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TURNING 61 TODAY - LOVING LIFE

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      13 comments

Today I am turning 61 and feeling the love! When I was young - 61- seemed like the beginning of old age to me, but now that I am here, I don't feel any different than I did when I turned 40. I owe a lot of this to how much I have changed my li... Read more

Jan 2, 2012 Life is Getting Back to Normal

Monday, January 02, 2012      6 comments

The last couple of months have been kind of rough with deaths and illnesses in the family. I am looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow and having life settle back to the normal pace. Today we took a long walk with the dogs and I ... Read more

Jan 1, 2012 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

Beautiful, sunny day in the Pacific NW - hard to believe it is Jan 1, 2012. Just the kind of day to set your heart straight for the coming year. And no better way for me than to jog. Yes, jog, I said it once and I will say it again. I jogged... Read more

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Last year at this time I was just a week away from my trip to Maui. Since I am still kind of in the middle of my winter blues I thought I would just change my page to remember where I was a year ago. So many changes this year...... and a l... Read more

BE BACK VERY SOON

Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

Unfortunately this fall I have had a lot of family sicknesses and deaths to deal with. Just wanted to let my friends know that I am doing well, just a bit overwhelmed with the holidays and family stuff to deal with. I hope everyone is doin... Read more

I AM THE ADULT NOW

Sunday, November 20, 2011      9 comments

My daughters, granddaughter and me. It has been 3 weeks since my Dad passed and I am doing really good emotionally. This past week we had to get his estate all set up and g... Read more

Trying to Get Myself Back on Track

Thursday, November 10, 2011      6 comments

I really appreciate the support of my Spark friends. It's funny that people that you haven't ever met face to face can really help make you feel like you want to be back in touch. If it wasn't for you guys I don't think I would even turn the c... Read more

My Parents

Monday, November 07, 2011      14 comments

My parents were wonderful people and they were married 64 years until my Mom passed away 3 years ago. Now that my Dad has passed I like to remember them this way. Hopefully they are sailing through heaven together again. Thank you ev... Read more

Be Back Soon

Monday, October 31, 2011      4 comments

My father passed away suddenly this weekend. I will be back soon.... Read more

RUNNING TRAILS HAIKU

Thursday, October 27, 2011      7 comments

Happy healthy dogs Sunny, dew kissed, autumn day Serene peacefulness ... Read more

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE

Sunday, October 23, 2011      9 comments

Today I read a blog that reminded me to focus on all the positive things I have achieved in the past 78 days. So here is my list: 1. Completed the C25K program and ran 2- 5K's 2. Lost 13 pounds 3. Kept within my calorie range approx 80... Read more

My Personal Photographer

Saturday, October 22, 2011      5 comments

So many people have asked me who takes the pictures of me jogging. So here he is my significant other for the last 7years. Joel loves photography and use to have a TV sh... Read more

NOW WHAT HAPPENS?

Thursday, October 20, 2011      12 comments

So 2 days ago I finished my C25K training and completed my first 5K run. Since the weather is starting to get colder and wetter, I figured my days of outside running might be over for awhile. That is really disappointing for me because I love ... Read more

DEDICATED TO EVERY CHILD THAT GROWS UP FEELING FAT

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      6 comments

There I am the baby of the family. See the chubby one? I think I was about 7 years old in this picture. I know I wasn't born fat because I have baby pictures that show m... Read more

A Meaningful Comment on my Blog is an AH HA Moment for ME

Saturday, October 15, 2011      10 comments

"I just wish you would have enjoyed it more!" Justducky1405 AKA Kendra (one of my longest and best supporter on Spark) It probably doesn't seem like such a huge thing to say, but for me it was that Read more


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