Doing What I Need To Do
Well, we're halfway through September and I haven't done nearly as well as I had hoped. I only weigh once a month but I feel that I'm lucky to be maintaining. I highly doubt I've lost any weight this month.
Seems like there's a lot goin... Read more
Check Out My Adorable Nephew!
A quick update. I miss blogging and I'm going to try to get back to it again!
It's been a transitional summer in a lot of ways. James finished his grad classes at Indiana University and was job hunting for several months. He decided to t... Read more
New Plan...Weight Loss!
Wow...it has been FOREVER since I wrote a blog! I still don't have time to do the whole family/life/whatever blog, but I want to write a short one about my fitness/weight plans so that I am forced to be accountable!
I've been maintaining, ... Read more
So Much To Say, So Little Time!
Some of my Spark friends write beautifully-crafted, insightful and/or humorous blogs that are a delight to read. Unfortunately, this won't be one of those! I'm in a hurry and my thoughts are skittering around like droplets of water on a hot gr... Read more
25 Job Applications and No Word
James is fighting discouragement and worry about his future. He has applied for 25 jobs at universities all over the U.S. and hasn't heard back from one of them yet. He had one phone interview at Notre Dame which went well, but they needed som... Read more
Everything's Coming Up Roses
In my last blog I talked about pruning our rose bushes. Some people asked to see the roses, so I decided to share some pics. I love roses, especially the old-fashioned ones and the newer shrub roses such as David Austin's. When I look at his ... Read more
A Tip To Make Spark More User Friendly
Hi everyone! It's a beautiful spring day here in Kansas with sunshine, blue skies, birds singing, and just enough breeze to keep it cool and lovely. I'm heading back out to the garden shortly. Yesterday I pruned all the roses, which is a pret... Read more
Planning. It's something I enjoy, mostly, but lately, not so much.
Rick has worked at the same place for 30+ years. For more than 20 of those years, it has been a toxic environment in many ways. It's a long story having to do with him ... Read more
Rick and I watched the documentary, "Fed Up" last evening. It's mostly about the epidemic of childhood obesity, but much of it pertains to anyone of any age. I must confess that although I feel I'm fairly informed about nutrition, it was eye-o... Read more
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will recognize the title of my blog as a quote by Mad-Eye Moody. (And you will probably hear it in his voice, if you've seen the movie.) Anyway, I was reminded of that quote by something my friend SMILINGTREE... Read more
I Have Never Been So Surprised in My Life!
It's been a long time since I wrote a blog, and I must admit, I've been slacking a bit in my Sparking. It's just been a very busy time, and our home computer is having problems, which makes it easier to track in my head than to actually log in... Read more
It's Sunday evening and I'm feeling peaceful and contented, even though I have to be at work at 8:00 in the morning to face two classes of junior high students for our annual "Book Relays" at the library! This is a tradition we've doing for 20 ... Read more
My New Running Buddy
As many of you know, Fritz the German Shepherd was my running buddy. He loved to go with me and was such a great companion as I traveled the country roads around our area. Rick always felt safer knowing he was with me, just in case I came acro... Read more
If You Want To See Some Cuteness...
I keep thinking about blogging and then never taking the time to do it. But I hate feeling so out of touch with my Sparkies, so I decided to stay up a little later and just do it.
I'm doing so-so on the food front...leftovers of Juliana'... Read more
Healthy September Week 4 Results
Healthy Goals for September Week Four Results:
Burn 3000 calories every week through exercise. 2,274 (But I did do lots of yard work and hauling boxes of books up, down and around for our library book sale, even though I don't track those ... Read more
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