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Ice cream at the lake! August 2019

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Grandma & Grandpa with our lake crew!!

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My sweet but crazy crew at Christmas!

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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!)
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!

Member Since: 12/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 62,025

My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly

My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake

Personal Information:
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

Other Information:
I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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    Thanks for the bloglove, hon. YOu'll be glad to know that Sunday was way better
    26 days ago
    Yep. Some scales go bad. they don't actually tell the truth. I have an old fashioned dial scale right now - and it's calibrated with the WW scale so I don't get any unpleasant surprises in public. It didn't tell me anything yesterday ... or this morning ... that I didn't know. But it is a number that helps me step back from the kitchen counter, cupboards, refrigerator ... It's a big help that way

    Thanks for the bloglove - and may you have a beautiful day
    28 days ago
    Thank you sweetie, for the bloglove about gift giving. I bet you had a special day yesterday - and as you said - relaxed enjoyment with each other - not frenzied activity. A gift for you too!
    29 days ago
    Thank you for the bloglove on my post about the urge to start planning for What's Next scampering about in my brain. Today I will give those puppies a wee bit of attention. Not too much - but definitely a few head pats.
    30 days ago
    LOL! Guess Little Debbie underestimated their bake runs this year. Well - good for us, right? May you have a special sweet Sunday today and thank you SO much for laughing along with me and leaving a little bloglove onmy posts.
    34 days ago
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