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Linda's Spark the Season Photo Challenge

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Spark the Season Photo A Day:

13 - someone I love - my 3 children and 3 grandchildren and 4 dogs and sister Deb.

14 - Relaxation - I wasn’t sick but stayed in the bed A LOT for two days and woke up so rested. I need to do this more often. I think b/c I’m retired that I don’t get tired, but evidentially I do.

15 - memories - at my g’dau jazz band concert tonight I was brought back to the Christmas carol program my elementary school in Atlanta used to put on every year. Those were wonderful memories. I know all four verses to just about all Christmas carols. ha

16 - Decorations - I love seeing the few houses decorated in my neighborhood.

17 - Lunch - I baked a third turkey breast counting T’giving. I love it with Stove Top and cranberry sauce. Not low on carbs but oh soo0oo good, keeps me out of the sweets.


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CRACKERS4554 12/17/2014 9:35AM

    Glad you took time for yourself and rested.

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Linda's Season Photo Challenge

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Best Part of the Season Challenge:

Day 7 - Best Part of the Day
Sitting with my new gas heaters, the room all cozy, and write on my novel.

Day 8 - Best Part of Winter
Wrapping up warm and walking the dogs to the mailbox

Day 9 - Best Snack -
Lindt Dark Cocoa

Day 10 - Best Home -
Everything running smoothly. No conflicts, plenty of rest.

Day 11 - Breakfast
Ham and Cheese omlet at Huddle House

Day 12 - Cookies
Vanilla crème - why make some when they are wonderful.

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CAKAROO 12/11/2014 5:26AM


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DJ4HEALTH 12/10/2014 11:27PM

    Love dark chocolate!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/10/2014 5:49PM

    I love Lindt and 70% is about the most I can handle. Someone gave me 85% for Secret Santa and I can't eat it!

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Linda's Holiday Blog

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Hey Spark Gang,

Here is what I have done the first six days of the Holiday Blog...

1 - Lights - got my little pre-lit Christmas tree out of its box and going to set it up by the tv so I can see it.

2 - Tradition - I have not sent out C'mas cards for two years but I am doing it this year.

3 - Morning - I need to download some C'mas music to use during my morning bed yoga. I'll add this to my TO DO LIST in #6 below. ha

4. Winter beauty - I had my hair cut and styled and I have received so many compliments on it.

5 - Homemade - I made a big pot of cabbage and turkey soup for a grab and go meal throughout the day.

6 - To do list - I love to grab one of those junk mail envelopes and make my to do list for the day then toss it for a new one the next day. It makes me feel so good to see that I am up and busy getting things done.

I like this little game/challenge.

Linda emoticon

Hadrian's wall at sunset

Hadrian's Pantheon

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MRTHING2000 12/7/2014 5:58AM

    Can you send me the turkey/cabbage soup recipe? I've got a monster head of cabbage staring at me in the fridge and that sounds good!

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/6/2014 9:55PM

    Busy, Busy, Busy! emoticon

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_KATHY 12/6/2014 6:50PM

    Love the usage of junk mail. You have had a very busy 6 days. I bet the cabbage soup is great!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hey Sapphire Gang,

I have written on a sticky note INTENTIONS CREATE OUTCOMES.

And here all this time I thought I had great INTENTIONS.

When I must not have or I would be healthier than I am. I'd be out of the OBESE range. And I'd exercise 20 min. a day.

So, then, what have my INTENTIONS been? To sit in my recliner from dawn to dusk.
To eat as many Little Debbies cakes as I want. To let clothes hang on both pieces of exercise equipment.

What are my new INTENTIONS. Same as always. Eat healthy. Exercise 20 minutes. I hve no problem with drinking water. Use my Spark Tracker.

When will I begin this? TODAY.

I'm going to keep asking myself, "What are my INTENTIONS? My REAL INTENTIONS? The INTENTIONS from my heart?"

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/16/2014 10:43PM

    Wonderful blog! emoticon

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MAVERICK59 11/16/2014 3:29PM

    Nice! I know you can do this.

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CRACKERS4554 11/16/2014 11:17AM


I know you can do this! 20 minutes a day is a great start , but don't stop there! Increase your minutes when it becomes to easy for you. You will do this!

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NICOLERZ 11/15/2014 7:57PM

    I believe in you, just like I believe in me. Together, we can do this. Just take it one choice at a time.

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Best Exercises for Seniors

Sunday, September 07, 2014

I got this today off Yahoo news:

Best exercises for seniors: (check with doc first, of course)

* balance on one foot - even if you have to touch the wall in the beginning

* yoga - any gentle stretches, not the not 105 degree yoga - haha. I do 20 min. of yoga in bed every morning before I get up.

* swim - even leg lifts at the shallow end of the pool are a start

* dance - put on your fav music at Youtube and have a go at it. I love Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again.

* squats - act like you are going to sit down in your chair but stand back up instead.

* wall push ups - I do these with my kitchen wall every time I use the microwave

* barre - recognize this from ballet? I put my leg up on the seat of a chair and hold on to the back.

** the article didn't even mention walking...which is great. (thanks BevAnne)

Easy does it in the beginning. Be kind to this body.


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DFOLKARD 9/8/2014 7:09AM


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WOUBBIE 9/7/2014 9:07PM

    These are great ideas!

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    Good ideas, I need to think about getting in the pool! emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/7/2014 6:50PM

    emoticon Have not tried Yoga, but I do enjoy most of the others -- Especially Walking!!

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GRINGUITA 9/7/2014 1:41PM

    Those all seem like reasonable things to do -- and then there is walking -- parking the car and walking is some of the best exercise we can do.

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