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  • Day 62 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    12/5/2016 8:00:42 AM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I am truly grateful for electrical power! OMG, How in the world did the pioneers do it!!! I lost power yesterday and could hardly function. I didn't want to keep opening the refrigerator because I didn't know how long the power would be off. Of course I couldn't cook anything. Last night n... Read more

  • Day 61 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    12/3/2016 12:10:49 PM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful for a sense of humor. Sometimes that's all that saves me from bawling when I've really messed up. I recently put in an order for a very heavy item to be sent to my grandson for Christmas; I was so happy to find a vendor that offered free shipping as my kids live very far from me. Ye... Read more

  • Day 60 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    12/2/2016 11:55:19 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful that my contractor noticed my almost-flat front tire yesterday. I put some air in it with my little portable do-hickey, and worried that overnight it would lose it, and I'd have to re-do it before work this morning, so I got up extra early. No need--the air had held, and I just hope... Read more

  • Day 59 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    12/1/2016 7:51:22 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to welcome December 1. It's going to be a fantastic month. My basement's redo is going to be completed (from my mouth to God's ears... please, Lord!); my new furniture for it is going to arrive; I can have fun NOT putting back in my new space all the "stuff" I didn't throw or give a... Read more

  • Day 58 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/30/2016 8:45:33 AM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I am grateful for good, sunny weather to begin my drive home from another city. I'll crank the music up and down the road I'll go!... Read more

  • Day 57 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/29/2016 3:32:58 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Today is a sad day -- I am about to attend a funeral of a friend's mother. I am grateful that I am not the one being funeralized. Just saying... I'm glad to be alive.... Read more

  • Day 56 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/28/2016 7:16:45 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I'm grateful for Cyber Monday. Last night my trusty electric blanket konked out on me. It's been quite a few years since I've had to buy one, so I was shocked at the prices. But thanks to the sales today and one store that allowed me to use 3 promo codes, I whittled $30 off the price and go... Read more

  • Day 55 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/27/2016 7:57:49 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I am grateful for a restful day -- no "have to's" today. I am retired, so who gives me the "have to's?" Just me. So I gave myself none today. Ready to take on tomorrrow!... Read more

  • Day 54 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/26/2016 8:09:18 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to be almost done with my Christmas shopping without ever setting foot in a department store. Thank you Black Friday... really Black Weekend.... Read more

  • Day 53 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/25/2016 7:05:12 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I am truly grateful for leftovers!... Read more

  • Day 52 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/24/2016 10:55:45 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am so very grateful to have lived to enjoy another Thanksgiving Day. Life is a gift that the death of a friend this week has reminded me never to take for granted. Thank you, Lord, for a wonderful life. Please help me to stay forever grateful. Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!... Read more

  • Day 51 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/23/2016 12:33:54 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to have some of my Thanksgiving cooking done, and I'm so glad I will keep the dishes to a reasonable number and amount this year.... Read more

  • Day 50 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/22/2016 9:07:53 AM, by JAZZEJR

    Today I am grateful that, thanks to Sparkpeople, I have beautiful, uplifting friends on both coasts of the US and all in between. I'm never lonely, never down-trodden, never bored. I can Spark with my fellow Sparkers whenever I want. Some have become such good friends that I have private communic... Read more

  • Day 49 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/21/2016 10:05:41 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to have a new and interesting task to perform on my job today. Even though it will involve a lot of driving around, delivering things, this is a change of pace that I welcome. I love variety in my life!... Read more

  • Day 48 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/21/2016 10:02:44 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to have found peace instead of angry frustration when I returned from my trip to found NO progress on my basement renovation. Meditation and compassion, meditation and compassion........ Read more

  • Day 47 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/18/2016 4:27:09 PM, by JAZZEJR

    My friend whose birthday we're celebrating shared with me how much she appreciates our friendship. I'm grateful to be considered a valued friend.... Read more

  • Time to change

    11/18/2016 2:35:39 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I don´t know if it is some sort of backlash after being active, but since I finished my bedroom I just feel depressed and have a very hard time to accept myself. My surrounding is wonderful, really nice people and the most fantastic daughter you could ever imagine... it is only me that is not good e... Read more

  • Day 46 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/17/2016 2:57:58 PM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful for a day of relaxation -- a low key day -- even on a vacay. No formal plans, except to try something we've never done before: making a bone broth soup! Quite interesting!... Read more

  • Day 45 -100 Days of Gratitude

    11/16/2016 10:12:06 AM, by JAZZEJR

    After every plane trip, I am always grateful to be safely back on the ground.... Read more

  • Day 44 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/16/2016 10:08:03 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am so thankful to be able to spend time with good, like-minded friends. Wherever we are, we have fun. Last night was Western night. ... Read more

  • Just another blog...

    11/14/2016 2:35:50 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    ... I still log in to Spark every day and read and register things, but have been silent in my blog since – 40 – the beginning of september. I did win the swimming challenge, that was awsome! The prize was tickets to a session of the spa for three persons, I have not used them yet, will bring daugh... Read more

  • Day 43 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/13/2016 7:34:00 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful that the temps are back up in the 50s, but even more so that I am heading for a few days to an area boasting high 70s -- much more my speed. Soooo grateful.... Read more

  • The struggle year

    11/12/2016 9:35:29 AM, by EJRANVILLE

    At some point earlier this year, I lost my motivation. I've been struggling all year to figure out why. I've done some runs--heck, I completed a 10K in April (a very cold and painful 10K I might add). I've also been going to my spin class--sometimes. Food tracking is something I can do for like... Read more

  • Day 42 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/12/2016 8:55:52 AM, by JAZZEJR

    Brrrrrr--Loooow temps in Michigan this morning. I am grateful to have heat and shelter. I am seeing on TV so many who do not. Heartbreaking.... time to donate some more to the over-flowing shelters.... Read more

  • Day 41 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/11/2016 9:02:39 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful my yard people showed up to blow my leaves to the curb--even if it was 2 days after the city picked them up from the curb. The yard looks better... my raking hardly put a dent in all those leaves. I have 25 trees on almost an acre of land... all landscaped. I absolutely need help!... Read more

  • Day 40 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/11/2016 8:59:26 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am so grateful that I remembered to turn off the shut off to my outside water faucet. Tonight we are due to have 29 degrees. When I have forgotten to turn off the water twice before, I had a busted water pipe, a flooded garage and a good sized plumber's bill.... Read more

  • Day 39 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/9/2016 4:46:28 PM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to have found some reasonable furniture that I really love for my basement renovation. Now I will really happy when I figure out the logistics of getting it home.... Read more

  • Day 38 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/8/2016 11:24:45 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am so grateful that my flooring arrived today and FedEx freight came on the early side of their 2-hour window, so I'll be able to make my dental appointment on time. Sometimes things really do fall into place. Let's get this painting done and the flooring installed!... Read more

  • Day 37 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/8/2016 1:32:55 AM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to prove true the old adage, "The hardest part is to just get started." Day 2 on the leaves, I waited for the tiredness to set in. My body had adjusted to the extra exercise for the arms--I went twice as long and never got really tired. I really love the way the body can do that.... Read more

  • Day 36 - 100 Days of Gratitude

    11/6/2016 3:15:58 PM, by JAZZEJR

    I am grateful to have lasted at least 30 minutes raking leaves. I had planned on an hour, but they are so deep, it was tiring from the start. It's a start. City leaf pick-up from the curb is Tuesday.... Read more