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Ice cream at the lake! August 2019

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Grandma & Grandpa with our lake crew!!

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My sweet but crazy crew at Christmas!

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Welcome to my Spark page. I am 64 years old and a retired speciaI education teacher (non categorical preschool).
My husband and I have a 4 year old rescue beagle named Buster. He is a bundle of energy and makes us laugh. He has eerily similar traits that we saw in our last 2 rescue beagles. He's very sweet and lots of fun for us.
Our daughter, husband and her 3 children (my adorable grandchildren) live about 25 minutes from us. They also have an old rescue beagle. I am so fortunate to see them a lot. They are my sunshine!!
Our son is married to a great woman. They have his rescue beagle (see a pattern in our family?) and her two cats. They live about 25 minutes from us also (in the opposite direction!)
I joined Spark in December 2009 and, like everyone, life has thrown me some curves as well as blessed me in many ways! Although I struggle with consistency, my main struggle seems to always be with exercise. It seems I do fine for awhile and then I get off track. I always go back to the basics but it does get discouraging.
I'm trying to focus on being a healthy me with the energy to have fun with my family!

Member Since: 12/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 64,146

My Goals:
-be aware of my diet and portion control
-maintain a consistent exercise routine (walking, yoga, ST)
-drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
-blog weekly

My Program:
-be aware of nutrition and portion control
-track my fitness every day
-track my fruits/veggies
-track my water intake

Personal Information:
I've been married to my wonderful husband for 42 years. We have 2 grown children. Our daughter is married with 3 children. I feel so blessed to have them close and spend lots of time with them. Our son and his wife are recently married and right now live about 10 minutes from us.I taught preschool special education for 23 years and retired about 5 years ago. Loving retirement and am always busy!

Other Information:
I love to read!!! I belong to PaperbackSwap and love having access to so many books.
We are moving our pontoon to Smith Mountain Lake and hope to spend some weekends and at least one week each summer down there. We are able to spend lots of time with our kids and grandkids. I love spending time with my family!

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    Thank you for the bloglove, honey.
    18 days ago
    Ooooo! Porch dining! Did you feel like you were in some exotic vacation spot? Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I realize how lucky I am to have that porch of mine.

    Thanks for the bloglove - now - back to chilly March weather.
    19 days ago
    My bff’s and I all said the same thing....many things we could be doing...some enjoyable, some not so much...but we just don’t feeeeel like it!
    Not quite depressed but definitely not our usual get-er-done selves.
    Making a short list each morning is helping me get moving anyway.
    I miss my grands sooo much...just dropped some zeppoles off on their front steps and blew kisses through the front window.
    FaceTime is just not the same!
    We will get through this, my friend.
    19 days ago
    Yes - this is your time right now. Time for love. Time for growth.

    Thank you for the bloglove
    23 days ago
    Oh sweet heart - ignore the fear mongers. I mean - the world survived the bubonic plague - it will survive this. I hope you can look on this interruption of your routine as an opportunity to examine it - try something new - spend time with your grands (yay!) And think of all the Other Germs that will get shut down as we back off from crowds.

    Be strong, be well, look for examples of good people doing kind things and know - you are loved.
    24 days ago
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