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  • Cool Gadgets for Gifts

    11/30/2015 2:45:23 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    I'm always looking for something different but totally usable for my kids. I came across this and thought about getting it for myself. Not too ba... Read more

  • Be Thankful

    11/25/2015 9:15:01 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Be Thankful Be thankful that you donít already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful ... Read more

  • Still stuck

    11/23/2015 2:47:58 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm still at the shelter, still looking for a home. Saturday morning we were hauled out of bed literally at dawn and told that we all had 24 hour... Read more

  • HUGE dilemma

    11/6/2015 2:29:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Affordable housing here in Sonoma County practically doesn't exist. The cheapest I've been able to find is a $1,100 one-bedroom in a questionable... Read more

  • Prescription for nature?

    11/5/2015 11:15:10 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Had a meeting with the American Heart Association regarding doctors writing prescription for community gardens and giving food boxes in lower inc... Read more

  • Wicked Garden - details

    11/2/2015 10:17:20 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    We had a lot of fun pulling this together, however, I was scared spitless that I was going to touch something I shouldn't. I am allergic to bee s... Read more

  • Slow learner

    11/1/2015 4:08:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've learned that I have to limit my ex to just one call per week. He was hospitalized for a leg injury earlier this week (he's home now). Well, ... Read more

  • Why not the library?

    10/31/2015 2:04:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Well, I can't use my own computer because right now it's packed away with my furniture. I have no place to put it in the shelter. And at least he... Read more

  • Tired and befuddled.

    10/31/2015 1:41:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I can't even compose a coherent blog post right now. Besides, I'm on a computer that charges $20 per hour to use, so I can't stay on much longer.... Read more

  • Spooktacular

    10/30/2015 10:07:22 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Our city hosted a Spooktacular event with games, spooky story telling, a fire twirler, cool booths and food at one of the parks and of course, I ... Read more

  • My Current Favorite Fall Breakfast: One-Bowl Microwave Oatmeal

    10/26/2015 11:00:44 AM, by WINFIELD28

    My favorite breakfast right now is One-Bowl Microwave Oatmeal. It's a recipe I found several years ago here on Spark People. It's from Spark... Read more

  • Does it ever end?

    10/23/2015 2:45:32 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still searching for a home. I feel like an ungrateful clod for this, but I HATE living in the shelter. At my age I should be able to choose my me... Read more

  • Day 46 of Whole30--obviously going longer than 30 days. :-)

    10/9/2015 9:20:33 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Hi everyone. Just wanted to stop by and say hi and that I'm still going on my Whole30 [second round]. I had a pretty rough weekend last weekend... Read more

  • However it may appear...

    10/6/2015 10:51:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have NOT died. It's just extremely difficult for me to get computer access here in the shelter. I'm trying hard to find a new home and hope to ... Read more

  • It's a Souper day!

    10/2/2015 8:17:28 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Okay, so insanity strikes when I'm stuck in the house. I picked up, moved or tied down everything possible to past two days getting ready for our... Read more

  • Round 2 Day 1

    9/24/2015 7:46:44 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Dearest Friends! I'm SO excited! I lost 7.6#'s during my first Whole30! I'm such a hard nut to crack for weight loss! I have Hashimoto's thyr... Read more

  • FIFO

    9/23/2015 6:03:24 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Have you ever heard the term FIFO before? In the food service industry, we use FIFO as a standard. It means First In, First Out. Basically, when ... Read more

  • Tomorrow is Day 30 of Whole30 Challenge

    9/22/2015 8:46:03 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    So I was encouraged on the Whole30 challenge to write a little "After Action Report" or AAR. Question #1 What went well? Af... Read more

  • Day 25 Whole30

    9/18/2015 9:21:46 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Day 25 and changing things up a bit!!  Tastes SO delicious!  Cooked my wild-caught salmon in coconut oil with rosemary, chives and p... Read more

  • Day 23 Whole 30

    9/16/2015 8:48:07 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I was SO disgruntled and bored last night but the LORD gave me grace. And today I changed things up. I had the best chicken salad for lunch: ch... Read more

  • Ultimate Healthy Living

    9/12/2015 9:21:58 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I have a dear friend who has an AMAZING blog and I found out about this bundle through her. If you're interested in essential oils, healthier li... Read more

  • Day 18 Whole30

    9/11/2015 11:00:32 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I was able to fit into a skinnier pair of jeans today! ... Read more

  • Day 16 of Whole30

    9/9/2015 6:50:53 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I can honestly, from the bottom of my heart, say that this fajitas salad was EVERYthing I love about Mexican without cheese, sour cream or grains... Read more

  • Procrastinating... has to stop!

    9/9/2015 12:43:06 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Saw this article and it speaks well to some of the issues I have, starting with social media.
    s/featured/1... Read more

  • Day 14 Whole30

    9/7/2015 10:02:47 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    While my family had grilled brats, potato salad, baked beans and grilled corn on the cob, I enjoyed salad greens with grilled all natural [no sug... Read more

  • Day 11 of Whole 30

    9/4/2015 7:34:15 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Day 11 for me. Horrible headache last night but good this morning. The program has you cut grains, dairy, sugar [even stevia and xylitol], ... Read more

  • September Plank Challenge

    9/1/2015 9:34:26 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Friends of mine have been doing this and keep raving about it. Not sure I can do it, but what the heck! WHY NOT TRY??? The 30 Day Plank Chal... Read more

  • Interesting articles

    8/31/2015 9:32:21 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I come across random articles at what seems to be just the right time. Here are two that I "found" this weekend. Calming your anxious mind... Read more

  • Day 6 of Whole30

    8/30/2015 10:46:11 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Hi, today is day 6 of Whole30 and I'm loving how mentally alert I feel and how I'm able to stay focused on tasks which I haven't been able to do ... Read more

  • Wake up call; Day 4 of Whole 30

    8/28/2015 8:49:56 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions! Why is it S... Read more

  • Lost at sea

    8/18/2015 11:21:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I lost my apartment on Sunday. Nobody was able to help me get the amount of money they demanded, so I left on Sunday so I wouldn't have an evicti... Read more

  • Greenhouse project

    8/8/2015 7:10:41 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    We did it! I say three hours, but that doesn't count the three hours from three other volunteers, plus four hours from the volunteer electrician,... Read more

  • More developments

    8/4/2015 5:38:12 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Tomorrow my social worker is coming over, and she said her office is paying for some groceries for me. On Thursday I'm meeting with a case worker... Read more

  • Plodding along

    8/1/2015 7:41:45 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to keep moving when I feel totally inert. Today I got the pots and mixing bowls washed and the dishwasher emptied. Right now I'm trying to... Read more

  • Floating

    7/27/2015 7:49:34 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still floating, waiting for things to develop. Dealing with government offices takes a LOT of patience. Of the first two batches of bread I ... Read more

  • Not a fish tale!

    7/26/2015 9:38:25 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    The Man and I had a rare 2 days back to back of fishing. He has been working so much that it's rare for him to have 2 days off in a week, so when... Read more

  • Update

    7/19/2015 5:15:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been MIA for a long time, but a lot is going on, and most of it is good. On Tuesday one of the women from the rental office came... Read more

  • Step outside the box

    7/15/2015 8:53:41 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    My sweetheart steps so far outside the box, he forgets what the box looks like! I am still recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and having trou... Read more

  • Hitting the bottom

    7/10/2015 10:34:29 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My disability payments this month weren't nearly enough to cover this month's rent and I have no hope of coming up with it, so I'm almost certain... Read more

  • Good advice!

    7/9/2015 9:19:26 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Great article... https://www.psychologyto
    ou-through-almost-anything Read more

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