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Ice cream at the lake! August 2019

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Grandma & Grandpa with our lake crew!!

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My sweet but crazy crew at Christmas!

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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!)
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!

Member Since: 12/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 65,154

My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly

My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake

Personal Information:
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

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I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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    emoticon Thank you for stopping by my blog! You are too funny. I have this green running dress with matching skort I bought for a St. Patrick's Day run that I never wore but I refuse to give it up. Who knows how old I will be when I finally get to wear it and what I will look like in it but one day.... one day....
    4 days ago
    You are welcome. I hope you are able to make sense of it. I did the best I could to explain thing, I can answer questions if that would help, No hurry to respond,
    5 days ago
    Thank you for watching that video. Small towns really are special.
    6 days ago
    yoo hoo girlfriend

    I fixed the link. Thanks for letting me know it didn't work
    7 days ago
    You are so right about the weather NOT being our friend. In fact - did you lose power last night? We did.

    The truth is - when all this happened I hoped it would be 2 weeks - 3 at the most - 4 as an absolute tops. I could see real benefit in slowing down the spread of the disease till the medical system was beefed up enough to handle it. But postponing it to the point of destroying the economy seems counter productive. And I notice all the decision makers are not taking any cuts in their paycheck .....

    Well. No rants. And big thanks for the bloglove. May today be an energetic one for you
    12 days ago
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