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  • New Exercises Day 1

    7/2/2020 3:12:40 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I finished putting together my new Body Champ Recumbent Bike I ordered from an online catalog, Ginny's, this morning. This is a new exercise so I decided to take it easy. This is all part of my plan to add new exercise options in order to ramp up my exercise routine, to be more consistent and burn ... Read more

  • Oh no! Oh well...

    7/2/2020 12:06:33 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I was doing much better yesterday and then in the evening, I became depressed over the spread of the virus in my county and dreading the horrible noise my next door neighbors generate in my apartment building in the middle of the night, about other down things happening in my life. I ate a whole sl... Read more

  • Yipee!

    7/1/2020 6:02:16 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I could have bought cookies and ice cream today, but did I? NO! I bought a small personal watermelon instead. 788 ... Read more

  • Random Cat

    6/28/2020 2:26:04 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Here's some funny stuff and ONE quick together idea for a cat's comfort! ... Read more

  • Shabbat Shalom from Northern California June 26, 2020

    6/26/2020 6:46:00 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    HEBREW PRAYER FOR RELIEF FROM THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS March 31, 2020 by Seth Below is a shortened version of a prayer by Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, along with a transliteration (the Hebrew written with English letters) and translation. Hebrew Text: אָ... Read more

  • Some HUMOR for relief from virus stress.

    6/26/2020 6:22:01 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    My father posted this on FB. Bless him, he works for Uber, is in his 70s, and has diabetes. I worry about him every day and pray for his continued well being every week. He also cares for my mother, who is suffering from dementia. I call her every Friday morning and I was blessed that it wa... Read more

  • A Long Day

    6/25/2020 8:28:42 PM, by 56ROSE

    Spent 3 hours this morning getting my hubby & myself ready for an appointment with his neurologist PA. We arrived a half hour early (thanks to the lift van arriving early at our house). 24 Checked in and waited another 1 1/2 hours before seeing the PA. My poor hubby was becoming increasingly uncomf... Read more

  • Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

    6/22/2020 4:20:04 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I try to do this every year. I moved (unknown to me at the time) to a climate that gets very dry in the summer and has triple digit temperatures. I would never have moved here if I had known that, as I am sensitive to heat. I have been in the hospital emergency room at least 4 times, if not six, ... Read more

  • Perspective

    6/21/2020 4:16:54 PM, by NANAHICKE

    Today is Father's Day and for anyone that has had a father in any capacity they can be thankful for their father. That would even include someone who's father was only there at the time of conception. Without a man involved there is no person. I've known several people who have been abused by the... Read more

  • Shabbat Shalom 6/19/2020

    6/19/2020 6:15:56 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    The saying is, you cannot love others unless you first love yourself. I contend that it's difficult to truly love yourself before putting love of G-d before all others.... Read more

  • Energy!

    6/16/2020 5:29:19 PM, by 56ROSE

    Feeling energized today! Finally broke down large cardboard box that has been sitting around for a couple of weeks, took out trash, changed the filter & cleaned our air purifier, organized a storage cupboard, cleaned our pet stain eraser, picked up groceries & meds.. AND, took care of my stroke surv... Read more

  • Beef recall

    6/16/2020 4:23:39 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I was primarily vegetarian/vegan during most of my shopping life connected to Walmart, and then when I started eating meat again it was right after the "pink slime" scare, so I am not buying meat there. BUT if you are, there has been a recall because of E.coli contamination. https://www.allre... Read more

  • Computer Crazies

    6/15/2020 10:40:18 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I don't have a laptop computer and I don't have a tablet..I have a Notebook! Which is a computer without a disc drive and limited (very limited) storage space. I rent storage online and use flash drives (USB). My brand is Hewlett-Packard, which I am devoted to because when I was a teenager my mother... Read more

  • A Challenging Year

    6/14/2020 12:08:37 AM, by 56ROSE

    My husband had a massive stroke in May of 2019. He’s been home for 6 months & I’m now a full time caregiver! I’m exhausted! I’m thankful that he’s still with me, but I’ve lost the man I married. I need to work on taking better care of myself. I’m happy to be back! ... Read more

  • Shabbat Shalom 6/12/2020

    6/12/2020 6:26:32 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Below is a shortened version of a prayer by Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, along with a transliteration (the Hebrew written with English letters) and translation. Hebrew Text: אָנָּא אֵל רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן, תְּהֵא הַשָּׁעָה הַזֹּאת שְׁעַת רַחֲמִים וְעֵת רָצוֹן מ... Read more

  • Did the eHow method recommended to remove Wite-out work?

    6/11/2020 8:44:41 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    The first thing I did when I spilled Wite-out (yep, it's spelled that way on the tiny bottle) on my keyboard was run to the bathroom to get rubbing alcohol to dab on it with tissue. It didn't work, I was too slow or the Wite-out was too old and clumpy in the first place. So I hunted around online fo... Read more

  • Some things are staying safe...others, not so much.

    6/9/2020 10:11:59 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    I am relieved that members of the food share co-op were apparently given a choice, and tomorrow I don't have to meet with a bunch of people even if I am sitting 6 ft. away from everyone. I am going through the drive through and the vehicle will be loaded by volunteers in the back or trunk. I could... Read more

  • Back to normal?

    6/8/2020 1:23:55 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Talk about opening up again! The food pantry I visit was having no 'meeting' to cope with the virus; all you had to do was drive up and your vehicle was loaded in the back or trunk with boxes and bags of food. You didn't get to choose them, but it was very safe. NOW they are returning to everyone me... Read more

  • This is Where I Want to Be.

    6/6/2020 4:56:37 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Hello to all of you in Spark land. Here are some of my thoughts on health. Right before I was sixty, and when I was still working, I felt I had had enough of the workplace. I was suffering from chronic nausea that would happen at about 2 in the afternoon on my shift as a mental health couns... Read more

  • Shabbat Shalom 6/5/2020

    6/5/2020 8:02:41 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Grant us peace, Your most precious gift, O Eternal Source of peace, and give us the will to proclaim its message to all the peoples of the earth. Bless our country, that it may always be a stronghold of peace, and its advocate among the nations. May contentment reign within its border, health ... Read more

  • Gosh, What Took Me so Long for Me to Figure This Out!

    6/5/2020 3:42:14 PM, by -RESAMARIE

    So many years I had trouble losing weight! The past few weeks opened my eyes more that ever before. What did it take for me to get it right? I figured that if I read all the articles on working out and eating I would lose weight, I never did...UNTIL NOW! What I decided is what would I be able t... Read more

  • Who are we and where do we fit

    6/4/2020 4:09:54 PM, by NANAHICKE

    My husband and I are doing really good with our health program. We are working on it together. He has even joined Spark People. He has lost 40 pounds and since I have bought my scale (which was before I joined SP) I have lost 20 pounds. We are eating healthier and learning so much together. I w... Read more

  • Love My New Machine!

    6/4/2020 3:33:00 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Last month, I lost both my phone (5 days) and my internet connection, one right after the other, the first due to a lightening strike and the second because the tech who fixed my phone connection (long story) messed up my Internet connection. Luckily for me, he repaired my internet connection at no... Read more

  • How Do I Get White-Out Off of My Computer Keyboard?

    6/2/2020 6:42:43 PM, by SUNNYCALIGIRL

    Yeah, I still use Wite-Out on handwritten paperwork. I actually have a little file to remember my passwords and usernames. And I spilled the white goop on my keyboard yesterday! Luckily not on the keys, but still on my keyboard. There's other stuff you shouldn't have near your Tablet/Notebook/L... Read more