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  • lights up

    11/18/2019 9:16:14 PM, by IMREITE

    i had today, i put up the outdoor xmas lights. they wont be turned on until after the 1st week of december. but they are up before it gets colder... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    11/18/2019 10:27:15 AM, by DWROBERGE

    It is a cool sunshiny start to the day on the Gulf Coast. All is well. My wife is off to her exercise class at the senior center. I have to clean bathrooms today. Keeping focused for more successes. Praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Hope all have a great week!... Read more

  • I'm with Martha!

    11/18/2019 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have joined a lot of different groups on SparkPeople over the years, but my successful times are when I'm with people who personally ask me. Martha from the Healthy Hearts SparkTeam asked me to join her Daily Exercise Challenge. This is the first thing that I check off when I go to Spark. I ... Read more

  • Since you asked...

    11/18/2019 12:45:53 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I was surprised that maybe some of you Americans didn't know that our Canadian Quarter has an Elk head on one side; so I thought you'd all might want to see it. Also known as Wapiti by our native Indians, the Elk are iconic to Canada. Here's a 1963 Canadian Quarter... A... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Activity

    11/17/2019 10:33:00 AM, by DWROBERGE

    I was up very early this morning to finish my chores with the wash and dishes. It is going to be a rest day for us after I finish my exercise program. Keeping focused for more successes. Trivia is at 91% for the month and all time. All streaks are still intact. Thanks to all for the encouraging... Read more

  • Cold... maybe...

    11/17/2019 8:48:17 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Cold... maybe, but this makes me happy this time of the year. Here's a few of my suet lovers that keep my cat amused during the winter months and me too... 239 587 This weekend has been sunny but cold out there. My hubby took advantage of the sun and put up the Chr... Read more

  • Choosing Joy

    11/17/2019 6:04:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mom no longer lives at home. It broke my heart to see her leave her big home. She shares a small room in a nursing home, and she has learned to love it! It was hard at first, but this is where she needs to be. She has lots of friends here! She is reconnecting with people that she has kno... Read more

  • warriors won

    11/16/2019 11:44:00 PM, by IMREITE

    we went to a high school football game out of town yesterday. my cousin's son is a high school jr and his team is defending their title. then won so next week they get to play at state. pretty cool that we got to see him and meat the parents of the other players. they are a fun bunch of people... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • What a great Idea...

    11/16/2019 8:40:37 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Now I'm not a sewer, never really was... BUT... Here someone retro-fit an old, stand-up piano into a fantastic sewing center. 250 I can imagine what a wonderful gift this was for an avid seamstress. ... Read more

  • My Morning Blog

    11/16/2019 5:45:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I sit down and write about the good, bad, beautiful and ugly parts of my life. I make the ending as possible as I can, and I find that this has helped me in my journey. I've gained a better understanding of what I'm going through from the many comments of my friends who respond. ... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • traveling

    11/15/2019 1:31:38 PM, by IMREITE

    my cousins son plays in the state playoff game tonight. dh and i are driving there tonight. it is about 3.5 hours away. we are giving my aunt (his grandma) a ride. it should be fun to see some realtives.... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/15/2019 10:36:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great... Read more

  • Minion Opinions... LoL

    11/15/2019 8:45:16 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Ummmm... well maybe that was me. 100 What? People put stupid stuff on FaceBook? 40 WELL... YES... I agree... way too many do, Right?... Read more

  • Getting Through The Holidays!

    11/15/2019 5:30:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My short term goal is to get through the holidays with low blood sugar numbers. Here's my plan: 1. Eat a healthy meal (as usual) and stop when I'm not hungry. Go easy on the gravy. 2. Make lots of time for hikes. When it's too cold or icy outside, dance inside and use the treadmill. Don'... Read more

  • add more greens or other veggies

    11/14/2019 9:33:33 PM, by IMREITE

    i love bagged salads or bagged lettuces. prewashed, and ready to go. and when on sale they are even better. some come with dressings. i will admit the dressings packs have too much and i dont like wasting it. so i will add extra leafy greens or more veggies. sometimes i also add legumes or another p... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Day 2

    11/14/2019 2:53:51 PM, by ANDREAJPEREZ

    Took a rest day yesterday and got back on to the treadmill today. Felt better than Tuesday! Did arms too.... Read more

  • Less and more...

    11/14/2019 8:50:44 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    These are great ideas that are slowly happening around the world. I know we're all trying to do our bit here. 435 436 BYO = Bring Your Own ... Read more

  • Team Jackie

    11/14/2019 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's featured article on Personal Health Teams got me thinking about me. I have a team, and perhaps I don't use it enough. In fact, now is my time to make a few changes to maximize my team. 1. My PCP. Dr. Perez is my go-to person for my medical perspective and medication. He has a n... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:44:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good workout at the gym yesterday and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Don't Be A Sheep!

    11/13/2019 8:26:29 AM, by BEDA65

    Pay attention to what's going on in the world. Do not make a decision on things because it's what your friends/family think is right. Educate yourself, which means absorb as much information as you can to make an educated decision for yourself. Remember when the edict used to be...Everything y... Read more

  • Winter VIP Birds Here.

    11/13/2019 8:05:29 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I think he's trying to remember which leaf he hid his peanuts under. 246 Well no worries around here as we refilled all four of our bird-feeders, each with a different kind of seed or suet. There's a large suet feeder near a window to keep my cat, Layla, amused... and me too. ... Read more

  • Renewal & Rainbows

    11/13/2019 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Renewal starts in the mind and works out into the body. Yes, It is all about attitude and focus. Today, more than ever, my focus makes a big difference because of my big challenges. I could easily be the dark cloud in the room, or I can choose to be the rainbow in someone else's storm. ... Read more

  • Here goes again!

    11/12/2019 2:39:20 PM, by ANDREAJPEREZ

    It's been a crazy year and we moved so life was busy. We built a house, stayed in a camper, and my parents so life was abnormal. I had a year in my ankle and heel pain syndrome which kept me from doing much exercise too. Now we are finally settled and I'm beginning a couch to 5k program today. I'm h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/12/2019 10:54:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout on sunday with my personal trainer at the gym and i feel great. it is one of my friends' birthday today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on today, after supper. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • It finally passed...

    11/12/2019 7:53:08 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Both of these are wise words to live by... 213 Well... our first snow storm is finally over. It dropped at least 8 inches of snow on us. Lots of cleanup today; so glad we have a snow blower. -8c (17f.)... Read more

  • Warming Up This Cold Morning!

    11/12/2019 5:27:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Perhaps you have had mornings like mine... Today it's cold and rainy outside. My body wants to just sit on the couch, drink tea and vegetate under a warm blanket. Since I just had a rest day, I will get up and moving and I know that my body will thank me later. .I might keep my workout insi... Read more

  • crocheted unicorns

    11/11/2019 8:51:12 PM, by IMREITE

    i made these 2 crocheted unicorns for my youngest 2 nieces. 1 has blue eyes and the other has brown. it matches their girl's eye colors. the 2 year old does not know hat unicorns are so she thought it was puppy so it barked when she played with it. ... Read more

  • Today's the Day...

    11/11/2019 8:29:10 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Remembering our Canadian warriors and all the others, who died for our freedom. 636 652 665 676 Especially my Uncle Stuart Cowley, who was shot down in one of those Lancaster Bombers, over Germany. Only his dog tags remained. R.I.P. Uncle Stuart. 636 ... Read more

  • Giving Thanks!

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This November, I'm giving lots of thanks in three ways. First, my mom and I are making Thanksgiving Cards and giving them to friends. Inside the card, it says "I thank God for you! We also look at our friends in the eyes and say those words. People keep those cards that my mother colors fo... Read more

  • video challenge coming to an end

    11/10/2019 11:34:11 PM, by IMREITE

    several years ago i switched to doing online videos. there are lots of free ones that i have found and downloaded . but before that i visited libraries or bought dvd's and some vhs tapes. i built up a good collection. a few years ago i challenged myself to do all of them. i tossed out the worn or br... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • My favourite...

    11/10/2019 9:30:11 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    It's a brunch morning with family today. We're all meeting at a quaint, family owned spot called The Breakfast Nook. The menu has four pages of everything you can imagine for a breakfast. I like their fresh fruit salad with the Eggs Benedict, with steamed asparagus spears ... Read more

  • Critical

    11/10/2019 7:39:18 AM, by BEDA65

    If someone asks you to help them be accountable, understand there's a difference in holding someone accountable and being critical of them. When I began this journey I asked a friend to help me be accountable. It's been 3 weeks, I have lost 7 pounds, I've really made some major changes, like quit... Read more

  • I Choose!

    11/10/2019 6:38:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I choose what will help me most. I'm going for a hike today. I could sew or go to church, but I choose to move my body. Soon the weather will turn icy and very cold, and I will be inside. I need these days of outside exercise! I choose to eat low carb and low sugar. There are poor... Read more

  • 8 - Compulsive Eating (Overeaters Anonymous)

    11/10/2019 5:10:27 AM, by MAKEITWORKIT

    Well this is a different kind of change - I've been a member of Overeaters Anonymous in the past but find it doesn't sit well with my Christian faith. I like some of the 12 steps - they are helpful for me. For instance Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over food — that our lives had beco... Read more

  • beating temptations

    11/9/2019 11:45:50 PM, by IMREITE

    i am doing better at mimimizing unhealth eating decisions. i ate a simple breakfast. i went to the grocery store and was so tempted. i wanted to buy truffles, stuff in the bakery, go to the coffee shop for a chocoate pb bar, or run out for mexican. i beat out of those temptations. i had a lat... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Bet you loved them too...

    11/9/2019 8:49:09 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    One of my favourite books, To kill A Mockingbird, and LOVED the movie. Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) at his best. 129 Remember watching the original Spanky and Our Gang as a kid?... Read more

  • I thank God For Team Jackie!

    11/9/2019 5:39:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need a team to help us, and I thank God for mine! I work very hard having helpful people around me. I help them and they help me when I need it! I would not be where I am if I had to go it alone! 1. I have friends who work with my Mom. They not only keep my lovely Mom doing well, bu... Read more

  • no focus day

    11/8/2019 11:39:11 PM, by IMREITE

    My brain decided to go wondering today. i was able to get sopme stuff done but i really struggled to be present or even stick with one mental topic. i was mentally busy. bored, and sleepy. 1 positive thing- i did not crave sweets or have the munchies!... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • It's a Secret...

    11/8/2019 8:33:46 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Oh yes... I was next inline to do the random name drawing for our Secret Santa List of 'who buys for whom'. 211 195 Bob drew the names out of a box and that's who buys for the first name on my list. If it was their spouse, then draw another one out. I couldn't let Bob see who ... Read more

  • I Quit the Clean Plate Club!

    11/8/2019 5:36:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for always having more than enough food! Growing up, I believed what my parents said. Mama told me to always eat all my food on my plate, and I took that seriously. There were people who did not have enough food, and I should eat mine! I realize now that if I did not eat all my... Read more

  • healthy gift box

    11/7/2019 11:17:43 PM, by IMREITE

    i signed up for real appeal. today i got my starter box. it came with a perfect portion plate, a food sale, a regular scale, a resistance band, some exercise videos. i waited for my dh to get home to go throught th box. i hoped he might get expired when he saw the items. my dh asked to keep... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching!
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  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Minion Mumblings...

    11/7/2019 8:26:49 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Isn't this the truth... 246 Yes... it's snowing... and melting on contact. And so it's November up here. 576... Read more

  • Working the Plan!

    11/7/2019 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a simple plan to help control Type 2 Diabetes(T2D) in my body. This plan is so simple that when my life is falling apart (as it has recently), I can still work this plan. It involves a few things that I do every week: 1. Always have the low carb snacks first! I bought a $20 hard-boile... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • I'll bet you had many favourites...

    11/6/2019 8:54:47 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    There were a few... I loved all the animal ones best. My Friend Flicka, Black Beauty, Lassie Come home... and of course The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. I read them all too... 104 224 I'll bet you had many favourites...... Read more

  • 7th of 144 things I want to change - Journal

    11/6/2019 5:53:08 AM, by MAKEITWORKIT

    I've a little book with just over 100 pages, 16 lines on each page. I'm going to join a 100 day challenge team, and journal each day for 100 days. It will take the form of a list of 15 things I've done that day. I'll start tomorrow as today has half gone. I'm hoping it will provide a bit of moti... Read more

  • #6 Wonderful Wednesday!

    11/6/2019 5:19:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm thankful for another day on God's green Earth! It's just another normal day for me to help kids learn, love my family and help my Mom. I'm thankful for all the people in my life. Make it a habit to tell people to thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without th... Read more

  • How many steps in a mile!

    11/5/2019 3:56:30 PM, by CTUPTON
    steps_in_a_mile_solved from a dear spark friend! chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/5/2019 10:03:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today. by the end of the week, there is supposed to be some snow in the forecast. i am ready for it and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on for a cardio workout. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: I can be afraid & angry, even when I don't know where to put it...

    11/5/2019 9:43:00 AM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    My life seems to be on bizarre nearly two-year cycles of emotions and experiences, mostly the bad ones it seems. I'm working to change that. I hadn't planned on being so personal on this site, but a recent, unsigned birthday card that came in the mail just made those feelings surge. And it... Read more

  • You choose.

    11/5/2019 7:40:22 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Not much happening here today... 213 So I'll be clearing out more closet clutter... and donating it all. I'm sure there's many others that will be happy to give it a second life. ... Read more

  • Meeting my Goals!

    11/5/2019 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a long road to reach my goals! I am working to control Type 2 Diabetes mainly through food and exercise. I realize that while I cannot control my genetics, I can understand the pitfalls of my parents, and adjust my path. SparkPeople helps me to stay on track with meeting those goals, and ... Read more

  • canning done

    11/4/2019 10:54:29 PM, by IMREITE

    i took the tomatoes out of my freezer and i cooked them down and canned marinera sauce today. i had pto to use up so i took the day off so i could get it done.... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/4/2019 1:31:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with a trainer yesterday afternoon at the gym and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting in my cardio exercise throughout the day today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 6th of 144 things I want to change - Water

    11/4/2019 11:11:30 AM, by MAKEITWORKIT

    What's not to like about water? If I switch from decaf tea/coffee to water my teeth will stay whiter, I will feel more energised, more mentally alert, be drinking less calories. The only thing is, I do rather like a nice cup of tea.. But I want to change from water because I am convinced it will ... Read more

  • Hello there....

    11/4/2019 9:02:43 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    It sure was a very brisk and fast moving walk along the lake this morning... Sure glad my hot coffee pot was ready for me when I got home. 106 Makes for a nice hand warmer too. Hope your day is a good one. ... Read more

  • #4 Grateful for Ladybugs!

    11/4/2019 5:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Okay, I'm actually grateful for a sewing room where I can create ladybug hats. It took me a few days to figure out exactly how to place the eyes and the antenna, but I really like the way that the ladybug hats came out. I've had requests for hats with antenna and without the antenna. ... Read more

  • see new nephew

    11/3/2019 9:23:24 PM, by IMREITE

    i saw my new nephew today. hes only a few days old. so cute. and it was so funny seeing my brother as a new dad.... Read more

  • What happened to my extra hour?

    11/3/2019 8:08:54 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Good 'early' morning... 213 Well... my cat, Layla, didn't know we supposed to get an extra hours sleep this morning. Her inner clock was telling me to get up an hour earlier. I guess this will take some time for me to get that extra hour sleep. Looks like a nap is in order for... Read more

  • #3 Grateful for an Extra Hour!

    11/3/2019 5:32:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm grateful for on extra hour of sleep! I don't usually sleep in on purpose. I have a busy day and goals to reach. Today is my hiking day, and I'm going to get some of my school work done early. The extra sleep feels very good today. What are you thankful for today? ... Read more

  • no soda saturday

    11/3/2019 12:28:41 AM, by IMREITE

    no sugar beverages today for me. my dh also did not have any. small victory but still a win for both of us. i did have some pb cups. but i did not mindlessly snack all day. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/2/2019 11:54:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful day here today. my daughter is volunteering at the library today. she enjoys volunteering there. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i have a session with my personal trainer tomorrow afternoon at the gym. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Tonight's the night...

    11/2/2019 8:57:13 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    "Fall-Back tonight"... it'll be nice to get that extra hour of sleep back. 224 We're still working on putting our garden to bed for the winter; should have it done today. Have a good one... 213... Read more

  • #2 Grateful for Today!

    11/2/2019 6:18:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Did you know that today is a gift? This is an opportunity that will only come once. Today I encourage you to approach today as I was taught to approach a busy street: 1. Stop and listen. 2. Look both ways. 3. Move forward! Rise to this day by learning the lessons of gratefulness. ... Read more

  • book: The Power Broker--Robert Moses

    11/2/2019 5:28:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finishing this book now. Over 1000 pages of dense typing! OMG! I learned tons! He accomplished great things but got a bit off the track of caring for his fellow man. ... Read more

  • The Bridges of New York

    11/2/2019 5:09:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I spent an hour yesterday with my husband (nursing home) chatting about the photos from this book. I got it from the Library. Je grew up in a suburb of NY city and went to college and worked there . He seemed to enjoy the book. chris ... Read more

  • Walk partners

    11/2/2019 12:18:19 AM, by ARTSPARK

    I would love walk buddy. Been rotating family but getting them go all the time is a challenge. Thoughts? Don’t care for pets... Read more

  • to fat for surgery

    11/1/2019 11:33:59 PM, by IMREITE

    my dh was told he was to fat for hernia surgery but of course they were willing to try to push him into bariatric type surgeries. i am glad i was not at the appointment with him. i had about 4 arguments. it really sucks because over the past few months he has lost weight, started getting more work ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/1/2019 2:34:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel better from this cold that i have. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i managed to get in a workout at the gym this morning. have a great day and a terrific weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • What You Say To Yourself

    11/1/2019 10:44:08 AM, by BEDA65

    For several blogs now, I keep thinking about "negative self talk". I wonder how many people are aware of their negative self talk. I have seen many a light bulb come on, pointing out negative self talk to friends and family members. I learned about negative self talk many years ago in therapy.... Read more

  • And so it starts...

    11/1/2019 8:38:46 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Our November is coming in with a cold blast from Old Man Winter. 636 Good thing we're getting help from Bob's son this weekend, to finish bedding down our garden. 374 ... Read more

  • My Attitude of Gratitude

    11/1/2019 5:20:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    My November Attitude of Gratitude is a yearly build-up to Thanksgiving. It's a life-changing full month of thankfulness! Have you ever tried it? I hope that you will join me in mindfully focusing on those things in your life that deserve to be thanked, one day at a time. Today I am thankful... Read more

  • What religion is your bra?

    10/31/2019 4:32:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA? A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. ' ' What type of bra?' asked the clerk. 'Type?' inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?' ' Look around,' said the sa... Read more

  • Wet & Wild...

    10/31/2019 8:01:50 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I saw a shadow passing by, Thinking it just a trick of the eye. I turned on the light, but no one was there, Though I noticed a fragrance, thick in the air... Pat A. Fleming Happy... and very wet Halloween.... 333 Don't know if this weat... Read more

  • Keeping The Fright out of Sight!

    10/31/2019 5:17:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you fear? What scares you silly? Lately, I've been afraid of all sorts of things as I watch my mother's health decline. Fear can keep us from moving forward with our goals in life. Don't be scared into doing nothing because of fear of doing things wrong! Today I hold on to my faith ... Read more

  • new nephew

    10/30/2019 11:29:08 PM, by IMREITE

    and his middle name is my dad's name. my brother is 1 proud dad.... Read more

  • ETSY Gifts for caregivers

    10/30/2019 5:24:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    No! I am not hinting I need a gift! But I searched for images about caregiving and the ETSY website came up. Maybe this will help someone out there. chris... Read more

  • Mind, Body and Soul

    10/30/2019 4:15:31 PM, by BEDA65

    I was reading a blog earlier by a lady who wanted to read her bible more, pray more and plan more. She is incorporating each of these things in to her new life style along with many other things. I liked that idea because I think getting healthy and changing our mindset on all aspects of our life wi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/30/2019 12:49:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cooler and cloudier day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Doings...

    10/30/2019 8:53:15 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Doing the grocery run-around today, then out for lunch. Looks like we better hurry before the rain starts. Got lots of stuff to take to the Salvation Army and the Woman's Shelter. 213 ... Read more

  • Family Time

    10/30/2019 5:44:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been almost 20 years since my Dad's passing, and each of us children has helped Mom in different ways. We have all done what we could do in our own way. In some ways caring for Mom has brought us closer, and in other ways, it has divided us. At first, John spent Sundays at church with ... Read more

  • Difficulties taking HC hubby to a hospital for tests.

    10/29/2019 9:10:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had a 7:30 am hospital test appointment today! I knew it would be a hard thing to do. I had never been to that hospital. I kinda knew I'd have trouble finding the exact place to go in. I started to park in the lot and took a ticket. Realized that was not going to work with him in a motori... Read more

  • 1 more

    10/29/2019 8:51:47 PM, by IMREITE

    my sister-in-law is currently in labor. i should be an aunt again soon.... Read more

  • OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV!

    10/29/2019 8:35:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV! 24 chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/29/2019 1:48:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. i am getting over a slight cold and i am just mainly walking, dancing for exercise. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Hello there....

    10/29/2019 8:43:12 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    More pruning and clearing out garden beds today... before it rains. I hope you have a great day.... 213... Read more

  • 5th of 144 things I want to change - My Rhythm

    10/29/2019 7:29:49 AM, by MAKEITWORKIT

    I was going to call this Routine - but Rhythm sounds nearer to what I want to achieve (and it also sounds less tedious). A housework routine is one of the things I want to include in this, but... it is more than just a cleaning rota. I want to include spiritual things - things I want ... Read more

  • Thank God for Hired Help!

    10/29/2019 5:30:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There were three wonderful women in my mother's life that I greatly appreciate. They are the ones who alerted me just a week ago that Mom's health had changed, and she needed more than home care. They put their jobs on the chopping block for the sake of my mother, and I greatly appreciate them.... Read more

  • Unprepared For the Weekend

    10/28/2019 5:01:01 PM, by BEDA65

    Wow! Just wow! I have never really followed a plan so seriously. So when the weekend came, I was not prepared. Every day of the week, I am in a work routine, so it was really easy to add in a "workout" routine and meal planning for the week. I didn't even consider the weekend of tracking beforehand.... Read more