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  • more jokes for today

    2/25/2020 5:31:04 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they can't remember the words. Why do birds fly south for the winter? Because it's too far to walk. Why didn't Noah fish very often? Because he only had two worms. Where do otters come from? Otter Space.... Read more

  • Crockpot Jambalaya

    2/25/2020 2:59:00 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Get your crockpots out and prepare for this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Vegetable oil cooking spray 2 cups onion, chopped 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup green pepper, chopped 1 bay leaf 15 ounce canned tomatoes 1/2 cup mince... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/25/2020 1:27:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. in the morning, it rained a bit and snowed a bit. now it is just cloudy outside. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i am heading for a long walk after lunch. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • STUCK. Lost 19 lbs now stuck.

    2/25/2020 9:47:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    Last fall my cravings magically lessened. 590 (Not so magically 24 because I spark daily --for over 10 try to do what my sparkfriends suggest.) 220 Stuck for 3 months now! 234 I log my foods daily. Calories about 1500. Aiming at 1200 but night time eating is out of hand--can't sleep. ... Read more

  • How Shall I Spend The Evening?

    2/24/2020 6:26:51 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My mind feels the weight of lots of paperwork pressing down. I definitely need to grade a chemistry lab report before co-op tomorrow. Medical bills from October are now due and I plan to make some sense of them. I actually organized them by provider about a week ago and left the job hanging. And the... Read more

  • can you recommend eye drops for dry eyes?

    2/24/2020 6:05:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am having a hard time keeping them lubricated. Thanks!... Read more

  • heartbreak and then ok

    2/24/2020 5:50:55 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    My younger son had a sad evening yesterday when his girlfriend broke up with him. This was his first real girlfriend and it hit him rather hard at first. I was a little concerned by a few things that I knew like that she had been going with someone before making a play and winning my son as her ne... Read more

  • Shrimp Fajitas

    2/24/2020 3:01:16 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 red bell pepper 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper, to taste 8 to 12 flour tortillas,warmed option... Read more

  • Can We Know God's Will?...

    2/23/2020 11:56:01 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Tonight I returned to church in the evening to attend the first of several classes on beliefs. The topic of tonight’s discussion was a question: Can we know God’s will? We read scripture on God’s will of decree (sovereign will) and God’s will of command (revealed will) and had a good discussion guid... Read more

  • What The Weather Man Says

    2/23/2020 5:30:12 PM, by TIZSLIM

    You may have seen/heard/read that we've been having some stormy weather here in the UK over the last few weeks.  Granted we enjoy a mostly temperate climate and I'm well aware that many Countries [including of course America] have to deal with more extreme weather conditions far more often.  However... Read more

  • Sunday laughs

    2/23/2020 3:23:56 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? We're going to have a beebee. Why did the atoms cross the road? It was time to split! Why was the baby ant so confused? Because all his uncles were ants. Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall? He wanted to make up for a lousy summe... Read more

  • Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

    2/23/2020 2:55:01 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you smell it? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 eggs 2 cups (or less) sugar 1 cup canola oil 2 cups unpeeled, coarsely grated zucchini, drained slightly zest of 1 lemon, grated juice of 1 lemon 3-1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teas... Read more

  • Lost 9 lbs in One Month

    2/23/2020 2:09:08 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am so proud of myself. Even with only a bare amount of walking and climbing stairs I still lost 9 lbs since I was last at my doctor. She asked me how I did it and I told her just basically watching what I eat. And if you have been with me through most of my journal entries you know that I have a n... Read more

  • upcoming milestone birthday -- so exciting, but new struggles to overcome

    2/23/2020 11:51:06 AM, by SUZANNE170

    My goal -- to get enough mass off my frame and to build the muscle needed to support my joints so that I can get back to the running that I started doing shortly before my 50th birthday. I worked up to running half's and 10K's at that time, I can still run a 5k at about a 12 -13 min pace. I have a n... Read more

  • decluttering for Lent

    2/23/2020 9:02:26 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • We Are on Our Way to South America!

    2/23/2020 1:10:21 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I finished packing for my trip to South America. My medium sized suitcase weighs 35 pounds, but I am allowed 50 pounds. I have a carry-on duffel that is almost empty, so I can do a little shopping. I wasn't sure what to pack or how much. I have 3 pairs of pants, 2 dresses, a romper, 4 pair of ... Read more

  • Spring Sorting, Walking, and a Movie...

    2/22/2020 9:06:31 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Spring sorting has begun! D21 asked daddy to help her with moving furniture around in the attic where she rooms alone. He was willing to help as long as she moved all she owned into the first floor hallway so her room could be cleared of dust and such. My aim for the day was to work with D15 to get ... Read more

  • Light Make Up

    2/22/2020 6:26:59 PM, by TIZSLIM

    When my daughter started at her secondary school, I was provided with an extensive document which among other things, gave details of uniform - including for the 'upper years'.  Once they reached such giddy heights, the girls were allowed to wear low heels and 'light make up'. The [ex?] Worker Frie... Read more

  • can't help but be happy but was bad news

    2/22/2020 4:43:20 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    My older son called today which I was happy that he finally reached out to me but he is injured again. It sounds like they don't know yet how bad the injury but it is his knee and if I understood correctly it has to do with muscle or something behind the knee. He doesn't know yet if he'll be able ... Read more

  • Chicken Livers with Mushrooms

    2/22/2020 3:50:06 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Now like Mama says...Don't say you don't like it until you try! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound chicken livers 3 tablespoons flour salt and pepper cooking oil 4 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms sherry ... Read more

  • Yes...

    2/21/2020 11:59:12 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am ready for the weekend! Keep moving forward! — Kohl... Read more

  • 90 minutes at gym

    2/21/2020 9:09:20 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Today after the upper body class, I did the 30 minute circuit class which I enjoyed so plan to add to Monday and Friday. I also did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I recently got some foam dumbbells that I plan to use on Sunday when go walking at gym pool. They offer more resistance. More jokes... Read more

  • It had to be said

    2/21/2020 5:35:23 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I answered The Worker Friend[?]'s last email in the end. I was so angry that I chose not to reply initially as I wanted to process what I was feeling.  After some nine hours the absolute rage I was feeling had abated somewhat.  I was still angry but calm.  I'd got to the kernel of my anger if you g... Read more

  • Chicken With Roasted Bell Peppers and Rosemary

    2/21/2020 3:16:30 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is so HEALTHY and YUMMY so...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 large bell peppers, quartered and seeded 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, or 1/4 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 chicken breasts, halved ... Read more

  • So Tired…

    2/20/2020 9:32:39 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Ever been very tired after a long day of busyness and realize that you want to exercise but you want to go to sleep twice as much. That’s where I’m at right now. I will choose exercise because I know it will help me do sleep so much better. Here is goes… Keep moving forward! — Kohl... Read more

  • I went

    2/20/2020 9:02:26 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    This morning I thought I heard my son in bathroom and I stayed in bed longer. I finally got up about 15-20 minutes before my son should leave for the bus and found that he was still asleep. So after waking him, he got ready in time but as he went to leave he found that it was raining. Now I neede... Read more

  • Mixed bag

    2/20/2020 6:29:00 PM, by TIZSLIM

    As you may guess my trip home was a bit up and down.  Elaine rang me just as I was leaving Friday to say she'd realised she'd double booked and could I get to the Oddfellow's meeting hall by 7.30 p m to join her at a quiz night.  Well no I couldn't owing to the fact the trains wouldn't get me there ... Read more

  • scientific research

    2/20/2020 5:59:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurobio
    logical_effects_of_physica
    l_exercise In NOOM (a weight loss app) I learned about a brain chemical that helps cognitive function and in general making more brain cells. Whoopee! BDNF brain derived neurotropic factor 58 So how can we get more of ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/20/2020 1:49:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and windy day today. i got some much needed grocery shopping done this morning. now i am taking it easy and enjoying the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • The bravest thing you have ever done--ask for help.

    2/20/2020 12:36:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • catnip

    2/20/2020 11:42:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    Heard noises. Looked for the source. Cujo was in the middle of the dining room table. I could not figure out why. No food there. Oh! The new catnip package was there. 240 ... Read more

  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Home Life…

    2/19/2020 10:56:42 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Today was chemistry lab day at our house. While D15 and her friend worked on the experiment at hand I worked on math corrections with D13. I also talked to my friend who is the mother of D15’s chem partner. She has two children but one is already in his twenties. She finds it amazing that I can swit... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/19/2020 4:39:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and somewhat windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! after supper, i will be going for a long walk. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Crab Quesadillas

    2/19/2020 2:57:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, You are going to LOVE these! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound lump crabmeat 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into strips (o... Read more

  • Getting Ready & Weight Fluctuations

    2/19/2020 12:25:52 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I realized this week, I am stressed as I prepare for my trip to South America. I have so many to do lists, I can't find them all LOL. Regardless the plane leaves Sunday at 6:35 AM and I will be on it. The scale is telling me that I have been doing a bit of stress eating. While my weight has fl... Read more

  • why does it happen that way?

    2/19/2020 12:20:14 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A while back I shared that I had gotten a ticket and paid a lawyer to handle it. I recently got the date that I will need to go to the courthouse on the ticket. Wouldn't you know that it is in June on the day that my son leaves on the Educational Tour in UK that we signed him up for over a year ag... Read more

  • Spring Time Planning

    2/19/2020 12:25:25 AM, by PORTIA70

    I was doing some thinking today and part of my exercise plan is going to include walking up and down the block a few times in the morning after I get my meds in me. We are suppose to be in the 70's for the rest of February here in Los Angeles, so the weather will not be my excuse. I also am thinking... Read more

  • Taken By Surprise…

    2/18/2020 10:46:26 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Dealing with some hard things today. Cried quite a bit. Sleep is my usual go to when I have to come to terms with life issues but today I determined to walk rather than sleep….took 13000+ steps. I think I’m going to cry a bit more and then sleep ever so soundly. Keep moving forward! — Kohl ... Read more

  • I have been wanting pancakes so I went looking...

    2/18/2020 8:09:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lif
    estyle/recipes/buckwheat-p
    ancakes/rcp-20049839 I will try to get graphics...... Read more

  • smile it will get better

    2/18/2020 6:37:09 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    or at least I think it will. Joke books help... The difference between capitalism and communism is that under communism man exploits man, whereas under capitalism it's the other way around. Excuse me, does this bus go to Duluth? No, this bus goes beep, beep. Did you hear about the... Read more

  • Spinach Lasagna

    2/18/2020 3:21:12 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well I asked what shall I make for dinner tonight. The response was overwhelming! Take a peek! Sauce: Ingredients~ 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/18/2020 1:44:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mild and slightly windy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. the weekend was good. i am looking forward to the rest of the week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Somethin' New---Book Nooks

    2/17/2020 11:27:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhu
    dspeth/book-nooks-bookcase
    s-shelves-creative-art-diy
    ?fbclid=IwAR3HJoQ63mvOzZB9
    U8GqczBTLLBRg1rQXoEF82gSwd
    yPVSLhqcWPRsVB8P4... Read more

  • Two Naps...

    2/17/2020 9:57:20 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Been dealing with symptoms of a slight cold for a few days now but this morning it came on like a vengeance. Felt extremely fatigued throughout my morning commute to drop my older two daughters off at work and college so upon returning home I touched base with my two younger daughters about homescho... Read more

  • comes easier than it goes

    2/17/2020 4:45:51 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Big gain of 1.2 # this week which is what I lost in two weeks so no longer at my half a pound per week goal but I'll do better and get back down. I didn't exercise 2 days and over ate 2 days last week. Every day counts so I will exercise every day this week and stay on plan! I did my upper body c... Read more

  • Thai Beef and Noodles

    2/17/2020 4:28:18 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Thank you for all your prayers for my neck and back. I am feeling much better today. doing some stretching exercises and laid on the heating pad for a bit last night. Well dinner tonight will be as follows so...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 to 10 ounces grilled st... Read more

  • CONTINUING

    2/17/2020 3:31:47 PM, by MARANATHAS17

    I feel like I'm starting over, but really I'm just continuing. I continue to try and get healthy. I continue to press through, even though my body keeps trying to break down. I continue to start my day eating healthy, even though I mess up sometimes. I continue even though I still feel like I don'... Read more

  • Fun in 2020

    2/17/2020 12:49:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Pizza With Friends...

    2/16/2020 11:57:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My friend owns a pizza shop. Her family invited our family to have pizza with them above the pizza shop tonight in their abode and to play some games. The pizza was so good! Lots of fun for a few hours. Keep moving forward! — Kohl ... Read more

  • 50% off but still high

    2/16/2020 5:24:12 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Valentine boxes of candy are expensive for what you get so we usually wait and get some the day after when it is 50% off. Forgot about it yesterday but went today and son got 2 big boxes plus they were selling girl scout cookies outside the store so he got one of those also. That should be enough ... Read more

  • Crunchy Hamburger Casserole

    2/16/2020 3:16:59 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am sorry that I have been absent for a couple of days. I pulled a muscle I my neck and back all from bending over to tie my shoes! I think I will go barefoot from now on! NOT! Well dinner tonight will be...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups uncooked egg noodles... Read more

  • Simple Yet Tasty…

    2/15/2020 7:53:14 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I often find success when using the Pioneer Woman’s recipes. I really like the simpleness yet pizazz of so many of them.Tonight I made two of my favorites from her website: pan-fried pork chops (https://thepioneerwoman.com/c
    ooking/simple-pan-fried-po
    rk-chops/) and oven-roasted asparagus (htt... Read more

  • My happiness

    2/15/2020 6:36:15 PM, by ANYVAR54

    Yesterday I watched my 2 year old grandson. He wanted me to get down on the floor with him. Twelve years ago I had both my knees replaced. I still can’t get down on the floor and get back up. I tried to explain to him that Mimi can’t get up from the floor. He stood up from the floor to the side of t... Read more

  • joke book

    2/15/2020 4:54:01 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    so glad I found this old joke book for when nothing much to say... If the black box survives a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of the stuff? Why do they report power outages on TV? Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot them? Is there another word fo... Read more

  • Tired But Preparing for Our the Trip

    2/15/2020 3:11:28 AM, by KALISWALKER

    As I prepare for 5 weeks in South America, I am doing my best to ready the house, plan for the dogs, get through a zillion to do lists, and start packing. Update about our cruise. 7 of us were planning on traveling together, but the couple from Malaysia decided not to go. Even though their fli... Read more

  • Take It As It Comes...

    2/14/2020 11:57:09 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    This morning I hopped in the car with all four daughters with these goals in mind: drop D23 off at work, take D21 to counseling and then to class, head to my parents' house with the youngest two to have D15 complete a "back then" assignment for her finance co-op class, and pick D23 up from her morni... Read more

  • Joke of the day. A broom wedding.

    2/14/2020 7:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    A broom wedding... Two brooms were hanging in the closet, and after they got to know each other a bit, decided to get married. The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely and attended by all the push br... Read more

  • Updated photo, finally, at Valentine Luncheon

    2/14/2020 7:23:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    John's nursing home had a beautiful luncheon for families who signed up. Not that many signed up. They missed a nice time. The room was all decorated in red and our meal was prime rib, potatoes, steamed veggies, shrimp cocktail, cake with strawberry filling. We sat with several very nice ... Read more

  • Late - plan - laugh

    2/14/2020 7:14:07 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    I slept late this morning but unfortunately so did my son. When I saw it was light outside I was afraid it was late and that if I didn't wake when son went to bathroom (right next to my bedroom), he probably didn't go yet. I was right and it was 7:18 and school starts at 7:20 and he was still asle... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!!!

    2/14/2020 11:32:59 AM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    Happy Valentine's Day!! The sun is shining where I am. It has been a week of gloom with rain, cold, and clouds. So Today I really welcome the sun and the fact it is Valentine's Day just makes it better! Diet wise, I am still hovering. My weight is just stubborn. It will not give in. My ... Read more

  • More hooky to be played

    2/14/2020 9:36:44 AM, by TIZSLIM

    I'm leaving Base Camp for a few days and going back 'home'.  Time to see The Fam and friends for a few days which I'm really looking forward to.  The Worker Friend [?] will be collecting me and more of my stuff from Elaine's on Monday afternoon but he wants to stay at his place Monday night so we wo... Read more

  • It's Bedtime Already?

    2/13/2020 10:52:26 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Working on getting to bed at a decent hour. Thought I’d start with 11:00pm tonight and work toward an earlier time at a later date if needed. I have everything done except the shower and it’s ten til. I’ve cut it close tonight but at least it’s a start. Progress not perfection. Keep moving forw... Read more

  • surprising day

    2/13/2020 10:45:24 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    My legs are a little sore especially when I sit or stand up. Not sure why as this is first time since maybe the first week of strength/upper body classes and I feel like I'm more sore than I was then. Tomorrow I plan to go to the 30 Minute Circuit class at 9 am since I'm going to Valentine luncheo... Read more

  • Playing hooky

    2/13/2020 5:20:23 PM, by TIZSLIM

    As well as bringing my piston engine rowing machine to me Tuesday evening, The Worker Friend [?] also brought some more of my stuff that was stashed in his loft.  Yesterday morning he unloaded it from his van and then did a few snagging chores around Base Camp.  We could of course have carried on wi... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/13/2020 10:27:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'll be heading to the gym after lunch today. i also will be active throughout my day. it is snowing and mild here. tomorrow it is going to be very cold outside. my daughter and i are prepared for today and tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Let It Snow...

    2/12/2020 11:10:43 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    It had been snowing since 4:00pm but it turned to rain at 10:00pm. It's now 11:00pm and the flakes are falling again. They are predicting it will stay snow but I will believe that when I wake up to snow and not puddles like on Monday. February is proving to be a great mix of weather. Keep movin... Read more

  • package dropped off

    2/12/2020 6:54:02 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    So a while back my son broke his iPhone that he'd gotten in Dec. I had thought I was smart and added protection but was thinking that it would be taken care of where we bought it. That isn't the case so my son spent several hours trying to fill out forms and finally called and was able to talk to ... Read more

  • Lagging Again

    2/12/2020 6:40:11 PM, by PORTIA70

    I have let several days go by without checking in. As mentioned I have a neighbor who likes to take us out to eat. He never eats at home and likes to take about 3 or 4 of us out to eat. This means he has someone knock on my door almost every day, and gets me side tracked from what I want to do. So f... Read more

  • Wednesday weigh in including the return of The Bargain Queen

    2/12/2020 5:08:36 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Glory be.  She arises phoenix like from the ashes, arms held aloft in triumph. She smiles gleefully as she surveys her latest Piston Engine*.  "What are you waffling on about now Tiz - cut to the chase ffs".   OK OK I hear you.  Remember the rowing machine that wasn't?  I was very disappointed ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a somewhat cool day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i am heading off to the gym for the first time this week. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Packing for South America & Back on Track

    2/12/2020 1:13:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am preparing for my South American trip, leaving here Feb. 23. There are 7 of us traveling together, starting with 9 days in Peru; then a 14 days cruise from Chile to Buenos Aires. Our last days will be in Brazil and Argentina. We are doing walking tours in various cities along the way. I los... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...Just an Ordinary Day in February

    2/11/2020 9:49:57 PM, by SUSANSKI

    haha, I had to pause after writing my title, because to my right, there is an ad for fixing thinning hair. The photo is of a head of hair with a giant lettuce or cabbage leaf draped over it. I'm not sure I'll recover from seeing that.... But anyway, Hello! 213 Last night I laid out some... Read more

  • have a laugh

    2/11/2020 6:48:31 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    What did the doe say when she came out of the woods? Boy, I'll never do that again for two bucks. If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry? Why do they put bells on cows? Because their horns don't work. He is not quiet; he is a conversational minimalist. 5... Read more

  • Preserving memories of our parents and grandparents--thank you all!!!

    2/11/2020 4:32:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. chris... Read more

  • Instapot--Making Yogurt-no I have not tried it yet.

    2/11/2020 4:29:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is the link for the jars:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d
    /B07QX5H547… Here is the recipe I use: 1 52 ounce jug of fair life whole milk, One can of sweetened condensed milk, one small container of heavy whipping cream, and one serving of yogurt of choice. I use a serving of the previ... Read more

  • Bittersweet...

    2/11/2020 3:55:46 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My youngest is thirteen today. She's been acting like a teen since her 11th birthday but the day has actually arrived. I did convince her to go to the carousel with D23 and me in a bit for a few rides. That is as close to playing I think she will come. All of her sisters were going to go but it seem... Read more

  • Scintillating at Sixty - Best foot forward

    2/11/2020 12:38:47 PM, by TIZSLIM

    2 Months to go.  I have every intention of dancing the night away even if whatever daughter is organising doesn't include dancing.  What's more I intend to wear heels.  All of which presents me with a problem.  I am still being bothered by the damn corn on the sole of my foot.  I have tried jus... Read more

  • I Heart FaceTime...

    2/10/2020 11:14:20 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Just got done chatting with my son. He called and I accepted the call even though I needed to go out and buy one last birthday present for my darling daughter who will no longer be a child tomorrow...she will be a teenager! I also needed to grade a chemistry lab report before bed. I wanted to take 2... Read more

  • War Paint

    2/10/2020 6:51:15 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've had a bitty sort of day.  Not really getting anything major done - just pottering along with this 'n' that.  Until mid afternoon when I figured I'd test run some of the make up stuff.  I hadn't bought new eye shadow palettes on the basis I rarely use eye shadow anyway.  So as best I could I fol... Read more

  • happy dance day

    2/10/2020 5:37:19 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Yes! Today is a happy dance as weigh-in was down 1 pound! And almost all measurements back to what they were in Oct.(my lowest month in weight and measurements) even though I still weigh about 6 pounds more than I did then. The picture of muscle is still not really able to be seen. Did upper body... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/10/2020 2:11:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be heading out for a long walk later on, after dinner. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Good Day...

    2/9/2020 11:57:37 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Acts 9 gave us Paul’s example of what our simple but profound message to the world should be as we changed from sinner to saved sinner: Jesus is the son of God. That was church in a nutshell. Extremely tired so I took a nap for a few hours. After a spaghetti dinner all of us (except D21 wh... Read more

  • The Queen of Bargains

    2/9/2020 6:24:00 PM, by TIZSLIM

    One of the remaining structural jobs here at Base Camp is getting the chimney sorted out.  I had some remedial work done on it to ensure it wouldn't topple down [I'd rather not be responsible for someone being smacked on the head and dying as a result tbh] but it still needs more work.  Not least be... Read more

  • I taped my Mom talking about old family photos

    2/9/2020 6:02:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I taped my Mom talking about old family photos. I am so happy I did that! Of course she is not with us anymore. Here is some info about saving your own information. https://www.familytreemagazi
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    ngs-to-write-down-about-yo
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  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Garlic and Rosemary

    2/9/2020 2:35:15 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 lean boneless pork tenderloins (about 8 ounces each) 2 large garlic bulbs (or use 3 bulbs regular garlic) 1 1/2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 tablespoons... Read more

  • nails tomorrow

    2/9/2020 11:26:48 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Not my nails although I maybe could use a good manicure but Pebbles needs his done. I have kind of put it off because I have been waiting for the seatbelt restraint I ordered for him and it arrived yesterday in the mail. It looks really nice and think it will be perfect for him. Used the new bark... Read more

  • Symphony Orchestra Tonight…

    2/8/2020 7:01:52 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My husband and I are going to the Revolutions concert of the symphony this evening. D23 gets two free tickets per show as a perk for working at the theatre. She cannot go tonight as she is running the box office solo since the girl she usually works with is out sick. D21 is coming with us…this will ... Read more

  • I'll just look in my pan'ry

    2/8/2020 6:21:30 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Back in the day [pre children] I used to regularly go to Glastonbury.  Occasionally we'd wander out from the festival to the local villages.  One such occasion we ventured into a pub where I had a half of cider.  Not your ordinary commercial stuff mind - this was local brewed and boy it was strong.*... Read more

  • To bark or not to bark

    2/8/2020 3:52:10 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    I'm not sure if Pebbles hears something that I don't or why he seems to be barking a lot more. My son said something the other day about him barking so much. So when at the 99cent Store I saw a product that is to help teach dogs not to bark. It makes a high pitch sound when they bark. I thought ... Read more

  • Chocolate Chunk–Peanut Butter Cookies

    2/8/2020 3:21:25 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I thought that y'all needed a treat for doing so amazingly well on your goals! P.s. Don't go overboard now! Remember, moderation is the key! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, divided 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 c... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/8/2020 1:59:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • 10,000 steps a day is a myth SP article

    2/8/2020 8:48:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week to reduce disease risk. But regular, daily walking—to and from the door of the grocery store, or out to the mailbox and back—isn’t usually fast enough to raise the heart rate to "... Read more

  • Taming Of The Shrew...

    2/7/2020 11:41:49 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Watching Kiss Me, Kate with D23, D15, and D12. We are enjoying it more than we expected. Couldn’t wake up my husband who has been sleeping since his dinner at 6:30. D21 is coding and couldn’t be pulled away for anything. Hoping it’s a healthy creative streak for her. Keep moving forward! - Kohl... Read more

  • CHART To remind myself about blood pressure

    2/7/2020 9:05:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was supposed to go back and get it measured again but I did not go.Just lately it has gone higher. But I lost 19 lbs. HUH??? ... Read more

  • Just take five

    2/7/2020 6:54:38 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I like to keep a good stock of tinned/ packet/dried food.  Plus herbs, spices etc.  Granted it became harder at the old place with all the problems and financial restraints but I've built it up since moving to Base Camp.  The problem with fitting a second hand kitchen though is everything has to kee... Read more

  • finally ran some errands

    2/7/2020 4:43:02 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Today was upper body workout and we did machines. I then did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I went to the bank as ran out of quarters and will need for the laundromat. I then went to the 99 cent Store to get figs for oatmeal. They didn't have them the last trip to the Dollar Tree. Of course, I bo... Read more

  • Grilled Chicken and Herb-Cheese Wraps

    2/7/2020 1:08:14 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What's for lunch you say? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 carton (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon wasabi powder 4 flour tortillas (9-inch) 1/2 cup garlic-and-herb-flavored cheese spread, softened Grilled Chicken Breasts (below), cut into thin stri... Read more

  • Upcoming Foot surgery

    2/7/2020 2:59:09 AM, by LOVELYSPIRIT16

    I am looking forward to having surgery on my foot on February 19th after 9 really long months of having to stay off of my foot due to a wound on the bottom of the left foot. I have rocker foot a bone deformity due to the collapsing of the middle of my foot. I had a callus and was told by the podiatr... Read more