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Successful Recital

Monday, April 25, 2016      27 comments

How wonderful to see every seat occupied. They actually had to quickly run off more copies of the program. How nice to see my daughter (Hayburner1969), now the mother of 3 teenagers, performing again. How great to sleep for 10 hours las... Read more

International Piano Competition

Friday, April 22, 2016      24 comments

Not much keeps me from posting regularly here, but sometimes attention must be paid elsewhere. No, I'm not competing. My daughter (Hayburner1969) is the pianist. I was thinking of how to explain the history of all this when this article a... Read more

"but I know I want to check in"

Thursday, April 07, 2016      28 comments

Thank you to Alicia363 whose blog this morning reignited my flickering spark.
al.asp?blog_id=6135806 I've come to believe that just checking in here is the key to k... Read more

Spark - my touchstone and motivation during a stressful week

Monday, April 04, 2016      33 comments

Last week was tough. On Easter Sunday DH & I drove 8 hours to attend the funeral of a dear friend on Monday. We could have saved 45 minutes if we hadn't mindlessly followed our GPS instructions which took us over some crazy mountain roads. Th... Read more

The Unchecked Task

Monday, March 21, 2016      26 comments

My status says that I'm checking off tasks one by one by one. That is true and prompted by Spark Guy's Ultimate Challenge to extend spark principles to other areas of our lives. Now a confession: There is one task unchecked. Not only ... Read more

A Milestone Trivia Day and my Compromise Approach

Wednesday, March 16, 2016      29 comments

I start every day with a cup of coffee and Spark. It's been over 7 years now. I like trivia. It's kind of a cliff notes version of reading the articles plus a way to test if I've retained the information I once knew. However, I was disa... Read more

I am the Phantom Racer

Sunday, March 13, 2016      29 comments

My first race of the season was interesting. I never race in winter or in the heat of the summer. I'm a weather wimp. My goal during those months is simply to maintain a fitness base. So yesterday DH & I drove 75 miles to a city where DD... Read more

Why pass a bill to deny my right to know what I'm eating?

Thursday, February 25, 2016      39 comments

I'm trying hard to eat natural, to eat REAL food. I'm reading labels. I'm trying to decipher the different ways ingredients can be disguised. I know I'm responsible for what I put in my mouth. Why make it harder for me to know what... Read more

The Long and Winding Road

Sunday, February 21, 2016      42 comments

I'm always amazed at Spark connections. Today it was Spark-Guy's Ultimate Challenge blog that blended perfectly with my deep thoughts this week. Thank you, sparkers, for the kind words on my blogs about DH & me. Here we are in the b... Read more

The Evolution of a Stealth Sparker

Friday, February 19, 2016      41 comments

My last blog hinted at DH's alternatives when faced with being housebound by bad weather. A bit of history: This was my table in 2010 when I blogged that I lived with the "Junk Food King of the World." I had reached my goal weight by the... Read more

"There are always alternatives" - Mr Spock

Thursday, February 18, 2016      39 comments

That's Spock of Star Trek, not the author of the baby books. The original 60s TV show was a favorite of DH and me. He was an aerospace engineer working on the Lunar Module and I was a HS math teacher. Years later I had a poster in my clas... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Different View of Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 14, 2016      217 comments

I appreciate the Valentine Goodies from Spark Friends just as I like receiving comments and notes of encouragement all year. It's nice to feel connected to people and something bigger than ourselves. Now as I log in to SP this morning fo... Read more

Still learning after all these Spark years

Wednesday, February 10, 2016      28 comments

Spark and Sparkers have been responsible for my continued motivation and success. However, I had become complacent. I know what I have to do and logging in here has kept me doing it. So what a surprise to realize that since 2013 I could... Read more

You know you're weird when the doc calls the intern in to observe

Monday, February 01, 2016      19 comments

Nothing serious, fortunately. I was at an appointment to get new orthotics. The ones I got last year are fine for walking but I CANNOT run in them. I've been using a pair that is now 4 years old. Maybe a new pair will solve my shoe problem? ... Read more

Shoe Woes Continue - I feel like Goldilocks

Monday, February 01, 2016      21 comments

I've always identified with the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Her problem was the mattresses. Mine are the shoes. Now I have a new alter ego. This is my living room floor right now. Read more

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