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  • Good Friday!

    4/10/2020 5:13:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    No greater love has anyone but to lay down his life for his friends. Now is the time to serve the Lord by serving others. When we ask for forgiveness of all our sins, Christ forgives us. He has risen!... Read more

  • Day 120: Elated About Exercise

    4/10/2020 1:04:58 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Can’t believe I have been doing this for 120 days now. There have been a lot of ups and downs and I have spent some time not being that enthusiastic about weight loss. I had to take some time to sort out my feelings about my ED and that was pretty involving. But now I am ready to start losing weight... Read more

  • Thankfully Thursday . . . I'm so proud, I remembered the day of the week!

    4/9/2020 7:52:22 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Today is a weird windy day! My friend had a short shopping list and knowing that my son Ed has been doing my shopping, she asked if he could shop for her. She is my classroom aide and we are close friends. She is planning to retire next year as she will turn 65. Today, I went with Ed as he shopped. ... Read more

  • A day in the life

    4/9/2020 6:52:03 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Well, creativity escapes me especially when it comes to blog titles. After BUTTONPOPPER mentioned that she was a little concerned after she say my last blog title I decided I'd better be safe! So far, so good here... Today was grocery shopping day. I skipped the morning walk, neither KT nor I w... Read more

  • What do you do to cheer both yourself AND someone else?

    4/9/2020 5:26:44 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I was at the doc today for my knee, another long, frustrating story; but the neat thing was the nurse. She told me she'd never missed a palm Sunday in her life and she was in tears. She was trying to think of something to cheer herself up and cleaning her house. She found a very large bag of p... Read more

  • A great day

    4/9/2020 2:36:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another relaxing day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone.... Read more

  • Why slow and steady wins the race

    4/9/2020 9:07:54 AM, by WHITE-2

    "Slow and steady often wins because it keeps you motivated. Take on manageable challenges and you'll get frequent signals of progress. Bite off more than you can chew and progress stalls. When you make progress, you want to keep going. When you break progress, you want to stop." From ... Read more

  • My New and Better Normal

    4/9/2020 5:17:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    “Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” I’m taking some ideas directly from the blog Toward A New and Better Normal by George Couros I have learned to look at the change in two ways: 1. Change will come my way and I can “go” through it or “grow” through it. I grow when I see... Read more

  • Day 119: Getting Back Into Yoga

    4/9/2020 2:12:38 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I do still have plans to work on things like writing, reading, etc., but right now I’m most passionate about fitness and health, so that’s what I’m working on the most. As I mentioned in other blogs, I’m getting pretty involved in Spark again and have joined some challenges. I’m working to get healt... Read more

  • Weigh-In #82

    4/8/2020 7:37:20 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    My sleeping was a little weird last night/this afternoon so I'm up at 6PM tonight and I thought I'd do a weigh-in. My eating hasn't been as perfect as I'd like, although I've been working out really hard lately. I'm not really sure what to think of my weigh-in. I know it's probably bloat from starti... Read more

  • Things aren't that bad today

    4/8/2020 6:20:44 PM, by JANEDOE12345

    Yesterday I was so grumpy about computers. And today was much better. My son walked me through Google Hangouts and we had a long visit online. That surely was an awesome visit! Quite different from faculty meetings and having to be my work self instead of my Pam self. Lol, not crazy -- just aware th... Read more

  • Such a sunny day

    4/8/2020 4:36:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    I just got back from an outdoor walk and I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Once again, it's down to self-care, and gratitude.

    4/8/2020 4:23:17 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I can't complain, really, even though it sounds like it. Today we got our new baby ducklings and turkeys. I'm still caring for my 5 yr old great nephew, and his mom is here most of the time, too, because she's going to have a new baby in just a few weeks. The garden is started, potatoes and oni... Read more

  • Starting the Plateau-Busting Challenge

    4/8/2020 6:37:29 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Today I really start the Plateau-Busting Challenge. So I am recording my measurements and weight. Here are my stats: 249 Start of Plateau Busting Challenge: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Weight: 277.8 Bodyfat: 49.5% Neck: 16 Chest: 55 Arms: 17 Waist: 50 Hips: 57 Thighs: 24 Ca... Read more

  • The Daily Dishtowel - 3

    4/8/2020 5:57:00 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    The neighbor and I have changed our daily walks to morning. First, the weather seems to be drier in the mornings but often cloudy (that is, raining or about to) by early afternoon. Second, already the heat / humidity can be felt on the rise. That peaks by early-to-mid afternoon, of course, so we're ... Read more

  • Organization is My Foundation!

    4/8/2020 5:10:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Once again, I needed to take the time to organize! I had a few rough days because my house and my life had become organized and out of balance. Organization is the foundation to get my life in gear. When we get organized, we save time. Ben Franklin said that every minute spent organizing is... Read more

  • Day 118: Narrowing My Focus

    4/8/2020 1:50:07 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I narrowed my focus a little bit yesterday. I still want to work on writing and all of those things, but right now I'm favouring the fitness/nutrition aspect of things. My two main passions are writing and fitness/nutrition so I tend to focus for a few months on writing and then a few months on fitn... Read more

  • I Feel the Earth, Move

    4/7/2020 3:56:06 PM, by NIGHTGLOW

    Wise words from Anna over at Curvy Yoga: 1. We're all figuring this out together. Other people aren't doing the pandemic better than you; you are doing great. 2. If you're finding this challenging, you're not alone. If you're crying or yelling more than usual, you're not alone. If yo... Read more

  • Challenges

    4/7/2020 3:48:50 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've joined a few challenges. I'm doing the Plateau-Busting Challenge since I weigh the exact same now as I did on the first of January. I've pretty much been tossing around the same few pounds all year and feel like I've been on a plateau for a while, so hoping that this plateau challenge can he... Read more

  • About done with this

    4/7/2020 1:11:03 PM, by JANEDOE12345

    I started out the day with a zoom call of about an hour and a half. Then a bunch of emails. Then my therapist started texting me to set up a doxy.me call for later. OK I HAVE HAD IT WITH COMPUTERS and phones and the notebook and my fancy TV that is now smarter than me. Not to mention way too ... Read more

  • Beautiful sunshine

    4/7/2020 10:05:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    A mild spring day. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a short walk later this morning. Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Why we overeat: effects of a calorie-dense diet on the brain and dopamine system

    4/7/2020 8:28:27 AM, by WHITE-2

    "Those eating calorie-dense diets may have a reduced capacity to enjoy all of life’s pleasures by deadening dopamine pathways in the brain. (......) now we know fat may have similar effects on the brain (as sugar) as well. You feed some people some yogurt packed with butterfat and within 30 mi... Read more

  • The Daily Dishtowel - 2

    4/7/2020 5:50:33 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    There are three flats on our corridor, two occupied but the third one is empty - tenants moved out and we don't know if it's been let again or if they're having trouble finding renters. Meanwhile, our floor is quiet, which is a plus to my way of thinking. Across the hall from me is a single woman wh... Read more

  • Today is Her Birthday!

    4/7/2020 5:05:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my mother's REAL Birthday. I won't be outside the window, but I will SKYPE with her, and make it as special as I can! My mother has lived through many changes, and this is one more. Perhaps the best gift that I can give to my Mom this year is a positive attitude and lots of phone... Read more

  • Day 117: Getting Back on the Wagon

    4/7/2020 2:52:34 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I have been pretty successful with getting back on the wagon so far--at least with the fitness part. But I want to get back on track with everything, in all respects. I feel like I have the potential to accomplish everything if I put my mind to it, so that's what I am going to be aiming for. I may h... Read more

  • March Review and April Goals of Self-Care

    4/6/2020 9:52:18 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I am back sparking after taking a two month break, so I did not make any goals for March. Our friends from Pennsylvania rented a house here in our Florida community, so I expected to be busy with them all month long. We did several fun things before the coronavirus pandemic hit - went to an Eagles... Read more

  • Another day another adventure in the house

    4/6/2020 8:12:39 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Found some things I haven't seen in a while. Did a scavenger hunt for myself looking for something different to do today. I also spent some time reflecting on a different time. Specifically I reflected on a day 50 years ago, it was a happy time because I got to hold my precious baby boy in my arms f... Read more

  • Back to Fitness

    4/6/2020 7:49:01 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I seem to seesaw back and forth between being obsessed about fitness and being obsessed about writing. I'll go for a few months doing almost nothing but writing, and then I'll go for a few months doing almost nothing but working out and tracking my food. So I see... Read more

  • Sunshine

    4/6/2020 5:05:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A great day here today. Had to go to get some groceries this afternoon. My daughter says hello to all. Stay safe. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Have a great day all!... Read more

  • One day at a time!

    4/6/2020 3:55:16 PM, by MEADSBAY

    Thank you all for the kind words about me letting my grandkids come into my home for a day, after 2-3 weeks of staying at home. We may have them another day or two this week as my son needs to go to Dana Farber for his bi-monthly scan and his wife needs to drive and be the second set of ears (we a... Read more

  • I miss my job

    4/6/2020 10:00:57 AM, by JANEDOE12345

    In my mind at all times is the sadness of what is happening to so many families. It is hardly a sacrifice to wear a mask and stay distant when I know someone somewhere is ill and dying. This is in my thoughts almost every moment. The inconveniences of being home pale in comparison to the pandemic re... Read more

  • The Daily Dishtowel - 6 Apr 2020

    4/6/2020 6:11:24 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    My grandmother lived in the same house from 1934 until she died in 2008. She not only insisted on being independent, she WAS independent, living in a tiny village in upstate New York,* on her own after my grandfather passed away. Six-foot snowfalls in mid-winter didn't faze her. She finally relented... Read more

  • Working too Hard in a Pandemic Panic

    4/6/2020 5:26:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a problem. Every so often, I bury myself in my school work and the work of making masks and medical gowns and allow my home to get messy. I forget to do the regular cleaning until I lose something that I can't do without like my phone! Today is a day for me to look around and enjoy... Read more

  • Day 116: Making New Plans

    4/6/2020 3:11:38 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So since I've been losing weight again, I've decided to go back to some of my old routines. I want to make a new effort at getting fit again, so I'm going to start tracking my food again and get back into working out again and put an effort into eating more healthfully, etc. I've decided to start pu... Read more

  • Weigh-In #81 (early)

    4/5/2020 11:15:57 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I'm a little early with this weight post, but I have made some more progress so I wanted to post. My weight seems to be going down lately. I am doing pretty well with everything overall and making pretty good progress towards getting to 30 pounds. So here are my stats. Starting Weight: 296.6 ... Read more

  • Palm Sunday on YouTube

    4/5/2020 6:17:54 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    A very different Palm Sunday, our church had the services on YouTube. This afternoon my darling son took me for a long drive out through the countryside. We stopped and got an ice cream at DQ where everyone had their masks and gloves on - we did the drive through and didn't go inside. It was nice to... Read more

  • A new day

    4/5/2020 12:54:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. I went for a short walk this morning and I am feeling pretty good. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Not much planned for the day. Take care and stay safe, everyone.... Read more

  • Day 115: Was a Bit Disappointed

    4/5/2020 11:23:49 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    You may have noticed I've been gone for a while. I have to admit, I wasn't in the mood to write or be on Sparkpeople. I just wanted to spend time with Fritzy and watch videos with him. I got rejected by a couple of magazines, and as usual, I felt pretty disappointed. Even though I've been rejected h... Read more

  • Weigh-In #80

    4/5/2020 10:56:43 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    It's been a while since I've done a weigh-in and I've been spending a lot of time with Fritzy over the past couple of weeks. I've been trying to take advantage of the time we've had together. I also needed a break from things because I got a couple rejections and I usually like to take a break to ki... Read more

  • Spring Challenge

    4/5/2020 10:12:55 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    After the sunrise this morning, I stepped into the fresh air and got on my bike for 10 miles in the 43 degree weather. Yesterday kicked off the spring 5% challenge and for the next 8 weeks I hope to navigate my way through life and to improve my life in big or small ways. Each day is an oppo... Read more

  • Singing to Mama!

    4/5/2020 5:12:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    For over a month I’ve been planning the celebration! Long before social distancing and isolation came on the scene, I was planning a special day for my mother. We have made many changes, but it will still be a very special day. We sang Happy Birthday and put our cards on her window. Mom... Read more

  • Social Distancing

    4/4/2020 6:57:24 PM, by JANROLG

    It’s been a few weeks of social distancing but it seems like it’s forever. In this time I have tried to get my eating and activity under control. So far so good. As I am gaining ground on this, I am thinking about when I go back to my work building (working from home now) . My concern is about k... Read more

  • April 4, 2020 4/4/4

    4/4/2020 3:57:05 PM, by PORTIA70

    Today is the mathematical 4/4/4 FYI :) So how is everyone doing today? I wanted to check to see how all of you are with another week ending of Stay At Home? I am still doing good. No physical appointments for awhile. Everything is done on the phone. I only go out for food or pick ... Read more

  • A mild spring day

    4/4/2020 1:37:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! My daughter and I will be playing monopoly in a while. I just finished a dance workout from you tube and I feel great. Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Please let me explain

    4/4/2020 9:04:28 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Yesterday we allowed our three grandchildren to visit us in our home for the day after 25 days apart. We are normally very involved in their lives. We are both seniors in good health. Our son and his family have been obeying the stay at home order in RI for over two weeks. My DIL, Jean goe... Read more

  • DIY no-sew masks

    4/4/2020 7:18:25 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    To be clear I am not fear mongering. The CDC has made recommendations that we wear cloth masks, particularly in national hot spots. This is a DIY mask that only requires a t shirt, scissors, a pencil, and ruler. It's simple enough kids can help. It is not perfect, but it is 2 layers and a 3rd ... Read more

  • Feelings Are Like Waves!

    4/4/2020 5:13:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I was hit with one of those negative unexpected surprises at work. I was left out of a training day that really could have helped me. In this emotionally fragile time, my first thought was to get angry. My second thought was that maybe there are things I do not know and ask about the tr... Read more

  • 3. "Is my chosen diet healthy and sane?"

    4/3/2020 6:21:53 PM, by BELLAMEMAW

    With the invasion of COVID19 in our lives, I went off track with my blogging. If you're reading this, I hope and pray you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. "Is my chosen diet healthy and sane?" A resounding 'yes!'. I count calories while applying common sense and self-love. I ... Read more

  • Daily hugs diminish the chance to get sick

    4/3/2020 12:51:58 PM, by WHITE-2

    "Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University examined the interplay between exposure to illness, social support, and daily hugs. In the name of science (and possibly a hundred bucks), 404 healthy adults agreed to inhale nasal drops that exposed them to the common cold. First, the researchers drew bloo... Read more

  • It's Friday

    4/3/2020 12:38:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Another relaxing day here today. I will do some exercise after lunch. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! Have a great day, everyone and stay safe.... Read more

  • How can I improve my motivation?

    4/3/2020 10:57:12 AM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    One of today's featured blogs (https://www.sparkpeople.com/r
    s.asp?id=2206) has given me some food for thought. One of the most important things to remember for me, is why I'm doing this in the first place. I sometimes forget. It becomes so rote and routine, an... Read more

  • Focus On Learning

    4/3/2020 5:13:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    These past three weeks have been a time of extreme focus on learning how to teach students online. I have done pretty well, for the most part. I still have a lot to learn. I can get through my lessons without losing the attention of the class, and that is a good thing! I write down every sin... Read more

  • What day is this again?

    4/2/2020 7:54:05 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Lose track of what day it is and what time! Feels a bit like I am in limbo! Yesterday I had a great adventure that reminded me that I am still alive and that despite the news and challenges we face, this too will pass and the world is just in a temporary re-setting period! Right after lunch, I ... Read more

  • A different kind of tired

    4/2/2020 1:27:53 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I realized this morning that I don't feel tired the way I used to after a busy day. I am getting out for walks - actually, longer and a bit more mileage- and even did yoga yesterday. Today we both didn't feel like walking and though I didn't feel like exercising, I did a youtube video by HASfit. The... Read more

  • Sunshine

    4/2/2020 12:09:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another beautiful day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! A relaxing day here. Have a great day, everyone and stay safe.... Read more

  • Oh, how I 💕 this man!

    4/2/2020 10:52:20 AM, by MEADSBAY

    I understand many folks are going stir crazy, and that we are so fortunate to have a comfortable house and yard for personal space, but there is no one on earth I would rather be stranded on a desert island with than my dear man...husband of coming up on 52 years (since I was 16). Here he is just... Read more

  • Masking My Way Through Life

    4/2/2020 5:07:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I was asked; "why do you wear those masks anyhow?" I wear a mask every time I go out in public, and I’ve found it to be a very effective tool if not for medical reasons, definitely for psychological reasons. I’ve heard conflicting opinions on how effective this strategy is from scient... Read more

  • A sunny day

    4/1/2020 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Another relaxing day here. I will get a workout in later. Have a great day, everyone and stay safe.... Read more

  • Spring is here! Whats on your gratitude list?

    4/1/2020 12:02:43 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I haven't written in a while. I don't have much to write about. No changes, which is only disappointing weight wise. I did my weigh in this morning, and even though the lbs changed a bit, nothing else did. But there's nothing to do but keep on keeping on. The weather is warming up, so that means I c... Read more

  • ...in other news...

    4/1/2020 9:42:02 AM, by MEADSBAY

    We are finally getting a few sunny days...what a difference that makes...still cool, though. 67 My dear man built our adorable little greenhouse this winter and he is happy as a clam and spending a lot of time out there....thank you gawd! He also is getting the gardens ready and planti... Read more

  • Your Smiles

    4/1/2020 5:20:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Your smiles are contagious magic- Just put one on your face! And notice the frown I have will suddenly erase. Your smile can bring me healing when I do not feel well. Your smile can bring me joy on a day that seemed from hell. Your smile can bring me comfort when all I fe... Read more

  • False Positive

    3/31/2020 7:24:43 PM, by BEESHELL8

    234 39 28 40 Yesterday I wasn’t feeling it. I was not even going to pretend that I was feeling hopeful and be sucked in by the memes and messages of strength that are flooding Facebook and Instagram. I think I hit the wall with the drive to make the most of this time by being cheerily produ... Read more

  • Training Rocky style

    3/31/2020 4:32:08 PM, by AFINEMESS

    Mood is unstable, so is motivation and everything else. I put a bag of unused salt from the winter in a backpack and i'm training with it, it's 10kg. I'll be able to add some weight if needed along the way. Squats, lunges, twists. I'll try to find some upper body exercises as well. I go for lo... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    3/31/2020 11:38:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says thank you for all of the birthday wishes. She had a great day. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone. Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Sharing Homemade Soup

    3/31/2020 5:11:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Good soup and good neighbors belong together. Both bring comfort and joy. The soup is on the stove to share with neighbors up the street Basil mushrooms and onions fill the air with my healthy treat This raw and rainy day makes me glad to stay inside Hot and hearty soup fills me with w... Read more

  • Advice from the Classy 70's team

    3/30/2020 6:29:53 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Message from Krys, leader of rhe team. "Hope everyone is doing okay in these crazy days. Some articles to keep you motivated and moving! #1 Managing Stress In Stressful Times of Covid-19 With information changing by the minute, it may feel difficult to keep calm while coping with stres... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    3/30/2020 2:51:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's my daughter's birthday today! She is doing well and says hello. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! We are safe and sound. Have a great day, everyone.... Read more

  • Got permission to share my friend’s short story...I love it so!

    3/30/2020 11:39:59 AM, by MEADSBAY

    A SHORT STORY FOR ANYONE WITH CABIN FEVER AND KIDS! Wrote this a few years ago- read for a little light diversion if you like. Chins up, friends❤️ ECHOLALIA EPIDEMIC I frequently pass my days in the company of toddlers and preschoolers. The conversations we have are often funny, and quite si... Read more

  • "Flu"

    3/30/2020 11:04:03 AM, by CRABBYLIONESS

    My family and I came down with a "bad flu" before Christmas, and I still haven't regained my strength three months later. I'd say it was the coronavirus but that's before the official timeline says it arrived in America, although "official timelines" are subject to revision. Right now anything but... Read more

  • Instead of eating

    3/30/2020 8:50:46 AM, by AURA18

    Day 61 Emotional Box 19100 Days - Linda's bloghttps://u.nu/cfzk5 Child • Quiet inside 436 and playful outside 575 Adult • Reflective before I say anything - Stoic (choosing my battles) • Evenings I'm tired and may eat instead of labeling or expressing feelings 100 things to d... Read more

  • Masked Heroes

    3/30/2020 5:12:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every extra moment we have, we work on our mask-making mission And pray that our masks will help those who need them most. We mask our fear with hope. We mask our anger with love. Mailing masks to those beyond our reach but not beyond our care. Using up our extra fabric, ... Read more

  • Sunny day

    3/29/2020 2:44:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another mild weather day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Stay safe. Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Morning Walks on my Country Road

    3/29/2020 5:07:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I live on a dirt road. There is no tar on this road, just dirt. It gets very muddy in the springtime when the snow melts and I sometimes track the mud into my house. I still like my country road because it is very quiet. When I go out for my early morning walks, no one can hear my footsteps on... Read more

  • Quarantine can be good

    3/28/2020 5:02:53 PM, by JANROLG

    During this social distancing some people are stressing and feeling like everything is out of control. While some of that is true, what we decide to do while we’re home matters a great deal. I could have sat here eating my feelings or I could take charge of my health. I decided to take charge. ... Read more

  • A mild day

    3/28/2020 3:20:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. We are doing well and are taking it easy. Have a great day, everyone.... Read more

  • Life is a Roller Coaster

    3/28/2020 1:02:54 PM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    Life is a roller coaster right now. When hope is high and optimism peaks and I am at the top of grateful mountain, I try to shout "Yea!!!! Wheee!!!" I try to pause and take note of it being good -- beautiful fresh air, sunshine, time with my kids, working from home, my present health, bird so... Read more

  • Sleeping In

    3/28/2020 6:37:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a very busy early riser who sticks to a full schedule. Not today. Today is my rest day and I really need it. Every once in a while, I need to cut myself some slack and sleep in! I'm so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed! ... Read more

  • 4 More Days Left In March

    3/27/2020 11:23:24 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well everyone, we are at the end of March and as of tonight we have over 100,000 cases of Coronavirus here in the United States according to John Hopkins. CDC left off at 85,000 and they will be updated tomorrow. There is also word that China has shut down their cinema's due to a fear that ... Read more

  • Coronavirus answer

    3/27/2020 6:07:20 PM, by OLDEROWL

    A good answer to the coronavirus is an online connection to a religious site (or a charitable institution if you are not religious). I see religion not as a refuge of the weak, but the foundation of strength by which the individual and the public is able to master the environment without becoming c... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    3/27/2020 3:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are doing well and are keeping safe. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Hope that everyone is doing well and have a great day.... Read more

  • Our strange new world

    3/27/2020 10:26:21 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Every single one of us is living a different life from just a month or two ago. 24 It still seems surreal to me. I know change is not easy for some people and anxiety is through the roof but if missing my grandkids is the worst problem I have I need to look around the world. I cannot bear to ... Read more

  • My Local News Said:

    3/27/2020 7:48:35 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    Manatees eat for an average of 8 hours per day. Coronavirus has turned us all into manatees. Notes to self: 237 Sailors thought Manatees were Mermaids. Mermaids are supposed to be beautiful, right? 550 Manatees are vegetarians. Put down the Girl Scout cookies and go eat a c... Read more

  • Riding the Wave of COVID 19

    3/27/2020 5:29:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Everywhere I look, I see more bad news about the COVID 19 pandemic. Finally, I had to turn off the news. There’s only so much bad news I can listen to. Last night I had a nightmare about the virus, and realized that I have had TOO MUCH BAD NEWS! "What’s in my dreams at night?” My mother in ... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    3/26/2020 4:06:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mild weather day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. In a while my daughter and I will be playing a game of monopoly. Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Learn to meditate.

    3/26/2020 2:05:03 PM, by MIRELICA

    Brother Achalananda, Self-Realization Fellowship monk. https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=d8KtA9_1ibg... Read more

  • I can't control everything but THIS I can control

    3/26/2020 1:46:48 PM, by 240POINT6

    I like my life to be arranged in neat little rows. I work in a profession with oodles of policies and procedures and handbooks and laws and in the past two weeks that has all flown out the window. I have managed to stay on plan about 98% of the time and have lost 5 pounds in March. I don't know what... Read more

  • Living in the new reality

    3/26/2020 1:22:37 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Like most of us, I'm doing the best to stay healthy, active, and aware of the events and the guidance for shelter in place (SIP) and social distancing. I say MOST of us because KT and I came back from our morning walk and noticed a group of 5 guys - mid 20s to mid 40s, hard to tell - hitting the tra... Read more

  • The Marvelous Mask Makers!

    3/26/2020 5:16:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have not been alone in my mask-making endeavor! There are many more and I don't know all of those lovely people. Last week(3/20/2020) I received a request from my friend Babette to make masks for a hospital. I asked lots of questions and did my research before starting the project. By ... Read more

  • It's Wednesday

    3/25/2020 5:29:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's pretty quiet here. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Stay safe everyone. Have a good day.... Read more

  • Hump Day - life is settling into a routine

    3/25/2020 4:47:05 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    There isn't much new or exciting to report. I miss my students and it is small consolation knowing that we are all doing well and most likely will survive whatever comes out way. I have healthy food, good books, my Kindle and my pets. My sweet son goes out regularly to pick up necessities a co... Read more

  • Working On A New SF Story

    3/25/2020 3:20:03 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've started working on a new science fiction story that I plan on sending to Asimov's. It's going to be about 25 pages. I'm working on the outline right now. I have the characters figured out and the basic plot, but it's taking some time to figure out the details. I'm working really hard on this... Read more

  • Wrote Another Chapter

    3/25/2020 9:21:59 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I did pretty good today. I wrote another chapter of my book (10 pgs) and it turned out pretty well. I'm not sure if that's all the writing I'm going to do today or not. I'm going to probably work on my outline some more, as I have some more revisions to do now. I'm starting to feel better, so I'm... Read more

  • If you Need a Laugh

    3/25/2020 7:28:44 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    Trey Kennedy has this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5gU
    7u4NPCg And yes, new homeschool moms everywhere are losing their minds. We are okay here. The teachers and parents are working together to try to clear the glitches in the digital programs. I look for this to go on until April 24th a... Read more

  • Unwanted Spring Snow

    3/25/2020 5:04:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's snowfall amounted to 7 inches. This is not what I want or need, But it’s today’s experience. I shovel away this soft, white heavy, unwanted gift from God. My predictable world grows wild and exciting when I open my heart and accept this beautiful present. The burdens a... Read more

  • Day 104: Lost Some Weight

    3/25/2020 12:39:35 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I may not have made a lot of progress in other areas lately, but I have lost a lot of weight lately, so that's one bit of progress that I've made. Fritzy came home Sunday night and we've mostly been watching videos, but tonight I was feeling good so I've decided to do a bit of work and some other... Read more

  • Weigh-In #79

    3/24/2020 11:45:22 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Decided to just keep moving forward rather than starting over. Seemed to make more sense. So here's how I've been doing lately. Starting Weight: 296.6 Last Weigh In: 283.8 Current Weight: 272.8 Weight Lost This Week: -11 lbs Total Weight Lost: -23.8 lbs so almost back to a 25-lb loss ... Read more

  • Soothing music

    3/24/2020 5:34:54 PM, by WHITE-2

    Relaxing music www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMc5t8
    GqNfs... Read more

  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more

  • It’s time!

    3/24/2020 11:09:41 AM, by MEADSBAY

    I joked about being on the Pandemic Diet and there was some truth to that (i.e. zeppoles) but I am DONE with all that. 43 It actually had all started the week before when I was in Jamaica and eating like I was on vacation or something....lots of fried chicken and rice and beans and rum punches..... Read more

  • Finding the New Balance

    3/24/2020 5:22:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've had so many changes lately! Finding a new balance is difficult and I have become aware of how these changes affect my health! I am getting into a new routine with teaching at home. I find that it takes all my attention and concentration. I do best when I'm home alone and my husband is... Read more