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When Does Your Christmas Tree Come Down?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      12 comments

All day I've been reading posts on Facebook from friends so proud that their Christmas decorations and tree are no longer taking up valuable living space in their homes. As devout practicing Catholics, in our home we have only just begun to cele... Read more

Same Old, Same Old

Sunday, December 30, 2012      8 comments

How many times have we -- those of us who are trying to shed weight -- put losing those extra pounds on the top of our New Year's resolutions list? Well, I can't recall a time in my entire life when that one important item HAS NOT been on my lis... Read more

Today is Feast of St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus)

Thursday, December 06, 2012      6 comments

As the story goes, St. Nicholas used to be a wealthy Bishop who surprised the poor children in his village with food to eat on their window sill where their socks were drying over night. If no socks were hung out to dry, he would leave a small s... Read more

Quick & Easy Meatball Recipe

Friday, November 30, 2012      7 comments

While thumbing through a couple holiday magazines last week, I saw meatballs baked in cupcake pan. Genius idea! So I decided to make this for my family dinner tonight combining a couple recipes I located online. These meatballs were so super eas... Read more

Week 2: Still Meeting the Challenge

Monday, November 26, 2012      6 comments

A couple weeks ago, BOSS61, one of my very first SparkFriends, sent a blanket challenge in his blog to all Sparkers. He suggested that we stay focused and on target with our new health and fitness routines to continue losing 1 pound over each of... Read more

An American History Lesson on Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks on This Day and Everyday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      3 comments

Many know the legend of the First Thanksgiving. The post-harvest celebration of food, feasting, and praising God held by the American Pilgrims colonists first occurred in October 1621 and was not called Thanksgiving. It was a combined solemn cer... Read more

Tuesday: Universal Children's Day

Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

This day was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. Let's observe a day of understanding between all the world's children and devotion to their needs. Never forget, kids are kids, no matter where they live. Read more

Today: I Thank ALL Veterans

Monday, November 12, 2012      3 comments

Also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, today we observe and honor the more than 24 million military veterans in the United States. This National Holiday was established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilso... Read more

It's All Over But the Counting!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      10 comments

I'm not alone in saying that this election year has taken it's toll on my patience. The smear campaigns fueled by negative television and radio ads are now in the scrap pile. Thank goodness this is all over and we can go on to our regularl... Read more

Say "Bye, Bye" to the Dictionary as We Know It

Monday, November 05, 2012      12 comments

Today I heard a news story that really saddened me. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary as we know it will no longer be published in printed format. After this run of the 2012 copyright edition, all dictionaries from the No 1 publisher in this arena ... Read more

Today: National Plan Your Epitaph Day

Thursday, November 01, 2012      5 comments

Haven't you ever thought about this? I know I have, though there is nothing concrete, as yet! emoticon Wel... Read more

Tomorrow: Worlwide Howl at the Moon Night

Thursday, October 25, 2012      6 comments

Do I really need to explain this one? Hopefully I will all be able to sleep if our neighbors are all hollowing at the moon. Pleasant dreams!... Read more

Thank You and Keep Those Prayers Comin'

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      10 comments

As most of you are aware, a few months ago here in our family we experienced a lay off. My husband lost his job after 6 years with the same firm. First, I want to say "Thank You" all for your continued prayers, networking referrals, genuine... Read more

Celebrating National Nut Day?

Sunday, October 21, 2012      5 comments

October 22 is National Nut Day. Will you be celebrating? Not to seem wacky, but if you aren't crazy for cashews, a bit bonkers for brazil nuts, then by George I think you should be relegated to the nut house! Besides, who can't resist... Read more

Tomorrow: World Osteoporosis Day

Friday, October 19, 2012      4 comments

It's great to have a day to remind us to get our share of Vitamin D. That's what we have here today, though we Sparkers should be doing this EVERYDAY! We all know that Vitamin D is one of the important nutrients that, along with calcium and... Read more

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