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Good Morning, Sparkland!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

YES, I am still here! I haven't blogged much but I've been lurking, reading blogs, tracking my food, still spinning the wheel, etc.

Things have been busy in my corner of the universe. We had an awesome time with our daughter, SIL and two granddaughters in Massachusetts. We took 2-year-old Rebecca to Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park. You pay an exorbitant price for a room but then get two days "free" at the water park. Rebecca had such a blast and about WORE US OUT. This picture is on the second day -- try explaining to a 2-year-old that the park opens at 9:00 am, NOT at 8:57!!

Anyway. We've been back home for a few weeks and have been getting back into our routine. I am doing Women Run Arkansas, which meets twice a week and culminates in a 5K on May 9. My goal is to completely RUN the race with no walking breaks.

Next weekend we are taking a long weekend and will be doing a half marathon in Knoxville, TN and also exploring an "active adult community" that we may be interested in for the next phase of our lives. We do love our house here--it is in the middle of 10 acres so we have awesome privacy and a beautiful valley view. BUT it is 15 miles from town and the property requires massive effort to maintain the way we like it, especially since we are away so much. We would also like to be closer to family.

SO...things are perking along. I am still working to lose all my vacation weight but I have never, and WILL never, give up! To paraphrase Watermellen, the battle is never won, just "one" day at a time! emoticon

And so I leave you with a thought that another Sparker shared on Facebook, something that really struck a chord with me:

Have a wonderful Sunday, and never, ever, EVER GIVE UP!
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