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  • Thanksgiving This Year

    11/21/2017 2:38:58 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    This is the first Thanksgiving in a very long while, when my husband and I will not be sitting at a table loaded with delicious turkey and dressi... Read more

  • Doing It for the Team: The BLC

    11/18/2017 11:20:41 AM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    I've lost almost 15 pounds in the past 10 weeks or ... Read more

  • I've been black balled

    11/15/2017 2:20:03 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday someone posted a picture of their dog in the community feed. There were lots of comments about how cute he was. He was a bulldog or som... Read more

  • Mahjongg Practise

    11/14/2017 7:51:47 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Our Mahjongg teacher asked us to observe a Mahjongg game so Lisa and I went to my friends game last night. There were 5 ladies that I knew there ... Read more


    11/14/2017 3:59:05 PM, by BARBIEE52

    I just got back from the Orthopedic...x-rays of wrist showed it's not quite healed. They took off the cast, and put a brace on. The only time h... Read more

  • Yummy Butternut Squash

    11/14/2017 2:35:34 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    The link below will give you the recipe for this ... Read more

  • Learn something new=Protect your brain

    11/13/2017 6:26:58 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    This past Friday I had my first Mahjongg lesson. It's being taught by a private person who plays twice a week. She was a special ed teacher for m... Read more

  • Crash Blossoms

    11/12/2017 3:10:23 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    from "Katexic" WORD(S) crash blossom. noun. An ambiguous headline, particularly one that yields comedic interpretations. Coined i... Read more

  • Thursday 11/9

    11/9/2017 3:54:51 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    We had our work holiday potluck today. The company provided Turkey, gravy, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Everyone else pot lucked the rest. I bro... Read more

  • Wednesday 11/8

    11/8/2017 6:38:18 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I hope I didn't give anyone the impression that I'm too scared to be happy about retirement. I am a little apprehensive with all the concern abou... Read more

  • NYTimes Recipe

    11/8/2017 9:25:28 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    Pancakes are a food that I usually avoid - because of too many carbs. In fact, i never make them - and hardly ever order them when eating bre... Read more

  • Retirement is on the horizon. There is no going back now

    11/7/2017 3:44:36 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday I started the process for retirement. I had a 1/2 hour phone conversation with my replacement and told our corporate service center tha... Read more

  • Tuesday a better day

    10/31/2017 8:02:35 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    It is amazing how much better you can feel when you have a good night's sleep. Anyhow, we went to see the SJ Sharks hockey team play the Toronto ... Read more

  • James Baldwin

    10/31/2017 6:11:40 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the... Read more

  • Monday

    10/30/2017 5:22:22 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I had Kashi Go Lean Crunch with flax and honey with Strawberries fro the farmers market. They said they were dry farmed. I'm not sure what ... Read more

  • Ah, Charles

    10/29/2017 5:44:50 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    Ah, Charles, If You Could Have —C.C. 1967-1987 If you could be in the known world this morning, peeling this orange, the cover of i... Read more

  • Sunday Great day

    10/29/2017 3:24:26 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I just had a great breakfast that included: Almond Butter,Bread, whole wheat prepared from recipe, Joney from local bees, Apples/ a Bananam Gr... Read more

  • Saturday-great day

    10/28/2017 8:35:36 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Every Saturday my husband and I go to a local breakfast resturant then I walk home from there 3.3 miles and heads off to play softball. I also th... Read more

  • Friday-I'm dragging

    10/27/2017 3:17:43 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Somedays, even though I get enough sleep, I'm still exhausted. Today is like that. My husband and I have a deal, if we haven't reached our step g... Read more

  • Thursday = All good!

    10/26/2017 3:53:56 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Last night's dinner turned veggie. We had eggplant Parmesan. My husband said it is one of his favorite meals. We had it with a huge salad with ca... Read more

  • New Goal

    10/25/2017 3:37:34 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    My good friend GolfGMA has suggested that I use a Spark challenge for my next goal. I got a lot of good ideas from my friends here. Since I alrea... Read more

  • I need new goals

    10/23/2017 5:53:40 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I suddenly realize that Candy is out of my life, I never drink coffee after breakfast and I have grown to love water so 64 ounces is nothing. I n... Read more

  • Oct 19

    10/19/2017 6:54:03 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Probably because I had such a bad night on Tuesday night I slept great last night. I feel pretty good today. As far as goals go I was done ... Read more

  • Oct 18 Back to goals

    10/18/2017 1:23:57 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    All went well water, coffee and candy It is amazing how many candy dishes there are around here but with a little mindfulness I'm able to c... Read more

  • "My life is in the falling leaf"

    10/17/2017 6:57:50 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    A Better Resurrection BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI I have no wit, no words, no tears; My heart within me like a stone Is numb'd too much fo... Read more

  • I love the 5% challenges

    10/16/2017 5:32:46 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I've been a member of the seasonal 5% challenges for years now. I believe they helped me to get to my goal weight and keep me there. Everyone tra... Read more

  • Planning that allows for choices.

    10/14/2017 10:40:06 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    My idea of planning food is to have options from which to choose. Here are the possible breakfasts you can have: e.g. apple slices with pean... Read more

  • Yesterday I was angry, today I'm depressed

    10/13/2017 3:44:35 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I had an ironclad commandment about speaking about political issues in public that I broke yesterday with my Sparkblog. I really appreciate that ... Read more

  • Can anyone doubt that climate change is happening?

    10/12/2017 3:11:30 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday and today the fires that are burning the California wine country have made the air quality where I live just awful. Napa and Sonoma do ... Read more

  • My sister Beth

    10/11/2017 7:10:48 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    My sister was my best friend and nearly constant companion. We spoke nearly every day when she was alive and saw each at least once a week. She s... Read more

  • Oct 10

    10/10/2017 4:55:52 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Boy not eating sweets was easier than I thought. I'm doing great. Coffee has been easy to finish before lunchtime and I'm finding that keeping my... Read more

  • Did I read that sign right?

    10/10/2017 4:05:16 PM, by DAP1313


  • Shadow Self Portraits

    10/10/2017 12:34:04 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Now that the sun is out, I have taken a couple of self portraits that are shadows of me photographing New England in the fall: rock walls, trees,... Read more

  • Some Calorie Surprises

    10/8/2017 6:31:18 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Some foods can really surprise us with the number of calories they contain. Here are a couple that I found interesting: 1 tablespoon ma... Read more

  • Poem by TS Eliot

    10/7/2017 2:40:48 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    Mr. Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service "Look, look, master, here comes two religious caterpillars." Jew of Malta. POLY... Read more

  • Oct 5 and 6-Goals

    10/6/2017 4:52:58 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Oct 5 All went well water, coffee and candy Oct 6 Slept late and had breakfast late so coffee lasted after 12:00 I decided on 1... Read more

  • Self Portrait

    10/6/2017 9:44:37 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    I have an assignment for the photography course: create a photo that is a self portrait. I could just use the remote control on the camera a... Read more

  • Oct 4- Yesterday

    10/5/2017 5:38:07 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday was a terrific, exhausting day. We are season ticket holders for the Wednesday Matinee of San Fransisco Theater. We got up pretty early... Read more

  • Fox

    10/4/2017 5:02:11 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    Fox I heard a cough as if a thief was there out... Read more

  • Day 1 of goals

    10/3/2017 6:47:41 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Woohoo! No candy yesterday Last cup of coffee at 10:00 AM I'm doing great drinking water! Life is sooo good!... Read more

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