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Trying to Catch Up
Friday, April 28, 2017      2 comments

At the beginning of April, we switched cable providers. For over three weeks I couldn't get the wi-fi to work on my PC. Every other computer, phone, and tablet connected automatically. I was forced to use my phone or tablet to sign into Spark... Read more
Nice round numbers
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      5 comments

After changing my status today, I had one hundred thirty-three thousand, three hundred thirty-three points. All those three's looked so perfect. If only I could lose more weight and the scale would read 133 pounds, I would be ecstatic. ... Read more
Are You Willing?
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      2 comments

Margaret Clarkson was a teacher, who was unable to travel to the mission fields as desired because of a physical disability. She wrote a poem, "So Send I You," which was set to music. Later she realized that poem listed only the sacrifices one... Read more
I Knew I Was Getting Close
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      6 comments

A couple weeks ago, I noticed the number of days in my log-in streak was nearing 500; but what a surprise to open my "trophy" email this morning. Five hundred days of logging into the Spark People web site! I haven't seen my goal weight nearin... Read more
Pranked by Panera
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      4 comments

DH has a Panera Bread rewards card. When I go there, I give them his phone number and he racks up rewards from my visits, too. Two rewards were nearing expiration, so he told me to order and use the $5 off reward. I went online and, not havin... Read more
A year to 401
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      6 comments

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...
Monday, March 28, 2016      1 comments

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
"Some Day"
Monday, March 21, 2016      4 comments

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
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      4 comments

emoticon 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
Trashman's agenda
Thursday, April 09, 2015      4 comments

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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      0 comments

emoticon 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?
Monday, October 27, 2014      9 comments

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.
Friday, April 25, 2014      5 comments

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's workout
Thursday, April 17, 2014      3 comments

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
Monday, March 03, 2014      1 comments

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

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