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  • Groceries

    4/3/2020 3:22:51 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Going to the grocery store can be dangerous these days - especially if you are a senior who is supposed to remain at home. So, after learning of my neighbors' experience with having their groceries delivered, I decided to try it myself. Many others are doing the same, so I was not surprise... Read more

  • First Week of Shelter In Place

    4/3/2020 12:42:18 PM, by PERSISTANT123

    It is now day 8 of the Shelter In Place order that began last Friday. At first, I really struggled with it. I don't like being told what I can and cannot do. Then I took some time to think logically about it. I am still going to the grocery store. If I time it right I do not have to stand in... Read more

  • Fantasy Friday !!! Fresh air yesterday ... Be safe, be strong, and be healthy !!!!!

    4/3/2020 9:36:55 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Just take those old records off the shelf

    4/3/2020 9:19:13 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Thanks Bob Seger. 335 Good idea. What did you listen to in 1979? 1995 or gulp, 1963? Listen to something that takes you back or soothes you. "That kind of music just soothes my soul" 334 Pull it out, put it on, Spotify, Pandora or I Heart it! "Say I'm old-fashioned... Read more

  • Your Self-Care to get through isolation

    4/3/2020 6:58:24 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I woke up at 4 AM and can't get back to sleep. Hubby is wearing a sleep mask so I decided to turn on the light and Spark. Saturday the Spring 5% Challenge kicks off. The 5% Challenges are 10 years old this Spring! We are going back in time to when we were all carefree and easily zipped around the wo... Read more

  • Dire Straits-Sultans Of Swing Gayageum ver. by Luna

    4/3/2020 2:16:34 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I was intrigued by this title, and had to listen to the song. I loved the "Sultans of Swing" sang by Dire Straits in 1979. They were a English Band. . For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, here is the original. www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ffIJ
    7ZO4U 37 years later th... Read more

  • This is nice!

    4/2/2020 4:00:29 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    One of my spark friends sent me this. Thought you would enjoy it. I sure did. assets.evie.com/asset/cc1afc44
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  • Message from God

    4/2/2020 2:06:25 PM, by BEDA65

    Two Sundays ago I spent a good deal of time sitting on my back porch waiting for my church service to begin online and scanning others church services. I caught a jewish guy in New York playing a guitar and singing, preaching and praying. Couldn't understand the prayer at all, but I did enjoy his... Read more

  • Bonus blog: How to and not to shop. Long but I hope you read my observation.

    4/2/2020 1:28:54 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    I was so disheartened from my 6 ft distance of the person at the self-serve register in front of me. Here is NOT how to shop. Pardon the description of the very nice well-intentioned lady. She had the big hood of her coat pulled over her head, untied and flopping. It meant she could not see if ... Read more

  • I'm temporarily bored.

    4/2/2020 12:22:24 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    What to do when I've run out of ideas. The house is clean and the food is prepared. Tired of TV. I tried to find TP and hand sanitizer at a local out-of-the-way store this morning. I was the only customer! No luck but I bought a coloring book and 64 box of new crayons just for me. Several ... Read more

  • Homemade Face Mask

    4/2/2020 11:22:47 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    A Face Book friend of mine posted a website that shows how to make a face mask by folding a cloth table napkin. I tried it and it works. (I used rubber bands.) The only time I will wear a face mask is when I go to the grocery store. (Because that is the only place I go to.) And given th... Read more

  • Thriving Thursday !!! Another day down .. Be safe, be strong, be healthy !!!!

    4/2/2020 8:55:20 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • She has a face of a Angel

    4/1/2020 5:42:43 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I just love this young lady. What a doll, and so talented. Carolina knows how to have fun as she stays indoors. www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtjKg
    wmMZo... Read more

  • 5 years ago today

    4/1/2020 2:41:01 PM, by APONI_KB

    April 1, 2015 I had the mammogram that changed my life. I thought at the time that it was an odd date for that, like not a funny joke. I've been thinking about it all day. I kind of wish I had never had that exam. I could have lived a real life in blissful ignorance for 3 or 4 years and then r... Read more

  • Happy April 1st

    4/1/2020 10:21:08 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    The sun is shining today although it's very chilly and I'm going to take several walks today. I plan on smiling and waving to everyone I see. 334 No foolin'! 172 172 172 As always it's the first of the month. My SIL1 picked up the groceries yesterday. I left them in my trunk and h... Read more

  • WackiWacky Wednesday !!! Reactivated my brain yesterday!!! trying hard to keep sanity !!!

    4/1/2020 9:56:43 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Prepare to smile!

    3/31/2020 6:45:18 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I posted this video a while back, and it really makes me smile. So posting it again. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPty-n
    LtcAc... Read more

  • Mixing it up a bit

    3/31/2020 11:12:26 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    I am one of the fortunate ones - quarantining in a home with resources and comforts, and in a wooded area with lots of outdoor space as well. However, my energy level is still not up to par after the long hours and weeks spent at my mother's hospital bed just a short while ago. But, as ... Read more

  • Good Morning World.

    3/31/2020 10:21:32 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Wow, the 31st of March? I set my alarm for 5:15 and woke up at 5:14. Back to being me! 334 I was at the grocery store at 6, out by 6:45 politely distancing between dazed, masked and gloved "elder" shoppers. I thanked the nice man stocking shelves and the nice lady behind the Plexiglas s... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday ... Got a ride in yesterday and feel great!!! Be safe, be smart, be healthy !!!!

    3/31/2020 9:42:04 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Update and enjoying warmer weather

    3/31/2020 9:08:13 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, I am surviving having 2 of our grandchildren and they seem to surviving being around us. I am glad that I am active because I am able to get them outdoors for some exercise. We live in the country and so we can be outside and not encounter other people. Grandson complains when I say it is time... Read more

  • Weird days

    3/30/2020 10:00:24 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Day 12 of the shelter in place order. Can't say I'm as enthusiastic about it at this point as I was the first few days. I applied for unemployment because of the bill that recently passed allowing independent contractors to apply for benefits. Well, it wasn't a straightforward or easy process. Come ... Read more

  • Bee Gees

    3/30/2020 7:56:22 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I have never heard this song, but I like it. The voices, musical arrangement. Check out the blue Guitar! www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTL0WC
    4oyis... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    3/30/2020 1:01:13 PM, by PRINCESSPP

    Took Beauty (Trailblazer) out first thing this morning to stretch her legs ... headed to my eagle hunting spot ... well .. an hour drive (wonderful drive) and no eagles, nothing, but explored the area and found some more lookout spots ... Im happy about that ... I explored a new direction, and k... Read more

  • Seeing myself

    3/30/2020 9:20:11 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Not in a mirror. The man across the room, the one who was down to 120 pounds when ill a few years ago, is mirroring my habits! His weight now rivals mine. Unfortunately for him it's presented in a typical "man belly". In a cruel twist of fate he has found food when bored. I just heard "cr... Read more

  • Getting lost in a book

    3/30/2020 12:48:18 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    It was a grey, rainy Sunday, so I decided to be elsewhere -- engaged in an interesting book. My favorites are mysteries, and today's book was an historical fiction mystery: The Beekeeper's Apprentice. The premise is not one I would have preferred - a smart teenage girl, Mary Russell, who dev... Read more

  • Fitbit

    3/29/2020 11:49:43 PM, by DEE845

    I got a Fitbit to help keep me on track... Read more

  • Things That Make Me Smile

    3/29/2020 5:28:50 PM, by VIBRANT4LIFE

    Some photos I've taken over the last few days that make me smile. All from my yard while staying safe at home. Living in central FL we have moved quickly to summer, with some days reaching 90 degrees. Black Bellied Whistling Duck who stopped by to check out the bird feeder area. Ano... Read more

  • At home birthday

    3/29/2020 1:59:47 PM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Hello! Today is my 45th birthday. I will be staying home of course, since we're all trying to get this virus to stop. My daughter and I did run to the store and get cinnamon rolls and fruit this morning. But other than that I am staying home. I watched our church's service online and then play... Read more

  • The Spring 5% Challenge is about to begin ... YAY!

    3/29/2020 1:55:30 PM, by PERSISTANT123

    I got my invitation 2020 Spring 5% Challenge Walkers, Runners, Joggers team. This was a team that I never considered in the previous 5% challenges, yet now it appears that this is the perfect team for me. In October I began tracking my steps. I started out with a goal of 3,000 steps. I added 5... Read more

  • An update after a long time

    3/29/2020 1:36:42 PM, by ALLIEINSHAPE

    HI everyone! I have not been on Sparks for over a year. Last time I blogged I was excited about the coming move to a brand new retirement residence last April. Then the company changed the plan of the studio apt. I could afford, without notifying anyone only weeks before the move, and it no... Read more

  • Satisfying Sunday ... One more day down ...

    3/29/2020 10:37:29 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Sunday Comfort

    3/29/2020 9:45:03 AM, by BEDA65

    I found this bible reading comforting this morning and thought I would share. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 1... Read more

  • Nature gifted newly sprouted herbs.

    3/29/2020 7:43:54 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    I love gifts and this one is great. I plant cilantro every year and let it go to seed while trimming the good leaves. The seeds fall where they may and every spring I get surprise plants. This year it's early but it's growing everywhere in my garden looking like ground cover. I should have plen... Read more

  • Jesus is Just Alright

    3/28/2020 5:08:35 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I remember when the Doobie Brothers came out with this song in 1972. I have to say I was a bit surprised. Not many rock bands sang about Jesus. According to Wikipedia the song was written by Arthur Reid Reynolds and first recorded by Reynolds' own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 al... Read more

  • Time Off

    3/28/2020 10:43:22 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Hello Sparkers!! I am taking some time off from running, which is especially hard today when it's so nice and we can have the windows open...sigh...however, I have Planter Fasciitis bad in the heel of my right foot, and I know that I cannot continue to run and expect it to heal. So I have start... Read more

  • Zoom

    3/28/2020 9:34:05 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    I am about to try a new communication application: Zoom. It is a platform that allows members of a meeting to sign in, have their faces appear on the screen, and participate in online meetings. Some folks have described their personal use of Zoom for having a virtual dinner party with frie... Read more

  • Suddenly Saturday ... a REAL quiet day yesterday ... *yawn* ... today gloomy and rainy *uck*

    3/28/2020 9:31:07 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Because it isn't raining rain, you know, it's raining violets!

    3/28/2020 9:12:00 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    And when you see clouds upon the hills You soon will see crowds of daffodils. (April-like March showers here today) Around 1990 my brother purchased a property which included the ruins of a 1700-1800's farmhouse. There were daffodils everywhere and I brought some home. They've lived a... Read more

  • Togetherness & Gratitude

    3/27/2020 11:34:55 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    During this time of physical isolation, my dh and I are spending all our days together - just the two of us. We talk on the phone or Face Time with our family and friends; he attends his meetings that are now online; and I interact with the photo club members online. We are cooking and eating me... Read more

  • Finally Friday ... another day closer .. Be smart, be safe and be healthy !!! You can do it!

    3/27/2020 10:17:03 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Social distancing in the Garden State

    3/27/2020 8:10:04 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    According to statistics we have the second highest amount of cases of COVID-19 today. That's scary but we are an extremely densely populated state. Locals in one area will tell you we are simply a suburb of New York City. Locals in another area will tell you we are simply a suburb of Philadelphi... Read more

  • DD1 update. No COVID, only sick as a dog!

    3/26/2020 7:43:39 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Who would think it would be good news to be told you are only horribly ill and your test is negative? 334 Thanks for all your good thoughts. I hope many more families hear those words.... Read more

  • A play on a song.

    3/26/2020 10:20:37 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    It's sunny today which makes everything feel better. It's also making the forsythia bloom like never before and my roses are filing out waaaay too quickly thus my change on the song title to Sunshine, Lollipops and Roses! My nose is clogged and eyes are itchy. "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"... Read more

  • Thursday is here .. one day closer .. Thankful I got out for some fresh air short walks .. helps !!!

    3/26/2020 10:08:04 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Without Love....Where would we be now

    3/25/2020 10:46:04 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    My Hubby and I saw the Doobie Brothers a few years ago at our local fair grounds. We were amazed on how good they still sounded. Considering they got their big break around 1975..And they are still touring. This song will get you dancing in your seat! www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIi_Gb
    Fa_nw... Read more

  • Wacky Wednesday ... still hangin' in there ..hope you are too !!!!

    3/25/2020 9:58:01 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • "Through the Looking-Glass" or Looking through the glass! Life in the "zone".

    3/25/2020 8:58:28 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    "The phrase implies unpredictability and strange happenings." (aliceinwonderlandfandom.com) DD1 could not get testing done but it's obvious she's gotten "it". She was warned to hibernate (was in high contact zone) and a week later, there you go. I'd describe her case as mild although she'd con... Read more

  • Such a beautiful song

    3/25/2020 2:39:19 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    Especially for 1967, and one of my favorites. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKeSU
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  • Coasting...

    3/25/2020 1:09:38 AM, by NITEMAN3D

    Well, no Doctor's visit to report due to a postponement of my checkup based on the medical crisis and my lack of desire to go to the Doctor's office or labs to get sick. These last few pounds between me and my goal are hanging on for dear life, but slowly losing one here and there. My home checks ... Read more

  • Virtual Tours

    3/24/2020 4:10:12 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    During 2008-2009, my dh was assigned to work in London, in the UK, and so we spent the year living in that wonderful city. Some of my favorite museums are in London, and I have discovered that now there are virtual tours available online for some of them. (Many of them are currently closed bec... Read more

  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more

  • Today's Tuesday ... Time to see if our teachers were right .. "Works well without supervision"

    3/24/2020 9:56:57 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Birds of prey

    3/24/2020 7:10:41 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Soooo, I was "senior" shopping at 6 am this morning and arrived to view this: Were the vultures "senior" shopping too? 334 Wash your hands, door handles and keys! Have a great day!... Read more

  • Goodbye my Friend

    3/24/2020 3:52:36 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    Today I got a note from one of my best friend's Niece. She told me my friend passed away from Cancer. I was so saddened by the news. Years ago my friend re-married and moved to Arizona, so I haven't seen her since she moved. Now that my DD lives in AZ. I was so hoping to re-connect with my friend wh... Read more

  • Bonus blog: What's on TV? Dogs get bored too!

    3/23/2020 8:35:36 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    My daughter sent me a picture of my granddog, Chewy. Watching Lady and the Tramp! ... Read more

  • Playing with family ghosts while home-bound

    3/23/2020 11:09:30 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Lest you think I do not sloth... My computer has been in my lap for more hours than I care to admit. I've spent a gazillion hours on Ancestry and Family Search playing with ancestors and indexing (I volunteer typing out digital records) documents. I recently reached out to a "new" family mem... Read more

  • beck Diet Solution on hold

    3/23/2020 10:35:04 AM, by WINACHST

    During this crisis, we decided to watch the 2 youngest grandchildren - I do not have time to even think - man, those kids are busy, busy, busy... Read more

  • Mucky Monday ... no eagle hunting today .. :( so staying home and working on my little black dog!

    3/23/2020 10:03:59 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Life in a Bubble

    3/23/2020 9:04:42 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Thank you SUSAN_CDN for sending me this update. March 22, 2020 10:30AM PT Coral Princess Update Princess Cruises can confirm that Coral Princess made a port call to Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 21 to take delivery of supplies and fuel. No guests were permitted to disembark. The ship... Read more

  • The Rain, The Park and Other Things

    3/23/2020 2:10:28 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=foepOw
    QlXpI... Read more

  • Sunday Ramblings

    3/22/2020 4:45:56 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Today, Sunday, reminded me of what Sundays were like many years ago during my childhood. Except, that is, for the church service that I followed online this morning. What a good idea live streaming is for those who cannot attend church. I think it should stay around forever as an alternat... Read more

  • COVID-19 Testing--in my humble opinion and personal research

    3/22/2020 2:29:34 PM, by BEDA65

    People, if you are buying into the news cycles... all the hype about not being able to get a test... tidbit of info... there is no cure... there is no vaccine... there will be no difference in your care as if you had H1N1 initially. Don't allow this talk to scare you! Most im... Read more

  • Finding things to do

    3/22/2020 9:37:44 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    You must be bored too if you're reading this! 334 Carpet cleaned, check. Sun room windows done inside, check. It's too cold to do outside right now. Bedding washed, including pillows, check. I can't cook anything else until we've eaten what we have. That does NOT mean I should eat mor... Read more

  • Super Sunday ... It continues .. but I'm thankful I have my interests to occupy my time ..

    3/22/2020 9:33:02 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • One of my fav songs from the 80's

    3/22/2020 2:45:20 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4fFSu
    xF4nY... Read more

  • Today I am grateful for...

    3/21/2020 5:31:13 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Today I am grateful for... -- the deep breaths that I am able to take. -- the sun that started to shine through the clouds this afternoon. -- the birds that are calling to each other among the trees. -- the signs of springtime budding all around. -- the House & Garden television c... Read more

  • To Infinity & Beyond

    3/21/2020 1:29:45 PM, by APONI_KB

    My husband's company is not the most advanced technologically. They can do what they need to do but as someone who has worked in the Matrix for about a year now, it just frustrated me how freaking behind they were. UNTIL - COVID They were not set up to let people work from home. They have... Read more

  • Super Saturday .. quiet day yesterday, today HAPPY BIRTHDAY ULI !!!!!!

    3/21/2020 9:17:30 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Good morning! Another day, another pot of soup.

    3/21/2020 8:02:38 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    What not to do in a crisis: Eat because it's there. I have picked up an extra thing or two in my "senior shopping" trips that normally haven't been in my cart. I have brought junk into the house. Pick up items normally not bought. That "crisis" feeling and some panic shopping ha... Read more

  • Canadian Repatriation Help

    3/20/2020 8:25:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are aboard the Coral Princess Cruise Ship. We are looking at options to get home. Like everyone else we were caught by surprise by the rapid escalation of COVID-19. Our ship set sail March 5, well before the federal government’s no cruise advisory issued March 13th. Our group of five were s... Read more

  • Being Happy - and Grateful

    3/20/2020 3:05:55 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    One of the last things Mom said to me was, "LIve" and "BE HAPPY " I am taking that as a directive - a command. Fortunately, there is a lot in my life to be happy about. So, even though I have said good-bye to my mother, and I am feeling sad... I am focusing each day on t... Read more

  • Self-Isolating

    3/20/2020 11:11:24 AM, by BEDA65

    Worked in flower garden and yard yesterday. Felt kind of guilty not being at work, just for a hot minute. Told myself to sit back and relax and enjoy my time away, I needed a break anyway. Went to grocery store this morning during Elderly and Compromised systems time...store was much busier th... Read more

  • Even in Paradise One has to Eat Right & Exercise

    3/20/2020 10:01:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are sailing again. Argentina went into lock down at midnight. People with confirmed airline tickets were supposed to be able to fly out of Buenos Aires, and yesterday some passengers did get to the airport but got returned to ship before 10 PM. We were unaware of the returned passengers till this... Read more

  • Finally Friday .. One day at a time !!!! I have my easel back up .. WOOHOO !!!!

    3/20/2020 9:52:37 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • International Day of Happiness...Today!

    3/20/2020 8:21:01 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    On July 12, 2012 the United Nations proclaimed March 20 the 334 International Day of Happiness. 334 So there you go. 334 For today, for a while, don't worry, be happy! 334 Be happy you have the ability to use your computer and get to this website. Thanks, Chris! 334 B... Read more

  • Are you all holding up out there?

    3/19/2020 10:33:22 PM, by SOULFISH80

    California just issued a full state wide shelter in place order. This may not affect some....but it affects others of us greatly. I am basically out of a job until atleast April 7th. Lucky for me Tim's job is unaffected. Our gym is closed. Nowhere in town has toilet paper or baby wipes, food is wip... Read more

  • I went on a panic buy at Costco

    3/19/2020 3:45:33 PM, by APONI_KB

    I'm in Charlotte in full swing of the panic. I feel like an idiot for not doing a little stocking up but I somehow thought that things were going to be a bit more normal as far as toilet paper and food staples. Yesterday the hubs went to the grocery store and it kind of freaked him out. Just e... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday ... Another day at home .. OH YAY !! Even "I" am getting cabin fever ... lol

    3/19/2020 9:10:43 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • A rainy spring day to reminisce.

    3/19/2020 8:52:06 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Good morning! 334 I've not much else to do but be a cheerleader, something which is nifty in this virtual reality. 321 In reality, my entire life I've never been able to do a cartwheel! I could and probably still can perform a "tripod" with my head on the floor and knees on my elbows. ... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & Buenos Aires Tonight

    3/18/2020 4:23:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are approaching Buenos Aires Argentina. Our South American cruise on Coral Princess officially ends tomorrow morning. I enjoyed the cruise and this special time with our friends. Yes we missed some ports but we have been entertained and well taken care of by the crew. I am looking forward to our ... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday ... No bachlorette next week .. *sigh* .. but hubby's safe

    3/18/2020 9:37:38 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Senior Shopping

    3/18/2020 7:38:29 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Lucky me. Living with someone at high risk, I get to do all the shopping and even social distancing at home. My grocery says "Come on down between 6 and 7:30AM" I get up at 5 so no problem there. Today is Target day. 8AM. I get to shop, bring whatever home (vitamins running low) clean it ... Read more

  • Devotion today...

    3/18/2020 6:12:54 AM, by BEDA65

    Wanted to share... Trust Me one day at a time. This keeps you close to Me, responsive to My will. Trust is not a natural response. My Spirit within you is helping you in this supernatural endeavor. Yield to His gentle touch: be sensitive to His prompting. Exert your will to... Read more

  • My Tips for Working from Home

    3/17/2020 4:09:55 PM, by APONI_KB

    While it takes a bit of experimenting to figure out what works, I promise that working from home occasionally is entirely different from working from home full time. Do I know what I’m talking about? Oh yes, yes I do and for proof realize that I just asked and answered my own question. ... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & Change, Change, Change

    3/17/2020 1:44:31 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday we were happy to move our return flight up to Sunday, March 22nd. Now it looks like we can get an earlier flight Saturday, March 21st. We have difficulty with the website, so hopefully it's not gone. There are many others changing their flights and this allows us to change ours. Our s... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday !!!! Stop the world .. oh wait .. it is !!?? Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!

    3/17/2020 9:29:33 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Bringing out my Irish!

    3/17/2020 8:51:35 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Top 'o the mornin' to you! 137 That's about all I've got. 334 My SIL2's mother IS from Ireland; sometimes it's hard to understand her. She's a "wee bit of a thing" and a firecracker! 441 Fun for us. I had been planning to visit her this year on her own turf but those plans are n... Read more

  • Light Of A Clear Blue Morning

    3/16/2020 8:13:18 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    This song makes me smile! www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI64u7
    73FaA... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & 14 Days of What?

    3/16/2020 3:43:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday hubby and I did a renewal of wedding vows, along with about 20 other couples. It was meaningful and fun. Later we joined our friends for a lovely dinner in the The Bayou Café. It has an amazing selection of steaks, gumbo and seafood. We watched a musical performance, then a movie. We have ... Read more

  • A new day, a new deal

    3/16/2020 2:19:23 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    For real isolation in this family now. DD1 was told her physical therapy office has a case. Great. Good thing is she's young (40) and in great health. Not so good is she has 3 kids home schooling and hubby working from home. Mom and Dad are out of the loop. She said she'll see us in a co... Read more

  • Stay Positive

    3/16/2020 1:19:31 PM, by DAWN220

    With COVID-19 disrupting everything I feel exhausted. I am going down a new path not traveled before. Even though I am feeling tired I am maintaining a positive attitude. We cannot change what happens but we can change how we react to it. Let's stay positive and joyful. ... Read more

  • ** I won I won**

    3/16/2020 11:43:53 AM, by APONI_KB

    I got the email today letting me know that a. I've been accepted to the business network group and would have been inducted tomorrow but b. Meetings are canceled for the rest of the month because of covid-19 It makes sense to cancel these meetings. They're held each Tuesday at 7am at a ... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday... Elsie oil change today .. Have a great day !!!!

    3/16/2020 8:36:51 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Breathe

    3/16/2020 8:15:19 AM, by BEDA65

    Relying on God and our faith is most important. God has known our days on earth from the beginning of time. Our fear will not change that. Trust~ Having faith, reading His word, taking care of ourselves and others and trusting Him is all He asks of us. You don't have to be a hermit.... Read more

  • Hittin it!!!!

    3/15/2020 7:43:12 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I've lost 11 lbs in 3 weeks, I'm really pleased with this number. I'm going to the gym and counting carbs....and getting enough water. No sugar, not even from fruit in 3 weeks and I'm not craving it. I'm eating better than I have in probably a year and exercising more than I have in atleast that amo... Read more

  • Cruising in South America & What is Next?

    3/15/2020 3:06:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Our plans are evolving as the situation is changing quickly. The latest our government wants Canadians home ASAP, while commercial flights are still available. Some out of country travel insurance companies won’t insure people traveling after 10 days from now. Starting March 17, Argentina is h... Read more

  • Super duper Sunday !!!! Quiet day yesterday, and visiting mom today !!!!!

    3/15/2020 11:39:26 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • The Ides of March. More than you knew, much that you may have. Entertainment for hibernation.

    3/15/2020 9:49:49 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    Sure, there are lots of things about the day but I know it as my grandmother's birthday! I thought THAT made it such an auspicious day. On the 15th of March in 1897 my grandmother arrived as the 4th child of 11 in the family. She was strong and energetic. Blinded in one eye in a childhood accid... Read more

  • The new normal is changing hourly.

    3/14/2020 8:30:44 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    The day was beautiful if chilly so I did what I could to improve my environment, get exercise and fresh air. I raked the darned "spikey balls" in my yard from the Sweet Gum tree. There is an equal host of seeds left in the tree but I managed two contractor trash bags full of the natural Velcro golf ... Read more