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Time to dust off the Elf Costume
Yesterday I was inspired by a Sparkie who doesn't eat until her kitchen is cleaned and all the extra food is packed for lunches or in the fridge...well, I am not there yet, but I did decide to set the table for dinner yesterday after breakfast. ... Read more
It must be winter...
It's cold and rainy and my fingers ache...must be winter in Chicago. Ended up staying home tonight. I wanted to run into Chicago to see the American Idol runner up in a free concert at Hard Rock Cafe but all 4 of my kids begged off because of ... Read more
My kids have caught the Spark!
This morning I woke up to my teenage son asking me if I had any extra goggles...he and his sister decided to start working out together at the health club after school. So, I am losing my work out buddy but I am o.k. with that! : ) He has made... Read more
Great family time today...cooking and playing together.
Today I had a lovely day with my family. After church we debated going out for Thai food but decided to cook at home instead. All 5 of us were in the kitchen, washing and chopping vegetables, making rice, washing dishes. Elise made fried rice... Read more
So this is a weekend?
Normally I don't have a "weekend", weekends are when I work. I really enjoyed my Saturday. Couldn't decide which exercise to do until some Sparkies helped me out. I went to the pool with my daughter and had a great workout. I usually have a ... Read more
Just keep swimmin' & Christmas Trees
One of our families favorite movies in Nemo...so despite the swimmer's ear I going to just keep swimming. Bought some drops at CVS and ear plugs, and started on an antibiotic and away we go! I spent yesterday getting the house ready for Christ... Read more
A Healthy, Happy, Thanksgiving
Thank you Rebecca for hosting Thanksgiving! (My sister is also a Sparkie). It was lovely. First off, she has a warm, inviting home with a cozy fireplace, nice music, filled with love. Secondly she made the cutest little candy turkeys ever. I... Read more
Alternative Turkey Trot Family walk & run
So we procrastinated about signing up for our 5K...and it sold out! Last year there were maybe 50 of us at the race...so this year we had our own.
Our family, the dogs, and my friend Genet went to our favorite walking spot by a scenic lak... Read more
Breast stroke, and crawl, and Butterfly, oh my!
I am so excited...I went to the pool with my daughter who teaches swimming. She actually teaches swimming because I made her a resume, and a cover letter, and sent it off...but that's another story. Her weak stroke is the butterfly, not having... Read more
Happy Turkey Trot!
Last night I headed to the Health Club. Alone. Without the hubby, or my darling daughter, just me. I could have stayed home and watched a Netflix film, or cleaned, or worked on papers, but I went and worked out. Hard. Whirlpool to warm up, ... Read more
For Better or For Worse
Today I went to a "diet" Dr. for the first time ever. My blood pressure shot up when I saw the blood pressure cuff, having one on twice for 24 hours at a time was the absolute worse part of my sleep study! I can't believe this guy had never h... Read more
I Believe in Miracles!
Yesterday was just awesome! I told my sister I needed a miracle and the call came....my sleep study research check has arrived, just in time to pay my son's tuition. I was starting to stress about money but sucked it up and attacked my pile of... Read more
Too Many Parties...So Little Weight Loss
O.K., tried my best. ..I made a veggie tray for my family to eat on the way to my father's birthday party so we wouldn't be starving when we got there. We got to their house and no one was home! They had gotten a call about another celebration... Read more
Happy Birthday Dad!
Today we are heading to my parents house to celebrate my Dad's 83rd birthday. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. So much family togetherness in so little time with the wake, funeral, and now Dad's birthday. My Dad is an incredible man,... Read more
Woo Hoo! Signed up for 3rd Annual Family and Genet Turkey Trot!
My walking buddy and good friend Genet called and got our family stats to sign us up for our third annual family plus Genet 5 K race. The first year we walked/ran in our home town, last year and this year we are going to a nearby suburb where t... Read more