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  • The Downside to this

    5/26/2017 9:29:06 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    My fitbit on wrist I've been thankful for the LOVELY weather to conquer my 10,000 steps a day. On top of this I've been also doing the 21 day fix when I can to work on habits and consistency. A feat we all know I "need improvement" on. In doing these walking and workouts I come across some p... Read more

  • Healthy hair care on sale this weekend - no harsh chemicals

    5/26/2017 8:12:38 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    At the risk of sounding like a sales pitch, but, oh well, this is email I received from a local entrepreneur who has developed hair care products for those who wish to avoid harsh chemicals in their hair (which does impact the body.) She does ship elsewhere but if you are in the Wichita metro, ... Read more

  • Quickly and safely remove a tick with tweezers not oils or vaseline, etc.

    5/26/2017 10:55:10 AM, by CTUPTON If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to t... Read more

  • Oh wow! Videos about knee arthritis, etc.

    5/25/2017 2:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not just one but many you tube videos! I wish I had seen these before my knee doctor appointment!
    h?v=OqXgq7C_CYk copy and paste I hope this leads you to the you tube videos. If not, do a search of you tube knee arthritis. chris ... Read more

  • Knee doctor surprised me.

    5/25/2017 11:00:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    He says my knees are not damaged enough for surgery now. I am very surprised!that's good, I guess. He was very rude to me and I wrote a complaint letter to his office. they had patient satisfaction forms in several places there. He acted like I was a sedentary person who just sat aroun... Read more

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    5/25/2017 10:54:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter gave her Dad a collected works of Edgar Allen Poe. It is not easy reading, but I must be in the mood to tackle it. I still remember some works that I read way back in high school. I just read a novel based on Mrs. Poe. Weird that I just got this second book about the Poe's. ... Read more

  • Gesamtkunstwerk???? word for today. Another word I won't be using.

    5/25/2017 10:50:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    gesamtkunstwerk 24 PRONUNCIATION: (guh-ZAHMT-koonst-vuhrk) MEANING: noun: A work of art that makes use of many different art forms. ETYMOLOGY: From German Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork), from gesamt (total, whole) + Kunst (art) + Werk (work). Earliest ... Read more

  • Sitting more than 4 hrs per day is harmful-even if you exercise ! Who knew?

    5/24/2017 9:58:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    And sitting makes it easy to eat. 4 "It's much more difficult to eat if you're playing tennis," Tremblay said. 260 A sedentary lifestyle can also have less visible effects. Sitting takes a load off your skeleton and muscles and over time, this may weaken them, Tremblay said. In addi... Read more

  • FOUND! Hearing aid! Thanks be to St. Anthony!

    5/23/2017 2:59:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was on the floor of a closet under some dropped clothes. Daughter visited and found it. I told her she would get the monetary reward if she found it! So she looked diligently. Well worth giving her a reward! chris... Read more

  • food triggers info-researched by a sparkfriend of mine.

    5/23/2017 8:20:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Info from a sparkfriend! 304 Thank you so much for this! chris Hi everyone: Just wanted to share some information I have been researching and implementing in my diet over the past many months. This is really important for you out there who experience mystery symptoms that even a Dr. cannot... Read more

  • Today's TUT Note to me from the UNIVERSE!

    5/22/2017 9:49:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    CHRISTINE, your balance of wit, charm, and intelligence... The measures of your endurance, strength, and stamina... The depths of your sensitivity, passion, and leanings... It's never, not ever, been done before. Now, do you think these things ... Read more

  • Caregiver woes

    5/21/2017 6:31:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been told I now have to eat meals with my husband when he goes to the dining room. To me this is a hardship and takes away more of my own "free" time. 39 He has been going to breakfast alone and sometimes I have him bring back breakfast for me. It gives me free time in the mornings t... Read more

  • Close ups of seeds--and I mean CLOSE-UPS!

    5/17/2017 5:56:27 PM, by CTUPTON
    of-seeds-116214861/ The color is put in by the scientist/artist to mimic some characteristics of the plant the plant. chris... Read more

  • Food trapezoid-instead of food pyramid

    5/17/2017 2:00:45 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Mini meals

    5/17/2017 1:55:59 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Hangry?

    5/17/2017 1:51:24 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Fools Who Dream

    5/16/2017 8:49:48 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    My daughter and her boyfriend had me see La La Land and I am forever changed. Today was a pretty productive, yet "lazy" day. It's days like this I clean, putz, and start reflecting on things. My mind is my best friend and my worst enemy. I was thinking about how easy it was to make exc... Read more

  • Mom's Day on "a diet"

    5/15/2017 5:49:04 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I'm one of those gals who likes to keep things private or quiet. (no, really it's true! I swear) If something doesn't sound interesting or may offend or whatever. I just keep it in. With the exception of my bestie in Philly. She gets the lovely privilege of hearing EVERYTHING whether she w... Read more

  • Hexagon Rebounders (mini trampoline)

    5/14/2017 12:06:44 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just posted this in the Urban Reboinder team, but on the wild chance that there are other Sparkers who rebound, but are not in the Urban Rebounder team (which is not limited to owners of the specific Urban Rebounder brand...), I thought I would re-post here in my blog: Curious if anyone here ... Read more

  • Seniors texting code

    5/12/2017 12:18:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • What would I do if I had unlimited money?

    5/12/2017 10:17:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    534 535 340 Travel, travel, travel till I had my fill. 224 Of course I'd now be able to take family and friends with me! I could have health aides travel with us and care for hubby, The aides would be the people who have been helping us out for the past 11 years. They deserve much more t... Read more

  • "Word of the day" drove me crazy trying to pronounce it!

    5/12/2017 10:04:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    from Merriam Webster word of the day. But there is a button to listen to the pronunciation. I sure needed that today! If I try using it a few times today, people will look at me kinda funny I think. 198 chris supposititious Audio pronunciation adjective | suh-pah-zuh-TISH-us ... Read more

  • quick blurb

    5/11/2017 6:50:49 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I'm still alive. AND, I've been moving! over 10,000 steps a day to be exact. Today it's raining so I'm arguing with myself on getting out to finish another 10,000 steps. Rest day is winning. Which is not bad as I REALLY have a LOT of housework to catch up on and everyone's at work... Read more

  • What would you do if you had unlimited money?

    5/11/2017 1:58:37 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Points to ponder....

    5/11/2017 1:56:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    And what might that be? For me, I want more energy so I can actually keep up with my to do list and even go have some fun! chris... Read more

  • 30 signs that kept us going through the whole race. For YOU who do walk/run. Not me.

    5/10/2017 7:58:39 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • General Info - Tick Season, Lyme Disease etc

    5/7/2017 2:59:01 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Saw an article in the Parade Magazine today on ticks and Lyme Disease, so I wanted to save the links in here (trying to reduce paper clutter!). Bay Area Lyme Foundation And They have quite a few links's to info on how to remove a tick, how to prevent ticks,... Read more

  • Turn negative self-talk to positive self-talk

    5/4/2017 9:13:23 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • College Graduation and Finding a New Wave of Motivation.

    5/3/2017 4:20:04 PM, by SPIRIT-WALKER

    It was 2 years ago that I shattered my wrist and I had to have plate and 9 pins put into it. During that time I gained about 50 lbs. At first, it was not wanting to get up and do anything and then the wave of college was also taking over. College is made up of constant homework and projects, so it l... Read more

  • Tips about using candles

    5/3/2017 1:57:36 PM, by CTUPTON
    these-tips/ I actually hate candles. I am afraid of fire. But these tips might help me use them occasionally. -clip wick s to 1/8 inch above wax WHO KNEW! so less soot gets on the glass -if there is tunneling (m... Read more

  • May Day May Day!

    5/1/2017 4:42:01 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    That's me. My youngest is doing Body Boss. It's a book of workouts that I already do on DVD, but she paid for it herself and has been religiously working out 3x a week so I'm not arguing any points. As a matter of fact, she asked me to do it with her. So, I did. I modified to cater to... Read more

  • book: The Aviator's Wife

    4/29/2017 10:10:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I found so much in this novel to like! Right till the end. It is not my usual crime novel but it was great. I learned lots about the Lindbergh marriage, even though this is a novel. It seems well researched and from that a fascinating story arose. Of course, now in my head this is what it... Read more

  • I met my twin! A fellow declutter procrastinator!

    4/29/2017 9:21:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    We understand each other so well!!! She runs a weekly morning prayer 458 group and always has handouts of quotes or hymns , etc. All the used ones are on her floor scattered about. It must be an interesting floor! 40 I suggested just putting them all in a box so the room looks more tidy... Read more

  • One of the wonderful people I have met in our new home

    4/28/2017 12:41:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    Geraldine Wierzbicki-Roach Or Jerry She wrote a book called Thus Bound about a Polish family surviving the Depression. She has CP and it is progressing. But she is so kind, gentle and loving--as well as interesting. ... Read more

  • Despair inc

    4/28/2017 6:22:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    Many people hate these quotes and pictures but I find them hilarious. What do you think? The calendars are not the best this year, but I like other tings, like T-shirt quotes. I suggest you Poke around the whole website, you might find something you like. Obviously they are opposite the "o... Read more