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Exercise and Frogs

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Today I took the newspaper out to the neighbors mailbox (which is right beside ours) and there was this little bitty frog sitting on top of the mailbox. He was so cute, so when I got back from my walk, he was sitting on the side of the mailbox and I HAD to get a picture of him.

My walk was amazing, I love being out there, even when it looks like rain, today I took a plastic bag with me to put my book and glasses in, just in case it started raining. I also wore my flipflops (yes, I know, not good for walking) so if it rained, I wouldn't get my good shoes wet.

But it never rained, it was actually really nice out, not hot, not cold, just right, I loved it. We have very little traffic on our road, so it's the perfect place to walk, plus I cross two creeks on my walk (one 1/4 mile from our house, the other 1/2 mile away) so I get to look down into the water and see if there's anything of interest in them.

I love this country, so beautiful, and look forward to my walks every day. When we go up to the trailer, I walk down through the trailer court, cross the highway, and down to the boat landing that is on the Mississippi River. So peaceful and the many birds and animals you can see, just incredibly soothing.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, I know I am, and keep smiling.

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MS.ELENI 7/31/2013 1:37PM

    It does sound like a great day. emoticon

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Back to Cold again.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Went out for my walk today and got halfway through when it started to rain, not hard, just a light rain, one of the kinds that seems to not want to stop. So I had to stop reading and just walk a bit faster, not sure if that's good or not, but I found I wasn't that tired out with the extra fast walking. Normally I'd be wore out and ready to just sit down and "die", but not today. I'm so glad I started walking because I don't know if I'd been able to do that before.

I'm going to start my upper body exercises again with weights, I'd stopped them, but I think I'm going to start them again. It's not that I mind them, I actually enjoyed doing them, but I hadn't felt they were doing any good. Maybe they were.

I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful day, I'm gone again starting friday afternoon, until Sunday late, so don't be surprised to not hear from me.


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MS.ELENI 7/30/2013 5:18PM

    Good job on walking. emoticon emoticon

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What to do, what to do..

Monday, July 29, 2013

Already made the sugar free, and regular banana bread (I froze the old banana's until I wanted to make some and decided to do it yesterday, worked out perfectly, for some reason the bread is a lot moister, and I'm not sure if it's because the banana's were frozen or what, but it's good, none the less. Had to alter the recipe to make it sugar free, but it still turned out great!.

It was beautiful out today on my walk, didn't need my long sleeved shirt like I did yesterday, I still wore a t-shirt, but it wasn't bad, especially when you get between the corn fields on the road and there's no breeze, the sun was soooo nice.

We're going up to the trailer again this weekend, I still am in shock at knowing we had one weekend where nothing was going on....shall I faint now, or save it in case another weekend pops up?

The Boone County fair is really rushing up on us, and the second week in August is when we go. Our son went to the air show and got some great photos of WWII planes there, I'll have to post a couple here. He loves that era of history, and I was so glad he was able to go. I just wish that I could afford to pay for him to go up in one..that'd be a dream come true for him. Oh well...lottery....come on!

I hope you all have a great day, it's turning out to be one here!

This is our son, Scott, in front of the P-51D Mustang, Brat III.

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MS.ELENI 7/29/2013 7:56PM

    Those planes are awesome. I got Bill a chance to fly one for his birthday several years ago. he had a blast.
I love banana bread but rarely make it. Enjoy your weekend

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DEEO12 7/29/2013 2:57PM

    Glad to hear your bread turned out ! I'd keep the fainting part for incase another weekend pops up and it gets busy for you again lol
I know what you mean about the how pricy it is to go up in the air. We just did that for the kids in a helicopter ride at the fair. I can honestly say it will never happen again at that price. I bet it is alot more to go up in those planes.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Our daughter and her pup stayed the night because her bf went to a truck pull with his parents in northern WI. (They've been doing this for years, he drives the truck, as does his dad. His dad got first place last night, YAY.)

Anyway, she, her brother, and my husband all went to see Trace Adkins at the fair last night, while I went to see "The Conjuring" (not a bad movie, has a lot of "jumpy" moments, and much of it is fact from what I've seen. Watched a video by the one daughter and someone who currently lives in the house and, wow..was amazed at the amount of things they didn't put in the movie that actually happened there. I'd be out in 5 minutes...ok, maybe not, but still. *LOL*)

I'm not a big Country music fan, so I decided I wanted to see that movie, my husband hasn't gone to a movie but 2 (with my entire family, it was "required") since before we got married, and I LOVE going, so usually it's me alone, or with one of the kids. Had a great time, then came home and watched tv til they got back with the dog.

I hope you all have a great day today and enjoy it with a smile!

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MS.ELENI 7/28/2013 7:00PM

    That movie is way toooo scary for me. I do not do horror movies. I do miss going to theaters tho.
But it sounds like a good weekend

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Cool outside

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wow, the temperatures have really dropped, it's mid summer and supposed to be only in the upper 60's, really? and it's cloudy out besides. Oh well, guess we can always dress up more better than we can remove more clothes...that tends to make other people shy least in my case. *L*

Our son just took off for the air show in Madison, or whatever it's called, they have a lot of WWII planes up there, and he LOVES anything to do with WWII, I hope he doesn't have any problems finding it. I wished my husband would have went with him, but at least he's going with our son and daughter to the Trace Adkins concert in Janesville tonight at the fair. I don't like country, so I'm staying home with the daughter's dog and enjoying some peace and quiet..though I was thinking of going to a movie. Still unsure.

Anyway, time to get going and do something, I was wrong, I did have a weekend free, YAY!! Have a great day! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 7/27/2013 6:24PM

    Still sounds like a good weekend. No cool weather here. But my AC works great emoticon

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