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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Now I can add one more event to my "Anniversary Dates" to forget
Monday, June 07, 2021      82 comments

First we had to find out about SparkPeople shutting down through a sharp eyed EUROPEAN Sparker who saw a buried notice in a resource thread. Then there was no response or communication from staff to all those commenting and asking questions... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Avoiding Our Wedding Anniversary
Friday, June 04, 2021      169 comments

It is not about the marriage. That’s been a generally good 54 years to remember. It’s about the DATE itself. June 3rd. It began on our wedding day in 1967. I was standing in the back of the church, the organ was playing “Here Comes the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Multitasking for Safety – Plus Remembrance and Reflection
Tuesday, June 01, 2021      84 comments

Kayaking provides a good workout along with the stress reducing aspect of nature. For the safety of others we always pick up debris that would pose a hazard to boaters or jet skiers. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Taps Across America – The National Moment of Remembrance - Monday 5/31/21 3PM
Sunday, May 30, 2021      75 comments

“On Memorial Day, Americans remember those who have died in military service to the United States. The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks all citizens, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time, to pause for a duration o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts G-R-A-D-U-A-L spells “ME”
Friday, May 28, 2021      115 comments

I admire those who can go “cold turkey” – no sugar, no caffeine, no TV etc. While I want to improve in all areas, I just was never very good at all or nothing. I do not do well if I feel deprived. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking for that Old Spark – “I will not drink another calorie”
Tuesday, May 25, 2021      95 comments

I wrote that on October 9, 2012 and was reminded of it when suddenly that 8 year old blog got a new comment. Wow, a look at my old self at age 65. Things change. I’m different in many ways. Spark is different too. That blog got 11 comments.... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Empty Nest – Connecting Human Experience with the Animal Kingdom
Friday, May 21, 2021      77 comments

“to grasp your one necessity and not let it go” (link at end) So many great comments and insights on my last blog I remember the bittersweet feeling when our 3rd child left for college All the bedrooms were empty with just some memento... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Surprise tweaks to avoid snacking and look better instantly plus the dark side of mother nature
Tuesday, May 18, 2021      117 comments

I know that sounds like a magazine cover story similar to “Get a Bikini Body in 6 Weeks” Still I did suddenly realize how 2 changes made quite a difference 1 Sleep elsewhere. No, I’m not leaving my husband of 54 years. He came with me ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” – A Symbol of Strength and Resilience
Friday, May 14, 2021      91 comments

A comment on my blog a while ago referenced this book. It was published in 1943. I never read it as a child but Dad did take me to see the movie. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One Fine Day! – Oh What a Feeling!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021      91 comments

Last week I posted a status – Bank, Post Office, Groceries, Volunteer Work, Walking and Canoeing through Nature. Thinking back, I want to expand on that and why exactly it was so great. The bank, post office, groceries – errands that every... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Life in the Middle of the Road
Friday, May 07, 2021      93 comments

We are all an “Experiment of One” a Sparker phrase that has defined my 12 years here. Losing weight is one thing, a very important thing and while there are similarities, each of us faces different obstacles, roadblocks and potholes on our journ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Remember When Exercise was FUN?
Tuesday, May 04, 2021      102 comments

Recently there has been a lot of nostalgia about our childhood foods particularly how companies have been using those memories to sell us those same “comfort foods” during the pandemic. What I love most about Spark connections is realizing ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Nostalgia Hooks Us to Buy Junk Food (Sharing a great blog)
Saturday, May 01, 2021      75 comments

A great read this morning by Sparker Watermellen that not only triggered my memories but sent me to my photo albums for documentation Check out her informative “food for thought” blog here: https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts “The Old and the Clueless?” Thank you all for your support
Friday, April 30, 2021      77 comments

As a young mother, I would watch “The Young and the Restless.” It was a nice respite after lunch and a morning with Big Bird and Mr. Rogers. Now at age 73 maybe “The Old and the Clueless” is more my speed? Recently I was jarred out of... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lesson in “Functional Fitness” - At least I didn’t burn the house down.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021      95 comments

Functional fitness refers to 4 pillars of good heath – strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. We want to be fit enough to live the life and do the things that are important to us. I admit that does change with age. However, you... Read more

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