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900 Days

Thursday, January 28, 2010      30 comments

One hundred days ago, I blogged about 800 days on Spark, covering what I think I've done well and what I need to do to turn my dreams into goals. So after 100 more days, where am I? 1. Finances. Make a budget. Done. The credit card... Read more

Torn Meniscus

Monday, December 14, 2009      42 comments

Here's the background: A meniscus is a disk-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber inside a joint. Each knee has one lateral meniscus under the outer knob of the thighbone and one medial meniscus under the inner knob of the... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 800 Days

Saturday, October 17, 2009      49 comments

I've been Sparking for 800 days. In that time, I've completed a 5K and two half marathons. I've lived in four countries, moving three times. I've made wonderful friends, and have even met a few of them in real life. I started Hogwarts, one o... Read more

Blisters, Buddies, Bling, and sneaky Business

Sunday, September 13, 2009      29 comments

I love it when a plan comes together. emoticonRead more

Settling in

Sunday, August 02, 2009      28 comments

Wow. It's been three weeks since MacDuff and I arrived in Beirut. The time is flying by! I arrived and sort of jumped right into the work, but MacDuff and I are trying to fin... Read more

Greetings from Beirut!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      32 comments

I have to dash this off, so fasten your seat belts - the transfer was a rough ride. When I last blogged, the company had lost my medical receipts and expenditures. Both were found and credited! Yay! And the packers had taken all my c... Read more

Moving Day

Thursday, July 02, 2009      22 comments

Good-bye, Tunisia and hello, Lebanon! The packers were here today. The house is a disaster, but we've made great progress and should have the rest of the house finished ... Read more


Wednesday, April 29, 2009      31 comments

Hi everyone. I know I haven't been online much. I thought I'd jot a quick update while I had a few moments. So I was a complete prat and spilled soup on my computer. As a result, the punctuation and numbers didn't work. I took it to the... Read more

My new goal

Saturday, March 21, 2009      24 comments

I haven't visited Disneyland in 13 years, but this seems like an excellent reason to return! It's a special medal awarded to anyone who completes races at both Disney World a... Read more


Wednesday, March 11, 2009      32 comments

I had almost convinced myself not to do it when I landed in Orlando, but when I heard everyone talking about it, I got so excited that I knew I had to try. Last weekend w... Read more

One challenge down, one challenge to go, and a spot of bad news

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      25 comments

So I had the "big work thing" today. It was rough. I survived. The Big Boss, the one I've blogged about before, went off and said my results were "completely unacceptable".... Read more

Three weeks to the race, and 12.5 miles of pure hell

Sunday, February 15, 2009      17 comments

I've worked very hard this week in my quest to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in just three short weeks. I'm honestly worried that I won't be ready. On Saturday, I se... Read more

The Scale doesn't always get it right

Sunday, February 01, 2009      20 comments

So here I am , standing on the scale, and you can clearly see from the expression on my face that I'm not happy. Read more

So long, 2008 and hello 2009!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008      17 comments

I notice a lot of people are blogging lately. Is it because the end of the year is usually a time for reflection, or just because we can now earn a point for it? Who knows. ... Read more

Camels, Deserts, and Rude Cow orkers (hee hee)

Saturday, November 22, 2008      23 comments

I traveled down to the southern part of Tunis for several days last week. I was determined to stay on plan despite having very little control over my schedule, so I packed a... Read more

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