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  • Monday

    4/18/2017 3:27:40 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    We often joke about Mondays. But the women from my c... Read more

  • Time to embrace the mobile features.

    4/14/2017 11:24:46 AM, by MEJAI1

    Way back when I initially joined Sparkpeople, there was a monthly fee. Thus was back in 2004 or 2005. I was wildly successful, but maintenance ha... Read more

  • Planning...and Procrastinating

    4/8/2017 9:38:50 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I leave for Peru on June 24. When it comes to travel, I hate leaving things to the last minute - planning and packing is part of the anticipation... Read more

  • Mushrooms

    4/5/2017 2:38:02 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    A group of friends who all attended the same church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize, and play games. They would meet in e... Read more

  • Balancing a Budget

    3/31/2017 11:00:34 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Early in my first marriage, when my husband realized I was much better at simple math than he was, he left the budget and the checkbook to me. ... Read more

  • Oh What Fellowship

    3/25/2017 6:43:46 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today my church had a women's breakfast. Oh, I go to a bilingual church, so that when my husband DOES finally make it up here, the transition to ... Read more

  • Charting - Balancing Act

    3/24/2017 1:30:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My balance was never really good. I was never athletic - as an artist, I'm generally sedentary. Read more

  • Charting - Standing Exercises

    3/23/2017 10:19:05 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I usually start after I've had a cup of coffee to get me going. Read more

  • Time to Chart! - Seated/Laying Exercises

    3/22/2017 9:04:08 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    When my therapist came today and checked on how I was doing with the exercises, I realized I had forgotten a couple of them. (At least I'm not li... Read more

  • A Little Catchup

    3/20/2017 7:25:37 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I suddenly realized I haven't sparked in a while - an... Read more

  • Recovery

    3/1/2017 5:57:17 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I continue to do the PT exercises, to which the therapist adds a couple more each time she comes. For me, EVERY day is LEG DAY! Read more

  • Claiming the Bedroom

    2/23/2017 2:40:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Since coming back from the hospital, it has been easier and more comfortable to sleep in the recliner. Read more

  • Increasing Abilities

    2/21/2017 10:20:31 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    The recliner I've been sleeping in doesn't raise my legs quite as high as I'd like them to go so I use pillows. Before, my DD would raise my leg ... Read more

  • Work UP and Shower

    2/20/2017 8:42:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    As I wait for the next PT to come today or tomorrow, I continue to do the recommended exercises they gave us in the hospital, 20 reps, 3x day. A... Read more

  • ...and then *everything changed* (for the better!)

    2/18/2017 6:25:11 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, I am not sure how many of you are still active…it would be reasonable after all to think that I too have disappeared. I... Read more

  • Surgery Experience

    2/18/2017 6:05:26 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I had already asked my friend-since-9th-grade, Carol, if she could take me in for my hip surgery - since she IS retired and has more free time. S... Read more

  • SURPRISED!

    2/9/2017 10:08:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have been counting down my work days until I take off for surgery. I'm taking 12 weeks - 3 months - off from school to recover. I probably won'... Read more

  • Gracias a la vida....

    2/5/2017 1:36:29 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    I thank my dear friend MISS_VIV for the suggestion to write a blog, and dedicate this to her (also a music lover): Read more

  • Great Start to the Week

    1/15/2017 12:22:21 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    DD had the coffee going. I got my cup and after wards gave my father-in-law a call. Today it was Psalm 71. Dear Papi wept with gratitude as he pr... Read more

  • Long Weekend

    1/14/2017 3:35:26 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    At the winter carnival on Thursday night, the art teacher was glad to have my assistance in face painting - and we did a lot. My last blog I post... Read more

  • Face Painting

    1/12/2017 4:48:57 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Our school is having a winter carnival tonight. An email went out asking for volunteers, and, silly me, I volunteered to help with face painting.... Read more

  • NOTAN

    1/10/2017 12:48:22 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    SOoooo, this morning I went to the art class - 7th graders. Those of you who have worked with that age group understand. The teacher was glad to ... Read more

  • Changes in the "House"

    1/9/2017 8:48:44 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Our school has this "vision" thing, with a statement that says "Dream...Believe...Execute..."
    and "Results". Recently the powers that be decid... Read more

  • Another Day With Simmons

    1/8/2017 6:01:10 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I didn't get any exercise yesterday. After I called my Father-in-Law I went to a reunion of members of an inter-denominational community called K... Read more

  • Phone Calls

    1/6/2017 8:47:43 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I have this great long distance plan through Time Warner - a penny a minute! Considering phone is my only contact with my Honey Read more

  • Simmons Again

    1/5/2017 8:52:07 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night, since I was still sore from the leg workouts for surgery, I did Spark's 9-minute arm workout Read more

  • Feelin' It

    1/4/2017 10:05:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With the New Year and wanting to get weight and LDL's down and prepare for surgery in February, I am doing the recommended exercises to strengthe... Read more

  • New Year

    1/1/2017 1:43:25 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    This morning my DD opened my door and announced it was 9:00 - and she wasn't trying to wake me up, just wanted to let me know there was coffee, a... Read more

  • Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

    12/27/2016 9:53:16 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Ah, Christmas! Jesus came! And His coming meant and m... Read more

  • A Giggle

    12/26/2016 9:47:40 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Granny's Pie Granny Adams made such beautiful pies. One day I asked her, "How do you get such beautiful pies with the crimps around the edge... Read more

  • Mixed Feelings This Christmas

    12/25/2016 5:55:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Friday at school the principal and vice principal gave the staff Christmas cards with raffle tickets enclosed, and called out several numbers thr... Read more

  • Another Hip Replacement

    12/21/2016 8:36:39 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Lately my UNoperated (left) hip has been bothering me more. I can't do the pedaling on my bike any more because of it. Now, timing is a ver... Read more

  • Giggles for Today

    12/20/2016 10:19:25 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    What do you do if you get eaten by an elephant? Run around in circles until you are all pooped out. What did one snowman say to the other? D... Read more

  • Back on the Bike

    12/18/2016 11:22:13 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Since I did that shoveling and such yesterday, my unoperated hip and knee are whining and complaining. Read more

  • Shoveled Out!

    12/17/2016 11:50:27 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I am so grateful that my friend Becky was able to get me for work yesterday, because I could not find my shovel, have no boots, and while I have ... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland?

    12/15/2016 8:53:02 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Although it is not yet the solstice, winter weather has certainly arrived. Read more

  • Momentary Chaos

    12/14/2016 10:08:46 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    My DD's SO has had to go out of state for a funeral, so his 3 children are back with us until Saturday or Sunday. So, you know, I live in this ol... Read more

  • A Welcome Call

    12/13/2016 3:54:36 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I took off from work today because I have an appointment with the dermatologist. Not because of skin tags, Read more

  • "Bargain Basement", Dollar Tree, and Burlington

    12/11/2016 7:53:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Christmas is coming, and it can get expensive, buying for people you love. I already sent packages to family in Peru (cost 120 to mail it) and Ir... Read more

  • This Tickled My Funny Bone

    12/9/2016 8:33:10 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    If College Students Wrote the Bible * The Last Supper would have been eaten the next morning - cold. * The Ten Commandments would actu... Read more

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