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  • The MAIN Reason

    4/23/2014 7:08:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    The MAIN reason I went to Ireland, of course, was to meet my new grandson soon after his first birthday. Of course, it was good to see my daughte... Read more

  • Cong

    4/22/2014 6:26:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    My DSIL has one living grandparent, his grandmother "Nana" who lives in Cong. She wanted to meet me, and I came prepared with a couple of Westy f... Read more

  • Emerald Isle

    4/21/2014 6:25:43 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of the many things I enjoyed about my trip to Ireland is the GREEN. Being an island, Ireland's climate is kept temperate by the surrounding s... Read more

  • First Pix from Ireland

    4/20/2014 1:34:24 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'm home at last - arrived no problem in Newark yesterday morning, but United cancelled my afternoon flight home. So, that killed my login streak... Read more

  • Disappointments and Delights

    4/15/2014 3:28:43 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    There aren't many disappointments here - but I can't use my DD's stationary bike. The distance from seat to pedal is closer and not within my ran... Read more

  • Nina Meets Nana

    4/14/2014 9:54:11 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    This morning I woke to the happy noises from my grandson and the smell of fresh coffee. My DSIL Paddy prepared us a big fried up breakfast of wha... Read more

  • Scones and Scenes

    4/13/2014 6:45:21 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had a wonderful sleep last night (of course, with usual trips to the potty). Before getting up, I heard my grandson Rory chattering - "Da-da-da... Read more

  • Safe in Ireland!

    4/12/2014 1:26:00 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The most nerve-wracking part of the trip was between Rochester and Newark - Newark was having some construction/repair done, so ALL flights in... Read more

  • Pre-Travel Dreams

    4/11/2014 6:30:58 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It always happens. Actually, not just travel - could be a special event, like the annual Clothesline Art Festival. I would dream that I was late ... Read more

  • 5K por los Valores (Abril 6, 2014)

    4/7/2014 2:41:00 PM, by VEGALEGARRETA

    Primer 5k del año 44:23 (Pace: 14:20) EN ruata para el DIVAS/NOV 201... Read more

  • Empezando Pronokal Fase 1

    4/5/2014 3:39:07 PM, by GABI_M

    Ayer fue mi primer día con el método Pronokal. Que son comiditas como para astronautas. Anoche tenía mucha hambre y ganas de algo ... Read more

  • Being the Spark Buddy Again

    4/4/2014 7:24:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today the student to whom I introduced Spark came into the library. I hadn't seen her for a while, and so we started catching up. She said how sh... Read more

  • That Beautiful Birthday Boy

    4/2/2014 7:00:26 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday's blog was made at school where I didn't have the photo files. Today's is likewise, but I emailed myself some pix of my yearling grands... Read more

  • Birthdays

    4/1/2014 8:20:23 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday, March 31st, was my late husband's birthday. Although March 1... Read more

  • Beyond Academia

    3/28/2014 9:25:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I love my job as a Teacher Assistant. Granted, it doesn't pay as much as a teacher's salary by a longshot, but neither does it involve all the ex... Read more

  • Bamboozled into Barbies

    3/21/2014 8:12:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    As a child I was never much one for dolls. Animals appealed to me more. Even dinosaurs. I had a farm set, my joy and delight - Mom had spent hour... Read more

  • Looks Like Fun

    3/18/2014 4:32:24 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I like to change up my workout now and then - and Spark advises it! I have my stationary bike, and my resistance band, some weights...I recently ... Read more

  • Numbers Not On the Scale

    3/15/2014 9:27:23 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last week I had fasting blood work done. Yesterday I got the results. My cholesterol, though still a bit high, was down 20 mg/dl. My LDL (t... Read more

  • Great Discovery!

    3/14/2014 11:34:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's superintendent's conference day. We started with breakfast in the big gym at 8. Well, my body is accustomed to rising earlier and breakfas... Read more

  • Anemic

    3/12/2014 5:50:52 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    There is a reason I'm so tired all the time. I'm anemic. I thought I had the anemia beat. Guess not. I'm going to beat it, though. I'm goi... Read more

  • Snow Day!

    3/12/2014 1:28:04 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday the temps got up into the low 50's. It was so nice - were it ear... Read more

  • Answers

    3/11/2014 10:53:57 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    Tomorrow the doctor is supposed to have more of my results. I'm looking forward to hearing what they are and seeing if maybe we can get these all... Read more

  • "You don't have to be perfect to embrace a healthy lifestyle."

    3/8/2014 9:31:56 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    That was one of Coach Nicole's quotes in my Spark email. I've been "spinning my tires" at this weight, bouncing around it for a good month...I WA... Read more

  • Allergies Kicking my Behind

    3/6/2014 11:35:04 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    It's not quite spring but for some reason my allergies are in high gear. They are really ruining my work-out stamina. I've started taking my... Read more

  • Legacy Revisited

    3/6/2014 5:55:38 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was Sparking the other day, and went to the Daily Spark to get some more points (which, by the way, I'm going to have to "spend" soon!) There w... Read more

  • Needing a Vacation

    3/5/2014 11:18:39 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I haven't taken a vacation by myself, ever. I'm extremely tempted to try to plan such an event now. Other times when I've considered doing this, ... Read more

  • Buddying

    3/5/2014 7:48:34 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    During first block at school, my assignment is in the library - an adult to hold the fort if either of the librarians has to step out (i think it... Read more

  • Not Feeding the Stress

    3/4/2014 10:56:04 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I promised myself I would celebrate and encourage myself with victories, even when they are little victories. My stress level has been high ... Read more

  • A Phone Call!

    3/3/2014 8:19:26 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    When I got home from church yesterday afternoon, I found a message my daughter had written - Levi had called. Thank God Abi has a fairly passing ... Read more

  • a Clear Sign of Stress

    3/2/2014 11:50:01 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I'm a little stressed. Sometimes, I think I'm so conditioned to the stress that I don't notice it. Last night my husband and I went to an e... Read more

  • March Goals 2014

    3/1/2014 11:02:12 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    March is here! I am so glad. Soon flowers will be everywhere! They will make me sneeze but I will still love them! I'm waiting for some... Read more

  • February Ends (2014)

    2/28/2014 9:19:47 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I had high hopes for February. I think I did pretty well. While there are areas that need improvement, I really put forth some serious effort. ... Read more

  • 7 Weeks, Concerned

    2/27/2014 9:19:27 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    Today marks seven weeks of healthy eating and exercise. While I can see definite improvements, I have areas of concern. I've decided to move up m... Read more

  • Cranky

    2/26/2014 9:53:36 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    Last night I had a hard time sleeping. I was up all night. I was still awake at 5:55 am. Then, I had to get up and get to the office earlie... Read more

  • Sickness

    2/26/2014 8:55:08 AM, by BABYFARM

    I have been sick for about two weeks. It started out as a stomach problem, and then turned into a cold. I have been off for three days to get ove... Read more

  • 2014

    2/26/2014 8:52:15 AM, by BABYFARM

    Today is 02/26/2014. In 2013, I went through several different medications to get my cholesterol and triglycerides down. We finally got a good co... Read more

  • Fitness Gear / Work-out Clothes, Recommendations?

    2/25/2014 11:51:16 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I decided to reward myself with fitness gear for continuing in my health journey. I need to buy more work-out clothes. I've been putting it ... Read more

  • Muscle Soreness and Some Random Items

    2/24/2014 4:23:51 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    My muscles are sore from the work-outs of the past two days. I don't think I was overdoing anything but I think the rowing machine worked my musc... Read more

  • Long Distance Relationships

    2/23/2014 5:44:22 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I think it is well that Levi and I had that missionary experience together back in 2007 - when I got to know him better. Read more

  • Trying New Things #1

    2/23/2014 9:38:48 AM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I finally tried the rowing machine at the gym! It didn't go as well as I had hoped. First, some equipment moved. I had to loc... Read more

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