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Words of Wisdom from Wade Kinsella

Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

Hello my fellow Sparkers, I recently discovered the joy of the "Hart of Dixie" and have a bit of a cougar crush on Wade. Actually, I love all the characters and all their flaws. In season 2, episode 3 - "If it makes you happy", what Wade ... Read more

How to survive a 6 day POWER OUTAGE in style ;o)

Sunday, July 08, 2012      3 comments

Dear Sparkies, I'm back! Our power went out Friday, June 29th and was recently restored on Thursday, July 5th. Oh, what a relief it is! ;o) Below is my POWER OUTAGE story. The POWER OUTAGE was a trip and all I can say is..."I'll get... Read more

A Perfect Day :o)

Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

Hello Sparkies, Today was a perfect day! I reconnected with my family and my bicycle. My son and I rode to a local diner for breakfast and took the scenic route home and were lucky enough to see a fox (in the city)! Next, my family went ... Read more

A Wise Woman named INDYGIRL once said...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      1 comments

I copied these words of wisdom from my Sparkfriend INDYGIRL's blog to mine so I'll know where to find them when the going gets rough! She speaks to me and inspires me to NEVER GIVE UP. Check her out! She's AWESOME! Tuesday, February 28, ... Read more

Let's get this BODY MOVING!

Thursday, January 05, 2012      6 comments

Hello Sparkies, 2011 is behind me and I'm sitting on my sofa dreaming of the woman I want to be and developing my action plan for 2012. My #1 goal is to get this body moving! N/D/J/F have notoriously been my downfall (aka inactive period)... Read more

BIRTHDAY Resolutions - Goals for 41

Saturday, September 03, 2011      5 comments

Hello Sparkies, So, I'm BENCHED! Tore my calf muscle at my tennis clinic Monday playing singles. :o( Part of me thinks it's funny - I have a sports injury! ME! The other part of me is mad, grouchy, and depressed! I was in the process o... Read more

BIRTHDAY Resolutions

Thursday, August 25, 2011      3 comments

Hmmm...it's that time of year, almost my birthday (9/9), when I start thinking about goals for the "new year". I've never been a New Year's resolution kind of girl. It's all about the birthdays for me. So, with the beginning of the school ye... Read more

UNPLUG to RECHARGE :o)

Friday, August 05, 2011      1 comments

Good Morning Sparkies! So, as I prepare to go camping, I came across this ad for Lake Erie Shores & Islands ~ UNPLUG to RECHARGE. Unplug your cell phone. Unplug your laptop and video games. Unplug your iPod, iPad, iEverything.... Read more

Challenge of the Day - No Stinkin' Thinkin'

Monday, August 01, 2011      4 comments

This is the Whole Living Challenge of the Day: A Quarter for Your (Negative) Thoughts? Frequent put-downs give negativity too much influence. Put aside a quarter every time you say or think something negative about yourself. Now,... Read more

A Farewell to CAN'T

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      3 comments

Hello Sparkies, I love this! It's from an ad for Outward Bound (outwardbound.org). A Farewell to CAN'T ~ This goodbye does not make me sad. I will not miss you. I have discovered what it feels like to do the unthinkable. The ... Read more

Quote of the Day

Saturday, July 02, 2011      3 comments

Hello Sparkies! I snagged this off my friend's facebook page: A wise woman once said, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.... Read more

My life IS an adventure!

Sunday, June 26, 2011      5 comments

Hi Sparkies, I'm back! Back from a 2000+ mile roadtrip to Orlando, FL with stops in NC, GA and TN to visit with friends. It was a GREAT roadtrip and I wasn't alone. Oh no, it was 3 for the road - me and my kids. For the record, I got LO... Read more

What makes me smile?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      2 comments

The inspiration for this blog is a beautiful Springer/Brittany Spaniel (white with reddish/brown patches) who streaks across the park across from my house on a daily basis. EVERY time I see this dog running full tilt across the park kicking up ... Read more

My favorite poet ~ Emily Matthews :o)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      1 comments

Dear SP, My DD brought home a card (recycled Valentine's card) from preschool and I must say she picked well. She chose a card by Emily Matthews, my FAVORITE greeting card author. Below is a poem that describes the type of parents I want ... Read more

My Achin' Back :o(

Monday, August 30, 2010      8 comments

Good Morning SP, I want to start by saying, "ARGHHHHH!" I'm so frustrated. Somehow, I messed up my back and am "enjoying" severe pain to the extent that sleeping (aka laying down) is uncomfortable and my back absolutely kills me when ... Read more


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