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Day 429: This Blog Has No Pictures
Monday, January 14, 2013      15 comments

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
Day 428: ONE blog, and lucky to get this one in...
Sunday, January 13, 2013      8 comments

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?" ... Read more
Day 427B: Saturday Night Round-Up
Saturday, January 12, 2013      14 comments

...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
Day 427A: The Morning Quickie
Saturday, January 12, 2013      11 comments

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
Day 426B: This, That, T'other, and So On...
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

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
Day 426A: The Morning Quickie
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

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
Day 425: Near Miss? or Inches from a Clean Getaway?
Thursday, January 10, 2013      13 comments

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
Day 424B: The Evening Quickie
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      6 comments

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! ... Read more
Day 424A: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      9 comments

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
Day 423B: Remaining Resolutions
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      12 comments

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
Day 423A: The Morning Quickie
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      12 comments

Haha. A couple days ago I read a blog by GINNJEN1974 - http://www.sparkpeople.c
ndividual.asp?blog_id=5192795 Something she mentioned really resonated with me - she said she was goi... Read more
Day 422: ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz...
Monday, January 07, 2013      11 comments

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
Day 421B: Sunday PM
Sunday, January 06, 2013      11 comments

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
Day 421A: Sunday AM
Sunday, January 06, 2013      10 comments

Back later, but they're ringing the changes for Sunday services and I thought I'd share a picture - not that we have any snow. Have a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem... Read more
Day 420: The Ten Commitments, Part I
Saturday, January 05, 2013      13 comments

You know the drill regarding SMART goals, right? Well-developed goals should be: S: specific M: meaningful A: achievable R: relevant T: timebound I have seen other words in the acronym from time to time - such as "measurable" f... Read more

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