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  • Doing the Math

    7/6/2015 9:03:46 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I did the math for my next weaving project--three dish towels. I've been trying to figure it out for a whole week, getting different answers and ... Read more

  • Success!

    7/5/2015 11:23:05 PM, by MLYONS2003

    I am very proud of myself for yesterday. I managed to stay under calorie budget and get all my exercise in. I had one plate of food, piled high w... Read more

  • Firecracker 5K

    7/5/2015 3:08:42 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday, my daughter Heather and "the love of her life" went with me to the Firecracker 5K starting and ending at the Capitol roundabout. Did Y... Read more

  • Buying Locally

    7/4/2015 9:42:28 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We have a question of the day on my Spin Me a Yarn Team (Thanks, Nancy!). Today's question was about how often we buy locally. It brought out a... Read more

  • Learning More About Myself

    7/3/2015 9:29:43 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Since announcing that I was going to limit my time on sparkPeople, I'm learning a lot about myself. This morning I realized that what I'm tellin... Read more

  • What a Day!

    7/2/2015 12:51:42 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This was one of those absolutely wonderful days. My "Inspire Your Creativity" group came to my house. I have a fenced in section of grass I cal... Read more

  • Birthdays

    7/1/2015 2:19:06 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Today was my oldest's birthday. We spent the day doing what he wanted to do. First we went to visit with a friend for a little while. When we cam... Read more

  • Good day

    6/29/2015 9:48:39 PM, by MLYONS2003

    Today I managed to get my morning walk in before it got too hot. Thankfully it rained yesterday and cooled things back down to normal. My dogs su... Read more

  • Meetup--No One Came

    6/28/2015 10:16:21 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I probably cut down SparkTime by about an hour today. Today was our local Olympia WA Spark! Team Meetup. I've been trying to get the spar... Read more

  • Changing Things

    6/28/2015 9:55:30 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yikes, I'm doing it again. I've got myself too over-involved and taken on too many responsibilities because I LOVE all of it. So, I've got to cut... Read more

  • Busy hot day

    6/28/2015 2:05:42 AM, by MLYONS2003

    I had a fairly busy day today, lots of shopping and setting up for a potluck at church. Thankfully the shopping let me get lots of steps in where... Read more

  • MEETUP Tomorrow

    6/27/2015 8:42:42 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    It is with anticipation and some trepidation that I prepare for tomorrow's Olympia WA Spark! Team Meetup. Last month we had four of us, all frie... Read more

  • Speaking Up

    6/25/2015 12:04:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Last night I had a two-hour-long talk with two women from my church. They were the ones who started the small group of women who meet on a regul... Read more

  • Small victories

    6/23/2015 1:54:29 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Today I looked at the last piece of birthday cake on the counter about 3 times. Each time I passed it by. Thankfully the birthday boy ate it! ... Read more

  • Summer makes eating right difficult

    6/22/2015 1:22:54 AM, by MLYONS2003

    Barbecues, birthday parties, water parks, pot lucks.... Summer gatherings all seem to be about food. I didn't do so well this week. I plann... Read more

  • Spinning Demo

    6/20/2015 8:32:40 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was fun. We had three wheels, one loom, and about six spindles (which I brought). Unfortunately, we "adjusted" my wheel and now it isn't ... Read more

  • Weavers Picnic

    6/20/2015 12:31:28 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was so relaxing and fun. Get a bunch of Weavers together and there is so much energy and ideas running around one gets dizzy. Our Picnic ... Read more

  • Piano Story

    6/17/2015 10:12:42 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm taking a piano course. It's online, of all things. I thought taking this course would remind me to practice and hone my skills. I'm learni... Read more

  • Going to the Vet

    6/16/2015 8:21:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My cat's nails were getting long and she was snagging them into fabric (and my pants). So, I called the Vet to get an appointment and then got ou... Read more

  • Paper Picture

    6/15/2015 6:18:07 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My paper picture is done! You might remember last week we made paper in the "Inspire Your Creativity" group. I waited until I had all the mater... Read more

  • Featured Team

    6/12/2015 12:54:53 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm so delighted with our SPIN ME A YARN Team. I just asked SparkPeople to make it a Featured Team. Don't know if they will, of course, but her... Read more

  • My Own Paper Project

    6/11/2015 11:48:21 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    After Wednesday's paper making demo I brought all the tools and supplies home (to take back next week--we had such a great time.) Then I got int... Read more

  • Paper Making

    6/10/2015 11:30:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today the Creativity group was making paper. You make paper ...with paper. Since I have the exchange book of the gal who suggested we make pape... Read more

  • Never ever give up

    6/10/2015 9:20:51 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    Never ever give up Because you are worth begging Heal... Read more

  • The Numbers

    6/9/2015 2:56:19 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    One of the fun things about SparkPeople is the numbers. We have lots of them to compare daily. For me, I check out the percentages of carbs, fa... Read more

  • More Family

    6/7/2015 12:16:40 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today I'm going to my middle daughter's house and then we are going to West Olympia to my oldest daughter's. Two of my great-grandkids are there... Read more

  • Here's the Baby

    6/6/2015 12:38:18 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Pictures don't do her justice.... Read more

  • Visiting the Baby

    6/5/2015 11:46:51 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I went to Lakewood (about 30 minute drive) today to see the little great-granddaughter. She'll be two months old tomorrow. Fiona has lost h... Read more

  • Sharing

    6/3/2015 11:43:38 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I took my Spinning Wheel to the "Inspire Your Creativity" group this morning. It was a BIG hit. It's amazing how many questions they had. Everybo... Read more

  • Evolving Back to the Fat Girl

    6/3/2015 5:48:22 PM, by HEALTHY4CAROLYN

    So things are just plain HARD. . . . I'm telling you. I don't recall this being so hard to do when I started this "journey" in 2009. Yes, that ... Read more

  • Petite Place--A Team for Short People

    6/1/2015 12:35:34 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is about my "short" time on Petite Place--about 2 months so far. It's one of the SparkPeople Teams I participate in--drawn by the concerned... Read more

  • The Tortoise and the Hare 5K

    5/30/2015 8:40:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This morning I went to walk in the Tortoise and the Hare 5K. There was an air of expectation evident everywhere. We weren't allowed to wear a w... Read more

  • No, Not an Exercise Teacher

    5/29/2015 8:31:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Some of you may have noticed my status that I may have a paying job soon. It's teaching, which I absolutely love. Actually, I'm going to the sc... Read more

  • A Picture Now

    5/25/2015 1:32:34 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Here's the picture of my two friends who showed up for our Olympia Spark Meetup yesterday. It's a start, and the two of them didn't know each ot... Read more

  • A Good Day

    5/24/2015 9:17:36 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We had a small group in front of the sign at Woodland Creek Park in Lacey today. I made deviled eggs and a SparkPeople recipe for Chocolate Chip... Read more

  • Tapestry Day II

    5/23/2015 9:01:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today the Tapestry Group came to my house. I'm still working on my first tapestry--a beach scene with lots of layers--earth, sand, water, now sk... Read more

  • Hello Everyone, Just giving an update

    5/22/2015 11:11:27 PM, by SNAZZYPS

    It's been awhile since I've been on Sparkpeople (a LONG while) I was doing pretty good this year down 33lbs since January. Then had my mammo... Read more

  • Red Hat Day

    5/22/2015 5:08:56 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday was the monthly Red Hat Chapter Meeting. The Theme was "At the Beach" and we were asked to wear what we wear to the beach. I thought ... Read more

  • The Vest Project

    5/17/2015 8:56:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Now I'm working on a new project primarily--a vest for my daughter. She uses a wheelchair so it has to be short enough not to be in the way. Sh... Read more

  • Scrap Day

    5/13/2015 8:45:13 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today for "Inspire Your Creativity" we brought in whatever we thought of as "scraps" to see what we could make from them. I forgot to bring tool... Read more

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