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Saturday, August 30, 2008      1 comments

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie I saw th... Read more
Friday, August 22, 2008      2 comments

I saw this quote: The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.- Albert Ellis ... Read more
Wednesday, August 13, 2008      3 comments

How do you deal with stress? I have been learning, since I have been with Spark, that eating is not the best way. I have worked to find other outlets for my stress, one of which is exercise, but I still have to watch and not have nibbles around ... Read more
Hot Texas Summer
Tuesday, July 29, 2008      2 comments

We are now in the middle of a hot Texas Summer. The highs are over 100 (not as hot or as soon as some of the other parts of the southwest, but still warm). What do you do to stay cool. I am lucky that I have a community recreation center that gi... Read more
Sunday Evening
Sunday, July 20, 2008      3 comments

It is Sunday evening in Texas. I am glad that we have a community rec center where I can work out and stay out of the sun. I have come to enjoy the warm temperatures, but I really miss the cool nights we had where I grew up in Western South Dako... Read more
Weddings and other family gatherings
Saturday, July 19, 2008      3 comments

What is it about weddings that can cause the best intentions to fall apart. We went to visit my brother last week for the wedding of my oldest niece. The wedding was wonderful but there are all the occassions for termoil. There was also all the ... Read more
Fourth of July
Monday, July 07, 2008      6 comments

We road our bikes to the local Fourth of July parade in our city (down Independence Parkway, no less). In part, it saved a problem parking. But I had a minor spill on the way home and skinned a knee and elbow. I am fine, but I have to become mor... Read more
Travel and other adventures
Tuesday, June 17, 2008      2 comments

I have been traveling around the country for the last several weeks. It seems like I just returned home and then left again. The travel was wonderful, but it is so good to be back home again. We had the added burden of having a computer disk cra... Read more
Quote for the week
Saturday, May 10, 2008      2 comments

Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity to wonder. - Unknown Do we always take the time to think about w... Read more
Thoughts on another quote
Saturday, May 03, 2008      4 comments

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson, President and philosopher Like Jefferson, I have seen this in action. People do not see all the work that went into the success you ... Read more
Thoughts on a Quote
Sunday, April 27, 2008      3 comments

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns, comedian and television personality Sometimes I worry that my family is so far apart - my brothers are in two different states and our gran... Read more
Inspiring Quote
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      2 comments

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. - Steve Young I saw this quote last week and it reminded me that I only need to compete with myself and not anyo... Read more
Thursday, March 20, 2008      5 comments

What do you do when blogging is not a natural habit that you have? I can send email messages all day but do not like putting my thoughts down. I never kept a diary, which is why this is so infrequent. Maybe I need to set a goal to blog on a week... Read more
What to do when you are sick
Sunday, February 24, 2008      1 comments

What should you do about exercise when you are not feeling well? I am just getting over a very bad cold and it was hard to keep any exercise routine going. For several days, especially when I was traveling, I just did a portion of my routine. A ... Read more
Motivation and Diets
Sunday, February 03, 2008      1 comments

I have been thinking about this for a while. Over the years, I have bought various diet related books (from the one recommended by Dr Phil, to You on a Diet, to the one by Fly Lady) but they just occupied shelf space and I never got past the fir... Read more

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