My last blog was a while ago so I thought I would give a progress report. My doctor challenged me to lose 35 pounds by my next appointment in August. He was confident that if I did that my bloodwork and my blood pressure would improve enough s... Read more
Is that even a word?
I have been in a slump for quite a while now. No excuses, I just lost my mojo.
I finally had to get a physical. I had managed to outrun the doctor for two years but he finally told me he wasn't going to renew... Read more
Meet "The Defibrillator"
I just heard about the newest concoction being offered at the NYS Fair. It's called "The Defibrillator", and for $10, you can get this: a deep-fried burger patty, topped with deep-fried bacon, and deep fried cheese curds. It's also garnished wi... Read more
Back to Work!
We had a nice long break for the holidays. The office was closed from December 24 until today. Being off was so awesome and it's tough getting back in work mode.
Like most people I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted 2015 to b... Read more
Tough Week But Good
I can't believe I haven't posted a blog since August. Crazy!
I had to take a few days off from work because my mom had an intestinal blockage and was in the hospital. Nothing like getting a call at 1 a.m. to tell you that your mom is in t... Read more
Hot Diaper Yoga
First thing this morning I woke up and thought, "Yay, TGIF". Then I realized it was only Thursday. Boo!!
It's been a tough few weeks at work. Lots of people have left, so we are all scrambling to get everything done and classes start in ... Read more
My New Best Friends
I am probably the poster middle-aged adult for mindless eating. Yes, I have read Brian Wansink's book and many others on this topic, but I still do it anyway.
I have a desk job. I sit on my butt all day long working on my computer, except... Read more
What's WRONG with me?
I have been feeling kind of lost lately. I don't know why -- I have a lot of nice things in my life, including a beautiful new granddaughter, but still I can't seem to shake this funk I'm in.
I don't feel well, but I don't want to go to th... Read more
Enjoying the Little Things
Not too much is new, except that I look forward to my almost daily photo of my new granddaughter, Ava. Seeing her tiny face just makes me think that everything in the world is OK. Even though we live on the other side of the country, I feel li... Read more
Downs and Ups
I have been Sparking on and off for the last few months, but not blogging. I have so much going on in my head that I can't process anything. I know writing things down helps me organize my thoughts, so here goes.
My dad passed away... Read more
Most Expensive Holiday Ever?
This Christmas was a disaster, but so much so that it is kind of funny. The "highlights":
1) Driving to my mom's house on the December 20 and stopped at the grocery store on my way out of town to get a couple of things. Got back in the c... Read more
Get Rich Quick... Count Your Blessings!
I go by a church every day on my way to/from work and they have these catchy sayings on their sign outside. The one that I stole for my blog title really pretty much says it all.
I'm on my way to my mom's house, hopefully tomorrow. The we... Read more
You're not that important -- what a relief!!
I used to worry constantly about what other people thought of me and lived in fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. It was really debilitating, especially when I was in school. I still have to fight that battle much of the time, and even th... Read more
Out of Touch for a Bit -- Miss You Dad
I have been unable to Spark for a while because I was at my parents' house for a couple of weeks and they have zero internet/cable/cell phone accessibility.
I was helping my mom take care of my dad and unfortunately he passed away last Tue... Read more
Oops, confession time
Wow, I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything for over a month. There is actually a good reason for that. I need to come clean so here it is. I am pretty much starting over from day 1. I finally decided to just start over with a clean slate... Read more
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