SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard This team is for support in the real world! We send and receive letters through the mail at least twice a month. This round is from September through November. (Next sign up in November.) SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard QOD 10/18 Do you watch tv? What is your favorite show on right now? <BR> <BR> TV and elliptical go together in my house. Right now I'm happy to see "the boys" back, ie Supernatural. I'm also getting into Marvel's Inhumans Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:39:05 EST QOD 10/17 How do you feel about candy corn? Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:56:10 EST QO 10/16 What song could be your "Anthem"? <BR> <BR> Hubby teases me that there are several Hailstorm songs that fit me (most are not PG). But I would agree with "Freak Like Me" or "Sick Individual" <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:38:58 EST QOD 10/15 Is there a chore you just "don't" do? Why? <BR> <BR> Dusting! I just hate dusting. I can dust the whole house and the next day it looks the same as before I started. Right now, I claim it's Halloween decorations!! Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:22:02 EST QOD 1/14 Today is our "Wickedly Whiting" fest. Main street is all decked out for Halloween and everyone gets to act like a kid. It's "supposed" to be scary but really it ends ups quite cute and funny. I was talking to some of my work friends about some of the costumes and they were a bit scared/creeped out. <BR> <BR> So is there a costume that scares you or just really creeps you out? <BR> <BR> I get creeped out by some of eh good "living doll" costumes. I'm not a big fan of china dolls to begi... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:21:41 EST QOD 10/13 Happy Friday the 13th! <BR> <BR> I have to: share a superstition you follow or grew up with. <BR> <BR> Gram was an old world gypsy so I could write a book. However, I still won't make a bed with anither girl. She always warned that one of the two women would end up pregnant. <BR> <BR> Gypsy sex ed is "interesting"! Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:29:13 EST QOD 10/12 What was the last thing you did just for the fun of it? <BR> <BR> I used to do stuff all the time "just cause". Lately I've been too serious. Last time would have been the Halestorm concert. Before that its been aWHILE Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:52 EST QOD 10/11 Are you right or left handed? Do you use your non-dominant hand for anything? <BR> <BR> I'm a righty but my dad is a lefty. I can use a lot of hand tools left handed because I learned from him Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:33:13 EST QOD 10/10 Costco Wholesale has started to sell disaster kits starting at $1,000. These consist of a year supply of food and will last up to 25 years. If you had the money, would you purchase one of these emergency kits? Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:12:14 EST QOD 10/9 How do you usually access Spark? <BR> <BR> I'm stuck using my phone most weekdays. That's why I have to keep it short and sweet! Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:09:51 EST QOD10/8 What do you consider a rest day? How often do you take them? <BR> <BR> I never used to. But it feels like Sunday's are just a day to do little to nothing lately. I just hang out with the girls. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:18:00 EST QOD 10/7 Have you ever been to a haunted house? Fun or Freak-out? <BR> <BR> I personally love haunted houses. I would go every weekend if I could. However, except for my hubby and dad, everyone I know freaks out at them and will not go. Sat, 7 Oct 2017 11:56:00 EST QOD 10/6 I'm late - sorry! My son had to work early today sohe was up with me. Totally threw my schedule off! <BR> <BR> So are you a roll with it type of person or does it mess with your day if the morning doesn't get off right? <BR> <BR> It doesn't upset me, but I do tend to get discombobulated! <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Oct 2017 17:51:26 EST QOD 10/5 Ok, it's October and my brain is not fully caffeinated. <BR> <BR> Do you watch or like scary movies? <BR> <BR> Oh yes! I love all types of horror and Sci-Fi. That is the majority of what I watch. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:44:10 EST QOD 10/4 Do you get into the whole "pumpkin spice" fall craze? What is your favorite? <BR> <BR> Nope, not for me. I like pumpkin pie at thanksgiving but that's about it. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 11:32:35 EST QOD 10/3 How do you like to travel on vacation? <BR> <BR> I drive. I like the old fashioned road trip. I also like having a car at my destination. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:54:31 EST QOD 10/2 Have you ever donated blood? Mon, 2 Oct 2017 04:41:33 EST QOD 10/1 Did you have a locker in high school? Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:09:39 EST QOD 9/30 Do you believe in Ghosts? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes , I had one in my house! A little girls that I heard crying sadly, and my daughter-in-law saw her, she had been sleeping in my bed while I was out of town watching my boys, she woke up and the little girl was standing next to the bed! She did not tell me til months after I blessed the house because she thought I would think her crazy! <BR> <BR> I also had some socks on a bed go missing for about an hour and I was the ONLY one home! I never f... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:34:38 EST QOD 9/29 do you decorate anything for fall? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope to much work. I might put a pumpkin on the stoop...... the squirrels love it! Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:01:33 EST QOD 9/28 what is the temperature where you are right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> it is 6:30 am and it is 47 degrees! quite a cool down yesterday it was 72 at this time! Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:34:50 EST QOD 9/27 do you have a "fashion style" <BR> <BR> <BR> NOT at all, I wear what I like and make it comfortable! Heck I even stopped wearing makeup unless I need to dress up! Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:08:17 EST QOD 9/26 what is the price of gas where you live? <BR> <BR> <BR> here in Illinois where I live it is about 2.34 a gallon . I am in a cheaper gas area I've seen it as high as 2.49 next county over Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:28:28 EST QOD 9/25 Are you forgetful? what do you do to help? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm usually pretty good, but I do sometimes forget. I am old school I have a pocket date book that I use. Keeps track of things for me. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:13:25 EST QOD 9/24 Do you use a voice assistant, like Siri? <BR> <BR> <BR> NOPE and don't ever intend to! Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:15:53 EST Need to let everyone know Jackie (beauty-within) passes away last week. She used to be a member of this team and was the person who introduced me to Spark. She was 36 and the mother of 3. I hadn't spoken to her in a while as I was hiding in the hole of my depression. <BR> <BR> I don't have anything more - there is no reason for her passing yet. No memorial or anything. I will miss her. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:54:11 EST QOD 9/23 it is " The Bosses" birthday..... do you even care? and do you have a favorite Springsteen song? <BR> <BR> <BR> LOL I don't really care, but I do like Born in the USA....and his songs are ok with me. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:29:19 EST QOD 9/22 Fall is in the air, anything you like about fall? <BR> <BR> <BR> the humidity starts to go away, the trees are always pretty to look at. the holidays are nice to spend with family. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:24:56 EST QOD 9/21 today is the last day of summer, what will you miss the most? <BR> <BR> <BR> being in my garden, warm weather, I HATE winter! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:50:42 EST QOD 9/20 What do you like about your smart phone? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a samsung 7 I like that it lets me stay connected to family and friends. AND games when I'm bored! lol Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:18:34 EST QOD 9/19 how much hot and spicy can you tolerate? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spicy ok , not hot at all! Mild for me! Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:16:45 EST QOD 9/18 When out to eat, do you pay attention to other peoples table manners? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really unless they are being very obnoxious. I focus on whomever I'm dining with. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:54:45 EST QOD 9/17 are there things you do to prepare for the fall season? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not much except to wash and trim all my house plants that vacationed on the deck to bring them in.Which is pretty much a whole day, after all said and done. Also get my yard put to rest bring in the shachkeys from the garden, and dig up the non winter hardy bulbs. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:34:30 EST QOD 9/16 fall is here, do you go crazy for anything pumpkin spice? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I like it ok, but I don't go out of my way to make sure to have it in everything <BR> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:17:37 EST QOD 9/15 are you glad/happy football season is here? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't do sports at all, could care less about it! lol Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:46:10 EST QOD 9/14 Do you give money to panhandlers? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not usually, I don't trust people to open my window on a busy street. I sometimes will see something in their eyes and that speaks to me and then I do. I donate to my church and other worthy causes. I have also given people food. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:04:08 EST QOD 9/13 Have you ever opened a fortune cookie that was worthwhile to you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really, they are usually just for Laughs. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:55:09 EST QOD 9/12 Did your parents read stories to you as a child? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes all the time, I think that is why I love to read. My mother told me you can go anywhere in a book. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:02:34 EST QOD 9/11 with so much tragedy going on in the USA today, with hurricanes and wild fires affecting us all and on TOP of all that we have 9/11 that also impacted so many. <BR> do you have friends or family members that have been impacted by any of these disasters? <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/11 was so unexpected and I still remember where I was at, when I saw and heard. <BR> I have dear friends that have been affected my Irma in Florida. Spark friends that the fires are affecting the quality of air they breath... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:08:52 EST Self-Acceptance Summit The Self-Acceptance Summit: How to overcome self-judgment, and live a life of bravery, compassion and authenticity <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ance-summit/free-access </link> <BR> <BR> This free online 10-day summit will have 31 leading experts in the field of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Starts tomorrow on Sounds True. <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:28:45 EST QOD 9/10 with everyone having cell phones now, when do you think it is appropriate to let a child have a cell phone? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I see very young kids having phones and they are not playing or paying attention to anything around them..... to me that is sad. I would say 15. people don't talk to each other any more. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:03:34 EST QOD 9/9 Have you ever visited or lived in the State of California? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My dad was stationed in California when I was a child, I don't remember that. But I have been back 3 times for visits or conferences. Sat, 9 Sep 2017 08:44:49 EST QOD 9/8 Do you have a "Fall" wardrobe change? or just dress for the weather? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don"t much fallow "fashion" I dress for the weather, cool stuff when hot heavier stuff when cool or cold. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 06:57:28 EST QOD 9/7 Do you like beer? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have one on occasion, not my first choice. A glass of wine would be better Thu, 7 Sep 2017 06:55:04 EST Each Quarter Buddy Reveal! So how was your bud and who did you send to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I Sent to Bobbie, Floridasun....... Still don't know who I had Wed, 6 Sep 2017 06:37:46 EST QOD 9/6 So did you take any kind of vacation this year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope just staycations.... mostly in my garden, cleaning and purging. . Wed, 6 Sep 2017 06:34:17 EST QOD 9/5 which is more disgusting on pizza anchovies or pineapple? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Anchovies! I have had pineapple, not bad , just wouldn't be my first choice. <BR> Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:47:14 EST QOD 9/4 Labor Day...... are you working or off..... and what are you doing today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm off and also tomorrow. Just had a late breakfast, going to spend some time in my Garden today Mon, 4 Sep 2017 12:16:51 EST QOD 9/3 Have you ever visited a skyscraper? And how tall or did you ever go up to the top? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is lucky that I live near Chicago Il, I have been to the top observation deck of the Sears/Willis tower which is 103 floors above the street. <BR> They also have glass things that extend out that you can go into and I refuse to do that! <BR> Though it is cool, you can all come for a visit! I posted a link! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 08:11:50 EST QOD 9/2 Did you ever believe in the tooth fairy, and did you use her on your own children or any other children? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes my mom and dad used her on us kids, and my boys also got the tooth fairy to leave them a dollar or 2 for their teeth! In fact I still have some of their baby teeth in my jewelry box! Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:07:40 EST QOD 9/1 Do you own a sewing machine, and do you use it? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to sew my own clothes and some things for the boys when they were younger, now It is mostly repairs or alterations. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 07:41:21 EST QOD 8/31 Tell me something good, love. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 01:51:46 EST QOD 8/30 Do you like pajamas? Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:40:15 EST QOD 8/29 It's More Herbs, Less Salt Day! What's your favorite alternative to salt? Tue, 29 Aug 2017 03:05:59 EST QOD 8/28 How do you prefer to dry your hands after washing them? Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:13:12 EST QOD 8/27 August is National Picnic Month! Have you gone on a picnic recently? Sun, 27 Aug 2017 04:32:23 EST QOD 8/26 Do you remember your dreams? Anything interesting lately? Sat, 26 Aug 2017 04:45:07 EST QOD 8/25 The #hashtag just turned 10. How often do you use hashtags? Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:16:17 EST QOD 8/24 Dishwasher or sink? <BR> <BR> What do you use for washing by hand? Sponge, cloth, brush? <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:14:49 EST QOD 8/23 Have you had a chance to say no to anything lately? Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:17:06 EST QOD 8/22 Bar soap, body wash, cleanser, something else? Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:31:53 EST QOD 8/21 Do you nap? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:54:52 EST QOD 8/20 Did you have posters on your walls as a kid or teen? <BR> <BR> What were they of? Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:13:02 EST QOD 8/19 Do you take surveys or give feedback on the service you receive? <BR> <BR> (Like the stuff that is printed on your receipt: Tell us how we're doing, win a gift card!) <BR> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:42:53 EST 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 Autumn sign up Nice to know we can count on support from each other again this fall! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> 1. BonnieMargay (Bonnie) Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:39:16 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