ALIALI2013   25,142
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
ALIALI2013's Recent Blog Entries

"cut"ting through exercise!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ok, since when do you put on your shoe, walk halfway out to the mailbox and then discover you have something in your shoe that cuts your foot enough that it bleeds all other the place? I'd wore these shoes last night and the day before all day and not had a problem then today I put them on and OW!

When I pulled it out, I was too concerned with all the blood that I didn't pay much attention to what it was, but I believe I know because Sunday afternoon, late, I dropped a bottle outside in the garage and it went all over the place. I have a feeling this piece of glass (that's what it felt like when I pulled it out) was down in the bottom/side area of my shoe and worked it's way out this morning when I was walking. It figures, I'm supposed to be going to the Midwest Horse Fair Saturday, a movie Friday, grocery shopping Thursday, I'm hoping it heals well so I can do all those without any pain. Right now it's not too bad, I put my foot in water to clean it out and checked it in a mirror (it's on the bottom/outer side left foot. Thank goodness it wasn't on the heel, that would have been far worse.

So I'm not going to do my walking exercise today, I'll replace it with the other one I'd been doing before I started the walking exercise, only because when doing the walking one, it's more than just walking, there are side steps, leg lifts, kicks (not sure about putting a lot of pressure on it , I don't want it to start bleeding again, it's not the pain, that I could tolerate, I'm sure.

Well enough about my foot, being Diabetic I do worry about them and after this many years of having Type 1 I don't want something to go I worry too much? Nope! :D

The Playground meeting went pretty good last night, it was the general concensus that we stay together, even though the one guy did put out a lot of names of people who "couldn't do it anymore" (one of them even said "you're saying I'm old?" because he did, and then she argued against what he was saying :D) We pointed out how there are new members coming on board, then I think what really hit him hard, was when my Mom asked the City Parks Director if the playground would be taken care of like it is now, if we disbanded and he said he didn't believe it would be. There's the ace card.

We did tell him that if a person wishes to leave we wouldn't hold anything against them, that we understood, but he never gave up his membership. I'm kind of wondering if it's because he came to the second meeting we had and he just don't want to "drop out" because he wants to be with it for the long run, but that's up to him.

The Parks person has to leave because he got a higher-up job as head of the Parks Dept, and that's wonderful, he deserves it, but he's going to have someone else come on board, so that's great.

I'd better get my exercises done, normally I'm done before now, but I wanted my foot to have that extra bit of "rest" before I do it.

Have a GREAT DAY, everyone and don't forget that SMILE! emoticon

ADDENDUM: I finished 43 minutes of workout including a new "walking" video, and it didn't seem to bother my foot at all, so I'll be GREAT! Have a good one, I'm going to!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JEMLOVA29 4/17/2013 10:58AM

    Your poor foot! Heal quickly and AWESOME job still getting in 43 minutes of your workout! You are a real trooper and I can learn a lot from you!

Well done! I hope your foot feels better soon!

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEEO12 4/16/2013 8:49PM

    Well it seems like things are starting to work itself out as someone has a replacement by the sounds of it. See no point in worrying to much as things always have a way of working themselves out. emoticon

Your foot sounds painful. Hopeful it will heal fast. Let the air at it as much as possible.

Way to go in getting your exercise in!!!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 4/16/2013 6:54PM

    Hope foot heels quickly. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Monday, April 15, 2013

You know, sometimes I wonder why a person has to try to break apart an organization just because they wish to leave. We have one member who's been calling and calling the Parks Director (also on our board) and talking to them about our organization disbanding. In my thoughts I feel that if they want to leave, go, we're not keeping them there, but don't go around trying to talk the other board members into leaving.

Because of him a 3rd member is now talking about leaving and is actually planning on it. This organization stays together to help with the upkeep of the playground, it also helps others build similar playgrounds and believe it or not, there are some of us who want to remain with the organization. The fundraiser done every year to help upkeep the playground, the reason I know he is responsible for at least one member leaving is because this member said the same exact thing to me that this other person did, almost word for word.

We meet only twice a year, period, we have no fundraisers but the one the SCWHOG does for us, other than that, we don't ask anything of our members but to help get items for the silent auction. I'm sorry, it just doesn't make sense to me and kind of upsets me. (step away from the food!)

If someone wants to leave, go, but don't try to drag others with you. That's my rant for the day. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEEO12 4/15/2013 9:18PM

    I agree too. There is nothing you can do about it. These people that leave just might come back. You never know. The important thing is you let it all out in your rant and are not running to food. Food will not change anything. Who knows maybe new people might get involved. In life things change and for the better even though at first it doesn't seem that way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 4/15/2013 7:02PM

    I agree with you

Report Inappropriate Comment

Bluebird Visiting

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I saw my first Bluebird of the year, and I truly think it was sent by God and my Dad to remind me that he's doing fine and I'm not alone. I couldn't believe it, snow had covered the ground, even the chisel-plowed fields this morning, and then I see the Bluebird...what a beautiful site.

I got in my exercises and everything, and am still smiling, all I can say is "Thank you, Dad" for the reminder that life does go on.

The quilt dedication was beautiful, they showed each square of the quilt and said the person's name who it was there for. Dad's turned out beautiful, I got a few pictures I'll post here. I'm so glad I went, even though it did bring tears, we weren't alone, there were many other families there too.

WEll I hope you have a great day.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JEMLOVA29 4/17/2013 10:55AM

    The quilt is beautiful, what a lovely tribute. I am a bird fanatic and I know the joys of seeing the first bluebird of the season, especially one so special that it could have been sent here specifically for you from your dad. I bet he was smiling down on you when it first caught your eye. Hope your day is phenomenal, you deserve it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEEO12 4/15/2013 2:00PM

    What a beautiful quilt! Glad you were able to share it with us.

It is great seeing the bluebirds and robins. Spring is here! We have no snow now and the sun is out and feels great! Glad you got your exercise in and keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 4/14/2013 5:07PM

    I love the quilt.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Iiiis iiiit Sssspring......rrrreally?

Friday, April 12, 2013

*laughing* that was a shivering title, could you tell? It's gotten cold again, well not like winter, but still, when it's supposed to be in the 60's and you get 30's...that's not spring, that's just cold! and snow predicted tonight? YIKES! I wish it'd just be sunny for once. Thank you, Eleni for all the sunshine, we needed it...but it didn't dry up the ground too much. :D

I went out and fed my daughters ponies today (she was working on the stable at her BF's place). I wonder if that's exercise..sure felt like it.

Anyway, today I tried to do the second part of Walk This Way, actually turned out to be a 2 mile walk, and it wasn't to bad at all. I ended up with something like 52 or so minutes of exercise this morning, maybe if I can add the work feeding the ponies it'd be an hour. :D Well I can try anyway.

We're still working on getting donations for the Silent Auction and it's going slow, kind of makes me regret moving our organizations meetings to April because it gives us less than a month to get the word out and get going. Thank goodness for those on FB who have donated, the bigger businesses (Wisconsin Dells area) haven't responded at all, and we'd been hoping for at least one thing from one of the places up there. Oh well, go for those who want to help kids with special needs, right?

So tomorrow I have the hospice dedication, Monday I have our CAMDEN Meeting, one day free in between. We have 3 weddings this year, 2 graduations (3 of those in June alone, another in September, and the 3rd wedding in October, on my Birthday..not sure how I'm going to keep track of everything then, I don't have a laptop I can take with me and it's in NC!! I'm not looking forward to that, plus the other two weddings are far away (Green Bay and Stevens Point). The only thing I'll be able to do my regular stuff in (eating/keeping track/etc) are the graduations because they're in Madison.

I'm really not looking forward to missing so much, and YIKES my goals will be down because I'll have missed so much...NOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOO. :D Oh well, life goes on I guess.

I hope you all have a nice day and things look sunny for you...even if the sky isn't!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MS.ELENI 4/12/2013 2:55PM

    No sun here today. Just windy and raining

Report Inappropriate Comment

BRRRR where'd spring go?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's been raining all day today, it hailed before I got up, my husband said there was about an inch of hail on the ground, nice. Not to mention it's been cold all day, and with the rain, that chills to the bone!

I was so busy today, I went to pick up a donatoin for the Silent Auction coming up, and then was going to help my daughter with her ponies, but she decided she didn't need me to help.

This weekend Hospice has invited all us family members to a church to see the quilt they put together in our family member's memory. I'd made up a picture and put a couple bluebirds and sunflowers on it for my Dad. I can't wait to see what it looks like, though I never like going to these things, I hate crying and I always end up with tears at some point. Yes, I know it's healing, but still, I'd rather keep it to myself.

So there are days like thsi that I can't wait to climb into my nice warm waterbed, mmmmmm waterbed. I love it and would never get rid of it!

Have a beautiful week and weekend, I'll talk to you tomorrow!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEEO12 4/11/2013 8:32PM

    The pic looks nice with the bluebirds and sunflowers. Would love to see a picture of the quilt it if isn't to personal? Sounds like it is going to be a lovely quilt.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 4/10/2013 9:44PM

    I love hospice. It is such a great organization. My daughter recently started working for them as a CNA. She loves it.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 Last Page