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I just tripled my yearly fitness minutes goal.
Sunday, March 02, 2014      15 comments

No, I haven’t just decided to become an “Iron Woman” but sometimes it helps to step back and look at your own spark page. Somehow long ago I entered 4550 as my YEARLY goal for fitness minutes. Anyone familiar with my situation knows that... Read more
Just call me Mrs. Patmore, at least this morning.
Friday, February 28, 2014      16 comments

Those who do not watch Downton Abbey won’t understand my reference. The series is set in England in the early 20th century. Mrs. Patmore is the cook for the aristocratic Crawley family in their 400 room “abbey.” Everyone must adapt to t... Read more
When I find a sale, sometimes I go overboard
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      24 comments

I eat this cereal every day, carefully measured as to a serving. I mix it into my yogurt. I didn’t intend to buy this much, but $3.00 per box was $1.50 to $2.00 less than... Read more
Puzzlement about a run – SOLVED!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      18 comments

Yesterday, I was ready to get back to a normal routine. I had sufficiently broken in my newly refurbished orthotics over 3 days with a lot of walking and a very short test run as well as wearing them around the house. The day didn’t begin ... Read more
Watching your daughter follow in your footsteps
Monday, February 24, 2014      14 comments

My DD#1 is a Sparker. She’s exactly where I was 25 years ago, weighing the same as she did in late pregnancy. I’m very happy that she is not waiting 25 years (like I did) to do something about the situation. She and I both found that the... Read more
An unfortunate ad placement on a race registration page
Sunday, February 23, 2014      19 comments

I always try to patronize race sponsors, but I wonder who solicited this local business? I cropped out the name of the funeral home. I appreciate local businesses w... Read more
Who do you think wears these? The Incredible Hulk?
Saturday, February 22, 2014      17 comments

No, just me and I’m more like that easily irritated gal in “The Princess and the Pea” These are my newly refurbished orthotics. I call them “industrial strength.” I h... Read more
Stop! Right where you are!
Thursday, February 20, 2014      18 comments

That’s something you might hear from a police officer who suspects you of wrongdoing. But I’m thinking of it in a different context. It’s the advice I just gave my daughter who blogged that she now weighs what she did when 7 months pregnan... Read more
I’m a “semi-lucky” person, regularly winning stuff that I don’t need.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      25 comments

When there’s a contest or a drawing or any kind of prize at stake, I sometimes win. I’m VERY happy whenever that happens, excited actually. However, in my case, it’s rarely anything I will ever use. For example: Here are door prizes I h... Read more
Mommy, what’s a husband?
Monday, February 17, 2014      20 comments

I know there was some annoyance in my voice when I responded to my daughter. Yes, she was only 4, but she was really smart and very sensible, so much so that we used to call her our “wise” child. So I asked her, “Think Karen! Who do you... Read more
Why don’t I bake?
Sunday, February 16, 2014      14 comments

Because I’m like the “Little Red Hen.” If I made it, I’m going to eat it. We were snowed in by the latest storm and lost our Internet connection (Satellite) for over 24... Read more
Streak almost broken by the weather
Saturday, February 15, 2014      13 comments

When I posted my status as having a “cut back” week, I thought it would be my choice. Mother Nature had other ideas. No running, no gym workout, not even Internet access to sign into Spark for over 24 hours. Along with the many others are... Read more
Love at 50% Off - revisited
Friday, February 14, 2014      20 comments

“Don’t Forget Your Sweetie on Valentine’s Day” I couldn’t miss the sign in the store window yet I hoped that DH does forget. He understands my position – almost. I know I’m in the minority in this and I’ve been thinking about how and wh... Read more
Technology - changing my life and now reading my mind?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      18 comments

Yesterday at my physical therapy session (frozen shoulder) we were discussing the Olympics and one of the therapists pulled up the live feed on his phone. Another found a video of the final spin of that 15 year old Russian figure skater so we c... Read more
Something old, something new and something extra
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      21 comments

Every 6 months or 500 miles I buy new running shoes. I don’t get rid of the old ones immediately. I use them for other activities. Eventually they end up as a donation to the rescue mission. The last 3 pair were all the same color. This... Read more

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