BESSHAILE
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See this image largerwishes all her Sparkfriends a wonderful day.(1 comments)See this image largeris back from a whirlwind visit to the kids - and she's missing them so so so. But she had so much fun. (4 comments)See this image largerDay #6 and my big pantry cabinet is neat and tidy. I also have meals planned for all those items that have been decorating the shelves for months. I have FAITH I can keep them that way.(4 comments)See this image largerDay #7 and there is a week of dinner menus posted on my refrigerator. You have no idea how enormous an act of FAITH that is. (3 comments)See this image largerDay #10 and I see by my active link there was an hour when I didn't get up and move. It was a stay at home snow day and I tried. I have FAITH that my trying will soon become automatic.(2 comments)See this image largerDay #14 of my 4-step streak. Last night's dinner was too salty. I have FAITH the water weight will be gone by tomorrow. And look who we met on a walk! (2 comments)See this image largerDay #27 of my 4-step streak. I'm going to watch the Superbowl with a WW buddy so I have FAITH the food will be light and healthy so I won't have to do this to keep from over-eating. (1 comments)See this image largerday 75 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/5/2015See this image largerDay #43 and I made it through a snow day with my refrigerator - without going overboard! I have FAITH I can get my car out this morning. See this image largerday 90 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/20/2015See this image largerDay #48 of my 4-Step Streak and at a concert last night I suddenly realized I didn't have to have all those appetizers. I was there for the music, not the food. I have FAITH I can do that more often!(2 comments)See this image largerWoo Woo! Day #50 of my 4-step streak and though I didn't get up every hour because I was sleeping off a germ, illness was always a permissible excuse. I have FAITH that I take all 4 steps today.(5 comments)See this image largerDay #58 of my 4-Step streak and we definitely got snow. I have FAITH it will be gone by Monday. (2 comments)See this image largerDay #60 of my 4-step streak and I finally got some laundry hung on the line. I have FAITH that today we will buy a dryer and it will be delivered and installed by Friday. (4 comments)See this image largerDay #61 of my 4-Step streak and I did not buy the dryer yesterday but I will pick it out today. Rain will make the road undrivable for a big truck. I have FAITH it will be dry soon. (1 comments)See this image largerDay #75 of my 4 step streak and yesterday's walk with the dogs yielded this. I have FAITH I'll see their babies grow up this summer. (2 comments)See this image largerDay #77 of my 4-step streak and I DID get out with those pups. I have FAITH that I will stick to this activity, habit or no. Here's another brag shot of my dogs. (7 comments)See this image largerDay #93 of my 4-step streak and yesterday I managed to squeeze in a few moments of walk with the pups - today I have FAITH that there will be LOTS of time spent outdoors with dogs. See this image largerhad some fun with her new camera yesterday and got a chance to capture wildlife with that super zoom lens! (4 comments)See this image largerslipped into her kayak yesterday and found herself transformed once again. She was One with the boat. Ahhhhh. See this image largertook the kayak AND the camera out yesterday morning and caught this!(4 comments)See this image largersuspects the rest of her vacation will be filled with storms so she's going to revise her plans. Not so much outdoors, after all. Thank goodness she got in some early on, in the kayak. (2 comments)See this image largerHas a sparkling clean house, 4 new tires to get put on her car on Monday and the porch is painted at last! And she still has a weekend day to enjoy it all. (4 comments)See this image largercleaned all the porch furniture but she hasn't put out the pretties yet because the paint needs to cure. She needs some new tablecloths, too. (5 comments)See this image largeris so proud of her new basket! Just what she needs: a new hobby!(4 comments)See this image largerdidn't kayak after all - she went to Belle Isle State Park and walked about 6 miles over new territory. (2 comments)See this image largerloved her morning off with kids to savor the beautiful countryside and ride 2 of the last ferries in Virginia yesterday. (2 comments)See this image largerspent a day talking about her grief with Himself and she not only felt better - she stayed within her calorie range. And took the camera out. Here's one of the new baby bald eagles - checkin' us out.See this image largerhad a wonderful time out in my kayak yesterday, paddling into my very own Virginia Everglades. See this image largerday 250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/30/2015See this image largerfinally got out in the river yesterday with niece and pups. Callie loves her floaty toy. (5 comments)See this image largeris still walking around with a big sloppy grin on her face and a heart full of love after TheReunion. Here's just one thin line of family that were there.(3 comments)See this image largerloves it that the fun just never quits around here. See this image largerhiked with my honey yesterday - 8 miles and then grocery shopping which is actually another mile. See this image largeris BACK! From Romania - and 12 festive days with her new in-laws. (1 comments)See this image largerweighed in a little up - just like she thought she would - but she's ready to start a New Journey and she's feeling very happy about it. Time for a cool change. and here I am with my new bro. and sis(1 comments)See this image largerwoops. here's the correct photo. LOL. See this image largerhad better go grocery shopping soon or her cupboard will be bare. Oh. Yes. and FRIDAY!(2 comments)See this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 10/6/2015See this image largerco-hosted the big library dinner last night and oh my goodness was it fun. Funny and fun. If you want to laugh till you cry - read anything by CELIA RIVENBARK. (2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerwill certainly do Day #20's challenge - to burn 100 extra calories. She's decorating her tree today. But yesterday she was in a parade - and walked 15K steps.(4 comments)See this image largerChose an upbeat Christmas carol for my Day #22 30-day Small Change Challenge. Read an interesting article about creating a health vision and realized I don't have one. hmm Something to think about. (2 comments)See this image largerDay #23 of my 30-Day Small Change Challenge is to either exercise in the evening (which I do) or don't snack after dinner ... which I never do but DID do last night! Ugh. Up next - Tree Photo (3 comments)See this image larger #24 of my 30-Day Small Chages challenge was a complete bust as I collapsed beneath the weight of a SUGAR BINGE. Oh Well. For ALL my SparkFriends I give you this, with my warmest regards.(3 comments)See this image largerDay #26 of my 30-Day Small Changes Challenge is to sneak exercise into a busy day - but today is an easy one so I'll just do real exercise instead. Not wiped out like these guys. (3 comments)See this image largerDay #27 of my 30-day Small Change Challenge and it's a No Complaints Day. I think I'm a positive person but I'll track it and see? (what? more tracking?) LOL(1 comments)See this image largerDay #28 of my 30-Day Small Change Challenge is to eliminate hidden sugar - which I hardly ever eat. It's the OutInTheOpen sugar that's my downfall. I'll watch that today. gratuitous Christmas Photo(1 comments)See this image largerhad her first really healthy eating day in a week. Yay! And she shopped with Himself for a couch - without tears. Yay x 2! looking ahead to New Years Resolutions (3 comments)See this image larger2016 Vision Board(2 comments)See this image largeris gonna play in the snow today! (4 comments)See this image largeris living in a winter wonderland(6 comments)See this image largerwoke up to 40 degree temperatures outside! Where's my bathing suit. Oh. Right. It's Tuesday. Back to werk for me. and a final happy dog photo for you. (4 comments)See this image largeris really in a FridayFridayFridayFridayFriday mood. Happy girl. Oh - and one last snowy dog photo - too cute to skip. (2 comments)See this image largerWe've got Couch!(2 comments)See this image largerdrove home in a pretty snowstorm last night - no dear were browsing in the fields - she kept her low beams on. She woke up to a blue snow dawn. (5 comments)See this image largerwill snuggle down beneath our 4" blanket of snow today and watch birds. (1 comments)See this image largerWhat?! Monday already? I've been spoiled by too many 3 day weekends. I want to stay home and look for more signs of spring. (3 comments)See this image largerIt's raining and will be for 2 days. I bet these little beauties will open up after the rain stops. (3 comments)See this image largermanaged to capture this yesterday while hanging out the laundry. (6 comments)See this image largerspent a glorious day with Himself as he placed the first cross marker commemorating Captain John Smith's furthest exploration of the James River. (1 comments)See this image largeris beyond happy that it's Friday at last, even if it IS raining. Today will be as demanding as every other day this week - but it'll be the LAST demanding day of the week. yippee!(2 comments)See this image largerwishes everyone who is a mother, or who had a mother or who knows a mother a happy Mother's Day.(1 comments)See this image larger40 years ago today this little fella was born and my life was blessed. Celebrating William's birthday today.(4 comments)See this image largerdidn't realize she hadn't posted here yesterday. Well - she spent it in a massive dog hair removal adventure: Vacuuming and Brushing. Let's hope that's enough for a while. (1 comments)See this image largerI took TheBrains to our Enchanted Forest yesterday and we got in a whole lot of healing. See this image largergot ALL the wool sweaters washed and dried AND she put in her wee tiny garden. A perfect weekend. Wish it didn't have to end.(1 comments)See this image largerwant's to remind you that ... it's BLACKBERRY SEASON!!!!! (3 comments)See this image largerhad absolutely the best time ever with her house full of favorite people. she also fell asleep at 8:30 and didn't wake up till 6 o'clock. Yup. that's me at the far end.(3 comments)See this image largeris crazy busy and is just zooming by to say hello. (1 comments)See this image largerThe 163 Hoskins Family Reunion - now a memory but what a sweet precious love filled memory. 4 of the 7 sisters had descendants present and 1 first cousin. Here's my branch.(1 comments)See this image largerhere's my first bling chart for the Birthday Month - a small flourish because I only stayed within my 30 points 3 days last week. But so many blinged boxes deserve a flourish!(3 comments)See this image largerHouston - we have contact - with a cement truck and some construction workers. Bathroom floor poured at last! (6 comments)See this image largerjust wallowed in the beauty that is October outdoors. I think a carpenter will be here today - with tools and lumber. How cool is that? Now, come walk with me. (4 comments)See this image largerhas a day off from her vacation. LOL! Going to stay home today - do some yoga, read a book and knit. Ahhhhh. (3 comments)See this image largerOh say can you see, by the dawn's early light. It's a New Bathroom Frame with some walk in closet space. (2 comments)See this image largerWe've got a roof line!(3 comments)See this image largerLet it rain now!(3 comments)See this image largerThe bathroom addition is boxed in. Suddenly it's real. (1 comments)See this image largerBreakthrough! (2 comments)See this image largerthe bathtub I never thought we'd agree on. (2 comments)See this image largerwas stowing away all the stuff dislodged in this reno project and found these tiles. Himself wants them in the bathtub alcove. What do you think?(7 comments)See this image largerdid a good workout at the gym yesterday. In spite of the rain, more framing was done in the new bathroom. (1 comments)See this image largerfinished the baby gift. (10 comments)See this image largerspent most of yesterday in the car but she had some city fun with 2 of her sisters as well. (5 comments)See this image largeris wishing everyone a Thank-filled Thanksgiving.(6 comments)See this image largeris gong to get out the Christmas cds in just a moment and start the month off right. Favorite children's Christmas book #1 is(3 comments)See this image largerdoing the Friday Happy Dance. Off to the hear the Messiah tonight. Here's my Children's Christmas Book for today:(2 comments)See this image largerspent a glorious 24 hours with family, music and fabulous food. I'm beyond joy field. Here is my Children's Christmas Book pick for the day: (1 comments)See this image largerhad a change of plans and we're going to spend part of today with our son. Here's favorite children's Christmas book (in no particular order) #4(3 comments)See this image largerWe got to spend the day with both son and daughter in law - and soon to be out in the open granddaughter. A total love fest. Favorite Children's Christmas Book in no particular order - #5:(2 comments)See this image largerDid most of my Christmas shopping yesterday. Yay. Here's my Favorite Children's Cristmas Book in no particular order #6. Long out of print but so worth shopping the used book market.(3 comments)See this image largerhad training all day and when 5 pm came the cold rain was streaming down so Iskipped WW. coming home at 7 to a dark cold house after a day like yesterday? uh uh. Bk #7:See this image largerBESSHAILE had training all day and when 5 pm came the cold rain was streaming down so Iskipped WW. coming home at 7 to a dark cold house after a day like yesterday? uh uh. Bk #7:(2 comments)See this image largergot home in time to take the dogs for a walk in the glorious evening sunset. Here is Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order) #8(3 comments)See this image largeris so glad it's Friday. Favorite Children's Christmas Book #9 - McDuff looks a little like what I expect Max, of Max & Ruby, will look like when he grows up.(3 comments)See this image largeris ready for a day at home - and a huge house cleaning blitz. Here is my Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order) #10 - and there is a live action DVD version that is also splendid.(1 comments)See this image largergave the house a deep clean - even got the dust rug beneath the bed vacuumed up. Today is the live nativity at St. John's. Here is Favorite Children's Christmas book (in no particular order) #11(2 comments)See this image largerloved today's Best of Sparkpeople with both an inspiring blog by Buttonpopper1 and a great goal setting article. And FCCB in no particular order #11 is:(2 comments)See this image largerwill try again to get my bloodwork done. I didn't sleep much last night but I enjoyed the silver moonlight coming into my bedroom. Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order) #13(3 comments)See this image largerweighed in within her goal range last night. Nobody was more surprised than she. (than I). Here's Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order) #14: (4 comments)See this image largeris taking half a day off to play with girlfriends in the city. Sweet! Here is Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order) #15(1 comments)See this image largerate way beyond healthy amounts of sugar yesterday. Baaaad Bess. Now, having been scolded, I best put it behind me. Here, in no particular order, is my Favorite Children's Christmas Book #16(2 comments)See this image largeris getting her tree today and racing up and down the attic stairs a dozen times or more. Oyster pie for dinner per son's request. and here's my pick for today's Favorite Christmas Story #17(2 comments)See this image largerjust blew out the lights in her Christmas tree. Now what? undecorate and redecorate? ugh. Still, here's FCCB in no particular order #18(4 comments)See this image largeris just back from Baltimore where Himself was lauded at a ceremony - an outdoor one - very c-c-cold but oh so fun. Here is my FCCB #19:(2 comments)See this image largerstill has plenty to do to get ready for Christmas. Favorite Children's Christmas Book #20 is one my whole 3rd grade class memorized in 1960 and recited at a PTA meeting.(3 comments)See this image largeris gonna get to the gym today or bust. Today's Favorite Children's Christmas Book (#21, and in no particular order) is one I read every year. Sometimes twice a year:(2 comments)See this image largermade it to the gym last night and she'll be walking the trails at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens tonight with family!! Here is Favorite Older Child's Christmas Book # 22:(1 comments)See this image largeris exhausted but happy after a night of caroling at the beautiful lighted up botanical garden in Richmond. Favorite Children's Christmas Book (in no particular order - but this one is new) #23(3 comments)See this image largerday 475 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/24/2016See this image largerwill stay home this rainy day and wrap, clean, decorate and watch Christmas tv. FCCB today is really just a chapter but it was a pivotal book for me. #24:(2 comments)See this image largerWishes all her Sparkfriends the best Sunday, the Merriest Christmas, and/or the most joyful weekend ever. (1 comments)See this image largerfinished the Baby in the Garden sweater. (9 comments)See this image largerday 550 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/9/2017(1 comments)See this image largerLook what I saw through the living room window yesterday.(4 comments)See this image largerhad it all yesterday. Fabulous friends, Botticelli, Venus, Colonial Williamsburg and pie! Can you believe it? This is a study. Isn't she pretty?(5 comments)See this image largerhad a wonderful Easter, a great sleepover with friends, a happy anniversary and now she's ready to jump back into the harness. Here's the gluten free lemon cake with candied violets I made for Sunday.(3 comments)See this image largerday 600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/28/2017(2 comments)See this image largerslid back into the sewing chair with such ease it surprised me. My first love - sewing. I'm glad it's still as fresh as ever. And ooooo baby outfits! Too Cute!(4 comments)See this image largerday 625 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/23/2017(2 comments)See this image largerWhy yes. I did make something for Da Pwincess this week. (6 comments)See this image largerdiscovered these little babies on top of the porch cabinet! They look hungry, don't they. Mama flitted away as soon as I brought out the ladder. I didn't stay long. Think they're house finches.(2 comments)See this image largerday 650 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/17/2017(1 comments)See this image largerOff to the gym today. It's strength training and some cardio - and then a haircut! Saw the ocean yesterday and Big Ships(1 comments)See this image largercelebrating the 46th anniversary of the day she knew she would spend her life with Himself. Happy Us. (7 comments)See this image largerThe view of the bridges at Havre de Grace. Such a lovely place. Such a lovely day. I love the Chesapeake Bay.(2 comments)See this image largerThat's a hickory, all butterscotchy, behind the lighter gold of a maple, lighting the understory beneath a canopy of oak. (5 comments)See this image largerfinished decorating her Christmas tree ... maybe. LOL! (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThe view from my bedroom window of the frozen bay streaked with snow. Stay warm today, folks. (7 comments)See this image largeris having fun with pencils.(5 comments)See this image largerwas all bundled up to go whale watching yesterday. No whales but a wonderful boat ride out into the Atlantic Ocean! (2 comments)See this image largercompletely changed her plans and went to visit her sister who lives on the other side of the city. And bought a frame for this:(5 comments)See this image largeris home from a marvelous trip to Bermuda where everything conspired to make her feel wanted and loved. (5 comments)See this image largerthe project I've been working on(8 comments)See this image largerday 1000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/2/2018(1 comments)See this image largerDa Pwincess and DiL a year ago ... very Madonna and child pose. I sent this off to her mother.(5 comments)See this image largeris ready for a spectacular September.(1 comments)See this image largercross another Thanksgiving Thing To Do off the listSee this image largersends happy holiday wishes to everyone from her snowy house. (1 comments)See this image largeris one step closer to Christmas(2 comments)See this image largerWe've got TREE(4 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas to all my Spark Friends. I hope Mrs. Santa has visited your house too. (4 comments)See this image largerThis little boy flying a kite will be glued onto paper on which I will write a letter to a little 7 year old boy. Remember how much you loved getting mail when you were 7?(4 comments)See this image largeris really going to enjoy these few balmy days. They remind me that spring is not far away.(3 comments)See this image largerWatching the walls go up today. (4 comments)See this image largerstudio progress!(3 comments)See this image largerHere's the latest drawing of DA Pwincess(6 comments)See this image largerBecause y'all know I love me some flowedy shoesSee this image largerMy gym posted this on facebook - aren't they cool?(1 comments)See this image largerTa Da! My first batch of KombuchaSee this image largerI don't just do portraits - and I do use color. I even collaborate with Other Artists!(2 comments)See this image largerGroovin' on a Saturday afternoon (1 comments)See this image largerone of my favorite things - GUYS WITH TOOLS(2 comments)See this image largeris polishing silver today(2 comments)See this image largerwas standing in the rainbow yesterday afternoon. (4 comments)See this image largeris feeling loved today(1 comments)See this image largeroffering up my latest portrait (7 comments)See this image largerHere I am on my first kayak trip of the summer. too windy today so I am just hoofing it with the dogs(1 comments)See this image largertidied her studio up yesterday. What an Aladdin's Cave of opportunity(2 comments)See this image largergot rained out this morning but Iiiiiiii'm Baaaack. With a photo. At a winery in the Willamette Valley wine country near Portland OR(3 comments)See this image largerwanted to show you what she sees when she's sittin' on the dock of the bay - at sunset(1 comments)See this image largerhad a perfectly delightful birthday. Every moment felt like a gift but there was an actual thing gift too. A sign for the studio, painted by DH.(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerNo coffee for Hailey(3 comments)See this image larger(13 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerA Very Christmasey House(4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOh la! This is the BEFORE picture - January 1, 2009. It's definitely a spur! (1 comments)See this image larger"That" dressSee this image largerIs this a Bald Eagle? Really?(1 comments)See this image largerIt is! It's the king of birds - ready to soar ... Just like I am(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerthis is an old photo of me reminding me that I can do it if I believe I can and do it(1 comments)See this image largerSpinning tales. In one of my other lives I am a storyteller. Nothing like a captive audience, hmmm? (1 comments)See this image largerFor my knitting buddies - y'all know what I'm talkin' about(4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger2003 and now - Left is me as purple beach ball (my skinny sweater) and me 1 month ago(6 comments)See this image largerFlowered skinny jeans - size 10 (10 comments)See this image largerFinally burst through that 150 lb barrier(2 comments)See this image largerThis drawing of me was done by my new BFF 6 year old library patron. Love that heart over my head.(2 comments)

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