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Day 335 - Off-site but On-target
Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

We had all-day meetings in Williams at our Colusa County Campus today, starting at 9am. Great conversation on the drive down (and the way home) with my boss. We are both discovering that there is value in both of us attending these meetings beca... Read more
Day 334 - Blast from the Past
Friday, October 30, 2015      10 comments

Today was our campus Halloween bash. I am not a fan of Halloween, but I still managed to have fun today, especially watching all the tykes from the Childcare Center (where our Early Childhood Education students get on-the-job training) come over... Read more
Day 333 - Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 29, 2015      9 comments

I did an experiment today to test my theory about cooler weather and hunger. I wore a sweater today over my shirt and tie. I wasn't chilled at all, either inside or out, and I didn't feel any hunger pangs at all today! My theory is that whe... Read more
Day 332 - The Hunger Games
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      11 comments

It was significantly cooler today, and we even got some rain! (WOOHOO!!!) OK, it was barely a sprinkle, but there was DEFINITELY some water coming out of the sky that landed on the ground. I saw it with my own two eyes. When it finally does... Read more
Day 331 - Jordan Smith on The Voice
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      10 comments

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unexpected places. Jordan Smith is a contestant on the voice. He's so gender-neutral that coach Adam Levine would only refer to him as "a person." His voice is astonishing, and he talks a lot about having had se... Read more
Day 329 & 330 - Sunday, full of thanks
Monday, October 26, 2015      16 comments

I am thankful for busy weekends, because they remind me that there is more to life than checking work emails and, yes, sometimes spending too much time on SP.... I am thankful for a community that cheers middle school choirs, bands, and dan... Read more
Day 328 - The Water Streak
Saturday, October 24, 2015      13 comments

So today I got a Spark Streaker award for consuming at least 8 glasses of water for 300 days. The thing is, I've been drinking that much water since I started Sparking back in November, but there was a day where I didn't update the tracker prope... Read more
Day 327 - Home is where the heart is
Thursday, October 22, 2015      10 comments

Being away from home for a few days makes me really appreciate what I have. I am incredibly lucky, and there's nothing better than acknowledging all the blessings that are in my life. I'm not one to complain about a lot. Life gives us gifts... Read more
Day 326 - A Little Is Better Than None
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      13 comments

I wasn't sure how long the drive from Citrus Heights would be this morning, and I slept right up until my alarm went off at 5:45am (usually I'm up about 5), so by the time I'd had breakfast and a cup of tea, it was getting late. Rater than skipp... Read more
Day 325 - Put a Little Spring in your Step
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      8 comments

You know when you're feeling really good, you have a little bounce in your walk? I watched one of our pastor's daughters at the end of worship on Su... Read more
Day 324 - Unusual Monday
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      11 comments

In our new, wide-open sunroom, our friend Noranne's daughter Amanda was sleeping on the sofa. I tried to be quiet and not turn on too many lights while I ate my breakfast and did my morning Spark routine. It was hard not to clink the spoon on th... Read more
Day 323 - Late Night Gratitude
Monday, October 19, 2015      11 comments

A quick post to share what I'm grateful for today. I had plans to write a longer blog, but the daughter of our neighbors, Noranne, as well as Noranne's daughter and cousin, are spending the night with us. The came over just as I was getting star... Read more
Day 322 - The Road to 32
Sunday, October 18, 2015      17 comments

I loved Jane's (JJMPLSMN's) blog post today, and it has inspired me to give a title to my journey: The Road to 32. When I started Spark, I had borrowed a pair of 40" waist pants from my dad for my niece Amie's wedding, because I didn't hav... Read more
Day 321 - Stories from the Fire
Friday, October 16, 2015      11 comments

Our campus newspaper was released yesterday. The printed copies are coming up from Marysville today, but the digital version was posted yesterday. clc.yccd.edu/pdf/campus/
2015-10-BlueHeron.pdf I was really moved b... Read more
Day 320 - The Off-Site Day
Friday, October 16, 2015      10 comments

I worked all day at our "outreach facility" in Williams, California. Without all the interruptions and distractions, I got a ton of work done, and felt good about it. It was even worth the nearly 60-minute drive each way, just to have the abilit... Read more

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