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 June through August. (Next sign up is in August.) SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard QOD 8/18 Do you still have your tonsils? Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:18:00 EST QOD 8/17 Is it nice for you to get a compliment? Embarrassing? Some of both? <BR> <BR> Want to share a nice compliment you've received lately? Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:01:56 EST QOD 8/16 Where would you rather swim? Ocean, lake, river, stream, pool, somewhere else, not at all? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:32:26 EST Buddy guess? Do you already know who your summer buddy was? <BR> <BR> (It can be really hard to keep it a secret when everyone recognizes your handwriting!) Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:36:38 EST QOD 8/15 It's National Relaxation Day! What do you find most relaxing? <BR> <BR> Curling up with a good book <BR> Taking a nap <BR> Walking on the beach <BR> Vegging out in front of the TV <BR> Getting a massage <BR> Communing with nature <BR> A pleasant drive in the country <BR> Something else Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:07:23 EST QOD 8/14 What is one of your most treasured memories? Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:20:12 EST QOD 8/13 Are you allergic to anything? Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:21:21 EST QOD 8/12 So many meteor showers in August! Do you wish on falling stars? <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:50:56 EST QOD 8/11 What do you do in your spare time? Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:50:00 EST QOD 8/10 What kind of flooring do you prefer? Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:08:42 EST QOD 8/9 Have you ever tried a scavenger hunt? Wed, 9 Aug 2017 03:07:51 EST QOD 8/8 What is on your bedside table right now? Tue, 8 Aug 2017 04:43:31 EST QOD 8/7 Have you ever broken a bone? Mon, 7 Aug 2017 05:08:02 EST QOD 8/6 What is one wish or prayer you have had granted? Sun, 6 Aug 2017 04:34:06 EST QOD 8/5 Today is National Clown Day! How do you feel about clowns? Sat, 5 Aug 2017 05:14:47 EST QOD 8/4 Do you pick up pennies off the ground? Drop them? Donate them? Save them up? Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:09:42 EST QOD 8/3 What is your favorite charity? Thu, 3 Aug 2017 03:55:48 EST QOD 8/2 What's the fastest you've ever been fired from or quit a job? Wed, 2 Aug 2017 03:04:22 EST QOD 8/1 The first day of August is considered a harvest festival (the first of three) in some traditions because it falls right in between the equinox and the solstice. <BR> <BR> No matter what feels sparse or dry, what are you reaping right now? <BR> <BR> Feel like there is not even one blessing? What are you planting, then? Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:59:45 EST QOD 7/31 How much of an eclipse will you get to (safely) see next month? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pse-2017-guide.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:00:17 EST QOD 7/30 do you wear a watch? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I know our phones tell us the time and day..... but I have been wearing a watch so long my wrist would feel naked without one! Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:40:11 EST QOD 7/29 THIS MONTH AND SUMMER ARE GOING BY TO FAST! Anything you are looking forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes my Tomatoes ..... I want fresh tomatoes and they are taking forever to ripen! Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:52:34 EST QOD 7/28 Reading anything good lately? No? Then tell us about what else makes you smile. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:48:25 EST QOD 7/27 do you wear make-up on a daily basis? <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to when I was younger. Working outside, especially in the summer I sweat a lot and am constantly wiping my face, so what was the point?? Now I just put it on when I am dressing up or have meetings where I am not outside. So mostly no, not any more. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:23:18 EST QOD 7/26 If you could hire someone to do house work, what would you ask them to clean? <BR> <BR> <BR> Dusting, I hate to dust! I usually just put the brush on the vacuum and dust that way! Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:56:35 EST QOD 7/25 How are you moving it today? Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:28:54 EST QOD 7/24 What did you get done yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> Slept in some , got all the tree branches done ,2 wheel barrows full! finished cutting grass, and almost done weeding the garden, with all the rain we have had .... it is going crazy! Then a big storm ran through, again, went inside cleaned Kitchen and managed to get 3 loads of laundry done also. Got my steps in for sure! Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:41:49 EST QOD 7/23 when was the last time you wore a swimsuit? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It has been awhile, not because I'm ashamed of my body, just haven't been swimming in some time. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:37:20 EST QOD 7/22 any plans for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going to a conference in Chicago today, should be fun. It is raining so good that it is inside. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:09:50 EST QOD 7/21 when life gets overwhelming, what do you do, or need to do to cope? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes I just need to wallow a bit, to realize I don't want to be there. Then I might just go for a walk near nature, sometimes sit in my garden, sometimes just doing the physical of "working" in the garden gets my mind off things and I just concentrate on what the task is. whatever it is that I do, it gets my mind off the problem or issue. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:07:50 EST QOD 7/20 Did you ever play sports when you were a kid? <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really, I hated sports, got to sweaty for me, I still sweat to much, i'm a leaky person! Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:44:22 EST QOD 7/19 What is a perfect summer day to you? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wake up when I want, slow start morning, either get a good book out and lay out on the hammock, or go into my garden to putter and read between times, no timetables or deadlines to meet Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:11:00 EST QOD 7/18 read any good book lately? <BR> <BR> <BR> I just finished a Brad Thor book. the Last Patriot... I like spy thrillers. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:49:17 EST QOD 7/17 whats for breakfast and lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> my usual life cereal and a banana, lunch is a salad with some cooked chicken and Italian dressing and some raspberries from mom's garden. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:27:34 EST QOD 7/16 do you recycle everything? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I do most things, It is not required in my state, but they provide a bin so I do my part. I usually bring my own bags grocery shopping, but I also sometimes take the plastic bags to put the used kitty litter in from cleaning Taz's box. I just am not fanatical about it. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:49:05 EST QOD 7/15 would you rather have the air conditioner on or windows open? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Windows open, I get a real nice cross breeze in the house and prefer windows open, the only time the air is on is when it is very humid I can't sleep in the hot sticky mess. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:20:25 EST QOD 7/14 What is going through your head right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> besides coming up with a question for today.... I feel like crap I have a head cold coming on, finally got some Zicam to take, I just want to go back to bed and I can't it is my long day and I need the money so work, work , work...... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:47:55 EST QOD 7/12 did you ever do roller skating? <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to go ALL the time at River View park in Chicago when I was younger. I got my own skates for a birthday present and still have them <BR> <BR> <link><BR>vAN4HBY </link> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:50:23 EST QOD 7/11 have you ever gone or done fishing? <BR> <BR> <BR> as a child we would camp on a lake and go out in the boat and fish. It was fun Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:30:26 EST QOD 7/10 do you shop on Amazon? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, not all the time. I have a prime membership, and watch movies and look for things I want and put them on my list and when I have enough My Points I get an Amazon gift card and buy from my list Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:17:10 EST QOD 7/9 do you still own records and a record player? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes to both. I still have a lot of old albums, and some 45's. The record player is a "newer" version that plays records, cd's and tapes and is also a radio. It is much smaller than the record player I did have and more functional. the boys "discovered" my albums and were playing them, so things come full circle Sun, 9 Jul 2017 13:05:48 EST QOD 7/8 have you ever had a car accident? <BR> <BR> <BR> a few, only 2 when I was driving. Got rear ended totaled my car, not my fault, one I made a left turn and didn't see the fast moving car. and 4 while doing my Job testing testing drivers at the DMV Sat, 8 Jul 2017 11:40:23 EST QOD 7/7 Do you paint your nails? <BR> <BR> <BR> Went through a time when I did, not so much now to much time and being in the garden and nail polish just do not mix! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 07:49:24 EST QOD 7?6 how do you respect yourself? <BR> <BR> <BR> I do not let people ever put me down on a personal level. If I know the person I will tell them. If I don't know them, I let it role off me like water on a duck! <BR> I am a treasured child of the High God! Thu, 6 Jul 2017 07:17:01 EST QOD 7/5 What motivates you toward a healthy life style? <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to be as mobile as possible, and to be able to do the things that make me happy Wed, 5 Jul 2017 07:37:37 EST QOD 7/4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY America! <BR> <BR> <BR> Anything special you have planned for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope pretty boring day, I worked my second job last night so I was up from 330 AM til 930 pm, I slept til 9 Am and will take it easy.... some yard work, no fireworks to late as I have to be up at 5 AM for work tomorrow. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 11:30:12 EST QOD 7/3 have you every gone camping? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> we did growing up all the time. we also took our kids camping, mostly here in Illinois, but we did a road trip to Florida to Disney world and the ocean when they were all younger Mon, 3 Jul 2017 07:30:57 EST QOD 7/2 Morning! What plans do you have for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going to Mom's house and help her open her 23 and Me ancestry email to see what is in our family tree! I've teased her about having wonky family in our background, aught to be fun Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:47:30 EST QOD 7/1 Any long term personal goals you want to refresh for the second half of the year? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:02:28 EST QOD 6/30 It's Social Media Day! What was your first social media account? What's your favorite? <BR> <BR> Facebook <BR> Friendster <BR> LinkedIn <BR> MySpace <BR> Six Degrees <BR> Snapchat <BR> SparkPeople <BR> Twitter Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:04:24 EST QOD 6/29 Do you ever talk to yourself? When and what do you say? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:47:21 EST QOD 6/28 Today is the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn, what we now celebrate as Pride. Have you ever participated in a Pride event? Love anyone who identifies as LGBT? <BR> <BR> Or do you have a story you want to share about participating in a protest? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:50:23 EST QOD 6/27 When was the last time you had a dream you remember? Care to share it? Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:50:32 EST QOD 6/26 Here we go, starting the last week of the first half of the year! Want to share anything you're hoping to get done, looking forward to, or ready to let go of? Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:35:02 EST QOD 6/25 When shopping for groceries, do you prefer store-brand products or name brand products? Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:35:22 EST QOD 6/24 Is there something that feels like the highlight or sweet spot in your day? <BR> <BR> If it's been a while, is there a happy summer memory you might want to share? Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:13:12 EST QOD 6/23 It's National Hydration Day! How many glasses of water do you drink each day? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:14:37 EST QOD 6/22 Do you think your name reflects who you are? Why or why not? Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:28:24 EST QOD 6/21 It's the first whole day of summer! What's your favorite summer sound? Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:56:43 EST QOD 6/20 Jaws was released in the United States on this date in 1975, instilling fear in beachgoers for decades to come. What beach hazard concerns you most? <BR> Dirty water <BR> Sharks <BR> Rip current/undertow <BR> Jellyfish <BR> Tsunamis <BR> Sunburn <BR> Getting sand in place where sand shouldn't be <BR> Something else Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:28:06 EST QOD 6/19 Do you use an alarm to wake up? <BR> <BR> How much do you use the snooze feature? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:34:43 EST QOD 6/18 Happy Father's Day! Did you hear any of these growing up? <BR> <BR> Go ask your mother. <BR> <BR> Do you think money grows on trees? <BR> <BR> Were you born in a barn? <BR> <BR> As long as you live under my roof, you'll live by my rules. <BR> <BR> ... or maybe something else? Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:47:49 EST QOD 6/17 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on this date in 1885. Have you ever visited this iconic American sculpture? Sat, 17 Jun 2017 05:16:59 EST QOD 6/16 It's Fresh Veggies Day! What seasonal/summer vegetable is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:33:24 EST QOD 6/15 When people look at you, they would never guess that you _____ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:11:46 EST QOD 6/14 Happy Flag Day! Do you fly the stars and stripes at your house? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:02:03 EST QOD 6/13 Do you loan books to friends? Do they return them? Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:21:51 EST QOD 6/12 Do you remember any of the first albums you bought? What were they? <BR> <BR> Do you still know all the words? <BR> <BR> What was the medium (vinyl, 8 track, cassette)? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:47:07 EST QOD 6/11 Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released on this day in 1986. Did you like it? <BR> <BR> Bonus question: Have you ever faked an illness to get out of work or school? Sun, 11 Jun 2017 04:46:44 EST QOD 6/10 Tell us about a perfect salad. <BR> <BR> If you have more than one favorite, go for it. <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> <BR> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:59:59 EST QOD 6/9 Do you have an ability that seems to come to you with ease? <BR> <BR> (Any special super powers?) Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:08:46 EST QOD 6/8 Have you ever held a wild animal? Thu, 8 Jun 2017 05:11:16 EST QOD 6/7 Do you have a preference for Mac or PC? <BR> <BR> Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone? <BR> <BR> Leaving all the screens behind? Wed, 7 Jun 2017 05:24:19 EST Each Quarter Buddy Reveal! So who was you buddy? Can you guess?? March, April, May? <BR> <BR> <BR> I think mine was Floridasun , Bobby , I received lovely cards and notes and all sorts of little things inside that made me smile. I liked the last card was pretty and I also liked the magnet bookmark. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 20:12:24 EST QOD 6/6 Have you ever been to a drive-in movie theater? Tue, 6 Jun 2017 03:52:09 EST QOD 6/5 Elvis Presley introduced "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show on this date in 1956. Do you have a favorite Elvis tune? Mon, 5 Jun 2017 04:41:38 EST QOD 6/4 How often do you fill your car's gas tank? Sun, 4 Jun 2017 04:15:49 EST QOD 6/3 Any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> If not, what is the next errand you have to run? Sat, 3 Jun 2017 15:47:19 EST QOD 6/2 Which do you prefer: a night out or a night in? Fri, 2 Jun 2017 04:26:48 EST QOD 6/1 In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus' security blanket made its debut on this day in 1954. Did you have a security blanket as a kid? Thu, 1 Jun 2017 03:36:55 EST QOD 5/31 Have you ever gotten a body message? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes! The local college has a training class and they need " clients " to practice on. So a few years ago the girlfriends decided we should try it out ..... all I can say is OMG! Talk about pouring me into the car to get home... all for 25- 35 depending on either 45 min or an hour massage.... I need to schedule one again!! Wed, 31 May 2017 11:04:51 EST QOD 5/30 were you ever a Girl Scout? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes for a number of years, we even went camping Tue, 30 May 2017 10:42:32 EST 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