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First Morning Fire
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      17 comments

Ah winter's blessing - this morning I lit my first morning fire of the season. It's such a treat. Now it's time to use my journal and check in... Read more
What I Learned in Cooking Class
Saturday, November 19, 2016      11 comments

I've been cooking for a long time and still really enjoy it. But last week I took a cooking class with a friend. We really just wanted to hang out together and thought it might be fun to take a class. It was. And I learned some thi... Read more
Sunday Morning - Namaste
Sunday, November 13, 2016      16 comments

This is the peaceful view down my driveway that greeted me yesterday and calmed my frayed nerves a bit during these turbulent days for our country. ... Read more
Slowing Down
Monday, November 07, 2016      14 comments

In September my DH and I traveled to Italy with our son and his girl friend. We all enjoy interesting food and most of us like to cook. One of our adventures together was to take a cooking class with a chef in Tuscany. The day started at ... Read more
Up Early in the City
Sunday, October 30, 2016      17 comments

I so enjoy the early morning hours, and this week I had the special treat of sitting in a window seat, 14 stories above the Chicago River. This was the sight below as the city came to life: ... Read more
Spirit Time
Thursday, October 27, 2016      13 comments

Just a thought this morning as my day starts and I think about the season ahead. Halloween is approaching and it might be fun to take a 'night walk' in the spirit of the season: vampires and trick-or-treating both happen then! I won't be h... Read more
Three Things That Are Keeping Me on a Healthy Track
Saturday, October 15, 2016      20 comments

This morning I am thinking about things that are keeping me motivated right now. emoticon One is that the ... Read more
Closet Switch-Up
Monday, October 03, 2016      18 comments

emoticon It's time for me to store summer clothes and move fall and winter duds back in. This weekend I re... Read more
Five More Things All About Me
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      12 comments

So, continuing on my mission to be a little more 'blog-worthy.' Here are 5 more things about me and then I will be on to another question. Interested in the prompts? Here is what I posted in my last blog: My Sparkfriend, Swe... Read more
Inspiration from Swede Su: Following Prompts to Write More Blogs
Friday, September 09, 2016      18 comments

I've been in a blogging drought lately. Can't think of a thing to say. Meanwhile I am a Community Advisor with a commitment to blog at least once a week... So I better get to it. My Sparkfriend, Swede Su, recently started following a g... Read more
Ad Free Spark - Calmer Already
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      16 comments

I've been a Spark member since 2012. I thought I was fine with it. Well, I WAS fine with it. But this morning when the offer came to try Premium I jumped in. Now I know why. My experience on Spark this morning checking in feels focused ... Read more
Worth Sinning For
Friday, July 22, 2016      25 comments

As Nora Ephron, humorist and writer, was dying of pneumonia related to leukemia, she said she would miss her husband and children the most, and that she would also miss pie. Pie! Imagine that being among your last thoughts. Well I could im... Read more
Fruit & Veggie Inspiration
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      16 comments

It's easy to like fruits & veggies in the summer. So much fresh produce, so much beautiful fruit. This year in our area we have had mouth watering sweet peaches and strawberries. And always there is an abundance of zucchini. ... Read more
An In-House WO to Try: Update
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      12 comments

I picked this up from this morning. It's a day I don't usually go to the gym, so I'm going to try this. I think I can, I think I can... ... Read more
Heavenly Summer Cooking and Eating
Saturday, June 25, 2016      19 comments

I love to cook and in summer get excited to have fresh produce, more company around--which inspires me, and a bit more time to fuss with food. But I also like to be outside and active more. So the challenge is always menu planning and simple r... Read more

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