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Wednesday, January 01, 2014      6 comments

Sometimes it is very handy being married for a long time to the same person who knows you almost as well as you do yourself. For the last few days I have been indulging in sweets. It hasn't been a full-blown binge but the kind of thing that lead... Read more
Saturday, December 28, 2013      9 comments

I just found out my last shift is on Jan. 7. This will end my adventures in working graveyard shifts. I am glad to go back into retirement. I asked the manager if I could get a positive reference. She said, "Of course, you were excellent!" ... Read more
Jokes from Jolly Olde England
Thursday, December 26, 2013      5 comments

Here are some seasonal jokes from England and very punny they are! Enjoy! www.telegraph.co.uk/topi
s-ever.html ... Read more
Holiday Wishes
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      4 comments

To all my Sparkfriends! www.elitecollege.ca/imag
es/xmas-huanyehLei.pdf ... Read more
Body on Pause
Thursday, December 19, 2013      7 comments

Graveyard shift finally got me in my personal training class. I had so much pain that the instructor laid me down on a mat and rolled out my sore spots. That was a lot of rolling, I had a lot of sore spots! She told me to take a break th... Read more
Christmas Food Market
Sunday, December 15, 2013      7 comments

I feel so liberated! I just got back from a fabulous Christmas Farmers' Market with a ton of tempting goodies. I had one little bit of treat - some gingerbread caramels but apart from those I just bought healthy snacks for my future. I bought dr... Read more
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      7 comments

I have to admit that I really enjoy watching people crawl back into the gym in January. Usually they have quit exercising, have thrown out all food programs and are repentant. It is not that I don't empathize because I have been there and don... Read more
Halloween Challenge
Friday, November 01, 2013      7 comments

As a co-leader of the Peppy Party, I posted the challenge to try to avoid or at least limit the amount of treats and candy you consumed for Halloween. No, I wasn't perfect, I limited my consumption to 3 small fun sized treats probably the equiva... Read more
Maxine's Living Will
Sunday, October 27, 2013      7 comments

Working Graveyard, I am starting to feel like death warmed over. Here is Maxine's take on life and death matters: funnymail.wordpress.com/
will/ ... Read more
A bewitching Halloween!
Friday, October 18, 2013      5 comments

OHH NOOO!! There are witches in my mailbox. What am I to do? I found them there this morning, doing things they shouldn't do!! ... Read more
temporary job
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      7 comments

Two years ago when I retired, I didn't know if I could handle not working so I applied for work in a bookstore. I had worked for 32 years as a librarian so I knew I could relate to the environment. I never heard about my application, it was ... Read more
Offhanded gym exchange
Saturday, September 21, 2013      13 comments

I was talking with a friend at the gym today and she made the offhanded comment, "Oh the gym has become your new religion!" I didn't know whether that was a joke or she thought I had some sort of gym addiction. I usually go to the gym a... Read more
September Challenge
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      8 comments

The September challenge for the Peppy Party team was to go to the list of members and pick the person to the right of you and then support and cheer them on all month. This I dutifully did for my person but have not had any responses from th... Read more
Thursday, September 12, 2013      7 comments

My group personal trainer told us that as of Monday we are to set a 3 month personal goal. It can be more than one goal and of our own choice. Although I am 12 pounds up from my lowest weight I decided on losing 5 pounds. I am terribly addicted ... Read more
Size doesn't Matter!
Monday, September 09, 2013      9 comments

Boy, isn't the sizing of women's clothing just crazy! I am pretty sure it is driving me crazy. For example, I am a proverbial "apple" in shape. Big on top, small on the bottom. Bigger waist and smaller in the hip and thigh. Most pants are made... Read more

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