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10/12/20 6:33 P

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emoticon 10-12-2020 Thank YOU for voting for me, again! This time for SP Motivator! What a lovely surprise, this morning! (From yesterday). I am just like everyone else on this amazing site. Just trying to stay healthy & send good ((((((((vibes)))))))) to ALL of you! The key to my success? Small, weekly baby steps! emoticon





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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/28/20 6:17 P

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emoticon 9-28-2020 emoticon for your wonderful support of my SP 'journey'. You voted for me! Your comment on my latest blog, warms my heart! emoticon I send the good ((((((((vibes)))))))) back to you! emoticon I would not be this healthy without you or Spark people, no kidding! emoticon Let's continue on, to health! emoticon emoticon

Today I started Leslie's, "Walk off the pounds", DVD. 30 minutes! FUN! I wore my new Zumba shoes, I actually dream about wearing them. They feel so wonderful! After I walked our sweet LUCY for 30 minutes, I felt I needed more, she is slowing down. Then I got to swim, 35 minutes. The air is clear enough, from smoke in CA. (By the way, if you are a wine drinker, I would suggest if you drink central CA wines, you get some soon. 2 major wineries burnt up. emoticon )

So my 'Baby step goal for this week is to release weight. I'm hoping to fit back into my Fairy God Mother dress. Last time I wore it was 10-31-2015 at goal. I can do anything I put my mind to. Such a strange year for ALL of us! I wake up in the morning trying to figure out how to get cardio in.I usually walk at least an hour everyday. I AM figuring it out! Too much smoke to always go outside. I miss my hikes in our local nature preserve. But things could be WAY worse. I am living a thriving life, emoticon emoticon & that was my goal when I joined Spark people. There use to be a Spark People on line store, when I joined 3-16-2012. Here's some photos. "Be the health you want, with what you have to work with, & I will too!" (a quote by me)



I love Spark People!

Fairy Godmother costume, at goal 10-2015 (14# to get back to it)

Our backyard paradise

(this is how I feel, deep in side)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/22/20 1:01 P

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9-22-2020 Happy Tuesday & Autumn or Spring first! emoticon emoticon
The wind from the Bobcat fire in CA, brings us unhealthy air today, so I will do my DVD's SP Nicole 12 minute seated core workout, LOVE the back stretches & my Zumba DVD! Our LUCY dog is not happy, plus no swimming. SAD face! But my world is fabulous & I am so blessed to have DH, LUCY & our lovely paradise home! I KNOW the air will clear 1 day soon, because the fire fighters are working SO hard. Donate to them, if you can! I did! I grew this sunflower for this photo, in 2003!







(another early Christmas present to me! Found on eBay, VERY inexpensive!)


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/10/20 6:01 P

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9-10-2020 emoticon 3,100 days of Sparking EVERYDAY! emoticon for me! I'm also following Spark Coach, almost 2 weeks now. I listen to THE SPARK on cd's, almost daily since I started, so pretty much know what is being offered, but nice to see in different format! (Have you checked into it? REALLY great) I love this beautiful Thursday!!! Sky clear enough of smoke from another state, to be outside & Swim for over an hour, walk LUCY dog for 35 minutes, garden 120 minutes, housework & now work! 260 minutes, I try for 200, daily. YEAH! PLEASE keep your prayers coming for all of the west coast. Many of our SP friends live there. This is the ONLY area in the world that the massive Red Woods, emoticon live. So many gone. emoticon climate change, for sure! emoticon emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 9-8-2020 Hi! Everyone. You are all doing GREAT! I'm just trying to keep our world going. Smoke from CA & UT, now high winds 35 MPH,have to stay inside & I don't like it. At least we have electricity! For that we are blessed! I DID get hair cut yesterday also Photos from Saturday hike,
Please be safe everyone!



(tree roots)



(birds flying south)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 9-5-2020 emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy weekend I'm off to hike! Be the health you want with what you have to work with, and I will too!

(I didn't take these photos, from there!)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/3/20 5:08 P

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emoticon 9-3-2020 A VERY busy morning! It was only 75 degrees, when we got up! Going up to 111 again this week end. Opened windows, breathe fresh air INSIDE! Yeah! I saw the 'corn' full moon the other night, did you? emoticon Then walked LUCY for 35 minutes emoticon , made a HUGE batch of veggie-chicken soup for us & special for Lucy. Froze some. emoticon That took about an hour. Had lot's to clean before I added to yummy soup! I also swam for an hour emoticon I LOVE our pool, swim almost daily!, then of course had to wash my hair & now to work for DH in my office. I started everything about 5:30 am, it's 1:30, now. Again, WOW!

(big hugs to all who read this! THX to IAMJETTA for this photo)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 8-22-2020 I got to swim today! An hour! emoticon I didn't walk in nature preserve, today, as I usually do. emoticon It was going to be 107 & we are getting so much smoke from CA, we can't even see the hills around us! emoticon I do hope they get the fires out soon. I feel for the fire fighters in this heat. I heard they evacuated 50,000 people in San Francisco, area, yesterday. YUCK! So today I walked Lucy in her park, lot's of fur trees & oxygen! Then swam. I am living a very blessed life & am so grateful for it! emoticon

(our pool today, looking west)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 8-6-2020 emoticon hope you are having fun! emoticon emoticon I am. Swam today, gardened- spread wildflower seeds in my 'fairy' emoticon garden patch; house work, working & getting ready for errands. Temps only going to 102 degrees today!!! I get allot done when it is cooler! emoticon Starting to look & feel a little like autumn, no kidding! Our trees are dropping leaves &&&

(I grew this sunflower, to take this photo, many years ago now!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon emoticon JULY! 7-31-2020 Yes! A day of easy miracles. AC maintained, today. Good thing! We get it done about every 9 months. Change filters about every 6 weeks. It runs almost daily! Lucy IS better, daily. Soft foods for another 8 days. Tomorrow is a hiking day, depends upon if I can get out at sunrise. Only going down to 85. High of 115 today & tomorrow. I need to be careful, last time I got caught in the heat! Date night tonight, too. Not sure plans yet. Busy at work! Be the health you want with what you have to work with & I will too. !



(this photo was sent to me, it is from 1962 or so. My Mom & BDay girl, at our marionette theater. We had approx. 10,000 BDay children over the 19 years! I love celebrating BDays!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/14/20 4:56 P

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emoticon 7-14-2020 This year's Las Vegas Santa 5K Run (the SP team name) is going virtual! Sign up (now) at santarun@opportunityvillage.org You can walk, run or swim from any place on the planet! Hope you will 'join' us! emoticon It is for a local charity. $30.00 to enter. emoticon Because of SP I am able to do this walk! I've done it 7 times! Great fun!

(2017)

Newspaper photo, 2018

(2013)

(2012 my first time)

(me & 15,000 other Santas!



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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 7-13-2020 I had my hair trimmed today. Feels great! My hair dresser gave me Troll dolls & DVD, for belated B'Day. (he truly is a kid!) I celebrate all month, so perfect timing! Couldn't walk Lucy dog, TOO hot! Only went down to 97 degrees last night! Down from 120. It IS cooling down to 117 today, 35 MPH winds. Yep, we are inside this afternoon! I did get to swim, before my outing, YEAH! emoticon My friend took my Mom out to lunch yesterday, nice she sent me photos. I haven't seen mom since last November, when she turned 91. We are in contact a lot, though. But miss hugging her! She is 5 hours away in a different state. She is such a magical woman, I miss her, terribly. DH & I are SO very happy to be living together in this amazing house with the pool he designed, in 2005.I am VERY blessed! Happy Monday to everyone, stay safe & be thankful for what you do have & I will too!







"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 7-6-2020 THX to everyone's BDay wishes! Today is the actual day. Spent the day, so far walking, swimming & playing! Some laundry & house hold chores.DH & I will celebrate later today. emoticon
A joke for you: What BDay gift do you give to a Zen master? A house, he lives in the present! emoticon
I feel so blessed to be in this beautiful paradise. Staying home ALLOT more, as I'm sure you are! Be safe everyone, happy too! emoticon

Our precious LUCY on her deck. Can you see the rainbows?

Full moon & fireworks out our bedroom window

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7-2-2020 I wrote this poem in July 1997 I am giving it to you as a gift, sweet Moon Children! (Born June 23-July 23) & to everyone to enjoy!

A MOON CHILD’S DAY

Leaves,
releasing from their trees,
pretending to be butterflies,
landing on the sable velvet moss.

The Stream,
singing its songs as it plays unencumbered to its home.

Birds,
Black and white, green and pink,
Hummers kissing me, reaching for the Starr.
Airplanes,
a species all their own.
Blue jays speeding from tree to tree,
buzzing bees see the flowers too, if they please.

The Wind,
ahead of the flow, her sharp edge cutting channels where no one has gone before, through millions of oaks and pines.

Dandelion wish sticks, snowballs of summer,
flying Fairy’s seeds,
dancing arabesques in their frosty tutus,
landing on Pointe.

A black caterpillar undulating its orange spots,
searching for Halloween.

The Sun,
darting as clouds roll over his face.
Mother Earth, her boulders, her toenails, sunning,
on a Moon Child’s Day.

(Our great nephew, born 7-1)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-29-2020 Today I have been going through our home & gathering 'things' that can be outside to put into my garden. Should be fun, I have so many beautiful things. Time to move the energy. Also, yesterday we had 35 MPH winds, at 105 degrees. I spent the morning cleaning branches & etc. from the yards. And about an hour, swimming, (cleaning, actually) the pool. What a big mess. There were so many yellow/orange wildflowers all over the top of the water, with the sun streaming through, it was actually so very beautiful! I should had taken photos! Happy new week everyone!

(photo of tall desert wildflowers that floated into pool. I keep them to feed the birds)

(the flowers growing over the spa)





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-23-2020 Went up to 115 in our back yard, yesterday. YIKES! Even for me! emoticon emoticon Lucy's walks at sunrise & on the grass in the park. Sweet baby! ALL outdoors activities done before 7:30 am! I am doing pretty good, keeping my balance with all the changes going on in our lives!
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(clouds over Mom's house Sedona for her BDay 2018, she turned 90.)

(more clouds over Mom's house, within an hour of each other! 4 angels!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-16-2020 My favorite 'ice cream' treat is Heath Valley Frozen chocolate pops. Tastes just like fudge icicles & only 90 calories. emoticon I have walked LUCY dog, swam, cleaned house a little, & now working.on computer.... getting ready for our 2 person party:

My DH b'day. We are still self quarantining, so I am making him his favorite Stir fry, Orange Chicken from Trader Joe's (haven't tried it before) & lemon meringue pie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Photo from this morning, we have been together since high school!

(fun food art from SP friend, let's go for a ride!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-12-2020 I feel SO much better, today, than the past few days. Also getting a lot more exercise than usual, adding gardening. I try for 200 minutes, daily. Today has been 225 so far. Walked Lucy, cleaned house, SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core work out, swim under & playing like a dolphin- water fall & all. (I don't swim under everyday, just on hair washing days) First watermelon of the year, it's DELICIOUS, DH & I ate it pool side! Nice way to start the day, 98 degrees. Just having a fun, take it as it comes, day. I'm back to work now, & SP ing before I get down to it! Have a fabulous day, everyone! Tomorrow I hike in the nature preserve, YIPPY!



(fairy garden spot)

(part of our pool & spa)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-10-2020 I have anxiety emoticon about: (I am only sharing this here, even DH doesn't truly know) Covid We now have 7800 cases in our county.367 deaths. I am trying to stay protected & calm. Some days are better than others. Our home is a paradise, so easy to be home. I am such a social person, it is VERY weird for me to have anxiety about going out. As always, self protection is the key, for us. So many people think it is not really a problem. & now 'they' have opened the strip. We'll see what happens in the next 2 weeks. I don't mean to sound stressed. I stopped watching the news. Our life is VERY good, right now. DH has figured out how to keep our tiny business going. I get to help him, take better care of our amazing home, garden & swim & play with our dog, Lucy &&&&. I am truly blessed! May your Wednesday bring you all the joy your heart can hold! Then share it & I will too! emoticon LUCY had a grooming, yesterday. "Lion trim' He took off so much of her fur, I think she feels a little naked! I'll need to be careful, when I walk her, she doesn't have sunscreen, LOL!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 6-7-2020 Yesterday, I walked a virtual 5K, emoticon for the World emoticon Wildlife Fund at our little nature preserve. I walked about 4 miles, 85 degrees & wind of 25-30 MPH! emoticon I staid dry because of it, emoticon It was a wonderful time, I got a lot of exercise & played in our beautiful nature land!

emoticon Have a GREAT day, try to be happy & keep to your goals! (my small goal for this week, is NOT to over react & share joy, where ever I can! SP team SMALL GOALS COMMITMENT CHALLENGE) & I will too! emoticon








"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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emoticon 6-3-2020 Feels like a very magical day. Small surprises showing up everywhere! It's going to be 105 today, so I'm off to walk LUCY before it gets hotter! 'Her" park is calling! Have a great day, be happy no matter what! & I will too!





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2 bonus for June 1! I have signed up for a virtual 5K, this Saturday. Through the World Wild Life Fund. Should be fun! I'll be walking in our Nature Preserve!

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emoticon 5-29-2020, today it will be cooler! Down to 106. emoticon Humidity 8%. Night down to 80. I'm trying VERY hard to adapt quickly! IF this is an early summer, does that mean we will have an early autumn, too? I don't like a/c or fans.... but I do right now! Made veggie chicken soup for Lucy, & us too, of course. emoticon I made a HUGE batch, so I could freeze some for her. I don't know why I love this stuff so much. I live on it! Mostly varied veggies in broth. I also made 'veggie' packs. They are my grab & go when I go on errands or? emoticon After I walked Lucy emoticon , in the 85 degrees heat, brought her home, cooled her off & went for a swim. emoticon Water temp is 85. I like it 75, but I'm not going to miss out on our pool. We work VERY hard all year, to keep it nice. I feel so blessed to have it! Also, ALL year long, whenever I look out at it, it feels like a vacation spot. emoticon Going for a hike in nature preserve, tomorrow, VERY early! Hope you all have a GREAT weekend! Be happy, stay safe & have a great time!

(photos of special palm trees, near our spa. First blooming since they were planted 2005! SO pretty, right?






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emoticon 5-13-2020 I am re-learning valuable lessons about myself & how I can't be everything to everyone. That's ok. That is not my mission on earth. My 'dharma' is to bring JOY! emoticon emoticon I do that quite allot. Can't wait to get back to performing my marionettes, live! What 'gifts' do you share with the world to make it a fabulous place? Just being you, right?

(This is JANii, Mom made her & gave he to me for Christmas, 2018)

(audience member after show, she's DARLING, right?)

(more audience)

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emoticon 5-7-2020 Today I learned how to use panorama on my phone. Here is our paradise back yard! I've been working Many hours on it, as well as the front & sides. Can't wait to swim! It will go up to 100 today, almost time!



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emoticon 4-15-2020 I made a BIG batch of veggie soup with a little chicken. Using up the fresh veggies before we can't eat them. I make a special batch for LUCY dog, too, she loves it! No spices, dogs can't have onions, garlic, mushrooms or chocolate, ALL deadly to dogs, just in case you didn't know!! I make the BIG batch, (about 1.5 gallons) put her's into her container, THEN, add the spices to ours. I do add a little mesquite smoke flavoring for taste. Makes it REALLY amazing, deep flavors! I add whole grain brown rice noodles, too! I think I'll make whole grain corn bread for the soup tonight. I add jalapenos to it, YUMMY! I'll freeze several quarts, for another time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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emoticon 4-7-2020 I'm working today, off to FED EX. I use to deliver to the offices, not happening that way right now. BUT we ARE figuring out how to stay working! GREAT for us!!!! emoticon BECAUSE WE ARE!My new fanny pack arrived! It is huge AND grey for spring. I wanted white, but this is as close as I can get. It will be GREAT for my long walks, right???? It will be great for the Santa run, if we get to do it!



(on SP today, I don't need a denist right now, but a check up would be nice!)



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emoticon 4-4-2020 Tonight is a VERY special night of prayer. It is world wide, hope you can join in! 7:45 pm, PST. Where ever you live in the world, lets bring positive energy, prayers, meditation, universal energies, the Force or just good ((((((((vibes)))))))) can't hurt, right? "See' you then!



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emoticon 3-22-2020 What I am doing during this VERY quiet time: Happy 1 month Birthday emoticon to my emoticon new FAIRY GOD DAUGHTER! I have been doing ALLOT more communicating through the internet, texting, phone &&&&. I have been playing with my clothes. Putting on things I forgot I had. Waiting to wear them for business meetings, etc. I feel so pretty, dressing up just for me! & DH of course! I plan on getting into our garden. Last Saturday, we cleaned the house from top to bottom, I'm cleaning out drawers & spaces that have needed it for several years. BABY steps here! We CAN go outside, (Las Vegas) so our back yard paradise is where I spend some time, too cold for pool right now. Also, keeping 10 feet away of others, using a mask & gloves & hand sanitize. Our park behind us, closed for refurbishments, just before this all started. It IS so wonderfully quiet in the neighborhood, now! Walking our dog, etc. So yesterday I went to the Wetlands & walked several hours. Spring is everywhere there, too! I am also doing more SP videos, my favorite as I have said, forever, is SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core work out. I also plan on getting back into my Sheppard Pilates DVD. I WAS able to do it 3 times a week. I stopped when I hurt my knee. But better, now. It REALLY brings in the inches. Also, we are running our business from home, as best we can. So far so good! I think the most important thing for me is to stay positive. Stop & smell the flowers. Period. emoticon emoticon emoticon

(From yesterdays hike)

(this hummer played with me for several minutes!)



(photo posting from IAMJETTA, thx SP friend!)

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Pandemic 3-18-2020
(A sister sent this to us today, sure feels GREAT to have some positive thoughts! Right?

What if you thought of it, as the Jews consider the Sabbath---
the most sacred of all times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying & selling. Give up,
give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down.

And when your body has become still, reach out with your heart. Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying & beautiful. (You could hardly deny it now)

Know that our lives are in one another’s hands. (Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands, reach out your heart. Reach out your words. Reach out all the tendrils of compassion that move, invisibly, where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love---- for better or for worse, in sickness & in health, so long as we all shall live.
-Lynn Ungar

(I KNOW I've posted this photo before, but seemed perfect for this message!)


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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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Please read & comment on last blog.(January 2020) I updated MANY times since I wrote in it. As I will do with my newest blog, today . These blogs are my journal, to success!

emoticon 3-16-2020 Today I checked in with Spark land, again! BABY STEPS. emoticon Today is my 8th year, emoticon with 2,922 days of visiting EVERYDAY! I love this place & appreciate ALL of you! emoticon emoticon

My before photo. When I saw this, I prayed for an answer to my health, SP came to me 10 minutes, later! Prayer answered!!!!!

2 weeks ago, a 'during' photo!

My at goal, photo! Still a little ways to go to get back to it. BUT I am SO much healthier & stronger & happier, today!

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emoticon 3-3-2020 Today is World Wildlife day! Let us all celebrate our world & the beings upon it! Share your love & I will too! emoticon emoticon emoticon







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emoticon 2-26-2020 Thx for your comments about our newest precious Fairy GRAND daughter angel!!!!!!
We are working in the 'field' today, more tomorrow! emoticon

It has been the HOTTEST January in Southern NV, since 141 years ago! It IS like spring, here. emoticon Hope it cools down enough to feel like winter again! emoticon

, (day 2.5 of baby being born & she's home, now. I didn't think I would be '1 of those' Fairy God Mothers, showing photos, daily, but here I am!)



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emoticon 2-11-2020 Being an artist myself, I love seeing & appreciate everyone's art.
We make the marionettes for my shows, Mom & DH & me & several others over the years. (Starting in 1958) My favorite part is the costuming! (I think of my body as a blank canvas everyday, for what I might wear). It takes us about 9 months to make 1 from scratch. Our 'recipe' = Start with the idea (is it apart of a themed show, Circus, Jungle, Christmas, nature or just performing by it's self as in Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett or Barry Manilow when we make a STAR, they get a copy, too) ) -sculpt-make cast- pour manikin rubber in cast-pull out & sand & paint & holes for eyes, mouth or anything moving, eyebrows, etc.- same process with hands, legs, feet, anything showing skin- wood bodies- airplane control out of lathed spindles- pad bodies- put 'underwear' over entire body- attach head, hands, legs, feet or make shoes (I have a 1920's Singer leather machine for this) - costume- stringing (I like stringing too, it is like stringing a guitar or other instrument, if a part moves, then it has a string!- It is a long process, but SO worth it! I am more of a performing artist, these days. I have 150 to play with.They are 'camera' ready & get redone about every 2 years depending upon how often they 'work'. Mom & team have made over 5,000 with us. We really don't need to make any more. Her last was JANii, I've shared photos, Joel Osteen and a few others. Mom is teaching about GODDESSES & women's Play shops, now, not performing. Here's a few photos












I'm not sure why I was inspired to share this today. Don't mean to bore you, just I am Slightly Off The Wall! & you all 'feel' like family! emoticon

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emoticon 2-3-2020 My performance on Saturday, was SO fun! The audience was amazing, the weather perfect (70 degrees, unusual for us) & I just had a wonderful time volunteering. Have fun EVERYONE!!!!!

(the audience performs, too!)

(performing JANii)

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emoticon 1-28-2020 I've been doing a bit of clean up today & found a cd (LOL) of photos I submitted for a camera club, I use to belong to. Fun seeing awards from my past! 2010 Here are a few of them:

ARCHITECTURE, Las Vegas

MACRO

NIGHT

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My sharing: 1-26-2020 Yesterday I went to an awards show for the volunteers the Nature Preserve. I've been there doing my performances for 4 yrs, now! Over 500 hours, LOVE it! It feels so GREAT to give, in this way. The awards are just a way of feeling apart of the group. There are 145 volunteers, now!! When I started 4 years ago there were only 60 of us. The Preserve is growing quickly, & beautifully!

On my hike before awards. The sky was SO pretty!!!! 65 degrees!

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emoticon 1-24-2020 I've been compiling a list of well known guests that came to our family's permanent puppet theater emoticon my mom asked for it, for her remembrances & fun! SO many wonderful people, here is a partial list, not sure if you are interested, or would even remember them, but here you go:

Cary Grant (Cary told me that I had a ‘gift’ & that he is a fan of mine), Cary & Diane daughter Jennifer Grant; Diane Cannon; Phyllis Diller; Mel Brooks; Gene Wilder; Bill Cosby; Natalie & Lana Wood; Robert Wagner; Angie Dickenson; Frank Zappa; Lou Rauls; Jacque Coustu; James & Josh Brolin; Cher; Sammy Davis Jr.; Clark Gable Jr.; Charo; Carol Burnette; Harvey Corman; Tim Conway; Mike Farrell; Dick & Jerry Van Dyke; Joan Rivers; Jack Lemmon; Gregory Peck; Barrymore Family; Buddy Hackett (our first!); Henry Mancini; The Sherman Bros.; Smothers Bros.; Nat King Cole; Melissa Gilbert; Gloria Loring; Mickey Roonie; Jon Erickson; Eleanor Donahue; Bill Dana; Paul Winchell; The Nelsons; Ozzie, Harriett, Ricky. Gary Marshall; Mary Ann Mobley (Miss America); Michael Constantine; Barbara Ruick (Cinderella & Little Mermaid); Pat Carrol; Totti Fields; Bobby Troupe; Julie London; Anthony Quinn- his house; Wayne Newton (his Estate in Las Vegas; Jan Clayton; John Barrymore (Drew’s Dad); Sherman Bros.; Cokie Roberts (reporter); The entire Dodgers team (Don Drysdale was pitcher & brought the team to my 10 B’Day) Vance Colving (BOZO the clown & his father, the original BOZO); Honey West; Jack Cousteau (his family all came many times); Spike Jones; Shirley Jones; David Cassidy; Anthony Quinn; Doris Day; Fred Gwynne; Yvonne de Carlo; Ernest Borgnine;
“I Dream of Jeannie” cast; Barbara Eden; Larry Hagman; Bill Daily; Cast of “Bewitched”: Elizabeth Montgomery; Dick York; Agnes Moorhead; David White; Dick Sargent; Marion Lorne; Paul Lynde; Erin Murphy;

(I was 10 years old in this photo, performing with BOZO)





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emoticon 1-23-2020 So since Dec. 23 my DH has been VERY sick. Today he is MUCH better! I am SO thrilled! It has been a VERY hard month! So glad he survived emoticon , it was a little too close for my comfort! Our wonderful dog, LUCY fell down the stairs a few days ago, she, too, is better today! emoticon I hope to walk her today, she has been resting, since the fall. emoticon I am doing GREAT because our little family seems to be getting better, again! emoticon Hope yo are ALL doing wonderfully! THX for your support!

(DH performing with my Mom, 1971)

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1-22-2020 emoticon for your comment about our sweet LUCY, emoticon . She seems better today. She is 15 & having a hard time in hips. Not jumping on sofa or anything. She's not walking as far as she use to, either. Otherwise she is in very good health. I'm keeping her kinda of relaxed. Not pushing her. She use to be able to walk much farther than me, by miles. That has changed. We love her so much! emoticon I made us all turkey soup yesterday. I ALWAYS make a batch for her, no spices, no onions, no salt or pepper, etc. Bad for dogs. emoticon She loves it, too!

(photo from yesterday, LUCY surveying her world, waiting for her 'dad' to get well!)

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-20-2020 Sunday is my re-group day! It was GREAT! Especially because the 49 ers WON! emoticon I got most of the laundry done, but lot's of rest, too! emoticon Today the Nature Preserve is celebrating Martin Luther Kings day, by having the children draw their dreams. Then they are on display for several weeks.I'm going to hike & play, too! PLEASE, let's all learn to love EVERY being on our beautiful planet & share that love with joy! Have a fabulous day! emoticon emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-14-2020 emoticon emoticon Making crock pot turkey, today! I have butcher cut a frozen turkey up into 1/4, defrost & cook each section, when I'm in the mood. It is in strange shapes, but so yummy. I'll bake yams, too. Salad & broccoli tops it off! I LOVE our crock pot & toaster oven, I can cook complete meals with those 2 items. Although we have a full kitchen. Great for sandwiches & soup, later! Try it, hassle free! Have a healthy day & I will too!

(photo by sp friend RUITIEBEAR)

(more from hike on Saturday)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/12/20 5:46 P

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1-11-2020 Yesterdays hike (2 hours, trainning for this years Santa Run! LOL) at the Nature Preserve, was so fun! I watched an Egret take flight!!!!





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1/9/20 1:49 P

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Today is day 2855 of SPARKING everyday!!!!! Great streak!
emoticon 1-9-2020 We found answer to DH major pain! emoticon been VERY intense around here! REALLY helps to know WHY. It has been going on since 12-22-19! (we missed Christmas AND New Years, but happy to understand) After EVERY conceivable test, He pulled/tore a mussel. Rest for him AND me! emoticon It will take some more time for him to heal, but he is on his way! YEAH! emoticon emoticon EVERYONE for your support, emoticon Coming to SP land is what helped me get through all the chaos! emoticon


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2019 (44 years of celebration!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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1-1-2020 I've been pretty good for the holidays.... gained & lost it! Even with stress of DH.



(last photo I took of myself for 2019, after hike & hair cut!)

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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12-31-19 I am so happy DH is getting treatment he needs. Passing 'stones'. Yesterday I went for a lovely hike & get my hair cut, had a BLAST. Taking care of me, is so important! Sometimes I forget, when there is extreme chaos. I'm working on it, though! 2020 feels, brighter & more loving, than ever! Please revisit & comment on my blog journal dated 10-16-19 it goes through today, 12-31-19 Your involvement in my life REALLY makes a BIG difference, I thank you, each & everyone!!!! I'm 'here' for you, too! We CAN do this thing called health, right?




"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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A new year let's go!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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