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What Sparkpeople has Done for Me - First Quarterly Review of 2012!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      7 comments

I admit that I have been MIA this month, but it's not for bad reasons. I've been keeping up with my Spark program, running, eating right, and making healthy choices. I've just been really busy. But it's time to update my Quarterly Review blog co... Read more

The Fainting Couch

Monday, January 02, 2012      9 comments

Back when my kids were growing up, one of our family vacations included a tour of an upscale 18th century village. In one of the lovely homes, my youngest daughter Kim found particular amusement with a certain item of furniture...an ornate, velv... Read more

Happy New Year Today...Spark Anniversary Tomorrow!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

Happy New Year, Sparkies! This is it...the day we've been waiting for! And...Tomorrow is my one-year Spark Anniversary!! emoticonRead more

Life's a Roller Coaster

Thursday, December 22, 2011      8 comments

If we never had that long, slow, ride up up that endless, steep incline...where we asked: What would happen if we got stuck up here? How would we get down? Was our seatbelt fastened properly? Does anyone really inspect these things? Ha... Read more

Thoughts on a Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 22, 2011      4 comments

Many of us are about to celebrate yet another New Years Eve. We glue our eyes to the TV in anticipation of that big, glittery ball making its way down the pole and marking the beginning of a new year. If we're with somebody special, we kiss them... Read more

What Sparkpeople has Done for Me - Quarterly Review

Sunday, December 11, 2011      6 comments

It's almost time to wrap up my first year here on Sparkpeople. After the festivities of the holidays are over, and we enter the first week of January, I will be celebrating my One-Year Spark Anniversary. I decided to write this blog a little ear... Read more

Welcome to Motherhood

Friday, November 18, 2011      8 comments

It's official. My first baby is going to be a mom! There's something extra special that happens in a mother's heart when she remembers that first experience...and though she loves each of her children, equally, with all her heart...that first ti... Read more

Even the Cat has a Date!

Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

It's Friday night again...that great big, beautiful pot of gold at the end of a week of meetings and deadlines and bosses...oh MY! Tomorrow, I am going to start out early, on a weekend trip to visit my elderly mom who lives about 130 miles away.... Read more

A Gleam and a Smile

Thursday, November 03, 2011      2 comments

This morning, I was sitting at my computer doing some Sparking and received an email with one of my all-time favorite creative pieces by an anonymous artist. It never fails to make me smile...which also reminded me of another favorite creative p... Read more

Sometimes, the Runner Stumbles

Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

The time we think we're the most on top of our game, can also be the time that we're the most vulnerable. Life throws us a curveball or places a slick spot on that curve toward the home stretch, and we feel ourselves spinning. Maybe, we think we... Read more

Nicole's Ruby Slippers

Sunday, October 16, 2011      5 comments

My 5 year-old granddaughter, Nikki, is crazy about the Wizard of Oz. In fact, she is planning to dress up as Dorothy for Halloween this year, and is most excited about the sparkly red shoes that she gets to wear. She's talked about them for week... Read more

Back to Our Roots

Sunday, October 16, 2011      2 comments

No matter how hard we work at fitness and health, we all sometimes feel like we're hitting a rut. Over the past two months, I've been concentrating so hard on training for running races, that I forgot just how much fun and rewarding my 'humble b... Read more

Reflections on a Football Saturday

Saturday, October 08, 2011      10 comments

It's been over 2 months now since my dad passed away. As for the stages of grief, there is no 'normal'...it's very personal. And I've found that my mind and heart are a scattered mess right now. My job keeps me so busy, which I thought would be ... Read more

I Did It! I Did It!

Sunday, September 25, 2011      11 comments

And I'm all smiles tonight...I completed my first 5K since my knee injury 4 years ago!!! I knew that it would be such an awesome sense of accomplishment...but after driving 140 miles back home, the rush is just now setting in! Everyone who ever ... Read more

What Sparkpeople Means to Me--A Quarterly Review

Friday, September 23, 2011      6 comments

I've now been with my Spark program for nearly 9 months, and I'm not that far from my goal now. It's almost my birthday, and I'm actually doing so much better than I ever dreamed possible. But hey wait...I KNEW I could do this time! I KNEW that ... Read more


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