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Care to challenge yourself?

Thursday, March 12, 2015      14 comments

For those of you reading this who haven't participated in a 5% challenge - think about it! I've done several of these and they are a fantastic way to be involved and do great things for yourself on SPARK. You are part of a team, working tow... Read more

Craziness at work

Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

They are putting in new carpet in my office this weekend and preparing for that on Friday was nuts. LONG day with lots of packing up books and removing everything from our desks. Our computers were non-functional for much of the day and it was ... Read more

Just another manic Monday -

Monday, February 23, 2015      5 comments

Had to shovel snow for me and a few neighbors twice yesterday and again this morning. They are saying we'll be getting a similar storm with less snow fall on Wednesday intoThursday. I am definitely getting in strength and cardio workouts! Also... Read more

And so it goes . . .

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      7 comments

The allergist was pleased today and the asthma seems to be under control for now - with medication. The inhalant he prescribed - $203.00! YUCKO! Tomorrow morning I go for a lung CT scan. There's something in my right lung that concerned ... Read more

Allergies stink

Saturday, January 31, 2015      14 comments

I've been coughing and a runny nose for weeks. My breathing was feeling tight and I feared the pneumonia had returned. No fever, but not feeling normal. Finally went to the doctor today and found out my lungs are clear; no sinus infection, n... Read more

Just a thought

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      11 comments

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ¯ Helen Keller... Read more

Down - but not out

Thursday, December 04, 2014      12 comments

Well, my friends, the rotten head cold was not going away, so I went to the doctor this afternoon. Turns out I have pneumonia! She threatened to call an ambulance and send me to the hospital if I wouldn't promise to stay home from work for the... Read more

What a week it has been!

Sunday, July 13, 2014      13 comments

My 84 year old aunt, who lives 20 minutes from me and whom I am very close with wound up in the hospital with pneumonia. Her husband also has pneumonia, although not as serious, and he's 87. One of their daughters moved back home to help out -... Read more

I made it to SPARK Level 20!

Monday, June 30, 2014      12 comments

I had to share, because I can barely believe I accomplished this! It took a lot of time and effort - but I did it! I am VERY PLEASED with myself about this accomplishment !... Read more

Weather issues - AGAIN!

Saturday, June 14, 2014      9 comments

Here I sit, ready to leave to attend a barbecue party for my niece who just graduated from college and maintained a full scholarship throughout! We are all very proud of her, of course, and have been anticipating celebrating her success and get... Read more

What is it with LONG weekends?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014      9 comments

Yes - you had three days off instead of two. Yes, you got to do some things that were productive or useful or fun or all of the above. So - why does a long weekend usually feel like it went by even faster than usual weekends? Why does t... Read more

And it continues . . . .

Sunday, May 25, 2014      9 comments

Today is the 5th day in a row with rain, hail and tornado warnings. As far as I've heard no tornadoes touched down in Colorado, but it was intense. I did get out and mow the lawn and clean a bunch of weeds out of an elderly neighbor's garden b... Read more

Enough with the severe weather, already!

Friday, May 23, 2014      8 comments

Tuesday through Thursday Denver and the front range had severe weather. Thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes. My trees have plenty of shredded leaves, but I managed to cover my tomato and basil plants and they came through it okay. Sigh. I worked ... Read more

The fates are cantankerous

Sunday, April 27, 2014      11 comments

What a 24 hours it has been. Found out last night that my darling next door neighbors home had been robbed during the day while we were all at work! They've only lived there for 4 months and it is very distressing to them and the rest of the n... Read more

Mother Nature strikes again

Sunday, April 13, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday (Saturday) was hazy and in the 70s. I fertilized the lawn and some of my next door neighbor's lawn. (They just moved in from an apartment in December and have no experience with yard work and no tools.) I pruned shrubs and racked up... Read more


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