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  • Change

    12/13/2019 12:04:28 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4984 Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett A seriously true comment, from a seriously funny woman! And a rather inspiring one, if you think about it. Her life began with rather difficult circumstances. The kind of... Read more

  • Xmas

    12/12/2019 5:58:54 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Focus on Happy

    12/11/2019 11:47:53 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4983 Focus on HAPPY! That's what I kept trying to do today! Focus on HAPPY. Or, rather, keep the focus off all the stress & negative feelings. Sometimes things like what happened yesterday really get me thinking a lot about how these young women (my girls) ... Read more

  • Xmas

    12/11/2019 5:07:31 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Worry! and Strong Women!

    12/11/2019 12:33:59 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4982 WORRYING is a waste of time. It doesn't change anything, it just messes with your mind and steals your happiness. Nonetheless, I spent at least one full hour worrying today. 198 Two of my daughters are identical twins, B & J. About 2:30 this... Read more

  • Xmas

    12/10/2019 6:04:08 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • I love moose around the holidays!

    12/10/2019 5:48:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    oops gotta find a moose picture, not a reindeer!... Read more

  • Meal Delivery

    12/10/2019 1:04:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. Not sure how long I will keep thi... Read more

  • Let's Do This! Snow Day!

    12/9/2019 11:51:27 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4981 OK, MONDAY, LET'S DO THIS! That's how I felt early this morning as I prepared to fight rush-hour traffic, school zones, and freezing drizzle to get to the first of my appointments before 8:00 A.M. today! So many appointments later, and driving in ... Read more

  • Xmas

    12/9/2019 6:21:10 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Dear Santa...

    12/9/2019 11:20:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Beautiful!

    12/8/2019 10:31:41 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4980 Enjoy this beautiful day! You are beautiful! Have a beautiful Sunday! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Ugh I'm the Worst, Let's Make 2020 Better!

    12/8/2019 9:13:55 PM, by *AMBER512

    I love how in my last two blogs I talked about trying to blog more and then...nothing. Whoops! I'm so busy on Instagram and Facebook now that I'm not on Spark as often as I was in years past. If you want to connect on social media I'm @foundmyspark on Instagram. Let's be friends! And encourage one a... Read more

  • 47th wedding anniversary -oh my--Dec. 9th

    12/8/2019 4:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Lots of past memories are going through my head--47 years of memories--wow! We were married 9 years before our daughter was born. My family had given up on me. They were kind of surprised. And it is hard for me to believe her age! Oh my. Where did those years go? Hubby is in a nearby nurs... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    12/8/2019 11:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just found this on FB. NO--I did not make this! "So when we bought our house a few years ago, I always thought the trees that framed the front of the house would make perfect gnomes at Christmas. This year, I finally decided to take it on and figure out how to make something that was big enou... Read more

  • 4,500 miles

    12/8/2019 10:43:49 AM, by CKEYES1

    4,500 miles (Yes I posted it all the challenges I'm in.) LOL 315 355... Read more

  • 1st Great Gift

    12/8/2019 12:20:57 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4979 The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example! EAT well MOVE daily HYDRATE often SLEEP lots LOVE your body REPEAT DAILY FOR LIFE Til next time, 593 ... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Wow! Snowflake photos. Miraculous.

    12/7/2019 2:00:05 PM, by CTUPTON
    QkF_jV5wfrKImVw_ddI36qjg7sBm0Yk I will try to add some photos here more are on the link ENJOY! chris 46... Read more

  • Atrial Fibrillation graphic explanation

    12/7/2019 1:24:43 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Xmas

    12/7/2019 12:00:37 PM, by CKEYES1

    Decorating the tree today.... Read more

  • One Step Closer

    12/6/2019 11:57:35 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4978 What can you do TODAY to bring you ONE STEP CLOSER to your goal 38 Now, Think about how good you'll feel when you're done! 380 Til next time, 593... Read more


    12/6/2019 6:33:52 PM, by CKEYES1

    Everyone in the office called in sick. Yikes!!! 198... Read more

  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all!
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  • Talk To Yourself

    12/6/2019 12:32:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4977 Talk to yourself the way you'd talk to someone you LOVE! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Children

    12/5/2019 5:25:32 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Keep Going Strong

    12/4/2019 9:24:37 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4976 Dear Me, You've been through a lot. I know it's hard but I'm so proud of who you are. You are strong, brave, bright and smart and you were given the gift of a beautiful heart. So keep going strong and try not to stray. 247 Til next time, ... Read more

  • Old Age Sucks

    12/4/2019 6:01:50 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Bright Side or Dark

    12/4/2019 12:45:36 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4975 When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark. 247 Been busy with a friend, helping to see the bright side. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • My Glass

    12/3/2019 6:00:36 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Best Way to End Your Day!

    12/3/2019 12:38:22 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4974 Always end your day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. That is all Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Lunch

    12/2/2019 6:03:32 PM, by CKEYES1

    Lunch for the week... Read more

  • Self-Respect

    12/2/2019 12:51:30 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4973 til next time, 593... Read more

  • Wii again

    12/1/2019 12:04:55 PM, by CKEYES1

    Using the Wii today. It's freezing rain and the dog wouldn't even go for a walk. 338 HAPPY DECEMBER... Read more

  • Saturday Short Blog

    11/30/2019 11:00:47 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4972 Exercise to be FIT, not skinny Eat to NOURISH your body and always Ignore the haters, doubters, and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU REALIZE Sometimes, days of being around family you don't see all t... Read more

  • Thankful

    11/30/2019 6:29:22 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • Friday's Tale of Triplet Toddlers

    11/30/2019 12:42:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4971 May Your Friday Sparkle! As Friday comes to a close I hope your day did have SPARKLE! When something sparkles it makes us smile, doesn't it? 30 Many of us have been able to spend some extra sparkly time with our families and/or close friends rece... Read more

  • Black Friday

    11/29/2019 6:10:01 PM, by CKEYES1

    Me I don't do it. Friends of mine got up at 5 am to be at the store at 6 am. He went to one store and she went to the other. He took her bank card. After hours of shopping and standing in line, he got up to the cash and realized he didn't know the pin number. He called her and she didn't answe... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    11/28/2019 10:36:56 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4970 Thankful Thursday Til next time 593... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 5:49:08 PM, by CKEYES1

    Happy Thanksgiving... Read more

  • EVERY Day

    11/27/2019 11:14:18 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4969 BRAVE is EVERY day you want to give up but don't Your not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that EVERY day. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Two Cats and a Dog here

    11/27/2019 6:18:03 PM, by CKEYES1

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  • How Close?

    11/27/2019 12:06:17 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4968 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison DON'T GIVE UP! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Banana Bread

    11/26/2019 5:20:20 PM, by CKEYES1

    Banana Bread Ingredients 2 cups Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour 4-5 Very Ripe Bananas mashed, about 1-1/2 cups 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Butter softened, 1 stick 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp Milk 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2-1 cup Chocolate Chips ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week

    11/26/2019 3:05:35 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    A stranger in the store recommended this brand of cornbread I finally made it a couple days ago. Next time I will be adding cream corn to the mix to add more corn flavor. I cooked sweet potatoes today for lunch. I have to work on Thanksgiving, so I see no reason to wait for swee... Read more

  • Dizzy

    11/26/2019 12:30:59 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4967 Hello Darkness My Old Friend, I stood up too fast again... Does this ever happen to you? Dizziness was rather persistent with me today. Dosage changed with a new med and this is "expected" for a few days. Today was Day 3 and for some reason it was... Read more

  • Wii again

    11/25/2019 6:25:02 PM, by CKEYES1

    Played with the Wii today. Enjoyed the plank challenge. 320 Did the Step workout. Actually did all three. Then did a dance workout 335... Read more

  • Sunday ~ So Many Ways To...

    11/25/2019 12:06:19 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4966 HAPPY SUNDAY! There are so many things still swirling around in my head ~ thinking about my dad, my family, my life, everything & nothing specific. Browsing in my pics I think I found so many ways to express some of this ~ here's a few... IF I... Read more

  • Groomers

    11/24/2019 12:12:03 PM, by CKEYES1

    I just got back from the groomers. Before After ... Read more

  • Saturday's LATE Blog

    11/24/2019 1:26:08 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4965 It's Saturday - well, kinda 211 My Saturday began kinda late... after noon really... and now, even though it's after midnight, so technically it's Sunday now, I'm waiting on my dryer to stop so I can take care of my last load of laundry for the day. I did s... Read more

  • Each Day

    11/22/2019 8:18:15 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4964 Each day, do something to make this world better. Say hello, smile, give a compliment, pick up trash, help a neighbor, be kind and caring. Have a relaxing weekend. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Pilates

    11/22/2019 7:09:10 PM, by CKEYES1

    Pilates and yoga tomorrow.... Read more

  • Being You

    11/21/2019 11:21:34 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4963 This is all I can do, til next time, 593... Read more

  • Breakfast

    11/21/2019 8:32:56 AM, by CKEYES1

    Made a healthy breakfast. Poured in the cereal. Then I took a little out. 180 IS THAT PORTION CONTROL?? OK I might have licked the bowl. 469... Read more

  • Positive Thinking

    11/21/2019 12:10:31 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4962 If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought! Are you able to not ever think a negative thought? Me neither! I wish I could! I try to stay positive! But it's a challenge, for sure! I'd like to r... Read more

  • Dark

    11/20/2019 6:12:37 PM, by CKEYES1

    I come out of work and it's dark out. I hate it. Then I find I only have one head light.... Read more

  • Favorite Place

    11/19/2019 11:09:04 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4961 Hello Tuesday! It IS Tuesday; but I really choose this pic for the beachy feel it gives me. A good, clean, sandy beach is my favorite place in the world! 298 Of course, in my experience those have only been in California. 246 That's where I grew... Read more

  • Kettlebells

    11/19/2019 6:11:02 PM, by CKEYES1

    Fruit smoothie for breakfast. Then Kettlebells 323... Read more

  • 12 Things You Need To Know

    11/19/2019 12:05:09 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4960 5 DAILY REMINDERS 1. I am amazing. 2. I can do anything. 3. Positivity is a choice. 4. I celebrate my individuality. 5. I am prepared to succeed. Followed by... 7 BEST DOCTORS 1. Sunshine 2. Air 3. Exercise 4. Water 5... Read more

  • Steps

    11/18/2019 6:08:19 PM, by CKEYES1

    Not to shabby... Read more

  • Frozen Cauliflower Pizza

    11/18/2019 3:36:18 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    One of my neighbors that share my community kitchen. He reminded me that we have a long, 13-hour power outtage scheduled for tomorrow. So he wanted to eat the pizza before it happened. He works during graveyard shift and power will be out before he gets off work in the morning. A power... Read more

  • Happy!

    11/17/2019 11:30:10 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4959 Focus on Happy! Be Happy With What You Have While Working For What You Want HAPPY PEOPLE live minimally, tell the truth, never make excuses, take time to listen, don't hold grudges, speak well of others, choose friends wi... Read more

  • Bazaar

    11/17/2019 11:53:58 AM, by CKEYES1

    Went to the Bazaar yesterday. I'm finding as I get older, I'm not enjoying the driving. I don't enjoy the driving through the big city. I had to take two major highways and I'm not liking it.... Read more

  • Every Pro Was Once An Amateur

    11/16/2019 11:11:09 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4958 HAPPY SATURDAY! I am still struggling with stuff going on here at home, but I saw this earlier today in the Community Feed. I like the composite of all the photos with this saying: Every PRO was once an AMATEUR. Every EXPERT was once a BEGINNER. ... Read more

  • Bazaar

    11/16/2019 9:59:32 AM, by CKEYES1

    Bazaar today. Lot's of walking... Read more

  • Praying for Survival

    11/15/2019 10:47:36 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4957 TGIF! This Friday is one of those days I'd rather forget. Right now, I can't think of a single good thing that happened all day. 46 My head is throbbing! If I start thinking on any of the many problems that now need to be dealt with, the tears start ... Read more


    11/15/2019 7:15:37 PM, by CKEYES1

    It's been a STRESSFUL WEEK. Other girl at office has been of sick for three days. Doing two jobs is hard. YOGA I need you. 414... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • Thursday Thoughts

    11/15/2019 1:05:12 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4956 Happy Thursday Friends! Don't wait. The time will never be just right. (Napoleon Hill) Ever hear of him? If not, I suppose you can Google him. 211 Regardless of any personal opinion of the man; the thought in this particular quote is ... Read more

  • Reading

    11/14/2019 6:36:17 PM, by CKEYES1

    I read everyday. I have an e-reader and love it because if I fall asleep I don't loose my page. It just shuts off. I turn off the T.V. and read before bed. To turn the page, you just have to touch the right hand side. I have had one for years. I am on my third one. Well someone gave me a book... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Worry-Free Wednesday

    11/14/2019 12:20:13 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4955 WORRY-FREE WEDNESDAY Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but it never gets you anywhere. (Erma Bombeck) Certainly true, isn't it? Worry really never helps us. So why do we do it? You don't have to answer. 425 It sn... Read more

  • More from EDR

    11/13/2019 12:23:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Our new time schedule for meals in the employee dining room. I usually wake up during the breakfast times but hardly ever walk down there..its the same darn thing every day, and not all that great. These stuffed peppers were for dinner sometime last week. They were not made with the same... Read more

  • Cold out

    11/13/2019 12:05:43 PM, by CKEYES1

    It's - 23 C here. So cold I got all dressed up to take the dog out. She went out peed on the front lawn and went back in the house. If I had known I would have just let her out and stayed in the house. LOL 444... Read more

  • Tuesday: November 12th at the EDR

    11/13/2019 2:56:25 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    About 11:38am and a sunny 81 degrees This was my lunch. There was some slim pickings for a gyro but I don't like them 24 Dinner: for some reason I got the crazy idea to put the chili over the pasta...before realizing it had a bit of a kick to it...I am not into spicy food. I sho... Read more