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Spring Maintenance
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      36 comments

emoticon At our house Spring is the season for maintenance. Seems like we're always opening the door to AC/Heat... Read more
Just for Fun
Monday, March 13, 2017      19 comments

Ran across this on Facebook and knew it had a Sparkpeople audience who would love it! ... Read more
The Power of Off and Mindful Living
Sunday, March 12, 2017      13 comments

I'm reading a book that has me thinking a lot about my social media use. It is, The Power of Off, The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World, by Nancy Colier. I recommend it. As I make my way through the chapters I am thinking a lot ... Read more
Spring is coming - What's New with You?
Friday, March 10, 2017      15 comments

What's new with you? That little phrase is one of my favorite conversation starters. As Spring begins to show itself, I'm asking that of myself too. What will I do that is new? I've already picked up a few new spring clothes. I not... Read more
Happy On the Slopes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      38 comments

Last week I was on the slopes with many of my family members. Unlike many older skiers, I am not a person who has skied often. I have however always loved it. I learned first at 25 and was able to ski for a week then. Over the years, eve... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In It For the Fun
Sunday, February 12, 2017      120 comments

There are so many reasons to join SparkPeople, and more importantly to persist in using the site. There is the accountability, the great information, and the spirited and informed advice from other people working on similar issues. And t... Read more
The Sugarless Life
Monday, January 30, 2017      17 comments

I have been propelled into low sugar eating this month because my DH, also known as my personal Cookie Monster, has given up eating too much sugar. At the advice of an acupuncturist he started a "detox" process that involves eating cooked... Read more
A Marching Adventure
Sunday, January 22, 2017      14 comments

My theme for the year is Adventure. This week one presented itself to me in the form of the Women's March on Washington. No worries, this is not a political blog. Friends and family worried that I was in danger. They were concerned... Read more
Coffee Experiment
Friday, January 20, 2017      10 comments

I just whipped up a cup of coffee with some vanilla protein powder in a blender and the results aren't bad on this chilly day. And meanwhile I've jumped my protein up 16 grams. It's nice to shake my snacking up a little bit around my fav... Read more
Adventure Calls
Sunday, January 08, 2017      43 comments

My 'word of the year' going into 2017 is ADVENTURE. In December, as many of my Spark friends know, I challenged myself to get back into snow skiing. With the help of my very adept skiing son and his lessons (ski instruction is actually h... Read more
Here Comes 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      14 comments

So let's get started to make this an awesome year! Happy New Year to each of you, my Spark friends! ... Read more
Scaling the Holiday to Suit Ourselves
Friday, December 16, 2016      15 comments

On my maintenance team thread yesterday there were lots of comments about 'scaling back' holiday plans. It got me thinking about how 'scaling' the holiday to suit ourselves is really important. I've had years when Christmas seemed to exp... Read more
Goal Met on the Slopes!
Monday, December 12, 2016      14 comments

My son teaches skiing in Colorado. He's happy in the mountains and is thrilled to be working at a job he loves after college. Months ago I decided I wanted to get good enough at skiing to be on the slopes not only with him, but the rest of our... Read more
First Morning Fire
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      17 comments

Ah winter's blessing - this morning I lit my first morning fire of the season. It's such a treat. Now it's time to use my journal and check in... Read more
What I Learned in Cooking Class
Saturday, November 19, 2016      11 comments

I've been cooking for a long time and still really enjoy it. But last week I took a cooking class with a friend. We really just wanted to hang out together and thought it might be fun to take a class. It was. And I learned some thi... Read more

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