Meeting Spark friends
Thanks to Louisa (LLTS01), Tammy (DIGISCRAPPY) and Shannon (CHANCE0719) for a great time yesterday.
We enjoyed lunch together and talked for hours. I learned lots of thi... Read more
Old habits die hard
Yesterday at work, one of my co-workers started on a diet called the "Sacred Heart Diet" She raved about how well it worked and how full she was and how "you will lose 10-17 pounds in 7 days." I KNOW better than this, but what do I do? Three of ... Read more
My new puppy, Toby..and Prancer's new playmate
Well, after much thought, we decided that Prancer needed a new playmate after the loss of her brother, Cody. She was lonely and had no one to play with while we were at work and school.
We took a trip to the shelter and found Toby. A swee... Read more
The collapse of The Prince William Ice Arena
A major community icon, the PW Ice Arena (formerly SkateQuest) is no longer. On Saturday afternoon, after well over 2 feet of snow, the ice rink collapsed. Fortunately the ow... Read more
Snow!! Too much!
Well, I love snow. Before this year, we haven't even had our normal amounts for a number of years. My youngest daughter who is 14, hadn't seen what her older brothers and sisters had because in the last 10 or so years we barely got more than 5-1... Read more
I wanted to thank each and every one of you who sent well wishes, goodies and support my way during the illness and death of my dog, Cody. He will be missed, but I am comforted by the fact that he lived a wonderful life with us. We have tons of ... Read more
Tonight was the night we went to visit Cody at the vet to see how he was doing and what tomorrow will bring. We took his sister, Prancer to visit and all of my kids were there.
When we went in, Cody was incredibly happy to see us. He scoot... Read more
My doggy, Cody
What a day with a whirlwind of emotions. Thank those of you who sent me comments and goodies about having to have my beautiful 5 year old lab put to sleep today. That is on hold for the moment.
After Emily (my oldest daughter) and I spent ... Read more
Got to meet 2 of the Biggest Loser's-and tomorrow, Jillian!
My two daughters and I along with one of my co-worker's spent the day today at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo. We got to meet 2 of last BL seasons contestants: Shay and Abby.
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Today is Meghan's wrist surgery. She has a ganglion cyst so it's a minor, short procedure but because of her age, they are using general anesthesia. While it's a minor problem, it's on her right (dominant) hand and has caused her pain and limite... Read more
A new streak
Thanks to a post in one of my teams, I have picked a new streak. For the rest of this month, my goal is to track every thing I eat, every single day. I have not been 100% with tracking, but will work hard to make sure all gets tracked each and e... Read more
Day 2 of Spark your body boot camp
I'm in day 2 of the spark your body boot camp. Today I did the short exercise video.
The challenge for today was to eat at least 3 servings of fruit. I'm generally really good at getting fruits and veggies in...almost always getting 6-8 ser... Read more
A goal for 2010
Well, I bit the bullet and joined a gym with my youngest daughter. After losing almost 50 pounds during the last 6 months of 2009, my goal this year is to continue towards my goal and lose an additional 20 pounds and to become more fit. The last... Read more
A wonderful holiday
Well, the Christmas holiday has winded down and it's back to work tomorrow after almost a week off. We had a great holiday. DS and DIL redid youngest DD's room. They painted it, laid new carpet and bought her a full sized loft bed. The bottom of... Read more
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Blizzard....not usual for here...but we sure got the snow!
Well, I LOVE snow, but even this was a little much for me. I live south of DC and we got 20 inches and it's still snowing, although lightly now. It started at 7 pm last night, WAY earlier than they said so I was out. As soon as I saw it coming d... Read more