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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “Later Never Comes” – I bet there is a meme for that
Friday, January 08, 2021      81 comments

That’s what DD Jeannie (AKA Hayburner1969) told me at age 7 when she asked me to color with her. I was busy with her little sister, baby brother and some of my coursework and told her I would color with her “later.” She was absolutely rig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Faced and Overcame My Fear Yesterday. It’s also the #1 fear of others
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      107 comments

I once thought it was a joke since I first heard that statistic in a Seinfeld monologue. In case the print is too small to read. “According to most... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It is New Year’s Eve 1942 – Things are not going well
Friday, January 01, 2021      98 comments

This is the first time Times Square has been empty on New Year's Eve since celebrations began in 1907. The lights are out. The ball did not drop. There is a wartime blackout. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Exactly What I Wanted for Christmas
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      80 comments

Can you read the labels? This may not be special to a lot of people, but to someone who does not live in an area known for “healthy” food, finding... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going “HOME” for Christmas with “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Friday, December 25, 2020      81 comments

That movie, a staple of holiday viewing was released in 1947, the year I was born The plot, familiar to all I assume: “After a run of bad luck, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I love Paris at Christmas Time
Tuesday, December 22, 2020      88 comments

Last year on this date that’s exactly where we were There was a transit strike so many tourists canceled their trips. We found everyone so acc... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What the “Confused Squirrel” Sees
Friday, December 18, 2020      92 comments

Like a squirrel rushing back and forth on a mission “burying or retrieving nuts,” I have a mission too. Some Sparkers get to hike beautiful trails. Others walk their neighborhoods. Some use a treadmill. One Sparker walks laps around her ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 51 year old Christmas Tree is still in the box
Tuesday, December 15, 2020      114 comments

It should be standing in my sunroom now like it did last year on a patchwork skirt that I made from our children’s baby clothes and my maternity dresses. Circumstances this year required a different choice. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It’s 7AM – Time for the “What If?” Game
Friday, December 11, 2020      86 comments

First things first: Get that daily dose of motivation. Login to Spark and Spin the Wheel Then I remember this: I know this works. Aft... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "I’m on the Top of the World Looking Down on Creation…"
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      79 comments

Virtually anyway, and singing that song from the 70s (link at end) This is Machu Picchu – high in the Andes Mountains of Peru I find virtual wal... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Grandma, You Wore a Bikini?
Friday, December 04, 2020      95 comments

Following up on the “honest question” in my last blog From the 50s. “Look at me I’m Sandra Dee” (singing Rizzo’s song from Grease) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Honest Question – Would You Want to Shop from Racks that Show your Real Size in Inches?
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      92 comments

I’ve thought a lot about that after the responses on one part of my maintenance anniversary blog Why not? We always buy our bras in inches (except for “squash-m-down” sports bras that are SML +) Do we really want all our clothes sized like t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Hope for the Future is in my Freezer
Friday, November 27, 2020      102 comments

The official day designated for being thankful and eating lots of food is over. Our children and grandchildren stayed in their own nuclear families. Their in-laws, who regularly included us in their HUGE family celebrations, let everyone kn... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 11 Years of Maintenance – “Back to the Future” Spark Edition
Tuesday, November 24, 2020      80 comments

How ironic to be celebrating maintenance the very week we are being urged to celebrate with food. While I can’t travel to my alternate future like Marty McFly in that 1985 movie, I can imagine where would I be now if I hadn’t had that AHA mome... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thinking about Sacrifice on this Sunday Morning
Sunday, November 22, 2020      49 comments

When I woke up yesterday I was shocked and dismayed to discover that my glasses had only ONE LENS. Somehow while on my night table, the plastic strip underneath had broken and now the lens was nowhere to be found. Obviously, when I reached for ... Read more

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