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  • Day 71 - Aye Calypso

    6/2/2020 6:27:15 PM, by TIZSLIM

    For the last six weeks or so, it's been very dry here in Wetland.  Which was quite a welcome relief after the storms back in February.  The last week in particular has been glorious.  So much so the reservoirs are now apparently running low.  I have spent quite a bit of my time out in the garden.  F... Read more

  • Eating more salad

    6/2/2020 4:52:38 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Ok for the month of June, I decided I would try to eat a green salad once a day. Wish me luck! 148... Read more

  • Blogday 8 (-4): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Your Own O2 Mask—June Self-challenge: 5 Mind-Body Pract

    6/2/2020 12:11:56 PM, by SPARKNB

    As we are experiencing, as a society and a world, SO MANY blood-pressure raising issues: covid, riots, white supremacy and racism coalesced into death by cop for poc, global warming, loss of species, etc. etc., never has the time to fight these literal ills been greater, but, as the flight attendant... Read more

  • Tweaking my Fitness Routine

    6/2/2020 9:56:03 AM, by MRSLIVINGWELL

    On the exercise front, my lofty goal is to exercise for 30 minutes five times a week with my heart rate in the calorie burning range (over 125). Step one was buying a fitbit on sale last month. I now see that I was not drinking enough water (which contributes to my allergy/sinus/headache issues... Read more

  • Day 2 Phase 1 SB

    6/2/2020 9:55:41 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Yesterday went well although I did have sweet cravings. Lots of work in the garden for over 14000 steps. Today a day off from gardening. I will take a short walk at some point but I have lots of desk work I need to do. Feeling great about this and know the 5 pounds will come off quickly and then I c... Read more

  • Day 7 (-4): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Year (& week) in Review (re-do of club52:300+ entry)

    6/2/2020 6:51:53 AM, by SPARKNB

    I worked really hard this past week on damping down binges (& I can binge with the best of 'em, and it's a huge issue for me, that makes me huge, lol) by always having something healthy available as the first thing available to reach for, in front of the 'bad'/less healthy stuff, & upping my movemen... Read more

  • Day 70 - Quick, quick, think!

    6/1/2020 6:04:48 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Getting an internet grocery delivery is still a challenge.  I haven't been able to get a Tesco delivery since before the lockdown started.  I've had a little more success with Asda by going on their site at midnight ready to nab one of the new spots as they become available. The last such delivery I... Read more


    6/1/2020 5:12:09 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I will say that I have found peace in my life and I am happy with all around me. I am praying that America can find peace. There is so much going on trying to distroy your great country. If this country falls, ;there is no where for us to go. God has been good to us and we should co... Read more

  • Day 1 South Beach Starting Over

    6/1/2020 11:11:49 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    I am a very symmetrical person so even though I have been back home without grandchildren since Friday evening, I didn't start SB again until this morning. The sad news is I gained 5 pounds last week so I am really motivated. Started my day with coffe black, V* and 2 SB vegetable quiches I had in th... Read more


    5/31/2020 8:35:00 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well have been watching the news. So sad what is happening to America. The thugs are causing so much chois in our cities. They are hate mongrals that have been hired to go and cause problems. I really believe that the majority of our citizens are against this type of actions. Unfortunitelly the... Read more

  • Day 69 - The Deed Was Done

    5/31/2020 6:46:09 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Both Nursey and her daughter were denuded of their hair today.  Nursey's daughter went first and not only that, she did it live on facebook.  How brave is that?  Her partner did the deed - kudos to him.  Thing is, she's a pretty enough young woman with beautiful hair but now it's shaved off she look... Read more

  • Day 6 (-3): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Attitude of Gratitude

    5/31/2020 12:25:22 AM, by SPARKNB

    1) Currently $ situation is not too stressful, which many people cannot say 2) Same as 1 with health 3) It's iris bloom time (one of the batiks in the backyard, 5 or 6 duos in front, & deep purple dutchy way back... Read more


    5/30/2020 11:21:18 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I am so upset with all that is going on in the country. We will not be going back into the city anytime soon. Hubby has to go in for work but I want him to not do any errands, etc in the city just come straight after work. They have burnt t a police car and attach several others. Our friend call... Read more

  • Day 68 - The Not Yogurt

    5/30/2020 6:50:30 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Whatever happened to the Not Yogurt eh?  Well, I rather liked 1crazydog's idea of waffles but unfortunately I don't have a waffle iron or anything I could easily use as a substitute.  There was also her pancake idea and I developed that theme.  Made up five batches of batter with slightly varying co... Read more

  • First full day at home

    5/30/2020 10:09:26 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    3rd load of laundry in by 8am Cleaning up kitchen Breakfast done Grandchildren called Getting ready to mow (hubby already out there) Garden weeding Garden planting Changing bed linens, washing towels Balancing personal books Getting ready to restart Phase 1 SB... Read more

  • Day 5 (-3): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Vision Collage...Roar Back, Everday

    5/30/2020 1:39:52 AM, by SPARKNB

    My May moon vision collage; made this a few days ago, but couldn't upload til now. 2 arms holding onto/helping out/up, with covid in runic-like alphabet; plants, garden theme (with turq color), zen, succulents, tea, yoga mat, water bottle, trowel and soil, garden gloves, lettuce, tomatoes, b... Read more

  • Home: Peace and Safety

    5/29/2020 9:24:27 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Don't get me wrong, I have loved having my GKs and doing what I can for them during this crazy time BUT after 10 weeks (9 here and 1 at their house) I am finding the quiet of my little piece of paradise in rural Montana glorious. The lawn is too long and needs to be mowed and my gardens need to be w... Read more


    5/29/2020 7:46:42 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we are have a rain shower. At least it is not one of those storms that you cannot see through . This is a gentle rain so it is soaking into the ground / I am hoping it does my veggies good.... Read more

  • Day 67- Where's The Gardener?

    5/29/2020 6:37:55 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Another lovely sunny day today.  Made the first of my morning cuppa's and opened the back door to be greeted by: Yep the greenhouse/cold frame had totally collapsed.  I said it was poorly made didn't I?  Mind you, I didn't anticipate that!  I'd carefully put it in ... Read more

  • Trying to prune my peach trees

    5/29/2020 10:45:26 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    We have 6 peach trees on our property; and the limbs have gotten way to big so I've been trying to prune them back with a sawsall to under 10 feet. I'm short and have a broken left foot; realized I don't have much upper body strength; so the going up and down the ladder has been slow and a little da... Read more

  • Day 4 (-3): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Say his name: GEORGE FLOYD

    5/29/2020 6:55:52 AM, by SPARKNB

    No justice. That video of the cop sitting with his knee on his neck, choking someone, is sickening. I could only watch it fully once. It's literally sickening; as someone pointed out, George Floyd literally narrated his own death. Also, just watched CNN reporter, Omar Jiminez, and his team... Read more


    5/28/2020 9:45:23 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we had to go into the city again today. After we had finished with our business there. Hubby asked about getting something to eat. Okay I have been wanting some good fried fish and there is one place that does it for me. We went there and when they brought it to the table I asked for lemon. ... Read more

  • Day 66 - The Last Time

    5/28/2020 6:43:27 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've just got back from a truly awful shopping trip at my local supermarket. Having queued up, patiently and socially distancing, as I neared the entrance a shop worker clipped a carabiner onto the belt loop of my jeans, my perplexed expression must have said it all as she explained that whilst peop... Read more

  • Scales!

    5/28/2020 6:31:24 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5152 May JOY & HAPPINESS accompany you today! Have a Great Thursday! About a week ago my scale began acting weird. Over the last several days I've switched out the batteries, had each of my girls try their own ideas, & we've done every possible comb... Read more

  • The Day before going home

    5/28/2020 12:05:38 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    My last day being the home school teacher for my GKs. Tuesday we picked up their last packet. School officially ends 6/4. Today I need to teach my sSIL how to sign on to a zoom meeting as both GKs have zoom meetings next week. Also have to show him the work they need to do. I will scan and send in ... Read more


    5/27/2020 8:46:06 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we took Miss Coco to a spa day and I stopped in my favorite store to pick up some tees for the summer. We picked up Miss Coco and headed home. Hubby wanted to take her home and got get a slab of ribs to split which we did. Then whill there he wanted to go to Deluth Company to see if they ha... Read more

  • Day 65 - The Mystery Man

    5/27/2020 6:38:31 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I am gradually getting to know more of the neighbours.  Next door to me [to the left] is a couple with two children.  The girl is about 9 I'd guess.  The boy in his mid teens. The chap seems very remote and somewhat tense [even before the Fizzy Flu].  The woman a little more friendly although they ... Read more

  • I AM Finally Back

    5/27/2020 2:10:58 PM, by PORTIA70

    Good grief, it has been quite a few weeks since I last posted on here. Ever since the quarantine started it feels like everything is in limbo. I earned 189 SparkPoints I believe for today. Not bad at all :) But I did discover that my payment for premium has not been received for a f... Read more

  • Tuesday Chooseday! Choices We Make

    5/27/2020 12:42:26 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5150 Tuesday Chooseday! Really, isn't everyday Chooseday? 211 We all make choices, all the time! Am I getting up, or hitting the snooze button? Will I stick to my eating plan, or swap something that's not on plan? Red shirt or Blue shirt? Speed... Read more


    5/26/2020 9:07:00 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, Hubby stepmom was buried today. She was a wonderful friendly family woman. She and his dad made me a very important member of thier family. Originally the services were to be outside the mortuary with 3 chairs on each side of the casket and proper distancing. The people had to be very limi... Read more

  • Day 64 - Breakfast Pizza

    5/26/2020 6:54:56 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Drinking my copious cups of tea upon getting up this morning, I started to wonder what I wanted to eat.  What my body, really, really, really, wanted.  Suddenly into my head popped the words 'Breakfast Pizza'.  What?  I've never had pizza for breakfast and I've never come across a 'breakfast pizza'.... Read more

  • Day 3 (-2): Blogging 100 days Challenge: Food Plan for rest of dinners this week

    5/26/2020 10:49:40 AM, by SPARKNB

    Dinner planning for the (shorter) week, at this point; lots of potatoes because they need to be used up, and are super popular with the fam; also I don't always eat the meat protein (I'm just not a fan, & sometimes sub out for me with veg protein, but the fam are definitely carni, & set-in-their-way... Read more

  • Oh my two days in a row

    5/26/2020 10:38:34 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Still doing the home school thing with GKs. Today is final pick up day at the school and we actually get to get the work in person, not via e mail. They will also be returning all the kids personal things. Looking forward to going hom on Friday.... Read more


    5/25/2020 10:58:34 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we went to our friends house. We were to sit out by the pool and cook out, but it rained on and a=off all day. I did get to s pend time with my friend and walk around her garden. She has veggies growing, peppers, and her fruit trees are bearing. Their son in law cooked the burgers and dong ... Read more

  • Day 63 - Going to the garden

    5/25/2020 6:58:36 PM, by TIZSLIM

    It was clear from very early on this morning it was going to be a garden type of day.  The sun was pouring in my kitchen window and blinding me as I made my first cup of tea.      335 Nobody loves me Everybody hates me Going to the garden to eat worms Big fat juicy ones Tiny little squi... Read more

  • 90-Day Consistency Report

    5/25/2020 1:03:35 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's BLOG ~ SP Day 5149 Remember this? https://www.sparkpeople.com/co
    ach/coach_frameset.asp I do! 246 Finally, I'm here to report that I managed about 70% or 64 days out of 90. It was easier to remember before the 'lockdown' - 'shelter in place' - 'safer at home' st... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2020 10:02:09 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    652 Thank yyou to all who gave their lives for us to be free today. In Lolo. Now that the GKs are with their parents, I am realizing just how exhausted I wwas. Catching up on some sleep. I will be back to SP full time on Saturday 5/30. Starting South beach again but maybe not until 6/1 as I am... Read more


    5/24/2020 9:59:54 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well my girlfriends and I made an appointment to get a mani ped today. ;They are working by appointment only with their existing cleintel for the next few weeks/ They have a whole list of rules They have a plexiglass shield in front of you at the pedicure chairs. They set you and then roll the ... Read more

  • Day 62 - Taking the P!ss or what?

    5/24/2020 6:04:23 PM, by TIZSLIM

    According to Alexander Boris de Pfiffel Johnson, Dominic Cummings behaved in a perfectly reasonable way and didn't break lockdown rules.  So there you have it.  Move along, nothing to see here.  This saga is going to rumble on I'm sure.  And if it is proven that Cummings did in fact visit a local be... Read more

  • Day 2 (-1): Blogging 100 days Challenge...bugging me

    5/24/2020 2:58:23 AM, by SPARKNB

    Missed blogging here yesterday, due to technical difficulties out of my control, but I am being okay with that; super tired today...gonna have to move it up earlier in day 198 Re: Covid exposure: shopped at grocery superStore yesterday cuz fam *NEEDED* ice cream, so spent time today cleaning ... Read more


    5/23/2020 6:03:35 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well today has been a long day for me. We got up and took Coco to her spa day and then ran a lot of errands. We came hme and the storms started Hubby has been napping for the last hour and that is what I really want to do but I need to make our dinner. I just dont know hwat I want. I guess I wil... Read more

  • Day 61 - Second chances

    5/23/2020 5:16:53 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Sometimes people deserve another chance.  After all, everyone makes mistakes at times.  So, shouldn't we look to give people another shot wherever possible?  After all, 'to err is human, to forgive divine'.  The chap who was meant to be delivering my compost today didn't turn up.  Seemingly they wer... Read more

  • What a massage and a haircut can do

    5/23/2020 9:15:06 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Feeling redfreshed. Off to Lolo today.... Read more


    5/22/2020 10:36:52 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Several people remarked on my last blog about not doing anything too fast after opening up. Well, we are going to our friends house It will be Hubby and I, our friends and their oldest daughter. We have been careful about what we do. We are just going to cook out some burgers and dogs and jus e... Read more

  • Day 60 - Washing up is bad for you

    5/22/2020 6:29:36 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I have been pottering today.  Doing odd little jobs as they occurred to me.  Feeling in need of a break I decided to make a coffee.  Put the kettle on, and being in full on girly swot mode, I figured I'd do the bit of washing up on the side while the kettle was boiling. Foolish, foolish Tiz.  Starte... Read more

  • Day 1, again: Blogging 100 days Challenge; New Moon (Gemini)

    5/22/2020 1:41:51 AM, by SPARKNB

    So my last blogging challenge was interrupted by Covid, as I was an early Covid prepper (& irritated with those here who were in active and vocal denial, though I've gotten over that anger, which was my own maladaptive and non-compassionate response). I've been back, off and on, and off, but have mo... Read more


    5/21/2020 11:27:05 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    In this time of the world turned on it's side, I am beginning to find a new things coming back to normal. We are joining some friends on Monday for a cookout and a swimming party. There will be only 6 of us there but we will enjoy a normal holiday... Read more

  • Day 59 - All the gloves

    5/21/2020 6:33:46 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I'm still an avid follower of political goings on even though I'm no longer involved at the front line as it were.  Consequently a few weeks ago when there were hints that we may be asked to use face masks in certain circumstances, I looked on eBay and found a pack of four for £10 which didn't seem ... Read more


    5/20/2020 9:56:24 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well today was Hubby's day off and we were sleeping in this morning and his phone went off. The boss was calling for him to come in as the other employee did not come in and there was lots that needed to be done this morning. Well, he got himself ready and went in. I told him to make sure that th... Read more

  • Day 58 - Pen 'n' Paper

    5/20/2020 6:59:54 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I don't know about you but I deal with so much of my life on the computer these days.  I don't have transport so I do a lot of my 'shopping' on line.  eBay, facebook market place, gumtree etc.  I try and support individuals running small businesses from home, or people selling second hand stuff.  Wh... Read more

  • Countdown

    5/20/2020 10:17:51 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Yesterday I mowed way too much and I hurt today. Hands, shoulders, feet. Hoping for rain today for the garden. Starting preps for leaving on Saturday morning. Going to drive the scenic route if the weather permits. I am now realizing just how tired I am from this 9 weeks. I think it will take me a ... Read more


    5/19/2020 9:02:06 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I went to the office today to spend some time with my co worker. I completed a computer class except of the assessment. We talked a little bit. A customer came in and she was working with him. He came over to where I was sitting to show me the pictures of his kids. During this has has been home... Read more

  • Day 57 - When a plan goes wrong - change the plan

    5/19/2020 5:44:03 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Have you ever made a souffle only for it to collapse on you?  No me neither actually but,  should it ever happen, the solution is easy.  Call it a flan.  Last night I started off a batch of home made yogurt.  Well, that was the intention.  It hasn't thickened at all.  Total fail you might say.  Than... Read more

  • OH, WEARY. ME !

    5/19/2020 3:45:13 PM, by SMIDGON

    I listened to the governor with his daily outlook. Basically the same for those of us 60yrs. Plus. Also under that age if you have a health condition that makes you suspectel. We are to stay at home, only essential goings, then limit that! Still to stay away from groups over 10 and... Read more

  • Journal Day

    5/19/2020 11:58:31 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    GD's writing assignment is to journal about her adventures during remote learning. This morning we got up and started hiking to take pictures of important places to her. Gorgeous day to do so. Rain expected the next couple of days. A friends mother who was already ailing and in a nursing home ... Read more


    5/18/2020 9:50:49 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I have been thinking a lot about things/ I am not one to be holding up in the house all the time. My job was considered essential so I was out often. Hubby and I went every morning to pick up coffee. We could make at home, but boring day after day. Our groomer worked from her home so we ... Read more

  • Day 56 - I keep telling you

    5/18/2020 6:56:09 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never- in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.   Weigh in day today.  Stepped on the scales - no difference.  *shrug*  Made my cuppa then went to the loo.  And for some bizarre... Read more

  • Zoom Zoom Zoom Time flies

    5/18/2020 10:35:57 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Can't believe we are on the last week og my GKs living with us. Then a week with them at home.My house will be very quiet when we return on May 29th. Hardest part will be transitioning them over to their Dad being their teacher.It is only one week of school so they will do fine. Busy in the garden. ... Read more

  • Day 55- Ode to The Pineapple

    5/17/2020 6:33:38 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Alright maybe not an ode.  It's a long time since I've written any poetry and even when I did, they weren't really odes.  Or even poetry.  More often than not I'd write little doggerels.  Back to the kitchen as ever so you might say poetry in motion.  Or not as the case may be.  Anyway I made corned... Read more


    5/17/2020 4:27:16 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, got up early and started working on the food that we picked up over the weekend. I cu the fresh corn from the cobs and fooze it in packages. I got 10 ears for $3.00 and it will make enough for us to have 4 meals They may be used as my corn side dish or possibly in soups, chowders, etc. I ... Read more

  • Nothing Fancy Random Evaluation of My Plan

    5/17/2020 8:48:33 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    I have been away for too long but that's an old story for a good majority of people. I have a couple motivating factors right now. I have good health; I want to maintain good health. Good nutrition goes a long way to optimal health. I want to look better in my clothes. I want to learn to... Read more


    5/16/2020 6:58:13 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we went into the city so I could do some shopping. They had a couple of things that I wanted I am being very selective at this time, as I have not been selling while everything is closed down. I She did have a couple of things that I liked. She had some framed oils (copes of old masters) th... Read more

  • Day 54 - Stick or Twist?

    5/16/2020 6:24:27 PM, by TIZSLIM

    As soon as I opened my eyes this morning I thought 'I can't stand it any more'.  Even as I was padding downstairs to the kitchen to put the kettle on I was busy planning my escape.  I just need to get back 'home' I figured.  I know I could stop at Elaine's for however long I wanted.  Not a problem. ... Read more

  • Thankful

    5/16/2020 10:06:05 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    My elderly dog got me up at 5 am this morning. No worries s I do get up before the GKs. They are not allowed to come out of their bedroom until 6 am so it gives me some quiet time. The morning is beautiful after rain during the night. Sunrise glorious. I turned my computer over to my GD so she could... Read more


    5/15/2020 9:04:58 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, Hubby made an appointment for Coco to have a spa day. She has been scratching a lot. She had an adult flea. They are not breeding on her. She picks them up when she goes outside. We try to check her when she goes out. Hubby has put some products in the yard to kill grub, fleas and ticks... Read more

  • Day 53 - 3 Sisters

    5/15/2020 6:20:45 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Isn't it funny how we seem to have some things we can grow easily. And others that we struggle with? At the old place in recent years especially, I pretty much gave up on producing anything from my garden. Partly because it was so shaded from The Tree, and partly because I didn't know at what poin... Read more

  • Yesterday is gone

    5/15/2020 12:09:04 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    And I got so busy I did not check in to write my blog. I intended to weed my vegetables but realized I should mpw fiirst because I was also going to water. Got my new Forsythi bush planted then mowed. Never did get to the weeding. Maybe today if it doesn't rain more. Was also hoping to hang my sheet... Read more

  • May 15th .. Friday .. yahoo

    5/15/2020 8:15:21 AM, by REMBRY

    Life Love and everything in between .. cinnamon buns urban pole walking green house adventures staying the course by being able to work and maintain routine keeping my eyes and soul focussed of the heavens while doing my very best to expose the real reason for these fearful ti... Read more

  • Day 52 - Clapping and Yapping

    5/14/2020 6:42:22 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Thursday.  Which means going out to 'Clap for the Carers' at 8 pm.  When I stepped outside at 7.59 pm, Mo was waiting for me.  Jack and Lili were out too.  Clap, clap, clap.  Not quite as exuberant as last week but it was pretty chilly this evening.  So much so that Jack and Lili scuttled back insid... Read more

  • Favorite Blog Tips

    5/14/2020 4:51:38 PM, by ALOVEBEAM

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    5/14/2020 3:58:20 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    My best bud texted me yesterday to have lunch today. We are trying to support our local places here in our ccommunity. We went to the Mexican place here. The owner waited on us.. We can be in groups of no more than 10 It was my friends. there 2 daughters, and their children for total of 9. We c... Read more


    5/13/2020 9:34:35 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well our area has opened up some. We had an appointment to have our hair cuts this morning. We arrived at the shop and called the stylist. She had someone in her chair. When she finished, she stood out in the parking lot waving at us to come in. Not allowed to go in groups. She had just opened... Read more

  • Day 51 - Going Native

    5/13/2020 6:47:29 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Until I moved here, I'd always lived on the outskirts of London.  The last 31 years of which I lived 20 minutes from London in the South East of England.  So, I'm English born and bred though I've always described myself as British.  Well actually, not always.  Sometimes I'll say European and wherev... Read more

  • Weigh in Day

    5/13/2020 12:38:13 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Again did not gain any weight, some measurements continue to go down. Only 10 days left of taking advantage of having my GKs around helping me lose weight. 30 Anyway feels good since I have not been paying attention for 8 weeks and I still lost 3 pounds. Can't wait to get back to a weight loss rout... Read more


    5/12/2020 11:00:18 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we have some of our restrictions lifted. I was out and about today. Everyone was doing very well as I could see. We are getting our hair cuts tomorrow morning. I am excited as I feel that mine is so far out of shape. Hubby has tomorrow off and works Thursday and off again on Friday,, then... Read more

  • Day 50 - They're here

    5/12/2020 6:15:17 PM, by TIZSLIM

    No, not the plants.  I have checked the couriers website and it says they haven't received them yet but they anticipate delivering to me on Thursday so I guess they expect to get them tomorrow.  Let's hope so eh? What have arrived are The Research Assistants 'bits of kit'.  First up, the squat ... Read more

  • First Outing with mask

    5/12/2020 5:14:20 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Billings by myself yesterday. Started a little larte as I had to have my flat tire fixed. I was anxious but once I got started (Bread thrift store) with a mask on it was OK. Winco, Costco and Home Depot and home. Spent lots of money on groceries but I hadn'rt bought a good supply in 2 months. Got h... Read more


    5/11/2020 6:32:08 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we went to Best Buy today and they are not open to the public. They have pick up at the front door. I told them I needed a computer, but I was not ordering on line. I want to see, touch and ask questions. They set us up with a representative We had to use hand sanitizer and put on a mas... Read more

  • Day 49 - The Discussion

    5/11/2020 5:51:13 PM, by TIZSLIM

    THEY were milling around the scales when I came downstairs this morning.  I ignored them other than to grunt "kettle".  Once the kettle was switched on there was no point delaying so on to the scales I stepped.  1 and a half pounds GAINED.  I stomped into the kitchen, made my tea and sat down at the... Read more

  • May 11th

    5/11/2020 4:52:42 PM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Took vitamins Watermelon Sandwich with turkey Guacamole with chips Chicken salad wrap Walk... Read more

  • So Grateful to Have SP in My Life!

    5/11/2020 12:51:53 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5134 Sunday, May 10, 2020 90-Day Challenge from February 16, 2020 ... https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    dual.asp?blog_id=6653797 I'm on Day 85! Sorry, no updates... I'm waiting til Friday 211 It's been 12 week... Read more

  • Page 34 Homesick

    5/10/2020 8:59:21 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    What can you say to a 7 year old that has been living with you for 7 weeks and has 2 more to go who misses his Mom, and it is Mothers Day and he was up all night throwing up and of course wanted his Mom who is not here? It has been a very long day and my heart breaks for him BUT there is nothing I c... Read more

  • Day 48 - Progress

    5/10/2020 5:58:35 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Maybe.  Sort of.  Possibly.   On the plants I ordered.  I did indeed find their facebook page on Thursday.  Understandably they aren't currently adding any updates but I figured there was an outside chance they were monitoring it.  So I added some comments beneath previous posts they'd made bac... Read more


    5/10/2020 3:44:31 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we are having a quiet day here at home. Hubby wanted to take me to my favorite restaurant on the beach. I reminded him that this is Mother's Day and they can only seat at 25% so it would really be too much today. He said he would either take me there Monday or Wednesday afternoon which will... Read more


    5/9/2020 11:49:39 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, they have lifted a lot of restrictions in our area. We went into the city to take Coco for her spa day. I did my shopping therapy as some of the stores have opened. Hubby got some new sun shades and I got some new jeans and 2 tops. We went to the market to see the lady I buy merchan... Read more

  • Day 47 - Poor Pumpkin

    5/9/2020 6:37:05 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Can you remember back to those halcyon days last Autumn before the fizzy flu had ever been heard of? I bought a couple of large pumpkins at a bargain price.  One I'd dealt with but the other was sat in one of my vegetable rack/cupboards.  Way back in February I figured I should get it out of and use... Read more

  • Page 33 Oh No and ZOOM

    5/9/2020 9:53:32 AM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Now I have skipped 2 days. With the warmer weather and gardening chores it will probably happen more often than not until my GKs go home. Zoom - that is how my days go literally and figuratively. I have a line of sticky notes next to my computer setting me up for my weeks worth of zoom conversa... Read more

  • Day 46 - 75 years

    5/8/2020 6:23:50 PM, by TIZSLIM

    That's how long we've been in lock down. Hang on, no. That can't be right 'cos I'm only 59.  Excuse me - I am NOT 60.  I refuse to be Scintillating at Sixty until we can hold official celebrations. I remain 59 and holding.  I will brook no argument on the subject. You'll just have to put up with... Read more


    5/8/2020 3:51:45 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    The new replacement AC is being installed. Thankfully we have had really cool nights and we open the house to get cold during the night and close up in the early Am so it is staying cooler than if we did not let the cool night air in. Of course, not the best for allergy, but good for the house. I... Read more

  • Pardon Me While I Ponder...

    5/8/2020 12:56:56 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP Day 5131 Hello fellow Sparklers! 252 Pardon Me While I Ponder the Mother Who Could Never Be There are some cultures in the world today that honor the life of the unborn child by seeing the newborn child as one already a year old. I wish everyone would honor ... Read more

  • Day 45 - Game Changer

    5/7/2020 6:19:55 PM, by TIZSLIM

    The bathroom in this house is the smallest main bathroom I've ever seen.  My downstairs shower/cloakroom at the old place was bigger.  Basic hotel rooms have larger en suites. In fact I've stayed in caravans with more spacious bathrooms.  When work on the renovations start again, it's going to be ... Read more


    5/7/2020 4:21:58 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well he had to go into the city and get the money for the AC to pay them this afternoon. He is going to remove the old one today and install the new Saturday morning. We are doing our best to keep the house cool. It will be down in the 40's tonight so it will be easy to cool the house down to col... Read more


    5/7/2020 3:23:16 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Dagnabit! My tomato seeds and bell pepper seeds are coming up & second round of asparagus and I've got frost on the way! So got to get the seeds inside, thank goodness I have them in small containers; and I guess I'll cut some of my asparagus and then cover the asparagus bed with a tarp.... ... Read more

  • What is my Happy Weight?

    5/7/2020 1:40:45 PM, by ANNEMARIA6

    On Spark Coach today Coach Becky asked what is your happy weight? 1) My happy weight is when I am fit enough to have energy for all my normal tasks, when I can charge up and down stairs and the farm hill without noticing fatigue. 2) My happy weight is being able to buy clothes in regular sizes ... Read more

  • Healthy Baked Donuts! Yay!

    5/6/2020 6:44:57 PM, by MRSLIVINGWELL

    Today's blog is meant to teach others how to make delicious food without extra calories and fat. I had a hankering for dessert and created some chocolate baked donuts. I won't provide the recipe because I didn't measure as I was really trying to use up some sourdough batter. The first tip, ... Read more

  • Day 44 - Upstairs and Downstairs

    5/6/2020 6:15:03 PM, by TIZSLIM

    No renovation work has been done on Base Camp since the beginning of February.  Hence there are pots of paint, bags of plaster and filler, tools, and lord knows what else cluttering the place up.  As the days have merged into weeks, and now months, I've become somewhat lax.  So today I tried to re-o... Read more

  • Page 32 It amazes me

    5/6/2020 1:54:05 PM, by MTRANCHWOMAN

    Many things still amaze me in life. The first is that life is so busy I seem to be making it to my Spark page only every other day. Today is weigh in day and to my amazement I lost 3 pounds last week. Not sure how I did it. Measurements are down too. 9 Life amazes me as to the way people are treati... Read more


    5/6/2020 11:59:05 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we have a price on the new AC and we will be paying the people tomorrow afternoon and he will be taking the old one out and installing the new one on Saturday morning. So far I have managed to keep the house fairly cool. We open the patio door and the windows on each side of the house and le... Read more


    5/6/2020 11:14:53 AM, by SMIDGON

    My emotions have been running the gamut. All I ask is just tolerate my ramblings. Today I past a milestone. Despite my inability to groom my hair. With the in available to keep my arms above my head that long, I have been using dry shampoo. I still need my hair trimmed. After... Read more

  • Day 43 - What now?

    5/5/2020 5:53:48 PM, by TIZSLIM

    They pitched up again today.  "We need to talk about strength training" The Despot announced.  "You may need to talk about strength training but I certainly don't" I informed her.  They took no notice of me though.  Waffling on about squats and lunges and core training.  "Get real" I told them, "my ... Read more