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4/11/21 3:55 P

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Water guy, that’s great! Here’s to your continued success!

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Now that I am a SAG member, I'm preparing to be ever ready for auditions, self-tapes, whatever comes. Feeling the joy of acting.

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emoticon 4-10-21 Still grieving, miss LUCY dog so much. sad face {;~( emoticon going for a long hike in nature today. Hope it helps. emoticon emoticon

(This VERY graphic xray, before & after is not me. BUT the obese woman weighed 280#' s I think. Sorry I don't remember who shared it. WOW! Talk about a wake up call! I started SP at 238#)

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emoticon 4-8-21 Our beloved dog, baby, LUCY, passed this morning. Thank you for all the support. This website is the MOST compassionate. emoticon emoticon emoticon

(Lucy smiling)

(Lucy & the doll my mom made for her)

(Angel dog)

My favorite photo of her, Xmas 2017)

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emoticon 4-5-21 MY DH is STILL hurting from first vaccine March 2. It's been REALLY awful! LUCY is not standing well at all. Yesterday, before her magic pill, she couldn't even stand. I put some adhesive strips near her dog door. That gave her traction. Once the med kicks in, about 1/2 hr later, she can stand. We went for a walk this morning, then I brought her home & went for another 45 minutes. Also did 33 minutes of my Sheppard Pilates, DVD. Those are HARD minutes. BUT I can tell, already clothes are fitting better. So I am a little tired from all the things going on at home. Also, laundry.

We had a lovely Easter. Grilled chicken; asparagus; pineapple slices; & 2 deviled eggs. Rainbow carrots for an appetizer. Lemon meringue pie for desert. I kept the calories REALLY low as possible. We ate about 3 pm. I didn't eat anything afterwards. Up about 1/2#. Then, just before bedtime, DH surprised me with another Easter gift. (I didn't pick it out, haha!) A HUGE Reeses Peanut butter egg, 800+ cals. It WILL go into the freezer. Can't even see it, with out salivating! Also, a lovey Guarding Angel for my car's visor. AND a darling card. I was VERY surprised & VERY happy! I stayed true to my health, yesterday. Glad for it!!!

THX for reading! Hope your world is doing GREAT! Have a good week! emoticon





Our Easter table




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3/21/21 3:51 P

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emoticon 3-21-21 to 1 of my Fairy God Daughters! She is 37 years old. A LOVELY woman! Got to 'see' her on Skype. emoticon

Today is house cleaning. Laundry; bathrooms; kitchen, etc. The sun emoticon is out & it IS actually Springtime, here. Not much wind!

Unfortunately, our neighborhood, has MANY Fruitless Mulberries trees, (1 of my favorites) . For 2 weeks they spread thick blanket of yellow pollen, everywhere. These trees were planted in about 1975, when the houses were built. They are AMAZING shade trees. SO BEAUTIFUL. They are illegal to plant now & for about 20 years, because they cause such bad air quality. Even with masks, I can get some pollen into my sinuses. Not good for LUCY, either. With yesterday's winds, the pollen is EVERYWHERE. So IF I do go for a walk in the park, it will be double thick masks. I'll see how it goes. Welcome to Spring in the desert! I love living here, learning to adapt!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

(our Mulberry from our upstairs bedroom, last year)

(from the internet)

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3/20/21 5:33 P

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emoticon 3-20-21 Happy Spring to this side of the planet! emoticon Hope you are all doing well! It is VERY windy here, 22 MPH, but sun is shinning! & I am happy to be alive! You, too? emoticon emoticon emoticon

(in our back yard, Fairy spot)

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emoticon 3-15-21 When I went to Costco, I saw plants, but they are REALLY not for our desert area. Hydrangeas etc. Also VERY expensive compared to home depot. I'm starting to find, that Costco's prices are going up. A small pre-packed salad was $7.00! I can get the exact same salad at Sam's club for $2.50. So I am learning to be even a more cautious shopper, there. IF an item has a coupon, then the costs are REALLY low. I check on line before I go.

But it WAS a fun weekend! Playing with LUCY, hiking, time with DH as his neck starts to heal for reaction from vaccine #1, March 2. . I was hoping to get outside today but winds are 55 MPH. Just too much for LUCY emoticon & me. DH & I watched the Grammy's. Loved most of it. Taylor Swift, her nature theme was wonderful! My cup of tea. emoticon Didn't care for the ladies humping the stage. Strange for me. Are we the only 1's who feel that way? Also, there was no Rock & Roll artists, or Classical music, etc. Over all pretty good show considering the pandemic, of 2020! Have a GREAT week, everyone! I'm back to work!

(photo I took on Saturday's hike, pretty, right?

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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emoticon 3-11-21 Spark Coach asks me to listen to my body cues. My challenge is to stop eating when I still have food on my plate. But walking & exercising is so fun! I can 'play' for hours! emoticon emoticon Our dog LUCY just came in she wants to go for a walk. It's been a week since her tooth removal. Touch & go, most of the week. We are off to it! Have fun 'listening' everyone! & I will too!

(I can't resits her request!)

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emoticon 3-4-21 My teeth are done, yesterday (included in medicare Advantaged), LUCY is still at vet.... home later, $900.00 later! DH goes in next week, $3000.00 for him. Glad we have a savings & hoping for stimulus, soon! emoticon





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3-1-2021 THX about the fires. Still sad about it. emoticon But my life could be worse, for sure! I AM living a great 1! emoticon

Darling LUCY emoticon is needing to go back to the dentist. She had 7 taken out last July. But I can tell-smell she has an infection. So weird, all 3 of us going to dentist! I get the topper of my crown on Wednesday. I think that will be it for me, for this year, (except cleaning). DH goes in tomorrow for another crown, start. LUCY goes in on Thursday. YIKES! emoticon Teeth are SO important. PLUS her arthritis, I asked a friend who would know, how to cure arthritis. She said IF she knew that she would be a millionaire! (She is in my book, my forever friend!)

DH has a scooter, that's how he gets to appointments, it goes on the back of his car. My car just turned 98,000 miles! We bought it new in 2005. Runs great! Hyundai Tucson. I know EVERY mile.

I've been working most of the morning.... off to walk LUCY & make us all some soup. Healthy March everyone!



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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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emoticon 2-24-21 Rebooting helps us, in so many ways, too! DH called Direct TV, he was able to lower our costs almost in 1/2. We took off all the shows that have moved over to subscription. HGTV things, mainly. Starts April 1. I'll see how we do. We can always re-add. BUT the bill went up to $189.00 for TV!!!! That's nuts, we don't really watch that much. We DO use the dvr & watch when we want. Our costs have increased for our precious dog, LUCY. So trying to find ways to save. She is doing pretty good on the new medications, but I can't seem to find them for less than $7.00 a day for both. IF they didn't help, she wouldn't be on them.

I had a ruff night, last night. To many worries. I have GOT to get this under control. Things look so much better in the sunlight! emoticon Hope you all are staying healthy & happy, too!

(I'll get to swim in a few months! Woo Hoo!)

(photo of our pool 5-2020)

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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2/17/21 2:46 P

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emoticon 2-17-2021 The dentist yesterday was ok. More drilling than I expected, for the new crown emoticon . But happy it is included in my medicare. So no cost! (except the $150.00 month co-pay, HAHA!

emoticon Have a great & happy healthy day! We can do it, because we ARE! emoticon

(a SP friend posted this photo. SO cute)

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emoticon 2-15-2021 Yesterday was very special! DH & I had Olive Garden, he picked up the meal. As no going inside for us, yet. It was VERY busy, a 3 hour wait. I was hungry, waiting, so had a couple of hard boiled eggs & 1/4 avocado. Dinner was salad & chicken Parmesan. We split a tiramisu. I have enough left over for 2 more meals! DH too! Lot's of food. delicious!

emoticon Back to work & play, today! Tomorrow starts a new crown. emoticon emoticon 2 part process. It has never bothered me, but the new dentist wants to do it, just in case. (It already has a root canal in it. My old dentist didn't get to the crown. I couldn't afford it, then! 2020) medicare paying for A LOT this year, so taking advantage of it.

emoticon Walking LUCY, & picking up from the 60 MPH winds. The pool is a wreck! WOW! Happy we were ok! Have a great day! emoticon

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emoticon 2-14-2021 Plan to stay home (pandemic) & share a lovely meal together. I love him so much! emoticon emoticon I took LUCY emoticon for a walk, after my long hike in nature preserve (no dogs allowed) . The wind was calm when we left, then blew to 60 MPH, YIKES! We got home safely. WOW! Big surprise!

I hope your Valentine's day is special & you are sharing the love with the planet! I am! emoticon

(love comes in all shapes & sizes)

(Our Fairy Granddaughter, today! She is SO precious! I hope to meet her soon!)

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emoticon 2-9-2021 Teeth cleaning today! I usually go every 6 months. But with the pandemic it's been since 9-2019. I found a new dentist, here locally.( My 'real' dentist is 5 hours away, been with him for 25 years) The new dentist did the exam already, everything good. I have been taught, our total health starts in our mouth. I am so glad my forever friend taught me how to care for them, all those years ago! My recipe: I use a sonic tooth brush, a electric water flosser (3 times a week), fluoride toothpaste that I dip into a little baking soda & Xylitol crystals, & mouth wash (I let sit on my teeth for about 5 minutes don't swallow) , regular floss, daily. It DOES take me time, but I am prone to cavities, because I have had so much work done.

Hope you are taking emoticon care of yours, too! Health is our only wealth, I KNOW you agree! Because you are on SP! emoticon emoticon

(smiling with my Mom for her 91 birthday, 11-2019, because of the pandemic I haven't seen her since then, emoticon )

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emoticon 2-6-2021 The RESULTS are in! DH gave me a 'kit' for Christmas. It is the DNA for our beautiful, LUCY furbaby dog! Check out the photo below. I thought she was a golden retriever/corgi mix. Nope. 25.2% chow/23% German Sheppard/10% Labrador/8% Akita.... It was fun to see. & she wasn't even sorry to share her 'personal' spit info, as I am! Haha! I'm off to hike in nature! Happy, healthy Saturday, everyone!



(1-1-2021)

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emoticon 2-3-2021 Today is a great day, getting things done working & happy to be living my life with my DH & Lucy dog. Spoke to Mom yesterday. She's doing really great! IF the pandemic slows down in our area, I hope to visit her for Mother's Day. We haven't hugged since her 92 Birthday 11-2019. Her caregivers are STELLAR! DH & I have been getting our teeth taken care of, emoticon & staying close to our beautiful, paradise home. I'm off to it! Stay happy & healthy everyone! KNOW I am here for you! emoticon



(outing with DH & LUCY, so fun! 1-18-21)

(angel clouds over Mom's house, 11-2018)

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emoticon 1-31-21 I posted before but it went into outer space! emoticon Lets share some green tea & make the last day of the month,GREAT for our lives How can we 'tune up' our health? I am organizing, for the week, including meals! I did have a great hike yesterday! Lot's of catching up & cleaning today. TRULY hope to put together our mini trampoline. It sure has been a challenge! Finally found a youtube video to do it! & walk LUCY... she want to go! emoticon


(hope you can see the birds, I didn't until I saved to my computer!!)

(my new mask)

( these little mounds are beaver, day homes! LOL)

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emoticon 1-30-21 emoticon I've been on a TURKEY SOUP 'kick' for breakfast. I make it myself, of course. A complete meal in a mug! (6+ different types of veggies, Brown rice noodles, yams etc. Sometimes even sliced apple bites.) Crunchy baked snow peas for crackers. (They are usually used as salad toppers) I make a HUGE batch, LUCY emoticon gets her own without spices. Then I put cooled soup into a single serving big mug and then pour into a small freezer bag, flatten out label & freeze. We have very little space in freezer. I pull out the day before, defrost & put back into mug. Heat & eat! YUMMY! & SO healthy for me to start the day! emoticon A little handy hint from SPARKLING!

emoticon I am so glad to say, LUCY is doing MUCH better, back on the original PREVIOX, medication. We took her off for 1 week, vet said not good for her kidneys. BUT she was not able to even get up to play! Now, 2 days later & she a teenager again! I wonder what herb or foods, are GOOD for the kidneys. IF you know, please let me know, too! THX!

Hope your are all doing GREAT! You mean the world to me! Your support has gotten me through the pandemic, NO KIDDING! I am off to walk LUCY & then go to nature Preserve for a hike! emoticon I hope I inspire you, too!

(Lucy on 'her' deck this morning)

(my newest face mask, with my favorite Disney lady, GISELLE!)



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emoticon to me! 1-27-2021 Spark Coach wants me to blog about how I treat myself. I actually treat myself VERY well! I am basically a positive person. Joy-FILLED & listen to myself on almost every topic. SO many of the reasons I do this, is because I was raised by a mom (& family) who taught me to dream BIG! The BIGGER the better. She is still my mentor. She is now 92 yrs. In great physical health & still VERY creative. Because of the pandemic, we haven't hugged since 11-2019 her emoticon .(she lives 5 hours away) We talk & share on the phone & email, sometimes. We 'pull' SPIRIT OF THE ANIMALS oracle, cards; sing songs; & we watch Masha & The Bear, cartoons & then share our fun from them to each other. With the beginnings of dementia, I keep the subjects VERY current. She is a Spiritual teacher. And has helped create over 5,000 marionettes. PLUS the shows we performed using them. (I still do) She is just a magic person. I am SO very blessed to have her in our life. I am with SP because I love to share the joy. Some SP friends come & go, but that just means I am not for them. I don't take it personally! I've been here DAILY for 3,239 days. My health is SO much improved. I can do things I never though I would be able to. Thanks for reading & commenting, YOU are the best! emoticon

(Mom watching yesterday's snow storm at her home)

(her back patio)

(birds lunching in front yard)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
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emoticon 1-19-2021 I make our LUCY chicken soup. She is 16 yrs. now & getting harder for her to chew. I have to be careful, she gets very loose stool if I give her to many veggies. I make a huge pot for all of us, take her's out, then add the spices for us. Works for us! emoticon I'm off to hug her! emoticon We took her out for an adventure, yesterday. I had to pick her up to get her into the car, but she had a BLAST smelling new areas! We all loved getting out. DH took his scooter & I of course walked. We haven't been out together as a family for about 2 years. It felt GREAT to be together sharing nature! We had planned to go to a very special park, in our town, but streets were closed. So up the mountain we went! SO BEAUTIFUL! Have a fabulous Tuesday & I will too! Off to Pilates, laundry, vacuuming, cleaning, etc.! I love our home & am VERY blessed to have it! emoticon









"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-18-2021 Today is a BIG day for DH & I. He is taking off work & we are taking our sweet LUCY dog, to a nature area. We haven't been there in years. LUCY is having a hard time moving. (DH too, he will bring his scooter) & we will see peacocks, running wild. SO pretty!

emoticon Also, today is my Fairy God Daughter's 10 BDay. She is like the child I never had! Plus MLK celebrations all over the USA. He helped us SO much! Cary Grant BDay today too, if he was still alive. (He was a fan of ours, I performed for him & his family several times)

I'm off to it. Be happy & spread the joy & I will too! emoticon emoticon

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(me at 10 years old, performing with Bozo the Clown, CA)

(Flying peacock)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-13-2021 Please do not beat yourselves up. It IS a hard time in our world. It is not an excuse, but be gentle with yourselves! I'm working on it too! Our Costco & Sam's club, (I'll be going there today, hopefully for TP) has been under masks & hand sanitizer since LAST March. I wear rubber gloves, & put the sanitizer on top. I don't like how it dries my nails. Even if I use their washroom, I keep the gloves on. & wash them. Works for me. When I get home before I enter the main part of the house, I wash up & spray disinfectant into the air around my head & clothes. We haven't seen any one socially since Feb. 14, 2020. I'm getting use to just protecting us.

I use to work in the health food industry. The health food store I worked in, was VERY invested in learning how to get rid of radiation in the body, this was when Microwaves were becoming popular early 1980's. Also ex-rays at the dentist. What they found was eating FRESH apples, helped 'release' the molecules from the human body. Whether it is true or not, I eat them fresh several times a week. Also, my Dad was an electrician. He said never stand in front of the microwave when it is on. It is VERY bad for the eyes. They are sensitive the the 'escaping' vibes. We get a new 1 about every 4 years. The newer the model the better the safety features. Of course now with all the cell phones, computers, wifi, etc. An apple a day, might just help! I NEVER sleep with my phone next to my bed. It is in my office & I turn it off an night. Trying as best I can, to stay healthy! Just another handy hint from SPARKLING!



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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-12-2021 My homemade Soup is my comfort food too! I even have it for breakfast once in a while. I make it into a complete meal with whole brown rice, included. Yams, squash, celery, carrots, green beans, peas &&& etc. SO many veggies! I use the leftover Costco rotisserie chickens for the base. I love Turkey, but not available all year. (Today is our Green drink day, yummy) Tomorrow I plan on starting the soup process, cooking & de-boning. LUCY loves her version of our soup! THX for the support, I'm a little better today, not so sad. emoticon I'm off to do my SP Nicole 12 minute seated core workout. A GREAT way to start the day, stretched! emoticon We are here for each other & that brings me GREAT comfort, emoticon

(I took this photo at Disneyland-CA in 2011. Just wanted to share a pretty photo)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-9-21 I realized something today. I have been drinking 8-10 cups of water for MANY days now! I've been Sparking for 3,221 days, everyday! I have it in my tracker. I carry it everywhere. If i'm doing errands or walking or hiking, I have it with me, I have several water cups around the house. I am always drinking. It is a habit now! I DO live in a very warm, dry climate, so I think it is easier for me. I've been adding fresh organic lemon, about 1/4 to very hot water, makes me feel lighter! emoticon



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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon 1-7-2021 Let's try & share our joy with a smile! I'm smiling at YOU!
I, too am very sad about yesterday. Can't shake it. So just trying my best to keep calm. It happened while I was in Costco. I spent 3 hours in there! That's where I buy the bulk of things we need. Including vitamins; canned foods; hard boiled eggs (yes! I know they are easy to cook, but I ruin them too often. They come in a package of 24 with 2 in little packages. I also love celery & Peanut butter. I can grab & go for snacks As well as my veggie packs. I do't go out with out them & water). Organic veggies, canned fish, dog food, etc. I only go 1 time a month when they have coupons. I fill in with Sam's club, VERY inexpensive Organic fruits & veggies. We eat so many, really need to get them at a lower cost! I am growing a 'pool' LOL, so no veggies there! Our Mini Trampoline (my Xmas present to us) arrived a few minutes ago, I'm flying! Hope it is as fun as I expect it to be! Let's try to keep our sunny sides up, ok? emoticon emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 1-5-2021 I finally got back into our walk in closet & Tidied up, as per Marie Kondo. I had hoped to finish for the New Year..... but I am still working on it! (about 2 hours, yesterday emoticon ) 1/2 way done, now! This time I did DH shoes & on 'his' side. Throw blankets, etc. Donated quite a bit. Also broke down empty boxes I was saving for humidifier, etc. (It broke years ago). I now have room, WOW! Space emoticon , I wonder what I will put in it, haha! Marie suggests we take before & after photos. YIKES! I started this HUGE project 11-6-2020. I would not have believed it if I hadn't taken photos. Seriously! Be happy & healthy & JOY filled, I will too! emoticon emoticon

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon emoticon 1-2-2021 I am so happy! I reached a goal! It was a personal goal for 3 of my teams: PILATES LOVERS; SMALL GOAL COMMITMENT CHALLENGE; I LOVE MY BODY. & that is I did SP Nicole's 12 minute seated core workout, 2 times a week or more for the entire year 2020! (I use it as a warm up for the day) It may seem small, but WOW, trying to get to this several times a week, during the pandemic, was HUGE for me! It IS all about baby steps for me. Also log into SP EVERYDAY! (Today I have for 3,214 days) & trackers Food, Fitness & Other goals! emoticon emoticon Keep to your goals, & I will too, it works by baby steps, right?

(our beautiful 16 yrs old, LUCY, first day of the year)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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emoticon 1-1-2021 I LOVE the art (below), AND DH gave me the money to buy this necklace for Christmas, (as well as the marionette puppy) ! So beautiful, it is jewelry by Kirk's Folly on eBay from 1 of my favorite sellers, bellefleurboutique, she sent this in the most lovely gifting package. I will buy from her again, for sure! It is 1 of artist Josephine Wall's most shown poster, SPIRIT OF FLIGHT! The photos do not do it justice! I am hanging it in my Spa Bathroom, on display. It is VERY large, almost 4" across! SO pretty!!!! I am SO lucky! Happy healthy New Years, stay safe everyone! emoticon

(The art by Josephine Wall, SPIRIT OF FLIGHT)

(Jewlery by Kirk's Folly)


(Christmas morning)




"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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