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See this image largerday 14 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 11/24/2018See this image largerday 25 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/5/2018See this image largerAnd to all a good night! :-)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI love Peeps. Not to eat, but to play with. I enjoy photos of what people do with their Peeps. You all enjoy this one, too! :-)(2 comments)See this image largerI received this at 10:45 this morning. Bragging a bit... ;-)See this image largerMy other little bit for Earth Day (The first little bit was mowing with a reel mower. Wish we didn't have to mow at all, but there it is. Still, no gas, no oil, no emissions, at least. The butterflies and bees still fly in the yard!)See this image largerI promised a few photos from our trip; here's the double rainbow we saw the first evening, after a nice, calm rain.See this image largerOK. Last one, at least for a while. I don't want to take up too much off-topic space. Here's probably my favorite of the downtown art we saw; it's a tile piece of a St. Lucia commemoration. (Hope it turns back right side up, instead of sideways... )(1 comments)See this image largerGood night, all! We'll make tomorrow an excellent day! See this image largerHappy Saturday outdoor photo: this is part of our across-the-street neighbor's landscaping.See this image largerI took 3 photos of the outdoors here in town, and apparently each is somehow too big to post. I will get taking pics on this phone before it's time for an update-I will!! Meanwhile, enjoy a photo of our now-17-yo princess, Chrissy, when she was a bit younger. And everyone have a wonderful night, with peaceful rest! :-)(2 comments)See this image largerOn my way to take the computer to the shop, but it"s a decent hair day, so hello on May Day! #priorities(1 comments)See this image largerI hope everyone decides to become what they will. Our dachshund Chrissy doesn't even bother with the stilts, btw. ;-)See this image largerOff topic: I found this shiny golden bug on one of my favorite blossoms on the front porch. DH says it's a member of the ladybug family, but is unsure of its name. The light spaces are seriously golden-they glisten like jewelry.See this image largerWell, it's getting a bit thundery here at the homestead, so I'm going to get off the puter for a bit. We should be fine; good words and thoughts are always appreciated, too! :-) I'll check back later if it isn't too late, or else in the morning. See this image largerHere's to a great day for all of us! Meet or even exceed our goals, acknowledge our worth to ourselves, take good care of ourselves, and exude the love to make as much space around us as bright as we can. We have this day by the tail, so here's to making the most of it! :-)See this image largerHumor seems to be called for, as much for myself as for any- and everyone else. Enjoy a good laugh, and pass it on! It burns calories. ;-DSee this image largerSee this image largerYep, it's this time of morning here. Enjoy, and do all you can to make it a great day! '“What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” – J. Grayson Luttrell' '“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” – Reverend Sydney Smith'See this image largerHurray-the boil water order is rescinded now. No contamination found at all, so purging evidently is not required, either. Joy!See this image largerEnjoying simple things this day.(2 comments)See this image largerPlanting these today, here in a bit. 🙂See this image largerDone!🙂See this image largerMeet our 18 yo dachsie, Chrissy. 😀❤(2 comments)See this image largerWell, off to school for the last day of Latchkey for this term. Everyone stay safe, kick tail, and love yourselves and everyone else! BBL. :-)See this image largerI get an email newsletter called "The What." Last week's, which I opened today(!), is all about sleep and how it can be elusive in middle age. I'm going to put 2 links here, one for info (not sales) about Evening Primrose, and one to the National Sleep Foundation; the writers say they visit that portal when they cannot sleep. FWIW to those who want to check them out. :-) http://thewhatlist.com/evening-primrose-oi
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See this image largerThis butterfly bush is very happy with the flooding rains we've been receiving with all the severe storms! 🙂See this image largerAnd here's a tiny flutterby who likes the green butterfly bush.See this image largerJoy in the morning.See this image largerThe lantana are beginning to show themselves!See this image largerThis is the butterfly bush where the butterfly was eating the other day. Not as purple as the other bush, but still looks at least lavender.See this image largerHere's our pretty marigold, still standing, just like all of us Sparkpeople! 🙂 Smells nice, too!! See this image largerTime to brighten the world at large. Or, maybe just tackle it...(1 comments)See this image largerThe "green" butterfly bush where the butterfly was eating earlier is blooming magnificently! See this image largerMy favorite summertime tea and water cup-12 oz. Stay hydrated, everybody!See this image largerGrateful for "ugly" zucchini and my spiralizer! How do they decide when a zucchini is ugly, though? 🤔 They aren't exactly pretty to begin with, really... 😀See this image largerMy Eternal Sunshine notif. for this morning, posted to shoutout to my friend @VEGANNATURELOVE , who introduced me to the ap: "Try not to measure your progress by time. Measure it by your heart's devotion and commitment to the thing you wish to achieve." Happy Monday, everyone! :-) :-)See this image largerIt is Wednesday already! #tomorrowIgetmyhairdone ;-) I know we're all going to crush our goals for the morning, then move on to the afternoon, and get it done! I hope everyone's day is just great, with lots of nice little things to keep us going strong. Keep Sparking! :-)See this image largerWoot! Look what I got while I was doing my squats! #incentive #neighborsnowknowI'mnuts Leaf lettuce, I think some mesclun, baby dandelion, radish, and even a couple of beet greens! The garden is coming back from the flood, it seems.🙂(1 comments)See this image largerOk. So, these are my version of one of those chopped salads that I love, but am skittish to buy anymore. There is cabbage chopped into the greens I harvested earlier; chopped raw beets, chopped yellow bell pepper, and chopped tomato. I threw in some GG cauliflower stuffing mixed veggies with cranberries, too. There will also be patty melts for DH, and mini turkey patties in lettuce "buns" for me. Now, if he'll just get back from the barber, we can eat!! 😃See this image largerIt's what's for supper at the Redford manse: tuna pasta salad. This is before dressing; DH will have creamy Italian, I'll have my new obsession: Newman's Own Sesame Ginger. This has tuna, chopped carrots, chopped sweet peppers, chopped radish and beet greens, and spaghetti squash. There will be tomatoes on top. What's for supper by you?🙂See this image largerI snagged this right here on SparkPeople a few weeks back, and now it's time to post it again. Thank you, whoever posted it before! :-)See this image largerAnother laugh for a hot Thursday. Enjoy!See this image largerToday has been one of those days, truly 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, a few more here, a few more there. Ah, well, some days are like this!See this image largerI have plenty-please take one if you like or need!! See this image largerScreaming for nice cream!See this image largerSaturday smiles-enjoy your weekend! :-)See this image largerWe did it! Let's make it a great one! See this image largerTakin' my tea on ice these days...😎See this image larger"I can take my time and still be productive. Success is not a race; it is a practice." The notification I just got from Eternal Sunshine. I thought it was worth sharing. Practice! :-) :-)See this image largerMy first Eternal Sunshine notification today: "There is beauty in our mistakes that cannot be seen in perfection. There is growth in our failures that cannot be garnered in success." I don't really believe in "fail" literally in regard to living our lives, but I agree that we are all beautiful!! Make it a great Monday.See this image largerSo, DH and I have been out of town for a few days. We went to Topeka to visit with his pension manager, to put our ducks in a row for his retirement. :-) We had a great time away, and I'll probably write more later about it, but it's still sort of vacation time. Meanwhile, when we went to check the garden, two of these greeted us! :-) #happyplace See this image larger"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' - Eleanor Roosevelt (I just saw this in an email; Mrs. R. is one of my top favorite wise people.)See this image largerSee this image largerThe Daily MUTTS Quote: “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” Rudyard Kipling See this image larger"Write it down and plant the seed. Affirm yourself and watch it grow." -Eternal Sunshine notification(1 comments)See this image largerFinal for the day. I don't feel like I really did strength, but I did do pushups, and a good powerwalk with wristweights. (1 comments)See this image largerWell, I did another good powerwalk with weights, then some stairs (on the order of a step machine, but real steps that I run, supposedly for fun,) then some dancing to finish it all off. Kinda late getting back here, but it was a good day.See this image largerFrom my daily MUTTS email: DAILY QUOTE “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” - Dr. Seuss (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWell, today is National Tell-A-Joke Day. Some people can tell 'em-lookin' at you, @NANASUEH ! :-D -and some people can't (I am she.) So, I've borrowed a few from the Farmers' Almanac page about National Tell-A-Joke Day. Enjoy! "What do you call the door to a chicken coop? The hen-trance." "Where do chickens go on vacation? San Di-egg-o." "What do you call a chicken crossing the road? Poultry in motion."See this image largerOK, here's the final tally. I have the good fortune of having a laundry room that is off our carport, down some stairs, and I had a load this afternoon, along with some more garden puttering, doggie care, and a good 32 minute powerwalk (no weights today.) (1 comments)See this image largerI should have reported earlier; I'm sorry. Started out with old school calisthenics; stretching, pushups, situps; did some dancing as I prepared brunch (one of my favorite times of the week!), then did a great 40 min. powerwalk this afternoon. Thank you so much, it's been so much more fun doing this as a challenge! :-) (1 comments)See this image largerFrom my MUTTS newsletter: DAILY QUOTE “For one human being to love another...the work for which all other work is but preparation.” Rainer Maria Rilke (I am taking a few classes, getting in-service hours in prep for work in a couple of weeks, so I'm here on Spark, yet not here. Till later.)See this image largerWell, look who invited themselves over for breakfast! I loved that marigold, but I think its time is past, and this little squirrel is so brazenly adorable and not at all intimidated by my presence. Time for me a walk-hope everyone's morning is groovy! (2 comments)See this image largerWoot-woo!!! All classes finished, all exams aced, all certificates submitted! Time for a celebratory powerwalk with weights!! :-D :-DSee this image largerThe Daily Quote in my MUTTS newsletter: DAILY QUOTE “Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” - Eight-year-old See this image largerHappy International Dog Day, from the Redfords and Chrissy, who says, "Who is this Dog of whom you speak?"See this image larger:-) Well, I got my latchkey class enrollments today, so I've organized my notebooks, and my "bag of tricks" is ready. This time next week, I'll be going to work. See this image largerFrom my MUTTS newsletter today: DAILY QUOTE “I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.” - Sugar Ray Robinson See this image largerkeeps on dancin', yeah-dancin' and a'prancin', keep on-(1 comments)See this image largeris happy-dancing to "Casanova" by LeVert!(1 comments)See this image largerFrom today's MUTTS newsletter: DAILY QUOTE “Behind all this, some great happiness is hiding.” - Yehuda Amichai See this image largerAnother thing I just ran across; Busy Phillips says this: "“But the thing that I’ve found to be the most helpful is to remember to just go easy on yourself, you know.”See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI just ran across a neat story about birthday cupcakes, and it seems share-worthy. Also, I think passing up these cupcakes would be easier than usual! The story is here (copy and paste into your browser, if you like.) https://blog.theanimalrescuesite.greatergo
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See this image largerhas been powerwalking to TSO's "Beethoven's Last Night," and dancin' to the 80s!(3 comments)See this image largerA new photo of Chrissy; maybe I've mentioned her around here before :-D. Why, yes, that *is* a BarbieDisneyPrincess blanket on which she is relaxing! (1 comments)See this image largerHere's the Daily Quote from my MUTTS toon email today: “The heart that loves is forever young.” Greek proverb I hope all us Sparklers get good chances to love and be loved today-pass it on! :-)See this image largeris #FinishingSeptemberStrong with Isley Brothers, Billy Idol, and Momoland! :-)(3 comments)See this image largerI was reading earlier during breakfast, and saw this, thought it's Sparkworthy, so here it is: "The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret. -Sarah Bombell" See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris #FinishingSeptemberStrong with our annual hike/monarch tagging (and I know I will dance today, too!) ;-) (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHere maybe you can see some differences from last year (and usual flora,) and today. The growth of switchgrass, and the change in the ground soil really made a difference, it seems.See this image largerHere's the gracious spider.(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerOK! I finally got a number I'm OK with, even on a rest day. Whew! Here's to a great night's rest for all of us! :-)See this image largerI read this blog last night. Those who Spark-know me know I'm all about the health and ability, less about the appearance. @BEAGLEGIRL79 has posted a blog that is everything, and I think it's good for everyone to read and consider. (Plus, she isn't nearly as verbose as I am!) So, here's the link, take a look whenever you can-it's great! https://www.sparkpeople.c om/mypag
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See this image largerSmokey Robinson and the Miracles FTW! #FinishSeptStrongSee this image largerSee this image largerToday's MUTTS Daily Quote: DAILY QUOTE “The whole point of growing up is learning to stay on the laughing side.” - Lauren Oliver Here's to each of us finding this side, and never leaving it! :-) :-)See this image largeris happy to greet the Autumn! Time to dance!See this image largerI am grateful it is a cool enough day to wear over-the-ankle socks. @STILLSPARKLEIGH -how about these? :-) :-) (1 comments)See this image largerI have been having one of those weeks, and have only just now opened my MUTTS email for today. Here is the Daily Quote, which is awesome (to me, anyway; I hope to you, too!) :-) MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” - Henry David Thoreau See this image larger MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “Thank you. Thank you very much.” - Elvis Presley It's from my yesterday's toon, but it is just so random I almost spit tea, and I had to share it. Plus, I am grateful for all you Sparklers out there! :-)(1 comments)See this image larger MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.” - Anonymous See this image largeris dancin' with my broom, ohohoh dancin' with my mop, well I did some weights and some calisthenics, now I'm dancin' for my heart, ohohoh... :-D :-D(1 comments)See this image larger:-) Aaahh! Nothing like this first sip of well-steeped Irish Breakfast Tea!See this image largerTwo good quotes in my MUTTS newsletter today: DAILY QUOTE “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” - e. e. cummings ---- "You Are Never Too Small To Make A Difference." Happy Friday, everyone, I'm off to dance for a bit! :-) See this image largerFrom my 10/14 MUTTS Toon: DAILY QUOTE “Where there is love there is life.” - Mahatma Gandhi See this image largeris collecting and healthfully modifying some new recipes for the season! (2 comments)See this image largerHere, in time for Taco Tuesday, enjoy an interesting history of the taco. Copy link, and paste it into your browser. There are photos, too! :-) https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/an
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See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris collecting some changing leaves for a Latchkey project. Gotta get 'em while the getting's good!(1 comments)See this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” - GoetheSee this image largeris showing of some pics of our Latchkey autumn leaves project! :-)See this image largerToday's MUTTS Daily Quote: “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” - Victor Hugo See this image larger MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.” - Vincent van Gogh (1 comments)See this image largerToday, DH and I went to the zoo in Wichita. It's a trip we used to make each Fall and each Spring, but in recent years, life has intervened, and while we've been to zoos, we haven't been up to the Wichita zoo in around 3 years. Anyway, we had an awesome day: low wind, median temps good for hiking and walking, and we saw everything they have. Here are the 4 best photos. It's been a great day, and I hope everyone has had an equally great day, in your own ways! :-) See this image largerOK, @GRALAN, here's the cougar. I'm working on one that includes the lion. See this image largerHere is the male lion. Female was taking a break, napping in the grass, and I didn't even bother her. Chick power, and all. ;-) See this image largerI actually did fine yesterday (Sat.) I got 2 servings each of lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and roasted asparagus. Just getting started today! I hope all goes well for everyone, and especially for Robyn and Neddie.See this image largeris preparing/hoping to make lots of kiddos happy this week. See this image largerI just ran across an awesome non-food reward. It's on my letter to Santa! :-) See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a calm November, with changing leaves, temperatures, and aromas.(2 comments)See this image largerThis is a notification from Eternal Sunshine; I'm sharing it for any and all who need it. "Nature loves courage, and the most courageous thing you can do is give yourself the love and effort you deserve." (1 comments)See this image largerTODAY'S MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “The world is what you believe it to be. It changes as you change.” - Byron Katie See this image largerA laugh for the evening. Everyone have a great night/day! (1 comments)See this image largeris ready for the upcoming week-gonna dance it out, and walk it off!(1 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE “If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.” - Robert Motherwell (Personally, I go around as many as I need to, when I can, but 2 blocks are such a Godsend when I'm short on time.) See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE “In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.” - Marc Chagall See this image largerSee this image largerAt 8:30 PM on a cold night, I am so grateful for cold cream to clean my face. Plus, it smells like my nanas. :-) Good night, everyone! See this image largerSo, as usual on Friday, I am late to the party, but that will refresh the supply of Kindness Confetti. I already had occasion to choose kindness rather than assertiveness, as I seem to be wearing the Cloak of Invisibility today, unaware. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to work this afternoon, when I can be kind to my kiddoes and help them have a better weekend. Then, I can Spark and do more here! :-) (1 comments)See this image largerHere's another, to increase the happy! (1 comments)See this image largeris getting around to head to our new shelter for volunteer orientation today. Squeee!! The animal shelter is almost open!!(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI ran across a cool article last night, and wanted to share it here but it was late. Here it is now, though. The link is safe; it's a preview tiny url so you can see. The article is called "Share Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Dog (Recipes Included!) on iheartdogs.com . Photo below is from the site. I plan to do a little of this, though I doubt Chrissy will help much, except the taste-testing. ;-) As the article says, we can have a yappy Thanksgiving! :-) https://preview.tinyurl.com/w5dfw9c See this image largeris walking it off, and dancing through the fall leaves. (1 comments)See this image largerIn a quest to switch things up a little, I tried incline pushups today. I lovehatelovehatelove them, and they'll go into the mat routine for a bit. That is all. See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” - Samuel Butler See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE “Kindness in giving creates love.” - Lao Tzu See this image largeris always grateful, and ready to share Thanksgiving.See this image largerOK. Here is a thing I did yesterday, for dinner later on today. I cooked our 8# turkey breast (bone in) in our afore-mentioned air fryer. It took a few minutes over 2 hours at 350 degrees. I think it's a viable method-crispy outside, juicy inside, and all the fat landed in the bottom, which the turkey was above and not in. I so hope every Sparkler here has a wonderful day today, whatever you're doing! (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself.” - Jim Henson See this image largerSee this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “The beautiful is everywhere.” - Fernand Leger Especially on SparkPeople-good night! See this image largeris sending away an approaching cold! BuhBye!(2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” - Ellen DeGeneres (1 comments)See this image largerWell, I've been trying to be gentle with myself, making sure I get plenty of water, using my zinc supplement, and being extra careful about nutrition, so that a cold does not grab hold of me. So far, so good. Meanwhile, some of the gentle activity I've done is put up some of our Christmas and winter decorations. I am by no means done, and everything isn't necessarily where it's going to be when I am done, but here are a few items as things are this evening. (1 comments)See this image largeris happy dancing-Joy to the World!(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI mentioned on one of @TEXASHSMOMOF3 's threads that we have a Goku action figure that the kid contributed as a tree ornament when he was a little, little guy. I got more stuff out, found Goku, and put him in front of one of our trees. He used to hang on the big tree, but our trees are small, now, so he goes Super Saiyan in front now. Enjoy! :-)See this image largeris still dancing it out because it's my thing! :-)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” - John Muir (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to this next week, which though busy, is not as busy as this past week was. Happy dancing!See this image largerSee this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris breathing deeply, keeping up fitness with dancing, strength work, and walking, and enjoying the season!(2 comments)See this image largerWell, here's a bit of a thinker, though I'm taking it positively. From Eternal Sunshine: "The heart and mind are constantly bickering. Only the breath can unite the two in peace and harmony - breathe." (2 comments)See this image largeris walk/running it off on my new rebounder! :-) Fighting through sinus headaches, but still enjoying the holiday!See this image largeris truly thoroughly rested and restored, with some priorities in place as well as plans and tools to keep balance in my days.(6 comments)See this image largerMy first post of the year is from a doggie. Enjoy! https://tinyurl.com/yg3qd7ue (4 comments)See this image largeris ready for what the week brings. :-) (3 comments)See this image largerThis came up in my notifications this morning; why today and not 2 days ago, I don't know, ;-) but on this page is a recipe for Cauliflower Walnut Veg. Taco filling. The spices and seasonings can be adjusted so that one uses the seasonings of your own choice. I think this recipe is interesting, though I prefer beans as a veg. taco filling, but that's just me. It looks delicious and is definitely healthful, so here it is. https://pinchofyum.com/cauliflower-walnut-
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See this image largerI get emails from a magazine (tiny link below for this article.) I just opened it, and lo and behold, the timing is excellent. Here are 21 Late Night Healthy Snacks Under 100 calories! https://tinyurl.com/t7y4arx (Go
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See this image largerAhh. Got my stretching, some yoga, some weight-work, some calisthenics, and a good powerwalk. Time for some nice Cinnamon Express tea and Sparking! See this image largerFollowing the leader with @STILLSPARKLEIGH , here is today's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Joy has no cost.” - Marianne Williamson See this image largerFollowing the leader with @STILLSPARKLEIGH , here is today's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Joy has no cost.” - Marianne Williamson(2 comments)See this image largeris happy for some Winter this Winter!(1 comments)See this image larger MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” - Frances Hodgson Burnett (1 comments)See this image largeris happy to be here!(2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” - W.B. Yeats (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying this busy week!(2 comments)See this image largerI'm at home this morning, running and getting stuff done, with my phone in my "active armband" I got for Christmas. I went to text DH about lunch, ending the question with "sweetheart" because, well, he's DH. Moments later I get an answer from my coworker, who wrote back, "You decide, dear." :-D :-D That's also basically what I got back from DH when I actually sent to him. But now, do I owe my co-worker a sandwich? :-D :-D :-D(2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” - Rudyard Kipling See this image largerhas DS's birthday, a dental appt., and Valentine's Day this week, along with every day. Gonna be runnin' it off!See this image largeris humbly grateful to be here on Spark with all the unique and wonderful other Sparklers here.(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAll you Sparklers have a great Valentine's Day-spread love! Thank you for being who you are.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” - John Muir (2 comments)See this image larger(Please be at liberty to laugh.) TODAY'S MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Sometimes I think I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.” - Diana Britt See this image largerMy post-run tuner-upper; perfect for Chocolate Mint Day, too. Whew!(3 comments)See this image largerChrissy is not feeling it for the camera today, even though she's getting even more pets, so here is a photo of her doppelganger, and current spokesdachshund: Happy National Love Your Pets Day! Thanks for the thread idea, @ALLYLIZZY (1 comments)See this image largerTODAY'S DAILY MUTTS QUOTE: “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jack Kornfield (1 comments)See this image largerThis is something about which I feel strongly; today's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Mahatma Gandhi I hope and wish for peace and comfort for all us Sparklers.(2 comments)See this image largerA possible answer to the "cat or dog" question : https://preview.tinyurl.com/yx5xg8tj (1 comments)See this image largerhas Oliver's "Good Morning, Starshine" on repeat for the day. :-) (1 comments)See this image largeris rolling with some changes that are happening around and about me. (3 comments)See this image largeris running for just 10 more minutes, and then probably 10 more... ;-D(2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS Quote for Today: "I am so glad that you are here... It helps me realize how beautiful my world is. - Goethe" And thank each and every one of you Sparklers for being here! (2 comments)See this image largerThe Chrissinator is kinda lively this morning, and even allowed a photo, so here's a greeting from the Redford manse on a late Sunday morning. We all hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend! :-) It's good weather for Chrissy-naps. (2 comments)See this image largerAahhh. Got the ding-dang taxes done and filed.(1 comments)See this image largerEveryone have a Sparkly, safe, and happy St. Patrick's day today! :-)(1 comments)See this image largeris staying busy in a good way this week!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE “What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around — that’s their job!” - George Carlin (1 comments)See this image larger@TMP0418 and anyone else interested; I just finished the air fried veggie chips. Bottom right; in basket in air fryer, 10 min. at 450. Top right; while cooking. Left is after 12 min. at 450.See this image larger(We're gonna need a privacy fence for our back yard... )(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerEnjoy another laugh for Wednesday! (1 comments)See this image largeris well, and doing what I can to stay well, and keep others well, too. (1 comments)See this image largerAn "awww!" story here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxxgzrww (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAn awesome-to-me #NSV: since I got my rebounder for Christmas and began running, I've lowered my resting heart rate by 5. I finally synced my Fitbit last night (it'd been a year,) and what a nice surprise! :-)See this image largerMUTTS Daily Quote for today: “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(1 comments)See this image largerI just now ran across this, and had to share it. :-) "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland(1 comments)See this image largerhas put up lights in our front window, with a big yellow Happy Face I made from scrap poster board and markers. I want people to feel happier.(2 comments)See this image largerGood night-let's stay well, and do it again tomorrow! Peace, love, and great health to all you Sparklers. (2 comments)See this image largerIt's always something. :-) I had to go to the store, so I got my Sparkpoint for parking far, but because I was in a hurry to get going, I lost the Sparkpoint for eating breakfast sitting down. :-D :-D Ah, well! :-D First world problems, eh? :-)(1 comments)See this image larger15 seconds of goats dancing to the BeeGees's "Stayin' Alive." Enjoy! https://youtu.be/N5W0siaJdpY (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerEveryone stay safe and healthy today. Keep Sparking! (1 comments)See this image larger MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.” - Jack Kerouac (Thanks to @STILLSPARKLEIGH for the image.)(2 comments)See this image largerWhat's for supper at your house? We're having turkey dogs (DH get buns), fries (mine pictured below, though DH will eat some,) and cottage cheese. We love our air fryer! See this image largerJust doing some reading, and ran across this. I'm saving it for Latchkey next term, but maybe someone here can use it now: Here Are Some Crazy Close-Up Portraits of Ordinary Bugs https://lithub.com/here-are-some-craz
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See this image larger:-D My dentist's office called today; they're moving April appts out to June (dang the bad luck.) Anyway, we got that done; she said, "have a nice day!" I said, "Heck, I'm gonna eat popcorn now!" She laughed and laughed. Sometimes when I try to be funny, I actually am. :-)See this image largeris happy for the weekend! (1 comments)See this image largerGood night-stay Sparkly!! :-)(1 comments)See this image largerI know all of us Sparklers are doing the best we can in difficult times. Temptation and time is everywhere, and it can be hard, for each one of us. Just remember, the best you can do is the best you can do, that some days your best is not a good as on other days but it's still your best, and we're all going to be healthier because we're doing our best. Everyone keep Sparking-you are each inspirational! ✨❤(1 comments)See this image largeris taking it all a day at a time, with a smile.(3 comments)See this image largerDefinitely time to activate! (2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” - Victor Hugo (1 comments)See this image largerSome humor for our Thursday afternoon: (1 comments)See this image largerI have no good ideas about today's MUTTS Daily Quote. It could be a fun game, though. Anyone? MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “From the first not a thing is.” - Hui-Neng (1 comments)See this image largerWell, our little old apple tree has bloomed today, and smells wonderful. The lavender colored tree belongs to the across-the-alley neighbor; it's out behind their garage. I just love the color. These things make my Spring bright! :-)(1 comments)See this image largerThis one is too good to skip posting: MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” - Guillaume Apollinaire (1 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” - Ellen DeGeneres (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThis quote is in a newsletter I receive, and it's perfect for Spark: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt See this image largeris ready for the weekend. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerEnjoy! (3 comments)See this image largeris taking good care, and keeping all my fellow Sparklers in my heart and mind.(4 comments)See this image largerSome of us may be finding Earth Day/Week challenging due to facilities closures, but I just try to remember what we used to say when I was young and out picking up litter: "Every litter bit helps-keep it clean!" (1 comments)See this image largerWhen life (or the pickup order) gives you ugly celery, make veggie broth. 😊 (1 comments)See this image largerIt's time for a healthful snack at the Redford manse; I'm having cabbage chips, DH is having tortilla chips (I thought I'd put a leftover tortilla in the air fryer since it was on, and all. 😉) I used the wimpy part of the leaves, and air fried about 5 minutes. I like Cajun seasoning, so today they're Cajun cabbage chips. (1 comments)See this image largerMUTTS Daily Quote (and one I love) “The nature of this flower is to bloom.” - Alice Walker Let's all bloom, SparkFriends!See this image larger's SparkFriends fill me with joy!See this image larger's friends fill me with Joy!See this image larger's SparkFriends fill me with Joy!!(3 comments)See this image largerHere is a thing of beauty for anyone who craves it. It's a wonderful story, with photos and a video, about a professional dancer and her doggy, who trained and competed in a dog dance freestyle competition. Copy, then past this link into your browser. It will open to a preview page linking to the full story on the Animal Rescue Site blog. Enjoy! https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7y9gtp6(1 comments)See this image largerJoining the humor train-(2 comments)See this image largerOne more for good measure! (2 comments)See this image largerFrom Eternal Sunshine: "Patience is to love what water is to a flower. If you love it, help it grow. If you love it, let it grow." I hope we all grow, and let what we love grow, too! (1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying and absorbing beauty.(1 comments)See this image larger(I'd rather do tricep dips. I'd rather do burpees. sigh)(1 comments)See this image largerOK! So, I've got under, over, on the appliances cleaned, I've got rugs that can't be washed scrubbed and drying (below,) and the floors all swept and scrubbed. Swilling tea until everything gets dry. 😊(1 comments)See this image larger😃Sing a song! Here's today's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” - Chinese Proverb (1 comments)See this image largeris grateful, healthy, and hopeful.(4 comments)See this image largerI hope every Sparkler's day is wonderful today. Be kind to yourselves!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThis morning's notification from Eternal Sunshine is a nice one: "That which you are seeking is also seeking you. It's there. Walk into it." Time to walk! 💖(2 comments)See this image largerIt's a good day for quotes! Here's the MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Music is a means of rapid transportation.” - John Cage See this image largerEnjoy a funny. (2 comments)See this image larger@ALLENJOSEPH came into my head when I saw this one- See this image largerI enjoyed some humor while eating my breakfast, and thought I should share: (2 comments)See this image largerAnd another. (I always loved the "Land Shark" skits.) See this image largerToday's my day for the laughs! (2 comments)See this image largerYet one more: See this image largerOne of the most fun stretches I do is the Monster Walk with the resistance band around my ankles. I like to pretend my house is Tokyo, and I'm Godzilla. DH thinks it's hilarious, no matter how many times he's seen it now! (1 comments)See this image largerSo yesterday I shared a laugh about one of my favorite stretches. I'm happy, people laughed and were happy, and there was a request for a photo. @RAERAERAE62 and anyone who was interested, DH caught a few snaps while I was stretching earlier today. (1 comments)See this image largeris good! (1 comments)See this image largerWell, it's been a blue day, but I got my exercise, my calories are still good, my water is excellent, and I "painted by numbers" this pic for all my fellow Sparklers. Everyone rest well, so we can shine again in the morning! 💖💖✨💖(1 comments)See this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” - Franklin P. Jones Enjoy your day! (1 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.” - Sarah Dessen (3 comments)See this image largeris enjoying the weekend, and will BBL.See this image largeris enjoying the weekend, and will BBL. You enjoy, too!(2 comments)See this image largeris RREDFORD5 is restored after the weekend, and on track for a good week. Join me!(5 comments)See this image largerSo, all of us Sparklers: lets have a great Joe Cool Day!! (2 comments)See this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Peace begins with a smile.” - Mother Teresa Have a smile, give one away! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger Today's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Peace begins with a smile.” - Mother Teresa Have a smile, give a smile away! (1 comments)See this image largeris on this weekend, already!(2 comments)See this image largerMUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Play is the exultation of the possible.” - Martin Buber (2 comments)See this image largerWe get 2 quotes in our MUTTS email today, and they're musical, even! 1. “Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” - Isadora Duncan 2. "Music give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato (2 comments)See this image largerI "painted" an item last night to post here; thanks again to @TREKPURRSON for introducing me to that ap! Meanwhile, here's to every Sparkler here on SparkPeople! (1 comments)See this image largeris present in June.(7 comments)See this image largerGood night, Sparklers everywhere! (1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerGood night, Sparklers! See this image largerOK; one more, since I did it for Spark, anyway. Good night!! See this image largerWoot! We have growth in the garden! Going clockwise: baby tomato, eggplant bud, red bell pepper bud, and more baby tomatoes. Yippee!! (2 comments)See this image largeris present in June.(4 comments)See this image largerGood night, Sparklers everywhere- (1 comments)See this image largerWe get a two-fer! MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: "Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Teresa “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” - Eckhart Tolle (1 comments)See this image largerI got a great Eternal Sunshine notification today, so I'm going to post it along with a piece I "painted" last night. "But what if things go right? What if you kept going, kept dreaming, and became everything you knew you would be?" See this image largerI finished this "painting" to help say good night to all you precious Sparklers! We'll all be back at it, getting healthier and healthier, tomorrow! (3 comments)See this image largerGood night, Sparklers! Good morning to those of you where it is morning. Enjoy! (2 comments)See this image largerI hope all us Sparklers have a great night's rest, and a peaceful tomorrow! (3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerToday's Eternal Sunshine notification says, "Life is a beautiful mess. A collage of chaos, celebration, failure, and success. Only love will get us through, so love we must express." I really like this. (1 comments)See this image largerWell, it's been busy, and I hope I'm caught up, but it's late here, so good night, have a pleasant tomorrow; if it's tomorrow where you are, please have a great day! (3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image larger@ALLYLIZZY , and anyone interested, here is Glo while we were watching Kevin Belton before Glo went home to the pond. 😊 (2 comments)See this image largerGood night, good morning, good in-between to all you Sparklers, everywhere! (3 comments)See this image largerI know a Sparkler wrote today's Eternal Sunshine: "Your journey is always up and onward, never downward." See this image largerToday's MUTTS Daily Quote is similar to what I've said about myself, before. This humbles me (in a great way!) Let's all be more curious about all our possibilities, and keep asking, "Why not?" “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein (3 comments)See this image largeris present in June.(3 comments)See this image largerSo, when I chose this picture to color tonight, I thought it was a flying pig. I was going to post it here, and say, "OK. Here is a flying pig. There are now no excuses; we're all going to do our best tomorrow." Well, turns out, it's a flying corgi, so all I have to go with it is sweet dreams, and have a peaceful, Sparkly tomorrow. 🤗✨(3 comments)See this image largerGood night, sweet Sparklers everywhere! (3 comments)See this image largerGood morning! It is still morning here, albeit briefly. 😉 I didn't get this posted last night, so here it is today, with all my heartiest wishes for a great Wednesday!(2 comments)See this image largerSaying good night to all Sparklers everywhere. I finished this one tonight, just to post here to say good night. (Sparklers who know me knew it was only a matter of time before I did a winterscape... 😉 ) We'll be Sparkling again in the morning!(4 comments)See this image largerI did 2 quick ones tonight. Enjoy! (1 comments)See this image largerI did this one to wish each Sparkler a wonderful night, and a great tomorrow!(2 comments)See this image largerI did a different pic last night. Enjoy! (3 comments)See this image largerI always have to get my comics fix from GoComics. I read there for free, so have no permission to copy/paste anything, but they've started posting "Cathy Commiserations," with one of my favorites, Cathy, and it's great today. If you get a chance, go read it! Meanwhile, here's a photo of a blossom I wasn't sure was going to bloom this season, and I'm happy to see it! (5 comments)See this image largerI will see and touch (and maybe even sleep in) a lighthouse during my lifetime. Things have been put off a bit in the interest of all of our health, but I still love lighthouses. So, I colored one in order to wish a good night to Sparklers everywhere! ✨💖✨(2 comments)See this image largeris present in June.(4 comments)See this image largerGood night, Sparklers! We'll be at it again in the morning! (6 comments)See this image largerI saw this picture, knew it's perfect for Spark, so I colored it and here it is, with my best wishes for a great, Sparkling day to all, including those who don't wear makeup! (4 comments)See this image largerWhew! I wasn't sure I was going to get it done tonight, but I did. Good night, Sparklers everywhere! Tomorrow is a new day, another day to crush our goals, so here, for the kitty lovers amongst us, is a beautiful cat to give my good night wishes to you all. (3 comments)See this image largerGood night Sparklers everywhere-we'll be back on our healthful journeys again in the morning! SparkPeople is the very best place on the internet for getting healthier, and for community. Keep Sparking!(4 comments)See this image largerWell, how is it goin' today, wonderful Sparklers? Enjoy a sunny flower while we do all we can to get healthier and healthier! (2 comments)See this image largerI didn't know this would be autumn-y until I'd gotten started; it's 132 colors, so I wasn't going to quit, and I'm still going to post it. Maybe it will cool some of us off, who live in extra-hot temps right now. Meanwhile, enjoy the pic, and let's work hard tomorrow to meet our goals after a good night's rest tonight! Those Sparklers who've already begun Friday, enjoy! I know you'll meet goals for today! ✨💜🎇✨(3 comments)See this image largerHere's one that's a bit different from what I've done so far. It turned out even nicer than I hoped it would when I chose it-I love all the fireflies! Good night Sparklers everywhere! Rest well, and we'll meet more healthy goals tomorrow! (3 comments)See this image largerToday's MUTTS DAILY QUOTE: “Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they will never cease to be amused.” - Anonymous (2 comments)See this image largerWell, Saturday's about over except where it's already Sunday. All you wonderful Sparklers have a great night/day, and we'll be back tomorrow ready to meet our goals!(3 comments)See this image largeris present in June.(4 comments)See this image largerToday's Eternal Sunshine notification: "Every life is a song. Write it. Sing it. Play it. Enjoy it. Dance to it. Make it beautiful." Each of us has a beautiful song to sing today, I just know it! 🎶🎶🎶 (2 comments)See this image largerIt was a busy morning here, but I got my fitness in this afternoon, and finished 2 little pieces, too. Here's one I wanted to post to encourage people to remember to #eattherainbow, but it came out really pretty. Enjoy, and #eattherainbow ! (2 comments)See this image largerHere is one that reminded me of both @ALLENJOSEPH , and @SISSYFEB48 ; enjoy beauty, and let it nourish our souls while we get healthier and healthier! (1 comments)See this image largerAll right, Sparklers! Tomorrow (today for many of us) is 7/1, and inofficially it's really Summer for some of us. In acknowledgement of that, I did a summery pic tonight. I rode in a balloon one time, and I liked it really well. Maybe someone else wants to go sometime-I recommend it for those who want. Meanwhile, here are some summery balloons, and we'll all be back here to keep crushing our goals in July! Good night from Kansas, USA! (3 comments)See this image largeris staying in motion this summer.(7 comments)See this image largeris staying in motion this summer.(5 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerNot a moment too soon for my coffee-loving SparkFriends who live in an earlier time zone: (4 comments)See this image largerI did this one with my SparkFriend the photo-genius, the one whose book I'll be first in line for a signed copy, because she loves Summer, and happy Summer to all Sparklers! (2 comments)See this image largeris mostly away from the computer until probably Monday. Enjoy your weekends, and stay safe! (7 comments)

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