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Got No Reason for Waiting!

Monday, July 15, 2013

It is July 15, 2013. Trips are over. Major entertainment times are done. Recovery from a massive rotary cuff surgery is almost completed, though doctor tells me it could take up to a full year for total recovery. At any rate, my excuses are minimal. Farmers Markets are in full swing. Fresh veggies and fruits are available. Weather is optimal for Montanans to get outside and boogie. My slender, young adult daughter, who lives with us, is feeling the need to eat healthier, too. The man, my dear best friend, is on board, too.

You can do this, woman! With all the above AND the Giver of all Good things on your side, you cannot fail.

Today, July 15 2013. the beginning of a long trip to a livelier life. I have a grand boy and another one on the way. I want to get down on the floor with them and be able to get up with ease. I want to chase them without being winded. I am too young at 58 years to be so wiped out after a day with a toddler.

Today, July 15, 2013. NOW!

  
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HAPPYMAPY 7/15/2013 5:27PM

    YAY for your commitment! You can do this! And I'm right there with ya!

Together, emoticon !!!!

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LIVERGIVER 7/15/2013 1:54PM

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Sounds like you're in a great place for living a healthier lifestyle!

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Dog Days.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My son and his wife have an adorable shih tzu, Odin. Odin has been their baby for 7 years. Last year my son and his wife added an adorable baby boy to their home. He is 14 months and into everything,including Odin's personal space.

A couple of nights ago, my son called (they live 12 hours away from us). The little shih tzu just bit the little boy on the face. The bite was not a bad one, more of a nip but they are understandably upset and worried that Odin's aggressive behavior is escalating and their baby son, who adores the dog, just doesn't seem to get it that he needs to leave Odin alone.

Gramzi and Popzi to the rescue! Dah dah ta dah! Odin is coming to live with us for a few months. It looks like this weekend is good traveling weather. Important information since we will be traveling through Montana, Wyoming and possibly Colorado. They are going to try to meet us part way. Or we may be spared the trip by a buddy who is already down there.


My little self induced crazy life will be rocking with another little guy to look after. At least he gets along well with our own shih tzu and he is only 7lbs, so he won't take up too much more space between us in bed. hahaha. AND I have another walking partner…a sassy one.

  
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HAPPYMAPY 1/18/2013 9:46AM

    YAY for a new walking partner, but Oh M an...so happy to hear the little guy is ok!! But, Odin?? What are you thinking?? I'm glad he'll be coming to stay with you, perhaps when he is a bit older, he can return to his family.

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/17/2013 8:41PM

    How fun! Geez a long drive! I suppose we are used to driving distances, but 12 hours is a long drive for even Montanans

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TXTOAD9970 1/17/2013 5:25PM

    I am sure you will love him just as much as your other baby!
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Post Party Pleasure

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Party was well attended, in fact, better than we expected. 16 young adults came last night, including a dear young man who is a survivor of an automobile accident that damaged his brain.
This guy is very aware that life is a gift to him. He drags his right side, understands everything being said to him but is challenged to express his own thoughts. No one expected him to live let alone walk again but with these handicaps, he tackled Rock Band and Just Dance with a grin on his face and a shrug at his limitations. WOW! His friends love him!

All my worries about the salad, and it is the only thing left. The lasagna was decimated, what chicken was left (not much) went home with the birthday boy. The mistake I made with the salad? Mayo! It was a 7 layer salad and Mayo was the 6th layer. Haha. These are very health conscience, earth friendly young adults. They prefer no dressing or add their own and they conscientiously gathered every soda can and plastic bottle to take to the recycling plant on the way home. Impressive!

Can you see why we enjoy being with these guys? The last ones left by 10. DH and I were hiding in the other room due to the large group. We anticipated some playing board games in the front room, but all 16 of them stayed in the kitchen/family room to laugh at their buddies antics.

Today? A long neighborhood walk with my DD and our dogs, then a Knit Flick-that's a chic flick with knitting needles in hand.

  
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MOM4HOCKEY 1/17/2013 1:19PM

    Love this!! My children and their friends were always at our house too,,always kept things fun and exciting,,,such a blessing!! Now were empty nesters and things are just too quiet,,miss the craziness!!

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HAPPYMAPY 1/17/2013 7:27AM

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Glad it went so well! You deserve a knit-flick...and to be party-free for at least another month!

Hope you and DD enjoyed your walk...it's great bonding time! I love time with my DD-- when she gives it to me.

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DRPOOH63 1/16/2013 8:52PM

    I love that too. Going to use it! thanks for sharing

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MAHGRET 1/16/2013 11:41AM

    Love the term Knit Flick, mind if I steal it?

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Pre-party Pressure

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ahahahahaaahhhhh! In just 2.5 hours I will have a housefull of rowdy hungry young adults in my home and here I am on the internet. Why or why do I postpone doing what needs to be done?

Oh I am sorta ready, I have lasagna in the oven and store bought fried chicken staying warm (this menu is due to the birthday boy's request) But my house is messy and the salad needs to be assembled. I am sitting amid balloons and laundry.

Why tell you this? Cuz if I complained on Facebook 99% of the guests will see it. hahaha. Okay, thanks for letting me vent.

Back to work. No worries. The house will come together quickly and the salad will be remarkable. Hey, they are mostly college age kids grateful for a free meal. They could care less if there are dust bunnies under the table and a missed dog's kibble next to the fridge.

  
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HAPPYMAPY 1/16/2013 10:03AM

    emoticon Well, how did it go emoticon

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ICANBESLIM2 1/15/2013 8:53PM

    emoticon You were saving energy for the onslaught!

Have a great day...Enjoy the youthful exhuberance and the quiet that comes after. LOL

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HAPPYMAPY 1/15/2013 6:10PM

    Yes, they ARE college kids...have you taken a peek into their dorm rooms?? I mean, you do have a college-aged girl, I'm sure you get a sneak peek into the college lifestyle. If not, take a peek at the 99%'s pictures on FB.

You've been quite the party-animal lately. I never know whether to clean before - or after - the party. Never seems to make sense to clean beforehand since it's sure to get messed up during, so save the cleaning for after. That's my take anyway.

You're a gracious host, my friend and sister. To have opened your home for birthday celebrations to a houseful of rugrats and to a group of college kids demonstrates the joy you receive when you share God's blessings.

Hope you have fun. I know, when all is said and done, it'll be a blast!!

xoxo

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Video Vampire

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Good Ev-a-ing. Bwahahaha.
I am the video vampire.
I lurk on the Spark Start Page
And rarely go higher.

Today, I tapped upon the video section
That cute Pilates instructor and I have a connection.
She looks like my niece, tiny and pert
So I worked out beside her. Hey, what can it hurt?

Now I hobble away from the laptop in pain
They say it's the way to secure a true gain.
My days of lurking may be all done.
Participating with Nicole is bound to be fun.

This vampire not only shall suck out information
She will exercise along and form perspiration.
Of course I will continue to lurk and play
The Video Vampire never trully goes away.

Bwahahahahaha

  
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HAPPYMAPY 1/9/2013 1:43PM

    Love Nicole!!

I started doing this:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?id=16
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So, I do a 30 minute cardio, then a 10 (or so) minute with Coach Nicole. Workout DONE!

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xoxo

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SAINTBERNARD6 1/8/2013 11:55AM

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