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Crazy, busy January
Thursday, January 19, 2017      6 comments

This has been a great month so far, which is nice because sometimes January (with that post-holiday letdown and cold weather) can be a bit depressing. I've been working on developing a new social network in Albuquerque, because I really did... Read more
I probably need to get active in teams and get some current friends, LOL
Friday, January 06, 2017      3 comments

I went through my friends list last weekend and deleted everybody who hasn't been using Sparkpeople in a year or more. Since I joined in 2011 and was most active in 2011 and 2012, that's a LOT of people who aren't really active anymore, even if ... Read more
New Year plans for the new me
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

The New Year: I suspect that it may be the #1 day of Spark blogging, and I figured I would join the throng!! I have an exciting new year ahead of me as I reshape my life in mid-February, after 35 years of full-time work. I will RETIRE! Well, not... Read more
Grandsons with Santa!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      8 comments

Even though 2016 has been a rough year, I still have plenty of reasons to feel joy! Here are two of the top reasons that I feel very fortunate. ... Read more
Coming to the End of a Year of FIrsts
Friday, December 16, 2016      9 comments

Although I have blogged a lot this past year, I have not blogged on Spark except to share that my son Brad died in January. Instead my blogs are private "diary blogs" done in an online journal - meant for me to journal out my emotions. It has be... Read more
Greetings from a difficult place
Sunday, April 17, 2016      16 comments

Dear Spark Friends, I have been even more absent than usual on my page and blogging, although I still log in daily and try to make regular use of the nutrition tracker. On January 31st, as my plane landed in Baltimore for a connection ... Read more
Where did 2015 (and THETURTLEBEAR) go?
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      10 comments

Hello, Although I actually log in almost daily on my phone app, I've been absent from the social aspects of Spark for this last year. I looked to see my last blog, and it was just a pic of when I went back to having bangs after growing out ... Read more
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

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