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  • I'm telling Santa a lot of stuff!

    11/18/2019 10:36:42 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is me-----with son#1 and son#2, on one of our many trips back to Jamaica to stay with Himself's family home, near Montego Bay. On this beach, is now a huge hotel--- --When we visited, there were only a few hotels----not like to-day--Every time we went to the beach, we always loaded the ... Read more

  • Monday's Motivation

    11/18/2019 9:17:35 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Birthday Party

    11/17/2019 2:58:29 PM, by BLHEALTH

    Another grandson's birthday. We are very proud of Andrew. He is a Christian and loves God. He celebrated his 21st birthday last night. All his close friends and relatives surprised him with a "Skating Theme" pizza party. Our grand-boys love to ice skate in Winter time. Eating pizza shortly be... Read more

  • Meet Our New Great-Grandson

    11/17/2019 2:39:02 PM, by HARROWJET

    Our granddaughter was due on November 15 and we were anticipating the birth of our first great grandchild but we woke up to this picture on November 14 (Thursday) Our son Brian and daughter-in-law with their first grandson. Lucas David was born about 1:27 a.m. He weighed 7 lb. 11 ... Read more

  • Just Breathe..

    11/17/2019 2:38:45 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    If this is all you can manage to do today...it will be enough... Read more

  • A Chat line connected to Heaven?

    11/17/2019 9:59:21 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    I just think this child holding the puppy is so sweet-- Anyway, 'tis Sunday------a day of "more time"--- at least I hope I have that! This A.M., the I Pad was chirping away--- It sits in our kitchen. and each family seems to have one----so, a chat line goes--- Son#1, the restauran... Read more

  • A trip to Seoul, Korea

    11/16/2019 8:19:55 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    Son #2 , the Air Canada Pilot, is en route, from Seoul. Korea, to Toronto-- This was his plane loading up, to go there--- He took pictures of the "Pods" , as he calls them---in Business Class---your own little room--- The flight is long, so it must be nice to have a "sorta " bed, on the ... Read more

  • I'm Back----with 2 eyes--happy to be home!

    11/15/2019 7:00:25 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    We made it to the Opthalologist--- Why on earth do I worry about the weather so much? Son #3 the Policeman, drove us, in his huge super-duper truck--and the roads were just wet and slushy in spots--lotza traffic however! Himself and son #3 dropped me off at the eye place-then went to Cosco-... Read more

  • short blog-long drive ahead -in snowy weather

    11/14/2019 7:40:08 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It snowed all day yesterday--all nite too--- And this is the day that Son #3 is driving me to Sudbury to see the eye DR---I am so nervous about the roads--- will let yu know how we make out--Looks like it will be a snowy day-... Read more

  • Believe in myself--

    11/13/2019 8:31:14 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    i I heard on CBC radio this AM, that this unusually cold weather in November, is because of "Climate Change".- It was minus 21C this AM outside--not fit for man, nor beast! To-morrow, I hope, we can get to Sudbury, 2 hrs away, to the Eye Institute. I am supposed to have the 2nd Lazar treat... Read more

  • A Gal has to do what a gal must do!

    11/12/2019 8:03:41 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    Himself must've "HAD" at least 20 hammers--- I have always kept 2 ladies hammers , in my kitchen drawer- Yesterday I needed to use my hammer---opened the drawer---AND NO HAMMER WAS IN THERE! I immediately ran to the garage to borrow one of Himself's hammers, in the garage- -no hammer---... Read more

  • Thank you..

    11/11/2019 1:42:08 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Thankful for all those who have served so that I may live free...... Read more

  • Thoughts on a cold day-

    11/11/2019 9:03:43 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It is a day to remember all those who lost their lives --for us--- I remember in school, colouring all the poppies ---and the helmets of the soldiers , and the crosses--It always seems to be an overcast day , as it is to-day- Veterans' Day--or in Canada, we call it, Remembrance Day. I w... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/10/2019 1:03:11 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I have tried this and i can tell you "It really does work."... Read more

  • Sushi and Santa- says, "watch out"

    11/10/2019 9:16:51 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This little girl is a wee bit of a devil in the mornings--I love it! mornings seem to be her exercise time-- running into our room--dashing out--- "There goes the grey streak", Himself always says--as she darts past him- She is sitting on her table right now, looking out the front window-... Read more

  • I is for Intuition

    11/10/2019 5:57:45 AM, by CARMACHAMELEON

    Yes, the lessson, in my Spark Coach today was using my intuition and to do "Intuitive Eating". I have done this before and I must truly say that it calms my cravings, my nervous and emotional eating and binging, and it even gives me a sense of peace! So, knowing this why do I stray from eating thi... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/9/2019 11:26:30 AM, by GLORYB83

    Hazel & Evan having breakfast at Grandma & Grandpa's house - pancakes of course! 4 My son & his wife have their grandson Evan sleep over on Friday nights and he always requests Grandma's famous blueberry pancakes and also bacon, for breakfast. Hazel is joining in on this tradition. Oh to ... Read more

  • Life is what it is-

    11/9/2019 9:17:50 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    We have SNOW--- The temperature is around zero--- so it isn't too cold--- just wet--- It's kinda a mess!- I shall take both Germans out to clean up the walkways- Yesterday Himself and I did groceries and I found frozen vegetables, in bags--all cut up--like squash-- I think this winter... Read more

  • 2019-11-08 21 tips

    11/8/2019 7:53:32 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    21 Tips for Weight loss that work (nothing new... but good check list for what may have slipped out of your routine) https://www.everydayhealth.com
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  • Morning Glory

    11/8/2019 12:37:37 PM, by BLHEALTH

    As I looked out the window, the golden leaves caught my eyes. I just had to take a second look. This is a picture of our Morning Glory vine a few days ago just before the first frost. I'm going to miss these pretty blooms this Winter ... Read more

  • This and more of "that"-

    11/8/2019 9:32:22 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is from Son#2, the Air Canada Pilot, flying to Beijing, taken as he flew over Siberia-- He has landed now --It is night time in Beijing--He is going to bed--already called and sent pictures of Chinese food-- I tracked him last night--He was over Mongolia-- -So, I am struggling... Read more

  • Mediterranean Diet

    11/7/2019 1:39:31 PM, by BLHEALTH

    Starting to find the Mediterranean Diet interesting. I have had the book around here for a long time. It seems to be healthy and pretty good for one trying to dodge diabetic and too many carbs. Has anyone tried it. I also have the Dash diet book too.... Read more

  • 2019-11-07 response to 2019-11-06

    11/7/2019 8:39:34 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    Thinking about yesterdays post... Yes we can always use more people like "the Mr. Miller" in the story... but maybe we need a whole lot more people like those three boys.. Boys who "truly appreciated" "VALUED" "REMEMBERED" what they were gifted. I doubt our Mr. Miller only blessed those ... Read more

  • A NEW PHONE----more technology

    11/7/2019 8:32:40 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    I updated my I Phone---from an I '4"--to an I-"8"-- Well, I didn't do it--- I took the whole kit and caboodle to son#4 The City worker--- He is Tech savvy----- but----- ( Now isn't there always a big "butt"?)--the Sim card in the "4" was not compatible to the "8"--- and 4 hrs later, all was f... Read more

  • Something to Think About

    11/7/2019 8:30:38 AM, by HARROWJET

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  • Here's a free tube of cream--

    11/6/2019 8:28:56 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    A funny thing happened yesterday- After Ubering Himself, I stopped to buy an Eyebrow pencil-- (People with low Thyroid--"Me"-have no eyebrows)- The Sales Lady, somehow, began to talk about how years ago she had had breast cancer--- -so--I heard myself telling her about my SIL who --well, ... Read more

  • 2019-11-06 Take the time to read this

    11/6/2019 7:35:22 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    posted on a friend's fb-page Red Marbles!... I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to ... Read more

  • I Will Never Give Up Me..

    11/5/2019 8:06:20 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and never give up.. ... Read more

  • Busy Day

    11/5/2019 1:07:23 PM, by BLHEALTH

    Cleaning closets and packing away Summer clothes. There is never a boring minute around our house. For lunch today we had Morning Star Veggie Burger with homemade fries. Delicious! And pretty healthy. Not too much fat or cholesterol BIBLE VERSE: The earth will be full of the knowledge of th... Read more

  • Big Beau and I-

    11/5/2019 8:37:10 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    - I just got off the Treadmill--a 10 minute stint---I must get back on later--- It is an Uber Day-a day to get Himself to his office--- Sadie , the cleaning Lady (who is me )-will be arriving shortly-- In fact, she will be here 3 days this week--- The flu has gone--thanks to a Z-pac... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/4/2019 11:08:11 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    “Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” —Charlotte Eriksson All the answers you seek are already within you. ... Read more

  • Being a Pilot-not a Pirate!

    11/4/2019 9:18:42 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is about how our driveway looks this morning- I walked Tess---in a rain, wet snow , with a parka on me and a hat-- It amazes me how a wee walk clears the head, even on a dark dreary day-- The flu bug is nearly gone---which amazes me too--- -so good to feel better--more energet... Read more

  • Another activity filled day

    11/3/2019 11:04:10 PM, by SAINTBERNARD6

    After church, 1..ate at Chinese buffet-------of course over ate 2. mailed a bill payment 3. attended granddaughter's baby shower in the park 4. after the baby shower attended great grandson's 2nd birthday party in my back yard 5. visited with ex son in law and his siste... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/3/2019 1:40:24 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I don't have time to worry about people who don't care for me I am too busy spending time with the people (and my dog) who love me. ... Read more

  • a very vivid Dream--hard to believe!

    11/3/2019 10:13:06 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    The other morning, I told Himself of my dream--- -a very vivid dream--- The dream was of, My SIL and I ---- in a room----somewhere, and she was happy--hurrying as she communicated to me--to catch a flight-- Now my SIL died---2 nights before this dream---- She told me that I was to ... Read more

  • 2019-11-03 DST debate

    11/3/2019 10:01:13 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    And the debate goes on.. DST yes or no https://www.almanac.com/conten
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  • Did You Know?

    11/2/2019 6:13:19 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Remember your path is your path..Don't waste precious time trying to fit in where you don't belong and where you are not wanted..Live your life on your terms. Be thankful for everyone who comes into your life for they are life lessons..and be especially thank you for the ones that come into yo... Read more

  • Being me-bravely!

    11/2/2019 9:40:57 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    - Kids have the best attitude towards life--- They also think nothing of running around the house----playing chase with their friends---and never complain about aches and pains-- I wonder when we adults stopped doing all of this---??? Maybe it came with a "Driver's Licence"--- I hav... Read more

  • Home Again

    11/1/2019 10:28:32 PM, by HARROWJET

    Himself wanted to go away for a few days so we spent this past week in Collingwood, Ontario, approximately 6 hours away. Daughter arranged a time-share for us. It was nice to get away. We drove around the area. It has built up a lot since we were there about 4 years ago. We had planne... Read more

  • All Is Well

    11/1/2019 3:51:34 PM, by BLHEALTH

    Went to Dr. for check up. Good news and bad news. My triglycerides hasn't changed, but they haven't gotten any worse. So that's something to be thankful for. I must continue to leave off the fats to help lower it, and it's not easy. I'm still a pre-diabetic so I'm trying to control that and no... Read more

  • November's Intentions

    11/1/2019 2:15:52 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Practice Gratitude and giving.. donate do a gratitude journal .. write a blog every day of November Show appreciation Random acts of kindness Keep a mood tracker for the month of November to keep my depression at bay. Training Rosey..my new best ... Read more

  • so much stuff going on---I CAN face it--I hope!

    11/1/2019 6:57:00 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    Big snow storm hit here overnight--- --this AM ., I drive to get the snow tires on----for 9am-- I have some sort of horrible sore throat--- My SIL who had Colon Cancer passed thru the Pearly gates yesterday-- There are so many reasons to just go back to bed--but------s'not going to happen, ... Read more

  • Halloween Night

    10/31/2019 7:13:15 PM, by GLORYB83

    Two tables laden with goodies in the lobby of my apartment building, these were never-ending, always being filled over & over! One of my grandsons, his wife & their daughter Hazel. Hazel and me. I tried to squat down but that's as far as I could get, LOL My son's wife and th... Read more

  • The Mask...

    10/31/2019 1:42:44 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask. Anne Morrow Lindbergh... Read more

  • The Moose and a new phone

    10/31/2019 8:38:31 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    We had a wee bit of snow falling--in the dark, this A.M.--- Very little has stayed on the ground-- This is how Tess and I looked, walking in the almost dark ---- It will be so nice when the clocks change--- It is an Uber Day----a day to drive Himself to his office--- To-morrow the... Read more

  • End of October

    10/30/2019 7:27:54 PM, by GLORYB83

    Oh no, we're expecting rain and winds tomorrow - Halloween! What a big disappointment for children as they really look forward to dressing up for trick or treating and having people guess who they are! If it is real windy and raining, I really doubt my two great-grandchildren will come here... Read more

  • My Day..My Choices

    10/30/2019 1:07:33 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    This day belongs to you..make it great!... Read more

  • November Is Almost Here

    10/30/2019 11:46:14 AM, by HARROWJET

    In November I will continue drinking lots of water but I am adding fruits and vegetables to my challenge. https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
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  • 2019-10-30 Origins of Halloween Traditions

    10/30/2019 10:47:00 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    from my email mailbox ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS https://www.almanac.com/news/a
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  • -high pressure and snow---

    10/30/2019 8:26:04 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is himself and I in Sudbury--- at a Sushi/Chinese Buffet place-- This was after visiting the eye Dr,--and her telling me that the pressure had risen in my bad eye-AGAIN--- and after she lazared both eyes, and gave me an appointment to return in 2 weeks-- Himself also had developed a fi... Read more

  • Forgiving....

    10/29/2019 7:31:28 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Forgiving does not mean that you have to forgive someone and still give them a front row seat to your life..Forgiveness is not easy but I believe that forgiveness is the first step to being able to live a happy life....I have finally had a conversation with someone this week and was able to share my... Read more

  • Off to see the Wizard!

    10/29/2019 6:32:07 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    I kinda like the above quote-- Himself and I--with #4 son, are heading off to Sudbury, (about a 2 hr drive) to visit the Opthamologist--- Connie will be out here for the day, to take care of the livestock-- The 2 Germans will enjoy her--Sushi will hide under the bed-- We are so for... Read more

  • 2019-10-28

    10/28/2019 3:46:03 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    Oh, I do hope this link will work... if it does.. it will display on the left the picture that came up on my laptop screen when I finally booted it up this afternoon... Bare Island.. not too far from the home base of one of my dear SP friends. https://www.bing.com/search?q=
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  • Collingwood, Ontario

    10/28/2019 2:34:52 PM, by HARROWJET

    On Saturday Himself and I and our daughter drove to the town of Collingwood, Ontario. Our daughter and son-in-law belong to a vacation plan and she set us up in a vacation place for a week. She stayed with us Saturday night and then drove back home on Sunday. Today (Monday) is a beautiful day... Read more

  • The Birthday and the Bear!

    10/28/2019 8:01:50 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It was Himself's Birthday --He turned 91 --and we had a party for him-- It was fun--- a huge balloon--a cake---great Grandchildren--and good food-- Being together is what is the best---I think we do this for the Grandchildren--It melts my heart when I hear them all sing, "Happy Birthday... Read more

  • What would they do without me?

    10/27/2019 12:34:40 PM, by LEANJEAN6

    I have not forgotten to blog--- Lord love a Duck! ---I NEVER would do that! But----stuff is happening out here----and I had to oversee it all--- "Stop telling me what to do", Himself was telling me, as I was grabbing wheel barrels and shoving them into the "way too small shed"- "But, ... Read more

  • Witches & Goblins, oh my!

    10/27/2019 11:27:25 AM, by GLORYB83

    Our wee Hazel was at a Halloween party, dressed as a Cheetah. Funny story, she is only two and both last year and this, she refuses to have a costume put on her so her mom lets her wear her regular clothes, choosing something that looks suitable for Halloween! Can you imagine that, at her yo... Read more

  • Healthy Eating

    10/26/2019 5:48:58 PM, by BLHEALTH

    Children over today. I cooked a healthy dinner as our son is now getting into healthier lifestyle. Our only. Grand daughter is practising her driving skills. She will turn 16 on Christmas Eve. My oh my. Where does time go.... Read more

  • This era was my era

    10/26/2019 10:09:36 AM, by HAPPYSOUL91

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  • Carving my way thru each day-

    10/26/2019 9:49:16 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    How can I not smile when I see the above face-- Well, Himself had a relaxin' fun day yesterday--partly because of all yer kind wishes , which I tried to read to him--and partly because the kids came out with funny cards , telling him to have a Happy Birthday---and---also, because , his wif... Read more

  • Thank You Friends...

    10/25/2019 2:57:44 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I just wanted to take some time to thank you all who take time to visit my page and leave comments and goodies. Your kindness has not gone without noticed. I am very busy with life and lots of things everyday to do.. I am learning to balance my life and all of its demands. Somedays I do better... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to Himself!~

    10/25/2019 9:38:00 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is my walk to the boat launch---down the back road--then up this path-- across the bridge--to the end of the lake--what we call, "the boat launch"-- --I walk out onto the point-Tess gets a drink of water--then turn around and "hoof " it home-- This was me and our daughter, wit... Read more

  • Spark Team "SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In"

    10/24/2019 10:24:22 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    I am now the administrator of a Spark Team "SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In" I so would love to help others and for them to help me in return to reach our goal; to be at a healthy weight and maintain it. By successful members sharing what and how they did it and other members sharing what wor... Read more

  • Lotza news on the Homefront!

    10/24/2019 8:36:07 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    This is the Dreamliner--the 'plane son#2 flies--- Recently he flew to China-- I think he is en route now for "home"--- Mostly his comments were about the "smog" there-- Even about to land, the pictures were very blurry , as he said, due to the smog- And some pictures he had sent me... Read more

  • What a Day...........

    10/23/2019 11:28:41 PM, by SAINTBERNARD6

    Today was a day that I accomplished everything on my to do list... After being sick for several days with no energy and feeling very weak and shaky, sweating one minute and freezing the next, sleeping 10 to 15 hours each day, I had quite a chore list... 1.. do all the TOS b... Read more

  • Not going to Beijing--but walking on the back road--

    10/23/2019 8:33:55 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It's raining-Tess and I walked between the drops --very fast--- -plus I have been on the Dreadmill--only 12 minutes, but hopefully I can get back on there around noon- Last night, I was walking the floors--could not sleep--had that "jumpy leg syndrome"---probably because I had not exercise... Read more

  • Decisions are so difficult-

    10/22/2019 8:36:25 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    -The village people---at least that is what I call them---my Halloween decorations-- -I struggle daily----and especially on Uber Days, which is to-day---a day to drive Himself to his office---The struggle is ---"Do I take the 10 minutes on the Dreadmill, even tho I'm short on time, because I... Read more

  • Odds 'n Ends

    10/21/2019 3:41:06 PM, by GLORYB83

    Halloween is next week! Can you believe how fast that crept up on us? My building sets up two big tables in the lobby and has never-ending goodies on the go all night. We are noted for encouraging each child to take some of everything, so that they fill up their bags in one place! Word of ... Read more

  • Lights Out

    10/21/2019 10:37:06 AM, by BLHEALTH

    There's nothing wrong with me a little ice cream won't fix. I had myself some ice cream yesterday, even though it doesn't help my diet any. The extra calories were made up anyway. Our power was off for 6 hours over the weekend due to wind blowing trees on the power lines, but we got some muc... Read more

  • Believe in "you"

    10/21/2019 9:24:12 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It's hard to believe-----in "me"---- Even when I "Spark", there are days that I wonder how much good I'm doing-- -but-I'm still alive----so, I tell myself. "I must be doing something right---" "Practice what you preach"----Dad used to say that----so, I walk, and it must do some good, becaus... Read more

  • Long Week..Rest Day

    10/20/2019 12:26:08 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • The world is changing---I must too!

    10/20/2019 11:22:04 AM, by LEANJEAN6

    It is 11am--- I am late blogging-- Lord love a Duck! I tried to turn the TV on in our bedroom---The Receiver will not come on --- This TV is in a wall unit and FINALLY --I pulled the wall unit away from the wall---after emptying it--dusting it--and following wires from everywhere-- to no wher... Read more