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  • 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

  • DUE TO COVID BLOG 8

    4/8/2020 7:05:46 PM, by GINISJOURNEY

    SO here I am again. i was able to order my birthday gift from amazon today. I chose a new 240 pencil , pencil case, hardsided and a 120 count set of colouring pencils. Yes, I am Canadian. things around here are settling into a new and different norm. each day is spent doing small tasks and including... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7th of April

    4/8/2020 12:41:56 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Had a pleasant day. Enjoyed the sunshine. Grateful for the many sparkers who gave words of kindness. I feel truly blessed and motivated to eat healthy and be active.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6th of April

    4/7/2020 12:10:12 AM, by NOCALORIES

    IIt was a beautiful day. We had sunshine andit was 80degrees. So grateful for a washer and dryer that work and having clean sheets to sleep in tonight. My husband surprised me by making our bed while I was cleaning the kitchen after lunch. I have much to be grateful for.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5th of April

    4/5/2020 8:54:12 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed listening to church service on my phone. Fixed breakfast and enjoyed with DH. Had a restful afternoon. Spent time with Spark people and being blessed. Grateful for God's gift of Jesus Christ.... 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

  • April's Goals - 2nd Quarter 2020 - Keep Going

    4/5/2020 11:35:16 AM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    Overall March goals went well: 311 12K + steps a day for 24 of 31 days for March and 362 I have been doing some ST every day. 248 I logged my food and exercise every day and so far have an 80 streak for tracking both. But March, for me, as is the same of most of us, has brought... 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

  • 4th of April

    4/4/2020 10:30:20 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It was a pleasant day. I enjoyed making lunch with leftovers in the refrigerator. So grateful for the food that we have and the ability to eat without stress. Life is a challenge each day, but with gratitude the blessings are present.... 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

  • 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

  • 3rd of April

    4/3/2020 11:31:53 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Finding happiness each day. Studying Bible lesson. Coping with a cold day. Ready for sunshine and days of warm days. Being grateful for a freezer and being blessed by the meat in it. Able to make healthy meals.... 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

  • 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

  • 2nd of April

    4/2/2020 11:58:35 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Stayed home and did some cleaning in the kitchen. So grateful to have a home with a kitchen. I see opportunities for blessings all around. Life is a challenge everyday, but with being aware of the kindness in my life all s well.... 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

  • 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

  • COVIDBLOG7

    4/2/2020 3:58:32 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    so I am not using capitals now as a kind person yesterday explained why I may keep losing written words. Not alot too new here but 1 story ,from the news, stcks with me. A nursing home a couple of hours from here, in cottage country, contacted the virus and at last count the death toll was at 18. he... Read more

  • 1st of April

    4/2/2020 12:49:06 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Made it through the day. Had church online. Did some Bible study. Fixed a nice lunch with help of DH who grilled pork chops on charcoal grill outside. We had a sunny beautiful day. So grateful for my blessings.... 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

  • COVID BLOG 6

    4/1/2020 5:57:47 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    I KEEP LOSING MY BLOG THIS MORNING. MY TABLET IS VERY TOUCHY TODAY. TODAY IS FRIDGE CLEAR OUT DAY. FINALLY! DH WENT SHOPPING YEASTERDAY AND IS THAT AN ADVENTURE.FIRST YOU GET IN LINE, 6 FT APART. THERE ARE X'S ON THE SIDEWALK TO SHOW YOU WHERE TO STAND.WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO GO IN , AFTER A 20 MI... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DAY5COVID.

    3/29/2020 6:29:23 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    I WAS NEARLY FINISHED MY BEST EVER BLOG AND READY TO POST AND THE WHOLE THING TOOK OFF AT WARP SPEED, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. SO HERE IT IS. WE WENT ON OUR 3 HOUR DRIVE/PICNIC.RELAXED ENJOYED SPRING BREAKING THROUGH, ALL AROND. NICE DAY FOR SURE. SHORT BUT SWEET. I JOINED THE 5% CHALLENGE FOR SPRING... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DAY4COVID.

    3/28/2020 6:13:05 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    I HAD A NICE BLOG NEARLY ALL DONE BUT IT WENT RUNNING OFF INTO SPACE. I WONDER IF SOMEDAY THERE IS A WAY OF CONNECTING WITH ALL THE BLOGS THAT RUN AWAY. ONWARD, WE GO ON THE DRIVE/PICNIC TOMORRW AND CAN'T WAIT. I , AS WELLAS MY DS, HAVE SOCIAL ANXIETY, SO LEAVING THE HOUSE IS A BIG DEAL.TODAY I PLA... 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

  • 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

  • DAY3

    3/27/2020 3:52:56 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    SO NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED HERE. MOM IS ORNERY AND DS IS BORED.ON SATURDAY WE ARE GOIN TO TAKE MOTHER AND GO FOR A DRIVE TO PRINCE EDWASD COUNTY, ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS AWAY. WE ARE PACKING A LUNCH AND JUST GOING TO ENJOY THE DRIVE, AWAY FROM THE HOUSE. NOTHING HERE IS OPEN AT ALL EXCEPT ESSENTIAL SERVICES.... 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

  • DAY 2

    3/26/2020 6:18:02 AM, by GINISJOURNEY

    HAD A BLOG DONE FOR YESTERDAY BUT IT RAN AWAY TO .............? WE HAVE NOONE INFECTED IN OUR FAMILY AND CONTINUING OUR HOUSE QUARENTINE. MANOPOLY IS HUGE RIGHT NOW HERE. GAMES LAST MOST OF THE DAY. WE LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN ABOUT 100 KIL FROM TORONTO,CANADA.STILL NOT GOOD AT BLOGGING BUT WILL IMPRO... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DUE TO COVID BLOG 1

    3/24/2020 7:38:11 PM, by GINISJOURNEY

    DAY 7 OF HOUSE LIVING. I AM WITH MY FAMILY OF RANGING IN AGE FROM 41 TO 90. MY90 YR OLD MOM JUST DOESN'T GET IT AND WANTS TO GO GET SCRATCH CARDS OR TO WALMART EVERY. DAY. THANK GOODNEESS FOR THE INTERNET AND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA. IT KEEPS MY 41 YR OLD SON OCCUPIED AND HE IS PRACTICING SOME COOKING SKIL... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's Spreading!

    3/23/2020 5:23:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have something more contagious than the Coronavirus, and You may have it too! It's faith, hope, and kindness! It is more powerful than any virus because you don't need direct contact. It is still powerful when masked. This is a time when we all need to be contagious with faith, hope, an... 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

  • Working on a (sort of) Horror Story

    3/22/2020 5:33:55 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Right now I've got 1000 words on a new story and it's going pretty well. It's kind of a horror story, although that may not be totally obvious in the first few pages. I'm trying to write this story for a particular magazine, one that features just a single story in the magazine and gives a bunch of ... Read more

  • We're In This Together

    3/22/2020 5:26:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Are you feeling alone and separated from family and friends? Join the party! We have to work together to make it through the pandemic. Our community is only as healthy as the weakest person. Each of us needs to give what we can! Call a friend and tell them that you're thinking of them. ... Read more

  • Day 102: Not What I Expected

    3/22/2020 2:37:41 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    This weekend was not what I expected it to be. I thought I would get a ton of writing done and a bunch of other things, but that didn't happen. Instead I didn't feel well and just watched videos. I'm trying to make up for it a little bit this morning. Still not feeling super great but I at least wan... 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

  • Coffee & Last Day of Work

    3/21/2020 7:57:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Tuesday night my roommate mentioned that we were having a meeting the next morning. I knew different rumors had been going around so I decided to send my boss a Facebook message to see what he knew. Sure enough we should find out everything that we need to know at our 10:00am meeting yesterday (Wedn... Read more

  • Making Masks

    3/21/2020 5:19:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My world changed yesterday when I got a call from my friend B who told me that hospitals are out of masks and I can help! I started immediately and made over a dozen last night. I've included a link to the pattern for my sewing friends. These are nonmedical masks and will help protect people unti... Read more

  • Just Thought I'd Share This

    3/20/2020 8:21:14 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Here is a screenshot of my newest story in the ezine it was published in. It is also going to be in their print magazine in September, but anyway, here it is. ... Read more

  • Day 100: Spending Time With Fritzy

    3/20/2020 7:36:51 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I spent this week watching videos with Fritzy. I wasn't feeling great so didn't get anything done otherwise, but it was a nice week nonetheless as I got a few things published. He goes to his dad's tonight and that means it's time for me to start working on everything again. I want to work on sho... Read more

  • Keeping My Distance

    3/20/2020 5:31:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    We are in this together, and I want to keep my friends, neighbors, and family safe. I am a healthy person that the medical community fears the most. Someone in my household has a cough and cold, but I do not. I have s sore throat. I am an" asymptomatic carrier of the common cold." In years g... Read more

  • 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

  • Frustrated

    3/19/2020 10:39:49 AM, by MAMAHUTCH221

    I am so frustrated that I am slipping on my modified eating plan! :( I have bought an apple watch and have been doing excellent with everything. This virus comes along and everything is messed up! The Gym is closed. This leaves me with having a very hard time to get my 30 exercise minutes in during ... Read more

  • More Published Work

    3/19/2020 10:02:09 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I got another story published, my story called "The Sound of Suicide" and it will be in the online and September 2020 print version of Down in the Dirt Magazine. I don't really have much to say other than that. Haven't been feeling great lately so just watching videos with Fritzy. I suppose I'll... Read more

  • We Will Survive and Thrive

    3/19/2020 5:05:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, these are tough days. I’m home teaching my virtual lessons and making the most of it. There’s always extra stress when there’s a change of plans. My schedule has been turned upside down, and it’s uncomfortable for me. I’m figuring out how to teach and enjoy my students from a distance. ... Read more

  • Let's share something good!

    3/18/2020 9:29:56 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Name a healthy food. I'll kick this off: Flax seeds... 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

  • My Positive Pandemic Plan

    3/18/2020 5:21:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every so often, fear and stress show their ugly faces, and I over-react. Yesterday I got so angry at my husband after I broke my laminator. I needed to get some pages laminated for my students. Now I need to order another one or make the trip into Staples. I did not need to get angry, b... Read more

  • COVID-19 and Stress Eating

    3/17/2020 8:44:23 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Well....in my previous blog I said this is the opportunity to form new habits. I absolutely want to find something good with this virus that is turning the world upside down. I believe that human kind can unite and work together across the world. We need to work together as friends, coworkers, neig... Read more

  • Take Good Care of Yourself!

    3/17/2020 5:18:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    This pandemic has helped me understand just how important it is for me to take good care of myself, and to become much more aware of any changes in my body. According to healthline.com, flu symptoms include the following: fatigue sudden fever (usually above 100°F [38°C]) scratchy or sore t... Read more

  • Forthcoming Published Work

    3/16/2020 12:06:44 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I got an email from my editor this morning with the schedule for my newest work. He has published a poem and a short story of mine and they will be coming out in the March and April issues of Conceit Magazine. My poem is called "Picking Up the Sword to Keep the Peace" and the short story is calle... Read more

  • Teaching from Home & Staying Healthy

    3/16/2020 5:22:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm a public School teacher, in the process of learning to teach from my home. For the next 3 weeks, I have no commute which will save me over an hour. I have a lot to learn since I've never done very much remote teaching. The teacher has a lot to learn before I can teach my students. Wednesd... Read more

  • Walmart During an Epidemic

    3/16/2020 3:48:31 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Obviously nobody is washing dishes at home because they are buying paper plates. One of the many random couples buying water and a bunch of paper goods. I started wondering if everyone expected the faucets to break or their wells to dry up. I never buy any bottled water because the water... Read more

  • Weight & Stats #1

    3/16/2020 2:02:41 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've decided to start over. I've been off track for so long that it doesn't pay to keep going down the road I've been going down. So I'm going to take a new highway. And see if this doesn't take me somewhere better. I know I'm capable of splitting my time between writing and fitness, so I'm going... Read more

  • Day 96: Almost There

    3/16/2020 1:19:05 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I almost have it all together. I'm getting closer. I spent yesterday writing again, as I usually do, but I did make time for a few other things, so I think I am starting to get the hang of life of a little bit. Fritzy comes home tonight so my schedule is going to change a little bit for the next few... Read more

  • Don't Miss a Golden Opportunity

    3/15/2020 10:01:44 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Wow! Well life can change so quickly can't it? I see the changes being implemented in our society as an opportunity to make constructive changes to my habits. 224 #1. The temptation to go out to a restaurant or grab something to bring home or eat on the run is gone. 226 Now there is... Read more

  • New Developments

    3/15/2020 2:37:36 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Today has been pretty good so far. I mentioned, I think, that I wrote my entire short story yesterday (10 pgs) and submitted it to december Magazine. So there was that accomplishment. Then I put together a series of kind of post-impressionistic absinthine poetry and called it "Drenched In Decadence"... Read more

  • This Time I am Serious!

    3/15/2020 8:15:37 AM, by MAMAHUTCH221

    Joined the gym on February 21, 2020. I have been going 5 times a week. I do 30 minutes of cardio everyday (even on the 2 days that I don't go to the gym, I go for a walk/hike). Everyday I do abs. I alternate legs and arms every other day. Last week I started a modified eating plan and for the first ... Read more

  • Pandemic Opportunities

    3/15/2020 5:21:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    The last few weeks have been difficult. I am unable to visit my mother, and she is getting anxious. The bus drivers in my family can't work and will not get paid. Tomorrow I meet with other teachers to learn if the school will be in session, and how it will be handled. In the middle of all... Read more

  • Day 95: Finished My Short Story

    3/15/2020 2:01:27 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I spent yesterday basically writing all day to catch up for all the writing that I didn't do lately. I didn't have a chance to really fit much of anything else in, so there's not a lot to talk about in this blog unfortunately, but I'll go over everything anyway. I did not exercise yesterday as... Read more