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Tuesday, December 23, 2014      10 comments

Do you remember these? I still have the set my mother used each year when I was growing up. Well, now they are old and sag a bit in places (just like me). But I like them... Read more


Sunday, November 09, 2014      17 comments

The picture above sums up my last few months. Lots of real life has been happening so all my original goals have been geared way down (as in basically asleep). FYI: ... Read more


Friday, October 31, 2014      11 comments

Since it is Halloween time our thoughts turn to S-P-O-O-K-Y stories. . . It was a dark and stormy night. . . when SUDDENLY Steve stretched skyward – showing startlin... Read more


Saturday, October 25, 2014      16 comments

When “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” first came out in the 1960’s I knew I had found my perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Somehow it was easy to identify with C... Read more

We Wish You a Happy Birthday!

Thursday, September 11, 2014      12 comments

It's your birthday, CJ! Celebrating YOU is such a treat! We couldn’t wait to wish you a happy ... Read more

I'm Celebrating 4 Years with Spark!

Thursday, May 22, 2014      23 comments

Four years ago, I stumbled onto and discovered a host of tools to help me become healthier and increase my fitness. New friends shared their stories with ... Read more

Summer Plans

Sunday, May 18, 2014      15 comments

I’ve been trying to write a blog about my summer plans. I started making a list. You know the kind of thing: types of exercise I will do and new recipes to try. (I know... Read more

Going to San Francisco

Friday, May 16, 2014      16 comments

I am making plans to spend part of the summer in San Francisco. I have a friend who lives there and when she goes on vacation she invites me to come stay at her apartment... Read more


Sunday, May 04, 2014      23 comments

What a wonderful idea - setting aside a special day to remember just how good it feels to laugh. The health benefits of laughter are well established and described in the... Read more

WHAT REALLY MATTERS - When Life Gives You Lemons

Wednesday, April 30, 2014      14 comments

Oh how many times have we been told what to do when life gives us lemons. Here are a few options: Read more

Goals: Renewing the Basics

Monday, April 07, 2014      17 comments

Extravagant flowers planted in Autumn, sleeping through Winter, only to burst forth in Spring, awakening us to Hope and Renewal. Spring is the natural tim... Read more

ABC's of CJ

Tuesday, February 11, 2014      20 comments

A is for Age: 68 B is for Booze: Just use a little wine for cooking C is for Car: Honda Civic, it's old but it's still going - just like me! D is for Dad's name: G... Read more


Friday, November 15, 2013      16 comments

When Thanksgiving time comes around I tend to become very literal minded. I look at the word “Thanksgiving” and I automatically say, “Hmm, this must mean giving thanks!” ... Read more


Friday, October 25, 2013      15 comments

Since Charles Schultz first aired his television special, “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I have followed the example of Linus and celebrated Halloween with a... Read more

EXERCISING – when it's cold outside. Brrr!

Friday, October 18, 2013      9 comments

First, let me make it clear that this is NOT a picture of me. When it is that cold you will find me indoors staying warm and sipping fragrant tea. So the question is... Read more

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