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Computer Geek-NOT
Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

I suffer from the gap in or lack of knowledge on how to change things on my computer. I have used AOL for so long because it was so comfortable. This weekend I cleaned all AOL off one computer. I now have to figure out if I have to ... Read more
What's this Plague/ Post turns to self talk.
Thursday, June 03, 2010      3 comments

I think it's spring fever and I have it too. I managed to break out yesterday and took some photos of an amazing tree in bloom in my development. I posted them on my sparkpage and made one so you could see it here. I also have made an e... Read more
Run Right At THEM.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      6 comments

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble. - William S. Halsey, WWII U.S. Admiral As an ex Navy man, I agree with the Admi... Read more
Turtles: I joined "The Slowest Loser" Team
Thursday, May 27, 2010      1 comments

I live in south Florida and I found the site looking for a calorie logging system. I chose the Turtle courser for my slide on the lbs lost chart because that seemed appropriate for my mental set. I've lost weight with WW and then over... Read more
Bocce BALL and walking.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      3 comments

I was taught the rudiments of play before I had surgery. Today was the first Tuesday I could get back to the court to play. Met some very nice people and as it happens, my downstairs neighbor plays. Two good hours of activity, probab... Read more
the Heroine's/Hero's journey
Monday, May 24, 2010      2 comments

There are Epic tales around us. I see them every day on this site. You are the heroines and heroes. The sculptors, chipping, grinding, smoothing and overall shaping the Lady Liberties, the Davids, the public works for all to see. ... Read more
JUMP OUT, back up, Step up, calmly.
Saturday, May 22, 2010      1 comments

You would think I'm over the SLAM BANG NOW after being on this site for five months and reading how so many of you just gradually wore your"BIG ROCK" away with little chips and consistantly coming back again and again to the rock. So I've t... Read more
Walking Again
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

It's twenty days since surgery and I put 25 minutes on the road around the complex. I was wondering why my BP was kicking in the135/95+ zone and why with me being back on the regular meds it wasn't improving. Bingo, the Spark Email thi... Read more
The chalice.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      1 comments

"A single drop of water falls on a rock another behind it repeats the tiny blow. As time passes for that rock a tiny chalice begans to show. Years later we stop at the rock. To quench our thirst, before we onward go." Sp... Read more
Raise "YOUR" Flag
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      7 comments

"Raise your flag So we can follow. Over the mountain And down the hollow. Across the river and over the plain, Into the battle, To win again. If you do not speak, we can not hear. We lose our courage And began to fea... Read more
Disruption benefit.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      1 comments

It seems the the disruption to my retired routine has the side benefit of weight loss. I'm probably eating something six to eight times in a 24 hr time period. I can't believe I missed tracking for two days, but I did. I weighed ... Read more
Nice people
Saturday, May 15, 2010      3 comments

Met some nice people at work. Wide variety of backgrounds, ages , etc. I had forgotten the satisfaction of completing a task assigned and being left to direct ourselves, just given a desired result and an expectation that we would acco... Read more
Circadian Rhythm needs to catch up.
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

Exhilarating first night, kept up with the "younger crowd and outlasted some that forgot that eating is essential. Night number two coming up. Fruit snacks, energy bar, plain turkey sandwich and another 18 plus glasses of water shou... Read more
To err is to...
Thursday, May 13, 2010      1 comments

To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. - Leo Burnett, advertising pioneer "If you aren't making mistakes, you aren't doing anything." Anonymous ... Read more
Potato report
Monday, May 10, 2010      2 comments

If you are making the potatoes, shoot me. I forgot to mix in a TBSP of flour for each cup of milk when I was preparing it in the second pot. The liquid had turned clear and did not evaporate like I thought it should. I had refrigerated the ... Read more

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