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The dreaded stress test
Monday, March 13, 2017      15 comments

Okay, so admit it; I was stressing out over the stress test. Yesterday was a rough day for me. I worked on taxes for hours, never quite getting done. It was so much easier and so much more fun when I did taxes with my dad. Every hour o... Read more
9 days and counting down
Saturday, March 11, 2017      10 comments

I have only 9 days left to get things done. I have been faithfully doing my exercises every day and adding in some light yoga and the stationary bike. My legs were feeling pretty achy yesterday afternoon so I skipped the bike. I've been doing... Read more
A special Birthday!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      12 comments

Today is my 3rd daughter Lauriellen's birthday, and what a day it was 38 years ago. I woke up feeling not quite myself but it was still 2 weeks unt... Read more
Spark Friends are the Greatest
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      6 comments

I was never lucky enough to have many friends. I would consider myself a true introvert. In school people called me shy. While so many kids had d... Read more
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      10 comments

I woke up this morning to snow. Seriously, it was about 50 degrees when I went out with Daisy the night before. It wasn't a lot of snow but in addition the temp had dropped and the wind had picked up. Even little Daisy didn't want to be outsi... Read more
To walk again
Monday, March 06, 2017      14 comments

I am two weeks away from my knee replacement surgery and I have so much to do. That's a really good thing because it helps keep my mind occupied with positive things. Since scheduling this surgery on Friday I have felt such a sense of peace - ... Read more
A plan has been made
Friday, March 03, 2017      13 comments

Hello dear Spark friends. I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and looking forward to the weekend. We are getting back into the 60's on Sunday, that will truly be a blessing. Some of you may have noticed I've been a bit quiet late... Read more
Waiting is so hard
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      16 comments

Oxford Dictionaries defines waiting as: 1.the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else hap... Read more
What a day today has been
Thursday, February 16, 2017      12 comments

It began at 8:30 a.m. with a phone call from my youngest daughter Lauriellen asking if she could come over today, do her laundry and make us dinner. WHAT????? This is the girl who's primary cooking skill was making Kraft Mac & Cheese. Well, s... Read more
It's a Beautiful Day
Monday, February 13, 2017      11 comments

So our weather team had chosen today to be a Top 10 weather day - those are the days when all the pieces fall into place just right. They don't always get it right, but I'd have to say that today was Top 10! It's in the mid-40's, the sun has b... Read more
Patience 2.0
Friday, February 10, 2017      17 comments

That's me these days - working hard at keeping a good attitude. I didn't do so well yesterday so I needed to reset and try again. I have been ... Read more
Sometimes things happen in their own time
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      10 comments

I had myself an "ah ha" moment today - about 5:00 am this morning. I would have preferred to have this revelation at a more reasonable time (like maybe 7:00 am) because that was the end of my night's sleep. But I suppose you have to take them ... Read more
Hope returns
Thursday, January 26, 2017      16 comments

"Hope... Sometimes that's all you have when you have nothing else. If you have it, you have everything." The internet defines hope as an optimis... Read more
Norwegian Language Classes
Saturday, January 21, 2017      14 comments

Our 5% Challenge is traveling to Lofoten Islands, Norway this week. That is very exciting for me for two reasons. First, this is the area where my Grandmother (my father's mother) grew up. She came to America when she was only 18 years old tr... Read more
A better day all around - and the sun is even shining!
Thursday, January 19, 2017      8 comments

For those wonderful friends who commented on yesterday's blog, my sulk is over. In fact, it was pretty much over minutes after I hit the 'Post Blog Entry' button. I guess I just needed to get the words out of my head. The good news - Tom ... Read more

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