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"And I think to myself......."
Sunday, October 07, 2012      14 comments

"What a wonderful world." A friend sent me this in an email. I had to share with my Spark friends. If you are feeling at all BLAH today................this may help uplift you! www.youtube.com/e... Read more
Here Comes The Sun.........
Saturday, September 08, 2012      13 comments

We are home from our short but glorious trip to San Diego. I'm tired in such a fantastic, wonderful way. This morning I got up early to take a jog around Shoreline Drive along the bay. It was only about 2.5 miles, but it was spectacular! ... Read more
Honestly......We need a cool down!!! Please???
Monday, September 03, 2012      11 comments

Hi Spark Friends, I've decided to not complain about the heat, but compliment myself instead. I do not function as well in the heat as I used to when I was a young thing. So I could easily use it as an excuse to not get out for my runs. I'v... Read more
My New Ukulele
Monday, August 27, 2012      16 comments

Today my husband and I went to the Guitar Center and spent the birthday gift certificate my kids gave me to buy a new Ukulele. My old one is the one I bought in 6th grade in 1962 by selling my original Barbie Doll and all her clothes. A friend... Read more
What puts a smile on my face?
Sunday, August 19, 2012      25 comments

Spending time with my kids! I have been blessed with wonderful kids who survived a plethora of mistakes that I made personally when they were younger. I know we all make mistakes as parents, there is no manual, but I made some personal c... Read more
Hot, Hot, Hot!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      10 comments

Just sayin'....................... It's almost 7 p.m. ~ Don't think a run is in the cards tonight.....LOL! We are all figuring out ways to stay healthy and fit when th... Read more
50 Questions Answered.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      10 comments

50 Things ... Tuesday, July 31, 2012 ~***~I thought I'd give this a try too. Several other friends have done these recently. Here goes~***~ 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Leslie Howard-actor from... Read more
Sunrise Run and Reflections
Monday, July 23, 2012      15 comments

I was able to urge my retired buns out of bed early enough this morning to take a sunrise run. I chose a route above my neighborhood at the base of our hills, a bit of an elevation. There are many opportunities to "run some hills" in my area. ... Read more
Sparked My Husband and Other Gratitudes
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      16 comments

Hi Spark Friends, I haven't blogged in a while. But I'm excited about a new development in my husband's health journey. Some of you know he celebrated 1 year with no smoking on July 8th. Then something happened that on the surface seemed sa... Read more
Gratitude and Honesty
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      12 comments

Today while waiting in the jury holding room for my group to be called into the court room, I decided to write a gratitude list of reasons why it was good to be on jury duty. I do that when I feel like whining. I generated a positive list of 1... Read more
Matters of the Heart (and other medical stuff)
Thursday, June 28, 2012      21 comments

One of the most important things I do on my summer vacation (now eternal vacation in retirement) is to get all my medical, dental, and optical appointments scheduled. So far I have seen my cardiologist, my dentist, and my optometrist. My h... Read more
Inspired to Share
Saturday, June 23, 2012      17 comments

A Spark friend inspired me to share a little bit after reading her honest and self evaluative blog. She has many emotional challenges landing in her lap all at once and her response is so uplifting. I am grateful to be pursuing health, fit... Read more
Total Miles in a Sparked Year
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      12 comments

I started walking and then "running" in January 2010. I joined Sparkpeople one year ago in June 2011. Because I can log my miles into the Spark fitness program, I have been able to keep a running total. Of course, you all know about that feat... Read more
I Speak Sparkpeople On My One Year Sparkaversary!
Sunday, June 10, 2012      15 comments

One year ago today I joined Sparkpeople. I was on a quest to find a nutrition plan that would help me knock off the 7 pounds I was SURE I had to lose. I had maintained a 60 pound weight loss for 5 years but had gained the extra pounds since be... Read more
Learning to Just "Be"
Sunday, May 27, 2012      13 comments

I will retire in two weeks. I've been working a paid job since I was 16. That, of course, does not count the babysitting jobs since I was 11 and the paper route when I was 14. I'm a worker among workers. I take my career very seriously... Read more

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