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Vow Renewal
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      6 comments

When DH and I married 10 years ago, we had some rough times. We had both been married before, I was divorced and had been on my own for 17 years; DH's first wife died 2 years before we met. We are very different, but the common threads that co... Read more
Reminder to self... no one said it would be easy!
Friday, May 04, 2012      8 comments

Lately it seems that I've developed an "all or nothing" mentality, which I know is completely wrong. As today's Insider reminds us, it's okay to have a piece of cake... just don't eat the whole thing. Ever since I got this darned rash on... Read more
Enough... or too much?
Monday, April 30, 2012      6 comments

I hope that some of you who volunteer will give me some advice on this one. Those who read my daily status reports and blogs know that my church is very important to me. What you may not know is that this is a relatively new activity for me...... Read more
I'm okay... you're okay!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      5 comments

I was sitting in the car outside the bank yesterday, waiting for DH (he's still not driving, but will probably start this week-end). An attractive 50-ish woman parked a couple of cars ahead of me, and went across the road to one of the town's b... Read more
"If you chase two rabbits, both will get away"...
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

That was the SP quote of the day. I've heard it before, and understand what it means, but for whatever reason, today I really thought about it, and decided to make some changes in the way I'm sparking. Maybe one of the reasons for my lack of c... Read more
Feeling swamped...
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

DH goes back to see the orthopaedic surgeon today. Hopefully this will be the last visit, as he is on the mend, but slowly. Range of motion is at 50-60%, physio is going well... if only he would do it at home three times/day as he's supposed t... Read more
Today I went to a funeral...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      7 comments

... the mother of one of the other wardens at church died, at 102 1/2 after having been in a nursing home with Alzheimer's for many years. Doesn't sound like the setting for a happy blog, does it? Because she lived in Toronto, the funera... Read more
Goals for week March 4-11
Sunday, March 04, 2012      4 comments

Thanks to my Spark Friend, Mennoly, for encouraging me to put my goals on paper... I agree with her that it is a good way to make myself accountable for what I want to accomplish. So here goes... here are my goals for this week: 1. Eat wi... Read more
Spark Teams
Sunday, March 04, 2012      3 comments

I realizethat I'm not a good team member. I've been using the teams only to get points by huddling every day, without contributing anything to the challenges or discussions. As a result, I've dropped most of the teams. I do realize th... Read more
Area Day
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

I spent today at the Trent-Durham Area Day, a training session hosted by St. Peter's Church, Coburg, Ontario, and open to all Anglicans living in Trent-Durham. Approximately 325 people attended. I left home at 7:15 and picked up three ot... Read more
The Opera and an Ice Storm
Thursday, March 01, 2012      5 comments

Yesgterday's weather forecast called for snow, freezing rain, then rain. No problem, except that DD had given Peter and me tickets to see Lucia di Lammermoor last night in Toronto. We were to meet them downtown for dinner, then go to the opera... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      2 comments

When I was younger, I always gave up something for Lent. Usually potato chips or chocolate... and it never lasted very long before I gave in and ate whatever it was I was supposed to have given up. A couple of years ago, our priest challen... Read more
Seven times around the school...
Sunday, February 19, 2012      5 comments

Our small town, population about 12,000, has suffered several teen suicides over the past year, as well as a number of traffic deaths among our young people. In all, 15 young people have died in less than 5 years. As you can probably understan... Read more
Daily Spark Blog Entry... Meet Greg...
Saturday, January 28, 2012      6 comments

If you haven't already read this, please, PLEASE, read it right now! As some of you know, I've belonged to SP for just over a year and have had some success (down 27 lbs.) but lots of slip-ups and failures. I read this entry, and it was l... Read more
Ukrainian Christmas
Thursday, January 05, 2012      11 comments

My husband belongs to the Ukrainian Catholic Church, and so we celebrate two Christmases, one on December 25 and the other 12 days later, on January 6. In the Anglican church, which I belong to, we celebrate January 6 as Epiphany. The fo... Read more

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