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SacSparkles rally/walk meet up Jan 31, 6pm

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter in Sacramento is usually cold & wet and sometimes keeps some of us locals from getting out and walking. This month the SacSparkles team would like to meet-up at the Arden Fair Mall Monday Jan. 31st, at 6PM. Below is announcement we've posted on the SparkSacramento.com site and other local team sites.


Spark Sacramento: Fitness Walk - Even when its cold & wet!

Monday January 31, 6-8pm
Arden Fair Mall, Lower level entrance
Next to Sears adjacent to the parking garage
1689 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95815

Join Spark People from around the Sacramento area for an informal 1 mile (2 loops) "Walk for Fitness & Life-Even when it's cold & wet" inside the Arden Fair Mall Monday January 31, at 6pm.

Please use the lower level entrance next to Sears adjacent to the parking garage. The SacSparkles team will have a small check in table set up near the "Inside Track Mall Walker" news & info display.

Folks living and working in the Sacramento area know how cold and wet our winters can be. So the Sacramento Sparkles team wanted to instigate an impromptu Spark Rally, or meet up, at the Arden Fair Mall to inspire people to get out and walk at the mall when the weather is cold and wet outside.

After the walk, we'll head up to the food court tables on the second level for refreshments and to hear how everyone is doing with their New Years resolutions and personal fitness goals.

Please send RSVP via "SparkMail" to: MIMULUSBUG, SMASHY1, & JAY75REY if you think you might be able to come, if you would like additional info about this event, or might be willing to help us with set up on the first level or with refreshments/water at the food court. An RSVP will also give us an idea of how many people to prepare for.

We look forward to meeting new Spark Friends!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GETDONE 1/11/2011 10:50PM

    Great idea Ladies!! I will be happy to help in any way that I can! Lets see what I can do with this knowledge and maybe
that will help me remember that this game I am playing is NOT getting the weight off--exercise and watching what I eat is necessary

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CALIKIKI 1/11/2011 6:37PM

    So sorry but I have classes mon-thur this semester so no fun for me but I hope it has a marvelous turn out.

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Gardening w/an AmeriCorps team

Saturday, January 08, 2011

As some know I do volunteer gardening at the california native plant demo-garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. One of the many tasks in this public garden is to lay down wood chips in the aisles to keep the aisles mud free during the rainy winter months here in Sacramento and hopefully help w/weed abatement in the other months of the year. In December I was asked if we could use help from an AmeriCorps Team of about 11 young adults in January -so I said yes of course.

So yesterday I was up at 5am to get ready for full day of garden work spreading about 1 ton of wood chips 3-4 inches high in the aisles. We worked from 8am to 4pm with a lunch break. It was hard fun work, and pretty inspiring for this old gal. What a great group of hard working, intelligent, civic minded, enthusiastic young people. I had a wonderful time with them. I wanted to share a picture of the AmeriCorps crew that came out with some of the lovely new woodchips they laid around the Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica).

I know all of us were going to sleep good when we went home.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NOWELLE76 1/11/2011 1:29AM

    brrrrr..... you were out there today? It was COLD.. I don't envy the hard work you must have put in laying those things. Makes me thankful I was at a desk :) Good looking bunch. It's great when younger ppl are willing to help for free.

ryn: Yup, my sushi picture is the picture of my sushi I made... I'm glad you are so inspired! :) It's not too hard but takes a little work in rolling... watch how on youtube or something liek that.

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BYEFATNANNY 1/8/2011 12:48PM

    Sounds like a great day. Hard work, but great day, which would make for a good nights sleep. Love working hard outside all day. Can't wait for Spring. Your background picture is really beautiful. Thanks for your and Americorp's hard work.

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MISS_VIV 1/8/2011 11:59AM

    Thank you MIMS and AMERICORP......... I'll bet the garden looks AWESOME today.

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Cleaning house & surprise casseroles

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Oh my! Since the company left I've been trying to get some cleaning done. The house is a mess, my desk is a mess, my email accounts are overflowing... WOW having fun for too long lets a lot of stuff back up and get shoved to the side.

Then I get the following cartoon note and just started laughing:

Yeah; I've got a few surprise casseroles in every room at the house, on my desk top, and even in my auto-mobile, LOL!!

Thank goodness for laughter; I was beginning to get stressed out.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SNUZSUZ 1/6/2011 10:24PM

    lol! emoticon

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CALIKIKI 1/6/2011 9:37PM

    Such a cute cartoon! Thanks for the laughs.

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MISS_VIV 1/6/2011 8:54PM

    Have fun Mims - I am still laughing - what a cute cartoon.
I always like to clean AFTER the company leaves. No sense cleaning before they arrive, it's all going to get UNDONE anyway.

Have fun.

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MUGSYMOM 1/6/2011 8:14PM

    Cute! :)

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Companies gone, so back to Sparking today :-)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Well my company is finally gone, so back to sparking today. Hope everyone had a great holiday and new years.


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SNUZSUZ 1/5/2011 9:35PM

    Glad to have you back:)

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MISS_VIV 1/5/2011 7:37PM

    So glad to see you back Mims............ you are a super hostess. Judy is too.........a party to make tamales? I made tomales too, but only 1 helper.

The season has wound down to a pitter pat and NOW........HERE WE GO..........2011

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JAY75REY 1/5/2011 5:29PM

    I had a really nice holiday. I had a few people over for a "tamalada" (tamale making party) and it was a lot of fun!

I just got back to Sparking myself! I've been totally busy. But back to business and taking better care of myself!


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Some chuckles for today:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Well I ended up working over 6.5 hours yesterday at the native plant demo-garden, so resting up today. Started sparking and ran across the following chuckles. Hope these add a smile to your day:

Patient to Doctor:
“I have metal fillings in my teeth. My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen and that’s why I can’t lose weight!”

Doctor to patient:
“What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?”

Doctor to patient:
“The handle on your recliner does not qualify as an exercise machine.”

Customer to Waiter
“I’m going to order a broiled skinless chicken breast, but I want you to bring me lasagna and garlic bread by mistake.”

Wife to Husband
“I was going to wake up early to go jogging, but my toes voted against me 10 to 1.”

Husband to Wife
“My doctor told me to start my exercise program very gradually. Today I drove past a store that sells sweat pants.”

Husband and Wife at Diner Counter
Husband: “Judy, do you see that elderly couple down at the other end of the counter?
Wife: ‘Yeah, what about them?
Huband: “I was just thinking that’s probably what you and I will look like in about ten years or so.
Wife: “You DO realize that’s a mirror at the end of the counter Don’t you?”

Two little old ladies were attending a rather long church service.
One leaned over and whispered, “I think my butt is going to sleep.”
“I know,” replied her companion, “I heard it snore three times”

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NOWELLE76 1/3/2011 12:36AM

    um i'll take exercise 1 hour a day over 24 hours a day dead... cute blog.

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SNUZSUZ 12/13/2010 11:42PM

    Those are great! Thanks for sharing:)

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MISS_VIV 12/13/2010 12:35PM

    THANKS for sharing these much needed chuckles.

Have a super Monday. Rest up a bit, but it would be good to get out for a stretch as well.


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LIZA_JD 12/13/2010 12:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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1DIANEZA 12/13/2010 12:24PM

thanks for the chuckle

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