Sunday, March 17, 2013
Step, step, step, bend and stretch. Step, step, step, bend and stretch. Such was the focus of my exercise today. Daisy is struggling with her health, but loves to walk and I think it is important for her to get any exercise she can manage...so off we went on our walk today. I took it at stroll pace for Daisy's sake. She stopped to lie down and rest twice..I think a visit to the vet is in our near future.
Anyway, I eventually got out in the middle of the field for my intended project. Pics are taken with my ancient cell phone. Note the stick debris in the foreground (you can barely see it...and it was strewned all over...all that is now picked up along with much more.
This tree had died some time ago, and a storm had brought down lots of branch and twig debris. DH will be cutting out some more of the usable firewood, but with our efficient woodburning stove we no longer need lots of little stuff. I am leaving some of the larger pieces to offer our neighbor who has a very small Buck stove, but the rest of the little stuff is what I am picking up and piling for a later burn.
And if I have uploaded these in the right sequence, this should be the end result of an hour worth of picking up sticks.
I know my pile of sticks doesn't look impressive, but remember many of these are very little sticks! There is still enough on the ground out there for another "walk" like this one.
It took Daisy and me another 15 minutes to walk back up to the house..so it was a good morning walk. Our meeting at KH is at 5 pm so I still have plenty of time to get ready. DH was in the invitation work all morning.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
We had a morning filled with activity...including getting the keys locked in the car! Had a late lunch. When we got home, we both changed into "play" clothes and went our own ways. When I finally was ready to take Daisy out with me to walk the field and look for the FitBit..DH approached and said: "you'd better wear this" and handed me the missing FitBit. He had gone out looking by himself...figured out a systematic way to look..and found it. SO much like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack! I still am amazed.
THANK YOU my eagle eyed scavenger Hubby!!!
Friday, March 08, 2013
I just CAN'T believe it!
Every time I recharge my fitbit, I seem to forget to put it back on. Today, I charged it and got distracted by a grandchild...and forgot it here by the computer. When DH and I decided to take our walk, I remembered it and came back up to get it and put it on.
A couple of weeks ago, the clip for my FitBit Ultra finally broke, so I have been wearing it tucked into the fabric wrist thing, pinned and tucked into my bra. So..after retrieving the Fitbit from the charger, I tucked it into the bag..tucked the bag back in place and we took off. We walked a full circuit of the cow field...I picked up a golf ball, sticks, a rock...lots of bending over along the walk..plus we had the dog and grandchild w/bike along for plenty of distraction.
When I came back to the computer to see how my step count was doing...I was shocked to see only about 2000 steps...my early morning check! What was wrong....then the truth, the Fitbit was gone.
I checked carefully, then went to tell my husband. We re-walked the total walk...looking and searching the ground..mud, grass, sticks..everything the whole way. My sweet husband is a sharp eyed scavenger...but we never did find it. He thought it was probably here in the house..but so far, I haven't found it.
I could just cry..but that wouldn't help. So, I probably got my 10,000 plus steps..and know I have done at least 13 flights of stairs..but that will be my last count (unless I either find the FitBit or can figure out my old pedometer...some may remember THAT one getting lost during a summer clear-the-fenceline project!)
So, now I begin saving up for another one I guess...and will keep searching. It will be good motivation to make that walk again..daily!
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