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A year to 401
A 401K? No. 401 pounds? No. Four hundred and one (sounds a little like a dalmatian movie) times in a row logging in to Spark People. I was patting myself on the back, having reached the one-year mark, but this morning I opened my emails to fi... Read more
If It Weren't Leap Year...
I would have logged in for an entire year. As it is, I think I'll manage to get that 366th log in done tomorrow. ... Read more
This poem by Fanny J. Crosby, one of the most prolific writers of hymn lyrics of all time, was her "heart song." She was inspired by a tract in which the preacher wrote: "If each of us is faithful to the grace which is given us by Christ, that ... Read more
Three More Weeks
Even if I have no time to do anything but log in, I have been on the SP site consistently for almost a ... Read more
We all have things that are important to us. They may include hobbies, people, activities or jobs. While some people work just to get a paycheck, others find worth in their attention to detail and want others to appreciate their efforts. Last... Read more
The wisdom of the wise
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
So glad both my parents had this. ... Read more
Am I a Nobody?
On a daily SP email, SparkPeople community moderator Denise said:
Nobody is perfect, and you don't have to be either.
So...does that make me a Nobody? ... Read more
No, Dear, I hired three sheep.
It's spring. DH applied lawn food and it rained. The grass grew. I got the mower out. I topped off the gas tank and pulled the starter cord. Nothing. Asked DH to start it for me. Nothing. Wishful thinking.
Had I been mowing all th... Read more
Ivy is not a person who has created her own workout routine. Ivy is a thing--a living, growing, thriving, tenacious thing. It grows in the beds outside the office addition. It climbs up the retaining wall and over the shrubbery. It wanders t... Read more
Eighteen blank surfaces & still chewing
Divide three rooms into eighteen. That's four walls, a ceiling and a floor each. Three rooms have been stripped to the bare cement or stud walls for many a month now. DH had such a hopeful outlook for the last two months we were at the old ho... Read more
Preparing to Paint
Yesterday my son and I removed everything but a dresser from the guest room, then washed the walls and woodwork in preparation for painting. The room is now a dark cafe au lait. Since we're selling, it seemed a good time to lighten the room to... Read more
I like to make homemade soup. Usually starting with onion, carrots and celery, plus leftovers, I have begun to realize it isn't that difficult creating something tasteful and hearty.
Lately though, I have cheated. Taking a can of condensed ... Read more
Setting the Stage
A couple years back, we tried to sell this house. We've been here 23-1/2 years. I suppose it's a good thing to live in a split level when you are continually going up and down stairs for one thing and another. ... Read more
Do I get a massage after this?
I'm thrilled that my carpets in the bedrooms, office, hallway, family room and rec room are being steam cleaned today. It's been far too long between cleaning. I hate to vacuum, so you know they were in dire need. My own carpet cleaning machi... Read more
Bogart & Ruskin
Bogart...what comes to mind? Humphrey? The African Queen? Lauren Bacall?
Nope, none of the above. Bogart is the younger of my two grandpuppies. He and brother Ruskin (named after the Florida county where his "parents" honeymooned) spent the... Read more