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Day 453 - Numbers
Friday, February 26, 2016      12 comments

I got the results of my blood test this morning. (Wow, that was FAST!) I was very pleased with the results. A major NSV, if you ask me. This program works. I will compare them to my last round of blood tests tomorrow. Here are the highlight... Read more
Day 452 - Black History Day
Thursday, February 25, 2016      12 comments

We had our Black History Month event on campus today. We had some local leaders on campus today to give some inspiring speeches. Voris Brumfield, who is a candidate for our county Board of Supervisors, led the crowd in a beautiful spiritual hymn... Read more
Day 451 - Blood Test Tomorrow
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      9 comments

I am getting some blood work done in the morning, courtesy of my health plan at work, so no food or drink (except water) and... gulp... no vigorous exercise! My appointment is at 7:30am, so I will bring my breakfast with me, and then try to walk... Read more
Day 450 - Another Milestone
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      16 comments

I got my regular Spark Streaker awards today for hitting 450 days of logging into SP and getting at least 10 minutes of fitness. I will admit that this past weekend my minutes of fitness have been minimal, to say the least. I loved spending... Read more
Day 449 - Daffy for Daffodils
Monday, February 22, 2016      16 comments

We had such a wonderful time at Mel's place over the hill last night, hiking amid the daffodils. There are about 4000 bulbs scattered all over his 80-acre property. We didn't see them all, but we saw a good amount. It was really beautiful. They ... Read more
Day 448 - Sunshiny Day
Saturday, February 20, 2016      13 comments

After some low clouds and fog this morning, the sun is now shining brightly, and the grebes are swimming amidst the sparkles on the lake. I'm taking... Read more
Day 446 - Preparing for the Weekend
Friday, February 19, 2016      7 comments

This is going to be a really fun weekend. Steve's boss from the flower shop where he worked when we lived in Sacramento is coming up for the weekend... Read more
Day 444 - Teaching
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      16 comments

I couldn't let this "triple-digit" day pass without a blog post! I had my Management class today. I've lost one student who had to drop the cla... Read more
Day 443 - Downton Abbey
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      11 comments

I discovered today that I have access to all seasons of Downton Abbey through Amazon Prime. I'm not sure that's a good thing, but I was able to watch the first three episodes of Season 1 tonight. Now I understand why everyone raved about it. It'... Read more
Day 442 - Valentine's Day, Celebrating Love
Monday, February 15, 2016      15 comments

We celebrated Valentine's Day cleaning the house from top to bottom, then prepared a wonderful meal for 6 of our friends to share with us tonight. T... Read more
Day 440 - Honest Abe
Friday, February 12, 2016      7 comments

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12, 1809. Although he was taken from us before he c... Read more
Day 439 - Being Inappropriate
Friday, February 12, 2016      10 comments

Steve posted something pretty horrible on Facebook tonight. Neither of us could stop laughing. Sometimes, you have to do something outrageous and let the chips fall where they may. I haven't had a good laugh like that in a long time! My bod... Read more
Day 438 - Students are Awesome!
Thursday, February 11, 2016      12 comments

One of the students in my class is incredibly intelligent, but obviously has some disabilities. He speaks 3 languages fluently, and knows a few others in varying degrees. I found out today that he had a serious auto accident and suffered severe ... Read more
Day 437 - Quiz #1
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      17 comments

I had my first quiz in class tonight. I have a couple students with severe test anxiety. Since I'm a new instructor, they don't have any frame of reference for what my quizzes and tests will be like. I can totally get that. I tried to prepare th... Read more
Day 436 - It's Monday; Be Awesome
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      10 comments

One of the things I've learned from being here on SparkPeople is that when the week starts on Monday, how you approach it usually defines how the re... Read more

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