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  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, August 5, 2021

    8/5/2021 2:58:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I welcome change. I drive change." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • 8-4-21

    8/5/2021 2:07:28 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    We're going to make a few changes in treating the wound. We'll see how it responds to them. As usual, when I was out I tried to get some other things done, like pay my part of the phone bill. I also stopped at the health food store to resupply my ground grains. I may sleep well tonight.... Read more

  • Day 219: A Fruity Coffee Bar

    8/5/2021 1:03:37 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." (Dr. Seuss) Hello, my lovely friends! Here we are at my last coffee bar post ... Read more

  • Ow! Resulting in ER Trip

    8/5/2021 12:37:28 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Raspberry sorbet is delicious, and I love to make it when I visit my brother in Houston…. Only THIS time it resulted in me cutting myself on the sweetened condensed milk can! So I had to coach my DSIL in what to do to finish the sorbet while I applied direct pressure to my wound, a slice along my li... Read more

  • Weather

    8/5/2021 12:16:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    Warmed up to 79 after 63. It is 69 outside and 74 inside..... Read more

  • Wednesday.....Just some of my favorite images and thoughts

    8/4/2021 8:14:20 PM, by SISSYFEB48

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  • Work Day

    8/4/2021 7:16:48 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Had to work today. Going into the office once a month is a gradual step towards retirement... Read more

  • Gym work

    8/4/2021 6:39:43 PM, by GEORGE815

    Did not feel like going today, but managed to drive to the gym that's farther away. It is maintained better in many ways. Great feeling of accomplishment when done.... Read more

  • Wednesday’s Words

    8/4/2021 5:19:53 PM, by JUDY1676

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    8/4/2021 5:02:24 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I am ready to take a break from the cooing, but no break in site. I want to try some new things and every time I think I well something gets in the way. It's too hot, but I am going to make a spicy gumbo next week. I think I have everything I need in the freezer except the sausage so I guess ther... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/4/2021 3:14:18 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was a very busy day. I rose and went to get some supplies for DD. Her IVP is coming up soon, so that good old Citrate of Mg! YUM! I then came home and mowed the lawn. We then went to the library, cannibis store, and discount food store. It took hours instead of minutes because ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    8/4/2021 2:40:48 PM, by SHERYE

    My nephew came over the other day and he was wearing a helmet, shoulder pads, knee pads, and gloves. He said, "I'm gonna ride my bike!" I said, "Where? Through a minefield?"... Read more

  • So much sunshine 🌄

    8/4/2021 2:24:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today ☀️. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • 8-4-21

    8/4/2021 2:16:44 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A lawyer had just undergone surgery. As he came out of the anesthesia, he said, "Why are all the blinds drawn, Doctor?" "There's a big fire across the street, and we didn't want you to wake up and think the operation was a failure." Two lawyers went into the restaurant and ordered two drinks... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    8/4/2021 2:05:02 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I view the Divine and All of Life from the perspective of Celebration." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • Veggie Garden

    8/4/2021 12:29:39 PM, by ANNIEMAROO

    Tomatoes are producing. Cosmos brings in the bees Runner beans, zucchini, pumpkins, cosmos, and sweet peas ... Read more

  • thought for today 8/4/21

    8/4/2021 12:26:49 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Whatever situation you find your behind in today, your mind put it there. Your thoughts direct the flow of activity into and out of your life. At all times, in all situations, if you don't like where you find your bottom, change what's going on at the top.... Read more

  • Tired

    8/4/2021 11:52:12 AM, by JULIJULINN

    I'm tired of fighting this weight battle and no success. 33... Read more

  • Friends

    8/4/2021 11:44:44 AM, by KITT52

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  • Wednesday

    8/4/2021 11:42:57 AM, by KITT52

    Have a healthy day... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/4/2021 10:40:48 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Beautiful cool morning for my walk. I love seeing the sun shine. I am now going to clean the pool. Also do my walking in pool. Have a wonderful Wednesday. 🌻... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/4/2021 9:34:26 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete, bible study shortly, volunteer at hospital from noon to 4 and community service from 4:30 to 7. This blog is making me exhausted! LOL. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • My Healthy and Fit Lifestyle Journey

    8/4/2021 9:26:58 AM, by KAREN_EDMONDS

    Looks like I will stick with Spark360. They will be adding the food log August 15th and Spark360 is free. Unable to post pics at this time but they said it "may" be something that is added in the future. I want to continue with my healthy habits I have learned from Sparkpeople. I still log in a... Read more

  • Oh brother what a morning!

    8/4/2021 9:24:47 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - got up all positive and ready to get my list done. I log on and there was a Microsoft update last night which changed all the colors on my screens. Background, browser, etc. I had my laptop just how I liked it. I had to get DH - he is so in his element when debugging a problem wit... Read more


    8/4/2021 9:17:10 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok happy hump day love to all of you then came home from gym and cooked my turkey burgers what are you all doing today cooler here now enjoy your day love to all of you 247 248 593 386 386 304... Read more

  • Imagination

    8/4/2021 9:11:19 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday!

    8/4/2021 9:10:04 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • 8-4-21

    8/4/2021 8:37:36 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Hi

    8/4/2021 8:22:48 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • 8/4/2021

    8/4/2021 8:18:41 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. John Burroughs Read more at Read more

  • Driving towards Illinois

    8/4/2021 7:44:55 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Today beloved starts driving us to Robinson, Illinois. He’s going to be speaking about phonographs for two days to museum staff and the community.... Read more

  • The Greatest Goal

    8/4/2021 7:42:53 AM, by PIZZA5152

    The Greatest Goal. Romans 4. August 04 2021. “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able to perform.” Romans 4:20-21. Did you know that when Abraham was... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    8/4/2021 7:22:21 AM, by RO2BENT

    Enjoying life!... Read more


    8/4/2021 7:19:28 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Dreams have no expiration date.... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    8/4/2021 6:33:20 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great Wednesday. 386... Read more

  • These Feet

    8/4/2021 6:30:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    These feet have seen a lot of action in the last 65 years. Today I'm visiting a podiatrist for the very first time. These feet took ballet lessons for 10 years. These feet hiked all of the 65 mountains in New England over 4,000 feet. These feet have about 15 different shoes, boots, s... Read more

  • Tue 8/3 good night

    8/4/2021 5:58:30 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's late. Good night. ******* Note: If you are a sparker who does not allow comments, please note that I appreciate your stopping by my blog. You're welcome to leave a comment. I like to acknowledge every sparker who visits my blog, so that being said, “Thank you for stopping by my blog. I wis... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh - Do You Have a Bathroom?

    8/4/2021 5:01:10 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • 8-3-21

    8/4/2021 2:44:48 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Tomorrow is wound clinic day. The wound doesn't look like it's getting any smaller. This week has been a little stranger than usual. My regular nurse didn't show up yesterday. I got one of the other nurses, who hadn't seen the wound since it was dripping and stinking. She was impressed. My regular n... Read more

  • Weather

    8/4/2021 12:17:53 AM, by ZRIE014

    Warmed up to 79 after 64. It is 70 outside and 74 inside..... Read more

  • Day 216: Losing a Friend

    8/4/2021 12:07:59 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "I bet there are things you are holding onto that simply are no longer worthy of your time. It's not that they're not worthy goals for someone... they're just not goals worthy of your life. But it's just not a good use of your life to hang on. Think big, act big. Don't be afraid to move on." (... Read more

  • August 3rd Tuesday

    8/3/2021 11:30:48 PM, by SISSYFEB48

    My eyes are now great....both of them. Only need the readers for small print on bottles, etc. Even the computer is as clear as a bell without them. What a joy!!!! Things here continue to be really busy with trying to sort out all the things that need to be done as we move towards th... Read more

  • Permission to Cruise

    8/3/2021 11:01:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I stayed up too late last night getting everything together for driving to Houston today, so I felt tired and Not too lively today…. So I gave myself permission to take it easy… It’s OK! Really! Sometimes I just wanna be a slacker…. For a while anyway…. ... Read more

  • 2021 emoticon for how you feel today

    8/3/2021 10:46:47 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • wound up and tired out

    8/3/2021 9:46:03 PM, by SES823

    Went to a new park to hear some live music tonight--it was a rockabilly band-- it was fun although it has me too wound up to sleep even though I'm tired! Oh well-- it was a nice night out! 276 335... Read more

  • My life

    8/3/2021 8:56:54 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today biking ... Read more

  • Undone

    8/3/2021 8:48:29 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I'm surprised how much I relate to contributors in the book 'Undone' by Carrie Schuchts Daunt. As they share their emotions in various situations, I'm able to identify. It's published by Ave Maria Press in 2020.... Read more

  • Patio Update

    8/3/2021 5:02:11 PM, by ANNIEMAROO

    This is the patio and arbor with a few flowering plants. It hasn't been stained, and most likely won't be in time to make it into a blog before Aug 17th. I stained the two planter boxes a couple of days ago, and that will be the stain used for the cedar boards on top of the arbor. The pine posts... Read more

  • 8-3-21

    8/3/2021 4:48:05 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Why won't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy. (after my first husband became a lawyer he had similar joke - Why don't rattlesnakes bite lawyers?...same punch line) Ninety percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. Answer to question about Lub Express - he does oil changes and ... Read more

  • Vacation & my favorite

    8/3/2021 3:33:15 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi 👋Spark⚡Friends 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 - Traveled about 250 miles from my San Antonio Texas area to the Rio Grande Valley. Here I simply purchased water for McAllen - Brownsville churches. My Sarah Lee multi grain 45 calorie slice bread with real peanut butter, sugar free strawberry jam plus lots of cin... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/3/2021 2:36:27 PM, by TSHAWGER

    This morning was nice weather to walk. It's still nice out. Enjoy days like this. Went to garden and got more tomatoes and zucchinis.... Read more

  • Burning Desire!

    8/3/2021 1:47:51 PM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    You can develop a burning desire to succeed. How? Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want. W. Clement Stone ... Read more

  • Sparkpeople can't get it right

    8/3/2021 1:15:56 PM, by JULIJULINN

    i went to the new SparkAmerica website and joined.Started at the Recipe sectionand guess what??!! First recipe had a huge error. It was for Pudding Pops using 2 cups milk and and 1 small package instant pudding. And you would think the umber of servings would be 4. Not with ... Read more


    8/3/2021 12:47:02 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, it looks like I am heading for computer problems. I purchased this one in June of last year. I was replacing one that I purchased a year before and went down during the lockdown that one replaced one that I purchase d the year before in June and was totally dead on Sept 1st. That one I co... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/3/2021 12:06:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was DD wound clinic. She is doing much better. They are going to have her meet with an ortho rep next week to see if she can get a better sleeping boot. She has lost so much weight that it falls off during sleep. Her legs are like sticks... IT is a beautiful day again here in MI. I ... Read more

  • Links for craft forums when SP ends

    8/3/2021 12:01:52 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I have started several new groups for those crafters, mainly knit and crochet to join and share patterns and projects and just share anything .. New Ravelry group
    sparkling-crafters Google groups for the google groups, send me a message with your ema... Read more


    8/3/2021 11:47:21 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning caregiving today grocery and her bills paid she doinbg good bp still 155/75 she doing ok legs still doing good what are you all doing today let me know prayers and love to all of you 247 247 248 304 593 247 386... Read more

  • Tuesday's Countdown

    8/3/2021 11:35:34 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Tuesday

    8/3/2021 11:24:59 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and vacuumed. Off to volunteer at the hospital from noon to 4. Already have 27,500 steps on the old pedometer.... Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Tuesday’s Words

    8/3/2021 10:39:01 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Monday Tuesday

    8/3/2021 10:08:55 AM, by RO2BENT

    Looking forward to teeth cleaning today... Read more

  • Hula hooping

    8/3/2021 9:20:20 AM, by WILSOD1

    Who knew hula hooping uses all the muscles in the body? LOL. My children wanted me to join their hula hoop compilation last night. Yes I won (because I taught each of them how to hula) but I'm now sore literally from head to toe.... Read more

  • taking a stand and not waiting anymore

    8/3/2021 9:11:03 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning just had a discussion with DH. He wants to join the master swimming team so he can compete in swimming. I just told him. I am not waiting anymore. I have waited for you when you were traveling so much b/c of your job, waiting due to the fact I was the sole parent for so many years, ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    8/3/2021 9:04:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    A sunny and warm day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday!

    8/3/2021 9:03:13 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • 8/3/2021

    8/3/2021 8:35:07 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa Read more at Read more

  • Hi

    8/3/2021 8:28:11 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Coming out of Hiding.

    8/3/2021 7:41:18 AM, by PIZZA5152

    Coming out of Hiding Genesis 3 August 03 2021. “So he said, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself.” Genesis 3: 10 Adam and Eve did all they could to not give away their hiding place. Of course in the cool of the day they heard the f... Read more

  • My kitties are overweight!

    8/3/2021 7:41:07 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Too much snacking so we’re cutting treats way down.... Read more

  • Coming out of Hiding.

    8/3/2021 7:40:50 AM, by PIZZA5152

    Coming out of Hiding Genesis 3 August 03 2021. “So he said, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself.” Genesis 3: 10 Adam and Eve did all they could to not give away their hiding place. Of course in the cool of the day they heard the f... Read more

  • 8-3-21

    8/3/2021 7:23:31 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more


    8/3/2021 7:17:27 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    LIFE is either an adventure or it's nothing. ---Helen Keller... Read more

  • Just for laughs

    8/3/2021 6:53:38 AM, by GOANNA2

    Mildred, the local gossip and self appointed keeper of the church's morals, kept poking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but kept to themselves in fear of reprisal. She made a mistake however, when she accused a ... Read more

  • Mon 8/2 no grands today

    8/3/2021 5:57:27 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It was 8 am and no grands today. Our son forgot to text us that they were at home today because they were meeting with the teachers at St. Theresa. They start on Wednesday. Tomorrow they won't be coming either since their mom will be home. We will see them on Wednesday. It's half day for them from W... Read more

  • Playing Games

    8/3/2021 5:49:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been playing brain games to increase my memory and improve brain function. Every day I do a word search, a Solitaire, a Sodoku, and play Words With Friends. I also write a short blog, as you know. I find that the games help me to focus on making a small daily improvement, and it is work... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    8/3/2021 5:26:05 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great day. 386... Read more

  • I had my 2nd dose of the vaccine last Tuesday!

    8/3/2021 4:14:12 AM, by EOWYN2424

    And since then, I've been feeling very tired every day. I already marked my calendar, I've planned to resume exercise, as usual, starting on the 11th of August! I can't wait to start exercising again! I'm starting to gain weight! I can feel my clothes getting tighter! My Dad told me to take a ... Read more

  • Day 215: Changing Things

    8/3/2021 3:49:10 AM, by DIVAGLOW

    "A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being." (James E. Faust) Hello, my lovely friends! Can you believe that two weeks f... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    8/3/2021 2:35:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am unique in all time and space." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • 8-2-21

    8/3/2021 2:02:31 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Today was a nice day, cool and dry. I tried to get caught up with some of my chores. I don't know how successful I was. It seems like every time I turn around, something else needs to be done. Maybe, if I stopped turning, the chores would stop piling up? I can only wonder.... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    8/3/2021 12:19:31 AM, by SHERYE

    "Stewardess!" "Yes, Sir?" "I want to complain about this airline. Every time I fly, I get the same seat, I can't see the in-flight movie and there are no windows blinds so I can't sleep." "Captain, shut up and land the plane."... Read more

  • Weather

    8/3/2021 12:15:48 AM, by ZRIE014

    Warmed up to 76 after 64. It is 71 outside and 76 inside.... Read more

  • Bird’s Eye View

    8/2/2021 11:20:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    FINALLY I had the chance to visit with my son who took his family to Colorado for “Family camp” for a week, and to hear some of the excellent details. “Somewhere south west of Pueblo” was how he described its location, so I accessed Google Maps and was able not only to find the place, but also to zo... Read more

  • new semester

    8/2/2021 11:13:52 PM, by GREENIEJIM

    New round of classes for the spring semester.... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    8/2/2021 10:59:30 PM, by RO2BENT

    Starting to get sore from zip line canopy tour and biking yesterday. Walked today.... Read more

  • Monday

    8/2/2021 10:17:37 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Today's weather was so nice. Cool morning to walk and rest of day to do outside work.... Read more

  • Day 48: I might get a treadmill!

    8/2/2021 9:50:57 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I have been going back and forth with hubby about fitting it in the budget. I am not asking for a $1000 one. I want to get a small folding one that will be right in my room begging me to workout. We were going to spend $300+ traveling for my birthday but I told him no thanks, I'd rather use that ... Read more


    8/2/2021 8:12:17 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I needed a new water kettle as my ofld one is leaking. I went to Home Goods and got and electric one. It looks good and I am sure I will like it... Read more

  • Thankful Tuesday

    8/2/2021 7:23:57 PM, by JULIJULINN

    My goals for Tuesday are: 15 minutes of housework 2 hours of reading 45 minutes of exercise getting outside getting in a walk... Read more

  • 2021 emoticon for how you feel today

    8/2/2021 7:02:52 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • thought for today 8/2/21

    8/2/2021 5:19:17 PM, by USMAWIFE

    When you see that what you are doing, what you have chosen is not working, make another choice. Choice simply means that you recognize the conflict, chaos, or pain the first choice has created; you choose to eliminate that experience by making another choice.... Read more

  • 8-2-21

    8/2/2021 2:01:58 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    There was this woman who had a problem with silent gas. She went to the doctor and she said, "This is so embarrassing. I have this problem of farting silently. You probably haven't noticed, but I've let three of then since I've been in this office with you. Is there anything you can do?" He sa... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, August 1, 2021

    8/2/2021 1:25:24 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done, said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • Monday’s Words

    8/2/2021 12:43:44 PM, by JUDY1676

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