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  • Making Progress!

    7/17/2014 2:09:25 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Am I making progress on weight loss? Well, no. I did lose a pound this week but it's one of those that just keeps coming back and going away. I d... Read more

  • After Resting

    7/17/2014 12:25:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Had a restful night, which included a 35 minute phone call to my Honey! Arrenged to treat Vicki and one of my "sons" (who has CP) to lunch today,... Read more

  • Chiclayo

    7/16/2014 4:35:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am safely in Chiclayo, where it is warm and sunny. Sitting here in Vikki's...um, I guess it's the garage, because there's a motokar here, but s... Read more

  • Safari Run

    7/16/2014 4:11:19 AM, by LAURA1384

    I've been living in Zambia for over 8 years now and still find myself surprised at life here. I suppose I'll never fully adapt! I don't liv... Read more

  • Frustrations and Fun Times

    7/15/2014 12:51:13 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was going to load pix to the computer at cousin Palomino's internet, but had forgotten the cord. Then Saturday I was reviewing the pix, and cam... Read more

  • Making Cucumber Pickles!

    7/12/2014 9:26:50 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Cucumbers grow here this time of year and I bought a lot of them the other day. Today I'm making cucumber pickles. They stay for weeks in the fri... Read more

  • July 11, 2014 Update on my Mother in law

    7/11/2014 11:11:43 PM, by SNOWFLAKELILYM9

    My Mother in law Elsie Marie went passed away from this earthly life at 3:50 am this morning. She had her loving family around her in her own be... Read more

  • Still In Pucallpa

    7/11/2014 1:11:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Tuesday there had been some rain, so Papi did not expect anyone to come to home meetng - the mud can be very daunting. BUT, sister Rosa came anyw... Read more

  • My Mother in law

    7/10/2014 10:38:33 PM, by SNOWFLAKELILYM9

    I am writing this blog because writing blogs seems to be one of the best ways to give news or get news or keep your Spark friends updated. M... Read more

  • July Goals

    7/8/2014 3:25:35 PM, by LAURA1384

    There's something about decisively setting goals for yourself. I work well when I have check lists and goals… there's just something about gettin... Read more

  • BBQ and Graduation!

    7/7/2014 10:01:44 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Here is another July 4th BBQ photo. I'm in the back in the red top. Two... Read more

  • Ready IN Season and OUT of Season

    7/6/2014 5:36:39 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So, My brother in law Victor was over onThurs. I think he may have taken us to the market - I'd have to consult my journal for details. But anywa... Read more

  • July 4th and BEYOND!

    7/5/2014 10:14:46 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday we celebrated American Independence Day at 4pm with a BBQ on the Tiki Porch. Here are a few photos. Read more

  • Life in the Slow Lane

    7/3/2014 10:31:01 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    After a long trip with various delays, I made it to Lima. And despite my telling my friends to sleep in, they couldn't wait to see me, and had ar... Read more

  • Trip PHOTOS + Today's Positives!

    6/29/2014 3:41:34 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Thursday til Saturday I took a trip to a town about two hours from where I work at the Hospital. A family went with me. We had a good time. I had... Read more

  • Spark People is no joke!

    6/29/2014 2:05:49 AM, by LAURA1384

    I committed to Spark People last fall and was faithful to recording my nutrition and fitness up until a few months ago. Then our internet here in... Read more

  • Traveling Humor

    6/26/2014 8:30:28 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, tomorrow is the big day when I take off for my summer in Peru. Coincidentally this morning, The Good, Clean Funnies List sent me something ... Read more

  • Moving Day is Coming!

    6/25/2014 5:37:28 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    My ticket is purchased for my Nov 28-29, 2014 flight from Africa to Omaha, NE!!! One way!!! Time is getting shorter for me til I move back for ev... Read more

  • New Dress

    6/24/2014 10:03:21 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    When people ask me what I miss about living in the States, it's one of tho... Read more

  • Puzzled!

    6/23/2014 2:01:17 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Puzzled, or should I say finishing a puzzle that was started many weeks ago. My neighbor (also a Sparkperson) and I sometimes put together jigsaw... Read more

  • Baby Shower!

    6/22/2014 2:07:45 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday we had a Baby Shower for a gal who expects twins. She is the wife of one of the Surgical Residents here in Africa where I work. These e... Read more

  • Camp WannabeFit Kickoff to Summer Scavenger Hunt

    6/21/2014 11:50:36 PM, by MARYDSAN

    I dare say I am a bit behind. Being 13 hours ahead of ET, it was after work Thursday when I got the kickoff info. So, I took pics Friday by phone... Read more

  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    6/21/2014 11:26:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It was in 2006 when I discovered that the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru had a Papa John's. Read more

  • Shopping at local African Market!

    6/16/2014 2:29:43 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have lived in Africa for 37 years. Saturday I went grocery shopping "in town". Here is the main intersection in our town of about 10,000 people... Read more

  • 10 Year Ovarian Cancer Survivor!

    6/15/2014 11:25:26 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Ten years ago today, June 15, I had a total hysterectomy. When the laboratory report came back it showed that I had a rare type of OVARIAN CANCER... Read more

  • Father's Day

    6/15/2014 10:32:16 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I lost my father tragically in 1999. My step-brother went psychotic and kil... Read more

  • A Divided Class!

    6/9/2014 11:01:33 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yep, these past weeks the Nursing Class has been divided in two for Bible Studies. Each Friday half of the class was with professor Terry and hal... Read more

  • Shopping

    6/9/2014 3:30:22 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'm not one of those people who gets into shopping for stuff, really. I was never very materialistic, and then after knowing Christ, even less so... Read more

  • Holiday Time and Summer Plans!

    6/9/2014 6:05:25 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Today is a Holiday where I live in Africa, Pentecost Monday. The Nursing Students are all off, studying for their final exams which will be Tues.... Read more

  • My African TWIN!

    6/6/2014 4:37:10 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I met Louise over 30 years ago in a distant village where I went once a month to encourage those in her Church. She was in my Bible Study for tho... Read more

  • Connections

    6/4/2014 6:25:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The main thing for which I appreciate internet is the connections I make with people. I have WONDERFUL Spark Buddies ... Read more

  • On Antibiotics!

    6/3/2014 1:59:43 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    This afternoon I gave a final exam in Nutrition class. It was the first of two exams, the other one being next week. I decided to give two final ... Read more

  • A Fungus Amungus

    6/2/2014 8:48:35 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today my grandson informed me that one of the trees in the back yard fell on the garage. Fortunately, it wasn't QUITE as bad as he made it out to... Read more

  • Sewing in a Palaver house!

    6/2/2014 12:34:25 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    In my last blog I showed two nursing students weighing babies in a village scene. They did that in a "palaver house". That is hangar built with t... Read more

  • Another Challenge ended

    5/30/2014 10:47:52 PM, by SNOWFLAKELILYM9

    Today is the last day of the Spring 5% challenge. I have not done great on this challenge neither have I put forth my best effort. The spirit... Read more

  • A Virtual Trip to the Zoo!

    5/30/2014 8:01:21 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I've mentioned before how I enjoy going to Google maps. Well, they update, and get up closer and closer these days. So on a whim this morning I t... Read more

  • Weighing with a Meat Scale?

    5/30/2014 12:45:45 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday I accompanied the Student Nurses to a village for their Public Health class. There are 16 students and I drove eight of them to the far... Read more

  • Look Alikes

    5/28/2014 6:00:35 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Vikki and I have been friends since seventh grade. I'm a little older than she is by several months; a bit heavier too. We've both gone through... Read more

  • Cooking over an Open Fire!

    5/28/2014 9:07:59 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    How are you at cooking over an open fire? Take the fire here, put a couple of big rocks around it close enough together to hold your big pot and ... Read more

  • Countdown to Mission 2014

    5/27/2014 7:23:18 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When I changed churches at the Lord's direction two years ago, I knew I was at the right place when, on my first time there as a member, a group ... Read more

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