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Most Beautiful Christmas Eve Day!

Friday, December 24, 2010      4 comments

Today was one of those S.CA days, just after we have had a good rain, when the air is clean and the sky is so clear you can see everything. The San Gabriel Mountains are covered with snow, which you can see from my back porch. I need to take a ... Read more

Here comes the sun, at least for a couple of days!

Friday, December 24, 2010      5 comments

So glad to see the sun this morning. Went to the market this AM after all the heavy rain last night and only had to wear a light jacket over my t-shirt. Picked up duck for Christmas day and got some steaks for tonight, along with 2 ham steaks fo... Read more

Not rained out yet.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

Well it stopped raining today for about 2 hours. My DH and I were able to do a few errands b/4 the rain started up yet again. Afterwards we stopped to pick up lunch at Wendy's where I had their 1/2 Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with Pomegranate dres... Read more

CA gets ready for the worst rain storm in 10 yrs.

Saturday, December 18, 2010      5 comments

The weather people have a lot to talk about with this storm a coming our way. It hasn't stopped raining since Thursday afternoon and is suppose to continue until Wednesday or Thursday. Some mountain road are already closed down and at the lower ... Read more

Rain and More To Come!

Saturday, December 18, 2010      3 comments

The rain started last night and hasn't stopped yet. The weather people say it will not stop until Wednesday or Thursday. Be pretty cold too. No Phred the Wonder Dog did not get a walk today, but my son Frank gave him a bath. He has been playing ... Read more

Sticker shock at Sears/Trader Joe's Got me Off Calories Today!

Thursday, December 16, 2010      4 comments

Started out good today, was pretty cool this morning but the sun came out and I finally got some Christmas shopping done. I went over to Sears where I had a coupon that if you spent over $50 on clothes you got $10 off. I spent over $100 b/4 the ... Read more

Christmas Tree/Visit w/my sister Doreen and Sandy (both Sparks members)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      12 comments

Because some of you asked to see it, here is a picture of our tree. It is sitting on the box that has my new kitchen stove, which will not be put in until this summer now. Also the fireplace will be taken down soon, maybe next week, so I wanted... Read more

Busy Day Baking Christmas Goodies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      7 comments

Got up this morning and headed over to the store to pick up some things I need to get some Christmas goodies done. I baked 2 loaves of Cranberry/Orange Bread and 2 loaves of Banana Bread. Then I made 2 batches of my Reindeer Droppings candy. ... Read more

Good Day, Kept Within My Nutrition Goals.

Monday, December 13, 2010      2 comments

Woke up this morning to another beautiful day in CA. My DH decided since we haven't been able to get more of the construction on our house done that we will be knocking down the fireplace Tuesday and Wednesday. Lucky for me I will be gone most ... Read more

PC Burnout

Sunday, December 12, 2010      6 comments

I just wanted to let all my Sparks buddies know that I am not ill or anything along those lines. I just had what I call "PC Burnout". Before I started doing Sparks I would only go online maybe 2 or 3 times a week. For a solid year I was online m... Read more

Dinner at Ruby's and a good walk w/Phred the Wonder Dog

Saturday, December 04, 2010      6 comments

Took a nice hour walk w/Phred today. The sun came out for a while around 2pm but by the time I was half way through our walk the clouds were coming. For the first 15 min. or so my hands were very cold but they finally warmed up. I was sure it ... Read more

Over 18,000 steps today!

Friday, December 03, 2010      6 comments

My new goal is to do at least 10,000 or more steps each day. Today I did 18,462! emoticonfor me, I guess I am allowe... Read more

Getting back on track with exercise.

Thursday, December 02, 2010      7 comments

Sometimes it seems the day just disappears b/4 I can get everything done. So I have started to walk/jog in place after dinner with my pedometer on until I get to 10,000 steps. I get about 5.50miles in about 80 min. or so. I am also walking Phred... Read more

What's with our CA weather these last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      4 comments

Been having the weirdest weather here in S.Ca. One day its nice and warm, and the next it is cold, windy and hitting lows of 32 degree's during the night. I took a few days off from blogging and entering my nutrition. I started entering again... Read more

TGIF day after Turkey Day

Friday, November 26, 2010      3 comments

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We shared our day with our neighbors across the street. I cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gray, sweet potato/yam casserole, pumpkin bread, wheat rolls, cookies and pies, along with olives and ... Read more


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