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Final Goodbyes?
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      39 comments

This past weekend I went to the funeral of a friend’s father. In preparing to go, naturally, my thoughts strayed to losing my own father in 2016 and my mother in 2001. I can honestly say that while my beliefs haven’t changed, my faith has grown.... Read more
My Explosion with Pictures
Saturday, February 25, 2017      34 comments

Yesterday. What can I say about yesterday? It started out like this: Great, so much for my lunchtime walk. Grumble grumble grumble. Then i... Read more
Challenge 6 - Surprise!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      25 comments

Last week I posted a challenge blog series. Unlike other challenges, it had nothing to do with fitness or nutrition. As a nurturer, they were purely challenges that were meant to speak to your soul. As a full-time worker, it was a bit of a “chal... Read more
Challenge 5 - Are You RAKD?
Friday, February 17, 2017      28 comments

If you are a friend of FERRETLOVER1, you already know what day this is. I think she gets started earlier than I do. She must be in a different time zone cuz I get up pretty darn early. Either that or she is way more Sparkly awesome than me. Chec... Read more
Challenge 4 - It Makes all the Difference
Thursday, February 16, 2017      35 comments

The first three challenges focused on you. Now it is time to switch things up and focus on me. Just kidding. Unless you want to focus on me… Yeah, I didn't think so. ... Read more
Challenge 3 - Plug it In
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      18 comments

You know how we are always being told to turn off the electronics? Turn off the computers? Turn off the cell phones? Turn off the televisions? Well tod... Read more
Challenge 2 - I Love Me
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      17 comments

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It is a day that merchants and poets would have us believe is the pinnacle of romantic love complete with flowers, gifts, and choc... Read more
Challenge 1 - Treasure Hunt!
Monday, February 13, 2017      32 comments

Hi. Glad you showed up. I was sitting here all by myself wondering if it was just going to be me. Having a good day so far? I know it is Monday. I think I am going to just call it Pre-Tuesday and put a bow on it. If you are looking for an e... Read more
I Challenge You! Are You Brave Enough?
Sunday, February 12, 2017      22 comments

Over the next week I am writing a series of challenge blogs. I am laying down the gauntlet. Pick it up. Come on, you can do it. It isn't too heavy. ... Read more
My New BFF is Not My Husband! *new blog name
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      25 comments

O-MI-GOSH! O-MI-GOSH! O-MI-GOSH! That title probably captured your attention way more than the rest of this blog will. Oh what a salacious group we are. I am, of course, obviously, clearly, referring to my first night with my CPAP. I am sor... Read more
Go For It
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      29 comments

I just wanted to share this song with my fellow Sparklers/Sparkites/Sparkers or whatever other moniker you wish to use today. There I was, sitt... Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      30 comments

America has an obsession. The media has an obsession. Doctor's have an obsession. Businesses have an obsession. Manufacturers have an obsession. Heck, sometimes even I have an obsession. Obsession, as defined by my handy dandy internet dict... Read more
I Give Myself Permission
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      38 comments

I admire the Spark Community. I love the blogs and posts filled with stories of people that are triumphing in the face of adversity. Their determination is awe inspiring. Their determination, at times, is foolish. There are times you need... Read more
A Blast from the Past
Friday, January 13, 2017      36 comments

Today I went digging in my closet. Back in 2011 when I had my first round with Spark, one of the ways to earn a whole glittering hoopla of Spark points was to create an inspirational poster. Back then I was all about the points and reaching new ... Read more
Deep from My Heart with a Tiny Bit of Spark
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      22 comments

My family is celebrating a special anniversary on January 12. You know what that means? Gifts! I love to give them and love to receive them. Th... Read more

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