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The Week in Review
Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

This morning I got up a little earlier than usual and went out for a walk in my neighborhood. I usually walk in the evenings, and I enjoyed the slight change of pace today. I have a bad habit of staying up until the wee hours, so I'm trying to c... Read more
A Busy Week
Friday, September 03, 2010      5 comments

This past week has been a really busy one for me, and an enjoyable one, too. I don't go to the movies very often, but ended up seeing three movies at the theater this week -- "Eat Pray Love", "Avatar" in 3-D, and "The American." Beautiful ... Read more
Shadowbox Shrine
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      12 comments

A couple of years ago I purchased Laurie Mika's beautiful book "Mixed-Media Mosaics: Techniques & Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments." I attended Artfest in 2009, and while I wasn't able to join her class there, I ma... Read more
Crafty Shoes
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      10 comments

"Nonna Camp" is now officially closed for the summer. Each of my four oldest grandchildren (ages 10, 9, 7, and 6) come to visit me at separate times each summer, and it's a special time for us to make crafts, cook, work puzzles, have tea parties... Read more
A Walk to the New Grocery Store
Sunday, August 01, 2010      4 comments

A new grocery store just opened near my neighborhood on Friday, and when I first saw the start of the construction, I decided I'd walk to the store as soon as I could. Last night was the night. After a late dinner, my friend and I got on ou... Read more
A Fishy Story
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      9 comments

Last night I started a blog entry about my granddaughter's 10th birthday party that I attended on Sunday. She wanted a family celebration out at the family farm where we could all go fishing and have a weiner roast. I had written quite a b... Read more
Drowning Looks Different Than You Think
Thursday, July 22, 2010      5 comments

Last Saturday when I took my two grandsons swimming at the local pool at the park, one of the lifeguards sounded an alarm, dove into the pool, and pulled out a young boy who looked to be about 12 or 13 years old. I didn't see the boy flailing o... Read more
I'm Making Progress -- And It Doesn't Involve the Scales
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      6 comments

I'm making progress! I had fasting lab work done this morning to check my cholesterol, and my total cholesterol is lower than it has been since I started on medication over two years ago. My LDL ("bad" cholesterol) levels were so low that t... Read more
"Nonna Camp" with My Nine-Year-Old Grandson
Thursday, July 15, 2010      5 comments

Looks like I'm not going to reach my goal of three blogs per week this week... If you've seen my recent updates, you know that I've got my 9-year-old grandson with me for "Nonna Camp" this week. Each of the four oldest grandchildren come t... Read more
Choices and Will-Power
Friday, July 09, 2010      4 comments

Hooray! I met all my nutritional goals today. Usually there are one or two goals that I go over (fats and sodium) or under (carbs and fiber). But so far this week I've been only slightly under a few times. This has been my pattern for the p... Read more
Meaningful Visions
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      7 comments

I've written before that one of the things I do each morning to start my day is to do a web search (and get SparkPoints in the process) for The Daily Motivator. This was part of today's message: "Be completely honest with yourself about how... Read more
Back on Track after Back-Sliding
Monday, July 05, 2010      5 comments

Well, I was making progress last week, but I have done a bit of back-sliding since then. I had to go out of town for a family funeral last Thursday, and I spent about an hour driving to the airport, probably less than two hours total flight... Read more
Making Progress
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      8 comments

I'm finally making some progress! Like many of my SparkFriends, we eat responsibly and exercise during the week, and then we end up blowing it all on the week-ends! I became so frustrated with myself with gaining and losing the same few pou... Read more
Spreading the Spark
Monday, June 28, 2010      2 comments

Just a quick blog tonight before heading for bed... Yesterday one of my former employees stated on Facebook that she needed to lose weight and was going to start an exercise program. Being in Diet Stage 4 now, I thought this was an excellen... Read more
Making it Happen
Sunday, June 27, 2010      7 comments

I usually "huddle" in most of my SparkTeams everyday, and while huddling, I enjoy seeing who has written a new blog or made a comment on the team's message board. I often take time to visit that member's SparkPage and their blog. I don't always... Read more

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