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  • New Blog Out Now

    7/23/2021 2:32:06 AM, by OSHEONA

    I have a new blog up and running, that I hope you will check out! It's over on Blogger, where I'm moving myself to for my writing. I wrote about online boundaries this time, among other things, such the wonders of actress Linda Hamilton, and how I'm moving my blogs away from this site. Wh... Read more

  • Strange Times

    7/22/2021 7:23:45 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    I've been at home now since March 2020. It's been a long, strange year basically spent along with two cats. Lots of things slip through the cracks. Like getting my car inspected: I noticed last week that I forgot to do that but couldn't get mobilized to go to the mechanic until today. It's done and ... Read more

  • Metta Meditation

    7/21/2021 9:11:47 PM, by OSHEONA

    May you be happy. May you be safe. May you be strong. May you live in ease. This simple Buddhist meditation is used first internally, directed toward oneself, and then outwardly towards other people. It is supposed to awaken compassion.... Read more

  • Rain, Flash Floods

    7/21/2021 8:08:46 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    We had rain, thunder, and flash floods warnings again today. Ever since the hurricanes last year, I've been a little afraid of loud, sudden thunder. Funny for someone who grew up in hurricane alley. But I went through Hanna last year all along with two cats and it was scary. With the pandemic and ca... Read more

  • Active but Not Really Busy

    7/20/2021 7:58:31 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    I spent a lot of yesterday on the heating pad. Today I went for my morning walk, came home and did a 7 minute workout video. This afternoon, I swept and mopping the living room and dining room, then weeded my garden. I can hear thunder; I guess the rain is moving in a little early.... Read more

  • Looking for Strength Training

    7/19/2021 7:53:57 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    I really miss the city pool which is closed due to covid. Since I'm not yet vaccinated, I don't go to the gym, I walk every day. I'm doing fine for cardio but need to add some strength training. A friend from work just sent me a video link. Does anyone else here work out to videos at home? If so, wh... Read more

  • Late Night Munchies

    7/18/2021 11:15:11 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    Why is it my control is always weakest at night? No matter how well I do during the day, I crave snacks at night.... Read more

  • New Air Fryer

    7/17/2021 8:03:45 PM, by ESMERELDA12

    So this is the second time I've tried my new air fryer. The first time I tried fried okra and didn't much care for the results. Tonight I tried a potato fried with onion and added just a small amount of oil (2t). It was very good! I don't really know what else to try but it is a lot neater than old ... Read more

  • My Fitness Pal

    7/16/2021 10:47:08 AM, by ESMERELDA12

    After reading some of the responses my first blog post got, I think I will sign up for MFP. It sounds like quite a few sparkies will be doing that. If possible, I'll keep my same screen name in hopes of meeting up with a few of my SP friends. I read somewhere that someone has started a group there f... Read more

  • Totally Lost

    7/15/2021 11:09:23 PM, by OSHEONA

    I'm just gonna admit it. I'm totally lost when it comes to setting up a new blog to migrate to, from here. I've tried to work with Blogger, but the interface is totally different and I'm not catching on. Whenever I post a photograph, it gets all weird, so I guess I just won't be able to post b... Read more

  • Now that we're winding down. . .

    7/15/2021 10:58:14 AM, by ESMERELDA12

    I think it's time for my very first SP blog post. Why never before? I don't know--I've never really blogged and am not sure I have that much to say this way. I guess I'm getting ready for our big good-bye. I will miss SP. It helped me so much. The people here have been great and I've managed to lo... Read more

  • Intellectual joy

    7/11/2021 10:31:12 PM, by -JAMES-

    So, I've tried to avoid cats in my blogs ... but I just can't help it. Here I am cleaning out the litter box, ... you know scooping and cleaning and ... its not really much fun, but at least the cats do it in the litter box and not all over the house. Of course if they peed all over the ... Read more

  • Change ALL of your passwords! Beware!

    7/6/2021 10:33:51 AM, by OSHEONA

    Hey, everyone! I wanted to let you know, in case you were not aware, that there has recently been a coordinated ransomware attack on at least 5000 companies. Which ones? I'm not sure, but it would be a very good idea for you to go in to all of the websites where you have a membership and change your... Read more

  • My New Blog @ Blogger

    7/4/2021 12:05:04 AM, by OSHEONA

    Please come join me at Blogger, to see my new health/fitness blog series called 'Rise and Shine'. I'm calling it a health/fitness blog, but it will also have other things like music and current events, whatever piques my interest!
    21/07/opening-blog.html... Read more

  • Fill in the blank ...

    6/28/2021 9:19:33 PM, by -JAMES-

    I read some comments on my last blog about my orange cat, Ruffy huddling together, fighting against the "heat death of the universe". I'll give you more while I can. I noticed that cats have dominated my recent blogs, ... and this one is no different. My profile pic is my cat Spooky. ... Read more

  • Grace, COVID, and Change

    6/28/2021 6:58:11 PM, by PAMBACH

    At the beginning of COVID I decided to make use of the time I had to reflect. I was one of the fortunate ones for the most part I kept working. However that being said, I have my own business and some of my people paid me to not come for a bit. I have a cleaning business just me. Some of my duties c... Read more