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Why, yes, you CAN search my bag

Saturday, December 29, 2012      12 comments

Top tip: when your carryon luggage includes a novelty clock that features a long metal wire and, you know, a CLOCK, expect that TSA will want to take a closer look at it. In other words, D'oh!... Read more

Looking back; looking forward

Friday, December 28, 2012      7 comments

Christmas Day is, in some ways, the last day of the old year. Yes, there is another week left of the year, but it is a fallow time in which we finish up the last bits of the dying year and begin to look at and plan for the coming year. Some say ... Read more

Christmas travel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      6 comments

I'm packing to head for my mother-in-law's, our traditional California Christmas trip. The last time I was on a plane was a year ago for this same trip. It makes me reflect on the changes since then. I'm 50 pounds lighter. I don't think I w... Read more

It's...smiling at me!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      10 comments

A lighted, wire-frame deer is currently standing on my kitchen counter, waving its upturned nose back and forth. Hubby was good enough to put it together while I was out for the evening. He has expressed a fond desire for it to remain where... Read more

The best laid plans

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      1 comments

DD and I planned a trip to the gym this morning, prior to me dropping her at work for a very important work day. We both got up on time, but instead of the gym I ended up running to the 24-hour drug store to get her Imodium. Poor kid, she is not... Read more

My new wallpaper

Monday, December 03, 2012      13 comments

I can't remember where I got this picture, but it's now my wallpaper, to remind me of what I'm doing this for: ... Read more

I've got plenty to be thankful for

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      5 comments

One of my teams has a thread about looking back at 2012. And in writing up my reply, I realized that it's been a pretty good year. My older daughter's engagement broke off and she had to come home to live, but she has a job now, is building... Read more

Turkey Trot

Sunday, November 25, 2012      13 comments

I am not a runner. I have resisted running most of my life. When I've tried it, it's usually ended in injury and misery. But if I want to do triathlons next year, I have to become a runner again. This year I signed up for my first ever... Read more

Disappearing for a while

Monday, November 12, 2012      9 comments

I just realized that I have a HUGE project due two weeks sooner than I realized, so I'm not going to be around very much for the rest of the month. I will try to keep up the Sparking, I just won't have time for Spark People. Will be thinking abo... Read more

It's my life

Saturday, November 10, 2012      7 comments

Something I said in a comment today, but I need to have it here to remind me: It's important to stop thinking about a "finish line" and instead concentrate on the journey. Every day I eat better and work out is a day that I am healthier, an... Read more

Allergic to candy??

Friday, November 02, 2012      3 comments

My allergies have been particularly hideous the last couple days. No amount of antihistamine has been enough to stop my left eye from feeling itchy and sore. This happened last month, too. Right after I'd eaten a bunch of those silly Brach... Read more

Oh, THAT'S my irresistible Halloween candy

Thursday, November 01, 2012      6 comments

Butterfingers. Because we ended up at home last night, I sent hubby to buy Halloween candy. Among the candy he brought back were Butterfingers. The scale says I'm up 6 pounds today. Now, of course I didn't eat 6 pounds worth of Butterf... Read more

Sandy wasn't a nice girl

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      12 comments

Well, we survived the storm pretty well. The one casualty was our wireless router--making me REALLY glad I'd insisted on unplugging the entertainment center. We've replaced the router now, but our ISP is still down, so all I have to Spark on is ... Read more

Scary moment

Monday, October 29, 2012      10 comments

Arrived at client's house. She is holding back a barking beagle. "Do you remember her, boy?" She says. I reach out my hand and he sniffs it and licks me. "Wow!" she says. "That was great! He's an attack dog. Good boy, not biting!" Whic... Read more

Not sure about this "rubber/road" thing

Friday, October 26, 2012      5 comments

Well, I made my 2,000 miles of biking goal before the weather turned really nasty. In fact, yesterday I had one of the best rides ever--it was twilight, and very still, and I felt like I was sort of floating along instead of actually pedaling. ... Read more


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