SparkPeople Victoriana TEA Parlour Team Messageboard The mere clink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. SparkPeople Victoriana TEA Parlour Team Messageboard What type of tea did you last drink? Peppermint Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:21:32 EST Post your spring healthy journey <em>126</em> Post your spring healthy journey on this thread Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:39:56 EST new Start page <em>252</em> Coach Jen and Spark Guy have informed us.... <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (through the app). (I think it's like a broad message board like we enjoy on our Spark te... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:38:48 EST February 14...will you give tea? Drink tea? What? <em>26</em> Will you incorporate tea in your Valentine Day? Have tea with a friend? Give a gift of tea? Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:01:53 EST summer and tea <em>469</em> What are you doing this summer for tea? Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:24:05 EST Tea problems <em>38</em> Post a problem for tea or of tea.. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:54:57 EST Easter and spring holiday celebrat ions.... <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>375</em> What are your plans for spring holidays? Including tea in any event? Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:06:31 EST Where do you keep your tea? <em>469</em> Where do you keep bags? Loose leaf? Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:03:21 EST What do you think tea does for your health? <em>38</em> <em>469</em> What do you feel tea does for your health? Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:12:25 EST Tea Lover In Los Angeles Hello everyone. I have been a member for some time but it has only been recently that I am wanting to commit to this. <BR> <BR> <BR> My self esteem has been hit really hard as of late and I plan to make some changes to help myself. I have learned we must do it for ourselves first before we do it for other reasons. <BR> <BR> <BR> Anywho I am a 45 year old female living in Los Angeles, CA. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music, anything to do with archaeology and of course the beac... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 02:58:23 EST Newbie in the room Hmm, seems a bit quiet here. Hope there are still some tea drinkers about....I do so love a good cuppa! Can't go wrong with Oolong in the afternoon! <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> <em>213</em> Cheers! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:18:11 EST Easter or spring holiday plans including tea.... <em>448</em> How will you incorporate tea in your spring flings? Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:49:47 EST Spark Announcement Spark announces that there's new enhancements in Spark Streaks and photos in status updates. <link><BR>st=new_feature_roundup_enhanced_streak<BR>s_and_photos_with_status_updates </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:40:22 EST Describe your favorite tea pot Describe your favorite tea pot and tell where you got it. <em>38</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:35:54 EST Tea Names. chamomile Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:38:11 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday June 19, 2014 Let's tweak the month of June... what do you need to do to make this month a bit better? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:23:01 EST QOTD- Tuesday June 17, 2014 Do you still chart your food on the Tracker? Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:50:07 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday June 4, 2014 What has been taking up your time lately? Or do you have lots of spare time and feel bored? Wed, 4 Jun 2014 01:39:18 EST Question Of The Day- Monday May 26, 2014 Positivity! What can you tell yourself today to remember to be optimistic? Mon, 26 May 2014 10:07:31 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday May 17th, 2014 Are you charting anything? <BR> <BR> <BR> I write down my blood pressure readings. My hubby is charting his blood sugar numbers due to diabetes. <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 May 2014 13:25:09 EST Question of the Day- Tuesday April 22, 2014 Did you have a good weekend? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:02:50 EST QOTD- Saturday April 5, 2014 What needs your attention today? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:56:48 EST QOTD- Thursday April 3, 2014 How would you increase fibre in your diet? Got any favourites? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:30:56 EST QOTD- Wednesday April 2, 2014 It's 6:30 am and I can hear birds chirping. Can you hear any feathered friends in your neighbourhood ? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:26:52 EST QOTD- Tuesday April 1, 2014 Did you hear any April fools day shenanegans? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:57:54 EST QOTD- Sunday March 30, 2014 Are you making anything? (cooking, knitting, gardening, repairs etc.) Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:20:12 EST QOTD- Sunday March 23, 2014 Got any ideas for hostessing an Easter Tea? Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:29:31 EST QOTD- Friday March 21, 2014 Doing a healthy thing days and days in a row, can be called a streak. <BR> <BR> what would you like to challenge yourself to do for a Week Streak? <BR> <BR> Imagine 7 days of drinking 10 glasses of water, eating your vegetables, going out for a walk or jog... maybe diving into paperwork that is taking over your dining room table. (Whoops, that is my problem, not yours.) <BR> <BR> Name your streak and share so we can peek! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:56:07 EST QOTD- Thursday March 20, 2014 Scared of trying something new? Even if was good for you? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:32:44 EST QOTD- Wednesday March 19, 2014 What are you doing in a healthy manner this week? Toe-ing the line? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:58:50 EST QOTD- Saturday March 15 It is the "Ides Of March " today. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar was warned in the play to beware of this day. OOOOps he got stabbed. <BR> <BR> Are you a wee bit superstitious about things like the 13th, or the Ides of March? Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:07:14 EST QOTD- Friday March 14, 2014 Do you feel like starting any spring cleaning? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:50:03 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday March 6, 2014 Are you doing what you love to do? What is it/ would it be? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:59:50 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday March 5, 2014 Lately, have you needed to borrow something? <BR> Or did you get asked to lend anything? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:15:30 EST St. Patrick's Day Tea What are your ideas for a St. Patrick's Day tea? Did you know that tea is the drink of Ireland? They drink more tea per capita than anywhere. Here's a link to a St Patrick's Day Tea party <link><BR>eas.html </link> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 06:26:33 EST Question of the Day- Sunday March 2, 2014 If your calorie range was low, what kind of snack do you enjoy? Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:09:49 EST Question Of The Day- Friday February 28, 2014 Got any good news? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:38:08 EST Question of the day- Thursday February 27 Do you have a new health focus? Trying anything new? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:58:14 EST QOTD- Wednesday February 26, 2014 Are you planning anything for the weekend? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:06:33 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday February 25th, 2014 What is your current, favourite breakfast? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:18:37 EST QOTD- Sunday February 23 2014 Do you often get to work as part of a team? Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:10:22 EST QOTD- Thursday February 20, 2013 Did you watch any Olympic coverage today? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:10:46 EST QOTD- Wednesday February 19, 2014 Do you have a comfort food? <BR> Ever tried to make it in a "skinny" recipe? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:12:42 EST QOTD- Tuesday February 18, 2014 Have you enjoyed The Tonight Show lately or in the past? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:21:32 EST Question Of The Day- Friday February 14th, 2014 What is your favourite Mom and Pop business near you? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:16:50 EST QOTD- Monday February 10, 2014 What is your biggest time waster? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:01:10 EST QOTD- Saturday February 8 Did you watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:56:37 EST QOTD- Friday February 7, 2014 Are you aware of any local Olympians? How about someone from your state? Which sport is represented? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 00:34:26 EST QOTD- Sunday February 2, 2014 Any Super Bowl involvement at your house today? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 17:00:34 EST QOTD- Thursday January 30 What is your favorite board game? Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:55:13 EST QOTD- Sunday January 26 Are you a fan of spicy meals? Do you add hot sauce? Is cayenne your go-to spice? <BR> -or- <BR> Are you the one who adds some milk to a spicy sauce? Is spicy too dicey? Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:34:07 EST QOTD- Friday January 24, 2014 What do you want to accomplish this weekend? Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:57:27 EST QOTD- Wednesday January 22, 2014 Yesterday was National Hug Day. Who do you know that could use a hug? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:51:00 EST QOTD- Monday January 20, 2014 How was your mood today? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:15:33 EST Question of the day- Friday January 17, 2014 Have you tried any sort of yoga? <BR> Did you like it? Would you like to give it a try? Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:15:22 EST QOTD- Wednesday January 15, 2014 Do you grow plants in your home? How many? What type? <BR> Do you think they make a difference to air quality? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:06:06 EST QOTD- Monday January 13, 2014 Can you shorten a pair of pants or hem a skirt ? <BR> Do you prefer a dry cleaner to do it ? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:19:44 EST QOTD- Sunday January 12, 2014 Do you take shoes and boots in for repair? <BR> Fix them yourself? <BR> Just throw them away? Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:49:42 EST QOTD- Friday January 10, 2014 Monday was supposed to be Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. (The emotional expectation of the holidays is finished, the days are dark and bills are arriving in the mail.) <BR> <BR> How is your week going? Are you depressed or are you optimistic? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:58:21 EST QOTD- Monday January 6, 2014 Do you have some sort of paperwork to go through? Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:38:26 EST QOTD- Sunday January 5, 2014 Can you think of a friend or family member who could benefit from a telephone call? Often folks need a listening ear/ heart more than advice. <BR> <BR> Question two: are you a good listener? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:44:52 EST QOTD- Thursday January 2, 2014 I can't believe I got the date correct. (One of my many failings.) <BR> <BR> Do you carry a cell phone? <BR> Tell us what you need one to do or why you can get along without one. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:23:25 EST QOTD- Saturday December 28, 2013 Have you seen any "themed" Christmas trees lately? As if Christmas isn't enough, many decorators choose a colour and a unified collection of things to make their tree different from the traditional styled ones. <BR> <BR> Can you remember any? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:07:19 EST QOTD- Friday December 27, 2013 Do you have a radio going all day or maybe the TV is on? <BR> Do you prefer quiet as the regular environment? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:15:13 EST QOTD- Monday December 23 My parents in Toronto are without electricity due to an ice storm. Their Christmas preparations will be a challenge. <BR> Can you remember a challenging Christmas? Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:07:03 EST QOTD- Saturday December 21,2013 How many miles do you expect to travel around Christmastime? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:39:34 EST QOTD- Wednesday December 18, 2013 Today was all about trading talents at my house! My neighbour friend dyed my hair and reorganized some cupboards after I spent yesterday arranging flowers. <BR> <BR> Have you been blessed with a talented friend who seems to do things better than you can? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:37:43 EST QOTD- Tuesday December 17th, 2013 Today I was at a girlfriend's house and we made up 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 men's boutineers, a mom's corsage and the bridal bouquet. What a feeling of accomplishment!! I didn't even know if I'd be good at this. (I like them.) <BR> <BR> What have you done to help out someone else for a wedding/ anniversary or get together? Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:28:12 EST QOTD- Thursday December 12, 2013 Have you ever bought or was given a TV informercial product? <BR> Did it work as well as the commercial? <BR> <BR> Examples: Magic Bullet, Sham Wow, Forman Grill, Slap Chop etc. (Up here in Canada, I may different products than in the States.) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:45:29 EST QOTD- Wednesday December 11, 2013 After dinner, my stomach started to feel upset. What is your "go to" relief of indigestion? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:13:43 EST QOTD- Monday December 9, 2013 You know about the Christmas specials: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, The Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown's Christmas Special, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.... and the list goes on. <BR> <BR> Can add to my list? <BR> <BR> Will you try to watch a favourite one? Which is it?? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:11:54 EST QOTD- Friday December 6, 2013 Have you got a favourite seasonal song? Christmas carol? hymn? winter music? Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:50:46 EST QOTD- Thursday December 5 Do you send flowers at Christmas time? Or have you received a bouquet as a gift? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 17:31:00 EST QOTD- Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 Which ads are on the sides of your Spark People pages? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:14:21 EST QOTD- Monday December 2, 2013 Do you enjoy HGTV and decorating/ real estate shows? Mon, 2 Dec 2013 11:46:32 EST QOTD- Sunday December 1, 2013 Do you have any food restrictions? <BR> Due to meds? <BR> Religion? <BR> Allergy? <BR> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:14:15 EST QOTD- Saturday November 30, 2013 Is going for a walk dangerous in your area? Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:39:05 EST QOTD- Friday November 29, 2013 The stores are ready for you... are you planning any Black Friday purchases? <BR> Do you have a list of things you would shop for???? Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:51:31 EST Thursday November 28, 2013 Did you spend Thanksgiving being thankful? <BR> Was it a positive experience this year? Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:50:17 EST QOTD- Wednesday November 27, 2013 Will you be sending any Christmas cards this season? <BR> How many? Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:00:02 EST QOTD- Tuesday November 26 Ever had a hearing test? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:41:16 EST QOTD- Tuesday November 19, 2013 Have you ever gone to an "out-of-the-ordinary" museum? <BR> Or do you know of one and would you pay the price of a ticket? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:54:52 EST QOTD- Monday November 18, 2013 What was your favourite subject in school? <BR> <BR> Does it ever relate to your grown up life? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:15:58 EST QOTD- Sunday November 17, 2013 If you had the time and energy, is there another language you would like to understand and speak? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:36:48 EST QOTD- Friday November Were you ever athletic? What sport do you like? Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:48:16 EST QOTD- Thursday November 14, 2013 Have you met anyone "new" lately ? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:36:36 EST QOTD- Wednesday November 13, 2013 What is going successfully for you today or this week? Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:15:19 EST QOTD- Sunday November 10, 2013 Do you have plans for Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:36:14 EST QOTD- Saturday November 9, 2013 Can you add to a list of Characteristics Of Being a Good Friend ? <BR> <BR> Add one or more traits that show friendship, help, compassion etc. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 13:22:40 EST QOTD- November 7, 2013 At my house, we are starting a half hour march around the neighbourhood. Although it is VERY dark, we are prepared to do this each night- wind, rain or cold. <BR> <BR> Are you starting any healthy practices? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 00:31:49 EST QOTD- Monday November 4, 2013 What did you have for breakfast today? Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:31:59 EST QOTD- Sunday November 3, 2013 Imagine you are at a party or reception... <BR> <BR> Is there one song that gets you on to the dance floor? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:24:34 EST QOTD- Saturday November 2, 2013 I spent last night, cutting up a very large jack-0-lantern, removing the peel and cubing the flesh. It fit into 2 crockpots. Overnight they stewed and were ready for the blender. <BR> After that, I will be able to store the processed pumpkin in the freezer, ready for muffin, pie or a spicy loaf. <BR> <BR> Would you bother to break down a raw pumpkin to make puree? <BR> Have you done it with apples, tomatoes or some other produce? <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 01:09:03 EST QOTD- Friday November 1st, 2013 Which small appliance is your favourite? Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:57:01 EST QOTD- Wednesday October 30, 2013 Do you use basil, rosemary or oregano in your kitchen? Ever used fresh herbs? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:01:00 EST QOTD- Tuesday October 29, 2013 Are you going to carve a pumpkin? <BR> <BR> Got any design suggestions? Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:55:40 EST QOTD- Saturday October 26 Do you like the taste of pumpkin or squab? Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:55:16 EST Question Of The Day- Friday October 25th, 2013 Our regional manager is paying the office a visit today. She smiles and compliments all of us... and then she stings. <BR> <BR> Got a situation happening that is 'unpredictable' and could go either way? Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:13:35 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday October 24, 2013 TV shows come and go. Is there a series that is finished that you miss? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:11:44 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday October 22, 2013 Which area of your body would you like to tone up? <BR> Do you know an activity or exercise that targets that region? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:11:27 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday October 20, 2013 Would you like to share your thoughts? <BR> <BR> Fill in the following with 3 ideas: Life is simple: I want good coffee, to be in love, and to ride my bicycle. <BR> <BR> Your turn! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:46:04 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday October 19, 2013 Hello, my friends! I had not expected a visit with mom-in-law to be such a commitment. She has dementia and only functions with one-on-one stimulation. <BR> <BR> sigh-- <BR> <BR> How would you expend 700 calories this week? That is the amount my exercise tracker suggests..... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:42:37 EST Question Of The Day- Friday October 18, 2013 What is your favourite thing to do on Spark People lately? Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:13:19 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday October 10, 2013 Last time you got stuck on hold while on the phone, where were you calling? <BR> Did you get to listen to Musak or a message or a radio station? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:36:52 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday October 9, 2013 If you get to visit a zoo, which animal would you like to see? <BR> Is there some sort of wild life you would like to learn more about? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:38:55 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday October 8, 2013 Can you paint a picture with words about how you relax/ calm down or recuperate? <BR> <BR> Do you favour one room, a couch? Do you listen to music or go to sleep? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 00:58:00 EST Question Of The Day- Monday October 7, 2013 Last day of our virtual bus trip... we are on our way home. <BR> <BR> At lunch, we stop for a tea party! Amazingly, each of our favourite teas, soup & sandwich, and a dessert is there for us. <BR> <BR> Which tea, which soup, sandwich and which goodie have you chosen? Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:58:47 EST Question Of The Day-- Saturday October 5, 2013 Hello again ladies! Our imaginative bus trip together is stopping for a visit to the artisan shop where one side is ceramics/ pottery and the other has baskets. <BR> <BR> Does either craft catch your fancy? Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:25:31 EST Question Of The Day-- Friday October 4, 2013 Do you mind pretending our group is taking a bus trip together? Imagine a mystery destination. <BR> <BR> Today, we were dropped off at a charming Antique Shoppe that delights each one of us with different collections. <BR> <BR> What items catch your attention at a lovely antique shop? Thu, 3 Oct 2013 23:57:53 EST Question Of The Day- Monday October 30, 2013 This is the end of a month... do you have plans for any fresh beginnings? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:54:37 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday September 29, 2013 What do you expect to be your next "dressed up" event? <BR> (as in, not wearing casual clothes and runners....) Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:43:43 EST Question of the day - Saturday September 28 Twice this week, I have cut my fingers! I used a garden sheers and took the tip off one finger and last night a knife was hidden in cold dishwater . Not a good week! <BR> Have you been clumsy lately? Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:15:57 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday September 26 I just saw a funny comic strip: <BR> "I didn't make it to the gym today.... <BR> that makes 5 years in a row." <BR> <BR> Sounds like me. Are you a gym attender or have you bought a gym membership in the past? <BR> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:46:25 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday September 22 Did you choose something that was a healthy food, lately? Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:12:47 EST Question Of the Day- Friday September 20 OK, I'm sick. <BR> Coughing, nose is running like a tap. My throat feels like it is burning. <BR> <BR> Anyone use a Hot Toddy as a get well or relax enough to sleep drink???? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:08:46 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday September 18 I was asked out for dinner at a hamburger spot. Hmmm. I said OK. <BR> There must have been 25 different burgers to choose from... <BR> <BR> What would you have at a burger place? Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:25:38 EST Question Of The Day- Monday September 16 I read that we can keep our brain pliable and sharp if we learn new things. <BR> <BR> Have you tried to learn anything new lately? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:49:22 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday September 15, 2013 Do you know your neighbours? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:45:06 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday September 14 What is your energy level today? Do you have a lot to accomplish or will you be chilling out? Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:21:53 EST Question of the day - Friday September 13 Got ideas of what to do with zucchini? <BR> Is it popular at your home? Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:39:14 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday September 12, 2013 It is the season for the ripening of fruits and veggies: <BR> What would you do with a bumper crop of ripe tomatoes? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:47:56 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday September 10, 2013 Do you ever eat fruit at breakfast? What do you choose? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:02:04 EST Question of the day- Saturday September 7 I heard the geese flying overhead this morning, honking in V formation. They are practicing for migration. <BR> Have you noticed any signs of autumn on its way? Sat, 7 Sep 2013 10:08:20 EST Question Of The Day- Friday September 6, 2013 My neighbour has a garage full of books she, and her hubby, have read and collected. <BR> When she reads a fun one Donna calls out, "Karen I want to lend a book to you." <BR> <BR> What do you lend to others? <BR> Have you been asked to lend something you had to say "No" I don't lend that? Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:57:18 EST Question Of The Day- Can you play music on any instrument? Got family or friends that like to jam? <BR> I was just watching "Live At Daryl's House" and he used to be half of Hall and Oats. <BR> All this talent goes to his home and they rock or reggae or whatever. <BR> <BR> Check it out on Youtube! <BR> <BR> I wish I could play one instrument!!!!1 Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:36:59 EST Question of the day- Monday September 2 Got a favorite marinade? <BR> Meats, tofu and veggies can benefit - so what's your secret? Mon, 2 Sep 2013 06:37:35 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday September 1, 2013 What is stuck to the front of your refrigerator today? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:02:50 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday August 31, 2013 Can you remember if you dream? Do you think you sleep deeply enough to dream? Any memories of what you dream about? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:17:45 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday August 29 Are your bedtimes regular? Go to bed at the same time OR are you all over the clock? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually get up in the morning? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:51:36 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday August 27, 2013 What would you take to a neighbourhood Pot Luck supper? <BR> I have one to attend on Saturday afternoon. There will be barbecues, tables set up and games like horseshoes or Bocce ball. (Italian game) <BR> <BR> I should make a salad, I guess.... but I'm fresh out of ideas. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:37:51 EST Question of the day- Sunday August 25 How are you staying motivated toward better health? Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:08:15 EST Question of the day- Friday August 23 Do you have a favorite breakfast cereal? Do you combine varieties? Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:32:53 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday August 22, 2013 Ever been to a spa? Had a massage, mud bath, fingers and toes.... ??? <BR> I like the idea of white housecoat and slip-on slippers, add a white towel around the head-- VOILA! <BR> Spa time anyone? Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:20:03 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday August 20, 2013 Can you think of any great Spark names that you have read? Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:54:40 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday August 18, 2013 I want to help my walking buddy gain a few pounds. She skips meals and battles depression. Food doesn't interest her. <BR> <BR> Today, with our aprons on, I plan on baking a half dozen banana muffins to help her face breakfast the next week. <BR> <BR> We will be using a Spark Recipe "Banana Raisin Muffins". <BR> <BR> Have you found and used a good Spark recipe? Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:20:12 EST Question of the day- Saturday August 17 What is your favorite Spark Goody? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:29:47 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday August 14, 2013 Do you collect/ display and burn candles? <BR> Are they just for the top of a cake at birthdays? <BR> Emergency only? <BR> <BR> Let's light up this discussion thread.... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:25:48 EST Question Of The Day- August 12, 2013 Do you have a friend, family member or company that services your computer? <BR> How do you keep it healthy and running fast? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:14:46 EST Question Of the Day- Saturday August 6, 2013 Tomorrow our neighbourhood is hosting a multi-family Garage Sale. You may know it as a Yard Sale or something else. <BR> <BR> Do you make it a point to see what is out there "gently used"? Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:23:34 EST Question Of The Day- Fridaay August 5, 2013 Have you visited a beach this summer? <BR> Seen any body of water? Fri, 9 Aug 2013 00:08:54 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday August 8, 2013 What is the best advice you can tell yourself today? Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:48:58 EST Question of the day- Sunday August 3 Do you dry clothes outdoors? Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:32:19 EST Question of the day- Saturday August 3 Are you a fan of the radio? <BR> Music, news or talk? Sat, 3 Aug 2013 07:56:35 EST Question Of The Day- Thiursday August 1, 2013 Where do you store your tension? Does your body tell you that you are under stress? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:15:12 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesda July 31, 2013 Are bike lanes available in your town? How far away is it for you if you wanted to use a bicycle lane in traffic? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:14:36 EST Question Of The Day- Monday July 29, 2013 Carbs, carbs everywhere... what do you expect to consume today carbohydrate-wise? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:55:13 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday July 27, 2013 Dairy- some can have the cow variety.... others can not. <BR> <BR> What do you have on hand from the Dairy Department? <BR> What is it used for? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:31:31 EST Question Of The Day - Friday July 26, 2013 I just opened my eyes to my unorganized laundry room. seeeesh, what a pigsty. <BR> <BR> Which room is the messiest at your place? Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:45:08 EST Question Of The Day - Tuesday July 23, 2013 Have you been using a barbecue much this season? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:55:41 EST Question Of The Day- Monday July 22, 2013 Does your hometown have a Welcome Sign? Can you tell when you enter the city or town? <BR> Any landmarks? <BR> <BR> Got a tourist trap or something for visitors to see? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:37:35 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday July 21, 2013 Ever been a tutor? What could you help me "brush up on"? <BR> Or... what topic would you like to Have tutorial on? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:08:01 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday July 20, 2013 Can you name three things that make up a PERFECT summer's day? <BR> (Experience, weather, food, community... anything at all) Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:05:32 EST Question of the day- Thursday July 18, 2013 Ear care... do you build up wax? <BR> Do you need to go to the Dr. to be syringed? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:34:10 EST Question Of The Day- Monday July 15, 2013 Do you have healthy, happy feet? Or... bunions? hammer toes? fallen arches, plantar's fasciitis or gout? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:31:01 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday July 14, 2013 Are you a newspaper reader on a regular basis? Do you get your news mostly from the TV or a computer? Maybe the radio is your go-to device for news.... <BR> <BR> Hey, what's news? Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:56:27 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday July 13, 2013 Do you buy in bulk? Are you a fan of Costco? What products will you buy 2-5 of at a time? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:13:34 EST Question of the day-- July 11, 2013 What a surprise at my house... Sweetie brougt home a head of red leaf lettuce! <BR> Quite a departure for him. <BR> <BR> Do you use a variety of lettuce in salad... or just iceberg? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:23:49 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday July 10 At my home I don't buy any because half the population wont' touch the stuff: <BR> <BR> Watermelon... do you love it or leave it? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:11:20 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday July 9, 2013 Ooops, my neice's birthday is today and I didn't send a card. <BR> Have you forgotten a family member's big day? <BR> Do you still send cards? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:41:32 EST Question Of The Day- Monday July 8, 2013 Is snoring a problem at your house? <BR> Anyone have poor sleep quality? Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:05:36 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday July 7, 2013 I watch Jeopardy over my dinner hour. Do you enjoy any game shows? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 19:56:45 EST Question of the day- Friday June 5, 2013 How many herbs and spices would you have in you cupboards? <BR> 0-5 <BR> 6-10 <BR> 11-20 <BR> 21-30? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 21:34:00 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday July 3, 2013 Does your community have a recycling program? <BR> Can you separate paper, metal, plastic or glass? <BR> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:11:33 EST Question Of The Day- Monday July 2, 2013 What would you bring to a picnic? <BR> Got a lactose intolerant idea? <BR> How about a gluten-free contribution? Wed, 3 Jul 2013 01:02:12 EST SPARK PEOPLE UPDATES <BR> More changes are taking place here at SparkPeople, a few today and yesterday including "improvements that will roll out in the next few months." <BR> <BR> On the Start Page, the Insider is gone and SP launched "a new content slideshow with a streamlined look. It has four features plus a daily recipe and video below it." <BR> <BR> And on the SparkPoints page, SP has "cleaned up a few SparkPoints tasks to streamline your daily SparkPeople experience." <BR> <BR> Here's what has been "ch... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:41:23 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday June 26, 2013 What was the best part of June for you or your family? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:09:09 EST Question of the day- Sunday June 22 Does your region host Strawberry Tea Parties? <BR> This weekend my area has 15 of them! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:17:27 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday June 22, 2013 This is more of a dialogue than a yes/ no question... <BR> <BR> Handbags, purses: do you love them or hate them. Can you remember a favorite one? <BR> How many do you own? <BR> What MUST they have? <BR> Would you make one or have you found something to replace this "lady" item? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:00:52 EST Question of the day- Tuesday June 18 Trying to grow anything this season? What are your challenges? Any rewards? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:54:46 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday June 16, 2013 Would you like to share one memory of Dad? <BR> (Could be your own father, or a husband-being- a- dad memory) Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:09:53 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday June 15, 2013 Are there any colors that you will not wear together? Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:09:03 EST Question Of The Day- Monday June 10, 2013 What do you own that is a "hand-me-down"? Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:02:05 EST Question of the day - Sunday June 9 Is there a good news story reported near you? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 07:33:11 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday June 8, 2013 What town or city would you like to visit? <BR> Would it be because of a person/ people or would you sight-see? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 01:10:49 EST Question Of The Day- Monday June 3, 2013 Different sandwiches... do you like an ingredient that is not typical for a sandwich? <BR> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:11:58 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday June 1st Smoothies- Love 'em or leave 'em? <BR> Got a favorite ingredient? <BR> Which item cannot go in the recipe? Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:09:08 EST Question Of The Day- Friday May 31, 2013 Is there anything that finally got too expensive and you have stopped paying for it? Fri, 31 May 2013 23:56:20 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday May 30, 2013 What was the first song or album that you wanted to own? Thu, 30 May 2013 10:52:25 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday May 28, 2013 What would you do with your day if the electrical power was shut down for 5 hours? Tue, 28 May 2013 10:39:18 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday May 23, 2013 Well, tomorrow is a hospital visit day for me. My doctor has arranged my first colonography... it's a picture! <BR> Have you had a check up before to see how healthy your intestines and colon are? <BR> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:29:24 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday May 22, 2013 How do you look after your hair/ style? <BR> Which products do you use? <BR> Do you go to the same stylist? <BR> What do you do for yourself.... and what is left to the professionals? Wed, 22 May 2013 10:58:16 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday May 21, 2013 Is there someone new in your circle of friends or acquaintances? <BR> If yes... are they a "good fit"? <BR> If no... is there any room for a new friend? Tue, 21 May 2013 10:48:27 EST Question Of The Day- Monday May 20, 2013 What do you need to organize or complete this week? Mon, 20 May 2013 13:13:52 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday May 18, 2013 Read the quotation first... question will follow: <BR> <BR> Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, <BR> the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things... <BR> it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. -Henry David Thoreau. <BR> <BR> What has your attention these days? Are you aware of the satisfaction and happy feeling you get from that activity? Sat, 18 May 2013 13:06:20 EST Question Of The Day- Friday May 17 Let's pretend you just received a Gift Certificate for $50. <BR> Because this is imaginary... no store, restaurant or service is specified. <BR> <BR> What would your shopping spree entail? Fri, 17 May 2013 11:10:53 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday May 14 Let's say you feel a bit of a chill... <BR> do you turn up the thermostat, find a cardigan or do some exercise? Tue, 14 May 2013 11:13:50 EST Question of the day- Saturday may 11 Imagine receiving a gift basket! What item would make it so "you"? Sat, 11 May 2013 12:21:28 EST Question Of The Day- Friday May 10 I am going to the dentist at 8 a.m. Friday. How are you starting the "weekend"? Fri, 10 May 2013 01:13:54 EST Question of the day- Thursday May 9 Ever heard of Bubble Tea? <BR> Would you try it? Thu, 9 May 2013 10:50:06 EST What's your weirdest tea habit or experience? <em>469</em> What's your weirdest tea habit or experience? Tue, 7 May 2013 20:59:22 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday May 5, 2013 Happy Cinqo de Mayo.... may five Mexicans knock on your door! <BR> <BR> Anyway-- <BR> If you were to see a bed of beautiful flowers, which variety would be "eye candy" for your taste? Sun, 5 May 2013 11:15:35 EST Question Of the Day- Friday May 3, 2013 Do you know what is in season at your grocery store? <BR> Share your last "find"; what did you get "on Sale"? Fri, 3 May 2013 10:36:32 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday May 2, 2013 Will gardening be a hobby of yours this season? Thu, 2 May 2013 10:31:19 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday April 30, 2013 Do you throw out a lot of food weekly? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:40:18 EST Question of the day-Sunday April 28 Health Journey... What will it mean to you today? Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:32:21 EST Question Of The Day- Friday April 26, 2013 What would you like to learn more about? <BR> Would you need a book, a teacher or a coach? <BR> Maybe you could watch Youtube or a video? Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:32:54 EST Thursday April 25th, 2013 We are often encouraged to wear a symbolic flower, ribbon or color to fundraise and raise awareness. <BR> Do you ever participate? For which event? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:32:40 EST Question Of The Day- Wednesday April 24, 2013 Would you prefer a full body massage or a treatment in reflexology? (hands & feet) Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:57:13 EST Question Of The Day- Tuesday April 23, 2013 If you were to check inside the crisper of your fridge or in your fruit bowls.... what do you have one hand right now? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:22:25 EST Question of the day- Sunday April 21 Are you able to nap during the day if you lay down? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:06:05 EST Question of the day- Saturday April 20 One of my clients wants to share six tomato plants when the frost warnings are over. <BR> Any suggestions what I could share in return? <BR> I was a bit bowled over. <BR> I have such nice customers! Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:49:29 EST Question Of the Day- Friday April 19, 2013 Whose birthday is next in your circle of friends and family? <BR> Will there be a party, a gift to be given or just a card? Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:57:53 EST Question Of the Day- Monday April 15, 2013 What is the most exotic ingredient you have ever eaten? <BR> <BR> Truffles? Capers? Guava? Artichoke? Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:55:37 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday April 14, 2013 Are you following Dancing With The Stars this season (on TV)? <BR> <BR> I want to see Andy Dick keep on going.... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:23:02 EST Friday April 12, 2013 Do you use coupons? Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:52:45 EST Question Of The Day- Thursday April 11, 2013 Do you have friends that are of the "needy" persuasion? You seem to need to assist them when they contact you? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:04:48 EST Question Of the Day- Wednesday April 10, 2013 Books. Do you buy them, borrow from the library, share with neighbours and friends or are you reading electronically? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer a story or like a newspaper the best? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 23:13:33 EST Question of the day- Sunday April 7 Do you plan clothing purchases or mostly buy on impulse? Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:39:18 EST Question Of The Day- Saturday April 6, 2013 What do you do to remedy an upset stomach? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:14:01 EST Question Of the Day- Thursday April 4, 2013 What challenge will you be facing today? Got a strategy to excel? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:48:43 EST Question Of the Day- Wednesday April 3, 2013 If you were challenged to grow one vegetable or fruit this summer, what would you choose to harvest by the fall? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 01:26:44 EST Question Of the Day- Tuesday April 2, 2013 Did you have a trick played on you during April Fool's Day? Were you the instigator or did you hear of any good pranks? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:36:30 EST Question Of the Day- Sunday March 31, 2013 Got an Easter memory you would like to share? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 22:58:18 EST Question Of the Day- Thursday March 28, 2013 Are you thinking of an Easter menu yet? Do you mind sharing your ideas? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:42:36 EST Question Of the Day- Wednesday March 27 Do you most often use computer search engines (Google etc) to learn something new, or help you remember something in the past? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:39:40 EST Question Of the Day- Tuesday March 26 Can you help me plan a kiddie craft with a Spring Theme? I want to visit a 3 yr old and a 6 yr old for a Kool aid Tea Party next month. <BR> <BR> Paper? Stickers? Foam sheets? Paper Towel rolls? Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:00:56 EST Question Of the Day- Monday March 25 Is there a song that gets stuck in your brain? (Earworm is what they call it up here.) Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:37:18 EST Question Of The Day- March 22, 2013 Have you ever had a professional massage? Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:05:17 EST Question Of The Day- March 20th, 2013 Today is the official first day of Spring? What does that make you think of? Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:53:49 EST New to Group Good afternoon. I'm Ann and I'm new to Sparkpeople and here. I've been a "fan" of herbal teas for many years. I always buy alot and have a big cupboard full of teas. I enjoy all flavors, so it's hard to really pick just one that's a favorite. I just wanted to say hello, take care, and have a great day. <em>469</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:38:50 EST Question Of The Day- March 18th, 2013 Are you getting good, deep sleep? Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:56:03 EST Question Of The Day- March 17th, 2013 Doing anything to mark St. Patrick's Day? Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:29:58 EST Question of the day- March 12, 2013 A Victoriana question... Have you ever heard of London, England's Crystal Palace? <BR> <BR> I'll try to post some data on it. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:08:46 EST Question of the day- March 11, 2013 Looking forward to visiting any family soon? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:20:52 EST Question of the day- March 10 Do you have a Handiman you can call on? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:52:17 EST Question Of The Day- March 8, 2013 Ever tried a latte? (Tea brewed with hot milk rather than boiling a kettle of hot water) Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:47:17 EST Question Of The Day- March 6, 2013 Cravings? What food calls your name and how have you learned to tame the beast? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:43:57 EST Question of the day--March 5, 2013 This week I am looking forward to... <BR> What? Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:10:21 EST Question Of The Day- Friday March 1, 2013 What did you last disagree about? Last night, I think we had a 'fight' at our house. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:09:38 EST Question of the Day - February 27, 2013 Have you had a vision test lately? Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:59:31 EST Easter tea gifts, etc. I got a robot tea infuser and glass unbreakable glass cup for GS1 for Easter. Along with English Breakfast and Earl Grey loose tea. Would love to sit and have a cuppa with him. He's in LA Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:05:12 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday February 24th Did you watch the Oscar ceremony? Did you see any of the nominated movies? Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:10:16 EST Question of the Day- February 23 What is your favorite comedy? Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:27:37 EST Question Of The Day- Friday February 22 How will you keep moving today? Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:01:51 EST Question of the Day - February 20, 2013 What are your goals for March 2013? Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:37:54 EST Question Of The Day- Monday February 18 If you were to read a book in the next month, what would you like the topic to be? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:26:14 EST Question Of The Day- Sunday February 17th What is your favourite fashion lately? Is there some outfit, some accessory that caught your eye... even if it wouldn't suit you? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:54:08 EST Question Of The Day- Friday February 15th Who has talent in your family? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:35:20 EST Question \of The Day- February 12 When was the last time you visited with an old school chum? <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:59:06 EST Question Of the Day- Monday February 11 I'm visiting my paents in their home where I grew up. <BR> \mom is making her spaghetti dinner. <BR> <BR> If you could go back, back, back.... which meal would you like to enjoy from your childhood? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:07:38 EST Question of the day- Sunday February 10 Are you much of an adventurer? Sat, 9 Feb 2013 23:35:04 EST Question Of the Day- February 5, 2013 Let's imagine you've been away from home a few days. <BR> How do you know "I'm home!"? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:49:23 EST Question of the Day - February 4, 2013 We all have them: Projects and crafts that don't get finished. <BR> <BR> What do you have 'lying around' that needs to be completed? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:25:02 EST Question Of The Day- February 2 Today is Groundhog Day. Are you seeing sunshine or clouds today? Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:08:42 EST Question Of The Day- February 1 Let's imagine you get a day with Ophra. What would you like to chat about? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:05:38 EST Question Of The Day - January 28th, 2013 Chatelaine magazine has a title on the cover, "168 Ways To Love Your Life". I haven't read it, but can you offer one way you love your life? Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:37:36 EST Come into my parlor... southwest Michigan Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am an old-timer to Spark People, just returning from a necessary sabbatical. I missed the interaction with others as I work from home. I am retired from corporate America and don’t miss the hour long commute (one-way), and at times, in hazardous weather conditions. No more deadlines, politicking, or one-sided diplomacy. *LOL* I live on 10 acres in southwestern Michigan, so can classify myself as a Gentlewoman Farmer; nuts and fruits mostly. <BR> <BR> I am planni... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:41:37 EST Question Of The Day - January 24th, 2013 Did you enjoy gym class when you went to school? Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:27:47 EST Question Of The Day January 18th, 2013 Can you spend an entire week without ANY fast food? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:42:44 EST Question Of The Day January 17th, 2013 Would be interested in learning how to give relaxation massage? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:36:51 EST Question Of The Day January 16, 2013 Have you ever gone to a Mardi Gras party? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:38:51 EST Question Of The Day January 15th, 2013 What new style of food have you tried lately? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:36:46 EST Question Of The Day January 14th Do you know what colors you should and shouldn't wear? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:25:35 EST Question Of the Day- January 12, 2013 Do you own a dehumidifier for your home? Is dampness a problem where you live? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:36:14 EST Question Of the Day- January 10, 2013 Who is your favorite author (s) ? Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:56:51 EST Question Of The Day- January 9, 2013 Do your days fly by or do find time usually drags by for you? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:25:52 EST Question of the Day- January 8, 2013 Now that the NHL hockey is coming to an agreement, will you be watching ice hockey for what is left of their season? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 01:37:45 EST Question Of The Day- January 5, 2013 When does "Christmas get put away" around your place? Sat, 5 Jan 2013 02:23:37 EST Question Of The Day- January 2, 2013 How are you going to rack up the activity/ exercise minutes this month? Thu, 3 Jan 2013 01:42:02 EST Question Of The Day- January 1, 2013 How did you spend the last hours of 2012? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:36:31 EST Question Of the Day- December 31 Didn't expect that.... did you see anyone get a surprise either at Christmas or within the last 2 weeks? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:57:25 EST Post your health resolutions for the New Year 2013 Post your health resolutions for the New Year 2013 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:38:49 EST Question of the day- Dec 28 Can you share one happy thought for today? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:21:03 EST Question of the Day- December 23 What are you doing for YOU, today? Keep a balance! Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:57:22 EST Question of the Day- December 21 Have you dropped a tradition this year from around this time of season? <BR> Or have you done something additional that might become a tradition? Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:41:15 EST Question of the Day- December 19 Quirky Christmas gifts... ever received something that made you wonder what it was? Why me? What were they thinking? <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:59:36 EST Question of the Day- December 17 What special touch (craft) or creative outlet will you be using this season? Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:42:01 EST Question of the Day- December 16 Do you decorate for the holidays in a colour scheme? <BR> Are you more eclectic? <BR> Perhaps you've given up decorating altogether? Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:50:23 EST Question Of The Day- Dec 14 Can you tell you are soon to be sick? Do you get warnings? <BR> Do you change food, sleep or vitamins to try to side-step a cold or flu? Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:12:18 EST Question Of The Day- Dec 13 Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Really? <BR> Ever been part of a group who roasted nuts of any type? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:57:37 EST Question Of The Day- Dec 12 Egrammy was looking for ideas for a Christmas dinner (soft/ pureed) so I will springboard off that question- <BR> <BR> What might your dinner menu include this holiday season? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:03:20 EST Question of the Day. Dec 10 Writing greeting cards this year? Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:29:54 EST Question Of The Day- Dec. 8 Are there any items you 'pay more' for because you patronize a local vendor? Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:46:06 EST Question Of The Day- Dec. 7 Do you make up Christmas stockings at your home? Remember a favourite find from days of old? <BR> <BR> Share a stocking stuffer idea or memory! Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:01:59 EST Question Of The Day- Dec 5 I won an iPod last week. Tell us, have you ever won anything? Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:53:11 EST Red Rose Tea Have you had red rose tea? I just found the Red Rose tea in Earl Grey and English Breakfast. Are these new? I like them. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:35:37 EST Let's Talk Tea #70 Do you own a teacup and saucer for a special "me" time with your tea? Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:20:44 EST Let's Talk Tea #69 Will you be going out to a tea social whith all the bazaars, craft fairs and neighbourhood Christmas sales planned? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:00:24 EST Let's Talk Tea #68 Let's name a Tea Shop. If you saw a brand new tea parlour in your neighbourhood, please tell us what you imagine the name of the place would be. <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be fun to try it out as a SparkTeam???? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:31:23 EST Let's Talk Tea #67 Do you drink coffee too? Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:27:22 EST Let's Talk Tea #66 Imagine dry tea to flavour your baking! <BR> <BR> Can you imagine grinding dry tea leaves in a coffee grinder (powered)... then adding that ingredient into your crepes, pancakes, tea loaf or muffins? <BR> <BR> <BR> I would definitely try the earl grey! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:44:47 EST Let's Talk Tea #65 Imagine that we all got together for a Spark Tea Party at my place.... <BR> <BR> You've just won the little quiz that I prepared. GASP-- you've won a bright pink boa! <BR> <BR> Would you be able to wear it for the rest of the party or would you decline and put it back into the gift bag? Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:10:45 EST Let's Talk Tea #64 Ready for a review? <BR> <BR> Did you know that white tea requires 7 minutes of steeping? <BR> A light oolong or a green tea should be steeped for 3 minutes? <BR> Some of my herbal/ flavoured teas suggest 4-5 minutes.... <BR> <BR> ... find the time and taste relation and stick with that! <BR> <BR> Maybe I will be able to enjoy Roiboos if I steep it shorter/ longer? Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:56:06 EST Let's Talk Tea #63 Know your water temperatures? <BR> <BR> Here goes: <BR> Dark oolong, blackand herbal tea.... water at a full boil is recommended. That's 212 F or 100C degrees. <BR> <BR> Light oolong, white and green tea... not a rolling boil. With a thermometer, that would be 180 F or 82 C. (Just about the time your kettle starts a rumbling noise.) <BR> <BR> Has water temperature ever concerned you when making tea? Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:42:16 EST Let's Talk Tea #62 May I share another tea hint? <BR> <BR> If you use a tea bell to hold loose leaves, do not fill it. Tea should be allowed to float freely. <BR> <BR> Now you know! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:11:01 EST Let's Talk Tea #61 Can you identify your weak link to making the Perfect Pot of Tea? <BR> <BR> 1) Does your tap water have an aroma or taste? <BR> 2) Do you double-boil the kettle and remove the oxygen in the water? <BR> 3) Cheap teabags? <BR> 4) Boil the brewed tea? <BR> 5) Tea stored without an airtight container? <BR> 6) Don't usually use one teaspoon of tea to one cup of water? <BR> 7) Forget to warm the teapot? <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 14:46:39 EST Let's Talk Tea #60 How many times does a tea bag get used at your home? or at work? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:46:31 EST Let's Talk Tea #59 Would you want to share a cup of tea with anyone back in history? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:35:31 EST Let's Talk Tea #58 Do you have a "Guilty pleasure" beverage? Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:17:43 EST Let's Talk Tea #57 Do you brew a strong, medium or weak tea? Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:00:10 EST Let's Talk Tea #56 Tea errors! Have you ever added lemon to tea that had milk in it already? <BR> Kettle not hot enough? <BR> Tea bag that was poor quality???? <BR> <BR> Tea is so simple to brew, but things can go wrong... How about in your experience? Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:48:03 EST Let's Talk Tea #55 Will you be adding milk or sugar to your favourite beverage? Should I have a slice of lemon on hand when you visit? <BR> <BR> Imagine all of us having cyber-tea party! CHEERS! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:00:58 EST Let's Talk Tea #54 How many cups/ mugs of tea do you average per day? <BR> <BR> Is the weekend different than your weekday average? Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:25:47 EST Let's Talk Tea #53 How many minutes do you brew your tea? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:46:53 EST Let's Talk Tea #52 If you were to brew chai tea, would you use water, milk or soy milk? Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:22:45 EST Let's Talk Tea #51 are you concerned that your water is oxygen-rich as you fill the kettle? Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:37:40 EST Let's Talk Tea #50 Are your iced tea days done for the year? Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:06:53 EST Let's Talk Tea #49 Today, would you prefer a cup of tea alone or in the company of others? Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:23:04 EST