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  • Painting Party

    7/21/2017 10:06:30 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Our wooden fence needs painted. The Masons bought paint the right color in October when they did a Work Party at my house in ,memory of my husban... Read more

  • Moving On

    7/19/2017 9:52:15 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday was a wonderful day. I started out with my computer, knitting, and CD player to walk to the Senior Center. On Tuesday mornings they hav... Read more

  • Revise & Revisit

    7/18/2017 10:57:12 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I didn't "edit" yesterday's post because this takes it's own blog. The Bod Pod was a mixture of good news and bad news. Or maybe just a "pat on... Read more

  • Bod Pod Today

    7/17/2017 9:03:53 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm back in Personal Training and now it's time to find out how I did when my trainer was recovering from his surgery. This afternoon I'll go to... Read more

  • Nervous...

    7/15/2017 4:27:46 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    This week I did not register a weight loss to speak of. I did stay on my diet plan but spent too much time sitting to study. This w... Read more

  • Glad for the Extra Energy

    7/15/2017 12:49:36 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Wow! What a day! My great-granddaughter spent the night with me. We had a great time painting rocks. It was time to take her home. We were i... Read more

  • Goal Weight

    7/11/2017 10:15:38 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Those of you who have been reading my blogs for awhile will remember that I'm on a program at Ft. Lewis and my goal of the last year has been to ... Read more

  • Change of Plans

    7/9/2017 9:24:46 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    How do you manage when something you plan for doesn't work out? I'm contemplating talking to a friend about our Friday. We were planning this t... Read more

  • Focused on the Future

    7/2/2017 4:15:09 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    It has been awhile since I blogged. I have been dealing with a lot of issues since then. For one, I have been dealing with a back injury from wor... Read more

  • Giving

    6/29/2017 8:58:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, I blogged about the CSA my friend gave me. There was too much of some of the vegetables for me to use this week, and some that I have... Read more

  • CSA

    6/28/2017 7:17:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I do... Read more

  • CSA

    6/28/2017 7:17:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend of mine is on vacation and she offered me her CSA box for this week. (CSA is the term used for a portion of the local vegetables...I do... Read more

  • Going to the Mosque to End Ramaden

    6/25/2017 9:20:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I think Spark has helped me become more adventuresome. Without the orderliness of doing Spark every day, I probably wouldn't have thought of ope... Read more

  • Vegan Books

    6/20/2017 2:36:47 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I found the book "Veganize It!" at my local library and I'm fascinated with the concept. This book is published 2017. So, I ordered my own pers... Read more

  • Going It Alone...Not Really

    6/19/2017 4:02:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Braden has been my Personal Trainer for over 3 years. It started out with back pain, excruciating back pain that came without warning or apparen... Read more

  • How to Coach

    6/14/2017 9:39:50 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I don't know how to tell you all what is on my heart this morning, so I'll just ask for your help and concern and prayers. My youngest daughter ... Read more

  • Victorian Luncheon Wrap-up

    6/11/2017 11:46:46 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm a whole week behind on this...and a big project to sew before going to a party for two of my great-grands, so I'll just show you the dress. ... Read more

  • Stepping Out

    6/4/2017 9:51:03 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is such a big day. I'm all a-quiver with anticipation. I've already had a short connection with the young woman who will be my Exchange S... Read more

  • Where Is the Cat?

    5/30/2017 2:02:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I took this picture last Friday. Coming back from the Optometrist (falls are often caused by poor eyesight and I have cataracts forming) and pic... Read more

  • Everything Is An Experiment

    5/28/2017 10:34:14 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It struck me today that one thing Spark has done for me has opened my eyes to the fact that EVERYTHING in life is an experiment.. Each of us is ... Read more

  • Back to Monday Morning

    5/22/2017 9:15:35 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A quick note after the weekend. Oh yes, our wonderful warm weather showed up just in time. Being at the beach was nourishing in so many ways. I... Read more

  • Once again.

    5/21/2017 12:23:35 PM, by MAMAJGEO

    I feel like I'm constantly starting over. It feels like every time I get going, something happenes to completely derail my progress. I know I'm t... Read more

  • Julia

    5/20/2017 10:20:22 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I made the switch yesterday. Took the little 2-year-old bundle of energy (Daniel) home to his Mom and came away with his 6 3/4-year-old sister J... Read more

  • Two

    5/18/2017 8:44:26 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My great-grandson is 2 years old. My daughter (his grandma) decided to give his mother a break and so we brought him to Lacey (15 miles) on Sund... Read more

  • My Wedding (NOT) Dress

    5/17/2017 11:48:35 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Our Red Hat Chapter is hosting a Victorian Luncheon on June 4, and more than 100 ladies will attend. For our gowns, one woman bought used weddin... Read more

  • Swiss Chard Recipe

    5/16/2017 10:51:59 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Cook a quantity of Swiss Chard in water (I used my crock pot since I was gone most or the day). Add onion and continue to cook. Drain. soften 1... Read more

  • Getting discouraged again

    5/11/2017 10:29:29 PM, by SNAZZYPS

    I have been within my calorie range for almost three weeks and the scale has not moved...in fact IT'S GONE UP A COUPLE POUNDS So discouragin... Read more

  • Mowing Angels

    5/10/2017 11:34:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the day I get my Social Security, and so I spent some of it. I was surprised at how low the total was since I'm now getting my fruits ... Read more

  • Back Again

    5/9/2017 11:44:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Had a lovely trip. The Retreat Center was everything I hoped it would be. Artists can come for a private time to create, or take classes, or gr... Read more

  • Adventure to Leavenworth

    5/8/2017 7:54:16 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend from church and I drove over to Leavenworth this morning. There's a Retreat here called Grunewald Guild that merges Creativity and Spir... Read more

  • The Results?

    5/7/2017 9:58:12 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    As most of you know, I've taken on my son's Vegan Challenge for the month of April to see if my total Cholesterol level would go down. I got my ... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    5/5/2017 11:35:25 AM, by MAMAJGEO

    It hasn't been the best week. Not the worst, but not the best. I've found the days I really focus on eating a healthy breakfast I do a lot bette... Read more

  • I'm NOT a Blogger

    5/2/2017 11:53:32 PM, by SNAZZYPS

    So if you visit my blogs you will tell that I'm not a fan of blogging, but sometimes I feel I need to touch base with friends near and far. ... Read more

  • Day two

    5/2/2017 12:40:55 AM, by MAMAJGEO

    It's the end of day two and I'm hanging on. It was a crazy busy day, as Monday's usually are, and I didn't make the best food choices. I did stay... Read more

  • April 30

    4/30/2017 10:49:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is the last day of April. Time for some decisions and actions. I'm moving on in my life and in my life here on Spark. In everything I do I... Read more

  • Vegan Matters

    4/26/2017 2:39:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm realizing I have been fighting frustration over using Spark for Vegan recipes. Actually, I'm finding being a vegan quite delightful. I don'... Read more

  • Just wondering...

    4/22/2017 10:35:30 PM, by JUDDLL

    Ok so I'm in my first big stall. I haven't lost weight since December. I'm ok with that. December was my one year since surgery and including the... Read more

  • Change of Plans

    4/20/2017 6:40:09 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    No Weavers Guild after all. My youngest daughter fell to the floor when her Caregiver was transferring her out of bed to the wheelchair yesterda... Read more

  • Less Stress Talk to Myself

    4/18/2017 9:16:40 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today I'm going to the dentist at 8 am and then get my hair cut at 10 am. My Needlework Group at the Senior Center starts at 1 pm. Last week I ... Read more

  • Good News

    4/15/2017 1:16:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    When I found out the BOD POD readings yesterday, it decided the question. Vegan for the rest of the month, at least. The last bod pod readings... Read more

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