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Bangs! (Pic)

Saturday, July 25, 2015      8 comments

I've been growing out my hair for more than a year and a half. I probably prefer myself in short hair but sometimes a girl needs a change. The long hair ... Read more

70 - the new 50?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      6 comments

My friends' ages range all over the place, from 20's to 80's - that's both my "in person" friends and my Spark friends too. I wanted to make sure that I didn't leave the wrong impression in my last blog when I referred to my fellow hikers as 59 ... Read more

It's getting real

Monday, June 29, 2015      8 comments

This year has been a tremendous change in my life with the relocation to New Mexico from Maryland. I am very happy with the move and we love our new home. I had a good friend here who moved from Maryland about a year before me, so we've spent a ... Read more

My new gym

Friday, April 24, 2015      9 comments

Going through the prolonged drama of selling my old house and moving to a new home that was 2000 miles away, my strength training pretty much dropped off the face of the earth. It doesn't matter how much cardio I do - if I miss my strength train... Read more

Hiking in the Sandia Peak trail system (pics)

Monday, April 20, 2015      9 comments

One of the things we love about living in Albuquerque is the "outdoor mentality" of the residents. Hikers and bikers abound, and it's great to be around so many other outdoor enthusiasts. Many people think New Mexico in general, and Albuqu... Read more

Hello from Albuquerque

Monday, April 20, 2015      6 comments

For the past eight months or so, most of my Sparking has been on my cell phone. I logged in enough to have my "Consistency" noted each month, and tried to read the blogs in my Friend Feed whenever possible. But mostly, I was caught up with all t... Read more

Our new life in the southwest

Sunday, April 19, 2015      8 comments

In March 30th, DH and I sold our home in Maryland and became permanent residents of Albuquerque, NM. It's a big change, but we've been wanting to move to the southwest for more... Read more

Feeling blessed! (and summing up the year to date)

Monday, November 24, 2014      8 comments

I don't get to spend a lot of time Sparking these days, but I am feeling fortunate and this week is always a good week to remember good fortune. Little Jackson is a joy. He is such a good-natured little guy! He smiles, plays with toys to am... Read more

I got new glasses!

Thursday, August 07, 2014      14 comments

I've been kind of stealth for 2014 because I've been growing out my hair from short layers to "something else" - but not really sure where the something else has been going. Considering how short my hair was to start, it has been extremely PAINF... Read more

Two teeth

Saturday, August 02, 2014      11 comments

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Action Jackson - Shades of Cool

Friday, August 01, 2014      9 comments

I couldn't resist - just got this from my DDIL. ... Read more

July in retrospect (with pics)

Monday, July 28, 2014      9 comments

I spent quite a few days this month without much data access, and I didn't even try to Spark. Suddenly the end of July is here, so I decided to do a synopsis. - In mid-July I made two separate trips to Colorado and New Mexico. That's becaus... Read more

Independence Day for Turtles!

Friday, July 04, 2014      11 comments

One of my Spark friends STRONGLY hinted that I follow up on my previous SP status with a blog. Her wish is my command - especially since I am long overdue with a blog. I work full time, but I am passionate about several volunteer endeavors... Read more

April 14, 1951

Monday, April 14, 2014      12 comments

On that day, 63 years ago, my parents were married. They got to celebrate 60 years of marriage before my dad passed away in 2011. I called Mom on this day in 2012, because I knew it would be a rough day. It was actually the beginning of a l... Read more


Thursday, April 10, 2014      10 comments

I've had a lot on my mind lately, but not in a bad way. Last year, I had a lot of woes about my long-time job, and considered changing companies after many, many years. We were purchased by a publicly-traded company in London (after being a... Read more

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