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God bless the soldiers who never made it home . . .
Friday, May 23, 2014      2 comments

as well as the ones who did. Thank you for your service, and for your willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect your homes and country. Memorial Day honor... Read more
Mickey says she wants a blog . . .
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

and how could I say no? Sparkers forgive me for I have sinned. It has been several months since I last tracked my nutrition and exercise--but it's nowhere nearly that long since I applied the lessons learned or visited the gym (which is th... Read more
The Dark Night of the Dark Knight
Friday, July 20, 2012      3 comments

I am sickened and saddened by today’s events in Colorado. Lord help a nation that produces affluent, intelligent young people who think it’s their God-given right to take out their disappointments and frustrations on innocent victims who have ne... Read more
Too gorgeous out to be in!
Saturday, June 09, 2012      4 comments

Deck plants watered; lawn mowed; some humongous hostas trimmed back and transplanted outside my back fence (I am the only one with full garden, front and back, and now the only one with a garden beyond). Why people buy houses when they have no i... Read more
See-saw, see-saw, see-saw . . .
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      3 comments

No, not my weight--not even my commitment . . . just my life. Deja vu all over again, the children finally kicked me out of Romper Room on 15 May. I have the distinction of being the last of eleven over-50s to go, in rapid succession. Guess they... Read more
Things that made me happy today
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      4 comments

1. I stood on the rooftop terrace of my building about 10:00 AM with a couple of hundred of my closest friends (on nearby rooftops for the same purpose) staring out at the horizon. We all cheered when a big bird piggybacked by a litte bird, esco... Read more
Friday, April 13, 2012      1 comments

I am reading Daniel Amen's _Change Your Brain, Change Your Body_. Some of you may have seen his series on PBS--fascinating! One of the concepts that intrigues me most is what he calls "ANTS" (automatice negative thoughts), of the kind that are a... Read more
Happy Easter, Everyone!!
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      3 comments

Talk about "salvation" . . . !!... Read more
Okay, so now I'm proud of me
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      5 comments

I went to the gym Sunday. I went to the gym tonight after working and training and puppying and so on (and had a good workout). I wanted something when I got home--had a small orange, and it was wonderful, sweet and juicy and just the right thin... Read more
Three more . . .
Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

I got an EXCELLENT parking space at the train station this morning for the first time in weeks . . . No bills in the mail . . . Sore muscles are telling me I did a good job yesterday . . . Plus a special one: I made a new Spa... Read more
Three good things
Sunday, March 25, 2012      3 comments

I had unexpired coupons for a lot of the stuff I bought at the supermarket today . . . I made it to the gym and did a real workout for the first time in three weeks . . . I didn't have Chinese food or a glass of wine, though I felt li... Read more
Something to reflect on . . .
Sunday, March 18, 2012      4 comments

This started as a response to a caring Spark buddy who always checks up on me when she doesn't see me around for a while, but I think it's something I ought to look at whenever I'm letting what Daniel Amen calls ANTS (automatic negative thoughts... Read more
Another five things for which I'm grateful
Monday, February 06, 2012      2 comments

1. Being "punished" by someone who apparently didn't realise that he was doing exactly what I wanted him to do. :) Revenge is sweetest when you don't have to lift a finger to make it happen. 2. The Giants winning the superbowl. 3. M... Read more
Five things for which I'm grateful
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      2 comments

1. The loyalty of friends who stay in touch even when you can't, who provide comfort when you need it, compassion when you deserve it, and a kick in the butt when you're begging for one. 2. Guilt-free fresh strawberries and lowfat vanilla y... Read more
Let me share the birthday message I received from SPARK
Sunday, January 22, 2012      4 comments

What it says is, "What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we usually focus on. Passion takes a back seat to production, wellness to work... Read more

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