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  • 8C and Sunny

    6/2/2020 9:59:40 AM, by MAJORK29

    8C and Sunny Sunrise @ 5:09 Sunset @ 9:55 The days are definitely getting longer. I live the month of June and July for this reason. Today I am grateful for #1 my partner, best friend and father of my children #2 time to relax and play #3 the internet that can help us stay ... Read more

  • Bubba

    6/2/2020 9:31:58 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Bubba Day Today we honor anyone who has the name or nickname "Bubba." Bubba is sometimes a Southern slang word for brother, which is mainly given to boys. While this is how it is used in the South, in other parts of the country it is sometimes used as a pejorative for someone with l... Read more

  • My body said nope in a huge way

    6/1/2020 11:59:17 PM, by RAMONA1954

    Today I learned my body can and will shut me down if I overdo it. Today I went with my son to the pet food store to get guinea pig food and hay. We also went to Sam's club. Changes due to Covid-19 are everywhere especially in our Sam's club. At best, it's chaotic reorganization is challenging. I h... Read more

  • Mom & Dad

    6/1/2020 11:43:38 AM, by SPEDED2

    Global Day of Parents On September 17, 2012, the UN General Assembly proclaimed that Global Day of Parents would be held on June 1st each year. This day was made to honor parents throughout the world for their commitment to children. This day gives us the opportunity to appreciate paren... Read more

  • 17C and Partly Sunny

    5/31/2020 10:48:37 AM, by MAJORK29

    17C and Partly Sunny Sunrise @ 5:11 Sunset @ 9:53 Today I am grateful for. #1 - sore muscles, because it means I exercised yesterday #2 - coffee that is strong and tasteful #3 - waking up to the birds singing This week I will be focusing on tracking my food and water more. I ... Read more

  • ohmmm

    5/31/2020 10:17:33 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Meditation Day Today we partake in a mental exercise of private devotion called meditation. It uses the techniques of concentration and contemplation to attain spiritual awareness and purification, and to calm the body and mind. It detaches one from their thoughts and elicits a myst... Read more

  • A Hole

    5/30/2020 12:05:59 PM, by SPEDED2

    My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day There is no consensus as to why My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day exists or why it takes place when it does. Some believe it is a day to celebrate buckets with holes in them, or to get rid of old buckets, to fix leaky buckets, to use them for something new, or... Read more

  • 12C and cloudy

    5/30/2020 10:27:29 AM, by MAJORK29

    12C and cloudy Sunrise @ 5:12 Sunset @ 9:52 While I did not get my activity level or steps in yesterday it was still a great day. I went on a day trip with my hubby to Calgary, we dropped off the chrome to be fixed and re-chromed and then went to visit my friend. She made an amazing dinne... Read more

  • Day #2 of exercising for 10 minutes

    5/30/2020 10:02:00 AM, by JODY1031

    I know this isn't enough to do much but it will help me slowly recondition my muscles. Been doing some basic chair exercises and some weights (early before my husband wakes up). I want to accomplish a 7 day streak at it (that is my goal) then I will go from there. I know it takes close to a coupl... Read more

  • A PSA about Economic Impact Payment Card (aka "Stimulus Check")

    5/29/2020 4:49:32 PM, by ALUKOWSKY

    Hi all. For those of you who are still awaiting your stimulus check, please be advised that it will probably arrive in the form of a debit card. It will arrive in an unmarked white envelope with NOTHING on it to indicate that it is from the IRS, related to COVID-19, stimulus money, etc. I am ... Read more

  • Compost

    5/29/2020 10:43:58 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Learn About Composting Day Today is National Learn About Composting Day. It’s a day to raise awareness of how we can make our planet a little bit better with materials that are naturally available. Composting helps repurpose organic waste materials at the same time that it provides ... Read more

  • 11C and cloudy

    5/29/2020 10:04:21 AM, by MAJORK29

    11C and cloudy Sunrise @ 5:13 Sunset @ 9:51 As the daylight increases I find myself staying up later every night. Just seems earlier then it really is. That said a I love our longer days and not really ever being out in the dark anymore. My 3 Gratitude's for today are #1 - that ... Read more

  • Walking goals and random thoughts

    5/29/2020 2:42:24 AM, by RAMONA1954

    I was feeling really rotten about my mileage that I have walked this year. Then, I realized why it was lower than normal. I realized that my brother had that heart attack and his health was bad. So in December we didnt go to Florida for our month on the beach or the extra week at Sanibel Island thi... Read more

  • Today was Oh Boy, YIKES I blew it

    5/28/2020 7:39:46 PM, by JODY1031

    Today was a busy day picking up groceries out of town. We get our groceries about 30 minutes away and I shop for the entire month. I meal plan and make a list, but I made the mistake of picking up ice cream and chocolate. I also bought some great fruits and veggies that are not washed and prepare... Read more

  • Mushroom Swiss with Grilled Onions

    5/28/2020 12:51:47 PM, by SPEDED2

    International Hamburger Day International Hamburger Day celebrates hamburgers! Traditionally, a hamburger consists of a patty of ground beef that has been pan-fried, barbecued, or flame broiled, and it is served in a bun. Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish are of... Read more

  • 4C and sunny

    5/28/2020 10:29:40 AM, by MAJORK29

    4C and sunny Sunrise @ 5:14 Sunset @ 9:49 Life managed to get me sided tracked yesterday. I spent most of the afternoon helping to take apart the back end of our 66 Deville. Let me just say that doing this made for a really fun day. Not really but it is done now and we can get the chrome... Read more

  • Workout Excuses & Changing the Game

    5/28/2020 7:53:09 AM, by JODY1031

    Workout excuses- the curse of my life Today I am supposed to write down my exercise excuses and then bust them. Excuse number 1- It will Hurt (yes right at first but then I will begin to feel better) Excuses number 2- Hubby doesn't do it and he seems fine (yes, but my body needs the exercis... Read more

  • No Fear

    5/27/2020 8:12:05 PM, by SPEDED2

    Nothing to Fear Day Fear is a survival response, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming and may control our lives. In this circumstance, it may cause us to become overly cautious, or make us react in harmful ways. Nothing to Fear Day is a day when people examine their fears and see if the fea... Read more

  • Trying to get a new normal going

    5/27/2020 8:06:11 PM, by RAMONA1954

    Saw my primary care doctor this morning. We talked about all I've been through since September and life now. I told him straight up my eating and walking haven't been consistent or good. He said considering the circumstances he understands and will work with me. He knows my track record so we shall ... Read more

  • 2 Weeks Straight of Tracking

    5/27/2020 7:39:34 PM, by JODY1031

    Well goal met, 248 2 weeks of tracking my food and water. Believe it or not I was having a terrible time remembering to track and getting serious about it. Made it 2 weeks so no reason not to just keep on going. Finally am making sure that I am tracking everything, even those uh-oh moments of good... Read more

  • Forest Bathing

    5/27/2020 2:55:32 PM, by MELOBEE

    In reference to yesterday's blog about Covid-19, I heard back from my county health department yesterday and the test was negative, so I'm good to go! Today, I did go...for a bath. A forest bath. Forest bathing is an opportunity to take time out, slow down and connect with nature. Studies... Read more

  • 8C and cloudy

    5/27/2020 9:54:39 AM, by MAJORK29

    8C and cloudy Sunrise @ 5:15 Sunset @ 9:48 This morning I am grateful for #1 - not having to have my alarm turned on today #2 - friends who listen #3 - this time off from the daily grind Started thinking last night about this time off I'm having from work due to the lock-down.... Read more

  • Redheads

    5/26/2020 2:55:22 PM, by SPEDED2

    World Redhead Day Redheads are celebrated around the world today. Red is the rarest hair color, with only 2 percent of the world's population having it. Most redheads are of northern or western European ancestry; the highest percentage of redheads come from Scotland, followed by Ireland. ... Read more

  • What's that in old money?

    5/26/2020 10:11:03 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Haha! Living in the UK, we changed from pounds, shillings and pence and 'went decimal' in 1971........... I was 17 yrs old. Not many of us can still do the conversion.......... and inflation has made it now sound quite ridiculous! The idea that we could have been paid 50p an hour sounds ludicrous... Read more

  • 12C and cloudy

    5/26/2020 8:57:43 AM, by MAJORK29

    12C and cloudy Sunrise @ 5:16 Sunset @ 9:47 Today I am grateful for #1 - hot coffee - I love the smell and taste of good coffee and this morning as I got up extra early I am thankful to be able to enjoy a cup #2 - hearing the birds signing, I love being able to have my windows open an... Read more

  • Donkey Hugs and Other Things

    5/26/2020 8:50:42 AM, by MELOBEE

    I started a temporary job a month ago and the hours are rather early, from 5AM to 2PM. The good news is that I'm walking about 8 of those hours, the bad news is I have a hard time eating lunch at 9AM. Or breakfast at 3:30 AM. So I'm overeating, but I recognize it so that's half the battle. I'll get ... Read more

  • I'm home for now

    5/25/2020 3:26:11 PM, by RAMONA1954

    My son and I made it back home about 11:15pm Friday night. While getting something out of the car, the car door closed on my right side. Didnt think anything about it. Saturday was a total wash. I was in so much pain from the trip home. My back pain and hip pain was bad from the 450 mile drive. I f... Read more

  • 8C and Partly Sunny

    5/25/2020 10:01:28 AM, by MAJORK29

    8C and Partly Sunny Sunrise @ 5:17 Sunset @ 21:45 Today I am grateful for #1 - the blue sky that seems to go on forever #2 - that my kids all live at home still #3 - this time off work Yesterday was a great day. I managed to get back on track. I remembered to track my food and ... Read more

  • Memorial Day (Decoration Day)

    5/25/2020 9:53:42 AM, by SPEDED2

    Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Memorial Day honors men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It began in the years following the Civil War, a war in which more soldiers sacrificed their lives than in any previous conflict. After the war ended in 1865, the first national ... Read more

  • Repeat performance

    5/24/2020 1:52:06 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Following on from yesterday's successful meet-up with my friend in the Memorial Garden - today I took another friend to the same place. Even though she lives quite nearby, she'd never been there (less adventurous than me!). It was a beautiful day again, sunshine, warm (hot even in the dire... Read more

  • 14C and Sunny

    5/24/2020 12:47:38 PM, by MAJORK29

    14C and Sunny Sunrise @ 5:18 Sunset @ 9:44 My gratitude list for today #1 - it's a new day and yesterday is only a memory #2 - it's not snowing, the sun is out and the birds are signing #3 - my coffee is hot and dark Had our first fire last night of the season. I just love wa... Read more

  • Crowns

    5/24/2020 11:16:03 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Tiara Day International Tiara Day is a day for everyone to wear a tiara and have the opportunity to feel like royalty. It is also "a day when all women embrace and celebrate their powers of leadership." The day was started by Barbara Bellissimo to go along with her self-improve... Read more

  • Cooking for One

    5/23/2020 3:15:09 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Like many people, I live alone. And we know that most recipe books are geared towards 'serves 4' or more people - so we are forever trying to halve and quarter recipes (not always successfully!) I have two books which have recipes for 1 serving - and I really appreciate them. It's quite an eye... Read more

  • Turtle or Tortoise

    5/23/2020 10:42:14 AM, by SPEDED2

    World Turtle Day® Created and sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, an organization that works to protect turtles and tortoises, World Turtle Day® brings attention to turtles and tortoises so that both knowledge of and respect for them may be increased. The day aims to encourage humans to t... Read more

  • 3C and Cloudy

    5/23/2020 9:40:51 AM, by MAJORK29

    3C and Cloudy Sunrise @ 5:19 Sunset @ 9:42 Yesterday was not a great day. I fell back into old habits. I spent the day sitting and doing nothing active at all. We had to turn the heat back on and I really didn't feel that good. Today is a new day and a new start. I'm still going to... Read more

  • 2C and rain

    5/22/2020 9:32:32 AM, by MAJORK29

    2C and rain Sunrise @5:21 Sunset @9:41 The temperature has dropped started last night and still morning. Still not cold for here but not nice out there either. Yesterday was a rest day for me. I just didn't have any get up and go left in the tank. My youngest and I watch TV all day. ... Read more

  • Welcome

    5/22/2020 8:38:48 AM, by SPEDED2

    Canadian Immigrants Day Canadian Immigrants Day celebrates those who have immigrated to the United States from Canada. Canada is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, and most of its inhabitants live within a few hundred miles of its border with the United States. The ... Read more

  • Brown Bag It

    5/21/2020 12:00:30 PM, by SPEDED2

    Brown Bag It Thursday Does your work or school cafeteria have healthy, satisfying lunches? Are they reasonably priced? Today is for packing a brown bag lunch so that your lunch is both nutritious and cheap. Celebrate the day by bringing a brown bag lunch to school or work. It doesn't ne... Read more

  • 6C and rain

    5/21/2020 9:40:57 AM, by MAJORK29

    6C and rain Sunrise @ 5:22 Sunset @ 9:39 I actually love waking up to hearing rain. I know it's weird but it has a real calming effect on me. That said now that I am up and getting ready for the day it can stop because I hate walking in the rain. Yesterday was a great day. I managed... Read more

  • 9C and mostly cloudy

    5/20/2020 10:53:11 AM, by MAJORK29

    9C and mostly cloudy Sunrise @ 5:23 Sunset @9:38 Yesterday was a good day. I not only made my step count but I took the time to do my cardio workout. After dinner I went for my walk. It was a beautiful night. My new step goal for the week is 70,000 steps or more for the week, 50 o... Read more

  • Flowers

    5/20/2020 10:02:56 AM, by SPEDED2

    Flower Day Today is Flower Day! It is unknown why May 20 is the holiday's date, although there is a Flower Day that takes place at the Eastern Market in Detroit on the Sunday after Mother's Day each year, which is around May 20. Flowers are revered by people because of their beauty and smell... Read more

  • 6C and partly Sunny

    5/19/2020 9:17:06 AM, by MAJORK29

    6C and partly Sunny Sunrise @5:25 Sunset @9:36 I made my step goal yesterday.  Hubby and I went for a walk together.  I love it that he wants to join me but I will have to make sure that I have another walk on top of my walk with him.    My tracking so far this week. My new step g... Read more

  • Big Lizards

    5/19/2020 9:07:39 AM, by SPEDED2

    Dinosaur Day Today we celebrate those large, extinct reptiles: dinosaurs. Scientists believe they first appeared about 245 million years ago, at the beginning of the Middle Triassic Epoch, and existed for about 180 million years, going extinct about 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cr... Read more

  • Today was a Doctors Visit

    5/18/2020 8:09:02 PM, by JODY1031

    Today was a doctors visit and she really stressed the need to lose weight. So I am going to have to try harder and work more on my self-discipline. They are concerned about diabetes and also my blood pressure 192 Clearly I need more activity 311 I am anxious to start working on my flower bed,... Read more

  • 9C and a little Rain

    5/18/2020 9:51:41 AM, by MAJORK29

    Woke up early this morning. It was so nice to be able to sleep with the window open all night. I love the fresh air. I managed to get my steps in yesterday. I started doing a deep clean on my kitchen. I cleaned out and rearranged 2 of my main cupboards and have started a third. This morni... Read more

  • Reese's

    5/18/2020 9:23:18 AM, by SPEDED2

    I Love Reese's® Day Today we celebrate the candy that brings chocolate and peanut butter together, the Reese's® Peanut Butter Cup, as well as the man who created it, Harry Burnett Reese. In 2010, Hershey sponsored an online petition to declare May 18 as I Love Reese's® Day, and it was signed... Read more

  • Relationships

    5/17/2020 5:12:19 PM, by SPEDED2

    Stepmother's Day Stepmothers often play the role of mothers—they care for and raise their stepchildren, providing them with time and energy, and emotional and financial support. Mother's Day is often an awkward day for them, where they may not get acknowledged at all or may feel awkward for ... Read more

  • 10C and Partly Cloudy

    5/17/2020 10:34:52 AM, by MAJORK29

    10C and Partly Cloudy Sunrise @5:28am Sunset @9:33pm Today's plan is spend some time in the garden working on getting it ready for the summer. I finished last weeks fitness goals with positives for the most part. My goal was 56,000 steps  or more for the week, 50 or more floors for ... Read more

  • Armed Forces Day

    5/16/2020 11:32:19 AM, by SPEDED2

    Armed Forces Day Armed Forces Day pays tribute to those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, including those in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, as well as those in the National Guard and Reserve. It takes place during Armed Forces Week, which begins the Saturday before the ... Read more

  • 8C and Partly Sunny

    5/16/2020 9:41:17 AM, by MAJORK29

    8C and Partly Sunny Sunrise @ 5:29 Sunset @ 9:32 Yesterday was a good day overall.  I got a few things accomplished.  I went for a walk with my youngest to the Circle K and then for another one last night after dinner. I am doing better at tracking my food and working a bit more moveme... Read more

  • Wonderful Day Out

    5/16/2020 12:32:37 AM, by RAMONA1954

    My son took me out for the day. It was in the 80's and the sun was shining. We drove to Elizabethton, Tennessee to Sycamore Shoals Historical Place and went in the visitors center wearing our masks, of course. Talked with a volunteer there about my 6th great grandfather, John Reneau/Reno and learned... Read more

  • A Punny Day

    5/15/2020 9:57:37 AM, by SPEDED2

    O. Henry Pun-Off Day In Austin, Texas, behind the O. Henry Museum, in Brush Square Park, you'll find the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships taking place today. This yearly competition celebrates puns and is named for O. Henry, a writer who incorporated wit, wordplay, and puns into hi... Read more

  • 3C and Cloudy

    5/15/2020 9:16:11 AM, by MAJORK29

    3C and Cloudy Woke up this morning and I was cold. The house temperature dropped during the night, it's a little chilly in here right now. It's supposed to warm up again today. I really hope that it does. Today was my weigh in day. I'm disappointed in myself, my weight has been slowly ... Read more

  • Feelings - a long post probably

    5/14/2020 10:19:50 PM, by RAMONA1954

    The past 3+ years have taken a major toll on me and my life. In 2017, I lost my Dad then not even six months later my dog and walking buddy crossed the rainbow bridge. In 2018, I had a major fall giving myself a bad concussion and reinjuring old old one, making life horrible. Then not even six month... Read more

  • 6C and sunny

    5/14/2020 9:14:07 AM, by MAJORK29

    6C and sunny Yesterday was really good day. I got for 2 walks again plus I got to spend some time reading in my hammock. The weather was really nice, not quite warm enough for just a shirt but great with a sweater on. Today is clean out the fridge day. It's crammed full again. Probably... Read more

  • Stars and Stripes Forever

    5/14/2020 9:01:26 AM, by SPEDED2

    "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Today's holiday takes place on the anniversary of the first public performance of "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and is thus dedicated to the march. The march was first performed on May 14, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the occasion of the unveilin... Read more

  • 2C and sunny

    5/13/2020 11:01:44 AM, by MAJORK29

    2C and sunny It's beautiful outside this morning. It feels much warmer then the thermometer says. I'm getting ready to have a coffee with a friend, we are going to sit in the backyard and chat. Haven't done this in months. I miss coffee with friends. I got for 2 walks yesterday, a shor... Read more

  • Cover Your Cough

    5/13/2020 8:44:51 AM, by SPEDED2

    Cough Drop Day Cough drops are small tablets, usually medicated, that slowly dissolve in the mouth to suppress or stop coughs temporarily, as well as to soothe sore tissues in the throat. Some are designed to combat other symptoms of the common cold or influenza as well. They are sometimes k... Read more

  • I Am Not Giving Up

    5/12/2020 8:56:00 PM, by JODY1031

    I am not giving up- I just have to realize that these impulses for sweets and giving in to them is a habit that can be changed if I figure out the answer to it. I have tried deprivation, and that didn't work at all, getting portion control, under control, I think is the answer. Going to go back to... Read more

  • 4c and sunny

    5/12/2020 10:14:22 AM, by MAJORK29

    4C and 67 Managed to hit my step goal yesterday but not my active minute goal. Which is awesome because I didn't get for that walk. I did lots of work with the plants getting them re-potted, I love watching little plants grow into bigger plants. My tracking for the week. Goal= 56,00... Read more

  • Poems

    5/12/2020 8:32:55 AM, by SPEDED2

    These don't exactly meet the AABBA rhyme scheme, but those that did are not appropriate for Spark. ;-) Limerick Day Limerick Day celebrates both the limerick poem and the birth of Edward Lear, who popularized the poems and was born on this date in 1812. It has been celebrated since a... Read more

  • The Fifth Dimension

    5/11/2020 8:42:31 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Twilight Zone Day Today we celebrate the anthology television series The Twilight Zone. It is unclear why the show is celebrated on May 11, as there is no apparent connection between the date and the show. During its 5-season run, the series was both popular with fans and became cri... Read more

  • Mother's Day

    5/10/2020 12:17:42 PM, by RREDFORD5

    MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION Boston, 1870 “Arise, then… women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly: We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with... Read more

  • Mother's Day

    5/10/2020 11:32:16 AM, by SPEDED2

    Honoring also grandmothers, great-grandmothers, foster mothers, stepmothers, and aunts. Mother's Day Mothers are honored and celebrated each year on Mother's Day. The idea for such a day goes back millennia, to when ancient festivals honored mothers. The Phrygians had a festival for C... Read more

  • Mother's Day

    5/10/2020 9:40:16 AM, by MAJORK29

    It's mothers day and we are still under lock-down. It's a little cold out today, had to turn my furnace on this morning. I had a goal this past week to increase my step and active minutes. I managed to increase my active minutes but didn't make the weekly step goal. I'm going to keep my go... Read more

  • When God Created Mothers

    5/10/2020 4:05:19 AM, by MELOBEE

    “When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable p... Read more

  • Barnyard Follies

    5/9/2020 4:50:31 PM, by MELOBEE

    I've been doing some barnyard chores as a way to help out and as a bonus, I get some functional exercise. With the Covid-19 business, the owner stays up at the house and I text if I need anything. It's been working fine so far. Peanut, smiling in the sun. A 3-headed chicken! (Three of... Read more

  • Lost

    5/9/2020 1:15:45 PM, by SPEDED2

    DGD loves mismatched socks and wears them intentionally. Lost Sock Memorial Day How often have you reached into your sock drawer or laundry basket, perplexed to find one sock, but not the one that matches it? Chances are that you have held onto your lone socks, with hopes that someday th... Read more

  • Grateful today for the big blue sky

    5/9/2020 9:24:21 AM, by MAJORK29

    Grateful today for the big blue sky. I just love the summer sky here in Alberta, it's so blue and clear. In a few minutes I'm going to get dressed and go out for a morning walk and enjoy the day. I don't know if I will make my step goal this week. If I do it will be because I push myself rea... Read more

  • The nodule on my Thyroid is a Cyst

    5/9/2020 3:09:16 AM, by JODY1031

    Well the nodule on my thyroid turned out to be a fluid filled cyst. Nothing to worry about and should not be causing my thyroid levels to be off. Still need to go in for a thyroid level check and make sure I am where I am supposed to be at. Going to make an appointment next week. I have been... Read more

  • The long and weary stay -at-home

    5/9/2020 2:49:11 AM, by JODY1031

    I have been finding that I actually left my house more often than I thought. I miss the freedom of movement & yet feel the sadness for every family who has lost someone to this virus. I just heard a friend had lost another friend to Covid 19 (so it is a serious matter at my house). At 61 I am not... Read more

  • First Week back and I'm Feeling Good

    5/8/2020 10:44:20 PM, by MAZDAWD50

    One week back on the return journey and I have to say I am feeling better then I have for a long time. It's been a good week. I worked on a few goals and I have had a few successes. I have had a real battle with sleeping a lot and this week I have had a goal to get up at 7 am and not touch the sn... Read more

  • The Real Thing

    5/8/2020 9:10:02 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Have a Coke Day "Drink Coca-Cola," "It's the Real Thing," "Taste the Feeling," and a tune with the words "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke"—these slogans all may have influenced you to drink a Coke over the years. But there are no phrases that are needed to get you to drink a Coke t... Read more

  • Steep Learning Curves!

    5/8/2020 2:45:04 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    I've always been fairly up-to-date with technology - being one of those who began with giant, cumbersome word-processors at work in the 1980s - and the computers which filled entire floors of the university! I got a smart phone 18 months ago - after resisting for quite a while! And it's becom... Read more

  • Worry

    5/7/2020 3:59:11 PM, by MELOBEE

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  • Travel

    5/7/2020 1:38:33 PM, by SPEDED2

    National Tourism Day Mark Twain once wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one'... Read more

  • Deliveries!

    5/7/2020 11:09:37 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Gosh, it's been a busy day here! First I went out grocery shopping early-ish...... and it was easier than I'd expected! The store I went to today is a small Co-op at the end of the street (there are two bigger ones - one in the town centre, and one on the outskirts) - this one is kind of the 'loca... Read more

  • Just Say No

    5/6/2020 8:36:39 AM, by SPEDED2

    International No Diet Day International No Diet Day is dedicated to body acceptance and focuses on body shape diversity and fat acceptance. Mary Evans Young had dealt with anorexia nervosa and had been bullied for being fat at a young age. In adulthood, she began working to help others accep... Read more

  • Have a good giggle

    5/5/2020 5:49:52 PM, by RREDFORD5

    Well, so. 3 weeks ago, Chrissy crossed the Rainbow Bridge (the giggle's coming, I promise!) I have this Janet Leigh thing about showering when I'm alone at home. This is the first time in years we haven't had at least one doggy in the house, so I've never worried about being surprised while I'm show... Read more

  • Teachers

    5/5/2020 8:41:31 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Teacher Day National Teacher Day honors and pays tribute to American educators. It is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) and is part of Teacher Appreciation Week. On the day, students, parents, and others give thanks to their teachers, to teachers of their childre... Read more

  • May the Fourth

    5/4/2020 8:48:37 AM, by SPEDED2

    Star Wars Day Star Wars Day celebrates the film series Star Wars, which was created by George Lucas. The eponymously-titled first film of the series was released on May 25, 1977. Later gaining the title Episode IV: A New Hope, the film became a worldwide cultural phenomenon and helped usher ... Read more

  • Move Like Jagger?

    5/4/2020 7:14:24 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Last night I enjoyed listening and watching the Rolling Stones 'Extra Licks' concert made available on You Tube during the pandemic - it was from their 2016 tour of South America. I know that they're not everyone's cup of tea - but I love 'em! Mick Jagger at 75 yrs old moves constantly ... Read more