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My wish for 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016      10 comments

What a year. Ups and downs and a few real schockers. The world is a mess. And our country...??? Even though I am tempted to become the hermit I've always thought I could be, I'm not gonna. Never have turned my back on hard. So from the nat... Read more
Sparked by our community
Friday, December 30, 2016      11 comments

In the back of my mind, as the idea for this blog was germinating, I was hearing the song "Hooked on a feeling." If you go look up the lyrics, it's really not a "match." It's just this feeling that came over me today as I bask in the after-gl... Read more
Brody bits
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      12 comments

What a ray of sunshine is Brody. He brings a smile to my face so many times a day. He has an exuberance that is very entertaining and his little docked tail wags a mile a minute. . He loves to chase and harass his "brother" but seems almost ... Read more
Cataract surgery coming soon
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      20 comments

Found out a year ago that I had developing cataracts. I had new glasses and couldn't see well so I went in to have them re-checked. Surprise - it's cataracts. Don't recall any mention of it prior to that... huh. That dr. retired so this fal... Read more
Favorite Christmas memory wasn't store-bought
Monday, December 26, 2016      10 comments

Here I sit - doing what I love - spending the day after Christmas relaxing and reflecting.. Dogs are worn out from playing with new toys and each other. One is sleeping in my lap and the other in the dog bed. My feet are up and my second cup... Read more
Twas the day before Christmas...
Saturday, December 24, 2016      10 comments

... and I'm taking time to drink a whole cup of coffee, catch up on SP while Riley sleeps on my lap, and puppy is..... ack... MIA!! ... Read more
Under the influence of cold meds
Saturday, December 17, 2016      12 comments

Can't guarantee that this blog will be very enlightening in any way, shape, or form but I did want to share a few updates - mainly of the puppy kind. Brody is on Day 6 of his "no accidents in the house" streak. However, he has peed on the side... Read more
If you always do what you've always done... AHA!!
Thursday, December 15, 2016      10 comments

We've all heard this famous motivational quote - attributed to many over the years from Henry Ford to Tony Robbins. It used to get bantered around ... Read more
Did you have a stressful week?
Saturday, December 03, 2016      8 comments

From reading several Sparkers' blogs it sounds like it was a stressful week. I know my blood pressure and stress level spiked a couple of times into the outrageous zone. It doesn't happen often and hasn't in a while so I'm trying to take some ... Read more
Start with where you are
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      10 comments

As I read others' comments and blogs I see several common threads. Many are upbeat but there are a number of us who hit a plateau or a bump in the road and get thrown off track. We struggle and get impatient or discouraged. What to say? What... Read more
And the Canine Academy Award goes to...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      5 comments

Brody for his role as most pathetic puppy after receiving two shots!!! emoticon An hour or so after we ret... Read more
Planning a tune up
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      6 comments

Am sitting here listening to my piano being tuned. It sounds lovely, in an odd sort of way, to hear him play a note or chord and then slide it into tune. Am looking forward to practice time this evening. Have been focusing on getting my finge... Read more
Two peas in a Thanksgiving pod
Thursday, November 24, 2016      17 comments

Just sitting here struggling to stay awake until a reasonable bedtime. I imagine there are a lot of folks feeling the same way this evening as the Thanksgiving holiday winds down here in America. Spent time planning and cleaning, decora... Read more
Puppy + snow... what was he thinking???
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      11 comments

So most of you know I rescued a cute little cock-a-poo puppy a little over a month ago. He's now 5mo - more or less. We've had such a beautiful fall that he and I have both been spoiled on our many, many trips throughout the day to our potty a... Read more
Recipe for a lot of snow
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

The above picture was taken just outside my front door which is a bit protected. This snow fell in the last 14 hrs... with up to 12" more anticipa... Read more

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