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  • 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

  • Something to think about........

    6/17/2015 10:59:26 AM, by SNOWFLAKELILYM9

    There is a quote I found about a week ago and I have had it on my status since then. I like it so much I decided to post it here in a blog. It... Read more

  • Talented Hamster

    6/15/2015 6:36:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    A mangy looking guy who goes into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says: "No way. I don't think you can pay for it. The guy says, "Y... Read more

  • Retirement, SS an Medicare!

    6/12/2015 8:57:57 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    This week my church has a Global Summit Missions Conference going on. Here I am on the left with a nurse who works in another African country. ... Read more

  • My Last Formal Retirement Celebration.

    6/9/2015 7:29:45 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    My church will celebrate my retirement tomorrow evening. The church sent me to work in Africa 40 years ago. A video interview of me will be shown... Read more

  • Panda Lunch

    6/5/2015 11:25:05 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the table. As the pand... Read more

  • Retirement Luncheon

    6/5/2015 7:51:43 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    While in California last week there was a retirement luncheon for all International workers who were retiring. Here are a few photos. There wer... Read more

  • Balancing

    6/4/2015 2:00:20 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    My twenty years of service in Brazil have been full of many joys and quite a few heartaches when it comes to helping individuals. Seems I'm alwa... Read more

  • Random Thoughts As We Age

    6/3/2015 11:19:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    The biggest lie I tell myself is ..."I don't need ... Read more

  • Great Conference!

    6/2/2015 7:17:25 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Sunday at midnight I returned from a 7 day conference in California. Dirung the week there was a retirement luncheon for all of us who are retiri... Read more

  • On Sparkbreak!

    5/23/2015 12:13:13 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday my main computer keyboard went out, stopped work─źng. Tomorrow I fly to California for a very busy conference. I will not be taking m... Read more

  • I flunked!

    5/21/2015 5:33:04 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday I went to my eye doctor to have an routine exam. I thought I was getting new glasses but... I flunked the test!!! That is, my right eye... Read more


    5/19/2015 11:32:55 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Maybe it's because I was away from my class all those weeks. After my first week back with my little students I began to get congested; runny nos... Read more

  • Tomorrow will Tell!

    5/18/2015 9:27:46 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I just got home from a 12 day trip to Minnesota. It is so good being home in my apartment in Omaha. My trip was everything that I wanted. I got t... Read more

  • Attitude Is Everything

    5/18/2015 11:29:28 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'm a "half-full" kind of person. received from G... Read more

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