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  • Lisa and her Mom

    12/5/2019 8:03:45 AM, by AOKDIET21

    Enjoyed celebrating Lisa’s Mom Birthday 🎁 ... Read more

  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-5-2019

    12/5/2019 7:11:15 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Merry & Motivated

    12/5/2019 5:13:24 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I'm feeling pretty good right now. I'm ready for Christmas and I'm feeling motivated. I have been exercising consistently again and keeping to my fitness routine. I did chair yoga yesterday and I did chair cardio this morning and I've been able to work out for about 6 minutes on average currently. I... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/5/2019 1:42:15 AM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Weigh-In #45

    12/5/2019 1:12:07 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Things are going in the right direction. My weigh-in this morning was positive. I did some chair yoga yesterday and my eating is somewhat better although not perfect. I am making positive improvements, though! I have received all of Fritzy's Christmas presents in the mail and have most of them wrapp... Read more


    12/4/2019 11:17:40 PM, by JOANN25

    Nothing went as I had planned it. I had plans to go to a worship committee meeting and then work on my things. I had made their books yesterday and found some mistakes today so will spend a couple of hours tomorrow morning getting this straight. I planned to get my hair fixed but with the late w... Read more

  • He Must Pay

    12/4/2019 10:07:22 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    HE MUST PAY Husband and wife had a tiff. Wife called up her mom and said, "He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you." Mom said, "No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you." 211 ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 276 -

    12/4/2019 8:46:21 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - 252 because you all are so great. Your suggestions on my previous blog meant the world to me. Things are turning around, I have already dropped 1.5 pounds, most of it probably from the salt. Nighttime Gnawing is a behavior that needs to be stopped in order to be kind to myself.... Read more

  • My life

    12/4/2019 7:39:16 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Weights today ... Read more

  • Fatigue from Flying

    12/4/2019 2:52:02 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I'm unusually tired. I'm blaming it on fatigue from flying although I didn't change time zones. Hopefully, after a good night's sleep, I'll be more refreshed.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/4/2019 2:11:00 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/4/2019 11:36:00 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. I would love to take a 3hr. nap. Can't as babysitting.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:54:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym yesterday and i feel good today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i'll be doing some of my christmas shopping today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weigh-In #44

    12/4/2019 9:31:43 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thought I'd do a weigh-in today even though there's not much change with my weight, but there has been some movement with my other stats. I haven't been able to exercise lately because I haven't been feeling good but my eating has been much improved lately. Just haven't really been hungry lately. ... Read more


    12/4/2019 6:34:40 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-4-2019

    12/4/2019 6:34:06 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Men Will Get This The First Time............

    12/3/2019 10:28:58 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6." A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had avocados." If... Read more

  • Agenda

    12/3/2019 9:30:33 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Church Visit Friends Chiropractor Business Meeting Aqua therapy Library... Read more

  • Over due blog

    12/3/2019 9:18:26 PM, by NEVAPATE3

    Haven't blogged in a while. The truth is I haven't stayed on track like I should. I had started falling back into a few old habits and was in denial. I had hoped to be at goal weight by Christmas but due to my denial I have been going back and forth with a 5lb gain. I would gain and be good a few d... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/3/2019 5:17:10 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • My to do list today

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

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  • Daily Highlight 275 - Dashing Through the Snow - 2

    12/3/2019 2:20:55 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Actually it wasn't snow. I purged 5 inches of papers. Shred, recycle. I feel lighter having gotten rid of all that, but there is more to go. Dealing with paper was better than going out on the roads. I do not know why I am so anxious. Maybe it is because of hubby's scan in two w... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:53:19 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Went on a walking field trip with my granddaughters pre-school. I finished decorating the inside of the house yesterday and it took me 3 days! I always do my tree last. Have a lovely day. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:49:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today, we did get some snow yesterday. my daughter says hi. i will be going to the gym later on after dinner for a session with my personal trainer. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Little Gratitudes

    12/3/2019 10:00:37 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    141 My Little Pony(tail)! This past Sunday evening, I was mussing with my hair, and realized that I could now pull it back into a teeny tiny ponytail! That is the first time I’ve been able to make a ponytail in well over a year since I lost my waist length hair after chemotherapy... Read more

  • Weigh-In #43

    12/3/2019 9:26:15 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thanksgiving bloat came off. I've been exercising pretty regularly and even got 3K yesterday for the first time in a while. I've been eating better as well, haven't had as much appetite since my side has been hurting lot. Been trying to get in to see the doctor sooner but they won't let me. My docto... Read more

  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-3-2019

    12/3/2019 6:33:46 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Cold or Flu? What to do..............

    12/2/2019 11:13:02 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    We are entering cold and flu season. The average healthy person gets one or two viral illnesses per year. The typical common cold is usually characterized by runny nose, sore throat, mild cough, and, sometimes, a slight fever or body aches. On the other hand, influenza (type A or B) is c... Read more

  • dollar tree find: salt free seasoning

    12/2/2019 10:11:37 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    This spice is pretty cool. It contains no salt or sugar or preservatives. It actually has good flavor. and I have been using it frequently and does its job. Just had to share. Also, its only one dollar. I would compare it to Dash seasoning but for a better price. Awesome!!! Have a good... Read more

  • Birthday πŸŽ‚ no food

    12/2/2019 9:53:30 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi πŸ‘‹ Spark ⚑️ Friends πŸ‘«- Celebrated Lisa’s Mom birthday with no foods. Walked through Walmart to pick out her gift 🎁 and card instead.... Read more

  • Monday after a week long holiday

    12/2/2019 9:18:28 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    My students were happy to be back to school and was was happy to be back as well. Our trip was fantastic and filled with positivity and lots of blessings. The final blessing of the trip was arriving home a few hours before the weather on our last part of the trip turned so treacherous that there was... Read more

  • This weekend

    12/2/2019 9:16:06 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    It's been a hard weekend. I have ta stay home an not do too much. Just doin' my stretches for the day wears me out. I tried ta do more than 10 mins but that seems ta be all for now. I want ta be able ta get back ta 20 mins soon but the doc told me ta slow down. My lungs won't handle it. So her... Read more

  • Monday

    12/2/2019 9:02:41 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

    Hope everyone's week is off to a good start! ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 275 - Dashing Through the Snow

    12/2/2019 6:43:18 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Keep middle son home from his day program so I could take him to the dentist and do other errands. I prayed that they would cancel... no such luck. Hubby cleared our steep driveway of crusty snow. Only at stop signs were the roads a bit of a bother. Otherwise a safe trip to the dentis... Read more

  • My life

    12/2/2019 6:04:12 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: Why do I get sick when I take steps to make positive changes in my life?

    12/2/2019 10:54:35 AM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    I was surprised like crazy to see this come up. The only differences between my original post of May 2018 is the holiday weekend for one, and decreasing the sniffles and increasing the menstruation to make it accurate to today. Otherwise, the feelings and the routine I've got are right on the m... Read more

  • Amy Grant & Michael W Smith

    12/2/2019 10:10:32 AM, by PATRICIAAK

    The concert was over-the-top! They also had a guest - Marc Martel. There was a full orchestra and 6 back-up vocalists. In all, there were over 70 people on stage. In additional to traditional Christmas songs, they performed several which they had composed. Stage decorations and lighting ... Read more

  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-2-2019

    12/2/2019 6:29:22 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Monday

    12/2/2019 5:18:59 AM, by ROX525

    Going down to treadmill in a few. I am all decorated except a couple swags and my Christmas tree ornaments. My BFF is coming this morning and we are decorating it together. Have a lovely Monday.... Read more

  • Dreary weather crushes my spark

    12/2/2019 3:28:03 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    It has been very cold, wet & windy the past several days & cloudy. I am upping my vitamin D & trying to stay warm but frankly, I just don't handle this well at all. Once the sun disappears I simply lose ambition. It's hard to get out of bed & do anything. I would prefer to snuggle under blankets... Read more


    12/2/2019 1:18:50 AM, by JOANN25


  • Concert

    12/1/2019 11:42:33 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I went to an Amy Grant and Michael W Smith Christmas concert in Columbus. They're 2 of my favorite Christian musicians. It was an early birthday present for me as my birthday is later this month.... Read more

  • Frustrated / Lost Vision

    12/1/2019 10:04:21 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm having a hard time finding my Why lately. I thought my Why was to be more attractive to women. Now that women are finding me attractive (surprisingly, the old adage was true, in that they like me for my personality and physique is just a bonus), I'm struggling to get to the gym and get more than... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/1/2019 8:57:26 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

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  • Filling in the Pieces: A New Plan

    12/1/2019 7:35:04 PM, by HEALTHYANDFIT27

    Some Current Challenges: 1. Weigh me every morning. Get over the reluctance I have about getting on the scale. Keep my weight front and center in my brain! 2. Portion control: Instead of two tablespoons of nut butter in the morning have one tablespoon on my English muffin or Ezekiel bread. ... Read more

  • LIFE

    12/1/2019 6:34:14 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Life is like a hot bath. The longer you stay in it The more wrinkled you get. 41 ... Read more

  • My life

    12/1/2019 5:37:24 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • advent calendar

    12/1/2019 5:17:20 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

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  • No regrets: The Thanksgiving aftermath.

    12/1/2019 4:55:43 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Hi everyone. I gained weight over Thanksgiving but I'm sure its mostly water retention. Lost 6 pounds in a short time. I'm not that far from where I left off which is a good thing. It all started when my mom came to visit. She's such a little thing and rarely eats much. She likes all you can e... Read more

  • Hello! It's Me, the BOOHOOBEAR!

    12/1/2019 2:34:33 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR6863

    Hello to all Sparkers! Especially to those friends I had & there were many of you who might remember me. I'm writing this blog just to get the word out that I have returned after being away for awhile. I'm looking forward to adding new Spark Buddies & to hopefully be able to reconnect with all my... Read more

  • 12/1/19

    12/1/2019 2:00:54 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Hard to believe that it has been more than a month since I posted a blog. Time is at a premium. We spent an almost normal holiday. Brad and family came in town Thursday morning and met us at my brother's house for Thanksgiving. First time the grandkids all met and played together. Reminded me o... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/1/2019 9:26:56 AM, by ROX525

    Two hours treadmill watching the Man in the High Castle. Off to church with my two granddaughters shortly. Got an excellent start on decorating the house for Christmas and will continue when I get back home. Have a lovely Sunday.... Read more

  • Let's try again. Sick and even heavier

    12/1/2019 9:11:55 AM, by PHOENIXRISING12

    It is hard to believe that I have been on this site for 10 years and I am heavier than ever. I had a real wake up call 3 weeks ago when I fell flat on my face. Literally! broken nose, split lip and broken tooth. I am scared to walk anymore. I don't know my body. If I don't turn this around I never w... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 274 - Functionally Fit

    12/1/2019 7:39:22 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Notification on my phone reminded me that Classical Stretch was coming on in a few minutes. Alright, middle son had awakened me several times through the night... I'm awake... may as well exercise. This episode was on posture, lengthen and strengthen. Warm up got the blood flowing, St... Read more


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  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-1-2019

    12/1/2019 7:22:34 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Sunday Thought

    12/1/2019 7:02:37 AM, by THISTIME18

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  • 20 in 2020

    12/1/2019 6:40:22 AM, by QUADCMOM

    I just made up a new goal title. I'm going to lose 20 pounds in 2020, thus 20 in 2020. Y'all can come along with me and do the same. Have a great December and New Year.... Read more

  • Planning My Workouts

    12/1/2019 2:32:18 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Today is a rest day so I won't be working out today, but I have been planning my fitness and getting excited about working out on the regular. As today is a rest day I will be using my massage roller, recovery massager, and foam roller today, and maybe an ice bath. I'm pretty bloated this morning an... Read more

  • I'm Doing Something Different This Year

    11/30/2019 11:18:33 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I know my Grand-daughters well enough to be able to buy certain items for them that I know they will like for Christmas. I bought 4 books and a video of "Everything you have ever wanted to know about French Bulldogs," for Elizabeth who is 12 years old. She wants a French Bulldog and we have... Read more

  • Feeling Motivated

    11/30/2019 6:36:26 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So since I recommitted today I have been feeling super motivated tonight. I started out the day this morning and didn't feel particularly good about things, felt kind of overwhelmed and dejected about the weight I had gained over the past couple of months. And the idea of trying to eat better seemed... Read more

  • End of Month

    11/30/2019 5:26:09 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Spent the day with end-of-month activities. Also, started Christmas plans. Next month is the last one of the year - or as a friend said, 'we still have 1/12 of the year yet to go'..... Read more

  • 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

  • Happy Budgeting rather than shopping πŸ›!

    11/30/2019 5:02:35 PM, by AOKDIET21

    Hi πŸ‘‹ Spark ⚑️ Friends πŸ‘«- Happy Budgeting Day today rather than shopping. I had been debt free and am working towards that again! Selfie picture of my happy wild side after finishing budgets. Rather than shopping slashed 40% of debt so far! Making progress on my Debt Snowball. Using Dave Ramsey b... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/30/2019 1:44:34 PM, by ROX525

    Have my 2 grandchildren in from Columbus and 2 more from around the corner. Starting decorating today and then major decorating Sunday and Monday. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 273 - Challenges or Choices

    11/30/2019 1:37:51 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - A challenge implies that something my be difficult. Now a choice, that is usually between two things, clearly defined and simple. This past Thanksgiving I had no regrets. Choices were clear, easy and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and being with family. Grateful - That I l... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/30/2019 1:14:11 PM, by SCOOTERTVRPV

    Last day of the month. Tomorrow brings a new, fresh start! ... Read more

  • RETRO: Women, motherhood, & medical choices--an eye-opener

    11/30/2019 12:17:35 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Because of my use of language, and the amount of links I used back in April 2018 (especially to the jaw-dropping TED talk I casually listened to that day that made me research and ultimately bring this subject into my blog), I decided it would be easier to link to my original blog post and let you r... Read more

  • fresh

    11/30/2019 11:29:58 AM, by POSEY440

    Picked fresh grapefruit off tree in back yard, tastes great for breakfast. ... Read more

  • Rebooting The Mission

    11/30/2019 10:04:27 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I've decided that it's time to reboot my weight loss journey, as I've been having some trouble with the numbers and with my habits for the last couple of months. Here's a comparison from the end of September 30 and now November 30. September 30 Weight 268 Body Water 37.9% Body Fat 46.9% ... Read more

  • I was Missing the Unhealthy

    11/30/2019 8:34:04 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I realize I sometimes miss the unhealthy with both relationships and with food. It's important to recognize this dynamic, so I don't sink into something toxic. Most recently, I realized how unhealthy my "close" relationship with my mother used to be. I had become an enabler. I wanted so much to save... Read more

  • Saturday Humor

    11/30/2019 7:05:50 AM, by THISTIME18

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  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 11-30-2019

    11/30/2019 6:27:26 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Wrapping up 2019!

    11/30/2019 5:43:12 AM, by HEALTHY4LIFE360

    Of all of my accomplishments this past year - my proudest one is beating out my BEST number of AF days/totals from 263 Days to ending this year with 306 Days AF. While I'm still not 100% AF - I've come such a long way and this is why I renamed our group to "Lose 'da Booze The Other Way - Whe... Read more

  • Black Friday...........

    11/29/2019 11:43:32 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    When I was younger, I used to go to the Mall on Good Friday. We lived about 40 miles from the Mall, so whether we went or not was totally weather-dependent. I always went with a girlfriend and usually my Mom went along too. One year, the weather changed while we were in the stores and the temp... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: Learning to say "no" for your health.

    11/29/2019 11:05:48 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Strange how it's been a bit more than two years and this is STILL something I have to work on. But since there aren't a bunch of graphics to contend with, I'll just cut and paste the words from my original November 2017 blog post on my website. I REALLY need to learn to do something about this.... Read more

  • Calm

    11/29/2019 5:41:21 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today was a calm day. After Church, I visited with a friend. Started activities at home with hot chocolate and oatmeal with raisins. Began making list for Christmas gifts. (We get little presents for nieces and nephew until they become teenagers.) Daughter came over and we spruced up the pl... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 272 - Leftovers

    11/29/2019 2:27:33 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - One great thing about Thanksgiving is leftovers! Warming up dinner is not cooking in my book. Love the "Heat and Eat" and no pie in the house. Will be making a corn chowder tomorrow. The pressure is off and I can focus on other things like letting my fingers do the walking throug... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/29/2019 11:43:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. my daughter says hi. it is a cooler day here today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be going to the gym later on today. have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more


    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • JOLLIES FROM JUDY 11-29-2019

    11/29/2019 7:11:04 AM, by FERRETLOVER1

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  • Great News!

    11/29/2019 6:36:54 AM, by MISSA526

    I'm so happy! My new liver numbers came in and.... They're perfect 224 ! They were all over 500 last time and now they're in the normal range! I ct way back on drinking and stopped taking all over the counter painkillers, ever those prescribed to me. The only issue is constant migraines. like... Read more

  • Friday

    11/29/2019 5:46:16 AM, by ROX525

    Five hours sleep because I am going Black Friday shopping. 198... Read more

  • Weigh-In #42

    11/29/2019 3:38:35 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thanksgiving of course left a mark on my weight. I'm up a bit but I'm not too worried about it, the bloat should come down within the next week especially because I've been exercising consistently now. I did chair cardio this morning even if I was only able to do half of it, that's usually the case ... Read more

  • A Great Day

    11/28/2019 11:43:13 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    We had turkey and all of the trimmings and delicious side dishes and rolls and cranberries and they even ate my new Pumpkin and Pecan Pie recipes so I guess I can say that they were a success. We played games in the afternoon and by the time we arrived home, my DH, My 95 year-old Mom and I w... Read more


    11/28/2019 11:41:09 PM, by JOANN25

    I had a great day with my deceased husband's family. We had a great time visiting, eating and enjoying each other's company. 428 Because of my fall and injuries, I am cutting back on what I am doing on Spark People. I am stopping trying to lose weight and going on maintenance. I have rea... Read more

  • A Reminder on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 10:20:01 PM, by JUNEAU2010

    I can hardly see to type this. I spent most of the day working, yet took time to appreciate my overflowing cup of gratitude. I live in a beautiful part of the country. I got my heat restored this week (furnace motor and a few parts fell apart). I was stressed about the repair bill but strove to ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Blessings!

    11/28/2019 10:03:35 PM, by SMYLEERED

    Hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving. We certainly did! Our daughter and her husband weren't here, missed them of course. We did have my husband's 100 yr old mother with us. We feel so lucky that she's doing pretty good even with a pacemaker, and being hard of hearing and ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 271 - Getting 5 Veggies In All In One Meal.

    11/28/2019 9:50:19 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Getting your 5 veggies in all in one meal. Green beans, squash, carrots, corn, mushrooms, broccoli, that's more than 5, but what am I forgetting? Went light on the carbs and only had a tiny slice of apple crumb pie. Thankfully it was only a tiny slice as I couldn't have eaten a who... Read more

  • F's

    11/28/2019 9:48:09 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today was full of faith, family, fun, friends, food and freedom.... Read more