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  • Creative Cooking

    8/25/2016 12:13:29 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I need to go to the grocery store. The only fresh vegetables I have are cucumbers and onions. I had a Ziploc bag of chicken breasts of ... Read more

  • My Opinion Must Count!

    8/23/2016 11:48:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I received another survey in the mail today, except THIS one was ENORMOUS, 2 brochures totalling almost 200 pages in questions.... I've never see... Read more

  • Texas Aggie Football- More of Why I Love It

    8/22/2016 12:08:05 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Long I have been an Aggie football fan, through thick and thin, good and (really really) bad seasons, but even despite the embarrassing antics of... Read more

  • Blogging helps!

    8/21/2016 7:09:54 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    I would like to sincerely thank those who commented on my blog post yesterday. I was able to prove once more that SP is indeed a helpful and supp... Read more

  • Frustrated

    8/21/2016 12:07:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I just wrote the longest, most fascinating (Would I ever LIE to YOU??) Sparkblog complete with photos and humorous comments.... And the cybe... Read more

  • I need help!

    8/20/2016 8:51:18 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    I have been doing fine the past weeks. However, I noticed that I have started to eat more than I should for the past 4 days or so. I am thinking ... Read more

  • Going With the Flow

    8/19/2016 11:53:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I managed to get in one last mile in my lap-swimming this morning, and exchanged phone numbers with the lady who often swims at the same time I ... Read more

  • Made It Today!

    8/18/2016 5:45:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday was a bust as far as swimming laps in the city pool, because it was unexpectedly closed for rain... apparently they opened later in the... Read more

  • Good Intentions

    8/17/2016 11:09:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, I KNOW that intentions don't count for a whole lot but this morning I really TRIED to go swimming laps... I was dressed in my swimming suit... Read more

  • Wonderful / Dangerous Rain

    8/16/2016 1:01:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    We had the most glorious rain today, about 4 inches, and it is still raining..... Perfect for drought ridden Texas, but awfully dangerous for par... Read more

  • i feel different

    8/15/2016 6:51:53 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    People around me seem not to notice yet that I have lost a few pounds. But I surely feel a lot better these days, compared with how I was before ... Read more

  • So Grateful

    8/14/2016 11:25:57 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that I should really cultivate an attitude of gratefulness,... it is in all the literature, and there are several Spark articles about how... Read more

  • Still Nuthin'

    8/13/2016 9:58:27 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, I went out again last night to catch sight of some of the supposedly extravagant-this-year Perseid meteors and was disappointed that a very... Read more

  • Zero Zip Nada... I'm Doing It Wrong!

    8/12/2016 9:56:26 AM, by MCJULIEO

    The Perseid Meteor Shower was supposed to be at its peak last night when I went outside to watch them but I did not see a single one!!! Sky watch... Read more

  • Celestial Fireworks

    8/12/2016 12:40:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's that time of year again! My anniversary, AND the Perseid meteor shower! I am going outside right now to see if I can catch the great fi... Read more

  • one month of good choices

    8/11/2016 7:30:04 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    I have done one month of getting back on track. I know I still have a lot to do, but baby steps count, right? I was happy to see a change in... Read more

  • Small Town Texas

    8/10/2016 9:46:36 PM, by MCJULIEO

    In order to get home (near San Antonio) we once again took Alternate US Highway 90, which is also an interesting alternate to Interstate 10, barr... Read more

  • Impending Doom- I Can See the End of Summer From Here

    8/9/2016 6:44:01 PM, by MCJULIEO

    All of a sudden I am receiving notes and emails regarding the end of summer!!!! WAIT! I am not ready yet for summer's end! I still have a lo... Read more

  • Long Day Even While Having Fun

    8/9/2016 12:08:53 AM, by MCJULIEO

    We took my 95 year old mother out shopping today, and since she's in a wheelchair, it meant a lot of loading and unloading, and loading and unloa... Read more

  • Taking an Alternate Route

    8/7/2016 10:03:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm back in Houston visiting my mother, since my brother (the OLDEST brother) offered to drive, and, in order to miss the crowds streaming back t... Read more

  • Modern Gladiator- Tax Free Weekend!

    8/6/2016 9:37:08 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Texas offers one weekend per year right before school starts when they allow businesses to sell most clothing and all school supplies without cha... Read more

  • Creamy Mango Sorbet

    8/5/2016 10:04:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I don't have a lot of experience with mangoes, but I like them when I think to buy them, and small amounts of mango are particularly yummy when m... Read more

  • Natural Color, Natural Flavor, Natural High

    8/4/2016 11:50:57 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm still experimenting with sorbet recipes, and this time I just used the frozen grapes that I had, from grapes being on sale last week.... I us... Read more

  • Another Craft Play Day!

    8/4/2016 12:01:55 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Though my time in Houston with family was sweet and productive, I managed to swoop back the 200 miles or so across Texas in time to be back home ... Read more

  • Even Better Than I Thought

    8/2/2016 5:23:44 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The family congregated today (one brother came down to Houston from Oklahoma to be able to spend time with his daughter who was in the states wit... Read more

  • Impromptu Family Meal

    8/1/2016 11:36:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My family seems to be gathering unexpectedly for a few days in Houston, and I'm working on an easy meal that is economical and yet delicious for ... Read more

  • Raspberry Sorbet- It Works!

    7/31/2016 11:43:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I bought a package of frozen raspberries to try making sorbet with (in the style of the lemon -blueberry sorbet that has been such a success) St... Read more

  • On a Mission- At the Mall

    7/30/2016 11:17:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I gathered up all my energy and braved one of the big malls in San Antonio today... it was packed with all kinds of people even though I was ther... Read more

  • Even More Summer Quotations

    7/30/2016 12:47:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    We had a break in the heat while the storms rolled through central Texas, and it felt SO GOOD! The high was under 90 (barely) yesterday for the f... Read more

  • Highs and Lows

    7/28/2016 2:28:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I hardly slept at all last night.... couldn't GET to sleep, couldn't STAY asleep... BUT I didn't want to get up either! And I CER... Read more

  • Craft Play Day- How Sweet It Is!

    7/28/2016 12:11:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It seems like we, after having missed so many Craft Play Days, are making up for it with several weeks in a row.... Sparkpal, Improving Me hosted... Read more

  • Awesome Vintage Birthday Party

    7/26/2016 11:16:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today we celebrated a grandchild's 7th birthday party... at a classic, vintage rollerskating rink in Austin..... Skateland has apparently not cha... Read more

  • See Page 55

    7/26/2016 2:22:35 PM, by CDGO4TH

    I am a member of Tops...Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Yesterday a friend of mine texted me and told me to look at page 55. I had just checked the m... Read more

  • Slimming Vs Fattening Photography Tips

    7/25/2016 12:18:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Found this intriguing article on Pinterest and thought that I would share.... 27 Photos Of My Fat Face That Prove Camera Angle Is Everything... Read more

  • Still More Summer Quotations

    7/25/2016 12:36:55 AM, by MCJULIEO

    When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how t... Read more

  • Spark Streak

    7/23/2016 12:38:08 PM, by MCJULIEO

    If it weren't for the occasional notices, that Sparkpeople sends, I wouldn't know just how far I've come.... today they sent me a notice that I h... Read more

  • A Few More Summertime Quotations

    7/23/2016 12:31:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Summer is the time when, if you are not barefoot, you are overdressed. Unknown It's summer and the memories are just waiting to happen. ... Read more

  • Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime!!!

    7/21/2016 5:25:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Man, is it ever hot around here! I swam another mile and a quarter this morning, and noticed that even the public shower at the swimming pool in ... Read more

  • Traveling Chemistry Roadshow

    7/21/2016 12:53:09 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Summer is such a great time to discover cool things to do at the library, and today we got to attend a Fantastic show put on by a PhD from Texas ... Read more

  • Sick of Surveys..... BUT...

    7/17/2016 11:43:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This is an election year.... I get it! Pollsters want to find out ho's Hot... and Who's Not... But after the eleventybillionth phone ca... Read more

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