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Thursday, July 29, 2010      6 comments

I know I am supposed to be very happy that I have a job...and believe me, I am. However, the office manager, Carol and I are the only office with Carol so ill and out of the office almost 2 weeks already - this is tough stuff. ... Read more

4th of July

Saturday, July 03, 2010      6 comments

I just want to wish every single one of my Spark People friends the happiest 4th of July. I love this holiday with all it's patriotism and parades and family get-togethers and fireworks. It is one of my all-time favorite days. I love to... Read more

Petting Stingrays

Saturday, June 26, 2010      6 comments

I don't know if any of you have ever had the pleasure of petting a stingray...but what a neat experience it is! My husband & I went to Brookfield Zoo today. They have a special exhibit going on right now through Labor Day where you can actuall... Read more


Saturday, June 05, 2010      5 comments

Well, now that I have faced the fact that I cannot eat like a crazy person and still expect to keep my weight off - I feel really great about things. I have learned that as I get older, I really have to start being more sensible every sin... Read more


Tuesday, May 25, 2010      3 comments

1. The words are composed of two shorter words in a row. (Example: carnation = car + nation.) 2. New words are formed when s is added to beginning. (Example: ash = sash.) 3. Letters can be rearranged to form new words. (Bean = ... Read more


Monday, May 24, 2010      4 comments

1. These words follow a rule: buttercup, carnation, foxglove, larkspur. These words don't follow it: amaryllis, hyacinth, marigold, peony. Can you find the rule? 2. These words follow a rule: ash, oak, pear, pin... Read more

More about the Festival of Cultures

Sunday, May 23, 2010      5 comments

Here is the lineup of the entertainment & cultures we saw yesterday: Choom Sarang Korean Dance Group Ballet Russe Niles Korean School Northshore Dance & Drama Center Opening Ceremonies-Parade of Flags & the Singing of the National A... Read more


Saturday, May 22, 2010      5 comments

Every year, the weekend before Memorial Day, Skokie Park District in Illinois puts on a 2 day Festival of Cultures. It features some of the diverse cultures that reside in our community, showcasing them in many ways. They have tents where they... Read more

Great Bear Wilderness

Saturday, May 15, 2010      5 comments

Today, Cliff & I went to Brookfield Zoo. We visited a brand new exhibit (opened May 8th!) called Great Bear Wilderness. It was amazing. Compared to the previous exhibits the bears lived in...this is nirvana! They now have large grassy areas ... Read more


Friday, May 07, 2010      9 comments

Once again, thank you to all my Spark friends who have wished me a happy anniversary & birthday! I had a wonderful anniversary celebration with my husband at a really nice restaurant that was new to us both. Then, I had a super birthday.... Read more


Monday, May 03, 2010      12 comments

Every day we're inundated with rules for healthy living. Unfortunately, many of them just don't hold true. Dawn Gravely, a trainer at Equinox in San Francisco, debunks 3 of them. Myth 1: Chicken is always better for you than red meat. ... Read more


Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

I just had to post this to say thank you to all of my Spark friends out there. It really makes me so happy whenever I log into & find all those wonderful encouraging comments. I am humbled whenever someone tells me that I inspire them. ... Read more


Saturday, May 01, 2010      9 comments

Well, I have actually been at my job for 1 month already. Yesterday, my trainer presented me with a list of the job functions I have been performing and a very constructive critique of my performance. Boy, I didn't realize just how much ... Read more


Sunday, April 25, 2010      8 comments

How many of you raised your hands? If, like me, you tend to carry everything plus the kitchen sink in your purse - you probably did. I have found out by experience that if you tend to wear your purse strap over your head and across your b... Read more

Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Monday, April 12, 2010      6 comments

Potassium is an important mineral whose importance is often overlooked. However, it plays a huge role in optimal functioning of both the heart and the nervous system. Potassium also plays a role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in bo... Read more

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