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Wag More. Bark Less.

Monday, March 12, 2012      6 comments

That was a decal on a car I passed during yesterday's walk. It made me smile to think how simple the reminder was, but how hard it is sometimes to remember. To focus on the good things and be thankful for them, which inevitably leads to my "ba... Read more

A Hearty Welcome to Daylight Savings Time

Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

Oh how I love those longer days full of sunshine! Now if they'd just keep it this way, that would be wonderful. Have a fun day, sparkfriends.... Read more

Use Caution When Using "Natural" Remedies

Friday, March 09, 2012      7 comments

I had a huge wake-up call last week, and it was the first time I ever experienced an adverse effect from a natural product. Having always known my body very well, I understand my needs and act accordingly. But I was way off the mark when I... Read more

Dangerous Crossroads - Yikes!

Thursday, March 08, 2012      8 comments

After 74 days of no sugar, and 35 days of no caffeine, I have no cravings for either. So, what's the problem? I have to clarify that I haven't felt deprived of either one, so that doesn't seem to be the issue. It's at this point of 35 day... Read more

Suntan Lotion & Shooting Hoops

Monday, March 05, 2012      8 comments

I love to put on the coconut smelling suntan oil and head out to walk. When I did so this morning, I went a different route. This one took me to a path where I could see people shooting hoops. There was a father and small son there. The ... Read more

Teal Toenails, Doves, Daylight Savings. Food Shopping When Hungry

Sunday, March 04, 2012      10 comments

I love colors and got a great deal on a set of different colored nail polish. Got home and painted my toenails teal. Silly, simple pleasures - everytime I look at my bare feet (it's been in the 80's and sandal time), I smile. Did my nails pur... Read more

To All Affected By the Terrible Tornados

Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

It is heartbreaking to see all the lives lost and property damage. I hope my sparkfriends are okay and have taken refuge in safe places.... Read more

Goodbye, Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      16 comments

We lose yet another singer, and one whose "monkeying around" hasn't been forgotten through the decades. RIP, Davy Jones.... Read more

Pleased With My Jan/Feb Goal Achievements

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

As usual at the end of every month, I am amazed that I'm already saying goodbye to February. Went by in an eyeblink! Very pleased with my progress in the first two months of this year, and optimistic about my March goal of no night eating.... Read more

I Paid $4.49/gal for Gas This Week!

Saturday, February 25, 2012      8 comments

Granted, their $4.24 pumps were empty, so I was held captive to premium. But this is totally outrageous. It's time to get out the bike or buy a motorcycle. Wishing all a fun weekend.... Read more

No New Clothes Until Plateau is Busted Through

Friday, February 24, 2012      12 comments

Yup, that's right. I made that agreement with myself yesterday. It's time to bust this forever plateau wide open. And I'm not spending any money on clothing other than the smaller sizes I intend to return to prior to this chubster period of t... Read more

February Goals Update. March Goals.

Thursday, February 23, 2012      9 comments

It's unreal how fast February is going. I have absolutely no cravings for caffeine or sugar, two of my past two months' goals. This time around, I don't feel as though I'm depriving myself at all. I just satiated on both prior to giving them ... Read more

Too Soon to Leave, Whitney!

Sunday, February 12, 2012      12 comments

How her amazing voice and songs impacted decades of my life is difficult to articulate. I miss her already. And, I will always love you. R.I.P. dear Whitney.... Read more

The Upside of Getting a Bad Cold

Saturday, February 11, 2012      4 comments

I've been fortunate in not having been sick for a long time. But these past few weeks, with news about my dying mother and other assorted stressors, my system has been worn down. Not to mention that so many are walking around in public blowing... Read more

Had a Peaceful Birthday Filled w/Loving Memories

Thursday, February 09, 2012      8 comments

Thanks to all for the goodies and birthday wishes. Yesterday was a peaceful birthday and I did manage to do several things despite fighting this awful cold. Unfortunately, I did a long walk and managed to get more tired than I should have. Th... Read more


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