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Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow

Sunday, April 24, 2016      8 comments

That's a line from a hymn I learned as a child, and I take those words with me into this week. This moment I feel tired and unready for Monday. Before I start a new job, I intend to take a vacation day between finishing and beginning. SISSYFE... Read more

Hurry up and wait

Friday, April 22, 2016      4 comments

Quite a week: three very good but very different interviews, two classes, trying to keep up with my work between interviews, classes, and looking for new job postings. I seem to have timed it right; nothing this week looked as suitable as the ... Read more

Where oh where

Thursday, April 21, 2016      7 comments

A heartfelt thank you for all the support with my job search. I've been so focused on it that Sparking has sort of gone by the wayside this week. I check the day's job postings first thing to see if anything new has been added, give my very su... Read more

Seeds bearing fruit

Friday, April 15, 2016      6 comments

I now have four applications in and two interviews ined up for next week so far. I've had some very encouraging conversations and figured out the new job search site well enough to explain it to someone else. Now I feel sad, exited, scared...and... Read more

Gardening is hard work

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      7 comments

My last blog was titled Planting Seeds of Change. I wrote about the positive seeds I've planted since learning that my job will be eliminated, effective end of June. Although I will be getting internal placement offers, that won't happen till ... Read more

Planting seeds of change

Thursday, April 07, 2016      7 comments

My job loss won't be common knowledge till tomorrow, and it's been good to have today to get used to the idea myself. I have this job through June 30th and hope to have a new one to start on July 1st.. Read more

Happy? Birthday?

Wednesday, April 06, 2016      11 comments

Well, some days are just not what you expect. Yes, it's my birthday, and that is good. My office was all decorated when I got to work, and there are beautiful flowers on my desk. The not so good part is that I learned my position is bein... Read more


Friday, April 01, 2016      10 comments

I had a big scare last weekend while driving down 75 at the end of spring break. I started feeling AWFUL, wondering if maybe I was having a heart attack. I know they can manifest in odd ways in women, and four close family members died from on... Read more

Colcannon, courtesy of MEWHENRYSMAMA

Wednesday, March 16, 2016      7 comments

An Irish recipe repertoire essential - simple delicious colcannon Jane Walsh @irishcentral March 09,2016 01:00 AM The Irish potato dish colcannon is delicious, hearty, and easy to make. Traditional for Halloween but delicious for any... Read more

Monday menu

Monday, February 29, 2016      12 comments

Last night's leftover baked lemon pepper salmon Brown rice Red beets and white beets Mixed greens Salad with tiny very tasty tomatoes from husband's garden Yes, there is such a thing as white beets. We had white beets and red turni... Read more

Sunday dinner

Sunday, February 28, 2016      6 comments

Lemon pepper baked salmon Steamed endive with olive oil and lemon Red turnips cooked with their greens Broccoli and mushrooms leftover from last night Mashed potatoes We are so spoiled by wonderful farm fare and will miss it whe... Read more

Lent, Quaker style

Sunday, February 21, 2016      6 comments

So what is a Quaker doing keeping Lent? One of the Quaker testimonies is simplicity. I don't feel obliged to keep Lent, but I have a long history as a singer in liturgical churches, and this is a spiritual practice that I choose. Last year... Read more

good things

Saturday, February 20, 2016      4 comments

I am so enjoying the weekly share we get from a small local organic farm. We've had vegetables tasty enough to double as dessert. The farm manager says the two questions he gets asked are "What is it?" and "What do I do with it?" I've disc... Read more

Off to a fizzle

Saturday, January 09, 2016      11 comments

My winter 5% challenge got off to a fizzle. I started the week resuming good habits and then got flattened by a cold. I've missed a couple days of work and have had no energy at all. Gratitude list: 1. Being caught up enough at work ... Read more

Where oh where could it be??

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      6 comments

A Catholic friend shared this little prayer to St. Anthony, saint of lost things: "Tony, Tony, come around; something's lost and can't be found." I could use some help. Husband and I replaced our Sparkpeople activity trackers with Fitbits... Read more

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