Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I need to take a time out from Spark and did not want to simply disappear although I feel as if I have already disappeared from participation. Thank you to new friends and especially old friends, you know who you are. I am not closing my account and hope to come back. For now I am exiting all teams, preferences, trackers and postings.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Perhaps I'll see you on another go around. Demand the best for yourself, you are worth it.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Everyone likes to leave home for vacation. I live right smack in the midst of Michigan vacation land. This was a three day staycation for me.
Me, (I'm on the far left) my mother, 2 daughters and 2 sisters in a wine tasting setting. We had such a great time. This is the inside, next photo is outside. As you can see it is be-au-ti-ful countryside. (me in the middle with brown pants)
We had a great time talking and catching up. This morning after toast, yogurt and fruit for breakfast sisters and I walked into town. Fitbit said our little hike was 4.5 miles. We went to the local beach and walked on the sand, climbed a hill or two. This is not my photo, but one of the beach we were at
After walking back to the inn we drove to a few new places. We explored a couple more beaches, a Bohemian church built in the 1800s. The Boehmian settlers were iron workers and the grave markers in the cemetery were VERY unusual In the middle of the photo, if you look closely, you will notice a simple cross made of 2 pipes. This is one of my favorite stained glass windows in the church. Back then they were had made and the craftsmanship is simply amazing. Nothing less than amazing. The serpent wrapped around the apple tree. Eve just didn't stand a chance did she? Lunch was at a sweet little country tavern. I had to have the burger special; mushrooms with Asiago cheese so to control the damage we cut it in half and shared that way. It was more than satisfying. Here is a link to another wonderful tasting we visited. This time I had them pour lightly (which is one simple taste). Black Star Farms is a B&B, they produce award winning wines and cheese. www.blackstarfarms.com/winery/tastin
We enjoyed an art gallery today too. Tomorrow we visit an art quilt show as my cousin has an entry or two. Then everyone departs, I have a few days of work, then my routine returns. I am thankful for the beautiful weather, family, good health, good times, sunshine and the opportunity to refresh relationships.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Heading out early for my walk. Two sisters and mom coming to town and we are heading for a B&B, wine tasting, walking and talking,camp fire on the beach and what ever else comes my way. So little time for SP right now. Family and those ties are my priority for the next couple of days. Mom is 80 and sisters live far away. My daughters are meeting us for lunch before we travel to B&B.
Yesterday I spent most of the day finishing up a cell phone purse for my sister. She is an avid walker and asked for a small across the body little purse to hold cell phone, license, house key, $. It took longer than I thought as much of it was hand sewn. It was too small to sew all places on my machine. I quilted it and it is quite cute.
I'll keep my food choices in check and get lots of walking in. Have a good week everyone.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I still have not decided which route to take. I like that my fitness can sync with spark, that work just fine. The past couple of days I have been entering my food into Spark and then sending it ti fitbit. (they now have an icon to do that) The first day I learned the hard way that you have to wait until the end of the day, don't send it after every meal entry as each time you "send", the entire day's meal entries go. So, the smarter me, on the second day waited until the end of the day to send from Spark to fitbit. Alas! Disappointment again as it doubles all the entries so you have to delete, delete, delete.
I prefer seeing the immediate equation that fitbit shows me and their entry is faster than Spark. I think I will stick with fitbit meal entry and just go with it. I am definitely not going to do both.
If anyone out there in Spark can clue me if I am missing something or making an error in the process I would be grateful.
I was surprised at how many steps I got in today as I was not able to walk the dogs. The temperature is in the 90s with high humidity, feels like 100+. The dogs are too stressed to take me walking and I am taking my cue from them. We are looking forward to rain and cooler days soon.
Keep believing in yourself. You are worth every minute of effort. Here is an ice water toast to you
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