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  • 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

  • Not my sparks

    6/8/2021 7:45:59 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    I have been in development with web site in my past. Taking a robust site like Sparks & breaking it down by cities. My city is there but I want a site that is more wide spread. I want anyone to send me some other options you have discovered. I am sad but know this is what happens when managers d... Read more

  • What is happening

    6/7/2021 11:01:08 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    Is SparkPeople closing? I am on vacation & have not been following?... 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

  • Made to airport

    6/5/2021 6:43:40 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    There are thousands of people here. Lines all over. New parking lot - ticket machine not working - told to back up & get in another line. There are flight crews that do not know where to go. DH got stressed. I do better in this situation. I told him you have to listen to me. We got here very... Read more

  • wonderful visit with DS

    6/4/2021 9:30:48 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - yesterday could not have been better. It was raining all day. DS contacted us at noon. He needed a ride. they only have one car now due to an accident over a year ago. Our son came over with our GD. Our son was calm and asked his dad for help with this insurance problem. The ins... 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

  • having a peaceful morning

    5/25/2021 9:38:28 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - DH just left to go to his eye doctor for an exam. He needs glasses for distance, but somehow he comes out of his exams needing no glasses. I just do not know how he does it. I am a passenger in a car with him. I have on numerous occasions say the light is red or there is a car co... Read more

  • National Missing Children Day

    5/25/2021 6:33:58 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When : This holiday is always held on May 25 National Missing Children Day is your chance to play a part in finding missing and exploited children. There's a whole lot of reasons why a child goes missing. And, none of them are good. Unfortunately, child abductions can happen to ... Read more

  • I woke up just smiling!

    5/24/2021 7:54:22 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have been working on getting my positive nature back. Much of it depends on my sleep. I have been working on deep sleep and longer sleep. When I achieve 7 hours a night - it is a miracle. I feel simply great today and ready to go. We still have rain for a couple more days. We a... Read more

  • International Tiara Day

    5/24/2021 5:10:18 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday event is always held on May 24 Ladies, do you know the feeling you get when you put a tiara on your head? It's a great feeling. That's right, you feel like royalty! A tiara transforms you into the queen, princess or duchess hidden inside of every women o... Read more

  • World Turtle Day

    5/23/2021 8:45:29 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday event is always celebrated on May 23 World Turtle Day is an international holiday that was created for two reasons. First, this day is to celebrate and enjoy both turtles and tortoises. Secondly, this day is to educate people about turtles, how to prote... Read more

  • raining all day today

    5/22/2021 9:25:26 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I am about to go and pick up unicorn cupcakes. GD ordered them for her dad's HB party today. I asked her what he would like - she remembered them when she got them for her birthday. My son is 31 today. Time sure flies. We are celebrating DIL's too. She will be 28 in 2 weeks. We... Read more

  • National Maritime Day

    5/22/2021 6:27:40 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 22 From its very beginning the United States of America has been a maritime nation. Since those early days, the Merchant Marine has been there to support the maritime needs of both the civilian maritime industry and the U.S. navy. I... Read more

  • wonderful visit

    5/21/2021 12:49:10 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon - yes we watched GD (3) while her dad got his 2nd vaccine. Then to our surprise, he came back and we spent the afternoon with our son, too. He was calm and focused. Granddaughter had a fabulous time with us. We have sand in her water table so she loved digging. Then she wanted t... Read more

  • National Endangered Species Day

    5/21/2021 6:36:09 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is held on the third Friday in May National Endangered Species Day is a day to raise awareness about the many animals that are on the endangered special list. It is a time of education and action. There are many ways we can help to keep animals from beco... Read more

  • Pick Strawberries Day

    5/20/2021 6:45:43 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 20 Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with you... Read more

  • World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

    5/19/2021 6:18:17 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 19 As the old saying goes….. "Give a man some vegetables, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to grow a vegetable garden, and you feed his whole family for life!" It's a hungry world. Famine affects millions upon milli... Read more

  • mask or no mask now?

    5/18/2021 8:04:30 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have a strong science background. What I know and feel there is still lots of virus hanging around. I had a long talk with my DD who wants to get her kids vaccinated. She says she is not ready to give up the mask. My friend in Scotland is not ready to give up the mask. Some of... Read more

  • International Museum Day

    5/18/2021 6:39:00 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 18 International Museum Day is a good opportunity to visit, appreciate, and support your local museum. The goals of International Museum Day are to give museum professionals the opportunity to meet the public, and to make the p... Read more

  • having a peaceful morning

    5/17/2021 9:26:56 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - DH is busy taking down the pool we had up for the grandkids. He is emptying by buckets. He says if he just drains it too fast it will flood our yard and our neighbors. I left him doing it while I finish my coffee. It has been raining so that the minor league game that DH was supp... Read more

  • Pack Rat Day

    5/17/2021 9:17:04 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 17 Calling all hoarders. This day was created expressly for you. Come out from hiding under your piles of precious belongings, and take a minute to celebrate and be recognized. Today is Pack Rat Day. C'mon, admit it... ..... Read more

  • BBQ yesterday went well

    5/16/2021 8:47:31 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - watching the recording of Preakness - I did not get a chance to watch it yesterday due to a family BBQ. The weather held and the kids enjoyed the pool, yard games, and just great talk. My DD and SIL actually put away their phones and we had great conversations. DD and I had a long... Read more

  • Love a Tree Day

    5/16/2021 8:05:41 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 16 It's Love a Tree Day. So, go out and give a tree a great big hug. Or, climb up into your favorite tree, and share some quality time with it. Trees are a good thing. They give us shade, comfort and warmth. They give off... Read more

  • Peace Officer Memorial Day

    5/15/2021 6:29:25 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When : This holiday is always held on May 15 Peace Officer Memorial Day honors and remembers police officers who gave their lives while on duty. It i also called Police Officer Memorial Day. Police officers protect us 24/7 every day of the year. It's a sometimes dangerous... Read more

  • Dance Like a Chicken Day

    5/14/2021 6:30:42 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 14 Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the "Chicken Dance". All 'ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there's no dance like the Chicken dance. It's tradition at every wedding... Read more