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Sparking from 2014 into 2015
Thursday, January 01, 2015      9 comments

Morning is a special time for me. I enjoy the quiet while drinking my first cup of tea, appreciating being alive and making plans for the day to come. Exercise is... Read more
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      10 comments

Do you remember these? I still have the set my mother used each year when I was growing up. Well, now they are old and sag a bit in places (just like me). But I like the... Read more
Sunday, November 09, 2014      17 comments

The picture above sums up my last few months. Lots of real life has been happening so all my original goals have been geared way down (as in basically asleep). FYI:... Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014      11 comments

Since it is Halloween time our thoughts turn to S-P-O-O-K-Y stories. . . It was a dark and stormy night. . . when SUDDENLY Steve stretched skyward – showing startli... Read more
Saturday, October 25, 2014      16 comments

When “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” first came out in the 1960’s I knew I had found my perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Somehow it was easy to identify with ... Read more
We Wish You a Happy Birthday!
Thursday, September 11, 2014      12 comments

It's your birthday, CJ! Celebrating YOU is such a treat! We couldn’t wait to wish you a happ... Read more
I'm Celebrating 4 Years with Spark!
Thursday, May 22, 2014      23 comments

Four years ago, I stumbled onto SparkPeople.com and discovered a host of tools to help me become healthier and increase my fitness. New friends shared their stories with... Read more
Summer Plans
Sunday, May 18, 2014      15 comments

I’ve been trying to write a blog about my summer plans. I started making a list. You know the kind of thing: types of exercise I will do and new recipes to try. (I kno... Read more
Going to San Francisco
Friday, May 16, 2014      17 comments

I am making plans to spend part of the summer in San Francisco. I have a friend who lives there and when she goes on vacation she invites me to come stay at her apartmen... Read more
Sunday, May 04, 2014      23 comments

What a wonderful idea - setting aside a special day to remember just how good it feels to laugh. The health benefits of laughter are well established and described in th... Read more
WHAT REALLY MATTERS - When Life Gives You Lemons
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      14 comments

Oh how many times have we been told what to do when life gives us lemons. Here are a few options: ... Read more
Goals: Renewing the Basics
Monday, April 07, 2014      17 comments

Extravagant flowers planted in Autumn, sleeping through Winter, only to burst forth in Spring, awakening us to Hope and Renewal. Spring is the natural ti... Read more
ABC's of CJ
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      20 comments

A is for Age: 68 B is for Booze: Just use a little wine for cooking C is for Car: Honda Civic, it's old but it's still going - just like me! D is for Dad's name: ... Read more
Friday, November 15, 2013      16 comments

When Thanksgiving time comes around I tend to become very literal minded. I look at the word “Thanksgiving” and I automatically say, “Hmm, this must mean giving thanks!” ... Read more
Friday, October 25, 2013      15 comments

Since Charles Schultz first aired his television special, “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, I have followed the example of Linus and celebrated Halloween with a Gr... Read more

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