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  • Been MIA for awhile

    8/29/2014 10:02:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I haven't had ANY Spark of late. Not just low, none. All this week work was sheer H**l, and I've been so depressed I couldn't do anything. W... Read more

  • Please Pray For My Brother

    8/24/2014 8:58:16 PM, by TERRY0217

    My friends...I'm asking you all to please pray for my brother... Darrell was canning peppers today...he had just taken the jars from the hot... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/23/2014 1:14:57 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (For those who asked, crab stars are a gorgeous Chinese or Chinese-American appetizer. They're won ton skins stuffed with a mix of crab, cream ch... Read more

  • What a day...

    8/21/2014 11:42:16 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I am totally exhausted. Today has been BRUTAL. They finally told me I could go ahead and post the state Medicaid. That's about $200,000 post... Read more

  • The object lesson and other stories

    8/19/2014 10:09:55 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Further to my recent blog about my cookbooks: I recently got the Culinary Institute of America's home baking book. There was a recipe for rye ro... Read more

  • Sunday slump

    8/17/2014 10:29:46 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's Sunday evening, and it's HOT here. Dreading tomorrow morning. The boss is back from vacation, and she'll find something to be ticked off at ... Read more

  • S.S.S. (Sending Some Smiles)

    8/16/2014 11:57:16 AM, by TERRY0217

    I don't know how your day is going, so, I thought I'd just send some smiles.. ... Read more

  • Thursday thingamajigs

    8/14/2014 9:30:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    For one brief, glorious nanosecond this afternoon I thought it was Friday. Then I remembered. Ooof. I saw a cute item on Facebook last night... Read more

  • Wednesday night

    8/13/2014 10:10:38 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My computer finally got upgraded today. Funny, my co-workers all said the IT guy is an ogre to work with. I had no trouble with him. The upgrade ... Read more

  • And the beat goes on

    8/12/2014 10:42:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    As if I didn't have enough fun yesterday, I woke up this morning with a huge pimple right on the tip of my nose! I think Somebody upstairs doesn'... Read more

  • Monday night rant

    8/11/2014 9:31:16 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've had a maddening, frustrating and generally upsetting day. Friday afternoon my computer at work was supposed to be upgraded. The technic... Read more

  • Further to last night...

    8/10/2014 1:43:22 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Here's a photo of Friday night's insanely delicious Indian dinner. I'm still drooling. (And no, I am NOT texting at the table. I tried to take a ... Read more

  • A night in India (well, sort of)

    8/9/2014 12:19:02 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Out with a friend last night. We had a spectacular dinner at a tiny, hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant we never knew was there. I'm still in rap... Read more

  • Please Pray

    8/8/2014 8:36:30 AM, by TERRY0217

    Please pray for a co worker and her grandfather. ..grandpa is 92 and in ICU after surgery. . Thank you God bless ... Read more

  • Low Spark lately

    8/6/2014 10:59:32 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I haven't been as active lately, and I should apologize for it. I'm just tired, cranky and discouraged. I'm not really feeling the Spark o... Read more

  • The soup recipe and other stories

    8/3/2014 12:15:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    For the last several months I've had vivid, intense dreams when trying to sleep. A few weeks ago I tried a batch of kale-chorizo soup (my o... Read more

  • Getting my dweeb on

    8/2/2014 12:49:18 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Apparently I'm a certifiable dweeb. I've watched the School Chefs episode of Chopped at least a dozen times and STILL get tears in my eyes.... Read more

  • Wonderful time with family

    7/27/2014 10:46:51 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    Our DS and DDIL are moving to a brandnew house next week. We have been helping them pack and watching the baby. Thought you'd like to see my wa... Read more

  • Does anyone know

    7/26/2014 8:06:39 PM, by TERRY0217

    Hi there...ive got a question ... Does anyone know of any books on how to grow you own tea? Thanks everyone... Read more

  • Visit with Granddaughter

    7/23/2014 10:00:17 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    See pictures in previous entries .... she is still just as cute, if not cuter. She recently had a bout with a viral illness that she successfull... Read more

  • RIP James Garner

    7/20/2014 12:35:10 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Big tears in my eyes this morning. Maverick...Rockford...Murphy's Romance (one of the sweetest movies ever). You will be sorely missed. Read more


    7/18/2014 5:45:53 PM, by TERRY0217

    What a wonderful, exhausting day....My daughter and I took my 3 year granddaughter to Idlewild Park...and StoryBook Forest... I haven't been th... Read more

  • Weather or not

    7/15/2014 10:09:31 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    A tropical front has parked right over us, so it's hot, sticky and just plain miserable. Waiting for things to cool and dry out -- or at least gi... Read more

  • Saturday drowse

    7/12/2014 8:02:38 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    This morning I went out to breakfast with my carpool buddy. She had pancakes and eggs, I had chicken fried steak and eggs. Yes, I know I'm woeful... Read more

  • Be open to new things

    7/12/2014 6:04:08 PM, by TERRY0217

    How many times have I told my kids to be open to new foods.... well...at the CSA this week, we got fennel...(groan) I don't like licorice so, ... Read more

  • Wrung out

    7/11/2014 9:51:22 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I truly don't know why I take days off. We got in so many payments that nobody logged or posted while I was gone that I've spent all four days th... Read more

  • The light finally goes on!

    7/9/2014 9:48:45 PM, by TERRY0217

    We all have the best of intentions...we want to eat right, work out and take better care of ourselves...but...when those donuts or sweets appear,... Read more

  • Making Butter

    7/5/2014 8:15:05 AM, by IAMFRANSGIRL

    Here is a good step by step for making butter and a few reasons you ought to give it a go! www.cookingforengineers.
    com/article/1... Read more

  • Good News!

    7/5/2014 8:10:39 AM, by IAMFRANSGIRL

    All the test results are in and there is no sign of ovarian cancer! What a relief! I meet with the surgeon again on the 23 rd of July to schedule... Read more

  • Stray vacation Friday thoughts

    7/4/2014 8:57:50 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm watching the "judge" shows like I always do when I'm home on weekdays. Every time I do, at least one woman sues an ex-boyfriend saying, "I wa... Read more

  • Wishing everyone a happy 4th of July!

    7/3/2014 9:01:04 PM, by TERRY0217

    To all my dear spark friends...have a wonderful holiday weekend... and...about the rhubarb....well....it just didn't work out....oh well...a... Read more

  • V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

    7/2/2014 10:05:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one here old enough to remember that song!) I am officially on vacation. Shoes off, enjoying a cold beer an... Read more

  • Days 363- 365

    7/2/2014 9:22:58 AM, by IAMFRANSGIRL

    363 I was trying to distract myself and use up some stuff in the fridge bef... Read more

  • Monday night

    6/30/2014 9:54:08 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today was month-end, normally the craziest day of the month at work. Surprise -- this month it was the easiest day of all! My boss actually left ... Read more

  • I think I've lost it

    6/29/2014 5:34:05 PM, by TERRY0217

    Others may think I totally lost it!!! The deer are eating my tomato plant... Read more

  • Random Sunday stuff

    6/29/2014 11:50:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Last night I watched a special called Outrageous Wedding Cakes. "Outrageous" doesn't begin to describe it. One cake weighed 820 pounds, served ov... Read more

  • I need a good recipe

    6/28/2014 10:18:15 PM, by TERRY0217

    I need some help.... This week, in my CSA package...we got rhubarb....how the heck do you make it? I never had it before, so, I'm calling on a... Read more

  • Why do I do this?

    6/28/2014 1:47:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    This week has been a (w)itch. Thursday we got an $83,000 check from one insurer. It was complicated and required careful handling more than usual... Read more

  • Day 362 PET Scan

    6/28/2014 10:55:27 AM, by IAMFRANSGIRL

    PET scan today was the last in a long line of tests. Glad they're over for... Read more

  • Days 356-361

    6/28/2014 10:51:37 AM, by IAMFRANSGIRL

    356 Sometimes only mama will do. 357 ... Read more

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