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How cold is -70?
Saturday, January 17, 2015      19 comments

I am at the foot of Mt. Washington this weekend, advising people who are hiking up the mountain. With the wind chill, the temperature is around -70. That is NOT my idea of good hiking conditions, but there are ways of hiking safely. ... Read more
Sparked! Without coffee
Friday, January 16, 2015      23 comments

The coffee maker broke this morning. But have no fear! I can still have a great day! I will make tea! Believe it or not, this woman does not live on coffee alone. ... Read more
Treasure this time!
Thursday, January 15, 2015      15 comments

One day my sons were in my womb. I remember saying to myself, "treasure this time, for it is precious". They grew, and were under foot. Now they live far away. When I see them, I still say to myself, "treasure this time, for it is preciou... Read more
Early morning coffee cup
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      22 comments

Today I am thankful for my old coffee cup. Eleven years ago, I was in Warsaw, Poland with Mike S. And his family. Mike had spent the previous year living in my home in the US as a foreign exchange student. Now I was spending a month with his... Read more
Sink or swim
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      14 comments

I am in a tough place when it comes to retirement. I ran a day care for many years, and did not save enough money. Most of what I did save got eatten up when our house burned. Now I have to figure out how to supplement my income for the reti... Read more
Late night call
Monday, January 12, 2015      20 comments

I love callas from my kids-whenever they may call. Last night, after I was sound asleep-my son called, just to say hello. Clearly he had time to talk, and talk he did! We talked about everything, especially Baby Lina, and I am so happy fo... Read more
I know what I cannot do
Sunday, January 11, 2015      18 comments

About a week and a half ago, I wrote about a beloved family with a problem of dog urine and feces in their hard wood floors. As much as I want to help them, I am unable to do or say anything to my friend. She has chosen not to receive my words... Read more
Sweater Mittens
Saturday, January 10, 2015      22 comments

Over the past year, I have learned how to make mittens. In the process, I have given away over 100 pairs, and now am getting pretty good at it. By next year, I hope to be... Read more
More snow!
Friday, January 09, 2015      23 comments

I am heading out to school. It will be a slow ride with icy conditions and snow. Thank God for the white stuff!... Read more
Just one little Spark has changed my world
Thursday, January 08, 2015      27 comments

It's an every morning discipline. emoticon I track my food, and my exercise, then visit my teams and my friend... Read more
3 great years and going STRONG!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      26 comments

Tomorrow will be my third Sparkversary. I love being a part of such a positive proactive group! I have learned how to change my life for the better, and I have the support to do so. ... Read more
A good start!
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      18 comments

Start every morning with a smile, And find something to be thankful for! I am thankful for a warm stove on this cold morning! ... Read more
Time to go Back
Monday, January 05, 2015      16 comments

Vacation was fun, but it's time to go back Leave behind the extra play and time to slack Lessons to teach and books to read Science lessons on plants and seed Questions to and swear, jokes to laugh Stories to share with the staff It'... Read more
I need some help from my dog-loving friends
Sunday, January 04, 2015      12 comments

Over the past few days, I visited a family who love in a lovely old house with beautiful hard wood floors with no poly finish on them. For the past three years, they have had two small dogs - a beagle and a mix- who are house dogs, but not hous... Read more
One more Christmas Celebration!
Saturday, January 03, 2015      16 comments

Jake comes today! He comes from Colorado every Christmas, but just a little later. He finds airline tickets that are affordable, and comes at that time. Whenever Jake com... Read more

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