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Summer Memories: State Fair
Saturday, August 22, 2015 14 comments
It’s August and the time of year when many states are getting ready for their annual fair. When I was a new teacher my first job was in Salem, the ...
THREE THINGS EXERCISING HAS TAUGHT ME
Friday, August 14, 2015 16 comments
When I started Spark I did not think of exercise as a reward. I thought it was next to impossible! I had experienced several car accidents which le...
WHY I LIKE USING "SPARKRECIPES"
Saturday, August 08, 2015 13 comments
SparkRecipes is one of my favorite Spark resources. ...
AUGUST GOALS: How I Plan to Reduce Stress
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 13 comments
Reduce your stress. How many times have you heard that? We know that reducing stress lessens your chances of developing all kinds of unhealt...
Some Like it Hot – Some Do Not
Thursday, July 30, 2015 13 comments
It's that time of year again. Summer is here and people start asking, "What is your favorite? The heat of summer or the cold of winter?" ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 11 comments
Summer takes me back to the time when I was a child playing my way through school vacation time. Things like wearing flip flops (we called them Zor...
Pictures of Oregon in Summer
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 17 comments
When I think of summer in Oregon certain pictures come to mind. First, are the roses. They signal summer, coming into bloom in June and bloomi...
Celebrating America’s Birthday
Saturday, July 04, 2015 14 comments
Grandma always said that Independence Day was America’s birthday and we liked to celebrate it with music (as well as parades, picnics and fireworks)...
STUMBLING BLOCKS?? MAKE STEPPING STONES
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 16 comments
“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.” I remember the first time I heard this saying. I h...
My Favorite Quick Get Away
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 13 comments
I live where I can see the majestic Mt. Hood. For as long as I can remember it has been a calming influence on me. There is something stabilizing ...
CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY
Sunday, June 21, 2015 9 comments
Here it is – the special day we have set aside to celebrate fathers. Many thoughts come to mind when we say the word “father”. We use it to...
One Day of Healthy Recipes
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 15 comments
A good day starts with breakfast, especially when breakfast includes chocolate. ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 19 comments
It has taken many years for me to realize the wisdom of self-care. I come from a tradition that honors submerging one’s own needs to meet the deman...
Diving into My Summer Goals
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 19 comments
It’s June and time to revisit my May Goals. I made progress in each of these: 1. Get enough sleep 2. Be sure to stretch 3. Drink plenty of...
MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES
Monday, May 25, 2015 9 comments
When I was growing up (1950’s) Memorial Day was called “Decoration Day”. We always went to my grandparents’ house in what was then a very small tow...
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