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Chicken a La King

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      2 comments

Today was my first cooking class. I made chicken a la king and put it on top of spaghetti squash. Mmm mmm good. DH actually had 2 servings. I had fun shopping for the ingredients - cumin, 4 peppercorn pepper in its own grinder, green ... Read more

First Bike Errand!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      12 comments

I'm 63 and I feel like a kid this morning. I just bought panniers for my bike on a kind of a whim. Well, now that I'm out of work I decided to use them. I rode 3 1/2 miles to the library and got some books. I just started riding a few months... Read more

Fall in the Mountains

Monday, September 13, 2010      11 comments

The trees which just had a tinge of yellow last weekend have golden tops this weekend. The smell of smoke from fireplaces is in the air. We need to change our summer comforter for our winter one. The porch thermometer read 30 degrees when we ... Read more

New Work Day

Thursday, September 09, 2010      5 comments

I spent most of the day online looking at job postings and applying for the requisite 5 jobs a week. I applied for 5 positions because I had to but only 2 of them really appealed to me -- one as a clinical nurse specialist the other as a staff... Read more

Busy Day

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

Got back from the cabin last night because I had appointments today. Went to the gym for a short treadmill workout and strength Training on the equipment this morning. Thank goodness the Rec Center is open...last week it was closed for yearly ... Read more

Settling In

Friday, September 03, 2010      9 comments

This is my first day out of work. I had a very mixed day yesterday (my last day at work). I finished training my replacement--it went well. I went and said goodbye to the people I care about at work --great feelings but some sadness. Went ou... Read more

The Day After

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

The shock of being laid off has dissipated and today was a much better day. I am actually looking forward to having time to do some of the things I've been wanting to do. We had the 2nd part of our carpeting installed today and it looks beauti... Read more

Layoff or Early Retirement?

Monday, August 30, 2010      13 comments

Many of you know that I have been planning to retire on November 11th. Actually looking forward to it. Well today that plan hit a glitch. I was laid off. Wow! What a shock. I am not unhappy about stopping work. I am ready to retire. But ... Read more

My First 12 mile Bike Ride

Sunday, August 29, 2010      11 comments

I've been riding my bike 1 or 2 days a week this summer. The most I have ever gone is 8 miles! Today I pushed it and rode 12 miles. It took me 1 1/2 hours but I had a blast. I took the St. Vrain Greenway trail beside the creek and thru ope... Read more

Northern Colorado SP Team Aug 2010 Meetup

Saturday, August 28, 2010      5 comments

JRWHIMSEY, HINOTO, DAISYBELL6 Well, all 3 of us met and had a great walk around Golden Ponds. Got to chat and burn those calories on a beautiful summer day walking to... Read more

Practicing Again

Friday, August 27, 2010      6 comments

Next week we are having new carpeting put in throughout the house so this weekend DH and I are not going up to the cabin. So this morning I got up early, Sparked, went on a fantastic dawn bicycle ride along the St. Vrain river (?) as the sun wa... Read more

Great Weekend

Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

I had a wonderful weekend. Friday night I had a friend spend the night so we could do a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a great hike to Fern Falls. It took 3 hours and was absolutely beautiful Lots of wild flowers. Even saw... Read more

I Spread the Spark

Saturday, August 21, 2010      8 comments

Every year on my birthday in May I have a girls weekend at my cabin with a few of my close friends. This year I decided to make the theme Healthy Living. We each prepared a healthy meal and we each planned a healthy activity. We had a blast. ... Read more

What I Need

Friday, August 20, 2010      7 comments

After having a major slip I have been trying to figure out what happened. I don't have all the answers yet, but I have realized that blogging regularly is essential for me. I hadn't blogged for 11 days. I think blogging connects me with the co... Read more

The Beast Woke Up

Thursday, August 19, 2010      8 comments

I blew it big time yesterday. DH has gone backpacking for a week, work is horrendous and I succumbed. I got home after work and forgot my well laid plan of going to the gym and binged instead. I haven't binged since I started Spark and I am s... Read more


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