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  • On the lighter side.

    7/13/2020 11:23:16 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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    7/13/2020 10:23:42 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all doing ok had good workout this morning the went got mamogram done today they covered up my moles so they wouldn t come through so feel good about that then juist went to dollar tree and family dollar store getting my vitamins and other things so what are you all doing today let... Read more

  • Sight...

    7/13/2020 10:16:07 AM, by TWEDEE777

    After seeing pictures of myself this weekend, and looking at past pictures when I lost alot of weight, I realize I need to get back to work. Stay strong 💪... Read more

  • Remember... You are listening.

    7/13/2020 9:02:05 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Or... good cuppa tea... 271 213 ... Read more

  • Hi

    7/13/2020 8:59:58 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 13, 2020

    7/13/2020 2:57:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There's NOTHING that I " must ", " have to " or " should " do today." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • 7-12-20

    7/13/2020 1:38:21 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The sameness of this "safer at home" lifestyle makes for boring days. Little new stuff happens. I'm not looking for adventure, what with a potentially fatal virus out there. But if I were writing on a diary, lots of the pages would likely be: Got up, read, ate, went to bed. Oh, well. Like today I ca... Read more


    7/13/2020 12:54:49 AM, by JOANN25

    I walked 7,440 steps today. I was cleaning files at the house this afternoon. It paid off as I had more steps than I thought I would have. Shooting Stars, I am missing you. I hope to be back in the Spring for the Spring challenge. I should have my house in order by them Hope you are... Read more

  • 7/12/20

    7/12/2020 10:48:38 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well spent a quiet weekend. Thought if I took it easy the knees might feel better, but no dice. If I stay still, the knees and legs are cramping up. Today we did have a break in our heat, and I cut 1/2 the yard today. I have enjoyed having my friend come over and cut it, and he does a better job... Read more

  • Setbacks Due

    7/12/2020 9:15:04 PM, by JUMP_AT_THE_SUN

    I was on such a roll, eating cautiously, getting my exercise in. I dropped 10lbs in 2 months and was so proud at that accomplishment! And then we had a guest arrive, my partner's best friend from school. Playing board games, eating chips, drinking beer, it's been a lot of fun, but obviously a lot o... Read more

  • Points to ponder. Thank you, Sparkfriend!

    7/12/2020 6:22:17 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Who's Right

    7/12/2020 4:21:56 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I'm constantly feeling caught between hearing people having 2 different points of view but both convinced they are right and the other person is wrong. My daughter shared an analogy. 2 people look at a quarter. The one only sees the head side and the other only the tail side. They both describe i... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, July 12, 2020

    7/12/2020 12:25:42 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Never " Need To". " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • My new moto

    7/12/2020 12:12:00 PM, by KLLOYD1010

    Making one change a day towards overall good health. Today: adding a protein drink in the morning. ... Read more


    7/12/2020 10:05:31 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all doing ok cov 19 spiking all over the country all take care i wear my mask i cont want to infect myself or anyone else enjoy your day love and prayers to all of you still hot here 247 304 594 593 386 247 595 244... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/12/2020 9:50:32 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Hi

    7/12/2020 9:17:11 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Hope you have a great day...

    7/12/2020 8:40:42 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    English language puns... are so much fun. 246 Not only is the next one funny... but my favourite... treat. 4 At last we're having a much better day here. Sunny and enjoyable temps. Last night it was 17c. (62f.) windows open, with lots of rain and today it will be 27c (80... Read more

  • 7-11-20

    7/12/2020 2:09:35 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kitty Kaine's wet food dries out before he can eat it all. That's how hot it is. Not that he eats the wet food very fast. I have never seen a cat who's so content to eat half the small can of food and then walk away from it. None of my other cats ate like that. I know, each cat is different. None of... Read more

  • 7/11/20

    7/11/2020 10:05:49 PM, by RHOOK20047

    How is everyone holding up to this heat? I know I have been staying indoors more than I normally do. For some reason, I just can't handle the heat. We are one week away from Brad going to New York for his first surgery. He is mentally ready for it, now we have to get there. Chris came home the o... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/11/2020 9:14:32 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Water

    7/11/2020 9:14:08 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Weather

    7/11/2020 9:13:47 PM, by GEORGE815

    Mid 90's today. Got out early.... Read more

  • Getting back one day at a time

    7/11/2020 6:11:37 PM, by KLLOYD1010

    Post hip surgery and needing more surgery when our hospitals open up for electives. I’m trying to get my weight down and exercise as much as I can tolerate. Today, 60 minute on recumbent bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill. I’d much prefer outside, but it’s simply too hot. I’m going super slow but... Read more

  • 1 week done for 5% challenge...

    7/11/2020 5:34:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I can hardly believe a week has already passed for this summer challenge. Fortunately, I did lose weight. I also walked way over what is usual for me. Wonder if I can keep that up. I also have done a bunch of fitness classes here. Everyone has been so encouraging. Plus, I love the accountabili... Read more

  • Busy

    7/11/2020 4:08:36 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After Church, I was able to go to the LIBRARY! Masks required. Social distancing. Shields between staff and patrons, etc. I was able to check out an audiobook on CD's. Then to the bank, notary public and 2 stores. On to the recycling drop off. Next, checked out veggies growing on the balc... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/11/2020 1:40:29 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Clean eating

    7/11/2020 1:26:15 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Improving Progress

    7/11/2020 12:36:03 PM, by SUPERACHIEVER

    Well just checking in here to let you all know that it appears that condition is improving and strength is returning. But, I've got to tell you. It's not all it's cracked up to be. I was able to mow my lawn for the first time this year yesterday and I was psyched about that. But it took it's tol... Read more


    7/11/2020 11:25:59 AM, by SENIORSAXLADY

    Here is the link to my concert # 13. Hope you enjoy .
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    7/11/2020 10:25:34 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning really feeling better controlling my stress and just taking care of myself and just really taking care of myself wow hot here going to be 94 yesterday it was hot came home cooked macoroni pie cornbread roast and turnip greens and fixe... Read more

  • Mother Nature is not without humour...

    7/11/2020 9:00:48 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Mother Nature is not without humour... 100 Looks like below, all the 'nut bars' are gone... now. In this the next one is an ongoing battle for prime real estate. Hope this lightened your day... sure did mine, 213... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturdsy, July 11, 2020

    7/11/2020 4:26:49 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am ME. I am not my attachments. I am not my possessions. I am not the people in my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • 7-10-20

    7/11/2020 1:24:41 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    It truly isn't cool enough to do anything until almost bedtime. No wonder I'm not getting anything done. 9 days of above 95 degrees, according to the weather people. I don't believe that is a record, but we could get to record territory. I can pass on that. My legs have mostly stopped hurting when t... Read more

  • Results

    7/10/2020 11:30:20 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    The mammogram showed increased density in the area where the cancer was removed -- most likely, thickening scar tissue (I'm a keloid former). Close monitoring. H/bgA1c was 5.6! Metformin dose is going to be reduced. TSH 1.6. Will continue on the lower dose of levothyroid. I'm pleased.... Read more

  • Water

    7/10/2020 8:47:57 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/10/2020 8:47:30 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Weather

    7/10/2020 8:46:58 PM, by GEORGE815

    Around 99 today... Read more

  • I'll Be Your Hero

    7/10/2020 5:06:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Niki's lovely tribute to the medical professionals caring for the sick during this crisis. This will bring a tear to your eye. Please share.
    e=emb_rel_end Niki is a long time family friend.... Read more

  • Day Three After First Physical Therapy Session

    7/10/2020 1:01:54 PM, by SUPERACHIEVER

    Well, I am optimistic that this physical therapy will work and get my legs back working again. My muscles and bones seem to finally be loosening up just a bit but I've got a long way to go. I'm learning these things on my own as the therapists is not offering any advice other than the actual exerc... Read more


    7/10/2020 12:43:48 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout then later went to see my aunt took her some pepsi and sausage biscuits the grill was broke to make burgers then went took my sister a birthday card she 69 tomorrow then went picked up pizza and baked potato for me i dont eat pizza now then picked ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, July 10, 2020

    7/10/2020 11:16:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the master of emotions - I transform fear to love, anger to compassion, pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance, expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/10/2020 9:37:32 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Colonoscopy yesterday

    7/10/2020 8:59:15 AM, by SPARKLELIN

    Yesterday was my follow up colonoscopy. Just about 6 months ago a had a colonoscopy and they removed 4 polyps. One of them was very large and was tested to be precancerous so it yesterday the dr said it was looking clear but they did a confirmation biopsy on fhat location. So good news. They did fin... Read more

  • Hello there....

    7/10/2020 8:20:24 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Here's a waterfall that we love to visit in Autumn. It's not too far away, on the Niagara Escarpment, that surrounds us. In the Spring it gushes forth with ten times the load. Oh yeah... that would be me too... 100 213... Read more

  • We all need a laugh

    7/10/2020 8:14:34 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • 7-9-20

    7/10/2020 1:53:32 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The warms are in full force. I'm falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon. It's wreaking havoc on me getting anything done. Well, it will pass and soon enough I will be cursing the cold.... Read more


    7/9/2020 10:46:43 PM, by SENIORSAXLADY

    Hi everyone. I am trying to blog every day but there are some days not much happens. I did the laundry, peddled, talked to one of my brothers, watched the news, and colored. It seems strange to not be practicing for July 25th's concert, like I planned to do. Oh well, things happen. That's abou... Read more

  • Mammogram

    7/9/2020 9:13:39 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I had my 1 year f/u mammogram S/P breast Ca treatment today. I had to wait at the hospital outpatient for the radiologist to read it. As the cancer had grown 50% in 2 weeks last year, they are being cautious. If the radiologist thought any further tests were warranted, I already had an orde... Read more

  • Weather

    7/9/2020 7:02:13 PM, by GEORGE815

    Pretty hot today.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/9/2020 6:59:42 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Grandkids

    7/9/2020 6:59:07 PM, by GEORGE815

    Well the grandkids visit came and went. Took the little one to the park with some contraption with wheels. Little Bam Bam is suppose to pedal and steer this tricycle learner. He was like a guide with what was going on, but didn't pedal or steer. Nice to be a kid.... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/9/2020 1:33:04 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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    7/9/2020 10:12:51 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout this morning then came home fixed roast will cooked other food with it saturday going to see my sister tomorrow take her birthday card with money in it our moms not her her birthday is saturday so she will be surprised she will be 69 and check on m... Read more

  • Beware of what we wish for.

    7/9/2020 9:02:06 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Us humans cherish our seasonal grievances. In the winter, we enthusiastically complain about the cold. In the spring, it’s the wet. In the fall, it’s the pumpkin spice. But in the summer, it’s the heat. We all may have said, “Its not the heat, it’s the humidity.” But a... Read more

  • Hi

    7/9/2020 7:58:39 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, July 9, 2020

    7/9/2020 3:51:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Master of Alchemy ; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • 7-8-20

    7/9/2020 1:46:59 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I wish I could package some of this heat and save it for the cold days in winter. I wake up all sweaty. I wash my hair and the next day it looks like I haven't washed it in a month. Other than that, I like the warm. It makes me sleepy, and I want to curl up next to my cat.... Read more

  • Hey Gang:

    7/8/2020 11:13:07 PM, by JOANN25

    It's the middle of the week and all is good. I have been doing fair on my walking .. did 7,000 one day but today was 3,497 and I am sure I will have more before bedtime. I pulled away from my SP challenges to find that I spend just as much time as I did and could have gone on with it. My... Read more

  • Grandkids

    7/8/2020 10:19:32 PM, by GEORGE815

    Both are spending the night. They had fun in the kiddie pool today. Things are quiet. They have just been put to bed.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/8/2020 10:18:37 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Blood sugar readings

    7/8/2020 10:18:14 PM, by GEORGE815

    Received great results from my nurse coach on my recent blood sugar labs. Best scores in about 5 years.... Read more

  • Hump Day

    7/8/2020 9:28:02 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Wednesday is nearly over. It's a good time to reflect - Have I been kind? Have I given smiles? Have I been making healthy choices? Have I been my best? ... Read more

  • Past 3 weeks of therapy summed up for you

    7/8/2020 6:31:35 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    In the past three weeks of therapy a lot has been discussed however I know I haven't written about it to you at all. First of all I discussed in week 124 the fact that my neurologist and myself got into it and she basically tore me down and said she thought I didn't need the surgery and a lot of oth... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/8/2020 2:33:39 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 5% Challenge...

    7/8/2020 12:14:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So far, so good! I've gotten so much encouragement and inspiration from my team and am doing well so far. I did two days of cardio boogie boot camp and one day of arms video. I've walked every day and am well above my planned step total. I do so much better when there is accountability. Hoping ... Read more


    7/8/2020 10:19:25 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers had good workout this morning taking a me day yesterday did me real good because i work with the weights how are you all doing out there so much going on my prayers are with you if you need to talk to someone i am here because lord all of you supported me when my mom passed enjoy 247 ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    7/8/2020 9:11:43 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I love myself as I truly am - and live courageously." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • "Knee-High in July"

    7/8/2020 8:48:58 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    One of the pluses from all these sunny and hot days is that our sweet corn will ripen earlier this year. You can see that it's more than "Knee High in July." Here in S.W. Ontario, the fresh, sweet corn will soon be ready for harvesting. Whether eaten right off the cob or used in... Read more

  • Fluffy Panda

    7/8/2020 8:11:05 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • 7-7-20

    7/8/2020 1:15:36 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Ran my errands today. It's nice to have some part of normal back. The library is talking about letting us inside again. I don't know what that means for the book clubs. We probable won't be meeting at the library yet, but who knows. Covid-19 might dive deep onto the soil and not bother us for anothe... Read more


    7/7/2020 11:14:10 PM, by JOANN25

    Good evening my friends. Tuesday was good to me today. I worked at the church about two hours and got my newsletter ready for next week. I decided to be early for a change instead of last minute. I am sure the secretary will be shocked when she discovers the e-mail. My steps were 4,... Read more

  • Pool

    7/7/2020 9:45:33 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    It's so-o-o good to be able to strengthen my legs in the pool. 2 people noted an improvement already. Clearly, this is a reversal of an unexpected negative due to 'shelter-in-place'.... Read more

  • Things are finally falling into place ...... again

    7/7/2020 9:39:06 PM, by SUPERACHIEVER

    Ok, I've got my first physical therapy session under my belt now and have left there with three additional stretching exercises to implement into my already heavily saturated stretching exercise daily routine. But I don't mind. The exercises go fast and I'm done with them before you know it. But ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    7/7/2020 8:19:33 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I love myself as I truly am." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • Water

    7/7/2020 7:08:45 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • Weather

    7/7/2020 7:08:09 PM, by GEORGE815

    Mid 90's today. What a heat wave we are in.... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/7/2020 7:07:34 PM, by GEORGE815

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  • Summer! Fruit smoothies are perfect.

    7/7/2020 5:18:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just happened to buy frozen fruit today. then I saw this blog.
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    7/7/2020 3:42:46 PM, by SENIORSAXLADY

    First of all, thank you everyone for your wishes and words of encouragement. They were all appreciated as are each of you. Had an x-ray done. There is nothing left of the tooth. Only the root and nerve, That tooth never had a crown or root canal. Next stop about 12 miles away is the oral surgeo... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/7/2020 1:15:30 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Found the location, huge butterfly flower sculpture: from Disney Fla.

    7/7/2020 11:24:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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    7/7/2020 10:09:55 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well no gym today just took me day i have to remember to take care of me and i am not sick just dont push myself has much i really was beating myself down but all keep me and the whole world in your prayers killings and protest just getting to be to much and the pande... Read more

  • 2 Year Old

    7/7/2020 8:23:54 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Laying-Low...

    7/7/2020 8:17:59 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I'm feeling tired today. All this super heat and humidity's getting to us up here. 259 34c / 94f. 479 Hard to believe we all lived without A.C. until we were in our 20's or 30's. I'll be 'laying-low' today too. I know just how these animals feel. 102 Hope you h... Read more

  • 7-6-20

    7/7/2020 4:38:10 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Did a little more cleaning. I get tired when I see how much I still have to do. The rising heat isn't helping, either. I want to sit back and read, but no one else will do my organizing for me. They just want to throw everything away.... Read more

  • Weather

    7/6/2020 8:48:59 PM, by GEORGE815

    Hot today. Even hotter forecasted for tomorrow... Read more

  • Water

    7/6/2020 8:48:18 PM, by GEORGE815

    Fully hydrated... Read more

  • 2019 emoticon for how you feel today

    7/6/2020 8:47:57 PM, by GEORGE815

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    7/6/2020 8:11:24 PM, by SENIORSAXLADY

    Hi all. I have an appointment for 11:30 tomorrow morning. That started my day out great. I called at 8:35 as they open at 8:30! Saw my audiologist this afternoon. Not much change in my left ear...But there is a little more hearing loss in my right. I couldn't hear or understand all the words th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 6, 2020

    7/6/2020 6:35:06 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Rose, I Thrive - Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Read more

  • Third Option

    7/6/2020 5:40:43 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Mike McPherson's book 'Third Option', opened my eyes to embrace the beauty God has in the diversity of creation. Unity, blind spots, humbleness, forgiveness, separating people from actions, etc. are all involved in seeing beyond white & black, law-abiding & criminal, left & right, Democrat & Republi... Read more