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  • it's wednesday

    11/20/2019 5:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today and i feel good. my daughter says hi. on saturday, it will be my dad's birthday. my daughter and i will be spending the day with him, my mom and my sister. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • No Shame

    11/19/2019 9:12:46 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    What a relief we feel when we give in and let the tears flow. Whether we are feeling overwhelmed with elation, heartbreak or grief. Tears come from the soul, from that well of feelings that arise from our very depths. When we give in to the prickling behind our eyes and the lump in our thro... Read more

  • Yeah

    11/18/2019 12:55:54 PM, by AKIMBERLYQ1

    I did it... Read more

  • Things I Know For Sure

    11/17/2019 2:07:52 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    You Create Your Life. You and only you have the greater influence over your life. You are either consciously creating your life with awareness, or you are manifesting from an unconscious, helter-skelter, confused, and/or disorganized place. Either way, you are always in “creative mode.” MY... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/15/2019 10:36:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great... Read more

  • Are Ya Stuck, Plateaued?

    11/15/2019 8:56:08 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Sometimes, on the way to a dream, you'll get stuck. You were so excited when you first started. Things were happening; you started to see results and began thinking that maybe this could really happen after all. Then something happens and you're no longer making the progress you were. Now... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Paying Attention

    11/14/2019 8:08:05 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Just as the mother universe provides our needs, she also looks to protect us. Frequently in our lives, sometimes every day, we experience a red flag warning us of potential problems or accidents. We may not always recognize these signs. However, more often than not, we may choose to ignore our intui... Read more

  • Whoops...I may have bitten off more than I can chew with new merch!

    11/13/2019 7:38:36 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Well...ever the optimist does have it's limitations sometimes doesn't it my friends? I have been SO focused on getting great new merchandise in our consignment gallery that I may have overstepped my space limitations...oopps! I got a BIG household of stuff in today and registered over ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:44:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good workout at the gym yesterday and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more


    11/13/2019 8:07:23 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Your inner voice is your spiritual guide reminding you, constantly, to stay the course. It speaks the truth. Are you listening? Tara Correll What is our Inner Voice? In the stillness of things, you may have felt it. That nagging feeling in the back of your sub-conscious or in that tight fe... Read more

  • Yippee...ask and ye shall receive!

    11/12/2019 10:15:35 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, my friends! I've been fretting that the things I have on the floor of our little consignment gallery are too trendy. Yes...very cool and quirky...but that doesn't always transfer into sales. can imagine how happy and excited I am to have TWO lovely households coming in. To... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/12/2019 10:54:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout on sunday with my personal trainer at the gym and i feel great. it is one of my friends' birthday today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on today, after supper. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • No Ill Intentions

    11/12/2019 9:07:44 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Every time you interact with family, friends, co-workers, you're given a choice. you can either listen to, acknowledge and let it go, or you can take what they've said personally. In order to take something personally, you must read negativity in that individual's words or actions. However, if... Read more

  • All is well in Bobbi world tonight...happy face!!

    11/11/2019 8:54:21 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear friends of mine! Well...I faced my fears and discussed them with my grief counselor on the earlier blog I wrote this morning. She is a grief counselor but she has wise advise about most anything so I ran it by her that I had this 'whole house' estimate I was supposed to do tod... Read more

  • Just for safety's sake...

    11/11/2019 7:56:37 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear sparklers! I have my one on one grief counseling this morning and then I have a whole house estimate to do at 1:00 p.m. I think I mentioned that to you a few days ago. I was discussing this estimate with my girlfriend (the one who's ex-husband had her boyfriend that she was hav... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Are You Being Held Hostage?

    11/10/2019 11:07:09 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Have you ever wondered why it is that after trying everything possible you know to do, DIY, plus every weight loss program you've come across and still don't shed the weight? How frustrating does that get? Well, it turns out that there is, in fact, a very real connection between the number of ... Read more

  • One day at a time, one foot in front of the other..projects

    11/9/2019 8:55:38 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my dear sparklers: It's been a minute since I last blogged. I always intend to sit down and sort our my feelings in a blog (which helps me immensely) and then the day is gone and I intend to blog the next day and poof it disappears also. I've gone to another dine out with the gri... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Non-Scale

    11/9/2019 9:56:13 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    I know just how easy it is to get caught up with the number on the scale and letting it be your primary focus for becoming the healthiest you, you can be. BUT, and that's a big but because, in my opinion, it isn't healthy or sustainable. It should never be the be all end all when measuring your suc... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • Decisions

    11/8/2019 12:11:23 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've tried the Noom app and here's my take on it: It's nice to get daily tips and reminders I have to REMEMBER to open the app each day It's only available on my phone There isn't really any interaction with others, besides the coach, unless I'm not using it correctly I like SP when ... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching!
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  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Stop And Smell The Roses

    11/7/2019 9:12:45 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Stopping to smell the roses Do you go through entire days without really tuning in to the beauty that surrounds you? Because it's a daily common occurrence, a part of the landscape, a matter of course, we see it without seeing it or really taking it in. If you have fallen out of the practi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • Coffee or Tea?

    11/6/2019 8:30:18 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    More so than any other morning beverage coffee has been the power drink that gets us revved in the morning and fuels us when we're burning the midnight oil, but tea is the drink we turn to when we want to relax and be refreshed at the same time. Black, green, white, herbal, hot, or ice-cold, tea is ... Read more

  • How many steps in a mile!

    11/5/2019 3:56:30 PM, by CTUPTON
    steps_in_a_mile_solved from a dear spark friend! chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/5/2019 10:03:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today. by the end of the week, there is supposed to be some snow in the forecast. i am ready for it and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on for a cardio workout. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Breaking Free

    11/5/2019 7:14:18 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Why is it that old habits are just so darn persistent even after we gain the understanding of their damaging effects and are determined to change them? How do we explain such behaviour that goes against our own self-interest? They say the answer may lie in our unconscious, sometimes referred to as ... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/4/2019 1:31:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with a trainer yesterday afternoon at the gym and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting in my cardio exercise throughout the day today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Criss Cross

    11/4/2019 8:58:27 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    People like trains, make unscheduled stops along the way, but inevitably they always arrive at their intended destination. The rails that crisscross the landscape, cutting through country towns and cities have long captured our imaginations. Just the idea of taking a ride on a train can evoke a sens... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/2/2019 11:54:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful day here today. my daughter is volunteering at the library today. she enjoys volunteering there. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i have a session with my personal trainer tomorrow afternoon at the gym. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • book: The Power Broker--Robert Moses

    11/2/2019 5:28:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finishing this book now. Over 1000 pages of dense typing! OMG! I learned tons! He accomplished great things but got a bit off the track of caring for his fellow man. ... Read more

  • The Bridges of New York

    11/2/2019 5:09:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I spent an hour yesterday with my husband (nursing home) chatting about the photos from this book. I got it from the Library. Je grew up in a suburb of NY city and went to college and worked there . He seemed to enjoy the book. chris ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/1/2019 2:34:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel better from this cold that i have. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i managed to get in a workout at the gym this morning. have a great day and a terrific weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Can Food Really Be That Addictive?

    11/1/2019 9:27:09 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    May I ask you something?. Do you end up eating more than you plan on eating when you eat certain foods? Do you continue eating those same foods even after you are no longer hungry? Do you know why? People with food addiction struggle every day with the inability to stop eating foods high in ca... Read more

  • What religion is your bra?

    10/31/2019 4:32:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA? A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. ' ' What type of bra?' asked the clerk. 'Type?' inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?' ' Look around,' said the sa... Read more

  • ETSY Gifts for caregivers

    10/30/2019 5:24:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    No! I am not hinting I need a gift! But I searched for images about caregiving and the ETSY website came up. Maybe this will help someone out there. chris... Read more


    10/30/2019 2:52:17 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    I have been on this weight loss journey for a number of years, and had basically given up that I would ever lose weight. Then I took my self in hand, gave myself a good talking to and 5 months later I am 10kgs (22 Ibs) lighter. I have also realised what a difference the reduction of the 10kgs... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/30/2019 12:49:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cooler and cloudier day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Difficulties taking HC hubby to a hospital for tests.

    10/29/2019 9:10:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had a 7:30 am hospital test appointment today! I knew it would be a hard thing to do. I had never been to that hospital. I kinda knew I'd have trouble finding the exact place to go in. I started to park in the lot and took a ticket. Realized that was not going to work with him in a motori... Read more

  • OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV!

    10/29/2019 8:35:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV! 24 chris... Read more

  • Halloween humor

    10/29/2019 7:52:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • The Bermuda Triangle

    10/29/2019 7:07:55 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    We lost power Saturday night and just got it back yesterday afternoon (though they're saying they "may" cut us off again). Internet only came back up a few minutes ago. My cell service also went out with the power. My roomie's husband has the perfect explanation: he says the power company is in the ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/29/2019 1:48:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. i am getting over a slight cold and i am just mainly walking, dancing for exercise. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Epiphany!

    10/28/2019 8:49:15 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    I have to say that I learned a very valuable lesson with this! It hit me like an epiphany! Most of us spend a lot of time keeping our selves and our personal spaces clean. We bathe, we shower, launder our clothes, wash the dirty dishes, sweep and scrub the floors, vacuum and shampoo or steam cl... Read more

  • So much to catch you up on in Bobbi~world! New merch coming in the gallery!

    10/28/2019 7:25:43 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my sparklies!'s been a minute, hasn't it? Time without my sweet hubby seems to move in slow motion yet the days still fly by. I always have good intentions on a blog...but then boom the day is done and I'm exhausted and push myself to get my Teddy Bear Challenge stuff posted... Read more

  • Is it hard to hook up a sound bar for the TV?

    10/26/2019 6:18:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I bought one. I have a Panasonic TV. I have not even opened the box. 24 The person who helps me has broken his arm. He looked pretty miserable so I left him alone. chris... Read more

  • Hulu, Netflix, cable TV, etc. etc. etc.

    10/26/2019 5:56:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by so many show to watch! But..books? Well, I could live in the library. chris... Read more

  • Books I wish I hadn't read...

    10/26/2019 5:47:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am "cheating" by using someone else's list. 24 But I think I agree with most books on this list. I actually never was interested in the "Twilight" series. I loved "Atlas Shrugged" and I have read it several times. "Davinci code" I liked. "The Alchemist" was pretty boring as I remember. Toward th... Read more

  • Insulin Resistance

    10/24/2019 2:28:31 PM, by DAWNGW

    So, this morning I decided to have an everything bagel with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion slices with coffee for breakfast. I don't usually do this because of all the carbs and calories. But I went for it this morning. It was so delicious!!! If I had lox to add, I would be in heaven! ... Read more