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Go Forward!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      6 comments

Quote du jour: "As long as I kept my mental focus on the destinations that were ahead, destinations that I had the audacity to dream... I protected myself from despair. The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, ... Read more
Earned - Never Given
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      7 comments

Earned-Never Given If you know me even a little bit you know that I am a former Marine (there are no ex-Marines as I continue to tell my baby sister even after all these years and we Marines take that very seriously as petty as it may seem ... Read more
Five Things You Can Never Recover In Life
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      9 comments

Five Things You Can Never Recover in Life 1. The stone ...... after it's thrown. 2. The word ...... after it's spoken. 3. The occasion ...... after it's missed. 4. The time ...... after it's gone. 5. The person ... Read more
Quote du jour
Sunday, July 17, 2011      3 comments

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat ... Read more
Truth Smokeout
Thursday, July 14, 2011      2 comments

Whenever I am not sure what to do, I say to the universe, "Just show me what I am to do here. I am willing to do whatever is in the best interest of everyone involved. Give me a clue, and I will follow." Then I release the situation. I give u... Read more
A Spouse Confronts the Military-Civilian Divide
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      15 comments

A Spouse Confronts the Military-Civilian Divide By HEATHER SWEENEY As published in the NY times this week. GREAT article As long as I’ve been a military spouse, I’ve always lived in a military town, surrounded by military families. T... Read more
Finding ourselves
Thursday, July 07, 2011      7 comments

Do we ever stop the journey to the question of who we are? Yesterday my Tween had three hours of psychological testing done and the ONE thing the psychotherapist revealed to us at the end of said testing resultant from 4 1/2 years of weekly ther... Read more
The end of BLC
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      6 comments

We start again NOW. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. There's no break. This was a chapter in our journey but the journey is forever. The scale doesn't decide us. The measuring tape does somewhat but even that isn't th... Read more
Dear Body
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      8 comments

Dear Body, Let me just say simply this, You are beautiful. Truly, you are this amazing piece of art that has carried me through fifty-four years of digesting and moving and thinking and creating and loving and living. You are ... Read more
Courage To Fail
Monday, July 04, 2011      4 comments

They took that risk.... Read more
Summer Serendipity
Monday, July 04, 2011      3 comments

What are your favorite summer memories or things you look forward to about summer? Flip flops (although I'm a 3 season flip flop girl most places the USMC sends us) The beach no matter where I am - ocean, lake (great or small), river T... Read more
Tour De France - Any Spark Friends Pro Bike Lovers?
Sunday, July 03, 2011      3 comments

We LOVE biking and live for some of the pro bike tours every year. While I am greatly saddened by how the sport has been tarnished in recent years, I am still an avid fan. So....are you watching? Who do you cheer for? There are FOUR ... Read more
Fear and Curveballs
Friday, July 01, 2011      6 comments

Inspiration: What would happen if you recognized that life, rather than being something that has to be controlled, is something to be opened to - and that the safest thing you will ever do is show up for the life that you have been given rath... Read more
This is your Life (The Holstee Manifesto)
Saturday, June 25, 2011      4 comments

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be wai... Read more
Recipe Summer Succotash Salad
Friday, June 24, 2011      5 comments

This was another I used for the red/green/yellow challenge I had last week. There was a lot of tasting/testing done! :) We had a kitchen full of veggies and fruits available to us having set up a test kitchen to work from. When all was said and ... Read more

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