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My Taste Buds are CRAVING cold-weather foods!

Monday, November 05, 2012      10 comments

I did quite a bit of cooking this weekend!! My friend Desi and her boyfriend came over for dinner Saturday night. I made a big, veggie lasagna -- with my homemade marinara -- a big bowl of salad, and mini cheesecakes with berries for the t... Read more

CONFESSION: My SPARK got put on the back burner

Thursday, November 01, 2012      9 comments

October is always a busy month...but this one was a KILLER!! With Dad's health problems....three costumes to sew....elections coming up (I work for a policy organization, LOTS to do before elections!)....and the crazy weather, which first g... Read more

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Some SPOOOOKY shots from Saturday's party!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      10 comments

This year, I sewed my costume AND my parents costumes! They went as Gandalf and Legolas: And I went as Cleopatra! My dad takes TERRIBLE pictures, but they'll give y... Read more

A Perfect Storm for Running Tonight - Best Time Yet!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      12 comments

First, thank you sooo much for your compliments on my last blog! I love my new outfit and shoes...and now that they're broken in properly, they're really making running easier! Saturday, I got home late so I ran the 10K on the treadmill. ... Read more

(LITERALLY) kicking off the 5% Challenge with a new outfit! :)

Saturday, October 06, 2012      20 comments

Brooks running skirt...Old Navy moisture-wicking athletic wear Tee...and Asics Cumulus running shoes! So excited...and about to go run my 10K in my new clothes! Read more

What to be for Halloween?!

Thursday, October 04, 2012      19 comments

Two years ago, I sewed an AWESOME Halloween dress! At first, I was a witch. Then last year, I wore the same dress as a vampire. When my dad asked me to help hi... Read more

When the Impossible becomes Possible

Sunday, September 30, 2012      18 comments

There were many false starts before I started to really run. It wasn't until the fourth of July vacation that I actually started to run regularly enough -- and train hard enough -- to really BE a runner and see progress and improvement. ... Read more

5 Things I learned from tonight's run

Thursday, September 13, 2012      10 comments

I was planning on a long run on the Wabash Heritage Trail when I got off early...but then it started sprinkling. I checked the weather channel, and it said T-storms possible...and Miss Kitty was hiding in the cupboards, which is always a sign t... Read more

Taco Bell craving SATISFIED!

Monday, September 10, 2012      14 comments

Since Friday I have REALLY been craving a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell. So when I got home from Zumba, I opened up the fridge and saw the leftover refried beans (that I made FROM SCRATCH with dried pinto beans), the fresh salsa, and the hal... Read more

I WILL run across America (and then the world!)

Friday, September 07, 2012      11 comments

I was reading about a person running around the world and thought...hey, I can do that! So I looked it up. Turns out, to run around the world, I'll have to run 24,901.55 miles. At my current goal of running 10 miles a week, it will take m... Read more

Acknowledging Stress and Getting Rid of it For Good

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      9 comments

For the last couple of years, my family and friends have told me to leave my job and find a new one. My boss is WONDERFUL in so many ways. I have a flexible schedule when doctor's appointments and things like that come up. I can leave ear... Read more

Trauma on the Labor Day kayaking trip!

Monday, September 03, 2012      15 comments

I invited everyone I know to come kayaking with me today. And then I announced a 10 am launch time. Strangely enough, only my parents were available that early in the morning...everyone else had other plans (mostly sleeping in!) So we lau... Read more

I Heart Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 30, 2012      7 comments

Someone posted this to my Facebook page this morning...and OMG, I LOVE IT!!! ... Read more

I did something I've never done before: I put ME first!

Monday, August 27, 2012      17 comments

The local food cooperative had a board meeting last Wednesday, and things got heated. As in, I was being yelled at, and have been heckled by an angry board member who didn't get his way ever since. And when I got home from the board meetin... Read more

Vacation Pictures

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      10 comments

Sparkfriends, don't ever believe that the "younger generations" are good with technology. Okay, I'm only a few months away from the big 3-0, but still...I grew up with computers, and got my first cell phone my freshman year of college, and I ST... Read more


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