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The Comfort of a Comforter
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      42 comments

During this holiday we had a full house one night which required getting out some extra blankets from the plastic storage bags in the closet. After everyone left I was preparing to pack things away when suddenly this triggered some memori... Read more
What Would Grandma Think of My Excuses?
Monday, January 02, 2017      28 comments

I always find motivation by logging into Spark. Sometimes it hits close to home. My DD#1 Hayburner1969 is BACK to Spark after 15 months of going it alone! Her blog this morning was a nice surprise that got me thinking too. "It'... Read more
What the World Needs Now is...
Sunday, January 01, 2017      33 comments

I posted my status about taking our 6 grandkids to a photo session to recreate a 2004 picture. This is NOT it, but on the walk back to our cars... Read more
I'm number 11! - I'm number 11! - and it only took 8 years!
Saturday, December 31, 2016      39 comments

Tomorrow, January 1, 2017 is my Spark Anniversary. It was 8 years ago, New Year's Day 2009, that I joined Spark. I made up some meaningless username to get started. I only intended to use the trackers not get involved in anything else. ... Read more
45 years of continuous gym memberships - done!
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      33 comments

Here's my replacement. I understand the theory behind changing up our fitness routine (challenging our body, combating boredom etc.) I agree ... Read more
5 Billion SparkPoints! Our Cumulative Effort Toward a Healthy Lifestyle
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      26 comments

At 11:52 pm last night the counter reached that milestone. No, I didn't stay up to watch it. Something jarred me awake at 11:40 and I decided to see how accurate my prediction had been. ... Read more
One Billion Spark Points Ago - Nov 4, 2014
Sunday, December 18, 2016      24 comments

On that date I posted a blog as I watched the Spark counter tallying in real time the spark points of the total membership all over the world. I was fascinated as it approached 4 Billion points. As I watched the changing total, I typed m... Read more
My Up and Down Spirit
Friday, December 16, 2016      34 comments

Mind + Body + Environment = the state of my spirit. My mathematical mind tends to quantify everything. Over time I've discovered that I need 2 of the 3 to be positive or at least neutral or my spirit gets really down. After my Dad ... Read more
My 47 year old tree
Sunday, December 11, 2016      43 comments

How long does an artificial tree last? I have read opinions and comments on this topic quite a lot recently. This is Christmas 1969. Can you see the baby under the tree? Baby Jeannie was 3 months old and I sent this photo to DH who left ... Read more
Minutes Needed to Burn Off ONE Chocolate Chip Cookie
Friday, December 09, 2016      24 comments

Yes, tis the season when cookies are everywhere Yes, people tend to overindulge No, I rarely stop at just one, although I admire those who can just "have a taste" No, my active lifestyle and love of fitness activities will NOT allow me to ... Read more
Mind games and shoe games in a 5k
Saturday, December 03, 2016      23 comments

My streak is intact. I have won some age group award every year that I've run in our town's annual Christmas Classic 5k including 10 straight since retiring in 2007 . It's been my good fortune to share the course and my age group with some ... Read more
Anime and Me - Finding Inspiration in the Strangest Places
Friday, November 25, 2016      23 comments

"Remaining individual and unique is the true way to achieve your dream" (Miki - Anime character in "Universal Lady Justice, Vol 1) I know that I'm not the target demographic audience for Anime, but every time I expand my horizons I'm sur... Read more
A Surprise in Walmart
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      23 comments

After my run yesterday, I stopped at Walmart to buy Christmas presents for a local charity drive. As I was pondering the many varieties of Barbie Dolls, I heard "Eileen?" The woman looked vaguely familiar. She continued "you don't remember m... Read more
Beware the "feel good" treadmill
Saturday, November 19, 2016      28 comments

My data driven mind knew it was wrong - very wrong. Still, I wanted to believe it. DH & I are in Tennessee visiting his mother in the nursing home. Although I'm thankful he was finally given permission to travel (10 weeks after brain s... Read more
Trivia Question - Maybe I have a Dirty House?
Saturday, November 12, 2016      26 comments

I play Spark trivia every day. I've learned a lot. Today I missed the question about how many calories are burned yearly through house cleaning. "A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that Brits burn more than ... Read more

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