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  • First Hike 2017

    1/2/2017 5:13:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    The day was a New England gem! Blue skies, freshly fallen powdery snow and temperatures were in the low 30’s. On other New Year’s day hikes, we... Read more

  • New Plan (poem)

    1/1/2017 5:04:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    A new year, and I new plan- I’ll be as specific as I can! Read more

  • Just one more...

    12/31/2016 6:04:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    “Just one more story, please!” “Just one more story, please!” Read more

  • Decluttering the House

    12/30/2016 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love pretty things, and am a connoisseur of elephants. I have a huge collection of them in my kitchen. There comes a time when too much is jus... Read more

  • Learning to Listen

    12/29/2016 5:31:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Tuesday, I was tired when I got home from Maine. I had a lot of work and responsibilities to take care of. When my Mom told me that she had ... Read more

  • Learning to Listen

    12/29/2016 5:31:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Tuesday, I was tired when I got home from Maine. I had a lot of work and responsibilities to take care of. When my Mom told me that she had ... Read more

  • Love at Christmastime (poem)

    12/28/2016 5:31:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Christmas Love Your love makes me happy For you... Read more

  • Setting My Intention

    12/27/2016 6:13:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    I take the time each morning to set my intention. I decided that today I will look forward and not behind. Today I will be kind to all I come in... Read more

  • Here I go again

    12/26/2016 11:44:29 PM, by ALLI1358

    Another year passed that was supposed to be my year to lose the weight I always talked about. Now heavier than ever I am starting the journey aga... Read more

  • Christmas Lessons

    12/26/2016 6:33:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lina had a difficult time when she tried to bring the nativity lamb home from church. No, that is not your Christmas present!... Read more

  • Creating Christmas

    12/25/2016 5:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Christmas is both something that unfolds before us, and also something that we plan for. It is creating Christmas traditions with a tree, flower... Read more

  • The Season of Surprises!

    12/24/2016 5:51:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had two wonderful surprises yesterday. First, my blood pressure was in the "very healthy" range. It was 116/62, despite the season's stress,... Read more

  • Wrapping up the Holidays!

    12/23/2016 5:10:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    If there's one thing I've learned about Christmas, it is easy to become obsessive. I have to know when to stop. This year, I started making the... Read more

  • Crazy for Christmas!

    12/22/2016 5:07:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love this season of joyous surprise! I love the special stories, And the wonder in a child's eyes! Read more

  • Unguarded Goodies!

    12/21/2016 5:15:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Tempted by Unguarded Goodies! I have been a disciplined eater for quite a while. I know when temptation is coming, I let people know that I wo... Read more

  • Lessons from the Grinch

    12/20/2016 5:21:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you remember the Grinch as the mean and nasty one... Read more

  • Keep Christmas free of competition!

    12/19/2016 5:03:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Keep Christmas from becoming a competition Stress is often associated with buying gifts that will WOW the receivers. Somehow, the joy and fun... Read more

  • Haters!

    12/18/2016 5:45:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are a few people that find fault with everything I do. They criticize my actions and ridicule the way that I choose to live my life. No m... Read more

  • Clutter!

    12/17/2016 5:28:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night I lost my chance to really help a friend and it was all because I kept too much clutter. I realized just how much the clutter in my li... Read more

  • Gabby update

    12/16/2016 5:17:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    My 3 month old grandchild was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and we have been waiting to find out if she will need surgery to correct the drainage ... Read more

  • Here again - back at square one

    12/15/2016 5:56:40 AM, by HEALTHYLU1

    Square one - sometimes a hopeful place, sometimes a depressing place - and unfortunately, a terribly familiar place.... Read more

  • All I Want For Christmas

    12/15/2016 5:12:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear kids, Each year you ask me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided What is my real answer: What do I want for Christmas? I... Read more

  • Ham Fritters

    12/14/2016 11:09:28 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What are some ideas that you have for your leftover Christmas ham? Take a peek at one of mine! Yep just zip on over and...Take... Read more

  • It's Working!

    12/14/2016 5:16:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    What an amazing day yesterday was! I visited my... Read more

  • Braided Holiday Brunch Loaf

    12/13/2016 10:19:08 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can't figure out what to serve your Christmas guest for brunch? Well I got just the thing! Take a peek! Read more

  • Playing The Waiting Game

    12/13/2016 5:01:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Waiting Game Thursday is the day that we will find out. The waiting will be over, and we will know. Baby Gabby has had hydrocephalus and... Read more

  • Apple And Sweet Potato Stuffing

    12/12/2016 10:55:28 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have got the perfect stuffing to go with your Christmas ham! Take a peek! Read more

  • Dashing through the SNOW!!

    12/12/2016 5:12:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    This morning, there's a blizzard going on outside m... Read more

  • Black-eyed Pea Stew With Kielbasa

    12/11/2016 10:55:24 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry I have missed a few blogs here but I have been swamped to the gills! Do you make black-eyed peas for New Years? Well if ... Read more

  • The Christmas Tablecloth

    12/11/2016 5:51:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    This project started last November, 2015. I had bought some beautiful Moda Christmas cloth in long strips for my mother to sew together, and sad... Read more

  • An Unexpected Surprise!!

    12/10/2016 5:33:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night my husband made dinner while I worked on the Christmas gifts. I knew that dinner would not be quite as healthy since he does not have... Read more

  • The Christmas Bridge

    12/9/2016 5:09:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every December for the past 7 years, I have enjoyed walking down the dirt road to the bridge about a mile or so away. My friends who live close ... Read more

  • My Holiday Specials!

    12/8/2016 5:11:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I was a bit grumpy, and just a little tired of the noisy kids. I was not at 100%. Then I thought about my holiday specials, and ... Read more

  • Moving right along...

    12/7/2016 5:39:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I woke up late, nd am going to have a great day. You might say that I'm moving right along! Read more

  • Give up the Grudge!

    12/6/2016 5:20:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    A grudge is a terrible weight to carry! It makes a person look old and Harry. So tired and sad Remembering pain that they had And living ... Read more

  • Today's challenge: blog entry.

    12/5/2016 4:14:17 PM, by FBAILEY24X

    Ok so this isn't my 1st blog but I'm supposed to blog on my progress so here goes. Back from holiday and diet is back on track again, really s... Read more

  • Prepared for The STORMS!

    12/5/2016 5:19:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today will be my first big snowstorm of the season. I am ready for a work day trip with new tires and my scraper in the çar. I have my boots an... Read more

  • You Never Know!

    12/4/2016 6:34:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    You never know just how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. I have changed my diet and am in the best shape of my life at 60... Read more

  • Mt. Major-an easy hike!

    12/3/2016 5:18:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    You don't need to climb a dangerous peak to get amazi... Read more

  • Pork Crown Roast With Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

    12/2/2016 12:06:08 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Christmas is in 23 days! What will you be making for your guests? I have an idea! Take a peek! Read more

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