I haven't been sparking like I normally do. My son had influenza A and pneumonia. He came home from his group home and spent the week with me. I swear I have been following him around like a puppy with a bottle of Lysol, Chlorox, and doing lo... Read more
I'm so excited!!!!! Celebrations!
Are you singing that old Pointer Sisters song now?
I have to start with the so excited part, I'll close with the celebration. So I had my annual physical yesterday. Last year at this time my doctor brought up the fact that I was in the ... Read more
Alone on Valentines Day?
I am single. Most of the time I am completely content with that, notice I said most of the time. There are times when all my friends are with their mates and I feel pretty alone. Feeling alone is usually self inflicted for me. I can be in a ... Read more
Free dinner and a box of donuts
I love to wander. If I take a vacation I prefer to go by car. When I travel by car, I have a habit of making unplanned stops when I see something interesting along the way. Sometimes the unplanned stops turn out to be better than the destinat... Read more
What is success? My challenge
The question was raised in one of my Spark Teams "What does success mean to you?"
Now, there was a time when I would say "reaching my goal weight" but today is not that day. I have been attempting to reach my goal weight for years. If my... Read more
I follow a group called Fellow Flowers. February 4 was Fellow Flower declaration day. This was my declaration.
For the last thirty five years... Read more
Oh the games we play......
I had a rough week. There were temptations galore - bagels, cookies, two pizza parties, Super Bowl festivities and more. I managed to do pretty well with most of them either totally avoiding, careful planning or limiting the amounts of my splu... Read more
Holes, pits, and those places you don't really want to go!
I just read CompuCathy's featured Blog "The Pit and the Path.... Revelation".
I could so relate to her blog. I have found myself distracted and at the bottom of that pit many times. It reminded me of a story I have heard along the way whi... Read more
Feed me more!!!!
Some of you remember the old cartoons that showed the "good angel" whispering into the character's ear, followed by the "devil" whispering in the character's ear and the struggle the character faced of who to listen to.
... Read more
Uncomfortable spots and procrastination
Ever procrastinate? Well 15 years ago at Christmas, I didn't call my sister to make plans for the holiday. The holiday was the only time we got together during the year. We are not close. She lives about an hours drive from my house. She is... Read more
I did it!!!!!
Last Thursday, I got on the scale, looked at the number, got on my computer and logged it in as my weight. It was my first step to getting back on the path to a healthier me. I started Sparking....again. ... Read more
Location, location, location......
I have a rather nice large office at work. I used to have a crappy small office tucked away in a corner. I kinda liked it there! However, the powers that be wanted me more visible and moved me to an office in the central hall - right across f... Read more
OMG! Hidden Figures.... hidden rock!
Yikes, I tripped over a rock! I stumbled and fell - flat on my face! Stunned, I got up, I dusted myself off and continued on the path.
OK, I really didn't trip over a rock physically.
Here's how it unraveled.....
I tracked my f... Read more
You say you want a revolution?
Yep, I'm old. I loved that Beatles song. I've taken the liberty make a slight change. You see, I want an evolution.
That's it an evolution - as Webster puts it "a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change".
Every year I pick... Read more
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How did I....get here?
I've been on SP for some time. Every once in a while I stop and scratch my head and say "How did I get here?". Here is usually a long way from where I intended on being. When I got on the scale yesterday, I was about to utter those words. It... Read more