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  • it's sunday

    8/18/2019 2:31:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it is a warm and humid day here today. i do not have too much planned for the day, except to keep cool and well hydrated. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Gut Health Seminar

    8/18/2019 2:00:26 PM, by LSIG14

    I just attended a week long on-line seminar about the micro-biome and gut health. It was so interesting. A lot of the information was a refresher course on things I had already read about, but there was some new information too. All of the presenters kept coming back to the gut-brain connection a... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    8/18/2019 1:53:17 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    40 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sunday morning sunshine

    8/18/2019 12:40:36 PM, by DWROBERGE

    It is a sunshiny start to the day on the Gulf Coast. My oldest daughter brought back our pans from the party we had at her house. I cleaned and refilled the bird feeder and the birds are all around it now. All is still going well. Keeping focused for more success. Hope all are having a great su... Read more

  • i am fully of gratitude!

    8/18/2019 9:05:49 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- yesterday with my son and his family went great! DS was calm and very talkative. we had a wonderful meal. My DIL was very easy to be around. we had a wonderful family day. My grand daughter was so much fun. DH was in excellent form. He BBQed and he played with baby. DIL wanted... Read more

  • Five mile hike in the mountains

    8/18/2019 8:56:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My feet ache a bit today but we had a great five mile mountain hike yesterday. Beloved brought water and made sandwiches for us to share before we got back to the car.... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    8/18/2019 8:55:14 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great day. 386... Read more

  • My Morning Push

    8/18/2019 5:24:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I get up 20 minutes early. I use that time to read a Bible scripture and to visit SparkPeople. The very first thing I do is to center myself and organize my plans for the day. Getting my day started right makes a big difference in how the rest of the day goes. All our dre... Read more

  • 8-17-19

    8/18/2019 1:29:20 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I woke up this morning with no desire to do anything on my project work list. This afternoon I had a relapse. It must be Saturday. I will confess I put some stuff for the thrift store in the car trunk, but that took all of five minutes. It is supposed to be in the mid 90s next week. I watch the nigh... Read more


    8/18/2019 12:27:51 AM, by ANHELIC

    STAND UP AND BE COUNTED For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:8 In 2016, you may have seen a Pew Research Center report that America is rapidly becoming less Christian and more atheistic... Read more

  • Weather

    8/18/2019 12:10:49 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a nice cool day in the mid 70s. It is 67 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • 8-17-19

    8/17/2019 11:55:23 PM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • 5 k race

    8/17/2019 11:09:52 PM, by TSHAWGER

    I watched grandsons so their parents could run a 5K today at a winery.... Read more

  • Saturday’s Words to Ponder

    8/17/2019 10:46:33 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Saturday setting the stage for Monday

    8/17/2019 10:44:15 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Today I have been moving around and exercising and resting and reading, but not staying on my my feet long. I am able to elevate it better at home than at school as well. I am trying to get my body rested enough to make it through another long week. I think I am doing a good job of it, b... Read more

  • Why Go To Church...........

    8/17/2019 9:08:52 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church when he replied, "I'm not going." "Why not?" she asked. "I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "One, they don't like me, and two, I don't like them." His mother replied, "I'll gi... Read more

  • Saturday sun and clouds

    8/17/2019 7:41:30 PM, by DWROBERGE

    We have had some rain today o the Gulf Coast. I managed to get to Church this afternoon. WE had a great birthday/house warming party for our oldest daughter at her new home yesterday. All went very well. All is still going well Keeping focused for more successes. Hope all are having a great wee... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    8/17/2019 7:23:12 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Water

    8/17/2019 7:22:47 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Lunch

    8/17/2019 7:22:13 PM, by GEORGE815

    Had a nice late birthday lunch with a friend. It was great getting caught up.... Read more

  • Softball Weekend

    8/17/2019 12:55:07 PM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    The granddaughters are playing today. We opted to go to the game that was 30 miles away and let dad go to the one 120 miles away. Good choice. 3-0 after three games and now bracket play begins. Fun in the sun. A doubleheader after lunch tomorrow.... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    8/17/2019 12:53:58 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I slept!

    8/17/2019 8:32:24 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Was it the three mile hike, or no wine last night? I slept six hours straight!... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    8/17/2019 8:31:06 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great one. 386... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    8/17/2019 8:02:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Indoor water park, helped mom with computer, went out with brother and stayed up late but NP because 10 hours sleep the night before ... Read more

  • got a massage yesterday

    8/17/2019 7:59:03 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I was very apprehensive going due to my knee. I have had good experiences and not so good experiences. But yesterday - I was firm no deep tissue massage. I always request a Swedish massage but it always would gravitate into deep tissue massage. This time I was firm and I got just wh... Read more


    8/17/2019 7:22:57 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    The stuff that wears on the nerves polishes the soul.... Read more

  • Blueberry Pie And My 2 Bite Rule

    8/17/2019 5:56:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every once in a while, I just live in the moment. That is a good thing to do when it comes to stress, but not when it comes to blueberry pie. I live with Type 2 Diabetes, and my rule for living a life of balance and keeping my blood sugar levels low is to allow myself 2 bites of anything. Yes... Read more

  • 8-16-19

    8/17/2019 1:48:41 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The nights have taken on a cooler edge, which is nice for sleeping. Which means that the mornings are cool. That helps, since afternoon is still hot. Unfortunately, that also signals that fall is coming, followed by the s word. I am not looking forward to that.... Read more


    8/17/2019 12:27:38 AM, by ANHELIC

    YOUR GROWTH CHART Being confident of this thing, that He who has begin a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. even when we think the opposite of growth is happening. Philippians 1:6 A friend who hasn't seen your new baby for a while says, "I can;t believe h... Read more

  • Weather

    8/17/2019 12:11:00 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was a little warmer in upper 70s. It is 67 outside and 71 inside.... Read more

  • Friday’s Words to Ponder

    8/16/2019 11:16:04 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Productive week and now it's FINALLY Friday!

    8/16/2019 9:59:50 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    This week was long and extremely tiring, but I survived it and expect it to be a little easier each successive week. I didn't have anything planned for after school so got home a bit earlier than the rest of the week. My knees and my overall body feel a bit overwhelmed and very tired. My spirit is s... Read more

  • An Old Woman and Her Mule

    8/16/2019 8:46:38 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    An old woman walked up and tied her old mule to the hitching post. As she stood there, brushing some of the dust from her face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old woman and... Read more

  • Water

    8/16/2019 8:43:05 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Birthday dinner

    8/16/2019 8:42:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    Went to a nice fish featured restaurant this evening. Had a very nice dinner. Of course we ate too many pieces of the sourdough bread with whipped butter... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    8/16/2019 8:41:27 PM, by GEORGE815

    Good reading this morning... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    8/16/2019 4:26:47 PM, by RO2BENT

    Visiting my brother this weekend. Went to indoor water park this afternoon.... Read more

  • ""DID YOU KNOW"" these Amazing Facts??

    8/16/2019 4:18:09 PM, by BARBIEE52

    In American supermarkets peanut butter is one of the most frequently purchased item The most commonly used word in English conversation is 'I' The world's most expensive spice is saffron Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%) The most fatal car accidents occur on S... Read more

  • Grandsons

    8/16/2019 2:19:24 PM, by TSHAWGER

    These 2 beautiful boys make me happy. My 3 yr old grandson had hearing checkup today, he failed it. They will do another one in 6 wks. I hope there is nothing wrong with him.... Read more


    8/16/2019 2:17:20 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yes, another saying on some of the memorial items I've been researching. Admittedly, after 25 years of having beloved pets (Himalayan cats), I have a bittersweet feeling. Of course, I miss my fur baby who departed in June. But the freedom is palpable. No vet visits. No vet bills. No constant su... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/16/2019 2:11:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a really good workout at the gym today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! not too much planned for the day. have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    8/16/2019 12:43:11 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • He's Here!

    8/16/2019 11:32:54 AM, by ILUVCOWS2

    My Grandson has FINALLY arrived... Aug 14th( he was due Aug 8th!) He weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs, 21.5 inches. His name is Robin Oswald!... Read more

  • 2019-08-16

    8/16/2019 10:41:52 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    found in my inbox... made me chuckle !! A lawyer, who had a wife and 12 children, needed to move because his rental agreement was terminated by the owner, who wanted to reoccupy the home. When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him because they felt that the childre... Read more

  • How Do I Change?

    8/16/2019 9:24:24 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    How do I change? If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel ... Read more

  • Sparkaversary

    8/16/2019 9:18:31 AM, by POSEY440

    Well this week been here since August 16, 2009 thats a long time.... Read more

  • Still not sleeping

    8/16/2019 8:01:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I take calcium and magnesium in the evening, melatonin at bedtime, sleep Three hours, awaken, lay there a few hours, if I’m lucky I fall asleep again from 4 am-7 am.... Read more

  • TGIF!

    8/16/2019 6:34:45 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Happy day, it's Friday! Have a good one everybody! (LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS TODAY!!!) 386... Read more

  • Different Summits

    8/16/2019 5:48:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mt Evan's was the highest peak that we ever climbed. At 14,721 feet, it was a massive feat. It was also difficult to breathe that thin Colorado air! We were well over a mile high, and we loved it. We hiked Evans in 2012. and I felt amazing! It took us a week to acclimate to the height befo... Read more

  • 8-16-19

    8/16/2019 5:27:56 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • 8-15-19

    8/16/2019 2:12:29 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The recycling can is half full with stuff from the basement. I need to concentrate on upstairs. The basement is cooler right now, so it's easier to work down there. Doesn't change the fact that I need to clear out the video room. I suppose I should change the name of this bedroom. I can't call it th... Read more

  • The Things I Owe My Parents (Part 18) And My Favorite..........

    8/16/2019 12:32:02 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    18. My Parents taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"... Read more


    8/16/2019 12:29:59 AM, by ANHELIC

    REMEMBER THE PURPOSE For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29 The nineteenth century historian, Thomas Carlyle wrote that "The man without a purpose is like a ship without a ru... Read more

  • Thursday’s Words to Ponder

    8/16/2019 12:15:38 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Weather

    8/16/2019 12:12:40 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up a little to upper 70s. It is 69 outside and 72 inside.... Read more

  • Birthday

    8/15/2019 9:53:47 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Today my grandson turned 3. He is such a sweet and fun little boy. They sang to him at Applebees... Read more

  • 2019-08-15

    8/15/2019 8:44:50 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    found in my email inbox... As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    8/15/2019 2:39:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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    8/15/2019 12:44:31 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This was on a memorial pet plaque I just saw. Thought I'd share it for all of us who've lost our fur babies. Meeting a friend for lunch at Red Lobster today. Looking forward to it. Have a happy, healthy day. ... Read more

  • Environment

    8/15/2019 9:12:50 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. ~ W. Clement Stone ... Read more

  • some good news

    8/15/2019 8:55:44 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good day - DS has decided to do the intensive VA therapy for PTSD. He had his first session which he says was fine. The heavy duty stuff comes at the end of the month. He says he has to work through this stuff - the night mares have traumatized himself since 2010. I told him that it takes courage ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    8/15/2019 8:54:45 AM, by RO2BENT

    Already sore from all the extra work on the sailboat yesterday, but up and at em to visit my brother and his two daughters who are in for the weekend ... Read more

  • Volunteering today

    8/15/2019 8:05:01 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    At the Assisted Living where my mum was...... Read more


    8/15/2019 7:34:19 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    To see yourself through the eyes of a friend is to know how special you really are. ... Read more

  • Weather

    8/15/2019 7:29:41 AM, by GEORGE815

    Suppose to be very hot today. I plan to get some golf in before the heat returns. After an out of state funeral last week, I hope the game is not frustrating.... Read more

  • Birthday lunch

    8/15/2019 7:28:19 AM, by GEORGE815

    Was very happy my old work colleagues called last week for my birthday lunch. Nice thing to be still though of. They are very busy and it is great they can take time out of their days.... Read more

  • Happy Birthday

    8/15/2019 7:24:13 AM, by GEORGE815

    Happy Birthday to me. Qualify for Medicare now. One more bucket list item completed. Have a great day... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    8/15/2019 6:47:23 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I know we are all ready for the weekend but lets make today count! 386... Read more

  • My Hike

    8/15/2019 5:40:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mt Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH might be considered a small mountain, but we love the almost 5 miles of great workout and peace that we find from our climb. We hiked up the Dublin Trail, and saw only 5 people on the ascent. It was a cloudy, cool start, which was perfect for us. Above tree line... Read more

  • 8-15-19

    8/15/2019 5:36:04 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • 8-14-19

    8/15/2019 1:59:57 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine spent lots of time today looking out the back door. I'm not sure what he was looking for, but he was intent. Maybe he was remembering that there were other cats out there. To look out, he has to stand on his hind legs.... Read more


    8/15/2019 12:18:56 AM, by ANHELIC

    TRUTH DECAY For this cause I was born, and for this cause, I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. John 18:37 Winston Churchill once quipped, "Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but must pick themsel... Read more

  • Weather

    8/15/2019 12:10:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    It was another nice day in the high 70s. It is 69 outside and 74 inside.... Read more

  • The Things I Owe My Parents (Part 17.

    8/14/2019 11:20:48 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    17. My Parents taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand." This was the standard statement when I was a Senior in High School and all through College. In fact, my Mom still says this...………..she is 95.... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/14/2019 11:14:30 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Today was a beautiful day. Got in a 67min. morning walk with my friend Jill. She is such a good friend. So glad she is in my life.... Read more

  • Wednesday’s Words to Ponder &An update on my life

    8/14/2019 10:39:33 PM, by JUDY1676

    What a week it has been! After 3 falls and 911 calls to go to the hospital, Chris’s girlfrIend was admitted since she didn’t feel safe alone. The hospital Dr. thought she needed some extensive therapy. Monday, PT came in to check her out and said she needed to stay in the hospital. Her soc... Read more

  • Weird, weary, working Wednesday!

    8/14/2019 7:54:54 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Today was a pretty good day. The focus of the trainings was on how to best serve our students living with trauma and chaos in their home lives! It was helpful for the general education teachers especially since those of us who teach in Special Education and Alternative Education deal with it all the... Read more

  • Doctor's visit

    8/14/2019 6:08:10 PM, by GEORGE815

    Met new Doctor today. New plans are going to be laid out with next week's appointment.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    8/14/2019 6:07:10 PM, by GEORGE815

    220... Read more

  • Blood sugar readings

    8/14/2019 6:06:37 PM, by GEORGE815

    Nice reading this morning... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/14/2019 1:58:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed seeing the lion king movie last night with a friend of mine, who also treated me to dinner, too. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i had a great workout at the gym this morning. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    8/14/2019 12:36:28 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    211 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • A Burning Desire

    8/14/2019 9:05:28 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    You can develop a burning desire to succeed. How? Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want. ~W. Clement Stone ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    8/14/2019 9:02:36 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another busy evening but it was trimming shrubs to full yard waste cans for pick up today, then took oldest to practice driving in the stick shift! She’s doing well! Work then sailing.... Read more

  • 5 inches of rain last night!

    8/14/2019 7:51:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Love the rain storms in South Carolina!... Read more


    8/14/2019 7:36:30 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Dwell in possibility ---Emily Dickinson... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    8/14/2019 6:00:54 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great Wednesday everyone. 386... Read more

  • 8-14-19

    8/14/2019 5:35:03 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • The Power of Today!

    8/14/2019 5:32:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is just a normal day for me, but I will not underestimate it's beauty and power! Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are, Let me learn from you, love you, and bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. I found that ... Read more

  • 8-13-19

    8/14/2019 2:04:31 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I went in for my Protime blood test yesterday. My INR is 2.8. Next test will be in November. I need to get my other medical tests set up. I'm a little behind with all that.... Read more


    8/14/2019 12:20:35 AM, by ANHELIC

    TIME TO RECHARGE And He said to them"Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." Mark 6:31 Rechargeable batteries are nothing new. An early version of them was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Plante. But imagine how surprised Plante would be if he cou... Read more

  • Weather

    8/14/2019 12:11:02 AM, by ZRIE014

    It started to warm up to high 70s and getting warmer tomorrow. It is 69 outside and 72 inside.... Read more

  • Tuesday’s Words to Ponder

    8/14/2019 12:01:30 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Tuesday’s Words to Ponder

    8/14/2019 12:01:27 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • The Things I Owe My Parents (Part 16)

    8/13/2019 10:54:52 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    16. My Parents taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"... Read more