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OMG! St. Patrick was Scottish! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011      4 comments

St. Patrick: Man, Myth & Holiday Learn interesting facts and tidbits about the beloved St. Patrick. (CREDITED TO CATHOLIC ONLINE WEBSITE) St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. Apostle of Ireland, born ... Read more


Friday, March 11, 2011      8 comments

Oh, how awful! My city sits on several major fault lines as well, so I understand this potential. My prayers go to the people of Japan in dealing with this tragedy.... Read more

OMG, Is It Really March Already?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      10 comments

Where did January and February go so fast? Yikes! Time is fleeting. Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more

Where's My Scale? (and my socks)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      11 comments

Okay, it's been so long since I used the scale that I don't even remember where it is. If I had to guess, I'd say I last weighed around 2-3 months ago. Before beginning this healthier lifestyle change 2.5 years ago, I never weighed myself or e... Read more

Apple Cider Vinegar... POOF, My Appetite Is Gone!

Monday, February 28, 2011      18 comments

I recently discovered and researched the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, including taking a tbsp before a meal (about a half hour or so) and my hunger disappears. Since I just recently discovered this, I've forgotten to do this most of th... Read more

The Loss of Yet Another Friend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      16 comments

Today I got word that a friend I used to work with passed away after her 13 year battle with lung cancer. Very sad. And I have two other dear friends who are in stage four of their own cancers. I guess I'd better learn how to deal with th... Read more

Be My Valentine

Monday, February 14, 2011      11 comments

Wishing all a warm, wonderful day.... Read more


Sunday, February 13, 2011      11 comments

Yes, they are named after the royals. (smiling) Their mom was named "Princess Ragamuffin" when I went to get them shortly after their birth approximately seven years ago. These boys, pictured on my sparkpage, are the gifts that keep on g... Read more

Moderation is NOT My Middle Name

Saturday, February 12, 2011      9 comments

I've been on SP for two years and have done several good things toward a healthier lifestyle. But the better I do, the more I realize what a way to go I still have in doing many things in a healthier way. It amazes me that, with my all... Read more

WHERE DID SHE GO? (When SPfriends leave the Site)

Friday, February 11, 2011      19 comments

I just clicked on the page of a long-time, very visible sparker and POOF - NO longer on SP! Where did she go? Why so quickly? And w/o a word! Okay, I know we all make our choices for various reasons, and I respect that. Maybe she didn't wan... Read more


Wednesday, February 09, 2011      9 comments

I had a good day yesterday, and followed several of the suggestions from sparkfriends regarding the birthday song and call that I knew would not come. I really appreciate your warmth and kindness. Have a wonderful day.... Read more

Dreading the Birthday Blues Tomorrow

Monday, February 07, 2011      13 comments

I was born on my grandmother's birthday and named after her. I'm bracing myself to NOT be blue tomorrow. Not for the typical reason of passing years. I've lived enough for five people, and don't want to be younger than I am. So that's ... Read more

Other Goals/Landmarks Met

Saturday, January 29, 2011      7 comments

In a recent blog, I listed some of the benefits of being on SP for two years this week. And thinking of those goals, I also looked at others I've achieved during this month of January, 2011. Of course, not all were done in this month, but cumu... Read more

Direction Correction #6 - Overeating Healthy Foods

Friday, January 28, 2011      9 comments

It is my 2-year Sparkversary, and I've become aware of several things that I've gotten a bit misdirected on. It doesn't feel like I've fallen off the proverbial wagon, but just that my healthy two-year track has begun to start making the beginn... Read more

2 Years On Spark - Sometimes Success Takes Different Forms

Thursday, January 27, 2011      6 comments

There's nothing dramatic to write about during this week's historic landmark of two years since starting SP. However, I've -Kept the original weight loss off (approx. 30 lbs). -Lost the 8 that I'd gained from grief eating. -Maintai... Read more

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