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  • Fall 5% Challenge: Not a good weigh-in

    10/19/2019 11:49:07 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Saturday means it's weigh-in day. I had the scales sitting in front of the bathroom door so I wouldn't forget. Well the numbers on the scales went in the wrong direction..so I sorta wish that I had forgotten. I had a few beers this week...obviously my body can't diet and drink beers at the sam... Read more

  • Embracing Adversity

    10/19/2019 6:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are really tough right now. I don't like the pain, the stress and the major changes to my full schedule. Sometimes, I get upset and act in ways that are not as thoughtful as I'd like to be. The times of adversity will make me a better person. Adversity is like a strong wind. It... Read more

  • A Masterpiece in the Making!

    10/18/2019 5:28:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Each one of us is an incomplete masterpiece! We are also the master painter with the brush in our hands. Others may paint along with us, but we hold the masterstroke. What will you add to your painting today? Positivity or depression? Health and joy or sadness? The darkness of circumstan... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    (iT IS A CHART, NOT A LIST LIKE THIS) DATE________________ USE UP THESE THINGS TO MAKE THESE THINGS (RECIPES/WHATEVER) ____________________________
    _____ MEATS/FISH/PROTEINS PRODUCE FRESH ... Read more

  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • Two days until the walk!

    10/17/2019 7:57:53 AM, by CVRONEK

    The Richmond Out of Darkness Walk for AFSP is in two days, Saturday October 19th. Our team is doing great and getting closer to our goal! Suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, co-workers and the community is devastating. The loss o... Read more

  • Sadness

    10/17/2019 5:23:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    yesterday was a very sad day for me. My mother is not doing well with her health. She has pneumonia and a UTI. I could not be with her today, and I'm very sad. I wish that I could be by her side during her weakest moments, but I live 90 minutes away, and could not go. She spent the day in th... Read more

  • I gotta keep going

    10/16/2019 2:34:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am thinking I might need this reminder for the rest of this week...well until my next official weigh-in on Saturday. Yes I survived our 14-hour power outage (yes it was longer then originally planned). BUT I will admit that I ate some things that I shouldn't...mainly a mini bag of che... Read more

  • First Things First

    10/16/2019 5:16:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I learned from the best! I remember seeing my Dad get up early and stretch out before going to work on his bike. After he retired, he got up early and went for a run, and in his later years, he got up early and walked with my mom. My Mom would read her Bible, and go for a walk every day. ... Read more

  • Power Outage

    10/15/2019 6:46:05 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    For some dumb reason the Southern California Edison Company has decided to turn our power off today, so they can do maintenance. How many times in one season does an electric company really need to do maintenance? Well let's just say that I ain't looking forward to work today. I am up early t... Read more

  • Wondering and Wandering

    10/15/2019 5:11:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I wonder as I wander through the woods, why is this world such a diverse and beautiful place? I am so thankful for the beauty and love that I find. I am content with a calmer kind of satisfaction with the beauty that I get to share with my friends and family. I have a sense of b... Read more

  • 5% challenge: Goals for this Week

    10/14/2019 1:17:45 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Gonna try to set little goals every week, so I don't freak myself out with just looking at a huge goal for the end. Usually huge goals look impossible with me telling myself..its to hard or that will take "forever" and will have me giving up before I get anywhere close to goal. 1. Clean o... Read more

  • Life is Fragile, Handle With Care

    10/14/2019 5:44:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes we forget that even the rough and tough might be cream puffs inside. Sometimes we get jostled around and hurt by others. Still, our purpose on this earth is to be kind towards other people. Recently, I was treated harshly by a family member. We both care deeply about our Mom but h... Read more

  • Trip into town yesterday...for food

    10/13/2019 6:04:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    First time I have bought flour or sugar in years. But I needed it to make a pineapple upside down cake for somebody else on the 18th. But do you see all those lemons :) I can't resist adding mushrooms into a homemade veggie soup Haven't tried cilantro in years, but I got some to g... Read more

  • JOY

    10/13/2019 6:00:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the feeling of being in the woods in Autumn. Walking quietly along a path with beautiful colors all around me. That is much more than just a cardio workout. It is a joy! That joy keeps me moving forward and meeting my goals. Joy is a strength. Join me on my Daily Goals Challenge! s... Read more

  • Today--October 12th in ND

    10/12/2019 6:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Enjoy...bet you never thought of this before!

    10/12/2019 5:57:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2009 plane crashes into her house near Buffalo, NY --book by Karen Wielinski

    10/12/2019 5:41:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a true story. Of course it is very tragic. About 50 people died, including the author's husband. Not easy reading by any means, but the places and people she mentions have meaning for me. I am grateful my family and friends were safe. Thank the Lord. One on the Ground: The Stor... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: 2nd Offical Weigh-in

    10/12/2019 8:40:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Well its seems that I got frustrated/ whiny yesterday for nothing. The official weigh-in for my challenge team is Saturday. So seeing as I was awake after midnight I weighed myself before falling asleep. I was pleasantly surprised with a number. I woke up a little after 5am, which is around the... Read more

  • the little "c".

    10/12/2019 5:28:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cancer. It's a very scary word. I'm dealing with basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is not going to kill me, but it's made me re-examine my life in a new way. On Thursday I drove an hour to see a dermatologist. It took me a month to get in to see him, and that was quick compared to others!... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving --to our Canadian neighbors!

    10/11/2019 6:26:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I Hate the Yo-Yo

    10/11/2019 5:27:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Grandma had given me & my younger brothers all yo-yo's for Christmas when we were little kids. We had fun for awhile moving the hard piece of plastic up and down the string. But like alot of toys, the yo-yo became boring. I don't remember playing with it much after the next year. I think Dad h... Read more

  • My Mama Will Be Waiting

    10/11/2019 5:59:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, My Mom is having conversations and visits with my Dad, her parents, and sisters who have all died many years ago. At 97, I wonder if one day soon she will follow them to heaven. Every day that she is with me is a treasure. One day I will be looking for her face in my dreams and... Read more

  • Thursday's Breakfast Drink

    10/10/2019 1:04:05 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I didn't add to much of the mixed fruit, but enough strawberries to give it a slight pinkish color. Mostly I tasted coconut from the milk. I love this almond/coconut milk combination. I have to remember to add it to my shopping list. So far this morning I am feeling better...still got ... Read more

  • I HAVE A VOICE

    10/10/2019 5:24:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember how nervous Mom would get whenever I would bring up the president and national affairs. You see, politics were never discussed in our home. Ever. She would tell me; “Please stop! Nice people don’t discuss such things.” I’ve never known a nicer person that my mother, and she let me... Read more

  • decluttering--still--and most likely forever!

    10/9/2019 5:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually got some decluttering done. I had to push myself-still fatigued. But a plumber is supposed to show up. There is a leak from the upstairs tenant. The plumber is not here in my condo--I hope he (she?) is upstairs! I am happy the place looks better. I guess that is self-care. ... Read more

  • Spark Daily Challenges

    10/9/2019 5:21:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the Daily Spark Challenges. They keep me on track and find balance in my quest for good health. My favorite three are the Daily Goals, the Daily Fitness, and the Daily Nutrition. I keep them going most of the time. What keeps you moving forward? ... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: The Hardest Part

    10/8/2019 11:33:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The people in this challenge are great, I love reading their spark pages. Sparkpeople is now the first website I check every morning. I like starting the day seeing how many team points that I can get. It's fun to search Google for a motivational quote to leave on the team page. But I can't seem t... Read more

  • Suggested meatless frozen meals --Gardein brand.

    10/8/2019 8:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Gardein Meatless Products Gardein Gmo-Free Vegan Lightly Breaded Turk'y Cutlets, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8) ... Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground, 13.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs, 12.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tender, 9 Ounce - 8 per c... Read more

  • Your Halloween costumes were fantastic--a couple more of mine...

    10/8/2019 8:05:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Once I scared my last class of the day (science) by wearing a gruesome mad scientist rubber mask--with nodules and even sores on the face. They told me to take it off. Oh well. I was "God" once. In the style of George Burns "God." Fancy white sweatshirt . I think it had gold on it. I also ... Read more

  • Falling Leaves

    10/8/2019 5:20:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tree of Life in all its glory has released you and your beauty. Its foliage one at a time drops. And down you fall~ slowly turning around and around Suddenly you hit the ground. Stepped on, rained on, your colors fade to brown. Crushed, forgotten raked away. Is this t... Read more

  • Halloween costumes you have tried...???

    10/7/2019 8:31:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby wore his fireman clothes -coat, boots, hat, etc. So I was a Dalmatian. His costume was way easier than mine. I don't think I have a photo of that. darn. For a scout meeting/party, in HS I did "blackface" when no one said it was not PC. I was quite tall and wore one of my Dad's suits a... Read more

  • Have you tried jackfruit?

    10/7/2019 8:13:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have not tried it but some people on other spark teams use it quite a bit instead of meat. ... Read more

  • Cold Season== Weight loss

    10/7/2019 2:50:24 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had weighed myself on Saturday for the start of the 5% challenge group and I was at 200#. This morning I decided to check weight again..even though we don't officially have to weigh in until next Saturday. Well this morning I was pleasantly surprised when the scale said 197.2#. Of course I real... Read more

  • Living a Healthy Life

    10/7/2019 5:42:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting the rest that I need: these all go into making my life healthy. My healthy life makes me a happy wife, mom, and person. Today I'm going to go out for my walk and drink all 9 glasses of water. Taking care of myself is the foundation for having a heal... Read more

  • Meals in the EDR (Employee Dining Room)

    10/6/2019 4:32:11 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    1. Eat to live, or Live to eat 2. Only eat when hungry. I have seen both of those statements/quotes/mantras (whatever you want to call them) many times throughout my life. 1. Is one of your first thoughts of the day..."oh boy time to eat, what will I have today" the minute you wak... Read more

  • Decided to not worry and be happy

    10/6/2019 8:55:30 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Straightened out the problem that drove me to tears 2 days ago. This plan right now is to keep my small retirement fund with the same investment company, especially since I don’t need to add stress to my plate, I have more than enough, stress, that is.... Read more

  • The Little Extra

    10/6/2019 5:35:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    "The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that little extra." Unknown. Every day I take a few minutes to gain focus through my time of prayer and my time of planning. i'm writing a book, and spend at least 10-20 minutes working on it every day. I value my health and I take tim... Read more

  • I will try to stop...

    10/5/2019 7:43:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • If you love Halloweeen...

    10/5/2019 7:32:18 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Fall 5% Challenge: measurements & picture OH MY!

    10/5/2019 9:48:02 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    249 I had to reset my weight tracker this morning on my page to start this new challenge group. While I was doing that, I noticed some old measurements that I took in August 2013. Waist...43.5" Hips...47" Thighs...25" I decided to update those same measurements today.. Waist...49... Read more

  • My Autumn Walk

    10/5/2019 5:35:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's nothing as beautiful as a walk in Autumn. I think that New Hampshire has the most colorful Fall season of them all!... Read more

  • I am still doing pretty well with recent loss of hubby, but,,,

    10/4/2019 3:11:01 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I’m totally worried about finances and am doing my best to chill but it’s difficult.... Read more

  • Breakfast

    10/4/2019 11:22:31 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    A friend that moved away from Death Valley gave me the bag of Potato o'Brien, and I am slowly using them up. My old roommate left the can chicken behind. I also added 2 eggs into this and mixed everything together. This was Tuesday's breakfast and it was pretty tasty. Actually my old roommate ... Read more

  • Tummy Troubles

    10/4/2019 5:41:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    When your body talks to you, listen. It will talk louder and louder until you do. Lately, my stomach has been queezy. I don't know why, but it's time for me to take the time to figure out what is going on. I think that a lot of my tummy troubles come from stress at work and being responsi... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: Accountable

    10/3/2019 3:53:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Being accountable is more than just being responsible for something—it's also, ultimately being answerable for your actions. To hold yourself accountable, you must find the motivation to do difficult things. Don't just set it and forget it, when it comes to any goal that you want. Remind yourself re... Read more

  • Enjoy the Beauty that's Around You!

    10/3/2019 5:24:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Stop and look at the flowers, trees, and people's faces! There's beauty all around you, meant to be enjoyed. In sunshine and in rain, there is something beautiful for you to see. The New England fall colors are one of the sights that I just love to see each year. "Autumn... the year's last, l... Read more

  • Fall 5%Challenge: Exercise Commitment

    10/2/2019 2:43:15 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    This challenge will only last 8 weeks from October 5th-- November 30th. Plenty of time to get into the groove of moving my butt and keep it moving after this challenge ends. For days when I am down with a cold (like today) and don't wanna do anything I don't really have to do (except go to work a... Read more

  • Planning on Success

    10/2/2019 5:23:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Make your plans and pray. Some days, I have lots of energy and put that energy into my plans, and other days I'm on autopilot. Always, I ask for God's help. Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. We just can't do it without help from above! God al... Read more

  • October: Fall 5% Challenge

    10/1/2019 2:10:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Every season has it's beauty and Autumn is no exception. Autumn sings to you with the rustle of leaves And breathes on you with spicy scents that flow with the breeze. 465 431 574 774 422 I have joined one of the 5% challenge teams. It seems that they have been around sparkpeople... Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout!

    10/1/2019 5:24:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday a wonderful friend and his son came over and transformed a pile of huge chunks of wood into this beautiful stack. The three of us worked together for 2 hours and my husband was amazed. This is his birthday gift from the 3 of us. Happy 70th John!... Read more

  • Will my mini-cycler prove that my Fitbit is useless?

    9/30/2019 1:37:15 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Recently I ordered a new mini-cycler exercise machine from Amazon. It can actually be used to exercise your legs or arms. But if you are just interested in leg exercises, just beware that if you are only pedaling with your legs then it won't count on your Fitbit. Now if you rest your hands on... Read more

  • WORK THE PLAN!

    9/30/2019 5:27:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I take a few minutes and plan my day. I write it down in my planner, and off I go. Spark helps me to start that plan by keeping my exercise and diet in check. I also get my motivation from being here. Taking time to plan has helped me to stay on track in many ways. It has also... Read more

  • Monthly Fitness Minutes

    9/29/2019 12:11:36 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    This month is the first time that I have reached 2500 fitness minutes. Well at least it's the first month that I have ever tracked them. The most I had done before was only 1500 minutes. In late 2011, my mom's death was caused from a blood clot...and while I don't know everything about blo... Read more

  • Finding That "Get Moving" Spirit!

    9/29/2019 6:58:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some days I love going out for a walk. Today is not one of THOSE days. So what do I do? I get moving anyhow. My "Get Moving" attitude is out there, and I'm sure to find it if I just get moving! ... Read more

  • I didn't win, but I didn't lose either

    9/28/2019 11:25:51 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Almost every week for the last 1-2 months, an ex-boss's husband has invited me to participate in a 5-day "work week Hustle" challenge. Every week its usually the same few people at the top of the list at the end of the challenge. This week, I wanted to shake things up so I invited my youngest daught... Read more

  • Went to gym 2 times this week and walked or swam for a full hour both times.

    9/28/2019 10:05:46 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I’m going to gym today and tomorrow, also. I’m busy getting prepped for church service for hubby’s passing and am having a bit of difficulty with choosing pictures to bring for display. Monday this week have appointment with periodontist and Tuesday have eye shot #78 in right, so will not be able ... Read more

  • I can and I will!

    9/28/2019 5:44:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe I don't understand how I will make some things happen, but I know that I will figure it out as I go. I can and I will see my blood sugar at 120. My blood sugar is going down, and I will continue to see it go to 120. I continue to struggle with high morning numbers. I can and I will see... Read more

  • I am the Woman to Blame!

    9/27/2019 5:31:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I have no one to blame. I am responsible for my actions and my words. I am too old to blame my mother and too young to blame the kids. My boss is not responsible for my happiness and my husband is not responsible for my problems. The buck stops here. I am the person responsible for... Read more

  • I raided the salad bar at work

    9/26/2019 2:11:55 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I walked down to the EDR (employee dining room) to grab a few things off their salad bar. 3 hard boiled eggs, little bit of diced onions and bell peppers, and a few cherry tomatoes. Then I walked back home. After slicing up the eggs and adding my own salad dressing, I decided it needed ... Read more

  • "Keep On Keeping On!"

    9/26/2019 5:20:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Mom would tell me in words and actions; "Keep On Keeping On!" At 97, she still gets up each morning and does her crafts. Now she colors pictures that I laminate and put on bags. Her family and church family love receiving her gifts. Albert Einstein once said; "Life is like riding a bic... Read more

  • Assessing our bodies after age 60

    9/25/2019 8:52:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to do this! chris www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1202... Read more

  • Points to ponder

    9/25/2019 8:41:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Part 3 Seniors

    9/25/2019 8:39:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell ... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    9/25/2019 8:25:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    no I did not draw these... Read more

  • Workout with a Deck of Cards

    9/25/2019 1:54:07 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    As I was searching through articles to read for points today, I found this... https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=ace_your_
    next_workout_with_a_deck_of_cards At first I wondered "what the heck does playing cards have to do with exercise? " Well it's actually a clever... Read more

  • Looking up!

    9/25/2019 5:19:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our focus makes such a difference! Do you want to improve your mood, look up! Make your focus at a higher point. It's all a great mystery...Look up at the sky and you'll see how everything changes Antoine de Saint-Exupery My favorite spot to look is Mt Monadnock. Both in artwork ... Read more

  • Singing

    9/24/2019 5:24:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to sing! It brightens my day and lifts up my spirit. Lately, I've been enjoying the Ken Burns documentary on Country Music. If you are down, this will lift you up! I once sang on the Rue Royale in New Orleans with Grampa Elliot. What a memory! ... Read more

  • Part 2: Seniors

    9/23/2019 11:43:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature, requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good. So, if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s Go... Read more

  • Monday Motivation

    9/23/2019 12:54:22 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Monday doesn't have to be doomsday, to me Mondays always meant a fresh start for a new week.. a new week to be better than last week. Does anyone start their week with a to-do list of important stuff that needs to be done? I love checking things off such lists when I finish them.... Read more

  • Skin & Cancer

    9/23/2019 5:18:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a small wound on my nose that has not healed in about a year. It may be cancerous, and I am beginning to learn about it. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, and it frequently occurs on the nose. This picture shows a hard, well-defined basal cell carcinoma that is no... Read more

  • Sunday Morning

    9/22/2019 12:48:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I got my 2nd cup of coffee now. So is Sunday the end of a week or the start of a new week? Why is it called a weekEND, when most calendars put it at the beginning of the week? Either way...its my Friday at work. Good thing because my hip hates me this morning.... Read more

  • Part 1: Seniors

    9/22/2019 12:44:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made s... Read more

  • Good Morning Sunshine!

    9/22/2019 6:08:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Good morning Friends! Remember to look up into the sunshine and count your many blessings. This is the day that the Lord has made. I am going to make someone's day wonderful with a loving and positive attitude. Be the sunshine in someone else's day today, and your day will be brighter t... Read more

  • a fundamental mistake leading to being and staying fat

    9/22/2019 1:25:00 AM, by RKOTTEK

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  • ME too!

    9/21/2019 5:18:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    School started, and I've been very busy. I've been taking care of everything and everyone. Except for ME. Somehow in the shuffle, I forgot about ME. I've been getting tired, frustrated and sad. I've been crabby with my husband. If I don't take care of ME, nothing words. It's time to f... Read more

  • Frustrations at the nursing home

    9/21/2019 2:05:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two big problems. Darn. Hubby needs a "small" surgery. The pump holding a medicine needs to be replaced. After I think, 5 years they do that. But... it is Tuesday and Monday many things need to be done! I didn't get the phone message* and I just found out today. I have been saying some pray... Read more

  • Not feelin' too good today...

    9/21/2019 1:51:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Just kidding, of course. Chris 213... Read more

  • Lean on Me

    9/20/2019 5:18:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need someone to lean on. One of the healthiest and often overlooked ways that you can help yourself by to helping another person. Almost everyone needs help in one form or another. Taking the time to smile, say an encouraging word or go out of your way to show kindness can change anothe... Read more

  • OMG: Area 51

    9/20/2019 2:45:51 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I don't live to far from the gas station/diner/hotel in Armagosa Valley,NV. I stopped in at the gas station over 3 years ago. It's has a quirky little gift shop selling anything imaginable with aliens on it. Hey it's all a fun gimmick for a business in the middle of the desert. I had... Read more