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Where have all my old friends gone? Day 9
Monday, May 16, 2016      19 comments

DH calls my spark friends my "imaginary friends." I envy those who are able to meet in real life after sharing experiences online. So far in real life I've meet exactly ONE spark friend (Teri-rific) when we realized we would both be participat... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 8
Sunday, May 15, 2016      19 comments

Each day I look forward to this project. I'm glad I have the time to do it. I'm retired so there is no boss (principal or superintendent in my case) to demand something be done immediately if not sooner. I was a math/computer science teacher ... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 7
Saturday, May 14, 2016      19 comments

Today I'm thinking about my "class" - those who joined the same week that I did. I know that we are supposed to be automatically assigned to a team when we sign up, but somehow that did not happen to me. I know I didn't have any friends or any... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 6
Friday, May 13, 2016      21 comments

Perhaps there should be a subtitle today? Why did they leave? I'm learning a lot both from my stroll down the memory lane of old friends and also from the comments. Is the efficiency of the website a reason to leave? In the beginnin... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 5
Thursday, May 12, 2016      21 comments

I used to be a fan of the "Survivor" TV show. I remember that on the day before the finale the 4 last "survivors" would walk down a path lined with the torches of those who had not survived and would say a few words about each one of them. This... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 4
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      15 comments

Another reminder from my project. Some sparkers return with a new screen name. Either they left for a while and returned with a brand new persona and outlook or like me they just deleted their old page and joined again without a spark break. ... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 3
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      21 comments

I'm working on this project gradually, checking in on 10 old friends per day. That's my mindset about most things - gradual, slow and steady progress. It's worked so far for weight loss, increasing fitness/strength training/steps per day, c... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone? Day 2
Monday, May 09, 2016      18 comments

Before I post the data for today, I want to clarify something because of a comment posted on yesterday's blog. It ended with this statement. "I am not one of those people who feel the need to have hundreds and hundreds of friends. For me, tha... Read more
Where have all my old friends gone?
Sunday, May 08, 2016      27 comments

Today I decided to find out. Over my 7+ years on Spark I've made hundreds of friends, followed their journeys, celebrated their successes and sympathized with their problems. Perhaps it's the recent losses in my life as members of my own gene... Read more
Some heavy and totally unexpected race hardware
Sunday, May 01, 2016      29 comments

With all the excitement about music events lately, I've neglected to mention that I've been rehabbing another one of my freak yoga (over-stretching)... Read more
Successful Recital
Monday, April 25, 2016      28 comments

How wonderful to see every seat occupied. They actually had to quickly run off more copies of the program. How nice to see my daughter (Hayburner1969), now the mother of 3 teenagers, performing again. How great to sleep for 10 hours las... Read more
International Piano Competition
Friday, April 22, 2016      26 comments

Not much keeps me from posting regularly here, but sometimes attention must be paid elsewhere. No, I'm not competing. My daughter (Hayburner1969) is the pianist. I was thinking of how to explain the history of all this when this article a... Read more
"but I know I want to check in"
Thursday, April 07, 2016      28 comments

Thank you to Alicia363 whose blog this morning reignited my flickering spark. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=6135806 I've come to believe that just checking in here is the key to k... Read more
Spark - my touchstone and motivation during a stressful week
Monday, April 04, 2016      33 comments

Last week was tough. On Easter Sunday DH & I drove 8 hours to attend the funeral of a dear friend on Monday. We could have saved 45 minutes if we hadn't mindlessly followed our GPS instructions which took us over some crazy mountain roads. Th... Read more
The Unchecked Task
Monday, March 21, 2016      26 comments

My status says that I'm checking off tasks one by one by one. That is true and prompted by Spark Guy's Ultimate Challenge to extend spark principles to other areas of our lives. Now a confession: There is one task unchecked. Not only ... Read more

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