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Spring Has Sprung Here!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hello all! It is been almost a month since I was last on SP but I just had to take a break! I was spending way too much time online and I was neglecting my household duties and my outside duties as well!

DH and I finally got off our lazy butts and began volunteering at our local homeless shelter, St. Francis House here in St. Augustine. We go twice a week and help prepare meals for upcoming lunches and dinners. Afterwards we serve lunch to approximately 60 people. We have been blessed by serving these people as they are so humble and appreciative for everything they get. "There but by the Grace of God go I".

We have also been working outside planting new flowers and other shrubs in the backyard and we made a new flower bed all along the back of the house by our screened porch. We purchased a couple of rocking chairs for the screened porch and have been spending our evenings rocking and enjoying the nature of God. Life is so good!!

We have had a few friends going in and out of the hospital for various procedures so we have been busy visiting them and helping out where ever they have a need.

I haven't been sparking like I should but I haven't gained any weight either. DH and I are going to try and fit in some bike rides in between the other "stuff" we are involved in but we are surely enjoying the springtime here and I love that I can open all my doors and windows and let the fresh air filter in!

I pray that all my spark friends are enjoying life right now too!


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    It is so good to hear from you! I have missed you. I love this time of year too! I have been walking twice a day as of lately and also doing my physical therapy exercises daily.

    What a wonderful way to give back and I am sure that feels good to help out in a shelter.

    I love your hibiscus in the background, it is so beautiful!

    Take care Kat!
    3718 days ago
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    I can relate to you a lot. I had to take a spark break for awhile some time ago as I felt that things were falling apart in my life and all I did was computer. Now I am back and fresh and things are much better. I took a pretty long break too-I would say about 4 months....I really needed that long to get myself together though-hubby had surgery and I was fighting depression. So I am glad that you took the time off and what a great way you are spending it....how awesome to work at a shelter like that. God has a special place in Heaven just for you. I love working in my yard-spring is my favorite season so I know you are enjoying getting out there and doing all of that too. Enjoy your time-spark people is not going anywhere. It is just a matter of coordenating the two I think but if you are like me-you tend to get consumed by spark people too. Glad you are back.
    3718 days ago
    Hi Kath, I thought you'd gone on holiday babe!
    Glad you enjoyed your time away from SP so fulfilling and enjoyable- you got loads done.
    emoticon on maintaining your healthy weight- probably coz you've been so active!
    You are gonna love getting back on your bikes

    Nice to see you back blogging emoticon
    3718 days ago
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