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The Jolly Green Giant and Me – the final chapter
Saturday, January 18, 2014      26 comments

Thank you to SP tech support for their prompt response to my questions about my “hijacked” nutrition tracker (details in yesterday’s blog). It seems that the Green Giant ad is in such close proximity to the drop down menu (bfast,lunch,din... Read more
Are the SP powers trying to read my mind or maybe just mad at me?
Friday, January 17, 2014      20 comments

Yesterday I did blog a complaint about one particular pop-up ad. Today I logged in to discover that I already had earned one point in my nutrition tracker. HUH? I haven’t eaten or recorded anything yet. I’ve heard that some people eat ... Read more
The most annoying pop-up ad EVER!
Thursday, January 16, 2014      22 comments

If I could make my title flash and stay in front of your eyes not matter how you try to close it, that’s what I’m facing with “WINDOWS ERRORS, for immediate clean, press OK” Since I’ve never seen this ad anywhere else except on SP, I’m assu... Read more
New respect for residents of cold climates, especially runners
Monday, January 13, 2014      16 comments

It’s been unseasonably cold here in southern Virginia. Last week we dipped below zero for the first time in my recent memory. Ice storms, and a strong wind produced wind chills of -20. I do own some “cold weather” running gear, but “col... Read more
Even “the Beaver” didn’t want to eat his brussel sprouts.
Monday, January 06, 2014      20 comments

I like to watch the “classic” TV shows and “Leave it to Beaver” certainly qualifies. VA is entering the same deep freeze covering a lot of the country and I’m only going outside if absolutely necessary. Lots of computer and TV time today along... Read more
Putting things in perspective
Saturday, January 04, 2014      20 comments

I made a long “to do” list on New Year’s Eve. Not resolutions, just things I needed/wanted to accomplish during this first week of 2014. As I look at my list on this 4th day of the new year, I’m disappointed at how many things are still on... Read more
GMO Free Cherrios?
Friday, January 03, 2014      12 comments

General Mills says that some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. www.nbcnews.com/business
/original-cheerios-go-gmo-
free-2D11844100 This is in response to ... Read more
What has captured the attention of 3 teenage grandchildren?
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      23 comments

They’re fascinated by my new “Roomba” – the little robot vacuum cleaner. They named it “Dustin” – Clever, no? It’s even intelligent enough not to fall down the stairs. ... Read more
Happily running through Europe
Saturday, December 28, 2013      23 comments

When DH suddenly decided we should see the Christmas Markets along the Danube, I quickly packed my running gear. My goal was to run a few miles in each city. Here I’m... Read more
Thinking about “Old” – Two articles
Friday, December 13, 2013      22 comments

While scrolling down my Start page this morning, I came across the article “Nutrition and the Elderly” www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/nutrition_articles.as
p?id=869 It contains Important information but somewhat sc... Read more
Avoided the rear end collision – now back to rehab
Thursday, December 12, 2013      15 comments

Neither of us was in a car. My “near miss” occurred in the 5K last Saturday. About 2 minutes into the race as the pack was running downhill, a woman in front of me suddenly stopped to walk. I twisted my body to squeeze around her and thre... Read more
Red dot, yellow dot, green dot repeat – So goes my Internet connection
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      16 comments

Planning a healthy day without Sparkpeople. I’m watching the status light monitoring the strength of my satellite connection this morning. It hasn’t been green long enough for me to actually access any websites. We’ve had heavy rain all ni... Read more
My 911 call – City Girl Goes Country - again
Monday, December 09, 2013      21 comments

We didn’t get much snow here in my neck of the woods, just ice and freezing rain since Saturday night. During a break in the weather yesterday afternoon we were driving a short distance from home when we encountered obstacles on the road – 3 la... Read more
Racing ahead of the storm – a 5K report
Saturday, December 07, 2013      24 comments

We’re under a winter storm warning here in VA and the temperatures are dropping fast. Our town’s annual “Christmas Classic” 5K was held this morning. 400 runners and walkers ages 6 to 89 came out for this tradition that’s been held for 34 ... Read more
My Afternoon as a “Lab Rat”
Monday, December 02, 2013      23 comments

Spark articles have some interesting effects on me. I learn a lot and most of the time I find myself in total agreement with their recommendations. Yesterday morning my daily spark email directed me to an article that included several link... Read more

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