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Thank you for celebrating with me
Monday, November 09, 2020      6 comments

Today was my 7th year sparkaversary! I never had considered celebrating this anniversary and today my spark mail was brimming with greetings, congratulations and spark goodies. As I reflect on the responses, I am humbled. 2020 may not h... Read more
Recognition and Being Dawg of the Day
Monday, October 26, 2020      6 comments

This morning I went to a funeral. The ones that I went for is a second-family to me. How absolutely awesome to have seen them, and, even though the reason for coming together was sad, what a gift to spend time. It's been since June since we s... Read more
Evaluation Time -- Better Things To Come
Saturday, October 24, 2020      7 comments

When I began SP again, I took to heart what SparkGuy said that when you begin to do small goals and accomplish them, you will be motivated to continue to set goals and accomplish those. (Those aren't the exact words, but that is what stayed wit... Read more
Update on the Kitties
Saturday, October 03, 2020      13 comments

With the help of a friend, I found two, four-month-old kittens that I can't wait to get the photos up. However, Catawissa and Muffin are keeping me rather busy. I really want to write more but my eyes are wanting to close. Will see if I can g... Read more
Grateful for the Super Responses
Thursday, September 17, 2020      6 comments

When I posted that I am having trouble drinking as the wetter gets cooler, I felt so blessed with all the answers that came into the blog. I am going to experiment with the different ideas and will let you know what is working. Today, it... Read more
Drinking Water as the Weather Gets Cooler
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      9 comments

As the days got warmer and I worked outside, there was no problem drinking eight glasses of water. The last two days, drinking water has been a struggle. The weather is not as hot and the mornings are cool. This is an unforeseen problem. For... Read more
I am seeing another plateau
Wednesday, September 09, 2020      5 comments

I don't know if I really know what I am talking about but this is my observations from 63 years with this body. When I was younger I didn't know what a weight plateau was. All I had to do was walk 45" for about three days and the weight came o... Read more
Exercise and Group Challenges
Sunday, September 06, 2020      7 comments

In belonging to group challenges, being part of a team helps me to stay focused and wanting to complete the challenges of the group. There is something about not being the one to carry my load. ... Read more
TOP 10 Reasons to continue to lose weight (not in order of importance)
Saturday, September 05, 2020      7 comments

The fall challenge suggested returning to the reasons for losing weight. Seems like a good idea! 1. No more acid reflux 2. No more getting out of breath walking up a hill 3. Keeping up with my peers 4. LIVING MY BEST, HEALTHIE... Read more
Poor Billy! I think not.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      7 comments

Let me reassure you, gentle readers, you don't have to think Billy is suffering at all with that smell. This is my third dog and the fourth time that I have experienced one getting sprayed. The first dog, Ginger, was part beagle and cock... Read more
Two quarts hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 c baking soda & 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid
Sunday, August 30, 2020      6 comments

The tile of this blog is just a fancy way of saying that my dog met up with a skunk and the skunk made it's mark. I tried a new recipe for cleaning off Billy. You mix all those ingredients, bathe the pup with the concoction; wait five mi... Read more
Old Friends
Monday, August 24, 2020      6 comments

When I was in Brownies there was a song we learned: Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other's gold. Over a half century has passed and the beauty of that song is ringing true. This past week a friend of mine from th... Read more
Why Am I in a Rush?
Monday, August 24, 2020      8 comments

As I sat eating breakfast, I was looking at the beauty of the world around me. Then I thought about Mother Nature and her rebelling with fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, viruses, etc. My mind has a hard time not thinking. Anyway, the main though... Read more
Sunday Reflection--The Power of Prayer
Sunday, August 23, 2020      5 comments

Tonight I am ending this day by being grateful for the people and the gifts in my life; praying for those that I keep in my heart. I think of friends in California who are packing to leave the wildfires. Not only are they worried about their h... Read more
What Do We Do with the Holes in Our Hearts?
Saturday, August 15, 2020      12 comments

Have you ever noticed when we lose a loved one (person or animal), there is hole left in our heart? What do we do with the empty place that used to hold the person we love? Yesterday I put my cat down and the hole that was left behind became s... Read more

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