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Lovely Field Trip
4/17/2014 11:46:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We had a fantastic day at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin today....this oasis of peaceful habitat is nestled near one of the busiest...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Walking
4/17/2014 9:50:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Kind of been slacking on my blogs lately. I went to the doc and wasn't thrilled with my test results. Anyway, I do have the green light to walk as m...  Read more

F8CONE8

What a Gorgeous Day!
4/16/2014 2:55:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's a most GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL day today! The morning dawned cool and fresh, and the sunshine and birds singing are combining for an intoxicating res...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Back in the Saddle
4/15/2014 11:00:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

All this time that my husband was sick, I missed some of the regular volunteering that I did, but today I went back to the Friends of the Library book...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Stuff and happy celebrations all
4/15/2014 6:46:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The sun is shining today, it feels wonderful shining through the window as I sit Sparking this afternoon. The temp isn't as nice as it had been, but...  Read more

FRAN0426

Woo and Hoooo!
4/14/2014 11:09:49 PM,  10 COMMENTS

My older brother came over this afternoon and helped me wade through my financial papers, and we now have a plan of action for insurance policies and...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Buried Under Data
4/14/2014 12:21:03 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I almost said "papers"..... I am buried under papers full of data that I need to deal with, tax info, and insurance, and stuff like that.. Not on...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Coldwater Creek's Demise
4/12/2014 9:37:42 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Received an email from Coldwater Creek, my favorite clothing store, announcing that they are closing, and both the stores I've visited, one a retail,...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Pets
4/12/2014 9:51:38 AM,  29 COMMENTS

I was inspired by this spark article of a dozen pet stories to start your day, I thought I would post some of my favorite animal photos. I hope these...  Read more

BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

Whoa, Nelly! Zombies!
4/11/2014 12:44:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My time with the Texas Library Association stretched through another day...since I'm staying at home and sleeping in my own bed, I'm saving on what a...  Read more

MCJULIEO

10K plus!
4/10/2014 3:06:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My sis called today to invite me for a walk. We covered well over the 6.2 for a 10K which is one of my goals. We actually went 7.9 miles in 2 hours...  Read more

F8CONE8

I LOST 45 POUNDS IN 15 MINUTES!
4/9/2014 9:37:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

There I was, in the exhibitors hall of the Texas Library Association Conference, and the exhibitors, HUNDREDS of them, gave away free samples of their...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Quilt top
4/9/2014 5:36:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I finished the top for the stripped quilt I made out of scraps. It amazed me to watch a pattern emerge from the random scraps. To make t...  Read more

F8CONE8

Seen Today
4/8/2014 11:07:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Another Sign: This one said: BE YOURSELF Unless you can be Spider Man, then, Be Spiderman And then I saw a version on a Sparkblog (...  Read more

MCJULIEO

A Sign
4/7/2014 10:52:58 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Seen at a store in Gruene, TX (home of the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas) A sign which read: Whatever You Are Be A...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Judging Art
4/6/2014 5:00:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. Paul Cezanne Whe...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Recipe for Youth
4/4/2014 12:21:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age." Thomas Aldrich...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Satisfaction
4/3/2014 10:56:40 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Slept well last night. Worked hard today. Enjoyed being with an old friend immensely. Ate wisely. Feel good about the day....  Read more

MCJULIEO

JUST DOING ME FOR TODAY
4/3/2014 2:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I THANK THE LORD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCIES, FOR ALLOWING ME THE BREADTH TO BREATHE TODAY. WHAT A WONDERFUL GOD HE IS. BEEN CLEANING WASHING CLOTHES AN...  Read more

AMECCA34

Live and Learn
4/3/2014 12:32:20 AM,  7 COMMENTS

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Soul Food
4/1/2014 11:17:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. Al...  Read more

MCJULIEO

April 1
4/1/2014 11:48:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For many April 1 is April Fool's Day but not for me. Today is the anniversary of the most amazing event in my history. Yup, my little boy was born o...  Read more

F8CONE8

Grace
3/31/2014 3:40:15 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Great week
3/30/2014 11:53:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I learned something this week. I can walk in the rain! Yup I took a one hour 2.8 mile walk in the rain. I live in Oregon and it rains here LOL. ...  Read more

F8CONE8

Birthday cake
3/30/2014 10:28:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

On my 54 birthday I shared it with my oldest grand son. Daughter made two cakes. I had a small piece of the grand sons cake. Did wonderful with jus...  Read more

PICKLEMIRE

More Eccentrics Per Square Mile
3/30/2014 1:03:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My brother is fond of saying that there are more crazy people/slash/eccentrics per square mile in the Hill Country of Texas than anywhere else on eart...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Last Weekend Of Vacation
3/29/2014 7:01:17 PM,  12 COMMENTS

We have come to the last weekend of our time here in Phoenix, the two months have gone by too quickly. We have enjoyed our time here and checked out...  Read more

FRAN0426

Miles of Smiles
3/27/2014 9:40:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I drove the 45 miles to Austin today, and the highway (I-35) was awash with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, or both...after a few years of dryness, th...  Read more

MCJULIEO

SPROING!
3/26/2014 10:19:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

“Spring is nature’s way of saying: ‘Let’s party!’” — Robin Williams “Every spring is the only spring: a perpetual astonishment.” — Ellis Peter...  Read more

MCJULIEO

ignite the spark
3/26/2014 8:37:21 PM,  32 COMMENTS

The last two months in my personal life I have been struggling quite a bit with things. My depression has been very severe, which is why I have been a...  Read more

BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

Underneath It All
3/25/2014 11:19:26 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So, I worked in the garden today to get it ready for planting, and addition of compost, and generally seeing what else needs to be done. I don't wan...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Morning Vegetable Ideas?
3/25/2014 11:43:23 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I can easily eating 4 to 6 servings of fruit each day but I need to add more vegetables into my diet. In the past, my family ate fried potatoes, tate...  Read more

NSEMANCO

Trouble with Late Night Snacking
3/24/2014 12:14:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

For some reason, I cannot stop stacking at night. Before starting my Spark Healthy Living Plan, I spent years eating ice cream, sugary cereal, candy...  Read more

NSEMANCO

My weekly update and changes
3/23/2014 12:28:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This was a really super week. I walked an average of 9,229 steps a day which is about 3.8 miles! My eating was just under my goal for calories so I...  Read more

F8CONE8

To the docks
3/22/2014 1:56:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today my walk was all about peace and quiet and enjoying this beautiful place I live in. Like usual I found myself down at the bay by the dock. ...  Read more

F8CONE8

Time for Spring
3/21/2014 9:21:49 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Officially Spring is here, and the weather put on a fabulous, warm, sunshiny show for us today... I'm going to wait a few days before I plant my...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Home, Sweet, Eerily Empty Home
3/21/2014 12:10:46 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Flew home from DD's family, and got home to a house just as I left it, but curiously empty emotionally...I'm sure that I will have spurts of memories...  Read more

MCJULIEO

Spring and International Happiness Day
3/20/2014 3:43:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A coincidence that they fall on the same day? I think not. Have a wonderful day and take heart. The sun is back and will soon warm us all with it's...  Read more

F8CONE8

A Month Later
3/19/2014 10:47:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It was just a month ago that Steve, my DH of forty years died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). He was good man, a beloved doctor, a pillar of the comm...  Read more

MCJULIEO

5K
3/19/2014 3:54:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I did it. Today I did my first 5K it was slow 24 minutes per mile but it was successful. I have energy to spare and feel like a million bucks!...  Read more

F8CONE8

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