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  • Saturday Sunday

    3/25/2018 8:36:54 AM, by RO2BENT

    Slept in a little yesterday then got up and ran 6 miles then took it easy the rest of the day doing chores and running a few errands. Up to make ... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    3/25/2018 6:19:06 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Here's today's haiku. And no, they're not usually about me. My mom was getting worried there for a while when some of them were sounding a little... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/24/2018 11:25:18 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another busy day at work yesterday, going to be a few busy weeks with taking the days off next week and lots of meetings. Going to enjoy my time ... Read more

  • Picking myself back up after sister's illness and death (gained 15 pounds)

    3/24/2018 9:40:07 AM, by ABBY_G

    Hello. My sister Julie, who was just 44 years old and severely intellectually disabled (functioned at about 1-2 year old level and could on... Read more

  • My Daily Haiku

    3/24/2018 6:31:25 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Back right before the New Year, my publisher challenged me to write a haiku poem every day for the entire year (because I made the mistake of say... Read more

  • Feeling a Little Stronger

    3/23/2018 2:09:48 PM, by KILIKI

    Good afternoon fellow Sparklers! How is everyone doing? I did my strength workout today after a rest day yesterday and I feel I am getting a... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/23/2018 6:18:33 AM, by RO2BENT

    Had another busy day at work yesterday and today shouldn’t be too bad but there will be lots of assignments and work coming out of the meeting ye... Read more

  • Cutting Through The Excuses

    3/22/2018 3:02:54 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Sometimes, the hardest part of reaching your goal is to cut through all the excuses. Shut out all the negative voices in your head and just do it... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/22/2018 6:10:59 AM, by RO2BENT

    Yesterday and Tuesday were really busy days at work but that should be behind me now for a few weeks other than taking a few days off for spring ... Read more

  • Finding Myself Again

    3/21/2018 9:34:53 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I don't know why but over the past few months I've really been struggling with keeping myself accountable and on track. I'm back up to some of my... Read more

  • I Needed That Break

    3/21/2018 2:26:58 PM, by KILIKI

    Good afternoon all my fellow Sparklers! I had a day off Monday and it was much needed! I did strength training yesterday and it was better, ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/21/2018 5:49:17 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work continues to be busy, and I had short days this week with momma being or of town, but I'll survive. Looking forward to a little free time ho... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/20/2018 6:51:39 AM, by RO2BENT

    Just another busy workday and with mama being out of town another busy evening at home. And you think I’d be ready to pass out early but no I was... Read more

  • Just Let Me Be Me (Or, Benjamin Franklin Was Right)

    3/20/2018 6:11:20 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Why do people always feel the need to tell you what you’re doing wrong? I mean, even when I’m doing well—taking care of my editing business,... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/19/2018 4:13:26 AM, by RO2BENT

    I felt drained most of the day yesterday, hopefully today is better but here I am up at 4 AM. Momma is or of town these next two evenings so I'll... Read more

  • Am I Getting Better...Or Worse??

    3/18/2018 11:58:54 AM, by KILIKI

    Good Morning! How are all my fellow Sparklers doing this morning? I am feeling a little frustrated. Maybe some of you have experienced this ... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/18/2018 7:32:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy St Patrick’s day; up at 6:00 to start briskets, then back for a quick nap. Then ran 3.5 miles, made breakfast, showered, went to a bar to vi... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/17/2018 7:56:45 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another filled day yesterday, up early today to get corned beef started then a quick nap right after, then a 3 mile run, then beer and corned bee... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/16/2018 5:41:02 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another busy day at work, keeping up with emails ascend warranty but I have a task list and pile of papers backing up.... Read more

  • Rest Day....Ahhhhhh!

    3/15/2018 1:52:54 PM, by KILIKI

    Good day all my fellow Sparklers! Today is a rest day for me. I'll pick the workouts up again tomorrow. My arms are still sore today, but not nea... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/15/2018 5:49:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still busy and a little behind at work, but staying afloat. Enjoying my evenings with the family while still prepping food for the next day. Quit... Read more

  • Getting Easier

    3/14/2018 12:36:37 PM, by KILIKI

    This morning was much better than yesterday! My cat returned to its normal aloof self! Haha And everything seemed to flow, which is good! I... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/14/2018 5:52:15 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another busy day at work yesterday, just keeping up with the emergencies, still a lot of unread email to disposition or respond to. Hopefully tod... Read more

  • Please Lord...Help Me!

    3/13/2018 12:15:41 PM, by KILIKI

    Have you ever made plans to do something, such as living healthy, and felt as if you were beating your head against the wall? Welcome to my morni... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/13/2018 6:33:57 AM, by RO2BENT

    I still couldn’t access my email at work Monday morning but I was finally in around lunchtime and managed to get mostly caught up. I still have s... Read more

  • On Animal Cruelty, Human Trauma, and Why I Hate Sarah McLachlan

    3/13/2018 6:20:58 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Anybody who’s read this blog with any regularity probably already knows how much I love animals. My two pugs, who died over this past year, were ... Read more

  • Time for a Restart

    3/12/2018 4:24:05 PM, by KILIKI

    Hello all my fellow Sparklers! It is time for a restart. I have fallen off the wagon in a HUGE way! I weigh more now than I ever have. And I... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/12/2018 5:48:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    I think the heating pad is helping my shoulders recover. Still working on forearms. Calves really sore from5m5 mile run Saturday, so I'll take an... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/11/2018 8:06:05 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day yesterday, 5.5 mile run so I'll be paying for that today and tomorrow at a minimum. Got to bed "early" but really at the regular time af... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/10/2018 10:27:18 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy day at work getting new computer then outlook wasn’t working and needed to “fix” itself so I couldn’t do much. Eye Dr appts this AM and a 5.... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/9/2018 5:44:18 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy day yesterday at work and at home, my boss was out of town and my wife was gone most of the evening, but fared well. Looking forward to a sh... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/8/2018 6:35:19 AM, by RO2BENT

    We had no electricity at home from around noon to 930 which made dinner interesting fortunately we have a gas stove. We played card games at the ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/7/2018 5:51:47 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still felt sleepy after breakfast yesterday but had coffee and moved around to help wake up. Busy through lunch then dentist appointment for me a... Read more

  • I Beat Myself Up—and I Like It

    3/6/2018 6:18:09 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    People who know me well often tell me that I can be a little too negative. They say I’m quick to spot even the slightest problem and call at... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/6/2018 5:46:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    Typical busy Monday but not behind at work. Spent evening visiting wife's sister again at in-law's. Going to swing this AM before work, my should... Read more

  • weight loss for temptations hypnosis

    3/5/2018 5:26:23 PM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Sooo ive turned into a ghost somewhat but im back now i was splurging for about i guess a week or so anyways i did St. Jude Reason to Ride - 3hr ... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/5/2018 6:21:20 AM, by RO2BENT

    Spent the day yesterday visiting my wife sister came up from Florida to visit their mom had a minor surgery Friday and some of the extended famil... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/4/2018 9:14:41 AM, by RO2BENT

    Full day yesterday, visiting family today ... Read more

  • So a funny thing happened...

    3/3/2018 12:47:32 PM, by SANDIK9806

    Ok, maybe it's not so funny...but given my journey into health with its ups & downs and years & years in existence, it's kind of funny that I did... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/3/2018 9:31:03 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another busy day at work yesterday so I didn't feel sleepy, and got lots of sleep last night so ready for the day! 5 mile run done and finishing ... Read more

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