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Gratitude Day 10

Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

A day late, I know... I am grateful that I was so busy with work and then school yesterday that I didn't have time for Sparking or Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok, I admit I am taking those lemons and trying to make lemonade... ... Read more

Gratitude Day 9

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

I am grateful for the opportunity to go back to school and keep challenging myself to learn and grow. I am also grateful for all my children, who told me I can do it, and for my husband, who doesn't complain when I spend yet another night in fro... Read more

Gratitude Day 8

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      10 comments

I am grateful to live in a country where I can exercise my right to vote without fear or intimidation. Let's all exercise that right today ~ your vote does matter! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've got to get homework done so this one is short a... Read more

Gratitude Day 7

Monday, November 07, 2011      9 comments

I am grateful for my friend, Beverly. We have known each other since high school but have been geographically separated for over 17 years. We can still pick up the phone and talk as if it was just yesterday that we saw each other. Today I got... Read more

Gratitude Day 6

Sunday, November 06, 2011      9 comments

I am grateful for my daughter, Angela. She is a compassionate, thoughtful, intelligent young woman who plans to make a difference in the world. Knowing her drive and determination, this will become a reality. One future day she will found a comm... Read more

Gratitude Days 4 and 5

Saturday, November 05, 2011      11 comments

Since I missed yesterday, I combined my next two: I am grateful for my son, Vinnie, and my daughter-in-law, Deanna. They are two of the most thoughtful and considerate people I know. As teachers they are making a difference in the lives of ... Read more

Gratitude Day 3

Thursday, November 03, 2011      8 comments

I am grateful for my daughter-in-law, Jenn. She and Michael are made for each other. Jenn is a wonderful addition to our family. I wish them both much happiness as they celebrate their anniversary today! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ... Read more

Gratitude Day 2

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      10 comments

I am grateful for my son, Michael. He has grown into a wonderful man, husband, and author! Of course I am proud of him, but especially because he writes children's books and ones that in my opinion are actually worth reading. As an avid reade... Read more

A Month of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      14 comments

I am borrowing this idea from a friend on Facebook - this is directly from her status: "Daily gratitude posts are a long-standing November tradition among a group of us from the old LiveJournal days. My first will be written in just a moment. W... Read more


Saturday, October 29, 2011      8 comments

I spent time yesterday and today taking a walk down "memory lane" ~ reading blogs from 2009 and 2010. Funny how memory colors things. My recollection was that I just sailed through this back then when I lost so much weight (that I eventually r... Read more

Another Weekend Gone

Monday, October 24, 2011      14 comments

Got a lot of little things done this weekend but once again it is over too soon. The next couple of weeks may be bringing some changes for both DH and myself. I am trying to keep down my level of anxiety over things I cannot control. Than... Read more

One Class Down, Nine to Go

Saturday, October 22, 2011      13 comments

Academic Services Center Report of Grades This is an official Report of Grades. Graduate Final Grades for Fall 2011 MSNM6610-L1 Fund Of Nonprofit Organizations - Grade = A Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Contract for Success (No More Excuses)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      58 comments

I hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my chances for weight loss success: 1. I will not let one small slip-up convince me that I'm stupid, worthless, or a lost cause. I wi... Read more

The Other One

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      13 comments

This tattoo was originally just supposed to be the word "Love". I wanted it to match my daughter's, which is on her wrist, and is symbolic of the organization "To Write Love on Her Arms". They are dedicated to presenting hope and finding help ... Read more

Another Picture

Sunday, October 16, 2011      23 comments

On Thursday I took the day off from work and got something I have been wanting for a long time. This is very personal to me and I have not shared it with many people so far - just my DD (who was with me), one of my DS', and three co-workers... Read more

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