NJMATTICE
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I am so lucky to be me!
Monday, January 14, 2008      6 comments

Since the beginning of my Spark Journey, I have struggled with balancing (or juggling) my time on the computer with my responsibilities. The more time at the computer, the safer I was. All the time there was a little voice inside that was warn... Read more
The Juggling Report
Friday, January 11, 2008      3 comments

So, Wednesday I commited to learning to juggle. I made the decision to go with the handerchiefs. I gathered up my supplies. 3 bandanas. One yellow, one hot pink and one navy blue. Nice. I put those with the juggling handbook that one of my... Read more
Where are your priorities?
Wednesday, January 09, 2008      4 comments

This is the start of a new year and along with a new year comes a freshness that is invigorating. So buoyed and invigorated, I start out making my list of priorities. My resolutions. I have one task to accomplish in 2008. One concrete goal.... Read more
Life is good when you have good friends!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008      5 comments

Happy New Year! It is good to be back among the Sparking. I was spending more time with the family and they are wonderful but it was a mixed bag of sorts. It was a rough road over the past holiday season. A lot of pain and struggle that was t... Read more
I'm still here El Guapo!
Thursday, January 03, 2008      6 comments

That's just a silly reference to one of my favorite movies. The Three Amigos. It has been an interesting "hiatus" of sorts and much to report on, but I won't take the opportunity to do so until the kids get back to school and the hub bub dies ... Read more
My Song du jour
Tuesday, December 18, 2007      8 comments

Here's my theme song of late. It's a good one to have in the repertiore. Ginger Rogers first sang it in Swing Time in 1936 (before my time) Nothing's impossible I have found, When my chin is on the ground, I pick myself up, dust myself ... Read more
Acrostic Poetry
Thursday, December 13, 2007      5 comments

My journey of late is all about responsibility. So today, for the heck of it, I decided to give myself an assignment. Homework. There is great value in all the things that we were forced to do in English class. So here is my poem du jour. ... Read more
Proper Panties.
Monday, December 10, 2007      10 comments

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker A very appropriate quote for me at this time. I have been working on my motivation for over a... Read more
'Tis the Season to be Jolly . . .
Saturday, December 08, 2007      3 comments

. . . and sad and peaceful and irritated and thankful and lonesome and overstimulated and surprised and anxious and full of wonder and awe and depressed and enlightened. . . and the list goes on and on. And it seems that every feeling is experie... Read more
Nike Time Again
Wednesday, December 05, 2007      5 comments

My charge is to write a blog about my Holiday Emotions. So, I'll "just do it". I struggle with expectations at this time of year. Always looking for the magic. Trying hard to create the magic with my gift shopping. Looking for the spiritual... Read more
Anatomy of a Set Back
Tuesday, December 04, 2007      4 comments

It started with a drop off in water consumption. Then it slid into an increase of sweets. (Birthday cakes and candies) Then it was exacerbated by a lack of family support and encouragement fueled with a large dose of unmet expectations. Top ... Read more
Holiday Balance
Monday, December 03, 2007      7 comments

I have spent the last five days enjoying the company of my two oldest boys who came for a visit. We miss them fiercely! Families are always in a state of transition, but our latest transition has been a tough one in terms of distance apart. N... Read more
Staying in the game
Thursday, November 29, 2007      5 comments

Over the years I have had a number of vocal coaches each with their own method of describing the physical process of singing "properly". Drop your jaw. . . get that yawning feeling. . .imagine the note coming out of the top of your head. . .bri... Read more
Mindfulness
Wednesday, November 28, 2007      2 comments

I have been at this "weight loss game" for such a long time that I slip into some old and unsuccessful habits without even recognizing it. I never see it coming! And the reason I never see it coming is because I'm not looking in the right plac... Read more
Relax, Breathe, Smile
Tuesday, November 27, 2007      2 comments

Thanksgiving may be over, but I am feeling very thankful today so I will prolong the feast! Feasting on the wonderful gifts I have been given. This is how my day has been. I woke up determined to turn things around. Trying to beat myself int... Read more

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