25th annual bay bridge run ... the results are in :-)
Sunday, May 15, 2011      6 comments

hi sparkies ~ december 2010 was my last blog ... for many reasons. but this blog is about accomplishment, moving forward, embracing where i am ... not where i had hoped to be. i've gain 5 lbs ... that's success! i could have easily put ... Read more
Post Thanksgiving ... a new tradition
Monday, December 20, 2010      5 comments

oh my ... where has the time gone? ... i didn't realize it's been so long since i sparkblogged. thanksgiving was wonderful ... absolutely wonderful. i'm sure i told you about my family's traditions last year: 1) rotating homes to hos... Read more
WARNING ... to my siblings ...
Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

we had a dog growing up ... an OUTSIDE dog! things were different back then ... people didn't live with their dogs like folks do now. my sister has always been allergic to animals, and my mom wasn't "thrilled" to have a dog, he was definitely ... Read more
Organized for Thanksgiving? ...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      5 comments

here's the scoop ... continuing our family's tradition, it's our turn to host thanksgiving (it cycles to our home every 4th yr ... :-) thurs 11/18 - parents arrive sat 11/19 - dinner cruise sun 11/20 - parents depart to visit mommie's... Read more
USMC Ball 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010      7 comments

normally i'm such a planner, worrying about the tiny details ... but this year's prep for the ball was a last minute dash to the finish line. thursday night - i had a dream about a steel grey dress friday - i went shopping at 3:00, back ... Read more
i miss u sparkies!
Thursday, October 21, 2010      6 comments

it's been too long since i've blogged, sparked with my sparkbuddies, etc. i haven't had much to say anyway ... who wants to hear about work, work, and more work. but don't give up on me ... the last two days of overtime are tomorrow and frida... Read more
An aaaahhhhh moment ...
Monday, September 27, 2010      6 comments

this past week was a challenge ... long hours at work, no working out or wearing heels because of my ankle injury! not a good combo ... needless to say, i'm not feeling very "jazzy or cute". most evenings i'm seriously dragging by the time i g... Read more
I have to trade in my heels for two more weeks :-( ...
Sunday, September 19, 2010      7 comments

omgosh sparkies ~ these past two weeks have been a bummer ... i went home (denver) to see my folks over labor day weekend. daddy, a man who's always been thin and athletic, at 5'10" was down to 147 pounds. not good! but he wouldn't call ... Read more
I went out shopping for a travel mug, REALLY! ...
Thursday, August 19, 2010      12 comments

how does this happen? ... on saturday, i went out to find a new travel mug. the handle broke on the one i've been carrying to work every day. sipping green tea on my commute makes me happy ... sipping tea any time of the day or night mak... Read more
I love my nails ...
Saturday, August 14, 2010      3 comments

i've never been a fan of acrylic nails, but i'm kinda a nut case about "perfect nails". i like them all the same length ... as soon as one breaks, i trim the others to be just as short (i know OCD!) i love my nails painted, BUT hate chips ... ... Read more
My sister, my best friend!
Friday, July 30, 2010      9 comments

my sister has ALWAYS spoiled me ... treating me like the most special sister in the whole world. (i'm her ONLY sister!) ... Read more
I wake up happy ...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      6 comments

most mornings. very early in the morning. not DD! i love the sounds, smells ... i like to talk ... sing and dance ... but not DD. knowing that she's not a "morning person" ... i wait a while to see if she's awake in her room. i find her... Read more
Confessions from the poster child ....
Saturday, July 17, 2010      13 comments

every day, from 7:00 to 4:30, they watch me. they observe my eating habits, ask questions, cautiously circle my cubicle, as if doing so will reveal some sort of ancient secret...the secret of my success. ok, let me cut the drama. in my ... Read more
Heels ... I LOVE them! ...
Sunday, July 11, 2010      10 comments

when i gained weight, i slowly started changing the very things i love ... before i knew it i was this lady i didn't recognize ... i felt and dressed "frumpy" ... from head to toe ... inside and out ... makeup, hair, underwear ... everything! ... Read more
Finally a loser ...
Friday, July 02, 2010      5 comments

it's been months! ... i've tried to not obsess about it, tried to not hop off the scale in disgust, tried to not blog and shed tears ... what i have tried to do is be faithful, tried to believe in myself and what my body is capable of, trie... Read more

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