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Rain Finally!

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's cloudy outside and in places in the area, it has been raining. We got some nice steady rain last night. When I went outside this morning, everything looked fresh and green. Much of the ugly green-yellow pollen has been washed off of things. Some of the plants that we thought were dead after the frost now have green leaves. I hope that it rains again today.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 4/20/2010 8:51AM

    And I hope more to come - my yard is looking ever so much better!

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CMBELISLE 4/20/2010 7:25AM

    It's beginning to rain here in Atlanta this morning. I hope we get some really good cleansing rain to help wash away the excess pollen too. It even smells like rain this morning.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 4/19/2010 5:25PM

    The earth need to drink water to!!!!! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/19/2010 4:05PM

    rain helps rejunenate the earth...............and as much as we need the sun the rain is so important too......love the rainy days as it allows me to be a bit lazy too..........enjoy........blessings and husg..........lita

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SLENDERELLA61 4/19/2010 3:58PM

    Yes, yes. The rain is making everything come alive. Such blessings. Enjoy! -Marsha

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IMJETTA8 4/19/2010 3:49PM

    I love the rain too. Love how it greens even the driest soil. Love you girl!!!

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Nothing Like A Little Pampering To Make You Feel GREAT!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yesterday on the way home from the doctor (after a skin biopsy) I was a bit down. I knew that I'd have to stay out of the water for the last 2 classes this week until my biopsy gets a good scab. Exercise class is an outlet for stress and also a social time for me. As I drove, I decided to stop and get a manicure before going home. Sometimes we forget how something so simple can lift our spirits. I felt great when I got home!

Today, I decided to get my hair styled and hubby went with me just to get out of the house. He was feeling a bit down and tired so I asked my stylist if she would cut his hair too. She did and I noticed that he perked right up. The good news is that I didn't turn to food and binge. In the daily hustle and bustle, stopping to do a little pampering can make a big difference.

  
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L*I*T*A* 4/15/2010 6:41PM

    love those rewards!!!!
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MRSFARRA 4/15/2010 2:42PM

    Nice choices. Glad that you had such a good time and that also your husband was so involved. Hope the biopsy goes well and keep up the good work.

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Always Learning Something New

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today I had an appointment with the dermatologist for my annual check up. I had a little funny looking red spot on my leg which my doctor biopsied. It means that I have to stay out of the water for the rest of the week but to me, it's worth it. The spot is pretty much gone and the doctor thinks it's just a benign spot.

Since my skin is so fair, she asked me if I wear sunscreen every day and I told her that I use lotion with sunscreen in it. She was impressed with this. I also told her that I wear a heavy, white cotton T-shirt in the pool for added protection. I was feeling confident - like I'm taking good care of myself - until my doctor told me that when a T-shirt gets wet, especially a white one, all the sun's rays can go through it! Well, you learn something new every day!!! Here I thought I was being really cautious and I wasn't! My doctor gave me a handout about some new athletic wear that actually has a sunscreen built right into it. I believe that it is equivalent to SPF50+. You can buy shirts online, at a sporting goods store or out of a catalog. Being a person who likes to research things, I now have a new project. All of my new white T-shirts will be saved for dry, land activities and I will be purchasing a sunscreen shirt or two within the next week.

So for all of you who are sun sensitive, and like to participate in water activities, please be careful. Wear sunscreen every day (yes even on cloudy days) and wear a sunscreen shirt into the pool to protect your skin. There is always something new that we can learn!

  
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L*I*T*A* 4/14/2010 9:08PM

    wow......i used to do that too...............thanks for sharing................will be on the look out for the ones you spoke about........glad all turned out well..............blessings and hugs................lita

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SLENDERELLA61 4/14/2010 8:16PM

    Cyndi, I'd like a report on how those new shirts work. Are they comfy? Where do you get them? Any down side to them?

Thanks for the info. Glad you got your leg taken care of. -Marsha

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DONNABRIGHT 4/14/2010 7:03PM

    Thanks for sharing - I did not know this. Today I also learned that pollen can cause a sinus infection.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 4/14/2010 6:45PM

    Great info

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ANIKA34 4/14/2010 5:24PM

    Thank you for the helpful information!

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Knee Replacements Are Doing Well

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I had my 2 year check up on my left knee replacement today. While they were at it they checked the replacement on the right knee (8 years old) too. I'm happy to report that they look good. The doctor's assistant stressed the importance of doing water exercise, which I'm doing. I don't have to go back for another 2 years unless there is a problem. This was good news!

  
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MS5835 4/14/2010 12:50PM

    That's great news!

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DMBEECHAM 4/14/2010 10:56AM

    What great news! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/13/2010 10:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STORMFAN 4/13/2010 9:14PM

    water exercise sounds so good great news you received keep up the good work

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Motivation Through A Team Challenge

Monday, April 12, 2010

Doing a team challenge with other team members can be very motivating. Posting your daily results and getting a "goodie" reward every week for your efforts increases the pleasure that participating can bring. Add to that a little competitive spirit and you're on your way! Team challenges can be a lot of fun too! You have the banter back and forth from participants and the support and recognition from the rest of the team. Are you a member of a team that does challenges? If so, do you participate? Please share your experiences with me!

  
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L*I*T*A* 4/12/2010 9:42PM

    am not sure whay type of experiences you are looking for ...........as i participate in daily challenges ...........it has kept me motivated and moving to keep up with others and well as myself many times when no one is posting to the challenge....hope this helps.......blessings and hugs.......lita

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