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You Light Up My Life

Thursday, January 26, 2012      8 comments

Solar flares have produced some beautiful views of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) this year. Some news sources say this is the biggest series of flares in 7 years. The lights are visible much lower in latitude than usual. Some predictions... Read more

Computer Blues

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      4 comments

So, there I was - had walked the pups 2 hours (11500 steps! First time in 2 weeks I've hit 10K) Feeling good, playing online. Suddenly, no sites would open. Not SparkPeople, Yahoo, the game sites, or my Emails. Hmmm. Phone wouldn't go online, no... Read more

Puff, the Magic Dragon

Monday, January 23, 2012      8 comments

For the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon. Peter, Paul & Mary, 1962. I had the pleasure of hearing them in concert a few years ago - the lyrics "dragons live forever, but not so little boys" was updated to "not so girls and boys". ... Read more

Women's VS Men's Poems

Monday, January 23, 2012      8 comments

A friend sent me this in an Email - I added the pictures. A WOMAN’S POEM: Before I lay me down to sleep, I pray for a man who’s not a creep, One who’s han... Read more

My Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Went

Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

Urgh - I called off work again last night. Had walked the dogs a very slow 2.5 miles (usually takes 1 hour, took 75 minutes). Got nauseated at the end, then the belly cramps again. I have no stamina, either. Being sick bites (I'd use another wor... Read more

Fame

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      9 comments

I'm still dragging after being ill last week. I was going to blow off the pup walk tonight, but they kept looking at me ... This song pumps up energy (just don't go jumping in the air, yelling "Fame!" as you walk on the street or work out) Oh, a... Read more

BACKFIELD IN MOTION

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      6 comments

I noticed yesterday when I pottied the pups that the fuzzies, Shalako and Samurai, had dirty butts. I tried to clean them off with tissues, and it was dried hard. Yikes, they've been sitting in my lap with those dirty butts! Off to the groomers ... Read more

More Random Thoughts While Ill

Sunday, January 15, 2012      6 comments

I think I'm about over the crud - at least, I hope so! I've been thinking about pudding - craving it. Gotta pick up some sugar free mix. Also, with the crud, I've been hungry, but getting belly cramps when I eat. Reminded me of the Pelican poem.... Read more

I've Got the Bug

Friday, January 13, 2012      9 comments

I've got the stomach bug - haven't walked the pups in a couple of days, definitely not meeting my 10K steps. I went into the Emergency Department (where I work) Wed morning... Read more

Send in the Clowns

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      11 comments

This song is from the musical "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim in 1973. The actress Desiree reflects on her life and missed opportunities. She loves Frederik, but he loves (and weds) a younger woman. The "clowns" referred to are not ... Read more

Men's Rules (with illustrations)

Saturday, January 07, 2012      13 comments

I have blatently stolen this from another Sparker (thanks, ILOVEROSES!), with the addition of the pictures. At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down. Finally, the guys' side of the story. ( I must admit, it's pretty goo... Read more

New Year's Resolutions by LOL Cats & Dogs

Friday, January 06, 2012      10 comments

I stole the idea from the LOL cats site - with slight modification to add the dogs! 10. Get Organized 9. Help Others Read more

Running in Place

Friday, January 06, 2012      9 comments

I'm feeling much better today - the second pear was wonderful and I felt fine afterward. Busy, busy today! I feel like the Red Queen, running and running to stay in one place. More later ... Read more

Film at Eleven

Thursday, January 05, 2012      8 comments

I'm having a bad day - planned to sleep until 1400 (2 PM), but woke up at noon. A friend from work had told me he was sending me a surprise from Harry & David, and it was to be delivered today. I let the pups out and checked the mail - the box o... Read more

I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      8 comments

Nippy outside (although warmer than last week). Connie Francis recorded this one in 1962 We met at a ski lodge, and we fell in love... Right by a fireplace, we sh... Read more


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