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Playing Catch Up

Thursday, May 28, 2015      4 comments

My granddaughter Aidryona (we all call her Ona) came up to stay with us last Thursday night and stayed until Monday, so I was super busy with her, plus work has been really busy as well which has caused me to fall way behind on Sparking! My... Read more

A couple of 'noises' that always make me smile

Thursday, May 21, 2015      4 comments

The office I work at is in the middle of the town that is the county seat. We're a small, rural county where cows outnumber people two to one. One of the windows in my office looks down onto the main street through town (which is also one of the... Read more

A couple of smiles

Sunday, May 17, 2015      6 comments

In the last couple of days, a couple of things that have made me smile: For the first time since Jon passed, I thought of him and smiled: Jon didn't like dancing, but once in awhile, if it was just him and me in the house, he'd do a little ... Read more

Staying Positive

Thursday, May 14, 2015      8 comments

I've always been a 'glass half full' kind of girl, the eternal optimist. But of course, after Jon's death, I had to go to a really dark place for a while, which I'm trying to come out of. I could still get myself sick with loneliness and w... Read more

Those Defining Moments

Friday, May 08, 2015      11 comments

There are those moments that change the course of your life, your present, your future. Those moments that make a divide in your life into a sharp delineation of Before and After. February 7, 2015 was that for me. My husband Jon had to... Read more

What to pair with oatmeal?

Friday, April 25, 2014      5 comments

I need advice, dear Spark Friends, I really like oatmeal, but I rarely eat it. But now, as part of "Amy is trying to reduce her cholesterol" I want to start eating it as part of my breakfast. I'm just having trouble coming up with a protein to... Read more

Catching up

Thursday, April 24, 2014      3 comments

Hi all, I've been meaning to write a catching up post for the last week and a half, and just haven't found the time. That's the story of my life right now - no time for anything! Okay, so update on me/my life: * Work has been busy, b... Read more

Coming back - a bit defeated

Monday, April 14, 2014      6 comments

*sigh* Of course, you know the story: Sparker does well for a while, then starts backsliding, and then quits for a while, and then backslides even more. Case in point: me BUT - it's time for me to come back and see old friends and ge... Read more

Taking a Break

Friday, August 16, 2013      13 comments

When life just gets too darn busy, something has to give. I figured I'd use this week as a test to see if I could find the time to Spark and here it's Friday and this is the first chance I've had to get onto the site. Between work and family, i... Read more

I'm still around - just not very vocal...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      14 comments

I'm still here, though I haven't been doing well on my program the past couple of weeks - between Mark's depression (he's better for now) and his graduation, it has been hectic and draining. I was pretty emotional leading up the graduation... Read more

Asking for a favor....

Friday, June 14, 2013      17 comments

Younger son, Mark, is going through a depression episode again (He's never really out to depression, but sometimes it gets worse). This time it's really scaring me - he says he's not suicidal, but he just feels like there's no point to life anym... Read more

The Aggie Chronicles

Monday, June 03, 2013      12 comments

Yep, I'm going to be one of those people who show off photos of their pet (and one of my sons... emoticon) . ... Read more

This is what's making me laugh (at myself) today

Thursday, May 30, 2013      7 comments

I was taking my breaktime walk and caught sight of *something* in a small back yard. 1st thought: Is that a dead camel? 2nd thought: Maybe it's a huge stuffed animal. 1st realization: Oh! It's a line of large rocks. 2nd realization... Read more

Goals met for last week and set for this week

Monday, May 27, 2013      11 comments

Hmmmm... I'm afraid these lists are starting to get repetitious. Ignore them if you'd like - writing this down publicly just helps me stay motivated and on task. Last week: Track all food for at least four days Read more

Why selling on Ebay is like a treasure hunt for me

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      10 comments

I've been selling on Ebay for years. I tend to sell books and old paper goods. They are easy to photograph and easy to ship. Once in a while I'll pick up other pieces to sell - small collectible glass pieces, etc., but it's mainly books and pape... Read more


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