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  • Praising

    9/4/2015 7:31:39 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    On July 31st, 2015 My husband and I drove up to the... Read more

  • Going on a Photo Scavenger HUNT!

    9/4/2015 8:36:15 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last year, when I lived and worked in Africa, our team had a photo scavenger hunt. We were given a list of things we had to find around town and ... Read more

  • Yes, I am a NURSE!

    9/2/2015 6:04:16 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I'm going through old photos and digitizing them. Here is my Nursing Graduation photo. I've been an RN since 1970. Read more

  • Back to School

    9/1/2015 8:58:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's the first day, and as a TA, there's not much to do just yet. This afternoon we will get our room assignments, but for now, I don't know with... Read more

  • More OLD PHOTOS!

    8/26/2015 9:11:40 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have digitized more old photos. Here is me with some small cousins. I couldn't find a date on the photo but I think I was in High School.... Read more

  • Old Photos!

    8/25/2015 7:08:12 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have so many old family photos. I'm trying to digitize them to be able to pass them on to my brothers and others in the family. Here are a coup... Read more

  • I've Been Busy

    8/21/2015 4:31:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I haven't been Sparking as much lately due to the bed-bug issue. My DD and I have been uber-occupied prepping for the exterminator, due to come o... Read more

  • Not Retired but Refocusing!

    8/15/2015 5:24:59 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I retired from 40 years of overseas work on June 30th. This photo shows me and another International worker who were speakers at my church confer... Read more

  • Home Alone!

    8/14/2015 2:57:16 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Well, I'm always home alone since I live alone but I thought that the title of my blog would catch someone's attention. I've... Read more

  • It's Always Something...

    8/13/2015 7:29:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last week they started doing some roadwork. It's going to be going on for the next several months, turning my section temporarily into a one-way ... Read more

  • I Got It!

    8/7/2015 8:13:22 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    The seller of the condo and I settled on a price for the two bed condo. Yeah. I'll do the paperwork when I return to town. I'm away at a conferen... Read more

  • My eye was HEALED!

    8/5/2015 7:13:48 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    A couple of weeks ago I took a long weekend trip to Western Nebraska. The trip was to speak about Africa in two churches. Nebraska has an Archway... Read more

  • A BUSY Day...to Be Followed by Some Relaxation

    8/4/2015 7:56:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I got u early - before 6. I actually planned to rise at 6, to get accustomed to school hours, but my bladder beat me to it. So, I start... Read more

  • Moving Right Along

    7/31/2015 1:09:09 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So I took myself to breakfast at a local diner, the Peppermill, taking my daughter for company, after which we went to CVS where I got my " bottl... Read more

  • A Giggle and a Comment

    7/30/2015 9:56:10 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Navajo Woman Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the ... Read more

  • A Giggle and an Update

    7/28/2015 9:03:40 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Treadmill My friend hates to exercise, which means the treadmill in her bedroom barely gets used. Nevertheless, she swears by it. "It re... Read more

  • Flying

    7/20/2015 3:56:32 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    In August of 2013 my life went topsy turvy as my dh... Read more

  • Exciting Breakthrough!

    7/19/2015 5:00:11 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The day started out slowly. I did walk back and forth 15 minutes, but I hadn't done the knee routine. So this afternoon I decided I would do them... Read more

  • Singles Ad

    7/18/2015 9:33:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Singles Ad This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It appeared in The Atlanta Journal. SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks mal... Read more

  • Traveling!

    7/17/2015 6:36:57 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I leave Omaha in two hours........... for a four day speaking trip in Western NE. I will likely not be doing much Sparking during that time. ... Read more

  • Packing!

    7/16/2015 6:39:33 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Tomorrow I leave on a four day speaking trip. It will be in Western Nebraska, 300+ miles from Omaha. I do have someone going with me who can driv... Read more

  • Ten More Degrees!

    7/15/2015 12:42:35 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I hadn't yet done any of the exercises this morning, and I was weaning myself off the pain pills, especially due to their constipating effect. Bu... Read more

  • Cooking

    7/14/2015 10:18:25 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    On Saturday I made five large pizzas, an incredible salad, and an Italian chocolate cream cake. Not exactly super healthy food but all homemade ... Read more

  • Making a Liar Out of the Physical Therapist

    7/13/2015 11:48:49 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, PT came this morning and after the preliminary questions and taking of vitals, she started me on some standing exercises. We go to the kitc... Read more

  • Weight!

    7/11/2015 2:38:08 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    My weight has been at it's high for awhile now and ... Read more

  • About my Eyes!

    7/10/2015 11:13:58 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Monday I saw the Optometrist post cataract surgery.... Read more

  • Progress Report

    7/8/2015 12:51:55 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The therapist arrived today while I was in the kitchen making "Cajun" Chicken Salad - that is, chicken salad made from the leftover barbecue (bla... Read more

  • Knee Humor

    7/7/2015 8:51:49 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Since I had the hip replaced and now the knee, friends and coworkers and I have joked about me becoming the Bionic Woman. Then I saw this cartoon... Read more

  • Colorful Leg

    7/6/2015 2:02:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The real bruising didn't start showing up until Saturday. The PT said it indicated that I was actually doing well, putting my knee through its pa... Read more

  • New Profile Photo necessary!

    7/5/2015 9:28:56 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I no longer wear glasses since having cataract surgeries so I needed to have photos taken with my new look. Two were taken yesterday. Read more

  • Pressing On

    7/4/2015 11:07:52 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have successfully slept in my bed since coming home from the hospital. Pain meds definitely help! Yesterday and today before heading downstairs... Read more

  • Great Day Today... July 4th Holiday Tomorrow!!

    7/3/2015 6:03:12 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I've had a great day staying home. Read on two books. Sorted some papers in my home office. Made a macaroni salad to take to a July 4th party tom... Read more

  • Retired and Refocusing!

    7/2/2015 6:29:18 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    June 30 was my last official day as an International Worker. Yesterday was my first day of RETIREMENT. A friend of mine told me that one re... Read more

  • Home with a New Knee

    7/2/2015 5:58:16 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I went in for total knee replacement on the 30th. Surgery was at 12:30 pm. I was discharged today, picked up at 3:30 pm. That's 50 hours. Only 2 ... Read more

  • Quick Surgery Update!

    6/27/2015 11:00:38 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I had two successful eye surgeries for cataracts. The first was on Thursday June 18th, the second was two days ago, Thursday June 25th. I am n... Read more

  • Sniffling

    6/27/2015 7:42:37 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    On Thursday, June 18th I made my usual trip into the big city for the last day of English as a Second Language classes before a summer break. I ... Read more

  • I Love Birds!

    6/26/2015 4:03:55 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Thanks to my parents, I have always been interested in nature. My paternal grandparents fixed up their backyard like a little bird sanctuary, pla... Read more

  • The Sin

    6/22/2015 11:25:00 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher. When this preacher cond... Read more

  • Change of Plans!

    6/21/2015 6:47:14 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I had the cataract removed from my right eye on Thursday. Surgery went well. I saw the Doctor in the office on Friday. He seemed pleased. He also... Read more

  • Meals for Mali + Eye surgery tomorrow

    6/17/2015 8:08:43 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last Saturday about 450 people, men, women and children, packed "Meals for Mali". My church supports several projects in this very poor African c... Read more

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