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  • There is no "try"

    1/31/2015 5:59:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things in life that we must succeed at. Maybe we can't do it all today, But we can take one small step forward. Read more

  • Birthday Friends!

    1/30/2015 5:34:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a friend who I share a birthdate with. Philip is 93 this year! I am 59! Every year we take the time to enjoy a meal together and... Read more

  • #59 today!

    1/29/2015 5:35:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my birthday! What a special day of work, play and seeing friends! God gives each one of us a day to know that we are unique and spec... Read more

  • Mistakes are like the snow in my dirveway...

    1/28/2015 5:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mistakes are like the snow in my driveway- either I can take the time to fix... Read more

  • "LIKE!"

    1/27/2015 7:57:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    This came to my email this morning, from my former pastor. Written by an Australian Dentist To Kill an American You probably missed th... Read more

  • By Request-How to make Sweater Mittens

    1/27/2015 5:23:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Making mittens takes a little practice to get it right. 1. Start by making a fleece liner with a pattern that you can buy at a fabric store l... Read more

  • Never quit

    1/26/2015 5:39:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some times I make more progress. Even on the hard days, put one foot I. Front of the other. ... Read more

  • Clean and organized with a new attitude

    1/25/2015 5:59:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I know it's still Winter, but I started my Spring cleaning early-I always do. I love being outside in the Spring, and getting my cleaning done o... Read more

  • Organizing mitten supplies

    1/24/2015 7:01:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I just want to dig in and create my craft. Sometimes I end up with chaos in the craft room. Read more

  • Day Five of Art

    1/23/2015 5:44:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    This is the last - at least for now - posting of 3 works of art, this time in the category "Aquatic." Actually, that's not entirely accurate. In ... Read more

  • Eyes on the prize!

    1/23/2015 5:48:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I am looking ahead to days that I can spend with my grandkids Every day, I pray for them, and I think about what I can do when we spend ou... Read more

  • More Art

    1/22/2015 10:39:49 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's day 4 of my 5 days of art. Today I'm featuring DOGGIES! Who doesn't love dogs? First is a doggy doodle, called Wind on Woofers, just playi... Read more

  • Working together

    1/22/2015 5:30:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Valentine's Day is coming, and that means decorating the school with love. I taught the Before School Kids about symmetry and look what they di... Read more

  • A Funny and More Art

    1/21/2015 8:16:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Miracle Diet An overweight clerk consulted his doctor for advice. The doctor advised that the clerk run ten miles a day for thirty days. Th... Read more

  • Sparking a new life

    1/21/2015 6:37:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a w... Read more

  • Sparking a new life

    1/21/2015 6:37:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a w... Read more

  • A Good Report and More Artwork

    1/20/2015 12:38:16 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment with my surgeon - last one with HIM before surgery. He checked my hip, having me push outward against his hand wit... Read more

  • New pair of mittens

    1/20/2015 6:38:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night I made my first commissioned pair of mittens for a man out of his old, worn out favorite sweater. Repurposed clothing. I love it! ... Read more

  • Another Kind of Challenge

    1/19/2015 11:17:17 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I get on Facebook a lot, and my cousin got me involved in a little challenge - she "nominated" me - to post 3 works of art for 5 days. I thought,... Read more

  • I have a DREAM!

    1/19/2015 6:09:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a dream, and I am walking to the fulfillment of that dream. I dream of hiking and biking with my grandkids. I dream of being strong in b... Read more

  • Sparking others

    1/18/2015 8:02:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am volunteering at the foot of Washington, sparking others to climb s... Read more

  • From the Daily Spark

    1/17/2015 4:32:48 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Having taken off for disability, I have much more time to Spark. I like racking up the points. So today I went to the Daily Spark, and this is th... Read more

  • How cold is -70?

    1/17/2015 8:00:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am at the foot of Mt. Washington this weekend, advising people who are hiking up the mountain. With the wind chill, the temperature is around ... Read more

  • Friday Funnies

    1/16/2015 10:18:15 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    From my file of "assorted cute and funny" ... Read more

  • Sparked! Without coffee

    1/16/2015 5:10:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    The coffee maker broke this morning. But have no fear! I can still have a g... Read more

  • Gumption

    1/15/2015 3:27:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's hard enough to exercise when you feel good. Harder when you're already hurting. I DID the exercises recommended for preparation for my hip s... Read more

  • Treasure this time!

    1/15/2015 5:37:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    One day my sons were in my womb. I remember saying to myself, "treasure this time, for it is precious". They grew, and were under foot. Now... Read more

  • Early morning coffee cup

    1/14/2015 5:36:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am thankful for my old coffee cup. Eleven years ago, I was in Warsaw, Poland with Mike S. And his family. Mike had spent the previous ... Read more

  • Weather

    1/13/2015 4:05:15 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    For those of you in Rochester/Monroe County, my apologies. The Power of the newly arrived electric shovel has worn off - and so we have been expe... Read more

  • Sink or swim

    1/13/2015 5:39:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am in a tough place when it comes to retirement. I ran a day care for many years, and did not save enough money. Most of what I did save got... Read more

  • Not Bored

    1/12/2015 7:41:10 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." So I plan to give m... Read more

  • Late night call

    1/12/2015 5:18:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love callas from my kids-whenever they may call. Last night, after I was sound asleep-my son called, just to say hello. Clearly he had ti... Read more

  • Spark Aids

    1/11/2015 4:14:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I like so much about Spark. Now that I am homebound until I've recovered from surgery - which isn't till Feb. 3 - I am able to focus more on d... Read more

  • I know what I cannot do

    1/11/2015 7:02:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    About a week and a half ago, I wrote about a beloved family with a problem of dog urine and feces in their hard wood floors. As much as I want t... Read more

  • Plans

    1/10/2015 1:06:29 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Proverbs 19:21 says "Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís purpose that prevails." I was planning to tough it out un... Read more

  • Sweater Mittens

    1/10/2015 6:39:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Over the past year, I have learned how to make mittens. In the process, I h... Read more

  • More snow!

    1/9/2015 5:37:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am heading out to school. It will be a slow ride with icy conditions and snow. Read more

  • Just one little Spark has changed my world

    1/8/2015 5:22:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's an every morning discipline. I track my food, and my exercise, then visit my teams and my friends. I post something about m... Read more

  • 3 great years and going STRONG!

    1/7/2015 5:45:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Tomorrow will be my third Sparkversary. I love being a part of such a positive proactive group! I have learned how to change my life for the b... Read more

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

    1/7/2015 5:32:46 AM, by MPGYPSIE

    First blog since Misma and I moved to Maryland, began 2015 on the right track after falling sooooo hard from the wagon. The main counter effect o... Read more

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