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  • wonderful morning

    6/24/2021 8:32:40 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have been upset about Sparks. I have come to the conclusion that things happen for a reason and it leads to other opportunities. I am going to take my time. I want to spend less time online. I spent so much online for a lifeline b/c of COVID. I need to do things in moderation. ... Read more

  • nice visit with son and GD

    6/23/2021 8:48:26 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - My son came for a nice visit with my GD. She was wonderful and happy. this tells me that things are better in his home. He was telling us that the apartment complex is not dealing with the water damage to his apartment done from an apartment above them. He is disable vet. He ha... Read more

  • grand daughter is coming today

    6/22/2021 10:06:20 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I am looking forward to seeing my GD soon to be 4. I have not seen her since we came back from Minnesota. I never know how she comes here and in what mood. I hope the parents are being civil so she can grow into a healthy little girl emotionally. I have everything ready for her. ... Read more

  • grand kids left yesterday

    6/21/2021 9:41:23 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - grand kids left yesterday. DD came and picked them up. She came in fast and wanted the kids all ready to go. She gave her dad a GC for Father's day and then left. I was a bit surprised but she is a busy woman. I love talking to her. I have to let go on these occasions. DH looke... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day

    6/20/2021 9:02:27 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    have a great day - all fathers. People are now realizing Fathers are important in a family. My dad worked 3 jobs and I missed him so much. I would get up at 5 am to sit on the heating grate to talk with him when he was shaving. Happy Father's Day. Have a great day!! 244... Read more

  • saw Bats last night

    6/19/2021 7:22:30 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - My GD (9) was a champ - the event took much longer than expected. due to many things not able to control. GS (6) is a whiner and a complainer. I knew this about him, but we managed. We are in the middle of the river waiting for the bats to come out and he wants to go home. Any wa... Read more

  • grandkids are coming today

    6/18/2021 10:23:46 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - not use to planning meals for 4 people. Dh has been very helpful preparing everything with me. We are ready. My grand kids have not spend a weekend with us since they have grown. It was always for one night only. DH has been trying to lose the weight he gained in Minnesota. He ... Read more

  • reached 600,000 COVID deaths in USA

    6/17/2021 8:09:25 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I read a sad article yesterday. People are still dying of COVID. Some people have decided not to get the vaccine in many areas - the south is one of the big areas. The doctors are saying these are the people that are getting hit with COVID - the non-vaccinated people. So the number... Read more

  • LOL - this is why I will miss Sparks

    6/16/2021 7:24:54 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I am going to miss the community feed, blogs, articles, and the gathering of points. SP is like a family member that I can go to daily. It got me through the pandemic and retirement of DH. Without Sparks during this time of going on 18 months - I would have pulled my hair out, gain... Read more

  • grands kids coming for sleep over this weekend

    6/15/2021 10:39:38 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I planned an entire weekend of activities for my grandkids ages 6 & 9. I developed a menu of meals for them. Sunday is Father's day - I am teaching them to bake pies for their dad with our new oven. One apple and one strawberry rhubarb pie and they will make him a card. We are rea... Read more

  • decided to stay on SP until the end

    6/14/2021 9:03:47 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have been looking around at other sites. I just do not want to let go of SP. I like the international people on SP. I am a traveler and have been since I was 18. I have traveled overseas somewhere yearly. I have learned to love the diversity of people's cultures. SP America is... Read more

  • peaceful morning

    6/13/2021 9:13:29 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - household very mellow this morning. I love it this way. Dh is going to mow the lawn. It got long in the short time we were gone. I love the smell of new grass cut. today, I am going to read and chill on our back porch until it gets too hot to enjoy reading outside. I want to tha... Read more

  • forgot how traveling effects my body

    6/12/2021 12:14:02 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I actually lost weight. Only a pound but I will take even an oz. I hold fluids and do not have regular BMs. So I thought I had gained weight - NO says my body. It is a pleasant surprise. DH gained 6 lbs. but he was eating big meals - the entire platter and drinking alcohol. I ... Read more

  • I have decided to start deleting stuff on SP

    6/11/2021 3:47:15 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    I have been re-reading my blogs and the comments from all of you. What a wonderful group of friends. I hope we can find ourselves again after August 17. The comments brought tears to my eyes. TY You will all be missed.... Read more

  • I am back - what a challenge traveling this time

    6/11/2021 11:31:24 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - It was a tremendous challenge - our first time after COVID. We found food places closed that we used to go for good quality food. At Mall of America - there are places that are just closed. Our hotel - had a very limited menu. I read that businesses are not getting the people to c... Read more

  • On way to airport soon

    6/10/2021 3:46:45 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    First trip since COVID- learned much. Change is everywhere. My DH was just amazed at things he knew was always been there from his childhood were closed. Cities redesign roads & other infrastructure. The talk from family was of people who did not survive. This trip was not an enjoyable trip- Twi... Read more

  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

    6/7/2021 9:43:57 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a great day to eat America's favorite flavor of ice cream. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a field day for ice cream makers. However, we probably don't need any additional incen... Read more

  • World War II D-Day Invasion

    6/6/2021 9:45:14 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This day is solemnly observed on June 6 On this historic day in 1944, Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France. It is the largest amphibious assault in world history. This massive, bloody battle was the turning point of the war in the European theater. ... Read more

  • Just got kicked out of Mall of America

    6/6/2021 8:14:27 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    Good morning - DH & I slept very well last night - got up early. Decide to walk in Mall - so at 6 - we walk in mall. We are having a wonderful conversation- had already done one lap 3300 steps when mall cop comes & tells us we must leave. Mall does not open for walking until 8 am. NP we said. We... Read more

  • National Cheese Day

    6/4/2021 7:01:28 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always observed on June 4 Today is National Cheese Day. From breakfast to late night snack, this is a day to enjoy ample amounts of a wide variety of cheeses. People around the world love cheeses. Americans consume on average around 31 pounds of cheese a year.... Read more

  • Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day")

    6/3/2021 6:08:32 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always June 3 Repeat Day is an opportunity to do things over and over again. Repeat Day is an opportunity to do things over and over again. (hee, hee) Hopefully you will choose to repeat things you enjoy doing. Pick a wide array of foods, snacks, and activities... Read more

  • Can't believe

    6/2/2021 8:54:17 AM, by AFWWTX

    It's been a year. A year ago I had a mini stroke. And the found a hole in my heart. And I had to have surgery 4 months later to fix it. And here we are now I am 52 lbs lighter . They still want me to lose 20 more lbs. Here is to many more years to come... Read more

  • National Rocky Road Day

    6/2/2021 5:56:46 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 2 National Rocky Road Day is all about eating ice cream...... specifically Rocky Road ice cream. Want to make your own Rocky Road Ice Cream? Just add nuts (almonds and/or pecans), mini marshmallows, and chunks of se... Read more

  • Flip a Coin Day

    6/1/2021 5:20:40 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 1 Flip a Coin Day is day when making decisions is as easy as flipping a coin. This tradition dates back to Julius Caesar. Caesar would take a coin and flip it to make decisions where the right choice was unclear. The correct answe... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/31/2021 5:54:16 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Observed and Celebrated: The last Monday in May. Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have p... Read more

  • Water a Flower Day

    5/30/2021 11:50:46 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 30. Don't you just love May? The weather has turned ideal or growing just about anything outdoors. The month is filled with garden related holidays. Today is another great one. It's Water a Flower Day. This special day exists to rem... Read more

  • National Hamburger Day

    5/28/2021 6:54:13 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 28th Hamburgers are America's favorite sandwich. What would a Memorial Day, or Fourth of July picnic be without the very American hamburger? So, it only fitting that we have a special day to celebrate our cherished burgers. ... Read more

  • Sunscreen Protection Day

    5/27/2021 6:44:04 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 27 Sun Screen Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreen to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun. This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation ... Read more

  • non scale measurement - vitals

    5/26/2021 9:49:02 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I take my vitals each morning. Been doing this for years, BP & glucose. They are excellent this morning. I am so pleased. I am on a plateau for the number on the scale and I do not even care. I am working on my program. I am losing inches. I am just taking one day at a tim... Read more

  • Sally Ride Day

    5/26/2021 6:03:20 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 26 Sally Ride Day honors the first American woman astronaut to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle "Challenger". STS-7 was launched from Kennedy... Read more