Monday, August 05, 2013
We had a great time at the trailer, not many fish on Saturday, but Saturday afternoon/night was the grand opening for the bar with its' new owners. They are great people, Jon and Jess Mitchell, so I helped them out by selling T-Shirts for them and we had a wonderful time.
I did get my walk in each day (down to the bar and up to the trailer is about 1/2 mile and I did it at least twice a day). We had a new screen door put on the outside of the trailer porch, so now that's fixed. YA!
I hope you all have a wonderful day, I'm heading out for more exercise, I'll see you tomorrow!
I HATE this picture, but it's the only one I have of me working. (shudders) it really makes me look HUGE! Note to self, never lean back in a picture!
Friday, August 02, 2013
Well, had an interesting chat with the two professors, though they said what I thought could a been a bowl, or grinder, wasn't...they said it wasn't dug out enough inside, but wow, it fits perfectly into my hand and there is a "thumb rest" that fits perfectly on my thumb. and the two items I thought were the pestles, weren't, but they said they couldn't be 100% sure.
They did say one of my rocks was a piece of coral that came from 800 million years ago (before the Cambria era), which I thought was cool, and that many of the fossils were from about 500 million years back. They even thought one of them may be a piece of turtle shell (attached to a rock).
They weren't sure about the rock with the hole, yes, it could be used for a necklace, and may have been, considering where I'd found it.
I was so excited, the one professor ran off a small book which helps identify the fossils, etc. I'm loving it.
I hope you all have a great day, I certainly am, and will be gone starting this afternoon until late Sunday, early Monday. See you after the weekend.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
I don't know if I walked faster today, or if it was just more humid (it wasn't hot), but wow, I was sweating by the time I got back to the house. It may have been walking faster, because it didn't seem to take as long to get back. Maybe I'm getting better at this? I hope so and I continue to hope it works better than the other exercise I was doing (wasn't losing any weight, since March, have stayed the same and I'd been exercising daily at least 40 mins, but mostly with my weights. But the cardio-aerobic walking, I would have thought, daily I should have been losing. I'd cut down on my food in a major way, too, so I don't understand it. Of course I do have a thyroid problem, unfortunately not the kind that helps you lose weight.)
Anyway, I'm back to going up to the trailer Friday, do a little fishing, they're having a grand opening of the bar (new owners, they're fantastic people); and heading to UW-Rock County to speak to the people there about some rocks I'd found when I was in my early teens, behind the trailer in an empty creek bed. I know the Native American's used to go around that area (3 Burial Mounds are on top of the hill overlooking the trailer court).
I'll post a picture of one of the items, but it's not as interesting as the "bowl" like item I found, nor the pestle like rock which has grooves that my fingers fit in perfectly.
I hope you all remember to smile, let it spread across the world, and have a wonderful day!
This is the front and back of the stone, and at the top it has a broken area that almost looks like where a hole would have been, maybe to put on a cord or something?
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.
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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