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Coffee Experiment
Friday, January 20, 2017      4 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      42 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      13 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      10 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
Sunday Morning - Namaste
Sunday, November 13, 2016      16 comments

This is the peaceful view down my driveway that greeted me yesterday and calmed my frayed nerves a bit during these turbulent days for our country. ... Read more
Slowing Down
Monday, November 07, 2016      14 comments

In September my DH and I traveled to Italy with our son and his girl friend. We all enjoy interesting food and most of us like to cook. One of our adventures together was to take a cooking class with a chef in Tuscany. The day started at ... Read more
Up Early in the City
Sunday, October 30, 2016      17 comments

I so enjoy the early morning hours, and this week I had the special treat of sitting in a window seat, 14 stories above the Chicago River. This was the sight below as the city came to life: ... Read more
Spirit Time
Thursday, October 27, 2016      13 comments

Just a thought this morning as my day starts and I think about the season ahead. Halloween is approaching and it might be fun to take a 'night walk' in the spirit of the season: vampires and trick-or-treating both happen then! I won't be h... Read more
Three Things That Are Keeping Me on a Healthy Track
Saturday, October 15, 2016      20 comments

This morning I am thinking about things that are keeping me motivated right now. emoticon One is that the sc... Read more
Closet Switch-Up
Monday, October 03, 2016      18 comments

emoticon It's time for me to store summer clothes and move fall and winter duds back in. This weekend I real... Read more
Five More Things All About Me
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      11 comments

So, continuing on my mission to be a little more 'blog-worthy.' Here are 5 more things about me and then I will be on to another question. Interested in the prompts? Here is what I posted in my last blog: My Sparkfriend, Swe... Read more
Inspiration from Swede Su: Following Prompts to Write More Blogs
Friday, September 09, 2016      18 comments

I've been in a blogging drought lately. Can't think of a thing to say. Meanwhile I am a Community Advisor with a commitment to blog at least once a week... So I better get to it. My Sparkfriend, Swede Su, recently started following a g... Read more

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