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Today is DH's 71st Birthday - Look what he bought last night!
Monday, January 18, 2016      32 comments

It weighs 2lbs 8oz and has 12 assorted varieties of slices. So each slice is 3.3 oz We are NOT having a party. He bought this for the TWO of ... Read more
Tech Savvy or Dinosaur?
Sunday, January 10, 2016      22 comments

Two things prompted this introspective blog this morning. 1) Yesterday I was describing my virtual treks around the world to my friends at the gym. We're all retired. I will be 69 in June. A few people said they couldn't do that. They don... Read more
A Tradition Unfamiliar to Me and a 12 Course Meal
Friday, January 08, 2016      16 comments

This is about food, not religion, but yesterday Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Christmas. This is not my tradition, but it could have been if earlier generations had made different decisions. DH & I were invited to parti... Read more
The Spark Effect - My Multitasking Blog
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      17 comments

DH & I are getting on the road soon for a 6 hour drive to North Carolina. We have an event there at 5:30 (a special dinner). My computer is very slow right now. DH is downloading something and satellite access out here in the country isn'... Read more
A confession: Competitive Yoga - My Goal: Be a MAINSTAY!
Monday, January 04, 2016      21 comments

I must explain that cryptic title. I hate it when I do stupid things. I can be really hard on myself, especially if my stupidity affects someone else. I'm not that hard on others. We're all human and make mistakes. Fortunately, my l... Read more
My First Pot of Soup and the "Ultimate Challenge" is the reason.
Saturday, January 02, 2016      26 comments

Considering that I've been on this earth for nearly 70 years, that title must sound strange to "real" cooks, but to me soup is what I eat when I'm sick. Then I just open a can. Spark Guy's Ultimate Challenge encourages us to extend spark... Read more
New Year - New Clothes (from the clearance rack)
Friday, January 01, 2016      17 comments

I recently agreed on a Sparker's blog that I wasn't going to buy much (if anything) new this year. Of course, it's not all that hard for me. After nearly 50 years together, there's not much DH and I need that we don't already have. That means... Read more
Yorktown VA to Florence OR - 3 years & 4,063 miles
Thursday, December 31, 2015      22 comments

I began this virtual journey to trek across the USA on Jan 1, 2013. Yesterday I crossed the finish line. This was the route I walked/ran. The dot marks my location on Aug 18, 2014. ... Read more
Sabotage at the Movie Theater
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      25 comments

Perhaps regular movie-goers can tell me if my experience is the new norm. When DH & I went to see Star Wars on Monday, we arrived at the theater 30 minutes early and the line was out the door. DH stood in line while I walked up to the fron... Read more
My SPAT (Spark Activity Tracker) just called to me
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      27 comments

I was feeling bad this morning because I lost my SPAT. I last had it for sure at 12 noon yesterday when I got home from the gym. DH really wanted to see the Star Wars movie. We never go to the movies, just watch them at home months after... Read more
Remembering Star Wars Past
Monday, December 28, 2015      15 comments

The last time Star Wars was in theaters the grandkids were caught up in the action. This was taken at Christmas 2003 when they were 2 - 9 years old... Read more
Oops, my bedsheets tell the tale this morning
Sunday, December 27, 2015      24 comments

Nothing kinky or gross, just a light sprinkling of red and green sugar. A house-full of company always means readjusting some sleeping arrangements, especially with 5 grandsons and 1 grand-daughter. Since she was little, we would send Gra... Read more
My 46 Year Old Christmas Tree
Friday, December 25, 2015      33 comments

Christmas 1969 was bleak. Our baby was 3 months old. DH had left for Vietnam a few weeks after she was born. In those days you weren't allowed to stay in base housing once he was deployed so we sent most of our stuff into storage, loaded the ... Read more
The search for running shoes for my difficult feet
Saturday, December 12, 2015      24 comments

I envy people with "good" feet. DH is one of them. He can grab anything on clearance sale and he's just fine. I'm like the woman in the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea." Anything that's not quite right causes me discomfort which degener... Read more
When Genes Collide
Sunday, December 06, 2015      20 comments

I'm feeling introspective this morning, so this is a follow-up to yesterday's blog. I understand anxiety, both the situational and generalized forms. I have inherited my mother's "anxiety gene." She had a very severe case although 60 yea... Read more

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