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Ireland-part 2 - Our finale
Thursday, July 31, 2014      6 comments

Here’s the finale of our 50 minute concert. This was our 3rd of 4 performances in Ireland. This venue was a small church in Monaghan which is in the Republic of Ireland, but very close to the border of Northern Ireland. “Amazing Grace” ... Read more
Singing and Running in Ireland
Thursday, July 31, 2014      12 comments

That’s why I’ve disappeared from SP for 10 days. My choral group, the Jefferson Choral Society, performed 4 concerts in Ireland. Here we are at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. ... Read more
Oh Fiddle Dee Dee! It’s Scarlett and Me!
Saturday, July 19, 2014      21 comments

Scarlett O’Hara and I have something in common. No, it’s not her 20” waist. It’s a vegetable. Remember the scene in “Gone with the Wind” when Scarlett shook her fist at the heavens and swore that she would never be hungry again? She wa... Read more
How Professor Dumbledore got me off the couch
Thursday, July 17, 2014      19 comments

Yesterday was supposed to be a strength training day, but by late afternoon I was laying on the couch resting on my laurels. I was proud of myself. I had bashed my knee on a piece of furniture the night before and skipped running. Howeve... Read more
I’ve Got to Stop Sleeping Around
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      16 comments

I can fall asleep anywhere – on the couch, in a recliner, on any padded flat surface, even on a plane if I have something or someone to lean against. Last night I was in a spare bedroom watching a movie that DH wasn’t interested in. I wok... Read more
Be Careful Out There
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      23 comments

My Spark email this morning contained a link to an article about Inspirational Workout Songs. I agree that music has the power to motivate us. I would even choose my fitness classes partly on the type of music the instructor used. However... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going the extra mile for the team
Sunday, July 13, 2014      68 comments

My current status says that last week I recorded my 1st 40 mile week EVER. This is significant because: I’ve been running for nearly 30 years and have never done that before. I usually cut back in the summer (It’s HOT here in the Sout... Read more
“Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart” – An Amish Proverb, I think
Friday, July 11, 2014      20 comments

At least I used to hear it a lot when visiting my parents near Lancaster, PA. I thought about this during my run this morning. I had just posted a response to Indy-Girl’s featured blog warning about the “crabs” trying to pull us back down ... Read more
Standing my ground with a big stick
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      21 comments

Recently there have been several articles about proper etiquette for walkers, runners and bikers when sharing the trail. I’ve added my opinion about confronting a solid wall of walkers either in front of me or coming toward me. Lately thou... Read more
Sale or Scale – which do I fear?
Monday, July 07, 2014      21 comments

There’s only one letter difference in those 2 words, but a world of difference in my life. I fear a particular kind of sale. The one my supermarket regularly runs on ice cream. I usually cope by avoiding that aisle completely, but the Jul... Read more
Part of a ”Brave New World” I never knew existed (80 years after Huxley)
Monday, June 30, 2014      18 comments

As I try to eat as naturally as possible and live a healthy lifestyle, I keep discovering new things. I remember Dolly the cloned sheep, but I didn’t know that the USA had approved the sale of meat and products from cloned animals. "Th... Read more
A coincidence or can SP read my mind?
Sunday, June 29, 2014      17 comments

I’ve been looking for a new fitness activity. Running, walking, canoeing, kayaking have always had a place in my life, but I needed something else. The only fitness class that I liked at the gym has been cancelled. There weren’t enough ... Read more
Time to join the 21st Century?
Friday, June 27, 2014      20 comments

Here’s the family in Heathrow airport waiting for our flight home. Note DH on the end with his old-school reading material (aka a book). Neither DH nor I are technophob... Read more
Thank you Mr. Selfridge and other SP themes of London
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      19 comments

Only those who watch Masterpiece Theater on PBS will understand this reference. Selfridge’s Dept Store in London was founded in 1909 by an American who changed retail industry in the UK. Since I’ve watched all episodes of his amazing story, I ... Read more
Is it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle in Europe?
Friday, June 20, 2014      18 comments

I’ve just returned from 17 days in Europe(Slovakia, Vienna, London) and read TinaJane’s terrific blog about cultural differences. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5721395 Although I ... Read more

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