A long, long time ago, back in my salad days when I was two-and-twenty, I smoked. A lot.
I grew up in a tobacco-growing state, and cigarettes were a cheap commodity - often cheaper than food. When I started smoking (and it was after I gradu... Read more
I've been fighting with a hat all evening, It's been close a couple times, with the hat winning, but I think it's a draw at this point.
A couple weeks ago #1 Son says to me "Can you still knit?"
"Sure, o'course, son. Whatcha need?"
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...which is really just a way of saying "miscellaneous short subjects."
Bad night last night, but it was my own fault.
I know if I take a painkiller any stronger than plain ol' enteric-coated (there's the key right there) aspirin I am ... Read more
Read this comment from JUSTYNA7:
WARNING TO US ALL!!!
Don't wash your hair in the shower!
It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful - THIS INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO RUNNING DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU USE IT IN THE SHOWER... Read more
God bless the En-Aitch-Ess.
But that doesn't mean it's not without its flaws.
In 2002 I lost my medical insurance. It had nothing to do with my moving to the UK; it had everything to do with a particularly nasty divorce.
Between 1... Read more
I deliberately left the alarm off for this morning - another in the ongoing trial of "If I go to bed at the same time as always, just how late will I sleep?" So far running about half-an-hour to a full-hour (which was this morning). Now what I h... Read more
It's only the tenth day of the year, and it was a close call - I almost didn't get to a blog, any blog, today.
Long story about the gym and physio and all that brouhaha, but it can wait. Bottom line - they tell me EYE have to wait. I don't ... Read more
Been one of those days, and it followed one of those nights: to bed late, disrupted sleep, up too early. I'm going to bed as soon as I post this.
And now I'll post it. (Oh, ya gotta laff!) G'night, Sparklers, wherever you are!
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You know yesterday I pasted the link to GINNJEN1974's blog about welcoming newbies?
Like Tina, I found it complicated to find new members. So I asked around and two of our fellow Sparklers came up with ideas:
1) The SP Community Messag... Read more
Last month I was checking around to see what kind of suggestions and advice and whatnot I could find on resolutions. I was pleased to see there are some things I already do - such as reflecting on last year's resolutions to help determine what t... Read more
A couple days ago I read a blog by GINNJEN1974 -
http://www.sparkpeople.c om/mypage_public_journal_i ndividual.asp?blog_id=5192795
Something she mentioned really resonated with me - she said she was goi... Read more
That kind of says it all.
The last week or so I've overslept more days than not. I set the alarm the same time I have for months (years, probably - I am a creature of habit), but inevitably I turn it off at some point, often before it rings... Read more
I started on a blog early this morning, right after I posted the short one, but some people were coming to look at the house this afternoon so don't you know I got caught up in the whole clean 'n' tidy thing.
So surprising how much time hou... Read more
You know the drill regarding SMART goals, right? Well-developed goals should be:
I have seen other words in the acronym from time to time - such as "measurable" f... Read more