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Snow Day!!!
Monday, January 06, 2014      8 comments

The office is closed today. This is the first time I have had a snow day since I was in grade school. I went to Catholic schools. The nuns lived a convent across the parking lot from the school - so school was never closed. My dad owned his ... Read more
Sunday, January 05, 2014      7 comments

Heard this while watching a movie today - "No one can take your dignity unless you willingly give it to them." Made me smile. People can be cruel to those who are overweight. Many times I have given my dignity away and played the victim... Read more
Friday, January 03, 2014      6 comments

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things yo... Read more
First Blog of the Year!!!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      6 comments

My computer is in the shop, and due to the holiday, they are running behind. I hope to get it back soon, I am lost without it! My smart phone has been filling in but it is so hard for me to navigate SP on my phone. It is all I can do to get t... Read more
Last Blog of the Year
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      3 comments

I would love to be patting msyelf on the back and saying I have reached all my goals for 2013. Reality is, this year went out with a struggle. However, all is not lost, it has been a year of awakenings. I recommitted to Spark in 2013. At... Read more
the walls gotta go
Monday, December 30, 2013      5 comments

I have heard people say it all starts with a dream and some hope. I know this is the place where you get the spark! I think before the dream and the hope comes an awareness. An honest assessment. Where I am at, what am I doing, where do ... Read more
the test goes on.....
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      6 comments

Day 3 no power..... 41 degrees in my house. Christmas dinner is outside in the cooler, because it is colder than my refrigerator! Consumers Energy says projected date for return of service is Friday, December 27 at 11:30pm. It just got bumped... Read more
Sunday, December 22, 2013      7 comments

Lost My Power Today So Cookie Baking With Granddaughters Was cancelled Sorry For All The Typos But Posting From.My Phone. Had A Nice Walk In The Frozen Woods Lots Of Trees And Branches down ... Read more
Your plate...
Thursday, December 19, 2013      2 comments

So I read this quote today that said "Whatever is on your plate got there because at sometime YOU said YES to it." Yikes! Another statement that hit home. That's two just this week. Seems things have been sliding off my overfilled plate... Read more
What are you hungry for?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      7 comments

Of course I am drawn in by all those silly informercials on tv of the latest magic pill, wonder workout - all thost things that have the magic fix. The other day I had PBS on tv and Depak Chopra was touting his weight loss program. He went on ... Read more
The dreaded holiday work party...
Monday, December 16, 2013      9 comments

Thank you to all my spark friends who commented on my blog Saturday. As you could tell, I was in a bit of a funk and having a hard time shaking it off. One thing I have learned is that when I share my feelings/concerns, I usually get fee... Read more
Negative Nellie
Saturday, December 14, 2013      7 comments

This is a bit of a negative post, but I need to get this stuff out so I can move on. Ever sit and scratch your head and think "How did I get here?" I am doing that today. I am normally the optimistic, positive person but today I feel like... Read more
my heart is not in this right now
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      13 comments

I have heard people say fake it til you make it and that is exactly what I am doing right now. I hate it. I feel like a fraud. I feel like a slacker. I feel guilty, like I don't belong here. No one has said or done anything to make me feel t... Read more
back in my routine!
Monday, December 09, 2013      7 comments

Went to Chicago this weekend. Took the granddaughters to the museum and then to the American Girl doll store. They had a great time exploring. we did a ton of walking, it was warm in the stores and cold outside! We then wandered down to the ... Read more
fading spark
Thursday, December 05, 2013      11 comments

Ever have those times when you feel your spark is just fading away? Today is one of those days. I know if I just stick with it and do the things I need to do today, even if I don't feel like it, this too will pass - but today everything is an ... Read more

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