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New Experiences
Sunday, February 26, 2017      16 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
Saturday, February 11, 2017      41 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
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
Epic Weekend
Sunday, October 23, 2016      16 comments

I am SO happy my sinus infection has cleared out! That was a bad one last week. emoticon The weather t... Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016      12 comments

What a week it has been! I worked like crazy last week to be able to take off last Friday to head to Michigan for girls weekend with my two best friends from high school. We had been talking about doing this for a couple years and finally g... Read more
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 09, 2016      21 comments

If you ever have a chance to volunteer at an athletic event, I highly recommend it! Today was the first time I have ever volunteered and I picked a big one, The Chicago Marathon. It was tough getting up at 4am after an exciting late Cubs game. S... Read more
The Highs and the Lows
Thursday, September 29, 2016      12 comments

My how things change. Inside of three days, the weather went from mid-80s and sunny to chilly and rainy. I was sweating in a tank top and shorts on sunday. I needed a light jacket to take the dog for a walk on Tuesday. Last week I was... Read more

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