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Mother-Daughter Bliss ;-)
Monday, August 18, 2014      6 comments

I've been spending all of my free time with HER, my little girl. These last two weeks have been an unexpected gift of hours and hours of mother/daughter time. We've playe... Read more
What Do You REALLY Like About Yourself?
Monday, July 21, 2014      6 comments

Before I found this wonderful marriage I'm in, I spent 11 years as a single mom. The first nine of those years I spent mostly being sad, angry and self-pitying because I was disappointed in myself for the failure of my first marriage. We were si... Read more
I Tried A New Workout .... Again!
Friday, July 18, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I tried a new exercise routine. Holy Moley!! emoticon I thought I was gonna die! ... Read more
Count Down to Vacay!
Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

Does the last week before vacay really count? Nah! I don't usually talk about future scheduled events which can distract me from living in the present. BUT! Now that there's just one mere week standing between me and my first vacation in o... Read more
Self Relating
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      4 comments

"The only constant you will have in your life is your relationship with yourself. People will come and go, material possessions can be taken away or lost, but you will always remain. And how you feel about yourself will make a big difference in ... Read more
She Makes Me Smile
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      4 comments

Our youngest, Moonchie (my nickname for her), is a huge dog lover. This one was taken two months ago and sent via text. A few faculty members brought their pets on campus f... Read more
Yay! It's Level 9 Shininess!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      2 comments

Oh I know this is old hat to so many of of you sparking veterans, but I am super-STOKED to be on level 9!! Woo-hooo!! The trophy is just so sparkley and shiny looking! ... Read more
Water Water, Everywhere ...... Ugh
Saturday, July 12, 2014      5 comments

I used to LOVE drinking water in my younger years. As a teenager, I always placed a full glass of water on my nightstand routinely at bedtime. ... Read more
A Forced Workout
Friday, July 11, 2014      8 comments

I really struggled to get into my workout routine yesterday. I'm sure we've all been there. I felt no enthusiasm whatsoever. When I got home from work I had to make myself do things. My self-talk sounded like a mother talking to a child. Ugh. ... Read more
Thanks to the Spark bloggers
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

I've been reading so many blogs lately I often lose track of where I get some of the wonderful health tips. Last week someone mentioned eating her hamburger without the bun. I'm sure at some points in my life I thought about eating the burger wi... Read more
Life's Not Always Peachy
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      5 comments

Lately my life has been super quiet and calm. I've been trying to think of something to blog about and keep coming up empty. Today I said to myself, there must be SOMETHING to write about, Maria. When I look back on this period in my blogging li... Read more
Happy Independence Day!
Thursday, July 03, 2014      2 comments

238 years ago Americans took a stand and began their official journey to independence! I am so proud of this holiday which reminds me that we can forge our own destinies in whatever direction we choose. Brave American patriots stood up for thems... Read more
Happy Happy :-)
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      6 comments

One of the positives I've found with the aging process is increased confidence. I relish not dwelling on what others think about me. Whereas in my younger days I used to obsess about what people were saying or thinking about me, as I've gotten o... Read more
Avoiding Mondays
Monday, June 30, 2014      3 comments

Remember that kid at summer camp who wouldn't shut up and go to sleep? I was that kid! Or maybe you had a slumber party and one of your friends kept talking into the wee hours, even as everyone else began to drift off. Yup, that was me. Las... Read more
Fridays and Sparking
Friday, June 27, 2014      7 comments

Today is my favorite day of the week. No matter what's going on, Fridays always make me happy! It means weekend-at-home-time and home time means family time. At home I am with all my favorite people. For now, the nest is empty and it's jus... Read more

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