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Day 432: Dipping into the pocket of my raincoat...
Thursday, January 17, 2013      11 comments

...yepper, just another day. Too many things to do with end-of-year household business (taxes, pension statements, this 'n' that 'n' everything else) plus so many appointments that all seem to fall due at the same time (dental, car tag rene... Read more
Day 431A: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      13 comments

...so I've got my morning cuppa green tea at my elbow, and I'm browsing headlines and-- Gee, that tea's strong this morning. ...and I read a couple of blogs and check out the email and-- Gee, that tea's really strong. Monday ... Read more
Day 430B: The Evening - Shortie?!?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      9 comments

Remember a couple days ago I was grousing about The Hat From Hell? The one that was trying to defeat me? Well, by golly, it may have won the round, but EYE won the match--! ... Read more
Day 430A: The Morning (Kind Of) Quickie
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      11 comments

In any large, working harbor buoys mark the deep-water shipping channels. A captain knows to use them to guide the craft. This "journey to health" is like that. I see so many people posting messages like "I'm desperate, help me." ... Read more
Day 429: This Blog Has No Pictures
Monday, January 14, 2013      15 comments

A long, long time ago, back in my salad days when I was two-and-twenty, I smoked. A lot. I grew up in a tobacco-growing state, and cigarettes were a cheap commodity - often cheaper than food. When I started smoking (and it was after I gradu... Read more
Day 428: ONE blog, and lucky to get this one in...
Sunday, January 13, 2013      8 comments

I've been fighting with a hat all evening, It's been close a couple times, with the hat winning, but I think it's a draw at this point. A couple weeks ago #1 Son says to me "Can you still knit?" "Sure, o'course, son. Whatcha need?" ... Read more
Day 427B: Saturday Night Round-Up
Saturday, January 12, 2013      14 comments

...which is really just a way of saying "miscellaneous short subjects." Bad night last night, but it was my own fault. I know if I take a painkiller any stronger than plain ol' enteric-coated (there's the key right there) aspirin I am ... Read more
Day 427A: The Morning Quickie
Saturday, January 12, 2013      11 comments

Read this comment from JUSTYNA7: WARNING TO US ALL!!! Don't wash your hair in the shower! It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful - THIS INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO RUNNING DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU USE IT IN THE SHOWER... Read more
Day 426B: This, That, T'other, and So On...
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

God bless the En-Aitch-Ess. But that doesn't mean it's not without its flaws. In 2002 I lost my medical insurance. It had nothing to do with my moving to the UK; it had everything to do with a particularly nasty divorce. Between 1... Read more
Day 426A: The Morning Quickie
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

I deliberately left the alarm off for this morning - another in the ongoing trial of "If I go to bed at the same time as always, just how late will I sleep?" So far running about half-an-hour to a full-hour (which was this morning). Now what I h... Read more
Day 425: Near Miss? or Inches from a Clean Getaway?
Thursday, January 10, 2013      13 comments

It's only the tenth day of the year, and it was a close call - I almost didn't get to a blog, any blog, today. Long story about the gym and physio and all that brouhaha, but it can wait. Bottom line - they tell me EYE have to wait. I don't ... Read more
Day 424B: The Evening Quickie
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      6 comments

Been one of those days, and it followed one of those nights: to bed late, disrupted sleep, up too early. I'm going to bed as soon as I post this. ... And now I'll post it. (Oh, ya gotta laff!) G'night, Sparklers, wherever you are! ... Read more
Day 424A: The Morning Quickie
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      9 comments

You know yesterday I pasted the link to GINNJEN1974's blog about welcoming newbies? Like Tina, I found it complicated to find new members. So I asked around and two of our fellow Sparklers came up with ideas: 1) The SP Community Messag... Read more
Day 423B: Remaining Resolutions
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      12 comments

Last month I was checking around to see what kind of suggestions and advice and whatnot I could find on resolutions. I was pleased to see there are some things I already do - such as reflecting on last year's resolutions to help determine what t... Read more
Day 423A: The Morning Quickie
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      12 comments

Haha. A couple days ago I read a blog by GINNJEN1974 - https://sparkpeo.hs.llnw
d=5192795 Something she mentioned really resonated with me - she said s... Read more

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