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  • Courage and Strength in the gym that I did not know I had in me!

    11/26/2014 6:15:28 AM, by CHICAM

    I have been going to the gym weekly every day of the week. I have been doing the Elliptical for 22 minutes, the treadmill for 10 and weights fo... Read more

  • I'm really not whining, but...

    11/23/2014 10:20:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The guests I'd invited for Thanksgiving aren't coming so I'll be alone. People tell me to do volunteer work on Thanksgiving, but I've looked and ... Read more

  • Really quick blog

    11/23/2014 5:50:04 AM, by THINRONNA

    Hello to my Spark friends! I thought I would write a super quick blog today before I get on to my packing and tutoring. Packing because we are ... Read more

  • No NaNoWriMo - so far

    11/20/2014 8:44:28 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    The last few days have been zilch on writing fro NaNo. Lots of giving in to procrastination, and distractions. I did manage to go back and read r... Read more

  • Almost copped out yesterday from going to the GYM

    11/19/2014 7:39:41 AM, by CHICAM

    Yesterday was bad weather here. We had strong rains and wind, even rained ice. I looked outside and I said no way will I go to the gym with thi... Read more

  • On Portions/Meals

    11/18/2014 3:58:51 PM, by SARAHL817

    One thing that I always struggle with is creating a proper meal and portion control. For me, extra cheese is always a plus, and veggies are a nic... Read more

  • Chilly Sunday morning

    11/16/2014 3:09:46 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Last night was the first time in years I slept in a made-up bed. And the first time EVER that I slept on 300 thread count Egyptian cotton. I may ... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/15/2014 1:11:18 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Workweek is over, thank God, and I'm having coffee and getting ready to make breakfast. I've been trying to do decent cooking with a five-ye... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 14 12K+

    11/14/2014 5:50:10 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Yesterday was Another day of knee pain that had me reclined and medicated. So no writing. I did get in some reading about writing. I read some... Read more


    11/14/2014 11:56:03 AM, by CHICAM

    All my life I had weight problems. I went to nutritionists, read books. I had all the tools to be able to change my life to being healthy. ... Read more

  • What am I doing? And why?

    11/13/2014 10:16:13 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've made a couple of decisions that are a bit of a struggle. And one is going to involve an admission I hope won't make you think less of me. ... Read more

  • November Goals

    11/13/2014 11:44:32 AM, by SARAHL817

    I didn't do November goals at the beginning of the month because I was leaving for vacation a few days later, and I didn't do them when I got bac... Read more

  • Wish I knew the trick to get my husband interested in going to do exercise

    11/13/2014 10:19:52 AM, by CHICAM

    My husband is the old fashioned type that does not go for doing exercises at all. I did not let that stop me from doing my exercises and going... Read more

  • Tell me this is Friday night

    11/13/2014 1:29:08 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    What a week, and it's only Wednesday. Monday my boss gave me a list of insurance papers to print out. I printed them out and put them in her... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 11, 11K+

    11/11/2014 3:38:18 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I'm falling behind in my word count. If I was on 'pace' I would be a little over 2K words more by now. I tried going to an evening of NaNo at a ... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 8, 9K+

    11/8/2014 10:18:29 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    A brief note of clarification: the NaNo goal of 50,000 word story in a month is NOT a novel. Not if you want to get it published professionally. ... Read more

  • Turning to stone

    11/5/2014 8:56:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I can't move and I can't feel. Not even anger. I think I've just exhausted my emotional capacity. I stayed home with a bad stomach today. I ... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 5, 7K+

    11/5/2014 7:16:30 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    My novel in a month challenge is proceeding. Last night I 'banked' my 7557 words. I hit the writer's 'wall' on day 3. I had my principal charact... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo 2014 Day 1

    11/2/2014 8:04:13 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    National Novel Writing Month 2014 started yesterday at 12:01am. It ends at 11:59pm on the last day of November. It is based on the fact that EVER... Read more

  • 30 (-37) & NaNoWriMo...

    10/31/2014 10:56:40 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    ....and my self-inflicted challenge is done. Now tomorrow, 11/1, I begin a more daunting challenge: A novel in a month. This is more structu... Read more

  • Do I still have a brain?

    10/31/2014 12:00:18 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm so fried right now, I think a zombie who tried to eat my brain would starve to death. Not only have we had all the usual month-end nutti... Read more

  • 30 (-36)

    10/30/2014 9:01:46 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    A small package of sliced bologna costs, in my area, $1.25. A medium ring of bologna costs $4. A medium 'tube' of bologna costs $5.25. A bag of ... Read more

  • Blog Therapy how it works for me

    10/30/2014 10:35:11 AM, by CHICAM

    Blogging in SP page to SP friends has helped me tremendously on my journey. I... Read more

  • 30 (-35)

    10/30/2014 7:47:27 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    I finish my self-created blogging challenge tomorrow. However, looking back, I see where life threw a curve ball and I swung and missed a couple ... Read more

  • 30 (-34)

    10/29/2014 11:37:11 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Crazy day. Had a nice afternoon, weather wise. Did a little more research preparing for NaNo in 4 days. My children had me send t... Read more

  • Picture on Fridge of what I do not want to happen ever again

    10/28/2014 8:07:08 AM, by CHICAM

    Yesterday I found this picture on a SP friend's site. I so wanted to save ... Read more

  • Lightening Bolt has so much Beauty & Strength

    10/28/2014 7:23:45 AM, by CHICAM

    I saw this picture on SP friend and this picture is the power to move forwar... Read more

  • 30 (-33)

    10/27/2014 9:45:25 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Today I was explaining to my Speech classes exactly what a Persuasive speech is. I had hand-outs and I even gave a short demonstration. We discus... Read more

  • Is it just me, or...

    10/27/2014 9:41:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm so crabby, I can't see straight. And I don't even know if I have a real reason or not. I'm on the Social Committee at work. We've been t... Read more

  • 30 (-32)

    10/25/2014 11:40:54 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    National Novel Writing Month begins in 6 days. Commence finger strengthening exercises and get out my 26oz coffee mug. No-phony decaf, just cof... Read more

  • 30 (-32)

    10/25/2014 9:13:06 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Oh, joy....not! Today I discovered a new problem/project. Where our wood floor meets the tile floor in our bathroom, there is a 3/4" difference... Read more

  • 30 (-31)

    10/24/2014 5:51:51 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Today I was busier than when I work. One of those days that I had to get a lot of errands done that I had been putting off. Some of them led to d... Read more

  • 30 (-30)

    10/23/2014 9:13:22 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    One of the aspects of teaching that I've grown to expect over the years is how different one section of students is from the other, especially wh... Read more

  • Going through hard times

    10/22/2014 11:12:04 AM, by CHICAM

    I found out I have Lupas. I had to do 2 biopsies on Monday and only in Dec is when I find out the results. I feel so d... Read more

  • 30 (-29)

    10/22/2014 7:13:32 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Truth be told, I enjoy reading a good historical fiction novel. Yep. Now let me do some scrubbing clarification: I do not mean those sappy, plot-... Read more

  • 30 (-28)

    10/21/2014 10:41:57 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Looks like nighttime has enveloped the remains of the day. The Royals are 0-5 in the 6th of Game 1 of the World Series. It's bed time- ... Read more

  • 30 (-27)

    10/21/2014 8:48:22 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Well, I let yesterday surround me. I stayed really busy with classes and getting the house put back in order, preparing meals, that when I sat ... Read more

  • 30 (-26)

    10/19/2014 11:34:43 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    It was so one of those days.... There was enough to keep me busy inside; moving furniture back, cooking the meals, writing, reading up on doing... Read more

  • Saturday randomness

    10/18/2014 9:18:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been another long week at work. But my boss was out sick the last two days, so I was able to get a lot more done. My former carpool buddy ha... Read more

  • 30 (-25)

    10/18/2014 8:59:24 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Strange day. I was out most of the afternoon and I kept meeting people that I hadn't seen for awhile, and a few others I see at least once a week... Read more

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