I'm already rolling with the fabulous Firecrackers in the 5% challenge and this week BLC 30 starts up again. I also volunteered to support a Spark Class team on short notice, and have been spending time responding to posts from new Sparkers who ... Read more
Last year for the first time I chose a "word of the year" - THRIVE. It's been interesting to look back at how the word and the images associated with it have accompanied me through the days, weeks, and months of a year that I could actually desc... Read more
It's Sunday and I'm home all day today. There's a special event at church that I've chosen not to attend. I find that I just can't go to all the parties at this season so I try to go to those where I'm most blessed and can most be a blessing! We... Read more
...about my new profile picture, it's a pair of size 6 jeans that I should be fitting into soon. I tried them on the other day and they're still too tight to be comfortable, although I could probably get the zipper closed if I really tried!
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I've stayed home from work the past couple of days. Yesterday, I went for a walk in the late afternoon and took some photos. Resting today, back to work tomorrow.
Casting a long shadow with the sun at my back:
I got back from the retreat in Switzerland two weeks ago, and am just now getting around to posting a few pictures as I said I would. Sometimes I wonder if going on vacation is such a good idea! Kidding really, but I have been struggling to get ... Read more
As I wrote yesterday, I'm leaving on Tuesday for a retreat in Switzerland. This is the view I'm looking forward to, posted on Facebook by a friend who is already there, setting up for the event:
With the BLC starting up in just a few days (September 14th!) and the 5% Challenge a week or so later, I decided it was time to update my Spark page. My new profile pic is CAMO Boo (Go, CAMO!) and the background is a reminder of my word for the ... Read more
Today I signed up for the Fall 5% Challenge. I'll be a Firecracker again, and have signed on to be on the team of leaders for this round. If you want to know more about the challenge, read this great blog post by my Spark friend KATELJM: Read more
Once again I'm pushing the reset button. Last week's challenge helped me better see the changes I need to make. Sometime in the weeks ahead, I'll write about the decisions I need to make in the year ahead as I reach retirement age. I don't plan ... Read more
This week on the CAMO team of the BLC, we're doing a Special Operations challenge. We choose the areas we want to work on in the week ahead, work our plan then report back at the end of the week.
My Special Op is REGROUPING. The end of the ... Read more
My weight line on the Spark tracker keeps jiggling up and down, but still I'm showing a 7-pound loss for the 8 weeks of the 5% challenge. Back and forth is OK as long as it's mostly forth! Congrats to the other 5% losers and thanks to my fellow ... Read more