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  • Today's Inspiration

    9/23/2014 2:28:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Create the legacy of a better world. Leave this world a better place than you found it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • As luck would have it...

    9/22/2014 4:44:39 PM, by CEIGSTI

    Well, Oz went home and we gained a black Labrador retriever. My sister is moving to Minnesota. The house they got there fell through so they needed someone to care for their dog...so of course I volunteered. We get to keep her through Thanksgiving. I have a new walking partner! Boy do I ever. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/22/2014 3:47:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's field trip went very well. now she wants to go on another one. i have a job interview on wednesday afternoon. with a different company in a different part of the city. i am getting caught up on some computer work today. my online course is going very well. i am able to keep up with the... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/22/2014 1:12:57 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Teri, a friend of SparkPeople says : " Helen Keller explained the purpose of community best, when she said, " Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." "... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/21/2014 2:50:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy! sunny and mild here today. woo hoo! working on some of my homework today, so i can enjoy the rest of my day. all of the birds say hello,hello! my daughter sends hugs! have a wonderful day,all!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/21/2014 3:02:43 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - often with great intensity. Be open to new ways ; sometimes newness just knocks on your door ; welcome it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/20/2014 2:35:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished reading the book that she got out from the library last week. now she is reading another one. i will continue to encourage her love of reading. she has finished a book before me this time. sometimes, we will just sit quietly together and be reading from different books. i treasu... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/20/2014 1:34:43 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." - Frederick Koenig... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/19/2014 3:31:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i heard from another place where i had applied for a job. they are having interviews next wednesday. so i let them know i am definitely available on wednesday to come for an interview. then i heard from another place that may want to see me for a interview, for a d... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/19/2014 12:59:44 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What is a miracle ? To some, it is an act of God. To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected. To me, Life is a miracle. There is no reason for me to exist as I do - no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature. Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existenc... Read more

  • baby steps

    9/18/2014 8:07:14 PM, by JB4REAL

    baby steps? ok so today I thought I would take some baby steps. well I definitely failed on food ... but not as bad as a few days ago. I was 1500 calories under, so I guess its a baby step. but then I was so motivated to go to the gym, and doing well on the elliptical... 153 was my heart rate seemed... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/18/2014 11:48:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day has begun. it is very cool and cloudy here today. i have started to work on my online course. i will work on it a bit every day until i am done. the teacher sends some work online for you to do. then you complete it online and she marks it. my daughter is really looking forward to her f... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/18/2014 12:48:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Gather strength from life's storms." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • still not happy

    9/17/2014 11:13:47 AM, by JB4REAL

    Still not happy with myself, but after serious deliberation, I am not depressed. Simply a little mopey. LOL. I am very proud of what I have been doing in my family and work, but just not my body. So I am working on that. I took a mental health day, and started it at the gym, instead of at work. I fi... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/17/2014 2:02:28 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way." - Paulo Coelho... Read more

  • never stay down

    9/16/2014 8:36:55 PM, by JB4REAL

    So I am really disappointed in myself, but I know why I am here. I know why I have continued to gain weight since last fall. I know that what I bury within has been hurting me. I know that I don't want to share this with anyone, except for one person. I know that today's horoscope was dead on today.... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    9/16/2014 10:08:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter told me this morning that she made the cross country team at school! woo hoo! way to go,sweetheart! she has a field trip coming up next monday and she put my name down as a volunteer. knowing my daughter, she was one of the first ones to hand the registration form and fee in this morning... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/16/2014 12:53:54 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." - John Milton... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/15/2014 2:37:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Let there be peace on earth. And let it begin with me." - Jill Jackson Miller... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/14/2014 2:17:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Cultivate a 'learning consciousness', in which your experiences, knowledge, and attitudes expand over time ; in contrast to a 'fixed consciousness', in which one stagnates and fails to progress." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/13/2014 12:25:36 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/12/2014 12:13:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/11/2014 4:37:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some reading today. the weather here yesterday was really rainy and windy. today, it is just windy and it is much cooler outside. my daughter is trying out for the cross country running team at her school, this week. she loves to run, so i encouraged her to go and try out for it.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/11/2014 12:15:53 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." - Walter Hagen... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/10/2014 11:04:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to do some errands for me. i was not expecting to see my good friend until this weekend. i got to see him yesterday for a few hours. he is still finalizing his trip plans. i am following up with those places i got in touch with in regard to the women's program i want to get into, today. i appl... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/10/2014 1:51:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness." - Dalai Lama... Read more

  • a nice day

    9/9/2014 2:19:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today,as far as errands are concerned. i did so many yesterday that i am taking it slower today. my daughter wants to get her hair cut shorter now. that is fine with me,since she wants it and it is making her happy. all of the birds say hello,hello. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/9/2014 12:45:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called Present." - Anonymous... Read more

  • a new week

    9/8/2014 11:43:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and so did my daughter! the job interview went well. now i am catching up on some computer work and some errands that i did not get to do over the past few days. my good friend has some of his family visiting with him this week, so i will not get to see too much of him. that is... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/8/2014 12:08:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/7/2014 4:48:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Whether the challenge is reaching the moon, sailing around the world, hitting a home run, acing a job interview, or walking again after a stroke, we can usually accomplish what we believe we can. But once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp." - Jonathan Lockwood Hui... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/6/2014 12:55:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Am One With Spirit And All Creation. I give thanks for the unity of all creation and for everything that has brought me to this moment. I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/5/2014 1:34:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have not yet made plans for the weekend. i will just take it as it comes. have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/5/2014 1:57:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople : " Make today the greatest day of your life." - SparkPeople.com... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/4/2014 12:34:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from another place regarding a contract position. i meet with them on monday morning. so i will more than likely be staying at one of my friend's places the night before. then i can get ready to go from there and be dressed more business like. i have some of my work related clothes there, so... Read more

  • So far so good!

    9/4/2014 2:07:43 AM, by LADYJAY714

    10 miles down within 4 days it's been every other day. I successfully tracked my nutrition and fitness. The key to my success is consistency! :)... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/4/2014 12:15:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love." - Washington Irving... Read more

  • a warm,sunny day

    9/3/2014 11:56:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get several errands done and to get going on my online college course. i did not get that job. that is okay with me. i will step up my search to find another one. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter likes her teacher. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/3/2014 12:35:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Bringing a childlike wonder and a beginner's mind to life maximizes both success and joy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/2/2014 10:23:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just started school today and so did my daughter. i got to see who her teacher will be this year at school. now i'm doing some online course work, then i have some errands to run after lunch. all of the birds say hi. i had a great weekend away. i feel refreshed and ready to go. a new month has sta... Read more

  • New beginning

    9/2/2014 2:51:55 AM, by LADYJAY714

    I did it! I ran a total of 7 miles in 2 days. Looked up motivational tools. I'm ready to back in action :)... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/2/2014 2:12:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/1/2014 12:54:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Don't give up on the people you love. Your patient love and faithfulness may be exactly what they need to make a complete turnaround." - Anonymous... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/31/2014 12:33:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    Tom, SparkPeople's mobile app programmer, says : " Why make today great ? Because you can ! "... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/30/2014 2:20:37 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The power of your intention, your intent, your word, is immense. We might ascribe this effect to the power of prayer, to natural forces, or to our will to create our desired outcome. In any case, use this power. Believe in what you do, as well as doing it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, wi... Read more

  • it's friday!

    8/29/2014 11:25:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter is getting some clothes for school today. my good friend wants to get her some clothes for school,too. so i said okay. i know that my daughter does not refuse clothes, no matter where they came from or who got them for her. she is a budding fashionista these ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/29/2014 1:36:36 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy." - Jane Fonda... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/28/2014 12:46:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of errands and relaxation. my daughter is pretty much all set for school now. all of the birds say hi. i will be meeting up with my good friend later on today. have a terrific day,everyone and a fabulous weekend!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/28/2014 1:50:33 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things, of Peace and Hope and Pride. I Dance My Dance with Life Today, I'm Filled with Love Inside." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • a nice day

    8/27/2014 11:58:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy and to take it easy. it is not as hot here today,which is a relief. went for a really long walk yesterday and i felt good afterwards. all birds are okay and say hello,hello. my daughter will be getting some more clothes today for school. i will see what i can do. i know what she likes... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/27/2014 12:38:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Pay attention. Cultivate awareness. Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if our thoughts are focused on regretting the past, preoccupied with anticipating the future, or lost in the mind-fog of conscious habitual behaviour." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.c... Read more

  • a lovely day

    8/26/2014 3:31:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. even my daughter, who loves to be outdoors, is taking it easy today. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. it looks like i will finally get the reference i need to get into the women's program i want. i am definitely in school from september of this year un... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/26/2014 12:50:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsuler Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople... Read more

  • a beautiful,sunny day

    8/25/2014 11:32:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that my job interview went really well. in the meantime, i will work on other things while i wait. today, my daughter has one of her friends over that she met at day camp. they will spend the afternoon together. i am glad to see that she is making friends pretty much wherever she goes. i went... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    8/25/2014 12:39:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Give yourself the gift of forgiving others, not because THEY deserve it, but because YOU deserve the serenity and joy that come from releasing resentment and anger. Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your inner peace." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more