a white in between all the pink colors. Did not like it at all. Since I am naming it my Roses afghan, I decided to use green between all the pinks. Three rows of pink, 1 row of green. It is beautiful, I just love it, my Roses <em>214</em> afghan. <BR> <BR> We decided to go to town today. so I took that pink stripy sock to work on. First soc... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:57:12 EST Saturday, 7/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have to tell you what I did yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> Remember I told you that I took out that 1 partially finished sock and started a baby vest. It is so cute. Well, I had already started another pair of socks with the same kind of yarn, so I took this sock out and started a second baby vest. <BR> <BR> Then this morning, I started an afghan. I have had this pink yarn in different colors that I wanted an afghan from. I have been thinking what kind of ghan pat... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:19:08 EST Frolicking Friday, July 8, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> How exciting- Iris has a brand new great-granddaughter. 6 lb. is a nice, healthy weight for an early baby. <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> I'm up with the birds this morning. Just woke up and a nice, quiet time before I continue working on organizing the computer room. Do you think we'll ever get done with this decluttering? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> We had tacos for dinner l... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:54:58 EST Thursday, 7/7 Good morning Girls, <BR> Mercy, one whole week in July gone already...can you imagine. <BR> My flowers are blooming <em>214</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> .Our orange day lilies are so pretty, we also have some yellow lilies, my pink roses, and purple spider wort...gorgeous. My iris didn't bloom much this year. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a physical this morning. <BR> <BR> I am getting a tiny bit of an itch to start on baby projects and afghans...along with so... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 07:08:20 EST Wonderful Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is your day going? <BR> <BR> This is our last sunny day for a while, then a bit of cooler rain. I've got TOPS meeting this morning which means 3 of us get there at around 7:45 and set up tables how we need them, bring out supplies and set up the weigh in room. <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Bobbi is doing well this morning. Her green front paws where they'd soaked... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:52:04 EST Tuesday 7/5 Good Tuesday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It is cloudy here and a chance of rain today. We had some hard rain during the night. The garden looks pretty this morning after a nice drink of water. I sat on the porch with my coffee and toast and enjoyed the early morning. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is a picture of my kitty, Princess. She loves to help me with computer things! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:35:56 EST