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  • AUTUMN WEATHER

    9/24/2017 6:32:33 PM, by TEESTER2

    We have had some wacky weather lately. For days it has been in the hign nineties. Then suddenly, we got a thunder storm and HAIL. Half inch pie... Read more

  • Prioritizing ME

    9/22/2017 7:41:28 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm switching jobs (again!) My new job just isn't working out... so I'm going back to substitute teaching. I'm hoping to get back to school ... Read more

  • Just plugging along & eating veggies.

    9/21/2017 3:05:33 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    The good news is I'm eating vegetables like there is no tomorrow so I should see some effect on my weight real soon. I have been to some fantast... Read more

  • BIRD HAVEN

    9/19/2017 6:25:46 PM, by TEESTER2

    While eatting breakfast this morning, I heard a commotion on the roof. A little woodpecker was tapping on our structure. I tried to shoo him aw... Read more

  • BIRD HAVEN

    9/19/2017 6:25:46 PM, by TEESTER2

    While eatting breakfast this morning, I heard a commotion on the roof. A little woodpecker was tapping on our structure. I tried to shoo him aw... Read more

  • MEASURING TAPE CHALLENGE

    9/17/2017 10:04:10 PM, by TEESTER2

    Apparently, I don't know how to use a measuring tape. Yesterday I measured my waist at 42 inches. The odd thing was that my size 42 shorts are ... Read more

  • WILDLIFE AND CONSTRUCTION

    9/12/2017 10:27:31 PM, by TEESTER2

    It got to 90 degrees and more very quickly today. Instead of broiling ourselves, we opted to work on the roof just before sundown. What a diffe... Read more

  • ROOFTOP AND DIRTY RICE

    9/10/2017 5:23:38 PM, by TEESTER2

    Brie's hip and knee are much improved. Yesterday we stacked the lumber onto the roof but I didn't let her work more than that. Today we toted al... Read more

  • UFDA!

    9/7/2017 9:28:36 PM, by TEESTER2

    I spent more time at the shooting range, but our target was only at 50 feet instead of 50 yards. Still, I had to drag the dang thing about 20 f... Read more

  • Buddy

    9/7/2017 11:41:02 AM, by SHOCOSS

    Cats leave paw prints all over your home & in your hea... Read more

  • CROWNED

    9/6/2017 10:30:26 PM, by TEESTER2

    Wednesday I got my permanent crown for the tooth which needed the root canal last month. It was a quick and painless procedure, but we stayed in... Read more

  • CROWNED

    9/6/2017 10:30:26 PM, by TEESTER2

    Wednesday I got my permanent crown for the tooth which needed the root canal last month. It was a quick and painless procedure, but we stayed in... Read more

  • CROWNED

    9/6/2017 10:26:42 PM, by TEESTER2

    Wednesday I got my permanent crown for the tooth which needed the root canal last month. It was a quick and painless procedure, but we stayed in... Read more

  • With a Humble Heart I'm Still Here

    9/4/2017 10:29:33 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    My apologies for my absence the last several weeks. My apologies for not being here for my Spark friends or teams. I appreciate Spark and Spark ... Read more

  • August 2017 can just go away

    9/4/2017 11:20:42 AM, by RSPRAGEN

    I dreaded stepping on the scale this morning.  I knew I had to do it if I was going to keep myself accountable long term to my monthly check ins.... Read more

  • SUPPLY DAY

    9/2/2017 8:50:25 PM, by TEESTER2

    It is shopping and supply day. We bought 50 gallons of fuel yesterday in 5 gallon canisters. Lifted them each to the tailgate, 35 pounds clean-... Read more

  • The DIY Queen

    8/31/2017 6:50:36 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I have an art sale coming up soon! I ordered some art supplies on Amazon last week... they were supposed to arrive today. There was no sign of th... Read more

  • MEDICINE POUCH FINISHED

    8/29/2017 3:13:01 PM, by TEESTER2

    I've finally finished Brie's medicine pouch. I used waxed brown linen thread to add four brass cartridge shells from her .45 pistol. She is a wa... Read more

  • FARM YARD FITNESS

    8/27/2017 2:49:34 PM, by TEESTER2

    We live out in the country in rural west Texas. We don't actually live on a farm, but I don't like the sound of JUNK YARD FITNESS! Our house is... Read more

  • Busy Bee

    8/25/2017 11:13:38 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm going to be such a busy bee during the upcoming weeks! I just got a new full-time job, and am starting on Monday! I'm nervous, but excit... Read more

  • Hot days ahead!

    8/25/2017 5:56:35 PM, by SHOCOSS

    The next several days will be triple digits up to 1... Read more

  • LOST ANOTHER POUND!!!

    8/24/2017 9:29:07 PM, by TEESTER2

    My small goals have been to eat less than 1500 calories a day, drink 8 glasses of water and lose a pound a week. I have not yet committed to exer... Read more

  • CARPENTRY AND PRAYER

    8/23/2017 5:05:54 PM, by TEESTER2

    We got up on the roof this morning and did two hours of work. We were able to position a critical sheet of OSB plywood in the clerestory. It wi... Read more

  • FOUR SELFIES SINCE 2010

    8/19/2017 5:46:23 PM, by TEESTER2

    We were up on the roof again today for two and a half hours. We were able to mount two sheets of OSB plywood to the clerestory (Read: hallway on ... Read more

  • UP ON THE HOUSE TOP

    8/18/2017 11:54:47 AM, by TEESTER2

    CLIMBING UP TO THE ROOF TO CONTINUE OUR ONGOING CONSTRUCTION. WE GOT A BREAK IN THE WEATHER! (this picture was in April. I've lost 15 pounds sinc... Read more

  • Eating Better

    8/18/2017 11:20:52 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I've been focusing on eating better, with pretty good results! My focus for my diet is developing better eating habits in an effort to prev... Read more

  • EXERCISE AS PAIN RELIEF. WHO WOULDA THUNK!

    8/17/2017 9:11:57 PM, by TEESTER2

    Bead work does not provide much calorie burn, but OH I FELT the burn! I've been doing a lot of bead work lately and have come to discover th... Read more

  • ITS A CULTURAL THING

    8/13/2017 3:15:50 PM, by TEESTER2

    After hoeing weeds yesterday, I sat in the shade and did two hours of bead work Read more

  • INTERNET NO-SHOW & LEATHER WORK

    8/11/2017 11:40:21 PM, by TEESTER2

    Again, we wasted a morning waiting for the internet guy to show up. Instead of chopping weeds, we sat at May's Cafe, which is easier to find tan... Read more

  • PRODUCTIVE WAITING

    8/10/2017 11:41:46 PM, by TEESTER2

    While waiting for the internet guy to show up, I actually went outside, grabbed a hoe and started attacking weeds. The guy never showed, again, b... Read more

  • A change of pace today

    8/9/2017 6:28:16 PM, by QUETZALGIRL

    Rather than working in my yard this morning I took my eleven year old on a field trip to our local nature center. He has been studying insects an... Read more

  • Getting Back in the Groove

    8/8/2017 2:36:40 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Depression whooped my butt the past month, but I'm trying to get back in the groove. Looking for a new job, exercising more, spending time in the... Read more

  • Another project almost done

    8/6/2017 4:58:03 PM, by QUETZALGIRL

    For a long time the east side of our house looked atrocious. We don't go over there very often because it's a small side yard in heavy shade. Onc... Read more

  • TEE'S TRAGIC TOOTH

    8/4/2017 8:28:05 PM, by TEESTER2

    ALWAYS BRUSH AND FLOSS! That toothache turned out to need a root canal. I was admitted to the dentist's office on a moments notice. X-rays rev... Read more

  • Color Run 5k

    8/4/2017 1:21:30 PM, by RSPRAGEN

    I was tricked by the Ohio weather a couple weeks ago and didn't go to the Color Run event I signed up for.  I was certain the looming heavy rain ... Read more

  • Fall will be my season: July Results

    8/4/2017 1:13:07 PM, by RSPRAGEN

    July was a rough month.  It was the first full month that I managed two very busy desk at work.  The girl who was out on maternity leave is final... Read more

  • BREAKFAST AT THE CLOCK

    8/2/2017 8:43:29 PM, by TEESTER2

    Brie met a friend on line who happens to be a native El Pasoan! We tried to meet yesterday at a diner known as the Clock. It is a home style di... Read more

  • Black Raspberries are a workout

    8/2/2017 4:27:26 PM, by QUETZALGIRL

    Behind our fence there is woods. A few years ago we started clearing invasive shrubs and plants. The trees that are there are good ones. The pul... Read more

  • MESSED UP SLEEP PATTERNS

    8/1/2017 2:32:00 PM, by TEESTER2

    For many months I was getting a solid eight hours of sleep each night. Lately I have been getting four at the maximum. Last night I think I got... Read more

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