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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You Gotta Have heart, Gotta have HOPE
Monday, September 28, 2020      57 comments

Lots of deep thoughts this morning triggered by my return to Spark World This photo was from a 4 or 5 year old blog. It was the finish of a half marathon that I ran with a tender hamstring muscle. I injured it a few weeks before the race,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rediscovering Spark World – Hello old friend
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      81 comments

So nice to see so many old friends still here and to meet new ones However, reality dictates I get reacquainted with one “friend” I didn’t want to see again Always the truth - no nonsense - no excuses Here she is – back on my kitchen co... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Trekking to a Goal (virtually) while Remembering the Past
Friday, September 18, 2020      58 comments

Reconnecting with Spark and maintaining hope during trying times, here is my plan I am trekking the pathways of the world virtually (using worldwalking.org) in combination with a trip down memory lane. In 2018 Joe and I took an “Overse... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 6 Months in the “Hermitage” and 6 days back on Spark
Saturday, September 12, 2020      71 comments

It has been 6 months since DH & I returned from a month in South America and I posted this photo of 2 Spark Friends (Phebess and me) meeting up in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile as our 2 cruise ships docked there on the same day sailing in opposite dir... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Vintage Reality Check
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      66 comments

One benefit of my new normal – my house is becoming super organized. Yesterday, I tackled my “vintage closet” where I have saved clothes that hold special memories for me. One surprise way in the back was a box of patterns. I used to se... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”
Saturday, May 23, 2020      65 comments

That’s a saying I remember from my childhood. In addition to current problems, our “creek,” that is our lake and river have been rising to levels not seen in decades. Our dock is underwater. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying Motivated & Staying Home
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      62 comments

What a surprise this morning to discover that I am today’s Sparkpeople “Featured Motivator” especially since our world travels and family activities had greatly reduced my time on the site in recent years. Returning to the USA on Feb 29th a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Meeting Up with a Spark Friend in Puerto Chacabuco, Chile!
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      62 comments

What are the chances? Phebess and I live on opposite coasts of the USA. She travels ALL the time as her blogs describe. Joe and I travel a LOT We were on different cruise ships sailing in opposite directions but docked in this lit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I’ve learned from 10 Years of Maintenance
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      83 comments

You can maintain even if you travel a LOT! (Photos below of our 5 trips so far in 2019, #6 coming up in December) I always gain weight when traveling (3-4 pounds on each 2-3 week trip) Why? Because eating the local food is part of the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 49 Year Old Tree
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      46 comments

This is Christmas 1969. Can you see the baby under the tree? Baby Jeannie (Hayburner1969) was 3 months old and I sent this photo to DH who left for Vietnam right after she was born. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thanksgiving Day – 9 years of Maintenance
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      52 comments

How ironic that the day Americans stuff themselves with food was the day in 2009 when I reached my goal weight! Although I am not active on Spark anymore, I want to assure anyone who remembers me that I am still successfully following Spark prin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Checking in from My World Outside of Spark
Thursday, June 14, 2018      80 comments

Thank you to those who still send me notes and goodies. I want to assure everyone that I am fine. I still follow the Spark principles and in a few months will mark 9 years of maintenance. Joe and I have been traveling a LOT both alon... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Sound of Silence
Friday, October 06, 2017      94 comments

I began my 8 years at Spark in silence and although I am still here, I have fallen silent again. Thank you to all who have inquired about my situation. I apologize for my lack of response. You do deserve an explanation. Since the t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Images from the Past for a 90 Year Old Audience
Sunday, August 13, 2017      72 comments

What are these sailors doing? It’s 1945 and they are watching the USS Augusta where King George VI of England is visiting President Truman in... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Impact of a 72 Year Old Discovery
Monday, August 07, 2017      74 comments

15 days ago my status and blog asked “Can I do it again?” as I described my chorale’s upcoming 7 day singing tour of Canada. The answer – YES! Even though our schedule didn’t allow time for SP beyond logging in to keep my streak alive, the res... Read more

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