SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard This team is for support in the real world! We send and receive support letters or packages through the mail at least twice every month. SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard QOD 2/28 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 QOD 8/19 Fie on this heat and the pests that come with it! <BR> <BR> Tell me something good about summer. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:23 EST QOD 8/18 How did you find your way to your calling, whether or not that is your career? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:20:11 EST QOD 8/17 Are you right or left handed? Do you know if you have a dominant foot? Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:51:15 EST QOD 8/16 Do you attend your reunions? Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:39:57 EST QOD 8/15 Ever get sent to the principal's office? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:12:33 EST QOD 8/14 Do you have a happy birthday memory to share? Sun, 14 Aug 2016 03:36:35 EST QOD 8/13 Posting a little early since I'll be in dance workshops from 9 to 5: <BR> <BR> What is the nicest gift you've gotten for yourself recently? <BR> <BR> Half a dance intensive! it's a special opportunity to study intensively with the creator of the dance style I teach. I found a way to buy myself one day of dance workshops at ATS Alchemy today, even though attending one day wasn't really an option for this two day intensive. <BR> <BR> I went ahead and asked the event organizer if I could s... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:10 EST Olympic women Fifty photos that show the raw power of this year's Team USA <link><BR>show-the-raw-power-of-olympic-women-te<BR>am-usa-ftw_us_57979c7ee4b0d3568f84a7b0? </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:54:10 EST QOD 8/12 What do you like most about the hardest things you do (work or exercise or life)? Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:42:56 EST QOD 8/11 Bonus points if you're shy: When is the last time you made a scene or caused a ruckus? Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:21:34 EST QOD 8/10 Anything on your wish list? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:38 EST QOD 8/9 Potluck! What dish will you bring that works with any dietary requirements you have? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:24:30 EST QOD 8/8 Any goals for the day today? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 13:54:35 EST QOD 8/7 Did you play sports in school? Sun, 7 Aug 2016 12:29:43 EST QOD 8/6 Are you watching the Olympics? Any favorite events? <BR> <BR> I missed the opening ceremony and can't find it online. I like the women's hockey in the winter games a lot because it is all of the technique without any of the violence. <BR> <BR> Feeling weirdly detached from the games this year. Unimpressed with an IOC that isn't interested in respecting the health and safety of the athletes. Maybe that's my liberal freak flag flying high. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 15:07:13 EST QOD 8/5 What's your kryptonite (your biggest weakness)? Fri, 5 Aug 2016 03:20:54 EST QOD 8/4 Do you need anything to help you sleep? <BR> <BR> I use ear plugs for quiet, blackout curtains and covers on all light sources for dark, a fan for the heat, a teddy bear to wedge between my (now) bony knees, retainers on my teeth, pajamas. So grateful for sleep! Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:00:17 EST QOD 8/3 If your body could talk, what would it say right now? Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:23:50 EST QOD 8/2 <em>149</em> Do you have a favorite children's book or author? Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:31:01 EST QOD 8/1 What are you looking forward to in August? <BR> <BR> My anniversary and getting back to running! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:01:21 EST QOD 7/31 I'm so happy to fly home today! What would you look forward to most about your life if you were coming back to it today? Sun, 31 Jul 2016 11:01:13 EST QOD 7/30 Do you like large crowds? <BR> <BR> I like big festivals but can only handle the crowds so long. Part of the reason I like pierogi fest so much, only 3 blocks from home. So I can run home and take breaks. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:49:40 EST QOD 7/29 What traits are important to you in the people you surround yourself with? <BR> <BR> Loyalty and Humor. I can work with anything except someone who is disloyal. I have to be able to trust a person. <BR> <BR> And if you don't have a good sense of humor you can't deal with me! Guaranteed. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:07:12 EST QOD 7/28 Do you curse? <BR> <BR> I recently found out that there is such a things as a "sweary girl". That would be me! Spark keeps me clean but that's not really me. And if I'm upset, I can make a MARINE blush! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:53:40 EST QOD 7/27 What is something you are controlling about? What could you care less about? <BR> <BR> I'm controlling on finances. I have an almost paralyzing fear of becoming homeless, so I don't "play" when it comes to money. <BR> <BR> Honestly, I could give a rat's a$$ about house work. There is dust on the shelves and dog hair on the floor. There might even be a few "self aware" dust bunnies under the couch. God made dirt and dirt won't hurt! LOL. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:07:17 EST QOD 7/26 How often do you balance your checkbook? <BR> <BR> I'm annoying about that. At least once a week, usually twice. And it has to be to the penny! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:25:31 EST QOD 7/25 Wondering why no answers today - came in to find out I never hit post! lol <BR> <BR> So, are you a forgetful person? <BR> <BR> Guys, if I get any worse, I could plan my own surprise party! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:25:46 EST QOD 7/24 Morning person or Night owl? <BR> <BR> Honestly I can be either. There are times I have fun staying up most/all night. But I am also an early riser. As long as I get at least 6 hours sleep, I'm cool. <BR> <BR> I prefer being a morning person. Feel like I get more done when I get up early. Up late is always more play time. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:59:40 EST QOD 7/23 Do you set an alarm on the weekend/days off? Why? <BR> <BR> I don't need an alarm clock. I have dogs. At 5:30 we want attention, at 6 we do the potty dance and want breakfast. There is no snooze on a dog so I'm up. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:04:53 EST QOD 7/22 Do your ever go a day or more without "tech"? How do you feel about being "unplugged"? <BR> <BR> I had very limited connection yesterday because I didn't have my phone. That was upsetting. <BR> <BR> However, I have found I NEED unplugged time. And I mean from everything - phone, internet, tv- everything that squaks. I try for a weekend each month with just family, friends, and dogs to recharge. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:32:20 EST QOD 7/21 Where and when was your last vacation? <BR> <BR> I haven't been on a real vacation in YEARS!! I think my last one was Colorado when my son was a baby. He's 22 now. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:29:51 EST QOD 7/20 We are looking at some uber hot temps the next few days here in Chicago. <BR> <BR> So, for today, do you like the heat in the summer? <BR> <BR> I love it!! Granted heat index over 105 is a bit too warm but I'll still get out and enjoy the sunshade much as I can. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:32:59 EST QOD 7/19 When was the last time you received something unexpected? <BR> <BR> Last Monday. One of the girls who has been here a LONG time came back from the Dells. She brought me the cutest shark glitter globe. I thought at first she got something for everyone but it was actually just 3 people. I was very surprised, and a bit humbled. I've never been certain if she actually liked me. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:20:49 EST QOD 7/18 What was something tomboy- ish that you did when you were young? <BR> <BR> I played hard ball ( boys baseball), caught toads, frogs, tadpoles, and snakes. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:56:14 EST QOD 7/17 Do you have a "dream car"? <BR> <BR> 1972 Roadrunner for muscle (and yes I would do this paint job) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 55 T-Bird for style (couldn't find a good pict of the classic pink/grey that I would want): <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:24:06 EST QOD 7/16 No limits- if you could do anything for fun tonight, what would you do? <BR> <BR> Dinner and dancing would be great. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:40:12 EST QOD 7/15 Do you have a favorite "adult beverage"? <BR> <BR> I'm normally a beer girl but I certainly enjoy a good whiskey in the winter or a SoCo and pineapple when its warm! Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:21:55 EST QOD 7/14 Do/Have you ever been called something that was not ment to be "complimentary" but you took it as such ( or embraced it so to speak)? <BR> <BR> My boss has called me creepy, weird, and scary. I love!! Gotten to the point now that I will "try" to hey him to say something to that effect. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:22:17 EST QOD 7/13 How do you deal with stress or disappointment? <BR> <BR> Dogs. I snuggle with my girls. Reminds me that the world isn't all bad. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:45:02 EST QOD 7/12 Are you ever silly for sillys sake? What was the last just silly thing you did? <BR> <BR> I love being silly for no reason. Just goofy stuff that makes me smile. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's status update was just a reflection of my mood. Gonna see how long I can keep out going. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:30:05 EST QOD 7/11 Have you ever tried a "detox" diet/regiment? What is your opinion of what you tried? <BR> <BR> I've thought about doing one a few HUNDRED times but never really have. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:04:38 EST QOD 7/10 What do you splurge on? Sun, 10 Jul 2016 15:22:42 EST QOD 7/9 What kind of purse do you carry? I dare you to weigh it!! <BR> <BR> I don't care of purse - I have a back pack with me all the time. And yes, it has everything from first aid to survival items in it. I'm just overly prepared. <BR> <BR> 10.2 pounds. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:41:32 EST QOD 7/8 Are you a girly girl? What are some of your most girly/femine traits? <BR> <BR> I've always laughed that I'm "female" and that's the best you are gonna get. I color my hair (currently an oil slick) and love clothes but that's about as girly as I get. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:24:06 EST QOD 7/7 Do you personalise your work space? What are some things you do/have? <BR> <BR> They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here ya go. This is part of my desk at work: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:21:31 EST QOD 7/6 If you suddenly came in big money (like more than you could actually spend), what would you TREAT yourself to? <BR> <BR> Private African safari and an Alaskan cruise! Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:25:50 EST QOD 7/5 What is something you wear every day that you would feel "naked" if you forgot it? <BR> <BR> My fitbit and my watch. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:16:38 EST Independence Day QOD What does independence day mean to you? <BR> <BR> Time to remember our founding fathers and all those who went before me. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 09:16:59 EST QOD 7/3 What was the last movie that you saw (TV, DVD, Theater)? Did you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> Took my hubby to see Tarzan yesterday. He loved it. I actually thought it was pretty good. I'm not a huge Tarzan fan but it was fun with a bunch of action. Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:29:40 EST QOD 7/2 What are your plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Working with Dizzy on some training and getting the yard ready for summer. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:38:27 EST QOD 7/1 OOPS - forgot this am that is was July 1st. My month for QOD!!! <BR> <BR> So lets start with an easy one. Do you have any pets? <BR> <BR> I now have 3 dogs - Gyspy, Tazzy, and Dizzy. All large/medium sized. <BR> Hubby and I have 2 prairie dogs - Buffy and Willow. <BR> Hubby has two cats that live in his martial arts Kwoon - Thor and Gandolph. <BR> <BR> I would be absolutely LOST without my dogs. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:25:19 EST QOD 6/30 Do you have a back up computer? <BR> <BR> <BR> My computer is being looked at cuz it was so slow, my phone is a samsung galaxy 5 but the site is such a pain to access and my samsung tablet is quirky for me to work ..... so until I get my desk top back I havn' t been on much and I have so many things to wade through....when I ge to it back tomorrow Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:34:28 EST QOD 6/29 What would you do if you had no water? <BR> <BR> Evidently we had a water main break on my block.. heard noise last nigh and went to investigate that's when I say the note on my door...... it is now 6:25 still no water.... I NEED my cup of tea!!!!! Oh yea.... I still have my well water! We are good to go just taking longer.... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:26:42 EST Hi from Kim in Cali Hello all. As my topic reads, I am Kim from Cali - the Central San Joaquin Valley to be precise. I'm going to welcome my 47 year on the 14th of August, and I am currently a full-time grad student working toward an MSC/MFT (MS in counseling: Marriage and family therapy). I look forward to meeting you all and hope to share some motivation. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:16:37 EST QOD 6/28 Do you provide some care to an elderly relative? <BR> <BR> <BR> My mom is pretty self sufficient at 83 years young.... but there are things me or my sons do to help . Mow the grass, clean gutters help with yard work etc..... today I am taking a day to get her to the hospital for a procedure she needs. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:00:54 EST QOD 6/27 What are you looking forward to this week? <BR> <BR> <BR> That I can cross off another MONTH till retirement!!!! <BR> <BR> AND Dinner with a Spark Friend! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:47:59 EST QOD 6/26 What do you like most about your house? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The yard and my outside space. I love to be in my garden tending it and making it look nice. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:34 EST QOD 6/25 what is the oldest thing or weirdest thing you own? <BR> <BR> <BR> my house is over 80 years old and years ago they used to bury their garbage ..... so when I have dug in my yard I come across strange things.... I have a couple BLUE glass jars, but the weirdest is a BLUE GLASS spoon! the top handle did not survive but the Spoon part is intact, it is only about 3 inches long so it must have been in one of those blue jars I found... I keep the blue glass on the window sill and the sun shines... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:51:39 EST QOD 6/24 is there something you wish you were better at? ( NO self shaming!) <BR> <BR> <BR> computers, I know enough to be dangerous! LOL I can do most things fine just wish I knew more on programing issues. Also more able to do more repair/maintenance on my 80 years old house, I tackle a lot, just some things are intimidating ... like electrical and laying new cement. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:47:51 EST QOD 6/23 what is something you hate doing? <BR> <BR> <BR> sitting down and paying bills and dealing with all the paperwork! wish I had an accountant! Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:42:56 EST QOD 6/22 are you retired or close to it? <BR> <BR> <BR> Close 2 years MAX if I can last that long! Texas hear I come! out of this state and no more WINTER!!! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:35:47 EST QOD 6/21 what is your favorite part of your day? <BR> <BR> <BR> the mornings.... it is quiet and I can just sit and veg. listen to the birds or enjoy the quiet. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:28:28 EST QOD 6/20 what are your plans today? <BR> <BR> I have to go downtown to Chicago and give a deposition against my crazy Ex boss...... not looking forward to it. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:37:14 EST QOD 6/19 what did you want to do/become when you were growing up? <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted to be an airline stewardess.... they got to travel all over the world and I thought that was exciting ! Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:39:35 EST QOD 6/18 Are you handy with tools? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have done a LOT of remodeling in this house, From installing dry wall to putting up crown molding. I even have a work bench and a large toolbox. I have and know how to use a miter saw and a dremel tool. I've stained and varnished all the woodwork and doors and windows in this house, all 11 windows and trim, 18 doorways and doors , that a LOT of wood! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:30:55 EST QOD 6/17 is there someplace in the world you would like to see? <BR> <BR> <BR> Ayers Rock in Australia....... Don't know why, it just intrigues me. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:42:37 EST QOD 6/16 have you ever traveled outside the continental USA? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I've been to Germany. Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and even Iceland. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:33:30 EST QOD 6/15 what do you look forward to each day? <BR> <BR> the clock saying 4:30 so I can go home! LOLOL my logging into Spark to "talk" to all my friends and have some laughs! Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:34:30 EST QOD 6/14 I'm feeling heartbroken. Please tell me about a blessing in your life. <BR> <BR> Today is the day my favorite little person turns three. She decided to have a pirate theme for her birthday party this weekend. She is so completely surrounded by loving family that her grandmothers are flying in from Texas and Kentucky for the party, the uncle is flying in from Sacramento, and her whole chosen family of devoted friends like me will be there. Looking forward to blowing bubbles, talking like a pi... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:54:30 EST QOD 6/13 Why do you want to lose weight? <BR> <BR> A healthier weight means less pain in my hip and that i can have more fun in my life. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:20:56 EST Two words, change one cellar door Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:19:07 EST QOD 6/12 Any regrets in your life? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My dad abused me and I never thought it impacted my life the way it had, until everything fell apart. I finally put myself into counseling, wish I'd done it sooner, might have changed some things. Still and all GLAD I did get help. <BR> <BR> Sorry if this is to personal, just read someone else's blog and it bought back so many things. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT DAY! Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:17:58 EST QOD 6/12 Are you a sports fan? Do you have a favorite team? <BR> <BR> I like sports but am not a huge fan anymore. Just don't have the time to keep up. I do enjoy a White Sox game (taking my dad today as an early father's day gift). I will also listen to baseball on the radio while I do things around the house. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:17:23 EST QOD 6/11 Happy Saturday, lovelies! <BR> <BR> What is the weirdest thing in your vehicle right now? <BR> <BR> Keep anything in there to feel prepared? <BR> <BR> No car or don't care? Tell me about your day instead. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:18:58 EST QOD 6/10 any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> A baby shower for my friends daughter, I've know her since she was 5! it will be fun Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:15:08 EST QOD 6/9 how did you sleep last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> like crap! and I am going back to work today! GRRR Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:21:38 EST QOD 6/8 What are two words OTHERS have used to describe you? Do you agree? <BR> <BR> Creepy and Strange/Wierd. <BR> <BR> I like creepy things but I really don't think I personally come off as creepy (or at least not what i mean when i say someone is creepy) <BR> <BR> I do tend to let the freak flag fly high so I am strange by most standards. I'm comfortable with that. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:39:15 EST QOD 6/7 What jewerly are you wearing? Do you wear the same thing every day? <BR> <BR> Let's see: <BR> 7 rings that never change but willing to add <BR> Watch and leather bracelet, i might change my bracelet but not often <BR> Collar is on everyday. <BR> Mom's earing never changes <BR> 3 pair of earing that change at least daily. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:46:57 EST QOD 6/6 have you had some weight loss victories you want share? <BR> <BR> <BR> Working in the garden this past week I lost about 5 lbs sweating getting rid of all the excess salt in my body! my cloths are fitting better, not eating so many snacky type foods either mostly water and fruit. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:45:21 EST QOD 6/5 Sorry so late: <BR> <BR> How often do you have a rest day? <BR> <BR> I need to get back to only one a week. Sun, 5 Jun 2016 13:29:01 EST QOD 6/4 Look around where you are at right now - share something you can see that makes you happy! <BR> <BR> My Prairie Dogs. They are getting hay on the computer as I type. Sat, 4 Jun 2016 08:31:19 EST QOD 6/3 Fun and healthy can go hand in hand. Sharw something fun and healthy you can plan for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Hiking! Need to get to the dunes and get lost for a while! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:51:52 EST QOD 6/2 Adult coloring books are popping up everywhere. Do you use them? Would you? <BR> <BR> I have several. I find them fun and a bit of a chance to be silly Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:47:21 EST QOD 6/1 What color pens do you like? Traditional our mix them up? <BR> <BR> I use purple at work but carry a bunch of colors. I hate boring! Wed, 1 Jun 2016 13:14:01 EST sugesstion page for Spark With all the changes here on Spark, I became aware of a suggestion page.Please feel free to voice your concerns <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 13:36:28 EST QOD 5/30 sorry posted in the 5/29! not awake yet! <BR> <BR> Are there Vets in your family? <BR> <BR> <BR> My Dad was in the Army in Korea, I also have an active duty Nephew Navy Seal. I so appreciate all that they do for us! I always tell them Thank You. Mon, 30 May 2016 13:03:59 EST QOD 5/29 getting ready to start work in my garden! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are you doing today? Sun, 29 May 2016 12:07:49 EST QOD 5/28 whatcha doing right now ....besides being on the computer! <BR> <BR> <BR> being very lazy on my first day of vacation ! Sat, 28 May 2016 13:29:55 EST QOD 5/27 Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> I start my VACATION!!!!!! will be in my Garden! my happy place! Fri, 27 May 2016 07:40:14 EST QOD 5/26 what is your "go to" drink? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tea or water Thu, 26 May 2016 07:04:40 EST QOD 5/25 what do you do on down time? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I like to read, serf the web, putz in my garden, hang with friends. Wed, 25 May 2016 07:31:56 EST QOD 5/24 Is there an area in your house that needs to be cleaned out? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My basement! now that summer stuff is being taken out I can organize and throw out some stuff! Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:57 EST Summer Sign Up It is time for a new round! Remember when you sign up you are COMMITTING to a minimum of two (2) mailing per month to your asigned buddy. If you cannot complete the summer you need to let me know ASAP so we can reasign your buddy. <BR> <BR> I will be sending out new sign up froms sometime later today. These need to be returned to me as I do not have the forms from last round. <BR> <BR> Let's really make this a spectacular summer session! Mon, 23 May 2016 09:50:43 EST QOD 5/23 do you like planning and having an informal get togethers ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't mind the people, it is the getting ready part that I don't like! My son was in charge of the whole thing yesterday and i just participated what fun. Mon, 23 May 2016 07:46:16 EST QOD 5/22 do you have a favorite flower? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I love Lavender, the smell is just so good.... when I buy lavender soaps so are just to sweet and I won't buy them Olivia care soaps in Lavender are what I buy. They are good for you as they are made from olive oil so they don't dry your skin as much Sun, 22 May 2016 10:41:08 EST QOD 5/21 do you have any compulsions or things just have to be so and so? <BR> <BR> <BR> My son has been driving me crazy putting things "away" and I can't find them! LOL I do like a neat and tidy garden though Sat, 21 May 2016 12:18:10 EST QOD 5/20 anything special planned for this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> Work then , take Mom for a Birthday dinner she will be 83! Fri, 20 May 2016 07:30:04 EST QOD 5/19 do you have house plants? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I do and the vacation all summer on my deck, My son put them all out yesterday! Can't believe how empty the house looks! Thu, 19 May 2016 07:24:10 EST QOD 5/18 do you wear shorts? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes but only when I'm in the garden, otherwise Capri's. Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:24 EST QOD 4/17 do you take vitamins &amp; minerals supplements? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes have been for years... a bout 15 different kinds Tue, 17 May 2016 07:39:25 EST QOD 5/16 blinds or curtains? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have both blinds on the sunny side, my bedroom, that are mostly closed and curtains in living room that I never close Mon, 16 May 2016 07:10:44 EST QOD 4/15 Dogs or Cats? <BR> <BR> <BR> I like dogs ok, Cats are my choice. I have one fur baby Taz he is a Blue Point Siamese. Cats are easier for me as when I travel, I don't have to worry about someone letting him out or going for walks. Sun, 15 May 2016 11:40:24 EST QOD 5/14 Camping or Hotels? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When the kids were younger we did a LOT of camping I enjoyed the Quiet and the fun of it. We even got a pop up camper after awhile. We got to see a lot and it was cheaper. Sat, 14 May 2016 08:38:17 EST QOD 5/13 Are you superstitious about Friday the 13th? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope just another day to me, only more crazies will be out! Fri, 13 May 2016 07:40:21 EST QOD 5/12 what are some challenges you are facing? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have 2 of my sons back home because of the economy, Josh who moved back from New York to be with family again.... Needs a Job, he had one it didn't work out now he is getting a little desperate.... need prayers for him Thu, 12 May 2016 07:47:21 EST QOD 5/11 Open thread today, my mind is blank! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I slept a good 8 hours last night, was so tired. today is foggy, my son wants to put all my plants out..... our last frost date is may 15 and I do not trust this weather. Have a great day. Wed, 11 May 2016 07:41:06 EST QOD 5/10 how "good" are you in getting your yearly physicals done ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My birthday is in April that is when I schedule all my Doc visits. Going for my Mamo this morning before work <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 May 2016 06:10:08 EST QOD 5/9 what color is your hair? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am naturally silver. I stopped dying my hair years ago. Mon, 9 May 2016 07:09:01 EST QOD 5/8 Happy Mothers Day to all you Moms! How will you spend your day? <BR> <BR> <BR> Going to Lunch and play cards at my Son Joe's house with Mom. <BR> Sun, 8 May 2016 08:26:37 EST QOD 5/7 What do you like about your life? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am relatively free of pain, I have a job, and I have family &amp; friends who care Sat, 7 May 2016 13:04:59 EST QOD 5/6 How are YOU today? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tired, glad it is the weekend. Josh comes back from NY today, Mom (She will be 83 ) is bravely going to the airport today to pick him up, I would have except I have to open at work. It will be a long day as I also have my shift at the frame store. Fri, 6 May 2016 07:07:01 EST QOD 5/5 If you could get a DO OVER what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> Gotten Help for some of my past sooner, it might have made some difference in my future choices. Also I would have taken better care of my knees by not kneeling so much on hard floors and the garden, with out protection. Thu, 5 May 2016 07:12:35 EST QOD 5/4 what's new with you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I got my yearly doc appoint, so leaving work early, then going to get a new car, my lease is up. Wed, 4 May 2016 07:06:57 EST QOD 5/3 what are you feeling right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm tired still up at 5am and I'm hungry my stomach is actually growling. Tue, 3 May 2016 06:58:20 EST QOD: 5/2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Monarch butterflies are moving northward. Have you seen any in your region? If not, when do they usually arrive? <BR> <BR> I haven't seen any and they are usually supposed to be here around this time of year. My FIL has a big bush of butterfly weed that gets covered with monarch caterpillars in the summer. Here's a picture of butterfly weed if you've never seen it before. <... Mon, 2 May 2016 22:53:03 EST QOD 5/1 What did you have for breakfast this morning? <BR> <BR> <BR> I slept in and felt like eggs this morning.... so I splurged! I made myself a cheese omelet and toast! It will be my breakfast and lunch as it was about 11:30 when I made it. Won't think on the calories..... it was good and I don't usually do it.... I'll get outside for a bit later. Sun, 1 May 2016 13:22:13 EST QOD 4/30 Do you have pierced ears? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, my mom pierced them when I was a child.... I added another when I was an adult to wear my Diamond studs every day plus another dangle one. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:10:23 EST QOD 4/29 Big purse, little Purse? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorta big, I want my "stuff" with me, and I want to get at it quickly so a big zipper and has to open all the way. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:22:48 EST QOD 4/28 How did you sleep last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We had a deluge of rain last night pounding on the roof, woke me up and couldn't go back to sleep. It went on for hours! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:27:57 EST QOD 4/27 are you creative in the food dept? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will try new recipes and different foods. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:38:44 EST QOD 4/26 Any good news? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Besides Jesus being my savior ....... I woke up this morning relatively free of pain. Mom is helping me with my "WATER" Issue.... THANK YOU MOM! I slept good last night, was very tired from slogging through bills. at least my table is clear! Have a great day! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:44:28 EST QOD 4/25 What did you do yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom and I went to lunch, then I came home vacuumed and did some straightening then I cut the grass and finished up the wheel barrel Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:14:03 EST QOD 4/24 if you could do one thing , what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> be able to quit my job. it pays the bills and i'm grateful for it. It is so mentally draining, I'm exhausted each and every day..... I'm counting the months to retirement. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:27:59 EST QOD 4/23 What are you grateful for? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> well the village took off about a 1/3 of that 3000 water will and gave me a payment plan.... still going to figure out how to pay it. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:38:16 EST QOD 4/22 what are you concerned about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I opened my water bill yesterday and there is a serious problem .... it was almost 3 grand!! <BR> off to the village hall today, keep me in prayer. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:10:19 EST QOD 4/21 Brain is on overload, I got nothing! So you have free reign today! <em>211</em> <em>246</em> <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:39:40 EST QOD 4/20 what are you doing right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating my breakfast while going through emails Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:56:18 EST QOD 4/19 paper or plastic grocery bags? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I try to bring my own bags in when grocery shopping. I do recycle the plastic bags, and use them for the litter box. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:20:47 EST QOD 4/18 do anything fun this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope laundry, and got some of my summer things outside , and my son cut the grass. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:26:03 EST QOD 4/17 do you do crafty things <BR> <BR> <BR> used to do a lot of needle art, still enjoy it just no time Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:39:12 EST QOD 4/16 do you "collect" certain things? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have quite a bit of Longaberger baskets, but haven't bought some in awhile. Also Santa's I have them from all my travels and people have bought them back for me from different places. the smallest is about 1.5 inches the tallest about 4 foot tall....they have to have nice faces and I don't like shiny, they have to look old world or countryish. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:47:20 EST QOD 4/15 any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope, paperwork and catch up on sleep! Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:55:32 EST QOD 4/14 Are your parents still alive? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My dad passed about 10 years ago and mom is still kicking! She will be 83 this year, she has a "smart phone" and manages texts and pictures! She has a FB page to keep in contact with family here and in Germany. She was the youngest of 12 children, so no sisters and brothers left. One of my uncles served in the French Foreign Legion! And her father served time in a concentration camp for opposing Hitler........bit of history Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:53:02 EST QOD 4/13 Have any Brothers or Sisters? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had twin brothers, one died about 10 years ago from testicular cancer. He was a very big guy and did not take care of himself. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:21:17 EST QOD 4/12 do you wear heels? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope , don't even own a pair! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:26:10 EST QOD 4/11 ... is in the discussion under 4/10 :) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:17:34 EST QOD 4/10 Introvert or extrovert? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I could spend all my life by myself..... the effect of having to deal with the public for over 30 years! But I do enjoy having good friends now and then to laugh with. Never been much of a party person. But I'm not a wall flower and WILL speak my mind, when necessary . Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:23:20 EST QOD 4/9 are you adventurous with new foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm open to trying most anything at least once.....I see new fruits and veggies when shopping and have NO clue how to prepare it. I ask whomever is buying it, how to cook it. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 08:05:21 EST QOD 4/8 red or blue? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Red, and all it's many shades. Don't really own much blue clothes except for jeans Fri, 8 Apr 2016 08:23:03 EST QOD 4/7 Tell us something unique about yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My hair is naturally silver and it is cut very short. I have a black spot on the back of my head about the size of a dime. My stylist cracks up every time I call it my START button. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:43:21 EST QOD 4/6 what are you reading? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> my usual,a Spy Thriller, The Last Patriot , by Brad Thor. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 06:51:59 EST QOD 4/5 Is there a food you will not eat? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cooked mushrooms!! I will pick them off pizza, or any dish that has them in it. Don't mind the taste just can not stand the texture. Raw mushrooms are ok, I know weird! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:57:55 EST QOD 4/4 anything you want to share? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I took another gun class toward my concealed carry, learned some useful things, had fun. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:46:46 EST QOD 4/3 Dogs or Cats? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had both, prefer cats, they kinda take care of themselves and with my sometimes travels easier to care for on extended days gone. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:19:53 EST QOD 4/2 what are you doing today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> today is my Birthday! I'm old 62 and working then , out with the girl friends for dinner then a movie. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:07:42 EST QOD 4/1 Any April fools things you do? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really just razz people at work Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:45:15 EST QOD 3/31 do you have a favorite something? <BR> <BR> <BR> it would be lavender. I love the smell of fresh lavender, I have dried lavender around and there is an olive oil soap I buy that smells just like fresh lavender. I have 4 plants in my garden, so i get fresh lavender and dry it for when it is not growing. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:38:26 EST QOD 3/30 what do you need right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> More sleep! Less stress on myself, helping 2 of my sons right now. it is what it is. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:45:01 EST QOD 3/29 How is your week going so far? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My son lost his job. It was with a staffing agency and he was told his management style is different, this was very corporate he is more laid back. He is pretty broken up about it. he needs a job please pray for him.God has a plan. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:21:05 EST QOD 3/28 so how did you do food wise yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I went over, but not by a great big pig out, so today I will balance out my food intake by eating less and drinking more water. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:55:03 EST QOD 3/27 HAPPY EASTER everyone! You talk today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am up getting ready for Church ......spending tine with family today. Hope everyone has a beautiful restful day. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 07:25:52 EST QOD 3/26 Any thing you have to do for tomorrow? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this cute pasta for Easter, bunnies, decorated eggs, and carrot shapes in red green and white color and I am making my pasta salad. We are going by my son's and will spend the day playing games of various sorts. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:56:26 EST QOD 3/25 do you celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am a Christian. We go to church , my son is coming this year! And then we are going to his house for dinner/ lunch and then we play either cards or a board game and have fun. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:29:02 EST Why we should drink the water.... Not an SP article, but still, interesting facts about water consumption: <BR> <BR> The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups (or 72 oz.) of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to show you yes, it is. <BR> <BR> 1. You're more likely to have health problems. <BR> Higher water intake has been linked to decreased chances of kidney stones, urinary and colon cancer, and heart a... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:03:35 EST QOD 3/24 Running late this morning...what are you looking forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Having 2 days in a row off from Work!!! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:22:16 EST QOD 3/23 What are you worried about right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> finances nothing great, just trying to get in position to retire. and my knees.... do I do them before or after retirement, and will they last that long? Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:45:19 EST QOD 3/22 What is one thing you dislike most about housekeeping? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I hate a dirty Kitchen! My son cooks and I swear he uses things I didn't know I had, and then LEAVES IT!!!! Which is what I came down to this morning GRRRRR! Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:52:50 EST QOD 3/21 Ok I got nothing this morning, tell me something. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was out in the yard some yesterday looking at my garden and picking up fallen tree branches.... got some exercise and enjoyed seeing my garden emerge from sleep. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:27:12 EST QOD 3/20 in light of yesterdays Question! LOL What is one thing you could not live with out? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HMMM this will take some thinking ..... barring any health related things like meds which we are not allowing as an answer..... assuming there was electricity ..... I know over thinking this question and it MY own question! LOL <BR> <BR> I would have to say my phone... it has my Bible, it could keep me entertained, it wouldn't let me get lost, it would be able to teach m... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:57:39 EST QOD 3/19 Do you own a smart phone, what kind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and I love is my 3rd Samsung. I had 1 it died, 3 time for new, now the 5. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:47:34 EST QOD 3/18 What are you doing right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am at work on my lunch hour .... typing this question as I just now realized I didn't post a question yet! LOL Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:08:02 EST QOD 3/17 what's for lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Costco has this great Kale and Broccoli salad with pumpkin seeds a cranberry's and poppy seed dressing... plus a small chicken sandwich and I also have some fresh strawberries. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:19:36 EST QOD 3/16 what are you proud of personally or professionally <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Personally, I have done an awful lot of renovations in my house, all by myself. There are still things I would like to get done, but for the most part I'm happy with it. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:32:41 EST QOD 3/15 what makes you madder then hell? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> People in power abusing their power. I am a Chief Steward at my job and some managers run their facilities like little fiefdoms! They most certainly do not like me questioning them about their behavior, but It is also fun putting them in check! Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:37:10 EST QOD 3/14 If you could do anything you wanted anywhere what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I love to be outside (in the warm air, thank you!) I might like to have a garden center in Texas where it is warm. Sounds like a lot of work , but I'd have people working for me! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:53:36 EST QOD 3/13 Bare floors or carpets? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My house is old Carpet, floors are warmer. tile in the kitchen Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:58:00 EST QOD 3/12 What would you do with a Million dollars? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I would retire! Pay off all my bills, help my children, visit places on my bucket list, donate to Samaritan's purse, and finally move to Texas! . Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:03:28 EST QOD 3/11 any exciting plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I work every Sat ... so not much. want to finish off the bathroom ceiling. Sunday just veg. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:28:34 EST QOD 3/10 do you wear high heals? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NO! I have large feet 11 wide, and 1st off can't find anything in that size. 2nd I'm not torturing my feet! LOL Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:17:48 EST QOD 3/9 What one thing do you like about your house? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My yard, I have over an acre and a large garden and I love being outside in it. The house is over 80 years old and has a lot of quirks! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 07:30:18 EST QOD: 3/8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could meet a woman in history, who would it be? What would you ask her? <BR> <BR> There are so many women in history I'd love to talk to. Two that really stick out to me though are Helen Keller and Ada Lovelace. <BR> <BR> Helen Keller because she overcame so much at a young age and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She also became an American author, politic... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 22:18:46 EST Winter reveal Here is a thread where you can reveal your winter buddy, if you'd like! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 18:04:09 EST QOD 3/7 do you wear nylons? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> haven't in many any years! Don't even own a pair! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 07:10:50 EST QOD 3/6 as the weather turns warmer , what do you look forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Being outside in my garden, getting my hands dirty, and just feeling so tired when done, but so relaxed at the same time. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:45:03 EST QOD 3/5 What have you done for yourself lately? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now I am giving my self a much needed pedicure! Lavender scent and all! Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:17:31 EST It's just me! I agreed to start over with my hubby, as he has exceeded 300 lbs this month. <BR> <BR> Life has been pretty rough the last few months and I've missed everyone horribly. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of letting other people and outside problems rule my life. So I'm back. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can get active here again and healthy at home. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Fri, 4 Mar 2016 10:08:53 EST QOD 3/4 What kind of car do you drive? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a '13 Toyota Corolla.....for me it works, good on gas and the seats go down I have had a 6 foot ladder in my car! Fri, 4 Mar 2016 06:44:13 EST QOD 3/3 Dress up, dress down, typical day? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> the one thing I like about my job is the relaxed dress, jeans and a tshirt or sweater Thu, 3 Mar 2016 06:33:28 EST QOD 3/2 PJ's or nightgown <BR> <BR> <BR> used to be night gown now PJ's Wed, 2 Mar 2016 07:33:10 EST QOD: 3/1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is the time of year when citrus fruits are plentiful. Do you like citrus? What kinds are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <BR> I like all citrus fruit but I really like to eat grapefruit and oranges. Sometimes I like to put a little wedge of lemon in my water though. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 15:56:21 EST QOD 2/29 do you wear makeup at all? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to everyday, mostly eye makeup. I work outside in all kinds of weather and I sweat a lot, by the end of the day most of it would be wiped off! LOL So now only when I "get dressed" going out.. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:32:20 EST QOD 2/28 what ethnic food do you like? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> German potato salad, Hummus, flan, living in a pretty diverse area I'm open to at least trying new things. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 12:58:29 EST QOD 2/27 What do you do to de-stress? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Veg in front of my computer, read, summer... just being outside listening to the wind in the trees... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:26:46 EST QOD 2/26 You got the floor.... what do you want to say? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to RETIRE! Tired of dealing with so much stupid.I mean really...... telling me the tires should be round?? Can you tell I'm burned out after 30years?!?! lol Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:15:34 EST Shedding the Weight <link><BR>e </link> <BR> <BR> Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit is an all-new 21-day meditation experience from Oprah and Deepak. <BR> <BR> Do you want to feel lighter in body and spirit? Begin an inspirational meditation journey that will shift the way you look and feel. This transformative experience led by Oprah and Deepak, will give you more energy, creativity and light that can last a lifetime. You will discover what nourishes your entire... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:00:52 EST So proud of my daughter, Melanie... a mama just sometimes has gotta brag. :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>of-ouachitas-annual-juried-student-art<BR>-exhibit-announced/ </link> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:18:55 EST QOD 2/25 What are you reading? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Judge and Jury, by James Patterson . A murder mystery Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:26:30 EST QOD 2/24 how did you sleep last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was tired,in bed before ten, watched maybe 10-15 of tv, woke up at 3 pm watched some more tv, up at 4:45 for work ... I'm tired. lots to do today, try to get to bed early again. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 07:02:07 EST QOD 2/23 What did you have for dinner last night ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I felt like eggs so I made myself a cheese omelet.....very weird for me, breakfast for dinner. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:54:12 EST QOD 2/22 any plans for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well I got my bathroom scrubbed top to bottom, from the electrical issue. still need to wet sand the ceiling and I think I'm going to look at a new light tonight. stop at the home goods store. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:31:00 EST QOD 2/21 Did you have a favorite teacher growing up? Why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hmmm I don't remember too much from my childhood, I had an English Teacher that I liked. I think because he made us THINK, and of course read which I loved to do and still do. I can see his face but do not remember his name. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:36:11 EST QOD 2/20 What are you doing this weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm off the the French Quarter! Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:48:09 EST QOD 2/19 Friend or family, is there someone in your life that you feel so safe, comfortable with? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 girlfriends, they know my story and history fully, there are no secrets and we can laugh. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:31:40 EST QOD 2/18 If you work, what kind of job do you have? what do you do? <BR> <BR> <BR> I work at a DMV, been at it for over 30 YEARS!! I could tell you stories and you would think I made them UP! I now test truck drivers instead of cars. They are a "special" breed for sure! I have no empathy left, I have heard every story they could come up with and tell them ones they did not consider yet.....they sap my mental energy, getting close to retirement. My sarcasm is a form of self preservation! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:12:30 EST QOD 2/17 Did you have a favorite thing when you were in school? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have always been a reader. I was not physically inclined....tallest one in class, and always just never fit "in". So reading was my escape, I could go anywhere I wanted in a book. History was my favorite subject. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:29:00 EST QOD 2/16 Do you have any people in your life that are like family but not in your family or related to you? <BR> <BR> <BR> My girlfriend Marcia, we went through divorces together help raise our children together, the I need to talk at 3 AM to someone together. Her youngest daughter was 5 when we meet and she will now be 31 this year and is pregnant.... I am like their aunt. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:26:09 EST QOD 2/15 Did you have a toy, blanket or stuffed animal that was your favorite when you were a kid? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did, a doll named Gelica, don't ask me where the name came from or why I don't remember. I'm old enough to know that doll was wired inside for the arms and legs her eyes opened and closed. I remember when she fell apart. I was inconsolable and I think dad tried to put her back together and it was next to impossible. I think she is still in my mom's attic somewhere. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:52:44 EST QOD 2/14 SO for this highly over rated, commercialized Valentine's day, what are you doing to take care of yourself? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm still in my pajamas going through my emails. Had a fun filled time with grlfriend's last night, slept in Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:10:59 EST QOD 2/13 how do you find your motivation when nothing you do seems to help? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> God is my ultimate strength..... When I was at my darkest, and my sons depended on me. They were my motivation, because no one else would be there for them. Now I just want to be more mobile, and I do what I can to do that, My garden is my motivation, I LOVE being in my garden. All the hard work brings me joy to see everything blooming in it's season. Gods creation. I still marvel in the vari... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:10:08 EST QOD 2/12 Do you like toe socks or have you tried them? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have never tried them, I have neuropathy in both feet from a car accident years ago and my feet wouldn't find them comfortable. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:09:30 EST QOD 2/11 another borrowed question! <BR> <BR> What is the last thing you did outside? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> shoveled snow, good exercise..... still hate winter! LOL <BR> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:40:06 EST QOD 2/10 Whether or not you celebrate seasonal observations like Lent or Ramadan, how does it feel to you to "give something up" for a set period of time? Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:16:08 EST QOD 2/9 What is something that made you laugh or smile today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A bird video <link><BR>ng/ </link> it just cracked me up! Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:44:54 EST QOD 2/8 What is your favorite way to exercise? <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> since I have bad knees, low impact things like walking Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:42:42 EST QOD 2/7 All great Questions yesterday.... looking forward to borrowing them! <BR> <BR> So today's is ...your 'go-to' escape when you're unmotivated, craving something, or just plain lazy??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the summer my garden even being "lazy" I enjoy just sitting there looking at my garden, hearing the trees and the bees and birds, I invariably get up to pull a weed or 2.... a good book, I can get "lost" in a book also keeps me away from foods I don't need or want Sun, 7 Feb 2016 12:58:41 EST QOD 2/6 What would be YOU'RE question of the day be? Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:09:34 EST QOD 2/5 Sooo.... any exciting plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yea.... so exciting..... going to be working on a bathroom toilet that won't flush.LOL Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:25:05 EST QOD 2/4 do you have a favorite "thing" you like? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a tea drinker, mostly black teas, but I do like to try new ones and I have quite a "collection" of teas. With over 3,000 types of teas, I have a lot to choose from! lol <BR> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 07:40:17 EST Spring sign up If you are ready to commit to sending mail at least twice a month in March, April and May, please sign up here. <BR> <BR> If you have not already replied to my NEW INFO Spark mail with your information, please do that this week, too. Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> 1 BonnieMargay Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:20:26 EST QOD 2/3 with the ground hog not seeing his shadow....what is the weather like today where you are at? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cold, foggy, 34 snowy/rain I call snain.... snow/rain! Wed, 3 Feb 2016 07:28:32 EST QOD 2/2 do you own a crock pot? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes , I have 2 actually, the one I bought is just your basic round good for so many things. my mom bought me a nice oval one that I use more often. It fits a whole chicken nicely with veggies. I used it yesterday to make the pork roast. It was GOOD! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 07:33:57 EST QOD 2/1 A brand new month..... any thing your looking forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weather getting warmer, being outside a little more, 1 month closer to retirement! Mon, 1 Feb 2016 07:36:37 EST QOD 1/31 Any last thoughts on the last day of the month? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel rested in my mind, needed to take a break from work to do pretty much nothing taxing to my mind. Need to get more serious about losing again, have mostly just been maintaining. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:55:16 EST Qod 1/30 what kinds of things do you have hanging up on your walls ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a lot of cross stitch and needlework that I have done and framed. I also have old family photos from the mid 18 hundreds. also travel things, cards from places I've been, or smallish artwork be it watercolors or prints from the places all over the world I've been. I also still have hung up all the boys hand prints they made in kindergarden! They have been resprayed of course, but they shake their ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:40:26 EST QOD 1/29 when you go to the market, do you try new produce? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I see somethings and not sure how to prepare it or what it tastes like, I see people buying it and ask them. Sometimes I get luck and find something new. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:33:41 EST QOD 1/28 Do you have a "go to" breakfast? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most every morning I have a bowl of Life cereal, a banana , and 3 tbls of ground flax. It travels well, and I like it. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:27:29 EST QOD 1/27 What makes you the happiest? Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:45:31 EST QOD 1/26 laptop or desktop? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have both... I like my desktop all in one. laptop or tablet when I travel Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:15:17 EST QOD 1/25 If you could visit any where in the world, where would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to see Ayers Rock, in Australia. It fascinates me. all out there in the middle of no where. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:20:33 EST QOD 1/24 How are you moving it today? Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:13:51 EST QOD 1/22 Do you still have a house phone # or only Cell # ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I still have a house phone #, though it is now wireless and part of my cell service. The reason is I have a son out of state and you always remember the phone # you grew up with for emergency. It is also the # I give out when I have to for all the calls I don't want to be bothered with. So it serves two purposes for me. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:24:16 EST QOD 1/22 If you could change one thing about yourself, BESIDES the weight <BR> (AND NO SELF SHAMING! ) what would it be. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am 5 ft 8 and wear a size 11 wide shoe, I wish my feet were smaller! I have the hardest time finding shoes that are comfortable and or cute. I don't own a pair of heals they hurt my feet and cute shoes are pretty much non existent in my closet! Every time I shop I am always looking at shoes, I buy when I find them. Because when I NEED them I CAN"T fin... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:35:53 EST QOD 1/21 Is there something you wish you knew more of, either something to do or, or something that would help you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Having an older house, there is always something that needs attention. I wish I was more comfortable fixing electrical things. I rewired a lamp once but I followed directions and it wasn't hooked up yet. Live wires freak me out, If I'm not sure, I could die. That is one of the things I have to hire out for. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:43:17 EST QOD 1/20 of all the things you have to do each day, what do you procrastinate about? <BR> <BR> <BR> Going through the mail and doing bills.... I pay them on line (95% of them) it is the putting into my bank register I hate! I sorted the "table" last night I have from the end of OCT! - Jan I have to enter! Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:45:44 EST QOD 1/19 do you wear scent, be it oils or cologne? <BR> <BR> <BR> Most everyday I'm working, yes, I have to find a new one as mine is no longer being made. <BR> Cachet, by prince matchabelli, wearing it for over 40 years! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:58:26 EST QOD 1/18 What is the weather like today where you wake up? <BR> <BR> -2 with a windchill of -21! It is COLD! Did I mention I HATE winter!? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:02:27 EST QOD 1/17 Tell us something wonderful about someone you love. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:37:26 EST QOD 1/16 Second half of the month: want to check in with how you are doing? Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:41:23 EST QOD 1/15 Please share something wonderful about Kitty. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:24:12 EST To My TWAS sisters To my Awesome TWAS sisters, <BR> <BR> You ladies have come to mean so much to me. It’s taken me days to finally make this step a reality. I’m actually crying at my desk while I write this. You ladies are the only friends I have left but it is what it is. <BR> <BR> I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m leaving. Leaving Spark, going offline, and just kind of checking out. I just don’t have it in me anymore. I just can’t “be there” for me so I know I’m no good to anyone else. Just ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:14:42 EST QOD 1/14 Do you have an item of clothing that makes you happy? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:37:28 EST QOD 1/13 What is the last thing you bought online? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:07:05 EST QOD 1/12 Do you have a favorite fitness tool? <BR> <BR> My favorite is the foam roller, but the one I use most is the exercise bike. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:00:22 EST QOD 1/11 Do you have a favorite David Bowie song or memory? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:37:57 EST QOD 1/10 What does the majority of your fitness minutes consist of? Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:05:36 EST QOD 1/9 Anything fun happening this weekend? <BR> <BR> We're going to Star Wars Night tonight to see the San Diego Gulls play the Charlotte Checkers in ice hockey tonight with four other friends. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:37:59 EST QOD 1/8 What is your must have to start the day? <BR> <BR> Coffee and some rock n roll. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:05:01 EST QOD 1/7 What do you like to do that helps you relax/unwind? <BR> <BR> I've got some of those adult coloring books. Fun. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 08:47:08 EST QOD 1/6 Favorite movie or show lately? Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:59:23 EST QOD 1/5 What limitations are you working with right now? <BR> <BR> Trying to decide if the big storm Diane moving in today is going to nix my plans for the gym and a visit with a friend. The last time I drove in flash flooding, my driving anxiety cranked up all really high, and I have been jumpy about it since. PTSD is so frustrating: if I just went with my feelings I might stay home pretty much all the time. Almost everything else is outside of my comfort zone. Other drivers don't help much. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:18:36 EST QOD 1/4 I just know we have some great goal setters around here! <BR> <BR> Any measurable or tiny steps you can see on your path forward? <BR> <BR> (No pressure about what you've accomplished, just wondering what the next step is.) Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:43:22 EST QOD 1/3 Day three of the new year! Want to check in with any successes or challenges? Sun, 3 Jan 2016 14:54:04 EST QOD 1/2 Do you have an app (besides Spark) that you use for health? <BR> <BR> I used to use "runtastic" but I haven't in months. "10 Minute Workouts" is good too. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:20:48 EST Hidden Emoticons game We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:25:01 EST QOD 1/1 Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Share one thing you want/need to change in the new year. <BR> <BR> Back to consistent exercise. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:53:15 EST QOD 12/31 What would you say to someone who was just starting out their healthy journey for the very first time tomorrow morning? <BR> <BR> Extra credit: What does it feel like to sit with this advice for yourself right now? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:07:33 EST QOD 12/30 How are you doing this week with the holiday treats and leftovers? <BR> <BR> The struggle is real! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:13:36 EST QOD 12/29 Countdown is ON like Donkey Kong! <BR> <BR> This year has three days left to pack up and get out of here. <BR> <BR> What are you dreaming of kicking out with it? <BR> <BR> <em>412</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:43:38 EST QOD 12/28 What are you doing with the your last Monday of the year? Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:48:39 EST QOD 12/27 What's next on your to do list? Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:12:32 EST QOD 12/26 If your body could talk, what would it say right now? Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:17:27 EST QOD 12/25 Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday today! <BR> <BR> How do you plan to spend the day? <BR> <BR> We did gifts last night so got to sleep in (girls left me alone until 7!). This afternoon we'll head to my dad's for dinner. No extended family this year so small. I am still happy to spend time with my dad. Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:03:21 EST QOD 12/24 Have you received a gift from someone that made you feel really loved? <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:58:24 EST QOD 12/23 Tell me about something beautiful, recent or not. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:23 EST QOD 12/22 I don't know where the year went already, and can hardly hold onto my hat through the stress of December. How are you taking care of yourself this week? Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:27:51 EST QOD 12/21 It's almost the winter solstice, so the nights are about as long as they get all year. What are you doing tonight? Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:31:21 EST