Spark People is Getting Obese
Friday, January 27, 2012      8 comments

Let me begin by saying that I am somewhat biased in my observations. Yet, I have a totally sighted friend who never comes on the site except from her IPhone to track food sometimes. She agrees with me, so here goes. I believe that spar... Read more
I'm back, I think!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      7 comments

This will be short, as I'm using a new version of my screen reader in demo mode. I am finding that it works much better, and all the upgrades to this site are handled much better. So, you will be seeing me back on the boards again. I'... Read more
Perhaps My Last Entry On Spark
Monday, August 15, 2011      8 comments

It's been about two years since I joined spark people. I do not use it to track nutrition or fitness. I find it way too hard to do, between the use of a screen reader and the gluten free stuff. I have learned so very much about this glute... Read more
Being Your Own Advocate: Part One
Saturday, June 04, 2011      3 comments

I'm a fan of old time radio, though I'm a bit too young to have enjoyed it during its first go-round. It's fascinating to listen to the programs of 70 years ago and realize how far the world has shifted since then. In many ways, the whole... Read more
Long Term Care Insurance?
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

My husband has a friend who sells insurance, and asked him to sell us a policy for long term care insurance. Now, I have a serious distrust of insurance agents. I find them often oily, and I am a major skeptic. Perhaps this comes from my ... Read more
Let Me Be Meek
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

How often do we hear someone wimpy and downtrodden being referred to as meek? When we think of characteristics which describe us, do we want this to be the top one? Likely not, yet, perhaps it should be so. When I became a college student... Read more
It doesn't Get Much Better Than This
Sunday, April 24, 2011      1 comments

I posted this last year, but am reposting it. The message is just as relevant as when it was written more than 1600 years ago. May all who read this be blessed and rejoice. Resurrection Homily ... Read more
Potty Cake, Potty Cake
Friday, April 08, 2011      2 comments

How much better life is if we can live it simply and with the joy and imagination of small children. Little ones need no fancy playthings or big screen televisions. They are happy when their basic needs are met: good food to nourish them, welcom... Read more
Oh, If Only...
Saturday, March 26, 2011      8 comments

If only I had a better job, then I'd be happy! If only I lived in a better house, I'd be happy! If only I already lost all the weight, I'd be happy! If only I had more, less, better,... I've heard and read from some f... Read more
Just One Word
Friday, March 18, 2011      1 comments

This is not as easy as it seems. One word often doesn't say it all, so I had to think about it. I can't sleep, so I thought I'd just post this now. Where is your cell phone purse? Spouse? Yes! Your hair? short Your moth... Read more
My dog is losing, so why not me?
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      2 comments

As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, we own two rescue dogs. Our Duncan was badly abused before he was removed by the Animal Control folks. He was rehabbed quite a bit before we adopted him, but still has problems. He has muscle wasting in his ... Read more
My Daughter Gave Me a New Title
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

I blogged last week about not always being sure how to explain what I do, as I don't have a "job." I am a person who wears many hats, which is funny in itself, as anyone who has spent time with me knows that I absolutely loathe hats! Yep, hats o... Read more
And What Do You Do, Dear?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

I went to an all girls' Catholic high school where we were encouraged to reach for the stars! We were told we could be more than just teachers, though that was certainly a worthy profession. We could be administrators, scientists, physicians, or... Read more
We Don't Cook Healthy in a Vacuum
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      3 comments

Every morning there is a recipe from spark in my inbox. Most of them don't work for me because of the no wheat, peanuts, most beans and seeds restrictions I have. But it is a reminder to be thoughtful about what I cook for both myself and my fam... Read more
A Sad Loos to Children's Literature
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      3 comments

My daughter just phoned with some sad news to both children and young adults who grew up on Brian Jacques Redwall series. This wonderful author of 22 Redwall books and a number of other books as well, died of an aortic aneurism on Feb. 5, at the... Read more

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