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  • Back home at the North Pole?

    12/8/2019 12:33:55 AM, by MNABOY

    I played Santa this morning at the golf club of which he is superintendent. It amazes me how many adults want a picture with Santa but of the children I had two hard core scared of Santa.. After the parents gave up on a picture they went in to eat in the dining room and I noticed her looking through... Read more

  • One rehearsal series down two to go.

    12/6/2019 12:59:12 AM, by MNABOY

    We closed rehearsals for the Warfield Christmas Concert tonight with two shows to come Sunday. That leaves rehearsing for two church contatas. The rehearsing is the fun part. The church contatas are spiritually rewarding.... Read more

  • It wasn't the sleep that cured the blues!

    12/4/2019 11:27:54 PM, by MNABOY

    I dropped off to sleep last night with the aggravations and woke up having to hurry to get the Santa suit on and off to a neighboring town to meet 30+ "early learners" and have pictures taken. As soon as I went in the children lit up but they excited me more than I excited them. Years ago my church... Read more


    12/4/2019 11:17:40 PM, by JOANN25

    Nothing went as I had planned it. I had plans to go to a worship committee meeting and then work on my things. I had made their books yesterday and found some mistakes today so will spend a couple of hours tomorrow morning getting this straight. I planned to get my hair fixed but with the late w... Read more

  • Best to go to sleep when:

    12/4/2019 12:25:35 AM, by MNABOY

    I am learning that it is better to drop aggravating factors by getting totally focused on some important activity or going to sleep. Tonight I am too tired to think hard enough to be totally focused on something so I will try to go to sleep. If that doesn't work I'll go read a railroad book.... Read more


    12/2/2019 1:18:50 AM, by JOANN25


  • Finally home

    12/1/2019 11:49:25 PM, by MNABOY

    The family reunion was fun but my children and grandchildren could not come so it was not the cat's meow, but fun. We are taking care of my brother's two dogs while his wife and he go to New Mexico to see her sister and then go to a big hot air balloon race and then come home. A Bucket List item for... Read more


    11/28/2019 11:41:09 PM, by JOANN25

    I had a great day with my deceased husband's family. We had a great time visiting, eating and enjoying each other's company. 428 Because of my fall and injuries, I am cutting back on what I am doing on Spark People. I am stopping trying to lose weight and going on maintenance. I have rea... Read more

  • Bizzy, bizzy, bizzy!

    11/26/2019 8:19:14 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    This morning I’m going shopping where I can buy a case of 9 young coconuts for $18.00. I love those things. Great for hydrating. It is an Asian store where I will spend about 2 hours shopping. After that I have another appointment regarding a temp job and am excited about that. Later ... Read more

  • The Sun shines again.

    11/26/2019 1:00:04 AM, by MNABOY

    Clear sky, almost 60 and sun warming me to the sweating temperature as I walked. Great day and ended it rehearsing for Sunday week. Tonight the childrens choir sang with the adult choir on one song that was written with the ability to have children make a major addition to the song. They were gre... Read more

  • made my 10000 step goal today

    11/25/2019 12:07:12 AM, by JOANN25

    Sunday seems to be my best day as I am so busy walking, playing and meeting the needs of my choir members. Our special was "How Great Thou Art" and everyone loved it. We are trying now to do things that everyone knows to give me time to recuperate and have a better angle of everything. I di... Read more

  • A beautiful Sunday!

    11/24/2019 10:34:07 PM, by MNABOY

    Got up for Men's Breakfast and at 6:30 there was a white covering all over, frost not snow, and the sun was sparkling everywhere. Great meal and breakfast is the meal that can burn up the whole days calorie allowance but I was very careful to use a hint of the bacon gravy on one biscuit and had a st... Read more

  • Unusual Saturday.

    11/24/2019 12:55:00 AM, by MNABOY

    The day started with a light rain in the 40's with a breeze to cool you off. Wife and I watched a little tv as she clarified our plans for next week and whether we would leave at 8 am Wednesday. Then she said the sheriff's car was in front of our house. For 36 years that wasn't unusual but now it i... Read more


    11/24/2019 12:53:53 AM, by JOANN25

    I went to my grand daughters for her Thanksgiving dinner today. It was delicious and, of course, I went over on calories. I didn't get big helpings of anything but there was a lot of things to choose from. My knee was hurting so I only got in 3975 steps against 8000 yesterday. Plus there wa... Read more

  • Quiet Friday Night

    11/23/2019 12:49:32 AM, by MNABOY

    Friday night has been a go iut and eat with our friends night. It was the same two couples and then my wife took a job at a college out of town and it was a threesome. Then the other wife died and it was a twosome. Then my wife returned and it was a threesome. Now the widower has found a lady that i... Read more

  • On a dark and rainy night

    11/22/2019 12:56:10 AM, by MNABOY

    It has been raining off and on all day. Forecast said to expect .25 to.50 inches but on downpour had to add at least .25". Supposed to get down to 33 and the temperature dropped several degrees while we were rehersing, I was wearing shortsleeves and carrying a jacket when we went in but I hurredly p... Read more

  • Good news maybe

    11/21/2019 12:45:54 AM, by MNABOY

    The previous two weeks I didn't stay within my calorie goals evert day and the scale showed it. I have undertaken more strenious exercise and stayed ubbder my calorie goals. Today I got out the scale and things looked a lot better. Now to push this week and see what hapens Saturday.... Read more


    11/20/2019 12:08:53 AM, by JOANN25

    It was my off day from working at the church. I went by, picked up my check and checked my office before running errands. When I finished I went home, ate lunch and went to sleep. Guess I was tired. In the afternoon, I went back to the church about 4 and got things ready for our meal. Afte... Read more

  • Fun out doors

    11/19/2019 10:29:49 PM, by MNABOY

    I used to walk/hike a lot until my back caused me to seek less painful activities. When I lost the 150# I would walk at the paved walking/jogging trail at the community health center. It has a loop that is .4 mile and a loop that is .2 mile with both having at least 1 hill and several elevations. I ... Read more

  • Christmas Music

    11/17/2019 10:36:20 PM, by MNABOY

    The Lord blessed me with a love for music and wisely didn't include a great voice but instead gave me a choral voice so I could enjoy singing in a crowd or a smaller group. In musicals I have had solo tunes but never were they the great songs of the musical. This is not a problem for if I could sing... Read more

  • Things are getting better ...

    11/17/2019 1:02:06 AM, by JOANN25

    BUT, working sometimes increases my steps and sometimes I am sitting too much. I know I have to get a handle on this and try to work it out. I love SP and want to continue but may have to slow down a little to heal better from the injury. I see a neurosurgeon Thanksgiving week and I will get adv... Read more

  • A day touring the Grand Prairie

    11/16/2019 12:50:05 AM, by MNABOY

    The area south of the White River and somewhat centered around Stuttgart, AR, is called the Grand Prairie and rice is the main field crop and Duck Hunting is the top cash crop. Stuttgart claims the title of Rice and Duck capital of the world. Well ducks and geese are clogging the flyways now. A frie... Read more

  • follow up

    11/14/2019 4:32:17 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    After three days of shots in the rump and another 10 days of oral antibiotics, My lungs showed clear today. Then I went to Walmart and had people blowing noses into tissues and others coughing over top of my head. Hopefully I didnt breathe in any of their cootie germs. In other news, I would l... Read more


    11/13/2019 10:51:30 PM, by JOANN25

    By working today, I made 8,000 spark points and am now ready to go to bed. I made almost an 8 hour day. I am gradually coming up but I am up and down the stairs so many times between my office and the first floor that the points add up. I had a good choir practice tonight. I can barel... Read more

  • motivation

    11/13/2019 8:51:06 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    It is like 11 degrees here this morning, brrrrr!! back to the doctor tomorrow for a chest xray and labs to see if this pneumonia is about done with me. i sure hope it is. i have to do some grocery shopping after my appt and i am glad to say that Honey has decided to start eating less junk foo... Read more

  • Thanks for sharing Canada

    11/12/2019 11:05:16 PM, by MNABOY

    We are setting low temperature records these last two days thanks to a Canadian cold front. I love cold weather but the homeless are sometimes clueless on how to protect themselves in these cold snaps. Around here they break into a vacant structure and set a fire on the floor and usually get out in ... Read more

  • Home again Home again, jigedy jog!

    11/12/2019 12:56:15 AM, by MNABOY

    Drove home this morning with a steady rain and heavy traffic. Made it safely home and before the wind gusts started hitting hard. I am thankful but the trip could have been safer. Each state has a law that requires that you turn your lights on if you have your wipers on. With the mists thrown up by ... Read more

  • monday

    11/11/2019 1:01:21 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Final day on antibiotics. It has been 10 days. I m feeling better. But coughing alot. Go to the doctor if you feel sick folks. Dont wait it out. We know our bodies well enough to know a minor cold from.....something more. Having one episode where I felt like I was dying and getting dismissed by on... Read more

  • You know you are old when:

    11/11/2019 12:38:18 AM, by MNABOY

    You look forward to getting back to you bed, your house and your chair. When I was in my thirties I took my daughter and her friend to a Beach Boys outdoor concert in an Oldsmobile faux woodie Station wagon. I knew then I was an adult. After 5 days I am ready to get home and enjoy the creature comfo... Read more

  • Moving Forward (With a Few Rocks in the Road!)

    11/10/2019 12:05:44 PM, by LSIG14

    We finally got back from our vacation. We went to Boise, Idaho, for 2 days to see DH's youngest brother and then to Las Vegas for 1 day to gamble and a take in a show. I would never plan a short trip like that again - with all the airline delays, reroutes, etc., we spent more time in airports than... Read more


    11/9/2019 10:55:43 PM, by JOANN25

    I cooked lunch before I went to the beauty shop this morning ... fresh peas, cabbage and mini corn. It was delicious. However, it made me sleepy and I went to sleep and slept till after 4 this afternoon. Therefore, I'm short on steps. I did get my kitchen decluttered today. I ended the ... Read more

  • Being a Grandparent is better than being the parent!

    11/9/2019 9:11:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Wife and I are watching the grandchildren while parents are attending a wedding in CA. Today kids are up at 6:30, at gym at 7:30 and games staeted at 8:20. Middle school gym and High School Gym ping pong until 5:30 then take one to a birthday party and pickup at 8:30. Hope he didn't eat too much, I ... Read more

  • Had my Fitbit today!

    11/9/2019 12:01:17 AM, by JOANN25

    I was held up this morning on the telephone so left about 10:30 to go to church and practice. I stayed until about 3:00 working on music. During the day, I managed 7,095 steps. Between the damage from the fall and loss of energy, it is really hard to keep up but it is getting better each day. ... Read more

  • Old weaknesses return

    11/8/2019 10:18:07 PM, by MNABOY

    Traveling to visit the grandchildren I consumed calorie containing drinks. After arriving we ate out and I ate french fries as the side. It has been a bad effort trip. Weighed on a different scale also which weighs heavier than my scale by one pound or more according to my daughter who weighs over 1... Read more

  • Here it is 8:00 p.m. and still haven’t had dinner.

    11/8/2019 9:17:33 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I shouldn’t go to bed hungry as last time I did that I had to eat in middle of the night. At least I have been sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night for the past week and am doing pretty well, all things considered. Tomorrow I am going to my cousin’s funeral and plan to stick close to home oth... Read more