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  • My 20 Push-Up Challenge

    1/17/2018 5:46:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I saw the new Challenge Yourself button and pushed it. I just wanted to see what it was. I have been working on my fitness, so I added the challenge of doing 20 push-ups every day. They might not be Marine Corps perfect. I might get down on my knees to do the last 10 (okay, the last... Read more

  • almost level 22

    1/16/2018 8:05:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    13,992 more to go Then, I will not try to earn more points. I will relax and focus on getting to know my sparkfriends 220 better and trying to be more supportive. chris... Read more

  • 5 reasons not to diet, and what to do instead

    1/16/2018 1:00:32 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Woohoo! I read it in the paper today - FIVE reasons why we shouldn't diet... www.globallnews.com/2018/01/
    five-reasons-not-to-diet-i
    n-2018-and-what-to-do-instead/ I wondered if this reporter stole her articles from SparkPeople? Haha! She might as well get it from the best source of... Read more

  • Working Together

    1/16/2018 5:24:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a day of family compromise. We are having a meeting at the nursing facility to come up with our plan to help Mom. We all want Mom safe and happy in these her sunset years. Such a meeting is tough, but I'm going into it with a plan: 1. It's not all about me. This is for Mom, and ev... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Days 11 - 15

    1/15/2018 12:39:11 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 Last week was a struggle but I am hanging in there. New week. I can do this!311 Week 1 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7... Read more

  • Caring for the Caregiver

    1/15/2018 7:05:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've had a great weekend away, and today I'm heading home. I've enjoyed my time at the foot of Mt. Washington. There's a lot of drama and decisions awaiting me, and I'm glad that I was able to take some time before making those difficult decisions. Taking care of the caregiver is so importa... Read more

  • Knowing My Limits and Mt. Washington

    1/14/2018 6:45:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm remembering 32 year-old Kate Matrovosa, and her last climb in the Presidential Mountains. Taking risks and the decisions that each of us make have a big effect on our lives. Although Kate was an elite hiker from Siberia, she died hiking a relatively small peak. I'll tell you why. M... Read more

  • What a crappy week! But things get better...

    1/13/2018 2:11:10 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I haven't felt well since Monday. I pushed through work on Monday, but at the end of the day I was shocked I hadn't fainted onto my desk. Tuesday I went in for the morning and the property manager told me to go home. I've been home since. I really didn't think I was feeling all that badly, until Tue... Read more

  • Are you being 'nice' today?

    1/13/2018 8:49:58 AM, by EILEEN828

    I was reading an article from a women I subscribe to and she brought up the issue of being 'nice' and what that meant to her. She asked for comments and I so I decided to and ended up getting up on my soapbox and having a moment. By the time I was done writing I thought it was worth repeating with S... Read more

  • My Place of Peace

    1/13/2018 7:03:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have had a week of family drama. I need a change of pace in order to be of any help to myself, my Mom and the rest of my family. That is why I am spending the weekend at Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center as the Information Volunteer. Sometimes It is important to know when to walk away from t... Read more

  • If you're happy and you know it....

    1/12/2018 9:04:25 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Family Feud

    1/12/2018 5:23:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all love Mom in our own special way. We all love each other too, but yesterday was not a great day. Some want Mom to be home, while others trust the hospital's recommendation that the nursing home is needed. The final decision was on my shoulders, as the medical proxy. Needless to say,... Read more

  • Moving Mom

    1/11/2018 5:15:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm not looking forward to today. Yesterday I made the tough decision to have my mother moved to a short-term rehab facility, and today is that day. Believe me when I say that not everyone agrees with my decision, but I believe that it is what is best for Mom. The photo above is of her last... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Days 9 and 10

    1/10/2018 9:09:10 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 I can do this!311 Week 1 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7605 steps Day 4 - yoga; 30-30-30; steps 8404 Day 5 - yoga... Read more

  • I can do this exercise for hours!

    1/10/2018 2:05:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Worry

    1/10/2018 5:13:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mama needs our prayers. She is in the hospital for observation. Yesterday she was "off", and so far, they have found nothing wrong. At 95 and living at home, she's done very well. Apparently, she hasn't been taking her medications. Now I'm concerned. I'm heartbroken. I'm trusting Jesu... Read more

  • The Old Ratty-Looking Sweater

    1/9/2018 5:17:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I love it, and sometimes I hate it! My Mother always wants to wear it-no matter where she's going!! My Mom just loves comfortable clothing. It doesn't always look great, but she is happy with it, and I have few complaints... until we go out in public. I ask her to change into one ... Read more

  • Coconut Oil - a small study by "Trust me, I'm A Doctor" (BBC2)

    1/8/2018 10:09:39 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Interesting article - www.bbc.com/news/health-426080
    71 Whew! I feel better knowing that my tasty cup of coffee or tea with coconut oil is probably not going to outright kill me.... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Days 7 and 8

    1/8/2018 12:31:37 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 I can do this!311 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7605 steps Day 4 - yoga; 30-30-30; steps 8404 Day 5 - yoga; steps 7... Read more

  • Going Beyond "ALMOST"

    1/8/2018 5:15:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    No More Almost! Today is my day to I work to finish the goals that I set out to meet! I've made minor changes in the past, but today is the day that I get serious about my follow thru. There are some things in my life that I never quite get around to doing. I guess that I am a little intimidat... Read more

  • Sugar Binge! Articles to read, to undo the damages and prevent future overdoses

    1/7/2018 6:28:41 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Like many of us, sometimes sugary sweets are just too much and we cave in and eat too many... then struggle with the resulting crash, headaches (who knew there was a hypoglycemic headache, which is not the same thing as a fasting headache?)...guilt trips, and on and on... Ate Too Much Sugar? 9 ... Read more

  • Let your mistakes be bridges!

    1/7/2018 5:14:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Let your mistakes be bridges! Mistakes are the portals of discovery" James Joyce. Don't let your mistakes make you feel guilty! No one is perfect. Let them take you to a place where you could never get to if you had not made them. Cross the bridge to a better life! Accept the chan... Read more

  • First week of 2018

    1/6/2018 10:55:53 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had a really good week. I lost 2 pounds and my eating was more under control. I started using a quick yes/no body test to figure out my stress level, and it's stayed low all week even though I had end of the quarter reports (not my favorite thing). My broccoli is forming heads, little baby h... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Days 5 and 6

    1/6/2018 8:46:16 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 I can do this! Wish me luck. 311 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7605 steps Day 4 - yoga; 30-30-30; steps 8404 Day 5 -... Read more

  • Staying Warm when Going Out in the COLD

    1/6/2018 6:09:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is another record cold day in the NorthEast, and many people like me just cannot stay inside. Today I have to drive 90 minutes to care for my mother. I am responsible for her care on Saturdays. Yesterday I was out in the cold as I shoveled snow. Earlier, I was out snowshoeing for exerci... Read more

  • sleeping in

    1/5/2018 5:51:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was way too easy to hit the snooze button this morning. I was sleeping soundly-just like a baby! Yesterday's snowstorm turned into several hours of shoveling some soft, fluffy snow. It wasn't heavy work, and my step tracker reached 21643. That's almost double my average steps! So the sno... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.4.18

    1/4/2018 10:24:30 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make it worth it. 2. getting it out, because it has made things better. 3. getting going again, because it’s time. 4. medication, because there are some thing she it is really good for. 5. letting go, because it brings freedom. 6. one night down, because soon the... Read more

  • For those interested--more Resolutions poems- enjoy

    1/4/2018 9:26:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.123newyear.com/newyear-poe
    ms/my-new-years-resolution
    -by.html... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Day 4

    1/4/2018 9:00:36 AM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 I can do this! Wish me luck. 311 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7605 steps Day 4 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats; steps Y... Read more

  • Preparing For The Impending Storm

    1/4/2018 5:20:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The school has been canceled, and we know that a blizzard is about to hit. We're expecting high winds and lots of snow. As silly as it might sound, It's quite exciting for those who are prepared! Here's why: 1. We know that facts and are prepared. We will stay home, and ride out the st... Read more

  • More Jeopardy....

    1/4/2018 1:12:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    The answer is: the fossil called Archimedes resembles one of these tools that Archimedes was famous for inventing. So what is the question? I am now hearing that music playing on Jeopardy. 335 try to remember answer is way down below: ... Read more

  • Oh yeah! Aldous Huxley-

    1/4/2018 1:09:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    It was on the tip o my tongue. Many things are on the tip of my tongue lately. More and more as time goes on! chris... Read more

  • Thank you for your emails and comments on my blog--about dreams!

    1/4/2018 1:06:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I doo much better when I bounce ideas off of others. 104 252 chris... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) - Days 1-3

    1/3/2018 10:10:41 AM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! 576 311 416 319 311 414 362 311 575 I was inspired by a friend's blog's to do this before and it worked for me, then. My life is very chaotic right now, so I am hoping this will help me focus. I am also doing the Run The Year 2018 with some friends. 2018 miles in 2... Read more

  • Dear Friend who chose not to change,

    1/3/2018 5:05:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm surprised by your anger towards me. Do I remind you of the fact that you could be living a healthier lifestyle? I chose to change. I changed one bite at a time, and one step at a time. Those healthy meals and workouts have added up to a much healthier me. You judge me, saying that I w... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.2.18

    1/3/2018 3:09:40 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me mindful of the things i need to work on. 2. baths, because they are healing. 3. distance, because it is a fantastic buffer. 4. spirituality, because purpose is essential. 5. listening, because attention to detail is caring. 6. self study, because knowing ... Read more

  • Making Hot Chicken Soup on a Bitterly Day

    1/2/2018 5:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I decided to cook on my wood stove. It's cold outside, and using the extra free heat was a good thing to do. Here' are the ingredients I used: 1 onion 2 cups chopped celery 2 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning 3 Bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 5 carrots 4 chicken breasts 1 cup of broc... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1.1.18

    1/2/2018 3:38:33 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they let me sleep. 2. our friend family, because they make our holidays awesome. 3. ibuprofen, because it knocks out my headaches. 4. my gifts, because they were lovely. 5. my turkey, because i have it down. 6. a new year, because beginnings are great. 7. moving on,... Read more

  • Dreams of Dali-a museum in Florida

    1/1/2018 4:14:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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    reams-vr/ ... Read more

  • I guess this is an appropriate dream for me...

    1/1/2018 4:10:17 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Jeopardy calendar questions

    1/1/2018 3:53:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    English poet Mathew Arnold was the great uncle of this author of Brave New World. I did not know the answer! Do you?... Read more

  • Dreams writing assignment

    1/1/2018 11:10:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes it is a wide open topic on purpose. Write about 300 words-or less. No other ideas than that. Maybe our group should have brain stormed awhile first! I suppose I could put boundaries up myself. Oh, I know, I do that by brainstorming on paper. "dreams" goes in the middle ... Read more

  • Winston Churchill is my Motivator!

    1/1/2018 5:08:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Churchill would have been a SparkPerson! He motivates me in a BIG way! Have you seen the movie The Darkest Hour? Winston Churchill was chosen as the Prime Minister of the UK during WW II. His tenacity and fighting spirit kept the nation alive in 1940. "You can't reason with a Tiger when y... Read more

  • Rounding out the year

    12/31/2017 8:11:24 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    2017 was quite a year. There were ups. There were downs. I came back to Spark People and this time decided to work it. Even so, I'm still challenged with emotional eating issues. I want to work on these more directly this year. OK, so this week I struggled with a cold, but I still got stuff don... Read more

  • Healthier "Nutella"

    12/31/2017 7:11:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients: 1/3 cup (40g) whole almonds 1-1/3 cup (160 g) hazelnuts 1-3/4 cup (60g) whole milk 7/8 cup (60 g) powdered whole milk (I used powdered skim) 3 tbsp (40 g) mild-flavoured honey pinch of salt 6 ounces (170 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 5 ounces (140 g) ... Read more

  • Reflection of 90 days

    12/31/2017 1:24:14 PM, by 52114ME

    Reflection of 90 days I am trying to keep my thoughts positive about my progress. Started this Keto Lifestyle change 10/03/17. I began this journey at the toughest time of the year. I have managed to avoid so many Holiday temptations. I was more hopeful for December. Bring on January I can... Read more

  • Help! My writing assignment is about dreams. I have not been able to get any good ideas!

    12/31/2017 11:10:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 Changed ME in 3 ways!

    12/31/2017 5:46:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm really happy with how I changed in 2017. Some were planned, and others just came along, and I made the changes in my life. 1. Type II Diabetes is more under control. My chocolate binge is now pretty much tamed, although I have to keep myself in check. I had to go on Metformin, and ... Read more

  • Spark-friends, end of year blog

    12/30/2017 7:05:26 PM, by RKOTTEK

    1 of the things that I have found particularly rewarding through the year seems to be the way that my Spark-frinds seem to be "friending" each other. To me this is an indication of some shared values and a real community. It is good to see friends supporting and applauding each others ef... Read more

  • Best chance of losing weight--

    12/30/2017 10:45:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    9 593 There are no surprises here. This is from a research study of 1700 people. 1) Record what you eat even on a post-it note. 2) get support! I am sure posting on SP is perfect for the support! even if the article does not mention that. chris www.sciencedaily.com/releases/
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  • Scary Goals

    12/30/2017 5:35:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Making goals that I intend to follow for a year is a discipline that takes soul searching and time. Here are the questions that I've asked myself: 1. What goals no longer fit and need to change? My husband is no longer able to hike major mountains. I'm going to be looking at finding alte... Read more

  • Exercise Logs - guessing calorie burns

    12/29/2017 8:21:38 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Recently downloaded an app "18 Minute Workout" - which is tied to a blog by "The People's Chemist. I'm not sure if their link (below) is accessible to anyone with the link, or if it's one of those deals where you are sent the link after you sign up with their email. thepeopleschemist.com/eboo... Read more

  • My SparkFriends are like...

    12/29/2017 5:33:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My SparkFriends are like flowers that bring beauty to my life. They bring wisdom in tough places and also keep me moving forward. Friends are like snowflakes that stick together in all sorts of weather. Friends are the jewels of my life, and I'm so glad that you're one of them! Thank... Read more

  • MCT oil the beginning

    12/28/2017 11:39:04 AM, by 52114ME

    I took the plunge. I am now adding 2 Tbsp of whipping cream AND 2 tsp of MCT oil to my morning coffee. The mini frother makes it a dream. Wow - who new I would enjoy that so much. My third day, doesn't seem to cause any upset - Yay.... Read more

  • "Internal Scales" - our bodies register weight in lower extremities?

    12/28/2017 6:26:52 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/re
    leases/2017/12/17122715044
    2.htm Would be interesting to access the entire study paper. Apparently it is another proof that we should NOT be sitting all the time!!... Read more

  • Responding to Unrealistic Request

    12/28/2017 5:25:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    This letter is my personal response that I doubt I'll ever send. The fact that Laura, the Mom, is my stepdaughter, means that I'll probably keep this response to myself. Dear Brandon, Your request for our truck has taught me a valuable lesson about giving and receiving. Maybe by putting y... Read more

  • Dear Abby 12-27-2018 (or 27 December, 2018 outside USA)

    12/27/2017 9:21:51 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I finally got around to reading the dead tree edition of our local newspaper and read "Dear Abby", about the woman who lost weight because her jerk husband said he would divorce her for being overweight... 28 Here's a link to her column - www.uexpress.com/dearabby/20
    17/12/27/0/hus... Read more

  • an update on my blog: critical action required here

    12/27/2017 9:12:12 PM, by RKOTTEK

    I have contacted an Australian diet drink manufacturer to see if they can export to this country NOTE: NOTHING HAS HAPPENED AT THIS STAGE! Here is a promo clip of the video about the most unhealthy nation on earth. I hope you can view Cheers Richard documentaries.io/film/promo-ob... Read more

  • i am grateful for 12.27.17

    12/27/2017 10:26:58 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they calm me. 2. the closing of old books, so that new ones may be written. 3. knowledge, because we can heal ourselves with it. 4. the multitude of ways to creatively express ourselves, because creativity is life. 5. feelings not being facts, because life is more pleas... Read more

  • Asking for too much

    12/27/2017 5:48:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Christmas was a wonderful time for food, family, and fun. In the midst of the frivolity, Brandon, our 16-year-old grandson, along with his mother, approached my husband and said; "Grampy, I want you to give me your truck." Brandon was completely serious, expecting his grandfather to give him th... Read more

  • Research on taking chlorella

    12/26/2017 7:37:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend (and experienced doctor) recommenced Chlorella, a freshwater algae. I found some research showing it did lower serum cholesterol. Huh... I think tablets and liquid were used together. My cholesterol just tested high. My own doctor (of course) gave me a statin drug. It does n... Read more

  • The week of Christmas

    12/26/2017 5:54:01 PM, by LIZANDRASHAW

    I had a headache all week. I couldn't find a pillow in my stash of 7 different pillows that would work for me. It got worse all week. I finally ordered a water pillow. Oh, so nice! Where has this been all my life? What with the headache and the stress of being an elf at work, I didn't have muc... Read more

  • Tradition With My Children

    12/26/2017 1:22:01 PM, by 52114ME

    I had a nice Christmas Day at my daughters house yesterday. We made one of my family's traditional cookies, Pfefferkuchen. My daughter and I measured and mixed while the boys, my husband and son watched NBA. (The girls multi tasked and also watched the game lol) The smell of the ammonium hyd... Read more

  • Warm winter welcome

    12/26/2017 6:45:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    We had a warm winter welcome on a snowy Christmas Day, With fun and frolic in the snow along the way. I took the time to remember how it all began, That baby in a manger, the Son of Man.... Read more

  • Keep calm and don't get crazy about the new year coming up...

    12/26/2017 3:55:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, it is a new year and opportunity for a new start. But mastering all goals at the starting gate is not possible. Pick a goal a day. Or better yet, pick a behavior goal to work on for a day or maybe a few days. It takes time to change long-standing habits. ... Read more

  • Wishing you all.....

    12/25/2017 4:26:46 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Happy Holidays

    12/25/2017 6:59:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our joy comes from within our hearts! Find that place of joy and live there! Jesus came to bring joy and peace to our hearts. Find your joy in Jesus today!... Read more

  • AA and the Prayer Medallion

    12/24/2017 6:09:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every year, I make the 7 mile trip up to Gibson’s Pewter in Washington, NH to get a special coin for someone special. I always find an AA Affirmation Medallion, made by John Gibson. I honor my friend's journey with one of the specialty coins and medallions that can support the daily journey ... Read more

  • For Cat Lovers...

    12/24/2017 12:01:13 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I saw this in Facebook. Not everyone used Facebook, so here is the same video from YouTube. You may recognize some or all of these behaviors in your cat(s). youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk Enjoy!!... Read more

  • Reluctant to Rest

    12/23/2017 7:24:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I slept in. I normally get up at 4:45 and get moving, but today I slept until almost 7. I needed the rest. It was time to listen to my body. I have a sore throat and a very short fuse. I guess I need the extra rest to stay healthy. It is a brave decision because I love the feeling ... Read more

  • diet update progress

    12/22/2017 6:07:42 PM, by RKOTTEK

    down to 360 pounds FROM 367 pounds last week 01/Jan 167kgs 367.4 pounds 23/Sept 174.5 383 pounds (SO BIGGEST LOSS FOR THE YEAR WAS 23 pounds) down 7.4 pounds from the beginning of the year Cheers Richard ... Read more

  • 2018 The Year of No Nonsense

    12/22/2017 11:43:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    This started because a sparkfriend told me her new mantra, "Overeating is nonsense." 29 I liked this so much that I made it a theme for 2018. I am now practicing to get it into my thick skull! chris... Read more

  • Making Arrangements

    12/22/2017 6:16:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every Christmas, I make the table centerpieces for my family. My Mon gets one and my daughter Laura's table gets one. My table, of course, gets a small one, and then I find a friend who I honor. Her table will also get one. First, I get the floral foam and some carnations from WalMart. Then... Read more

  • Dealing with the holiday blues. SP article

    12/21/2017 4:23:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=tis_the_s
    eason_to_battle_the_holiday_blues 460 445 460 445 460 460 445 445 460 Wishing everyone a fulfilling holiday season. The blues happen. Some things we can make them go away. Sending good vibes to all. chris... Read more

  • Teaching Special People

    12/21/2017 5:21:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a general education/special education teacher, and I work with students of all abilities. Some days I see more ability than other days. At Christmas time, the attention of students is split. They are thinking of home, family, school and of course, Santa. Some kids don't feel well because... Read more

  • check out this friends blog, you may wish to friend her, a superpal

    12/20/2017 9:06:51 PM, by RKOTTEK

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6441938 spark friends for many years, now fb friends too. We are a constant tag-team for encouraging each other and bringing to light, new info cheers richard... Read more

  • for science nerds--hope this link works

    12/20/2017 8:34:19 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • My First Free Tea

    12/20/2017 5:22:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I was eating out for lunch when the woman behind the counter asked me if I wanted the Senior's Discount. I replied "What?" "How old do you have to be for the Senior's Discount?" When she did not reply, I let her know that I am 62, and my tea was free. I really would have preferred payin... Read more

  • The Misfit Gift.

    12/19/2017 5:11:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had the perfect gift box and arrangement created, and I had a cute set of gifts to go in them. The only problem is that they didn't fit. What to do? I got some elastics and MADE them fit! Thank God for elastic bands! ... Read more