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Remembering My Family's "Roots"
Sunday, May 02, 2021      28 comments

Watermellen’s blog, “Choose Your Own Nostalgia,” brought back some specific happy childhood memories related to healthy foods. https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=6755223 My... Read more
This or That: Website or App?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021      29 comments

Every morning in my 6th grade homebase class, I end the period with a fun “This or That” activity. I created a random online wheel that we spin. Questions vary from “McDs or BK” to “TikTok or SnapChat?” In the mornings, I log on to the SP... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Gives You Strength?
Tuesday, April 06, 2021      61 comments

As you may know from a recent blog, I am a public school teacher. I’ve always said I love my job, and this “Covid Year” has completely affirmed that to be true. All Related Arts teachers (PE, Music, Library, etc.) had brand new duties - ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to Log Over 10,000 Steps a Day
Saturday, April 03, 2021      31 comments

You know a sure-fire way to get in at least 10,000 steps per day? Be a public school teacher. I’m not kidding! According to my iPhone Apple Health app, I easily log between 8,000-10,000 steps during the school day by constantly monitoring... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Exercise - I HATE THIS!!!
Sunday, March 28, 2021      43 comments

Many people utter these words when starting some kind of cardio regimen. I remember I did it, too. I was 29 years old and had just had my second son. I realized I had to do something to get into shape. I looked skinny, but didn’t fit in... Read more
I Had Bad Knees until I Started Running
Sunday, January 03, 2021      25 comments

I joined an online women’s running forum back in 2002. One of my online friends had a tagline, “I had bad knees UNTIL I started running.” She explained to me that once she took up running and strengthened her leg muscles, her knees were no lon... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Invisible Success
Thursday, December 17, 2020      29 comments

2020 was full of life changes and stressors for everyone. What a great time for perimenopause to hit, huh? Suddenly my metabolism was different. Before I knew it, I was a good 12-15 pounds heavier than I wanted to be. I started paying at... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Remotely Simplified
Sunday, November 15, 2020      16 comments

In 2015, I posted a blog about being open to new technology. I gave an example of my TV remote control, noting that I didn’t even know what most of the buttons do. I had a plan to figure them out. Fast-forward almost 6 years… I still... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pie (in the Sky)
Friday, November 13, 2020      24 comments

Today was a dreary day outside and I used it as an excuse to not go for my afternoon walk. I just didn’t feel like moving. I sat on the couch and worked on a fun little video for my 6th grade classes instead. At 6:55 PM, I suddenly rememb... Read more
Really?
Thursday, November 12, 2020      11 comments

Did you ever find yourself faced with something or asked to do something that made you think, “Really?” Of course you have. I bet I could get all kinds of stories in the comments here… family-related, work-related, diet-related, exercise-r... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Creatures of Habit
Saturday, November 07, 2020      29 comments

I’ve got several different kinds of bird feeders in my front yard. With the exception of the thistle seed feeder, all the rest are filled with the exact same food (sunflower seeds). Interestingly, one particular feeder always gets emptied firs... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Everything Evens Out
Thursday, November 05, 2020      16 comments

“Everything evens out in this world. The rich man gets his ice in the summer, but the poor man gets his in the winter.” This is a quote from Pa Ingalls of the Little House book series. If you read my blog yesterday about my Login SparkSt... Read more
RESET. Again. But It's Okay!
Wednesday, November 04, 2020      17 comments

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about the "danger of a streak," or something to that effect. It was about how once we get on a roll, we don't want to break our streak. For someone like me, who has tendencies to be an all-or-nothing kind ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No Better Gift Than the Present
Sunday, October 18, 2020      26 comments

One of my older relatives once commented that she wished she could turn back the clock. Sometimes, I understand that feeling. At 51 years old, life is good and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Yet, sometimes I find myself wishing ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Focus on the Future. Live in the Now
Sunday, September 06, 2020      23 comments

I set a lot of goals in my life, both personally and professionally. I like to keep busy and feel like I'm being helpful and contributing something of beauty to the world every day. I enjoy focusing and taking the logical steps that lead to su... Read more

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