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  • just jokes day 37

    4/4/2020 2:39:23 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one naturally became known as the lesser of two weevils. An elephant and a giraffe come down to the watering hole f... Read more

  • Day 11 - Aggressive vs Assertive

    4/3/2020 6:21:41 PM, by TIZSLIM

    One of the traits of 'Britishness' or perhaps 'Englishness', is a general inability to complain.  Well actually we're very good at complaining.  Whinging and whining about anything and everything to each other.  Never to those responsible though.  An example: Years ago I was taking daughter to ... 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

  • just jokes day 36

    4/3/2020 10:32:58 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Mahatma Gandhi walked barefoot everywhere, to the point that the soles of his feet became quite thick and hard. Being a very spiritual person, he ate very little and often fasted. As a result, he was quite thin and frail. Furthermore, due to his diet, he ended up with very bad breath. Therefore,... Read more

  • Your Self-Care to get through isolation

    4/3/2020 6:58:24 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I woke up at 4 AM and can't get back to sleep. Hubby is wearing a sleep mask so I decided to turn on the light and Spark. Saturday the Spring 5% Challenge kicks off. The 5% Challenges are 10 years old this Spring! We are going back in time to when we were all carefree and easily zipped around the wo... Read more

  • Cabin fever anyone?

    4/2/2020 9:00:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 10 - I Cook

    4/2/2020 5:51:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Therefore I am. Or in language Descartes would hopefully understand - ego coques ergo sum. Anyway, the thing is, today I did what I do.  Cook.  Happy, sad, excited, anxious, angry, mellow, whatever - I invariably find myself in the kitchen.  Cooking.  And there I was again today.  I guess ... 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

  • just jokes day 35

    4/2/2020 6:06:59 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Out in the Pacific Ocean, Sam and his wife Sue, two clams, owned a restaurant that had live disco music every Saturday night. Their diner was known for its great musicians, the shrimp quartet. Bob played guitar, Chuck played drums, Sally sang and Harry played the harp. One day while crossing the ... Read more

  • Déjà vu...

    4/1/2020 10:16:48 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Starting this month in same place as last month weight wise.... Read more

  • Day 9 - Firstly the Good News

    4/1/2020 4:58:47 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Nursey's newest grandchild arrived at 4.21 a.m this morning.  So, he shares a birthday with my uncle which is a good thing 'cos my uncle is lovely.   I've seen pictures and he's real cute.  The baby that is.  My uncle may be lovely but I don't think any of us would describe him as cute.  Mother and ... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...some numbers

    4/1/2020 4:31:08 PM, by SUSANSKI

    125 Well, we postponed my March appointment and now that it is April, we learn that Mrs. Doc is not taking appointments because of the Coronavirus, so she will just call my prescriptions in for me this month. This means I won't see her scale. And who knows how long that will last! I made a c... 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

  • Wish I had this for this crisis time period.

    4/1/2020 12:55:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Disinfecting wipes

    4/1/2020 12:34:48 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    Make your own disinfecting wipes, by simply using a 1 part bleach/10 parts water mixture* and soaking a clean rag in the solution.. Wring it out, and keep in a re-sealable plastic bag, for later or mobile use.. (*some health officials recommend 1 part water to 20 parts bleach - use your own ju... Read more

  • Relax

    4/1/2020 12:05:33 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    Take some time to relax www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHAC
    KCNDMW8... Read more

  • just jokes day 34

    4/1/2020 3:08:46 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Early one spring morning, Papa Mole decided to check out the sounds and smells of the new season. He traveled along his burrow until he could stick his head out and survey the area. It was such a beautiful morning, he quickly called to Mama Mole to come join him. Papa Mole said, "It is such a bea... Read more

  • Day 8 - ain't no god

    3/31/2020 6:57:09 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Daughter called me yesterday, absolutely distraught bless her.  She'd decided to be organised and order flowers for my birthday early.  Only to be informed after she'd ordered and paid for them, that the florists weren't taking 'future bookings' and were just delivering orders as they got them.  And... Read more

  • Daily exercise

    3/31/2020 4:54:27 PM, by ANYVAR54

    I go for a walk each morning with my husband, keeping our distance from other walkers and joggers. It lasts from 30 to 35 minutes. I do leg stretches my chiropractor recommended which take 15 to 20 minutes. I also do neck stretches which take about 10 minutes. Today I have 65 minutes.... 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

  • just jokes day 33

    3/31/2020 6:12:50 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Recently, a Frenchman in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime and getting in and out and past security he was captured only two blocks away when his Econoline ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and the... Read more

  • Day 7 - Verses for the Virus

    3/30/2020 5:39:29 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I got a letter from Sally today enclosing a poem and asking me to share it far and wide as she isn't on line.  So without further ado: Verses For The Virus by Sally It's the Corona - What a groaner! Now what to do?  Here's a few Get to that cupboard or that shelf That loft, that gara... 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

  • My own current mindfulness strategies

    3/30/2020 1:52:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am very poor at this. Especially when I want to eat. 24 After the 24 weeks of the daily NOOM program, I have come to try to apply this: NOOM TAUGHT ME: MINDFULLNESS BEFORE EATING. • BREATHE • WHAT AM I FEELING? H?A?L?T? HALT This is "emotional hunger") • BODY... Read more

  • just jokes day 32

    3/30/2020 2:15:46 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    There's a nudist colony for communists. Two old men are sitting on the front porch. One turns to the other and says, "I say, old boy, have you read Marx?" And the other says, "Yes...I believe it's these wicker chairs." There was a man who entered a pun contest. He sent in ten different puns... Read more

  • Spring Lamb time with lamb pictures!

    3/29/2020 8:34:06 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    It is still winter here in Maine, but it is still the time for lambs to be born. They seem to be dragging it out for an endurance trial this year, the first lamb was born 2/21/2020, kind of early for me, and it was a very cold night! Molly is a first time mother but she did ok. Both babies were r... Read more

  • Day 6 - The Strength Candle

    3/29/2020 5:59:55 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I lit another Lenten Candle this evening.  However this time I lit a taper candle rather than a tealight because I knew it was The Strength Candle.  Taper candles burn longer than tealight's and I reckon we all need as much strength as we can muster right now, one way or another. The thing is with c... 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

  • Timing

    3/29/2020 2:20:32 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    February: Been taking my grandma to dr appts for her diabetic ulcer on her foot which has now caused a bone infection. It takes a lot out of a person picking them up multiple times in a day mixed with stressing out about someones health. I never thought about what I was eating or making myself get u... Read more

  • Sunday Worship

    3/29/2020 2:03:18 PM, by ANYVAR54

    My church had an online service this morning. The pastor, two musicians, an introduction person and sound person pulled it off. It was wonderful. We also had Sunday school via Skype. I am new to all this online stuff, but I think I will get used to it fast I have also used Zoom in the past week. Isn... Read more

  • An update after a long time

    3/29/2020 1:36:42 PM, by ALLIEINSHAPE

    HI everyone! I have not been on Sparks for over a year. Last time I blogged I was excited about the coming move to a brand new retirement residence last April. Then the company changed the plan of the studio apt. I could afford, without notifying anyone only weeks before the move, and it no... Read more

  • WooHoo - My first goal - 18 pounds down!

    3/29/2020 1:17:59 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    345 248 244 236 285 521 345 248 244 236 285 521 My first goal when I started creating goals back in late January was to lose 16-20 pounds by end of April. I'm down 18 pounds now! 239.6 - out of the 240s! To keep myself motivated, I'm morphing my goal to see if I can drop another ... Read more

  • Food Fiil-osophy

    3/29/2020 9:11:32 AM, by DAJODU

    Not sure where to begin but sharing this has been on my mind for a while... this has pretty much been my outlook on food (as well as some other aspects of life) for quite a while --- also, some of you might disagree with me and that is okay too. So essentially this all started with a professor ... Read more

  • Spring is blooming here

    3/29/2020 7:47:55 AM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    My almond tree and others are starting to bloom. It is good to see the wildlife coming back into my yard as well. I hope everyone is staying healthy in this COVID-19 pandemic. I have been working off and on my next book but also spending more time bingle watching my favorite shows on Ama... Read more

  • just jokes day 31

    3/29/2020 2:18:08 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    This doctor always got really stressed out at work. So every day on his way home, he'd stop and see his friend Dick, the bartender. Dick would know the doctor was coming, and he'd have an almond daiquiri ready for him. The doctor would come in and have his almond daiquiri and go home. One day Di... Read more

  • Day 5 - Tales from The River Bank

    3/28/2020 5:59:55 PM, by TIZSLIM

    If you turn right as you exit my front door, then take the first right hand turning you come to, you'll see a huge iron bridge that crosses the exceedingly busy main road which runs past the bottom of my garden.  The first time I took this route was a few weeks back, one Sunday afternoon.  As I walk... Read more

  • How the Coronavirus is effecting my life

    3/28/2020 4:59:56 PM, by ANYVAR54

    My church is closed. We will have an on-line worship until this is over. My husband is working from home. We go for morning walk each day, taking a rest on Sunday. I get to have lunch and supper with him. He plans to go do our grocery shopping with the list I have made. We plan together what to ... 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

  • just jokes day 30

    3/28/2020 9:04:40 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Two cannibals meet one day. The first cannibal says, "You know, I just can't seem to get a tender missionary. I've baked them, I've roasted them, I've stewed them, I've barbecued them, I've tried every sort of marinade. I just can't seem to get them tender." The second cannibal asks, "What kind... 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

  • Day 4 - Testing

    3/27/2020 6:58:31 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Seemingly Charles Windsor tested positive for the Fizzy Flu.  You probably know him as HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince, Prince, Prince.  The fact that he seemingly has 'mild symptoms' caused quite some hoo-ha in these green and pleasant [?] lands as to why he'd actually been tested.  Not... 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

  • Interesting times

    3/27/2020 1:29:46 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    The COVID-19 pandemic is making life interesting. I don't think we've had restrictions like this in my lifetime - there might have been a brief period when I was a child, I seem to remember something dimly from back then, but I haven't looked it up on online. Hubby went into town to get some g... Read more

  • these trying times

    3/27/2020 7:26:58 AM, by SMIDGON

    This is Day 8 of self-isolation. It's on the caution side. I have Stress induced Asthma. And, I'm in the hi-risk group. Almost 80. Only hubby is in and out. He's being cautious. He has to get out to go for Dialysis. Only thing that keeps me going is SADIE MAE. I eat as hea... Read more

  • just jokes day 29

    3/27/2020 5:42:18 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Did you hear that NASA has launched several holsteins into low earth orbit? It was the herd shot around the world. "I was in Mercy, Australia, and I was served tea made from the hair of a koala." "Made from the hair of a koala? You're kidding! How was it?" "Oh, it was awful. It was ... Read more

  • Day 3 - Applause And Birthday Anniversaries.

    3/26/2020 6:30:17 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Today is the anniversary of my sister's birth.  She would have been 66 today.  She died 5 1/2 weeks before her 27th birthday.  So young.  So very, very young.  And of course I have been without her all these years.  More than half my life.  Well, without her in the sense of her physical presence.  B... 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

  • On my own advice, I just collected my reusable grocery bags to wash.

    3/26/2020 1:39:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have never thought about washing them before! Thanks for your encouragement, 24 chris... Read more

  • SP article on Mindfullness 24 Short Mindfulness Practices for Your Sanity

    3/26/2020 1:23:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    . The article has actual links to each of these 24 techniques! www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /wellness_articles.asp?id=
    2608 Do you use any of these???? 20 135 With a regular mindfulness, you can improve your mental fortitude and find balance. Before you accept unpleasant fee... Read more

  • video link How to handle groceries and other things brought into the house to prevent spreading COVI

    3/26/2020 10:22:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc
    9KBps&feature=youtu.be&fbc
    lid=IwAR0kDgs2NWmHo578uYnq
    FsrCCoskC0_bO2iCD3_L2VNA_5
    TE5WsBq-XIMQw sure seems like lots of time and effort. But I was actually thinking about this myself. I just had groceries delivered to me and also a month's supply ... Read more

  • just jokes day 28

    3/26/2020 8:35:01 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    So, these vultures decided to fly to Florida on an airline. They got on board carrying six dead raccoons, and the flight attendant said, "I'm sorry, but there's a limit of two carrion per passenger." What do you call the cabs lined up at the Dallas airport? The yellow rows of taxis. Th... Read more

  • Day 2 - Paint is Essential Seemingly

    3/25/2020 6:42:09 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've been trying for the last few days to find somewhere that would sell and deliver compost as it would be nice to do a bit of gardening.  Mind you, I'd be limited as basically all my gardening stuff got left behind.  I had ordered a mini greenhouse, some plant pots, and trays before The Lockdown a... Read more

  • Instead of a "to do" list....

    3/25/2020 6:25:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    ...write a DONE list. It feels much better.... 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

  • just jokes day 27

    3/25/2020 2:36:11 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Leif Erickson returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official, who apologized profusely, saying, "I'm sorry, Mrs. Erickson, I must have taken Leif off my census." A farmer is milking his cow and as he i... Read more

  • Day 1 - Oops

    3/24/2020 6:58:58 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I need an eye test but haven't got around to it because I was debating whether to try contacts.  Whether I'd be able to use them.  Whether it would even be possible given my left eye is 'lazy' and virtually blind anyway.  Too late now for the foreseeable future  [pun intended] - opticians have shut ... Read more

  • just jokes day 26

    3/24/2020 2:27:08 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A strong snail decided that he wanted to buy himself a sporty car with all the amenities. He went into a dealership that specialized in sports cars and selected one with everything he had always wanted. As the salesman was finishing the special order form, the snail said, "There's one thing more... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...Eliminating Toxicity, inspired by a blog by Beth Donovan

    3/24/2020 12:18:59 AM, by SUSANSKI

    I just read a blog by Beth Donovan entitled, Toxic People Eat Your Soul. As I began to respond to her, I realized there might be some meat and potatoes in what I had to say, with a little spice, that I could probably share, so here it is. Truthfully, I experienced toxicity lately. My family separa... Read more

  • In celebration of National Puppy Day

    3/23/2020 10:02:22 PM, by CHERRIET

    -- here's a pic of V from when she was a puppy. ... Read more

  • Lockdown

    3/23/2020 6:47:53 PM, by TIZSLIM

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk
    -news/2020/mar/23/boris-jo
    hnsons-address-to-the-nati
    on-in-full We knew it was coming and yet, it's still a shock to the system.  Of course some of you are already in the midst of it.  Daughter and I had previously agreed almost two weeks ago that the '... Read more

  • not just jokes day 25

    3/23/2020 11:37:14 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Ok. I haven't commented much on life here lately as I haven't been doing much positive or in other words, I have been overeating and not exercising. Here is an update on the last couple of weeks that I recently shared with my family followed by a pun from Joke Book that hopefully will give a smile... Read more

  • A snow day

    3/23/2020 9:10:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's snowing here now. Then it is going to rain. My daughter says hello. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Everyone is doing well. Have a great day, everyone... Read more

  • Life in a Bubble

    3/23/2020 9:04:42 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Thank you SUSAN_CDN for sending me this update. March 22, 2020 10:30AM PT Coral Princess Update Princess Cruises can confirm that Coral Princess made a port call to Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 21 to take delivery of supplies and fuel. No guests were permitted to disembark. The ship... Read more

  • Box breath

    3/22/2020 11:07:09 PM, by TRUEPEACENIK

    A friend asked that I explain box breathing. I use it to build lung capacity. Others use it to allay anxiety, simply meditate, or lower blood pressure. No matter the use, we could all do with less stress and stronger lungs. So, Hippie Harpy Presents...box breath. Sit or lie down. Ex... Read more

  • +canvas bags great for groceries--but wash them

    3/22/2020 8:39:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.cleveland.com/news/2020/02
    /what-are-the-best-ways-to
    -keep-reusable-bags-germ-f
    ree-health-matters.html... Read more

  • The Mothering Candle

    3/22/2020 7:00:20 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Well it would be wouldn't it?  So in case you're wondering, yes I did wait until I'd been to bed and got up this morning.  In fact I teased myself by waiting until my second cuppa before opening the parcel.  Which contained various little treats that The Fam knew I'd enjoy.  Mind you, if I scoff all... Read more

  • just jokes day 25

    3/22/2020 10:27:54 AM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    What do you give a deer with an upset stomach? Elkaseltzer. What do you do with an elephant with three balls? Walk him and pitch to the rhino. How do you make an elephant fly? First, you start with a 48-inch zipper... That's all of section one 'One-Liners' so tomorrow startin... Read more

  • A sunny day

    3/22/2020 10:12:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day everyone. Stay safe.... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    3/21/2020 10:49:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good walk outside earlier today. After dinner, I danced for quite a while. My daughter says hello. We are doing well with having to mainly stay in due to the corona virus that is happening around the world. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Have a great night everyone.... Read more

  • Saturday And Trying To Find Things To Do

    3/21/2020 10:36:33 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well, we are here on this first Saturday of Spring. I did manage to go pick me up some food and get a walk in. It was really odd though not seeing the neighborhood doing the normal Saturday routine. And seeing new apartment complexes left with no workers to continue the build. It is almost ... Read more

  • All things Warrantied

    3/21/2020 7:10:34 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    Actually collecting on a warranty takes tons of organization, and while I used to be organized I find it much harder now. Maybe lack of time, cluttered house, overwhelming farm chores, whatever, it is not something I even pursue lately. The problem is that items don’t seem to last even partway int... Read more

  • Temptation

    3/21/2020 6:34:02 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Tomorrow is Mothering Sunday here in the UK.  It will be the first time ever that I haven't spent it with my children which I have to admit leaves me feeling a little sad.   This afternoon there was a bashing at my front door which nearly made me jump out of my skin.  I was so engrossed in the ... Read more

  • just jokes day 24

    3/21/2020 5:00:04 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    How do you get an elephant out of the theater? You can't. It's in their blood. What do you get when you cross a fly with an elephant? A zipper that never forgets. Can an elephant jump higher than a lamppost? Yes. Lampposts can't jump. What is the difference between a saloon... Read more

  • about grocery bags and viruses.... I never heard this before!

    3/21/2020 2:04:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    from FB Amanda Whatley Cotton itself rips the virus to shreds in a couple of hours, due to hydrogen bonding interactions between the cellulose fibres and the structure of the protein. Same for wood. Materials like plastic, metal, ceramic and glass will let the virus remain viable for lon... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...My Legend....

    3/21/2020 6:53:12 AM, by SUSANSKI

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/musi
    c/news/actor-singer-the-ga
    mbler-kenny-rogers-dies-at
    -81/ar-BB11uDMZ?ocid=spartanntp I've loved Kenny Rogers since I was about 16, the age it wasn't cool to like someone in his 40's. I am now in my 50's....that's a lonnng time to like someone... I'... Read more

  • just jokes day 23

    3/20/2020 9:30:09 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Never say anything bad about a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. By then he's a mile away, you've got his shoes, and you can say whatever you want to. Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. Why is an elephant big, gray, and wrinkled? Because if he was small... Read more

  • Canadian Repatriation Help

    3/20/2020 8:25:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are aboard the Coral Princess Cruise Ship. We are looking at options to get home. Like everyone else we were caught by surprise by the rapid escalation of COVID-19. Our ship set sail March 5, well before the federal government’s no cruise advisory issued March 13th. Our group of five were s... Read more

  • Decisions Pending

    3/20/2020 6:59:44 PM, by TIZSLIM

    I've worked a bit more today on the email to The Ex Worker Friend [?]. Yes you're correct Milpam3 - definitely time to remove the brackets around the 'Ex'.  I haven't sent it to him yet.  I want to take the time to reflect and if he doesn't like that - tough.  Broadly speaking I'm realistically sayi... Read more

  • Love in the Time of Cholera, or hiking in the time of Covid

    3/20/2020 1:16:15 PM, by TRUEPEACENIK

    My local walking group has suspended walks until April. But we are encouraged to wander and walk, hike and ramble solo. That graphic is from San Luis Valley Outdoors https://slvgo.com/ Once the snow melts tomorrow, I’ll find a less populated path. Since masks fend off people, I’m hopin... Read more

  • Even in Paradise One has to Eat Right & Exercise

    3/20/2020 10:01:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are sailing again. Argentina went into lock down at midnight. People with confirmed airline tickets were supposed to be able to fly out of Buenos Aires, and yesterday some passengers did get to the airport but got returned to ship before 10 PM. We were unaware of the returned passengers till this... Read more

  • SPRING HAS SPRung!

    3/20/2020 8:57:50 AM, by SMIDGON

    ENJOY ! FROM Sadie Mae to all my Friends HAPPY SPRING! GOD HELP US ALL, JANET 😁... Read more

  • videos from Georgia Aquarium--so relaxing to watch!

    3/19/2020 7:50:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam
    /ocean-voyager/?fbclid=IwA
    R1sDgNuhqFQW_AdhLlZY7A9C3O
    NrCx-LARwn-sAtaAp-3w3-cbCUm-uyOg... Read more

  • Smoke gets in your eyes

    3/19/2020 7:00:12 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Peetee emailed The [ex?] Worker Friend[?] the other day to say he was hoping to come up and sort out the roof problem and would he be available to come too as it's a two man job.  Seemingly The [ex?] Worker Friend[?] said there were issues he and I had to sort out first.  So today The [ex?] Worker F... Read more

  • just jokes day 22

    3/19/2020 6:51:37 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat? The only reason I'd take up jogging is so I could hear heavy breathing again. I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me. If you're going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small count... Read more

  • hand areas missed after washing

    3/19/2020 2:00:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Another Day

    3/19/2020 1:26:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Another day for all of us to enjoy. Even in self isolation we can do things like open the windows to let light in or hear the sounds still happening. We can listen to our music, read our books, turn on a movie. We can chat with friends and families. There is still hope out there to be had. ... Read more

  • Fun--Jazz Hands Music and Dance video- for kids and big kids like us

    3/19/2020 1:10:12 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Mystery of The Cocktail Bar

    3/18/2020 6:49:07 PM, by TIZSLIM

    To save myself from going stir crazy, I've been making the effort to go for a walk every day.  After 15 minutes the corn on the sole of my right foot starts to throb.  A couple of minutes later the right side of my back starts to ache - no doubt I'm compensating in my walking thanks to the throbbing... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & Buenos Aires Tonight

    3/18/2020 4:23:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are approaching Buenos Aires Argentina. Our South American cruise on Coral Princess officially ends tomorrow morning. I enjoyed the cruise and this special time with our friends. Yes we missed some ports but we have been entertained and well taken care of by the crew. I am looking forward to our ... Read more

  • Coronavirus Thoughts And Current Check IN

    3/18/2020 1:56:40 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hey everyone :) I need to really make time in the morning for SP. I always have good intentions on posting but then by the time evening comes up I am doing other things. Ugh this coronavirus has been a pain in the butt for so many. I am learning how to stay positive. I am an introve... Read more

  • just jokes day 21

    3/18/2020 12:59:54 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop at the end. Those who live by the s... Read more

  • RAMBLINGS

    3/18/2020 7:56:15 AM, by SMIDGON

    HEAVEN HELP US ALL! THIS TOO SHALL PASS. I DECIDED I would send some light harted pics yesterday. I took the pics, but, when I started to send them, something different happened I lost all focus so, I decided I better just back off. That was 7p.m.. I woke up at 9p.m.. I gue... Read more

  • Worry Worms

    3/17/2020 7:25:24 PM, by TIZSLIM

    Hasn't this been the strangest kind of St Patrick's day?  Generally speaking, even if there isn't a parade or celebration near us, we can view such things on the TV or on line and share the joy.  After all, St Patrick's Day is usually such a joyous occasion - a true uplifting of the spirit.  Today h... Read more

  • just jokes day 20

    3/17/2020 1:47:23 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car. Everybody is somebody else's weirdo. Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive. All the toilet seats were stolen from police headquarters. The police have nothing to go on. Don't sweat the petty thin... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & Change, Change, Change

    3/17/2020 1:44:31 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday we were happy to move our return flight up to Sunday, March 22nd. Now it looks like we can get an earlier flight Saturday, March 21st. We have difficulty with the website, so hopefully it's not gone. There are many others changing their flights and this allows us to change ours. Our s... Read more

  • Supermarket Madness

    3/16/2020 7:01:42 PM, by TIZSLIM

    As previously mentioned, my freezers are pretty full atm and I do keep a good stock of tinned/dried goods.  Hence my shopping habits since The Festive Season have basically been buying any fresh goods I need [bread, milk, fruit, veg, etc] and replacing any tinned/dry produce I've used.  I'm running ... Read more

  • just jokes day 19

    3/16/2020 4:40:18 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Why is it called a building when it has already been built? Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly---and for the same reason. I like your approach...let's see your departure. God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into t... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & 14 Days of What?

    3/16/2020 3:43:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday hubby and I did a renewal of wedding vows, along with about 20 other couples. It was meaningful and fun. Later we joined our friends for a lovely dinner in the The Bayou Café. It has an amazing selection of steaks, gumbo and seafood. We watched a musical performance, then a movie. We have ... Read more

  • Irish Oatmeal Scones

    3/16/2020 2:23:22 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Just sharing a treat with you! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 cup currants water to cover 1-1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick butter 1 cup oatmeal 1/3 cup buttermilk melted... Read more

  • Paris Museums put items up so you can see them!

    3/16/2020 8:57:32 AM, by CTUPTON

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