ABC's about me
From my friend Sheila (LuckyDogFarm) via her friend NatPlummer.
A - Available or married: Available, but in a serious relationship, so not really available but not yet married either.
B - Book: "Younger Next Year for Women" by Chris Cro... Read more
Mail for a serviceman - thank you from my nephew Jon
Thank you to those of you who responded to my request to send my homesick nephew, Jon, a card in December. He is in basic training for the air force and was quite homesick at the beginning. Jon got a whole bunch of mail that week and was so appr... Read more
Homesick service man (my nephew) needs encouragement
I have a favor to ask. My nephew Jon is in his 3rd week of boot camp and is homesick. If anyone has time, please send him a card or note this month to let him know that he is being thought of and that we appreciate his service to our country. Ju... Read more
Rewarding action - The Daily Motivator by Ralph Marston
I like to read "The Daily Motivator" by Ralph Marston. Today's post was just too good not to share, since it so pertains to our Spark journey...
When you don’t feel like making the effort, that’s when making the eff... Read more
Messages from Heaven
Hello, Spark Friends!
I've gotten away from blogging, due to all the craziness at work with the library that I work at undergoing renovation for the next 18 months. My coworkers and I are "holed up" in a classroom together and we've been cr... Read more
Poem from a soldier in Afghanistan (could also apply to our Spark journey)
While this poem was written by a soldier in Afghanistan, these words could just as well be applied to our Spark journey. Enjoy...
DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE
I could have given up a long time ago,
The doors were always closed,
Storms are... Read more
You're in Vegas, Baby!
Harry & I are in Vegas for the Shaklee convention. We went to a restaurant in our hotel for dinner tonight. Harry asked the host before we were seated if they served cocktails. The host said, "Do you know where you are? You're in Vegas, Baby! Y... Read more
July accountability, August goal & anti-gravity treadmill
Hello, my dear Spark Friends,
I have been MIA, but you have been on my mind and in my heart. I may not be checking in here daily, but I do think about all of you every day and hope that you are doing well.
So many things going on at w... Read more
Day 181 Accountability
Thursday was kind of a kickback day. SparkFriend CARLA0716 is visiting from Canada. Carla got her hair cut while I swam laps. Then we went out for lunch and shopping. We've been eating out a lot, and enjoying desserts. It will b... Read more
Day 179 & 180 Accounability
Monday & Tuesday
I had to go back to work to get a rest from all the tourist activities over the weekend! I haven't walked that much in ages. It felt great. Carla did some sightseeing on her own while I worked on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday... Read more
Pictorial of Taste of Chicago and other sites - Day 178 Accountability
On Sunday, Carla (CARLA0716), Tony (HEALTHDUDE), and I went to the Taste of Chicago, then hoofed it over to Navy Pier - and stopped at various landmarks along the way. Harry, my Sweetie, is still recovering from surgery and this w... Read more
Day 177 Accountability
Very busy day today with my SparkFriend and teammate Carla (CARLA0716), who is visiting from Canada. Carla went for a run early Saturday morning. Smart girl that she is, she took a pen and wrote down street names as she was runn... Read more
Day 176 Accountability
Love my Fridays off for the summer! I started reading the women's version of "Younger Next Year" in bed this morning. It's very similar to the men's, only with women's stories and not as much tough guy talk. I highly recommend thi... Read more
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Day 175 Accountabiity & weigh-in
This morning, I weighed in at 150.0 lbs. That's where I started the month. I went up a pound after the 4th of July picnicing and baseball gaming. So, I'm back to square one and will have to step it up for the rest of the month t... Read more