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Post Vacation
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      20 comments

I'm off work the rest of the week after a five-day vacation in Cancun with DH, my daughter and her boyfriend, to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary which was last December. My son chose to stay home so as not to miss any Chicago Fire socc... Read more
Reframing
Friday, March 10, 2017      42 comments

Winter has finally arrived. I did a New Year’s Day run with my running group on a sunny 40-degree day. We had 50-70 degree days last month and broke a record for no measurable snow during January and February. Tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day 5... Read more
3/4/17 - A Few Of My Favorite Things
Friday, March 03, 2017      41 comments

I had an interesting moment at my hair appointment tonight. Every once in a while, I get this young woman who spends about two minutes massaging my scalp, forehead and temples before rinsing out the shampoo. By the time she finishes rinsing my h... Read more
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      13 comments

On my One Day Challenge team, I try to set a challenge on Wednesdays to improve our wellness. As I approach Wednesday and thinking about what this week means to my family, I thought I'd blog a few thoughts on eating disorders. I have receiv... Read more
New Experiences
Sunday, February 26, 2017      23 comments

What is life without new experiences right? Mix it up, step outside your comfort zone, try something even if you fail right? At 40-something, I stepped outside my comfort zone and learned to ride a motorcycle. A couple years later I s... Read more
Here Comes the Sun
Sunday, February 19, 2017      15 comments

Mid 50s to low 60s... in February.... in Chicago. HOT DOG! It's been unseasonably warm and sunny for the past five days or so and this weekend was absolutely GLORIOUS! It was a weekend of plenty of activity and some resting. ww... Read more
Windsong
Saturday, February 11, 2017      42 comments

I was reminded of this John Denver song today as I ran with my running group at our local Arboretum. It was an unusually warm and sunny February morning so it felt good not to overdress! I never used to think that there was anything beautif... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      14 comments

~I'm Just Here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.... Oh the day started out well with a local 5K with some members from my running group. I felt strong throughout the race.... until that hill. I pulled out the positive self talk to get me up the... Read more
Hibernation
Saturday, January 28, 2017      41 comments

As I sit here, in the early morning hours of a cold, dreary Saturday morning with my coffee and my Sparking, I'm thinking about all I would like to get done this morning and I'm still sitting. We are on track here in Chicago to have the 2nd... Read more
Friday Tidbits
Friday, January 06, 2017      16 comments

It's been a while since my last blog. So here's what's rolling around in my head. Making it happen emoticon ... Read more
Putting One Foot In Front Of the Other
Saturday, December 17, 2016      18 comments

I am feeling thankful that my dad is doing well since his hospital stay and I'm thankful I was able to take Friday off to start getting ready for Christmas after so many long hours lately. After getting my new orthotics Friday, I started my... Read more
The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Sunday, December 11, 2016      18 comments

Hey Sparkers. It's been a while. Pull up a cozy chair and let's get caught up. Here's the readers digest version... Worked 10 - 12 hours the two weeks leading up to our December 3 project go live at work. Had to be at work at 3am on Decembe... Read more
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Sunday, November 20, 2016      16 comments

I have't done a Good, Bad and Ugly blog in a long time. It's good to take the good with the bad. The bad makes you appreciate the good. The Good - I sent the sweet monster packing a couple weeks ago and have been doing very well. I have stu... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      7 comments

Here we are again for another round of tidbits. I've been doing pretty well since I sent the sweet monster packing last week. The sinus infection I had three weeks ago sent me back into unhealthy habits. I started drinking way more soda tha... Read more
Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      12 comments

It's November 1st, it was 70-something degrees and sunny and the Cubs are still playing baseball! It's a golden day! I took a beautiful walk around the path at work to step away from the computer, clear the cobwebs. I use the Charity Miles ... Read more

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