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Thanks, Bruce!!!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

DH & I are dh (diehard) Bruce Springsteen fans. DH just purchased Wrecking Ball and there are several tunes on it that make up a heart pumpin' cardio workout! My favourite is American Land... those drums at the beginning of it are awesome!!

Well, now that the workout is done, time to prepare for our Saturday morning trip to the farmers' market. I've ordered 6 loaves of that wonderful spelt/flax seed bread (going to put lots in the freezer so we don't run out)!

Yesterday we planted flowers in the cemetery around DH's father's gravestone. And last night there was a lovely rain to help them establish their roots. Perfect timing!

Been busy of late - still looking for furnishings for the condo, found a dress to wear to DD's graduation, preparing for both children coming home for the graduation, etc, etc, etc! Not much time to blog lately, but all is well!

Blessings everyone and enjoy the rest of this lovely summer weekend!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/12/2012 5:51AM

    I saw him in concert ans he is awesome! I am From Asbury Park NJ :)

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KALIGIRL 6/9/2012 11:26AM

    Sounds wonderful!

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Home.... is where I want to be!

Monday, May 28, 2012

And I guess I'm already there! (with credit to Talking Heads for their lyrics)

Yes, I'm 'home alone' for the next few days as DH is at work & DD is now away to her course in the US.

I've just joined the Healthy Eating Challenge Team & so today... it's time to revamp my pantry, cupboards and fridge/freezer. This won't take too long; since I did this awhile ago, I hope this will just be a tune up!

Doing laundry today too as I can't pass up hanging up sheets & towels outside today.

Spark on, everyone!
Here's to a successful week!

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KALIGIRL 5/29/2012 3:27PM

    emoticon successful week!

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COCHESE321 5/28/2012 9:37PM

    I love 'alone time'. I need it - this is how I recharge. When the kids were little, I would stay up very late in order to get some "me" time after I got home from work.



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Yesterday was a long one!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Up at 6:30, left for the city by 7:20 (and saw our daughter off on her drive to the US west).
Got home at midnight last night. And all this on 3.5 hours sleep!
But accomplished a lot... bought sheets for condo bed, washed, dried & put them & blanket on the bed ... still no duvet or comforter, but at least the bed is ready to sleep in & is a big 'leap' up from the twin foam mattresses on the floor!
Visited with our winter housesitting owners for over an hour & broke the news to them that we won't be housesitting for them anymore.
Had hoped to fit the new dining chairs into the suv 2 per trip, but could only fit 1 per trip... so it was nearly 8pm by the time we made the 4 trips back & forth to the store. And then we went to another store for the table. But... the dining area at the condo is all set up now & looks great! After that, a quick supper (at 9:30pm) and then a 2 hour drive home. Not sure how eating so late translates into being down another pound this morning, but who am I to argue?? LOL!
Msg from our daughter says they made it safely to their destination last night after a long day of driving. So nice to have that msg before bedtime!

Today, making a rhubarb pudding cake to take to tonight's supper with friends. We'll try to get away early to look around their villages' interesting shops first!

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KALIGIRL 5/28/2012 7:58AM

    Wow - wonder woman - you rock!

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COCHESE321 5/26/2012 1:44PM

    Sounds like an extremely productive day! Is there any way to share the rhubarb pudding cake recipe? My Dad grows rhubarb and I run out of things to do with it.


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Feeling more positive now!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Got the top floor almost done before lunch. Heading up to finish it soon. After lunch, DD & I sorted through her kitchen supplies (that she brought home from univ). She's got a container of things to go with her on her trip. This motivated me to start the kitchen cleanup... I figure I'll finish the guest room in the attic that I started this morning, and if I do a bunch of cleaning/ organizing in the kitchen this afternoon, that goes a long way on the main floor cleaning too! On ward!!! LOL!

Spark on!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 5/24/2012 2:07AM

    I love getting organized!!

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KALIGIRL 5/23/2012 8:32AM

    emoticon cleaning machine!

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Any Ideas?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Can anyone suggest some motivation for me? I finally did a 'proper' workout this morning and feel better for it (for the past several days I've been going for short walks, but my legs have been giving me grief so haven't done much more than that).

Anyway, where I need motivation the most is cleaning my house from top to bottom. It just sucks that I do this and then before I know it, it needs doing again (and I know that most of you can relate to this!) I'm on the go so much I don't have long stretches of time to accomplish much, but this week I'm home until Friday morning... I figure if I tackle one floor per day I'll get it done... but I've other things that must be done too. Sigh....and the weather is too nice to be stuck inside cleaning LOL!

DD is busy packing for her road trip to the her photography course in the States. DH has taken off for work in the city and will be back Thursday night, just in time to say goodbye to DD on Friday morning. Then he & I will go back to city, when he's at work, I'll perhaps visit my folks (if I feel well enough after a short rest), then we'll go and pick up our 4 dining chairs for the condo.

The condo is to be all painted by the end of today... DH will get to see it before I do, but I chose to be here with DD so I can see her as much as possible before she leaves!

Well, have 1 more article of clothing to mend (have done 3 since my workout finished), then it's time to clean!

Have a happy day, everyone!!!

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KALIGIRL 5/23/2012 8:34AM

    Sounds like you got what you needed - love when the universe does that!

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