150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 197,364


As you make solid those plans for 2012 . . . .
Saturday, December 31, 2011      8 comments

I'm working on a blog right now and as I scrolled through things I've already written (I try to write every day even if it's just for 5 minutes) I found this quote. Sadly, the author didn't get included (perhaps you know who it is?) but this is... Read more
Are you a photographer?
Saturday, December 24, 2011      8 comments

An opportunity for me to preach: Are you the family photographer, more than happy to take the photo so you don't have to BE in the photo? Do a favor for the people who love you, get in the photo once in a while. My mom never wanted her pict... Read more
Happy and Hopeful
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      10 comments

Yippee, it's the first day of Winter! What a different December we're having here! By this time last year (and the year before that) we had already endured blizzards; this year we have no snow (we had about 3" in mid-November) and the temp... Read more
The Guest House
Sunday, November 27, 2011      9 comments

THE GUEST HOUSE This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,
 some momentary awareness comes 
as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!&#... Read more
" . . . when I'm with my Cyberfriends"
Saturday, November 26, 2011      13 comments

I subscribe to the MeYou Health Daily Challenge. Do you know about this? Check it out!! I've been participating for almost a year now; I get an email every day with some challenge and I have 24 hours to respond. Sometimes they're really easy... Read more
Finding a Place of Joy
Sunday, November 13, 2011      9 comments

MAKE IT A PLACE OF JOY Yesterday, I had planned on doing more yard work. We had snow during the week and happily, it didn't stay long! Yesterday's weather forecast was for a sunny day with temperatures in the 50's; a perfect day for yardwo... Read more
Learn from the Boy Scouts
Thursday, November 10, 2011      5 comments

My decision to work in the yard on Monday was a good one. The weather turned unpleasant very quickly on Tuesday and this morning we have snow on the ground. It won't last long since it will be in the 50's by the weekend but it's time to face ... Read more
Really seeing
Monday, November 07, 2011      6 comments

Just a quick blog today. The wind has finally died down after two days and today is supposed to be the last of the nice days for a while. It's not even 6:00 a.m. and I'm already starting to see things across the street. I woke up arou... Read more
Always something to be learned (a blog about running)
Sunday, November 06, 2011      9 comments

On 9/11 of this year, I participated in the Fort2Base 10 Nautical Mile (11.5 land miles) run from Fort Sheridan to Great Lakes Naval Station in the Chicago area. It was so awesome to be on a military base on 9/11. I thanked every military person... Read more
Too lazy to go to the grocery store
Saturday, November 05, 2011      14 comments

I get so tired of going to the grocery store and spending more money. This week I just didn't feel like going grocery shopping. Every day as I was driving past the store, I said to myself that surely there were still things at home I cou... Read more
Sometimes it's easier if you make it harder
Friday, November 04, 2011      9 comments

I am obsessed with the scale. It's been a lifelong problem for me and the source of many a bad start to the day. It's fun to check the scale when the news is good but lately I haven't been liking what I"m seeing and my day starts with "I don't... Read more
IT'S NOT RIGHT, RIP IT OUT, START OVER (a knitting blog)
Thursday, November 03, 2011      8 comments

About a year ago, I rediscovered knitting. It's a great activity for me and I'm always thinking about new things to make. (Thanks to the Ravelry Knitters Team and USMAWIFE for ideas for the future; I love looking at it all even if it's beyond ... Read more
Making Goals Manageable
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      8 comments

During the 2 1/2 years I've been with SparkPeople, I've learned that I can comfortably accomplish 1,000 exercise minutes a month. For some of you, that's a drop in the bucket and for others, it's a huge amount. For me, it's what works; not una... Read more
Dress for Success
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      8 comments

For me, half the battle of cold-morning exercise is simply getting dressed. My goal is to be warm when I get out of bed but I don't want to overdress and get too hot once I start exercising. I just want to get the exercise time in, I don't wa... Read more
I'm looking for a quotation; can you help?
Monday, October 31, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday after church, I was talking to a very outspoken elderly lady who doesn't exercise and clearly has no intention of ever exercising. I was trying to remember an exercise quote that included jumping to conclusions but I couldn't come up ... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Last Page »