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What on earth?????
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      15 comments

Where's Barb? What has she been up to? She hasn't been sparking much. I hope she is ok! Some days I feel like all I do is pick up broken pieces from the floor and try to assemble them into something... anything! My job is that of an off... Read more
Help Ladies!
Friday, March 03, 2017      11 comments

I am having a horrible time finding a sports bra that fits! Anyone else have these issues? I am in plus size clothing. A few of the stores in my area carry plus size workout clothing, but none of them carry plus size sports bras! An... Read more
Really it's March?
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      12 comments

Today someone came in my office and jokingly said, hey it's March you need to change your calendar. I looked at the photograph of the snowy scene above the month of February and thought to myself yes, its time to change the calendar. I was ple... Read more
Quick update
Monday, February 27, 2017      10 comments

I haven't been sparking like I normally do. My son had influenza A and pneumonia. He came home from his group home and spent the week with me. I swear I have been following him around like a puppy with a bottle of Lysol, Chlorox, and doing lo... Read more
I'm so excited!!!!! Celebrations!
Thursday, February 16, 2017      24 comments

Are you singing that old Pointer Sisters song now? I have to start with the so excited part, I'll close with the celebration. So I had my annual physical yesterday. Last year at this time my doctor brought up the fact that I was in the ... Read more
Alone on Valentines Day?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      15 comments

I am single. Most of the time I am completely content with that, notice I said most of the time. There are times when all my friends are with their mates and I feel pretty alone. Feeling alone is usually self inflicted for me. I can be in a ... Read more
Free dinner and a box of donuts
Monday, February 13, 2017      11 comments

I love to wander. If I take a vacation I prefer to go by car. When I travel by car, I have a habit of making unplanned stops when I see something interesting along the way. Sometimes the unplanned stops turn out to be better than the destinat... Read more
What is success? My challenge
Friday, February 10, 2017      8 comments

The question was raised in one of my Spark Teams "What does success mean to you?" Now, there was a time when I would say "reaching my goal weight" but today is not that day. I have been attempting to reach my goal weight for years. If my... Read more
My declaration
Thursday, February 09, 2017      18 comments

I follow a group called Fellow Flowers. February 4 was Fellow Flower declaration day. This was my declaration. For the last thirty five years... Read more
Oh the games we play......
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      11 comments

I had a rough week. There were temptations galore - bagels, cookies, two pizza parties, Super Bowl festivities and more. I managed to do pretty well with most of them either totally avoiding, careful planning or limiting the amounts of my splu... Read more
Holes, pits, and those places you don't really want to go!
Monday, January 30, 2017      12 comments

I just read CompuCathy's featured Blog "The Pit and the Path.... Revelation". I could so relate to her blog. I have found myself distracted and at the bottom of that pit many times. It reminded me of a story I have heard along the way whi... Read more
Feed me more!!!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      21 comments

Some of you remember the old cartoons that showed the "good angel" whispering into the character's ear, followed by the "devil" whispering in the character's ear and the struggle the character faced of who to listen to. ... Read more
Uncomfortable spots and procrastination
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      16 comments

Ever procrastinate? Well 15 years ago at Christmas, I didn't call my sister to make plans for the holiday. The holiday was the only time we got together during the year. We are not close. She lives about an hours drive from my house. She is... Read more
I did it!!!!!
Thursday, January 19, 2017      13 comments

Last Thursday, I got on the scale, looked at the number, got on my computer and logged it in as my weight. It was my first step to getting back on the path to a healthier me. I started Sparking....again. ... Read more
Location, location, location......
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      9 comments

I have a rather nice large office at work. I used to have a crappy small office tucked away in a corner. I kinda liked it there! However, the powers that be wanted me more visible and moved me to an office in the central hall - right across f... Read more

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