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  • Tues. June 28 - a Paseo

    6/30/2016 9:35:36 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Sabi heated up some water for me after breakfast so I could bathe myself, and boy, did I wash a lot of dust out of my hair! Spent some time in th... Read more

  • Sunday Night, The Embassy, and Ps. Andy (June 26 pm - June 27)

    6/28/2016 4:26:14 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night Sabi and I got a motokar (Jorge followed a bit later) to the church Nueva Vida pastored by Amerigo, who has quite a testimony: He'd be... Read more

  • The Weekend - June 25 and 26

    6/28/2016 1:43:58 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    June 25 - Pastor Andy (whom I fondly call sobrino - nephew - the one who's married to a member of the Utia tribe - invited me to a Pastors conf... Read more

  • From June 24 - on the Way and Arrival in Lima

    6/28/2016 1:23:15 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Safe and sound and rested in Villa el Salvador! Flights were thankfully uneventful, all on time. I tried tipping my wheelchair jockeys but they... Read more

  • What I've Been Up To

    6/15/2016 6:48:38 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I don't Spark as much as I used to. One reason is because of all the advertisements that have to load before I can enter anything on one of the c... Read more

  • Did I Know??

    5/26/2016 3:09:02 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The teacher I worked with asked me if I knew there was a new movie coming out, Finding Dory. I had to laugh. My auti student has been watch... Read more

  • Ah, Technology!

    4/29/2016 10:28:16 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have been asking the principal to hook me up with either a laptop or a desktop computer for Spanish class because I KNOW a lot of these kids ar... Read more

  • How do you say DUH in Spanish?

    4/26/2016 4:26:33 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    It came about because I overheard the principal talking to a TA about the Spanish class - that they hadn't had a regular teacher. I mentioned tha... Read more

  • Police Horse Visit

    4/25/2016 12:54:25 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last Wed. the weather was perfect - sunny, not TOO hot - and the 4 mounted police arrived and checked in at the office at 11. Actually, just Joan... Read more

  • How Appropriate!

    4/15/2016 12:25:17 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    A father walks into the market followed by his ten-year-old son. The kid is spinning a 25-cent piece in the air and catching it between his teeth... Read more

  • Long Distance

    4/12/2016 6:46:51 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I usually call Levi on Sundays because it's the easiest time to catch him at home. But for some reason I forgot and didn't realize until in the m... Read more

  • April 20th

    4/11/2016 7:21:15 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am hoping for good weather that day. Reason being, I have invited Rochester's mounted police to our school for a little visit. Read more

  • What I've Been Up To

    4/10/2016 9:18:19 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have plenty of computer access at school. But while I WOULD like to be more regular and faithful in Sparking, work-time is not the time to do i... Read more

  • Making Good Changes, For Good

    4/5/2016 9:13:46 AM, by CHERIERIE

    So, I was on a doctor hiatus for several years - let's say five years. Now that I am feeling more grown up and responsible, I found a new doctor ... Read more

  • Protein

    2/23/2016 5:48:36 PM, by NTLSWIMMER12

    Needs ideas please... Read more


    2/16/2016 1:38:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have an autistic student in my class. He loves marine fish, and I have made MANY drawings for him. He usually addresses me as "excuse me" and p... Read more

  • School Days

    1/12/2016 8:10:43 AM, by CHERIERIE

    My girls have made it through the first week of school for the semester. My son is enrolled to take classes at the local community college beginn... Read more

  • Back to School!

    1/4/2016 2:45:26 PM, by CHERIERIE

    My girls went back to school today and here I am at home, not preparing for a new semester of teaching but instead, planning for how I will fill ... Read more

  • Beautiful day of peace and rest

    1/3/2016 9:19:10 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Today is Sunday and I have enjoyed the day off. I took it easy and had a nap (after a poor night of sleep) and used my energy to cook a nice meal... Read more

  • Happy new year!

    1/3/2016 10:56:11 AM, by PROFMOM4

    Any of my spark friends still plugging away? I've gained some of my weight back but am determined by God's grace to get healthy and happier again... Read more

  • Yesterday we went shopping

    1/2/2016 8:19:03 AM, by CHERIERIE

    Yesterday, we went shopping. One of the difficulties in living in a remote (to me) area, is that going shopping is a big deal. For many things, I... Read more

  • Merry New Year's Eve!

    12/31/2015 10:25:11 AM, by CHERIERIE

    On this last day of the year, I can't help but reflect on the past year. I am so happy to feel that our family is ending the year better than we... Read more

  • First Corinthians 13, Christmas Version

    12/28/2015 5:26:23 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, But do not show love to my family, ... Read more

  • Wrapping Presents with a Cat

    12/22/2015 8:38:19 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present. 2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door. 3.... Read more

  • Sporadic Service

    12/21/2015 9:50:58 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of the problems of being a homeowner is having to be responsible for maintenance. I've been having problems with my bundled service of digita... Read more

  • A Sample

    12/12/2015 7:48:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Some blogs ago I mentioned I was doing drawings of coral reefs for one of my students. The other day one of the teachers who shares our classroom... Read more

  • Controversy

    12/9/2015 6:07:38 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I posted this on my Facebook. It saddens me how m... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    12/3/2015 10:51:51 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's the usual start and stop and start up again. Yesterday I had my first check-up with my new doctor - my other one RETIRED! I ... Read more

  • How To Observe Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 6:50:10 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    ** Count your blessings instead of your crosses. ** Count your gains instead of your losses. ** Count your joys instead of your woes.... Read more

  • Rewards

    11/20/2015 2:48:29 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of my students this year is autistic. He LOVES Finding Nemo, and looking up different fish on the computer. Recently I made the "mistake" of ... Read more

  • HA HA!

    11/4/2015 6:16:29 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Weight Lifting? The father was doubtful of his son's sudden interest to become Charles Atlas. Nevertheless he went with the teenager to the... Read more

  • Another Hike

    10/25/2015 8:43:23 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Even though the weather was kind of iffy, my friend Carol and I went to Spencerport yesterday for a hike. It was overcast, chilly, and drizzly. B... Read more

  • 21st Century Exercises

    10/21/2015 5:54:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Physical exercise is good for you. I know that I should do it daily, but my body doesn't want me to do to much, so I have worked out this pro... Read more

  • Happy Progress

    10/15/2015 6:51:20 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Monday I went to the surgeon for a follow-up visit on my knee, and he also checked the hip. He was elated and exclamatory over how well I was doi... Read more

  • Perfect Day for a Hike

    10/10/2015 3:06:08 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My friend Carol and I - we go way back to 9th grade - discovered we both had Hiking the Appalachian Trail on our Bucket List. So, last week we st... Read more

  • Progressing Slowly but Surely

    10/3/2015 3:47:06 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The heat of summer has let up, and I am accustomed to rising earlier for work. So starting Sunday this week, I got on my bike. Twenty minutes on ... Read more

  • Inspired by Hillary

    9/7/2015 5:51:14 PM, by MRSJR1

    Today I got to hear Hillary Clinton speak and she was very inspirational! It would be so awesome to elect the first woman president during my lif... Read more

  • Back to School

    9/1/2015 8:58:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's the first day, and as a TA, there's not much to do just yet. This afternoon we will get our room assignments, but for now, I don't know with... Read more

  • I've Been Busy

    8/21/2015 4:31:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I haven't been Sparking as much lately due to the bed-bug issue. My DD and I have been uber-occupied prepping for the exterminator, due to come o... Read more

  • It's Always Something...

    8/13/2015 7:29:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last week they started doing some roadwork. It's going to be going on for the next several months, turning my section temporarily into a one-way ... Read more

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