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Spring blooms

Friday, May 16, 2014      4 comments

I love gardening! My primary home (ie, where I spend most of time) is a small condo with no yard to call my own, but plenty of sunshine. Last week, my precious Sophie (2 1/2 year old granddaughter) and I potted a couple of tomatoes and some herb... Read more

It Wasn't Meant to Be

Monday, April 28, 2014      10 comments

In April of 2013, my dear husband gave me a weekend in NYC for my birthday. We used to go up at least once a year, but had not been in 4 years due to various reasons. Needless to say, I was very excited! However, the Saturday before the weekend ... Read more

Do Calories Count when it's your granddaughter's birthday?

Thursday, April 24, 2014      6 comments

Hard to believe that my youngest granddaughter, Lola, has turned one! Elmo birthday cupcakes Bl... Read more

February in Review (Tweak Time!)

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      1 comments

Having SMART goals is essential to success. However, every nurse knows from doing nursing care plans that an equally important step not supported in that acronym is: evaluation. How can we determine that we are on the right track with our goals... Read more

A Wonderful Weekend

Monday, February 24, 2014      1 comments

We had such a beautiful weekend in piedmont NC. All of the snow of last weekend was melted under temps in the 60's. My son and I cashed in our Christmas stocking goodies by going to the UNC-Chapel Hill (our alma mater) vs WakeForestU (my ... Read more

Another Nugget from Girlfriends in God

Monday, February 17, 2014      2 comments

"Dear LORD, I know that the enemy wants me to fail and fall. I also know that You want me to have abundant life filled with peace and joy. Help me to listen to Your voice and turn a deaf ear to the enemy’s taunting lies. I stand on the truth of ... Read more

Regarding Choices and Temptation

Friday, February 14, 2014      1 comments

[from Girlfriends in God daily devotional, a part of Crosswalk.com] This spoke so loudly to me as I deal daily with food choices and whether or not to exercise. I hope you find it useful, too. "Dear Lord, Please forgive me for the tim... Read more

Better Late than Never! Resolutions...

Saturday, February 01, 2014      6 comments

Finally, I am getting around to posting and implementing my 2014 goals. I knew January was going to be difficult with travel and such, so I intentionally planned to begin my efforts 100% on Feb. 1. Here we go: FITNESS * 100 pushups and 1... Read more

A Brief Update

Monday, September 23, 2013      4 comments

Here is the silver lining in the cloud of moving with my husband's job. I get to see these 2 beautiful faces very often!! Read more

Isaiah 55:8

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      4 comments

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. I get so easily wrapped up in Self and so often fail to seek God's guidance. The sprint triathlon I registered for occurred on the 18th without ... Read more

Joining the Ranks of Arte Johnson and Chevy Chase

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      6 comments

Rainman: "I'm an excellent driver." Me: "I'm an excellent faller." Remember how I fell on the treadmill way back when? Well, Monday evening at our first group cycling practice for the sprint triathlon, I fell on my bike.... We were c... Read more

Fresh Produce - Can't Let It Go To Waste!

Monday, July 15, 2013      6 comments

I must have been hungry when I visited some local farmers' markets last week. I brought home way more produce than my husband and I could possibly eat before it became overly ripe. When I opened my refrigerator today, there were 3 large cantalou... Read more

The Inevitable

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      4 comments

Thank you for the spark support offered when circumstances have interfered with my healthy lifestyle. My precious daddy removed one of my I-don't-have-time-or-energy-
to-exercise excuses Saturday evening when he "loosed these mortal coils"... Read more

Difficulty Staying on Track

Sunday, May 12, 2013      5 comments

I'm in the middle of a wicked (ly fun) schedule that is making it very difficult to stay on an exercise regimen. As most of you know, I spend every other week at my parents' home, alternating a week of in-home assistance with my sister. My past... Read more

Heeeeerrrre's Lola

Monday, April 29, 2013      5 comments

I appreciate the interest of my Spark friends in our newest family member, Lola Elizabeth. Here are a few pictures. Read more


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