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The Weekend That Was
Monday, October 20, 2014      12 comments

I joined a fitbit challenge to accumulate more weekend steps than normal so that was the focus for this weekend... keep moving. I got off work early Friday, changed right away and took the dog for a walk. After dinner, I kept moving, starte... Read more
What to do, what to do?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      11 comments

Insert dramatic movie trailer music and deep, overly dramatic movie trailer guy voice.... In a world with so much work to be done and meetings to attend, there was no time for her walking breaks, no time for stair runs. She leaves her... Read more
Friday baby!
Friday, October 10, 2014      10 comments

We are sliding into the weekend. I need to shake off that last blog and get the weekend started. Good things that happened this week...... I shaved 10 seconds off my best 5K time on Sunday, giving me a new PR. My dad is feeling we... Read more
Rough day
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      17 comments

Today would have been my mom's 76th birthday so excuse my emotional rant. Sunday evening we received a call from the independent living facility where my dad lives that he passed out and an ambulance was there. We rushed to the hospital, sa... Read more
Pant For the Pantry 5K
Sunday, October 05, 2014      9 comments

I can't resist a 5K for a good cause. Today was the Pant for the Pantry 5K for a local food pantry. This morning, I woke up way too early with a headache and stiff all over. We went from almost 80 degrees and humid to 30s and 40s inside of a wee... Read more
Time For a Sing Along
Thursday, September 25, 2014      15 comments

I once changed the lyrics to Mary Poppin's A Spoonful of Sugar. So kids, today's singalong is to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It. If you’re Sparkin and you know it spin the wheel If you’re Sparkin and you know it spin the wh... Read more
Da Zoo Run Run
Sunday, September 21, 2014      14 comments

A great day for a 5K to benefit a local zoo. I met my daughter (my 5K buddy) and her boyfriend (who did not run today) at the train and we headed to the zoo. This is the zoo I took my kids to many many times when they were small. Tons of memorie... Read more
House Chips or Fruit Salad
Monday, September 15, 2014      10 comments

I’m getting into my usual end-of-summer reflective mood. True, summer isn’t technically over in my corner of the world but close enough. So welcome to the reflective pond that is my blog. Some things I learned about myself recently…… ... Read more
A Letter To Myself
Sunday, August 31, 2014      14 comments

To Myself on October 1st, Well, August really flew by. By the time you read this, that project at work that has been like riding an insane roller coaster should be live and going smooth. It's a shame it caused us to wish away the the summe... Read more
I told Ya So..
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      13 comments

..... i have said to myself many times when I know better but I do it anyway. It was a fine Wednesday morning, yeah a little worried about dad but he'll be fine and I had my emotions in check and I felt like it was going to be a productive ... Read more
What Inspired Me
Sunday, August 24, 2014      9 comments

It was a hot and humid Saturday morning. Too humid, I decided, for the run I had planned. Too humid for a dog walk. She does not do well in the humidity. A great day to sit and decompress from the hectic week I told myself. DH and I watched... Read more
Saturday Evening Reflections
Saturday, August 09, 2014      11 comments

I decided to leave work early yesterday, Friday. I've put in some long hours and there had been many many busy evenings. I was burned out. It was going to be a comfy clothes and remote night! When I got to the car, the independent living fa... Read more
Lesson learned AGAIN
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      16 comments

What's been happening.... Long hours at work on two frustrating projects. Cleaning out the spare bedroom each evening in preparation for my 23 year-old son to move in here because he's mad at his dad for telling him he needs to be on his ow... Read more
For the Times, They are a changin
Friday, July 18, 2014      15 comments

Hello Sparkland! YAY FRIDAY! It's been a very busy on call week but I've muddled through without the stress eating thanks to my yoga DVD. My hips were getting really tight again so I got back into the yoga habit. It has also really helped w... Read more
Alright Alright Alright!
Friday, July 11, 2014      16 comments

That blog title couresy of Matthew McConaughey, first line he ever spoke in his movie career and the phrase he throws out when he wins awards. I think we should start every day with this phrase. I've had a pretty negative week but I'm pulli... Read more

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