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Wag More. Bark Less.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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
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