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  • Clean and organized with a new attitude

    1/25/2015 5:59:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I know it's still Winter, but I started my Spring cleaning early-I always do. I love being outside in the Spring, and getting my cleaning done o... Read more

  • It's a new year!

    1/24/2015 9:07:20 PM, by ADLINS

    I'm back! Well, I've been here, but doing one day at at a time. I'm trying to start the new year off right - tracking food, exercising, and hop... Read more

  • Organizing mitten supplies

    1/24/2015 7:01:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I just want to dig in and create my craft. Sometimes I end up with chaos in the craft room. Read more

  • Eyes on the prize!

    1/23/2015 5:48:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I am looking ahead to days that I can spend with my grandkids Every day, I pray for them, and I think about what I can do when we spend ou... Read more

  • Working together

    1/22/2015 5:30:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Valentine's Day is coming, and that means decorating the school with love. I taught the Before School Kids about symmetry and look what they di... Read more

  • When your mojo comes back...

    1/22/2015 12:32:10 AM, by OAKBORN

    Nice run tonight on treadmill. This is my 2nd run in two days. Since it's still winter, I pretty much have to run treadmill because it's dark wh... Read more

  • Sparking a new life

    1/21/2015 6:37:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a w... Read more

  • Sparking a new life

    1/21/2015 6:37:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a w... Read more

  • New pair of mittens

    1/20/2015 6:38:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night I made my first commissioned pair of mittens for a man out of his old, worn out favorite sweater. Repurposed clothing. I love it! ... Read more

  • Keeping myself honest.

    1/19/2015 2:46:54 PM, by OAKBORN

    Our roommate came home with doughnuts, so I had one... doughnuts are worse crack to me than chocolate, soda, or almost anything else... But you k... Read more

  • I have a DREAM!

    1/19/2015 6:09:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a dream, and I am walking to the fulfillment of that dream. I dream of hiking and biking with my grandkids. I dream of being strong in b... Read more

  • Looking back at a tough year....

    1/18/2015 7:02:44 PM, by OAKBORN

    I am finally back in a settled place from where I feel I can move forward... but looking back at one graph, the one that charts my weight really ... Read more

  • Sparking others

    1/18/2015 8:02:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am volunteering at the foot of Washington, sparking others to climb s... Read more

  • It's only been a week!

    1/18/2015 2:36:45 AM, by OAKBORN

    Back to the blog. Weekly may be all I can handle, simply because my job (though I LOVE LOVE LOVE it), is very demanding. I come home tired every... Read more

  • How cold is -70?

    1/17/2015 8:00:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am at the foot of Mt. Washington this weekend, advising people who are hiking up the mountain. With the wind chill, the temperature is around ... Read more

  • End of Week Re-Cap

    1/16/2015 1:31:04 PM, by MKELLY72

    I gave in and decided to do the mobile WW thing again--hey--I have a smart phone now, so I can actually use it everyday now. That was a couple o... Read more

  • Sparked! Without coffee

    1/16/2015 5:10:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    The coffee maker broke this morning. But have no fear! I can still have a g... Read more

  • Treasure this time!

    1/15/2015 5:37:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    One day my sons were in my womb. I remember saying to myself, "treasure this time, for it is precious". They grew, and were under foot. Now... Read more

  • Early morning coffee cup

    1/14/2015 5:36:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am thankful for my old coffee cup. Eleven years ago, I was in Warsaw, Poland with Mike S. And his family. Mike had spent the previous ... Read more

  • Sink or swim

    1/13/2015 5:39:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am in a tough place when it comes to retirement. I ran a day care for many years, and did not save enough money. Most of what I did save got... Read more

  • Late night call

    1/12/2015 5:18:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love callas from my kids-whenever they may call. Last night, after I was sound asleep-my son called, just to say hello. Clearly he had ti... Read more

  • I know what I cannot do

    1/11/2015 7:02:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    About a week and a half ago, I wrote about a beloved family with a problem of dog urine and feces in their hard wood floors. As much as I want t... Read more

  • MIA for far too long ...

    1/10/2015 11:22:23 PM, by OAKBORN

    ...and trust me my waistline shows it. I have been gaining weight and getting increasingly deconditioned over the last year since I lost the awfu... Read more

  • Sweater Mittens

    1/10/2015 6:39:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Over the past year, I have learned how to make mittens. In the process, I h... Read more

  • More snow!

    1/9/2015 5:37:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am heading out to school. It will be a slow ride with icy conditions and snow. Read more

  • Just one little Spark has changed my world

    1/8/2015 5:22:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's an every morning discipline. I track my food, and my exercise, then visit my teams and my friends. I post something about m... Read more

  • 3 great years and going STRONG!

    1/7/2015 5:45:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Tomorrow will be my third Sparkversary. I love being a part of such a positive proactive group! I have learned how to change my life for the b... Read more

  • A good start!

    1/6/2015 5:21:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Start every morning with a smile, And find something to be thankful for! I am thankful for a warm stove on this cold morning! Read more

  • Time to go Back

    1/5/2015 5:35:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Vacation was fun, but it's time to go back Leave behind the extra play and time to slack Lessons to teach and books to read Science lessons... Read more

  • I need some help from my dog-loving friends

    1/4/2015 5:51:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Over the past few days, I visited a family who love in a lovely old house with beautiful hard wood floors with no poly finish on them. For the p... Read more

  • One more Christmas Celebration!

    1/3/2015 8:19:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Jake comes today! He comes from Colorado every Christmas, but just a little l... Read more

  • Gifts to Myself

    1/2/2015 5:38:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    This New Year, I am splurging on me. There are a few gifts that I need in order to improve in my health, and be able to be my best for others. ... Read more

  • Great 1st day of 2015

    1/2/2015 1:43:38 AM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I went to Mass today to celebrate Mary the Mother of the Church and our Lord Jesus! Both the Ducks and Buckeyes won as hoped. Hoping for a ... Read more

  • Jan 1 2015

    1/1/2015 12:21:41 PM, by LKATKA

    It's hard to believe that I haven't written anything here since 2009. It isn't that I haven't logged in to Sparkpeople or tracked my nutrition or... Read more

  • Every day is New Years Day!

    1/1/2015 9:52:33 AM, by IVYLASS

    I believe the idea that the new year is a time to make changes is trite. Why wait for an arbitrary date on a calendar? I found Sparkpeople in A... Read more

  • Tracking goals for the New Year

    1/1/2015 6:21:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I was amazed at how many miles I walked/hiked/biked this year. Tracking the goal made such a difference in my motivation! I moved this body ov... Read more

  • Why do we beat ourselves and others up for mistakes.

    12/31/2014 12:20:11 AM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Everyone, past current and future will at some point make an error in something or other. A judgement, thought or action. Not one person is 'perf... Read more

  • Very Cold!

    12/30/2014 2:37:59 PM, by JSTETSER

    Today's temperature on Mt. Washington with wind chill is -48. Yes, there were people hiking on Washington. We stayed at lower altitudes where ... Read more

  • Kindle unlimited

    12/29/2014 11:46:57 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    If you are a reader and/or listen to audio books and own a Kindle and/or amazon account, look into their new program kindleunlimited. It is a new... Read more

  • Safety FIRST

    12/29/2014 9:11:29 PM, by JSTETSER

    Today's presentation: AMC Jeopardy Game was just a wonderful way to introduce people to ways to hike safely. Everyone had a great time, and ... Read more

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