SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Back home at the North Pole? 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 thro... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:33:55 EST Saturday housecleaning again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:28:50 EST Sunday's Thought "Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it." <BR> <BR> <BR> Mari e Curie Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:21:59 EST 7th of December Happy Saturday! Start the day with Bible Study. Then showered and dressed for the day. Had lunch at Rudy's grilled turkey breast and 3 bean salad. We went to Petco which was a walk across the parking lot and enjoyed looking at the rescue dogs and puppies available. We were grateful for our rescue... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:21:24 EST 1st Great Gift MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4979 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The first great gift <BR> we can bestow on others <BR> is a good example! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:20:57 EST Sabbath Gratitudes Well... I'm thankful that I'm pretty certain this is NOT the flu. The intense fever went down, but I've been in low grade fever since then. And this morning, when I took a bath, I noticed an odd rash around my left arm. Not itchy or achey or anything. Just.... there.... <BR> <BR> But noticing o... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:20:48 EST Just a giggle today Sometimes we just need a giggle <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:13:55 EST Weather It was forecast to rain, but it only drizzled. It is 61 outside and 69 inside. Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:10:56 EST What Will These Become... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> What will these turn into? My husband often wonders why I keep everything...I say to keep those creative juices flowing! My four daughters had a lot of fun with this project so far. Seems... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:56:56 EST Meerkat Manor Meerkat Manor was a British tv show which ran on Animal Planet International from 2005-08 (4 seasons). They used traditional animal studies techniques kwith narration. Oddly enough (to me, anyways) was, in the UK, Bill Nighy narrated the program. It was redubed in Australia by Mike Goldman; & ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:48:22 EST Publishing Contract Given This week I received a request to publish my historical Christian fiction romance book by Ambassador International Monday, Dec. 2. I am so thrilled. I received the contract on Dec. 5. I joined Author's Guild to get free help with the contract Dec. 6 late. I should know, I'm hoping, Monday if my a... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:44:11 EST Cookies with grandson <img src=""> <BR> My grandson enjoyed making cut out sugar cookies tonight. After he decorated first cookie. He said Mimi can I eat it. Of course I said yes. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:34:22 EST Zoo Picture <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Picture of my Grand-daughter and Daughter at the zoo. As you can see the picture was taken in front of the biggest gorilla I have every seen. They had a good time a the zoo. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:30:00 EST 11/7/19 Today was a great day! Both workouts complete. Mom's apt cleaned, and cookies decorated with my son and nefew. Had a lot of fun. Well it is late and I am so tired off to bed I go. Hope everyone had a great day! Keep SPARKING 💥! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:13:49 EST WORK MEETING Well, met my coworkers at 9 this morning to drive almost 2 hours to sit through a 4 hour meeting that is a repeat of what we have every year. I laugh, if I don't know it by now I never will. They say well every year we have something new. When you get to the bare bones it is just another vers... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:09:38 EST Family Christmas party 2019 Here we are again, all growing up. This is our 10th year renting the cabin for the day. Missing one nephew and his family this year so minus 3. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had us grandparents become stars of t... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:59:10 EST "Nothing" <BR> When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say "nothing" <BR> <BR> It does not mean I am free. <BR> <BR> It means I am doing NOTHING. <BR> <BR> We all need a day every so often when we do NOTHING. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:52:58 EST Saturday... Busy, busy day!!! <BR> <BR> Been up and running since 7am...still out and it's 9pm...but it has been an awesome, fun filled day...can't wait to get home and get in the bed... <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:42:42 EST Goals & Gratitude 12/7/19 The Angel Tree party was today and it went really well. We had so many helpers-- lots of adults but many of the teens came too. We had 18 kids come for the party with their caregivers. I was hoping for more, but it was raining, so I think that's pretty good. We usually have about 22 or 23 at the ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:39:31 EST Alone on the Weekend LOL <em>104</em> yes alone for the weekend ... My family went to Niagara Falls .. My grandson is in a Jiu Jitsu tournament.. They are staying at a hotel that has water slides and wave pools along with a big pool. I think they will have a great time.. Hoping my grandson will do well in the... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:39:10 EST What have I done so far for my jacket? The jacket. Mmmm! Well! What have I done so far for it to fit with a little wiggle room rather than “just” fit? <BR> <BR> First, facing what I weigh. Before buying it, after two short nights, I didn’t record my weight because I don’t lose water weight over night if my nights are too short. I nor... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:39:09 EST Flights I'm home. <BR> Flights went smoothly. <BR> Layover and gate change in Atlanta made for a.long day. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:24:25 EST December 7th~Sleepless night Whoever decided that sleep deprivation would be not right. <BR> I had a restless night and only scored about 3 hours sleep ,,now am feeling like the zombie in the zombie apocalypse, unlike many I gotta have my zzzzzzzzz's! <BR> Wood going ..gonna lean this recliner back and make ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:12:11 EST December 7, 2019 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It is time for bed, but I figured that I should still check in. <BR> <BR> It's been a fairly busy Saturday. I did manage to sleep in a little bit. I got up and got ready to start my workout. I woke Matthew up first and then got my workout done. After my shower and brea... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 22:05:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for December 7 and 8 Daily Inspiration: If you are able to accept the hand of love that God extends to you, you will be able to free yourself of fears and show the full beauty of your inner spirit. Lord, we all suffer from weaknesses of one kind or another, so in our moments of strength, we ask that we may offer hel... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:54:36 EST Want to say TAH DAH It feels like a big accomplishment to get these towels finished. I only looked at them for 2 weeks before I got up the courage to actually try making them for someone else. Then it took me almost 2 weeks to make them. Now I can mail them on Mon. if I can get to the post office. It is looking ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:49:21 EST Dec 8 to 14 workouts etc. Dec 8= <BR> <BR> Dec 9= <BR> <BR> Dec 10= <BR> <BR> Dec 11= <BR> <BR> Dec 12= <BR> <BR> Dec 13= <BR> <BR> Dec 14= Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:37:21 EST tiring day saw frozen 2 this morning with my 2 sisters and nieces. then i went home and and has lunch - i stopped at arby's. i had not been there in years. then a quick organizing task, then to my sisters for the yearly xmas cookie baking. it was a tiring afternoon but we got a lot done. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:31:11 EST Saturday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:30:58 EST Week 408 ... MB 192 ... Morning Sparkies, <BR> <BR> Temps over 35 deg C here this week a few sweltering days at 42 deg C. Saturday was 27, so I got up early and made pies and cookies, to put in the freezer. The power also went out on one of the hot days from 6am to 9pm. <BR> <BR> Hubby decided we should rearrange the... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:08:51 EST Jumped Into the Christmas Spirit With Both Feet Gist of this eek... Bacon wrapped quail appetizers at a Christmas party that just happened to take place on my birthday...! Most gourmet birthday EVER! <BR> <BR> Spent yesterday helping a homeschool mom teach her FOUR BOYS how to make some folded paper Christmas ornaments for them to give... <B... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 21:06:50 EST Weather Super day today. Warmest day in 2 weeks. Really appreciated it. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:59:56 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>4</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:59:07 EST Water Fully hydrated Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:57:55 EST zantac/ranitidine <link><BR>cles/the-zantac-ranitidine-weirdness-j<BR>ust-got-stranger?utm_source=The+People<BR>%27s+Pharmacy+Newsletter&utm_campaign=<BR>63a451a5ce-MC_D_2019-11-05%26subscribe<BR>r%3D1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7300<BR>006d3c-63a451a5ce-220445673&goal=0_730<B... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:49:27 EST Blog 1 Hello everyone. I hope this reaches you all well. So I am sitting here watching a movie with a family member and realized that its time I start blogging regularly as to hold myself accouantable to being on here e everyday. I have begun to look at the gyms close to my home. I believe to be a goo... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:48:41 EST Nice busy day!! We decorated at the farm outside!! I feed the outside critters. We rode around at the farm so the dogs could play. Came home started laundry. DH started getting the Harley Tric ready for the Toy Ride tomorrow. The toys are loaded and We are ready to ride! Enjoy Your Sunday!! Luv U!! ((HUG... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:47:14 EST Peace Day six plastics Today, I’m introducing a very serious topic… plastics, particularly single-use plastics. Now, first let me share that not all plastic is bad… prior to plastics, we relied on ivory, tortoiseshell, wood, bone, iron, tin, silver, gold, etc to create a lot of the items we now make out of plastic. Pro... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:42:17 EST The other piece of the puzzle...revealed! I don't believe in coincidences, I believe God leads us to things He wants us to experience, but not until you're ready to receive. This week, I got an e-mail that SPRINGTIME69 from my vegan group added me as a Sparkfriend. Her page had a blog post from Coach Dean on it, from 2010. <BR> <BR> Ge... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:33:55 EST Day 226 Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Macros were better today just need to improve and be more consistent. Plan is to get into the gym 2 days and 2-3 days of at home workouts. Thursday might track unloa... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:05:04 EST 🙄 Dinner or Breakfast 🤔 <img src=""> <BR> Today I decide to make authentic Mexican tacos, when finally check the fridge I found that I've incomplete my ingredients so I deal with the stuff I have and this is the result, breakfast tacos for di... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 20:01:32 EST I'm so excited! Today I noticed all of my clothes hanging on me 🤓 I'm so proud of myself ♥️ Sat, 7 Dec 2019 19:49:09 EST Saturday <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 19:36:14 EST 2019 Goals Changes out heater a.c. fan in truck today. Had to pull complete dash loose and place in seats. Put it back together , started, fan worked. Very tedious back breaking work. Had to take motion sickness pill, twisting to look and reconnect "stuff" under dash with bright light caused a vertigo d... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 19:20:19 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 126 of doing the new: Treating myself 2 days in a row. "Be yourself accept yourself be good to yourself...and don't forget to treat yourself..." <BR> <BR> These last 2 days have been fun. Yesterday I went to see the movie 'Frozen 2'. I am getting use to doing things by myself and going places by myself. I do find it limited but that is why I am ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 18:55:45 EST Month 2 / Week 5 / Day 33 / no sugar and no flour / 3 things I am grateful for today (Dec 7 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting close to Christmas - thankfully all shopping has been done, the few parcels that needed to be mailed are on their way so am able now to just sit back and enjoy the season. <BR> <BR> Was... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 18:48:28 EST Sat 12/7 Relaxing day It's a relaxing day. Tomorrow will be laundry day since I have a retirees luncheon to attend on Monday. Hope the weather is nice and sunny tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Other than that, not much else going on. This coming week isn't as hectic as last week. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday! <BR> <BR> ****... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 18:34:39 EST End Of Story! It's time to realize to feel well we have to eat well. Filling up on white bread , fat red meat and baked goods and pastries is not the way to feel better. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 18:22:09 EST sensational saturday I had a lovely half hour walk , I love walking with snow on the ground <BR> it is so pretty and the air feels crisp and the sun feels warm <BR> <BR> A Clean House <BR> All ashtrays and cigarettes thrown out,,,,,, <BR> <BR> Candles lit and glowing <BR> <BR> Husband home from hospital... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 18:17:04 EST Blogmas day 7: Big fight! A bit worried about falling behind and gaining Short blog today. I'm a bit worried about the holidays. It's more rainy which means hubby is home more and he never wants to workout or do much. I was gonna go out on my own for a workout but he wanted to watch a fight and I got into it! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:57:53 EST lost my blog I had a blog written and hit post but it didn't seem to go through and I don't feel like writing it again. I went to water fit class this morning. I did laundry and thought my son was going to but he didn't so that upset me a little. Guess that is the highlights. <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:53:02 EST Another day With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:43:34 EST Only 84 days to go!! (You do not get fat from LOOKING at pictures!) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 15th Leap Year Birthday February 29, 1996 <BR> <BR> My first thought looking at this picture is the shirt I am wearing, which I still ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:40:03 EST Rare Saturday It has been a rare Saturday with nothing that we have to do. Looking forward to a party with our Praise Team and their families tonight. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:17:13 EST My life <img src=""> Weight training today Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:12:14 EST Busy Saturday! Got a bit done today. My Megan is with me. Michelle unfortunately wants to go to a Church in Chenango Bridge on Sunday's at 5 pm and I can't take her so her daddy is. So I don't seem to get her for weekends anymore except maybe for Hanukkah. Not sure. <BR> <BR> Megan lost her phone and we ca... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:04:49 EST A Day with the Grands Yesterday was a long day. We had an early morning call to see if we could watch the one year old grand because his sitter was at the Emergency Room. <BR> We were already expecting to have his 3 year old and 11 year old cousins after school until their Dad got off work around 10 PM. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:04:35 EST Cold and Icy - 12-7-19 In addition to the snow we missed while traveling, we apparently missed a lot of cold and ice! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matt Kroschel drove past this accident in which a vehicle lost control and crashed into ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:55:04 EST A Bad Week <img src=""> <BR> This whole week been so bad that i feel and know i gain weight cause i couldn't stop eating. Also some how i have pain in my chest. The pain i am talking about is when you sleep at one spot for so lo... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:42:54 EST Fun Saturday! Tonight I am going to karaoke with my friends! I put dancing on my fitness tracker due to the fact that I HAVE to move to the music! <BR> <BR> I is so much fun! I sip water all the time. <BR> <BR> The music that comes up is a mix of 90's, 50s and 60s oldies and country. Minnesota is a mix. Ther... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:21:09 EST Gliding Through the Snow I just got back from the most wonderful sleigh ride. My SIL and my daughter and I took the baby on her first sleigh ride. We have cousins who hold an open house every year and it was perfect weather this year for the sleigh ride. They own Clydesdale horses and they were wearing Santa hats and ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:16:57 EST Challenge Day 76 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Casey and I got in our challenge walk. He was good except for picking up a little feather and swallowing it before I could wrestle it away from him. I think he'll be fine. <BR> <BR> The early m... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:14:45 EST Thinking So I go to gym every other day which equals to 4x a week. I was debating on doing two on and one off which would equate to 5x a week. What are your thoughts? I love working out and I see great results so... 16x a month vs 20x a month... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:49:40 EST Thanksgiving got me so off track! Traveling, staying at families homes etc! I hope I get straightened out before Christmas!🤔😳 Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:32:15 EST Tiny Bulldog Delivers 'Daily Cuteness' <link><BR>ypets/archive/2019/12/06/tiny-bulldog-<BR>delivers-daily-cuteness.aspx?cid_sourc<BR>e=petsnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=<BR>art2HL&cid=20191206Z1&et_cid=DM402921&<BR>et_rid=764133590 </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:30:33 EST Bonus blog for the holiday season. <link><BR>scotia/bedford-charlie-brown-christmas<BR>-tree-ed-mchugh-highway-102-1.5388328 </link> <BR> <BR> Good cheer; the reason for this season that encompasses all beliefs. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:30:24 EST Nice winter day. <img src=""> Gorgeous winter day. Sun shining. Temps in the upper 20’s. Started the fire early in the morning, sat back and spent a good hour in my recliner digesting Ephesians 4. Went outside without a shirt or jacke... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:26:53 EST End of year reflections So, it's that time of year again where I look back and wonder a) where the heck the year has gone and b) why I haven't made any progress! <BR> <BR> Whilst 2018 was consumed by dealing with my diagnosis of gallstones and chasing the hospital, I really thought 2019 would be easier. Sadly, both hub... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:26:06 EST Daily Highlight 279 - Checking Eyelids For Holes. Highlight - <BR> With all the beauty sleep I got, I should be gorgeous by now. Who knew that I needed that much sleep. I do feel well rested. <BR> I am NOT a perky morning person. Although there are benefits to waking early, it is difficult to shift. It is nice to get things done first thing, t... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:14:45 EST Yummy Lunch in the EDR <img src=""> <BR> The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:13:42 EST Loop recorder A loop recorder is a piece of technological equipment that looks like a short steel nail file. It is inserted into your body(mine is in my left breast) to record your EKG continuously in a "loop" to your doctor anywhere in the world. My friend Dan has his in his arm. <BR> It has micro-batteri... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 15:05:47 EST Saturday and going to enjoy it. INSIDE. Well, here it is the weekend, and we have nothing planned, just same-oh-same-oh. I spend all morning doing the rest of the book work for the year. Have to go over Wednesday to meet with our Lawyer and go over what we will owe in taxes. Dread that day, as I have no idea what we can deduct now t... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:49:53 EST My Life! This is just one of many life experiences I have had and I believe I am supposed to share this one. <BR> <BR> On Oct. 24, 1984, at 12 noon I was robbed at gunpoint on a hospital parking lot. I was walking to my car when a vision came to me that I would turn around and see a gun, that is exactly... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:37:49 EST Thanksgiving & after Thanksgiving (A Do-Nothing Personal Holiday) It seems like forever. All the planning, gift buying, wrapping, and packing in preparation to going to my sister's home back in Texas to see all my sibs and Mom for Thanksgiving. The 2 day drive there AND then again to get back home. The cooking of a few holiday dishes to bring. And of cours... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:30:02 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> When my three-year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. I was not so pleased. I turned to Mom and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't you remember how we used to drive you crazy with wat... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:28:59 EST Saturday Sick Illness teaches me to slow down and practice patience. <BR> I didn't feel "quite right" last night, and skipped the first part of a community celebration, fully intending to go today. <BR> I woke up achy. <BR> I took my temperature - 101.8 before ibuprofen. <BR> I worry I'll be seen as shirking m... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:26:13 EST Mon chien c'est l'hiver . . . (With apologies to Gilles Vigneault -- ) <BR> <BR> No kidding, it's not just my country that's winter. <BR> <BR> My dog Henry is all about winter too! <BR> <BR> And how lucky we are to live so close to a wonderful forest where Henry gets to go for walks every day . . .I'm lucky too, of cours... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:23:12 EST Salads Hope everybody is having a good day! I went to Walmart and bought a new Christmas tree.I eat so many salads I feel like a rabbit but love salads. I have lupus and can only walk about 5,000 steps a day on my pedometer not the recommended 10,000. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:09:45 EST Health Challenge: Day 9 HIIT <img src=""> <BR> Today's health challenge is to do a HIIT workout. There are LOTs of version of HIIT work outs and a lot of work along videos on YouTube. A simple "HIIT" search returns TONS! Here is just one exampl... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:05:05 EST Wow! Snowflake photos. Miraculous. <link><BR>macro-photos-snowflakes-show-impossibl<BR>y-perfect-designs.html?fbclid=IwAR0wst<BR>YYOJD1d9X0YM1jHeumgsJ6QkF_jV5wfrKImVw_<BR>ddI36qjg7sBm0Yk </link> <BR> <BR> I will try to add some photos here <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:00:05 EST Salads Hope everybody is having a good day! I went to Walmart and bought a new Christmas tree.I eat so many salads I feel like a rabbit but love salads. I have lupus and can only walk about 5,000 steps a day on my pedometer not the recommended 10,000. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:56:41 EST Number goals My updated weight loss goals, per month: <BR> <BR> Weight as of December 2019: 228.6 lbs <BR> Goal weight: 145 lbs <BR> Starting weight: 245 lbs <BR> Lost to date: 16.4 lbs <BR> Still to go: 83.6 lbs <BR> Monthly goal: shed 6 lbs/month <BR> <BR> Beginning of month goals: ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:54:22 EST Saturday afternoon We are finishing the outdoor decorations. Our grandsons have arrived to be followed by our granddaughter who will be spending the next two days with us. Keeping focused for more success. Getting ready for Church later today. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Hope all are enjoying... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:50:47 EST Friday Saturday Quick catch up at work Friday after missing Thursday. Christmas activities today, then groceries and dinner at friend's Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:49:28 EST Atrial Fibrillation graphic explanation <link><BR>ibrillation/ss/slideshow-af-overview?e<BR>cd=socpd_fb_nosp_1629_spns_cm1336_conm<BR>kt&fbclid=IwAR2mCGzPtuyqim__7VtfIGtlpo<BR>L0QMX1zU30mnAI5uvGSK7fKUQHHvHJ9Cw </link> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:24:43 EST Much Better I am so much better today. Maybe it was just voicing my feelings that helped. Bring on the holidays. Lots of traveling. My daughter lives in Lolo, MT which is a 6 1/2 to 7 hour drive from my home. Yes Montana is a very big state. We are going over for the night December 10th for the grandchildren... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:21:39 EST Working out! Gym flow 1 day at a time is progress Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:06:20 EST Update Yesterday, I saw my plastic surgeon. I had a ton of questions, and he was very patient, and kind. :) He said that I am actually healing more quickly than normal!!! He said that my incision is healing nicely, so he removed all my stitches, and I feel so much better now that they're gone!!! I vo... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:03:25 EST DECEMBER Here we are already in DECEMBER! <BR> <BR> The first week of DECEMBER started off with a tremendous snow storm on the east coast here in the USA. Lots of heavy snow fell pulling many trees down but leaving ten inches plus of beautiful white snow on the ground with ice covering all the trees- li... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:51:44 EST Help Anyone know how to track a recipe to your log? I've saved it as a favorite Thanks Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:50:26 EST Grab a Pen <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Letter Writing Day <BR> The revival of the tradition and art of handwritten letter writing is the basis of this day. Letters have been written since antiquity: they were written in ancient India... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:38:35 EST Still hard Yep, this is still hard. Gain, lose, gain, lose, gain....yikes! I'm up again 🥺 trying hard to get back to goal. I can do it! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:32:23 EST books on the shelf <img src=""> <BR> The Past by Tessa Hadley (2016) <BR> Tessa Hadley is a regular contributor to the 'New Yorker' & lives in London. I wanted see what if I like her novel(s). <BR> <BR> I'm 40 pages deep into this n... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:31:32 EST Marbles I have a great lead on a new home and have already begun the task of clearing out "stuff", knowing that will make moving so much easier. It is exciting and I'm not losing my marbles but finding bags of them. Why did we keep them ? <em>198</em> <BR> I know that many were used in a long ago aq... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:31:24 EST 12/7/19 Love has no age, no limit; and no death. John Galsworthy Quote of the Day <BR> The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. <BR> Robert Baden-Powell <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. <BR> Washington Irving <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> You can... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:30:55 EST I'm famous in my own mind 😜 <img src=""> <BR> Spotted this sign Ina brewery window. Why yes, yes I am cool. Thank you. Did our big monthly grocery shop yesterday. $200 for enough Staples to last a month or longer. Still have $200 budgeted for we... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:24:58 EST Championship Saturday Football this afternoon. Decorate first. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:09:23 EST Xmas Decorating the tree today. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:00:37 EST Seasons Change Good morning friends.. Yesterday was a really great day.. Amazing workout, fantastic breakfast, asparagus, omelet with brie cheese and herbs de provence and some truffle sea salt. <BR> <BR> Lunch was the left over thai butternut squash/apple soup that I took up a notch by adding some coconut cur... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 12:00:34 EST A New Chapter Today begins a new chapter in my life. I will officially start living in my new apartment today. I received the key yesterday, and spent the afternoon cleaning; but I didn't spend the night. I don't have any furniture, so I didn't even sit down. But I'm planning on spending the night there tonigh... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:58:20 EST Need To Get Back In The Habit This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. <BR> <BR> <BR> Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:43:40 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS STARTED IN MOM HOUSE hey sparkers hope all are doing ok started in mom s house she got lot and lot of clothes shoes bags jewelry at lest now we know where we are with it next week she got her wardrobe locked got to break the lock to get to her policy and papers so we are working with it keep us in your prayers on thi... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:32:43 EST Starting a healthy journey In the last year I have had to start on blood pressure meds. I would really like to get off of them. I have gotten serious about trying to rat healthy and exercise but it's hard. I am starting to feel older and I don't like it. Lol. Hopefully with better eating habits and exercise habits I ca... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:24:58 EST Determined I'm so determined to not let this inner sugar monster of mine win. I would like to throw out all the "goodies", but was met with a lot of criticism, and scoffed at when trying to mention that we all could benefit from trying to eat a little more healthy. Was told "your fat we aren't, so you stop ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:09:12 EST 12/7/19 Takes Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "All great achievements require time." Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "On the bright side, they ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:50:33 EST I knew it When things are of limits I tend to go for it. This is why I DO NOT DIET but EAT HEALTHY. I wasn't suppose to have sweets but me and the cookie jar were very friendly this past week Cookies is my favorite sweet. I had armed myself with 35 calorie yogurt, 50 calorie applesauce and same for apple/b... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:48:13 EST Christmas pressure It was a busy week for me. I made sure go for exercise this morning with the group. I am now at work and can't wait until it's time to leave. Looking forward to watching the college football playoffs. <BR> Although I have completed decorating inside and outside, I wanted to add some little a... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:41:36 EST Another Week Well, I have another week done. And I'm still here. I'm so happy I'm feelin' so much better. It's been a long time since I've been this sick. I'm on the downside of takin' the steroids. Two more days and I'm done. I hate takin' em. They make me so hungry. Good thang Jessie and I don't keep... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:40:05 EST Feelings! Supposed to describe how i am feeling today in 1 sentence! Spark coach assignment! <BR> <BR> I feel like I want to go back to bed,for the day! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:37:07 EST Cleaning drawers and corners Keeping busy doing some of those chores that <BR> just don't seem to get done enough. <BR> I do like it when things are all organized. <BR> I put away some tops that won't fit again until summer <BR> and that freed up much space in my close. <BR> Now to go thru the books. <BR> Have a great day fr... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:34:34 EST We the North- <img src=""> <BR> I decided to post a few pictures of the "North"--- <BR> The lake is now covered with ice and snow--but---no-one--ever goes on it yet--till after Xmas--maybe even into January--The ice is very thin as... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:23:25 EST Back at it again Second verse same as the first... 🎶 Second round of oral surgery, pain flare, depression, and now I'm pulling myself back up... Tracking food intake again. I'm just going to have to keep recommiting myself, I think. No one promised this would be easy! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:08:45 EST Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Observed: Always December 7th <BR> <BR> Pearl Harbor Day, commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn December 7, 1941. It cripp... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:04:15 EST Friday Bliss Yesterday, I didn't post ... but I did my yoga and some light weight training, and then I relaxed for most of the day. I actually read several chapters from a book I am loving. I put away my computer for much of the day, made myself a fabulous tea tray with Hope Tea from Uganda, sold by a wonderf... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:02:15 EST cute small thing <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:52:52 EST "For Small Creatures such as We... ...the vastness is bearable only through love." Carl Sagan <BR> <BR> Feeling like I'm nearing the end of the yucky tunnel I mentioned in yesterday's blog. Feeling better each day. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day, friends. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:46:38 EST Quote for 12/7/2019 Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. <BR> — Plato <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:45:54 EST So Much to Do - So Much to Enjoy! Christmas will be very light, but joyous this year. I've had some expenses come up, as they usually seem to do, and now my finances are quite depleted. <BR> <BR> First, now that it's colder outside, it's time to address the bug problem. One thing that would help seniors in a big way would be a... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:43:40 EST Happy Saturday! Have a great day everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:42:04 EST New year is coming fast <em>524</em> <BR> I don't know about you all but holiday season can do some serious havoc to my waist line. <em>246</em> With Christmas right around the corner and New Year's not far behind, many people start making plans for their New Year's resolutions. Many of these resolutions includ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:40:44 EST Struggles I have had a lifetime struggle with weight, shifting up and down. In my older years it doesn't climb as much, since I have had more time to contemplate and redefine my eating habits and exercise program. I am thankful to God today for SP community and other resources to help in my weight loss jou... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:38:44 EST december 7 My miracle girl's 7th birthday!! she had dire reports. "wont make it to 6 months. prepare yourself" when she passed 6 months..."well we dont know why, she could drop any second". even her cardiologist.."take her home. love her. but i wont be seeing you again with her..i'm so sorry" <BR> now he sa... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:35:08 EST Oh the Beginning of Things Hello all! The name is Brynn and I’ve got plenty of weight to lose. 90 pounds to be exact when I joined two months ago. I’ve lost 9 pounds so far so 81 more to go. It seems like so much. I found this lovely site and am hoping that having a community of people that either have or are attempting to... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:34:08 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:30:43 EST Ninja Gingerbread Men explained Here's the full tray <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found this kit in one of our treks to Cabela's and had to buy it. My intent was to give it to the ninja loving kids' mom but decided she was too busy and made them m... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:05:23 EST Here we go again... So, I basically gave up trying to lose weight and was resigned to being fat. Now, my insulin level is sky high, even though my blood sugar is normal...low even. I have a new endocrinologist who says I've been poorly managed in the past and she is going to fix me up! This has me motivated again, s... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 09:00:30 EST No excuses I glance out the blinds in the middle of the night when I get up. Maybe there will be snow on the ground. Can't traipse through snow from my car to the gym. Or maybe a cold wind will be blowing. Maybe I got to bed too late. I need my sleep, you know. How fun it will be some day to develop the hab... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:57:42 EST Gingersnaps and Rumours? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love gingersnaps... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ain't that the truth... <em>20</em> <BR... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:53:30 EST Nutrition I really love the nutrition part of the SP app! It tells me just what I am deficient in, so I can modify my diet! This may be one of the keys to losing weight! I am planning on changing my grocery list, adding food that will do more for good nutrition in my diet. Have a good day SP friends! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:39:22 EST WHen I was a Teacher <img src=""> <BR> I knew from the time I was 12 I wanted to be a teacher. For sixth grade I had a teacher, Mrs. Schimmel, who inspired me. SHe was tough, but we knew it because she cared about us and wanted to bring ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:37:37 EST Is it Time? Is it Time? 2 Peter 3:1-18. December 07 2019. <BR> <BR> <BR> “ But of the day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:36 <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember when as a family you planned some special activity or trip for a certain day in the futu... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:35:18 EST Don't Give Up 12/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the Month of December, I decided to blog each day on a ‘famous’ person who failed but never gave up. I hope everyone can use these as examples on why we should never give up on our weight l... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:51:39 EST Never Say Never! Unless you're ready to say "Ulp" or "Uh - well" <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Because just because I didn't plan on baking any Christmas cookies this year doesn't mean something might not get me out into the kitchen. Something like my Romanian family telling us, last night, that they will be here... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:41:34 EST Holiday temptations and inner strength Everyone have their guard up for those sneaky holiday calories. Well I thought I did! <BR> <BR> So I am all ready for work on Monday and have my iron clad resolution in place to not eat the goodies at work. My Egyptian co-worker brings baklava. I love baklava. Out of control. I had to try all t... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:41:06 EST holiday humor <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:38:33 EST Miserable points continue I give up. Miserable point run continues. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:38:22 EST Saturday Humor <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:36:35 EST WIT & WISDOM <BR> <BR> <BR> "He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer <BR> will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter." <BR> <BR> --John Burroughs Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:15:00 EST An old man starts having trouble hearing. An old man starts having trouble hearing and goes to the doctor. He says: “Doc, I’m having problems hearing!” <BR> The doctor says: “Let’s check this out.” <BR> <BR> He looks into the man’s ear with his flash light and says: “There’s a foreign object in here.” <BR> He takes his tweezers and pul... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:09:58 EST Listen to your body and your animals too This past week I had to rush one of my cats to the vet. She was breathing heavily and listless. Come to find out she has severe asthma. We always thought it was her coughing because of hair balls. But it wasn’t the case. She’s home and has a long road ahead of her. <BR> One thing I learned... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:08:19 EST Preparing to challenge myself to succeed in 2020 <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> These were my goals for 2019 and they will stay the same for 2020. <BR> <BR> 1. Fighting fo... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:58:31 EST Birthda Today was my sons birthday. I started the day with good intention but, one huge fight with the husband and my emotions ate through breakfast. My son wanted to go to smashburger for his birthday. I got the crispy chicken sandwich but only ate half. My side was a struggle but ultimately chose... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:49:13 EST Morning came extra early today 535 and I’m on the bus,looking at the side of a truck close enough to touch, and I'm not even sure whether it's the bus that's too close to the edge of the lane or the truck. Scraped 6 hours of sleep, after last night's shopping trip delayed the usual wind down procedures by about an hour. Let'... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:47:27 EST Going Inward Holy Mother - Father God, <BR> Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, <BR> <BR> Grant me the wisdom to know when it is time to break away from others and be alone with my thoughts and my spirit. <BR> <BR> Help me protect my inner peace by avoiding excessive indulgence in those things th... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:38:41 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-7-2019 <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:36:56 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, December 7, 2019 December 7, 2019 INTENTIONAL LIVING <BR> <BR> We all make choices every day. Some say we make thousands of them daily. Some choices are routine and small. Others are detrimental and significant. Living intentionally as a good steward for God requires us to make better choices. We can make intent... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:27:41 EST Good News/Bad News Okay first the wonderful, terrific, awesome, Good News!!! I don't have epilepsy or seizures!!! AND I can DRIVE AGAIN!!!!! Well, once my car is running again, beginning of January, but stil! I'll have my freedom again! I'm so excited! I am getting my 'new to me' car for my birthday in a few months... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:03:23 EST I Am Not Super Woman! <img src=""> <BR> No, I am not Super Woman, and I cannot save the world. I need help. <BR> I’m having a tough time, making plans to go to Florida in February to visit my son and his family I know that it is not at al... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:01:56 EST Acceptance Rivers know this. There is no hurry. We shall get there 😊.....A.A.Milne Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:53:41 EST Saturday Up early to walk on treadmill before headed out to a huge craft show with my BFF. Have a wonderful day. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:48:18 EST Saturday Funny Three friends go for a haircut. <BR> The white guy tells the barber to cut it short and at the back he must trim it to look like a tv screen. The barber finishes and says R10. <BR> <BR> The black guy tells the barber to cut it short and at the back he must trim it to look like a tv screen. The b... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:40:29 EST So true <img src=""> I’ve went from 275-252. I did it so easily but man am I struggling. I honestly just want to loose about 30 more lb. that’s it. That’s what I weighed when my husband passed and I looked and felt good. I kne... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:27:48 EST Failure Is Not Fatal <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isn't this the truth? I never really thought about it until I read it. But success really is never final. it is something that needs to be worked at continually in order for it to remain a su... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:20:40 EST THE HARVEST-GOD'S BLOG-12/7/19 <img src=""> <BR> Sing unto the LORD, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2 (KJV) <BR> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,So Christ was once offered bear ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 05:07:49 EST REMIND YOURSELF <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 04:24:54 EST Daily Affirmation for Saturday, December 7, 2019 " I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:35:13 EST B-L-E-S-S-E-D- <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Spark Friend's, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Blessed and Fantastic Saturday and Weekend ahead...Let's <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> Been thinking about how blessed I am to be here at... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:29:09 EST Quote for Saturday Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. <BR> <BR> Corrie Ten Boom Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:27:47 EST Bible Verse for Saturday O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. <BR> ' <BR> Psalm 136:1,26 Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:26:37 EST We often ask others if they know Jesus, but what we might want to ask is does Jesus knows us. Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day, the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I [Jesus] am the light of the world” (John 9:4). <... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 03:22:16 EST Day 341: Simple Fudge (recipe) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." (Anne Lamott) <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 02:43:25 EST 12-6-19 With all the stuff I need to do, I spent the day ignoring my work projects list. It snowed last night. The sun came out and the new snow vanished. Unfortunately, the old snow is still out there. A little bit more of it melted too, but not enough. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:39:04 EST I'm posting regardless I'm tired, and I'm exercising, and I'm tracking my food, and today isn't a fabulous day. But I don't feel like giving in. So there, told me, didn't I? Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:31:07 EST Press pause My mother died on November 19th. When I got home the house was decorated for Christmas, which it hadn’t been when I left. It was jarring, and I felt, insensitive. The world just keeps spinning. The days keep changing. It all feels so rushed. If I could just push pause for a few weeks so I could g... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:25:18 EST Friend Poem The following poem is what you have been to me and what I hope I am to you...Thank you for your ongoing support and your valued friendship in which I thank God... <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What I'll Be <BR> <BR> A friend wears a smile <BR> When the world wears a frown. <B... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:08:21 EST Quote for Today <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:05:17 EST Bible Verse for Today Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:105 KJV Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:04:18 EST Weigh-In #46 So Wyatt thinks I need my appendix out. He's probably right. I have a doctor appointment coming up soon so hopefully I can get things taken care of. I had a difficult day yesterday and didn't do well, so my stats are bad today, but I'm just not feeling well these days. I tried to do a core workou... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 01:02:19 EST Focus on the right thing. I must focus on faith rather than fear as then I get the strength to achieve all I want. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:52:45 EST cookie day Tomorrow is cookie baking day. i may end up playing with my nieces. 2 of them are old enough but the younger ones are not. mostly. it may get crowded and i am hoping the drama is kept to a minimum Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:50:32 EST Seattle Bound! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Approximately 7 hours and I'll be on the road headed to the airport. Yippee! With any luck the hotel will have an open room in the morning, but if not, stow our luggage with them and hea... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:43:34 EST To Buy List I want to make my own lemonade 🍋 so I need lemons also protein different from the vegan powder I now have so I can take both, also anything that can help me with goals maybe avocado. Anybody notice milk is expiring faster and faster. I also bought terrible tuna snacks but at least now I know the... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:27:26 EST Day 9 - Immaculate Conception Novena O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> The Prince of P... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:27:11 EST Saturday's Silly <img src=""> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:16:19 EST Weather It started out sunny and rained in late afternoon. It is 59 outside and 69 inside. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 00:15:24 EST Picture in the Cloud <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sometimes when I'm out driving with my husband, I take pictures of clouds. I especially like to take pictures of the clouds when it appears that there are different shapes in them. This pictur... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:59:48 EST One Step Closer MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4978 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What can you do TODAY <BR> to bring you <BR> ONE STEP CLOSER <BR> to your goal <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Now, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:57:35 EST Day Well Spent Kids can be so energizing! Their eyes so bright, and with such stimulating questions, they can really make you want to keep up with them! <BR> <BR> And kids can be so enervating! Just watching their unstopping energy and listening to their multi-decibel sound level can really drain you! <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:56:53 EST Friday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:42:39 EST A Possible Big Change My husband received word that he has been selected for an International military posting in 2020. If all goes well with the screenings, clearances, and things of that nature we will be beginning a new adventure in a few months. Originally we had been under the impression that we would be in our c... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:42:08 EST Finished the towels Tomorrow after I get them all trimmed up I'll lay all 11 of them out and post a photo. They turned out really cute. was inside most of the day. But of course Buck went and came a lot. He's decided that every time he comes in the house he should get a treat,,,,hence I think he goes out to get ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:17:36 EST Captain Kangaroo Captain Kangaroo, long running children’s morning show (1955-84) 5 times a week on CBS. The “Captain“ got his name from the large pockets on his jackets.per Wiki: 1993. <BR> The show was conceived and the title character was played by Bob Keeshan, who based the show on "the warm relationship bet... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:13:23 EST Llama Llama Holiday Drama <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We've had more than our share of drama at school, but unfortunately, it continues. Today, 2 of our little girl's aunt came and got them off the school bus at the end of the day. She waved us o... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:07:10 EST Getting A High Diversity of Natural Foods Hard thing to do. Here is how I did it. If you want to see more on why look up the "ND Biodiverse Food Study in Panama" <BR> <BR> I ordered "everything they had" from two small farms and a bunch of stuff on Amazon. <BR> <BR> It took time to adjust but I am glad I did!! <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:06:57 EST ive had some sparkfriends with giddy spells or the wobbles, maybe this is why <link><BR>cles/vitamin-b12-lack-led-to-balance-a<BR>nd-memory-problems </link> <BR> <BR> cheers richard Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:51:58 EST ranitidine was found contaminated with nitrosamines, heres a diabetic drug too <link><BR>cles/breaking-health-news-metformin-an<BR>d-nitrosamines </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:48:29 EST 6th of December Up came to my desk and accomplished paperwork. Dressed and went out to lunch with my husband. We drove to the bank and I went in and my husband walked in the grocery store and bought milk. We met at the car and came home. Found time to visit it on Spark People and be blessed. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:48:21 EST Fri 12/6 Lihue We had a problem with our kitchen sink last night. As I was rinsing the washed dishes, I found that the sink was not draining. It took a long, long, time to drain. I called the plumber in the morning, but we were scheduled to go to Lihue in the morning. The receptionist said that would be good be... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:37:25 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for December 6 and 7 Daily Inspiration: For everyone there is a way to serve and honor God in this life on earth. Lord, let me seize every opportunity, no matter how small, to glorify You, make you better known and always bring myself and others closer to You. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think--Hope is always available to ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:34:52 EST The Phone <BR> The Phone <BR> <BR> A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decided to buy her a cell phone. He showed her the phone and explained to her al of its features. <BR> <BR> Meg was excited to receive the gift and simply ad... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:18:28 EST Day 6: Rescuing St. Nicholas I did not grow up with American traditions, Christmas or otherwise, and truthfully, this Santa Claus business has always been a thorn in my side. Who makes this stuff up anyway? (No offense anyone - my blog.) <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:17:50 EST Health Challenge: Day 8 Reading Who has time to read, hm? but nevertheless finding and reading something encouraging really helps. <BR> <BR> for me, i did this day's challenge finding out some deeper information reading about a topic that used to scare me. it is amazing with a little bit of knowledge gained from taking an h... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:14:06 EST Friday Thank goodness it's Friday. DH and I went to longhorn steakhouse for dinner. I had a very good meal, filet and lobster tail, salad and broccoli. We won't be going out tomorrow because we will gave our 2 grandsons. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:10:17 EST 2019 Goals Another day in paradise. Bought 4 new a tv tires, then had to go to harbour freight to get tools to remove old tires from rims. Put new tires on rims when for a ride. The 19 year old tires were slicks, the new tires gave 4 wheeler awesome traction that felt like a power boost, yeeeeeeehaaaaaaa... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:04:44 EST Shopping trip Lack of a rental car meant eating out at the restaurant across the parking lot, or unsatisfactory microwave meals from the hotel pantry so far this week. Overheard someone saying they were going to do a Walmart run, so I asked if I could join then. Got some chicken, some pork, some snackages, m... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:56:56 EST Day 5/Dec 5 - FriYay it was a long week, and the weekend is welcome!! <BR> <BR> Spent a fair amount of my day worrying about my mom, then the rest of the day praying for peace. Tonight I'm okay, just exhausted. I wonder sometimes if I will be able to keep up with the physical demands of teaching/being a school libra... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:55:26 EST Breaking Tradition And Liking It… <BR> My two oldest daughters are decorating the hallway with lights. That’s never been done before. Looks nice! D21 is always wanting to switch things up…in some ways her brain works exceptionally well and for that I am grateful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Seeking God's Face <BR> <BR> but those wh... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:39:27 EST 12/6/19 All workouts completed today! Feeling great. Started out strong with my food but night munchies got the better of me today. Oh well no big deal tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is a busy day going to my mom's to help my son and maybe my nefew (if he is well enough) bake and decorate Christmas coo... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:29:05 EST Cards Dad came up with a new variation of a card game we play. <BR> It involves a little more strategy because there are only 1/3 as many wild cards. <BR> We both like it better. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:29:01 EST Home from the Great Train Adventure! - 12-6-19 DH and I just arrived home from nearly 3 weeks on the road on our Great Train Adventure! We had a WONDERFUL time - it was a great break from DH ending his civic responsibilities and beginning his next adventure. Because we took several breaks from the train in different town to explore and visi... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:21:34 EST December 6, 2019 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It was another crazy day. Not quite like yesterday, but still... <BR> <BR> I started with my workout. When I was done I got Jacob's uniform thrown in the washer so that it would be clean for his game. I got the boys up and out the door. After they left I got my shower ta... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:09:30 EST Helping my friend This morning as I got to the store my friend was in the restroom being sick. She went home and her employee of the day and I ran the shop today. I did not get as much knitting done as I hoped but we kept things moving at the store. We emptied three boxes of goods, priced, and placed about the sto... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 21:02:10 EST Friday December 6th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Pool for an hour this morning. Then office work, grocery shopping and an evening prayer service tonight. One full day for sure! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:51:43 EST December 6th~ kick back day One of my mini challenges has been to get at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep. My lil body and mind does not want to shut down till 11, 12, 1, 2...sigh! Then pups are up at 5:30..after in out and round about we often tend to nap for a half hour or so..but then pups nap all day! What does a dog do on... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:47:42 EST This Pet May Lower Your Risk for a Heart Attack by 31% <link><BR>ypets/archive/2019/12/05/owning-a-dog-<BR>lowers-risk-of-death.aspx?cid_source=p<BR>etsnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art<BR>1HL&cid=20191205Z1&et_cid=DM402911&et_rid=763473394 </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:43:19 EST Tomorrow's Breakfast Yummy/Recipe This recipe is fast,easy delicious and very filling. <BR> Recipe from>>>Kasey Treman <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Keto Quiche Recipe with Bacon & Cheese <BR> Ingredients <BR> 6 eggs <BR> ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream <B... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:41:23 EST What a wonderful getaway Amway Grand downtown Grand Rapids. Not only Amy Grant and Michael w smith but Marc Martel. Didn’t realize until he sang he did the sound tract for the queen movie bohemian rhapsody and what a powerful voice and presence. The stage was beautiful, walking the skywalk and overlooking the city was... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:40:10 EST Friday! <img src=""> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:32:59 EST Shabbat Shalom from California~ 12/6/2019 <img src=""> <BR> "Shabbat Shalom" by Leon Zernitsky <BR> <BR> May God bless you and keep you <BR> May God cause the divine light to shine upon you and be gracious to you <BR> May God turn toward you, and grant you pe... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:27:58 EST Trip to the Beach Well Today was a Great one. Took my Work Van in for a oil change they check it out and Found my Brakes and Rotors were bad. So they had to fix it. I got there at 830 am and Left at at 530.So i decide while i was there and Waiting i would walk to the Beach it was Warm today so i Thought i would wa... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:19:16 EST Kids growing up, offer on house accepted! And so it begins. Living through the ups and downs of buying a home. At least I'm not the only one warning them how mind-numbing the process is. <BR> <BR> 130 year old home. Updated plumbing, new heater, water heater, windows and appliances. BUUUUUUT, 130 year old home. Solid, I couldn't smell a... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 20:06:24 EST Depression I think I am there because I am finding it very difficult to get things done. But today I finally got our limited Christmas decorations up. I have also been tired. It has been a tough year medically especially for my husband. He had elbow surgery 4/2/2019, is scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery 1... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:28:50 EST Aloha Smiles Happy Aloha Friday everyone <BR> <BR> I had a beautiful half hour walk in the snow <BR> and was kissed by the sun <BR> <BR> A cocoa coffee , warm and sweet and chocolaty <BR> <BR> Reading by the pellet stove <BR> <BR> My husband is up walking and sitting in a chair <BR> <BR> He may be ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:16:55 EST Goal of Drinking Water This week I am focusing on logging food and drinking more water. I didn't realize that I wasn't drinking much water in a day. Small goals can make a big difference! Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:13:52 EST Daily Highlight 278 - Weigh-in Result Highlight - <BR> It was the final group meeting for the study. Was I afraid what the scale might say? No. It was just going to show a fact. The fact was I am still down 20 pounds. Yes, I dropped all but 3 of the pounds. I impressed myself. <BR> <em>48</em> <BR> The final weigh-in for the s... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:12:03 EST "Waves"--movie review <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trey Edward Shults, director and screenwriter of "Waves", along with his cameraman Drew Daniels, has never met a color or a scene he doesn't love repeating more than once. If someone uses the 'f... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:08:52 EST Grandkids Played with grandson today Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:08:39 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>185</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:08:17 EST Blood sugar readings Better number this morning Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:07:44 EST Beyond The moon I’m looking out my window at the moon shining through our red oak tree in the front yard while I listen to soothing peaceful music worshipping my King. As darkness falls, the light of the half moon gets brighter. Always shining, reflecting the sun which is now hiding from our view. That’s like ou... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 19:01:46 EST Pie Disaster and New Choice I hope none of my friends tried the recipe I posted. It was new to me and easy. <BR> <BR> I should have searched out the one I used last year. You can find it on <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> That'll teach me not to mess with perfection. No one would belie... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:41:13 EST Chicken lasagna <img src=""> <BR> Here's my chicken lasagna. It tastes good. The apartment smells great with the sauce of it. I am going to have leftovers of it. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:39:42 EST Here's the chicken <img src=""> <BR> I got my chicken done. I put it into the oven for an hour and it was good. I ate a breast for lunch and put 2 into a lasagna. I am eating the lasagna and it's good. I have 3 more breasts left and I wi... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:38:01 EST Quit drinking soda <img src=""> I have been off of soda for a week now. Praise God no headaches this time!!❤️🥰😘 Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:34:52 EST STRESSFUL DAY Everyone in the office called in sick. Yikes!!! <em>198</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:33:52 EST peace day five believe Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend the day with the most delightful man… Dr. Roy Tamashiro, professor emeritus from Webster University. He is a peace pilgrim and travels 1000’s of miles each year to bear witness to those that have suffered immense pain from horrific acts conducted by human... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:28:03 EST Bloging I'm not great at blogging, in fact I really don't know how to,but I can tell you it does keep me on track knowing many people will read it. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:20:21 EST Day 225 All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a great Legs/Back 2 separate giant sets and 5 min boxing combo. Macros were a little better but still more carbs than protein and need to work on getting then keeping my fat down. Won't know my work s... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:57:51 EST Blood Pressure! My blood pressure was still up! I am to follow up with My cardiologist!! I will do that Monday. I checked it when I got home and it had come down some. DH & I took the dogs to the vet for their checkup. Mr. Clyde the oldest of the Jack Russells has to have 5 teeth taken out. Poor Doggie!! ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:46:34 EST Friday Today was my appointment with the cardiologist. My loop recorder will be in me for at least two years, and if I need it longer, she will remove this one and put a fresh one in, as the batteries only last two years. <BR> She did a thorough physical, checked my vitals personally after the staf... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 17:11:05 EST always room for more This is what I thought after lunch today - always room for more. I had a good and satisfying lunch but could have eaten so much more especially snacks and sweets. It is no wonder that it is so easy for me to gain weight if I don't limit myself. I do not think this problem is ever going to go a... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:55:49 EST 6th December 2019 Day 89, 100 days At my Best! of 100 DWL <BR> <BR> I am feeling at my best just now. <BR> <BR> I am confident and more secure about many things even working hard on my new car (never good with new cars!) Love the car but don't really like driving really <BR> I walk taller and more confidently <B... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:50:49 EST Calorie counting I’ve never done a good job at food tracking/calorie counting. I always fall off the wagon! But I notice that when I keep track of what I am eating, I feel a greater sense of control over my life!!! It’s my boyfriend’s birthday this weekend, and we ordered a big chocolate cake for him! I’m going... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:39:03 EST Quote! My favorite is tomorrow is another day! Its another chance to get it right!! Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:28:46 EST Friday Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> Soooo glad the weekend is here...feeling drained today...we had 4 people call in sick today with a stomach bug...hope I don't catch it... <BR> <BR> Had some meetings but that makes the time go by faster...looking forward to a relaxing weekend... <BR> ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:16:22 EST 6th December <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/822622/december_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Notice when you're hard on yourself or others, and be kind instead" <BR> <BR> OK! <BR> <BR> Today ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:15:14 EST Desert Month Two <img src=""> We are busy these days. Our friends are here and settled in their condo. Through a bizarre Edmonton connection we had dinner with our friends, and a couple who have retired here. The six of us had a very n... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:03:57 EST Adjusting to my new normal I'm adjusting to my new routines and role with helping my brother with his recovery from that heart attack that nearly took him from us. I'm feeling a little better. I'm tired but I think the last 10 weeks finally caught up with me. That and colder weather. My body is screaming in pain from all o... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:51:12 EST Putting my foot down I've been a member on here since September 2007 and nothing has changed. I exercise here and there and have done a few 30 day challenges but i know i havent put in my all. I still eat bad but i dont eat junk food as much and i've cut down on pop. This month i'm aiming for 15 to 30 mins of yoga ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:37:43 EST Forever The best advice ................ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:28:20 EST PROPOSAL Where to begin? How to begin? Upon reading a book called The Hallelujah Factor written by Jack R. Taylor published in 1983, the Holy Spirit laid it upon my heart to issue an invitation to others to participate in a collective shout of praise to God. I live on the west coast and the time He impres... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:28:03 EST FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER GONE!!!! The first week of December for me is almost over, is Saturday today and I have double Graduations day starts at 9.15 on campus and will finish around 5-5.30 this evening.... <BR> <BR> I have just spent the last 2 days in the high court with a student.....supporting him in a ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:20:57 EST Friday and a great day. Yes, today is a great day. no one calling about my computer. woo woo. Maybe the little fun yesterday paid off. But I am sure one of these days Peter, Daniel, or Michael will be dialing my number again, and we can catch up again. lol Now just to work on the Credit Card Interest people. lol ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:17:29 EST It's Friday Today I am feeling a little tired I deal with seasonal depression and the holiday season is not all that merry this year my son is in Seattle so I am alone any way I will be ok with God with me Fri, 6 Dec 2019 14:05:21 EST This Definitely Works! As a former athlete I used to track calories manually to maintain my weight successfully. Now with work, kids, life stress, I forgot about tracking calories. After failed attempts with various diets, I had about giving up. Luckily I found this app and I can easily focus on when to stop eating. I'... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:51:51 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> In light of the rising frequency of human - grizzly bear conflicts, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert of bears while in the field. They advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their clothing ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:51:21 EST Day 340: Favorite Christmas Cartoons <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing - light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light."... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:26:57 EST Day 340: Running, Cookies, Got my butt out of bed this morning and did some running today....hard, but worth it! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> So funny, I was looking at the calendar the other day and realized I need to do my annual Christmas cookie baking either this weekend or next weekend. Jamie used to invite ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:26:13 EST Blogmas Day 6: Thanksgiving caught up with me....and tom So, yes, like the title says a lot is against me right now. I ate quite a bit of stuffing and rolls on Thanksgiving and it shows on the scale. I'm up 1 lb. Plus tom is supposed to start today or tomorrow and I can feel the bloat and pain starting up (sorry if tmi) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 13:20:40 EST it's friday it started off snowing steadily here. now the sun is shining brightly and it is not snowing anymore. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a fabulous day, everyone and a terrific weekend! Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:54:28 EST More stripping I've been doing a bit more wallpaper stripping today.  Not with a great deal of enthusiasm it has to be said but needs must.  In between though I've been getting quotes for having my belongings brought from Elaine's place. The Worker Friend [?] is due back this evening.  I've asked him to bring m... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:40:16 EST Dec 6, 2019 It's been 3 weeks today that I started the Collagen. I think it might be helping but not sure. The pain shifts and moves and changes the way I feel it. Mostly it's the bottom on my sitz bone. Left one. It's hard to stand, sitting is usually OK but walking is still hard. Most days I take Tyl... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 12:31:48 EST Nothing is the same anymore Everything has changed. My fit bit got chewed up by a puppy. I thought that was the worst But fate had more in store for my family. My favorite uncle passed away the end of August. Had to deal with his siblings not doing his wishes and still trying to wrap my head around it. I did not lo... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:45:30 EST Friday trying to catch up on some things in the office. with everyone gone, it should be an interesting day. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:37:40 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 125 of Doing the New: Happy St. Nicholas Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "All I want for Christmas is shoes" <BR> <BR> Happy St. Nick Day!!! <BR> <BR> I didn't even know there was a St. Nick Day until my son was in High School. Then all I knew about it was, St. Ni... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:34:07 EST I love weekends! This morning was much smoother! I woke up on time, the elf got moved and I got to work at my normal time. <BR> <BR> I feel like this has been a long week! I'm so glad it's Friday! <BR> <BR> Tonight we're going to take the kids to see Santa and have some family fun at the mall. <BR> <BR> It's... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:23:22 EST Photo frames--have you tried this? I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=new_goodies_for_our_app_users_photo<BR>_frames_and_more </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:14:52 EST At the gym Pushing myself Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:13:35 EST Day 75 Challenge Day 75 was our best so far! We "wogged" (walk-jogged) .78 miles in a little over 10 minutes for a 12:54 pace. That's almost a run. It was 60 degrees, a little breezy and invigorating. Casey's behavior was excellent even when we met a neighbor dog, that is until we stopped, and then he wanted to g... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:12:56 EST Quick and easy vegetarian tofu bowls <img src=""> <BR> The picture above isn't gorgeous, but it was delicious! Orange tofu over basmati rice, yum :) <BR> <BR> Tofu bowls are my go-to don't want cook meal. They're pretty easy, I'll break them down for you... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:07:40 EST I'm so proud of myself ♥️ <img src=""> <BR> I'm so proud of myself ♥️ Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:03:47 EST MORE snow! Nope, not a lot of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) today after yesterday's marathon shoveling. Yay me!! <BR> <BR> And: DH was able to dispatch last night's snowfall and plough ridge with the snow blower this morning. <BR> <BR> Do I want to learn how to use the snow blower?? Uh, no. W... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 11:00:28 EST REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE" THE MARMALADE ~ 1969 This brings me back - love it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>65yrhGw&list=RDnwIOFjIwF8Y&index=6 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:53:25 EST 12/6/19 Beginner <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning." Meister Eckhart <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A plugger c... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:38:06 EST TGIF! It's FRI-YAY!!! <BR> Have a great day everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:34:45 EST U know what's Funny <img src=""> <BR> I was looking at this IG fitness model's post one time and I guess to be honest once. She stopped holding her stomach in. It was surprising. Hitherto she constantly posted before and after photos wher... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:28:26 EST Feeling depressed I know I shouldn't give up but not seeing results after 2 months is very hard. I keep gaining and losing these 5 lbs over and over and over. I know I have a thyroid issue and it takes longer for me but really?! I know I had the audacity to have cheese in my salad but a 2lb water gain? I unders... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:26:36 EST 7 My first 7 pounds gone <BR> I am so excited <BR> I know the 1st week is a lot <BR> of water weight but I am <BR> super excited to be on my way. <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:26:29 EST Friday 12/6 i have reached my goal of 3,500 for 6 days now. I even had one day at 5,600+ <em>244</em> I have not made it to the pool yet, but I did join the Senior Center last Friday before turning my leased car in. That made me sad. <em>39</em> , but I already knew that Gary found me another car, Satu... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:26:15 EST Oranges sent from Heaven! My Mom and Dad used to live in Florida-- <BR> Every Christmas they would ship us a bushel of oranges--a Christmas gift-- <BR> After they passed-- we began to order the oranges -- <BR> It is always kind of "iffy"--Will they arrive and not be frozen? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeo... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:18:15 EST Day 3 Another good day yesterday! Only got a short walk in at lunch time (too cold and snowy for the gym after work), but still it was some movement. <BR> Tonight is a party at a Zumba buddy's house. I'll plan ahead and have some warm veggie soup before going. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:09:31 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS FEELING BETTER TODAY RAISED INSULIN hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym did better came home cooked shaghetti and meat sauce and garlic bread going in the morning to strart cleaning out my mom house all that we dont want just leaving it but things are getting better enjoy your day love and blessings to all of you <em>24... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:08:55 EST Needing advice on something I am thinking about putting some boneless skinless chicken breasts into the oven. About 6 to 8 of them. I was thinking of putting them into a 350 degrees but not sure for how long to have them in there for. Should I have them in there for an hour or longer? I haven't done chicken this way. The wh... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:07:21 EST Friday Morning We are in the middle of watching the active shooting at NAS Pensacola. We have learned of three dead and ten transported to area hospitals with the shooter being one of the fatalities. No other information available at this time. Praying for all affected by this tragedy. We are preparing to r... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:05:43 EST 12.6.19 I'm feeling the need to blog this morning! <BR> <BR> Well yesterday went very well! I didn't cheat. I had to have a few talking to myself moments where I almost was weak- but I won! I'm going to start doing my stats on my blogs just to keep myself accountable. My goals are: Less that 100 carbs, ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 10:05:28 EST Friday Treadmill and laundry is done. Taking dogs out shortly and then volunteering at hospital from noon to 4. Doing some Christmas shopping with my daughter after dinner. Have a lovely day. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:58:25 EST Letting Go of Negative Energy We all experience numerous frustrations every day. Expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, goals go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ours... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:57:45 EST hEADING OUT WITH FRIEND I am heading out to meet with my friend. We are going to lunch and do some shopping today. I am personally looking for some work slacks as I seem to have dropped a size on some of my clothes. I will need about 4 pair for work this season. At least 2 black pair, a beige or kacki color and a ch... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:49:21 EST Don't Give Up 12/6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the Month of December, I decided to blog each day on a ‘famous’ person who failed but never gave up. I hope everyone can use these as examples on why we should never give up on our weight l... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:41:56 EST Quotes for the Day 12/6/2019 Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. <BR> — Wayne W. Dyer <BR> <BR> Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty. <BR> — Sylvia Rossetti Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:40:33 EST Friday it takes a work village Oh my goodness, what would I do without my coworkers? Honestly, I feel like I have two jobs especially now as the estate settlement is ramping up and end in sight. It's been challenging to keep up at work with all the time I've had to take off. My coworkers have been a huge help tackling my da... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:26:03 EST Teaching Teaching. Proverbs 6:20-24. December 06 2019. <BR> <BR> “ Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” <BR> Proverbs 17:6 <BR> <BR> The following story ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:21:17 EST What is Love? “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~ Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:21:13 EST Streak Still Happening and a Little Weight has Come Off Well, I have worked out four days in a row. Yesterday was hard because everyone was home and I hate working out in front of people. But, my husband watched the little one while I did my walking workout in the bedroom. I did not get the cardio burst, but it was a longer workout. I have gotten in m... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:20:43 EST Thursday Friday Lots of phone calls yesterday for daughter’s toothache / root. Also, gotta get tires after 2600 in steering & suspension repairs. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:08:51 EST friday up way early, cupcake orders baked just need frosting. 2 kinds of cookes made last are just coming out of the oven. just have to decorate some roll outs and i'm done for the day!! wahoo early day for me!! love it!! <BR> <BR> hope you all have a wonderful day! Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:59:57 EST TGIF I’m sooo glad today is Friday. I don’t know why I’m so tired; I’m usually like this when my thyroid is out of what but it was just checked. There are some gifts I need to wrap for our Christmas party on the 14th. It’s when my brother and sisters and everyone’s children get together. All of my n... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:59:47 EST Refueled and ready for the journey! Hello friends.. Friday is here and I am filled with boundless energy.. that's because I fell asleep at 829pm last night and got in a solid 86 on my sleep score.. a far, far cry from the 50 the night before.. <BR> <BR> So you do the math - 86 = happy, happy, joy, joy... 50 = please let me make i... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:57:50 EST 12/6/19 Well today I woke up the crab monster. I am stressed out. Not in a way I can not handle but in a way I know I have control over other people's decisions. I got on the scale and saw 183.6. I attribute that to the whole bag of hershey kisses and Venti chestnut praline frap I had from starbucks ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:52:03 EST In hot water... again. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well it seems that our hot water heater was too old to fix. <BR> <BR> Lots of groaning and clanking lately; sure sign of boiler-fatigue. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Sounds familiar, doesn't it. ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:43:54 EST Sweaters <img src=""> <BR> <BR> International Sweater Vestival <BR> Can you look stylish and classy in a sweater vest? You better believe it, and today there is a whole holiday dedicated to wearing one. Started in 2007 by Caro... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:40:35 EST The Feeding Christmas Tree <img src=""> <BR> A few years ago we visited Longwood Gardens at Christmas time. ONe of the first things we saw was this beautiful outdoor tree surrounded by squirrels and birds. On close inspection we saw it was a ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:40:23 EST Healthy tips <img src=""> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:34:19 EST Is it A Full Moon? I've Been Feeling Nuts. I had to check to see if the moon is full these past few days as I've always been affected by it and feeling kinda nuts. Nope. Then I realized the cause - sugar blues. Whenever I get off sugar, I go through a huge downer of sorts. Detoxing is the pits. Looking forward to coming out of this t... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:22:00 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:12:03 EST Two hunters got a pilot to fly them into the far north. Two hunters got a pilot to fly them into the far north for elk hunting. They were quite successful in their venture and bagged six big bucks. <BR> <BR> The pilot came back, as arranged, to pick them up. They started loading their gear into the plane, including the six elk. But the pilot objecte... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:01:50 EST December 6 2019 Good morning all Day is starting out pretty good. Should get off at a good time. Have to take my boy to a dr appointment then grocery shopping and home to enjoy my weekend off Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:00:56 EST Big party today We will have berries for breakfast because we have a huge party to go to at noon. Probably steak on the menu so beloved will order a veggie plate and we’ll share one small filet between us. Been cruising for years and know how to do it healthfully. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:50:49 EST What Doesn't Happen Anymore I was just looking at the spark recipe for dark chocolate peppermint rice crispie treats ... and then I clicked the button "redeem your points" and dismissed them from my mind. That is - till the last "S" in treats evaporated and I suddenly realized that .... I don't do Christmas baking any more.... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:42:06 EST 12/6/19 Leadership is influence. John C. Maxwell Quote of the Day <BR> Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. <BR> Blaise Pascal <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> If I get married, I want to be very married. <BR> Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. <BR> Paul Cezanne ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:36:41 EST