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The Caterpillar Thought Its World Was Ending...
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      6 comments

...and then it turned into a butterfly. (Proverb) I ran across this proverb on a book cover while in a store this morning. I have felt like that caterpillar so often during this past few years. However, I keep working at life a day at... Read more
36% Surveyed Have Already Broken their New Year Resolutions!
Monday, January 02, 2012      6 comments

I had to smile as I saw this statistic from the Rose Parade TV coverage a few minutes ago. You can't just flip a switch and change behavior. When folks do that to themselves, they're setting up inevitable disappointment. That's one of many re... Read more
Okay, It's Here. Now What?
Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

I'm not concerned about the goals I met last year, or resolutions for this year. I'm more concerned about laughter and peacefulness. Leaving myself alone instead of being so centered on self and weight loss and all that goes along with thi... Read more
Here Comes 2012! Wishing All Sparkers Good Things In the New Year.
Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

The third week of January will mark my three years on this SP site. I've known some of my sparkfriends almost the entire time. While many have dropped off the grid, others have remained and continue to motivate and inspire by their examples. ... Read more
Gratitude For the Bad Things As Well As Good
Friday, December 30, 2011      9 comments

It sounds so cliched, but that which didn't kill me this year, did indeed make me stronger. (Okay, universe, that's enough. I don't want/need to get any stronger!) (smiling) I am thankful for many things; at the top of the list is good hea... Read more
Where Did 2011 Go?
Thursday, December 29, 2011      8 comments

I've never been into the time thing - beginnings and endings. I have a timelessness inside my head and totally agree with Einstein's theory about time. However, we live in a world of calendars, clocks, and assorted devices that constantly ... Read more
Cough Medicine By Perscription Only - Another Wonderful California Law
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      15 comments

I just heard on the radio that over-the-counter cough meds will no longer be sold in CA w/o a perscription as of 1/1/12. This is supposedly due to the escalated abuse by kids taking it to get high - or whatever effects you get with it. Now, cy... Read more
3 Year Anniversary on SP in the next week or Two
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      2 comments

Three years ago in January, I joined SP after finding it by accident. At that time, my dear cousin (like a sister) was halfway through the last three years of her life. When I came to SP, I had the stress of helping her through her illness, wa... Read more
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Twice a year, I go to a casino and play the slots. San Diego is said to have the most casinos of any U.S. county. With that said, about 10 buses a day pick up folks all day long, 365 days a year at a nearby mall. Usually I drive, but yest... Read more
My Fave Christmas Memory
Sunday, December 25, 2011      12 comments

I was two and lived with my grandparents. My European grandfather made things so exciting. There was a huge family gathered on Christmas Eve of aunts, uncles and cousins. A massive table was set like a Roman feast with every imaginable dish. ... Read more
Sugar Blues
Saturday, December 24, 2011      6 comments

I can feel my body starting to rebel about no sugar, and I have a feeling that I am really going to kick it this time. Hate the way it makes me feel. In fact, I have a feeling that I am going to make great headway in achieving some goals... Read more
Gave Myself a Monster Truck For Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2011      4 comments

Okay, it's just a sparkgoodie, but for me it's a reminder of the ride I took at the fair this past summer on a monster truck. It was one huge laugh. It's also a reminder for me to have a fun 2012 and continue to work through the challenges tha... Read more
Advice for Minimizing Holiday Stress
Thursday, December 22, 2011      7 comments

Forget the past... It can't be changed. Forget the future... It can't be predicted. Forget the present... I didn't get you one. Wishing all a wonderful day and happy holiday season.... Read more
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

If you want a smile, go to and click on their live cameras for any one of five animals. It's Pacific timezone, and they are currently all active and hilarious. You can bookmark for whenever you want to smile. They are ador... Read more
Trader Joe's Stuffed Peppers
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      5 comments

OMG! They are to die for! I read someone's SPblog (don't remember who) and they mentioned TJ's stuffed peppers. I'd been looking all over for something like this, but gave up a long time ago. Last weekend, I went and brought some home. Wow,... Read more

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