SparkFriend HIKERBECKY taught me about a cool app for my android phone: MayMyFitness. I downloaded the app at the end of October and Oh My How Fun! I can log Dog walks, regular walks, runs, running or walking on treadmill, climbing stairs, bik... Read more
A Day in the Garden
Having recently purchased a one-year membership to the Desert Botanical Garden, in Phoenix, Arizona, I was excited to take my granddaughter for a visit.
Stella will be four years old in just two days.
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Greyhounds at the Dona Ana Renaissance Artsfaire
Our non-profit, Greyhounds of Fairhaven, recently promoted the adoption of retired racing greyhounds at the Dona Ana Renaissance Artsfaire in Las Cruces, New Mexico. What, you may ask, does promoting greyhound adoption have to do with SparkPeop... Read more
Lost Dog Wash - Benefit Hike
This morning, the Sheltie Rescue hosted a hike at Lost Dog Wash Trail as a fundraiser for their non-profit. We made voluntary donations of $10 to help the Sheltie Rescue. I met up with fellow Sparker, HIKERBECKY, to drive out to east Scottsdal... Read more
Soak Your Nuts!
I mentioned in my recent salad blog, "Salads Make me Happy!" that I soak my nuts and seeds for added nutritional benefit. That is an understatement. There are many good reasons to soak your nuts (and seeds).
Back in 2003, shortly after my... Read more
Salad Makes Me Happy! (Recipe & photos included)
Several people noticed my status a couple days ago about loving my big salad dinner. In fact, one person even asked me to describe my salad in detail! Could she be another salad fanatic? Since Salad Makes Me Happy, I joyfully share today's sa... Read more
Greyhounds with the Royal Court
In this, the third blog about the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival near Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll focus on the Royal Court. During the actual renaissance era, the English and Irish were not friendly, to put it mildly. The Festival has an "E... Read more
Greyhounds: What they really do...
In my last blog, you saw greyhounds in action. That may give you the false impression that greyhounds are very active dogs. The truth is, they spend 30-60 seconds active for every 22-23 hours they spend resting.
What people think greyhoun... Read more
Greyhound Hunting Demo at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival
Last weekend, the non-profit that I volunteer with, Greyhounds of Fairhaven, spent three days promoting greyhound adoption at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in Las Vegas.
One of the reasons I love the faire in Las Vegas is that we... Read more
Holbert Trail Hike
The view of Phoenix from Holbert Trail at South Mountain Park.
HIKERBECKY, her friends Pam and Kerri, and I hiked Holbert Trail a few weeks ago. We're so lucky to have S... Read more
Liberal, Tree-Hugging Vegetarian, Hippie-Freak
Making healthy choices is not something new, that I began learning when I joined Spark. Back in the late 70s was when I first became vegetarian. Mom wasn't too thrilled. She said, "If you're going to be a liberal, tree-hugging vegetarian, hip... Read more
I've had two greyhound guests this week, while my friends, Mik & Matt are on vacation. What's it like having four greyhounds in the house?
Some friends have said, "Oh Julz, you must be SO busy!"
Yeah. I'm busy watching them sleep. ... Read more
Raw Zucchini-Walnut Roll-Ups
One of my goals is to increase the amount of raw vegan food that I eat. These roll-ups make that decision super-easy, because they have a rich, satisfying taste! They als... Read more
Big Day: New Baby Grandson!
My daughter gave birth at 1:08 a.m. Hunter was 8 lbs 8.5 oz, 20.5 inches long. Healthy, happy, & handsomely adorable!
I've been spending all my time with his big sis... Read more
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Greyhounds & 5k Your Way (walking) Training Program
To challenge myself and make sure I get in enough walking cardio, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5k Your Walk a few weeks ago. I've been very committed to completing the specific walks laid out in the training program. My greyhounds are very ... Read more