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  • it snowed

    11/24/2015 9:20:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    last night, and a bit this morning, it snowed here, my daughter is bouncing up and down with joy. she enjoys playing and being in the snow. i hav... Read more

  • Hiking Again!

    11/24/2015 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sunday was a great day for us! The weather was cold, raw and damp. People stayed away from Monadnock in droves. We had the Dublin Trail to our... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/23/2015 7:52:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out that i have a job interview this coming wednesday morning. i may have two others this week as well. one may be done over the pho... Read more

  • Still stuck

    11/23/2015 2:47:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm still at the shelter, still looking for a home. Saturday morning we were hauled out of bed literally at dawn and told that we all had 24 hour... Read more

  • Turkeys

    11/23/2015 5:29:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    We did it. We bought a big one. Much bigger than we need. What will we do with a 20 pound turkey? We will share with our family! I'll ha... Read more

  • Hungry All Of The Time?

    11/23/2015 4:31:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I read that a new science is emerging about something called leptin resistance. Leptin is the satisfaction hormone that tells the brain you are... Read more

  • The Family Refugee

    11/22/2015 5:56:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    My ancestor left his home country while being persecuted for his faith. He didn’t have the money to pay for passage to the US, and became an ind... Read more

  • I Thank God For YOU!

    11/21/2015 6:06:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    This year, I am thanking God for the people in my life. I have walked up to some of them and said, "I thank God for you!" Eyes get large, an... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/20/2015 9:17:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,cool sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has a day off school today. in a while, we are off to visit a few relatives. then we ... Read more

  • A New Attitude!

    11/20/2015 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today it is time for a new attitude! An attitude of ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/19/2015 8:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild start to the day. then the temperature is going to drop throughout the day. by the time the day is done, it will be really cold outside. t... Read more

  • Better Tomorrow's

    11/19/2015 5:34:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm living today to make a better tomorrow. Maybe I ... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    11/18/2015 3:46:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter made the volleyball team and they do indeed get to travel to other schools. she had volleyball practice yesterday and she is headed t... Read more

  • I believe in Jokes

    11/18/2015 5:28:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I believe in jokes What kind of key can open a banana? A monkey! Read more

  • a beautiful,cool fall day

    11/17/2015 10:42:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying a lovely day here today. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am still actively looking for stea... Read more

  • Less Stress Morning

    11/17/2015 5:23:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Having an easy, simple morning starts in the afternoon. I always try to have my clothes picked out, lunch made, and everything possible put in ... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/16/2015 8:10:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter and i watched the santa claus parade on tv yesterday. it would have been way too hectic and crowded to go... Read more

  • A Simpler, Less Hectic Christmas

    11/16/2015 5:28:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love my Christmas traditions, and I have to start before Thanksgiving to make it fun and workable. Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/15/2015 9:44:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day without much planned. have not yet decided on what i want to do today. i am taking it easy and so is my is a sunny day here tod... Read more

  • Insisting on a healthy meal

    11/15/2015 6:11:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's one meal at a time with me. That is how I am becoming a healthier eater. Yesterday I visited with my mother, and I took her out for ... Read more

  • Progress Not Perfection and Trust

    11/14/2015 10:20:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Progress not perfection will get you there. Just TRUST the method. It's the mistrust and second guessing and stressing that sends us over and i... Read more

  • Finger puppets- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    11/14/2015 2:40:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Saturday I sold my smittens at the Hancock Craft Fair. While I was there, I bought a set of finger puppets for my grandchild Lina. One ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/13/2015 2:18:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. i made sure that my daughter was dressed warmly enough for school. the assembly at her school was short and... Read more

  • Wow what a ride!

    11/13/2015 12:14:19 PM, by GOTTABEDONE

    It's about 14 months since surgery. I am noticing that now is when the actual work comes in. My hunger and appetite are back, and although I can'... Read more

  • A Sparking Gramma!

    11/13/2015 5:22:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am feeling the love of little Lina. I found a way to SPARK her young imagination, and I am enjoying the warmth of love that she is retur... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/12/2015 10:23:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and rainy day here today. that is alright with me and my daughter. she already has a list written up for what she would like to have for c... Read more

  • Thank you Spark Friends!!

    11/12/2015 5:25:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Spark Friends, Thank you for your help and support on my journey to better health. I started this journey with you a day after being diag... Read more

  • Appreciating Veterans

    11/11/2015 5:39:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I want to thank all veterans, and take a short trip down the Gray Memory Lane. My Grandfather Arthur Gray served with the Marines in Cent... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/10/2015 11:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter tried out for and got on her school's volleyball team. for now, the school is just playing with diffe... Read more

  • Talking Turkey

    11/10/2015 5:26:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Before School program decided to add a seasonal fo... Read more

  • EYE update

    11/9/2015 5:33:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    In late August, my husband was diagnosed with a detached retina. The surgery took several tries. There were complications with some serious rip... Read more

  • I need your help!

    11/8/2015 6:00:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Have you ever tried to talk with someone who keeps looking at their cell phone? Recently I found myself trying to have a nice visit with a co... Read more

  • Before School

    11/7/2015 5:42:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Before School Care is NOT babysitting! It is a time of activity and social based learning with just enough structure to keep our program running... Read more

  • HUGE dilemma

    11/6/2015 2:29:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Affordable housing here in Sonoma County practically doesn't exist. The cheapest I've been able to find is a $1,100 one-bedroom in a questionable... Read more

  • Fond Family Memory

    11/6/2015 5:26:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I thank God for my large family. My parents loved us and took care of us the best that they could. I wore lots of hand-me-downs from my cousins... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/5/2015 2:10:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an interview for a contract position coming up with an employment agency, this morning. so i am taking it easy this afternoon. my daughter ... Read more

  • Listen to the Still, Small Voice

    11/5/2015 5:06:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Deep inside each of us, our spirit, soul and body try to tell us what we really need in order to be healthy. Take time to listen. Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/4/2015 10:02:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm off to enjoy the day. then i will work on my onlin... Read more

  • Finding INSPIRATION!

    11/4/2015 5:28:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations,... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/3/2015 10:27:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny mild day here today! the job search continues for me and that is okay with me. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. a... Read more

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