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EEEEK! I think I have been invaded by a body snatcher!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010      16 comments

And I do not think I am going to do anything about it!!! Recently I have noticed that I walk away or turn up my nose at foods that could undo my efforts to lose weight. How strange!!! Twice now I have recently turned up my nose at de... Read more
Having fun scanning my old photo albums!! And reliving old memories!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      8 comments

Back before my basement got sunk in the mud I talk about on my Sparkpage, I had started scanning old photographs and slides. It started with the desire to save my old photographs from continuing to succumb to the effects of aging. (I guess growi... Read more
What Memorial Day means to a 1st generation American (whose parents survived Nazis & Communists)
Saturday, May 29, 2010      10 comments

I am very proud to tell people that are willing to listen about how proud I am to be an American. In my 51 years of life, I have seen glimpses of what life can be like under a Communist regime. My parents were born in Hungary and each had ... Read more
Why are joints so darn delicate??
Friday, May 21, 2010      6 comments

OK, it’s not like I live my adventurous fantasies of scuba diving, parasailing, BASE and/or bungee jumping, or even sky diving. I am just a 51 year old working mother who is trying to lose weight doing low impact workouts because I am acutely aw... Read more
Daughter's graduation weekend was so exciting and so much FUN!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      10 comments

We left Thursday night to head down to Virginia Beach and Old Dominion University in Norfolk to hang out with my daughter as she prepared for the momentous day. The plan was to hang out and take care of any last minute details on Friday so that ... Read more
A week from today, my sweetie will be a college grad!! How cool is that!?!
Saturday, May 01, 2010      12 comments

A few days ago, my status update was about my daughter who will be missing out on being able to graduate with honors by a pitiful .04 in her Communications major GPA!! That less than a nickel does not even begin to let the world know what an awe... Read more
So where has xhastedmomof2 been lately?? Sadly, not here at Sparks!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010      10 comments

Let me start off by saying I am exhausted to the bone. I put in 70 hours last week and it was only my third week on the new job!! I knew they had a backlog when I started but I had no idea it was this bad!! The good news is that the big push is ... Read more
First week on new job went rather well!
Saturday, April 10, 2010      12 comments

It was very strange last Monday morning getting ready for work. After 20 years with the old company, I was embarking on a new adventure with a different company. I had bought some new clothes to wear and started off with one of my new outfits. T... Read more
Funny how your palate changes as you become accustomed to making healthy food choices!
Saturday, April 03, 2010      9 comments

As many of you know, I was in the process of getting laid off from my old job when an offer (and acceptance) came thru for a job that I felt would be a great match for my skill set. Having been with the old company for 20 years, a lot of people ... Read more
Update on 25th Anniversary dinner and my job hunt. It's all good!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010      10 comments

Our 25th Anniversary dinner on Tuesday night was incredible!! Hunny and I had been asking our friends and coworkers to recommend a place worthy of our 25th anniversary. The winner was hunny's boss with her recommendation of "Restaurant Eve" and... Read more
March 23, 1985: 25 years ago I heard wedding bells!!
Monday, March 22, 2010      19 comments

When hunny and I finally picked the day we were going to get married, my FIL kept saying we put the wrong day on the invitation!! It should have said "the first rainy Saturday in March". Turns out, we were both right!! But the rain did not dampe... Read more
I need another laugh!! Enjoy!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      9 comments

OK, I promise next week I will write a substantial/meaty blog!! But in the meantime, enjoy some silly pictures a friend emailed me!!! This first one makes me want to go buy one of these stones!! It seems so useful!! LOL!! (My favorite is th... Read more
I really need a good laugh -- so I hope you enjoy this one!!
Thursday, March 11, 2010      13 comments

I know I have gotten away from my usual motivating introspective blogs -- and I promise I will come back to them. But in the meantime as I count down my days to being unemployed, here's an email I got from another friend that is guaranteed to ma... Read more
THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES- this'll be good!! LOL!!
Thursday, March 04, 2010      9 comments

I had to copy and paste this email I got from my friend. Remember, my user name is "xhastedmomof2" so I especially found this hilarious!! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! =========== Six married men will be dropped on an island w... Read more
Interview outfit shopping was so demoralizing!! And I don’t even have an interview yet!!
Saturday, February 27, 2010      18 comments

OK, first things first! On Tuesday I went to the orthopedic surgeon with the tendinitis in my right shoulder in full bloom. This was my second time seeing him for my shoulder as I went to see him for the same problem almost 2 years ago. After ex... Read more

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