SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard This team is for support in the real world! We send and receive support letters through the mail at least twice every month. This round is from March through May. SIGN UP FOR SUMMER NOW! SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard QOD 5/29 What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? <BR> <BR> <BR> Butter pecan , I like most others but if I only had one choice Butter pecan Mon, 29 May 2017 10:11:06 EST QOD 5/28 do you take part in online surveys of any kind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yea I belong to a few MyPoints being the main one. I joined because I earn points for answering that I can trade in for Amazon gift cards to buy what I want for free. I also have Erewards for the same reason but I can earn travel miles on my flyer program Sun, 28 May 2017 13:06:40 EST QOD 5/27 Are you doing anything special for Memorial Day? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st day of my vacation, sleep in, Spark some and depending on weather it is raining or not in my GARDEN! I've already told my mom don't bother me with anything I'm in MY garden! <em>246</em> Sat, 27 May 2017 08:47:46 EST QOD 5/26 any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> My garden is calling me! IT BETTER NOT RAIN!!! Fri, 26 May 2017 07:40:18 EST QOD 5/25 Do you wear a tracker of any kind? <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a SPAT from Spark people, but the company went out of business, so I bought a Fitbit oneand am happy with the results. It is kinda fun to see all my steps each day. Plus it gets me moving to see those steps! Thu, 25 May 2017 07:25:44 EST QOD 5/24 what are you grateful for? <BR> <BR> <BR> A God who loves me no matter what, even though I HATE my job, my job, pays the bills, my health is pretty good, could be in pain a lot more, my house that I get to care for, my friends in real life and all my Spark friends..... I could go on and on... it is a good reminder of all the good things in my life. Wed, 24 May 2017 07:40:30 EST QOD 5/23 anything fun going on in your life right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really, looking forward to my Vacation at the end of the month..... just pray for NO rain, it is getting old! Tue, 23 May 2017 07:55:16 EST QOD 5/22 do you have any weird, odd, keepsakes, you keep <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a few, people buried what garbage they couldn't burn years ago and as I was digging in my yard when we first moved in I found a lot of glass things. I have a few Blue glass bottles and also a Blue glass spoon that somehow made it intact! part of the handle is broken but the spoon part is still there! I put them on a window sill. Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:15 EST QOD 5/21 anything you want to share with all of your teamies? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom is 84 today, and my Brother's son who just retired from the Navy is here from Callif for a wedding so all of us are getting together for a party at his house later today. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and it will be fun. Sun, 21 May 2017 11:52:05 EST QOD 5/20 What does a perfect day look like to you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> get to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast, get dressed and start puttering in in my garden, taking rest breaks listening to the birds and the wind in the trees. getting the garden looking neat and tidy. come in after a long day in the garden to a nice dinner, relaxing on the deck and sleeping like a baby after being out in the fresh air all day. Sat, 20 May 2017 10:37:15 EST QOD 5/19 What is planned for this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My nephew the Navy Seal and his family are her for a visit and Mom's 84th Birthday this weekend! It has been a week, looking forward to spend time with the family, but I am tired! Fri, 19 May 2017 08:03:52 EST QOD 5/18 Have you ever had major surgery that you want to share here?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My son is having major surgery today to repair his rotater cuff. It is the very same surgery I had about 8-9 years ago, his is worse than mine as they will be using cadaver tendons.He doesn't have a clue how much pain he will be in. I was off work for 6 MONTHS and in physical therapy that long and about 2 months after and I am about 90-95 percent which is very good. Thu, 18 May 2017 10:23:32 EST QOD 5/17 How did your day go yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started out crazy, they came to install the gutters and I thought he'd be calling me before, so to figure out how to pay the last installment? Then 2 of my sons were going to go to mom's house to power wash her patio and get to the yard work she wanted done, found out oldest son's fiancee was also there and since I had to get a certified letter picked up which is down the street from mom, I went over to see what was going on and got roped ... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:30:10 EST QOD 5/16 what is for lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking like a salad with some canned salmon for protein. Tue, 16 May 2017 07:27:45 EST Summer sign up! 1. Bonnie Margay <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe it's already time? Mon, 15 May 2017 18:50:49 EST QOD 5/15 what is going on today in your life? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am getting the roof on the house done today...... I found out my middle son, with the broken leg may have a child ..... in RUSSIA of all places...... I am sad about that. Mon, 15 May 2017 09:40:51 EST QOD 5/14 Mother's Day....... Happy or Sad? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy, getting to spend the day with My Mom, who will be 84 in about a week. She is a stitch and she drives me crazy at times, but I am blessed to still have her! <BR> <BR> For those of you not having your Mom a HUGE <em>247</em> Sun, 14 May 2017 08:34:48 EST QOD 5/13 What is your favorite part of your healthy lifestyle? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My mobility... the fact that I can still move without much pain <BR> Sat, 13 May 2017 08:28:14 EST QOD 5/12 What is your current vocation? If you could choose something else, what would it be &amp; why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I work for the Secretary of State in Illinois, administering Commercial Drivers licenses. In other words I test every person that wants to drive a truck for a living. I have been at this for over 30 YEARS and I am so done with stupid! <BR> <BR> If I could choose something else.... hmmm being a Master Gardener, helping people figure out what plants to grow where, watching th... Fri, 12 May 2017 07:05:11 EST QOD 5/11 What's your preferred way to be contacted? Thu, 11 May 2017 16:29:08 EST QOD 5/10 What was your most embarrassing moment? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had so many over the years! Going through Menopause being soaking wet after just walking a block and then having to go to a meeting like that. Another Menopause incident getting my period just before another meeting and having nothing available and sending my Union MALE Rep into walgreens for pads so I don't make things worse! Can you tell most of these are Menopause related!?!? LOLOL Wed, 10 May 2017 07:52:34 EST QOD 5/9 Do you have a DVD player, Blu-ray player or still watching VHS? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have old vhs tapes but no more VHS machine. I have a DVD , but don't use it much .... I watch Hulu or Amazon Prime. Tue, 9 May 2017 07:30:30 EST QOD 5/8 How do you reward yourself during your journey? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> depends on the season, in the summer something for the garden, might be a new book to read, I just bought new cologne as I was running low, a new top. anything that would make me happy. Mon, 8 May 2017 07:33:50 EST QOD 5/7 If you could go anyplace in the world &amp; money was no object, where would you go? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd want to do a world tour of everything i'd like to see.... 7 wonders of the world, Austrailia, Rome, China , North Pole, Scotland, the pryamids, Isreal..... till I got tired of traveling. Sun, 7 May 2017 07:41:31 EST OD 5/6 Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? <BR> <BR> <BR> nope, just another day for me <BR> Sat, 6 May 2017 08:06:43 EST QOD 5/5 Is spring showing up where you live yet? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> yes and no..... the bulbs have bloomed the grass is growing. the last frost date here in the great lakes region of illinois is may 15th! I had the heat off briefly for about a week, but I had to put it back on about a week ago, and we had frost the other day! Fri, 5 May 2017 06:56:28 EST QOD 5/4 What is a skill you’d like to learn and why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I wish I knew more about electrical things, having an old house is always a challenge on repairing things Thu, 4 May 2017 07:47:54 EST QOD 5/3 would you ever go Bungee Jumping? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> No way in Hell!!! <em>246</em> <em>40</em> I don't like roller coasters ..... never get me to jump off a bridge with a giant rubber band! Wed, 3 May 2017 07:25:45 EST QOD 5/2 now I'm gonna use your questions, no particular order they are all good ones! <BR> <BR> Are you crafty in any way? <BR> <BR> <BR> I sew and have made myself a few things over the years and I also cross stitch and do needle work, though it has been awhile, started to run out of wall space. Tue, 2 May 2017 07:25:09 EST QOD 5/1 Finally, thought I forgot you all?! NEVER! Took the day off and slept in... <BR> <BR> So today's question will stretch your brain. <BR> <BR> If you had the QOD what would be 3 different questions you would ask? Mon, 1 May 2017 11:07:05 EST QOD 4/30 (Where did April go?) <BR> <BR> It's National Raisin Day! How do you feel about dehydrated grapes? Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:35:08 EST Mindful Relationship Summit In case you're interested: <link><BR>ef=1d3f5ce86d </link> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:32:57 EST QOD 4/29 Have you ever been skinny dipping? Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:07:45 EST QOD 4/28 How do you soothe yourself now that your relationship with food is different? Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:56:27 EST QOD 4/27 Any subject you care enough about that you could teach a class on it? Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:14:34 EST QOD 4/26 When is the last time you opted for a bath instead of a shower? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:02:57 EST QOD 4/25 (Yikes, how is this month almost over?) How are you moving it today? <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:34:59 EST QOD 4/24 Do you have a favorite spot in nature? Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:34:37 EST QOD 4/23 Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play? Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:54:07 EST QOD 4/22 If your body could talk, what would it say right now? Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:14:19 EST QOD 4/21 Today is National Tea Day! What is your favorite type of tea? Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:41:03 EST QOD 4/20 If you could switch places with anyone you know, who would you choose and what would you want to switch? Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:40:29 EST QOD 4/19 Do you have a favorite food for when you have the munchies or just need to chew? Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:49:44 EST Food Revolution Summit The Food Revolution Summit is free. You can enjoy inspiration and support from 24 top food experts, showing you how to eat safe, healthy, and delicious food. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The list of experts includes Doreen Virtue, Kris Carr, and Dr. Christiane Northrup, as well as world famous doctors Sanjay Gupta, MD; Dean Ornish, MD; Michael Greger, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Vandana Shiva, Ph.D; and Joel Fuhrman, MD. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:16:00 EST QOD 4/18 Are you an organ donor? Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:34:53 EST QOD 4/17 If we all showed up at your place today, what should we celebrate? What is amazing in your life right now? Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:37:42 EST QOD 4/16 Happy Easter! Will you celebrate with a special rite or feast today? <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:10:46 EST QOD 4/15 Tell us about one of the top ten meals of your life so far. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:37:46 EST QOD 4/14 Do you dye eggs for a spring or Easter celebration? Any good egg stories? Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:07:06 EST QOD 4/13 How do you store your butter? Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:59:31 EST April - Another Letter Writing Month! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I didn't know this, but just ran across this information today. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Okay, gang! I know you’all get jazzed about InCoWriMo in February but letter-writing is not a once a year occurrence. Did you fall short in February? Did you lose steam? Did you not even know about InCoWriMo at all? Whatever the case may be, going back as far... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:21:48 EST QOD 4/12 What's your favorite kind of soap for hands? body? face? Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:18:49 EST QOD 4/11 Gift wrap, gift bag, or something else? Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:51:59 EST Meditation Experience The 21-Day Meditation Experience, Hope in Uncertain Times, starts today <link><BR>e </link> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:08:43 EST QOD 4/10 The RMS Titanic set sail on its first (and last) voyage on this date in 1912. <BR> <BR> Have you watched the movie Titanic? Did you like it? Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:05:02 EST QOD 4/9 How complicated are your tax returns? You close to being done yet? Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:27:49 EST QOD 4/8 Which do you prefer: big or small weddings? Sat, 8 Apr 2017 06:09:05 EST QOD 4/7 Are you good at spelling? <BR> <BR> What are some words you tend to spell incorrectly, or have to look up or spell check? Fri, 7 Apr 2017 03:31:41 EST QOD 4/6 Name a song with a favorite color in the title. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 05:43:55 EST QOD 4/5 Whether or not you feel grateful today, would you share a blessing in your life here? Wed, 5 Apr 2017 03:22:02 EST QOD 4/4 What are you learning, reading, watching, or listening to? Tue, 4 Apr 2017 04:31:05 EST QOD 4/3 The first mobile phone call was made 44 years ago today in New York City. How many years have you had a cell phone? Mon, 3 Apr 2017 03:57:29 EST Eat Train Win for Life Summit Christie Miller's free event starts tomorrow--Eat Train Win for Life Summit: Weight Loss Made Simple in Your 50s and Beyond <link> </link> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:22:29 EST QOD 4/2 What are your favorite pizza toppings? Sun, 2 Apr 2017 03:38:23 EST QOD 4/1 How are you making time for creativity? Sat, 1 Apr 2017 03:18:38 EST QOD 3/31 do you own a fitness tracker <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a Spark Tracker, but the company went under. I got used to having one so I went and bought a fitbit one and I do like that is tracks more than my steps. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:29 EST QOD 3/30 Do you let current worries get you ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am worried about all of my 4 boys, they are all struggling right now with either financial or health issues. I can only do so much, so I pray and encourage them the best I can. The Twins live with me, as they are the ones financially hurting right now Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:55:24 EST QOD 3/29 if you drink wines, what do you like <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> red or white semi sweet. very dry wines no. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:14:21 EST QOD 3/28 Do you like sleeping in satin sheets or flannel sheets <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> never satin to slippery, and flannel for winter, then crisp cotton for the rest of the year, I've become a sheet snob, 800 count sheets ARE THE BEST! I only buy them at Marshalls or TJ Maxx otherwise they are SOOO expensive. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:24:05 EST QOD 3/27 tell us something quirky about you. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have naturally silver hair that I wear very short, right in the very center of the back of my head I have a circle of dark brown about the size of a fingerprint.... it has now become know as my start button. <BR> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:39:13 EST QOD 3/26 do you have a special or favorite piece of jewelry you always wear. <BR> <BR> <BR> My diamond necklace, it was my engagement ring that I had helped design. it has six diamonds in kind of a spiral largest to smallest. I EARNED every one of them and I wasn't going to let the ring sit in a drawer. I felt I took CONTROL of my like when I did that. <img src=""> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:57:58 EST QOD 3/25 What makes you happy? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> being in my garden, spending time with friends, being with family during holidays. alone time to do what I want. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:35:17 EST QOD 3/24 anything you want to share ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> besides sleeping like crap? LOL lot on my mind, work , household things, I want to retire and trying to figure that one out soon! other than that same ol same ol different day Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:51:22 EST QOD 3/23 are you more a pessimist or an optimist. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Depends on some things, but I guess Working for the government for so long, more of a pessimist...... it does get tiring though. away from here more of an optimist .... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:23:58 EST QOD 3/22 So ... whats for breakfast this morning? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My cup a tea , life cereal, banana , 2tbls ground flax seed. my go to breakfast every morning, I know boring Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:16:28 EST QOD 3/21 what is your least favorite thing to do with housekeeping? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> toss up between dusting and doing laundry! Both necessary but I hate doing both! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:30:48 EST QOD 3/20 have you ever won anything? <BR> <BR> <BR> a few things over the years..... a set of cookbooks, a 13 inch tv, my gun, and yesterday a set of movie tickets! they were all so surprising to me. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:36:15 EST QOD 3/19 what are you reading at the moment? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I like murder mysteries, spy thrillers, mostly, some romance things now and then. I am currently reading "Echoes in Death" the series about a murder cop in the future by J.D.Robb <BR> and "Unashamed" by Christine Caine a Christine writer about dropping your emotional baggage. <BR> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:10:27 EST QOD 3/18 have you seen signs of Spring in nature where you live? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I always see the Robins returning around the 12-15 th of March, they were there! plus my garden is starting to wake up. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:07:56 EST QOD 3/17 do you celebrate St Pat's day in any way. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope just another day as far as I'm concerned. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:13:31 EST QOD 3/16 now.... what do you like about traveling. <BR> <BR> <BR> I get to see and discover new things and just explore everything. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:32:12 EST QOD 3/15 What do like least about traveling? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not sleeing in my own bed. Though I was real tired last night and slept pretty good. Im a creature of habit, so I bring breakfast from home.... but the routine is not the same. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:03:12 EST QOD 3/14 are you a DIY selfer, handy with tools and comfortable using them? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm pretty resourceful having an 84 year old house kinda requires it! AND I have tools and am not afraid to use them! Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:47:06 EST QOD 3/13 any victories you want to share? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Being on this site right now is a victory...... so much is going on in my life... 2 grown sons living with me because the economy, another is getting over a car accident, and th oldest is going to have surgery for torn rotator cuff, Mom is getting better still not 100%. I am so TIRED of working with the public.....I don't have the energy to deal with all this some days <BR> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:26:19 EST QOD 3/12 do you provide care or assistance to an elderly family member? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, my mom. She will be 84 this year and she is mostly able to care for herself. I and my sons help with various yard work and or maintenance tasks. when she is not feeling well, I take her to various medical procedures. She is pacemaker dependent, she has had breast cancer and bladder cancer. She has a wicked sense of humor and she is very independent, I have to sometimes remind her that I'm now the ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:59:06 EST QOD 3/11 what are you doing this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Work Sat morning , then church. Sun my last class to get my concealed carry. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:25:51 EST QOD 3/10 Do you have a decorating "style"? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd go with eclectic traditional....I have a dark navy Leather couch and oak end tables and entertainment center and just things that make me happy, not a show room type of house. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:51:59 EST QOD 3/9 Now... what's for dinner? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just put Chicken Cacciatore together in the crock pot, lots of herbs and spices and a can of red beans, going to serve it over rice tonight. it will cook all day while I work..... yum <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Mar 2017 07:28:31 EST QOD 3/8 What's for lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> A can of soup ans some crackers, apple or an orange. been to lazy to cook Wed, 8 Mar 2017 07:31:11 EST QOD 3/7 What are your plans today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Work, I also have to attend a grievance meeting at another facility. routine stuff, BUT it gets me out of the office for a couple of hours! <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Mar 2017 07:56:13 EST QOD 3/6 Are you happy with your medical doctors? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am, I'm grateful to have good medical care. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:50:30 EST QOD 3/5 anything special going on today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope, slept in, still in jammis, got to clean kitchen today, not been home all week long in even just to tired, so you can imagine what it looks like! LOL Sun, 5 Mar 2017 13:01:50 EST QOD 3/4 Do you take any supplements? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I take a a slew of Vitamins every day. I think most foods don't have enough for energy and such Sat, 4 Mar 2017 08:22:25 EST QOD 3/3 do you record things on tv to watch later? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yea I have a bunch of things, and I watch them before I go to sleep or when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 07:43:40 EST QOD 3/2 sorry I'm not awake yet! posted on 3/1! <BR> <BR> <BR> do you collect anything? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Besides books, that I have way to many of! Longaberger baskets..... I have a lot, close to 50 I guess .... I use most of them and their resale value is high. My grandfather was a basket weaver in Germany, maybe that's why the fascination. <BR> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 08:50:52 EST QOD 3/1 do you have a favorite "something" and why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I LOVE Lavender .... the flowers, the smell. It it so relaxing to me to be out in my garden and the smell of fresh lavender in my hand when I trim it or pick some to let others smell brings me joy. I only have Olivia olive oil lavender soap in my house. It is the only soap I have found so far that actually smells like the real thing. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:51:09 EST QOD 2/28 Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:24:25 EST QOD 2/27 It's National Kahlua Day, National Polar Bear Day AND National Strawberry Day! Which should we celebrate? Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:15:05 EST QOD 2/26 I'm guessing that no one here is watching the Academy Awards tonight. (Or are you?) <BR> <BR> Did you see or enjoy any of the movies nominated for best picture? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell Or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:29:04 EST QOD 2/25 What is your morning routine like? Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:36:30 EST QOD 2/24 How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:23:50 EST QOD 2/23 It's National Chili Day! What's in your recipe? Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:20:35 EST QOD 2/22 Any interest in having a makeover? Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:10:56 EST QOD 2/21 Are you outdoorsy? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite outdoor activities? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:31:56 EST QOD 2/20 Do you have slippers? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:10:42 EST QOD 2/19 Do you have a nickname? How’d you get it? Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:02:05 EST QOD 2/18 It's National Drink Wine Day! Do you imbibe? Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:02:09 EST QOD 2/17 What's your favorite sleep position? Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:23:46 EST QOD 2/16 Do you keep in touch with any of your past loves? Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:31:01 EST QOD 2/15 What is your favorite berry? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:53:54 EST QOD 2/14 Spot anything beautiful lately? Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:20:27 EST QOD 2/13 The last Peanuts comic strip was published on this day, 17 years ago. What member of the gang is your favorite? Sally, Linus, Lucy, Shroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Pig-Pen, Woodstock, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Frieda, someone else? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:57:54 EST QOD 2/12 Watching the Grammy awards? Care about any of the nominees? Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:57:21 EST QOD 2/11 It's National White Shirt Day! Can you go an entire day without getting a stain on a white shirt? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:48:20 EST QOD 2/10 A company by the name of Andvinyly will press your ashes into 30 copies of a working vinyl album. You have to supply the sound as long as it is 24 minutes long. Would you ever consider doing this? Have you made other plans? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:34:42 EST QOD 2/9 How do you feel about chocolate covered espresso beans? Thu, 9 Feb 2017 03:41:59 EST QOD 2/8 Were you ever a member of Girl Scouts or Brownies? Wed, 8 Feb 2017 04:29:48 EST QOD 2/7 Do you play any video games or game apps? Tue, 7 Feb 2017 12:52:46 EST QOD 2/6 Did you have a favorite teacher? Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:57:20 EST QOD 2/5 Will you watch the Super Bowl? Commercials? Halftime show? Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:07:21 EST QOD 2/4 Facebook was founded on this date in 2004. Do you use Facebook? Sat, 4 Feb 2017 12:57:10 EST Need your help for Spring 1. Bonnie - BonnieMargay <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kitty is offline, so I will need your help this time. (I don't have any info on past pairings.) <BR> <BR> Please SparkMail me with your form, otherwise I do not have your information. <BR> <BR> Who were you just paired with for winter (or most recently)? <BR> <BR> Anyone you haven't sent to yet that you would like to be paired with? <BR> <BR> Thanks! I also need your: <BR> <BR> Spark ID: <BR> <BR> Full Name: <BR> <BR> Mailing address: <BR... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:25:43 EST QOD 2/3 Thoughts on cereal? Fri, 3 Feb 2017 11:38:23 EST QOD 2/2 How do you keep caffeinated? Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:20:27 EST QOD 2/1 Do you have a favorite animated movie? Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:49:09 EST QOD 1/31 End of January already, how did it go for you? <BR> <BR> <BR> I got my house clean still have the computer room to do. one more month I can cross off to retirement! Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:39:19 EST QOD 1/30 What are you passionate about? <BR> <BR> <BR> I get angry when people abuse others, just because they have "power" over them. Like work bosses. I will tear them up in a happy heart beat, and I can because I am a Union Steward. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:26:46 EST InCoWriMo InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month, and it is for the month of February. You commit to writing and delivering (by hand or post) one card, letter, or postcard every day for the month of February. You can write 28 letters to the same person or send 28 postcards to 28 different folks, or whatever.... just one per day. <BR> Get more information here: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> There's a list of 28 addresses you can write to if you want including the... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:34:58 EST QOD 1/29 After all the purging of house stuff, I still keep some things for sentimental value. <BR> <BR> What do you still hold onto? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have these clay hand prints that all my boys made in kindergarten. I have them hanging on a very short wall next to the actual Graduation pictures of them. They used to tease me about keeping them now I think it just brings a smile to their face that I have kept them all these years and display them. I have resprayed them as the original coat of p... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:35:57 EST QOD 1/28 Any advice for new couples just starting out? Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:52:03 EST QOD 1/27 any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a meeting on sat, then work sunday I'd like to start to clean my computer area Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:43:17 EST QOD 1/26 What is something you would like to do or try? losing weight is NOT one of the answers! :)) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I would like to go up in a Hot Air Balloon and take a ride. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:47:26 EST QOD 1/25 My heart breaks for all the trials and heartache we have all faced.... <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I also want to Celebrate the fact that we are SURVIVORS! We did what was necessary to emerge on the other side. All the things you are struggling with today will make you stronger. <BR> <BR> So imagine yourself as your own best friend, how would you treat your best friend? Do that for yourself today. <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will continue to speak up for myself, and listen to the... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:29:17 EST QOD 1/24 Have you ever gotten help trying to overcome a difficulty in your life? I now this is very personal, sometimes just talking about it can be embarrassing. But if you had broken your arm to get healing it would be just a part of who you are...... <em>247</em> to all. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I was abused by my dad and put myself into therapy, for 7.5 years! right after my divorce. It was the hardest thing I ever did, hated every moment of it, but am so GLAD I did it.I'm in a much better place. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:48:44 EST QOD 1/23 What is something you like about yourself? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My hair. I wear it short and spiky, it is naturally silver. I have had so many compliments on it <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:38:21 EST QOD 1/22 If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> That I would have smaller feet, I wear a 10 WIDE and it it so hard to find comfortable shoes. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:16:59 EST QOD 1/21 How are you moving forward with your goals today? Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:45:15 EST QOD 1/20 No matter your political bent did you watch the Inauguration? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I'm on last day of Vacay and watched it. I am so grateful to live in a country that allows for a peaceful transfer of power. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:21:33 EST QOD 1/19 Do you use a video streaming service? If so, which one? Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:36:02 EST FYI on Kitty Long and short, my heart can't handle the stress I've been under. I broke for a bit but I'm better now. I have to cut down on what I do and some stresses. <BR> <BR> Money is now overly tight so I'm downgrading my phone and canceling internet. I can live without these things. There is a lot I now know i can live without. <BR> <BR> Anyone who would like to stay in touch I'm going old fashioned. So pen pals is something I'm open to. We can trade letters monthly but that's the most I'm... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:36:19 EST QOD 1/18 Tell us about one moment (or more!) of joy, success, or connection today. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:59:36 EST QoD 1/17 do you make New Years resolutions? and how are you doing so far? <BR> <BR> <BR> NO I do not, I think it sets me up for failure and then I feel bad. I can only think as far as maybe 3 days out, life happens and sometimes the best intentions..... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:46:26 EST QOD 1/16 If you had a whole day to do whatever you wanted, what would it be. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sleep in, get up and have a leisurely morning. maybe sit and read a good book, It's winter here so no outside for me! <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:37:14 EST QOD 1/15 Have you ever been to any of the countries your ancestors are from? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:55:18 EST QOD 1/14 What do you have planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Absolutely NOTHING! I've been working like a loon for 4 weeks now and I finally have a full 2 days off. I have nothing on the books. If it warms up I might take the girls to the dunes, otherwise it is a lazy, snuggle weekend. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:14:21 EST QOD 1/13 This was supposed to be yesterday. <BR> <BR> What can you do to make those words more of a reality? <BR> <BR> I just need to get "back to me". Exercising and being happy in my own skin. I had that once so i know it's possible. But step one is definitely EXERCISE!! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:45:43 EST QOD 1/12 Do you have any unused gift cards? What will you do with them? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:21:57 EST QOD 1/11 3 words to focus on - what do you want your description to be? <BR> <BR> Strong, Confident, Joyful. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:03:13 EST QOD 1/10 3 words to describe how you feel right now. Are you good with this or does it need to change? <BR> <BR> Stressed, tired, anxious. <BR> <BR> I hate this but at least I know this is temporary. A few more weeks and things should get better <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:23:00 EST QOD 1/9 How often do you "dress up"? Do you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> As rarely as I can. I do jeans and "barely better than t-shirts" for work most days. <BR> <BR> I like the results but hate the effort. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:33:15 EST QOD 1/7 How do you wear your hair? <BR> <BR> I'm really short and colorful right now. I have wigs for when I need a more dignified look Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:45:04 EST QOD 1/6 What is something you look forward to every day? <BR> <BR> Coming home to my dogs. Yes, with 3 large dogs it's chaos. Jumping barking and occasionally some falling/tripping. I love it. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:08:07 EST QOD 1/5 How do you stay organized? <BR> <BR> I use my phone to remind me for appointment but I do much better with and old fashioned date book. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:57:45 EST QOD 1/4 It's National Spaghetti Day! <BR> <BR> How do you top your pasta? <BR> <BR> Do you eat a special kind? Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:36:48 EST QOD 1/3 Share something you are doing for YOU today! <BR> <BR> Sick - so I took the day to recover and rest. Hopefully this will help. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:45:24 EST 1/2 Sorry guys, someone decided to take out our transformer sometime early this am. Took the power company all day to take out the old one and put in a new one. So glad it wasn't that cold today. <BR> <BR> Did you do anything today to more your towards your goals? <BR> <BR> Honestly no, just snuggled under the blanket with the dogs, read, and tried to keep warm. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 19:13:23 EST 1/1/2017! It's a brand new year! What are your goals for 2017? <BR> <BR> To slowly build back up my fitness. <BR> <BR> To go back to being less sensitive of the nasties around me. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:58:46 EST QOD 12/31 WOW another year done! Let's take a deep breath and look at all the good things from the past year. Be safe if you are out and about, and live each moment. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Grateful that I am mostly pain free at this stage in my life. Grateful 2 of my grown sons have a place here at home in this economy. Praying that Joshua finds a steady job in his field. I am working today til 5:30 then home to relax and probably in bed by 10 PM, hopefully fireworks will not wake me up. Happy New Year... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:59:04 EST Inspiration An important lesson in loving yourself no matter what the critics say <link><BR>s/991053130999234/ </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:38:32 EST QOD 12/30 as this year winds down, anything you would have done differently this past year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really, maybe spent less time on computer doing things instead of reading about things. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:03:24 EST QOD 12/29 Have you ever had major Surgery? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I had torn my rotator cuff. I was a 5.5 month recovery. I understand it is one of the tougher surgery's to get over. I wasn't fun believe me! Since it was my right arm and I am right handed, I was pretty much useless lived with my mom for 6 weeks. Slept through 2 weeks weeks of them while on morphine! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:25:38 EST QOD 12/28 Do you have something that you do year end? <BR> <BR> <BR> I take vacation time at the end of the year to not have to deal with snow and bad drivers, but I also clean house from top to bottom and go through everything and get rid of things that I haven't used or worn in the last year and donate all to Goodwill, starts today with cleaning and packing Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:11:15 EST QOD 12/27 What's on the agenda for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Some house cleaning and paperwork. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:23:43 EST QOD 12/26 So what are you doing today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got home about 1:30AM! slept in late and am not feeling like a nap is coming up! Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:14:04 EST QOD 12/25 tell us something that bought home Christmas to you this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> I worked yesterday til 2 pm at the frame store, one of my co workers is going through a rough patch, I told her I understand as I am in the same place financially with 2 of my sons home and Josh just lost his job again.....anyway on the way home I went through toys are us parking lot .....BAD move, in order to get around I accidentally hit the curb so hard I punctured my tire! <BR> <BR> I'm wow 1/2 hour from hom... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:41:20 EST QOD 12/24 Do you have a special dish that you only make during the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to make breaded cauliflower, Everyone loved it! A lot of work breading and frying each individual flower! plus the grease.... My Gram used to make it all the time. <BR> Now I make sweet potato casserole and it is easier and better health wise for everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:06:09 EST QOD 12/23 do you have brothers or sisters? <BR> <BR> <BR> I had twin brothers, one died from testicular cancer about 15 years ago. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:31:41 EST QOD 12/22 anything you are excited about? <BR> <BR> <BR> besides spending time with Mom and 3 of my 4 sons this sunday...... I start my month vacation from work! YEA! Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:31:25 EST QOD 2/21 do you exchange gifts with co-workers? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are only 4 women where I work and we exchange small 5.00 gifts. usually lottery tickets or personal care items like nail kits, or bath items, etc . This year I bought fuzzy aloe socks and some hand cream. <BR> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:27:30 EST QOD 12/20 Is there something you do as a family for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <BR> We attend Christmas services at Willow Creek Church, which I attend. It is always so beautiful and at the end everyone is singing Silent Night and hugging each of our family members. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:16:03 EST QOD 12/19 What do you need to get done before January? Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:04:13 EST QOD 12/18 Do you like being at the malls, shopping centers, with the crowds of people? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NO... I stay away as far as possible! If I have to it is very early or later or avoid as much as possible. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:29:27 EST QOD 12/17 Are you ready for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <BR> This is the first Christmas on a long time that money is so tight.... so the kids and I had decided only Oma and my Brother and his wife will get a gift.... the others will just get to enjoy each others company. We all get together and play games and have fun. My house is a mess I am looking forward to having the time off to deep clean and just be "away" from work. Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:32:59 EST QOD 12/16 do you do Christmas cards? <BR> <BR> <BR> I do only to about 15-20 people the rest I hand out to my friends Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:14:15 EST QOD 12/15 do you wear glasses? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes , need them mostly for far so around the house i leave them off except when watching TV <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:38:12 EST QOD 12/14 what is a favorite memory you have ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to think on this one.... there are a few. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:35:00 EST QOD 12/13 are you a DIYselfer or mechanically inclined, or do you just call a repairman? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have renovated a good portion of my old house myself, and I can change out sump pumps faster than a speeding bullet! Manly tools don't scare me, including circular saws. kinda proud of the things I've done. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:16:09 EST QOD 12/12 Love it or hate it ...... winter? <BR> <BR> <BR> HATE IT !!!!!! Did I mention how much I hate winter!!!! <em>246</em> Hate having to deal with the clueless people who drive in it, shoveling it and being outside all day in it..... need I go on?? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:15:21 EST QOD 12/11 being at TJMAX yesterday bought this question out <BR> <BR> Are you a Fashionista or not? <BR> <BR> <BR> Most definitely not! I dress for my comfort and what I feel comfortable wearing. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:31:30 EST QOD 12/10 Is you house decorated for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It will be this weekend, the tree will be put up and start putting things out. I'll se how much I get done before the girlfriend get together at 6:00 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:15:36 EST QOD 12/9 have any fun plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to work middle shift Sat, but girlfriends getting together for Christmas Sun Evening... looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:27:29 EST QOD 12/8 how do you get rid of or handle stress? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am stressed right now, not sleeping well. It involves my son from NY now living with me and money. He is not returning my calls and bills are pilling up ...... I took a mental health day to try and figure out a solution. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:20:32 EST Tell us about yourselves Here I am ! <BR> <BR> If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? anyplace that is warm all year <BR> <BR> What is your favorite color? red <BR> <BR> What is your favorite home cooked meal? Lasagna <BR> <BR> What is your favorite grab and go meal? yogurt <BR> <BR> What is you favorite snack? anything chocolate <BR> <BR> If you could be any animal which one would you prefer to be and why? Lion, they are the top of the food chain <BR> <BR> Are you ticklish? not really <BR> ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:08:03 EST QOD 12/7 long hair, or short hair ...and why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd always had below or just shoulder length, then when I hit my 40's it got shorter, now if it takes more than 5 minutes to "do" my hair too much time and the short spiky style suits me. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:35:09 EST QOD 12/6 Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope, money is tight right now, and I only have 6 people to buy for and they all get gift cards, so they can buy what they want after Christmas. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:44:21 EST QOD 12/5 what is the challenge for you today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Going to be cold and I work outside most of the day...... why I HATE winter! Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:56:43 EST QOD 12/4 what is the weather like were you are today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well they called for a light dusting of snow and already there is about 3 inches and it is STILL snowing!!! everything is white ..... pretty to look at but I HATE winter! Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:29:31 EST QOD 12/3 What are you multi tasking right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> On the computer and giving myself a pedicure, feet are soaking in lavender bath salts Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:01:26 EST More love letters What a gorgeous idea! <link> </link> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:33:01 EST QOD 12/2 Do you have a special thing you do for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a collection of Santa's. the smallest is about 2 inches of Santa sitting, a glass one I bought in Venice Italy and the largest is a "pencil" Santa about 4 feet tall..... I enjoy putting them all around the house. Most go onto a shelf in the living room as they are smaller. I have had friends bring different ones from around the world. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:25:22 EST QOD 12/1 Almost forgot my turn! LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas lights on house or not?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Not to much work! I do decorate inside though Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:56:04 EST QOD 11/30 Where do you go for advice? Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:30:48 EST QOD 11/29 What are you looking forward to? Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:44:01 EST QOD 11/28 Sadly, Florence Henderson passed away a few days ago. Do you have a favorite TV mom? Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:07:05 EST QOD 11/27 Do you know what you were almost named? <BR> <BR> I was born with a strawberry birthmark on my hip. Just barely missed being named Strawberry. <BR> <BR> <em>761</em> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 04:19:14 EST QOD 11/26 Do you have a strong opinion about something silly or weird (but not political)? <BR> <BR> My wife thinks it is outrageous when winter scenes include polar bears and penguins together, since they live on opposite ends of the earth. <BR> <BR> I'm glad people read, but go a little overboard about respect for books. I borrow a lot of resources from the library, and go out of my way to scrub them down with rubbing alcohol to clean the wraps before I handle them. I also remove all the paper scra... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 04:55:00 EST QOD 11/25 Here we go with the Black Friday stampede! What are your holiday shopping plans? Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:10:17 EST QOD 11/24 Share a blessing in your life today. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:34:56 EST Winter sign up 1. Bonnie - BonnieMargay <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How is it time for December already? <BR> <BR> Please SparkMail Kitty at SouthSideKitty with your updates for the winter buddy form. <BR> <BR> Spark ID: <BR> <BR> Full Name: <BR> <BR> Mailing address: <BR> <BR> City, State and Zip: <BR> <BR> Birthday: <BR> <BR> Spark Anniversary: <BR> <BR> Any other special dates coming up for you in December, January or February? <BR> <BR> Winter goals: <BR> <BR> Share some of your favorite thi... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:33:42 EST QOD 11/23 Do you have a favorite pie? Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:25:20 EST QOD 11/22 Do you have a favorite day of the week? <BR> <BR> Tuesdays and Thursdays are my dance classes; Thursday is a little better because I get to be a student, and there are two hours of sweaty dance bliss in a row. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 04:28:00 EST QOD 11/21 Today is Pumpkin Pie Day! Will you celebrate with a special meal this week? Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:15:38 EST QOD 11/20 What are some of your favorite smells? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 03:37:58 EST QOD 11/19 What makes a good friend? What makes a great friend? Sat, 19 Nov 2016 04:15:45 EST QOD 11/18 Have you ever taken dance lessons? What kind and how old were you? Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:09:56 EST QOD 11/17 Today is the Great American Smokeout. Do you know any butt kickers? <BR> <BR> <em>270</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:44:00 EST QOD 11/16 Do you make/eat stuffing in the bird or dressing outside the bird? <BR> <BR> Cornbread, white, brown or some other kind of bread in it? <BR> <BR> Or do you just buy a box? Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:09:37 EST QOD 11/15 It's America Recycles Day. Do you bother? How much? Which stuff? Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:45:19 EST QOD 11/14 What do your everyday dishes look like? <BR> <BR> Do you use any small dishes for portion control? <BR> <BR> Do you have other dishes for special occasions? <BR> <BR> Any memories about or descriptions of the "good China"? Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:38:34 EST QOD 11/13 Winter is coming--has it snowed yet this season where you are? Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:18:20 EST QOD 11/12 What does your Saturday look like? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:51:13 EST QOD 11/11 Are you or a family member an active or former service person? Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:28:58 EST QOD 11/10 Do you get flu shots? Do you get the flu? Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:17:22 EST QOD 11/9 How are you taking care of yourself today? Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:21:29 EST QOD 11/8 Did you vote in person today? Some other way? Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:07:11 EST QOD 11/7 November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Do you love someone who is adopted? Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:44:13 EST QOD 11/6 What are you doing with your "extra" hour today? Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:59:02 EST QOD 11/5 How are you moving it today? Sat, 5 Nov 2016 15:17:10 EST QOD 11/4 Happy Friday! Are you working for the weekend, working ON the weekend, or not working? Fri, 4 Nov 2016 04:27:05 EST QOD 11/3 Last fruit or veggie you ate? Thu, 3 Nov 2016 04:10:38 EST QOD 11/2 November is a great reminder to practice gratitude. Anything you're grateful for today? <BR> <BR> I got a lot more information at my post-op follow up appointment, had fun teaching a great dance class, and my favorite restaurant had my favorite soup on the menu for dinner: coconut beet. Mmm! Wed, 2 Nov 2016 03:32:06 EST QOD 11/1 November first is considered by many to be a day for remembering our beloved angels and ancestors. Have any of your angels made you smile lately? <BR> <BR> During my friend Laurie-Ann's funeral service last month, we had a lot of visits from hummingbirds, dragonflies, and monarch butterflies. <BR> <BR> I've been listening to her favorite album, which we sang together over and over again for the last 23 years. Singing "Do You Think of Me" for her on Halloween me happy: <link> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 05:13:56 EST QOD 10/31 Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> First share any plans for the day! Second how was your October? <BR> <BR> Just going to be handing out candy tonight in my "teddy bear" mask. <BR> <BR> October didn't go as planned for me. Oh well, start again tomorrow. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:07:33 EST QOD 10/30 <em>38</em> Do you listen to podcasts? TED talks? radio? music? Any favorites? Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:24:15 EST QOD 10/29 Will you had out treats on halloween? <BR> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:32:10 EST QOD 10/28 How do you deal with people who seam to want to take offensive with you? Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:19:28 EST QOD 10/27 Do you have a favorite movie or show for the Halloween season? <BR> <BR> I always go back and re watch the horror classics with Bella Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:22:38 EST QOD 10/26 Do you hand out candy/treats to trick or treaters? <BR> <BR> Yup. We do candy. Chocolate for the older kifs and dum dum suckers for the little guys - but they must be in costume. I even keep some milk bones handy for the occasional dog. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:05:58 EST QOD 10/25 Do you carve a pumpkin for Halloween? <BR> <BR> We have too many squirrels and possums by us. They completely eat a real pumpkin overnight. <BR> <BR> I have a "artificial" pumpkin I put out Halloween week and I will probably carve on on Halloween day (and let the critters eat it that night. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:41:33 EST QOD 10/24 Have you been to a costume party as a kid or adult? Do you like them? <BR> <BR> I love costume/masquerade parties. We used to have one every year. Last few years we've had to go to other parties. <BR> <BR> Hoping to star having our again soon. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:37:46 EST QOD 10/23 is there a movie that scared you as kid (or that you wouldn't watch) that as an adult you find funny/no big deal? <BR> <BR> I ask because one of my oldest memories is watching "The Blob" at the drive in with my dad, I was 3. I was Terrified it was going to get me and my family. I stuffed towels under doors and windows for weeks to protect us. <BR> <BR> Now I laugh at that movie and love to watch it with friend. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:48:53 EST QOD 10/22 <em>38</em> What is the last costume you put on? <BR> <BR> (Or, if you don't do costumes, what is the last fun thing you dressed up for?) Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:11:35 EST QOD 10/21 Are you a "swear-y" girl? <BR> <BR> OMG-beyond belief! I even have a swear word coloring book. I can't post about 70% of my funny/motivational stuff because spark would have a fit! Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:21:18 EST QOD 10/20 Do you have a favorite mug/glass? Why and what's on it? <BR> <BR> I have a Dr Who water glass I carry EVERYWHERE! <BR> <BR> I also have two coffee cups I use daily. The work one says "you had me at woof" and the one at home is from Chris, big purple doggy mug "my therapist had a cold wet nose" Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:46:11 EST QOD 10/19 Seems like we all like to give/get stickers. What do you use your stickers for? <BR> <BR> I like to track things on my wall calender with stickers. Also just to dress up letters and envelopes - I send lots of cards to friends and family. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:41:58 EST QOD 10/18 Sorry so late. Busy beaver today! And the brain is not working. <BR> <BR> Do you track exercise? <BR> <BR> My fitbit handles it here. But that left Me not paying attention so I got bad. Now I put stickets on my calendar when I hit my minute goals. Not perfect but better than nothing. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:26:59 EST QOD 10/17 Are you good about tracking your food? <BR> <BR> No. And I know that is why things are not working right now. I used to be really goodabout out but fell of the wagon Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:44:05 EST QOD 10/16 What is one of your favorite ways to unwind? <BR> <BR> I love a good video game. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:31:42 EST QOD 10/15 Is there a food you don't like that "everyone likes"? <BR> <BR> I really don't like watermelon. I spend every summer saying "no thank you, I really don't want it." Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:21:58 EST QOD 10/14 What was the last book you read? Did you like it? <BR> <BR> Deadpool: Paws (A Prose Novel) <BR> <BR> OMG this was hysterical. It is an actual novel about the comic book character. I really enjoyed it. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:51:30 EST QOD 10/13 What do you enjoy for entertainment? <BR> <BR> I love a good movie. Cuddle up with hubby and the dogs, pour a glass of wine, and very lost in another world (and get the holy hell scared out of me)! Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:40:06 EST QOD 10/12 Share something you LIKE about what youdo/did for a living. <BR> <BR> Consistent but challanging. I like things that are a bit of a challenge to work out. I am presented with different issues each day, sometimes it takes real creativity to get it done. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:22:57 EST QOD 10/11 Did you follow "the rules" as a kid? How about now? <BR> <BR> As a kid, yes. Even into my teen years I didn't break the rules. <BR> <BR> Now, if it doesn't hurt anyone - go for it. The less I conform the more I like me! Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:47:39 EST QOD 10/10 What is something you've always wanted to do/try but never have? What's holding you back? <BR> <BR> I love tatoos but don't have any of my own. I always laugh and say that I can't commit to a design. Full honesty - I'm terrified of needles. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:52:58 EST QOD 10/9 How long does it take you to "get ready" on an average day? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty simple. Since I cut the hair, it's a wash an go. I do't wear make up, so no fuss no muss. I can go from bed to out the door in under 20 minutes. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 12:18:28 EST QOD 10/8 What do you just feel "naked" without? <BR> <BR> My Fitbit and my watch. I will turn around and go home for both Sat, 8 Oct 2016 09:40:55 EST QOD 10/7 Share something fun/enjoyable you have planned this weekend. ( you've got time - come on and plan some FUN) <BR> <BR> We have Zombie-fest tomorrow. Heads will roll! Hubby is performing as Walking Dave so it should be awesome. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:13:03 EST QOD 10/6 What is your favorite warm drink for a cold day? <BR> <BR> Coffee. Did I say coffee? Really I ment COFFEE. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:02:51 EST QOD 10/5 Is there a food/drink you loved as a child that you still have as an occasional treat? <BR> <BR> I bought my Boo-Berry cereal last night! One box a year, and I rarely finish the box but need Rio sneak in a bit every year! Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:10:06 EST QOD 10/4 Do you still have toys ( the G-rated kind)? Have any favorites? <BR> <BR> I have lots of toys. I love my stuffed dogs and Griffin puppet. Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:54:17 EST QOD 10/3 What did you do this weekend just for fun? <BR> <BR> Hubby and I were binging the new Luke Cage series on Netflix. 2 episodes left. I love that stuff! Mon, 3 Oct 2016 08:45:37 EST QOD 10/2 Are you organized? Do you plan out your days? <BR> <BR> Organized - kind of. I mean I know what I have to do each day. <BR> <BR> I've tried to plan my days but I am so bad - I rebel against my own plans! I need to get over that and get myself more scheduled. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 12:34:09 EST QOD 10/1 What are your goals for October? <BR> <BR> Getting back to tracking and exercise everyday. Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:03:13 EST QOD 9/31 Any plans for this weekend ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have to bring all the inside plants back inside for the winter..... washing everything down and trimming evert hinges take me awhile Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:52:58 EST QOD 9/30 do you decorate for fall, either in house or outside? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really, to much work! I might just put a pumpkin on the steps outside and hang up some colored corn Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:13:35 EST QOD 9/29 What do you like about Fall weather. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cooler, nice sleeping weather. the air smells different, leaves changing Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:37:07 EST QOD 9/28 what are you grateful for? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> my GOD who loves me anyway, even tho I hate it my Job, my relatively good health and the health of my children, a place to call home and reliable tranportation Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:47:13 EST Meditation Summit The Science of Meditation Summit is about the transformative effect of meditation on the areas of our lived experience that shape our happiness, well-being and ability to be of service to others. The five-day online program will begin on 19 October and will feature over 20 renowned thought leaders, leading researchers, and wisdom holders offering their insights and proven practices--all at no cost. <link><BR>ef=2594631ba2 </link> <BR> <em>135</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:26:47 EST QOD 9/27 What do you love about this team? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> That even though you are all my cyber friends and not here in front of me in the flesh, I would be there as you all have been here for each other . <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:43:57 EST QOD 9/26 what would you like from the team today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just found out my New York son lost his job again......... I need prayers for him and me as the financial burden is becoming a problem for me. Please pray for him to find a job soon Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:05:29 EST QOD 9/25 now that the weather is changing, is there something you need to finish or get done before it gets real cold? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to make the transition for the house plants to come back inside. Means trimming them and washing the pots and saucers to make sure I don't bring unwanted guests inside! takes me most of the day. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:22:17 EST QOD 9/24 Thanks Bonnie! If I don't do this on my computer at home instead of my phone it get lost! Don't ask were my post from yesterday went.... <BR> <BR> <BR> So today what do you need, not want need? <BR> <BR> Less stress about money, helping my children is now starting to affect me and I have to figure something out. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:25:22 EST QOD 9/23 What are you focused on today? Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:11:49 EST QOD 9/22 is there something that you would like to do, and haven't yet? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to take a hot air balloon ride. We used to live in an area where they took balloons in the air and they floated over the apartment. I could hear the wooosh of the flame to heat the air, it was so cool..... one of these days. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:41:52 EST QOD 9/21 What do "like" about being "older"? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There is no longer any need for me to try to "impress" people I just do my thing irregardless of what others may think Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:55 EST QOD 9/20 whats for lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm having a Jenny Craig Philly cheese sandwich and sauteed green pepper, onions and garlic from my garden and I have 2 oranges Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:48:30 EST QOD 9/19 Now... what are you at peace about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> That I am a treasured child of the Most High God! I know He died for me, that there is nothing I did to deserve it and nothing I can do to lose it. <BR> <BR> Now that doesn't mean I live a stress free life! Just that, that is one area I don't ever have to worry about. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:34 EST QOD 9/18 SO I found my question from yesterday........ I forgot to click create a new topic! hate when I do that!!! <em>246</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> what do you like about the place you live? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The yard I have about 3/4 acre and it feels like the country as most of the house here are over 50 years old. I am close to train and interstate, all the old growth trees block so much of the "outside world" and my house is oriented true north so I get any breeze tha... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:19:18 EST QOD 9/17 What are you annoyed about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My computer!! I posted earlier a QOD must have. Not hit send .... then I decided to clean out the computer and it it taking forever!!! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:02:53 EST QOD 9/16 is there a chore you dread doing? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are a few, paying bills and assorted papaer work, always on time, just hat dealing with it. And the basement, my house is over 80 years old and I get water in the basement in fall and spring, just maintaining the sump pumps, I have 2 and so happy I don't have to pay a plumber as I know how to do them. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:12:00 EST QOD 9/15 are there certain "chores" that you only do when fall comes? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting the the yard ready for winter, cleaning up old stalks trimming bushes and trees. maybe was some windows etc. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:02:46 EST QOD 9/14 how does life change for you now that fall is almost here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> not much, start to think about getting the garden put to sleep and getting the house plants back inside, other than that life is pretty much same ol same ol Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:04:13 EST QOD 9/13 what's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Very gloomy, supposed to rain today. Whisch will be a pain with being outside most days at work Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:26:38 EST QOD 9/12 what did you have for dinner yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a taste for sushi, so I bought some california rolls and I finally diced the last butternut squash from last year harvest and put it in the oven with onion and garlic salt ans some olive oil and a little water ....I had 2 bowels when it was done Yum!!! Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:16:12 EST QOD 9/11 where and what were you doing on 9/11? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was at work and when It happened we left the brake room door open so we could all hear and see what was going on, customers were commenting and work slowed down for everyone to absorb what was going on ......I will never forget my disbelief and sadness. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:59:53 EST QOD 9/10 do you have something you cherish? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> when my 4 boys all started kindergarten the teacher made them all do hand prints in plaster of paris and put paperclips as hangers, they gave them to me at Christmas. I still have them up on this very short wall in the living room. My oldest is 44 years old, then 41 and the twins are 37. They have been respray painted so they look all new And I think one of the boys cracked one in half, which I reglued. They used to give me $hit about... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 07:50:57 EST QOD 9/9 what is a flaw you have.... no shaming just something you need to work on or are aware of. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PATIENCE!!! I have none! Not about waiting for things, dealing with the public! why do they think I need to do their thinking for them?? Fri, 9 Sep 2016 07:51:05 EST QOD 9/8 if you had an opportunity to do something new what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> to take the time to become a Master Gardener. I love to work with plants, just to much time involved now, maybe when I retire. Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:36:40 EST QOD 9/7 Do you have silly things you wear or like to do during holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a bell necklace and earrings I wear during the week before Christmas....they are a tradition at work and by the late afternoon ... my fellow workers are telling me enough already!!! LOL Wed, 7 Sep 2016 06:56:31 EST QOD 9/6 is there something you wish you had done differently. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes put a pad under my knees in all the floor washing and gardening I did through the years! My knees would be in better shape. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 07:46:20 EST QOD 9/5 tell us something about yourself we might not know. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was born in Munich Germany to a German woman and American Service man. Mom and Dad stayed in Germany for 2 years before I came to America and since I was born in a German hospital I had to become a Citizen through my mom when she took her Citizenship when I was 12. It was hard to get a USA passport, because I only had a German birth certificate, luckily mom kept and old USA passport with me and my twin brothers listed on i... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:08:35 EST QOD 9/4 if money were no object what is the one thing you would do? <BR> <BR> <BR> I would go on a world tour of all the places that I want to see and go to. I'd take my kids so that we could all enjoy it Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:56:12 EST QOD 9/3 what is your morning routine like ? <BR> <BR> <BR> wake up do business ( i know tmi ) feed the cat, turn on computer, do my Spark in the morning, answer emails, read my morning cartoons, get lunch ready. get ready for work..... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:03:27 EST QOD 9/2 Any special plans for Labor day weekend? Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:21:40 EST QOD 9/1 so what are you looking forward to as the weather changes? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> cooler for sure so I don't just drip sweat! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:39:51 EST Summer Reveal! Kitty SouthSideKitty sending to Rene Ohanamama <BR> <BR> Kristy Tweetykc00 sending to Cathy Cathygetsfit <BR> <BR> Bonnie bonniemargay sending to Bobbie Ann floridasun <BR> <BR> Chandra leslielenore sending to Casey caseysauer <BR> <BR> Cathy Cathygetsfit sending to Kitty Bigpawsup <BR> <BR> Casey caseysauer sending to Bonnie bonniemargay <BR> <BR> Deborah spoongirldeb sending to Chris gardenchris <BR> <BR> Chris gardenchris sending to Holly georgiagirl <BR> <BR> Bobbie Ann floridasun... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:20:47 EST QOD 8/31 Goodbye, August! <BR> <BR> When is the last time you tried something different? <BR> <BR> On Monday, we started out on our usual walk near my wife's work, and I asked if we could go a different way so that it was up and downhill instead of flat and easy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, in a ridiculously frustrating situation where someone failed to meet me as we had just agreed on, I just kept getting more and more curious about what could actually be going on instead of flipping out. Keeping my cool... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:46:00 EST QOD 8/30 A little encouragement today: Tell us about a totally non-scale victory. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:12:16 EST QOD 8/29 Your beloved brings you the perfect hostess gift. What is it? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:13:13 EST QOD 8/28 Anything old school working just fine for you? Newspaper? Magazines? Landline? VCR? Vinyl? Pocket calendar? What else? Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:28:24 EST Fall Sign Up! August snuck past me! Lets get this sign up rolling. I'm also "SparkMailing" out the form to update for Fall. Please fill it out and return if you are on the list. <BR> <BR> Kitty!! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:03:47 EST QOD 8/27 What three adjectives might other people use to describe your personality? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:01:49 EST QOD 8/26 It's National Dog Day! Do you prefer dogs, cats, both, neither, something else? Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:01:25 EST QOD 8/25 Have you ever received a message or gift directly from spirit? <BR> <BR> When my wife and I moved in together 23 years ago, she received a Christmas cactus in the mail from an anonymous source. Her father was quite a gardener, and it happened to be one of his favorite flowering plants. This one blooms every year right around the day he died while she performed CPR on him, in the beginning of August. Thanks, daddy! Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:53:26 EST QOD 8/24 What's the difference between getting dressed and dressing up fancy? <BR> <BR> Usually a fake flower in my hair. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:12:20 EST QOD 8/23 Any recent progress with a goal or signs of something good to come? Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:30:21 EST QOD 8/22 Any good tricks for portion control? Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:27:34 EST QOD 8/21 What is your recovery plan for your best/hardest workouts? Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:28:19 EST QOD 8/20 Do you have a favorite tea? Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:53:20 EST