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Pics from Fakesgiving
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

This is a brief photo essay of our wonderful weekend of friends, family and food at our third annual Fakesgiving feast. First pic is most of the food minus the 2 pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, one mincemeat pie and one raspberry pie. The second... Read more
Friends Family and Food
Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

You may have seen some status entries for me about Fakesgiving. Here's the story: My DD third year in law school she shared a house with three other people. They decided their parents had cooked lots of Thanksgiving dinners for them and they ... Read more
Changing Attitude
Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

In the past three weeks, we have had to have two different washers installed to get one that works and right now our furnace is on the blink and won't be fixed until Monday morning.... off since Friday morning. I have made some references to th... Read more
Why complex carbohydrates
Monday, November 28, 2011      7 comments

I just brought my bike inside for winter riding on my trainer. When I ride I watch videos from the Teaching Company. Right now I'm watching one on nutrition. Today the topic was carbs. Simple carbs are called mono or disaccharides. These ca... Read more
Thanksgiving - people not food
Thursday, November 24, 2011      3 comments

In just a few minutes we will be leaving my DD's house to go to my DSIL's for a big family gathering for Thanksgiving. I know there is going to be lots of great food, two different turkeys and 2 different stuffings, mashed potatoes my DD made w... Read more
A challenge met
Friday, November 18, 2011      5 comments

I saw an interesting challenge on a posting several months ago. The Spark member was planning to read all the A-Z health articles by starting at the beginning and moving straight through the alphabet. I had been pretty haphazard about my readi... Read more
Water bottle waste
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      5 comments

Please check out and read this article about plastic water bottels in Grand Canyon Park:
tle-ban-stopped.html I have been to Grand Canyon and it is beyond words in t... Read more
All over the map day
Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

I began today with my home yoga practice. I haven't missed a day in a week and I am feeling great since it is less than three weeks since I had toe surgery. After a lovely breakfast with DH, I was off to celebrate 11-11-11 with three dear frie... Read more
Brunch equals breakfast and lunch, right???
Sunday, November 06, 2011      6 comments

We are visiting family in St. Louis and a local Greek restaurant has a very nice breakfast buffet for a very reasonable price. That combination makes it irresistible to DH as breakfast is his favorite meal to eat out and he loves a good bargain... Read more
My plans for world peace
Sunday, October 30, 2011      5 comments

Okay, I admit I am an unrepentant optimist. I believe if everyone practiced yoga 5 times a week, got a monthly massage and ate healthy food, we would have world peace! However, I have been thinking more and more about a simple word that cou... Read more
Inspiring Essay
Saturday, October 29, 2011      6 comments

This is an inspirational essay of 500 words by a gifted man about what he would say to the world if this were his last day on earth.
rchiveDisp.php?type=0&ref=775 ... Read more
Maybe this is why we are called Spark People
Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~Albert Schweitzer ... Read more
Accepting an addiction
Thursday, October 27, 2011      5 comments

On Monday I had some very minor surgery on my foot which kept me from doing my regular daily home yoga for four days. I see the surgeon tomorrow and hope for a repeal on my restriction. I didn't realize how "addicted" I was to my daily practic... Read more
Spark up your day
Friday, October 21, 2011      7 comments

Stop! Say out loud or write down three things you are blessed with today.... heck, make it 10 if you want. Tomorrow, repeat. Next day: repeat. Third day: repeat. Get the idea??? According to neurological science, you are rewiri... Read more
If you don't understand depression
Sunday, October 16, 2011      6 comments

My DD sent me this link and I think it really speaks to helping people understand what depression really is. ... Read more

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