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Starting over
Saturday, May 25, 2013      6 comments

Just read my last blog from October. My daughter's cancer spread so quickly. In early November we were told there was nothing more medically that could be done for Karen. I started sleeping at her house & taking care of my grandkids. Family & fr... Read more
The worse spring, summer, fall...ever
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      5 comments

The blog title is from my grandson, but he has a good reason...his mother (my daughter) has Stage 4 cancer (melanoma). She first noticed a lump in February & it was confirmed as cancer in late spring. Since then life seems to revolve around doct... Read more
My first 10K
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      7 comments

Last Saturday I walked/jogged my 1st 10K. I am slow, so my goal was to do it in under 2 hours. In training, I had done the distance but at a slower pace, however I know that on an official run, I go faster. My son & daughter-in-law did a 1/2 mar... Read more
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

GMINYARD posted a message on Wildflowerr's Live-It Team discussion board asking for advice on finishing projects. Made me stop and think about how often I start something and then don't see it to the end. My craft room is full of projects in var... Read more
Mindless Eating
Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

I had quite a shock on Tuesday. I had made brownies for a potluck and there were some left. After my walk on Tuesday I thought that the last brownie would taste good, so I headed for the kitchen. Guess what, the pan was EMPTY. Normally I would b... Read more
2012 One Word - ENJOY
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

ENJOY – my word for 2012 ENJOY my God, my family, my home & surroundings, my friends, my church, my journey to fitness…in other words…my life. I have been on a successful journey to fitness for about a year through SparkPeople. Now wit... Read more
Sunday, January 08, 2012      3 comments

What is beauty to me & how do I fit into my definition? I think of the words beauty and attractive together, so beauty to me is that to which I am attracted. But beauty is more than "that's nice," it has a "WOW" factor. Nature is often beau... Read more
Saturday, November 26, 2011      1 comments

Ah...the joys of a dial-up internet connection. Tried to post this yesterday, but the computer just wouldn't cooperate. Yesterday was Thanksgiving & a very pleasant day. I'm still reflecting on those things for which I'm thankful. Jesus as ... Read more
Remembering this Veteran's Day
Friday, November 11, 2011      2 comments

My profile picture was taken in May 2010 as we waited for the plane that was carrying my brother-in-laws remains back from Afganistan. He was attempting to disarm an IED (just part of his job as Special Forces) when it exploded. The men behind m... Read more
Emotional Eating
Monday, September 12, 2011      3 comments

A blog about a life issue that may cause emotional eating...hmmm. This is a hard question for me because I see my life as fairly quiet. I am a substitute teacher and usually work just a couple days a week. I do tend to want to eat after I've fin... Read more
Conflicting Goals
Monday, July 04, 2011      3 comments

I’ve been reading “The Spark” and last Saturday started setting my goals. One of my 1-year goals: lose 60 lbs. WOW! that means that by July 1, 2012 I can have the weight off. This is a reasonable goal, just 5 pounds a month. I’ve also been ... Read more
4-day streak
Friday, July 01, 2011      2 comments

Another day and I had my water this morning. 1 glass...2 cups. The other great thing is that I drank over 8 cups of water yesterday. I use a 2-cup glass so I planned how to space the 4 glasses of water throughout the day and it WORKED! ... Read more
Silly Little Things
Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

I'm finally writing my first blog...ever! emoticon I first looked at the SparkPeople Website in Jan and it was over... Read more