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  • Frozen Cauliflower Pizza

    11/18/2019 3:36:18 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    One of my neighbors that share my community kitchen. He reminded me that we have a long, 13-hour power outtage scheduled for tomorrow. So he wanted to eat the pizza before it happened. He works during graveyard shift and power will be out before he gets off work in the morning. A power... 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

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, November 18, 2019

    11/18/2019 1:59:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am ME. I am not my attachments. I am not my possessions. I am not the people in my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com ... Read more

  • Christmas, ALREADY????

    11/17/2019 11:17:07 PM, by MCJULIEO

    LAST SATURDAY I went to the store and the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringers were already out ringing their bells and wearing Christmas stocking caps!!! I am not ready for Christmas bell ringers this early! And I am not ready for Christmas music in stores yet either! Am I just a grouchy ol... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/17/2019 7:44:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/17/2019 7:44:17 PM, by GEORGE815

    30 plus improvement from yesterday... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/17/2019 6:34:59 PM, by GEORGE815

    30 plus improvement from yesterday... Read more

  • Water

    11/17/2019 6:32:41 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • MY SUNDAY

    11/17/2019 2:27:49 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well Hubby had to work today. I personally am having to adjust to the sudden cold snap we are having. My body does not want to accept the cold so I am actually on the cool side. My feet are on the floor and that is colder. We moved to this house and it is built on a slab. we had an older house ... 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

  • Sunday

    11/17/2019 8:53:15 AM, by JUSTA123

    Well, looks like we're in fo another chilly day here, I'm not a big fan of the chilly weather and the longer I'm in Fl. the quicker I get cold 41 Suppose I should think of it as free air conditioning 334 Daughter is making sauce today, so I'm going to head up to the store and get something to add ... Read more

  • By The New Year

    11/17/2019 8:37:44 AM, by BESSHAILE

    As the days between now and 2020 grow fewer I bet I'm not the only one thinking about what I'd like to accomplish between now and then. One might then mutter the aside "great - more obligations during the busy holiday season" - but I bet some of y'all are thinking about ThingsToDo and wondering if ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, November 17, 2019

    11/17/2019 6:36:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the master of my emotions - I transform fear to love, anger to compassion, pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance, expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    11/17/2019 5:02:50 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING---PICK A GOOD ONE!... Read more

  • Weather

    11/16/2019 6:01:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great weather. More yardwork today. Very windy still. Leaves are still being blown everywhere.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/16/2019 6:00:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Water

    11/16/2019 6:00:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • What I Should Be Doing

    11/16/2019 11:45:32 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I SHOULD be cleaning my house But instead of cleaning house, I’m going with friends 2.5 hours away to attend a college football game.... not just ANY game, but my beloved Texas Aggies hosting the Gamecocks of South Carolina.... and even though South Carolina has shown flash’s of gri... Read more

  • DID YOU KNOW???

    11/16/2019 7:21:19 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    The first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration. November 1621, the settlers' first corn harvest proved successful and Governor William Bradford invited he Plymouth colonists' Native American allies to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Members of the Wampanoag tribe came bearing food to s... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 16, 2019

    11/16/2019 5:04:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Master of Alchemy ; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • The kitchen

    11/16/2019 1:00:24 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Yesterday I had purchased some Old English at Lowe's & so today I tackled the kitchen cabinets. Since I hate housework & used to either hire a housekeeper or had my stepdaughter helping, I was trying to recall if I had ever before cleaned & polished wooden cabinetry. Now w/ the house repainted I f... Read more

  • Just Like That, We’re Back to Shorts

    11/15/2019 10:14:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This, THIS is the kind of day that rocks my world! After a few frigid days we were back to glorious sunshine and lovely warm temperatures, and I even noticed quite a few trees blazing in fall colors which doesn’t happen very often in our dry mostly hot climate (not every year do we have fall colors ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/15/2019 8:10:21 PM, by GEORGE815

    465... Read more

  • Yardwork

    11/15/2019 8:09:36 PM, by GEORGE815

    Blew leaves all around today. Our of the gutters and the backyard. Garbage cans are full for pick up.... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/15/2019 8:07:38 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson went to the Doctors today. He was diagnosed with a double ear infection. Saw him through the use of facetime, he seems to be doing better with his medicine.... Read more

  • DAY WITH COCO

    11/15/2019 7:29:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    well, cold and rainy today. So Miss Coco and I spent another day together. She had to go out in the misting rain this morning so it was a hurry up for her She came back in and curled up on the end of my throw while I was doing things in the kitchen. When I sat down and turned on the tv she was w... Read more

  • Whole Lotta Lotta Goin' On

    11/15/2019 7:53:44 AM, by BESSHAILE

    And blog ideas shoot past my consciousness only to fade into the clouds as they speed on their way. I wonder where they are going .... Opps - there goes another one. But there is a whole lot going on at the House of Bess. Like a little open house for arty friends tomorrow - followed by a ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 15, 2019

    11/15/2019 5:48:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I love myself as I truly am - and live courageously." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Peppermint on Your Pillow?

    11/14/2019 11:22:52 PM, by MCJULIEO

    A friend, who is a professional singer, told me recently that she sleeps with a handkerchief with peppermint essential oil on it on her pillowcase so that her sinuses remain unclogged while she sleeps.... she tends to have allergies and this really helps her breathe clearly and cleanly at night.... ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/14/2019 9:40:04 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson came over for most of the day. He had a bit of a cold. Still a lot of fun to be with.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/14/2019 9:38:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    Another good reading. Hope to keep this trend going.... Read more

  • Water

    11/14/2019 9:38:28 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • PCOS

    11/14/2019 6:52:36 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    In the last few months I have been working on WHY I cannot lose weight with my MD. In the last year, I tracked and tracked, barely any movement. People would say you did it once you can do it again. Last time I tracked and exercise.. frankly it came off. This time I would those things and seemed lik... Read more

  • ANOTHER COLD DAY

    11/14/2019 4:28:28 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I did not go to the office today as the other people had cancelled. It is still cold and they were predicting rain which I had to drive in. I am sure I will be there everyday next week including Sunday to finish up. Hubby and I are putting his chilli together tonight for the chilli cookoff ... Read more

  • I'm going to Blog and blog and blog.

    11/14/2019 3:55:19 PM, by KERRY3493

    I might be only talking to myself, but that's okay. I'm going to start writing in here a lot. I'm not expecting anyone to respond. I just need to log into Spark People everyday to remind me of the path I am on. It's a way for me to hold me accountable. Total weight loss so far - 16lbs, total g... Read more

  • no time.

    11/14/2019 10:26:11 AM, by JUSTA123

    So busy, didn't have much me time, today will be much of same, little one has early dance class today, so the afternoon will be like rush hour to get her there on time,but she really loves it so, we do what needs to be done, Hope everyone has a blessed day!... Read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    11/14/2019 7:09:48 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    "Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder" ---G.K. Chesterton... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, November 14, 2019

    11/14/2019 4:15:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I love myself as I truly am " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Good Things to Do When It’s Cold Outside

    11/13/2019 10:42:31 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This list is primarily for INDOOR things to do when it’s too cold to go outside.... basically, things that might take a little incentive to make it so that I will tackle it... 1) Clean out the freezer! If you are like me and you toss dibs and dabs into the freezer, thinking that the small po... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/13/2019 5:52:46 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Water

    11/13/2019 5:52:21 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/13/2019 5:52:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Great reading this morning... Read more

  • CHANGE IN PLANS......

    11/13/2019 2:58:44 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I had planned to go to the office and work on some of my studies today. It is not a regular day for it but I was going to get ahead of schedule if possible. Well I got up and got dressed. I did dress warm as I knew we had a cold front coming through. Miss Coco got up and wanted to go outside. W... Read more

  • More from EDR

    11/13/2019 12:23:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Our new time schedule for meals in the employee dining room. I usually wake up during the breakfast times but hardly ever walk down there..its the same darn thing every day, and not all that great. These stuffed peppers were for dinner sometime last week. They were not made with the same... Read more

  • Tuesday: November 12th at the EDR

    11/13/2019 2:56:25 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    About 11:38am and a sunny 81 degrees This was my lunch. There was some slim pickings for a gyro but I don't like them 24 Dinner: for some reason I got the crazy idea to put the chili over the pasta...before realizing it had a bit of a kick to it...I am not into spicy food. I sho... Read more

  • PT & Move Progress Rpt

    11/13/2019 12:44:07 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Physical therapy is going well & I'm toning up my legs. However the back still wants to go out but when it does, duration isn't as long. A bit of rest & I'm okay again so it's a little improvement. I hope another month & I'll be fine. All this packing & carrying heavy boxes is hard but also a g... Read more

  • STUDIES

    11/12/2019 11:32:04 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we met at the office today and I am getting my studying done. We have a new series of classes that dropped yesterday. I will be starting on them tomorrow. I hope to complete these within the next week or maybe right after Thanksgiving.... Read more

  • Yep, It Got Cold!

    11/12/2019 11:26:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, the prediction came true.... it got cold last night! Swiped this from the Sparkfeed today, thank you, Sparker Wisdom! No snow or even ANY precipitation, but a cup of water on the porch froze over.... that’s plenty cold enough for south Texas in November... I HAD hoped that I woul... Read more

  • Weather

    11/12/2019 8:24:39 PM, by GEORGE815

    Beautiful day today. We had a cold one yesterday, and you appreciate a warm day right after.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/12/2019 8:22:54 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Water

    11/12/2019 8:21:26 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Tuesday..

    11/12/2019 8:34:24 AM, by JUSTA123

    So it's Tuesday and the hustle and bustle begins, we are looking at a beautiful day, but it seems some very cold weather is heading toward many, of you. Woke up this morning extremely positive, in spite of having a case of the sniffles. Self pity isn't an option, the grandma taxi will soon be in mot... Read more

  • TUESDAY THOUGHT

    11/12/2019 7:37:32 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    "Kind words are like honey-- sweet to the soul" Proverbs 16:24... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    11/12/2019 2:02:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,, Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Brrrrrr

    11/11/2019 11:26:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know all you people from Up North will laugh at us warm blooded (hot blooded?) southerners, but a cold front whooshed in this afternoon and the temps dived about 30 degrees with another 10 degree drop tonight and even more to be expected.... And my feet are cold. But I've already picked ... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/11/2019 8:43:03 PM, by GEORGE815

    Grandson spent the night last night. He looked concerned when his parents and sister were waving good bye and he was staying behind with us. He slept really well and was comfortable. His laugh is a treasure to hear.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/11/2019 8:39:56 PM, by GEORGE815

    Decent number today despite a taste of ice cream last night.... Read more

  • Water

    11/11/2019 8:39:16 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Thank You!

    11/11/2019 11:00:22 AM, by JUSTA123

    Today, I want to thank our Veterans, and their families, they have sacrificed so much for us. Thank You! 232... Read more

  • APPOINTMENT TODAY

    11/11/2019 10:33:48 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Qwll I have an appointment with my manager today to get back into the swing of things for the upcoming season. We have new rules every year so we will be discussing those, etc. Still a number of things to do for testing before we get started.... Read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    11/11/2019 5:29:51 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Sacrifice is not a cuss word.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, November 11, 2019

    11/11/2019 2:36:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn with Bold Colors and Strong Wings." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Ooops

    11/10/2019 11:25:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Have you ever wanted to impress someone (or group of someones), whether with your sports skill, your understanding of a craft, or your expertise in the kitchen? Well, maybe because I do so comparatively little of it, Today I wanted to impress my friends at church with a special potato dish at our la... Read more

  • GOOD DAY WITH hUBBY

    11/10/2019 11:12:06 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we got up this morning and it was fairly cold. Hubby got up really early and came back to bed. Miss Coco was in her bed but was making a lot of noise. Hubby put her on the bed and she dashed under the cover. Again Hubby got up and left she and I sleeping. She woke me up when she started m... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/10/2019 12:21:55 PM, by GEORGE815

    213... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/10/2019 12:21:27 PM, by GEORGE815

    Son's kids coming over for Sunday dinner. They both have so much energy. Wish I could bottle all that excitement.... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/10/2019 12:20:22 PM, by GEORGE815

    Better reading today. Some of the good things done paid off.... Read more

  • Sunday babbling..

    11/10/2019 11:40:09 AM, by JUSTA123

    Well, I got through Saturday, and heading into today looks good. Son has been texting about insurance for MIL, she has Optima and the DR, is very lax , he was suppose to order a wheel chair and he didn't, they could really use some home health care, it is very hard for my DIL, and my son , they are ... Read more

  • Semi-Precious

    11/10/2019 8:00:00 AM, by BESSHAILE

    After a dry start to the autumn - so dry all the leaves on the beech tree in front of the house fell off!!! - when usually they remain as the golden color of winter - we got rain in October and now the colors are exploding around me like so many topazes, amethysts, garnets and peridots. I originally... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, November 10, 2019

    11/10/2019 4:04:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My life is the eye of the hurricane - an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Glorious Day- Nice Surprise

    11/10/2019 12:43:49 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It was a perfect fall day today, with temperatures in the 70s and sunshine after a quite cool (high in the 50s) and damp-ish day yesterday... sometimes it just takes a less than perfect day to help us really appreciate the other days! And after a lovely day of getting things done, my oldest chi... Read more

  • Gluten-Free Shopping

    11/9/2019 10:00:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My new roommate eats a mostly Gluten-Free diet, so it's got me interested...in the food, reasons people eat that way and how that way of eating can help different medical issues including some that effect me. I bought the blueberry-lemon bars. I have not tried them yet. I bought the... Read more

  • SHOPPING DAY

    11/9/2019 9:59:49 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I was out shopping for my store today, but unfortunately I found too much for me. Some great pieces that suit my personal taste. Hubby was laughing and told me I would not sell any of them. Well, unfortunately, I will not until I have had a chance to use them for myself. I found a wonderful neck... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/9/2019 6:55:12 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/9/2019 6:54:44 PM, by GEORGE815

    Decent number should have been lower... Read more

  • Water

    11/9/2019 6:54:20 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/9/2019 11:51:32 AM, by JUSTA123

    Well, it's beautiful day here in sunny Florida, actually feels like a fall day, Giving myself another attempt to stay on track, been making to many excuses, when the facts are no matter whats going on around me I need to stay in control. So once again we begin with the basics tracking food and water... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 9, 2019

    11/9/2019 4:33:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Invite Rainbows and Butterflies Out To Play." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Christmas Already?

    11/9/2019 12:12:10 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Now that Halloween is over, the stores have decided to really embrace Christmas as the most important product right now.... where Halloween items haunted shelves, the ornaments and tinsel have taken over. And Christmas advertisements have blossomed even on HULU. I’m not ready for it! ... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/8/2019 6:27:04 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/8/2019 6:26:12 PM, by GEORGE815

    Reading 20 points better than yesterday... Read more

  • Water

    11/8/2019 6:25:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • BUSY AT HOME

    11/8/2019 4:11:11 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well it has not been a great weather day here today. I have stayed home. I have clean up some of the clutter that accumulates each week. As we are eating up the foods that we have here, I took a small roast of the freezer and I am making a pot roast for us using one onion, 2 large potatoes and 2 ... Read more

  • Decisions

    11/8/2019 12:11:23 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've tried the Noom app and here's my take on it: It's nice to get daily tips and reminders I have to REMEMBER to open the app each day It's only available on my phone There isn't really any interaction with others, besides the coach, unless I'm not using it correctly I like SP when ... Read more

  • DID YOU KNOW???

    11/8/2019 8:24:05 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A THANKSGIVING MIX-UP INSPIRED THE FIRST TV DINNERS. In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered a colossal shipment of Thanksgiving turkeys (260) tons, to be exact.) To get rid of them all, salesman Gerry Thomas took inspiration from the prepared foods served on airplanes. He came up... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 8, 2019

    11/8/2019 3:04:34 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When I Honor myself, I am confident of my being, and I am gentle with myself." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Out of Season Shenanigans

    11/7/2019 11:13:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Once upon a time there was a serious university, dedicated to higher education .... and then they let the students come..... The above picture portrays a bicycle perched atop the dome of the Academic Building in the center of the campus of Texas A&M University from a couple of weeks ago..... Read more

  • Grandkids

    11/7/2019 8:54:32 PM, by GEORGE815

    Lots of fun looking after grandson today.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/7/2019 8:53:53 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Water

    11/7/2019 8:52:57 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • DINNER

    11/7/2019 8:02:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we are using up the last of our bread before it spoils so we had BLTs for dinner. They were really good. Hubby loves to cook the bacon, so my job was really east, slice the tomatoe and get the lettuce ready. I really strained on this one.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, November 7, 2019

    11/7/2019 2:42:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am so honored that the Power of the Universe has chosen for me to be ME." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Getting Ready for the Cold

    11/7/2019 12:56:06 AM, by MCJULIEO

    We don’t get very cold in south Texas, but when the temperatures drop below 60 we take notice, and e alter our behavior accordingly, like switch to jeans instead of shorts, and carry a windbreaker to toss on over our t-shirts..... I even have added a blanket to my bed so I don’t have to turn on... Read more

  • MORE COMFORTABLE

    11/6/2019 9:27:14 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, at the first part of the year I did quit driving. I had too many problems with my car. It would just leave me sitting on the side of the road usually within 4 miles of my house.. I could not get the service department a t the dealership to find out what the root problem was. The remark was... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    11/6/2019 8:34:50 PM, by GEORGE815

    4... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    11/6/2019 8:34:30 PM, by GEORGE815

    Not a great reading this morning. Numbers are bouncing around.... Read more

  • Water

    11/6/2019 8:33:07 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Eavesdropping On TheBrains

    11/6/2019 5:24:42 AM, by BESSHAILE

    43 Did you see that scale? 18 Yeah 43 Down half a pound! 18 uh huh 43 Well - don't you feel proud? 18 um. well... 43 Come on - what's the matter? 18 I thought I'd see a bigger loss 43 Really? Why? 18 Well - the week before we dropped 2 lbs and ate cake 43 oh girlio - you k... Read more

  • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    11/6/2019 5:08:05 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    HANG IN THERE Even the worst weeks have Fridays in them. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    11/6/2019 3:28:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I forgive everyone - especially myself. I forgive for my own sake, that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more