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Day 29: Winding down...
Saturday, January 29, 2011      10 comments

Today has been a kind of funny day, catching up on unfinished housework, trying to (mostly not successfully, lol) catch up on emails and other correspondence, and starting to think about (ugh) income tax. There was one quote I ran across th... Read more
Day 28: 'G' is for GLAD
Friday, January 28, 2011      11 comments

"Be glad of life, because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars." --Henry Van Dyke Some blogs come easily, almost tripping off the keyboard. Others take time, as if they are struggling to put one word... Read more
Day 27: Bits 'n' Pieces
Thursday, January 27, 2011      6 comments

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. --Unattributed Today was the fourth NHS class. The fitness session was cancelled (lack of instructor), and the presenters ... Read more
Day 26: In search of motivation...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      10 comments

I've been feeling decidedly unmotivated. Oh, don't misunderstand - I'm doing what I need to do, but just the bare minimum. And there's not much fun in it. No zip. No zing. So I was looking for some inspiring / motivating articles, something... Read more
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

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