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Trying to Stay Unbothered
Friday, September 18, 2020      5 comments

Is that even a word? I’m not sure, but the sentiment is that I’m trying not to get too upset when people say things or act in ways that would normally upset me. I work at a small upscale grocery store as a cashier. I would rather be doing ... Read more
Not the Depressing Blog
Wednesday, September 16, 2020      4 comments

For whatever reason, my i Pad froze on me, and the depressing screed I was writing went away. This is a good thing. Good for you. You were spared. So, what to say now? I feel like there’s plenty to be depressed about, but I’ll choose to foc... Read more
Choose How Your Day Will Go
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      2 comments

Is there a choice, you ask? Well, of course there is! The choice exists In. Your. Own. Mind. Yes, some bad things might happen toda... Read more
Are You Willing To Fail?
Monday, August 17, 2020      3 comments

I just finished watching an interesting TED Talk by Carol Dweck on “The Power of Believing That You Can Change.” (Sorry I’m tech challenged. I can’t provide the link.) It was more to do with children and how important it is to help th... Read more
Get Your Streak On!
Monday, August 10, 2020      4 comments

So...I was unable to sleep. Anxiety, anger, nerves, heat. Combination of all of these? Covid is turning life into such an ordeal at times... I went ahead and got up, wrote in my journal and decided to go for a walk. Back home by 7:15 a.m. ... Read more
Relaxed Saturday
Saturday, August 08, 2020      3 comments

So, I wasn’t scheduled to work yesterday, but a plaintive text from the manager took me to work. My co-worker called out sick, and there was no one to help close, so I went in for about 3 hours last night. Got home last night around 9:45 p.m. ... Read more
So, I Did A Thing Today...!
Thursday, August 06, 2020      5 comments

I had signed up to take an intro kayak class at out of our county parks. The first session I registered for was cancelled due to lack of enrollees. I switched over to another date (today) and found out that I was the only person who would be att... Read more
Time for More Change?
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      5 comments

“Remember that no matter what the difficulty is, no matter where it is, no matter who is affected, you have no patient but yourself; you have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifest.” Charles Haanel ... Read more
Sharing This Quote
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      3 comments

“If you live for their compliments, you will die by their judgements.” The writer is a young man on Twitter who constantly posts pictures of his workouts. He’s just a regular young man, going through the same battle with weight loss as many... Read more
Up and Down Day Part 2
Monday, July 27, 2020      4 comments

In our last episode...she was having that kind of a day. On an up note: Today I registered for a kayak class next Tuesday! I was just searching our local county parks (after suggesting to DH that we need to go walking) and up it popped. I w... Read more
Up and Down Day
Monday, July 27, 2020      2 comments

Just got the word that volleyball this evening is cancelled due to rain. It was a make up game for ...a previous rain out. Go figure! And here at my house it’s already stopped raining. Oh well. Game changer in the food department for me tod... Read more
It’s Friday!
Friday, July 17, 2020      6 comments

Happy Friday to all Sparkers! I started to write a somewhat negative blog, but what good would that do any of us? Recounts from last night at work: I had a weird bag of customers come through my line. I guess the lesson is that there’s somethin... Read more
Tech Overload (or is it Overlord?)
Monday, July 13, 2020      4 comments

I’m not old. I’m not “unteachble.” But I am on overload with technology! My old phone (Android) was having problems. I am kicking myself because I listen to my DH too much. His reaction to everything seems to be: “Just get a new one.” Why d... Read more
Pool Time is Booked!
Friday, July 10, 2020      5 comments

I’m a pool person. I love the water. I wasn’t always this way, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned (literally learned) to love the water. Part of my problem is that I have very poor eyesight. Extremely poor. Like, one time as a young gi... Read more
Lilias and Me in the Kitchen
Sunday, July 05, 2020      8 comments

So there I was in my kitchen with the TV on and up pops Lilias Folan. She is the woman on PBS with the yoga program. I remember “growing up” watching Lilias over the years. I told my husband (which I looked up to confirm) that I thought she had ... Read more

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