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  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages an... Read more

  • Eyes

    9/1/2015 5:31:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes it's strange how quickly our lives can change. One day I'm almost settled in my school routine, and now I'm spending the day caring fo... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Gaining Confidence!!

    8/31/2015 5:27:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family member... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Flexible plans

    8/30/2015 6:21:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way that we planned. In the past, I would get upset when my good plans would not materialize. Yesterd... Read more

  • Meet the challenge head on!

    8/29/2015 6:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night someone challenged a statement that I made. After working very hard during the first week of school, I did not want to meet a challen... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my min... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got ... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this afternoon.my daughter will def... Read more

  • Finding -MY- Balance

    8/26/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday... Read more

  • Inch by inch...

    8/25/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Inch by inch, anything's a cinch! I am making the smallest of changes, in hopes that my husband will be willing to make and keep those commit... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping ... Read more

  • First Day Back

    8/24/2015 5:33:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    First day back from a great summer, and time to refocus my attention on teaching once again! I have to remind myself of how much I love to teach... Read more

  • Chronic Pain and Losing Weight- Yes You Can!

    8/23/2015 12:04:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds a... Read more

  • Lina-poo

    8/23/2015 6:12:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lina-Poo, you’re turning two, you’ve got so many things to do. Read more

  • Train ride-something new for me!

    8/22/2015 6:12:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I never knew how much easier and enjoyable a trip could be by train! "The person who never made mistakes, never tried anything new."-Albert Ein... Read more

  • 8-21-15 Just Beyond Midday Review (4:20 PM)

    8/21/2015 4:23:29 PM, by SUNSPIRIT33462

    So far, I've logged each and every bite. Trying to drink the water but I still think that's absurd and a plot by the water bottling industry. H... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i wil... Read more

  • Look out Lina! Gramma's On Her Way!

    8/21/2015 5:39:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Earlier this week, I took care of the uncomfortable-my husband's health issues. Now I get to do the impractical. Read more

  • 8-20-15 recap

    8/20/2015 10:30:58 PM, by SUNSPIRIT33462

    I finally have a full day's food recorded. And I ate soundly today. I stood firm about eating at home tonight and eating appropriately. Jus... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/20/2015 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly cloudy day here today. i am catching up on housework and homework throughout the day. my daughter and two of her friends, who ... Read more

  • Going through the storm at Concord Hospital

    8/20/2015 5:48:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    The staff at Concord Hospital helped me through a very tough time, and I am so thankful! For a while, I did not know if my wonderful, strong ... Read more

  • When it rains, it pours

    8/19/2015 7:12:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday when it started raining, it really poured, buth physically and emotionally for me. Read more

  • Lost at sea

    8/18/2015 11:21:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I lost my apartment on Sunday. Nobody was able to help me get the amount of money they demanded, so I left on Sunday so I wouldn't have an evicti... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/18/2015 7:47:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and mostly sunny day here. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. i spent some time today catchi... Read more

  • From the Ballerina with the Scars to the Fat Girl

    8/18/2015 1:12:55 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was me when I was maybe 7 years old, teased for ... Read more

  • Conquering Myself

    8/18/2015 5:33:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many people have asked why I continue to climb mountains and continue to exercise. After all, I'm pushing 60! Here is my answer: Read more

  • a warm and sunny day

    8/17/2015 10:22:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm.humid and xunny day here today,with a chance of rain later tonight. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all o... Read more

  • Making The Most of Today!

    8/17/2015 5:46:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day of our lives we must make the choice to cha... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/16/2015 7:42:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to keep cool and extra hydrated here today. a very warm and humid day. i stayed cool and well hydrated today, and so did my daughter, all o... Read more

  • History Reenacted

    8/16/2015 5:41:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the third year,The Governor John Butler Smith (John Stetser) and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith (Jackie Stetser) return to Hillsboro to prov... Read more

  • a warm sunny day

    8/15/2015 7:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank you for the many birthday wishes! i'm having a great day! all of the birds say hi! my daughter and her soccer team won one game and tied th... Read more

  • Saving money while saving the planet

    8/15/2015 5:39:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    One of my long term goal is to have enough money to retire and travel. Friday I took a big step towards that goal by finding a great way to cut ... Read more

  • How To Lose Weight Even When You Feel Hopeless

    8/14/2015 12:56:59 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve gotten a lot of SparkMail asking about how I got started on my weight-loss journey and how I’ve come to lose so much weight without surg... Read more

  • Giving up Food. What I have learned.

    8/14/2015 9:42:08 AM, by JANEMITCHELL12

    It's not the food,it's the company that makes the meal. Vegetables, especially just picked in the garden, can taste great. Thanks vegetarian da... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/14/2015 9:26:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day yesterday. here is to another great day! my daughter had fun with her friends the other d... Read more

  • Short Trips and Big Memories

    8/14/2015 6:01:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Short trips with big memories I have a confession to make. I know that some people think that I have been on vacation for most of the summer. ... Read more

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