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Wednesday, December 22, 2010      13 comments

Picture it. You’re in one of the major cities of the United States struggling through the crowds at Macy's trying to get your Christmas shopping done…when suddenly you a... Read more


Monday, December 20, 2010      21 comments

Do you remember these colorful Christmas lights that bubbled? As a child I loved watching them. They started slowly; I think they had to get warmed up before the bubbles wou... Read more


Friday, December 17, 2010      22 comments

Most of my first Christmas memories center around my Grandma’s dining table. Grandma loved to cook and she out did herself for the holidays. The kitchen smelled wonderful, pr... Read more


Wednesday, December 15, 2010      27 comments

Well friends, it’s that time of year again and I’m wondering how Santa will evaluate my journey with the Spark program this year. According to the song, “Santa Claus is Co... Read more


Thursday, November 25, 2010      23 comments

This is the day that has been set aside in America to stop and remember our many blessings, to gather with friends and family, and express our heartfelt gratitude. We asso... Read more

My Next Milestone

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      42 comments

On November 4th my cheerful little dancer broke through the tape on my ticker. emoticonRead more

I've laid the foundation . . .

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      35 comments

On October 28th I posted a Blog titled: So . . . What's Next? In it I proposed to begin building a cairn to commemorate my progress toward getting healthier -- and to post photos when the foundation had been laid. For those of you wh... Read more

My November Goals

Monday, November 01, 2010      22 comments

This November it looks like more than just the weather will be changing for me. Finally, after a loooong process the condo my daughter owns is in the last stages of sal... Read more

So . . . What's Next?

Thursday, October 28, 2010      20 comments

After reading my “Three Months of Changes” blogs and joyously celebrating with me, my long-time friend asked, So . . . What’s Next? Good question. Af... Read more

Thank you, friends.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      6 comments

I've been searching the dictionary for just the right words to tell you all how very much your kindness and encouragement have meant to me in this last week of celebration f... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Months of Changes: Chapter Two

Sunday, October 17, 2010      108 comments

Welcome to the continuing saga of Three Months of Changes: Chapter Two. Wow! I knew it was good for me to take a look at how I’ve been doing and to assess my progress. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Three Months of Changes

Friday, October 15, 2010      1111 comments

Yes, it's been THREE MONTHS since I got serious about my program with SparkPeople. That was July 16, 2010 - just 92 days, or 13 weeks, or one quarter of a year ago. And ... Read more

Making Spaces

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      14 comments

Today I rediscovered a cherished poem written by Edwina Gateley. It means more to me every time I read it. WE MUST MAKE SPACES "We must make spaces in our lives for quiet gentle times, to remind us that all is gift, and b... Read more

Getting to Know Me . . .

Sunday, October 03, 2010      15 comments

Here's a few more scratchings from my pen, "You'll forgive me if I boast, For now I'm going to write to you "On a subject I like most" Getting to Know Me ... (w... Read more

The Great Thing About Getting Older . . .

Friday, October 01, 2010      11 comments

As many of you know, in September I celebrated my 65th Birthday. So there I was blowing out the candles on my birthday cake, receiving congratulations -- and my daug... Read more

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