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 December through February. (Spring sign up happens in February.) SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard QOD 2/18 Pluto was discovered on this date in 1930. Do you have an opinion about its classification? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:16:16 EST QOD 2/17 Oops, thanks for your patience today. Didn't even know I missed this! <BR> <BR> Ever received a memorable fortune inside of a fortune cookie? Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:03:31 EST QOD 2/16 Do you keep a diary? Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:18:03 EST QOD 2/15 What is your favorite thing about your neighborhood? Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:44:51 EST QOD 2/14 Do you abstain from anything during Lent? <BR> <BR> Have you ever participated in a sacred fast? Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:12:12 EST QOD 2/13 Do you still listen to AM/FM radio? Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:04:44 EST QOD 2/12 Have you ever solved a Rubik's Cube? Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:18:38 EST QOD 2/11 How old were you when you got your driver's license? Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:30:47 EST QOD 2/10 Do you have a favorite animal? Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:23:05 EST QOD 2/9 Do you use GPS? Fri, 9 Feb 2018 03:41:08 EST QOD 2/8 What makes you feel dressed up? Thu, 8 Feb 2018 03:21:34 EST QOD 2/7 How do you like your eggs? Wed, 7 Feb 2018 05:00:06 EST QOD 2/6 What was the last movie you saw? <BR> <BR> What was the last movie you watched in a theater? Tue, 6 Feb 2018 04:53:16 EST QOD 2/5 What is your shoe size? Mon, 5 Feb 2018 03:38:02 EST QOD 2/4 Are you watching the Super Bowl? Do you care who wins? Sun, 4 Feb 2018 05:57:39 EST QOD 2/3 Do you have any birthmarks? Sat, 3 Feb 2018 05:12:09 EST QOD 2/2 Which browser do you prefer to use? Why? Fri, 2 Feb 2018 04:47:04 EST QOD 2/1 Do you know how to use chopsticks? Thu, 1 Feb 2018 03:25:09 EST QOD 1/31 So - how was January? <BR> <BR> Nope - I have to admit that I was firm on my goals and I didn’t really make any progress. Hopefully things will calm down or I’ll just get better at working around things. <BR> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:45:09 EST QOD 1/30 If you could go back in time when would you like to visit? <BR> <BR> Oh so many!!! Victorian England is high on the list. So is Joser’s rein in Egypt or Xerxes I of Persia (though I think meeting the man himself would terrify me). Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:38:35 EST QOD 1/29 Where have you traveled to (city, state, country) that you never eat to go back to? <BR> <BR> Detroit proper would be high on this list. I like Pontiac but Detroit is depressing and nothing I enjoy doing. <BR> <BR> Jacksonville SC just because I wasn’t comfortable/didn’t fit. Hubby laughs that I’m darn Yankee and don’t belong south of the Mason Dixion. LOL <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:39:50 EST QOD 1/28 If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? <BR> <BR> I’d move as much cleaning and work to over night so I’d have more doggie time! Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:22:33 EST QOD. 1/27 What type of food do you prefer to order out? <BR> <BR> Chinese- love it. <BR> Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:21:28 EST QOD 1/26 What could you give a 40 min presentation on with absolutely no prep time? <BR> <BR> Dogs - training feeding grooming basic care. I could go on for HOURS about dogs. <BR> <BR> I’ve done herbal and gardening with very little prep so I think I could do a quick 40 min talk if I had too. <BR> <BR> I’d be more comfortable talking about dogs! <BR> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:51:58 EST QOD 1/25 What is something you were supposed to “grow out of “ but didn’t? <BR> <BR> I saw this question and laughed! I could write a novel but a short list is: <BR> Wearing a dog collar <BR> Multicolored hair <BR> Video games <BR> Playing in the mud <BR> Hard rock/Metal music <BR> Driving like Mario Andretti <BR> Comics and Superheroes <BR> Toys and Stuffies <BR> Playing dress up (hubby says this is now cosplay but I still have a “dress up “ box) <BR> <BR> That’s what I can list without really ... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:19:39 EST QOD 1/24 What state have you always wanted to visit? <BR> <BR> Maine - beautiful and parts are still a bit wild. Just always attracted to it. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00:44 EST QOD 1/23 What’s your favorite piece of clothing? <BR> <BR> For “out” - I have a long black skirt that kind of “mermaids “ at about mid calf. Love it <BR> <BR> At home - I have wuzzy warm “onesie “ style jammies. Too comfy. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:03:39 EST QOD 1/22 What are you interested in that most people “haven’t heard of”? <BR> <BR> First thing that comes to mind is my Doctor Who. I rarely find another Whovian <BR> <BR> Science- would be the Voyager 2 pictures from the edge of the solar system. We are in magnetic bubble wrap. How amazing is that. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:28:11 EST QOD 1/21 Did/do you have a favorite sitcom? Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:02:29 EST QOD 1/20 IF you had the money and the time available what hobby would you like to take up? <BR> <BR> I’d like to start painting again Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:42:32 EST QOD 1/19 What job would you be terrible at? <BR> <BR> Waitress- I would suck waiting tables! Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:05:14 EST QOD 1/18 What do you like to eat only when it’s cold out? <BR> <BR> Grilled cheese and tomato soup! <BR> <BR> Also cream of wheat for breakfast! Our heat is out and I’m sitting under a blanket with dogs and a big bowl! Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:25:02 EST QOD 1/17 Ok Chris- reading the calendar is a skill I have yet to master! LOL <BR> <BR> How do you want to be remembered? <BR> <BR> As fun crazy and a bit fearless. I used to have this on my email: <BR> Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved corpse but rather a skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand martini in the other, body thoroughly used up and worn out screaming “Woo Hoo! What a ride!” Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:33:12 EST QOD 1/15 When was the last time you “people watched”? <BR> <BR> Christmas shopping at Target. Stopped for coffee and just watched. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:26:42 EST QOD 1/15 What fictional place would you like to visit? <BR> <BR> I saw this question and there were SOO many possibilities. But if the door is open and I have to focus on one - Wonderland. I’m going through the looking glass. There is a bit of everything there so it should be an adventure. <BR> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:30:30 EST QOD 1/14 Did you grow up with pets? Do you have any now? <BR> <BR> I grew up with hunting dogs (my dad raised and trained Brittany Spaniels). <BR> <BR> I have a zoo now. 3digs 2 cats (hubby’s) and 2 prairie dogs <BR> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:37:49 EST QOD 1/13 Share something you like about where you live. <BR> <BR> We have festival monthly from April to October. We also have monthly car shows. We have concerts on the lake. This is a fun little town Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:48:34 EST QOD 1/12 Museums - love em? Hate em? When was the last time you went? <BR> <BR> We have fabulous museums here in Chicago. I was at the Field (natural history) last night for a party for Sue the T-Rex. We went to Science and Industry last month. <BR> <BR> I would guess we go about 7 or 8 times a year <BR> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:55 EST QOD 1/11 What is something you like to do/have the old fashioned way? <BR> <BR> Pictures - I still have a camera, I prefer film (but it is getting hard to find and expensive) and most of my pictures are printed. <BR> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:36:18 EST QOD 1/10 Do you belong to a gym/fitness club? <BR> <BR> I think I’m gonna do the planet fitness thing again today. I need motivation <BR> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:54:28 EST QOD 1/9 I know most of us here are not “fans” of winter but - what is something you enjoy that you can only do in the winter? <BR> <BR> I used to love skiing. I haven’t been in years <BR> Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:48:34 EST QOD 1/8 Name 3 qualities that are important to you in friendship <BR> <BR> Honesty <BR> Loyalty <BR> Sense of humor (dark and/or sarcastic preferred) <BR> <BR> Without out this we won’t last as friends. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:14:10 EST QOD 1/7 Do you have any other family members you are close to? Friends that are so close and go so far back you should be family? <BR> <BR> Before my mom died we were extremely close to her family. Now they don’t talk to me. <BR> <BR> I have one cousin on my dad’s side that I get along with. The rest of his family I see them once a year at Christmas. <BR> <BR> I would like a better relationship but I think that ship has sailed. Sun, 7 Jan 2018 11:26:39 EST QOD 1/6 How about parents? Are they still around? Do you still see them? <BR> <BR> I lost my mom 23 years ago. I still miss her <BR> <BR> My dad and I talk. We do things now and then. His wife isn’t my biggest fan and I’m not hers so that can get in the way Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:39:15 EST QOD 1/5 Do you have any siblings? Do you get along? <BR> <BR> I have one living sister but she is MUCH younger than I am. We do enjoy each other's company on a limited basis. Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:25:30 EST QOD 1/4 What is your favorite “cold weather” drink? <BR> <BR> COFFEE!!! I “run” on coffee. Thu, 4 Jan 2018 06:45:29 EST QOD 1/3 Do you have a favorite superhero, literary hero, or super villain? Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:39:56 EST QOD 1/2 What is your go to activity when it is too cold to be outside? <BR> <BR> I’ve started back on my mini-tramp. Forgot how much fun it is Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:42:04 EST QOD 1/1/18 What are you doing TODAY to start to make things different/better for yourself? <BR> <BR> I have a spark friend that we are going to be texting each other daily to try to stay accountable. That is my next stop after here! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:43:13 EST QOD 12/31 well here we are the last day of 2017..... are you living with regret or excitement, out with the old and glad for a clean slate. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for this new year, I will retire Dec NEXT year! I can not wait! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:59:34 EST Body Positive Rebellion Interested in a little guidance in feeling more positive about your body right now? Amber is sharing her journey to radical self-acceptance in the Body Positive Rebellion. No charge, starts December 31st! <link> </link> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:08:12 EST QOD 12/30 Do you watch or follow home improvements shows. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> No,not really. I will watch only if there is nothing better to watch. Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:18:48 EST QOD 12/29 Are you a bargain shopper that JUST has to have the cheapest price? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I like a good deal on things I buy and will use coupons if offered but I'm not obsessive about it. I have paid full price for things as needed over the years. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:08:47 EST QOD 12/28 do you take extra time off during the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I schedule my extra vacation time off from Christmas to the middle of January at least. I work outside and it is so cold in January and the snow and stupid drivers that can't drive in the snow drive me crazy. So I give myself a break and stay home cleaning and purging the house. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:22:20 EST QOD 12/27 do you get out to the after Christmas sales? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> No, I have enough "stuff" don't need more, I usually wait for the 10 days return policy to go to the mall, less people returning stuff. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:40:16 EST QOD 12/26 So did you have a quiet Christmas, or not? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Started out to be quiet, Mom wasn't answering her phone and I was getting worried. Sent Joshua up to check on her turns out she was in the bathroom and didn't hear the phone. She scared me! Joshua had a melt down about his brothers and we had it out. I almost just went home to be by myself. The brothers hashed it out downstairs and thing ended up being ok got home about 3 pm after they talked me into playing a 3 game of canast... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:01:05 EST QOD 12/25 What do you like best about this Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spending time with my family, laughing and just enjoying the time we have together. <BR> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas to all of you on this team, you are all so special to me and it has been a privilege to get to know each of you a little more each day. THANK YOU KITTY for starting this thread! Love to all <em>247</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 25 Dec 2017 10:49:54 EST QOD 12/24 MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Do you subscribe to any magazines? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yea 2, One from the NRA and another from a concealed carry org. Sorry don't want to offend anyone but I'm a second amendment supporter. Love you all no matter what! <em>104</em> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:32:59 EST QOD 12/23 Do you like to read REAL books or Kindle book? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have done both, but I prefer a real book in my hand Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:13:25 EST QOD 12/22 Are your Facebook friends real in life friends or online friends only, or a mix of both. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> a mix of both, I wish I could meet more of my online friends. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:44:46 EST QOD 12/21 Do you speak any other language beside English? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Despite taking 3 years of German, Not really. I understand more than I can Speak. When My German relatives are around we all muddle through ! Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:36:12 EST QOD 12/20 do you ever return and Item for a price adjustment after you just bought it and it goes on sale the next day. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have and probably would in the future if it was more than 20.00 otherwise depending on how much of a hassle it would be. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:50:18 EST QOD 12/19 Which would it be: the ghost of Christmas..... past , present, or future? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Can't change the past, I'm living the present, so future want to see what is ahead of me. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:38:57 EST QOD 12/18 Have you ever been to see a performance of "The Nutcracker" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope, never saw the need or had the desire Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:54:08 EST QOD 12/17 in this time of giving do you do charitable giving to causes, or places. <BR> <BR> <BR> Besides my Church, I do donate to other things as I see fit. Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:31:20 EST QOD 12/16 are you done Christmas shopping yet? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I haven't even started yet! Money is an issue this year with me helping the boys, but everyone gets gift cards and I can get it done in a day Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:33:43 EST Chair fitness! <link> </link> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:44:17 EST QOD 12/15 So you ever shop online for things? <BR> <BR> <BR> I do now and then, I am an Amazon prime member, so I will take advantage of free shipping on my orders Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:26:02 EST QOD 12/14 Have you ever worn an ugly sweater at Christmas? <BR> <BR> (thanks Sheila!) <BR> <BR> No, but I do think it would be funny! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:50:05 EST QOD 12/13 do you have a favorite holiday candy? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> not really, ever since I remember my German family would send over these chocolate brandy candies. Kinda like giant choc jelly beans with liquid brandy inside. They now sell in the US at ethnic store and we always have some at Christmas Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:53:30 EST QOD 12/12 How do you deal with rude people? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mostly just give them the "look" and walk away, not worth my time or trouble Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:46:22 EST QOD 12/11 have you ever gone Christmas caroling? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes many times as a Girl Scout and a few times later with friends. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:34:17 EST QOD 12/10 Do you have a favorite Disney movie? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beauty and the beast I guess , if I had to choose Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:31:53 EST QOD 12/9 do you like eggnog <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I do, there is a dairy store that is local to us and they make the BEST eggnog I have ever had! I do like drinking it, with some rum or brandy in it also Sat, 9 Dec 2017 08:44:24 EST QOD 12/8 What is your favorite thing to put out at Christmas? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My Santa's I have a collection of different Santa's that I have collected over the years during my many travels.Friends have even gotten me some from their travels. I have one from Russia, Germany, Mexico, Italy, and all over the USA..... it is fun to see them all over the house... most of the crowd one shelf in the living room <BR> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:16:57 EST Buddy reveal! Autumn pairs: <BR> <BR> LESLIELENORE sent to KATRINAKAT23 <BR> <BR> TWEETYKC00 sent to SPOONGIRLDEB <BR> <BR> LTURSS sent to GARDENCHRIS <BR> <BR> KATRINAKAT23 sent to TWEETYKC00 <BR> <BR> CASEYSAUER sent to LTURSS <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE sent to CASEYSAUER <BR> <BR> GARDENCHRIS sent to LESLIELENORE <BR> <BR> FLORIDASUN sent to NILLAPEPSI <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY sent to FLORIDASUN <BR> <BR> NILLAPEPSI sent to BONNIEMARGAY <BR> <BR> BONNIEMARGAY sent to CJWORDPLAY Thu, 7 Dec 2017 23:30:25 EST QOD 12/7 Do you have a favorite Christmas song? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Silent Night..... we sing it every year at Christmas at the end of service at church, and everyone is standing hugging family and friends through it Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:12:42 EST Buddy guess? Does anyone want to guess who sent to them in autumn before I post the list? Wed, 6 Dec 2017 18:34:35 EST QOD 12/6 Have you ever visited a Pawn shop or pawned any thing ? <BR> <BR> <BR> I did visit , just to see what it was about. have thought about pawning things a time or two. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 07:37:38 EST QOD 12/5 What gets you in the Christmas spirit? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting the house decorated, listening to Christmas music. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 07:38:02 EST QOD 12/4 How important is your Birthday To you and your family/friends <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My family celebrates with a card and some gifts, maybe out to dinner and friends and I have a girls night Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:39:54 EST QOD 12/3 If you have a car how do you maintain it. <BR> <BR> <BR> I lease my cars, so it comes with free maintenance, so I just go to the dealer to ha e it done. I ads my own w/o dshield wiper fluid when it gets low and antifreeze alao. Sun, 3 Dec 2017 08:24:24 EST QOD 12/2 how do you respond when someone says "thank You" to you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I sometimes just say your welcome, smile , and sometimes , just say no biggie Sat, 2 Dec 2017 10:13:21 EST QOD 12/1 HELLO DECEMBER! <BR> <BR> Have you started decorating for Christmas yet ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> No, With all that has been going on, it is the farthest thing from my mind, probably this week Fri, 1 Dec 2017 06:46:52 EST Self-Acceptance How to practice self-acceptance right now when you really wish your body was different than it is <link><BR>eels-impossible/ </link> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:05:55 EST QOD 11/30 When you are stuck at work (or somewhere you don't want to be), where do you dream of being instead? Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:04:59 EST QOD 11/29 Do you still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:04:30 EST QOD 11/28 What is something you do every day? Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:09:40 EST QOD 11/27 What is the weather like where you are? Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:24:33 EST QOD 11/26 How do you feel about carnivals and fairs? Sun, 26 Nov 2017 03:59:34 EST QOD 11/25 Do you like cooking? Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:12:36 EST QOD 11/24 What are your main plans for today? Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:10:23 EST QOD 11/23 What are you thankful for today? Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:57:24 EST QOD 11/22 Are there any traditional Thanksgiving dishes that you do not want to eat at all? Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:27:14 EST Favorite flat things to mail What flat things do you like to send or receive inside a letter? Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:19:27 EST QOD 11/21 Have you ever been fired from a job? Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:14:18 EST QOD 11/20 Have you finished your Thanksgiving grocery shopping? Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:31:14 EST Winter sign up Let's stuff the mailbox with joy! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> 1. BonnieMargay (Bonnie) <BR> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:26:17 EST QOD 11/19 What time do you usually go to bed? Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:31:54 EST QOD 11/18 What was the first thing you thought about this morning when you woke up? Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:43:02 EST QOD 11/17 Oops! Didn't even know I was late! <BR> <BR> What are you getting up to this weekend? Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:09:18 EST QOD 11/16 Do you have any favorite comedy or feel good movies? Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:49:56 EST QOD 11/15 Do you prefer board games, video games, or something else? Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:18:39 EST QOD 11/14 Do you prefer turkey or ham or something else on Thanksgiving? Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:28:25 EST QOD 11/13 Has it snowed yet this season where you live? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:20:26 EST QOD 11/12 Will you travel for Thanksgiving? Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:32:06 EST QOD 11/11 It's National Origami Day! Have you ever tried to do origami? Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:31:05 EST QOD 11/10 How many pillows do you sleep with? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:40:33 EST QOD 11/9 What's your favorite type of apple? Thu, 9 Nov 2017 04:57:38 EST QOD 11/8 What are the things you always take with you when you leave the house? Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:40:26 EST QOD 11/7 Are you going to purchase one of the new iPhone models? Tue, 7 Nov 2017 03:23:43 EST QOD 11/6 What is the last thing you do before you go to bed? Mon, 6 Nov 2017 04:53:57 EST QOD 11/5 Welcome back to Standard Time! How are you using your extra hour? Sun, 5 Nov 2017 03:34:39 EST QOD 11/4 What is most important to you in a hotel room? Sat, 4 Nov 2017 04:29:19 EST QOD 11/3 Have you started shopping for gifts for the holidays? Fri, 3 Nov 2017 04:38:23 EST QOD 11/2 Have you ever been on a cruise? Thu, 2 Nov 2017 05:57:46 EST QOD 11/1 What do you do with your leftover Halloween candy? Wed, 1 Nov 2017 03:58:06 EST QOD 10/31 Do you like your handwriting? Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:51:38 EST QOD 10/30 What is/was your very favorite fitness class? What made it the best? Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:58:34 EST QOD 10/29 Down sick today. Sleeping it off. <BR> <BR> How do you care for yourself when you are sick? Sun, 29 Oct 2017 21:36:26 EST QOD 10/28 Ok Halloween time - you've been invited to a Halloween party but you need to dress up. What would you consider a FUN type of costume? <BR> <BR> Orion slave girl from classic Star Trek. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:46:45 EST QOD 10/27 Have you ever had an"exotic" pet (not a dog cat or hamster)? Would you want one? <BR> <BR> We have two prairie dogs right now and I love then. I've had many exotics over the years but the pd are by far my fav. <BR> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:15:59 EST QOD 10/26 Do you have a personal style? <BR> <BR> Not really. One day I'll be all gothed out, the next is sweats. The only thing I really don't do is "girlly". Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:32:09 EST QOD 10/25 It's down to 38 degrees here - are you ready for winter? <BR> <BR> NO - not at all! I hate the cold and I'm not looking forward to it <BR> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:33:05 EST QOD 10/23 Are there any charities or causes that are "close to your heart"? <BR> <BR> Dog rescue - Lots of time and money supporting different dog rescues Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:34:34 EST QOD 10/22 What would be your dream "job"? <BR> <BR> DOGS! Wish I could have a place for training, agility, daycare, and maybe even boarding. Just doggies! Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:36:07 EST QO 10/21 Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. <BR> <BR> Do you have something that makes you smile when you see it/makes you happy? <BR> <BR> I have a silly stuffed dog that wears my Mopet's collar (she was my Carin Terrier and got me through some really dark days). She used to sleep with it so it reminds me of her and is just a goofy beat up toy. No matter how bad my mood, it makes me smile. Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:06:36 EST QOD 10/20 Ok, we have our car. Now same deal but we go bigger - home! Where ya gonna live and what kind of house/home? <BR> <BR> Where is hard for me. I love Indiana but the mountains out west - the beauty! <BR> <BR> The house is easy for me. 3 bed 2 bath 2 story "cabin" style. Large kitchen and living rm on main floor, bed rms upstairs. Barm style garage with loft storage. But I want LAND! Acreage is the key for me. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:43:47 EST QOD 10/19 Fantasy time: <BR> <BR> You are being given any car/vehicle you want. The person giving you the "car" will pay for maintenance and upkeep as long as you drive it. What are you getting? <BR> <BR> I love old muscle cars. My dream is a 57 T-bird. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:01:53 EST 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