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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!)
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!

Member Since: 12/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 40,954

My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly

My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake

Personal Information:
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

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I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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    If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer Have a great week! emoticon
    68 days ago
    Thank you for the bloglove. LOL! that class was actually kinda fun but I know the teachers were really taken by surprise when all the whining started up. They had been expecting everyone to be happy. Well, I spent all day yesterday thinking about how fortunate I am. And saying thanks.
    71 days ago
    Obviously we must be related somewhere in our past because we are both idiots. LOL. We have a small generator that will run the fridge, freezer, T.V. fan, light, computer but we purchased the big standby one that we have to get a propane tank for that will come on automatically and run heat, A/C, water heater, entire rooms, etc. This was the project we got half done at the end of the year.
    73 days ago
    It is still going on here and has gotten a lot worse than before. The trees are starting to ice. I hope we don't lose power. We have a huge standby generator in the yard and it isn't ready to go. Stupid!
    73 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thank you for your comments and encouragement. Sending you blessings for a successful, happy new year.
    80 days ago
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