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Years in Review

Thursday, May 09, 2013      7 comments

I've been reading other blogs, about ups and downs, two steps forward, one step back. So I thought I'd look through my photo files to get an idea of my own progress. Here I am in 2004, pre-Spark, and I think I was about 250. I'm with my fri... Read more


Tuesday, May 07, 2013      4 comments

I love Rochester, NY. It has a lot to offer. One of the parks was planted with oodles of lilac bushes, among other flowering trees and plants. When I noticed a lilac in bloom on my way to school I decided to take advantage of the nice weather, g... Read more

Food Experiences

Monday, May 06, 2013      2 comments

One of the fun things about traveling is the new experiences one has - and that includes trying different foods. So, here is my first (and last) experience with Peru's "humarin" (accent last syllable, and light on the "n") In 2003, I was w... Read more

Something Tells Me It's All Happening At The Zoo...

Thursday, May 02, 2013      4 comments

I'd been dragging Tuesday, so decided on Wednesday to take the day off from school... "mental health" day...and later in the morning, I took my DD (AKA Glitterfairy77) and grands to the zoo to enjoy the pleasant weather and nature. Read more

Tricycle Woes

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      6 comments

So my trike arrived in its box some days ago, and my son came over Monday to put it together for me - and left me this message: "Hey maw, due to the astringent quality control measures of foreign manufacturing and careful loading and unloading... Read more

Common Wildlife of New York State

Monday, April 29, 2013      3 comments

Last Thursday my granddaughter learned she was required to do a project for the school's science fair, so she and Glitterfairy77 were trying to think what she could do. She considered a volcano but settled on a diorama. And "Nina" (me) came on b... Read more

Feliz Cumpleaños, Papito

Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

I met Eladio Utia for the first time in August of 2011. My introduction on a warm evening in Pucallpa It was he who made a comment about my becoming his "nuera" (da... Read more

Happy Birthday, "Deah"

Thursday, April 25, 2013      3 comments

My youngest sister as a tot, like most toddlers, had difficulty pronouncing R's. She heard Mom refer to Dad as Dear, and called him "Deah." It caught on - he'd call each of us "Deah" as well, but he was THE original. He would've been 83 tod... Read more


Saturday, April 20, 2013      4 comments

You've heard it. "Oh, she looks just like her mother!" "He's the spirit 'n' image [not "spittin' image"] of his father!" I look at my grandson Jack and see how much he looks he looks like my son in his my late husband in HI... Read more

Snail Mail

Friday, April 19, 2013      4 comments

My parents were both very erudite, and also inclined to write. They passed this trait on to me and my sisters; and part of my ministry of visitation and encouragement takes on a vicarious form as I write letters to people I have come to know dur... Read more


Wednesday, April 17, 2013      4 comments

In my Sparking, I read some articles (Spark has such GREAT articles!) in the Fitness category about walking - some were interviews with how Sparkers lost X amount of pounds just by walking; others were helpful hints about walking. us... Read more

Hebrews 10:24,25

Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NOT GIVING UP MEETING TOGETHER [emphasis mine], as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." ... Read more

Bad News and Good News

Thursday, April 11, 2013      9 comments

Actually, really, it's all good...because God is good (all the time!)
tZS_Fq8ksJU I've been overweight a long time, and have worked at jobs where I've been on my feet for long hours. As a result,... Read more


Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

One of my SparkBuddies (COLLEENROSTE) mentioned that she has a 3-item to-do list, and a 3-itme fitness list. I thought - what a great idea! So during the last part of my work day, not having any students, I finagled a list. I figure the 3 fitne... Read more

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