Some thoughts
Monday, June 10, 2013      2 comments

Here are some thoughts I had about weight loss this morning and some of my own tips: 1. Eat at home. Eat out rarely...like for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. 2. Drink your own coffee. Skip the coffee stand and save lots of calories and mo... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 12, 2013      2 comments

I hope all you Spark Moms have a beautiful and blessed day! Here in Washington the lilacs and rhodies are blooming and even the roses are barely starting to open! Let us all remember our moms with lots of love and try to make their Mother's Day... Read more
Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

Hey spark peoples, Last week I was lucky enough to hear a talk on "Christian joy" by a man named Dr. Tom Curran. It was SOOOO good! I needed to hear it a long time ago. His main point was that we have to ASK for joy... persist in asking for... Read more
Letting go
Saturday, January 26, 2013      1 comments

Hi spark friends! It is still winter here in the Pacific Northwest. That means lots of chilly rain! But I heard the varied thrush this morning so I know spring will be on the way soon. My big mental challenge right now is letting go of the... Read more
Happy fall!
Sunday, October 21, 2012      3 comments

Well I am feeling more positive these days. I still have issues with the choices some people in my family are making but I am doing better at turning these things over to the Lord. If He wants me to say or do anything, may He give me the words!... Read more
August 14th, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      0 comments

Hi spark peoples! I just wanted to "vent" a little bit about what is going on in my life. My two younger kids came back from their job in Alaska, and my son came back with a little "less" of himself than when he left. Yes, he left a finger ti... Read more
Happy Easter! (a little late)
Thursday, April 19, 2012      1 comments

I just realized that I failed to wish all my spark friends a Happy Easter! And my Easter was especially joyful because my little grand daughter, Erin Joyce, was born on that day! at 7:03 pm. 6lb 8oz. Fortunately the family lives very close s... Read more
New Prayer
Sunday, April 01, 2012      3 comments

I found a new prayer today that I liked. It goes: "O Lord, what is my place in your plan? O, God, be a light to my mind and a lantern to my feet. I know You have a plan for my life, what would You like me to do? What is the role You want me ... Read more
Just an update
Sunday, February 19, 2012      2 comments

Just an update: my son is in an "oxford house" which is a place where young men who are trying to stay off substances can live together and support eachother's efforts. I have found it very much to my peace of mind that he is there and I am tr... Read more
Trying to stay calm
Thursday, February 09, 2012      5 comments

I have been going through a lot lately and I am now attending al anon meetings to try and deal with all my crazy anxiety about my son. I am trying to learn loving detachment and not freak out every time he is not home and not answering his cell... Read more
How is everyone?
Saturday, January 28, 2012      1 comments

I hope all the wonderful people who have chatted with me, encouraged me, sent me spark "goodies," and shown kindness in so many ways are having a wonderful and blessed New Year! I have met so many really neat people on this website and it gives ... Read more
$11,000 a year
Friday, October 21, 2011      2 comments

I just read an interesting little story about a 42 year old single man who lives a fairly nice lifestyle on $11,000 a year. His needs are pretty simple. He lives in a small motorhome which he has paid off so he has no rent/mortgage. He parks i... Read more
Fall, anyone?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      1 comments

Well here it is October 10th and it has been raining and windy all day! I think fall is here! An update on our son #2: We go up and we go down. Quite the roller coaster ride. All in all he hasn't been too bad but he went through a few real... Read more
Friday, September 09, 2011      2 comments

I love September! The skies are so blue and the weather seems to be so nice (even though it is unusually hot this year). I took daughter and grandson to the Puyallup fair today-free if you got there before noon! Saw lots of beautiful exhibits... Read more
Busy summer
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      0 comments

This morning I got up at 6:10 (almost 7 1/2 hours sleep) and had my quiet time and then did a "walking workout" that I found "on demand." After I got dressed I headed out to mass and left my sleepy 18 year old to listen for grandson, whom I am... Read more

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