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Change of Focus re Acquiring Spark Points
Sunday, February 24, 2013      6 comments

I always say I'm not a competitive person, and yet I work really hard every day to get the most Spark Points I can accumulate. WHY??? I can't trade in points for a SP t-shirt, or an exercise dvd. And yet it makes me feel really good to get 100... Read more
Travel Show - now I want to go somewhere!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2013      7 comments

DH and I attended a travel show today, put on by a local family-owned tour company, founded 53 years ago, which specializes in North American tours, but also offers some tours to Europe, primarily the U.K. at this point. I actually felt you... Read more
Hungry all week!
Friday, February 22, 2013      5 comments

I increased my exercise goal this week from burning 2000 calories to burning 3000 calories, and have actually burned 3200 with one more day to go. Increasing the calories burned didn't increase my daily food allowance (1200-1550 calories/day), ... Read more
When to say good-bye to a friendship
Thursday, February 21, 2013      7 comments

Thirty years ago, when I moved from Nova Scotia to Ontario, I met a woman who had recently moved to the same small town. Our children were about the same age, and we quickly became friends. Fast forward 10 years... we both separated from our h... Read more
How to Stretch a Chicken
Monday, February 18, 2013      9 comments

As you know, Peter and I are retired. We have decent, but certainly not high, pensions. I shop carefully. From time to time, especially if I was in a hurry, I'd buy a rotisserie chicken from the local grocery store, at $10-$11. These chicken... Read more
So Tired of Being Cold!
Sunday, February 17, 2013      8 comments

Temperature this morning, outside our front door, was -20! That's COLD. I'm reading enviously of the crocus blooming in Paris and a friend from Southern England venturing into her garden for the first time this year. It will probably be... Read more
Do You Use SP Recipes/
Saturday, February 16, 2013      7 comments

For Christmas 2011, I received a copy of the SP Cookbook. I went through it quite enthusiastically, marking things that sounded good, but so far I must admit that I haven't made any recipes fromthe cookbook. I have, however, tried a number... Read more
It's Valentine's Day... Love Yourself Today and Every Day
Thursday, February 14, 2013      6 comments

This morning I read a SP article called "5 Reasons to Love Your Body" or something like that. The featured blog below it, by Indygirl (Beth) was called "Dedicated to Those Who Hate Themselves". Apparently many people responded to one of her re... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day to All My Spark Friends
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      7 comments

A quick blog to tell my Spark Friends how much I appreciate you. Male or female, single or married, wherever you live and whatever your age, I value your friendship and look forward to reading your blogs and the comments you write on what I po... Read more
Ash Wednesday, and Lent
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      8 comments

Did you know that according to the Book of Common prayer, Anglicans (Episcopalians) are supposed to fast two days each year - Ash Wednesday and Good Friday? Fasting can take many forms, and like with many other things, Anglicans have options. ... Read more
Have you ever noticed...
Monday, February 11, 2013      8 comments

... how many friends you have in common with your other Spark Friends? I know that I've sometimes looked at a blog when I see that one of my friends has commented on it, and occasionally I've added that person as a friend. Do you do that as we... Read more
A - Z Quiz
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

My friend Claire posted this quiz recently. Here are my answers; A - available or married - married B - book i am reading right now - re-reading several Maeve Binchy novels C - cake or pie - pie D - drink - water E - essential item... Read more
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Thursday, February 07, 2013      10 comments

Yes - I would like a big snow storm! We've had very little snow this year, but a storm tonight and tomorrow is predicted to give us 15-25 cm. of snow, with drifts as high as a meter. I would love to have an excuse not to have to go out for a f... Read more
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      6 comments

Funny how our tastes change. We had to go to Whitby today to pass off my passport renewal application. DH had been craving KFC for months - the outlet in town and the one in the next town both closed within the past year. It's not something t... Read more
Trying new vegetables
Monday, February 04, 2013      5 comments

DH likes corn, broccoli, tomatoes and white potatoes. He will eat carrots, green beans and peas occasionally. He eats turnip once a year... on Robbie Burns Day. He likes green salads, as long as there isn't too much green or red pepper. ... Read more

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