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  • On the lighter side

    3/29/2020 7:38:23 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Saturday 3/28/20

    3/29/2020 12:08:04 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Day 11 sequestered at home. I took a break from news updates most of today after catching some while waiting for local weather report. We have 27 cases, no deaths & around 432 have been tested in my county. It is far worse in SF Bay Area north of me, & LA to the south is getting worse too. So ma... Read more

  • 3-28-20

    3/28/2020 10:27:57 PM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • A mild day

    3/28/2020 3:20:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. We are doing well and are taking it easy. Have a great day, everyone.... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/28/2020 11:39:25 AM, by PICKIE98

    Yes, I used to keep powdered milk when I had my bread maker, but I sold it in the estate sale, I can just add half hour to the cook-time. I still had some Dannon left.. the creaminess in that is from additives, but I still enjoy my yogurt. Thanks for the milk suggestion. It is actually in the instr... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    3/28/2020 10:24:11 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Wash it all away...oh how I wish!

    3/28/2020 10:16:20 AM, by NENEBFIT

    Woke up at 5:00 with the sound of pouring rain hitting my roof. It was actually quite soothing. I couldn’t help but wish the rain held power over the Covid-19 Virus and could just wash it all away. Of course, that’s not how this all works, but envisioning it brought me comfort anyway. While my mind ... Read more

  • Hand raised

    3/28/2020 10:05:36 AM, by CKEYES1

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    3/28/2020 9:26:58 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all doing ok went to grocery store still no lysol or clorox wipes just get what you can keep praying this soon passes never seen anything like this well all are getting checks so i hope that help everyone what are you all doing today let me know love and blessings to the whole ... Read more

  • Just for laughs

    3/28/2020 6:14:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    Three friends from the local congregation were asked, "When you are in the casket and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?" Artie said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man... Read more

  • Friday 3/27/20

    3/28/2020 2:59:15 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Took tp to a friend today, she's recovering from surgery.... Read more

  • 4 More Days Left In March

    3/27/2020 11:23:24 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well everyone, we are at the end of March and as of tonight we have over 100,000 cases of Coronavirus here in the United States according to John Hopkins. CDC left off at 85,000 and they will be updated tomorrow. There is also word that China has shut down their cinema's due to a fear that ... Read more

  • Friday

    3/27/2020 5:37:55 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am enjoying my homemade yogurt today. I need to adjust the cook time though.. I use 1/2% milk, and all of the directions chart for every milk except that %. I will increase the next batch to nine hours. It is a little soupy, but still okay and tastes great! ... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    3/27/2020 3:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are doing well and are keeping safe. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Hope that everyone is doing well and have a great day.... Read more

  • 3/27/20 Almost two months!

    3/27/2020 1:36:08 PM, by NENEBFIT

    In just two days, I will have been on this site for two months. I had no idea, when I signed up, that our world and country would be going through such scary times. It’s been a breath of fresh air to come and read people’s blogs and victories. To see humor and support and kindness means everything. ... Read more

  • Work it

    3/27/2020 12:24:57 PM, by TMREED

    Okay going to start tracking got to do it all. Got to refocus... Read more


    3/27/2020 10:46:46 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok did my exercise video and worked my ab started my 30 day challenged again with abs squats arms hips real good app what are you all doing today i put on my leggings this morning and combed my hair dont want to feel floppy feeling better now let me know stay safe and... Read more

  • Reset...

    3/27/2020 9:24:54 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Amid all the sickness going around, I decided I'm worth it. Going to get on the health train again and see where I end up. Have a great day all. Stay healthy!!... Read more

  • Keep it clean

    3/27/2020 8:22:12 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • On the lighter side

    3/27/2020 8:04:48 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • these trying times

    3/27/2020 7:26:58 AM, by SMIDGON

    This is Day 8 of self-isolation. It's on the caution side. I have Stress induced Asthma. And, I'm in the hi-risk group. Almost 80. Only hubby is in and out. He's being cautious. He has to get out to go for Dialysis. Only thing that keeps me going is SADIE MAE. I eat as hea... Read more

  • 3-27-20

    3/27/2020 5:51:19 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Thursday 3/36/20

    3/26/2020 7:47:00 PM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Been spending this time (at home staying safe) connecting w/ old friends. One is helping to plan our high school class reunion. It's scheduled for next June. Going to be good to visit w/ lots of people again.... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    3/26/2020 4:06:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mild weather day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. In a while my daughter and I will be playing a game of monopoly. Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/26/2020 2:55:40 PM, by PICKIE98

    Our birds do not disappoint when it comes to entertaining me. The hawk is busy looking for his dinner,, woodpeckers are busy at the suet basket. Bald eagles soaring above, casting their shadow..... Read more

  • Here We Are

    3/26/2020 12:52:06 PM, by 70SCHICK

    Wow it is March 26, 2020 and the world is under siege. I hope all my fellow Sparkers are doing reasonably well. We are not alone! My weight has been pretty steady but I have gained 5-6 pounds since Christmas (145). I am taking this time from being cut off from the world to concentrate on contin... Read more


    3/26/2020 10:16:13 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are dealing with the virus hope none of you have it take all the precautions washing hands stay away from others so doing exercise videos and staying in maybe i will walk but my allergies will get bad the season do you all allergies bother you enjoy your day love and blessings ... Read more

  • Hi

    3/26/2020 8:24:32 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • On the lighter side

    3/26/2020 7:09:38 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 3-26-20

    3/26/2020 6:09:54 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Safe

    3/26/2020 4:45:59 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Hello! I hope all my friends are sheltering in place who can. I have to go to work but I am being very careful. I hope we all make it through this and come out stronger. Fortunately for me, I love many things that I can do alone, but I have to go work anyway, so do not get a chance to do them.... Read more

  • Tuesday 3/25/20

    3/26/2020 2:39:30 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Chicago deciding to practice DNR on all patients w/ coronavirus. NYC short 26,000 Ventilators, even while having two ppl share one. Does flying for lack of PPE. who could have foreseen the US in such a mess? Tomorrow morning I'm off to hunt down rubbing alcoholmsince sanitizing wipes ste in short... Read more

  • Hump day

    3/25/2020 7:32:01 PM, by ANGIEROD2016

    Usually I look forward to the middle of the week but now I'm just going through day by day with nothing to look forward to until we are all set free back into the universe. Stay safe everyone.... Read more

  • It's Wednesday

    3/25/2020 5:29:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's pretty quiet here. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Stay safe everyone. Have a good day.... Read more

  • Virus...

    3/25/2020 3:28:25 PM, by TWEDEE777

    So done with this. I need to get moving.... Read more

  • God's Red Flag

    3/25/2020 12:39:27 PM, by PICKIE98

    Take this isolation time to think about God warning us to stop and notice His gifts, all of them, sand, sun, birds, grass, rain, neighbors, etc. Taking things for granted when times are good, is exactly what makes us selfish and develop hubris. Feel grateful for your skin, your hair, teeth... Read more


    3/25/2020 11:15:58 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went bank and to the grocery store got some sphinx chicken then went to walmart for turkey burgers walked in the parking lot then came home did Denise Austin video tape cardio and hips thighs abs good cardio workout this sitting around done got old so i am going to... Read more

  • Hi

    3/25/2020 8:17:48 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • On the lighter side

    3/25/2020 7:07:45 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 3-25-20

    3/25/2020 6:11:37 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Day 3 Homeschool

    3/25/2020 6:08:34 AM, by BJGRAINGER1

    Getting ready to wake the girls for day 3 homeschooling. I was not meant to be a teacher, but I keep giving it my best. I didn't have to call any teachers for help yesterday day so hopefully today will run as smooth. Maybe I can sneak off into my sewing room for a little bit. 🤞🤞🤞... Read more

  • Tuesday 3/24/20

    3/25/2020 2:51:26 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Using this staying home time to connect w/ friends I haven't been in touch w/ for awhile. We are all in this together.... Read more

  • Bonding with yourself

    3/24/2020 5:55:19 PM, by PICKIE98

    A great time to get our mirror out and do some self-reflections.. growth..... Read more

  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more


    3/24/2020 10:14:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok just resting going out tomorrow to get meds and some fried chicken i have all what i need got to walk in my neighbor and use my weights all take care dont know how long this going to last praying for all love and many blessings to all of you 247 247 304 593 594... Read more

  • Sitting at home

    3/24/2020 8:28:14 AM, by BJGRAINGER1

    Easier said than done. Seams like every time I cook something, I need something else from the store. Been out of work a week now cause of this government closer crap, so when I do go to the store I try to get as little as possible. Then you got everyone hoarding stuff up so what you need is out a... Read more

  • Hi

    3/24/2020 8:19:49 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • On the lighter side

    3/24/2020 7:55:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 3-24-20

    3/24/2020 6:34:45 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Mon 3/23/20

    3/24/2020 1:30:44 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    In my second week of staying home, staying safe. No errands today & crummy weather. Then I turned on TV to listen to the White House update. Made me angry that POTUS is suggesting that this situation be reviewed next week because the economy matters more than people. If they cancel the shelter... Read more

  • Monday is Here Again:

    3/24/2020 12:05:53 AM, by JOANN25

    This Monday wasn't too bad. Staff meeting this morning then caught up odds and ends in the office and practiced some music. 335 I really miss having the church services. Although we get them from elsewhere, it's not the same as going to church and seeing everyone. Hopefully, it won't be l... Read more


    3/23/2020 6:21:34 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok just keep praying and hoping things get better my prayers for all me and hubby went to grocery store this morning no lysol or clorox wipes but we got meats my gym being closed is bad so i am going to walk in my neighbor hood i will be careful love and many bles... Read more

  • Sick and tired

    3/23/2020 1:42:09 PM, by MISSA526

    I've got a head cold and a cough. No fever.i have lupus (SLE), fibromyalgia, and Raynuads syndrome. I'm a little worried this could turn out worse, but I've been washing my hands, just found some hand sanitizer and our state is instituting a stay in place order at midnight. I've already been doing ... Read more

  • Covid-19 Action Plan

    3/23/2020 1:12:42 PM, by LISALISA28

    First off, Thank you to Lisamarie2015 for the tough love yesterday. I was panicking and wallowing and all sorts of crazy. 20 Today is a new day. I decided that what I need is an action plan. Instead of feeling like the 19 in Covid 19 is the amount of weight I will gain, I decided that the 19 ... Read more

  • A snow day

    3/23/2020 9:10:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's snowing here now. Then it is going to rain. My daughter says hello. Both budgie birds say cheep, cheep. Everyone is doing well. Have a great day, everyone... Read more

  • Hi

    3/23/2020 8:18:35 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • On the lighter side

    3/23/2020 7:32:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Italy

    3/23/2020 7:24:19 AM, by PICKIE98

    I know there are many deaths worldwide from covid, but Italy had almost 500 deaths in one day. For a small country, this is devastating to entire families, leaving many almost alone in life now. To stop and imagine everybody but you, gone in one day, just you... 39 really making it personal, ho... Read more

  • 3-23-20

    3/23/2020 5:37:09 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • I am not okay!

    3/22/2020 10:49:52 PM, by LISALISA28

    Confession time: I am a comfort food seeking stress eater who is bypassing all the healthy food in my fridge and finding junk. Up until this COVID crisis, I wasn't even putting junk in my house. But the other day when I was looking for ways to sustain us for 14 days, I realized that a pack of w... Read more

  • 3-22-20

    3/22/2020 9:11:07 PM, by ELRIDDICK

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    3/22/2020 5:49:59 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are trying to survive keep distancing yourself and washing hands just be safe praying for all of us love and blessings to all of you 247 304 593 247 386 381 220 593... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    3/22/2020 11:18:30 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Sunday

    3/22/2020 11:07:30 AM, by PICKIE98

    This morning I took my camera outside to snap some photos. The hawk flew away when I went inside to get my camera, so I missed her. Next time. I love their sounds.. I saw my first robin yesterday, so even though we had snow and are getting more tomorrow, they are a good harbinger. We are get... Read more

  • A sunny day

    3/22/2020 10:12:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day everyone. Stay safe.... Read more

  • Hi

    3/22/2020 10:04:35 AM, by CKEYES1

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    3/22/2020 2:04:13 AM, by GOANNA2

    A woman walked into a pharmacy and told the pharmacist that she needed some cyanide. The pharmacist said, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?" The woman explained she needed it to poison her husband. The pharmacist's eyes got big and he said, "Lord have mercy - I can't give you... Read more

  • Slow progress

    3/22/2020 1:58:26 AM, by FEISTYGAL64

    I'm doing intermittent fasting AND keto, but losing slowly. May have something to do with having to take insulin for my diabetes. Hmmm....... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    3/21/2020 10:49:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good walk outside earlier today. After dinner, I danced for quite a while. My daughter says hello. We are doing well with having to mainly stay in due to the corona virus that is happening around the world. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. Have a great night everyone.... Read more

  • Saturday And Trying To Find Things To Do

    3/21/2020 10:36:33 PM, by PORTIA70

    Well, we are here on this first Saturday of Spring. I did manage to go pick me up some food and get a walk in. It was really odd though not seeing the neighborhood doing the normal Saturday routine. And seeing new apartment complexes left with no workers to continue the build. It is almost ... Read more

  • 3-21-20

    3/21/2020 9:50:28 PM, by ELRIDDICK

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    3/21/2020 11:18:59 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok my gym closed so stayed in today will start walking at tyhe park monday until gym oepen back up i have to keep moving diabetes and arthiritis will get me locked down well what are you all doing today will go out monday see can i find some more meats shelfs are bare... Read more

  • Hi

    3/21/2020 10:53:31 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Saturday

    3/21/2020 10:17:59 AM, by PICKIE98

    Bonding with your homestead is interesting. I just filled the bird feeders/suet baskets. Nobody driving up and down our street, no adjoining street noises. NO traffic. I live in suburbia, but only two blocks from a major highway in Michigan. NO noise. I am blessed to have a large back yard... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    3/21/2020 7:21:19 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Friday

    3/20/2020 12:01:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    With covid cases tripled overnight in MI, one death and more coming, we are sticking like Velcro to home.. I am not going to cancel my cabin rental for the U.P. yet. I can cancel up until July 30. We will see. The Mackinac Bridge no longer takes cash as of today, only credit or debit,.. I hop... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    3/20/2020 11:24:25 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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    3/20/2020 9:56:53 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this last day they closing at 3 pm will go walking at the park i am having a weepy day today just what to chill out and rest what are you all doing today let me know all stay safe and keep washing your hands love and many blessings to all of you 2... Read more


    3/20/2020 8:57:50 AM, by SMIDGON

    ENJOY ! FROM Sadie Mae to all my Friends HAPPY SPRING! GOD HELP US ALL, JANET 😁... Read more

  • Day 2.

    3/20/2020 8:47:04 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Trying. Stayed within my calories.... Read more

  • Hi

    3/20/2020 8:20:13 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Spark Friends

    3/20/2020 7:26:47 AM, by HUNGRYWOMAN2

    First, I would like to thank my Spark friends, and teams for taking the time to send birthday wishes. It really does make a difference to be remembered. I am glad I found this site approximately 12 years ago. Unfortunately, health issues have kept me away for far too long. I am not certain wh... Read more

  • 3-20-20

    3/20/2020 5:53:15 AM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Thurs 3/19/30

    3/20/2020 3:02:01 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Sheltering in place in our county until 4/8 has become safer at home in our state w/ no end date. I have a bad feeling about this. All because Trump quashed what the US Health officials knew in late Dec about China's illness. At least the weather was decent today. We went out to pick up a meal & ... Read more

  • The Blues Hits When we ...

    3/20/2020 12:53:49 AM, by JOANN25

    1. Go to the store and the shelves are empty of items that are really needed. 2. When we are at home ... You can declutter, clean or whatever. Add a little music when you clean. That makes the time go faster. Dancing is allowed also. 3. don't hear from people ... remem... Read more

  • 3-19-20

    3/19/2020 11:09:55 PM, by ELRIDDICK

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  • Another Day

    3/19/2020 1:26:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Another day for all of us to enjoy. Even in self isolation we can do things like open the windows to let light in or hear the sounds still happening. We can listen to our music, read our books, turn on a movie. We can chat with friends and families. There is still hope out there to be had. ... Read more

  • Challenging Times

    3/19/2020 1:13:45 PM, by GRAMDEB16

    I am self-quarantining myself and watching the news and updates on Coronavirus. Worked out a schedule for Cathana and myself. We are sharing the computer from when I need to tutor and when she needs to do online schoolwork. She is also doing 45 minutes of exercise and I am doing 60 minutes. I ... Read more

  • Here...

    3/19/2020 11:57:16 AM, by TWEDEE777

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    3/19/2020 10:14:06 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning went to grocery store no turkey burgers got to go and hunt me some the public has brought everything all just keep praying and continue to be alert to what you are doing my gym still open for now Planet Fitness my choice is go if you ... Read more

  • Hi

    3/19/2020 8:24:18 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Thursday

    3/19/2020 7:51:10 AM, by PICKIE98

    Thank you God, for the beautiful sunrise. I am blessed to be able to see it.... Read more

  • Lose the weight to make yourself happy and healthy. What others think really doesn't matter.

    3/19/2020 7:44:51 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

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  • On the lighter side

    3/19/2020 7:01:45 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Wednesday 3/18/20

    3/19/2020 2:58:24 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Sheltering in place w/ my hubby who hates being cooped up. I took a walk in the mid- afternoon & chatted from a safe w/ a couple of my neighbors. Some are still working, others home w/ kids. This whole thing is surreal. Really messing up the lives & finances of many working people. Logically it a... Read more

  • Stress making me gain weight?!

    3/18/2020 5:45:30 PM, by CSNELSON01

    Doggone it. I'm eating within my calorie range. I'm still trying to get out for walks (though today is pouring down rain). A month ago or so, I started here, and I started off well, I was losing. I got down 11 pounds, not a lot, but a start. But the weight is creeping back up. I'm still eating the ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    3/18/2020 3:01:03 PM, by PICKIE98

    I ventured out to buy some veggies for chicken stir-fry. The market now opens two hours later than usual, so I guess there were about 50 people lined up at the door when they opened. We lucked out and only needed fresh produce and some Guinness stout for future chili and stew, so we were in and out... Read more

  • Coronavirus Thoughts And Current Check IN

    3/18/2020 1:56:40 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hey everyone :) I need to really make time in the morning for SP. I always have good intentions on posting but then by the time evening comes up I am doing other things. Ugh this coronavirus has been a pain in the butt for so many. I am learning how to stay positive. I am an introve... Read more

  • Meds again

    3/18/2020 1:16:10 PM, by CHAMELEONFAERIE

    I'm back in hospital and I worked so hard over the last two years to lose 7 stone and it's gradually going back on during this admission. I haven't been eating much because of depression but the meds are playing havoc with my weight but I need to keep in mind the scales here that they are weighing m... Read more


    3/18/2020 11:50:59 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning then went and order my mom head stone will be back in 6 weeks so i feeling better about that she will have her resting place i know she gone but physical i want her to have a pretty marker so i am doing better she not in any pain taki... Read more