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October 18
Friday, October 18, 2013      6 comments

It's been a very long work week, full of ups and downs. I am happy for some down time this weekend. My DD is visiting tomorrow, as is my niece and her baby daughter. And on Sunday is the highlight of my week - I get to see this little guy fo... Read more
October 17
Thursday, October 17, 2013      9 comments

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." ~ Maya Angelou I will not allow myself to be defeated. I may suffer setbacks, but I will lose weight and get healthier. ... Read more
October 16
Thursday, October 17, 2013      5 comments

Last night my son and DIL came over for dinner. We had a nice relaxing evening. Sometime around 8 I checked my cell, which was charging in another room, and found several messages from DH. He was coming home early and would be landing just af... Read more
October 15
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      7 comments

DH left on a business trip yesterday morning, which means I decided to do some "projects" while he is gone. I did get a few boxes out for a donation to the Vietnam Vets today. I really appreciate the fact that they will come here for a pickup.... Read more
October 14
Monday, October 14, 2013      6 comments

Ten Ways to Become a Better Person 1. Be thankful. Focus on the good parts. Gratitude attracts positivity into life. 2. Stop being defensive. Save yourself and everybody time by skipping the excuses. Be honest with others and yours... Read more
October 13
Sunday, October 13, 2013      10 comments

Take Six Minutes a Day to Be More Positive 1. Instead of judging someone, try to understand them instead. Instead of rushing to judgment, take two minutes and ask yourself two questions: ~ What parts of this person can I see in mys... Read more
October 12
Saturday, October 12, 2013      6 comments

Gandhi's 10 Rules for Changing the World (or just the world around you) 1. Change yourself. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that... Read more
Prayers Please
Saturday, October 12, 2013      19 comments

Please send some Spark love to my nephew, Jeremy. He is having tests today after having a seizure. ... Read more
October 11
Friday, October 11, 2013      12 comments

I posted these about a year ago and a reminder (for myself) is definitely in order: Eight Habits for Great Health 1. Stretch first thing in the morning - stretching 10 minutes every morning helps reduce the risk of heart attack, reduc... Read more
October 10
Thursday, October 10, 2013      9 comments

I had dinner with my daughter tonight! We went to Applebees and had the 2 for $20, so we had a nice meal and it was inexpensive too. She is in her 2nd year of an MSW program and is interning at a homeless shelter downtown. She likes it ... Read more
October 9
Thursday, October 10, 2013      7 comments

I had not slept well on Monday or Tuesday. As a result, I feel asleep last night before posting. The good news is I did sleep better last night.... Read more
October 8
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      11 comments

I had a long day at work then I had to drive into town for a board meeting. I didn't get home until after 10. I just caught myself dozing at the keyboard! So today I am happy that I woke up in time to post this blog. ... Read more
October 7
Monday, October 07, 2013      11 comments

It's a tough day to be positive. We had a hate crime in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Our congressional leaders are idiots at best...I don't even know what to call them at worst. It's almost 9 PM and my DH still hasn't left the o... Read more
October 6
Sunday, October 06, 2013      9 comments

I got my errands done today and was home in time to see the Pirates win again. I also got to Skype with my grandson (and his parents). It was a good day! ... Read more
October 5
Saturday, October 05, 2013      7 comments

We were supposed to have visits today from my DD and from my DS and DIL. For different reasons neither one worked out. DH and I wound up just puttering around. We talked about some things we want to do around the house but we didn't actually ... Read more

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