March 5, 2012
Well, my dear son John is off now. I don't think any of us got sleep so didn't need the alarm to get up this morning @ 3 am. Was WIDE AWAKE! Had a chance to have one last cup of coffee @ the table as a family before we left to drop him off... Read more
It's here, it's here!!! Birthday party!!!!!!
First of all, let me start by sending a huge THANK YOU for all the notes, goodies and well wishes. I can't begin to answer everyone's response personally (tried to keep up . . . can't type fast enough). PLEASE know you're all so very special t... Read more
It can't be . . . or can it???
Yup, it is! It's that birthday time of year. I will be a YOUNG (BWAHAHAHAHA!) 58 yrs. old on the 24th.
I thought about it and decided that I'd like to share my birthday with you all. A virtual birthday party! Who can resist a party, r... Read more
What have YOU gained on your journey?
Wow, today is my 2nd Sparkversary! Amazing journey! This is my opportunity to evaluate what I have GAINED from Spark. Yes, I've gone from a high of 192 lbs. in Nov. 2009, to 100 lbs. (which I've maintained since Jan. 2010). that has made the... Read more
You just never know . . .
life has a way of throwing curve balls @ us when we really don't expect them. But none-the-less, they happen.
Today is the 30th anniversary of my beloved brother John's death AND this would be his 58th birthday. It's funny how time goes b... Read more
Help! My diem keeps getting carpe-d!
I tend to be pretty well organized most of the time. Have to be with chauffering DD and DS where they need to be when they need to be there and picking them up again.
Even with that bit of organization, though, sometimes the day just get... Read more
It doesn't get better than this . . .
or does it!!!???
I have now officially completed year one of maintenance, and (a little spark pat on the back) have . . . MAINTAINED! Sanity . . . ok, that's a good one to maintain. My weight . . . oh yeah, my weight.
There are thi... Read more
An ending and a new beginning . . .
and questions about what the future holds as 2011 ends and gives way to 2012.
I look on life as a book with chapters. This is the end of the 2011 chapter, with the good, the bad and the ugly. All of the experiences of this year have taug... Read more
Random thoughts on friendship
For me, this year has had a lot of ups-and-downs. Not unlike everyone else's, I know. However, it is those challenging times AND the good times that really tell you who your friends are (or are NOT!) You know, we all tend to count on family f... Read more
Life isn't easy . . .
but it sure beats the alternatives, doesn't it!
DH has had to travel a lot with his job, and that's not easy. But it surely is a HUGE blessing that he HAS a job, and even a bigger blessing that he ENJOYS what he does (and they seem to like... Read more
3 kinds of people
I find there are three kinds of people in this world:
1. The "I can't do it" type -- you know the type. It's too hard, takes too much time to do it, too far away . . . whatever. Full of excuses for why they can't accomplish something. I... Read more
5 October 2011
Ok, I definitely get why in nature animals can eat their young! I may be a meat eater, but never considered eating my young . . . too often.
For one thing, how would I tract the nutrition content? Do I count the pizzas THEY have consume... Read more
It's a new season!
It's Fall, that transition from summer to winter (for us in the northern hemisphere!) The change of season got me to thinking. Why does Mother Nature have a transition season from one to another?
Maybe she's giving us the message that on... Read more
9-11-11 Ten years later . . .
and the memories are still fresh. I remember the events of that day like it is just happening. I remember the feeling of disbelief, fear, sadness and horror. All of that and more.
Today, 10 years later, life is definitely not remotely th... Read more
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There's living and then there's LIVING
I have a cousin who has battled adenocystic carcinoma (a cancer of the salivary gland) for 10 yrs. now. She is three years younger than I am. She has always, always been a vivacious, full-of-life person whom everyone enjoys being around. This... Read more