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  • A Rethink?

    1/19/2020 9:39:54 PM, by MNABOY

    Last Sunday the director passed out the music for the Easter Cantata and a cd of the whole nook. Today he said that all week he had been thinking about the music and had decided to use 3 of the songs from the original book and additional songs from a cantata that they had sung severak years ago. Th... Read more

  • Peaceful

    1/19/2020 11:47:19 AM, by KATIBUG49

    Wish this was my view every day!... Read more

  • Motivation

    1/18/2020 10:19:26 PM, by KATIBUG49

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  • Great Saturday

    1/18/2020 7:10:24 PM, by MNABOY

    Day started with rain, about .6". Around 1 pm it cleared and was pretty and in mid 60's. Went walking at the Lincoln trail and there was one couple that arrived a little after I did and another single that finished after I did. Need to build up my arms for the walker. Also may need to adjust the bra... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/18/2020 5:14:13 PM, by SHERYE

    The Bad Knife Thrower Little Johnny: That knife-throwing act was terrible. I want my money back. Carnival Owner: What was the matter with it? Little Johnny: Call that a knife thrower? He got ten chances and he didn’t even hit that girl once!... Read more

  • Rest Day

    1/17/2020 5:58:01 PM, by MNABOY

    Couldn't drop off to sleep last night even after walking 2.5 miles with the walker. Maybe I over did it with the other exercise? Took a rest day today so I'll just do some ,ild strengyj and stretch training.... Read more

  • An Insight from the Prayer for Weight Loss Challenge

    1/17/2020 4:22:49 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Recently I completed a 7 Day Prayers for Weight Loss Challenge with about 200 women. It was a wonderful experience, bringing new insights. (Prayer for weight loss). Lord God, so often I don't want to do the things that would help me be healthy. I would rather eat chips than carrots. I choose ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/17/2020 1:21:55 PM, by SHERYE

    I was watching Star Wars with my daughter. She asked why Luke was climbing inside a Tauntaun. I said to keep warm. She asked, "How warm is it inside?" I said, "Lukewarm."... Read more

  • Just in time

    1/17/2020 12:58:38 AM, by MNABOY

    Got dressed to go walk on a trail where people would see me if I collapsed and got my clothes to take to the cleaners and intended to go pay my drug bill. I looked in the neat empty console that I had emptied to get the car detailed and didn't find it so I looked all through the box that I had empti... Read more

  • My life

    1/16/2020 10:12:32 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My weight training today then 30 minutes of cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/16/2020 3:49:12 PM, by SHERYE

    Seeing her friend Marcia wearing a new locket, Ashley asks if there is a memento of some sort inside. “Yes,” says Marcia, “a lock of my husband’s hair.” “But Larry’s still alive?” “I know, but his hair is gone.”... Read more

  • Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

    1/16/2020 2:04:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I... Read more

  • Mid week blahs!

    1/16/2020 12:35:56 AM, by MNABOY

    Day outside was funky, tornado type weather feeling though none forecast. Choir was noisy with useless chatter and with frogs falling down my throat. Prayer metting went well with all present getting involved. I called home to see if I needed to bring anything home and wife said she was going to fix... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/15/2020 5:47:51 PM, by SHERYE

    It was the kindergarten teachers birthday and the students decided that they would each buy their teacher a gift. The first student, whose parents own a florist shop, gave her a present. She held it and said, "I guess that it is flowers". "How did you guess?" asked the little boy. She laugh... Read more

  • From Foodie to Fasting

    1/15/2020 3:07:40 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I like to eat. I like going out to eat. I love reading recipes, and have too many cookbooks. There is a sense of satisfaction in creating good food. Anticipation is frequently better than reality. The calories shouldn't count if it didn't taste as good as expected. We've made our obsess... Read more

  • 15 January 2020

    1/15/2020 2:50:51 PM, by DSJB9999

    S taying T otality On Plan today (yes I have said STOP today to the items that have tempted me these past two days!) Today I have been 100% more on plan that the last two days, not sure why because although I planned to stay on plan days 3 and 4 sadly I didn't, well not all of these days. Toda... Read more

  • Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!

    1/15/2020 11:28:20 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I did it! Today when I saw the number on the scale I was happy to see my losing trend has continued and I am 2.6 pounds away from my next milestone when my BMI changes from obese to overweight. It's taken me years to get here but it's not less thrilling to achieve a 60 pound weight loss. In the last... Read more

  • I "captcha'd" a neat team comment/challenge on an SP friend's page

    1/15/2020 9:37:59 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    When I saw this . . . I just had to try those pushups. O -u - c h... numbers nine and ten were not easy. 320 Oh, And I didn't do the full plank. I bent my knees.... Read more

  • Church day

    1/15/2020 12:20:49 AM, by MNABOY

    Our church renewed its insurance policies and they sent an inspector to verify the premises and check the boiler. The tech smart deacon was called for jury duty and he had me fill in as door opener and question answerer. While climbing steps is not pleasurable, the inspector was very helpful. He got... Read more

  • Sooo much news to share...I've been so doggone busy!

    1/14/2020 8:20:18 PM, by FLORIDASUN's been a minute since I've blogged. I've taken to emailing a few dear sparkie friends and then I'm too pooped to blog. There are only so many hours in a day and my hours are waaay too short during 'season' here in sunny SW FL. I've been hand holding a very spoiled and wealthy do... Read more

  • My life

    1/14/2020 4:30:28 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/14/2020 12:54:34 PM, by SHERYE

    As a young married couple, a husband and a wife lived in a cheap housing complex near the base where he was working. Their chief complaint was that the walls were paper-thin and that they had no privacy. This was painfully obvious when one morning the husband was upstairs and the wife was down... Read more

  • LSU night

    1/14/2020 12:44:20 AM, by MNABOY

    Having no dog in the fight made for an enjoyable showing or watching. I have learned a lot about what goes on in major league college football. Tutors and REAL monitoring, nuitrition, training, discipline and character building. Needless to say, not all colleges follow that path but I wish they all ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/13/2020 1:33:06 PM, by SHERYE

    Nosy Neighbours I fear my neighbour may be stalking me, she was googling my name last night on her computer... I saw it clearly through my binoculars!... Read more

  • That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)

    1/13/2020 12:56:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in a Facebook weight loss group. Today someone posted that his weight loss has stopped and he wants suggestions on how to start losing again. I have tried a lot of things over the years so I wrote to him. Things to try to see if they work for you. Eat dinner later, go to bed earlier, soak in th... Read more

  • Monday am: planning the day and week

    1/13/2020 10:31:48 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Glad to report that it was easier to get myself up this morning. I was sooo sluggish Saturday day and Sunday morning. But I seem to have more energy now. On the other hand, my hubby felt a cold coming on last night. Yikes. With the holidays behind me and the New Year well into its first mo... Read more

  • Easter Cantata

    1/13/2020 12:37:59 AM, by MNABOY

    The director texted Saturday night that we would meet today and go over the music for the Easter Cantata. While we were there he said the prison wants us to come and sing the Christmas cantata before we sing the new Easter music. The prisoners need to feel and know the Lords love to gave a chance to... Read more

  • My life

    1/12/2020 8:56:08 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today round two ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/12/2020 4:42:28 PM, by SHERYE

    A guy and a girl meet at a bar. They get along so well that they decide to go to the girl's place. A few drinks later, the guy takes off his shirt and then washes his hands. He then takes of his trousers and washes his hands again. The girl has been watching him and says, "You must be... Read more

  • Use it or Lose it

    1/12/2020 10:48:17 AM, by JUSTME29

    This is sort of my "new year new me" blog, except that it's really not. This is stuff I've been thinking about a lot lately, and it just happens to coincide with the new year. I'd like to think I'd be working on the same things in August if the mood struck me. I don't do resolutions b/c they ... Read more

  • Sunday 1/12 reflection

    1/12/2020 9:26:01 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Good morning world! Storms are over and we can peek out from our homes. We had a lot of wind here in middle TN yesterday. And loads of rain. I think the rain is over and I am really anxious for the sun to pop out. Just a quick moment of accountability. I really munched out yesterday aftern... Read more

  • A really upbeat funeral.

    1/11/2020 10:10:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Our weather was ragged with thunderstorms and high winds and higher gusts. Left to drive to Olive Branch, MS for our Interim Preachers wife's funeral. The Interstate was closed on one side and my GPS routed us around the flag pole but we arrived for a part of the visitation and the funeral. The fami... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/11/2020 8:23:25 PM, by SHERYE

    Three ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can't remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich." The second lady chimed in with, "Yes, s... Read more

  • My life

    1/11/2020 6:09:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Weight training today ... Read more

  • Day 2665

    1/11/2020 1:39:11 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Day 1 of Winter Challenge.

    1/11/2020 12:23:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 381 274 388 534 535 280 67 298 218 464 502 Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – As your personal challenge, choose one thing you will do each day that will bring you the success you deserve. What habit will it be – walk daily, get up earlier - don’t hit the snooze button, exe... Read more

  • 1/11/2020 Thoughts on BMI

    1/11/2020 9:33:21 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I saw Dilberta Weight Track personal goal about having a healthy BMI. So I wondered....where do I stand right now? and I googled some SP BMI info. I cut/paste the chart below from SparkPeople: I am about 5'7" and over 185 lbs. So my current BMI --according to this chart (I did this... Read more

  • My life

    1/10/2020 8:47:48 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My wife was sick took her to the doctors office sinus infection ... Read more

  • The 5% challenge is upon us!

    1/10/2020 7:20:12 PM, by MNABOY

    Tomorrow I will be accountable to others and will need to work to be a good team mate. Responsibility to and for others is the biggest motivator for me. I WILL get my exercise and I will do my best to lose weight so the team will be competitive. The responsibility to take care of myself seems to ge... Read more

  • 10 January 2020

    1/10/2020 4:57:25 PM, by DSJB9999

    I am lucky I went away with Antony for a night away 243 last night that we didn't think would happen as our children behaved badly last time but it all went really well, we planned well and totally relaxed. It was really lovely and just what we needed! I ate some lovely food last night and thi... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/10/2020 1:14:10 PM, by SHERYE

    Mailing Christmas Cards I wondered if I could get my husband to help me address Christmas cards, as I had so much to do. I arranged everything we needed, then hopefully pulled up a chair and said, "Come on, Dear, let's get these out of the way." He glanced at the array on the table, turned aw... Read more

  • Great day

    1/9/2020 11:43:09 PM, by MNABOY

    Made it to the pulmonologist's office on time but had to wait an hour. They got my vitals and did the breathing tests ina blink. The doctor came in with a young doctor that was shadowing? her and looked at the reports , compared them to last visit and said I was doing great. Shared with her that I r... Read more

  • My life

    1/9/2020 9:15:30 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My floor workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/9/2020 5:05:02 PM, by SHERYE

    "Mum, teacher was asking me today if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school." "That's nice of her to take such an interest, dear. What did she say when you told her you are the only child?" "She just said, 'Thank goodness!"... Read more

  • 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods

    1/9/2020 12:19:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am slowly been working my way through the Winter 5% Challenge Countdown Activities. I have put a lot of thought into what I commit to and how I will accomplish it. What triggers you to overeat, defined as eating and drinking more calories than you need, causing you to gain weight. Trigg... Read more

  • Thurs. reflection: The Crisscross Effect

    1/9/2020 11:22:03 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Today, my SP 28 Day plan daily reading discusses what they call The Crisscross Effect:
    gram_id=7 "As behavior change experts, we know that different elements affecting both your body and your mi... Read more

  • Upset unnecessarily

    1/8/2020 11:02:46 PM, by MNABOY

    Received a call from the manager of the storage lockers that only one locker was broken into and it was my small one. This is the locker that has most of my Railroad paper items. The man said they had pried the door up and peeled my lock off. I rushed to get there to find that the person had torn th... Read more

  • Measuring Body Fat %

    1/8/2020 5:34:11 PM, by KATELJM

    With 2 Challenges beginning today and Saturday, I went to My Weight and began taking all the measurements I could... I was on a roll! When I got to the bottom and viewed Body Fat %, I scratched my head. I have some calipers, but it has been a long time since I used them. So instead, I went to: ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/8/2020 1:09:30 PM, by SHERYE

    Steadfast In My Beliefs A trusted aid was counselling the senator, "Some of your constituents are beginning to disagree with you." The senator replied, "Keep tabs on them. When enough disagree with me to constitute a reliable majority, I'll turn around and agree with them."... Read more

  • Wed blog: celebrating Tuesday's balanced food choices and moderation

    1/8/2020 10:10:49 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I am tickled, tickled, tickled to see my nutrition stats at the end of yesterday. I did have a moment where I wanted sweets, and I did allow myself 5 miniature Reese's cups last evening after my spouse and I ate a bowl of (my spouse's) home-made golden curry chicken stew. The totals: ... Read more

  • Tuesday is/was a great day

    1/8/2020 12:58:38 AM, by MNABOY

    Today I accomplished a lot but ran out of courage at the end of the afternoon Got encouraged with the Jeopardy super contest. A show rewarding knowledge, recall and a fast thumb.... Read more

  • Drum Roll Please! I did it!

    1/7/2020 7:30:40 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In December I lost 7.4 pounds. At the TOPS meeting today I was the biggest loser for the past month, so 'Star of the Month' and won the fruit basket. I was also number one for losing weight over the holidays. After the meetings I go for lunch with some friends I've made in the group. We were talking... Read more

  • My life

    1/7/2020 6:58:58 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Weight training today ... Read more

  • Healthy Breakfast Recipes...and Dog and I Are Getting Healthy Together

    1/7/2020 4:40:43 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE
    gqlfQPGViRGb11UTkeI9xcout0McuJLSwjw6I The link above is for 5 low carb breakfast recipes. Here are some pictures. The middle picture is before the ham, cheese and omelet-style-eggs are rolled up like... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    1/7/2020 1:38:09 PM, by SHERYE

    Bob: Hey Al, you know you owe me $500. Al: Yes. Bob: I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll forget half of the money. Al: That’s perfect, I’ll forget the other half.... Read more

  • Enjoyed second day of chair yoga today ...hey, why does yoga help our lymph system?

    1/7/2020 12:00:25 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    Update: ...hey, why does yoga help our lymph system? I found an article to address this question. Our yoga leader kept mentioning how twists help get rid of old lymph and lets fresh lymph takes its place. I was wondering how this works and what benefits we might gain. Here is the l... Read more

  • Old movies Old actors

    1/6/2020 11:21:01 PM, by MNABOY

    The Golden Globe Awards were on the tv last night. Don't know what a Golden Globe means but it is sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press I think. I record a lot of movies from TCM and it is showing movies from the 1960's now, along with silent movies and oldies. The Actors and Actresses I enjoy ar... Read more

  • Should I exercise while sick???

    1/6/2020 11:10:35 PM, by YOUNG-AT-HEART

    Sick with a cold... This was me this past week... I’ve been very sick with a cold this past week, not felt well, did very little exercise & tracking, felt guilty about I did a little research & found this helpful info for me to think about. Source: News5 webs... Read more

  • My life

    1/6/2020 9:20:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My floor workout today ... Read more


    1/6/2020 7:47:24 PM, by SHERYE

    One bright, beautiful Sunday morning, everyone in the tiny town of Johns town got up early and went to the local church. Before the service started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews and talking about their lives, their families, etc. Suddenly, the Devil himself appeared in front of the c... Read more

  • Optimistic About My Next Weigh In!

    1/6/2020 5:32:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had great motivation this fall. “Anything that happens in the 10 weeks before New Years, on average, takes about five months to come off,” said Prof. Brian Wansink of Cornell’s business school. I know that's happened to me many times! Rather than make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, I... Read more

  • 6 January 2020

    1/6/2020 9:53:44 AM, by DSJB9999

    Back to Normality! In some ways I love putting the Christmas decorations away again and although there are still a few chocolates around I feel stronger about not indulging! I have been to Aqua aerobics today and REALLY enjoyed it as usual. My teacher also gave me back the deposit I had pai... Read more

  • Monday 01/06/2020 A busy Monday...

    1/6/2020 8:32:56 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    My first chore when I leave the house today is to go to my 8:30 appointment with my GP. I had blood work done back in December and this is the follow - up appointment. I am going to let my doctor know that I am about to start the Winter 5% Challenge and will be journaling my food intake. I am... Read more

  • Happy Birthday Boy

    1/5/2020 10:54:09 PM, by MNABOY

    My brother, who is younger only by date, had his birthday today. Since he has changed churches I had to pester him by text and phone. His wife was under the weather so I didn't go over and aggravate him. Missed that part of the celebration!... Read more


    1/5/2020 6:40:51 PM, by SHERYE

    A gang member was holding his 8-month-old baby while his wife was in the kitchen fixing lunch. The baby murmured "mother". The guy gets all excited and hollered to his wife, "Hey, the baby just said half a word!"... Read more

  • Sorta posting a before picture 01/05/2020

    1/5/2020 9:38:22 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    One of our Winter 5% Challenge leader, KALISWALKER, posted this on the team message board: We have done activities to help track our progress. Let's do one more for a Non-Scale Victory (NSV) - take a before picture this week and if you like you post it on your page. At the end of the challen... Read more

  • Happy New Year

    1/4/2020 11:02:35 PM, by MNABOY

    Time got confused with shows, church meetings and trip to Arrow Rock and then trip to eastern AL for Christmas Day and then back to TN. Great time but aybe wife and I need more down time between trips. We had a great time and a wonderful month of December and will use a good part of January resting.... Read more


    1/4/2020 4:18:03 PM, by SHERYE

    One day a man walks into a dentist's office and asks how much it will cost to extract wisdom teeth. "Eighty pounds," the dentist says. "That's a ridiculous amount," the man says. "Isn't there a cheaper way?" "Well," the dentist says, "if you don't use an anaesthetic, I can knock it down to £60... Read more

  • Day 2659

    1/4/2020 3:51:40 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • 2020 Positive Actions

    1/4/2020 3:09:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    1) I am weighing in often 2) I joined a Spark virtual walking group 3) I checked my status on 4) I checked my status on 5) I walked with hubby & our dogs along the ocean & dog park 6) Walked 12,841 steps yesterday 7) Joined a strength exercise group with ... Read more

  • Goal prepping, Jan 04, 2020

    1/4/2020 11:10:45 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Decide on personal rewards??   i.e. Premium Spark after completing the 8 week 5% challenge Start a German conversation group, i.e. with Whimp, parents' neighbor.  Maybe Whimp would teach some German folk songs? I might use my lap harp Music Continue exploring harp: YouTube Josh Layn... Read more

  • Another birthday in the books!

    1/3/2020 10:31:56 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Wowee...thank you ALL so very much for your goodies and good wishes for my birthday today! It was another bittersweet event without my darling husband by my side. I'm so thankful for the memories that come up on Facebook because I found a memory that he posted on Facebook and it was just so lov... Read more

  • Day 2658

    1/3/2020 10:06:19 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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    1/3/2020 8:25:20 PM, by SHERYE

    Slowest Man on the Job The foreman on a contracted job started bawling out one of the men, "I've had slow men on jobs before but you are the slowest I've ever seen. Is there anything you are quick with?" "Well," yawned the workman, "nobody can get tired as quick as I can." ... Read more

  • Smart Goal!

    1/3/2020 1:27:33 AM, by KATELJM

    I want to lose 11 pounds by 3/01/20 by exercising 6 days a week for 90-120 minutes a day and staying within my recommended calorie allotment. I would like to meet that goal by 2/19, but I allowed some slack. Ninety to One Hundred Twenty Minutes a day is BOLD! But that is how much I was ex... Read more

  • My life

    1/2/2020 8:42:54 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Bike ride today ... Read more

  • My life

    1/2/2020 8:42:41 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Bike ride today ... Read more

  • 2020 New Year, New Decade...I'm trying my best to make it a good one!

    1/2/2020 8:27:02 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my sparklers! 283 I hope your New Year was a good one. I chose to stay home with my beloved Mac cat and just reflect on my intentions for the new year. I'm in a completely foreign place in my life right now. I'm still trying very hard to find my feet and understand this horrifi... Read more

  • Day 2657

    1/2/2020 8:13:08 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Never Quit Pledge... a reblog from a reblog from a reblog......

    1/2/2020 7:37:58 PM, by DIGIT00

    I started going thru my old blogs. No idea why, bored maybe and it kept me from mindlessly munching maybe. I came across this pledge blog from 2012 and 2016...WOW. Thought it was just as good now as it was then. I copied this from Ceri... a good thing to remember..... I copied this f... Read more


    1/2/2020 3:18:07 PM, by SHERYE

    Daddy Is Going To War The following is supposedly a true story relating a situation that actually occurred during the war. During the Persian Gulf War, I was assigned to go to Saudi Arabia. As I was saying good-bye to my family, my three-year-old son, Christopher, was holding on to my leg and... Read more

  • updates

    1/2/2020 12:23:08 PM, by JUSTME29

    I realized I never posted anything from my Nov. 19th appointment with the new cardiologist. She wants to do the ablation, but I'm not sure. She gave me a few options from "do nothing and see if it happens again" to "immediately schedule an ablation". I told her my insurance rolls over Jan 1 and I... Read more

  • My life

    1/1/2020 9:03:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Biking today ... Read more

  • Day 2656

    1/1/2020 6:13:19 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Goals for BLC Winter Round

    1/1/2020 5:42:50 PM, by VIBRANT4LIFE

    After a very stressful 2019 I knew I was going to need some help to get back on track with living a healthier lifestyle and was happy to find a BLC round was starting in the beginning of January. I have participated in other Spark Challenges before but not this one. My goal for this Challenge ... Read more

  • It's 2020

    1/1/2020 5:34:03 PM, by DIGIT00

    WOW! Another new decade. I had ordered a Passion Planner a few years back. Bought the undated version. Good thing too. I used it for a few months, then put it away. I started purging my house back in November and found it. Used it for the rest of the year. Figured out how to use it to help m... Read more