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ARE YOU STILL HERE WITH ME? You are still losing!!!
Thursday, January 08, 2009      4 comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR~HAPPY NEW ME!!! For those of us who have been at this awhile, and as we enter 2009, I want to encourage each of us to please stop and reflect upon all of ... Read more
Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz...
Sunday, January 04, 2009      8 comments

Well, even those of us who think we've got the "stuff"... who've experienced some success and think we'll NEVER gain it back... we are not perfect! I allowed mys... Read more
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! (funny cartoons)
Thursday, November 27, 2008      4 comments

May your  stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and  gravy Have never a lump. May your yams be delicious And your  pies take the prize, ... Read more
I MISS YOU! Remodeling, a lot of work & time away- Whew!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      13 comments

After 10 long months of re-construction and repair, we are finally moving back into our Master Bedroom again... and slept there last night! Yay! ... Read more
Why I've Been MIA on Spark
Sunday, November 09, 2008      9 comments

Since early February 2008, mere weeks after my daughter's wedding, my home has been under re-construction. That's when everything decided to fall apart in my Master Bathroom and we were forced to take time to begin the updates on our home. ... Read more
My Painting Won the Museum's People's Choice Award!
Friday, November 07, 2008      14 comments

I just received some much-needed GREAT news! Last night was the closing reception and fundraising sale of "American Art in Miniature" at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. T... Read more
I'm Back from My Recent Art Show
Wednesday, October 29, 2008      9 comments

This is my latest oil painting-- a painting with matching bench, also called a polyptych. I apologize to all of my friends for being gone so long... this has been a busy season for me. I just finished my recent art show, Artclectic... Read more
Drunk Pumpkins...
Thursday, October 16, 2008      10 comments

My husband and I LOVE to carve pumpkins... Okay, my husband and I don't really drink very much but thought this was a clever idea to share-- get those creative juices flowing for those of you who love to carve pumpkins. Happy Fal... Read more
THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008      6 comments

THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF: Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself... Read more
Explaining My Profile Photo
Friday, October 10, 2008      9 comments

One of my dear Spark Friends, Maya, recently commented that she wondered about my profile photo... people who have known me on Spark for more than 4 months are used to seeing my face as my profile. I am a POWERFUL PINK NINJA on the Bigge... Read more
Getting Back on the Wagon
Monday, October 06, 2008      7 comments

Getting Back on the Wagon It happens — you miss a few workouts and you feel like your weight-loss plan is totally derailed. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? Before you start, I want you to remind yourself of something... Read more
ART SHOW SCHEDULE (for those who asked):
Thursday, October 02, 2008      2 comments

CAMILLE ENGEL PAINTINGS FOUND AT THESE LOCATIONS: Dean Day Gallery 2639 Colquitt Houston, TX 77098 (713) 520.102 www.deandaygallery.com Cathy Albright, Owner MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE EXHIBITIONS: 2008               ... Read more
NEW PHOTO - at Urban Active Gym's Request
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      7 comments

- THIS IS MY NEW "BEFORE/DURING" PHOTO-- Weight Loss to date (Sept. 18, 2007 to Sept. 30, 2008): -58.3 lbs and 31.5 inches -- Yay!-- (wt: 290.5 to 232.2). Urban Active, the gym I belong to, asked for a photo for their files. ... Read more
I'm back from *vacation.*
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      7 comments

I'm back from *vacation.* My much-needed vacation turned into quite a stress-builder... my father, who was already barely walking on a walker, fell Monday in the condo and broke his hip. We spent our vacation at the hospital and, on Friday... Read more
My actions hold the power to change my life!!!
Friday, September 05, 2008      5 comments

MY ACTIONS... Whether something is possible or impossible for me depends more on what I do about it than on any other factor. My persistent, focused action is what brings possibilities to life!!! Certainly there are obstacles that sta... Read more

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