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Day 25: Sixes and Sevens
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      10 comments

I read that the phrase 'to be at sixes and sevens' is an old English phrase, and relatively unknown in the US. Mebbe so. I certainly heard my elders use it when I was a kid, and no one in our family was a British import. (At least, not within kn... Read more
Day 24: Waste Not, Want Not--?
Monday, January 24, 2011      13 comments

Names have been omitted to protect the innocent - you know who you are... The other day one of my fellow Sparklers wrote a blog about her struggle with temptation and a craving that just would not be laid to rest. Ultimately, she got out a ... Read more
Day 23: G.I.F.T.
Sunday, January 23, 2011      8 comments

Not to delude you, but this isn't the 'G' blog, even tho it starts with G. I was surfing the 'net (as has become my habit, lol) and came across this: giveitforwardtoday.org/3
0-days-of-g-i-f-t-ideas The young ma... Read more
Day 22: A Quickie!
Saturday, January 22, 2011      5 comments

Very busy day today, with a lot of to 'n' fro, talking to family in the States, plus the usual stuff around here. I wanted to thank all of you for reading the 'F' blog. I so enjoy your comments and thoughts about the topic of the day. Most ... Read more
Day 21: 'F' is for FAILURE
Friday, January 21, 2011      16 comments

Another in the continuing series... "Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach." --Roger von Oech ... Read more
Day 20: See Emoticon Below
Thursday, January 20, 2011      9 comments

emoticon I tried to put it in the title bar but the system wouldn't accept it. But that sums up exactly how th... Read more
Day 19: HAIRCUT!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      20 comments

I thought about titling this one 'H is for Haircut' but besides the fact I'm not up to H yet (lol!) I don't think it's all that inspiring, so the alphabet blogs will have to wait a day or two more. Haircut: my hair was just about to my wais... Read more
Day 18: Practicing Repose
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      6 comments

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. -Barbara De Angelis Today was one of the bee-in-the-hive days. You know where you're kind of buzzing away, doing this, going there, c... Read more
Day 17: How I Came to Live in England (with More Explanation Than 'On a 767')
Monday, January 17, 2011      36 comments

A couple people have asked how I ended up in the UK. I think I've told some of this in bits and pieces - I may've told some of you the whole story, in which case you're excused from further reading and can have some free time. Once upon a t... Read more
Day 16: 'E' is for EXCELLENCE
Sunday, January 16, 2011      6 comments

Another in the continuing series, Kasey's Instruction Manual for Life... 'Strive for excellence, not perfection.' --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It's so easy to get caught up in a spiral of perfectionism. 'That isn't good enough' leads on to ... Read more
Day 15: An Alert from Lee-2011 About HEART HEALTH
Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

I was heading toward an entirely different topic for this blog, but I was browsing through some of the team updates and came across Lee's blog from yesterday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=392... Read more
Day 14: Tuesday's Trip to Liverpool
Friday, January 14, 2011      12 comments

You might remember last Tuesday I posted we were heading for Liverpool. I like Liverpool, in some ways more than Manchester. No, it's not that Beatle-connection, though that does have its appeal. There's more to see, more museums and art galleri... Read more
Day 13: Odds 'n' Ends
Thursday, January 13, 2011      10 comments

SP keeps requiring me to log in. Dunno what the problem is, whether it's their site or my 'net connection or what, but I figured I'd better get this in while the gettin's good. Today was the second (out of six) diabetes-education classes. I... Read more
Day 12: Another Sparkler...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      12 comments

...posed an interesting question in her blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3913776 Andi asked 'If I met you, what would surprise me the most?' I thought of two things. One... Read more
Day 11: 'D' is for DETERMINED
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      13 comments

'A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.' --Robert Hughes Confession: I was once an academic snob. In my salad days I worked at a very upscale privat... Read more

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