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That Was the Week that Was

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Have been bothered lately by some minor back pain...hope it's not a result of diving off the board. I'd hate to have to give that up.

Mickey (the older dog) is doing fine after having an emergency tooth extraction last week. He was pitifully working his mouth, apparently trying to get rid of the offending tooth, which was already about half dislodged, according to the vet. After the extraction, he was back to normal.

But this morning he did something practically unbelievable--lifted his leg on the cat scratching post! Is he trying to tell me something about having the cat in the house (part of the time)? It's true that Callie (calico cat) sometimes pushes him around. Guess he's getting his revenge, but I sure can't tolerate that!

Looks like a hot humid day upcoming, so I will try to get out to the pool and veg out today.

Yesterday I started watching "24" via Amazon Instant Video. I watched a current episode on TV last week and decided to try to catch up on previous seasons. What a show! I wish now I had been a viewer from the start.

Hope everyone stays protected from those summer thunderstorms. Have a good week.

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MELYROD18 7/27/2014 10:41AM

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Oh, What a Night!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kids arrived last night for an early celebration of the grandson's birthday. After dinner (prepared laboriously by me), daughter, son-in-law and of-age granddaughter decided to catch the late night showing of "Jersey Boys" at the nearby mall.

I have always been a fan of the Four Seasons so the music was the highlight for me. Great songs! It also reminded me of when we went to California in the seventies and while waiting to see a taping of the "Midnight Special" TV show, met Frankie Valli and chatted casually with him. He was so natural and so not full of himself. Nice memory and experience for me and the kids.

Today it's some pool time and then we say goodbye to the visitors until next time.

Beautiful day on tap...enjoy!

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TERRI289 6/22/2014 10:15PM

    Sounded wonderful!

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EVIE4NOW 6/22/2014 9:40AM

  I loved the four seasons. They had some great hits back in the day. Enjoy your time with your family.

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A Freak Incident

Friday, June 20, 2014

Yesterday I awoke to DH's informing me something about broken glass--in my half-asleep state what he was trying to say didn't register; I thought something had happened in the pool area--but he said no, the deck! But when he said "the dogs will bleed" if we don't get it cleaned up, I immediately woke up.

Turns out a storm-related wind had apparently caught the umbrella on our glass-topped patio table and pitched it to the floor of the deck, causing the glass to shatter in about a million pieces.

What a mess! After cleaning up the bulk of the pieces, we were still faced with many that had wedged themselves in between the planks of the wooden floor. Later in the day son and I laboriously picked each fragment out, using tweezers and a screwdriver. Fortunately with two working the job was accomplished in a few hours.

Moral of the story: never get another glass-topped table! I'm planning to resurrect the old wooden picnic table that DH made a few years ago for the old house. I'll clean it up and paint it and not have to worry about glass again!

Beautiful day today--after shopping will try to get some biking and pool time in. Kids coming tomorrow, for grandson's birthday, so will be busy after today.

Oh, and Callie the outside/inside cat was temporarily lost last night--didn't appear at dinner time as usual--until I found her this morning locked in the room above the garage.

At least she was safe!

Happy weekend, all.

P.S. Lost another pound!

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4ANEWME2DAY 6/20/2014 10:19AM

    Thank goodness no one and furbabies were cut by glass.
I'm glad you found Callie. I have outside cats and when one of them doesn't show up for breakfast/supper I get concerned of their whereabouts. They do eventually show up.
Have a great time at your grandson's birthday.
emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon emoticon

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What Happened to Spark Mail?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I checked out my last blog today and was surprised to see three readers' comments! Wow! It used to be that one was notified by Spark e-mail if there was a comment on your blog, but I received none. So thanks to those who responded; I will be more vigilant about checking in the future.

Thanks also for the encouragement on my new diet plan. I completed one week and lost two pounds...two or three more to go. Now I am substituting a few things, such as a whole grain waffle instead of a half a bagel or dry cereal in place of oatmeal (although there's nothing wrong with oatmeal)! I learned through Weight Watchers and other plans that it's all right to substitute. And yes, I always do some kind of exercise even if it's just walking the dogs in the late afternoon. Yesterday I did 20 minutes of laps in the pool. Not enough, but better than nothing to be sure. Molly, the chocolate lab, loves to swim, so she usually joins me after awhile. Mickey, the other dog, just stands on the sidelines and barks at her. He and water do not mix!

I notice that many of you write your blogs at the end of the day about your day's activities, but I find that morning works best for me. So I guess I'll be recapping the previous day. I remember from my America Lit studies that Henry David Thoreau loved the morning and the bright newness of everything. I'll have to look up his exact quote. I think it was pretty inspiring.

Another beautiful day gearing's really summer, finally. Yay!

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SOFT_VAL67 6/17/2014 9:47AM

    i still get emails notifications when i have a comment.
i wish sp had not taken away team huddles, that was one of my favorite things.
seems they keep changing things
i am coming up on my final level so i guess i will totally start from scratch
who knows what changes are next

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On Diets, Lessons and Etcetera

Thursday, June 12, 2014

OK, I know I'm not seriously overweight--but I am frustrated with the remaining four or five pounds I'd like to take off, for good.

So Monday I decided to investigate again a diet I followed back in the day that led me to shed almost 20 pounds, the Pritikin diet. Its current version is not as radical as it was then--it actually allows some carbs and dairy. At any rate, I downloaded a sample diet plan and so far it is working. I think little things like skipping my beloved chocolate milk (almond or soy) at lunch time and substituting diet iced tea, plus cutting back on carbs of course have helped.

Had my last piano lesson of the season yesterday and am supposed to continue for a month in July but I'm rethinking the whole deal. The teacher is annoying me and sometimes treating me like her little children students. Or maybe I'm getting paranoid. Or maybe I've just had enough of lessons as an adult. We will see.

Weather is really blah, cool, cloudy, prospect of flooding. Hope the weekend improves.

Almost finished with current book, "The One and Only." I think it's number one on the best seller list. Easy read, good story. Will be looking for another book soon.

Thanks for reading, if anyone is.

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TERRI289 6/13/2014 12:04AM

    Hi! Maybe you need a new piano personality might be in order.

Hope the new jolt to your eating patterns does the trick. I did level 1 of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred today. Figured strength training was missing from my workout plan and this is only half an hour. I will try for 3 days a week, not everyday!

Always time for another book! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 6/12/2014 9:46AM

  I am reading. Good Luck with you new diet. I know that you can lose those extra 5 lbs. Have you been exercising to help with the weight loss?

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