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  • Improved and recovering!

    12/15/2017 8:17:29 PM, by DSCROW

    I am feeling better but still not well. Headache is finally gone and the sinus are draining. I got my massage today that I missed last week because of the snow. I really needed it. My hubby was seen by the doc today and got a good progress report as well. The big excitement today was the ... Read more

  • Update on eye surgery

    12/15/2017 7:54:39 PM, by 2BFREE2LIVE

    I just returned from my Dr appointment for my eyes I have 20/20 in the right eye and 20/25 in my left eye which is still on the mend it still has a swollen area but on meds for that. I am happy I had it done as I will not have to wear glasses now except for reading. I bought a very nice pair of... Read more

  • Christmas Time Miracle .. They happen lol

    12/15/2017 11:29:35 AM, by BBLUNDON

    well .. not THAT kind of miracle. My hubs is not a fan of Christmas - he will not tell you what he wants, doesn't like decorating, and does the minimal to be involved. Couple that with working 2 out of every 3 years on Christmas day and our marriage has been interesting at Christmas time and I... Read more

  • 2017-12-15 amendment

    12/15/2017 10:39:09 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    amendment to blog 2017-12-15 //picklebums.com/tantrum/ When your child is having a tantrum Keep calm with deep breaths, mantras, and remember it's not personal. SAY: Use a low, slow calm voice. Say what you see. Put their feelings into words. Empathise. Tell them you love ... Read more

  • 2017-12-15

    12/15/2017 10:17:47 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    found these on Facebook.... they were associated with The Gottman Institute www.gottman.com Seattle, WA USA they say they are for parents and children... How about person to person... no matter the age??? hope these images are large enough to read... If not.. ... Read more

  • Happy Friday to all

    12/15/2017 8:57:29 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Sure hope you week went well. Hope you have a great and fantastic Friday.... Read more

  • Building Bridges

    12/15/2017 8:43:11 AM, by LADYCALICO

    "Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past."--Gladys Taber ... Read more

  • They're here to stay... anyway.

    12/15/2017 8:34:47 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Sounds so familiar, doesn't it? 20 246 Sometimes, electronics can be way too smart for the average bear. 100... Read more

  • Almost at my pre-christmas goal

    12/15/2017 5:58:12 AM, by LAWLI56

    I weighed in this morning and have now lost a total of 36lbs just 1lb from my pre-Christmas goal weight. I should reach it by the end of next week and maybe even beat it. I have to say it really has been a temptation to stray this week but I've stood firm and kept to my eating plan. Fortunately... Read more

  • Anointed to Be You - Joel and Victoria

    12/15/2017 5:46:09 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:14, NIV) Did you know that when you compare yourself to others or wish you were like someone else, it’s like saying He just didn’t do a good job? It’s act... Read more

  • Something to Keep in Mind

    12/14/2017 11:39:23 PM, by BETRHO48

    Nothing takes off weight faster than devotion and commitment! ~Unknown Source~... Read more

  • 12/14/17

    12/14/2017 10:20:09 PM, by RHOOK20047

    What a week. Tomorrow I have a 1/2 day of work and then we leave for Branson for the Knights of Columbus meeting. 4 hours of driving I don't look forward to. My friend that we usually split the a/v work with isn't coming so I have all the work. The up side is for Margaret as I am in meetings all... Read more

  • The Innkeeper

    12/14/2017 9:59:30 PM, by RORYLYONS

    Through this imaginative poem, John Piper shares a tale of what might have been — the story of an innkeeper whose life was forever altered by the arrival of the Son of God. Ponder the sacrifice that was made that night. Celebrate Christ’s birth and the power of his resurrection. Rejoice in t... Read more

  • Small Goals Challenge -- Motivational Member Post!

    12/14/2017 7:56:30 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Thursday, SparkFriends! * Today is Day 21 of 43 = 49% for my new blogging goal (50% from Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 to do my best to motivate people through the holidays) * Today is Day 306 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak (remember, this is a relatively simple fitness accomplishment and more of ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 14 and 15; Praying the Scriptures

    12/14/2017 7:33:02 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: You cannot really listen to someone and do something else at the same time. Lord, teach me to truly pay attention when someone speaks to me because it is in listening that I will gain wisdom. Daily Scripture & Reflection: When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the L... Read more

  • Saw the doc for a shot!

    12/14/2017 3:49:04 PM, by DSCROW

    A morning cancellation allowed me to be waiting at the doctors office first thing when they opened and to be seen. My appointment was tomorrow afternoon and last night was a real bad night so I am so glad I got to go this morning. The shot is of course already helping but I am far from well. Inte... Read more

  • Seasoning the Season

    12/14/2017 9:02:33 AM, by LADYCALICO

    "Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas."--Amy Grant ... Read more

  • "Real Friends..."

    12/14/2017 8:47:18 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I think they're giving good advice. 223 213 ... Read more

  • No guilt! Work off the "Enjoyment of the Holidays" with the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/14/2017 8:46:27 AM, by JAZZEJR

    You know you're going to do it -- you'll have just a taste of this and a bit of that -- and why not! It's the most wonderful time of the year! Don't stress... Enjoy! Especially when you can join other Sparkers in a Challenge that will support and encourage you afterward to get back on track to atta... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    12/14/2017 8:45:30 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Woke up to a dusting of snow. Too cold out for morning walk. My grandson likes to play like this when he gets out of tub.... Read more

  • God Shapes His Servants - Max Lucado

    12/14/2017 5:52:42 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Compassion matters to God. This is the time for service, not self-centeredness. Cancel the pity party. Love the people God brings to you. This test will be your testimony. Second Corinthians 1:4 reminds us, “God comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us a... Read more

  • I lost 5% of my Weight, So Can You! 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation

    12/13/2017 11:39:45 PM, by REEDSKI

    2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges t... Read more

  • Not losing, but Not Gaining and that is a Plus

    12/13/2017 9:07:53 PM, by REEDSKI

    It's an incredibly busy time of year. I actually got Christmas cards out this year. Not to everyone on my list but I've made a huge dent!... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 13 and 14; Praying the Scriptures

    12/13/2017 8:18:31 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Praise others when they do right and speak positive things and you will find it hard not to relax and rejoice in a new found source of peace. Lord, may I care less what others think of me and more and more what You think. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be very careful, then... Read more

  • Small Goals Challenge -- Fun kids project with the United Way!

    12/13/2017 6:48:30 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Wednesday, SparkFriends! * Today is Day 20 of 42 = 48% for my new blogging goal (50% from Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 to do my best to motivate people through the holidays) * Today is Day 305 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak (remember, this is a relatively simple fitness accomplishment and more of... Read more

  • Just a short check-in.

    12/13/2017 5:55:36 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Been awhile since I have blogged. Just been busy and my back and legs are not cooperating. I am still in therapy 2 days a week. This just to increase endurance and stamina and maintain strength and flexability. Tires me out. Then staying busy with community activities really is rough this year. But... Read more

  • Maybe!

    12/13/2017 4:54:17 PM, by LADYCALICO

    "Christmas can't be bought from a store...Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."--Dr.Seuss ... Read more

  • 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation

    12/13/2017 3:34:54 PM, by NOLAHORSERIDER

    2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/13/2017 1:40:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out today that i did not get the job that i had an interview for about a week ago. that is okay with me. i will keep on looking and trying until i get the job that is the right fit for me and that is steady. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,ever... Read more

  • Dec. 13, 2017 To all of my Spark People family, my gift to you, EVERYONE! Happy Holidays!

    12/13/2017 12:36:00 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    To all of our Spark People family: “MY WISH” May your hopes be as high, as high as the sky’s highest star! May your Star be as bright, as bright as your smile! May your smile be as warm, as warm as your place in the sun! May your place in the sun, bring you peace! ... Read more

  • Christmas Cheer is Here

    12/13/2017 11:30:16 AM, by JOY831

    Only a couple of weeks away from Christmas day! The hustle and bustle, decorating, gift buying and meal planning, oh my! The stores stuffed full of stuff, crowds of people rush past me. Happy holidays is the cry, oh my! oh my! I stepped aside into the aisle to catch my breath with a loud sigh. ... Read more

  • Can you see the fur-balls?

    12/13/2017 9:32:07 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Furry Flakes... =^..^= 100 Fur Pine... =^..^= 246 Bright, sunny day... -12c. 213... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday aka hump day

    12/13/2017 9:02:12 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Well here we are in middle of week. I'm doing good at staying focused on eating and exercising, sure hope everyone else is too.... Read more

  • Ready to be over this

    12/13/2017 8:14:11 AM, by DSCROW

    I am ready to be over this stuffy head but am resisting steroids which I know will work immediately. I am hoping to overcome the old fashioned way and run its course using natural treatments. So far the headache is uncomfortable and stuffy nose continues. I had to take off my CPAP as it dried out... Read more

  • I AM HIS

    12/13/2017 7:26:12 AM, by PURPLEPEONY

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  • The Journey of Preparation - Joel and Victoria

    12/13/2017 5:43:40 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture: "A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9, NKJV) Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that He’ll even take the things the enemy tries to bring ... Read more

  • December 12: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Fun member submissions

    12/12/2017 6:08:31 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Tuesday, SparkFriends! * Today is Day 19 of 41 = 46% for my new blogging goal (50% from Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 to do my best to motivate people through the holidays) * Today is Day 304 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak (remember, this is a relatively simple fitness accomplishment and more of a... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 12 and 13; Praying the Scriptures

    12/12/2017 4:47:19 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: To be truly successful, put your heart and soul into even the smallest of your tasks. Lord, help me live my life in different ways and by different means, but always with enthusiasm and commitment. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am like a tree that is always green; all you... Read more

  • 12/12/17

    12/12/2017 3:10:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I am nervous about tonight. I am leaving my comfort zone, joining this retreat team with people I don't know. I wish I was busier at work, where I didn't keep thinking about it. Some co-workers went to a place called fuzzy tacos for lunch and I asked them to bring me two beef brisket tacos. I a... Read more

  • Inside the Spirit...

    12/12/2017 12:44:37 PM, by LADYCALICO

    "With the passage of time and increased maturity, our excitement regarding Christmas may change. But our reason for celebrating grows deeper and more meaningful as our focus shifts from gifts to Christ."--Charles Stanley ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/12/2017 12:27:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am making great progress in both of my online courses. in one of them, i am doing really well. in the other one, i am doing good. i know i can do even better. one of my online courses deals with math lessons. that is not one of my favourite subjects, i have to admit. math is one of the courses tha... Read more

  • Yep still snuffles

    12/12/2017 12:09:12 PM, by DSCROW

    Yes I seem to still have it but am continuing to treat. No fever, no nausea, some headache from sinus pressure. Otherwise I did get my three miles yesterday and am planning to get my walk in at Lunch today. I have my food and so far am sticking with my fast till noon each day. I am reading about... Read more

  • Acceleration through Stalling

    12/12/2017 10:26:57 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm starting to enjoy and appreciate this plateau. Though it's frustrating (for both, my trainer and I) that my weight seems to have stalled, despite our efforts, I recognize that my body shape is changing. More muscle is being built (because, if there's anything I'm good at, it's just pushing heavy... Read more

  • And so it starts...

    12/12/2017 8:45:13 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    This is what I saw today, after opening my front curtains. 40 We got almost a foot of the white stuff overnight. At least it's pretty to look at.... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday to all

    12/12/2017 8:00:39 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Getting snow right now. Everyone have safe travels. My muscles are sore today, I must have went out it pretty strong last 2 days. Oh well take 2 Aleve and go on.... Read more

  • Keep Waiting–God is at Work - Max Lucado

    12/12/2017 5:02:31 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    I’m convinced the Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need a weekly reminder that the world will not stop if I do. In one of the most dramatic examples of waiting in the Bible, Daniel prays for people who’d been oppressed for seventy years. He abstained from food and drink for ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 11 and 12; Praying the Scriptures

    12/11/2017 9:53:31 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: If you look for happiness outside of yourself you will never find it. Lord, help me turn inward and realize that the source of my happiness has been there all along. Daily Scripture & Reflection: So exercise yourself spiritually and practice being a better Christian. 1 Tim... Read more

  • 12/11/17

    12/11/2017 9:31:19 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Was my work from home day and I had a pleasant day. Spent time getting ready for the Mission Retreat I am on that starts tomorrow night! I am looking forward to it. It is a bit out of my comfort zone as I only know one person on the team. I am hoping that by taking on this retreat it will help ... Read more

  • Frustration

    12/11/2017 7:27:41 PM, by EZRASMEMAW64

    Frustration sets in often. I seem to get frustrated in several areas. 1. New lifestyle which includes exercising and eating. 2. Time with friends and family. 3. Saying "yes" when I really want to say "no". 4. deciding which exercises I can do comfortably. 5. No motivation to use the wonderful gym th... Read more

  • Frustration

    12/11/2017 7:26:15 PM, by EZRASMEMAW64

    Frustration sets in often. I seem to get frustrated in several areas. 1. New lifestyle which includes exercising and eating. 2. Time with friends and family. 3. Saying "yes" when I really want to say "no". 4. deciding which exercises I can do comfortably. 5. No motivation to use the wonderful gym t... Read more

  • Christmas vacation

    12/11/2017 1:37:10 PM, by HOLLY61FIRE

    Counting down, 11 days til my vacation starts!! Whoot hoot...cruising to the Caribbean and getting into some warm weather...... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/11/2017 1:22:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and mostly cloudy day here today. it is supposed to snow on and off throughout the day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back anything on the job opportunities i had over the last two weeks. i am not giving up. i wil... Read more

  • I found this amusing ..

    12/11/2017 12:04:08 PM, by BBLUNDON

    This is NOT an attack on religion at all .. but I'd never thought of it this way but when you look you see what the original poster said. It makes me think about really seeing and listening to those and situations around you because things may not always be as you think. cheers spark... Read more

  • Not a good idea here...

    12/11/2017 10:17:23 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Snowing a lot today and tomorrow; but I won't bring the snowman indoors. 444... Read more

  • Monday morning with snuffles

    12/11/2017 9:37:11 AM, by DSCROW

    Sinus issues here... I am praying not to get SICK! and I am afraid its coming on. Tis the season here and I had the first sick kid on Monday and a second on Wednesday. Had they called I would have said lets cancel. Both times I had the kid in my office sitting down engaging when they tell me I th... Read more

  • Inside the Heart...

    12/11/2017 8:52:41 AM, by LADYCALICO

    "Christmas is not an external event at all but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart." --Freya Stark ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    12/11/2017 8:13:25 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Hello friends let's have a good week. Stay positive,strong and motivated.... Read more

  • 2017-12-11

    12/11/2017 8:00:30 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I wrote this in response to a blog I read .... but decided it probably was not an appropriate response... But, I didn't want to just erase it either... So, it became a blog entry. the 2nd one of the day. I think I am glad I am me... it might be nice to be prettier... like some of ... Read more

  • He Took It - Max Lucado

    12/11/2017 5:37:02 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Denalyn and I had enjoyed a nice dinner at a local restaurant. As we received our bill, a church member spotted us and came over. After we chatted a few moments, he took our bill. “I’ll take this,” he said. Guess what? I let him do what he wanted to do. I let him take it away. Someday we will s... Read more

  • 2017-12-11

    12/11/2017 5:26:49 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    You may find this quote worthy of reading "The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world." Max Born... google doodle honoree 2017-12-11 I noticed that Olivia Newton-John is his grand-daughter.. It is so rare that ... Read more

  • Beware the Church Potluck

    12/11/2017 3:03:09 AM, by JOY831

    Several years ago I joined a new church. It was great meeting new, like-minded people. I taught Sunday School, attended Bible Studies, Sunday Services & Worship Team practice. In other words, I got very involved and busy, and I loved every bit of it. There were many opportunities to eat as well. At... Read more

  • Why a third of the way is good enough

    12/10/2017 8:17:23 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today i only got 3968 steps and that is good enough for me. Why? Well all week I got over 10,000 steps easily, 20,000 was my highest and 12,000 was my lowest. I work 6 days a week. i worked over 55 hours each of the last two weeks. Sometimes you don't need steps you need rest , The best t... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    12/10/2017 7:53:40 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Good day today. Stayed busy all day from going to church, doing all my bedding up, made venison vegetable soup. Finished my shopping. Made out some Christmas cards.... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 10 and 11; Praying the Scriptures

    12/10/2017 6:39:04 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: If you worry a little each day, it eventually will add up to years. Lord, without Your strength it is so easy to let circumstances rob me of my joy. Daily Scripture & Reflection: God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:1... Read more

  • December 10: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Origins of SparkAmerica/ SparkEarth

    12/10/2017 4:29:30 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone * Today is Day 18 of 39 = 46% for my new blogging goal (50% from Nov. 2 - Dec. 31 to do my best to motivate people through the holidays) * Today is Day 302 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak (remember, this is a relatively simple fitness accomplishment and more of a mental/consisten... Read more

  • Back From the Church Christmas Concert

    12/10/2017 1:09:33 PM, by LADYCALICO

    "Christ is the Lord, oh, praise His name forever His power and glory ever more proclaim!"--John Sulllivan Dwight ... Read more

  • Mirror, mirror

    12/10/2017 12:30:55 PM, by KAYEGURL08

    I am losing my Spark! The thing that always got me to success in my younger years was motivation. I could motivate others and I could motivate myself but now I feel like I have been in the doldrums for three years. I hate working full time. We are remodeling and my house is torn apart and I just... Read more

  • Define good? LoL

    12/10/2017 8:44:08 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Hmmm.... yes this just might be a problem for some. 100 The wind is coming in strong off Lake Ontario today. Snow is coming in from the North tonight. 576 444 I love snow in December but by March I'm done; 20... Read more

  • 12/9/17

    12/10/2017 1:11:37 AM, by RHOOK20047

    Had a wonderful gathering this evening with some of my church friends. Was such a nice evening. I made some mini-quiche with chives, mini pigs in the blanket, a veggie tray, eggplant pizzas and cheese and sausage tray, and some folks brought desserts. It was so nice. Our pastor came and was so a... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 9 and 10; Praying the Scriptures

    12/9/2017 10:54:54 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Much time is spent fearing that which isn’t really there in the first place. Lord, help me conquer my fears and overcome my difficulties as they happen rather than giving up and letting my difficulties overcome me. Our thoughts have a powerful effect on our bodies. Lord, may my t... Read more

  • Day 5 "The 17 Day Diet"

    12/9/2017 10:37:34 PM, by KILLINGPHAT

    Finally a diet I love and can stick with! I don't have to count anything I just have to stick with the food list. This works for me. Today I did have a moment of wanting to snack, but I grabbed a cup of coffee instead I am so determined to reach my goals no matter what. I am on the success train and... Read more

  • jokes and November Recap and December goal

    12/9/2017 9:41:12 PM, by CANDOK1260

    November Recap and December goal November goals 1 Eat less CRAP - didn't do C-CARBONATED DRINKS - didn't do R-REFINED SUGAR - did A- ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS & COLOR - didn't do P- PROCESED FOODS - didn't do 2 EAT MORE FOOD: F- FRUITS & VEGGIES -try to eat 3 different freggie a day d... Read more

  • Thankful

    12/9/2017 6:05:11 PM, by 40NOW2007

    It feels good to be able to wear clothes I haven’t fit into before. Of course, there are also clothes I have worn that I can’t wear anymore cause they are too big. Today I had a hoagie for lunch. Usually that is a diet killer, but not this time because my appetite is pretty moderate.... Read more

  • Christmas lights

    12/9/2017 5:54:17 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Live looking at Christmas lights.... Read more

  • Live Christmas lights

    12/9/2017 5:53:29 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Went out to dinner at a new place, called Bears Den and then went to see Christmas lights last night. Had fun time.... Read more

  • December Hustle

    12/9/2017 5:50:28 PM, by CINDY247

    Staying busy so it's easy to get my steps in !... Read more

  • There But For The Grace of God, go I

    12/9/2017 5:28:02 PM, by PURPLEPEONY

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  • I am Broken

    12/9/2017 4:26:50 PM, by ALABAMASUSAN17

    I've been trying so hard to fight off the depression that is threatening to take me over and undo all my hard work! I was doing pretty good until the attack on my Precious Lily and now it's been 2 weeks since I've been outside or exercised! I just can't seem to find my Spark! I am broken ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/9/2017 1:03:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice day to get outdoors and enjoy! my daughter says hi. i am getting caught up with some of my online courses today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • New Sunny DAY! Snow melting :) Blessed

    12/9/2017 10:14:22 AM, by DSCROW

    Yesterday was some day. Trees heavy and power lines heavy. Branches breaking off everywhere affecting many peoples power. Some have been out for 18 hours now. Thankfully ours was only about 4 hours. I had quiet a day. First thing I went to get my hair done in the morning while snow falling bec... Read more

  • Have Yourself a Literary Christmas...2

    12/9/2017 10:13:21 AM, by LADYCALICO

    "Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time." --Laura Ingalls Wilder ... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    12/9/2017 9:12:29 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Busy day here, bank, grocery store, post office, Christmas shopping. I hope everyone has a productive day.... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/9/2017 9:04:37 AM, by DRBARNETT

    Good morning sparkers. Its been a busy week. Rang the bell for Salvation Army so fun. Getting shop cleaned up for company Christmas,party and it snowed in San Antonio first time since 1987 I think. Have a safe and healthy day.... Read more

  • Christmas Bucket List...

    12/9/2017 8:40:27 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Wouldn't it be a better World if we all did this? 445 I know we'll be working on this List. 446 129 Giving is a way better feeling than receiving. 443 213... Read more

  • My New Lifestyle Doesn't Include Sugary Treats, Time to Make Adult Decisions

    12/9/2017 7:59:15 AM, by REEDSKI

    Yesterday at a baby shower I didn't eat any cheesecake or other sugary desserts after our meal. My friend did, and later she told me she wished she hadn't because she felt, "Ugh!" I really wanted a slice of cheesecake but realized at that point, the way I felt, was great having not caved for c... Read more

  • Another year older

    12/9/2017 5:51:38 AM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    It is my birthday today and I decided to weigh myself and start my birthday as a new year, and a reason to create a new resolution. My current weight is 93.5kg (205.7 Ibs). I would like to weight 10kgs lighter by my next birthday, so my resolution is to eat healthier, exercise more and weigh 83.5kg... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for December 8 and 9; Praying the Scriptures

    12/8/2017 11:23:30 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: One of life's greatest pleasures is meeting and conquering our most difficult moments. Lord, teach me to trust myself and trust that You will never abandon me or my needs. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentl... Read more

  • Operation Enduring Breathing: Day 6

    12/8/2017 6:10:59 PM, by HKARLSSON

    Greetings everyone. I suppose you are wondering where I was yesterday. Well, I'll tell you. A combination of holiday blues, tiredness, hormones, stress, tiredness, did I mention tiredness? pretty much knocked me for a loop. A good bit was self-inflicted because I didn't partake in my regul... Read more

  • What If There Were No Jesus?

    12/8/2017 5:39:17 PM, by PURPLEPEONY

    If there were no Jesus we would have: NO Advocate, NO Salvation, NO Deliverer, NO Great High Priest, NO Mediator, NO Messiah, NO Redeemer, NO Shepherd, NO Light, NO Truth, NO Grace ... what a sad, lonely, hopeless life we would have. The Old Testament foretells the coming of Jesus ... Read more

  • Alabama Snow Day 2017

    12/8/2017 5:25:13 PM, by DSCROW

    Well we woke up to two inches of snow and have about 4 now. It's beautiful if you don't have to go out in it! We are not prepared for snow and ice in Alabama. We were without power for about 4 hours and thankfully it is back on. No run or walk today as I have been trouble shooting things for DH... Read more

  • Day 35

    12/8/2017 4:25:56 PM, by PANDAJOY

    Busy day yesterday I went to vet got medicine an some different kinds of food for him. He isn't eating stress he is hyperthyroidism kitty he is only 11 worries me texting to leave it in the Lord's hands. I also had to go to Drs appointment an hour away for workers comp injury long story. Then to hos... Read more

  • Have Yourself a Literary Christmas...

    12/8/2017 10:20:40 AM, by LADYCALICO

    "The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."–Louisa May Alcott ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/8/2017 10:12:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i am looking forward to it and so is my daughter. she says hi to everyone! i am taking it easy today and not doing too much housework or errands. i will still do my exercise, that is for sure. i am finding that i really enjoy exercising regularly now. have a wonderful da... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    12/8/2017 10:01:52 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Well I hope everyone had a good week. I have been trying to get a cold, so been drinking low sodium bone broth and I think it's warding it off. I normally don't get sick.... Read more

  • Day 298: Loving Life

    12/8/2017 8:31:28 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

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  • Near and Far...

    12/8/2017 8:16:46 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Doing my Christmas Cards today... so many friends and family all around the World. 460 It's even more fun getting cards from them. Lots of updates and photos going both ways. One of the reasons I love the Christmas Season so much. 446 ... Read more