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Blessings

Sunday, November 16, 2014      7 comments

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

Monday, November 03, 2014      13 comments

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...

Friday, October 24, 2014      9 comments

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014      6 comments

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

Weeks 2 and 3 Healthy September

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      8 comments

Healthy Goals for September Week Two Results: Burn 3000 calories every week through exercise. 2,465 Eat under 1400 calories every day. 6 of 7 days Keep up my 8-a-day water and 5-a-day freggie streaks. 7 of 7 days for both. ... Read more

Week One Healthy September

Monday, September 08, 2014      8 comments

Healthy Goals for September Week One Results: Burn 3000 calories every week through exercise. 2,700 Eat under 1400 calories every day. 5 of 7 days Keep up my 8-a-day water and 5-a-day freggie streaks. 7 of 7 days for both. ... Read more

Ready for September

Monday, September 01, 2014      6 comments

What a beautiful weekend! My sister and BIL were here with my new little nephew and spent 2 days and nights at our house. Sunday was little David's baptism...Rick and I were honored to be his sponsors. We had a special (and delicious) brunch ... Read more

Empty Nest...

Friday, August 22, 2014      9 comments

Today I went for a hot, humid, six-mile run and spent the rest of the day cleaning. The house has been a mess for quite a while, with James' furniture in the dining room, boxes everywhere, and so much to do to get everyone ready to move. Clean... Read more

Joy and Sorrow Intermingled...a Photo Blog

Thursday, August 07, 2014      13 comments

A week into August already...I can't believe it! I've been tracking my food and fitness but not doing much else on Spark. Tonight I discovered that I had somehow been unsubscribed from a bunch of your blogs, so I've gotten them all redone and ... Read more

Getting to Know Your Spark Friends

Thursday, July 03, 2014      4 comments

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavor… Trident Original Best time of the year… No question, it's Spring. I love the beautiful warm days and cool nights an... Read more

One Week At a Time

Sunday, June 29, 2014      11 comments

As you may have seen in my feed, I've gained 5 pounds in June. Five pounds that it took me several months to lose, gained back in one month because I just let it happen. I knew, even as I ate the cookies, the ice cream, and the graham crackers... Read more

The Merry Month of May

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      6 comments

Wow...it's June already! Here's a quick run-down of May's Spark-type stuff: 1) Weight: Down to 145 pounds, back within my maintenance range. WOO-HOO! 2) Fitness: I did my best, but this is the first month in more than 4 years o... Read more

Just Pile It On!

Friday, May 09, 2014      14 comments

I can't remember the last time I've been as sick as I have been this week. Rick, Juliana, and I have been fighting the same horrible sinus infection/bronchitis thing, and before that, Rick's parents had it too and his Dad spent a week in the ho... Read more

What Makes a Successful Day?

Thursday, May 01, 2014      9 comments

My friend, BESSHAILE, just blogged about what makes a successful day for her. She, like me, is hovering at the upper end of her maintenance range and we would both like to get down to a more comfortable place. For me to do that, I must st... Read more

Hiking the Konza Prairie: A Picture Blog

Monday, April 28, 2014      11 comments

I am dedicating this blog to my friend, CLAIREINPARIS, who posts wonderful blogs about the fabulous hikes she does all around her native France. I admit to enjoying her blogs and yet being quite envious of the beautiful scenery, flower-filled f... Read more


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