80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 85,517


Moving to France, part 1
Monday, July 23, 2012      41 comments

I am in the process of moving to France for work. I was offered the opportunity a few months ago...with no specific position named at the time but a promise of one to be found...and since I work for a French company an international posting, to... Read more
Going it alone
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      11 comments

At the start of last night's karate class I & one of the other black belt candidates had to re-do our push-ups. Neither of us was able to do the required 50 during the pre-test. Unbeknownst to me at least since this was never mentioned or done... Read more
I'm Home!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      12 comments

For a few days anyway, after an 8.5 hour flight with a crying toddler in front of me who finally fell asleep 10 minutes before landing. I left the airport by 2; by 2:50 pm I pulled into my driveway and saw this: ... Read more
Checking in
Sunday, July 08, 2012      10 comments

I know I've been MIA lately. So much going on, not enough time to do it all. You all know the story. Had black belt pre-testing last Saturday. I was to chicken to read the results until today. You know how it is when you take any sort o... Read more
Push-Up Challenge - The Payoff
Friday, June 29, 2012      10 comments

As you may remember for I few months I did. Push-up challenge with some other Spark members, which ended sometime in June. The challenge was for consistency, not quantity and the goal was to do a minimum of 4 sets of pushups 6 days per week for ... Read more
May Goal Results
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      7 comments

1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon still ~5-6 lbs over goal range at month end but this has chan... Read more
Getting things done
Thursday, May 31, 2012      8 comments

Finally. I've always known I work better under pressure. And now that I have deadlines things are finally getting done. Not necessarily the way I would have done them had I had plenty of time to save for the materials I wanted, but at leas... Read more
Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

I'm as busy a bee! I have so much going on I don't even know where to start. HR is finally moving on the paperwork for my new position / move. And I actually know w... Read more
Misc. travel pictures
Friday, May 11, 2012      5 comments

Found these when going through my phone today. I'm not good with pictures and don't take many, usually just of the things that strike my fancy and not your "normal" vacation pics. Here are some of the more interesting (to me): Birdcages i... Read more
Paul Revere's Ride
Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

My son, who is a fifer with the 1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, went to Boston for the Patriot's Day celebrations to commemorate the events starting the Revolutionary War. We found a video of one of their performances whilst in Boston, at the O... Read more
April Goal Results
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon Slacked off on the exercise & nutrition and am 6 pounds over ... Read more
Cold Showers
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      14 comments

This morning I awoke to a blood curdling scream from my DD. I was halfway across my room before I even registered what I had heard. She went to take a shower & was surprised by ice cold water. Apparently the pilot light on the water... Read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      13 comments

I have so much to do at home and at work in the next few months before I move. So much that it is completely overwhelming and I find myself just sort of dithering around accomplishing nothing because I don't know where to start. I tried making... Read more
March Goal Results
Monday, April 16, 2012      8 comments

1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon ... Read more
Armed and dangerous
Friday, April 13, 2012      14 comments

So as most of you know I have been training for my black belt in karate. My test date is scheduled for July 7. One of the testing requirements is a 2 minute self-defense demonstration, basically a skit to show how one would defend against ... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Last Page »