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Practice, practice, practice

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

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JUST_ALICIA 7/4/2012 8:09AM

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MERETONI 7/4/2012 7:55AM

    haha cute!

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Washing the weight of the world off

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I like to shower in the evening. Especially in the summer after a hot day, I'm coated in sunscreen, bug spray (perhaps) and I feel grittiness of the day sticking to me.

With a shower in the evening, it's like I'm washing away any stresses or worries of the day. I feel refreshed yes but as well, so open to a great sleep.

And my voice sounds better at night. When I sing in the shower just after waking up, I sound like a frog trying to impersonate a duck.

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BLUE42DOWN 7/3/2012 1:21PM

    == I sound like a frog trying to impersonate a duck. ==


Reminded me of a trip to Little Rock, AR when I was around 13 to visit the step-mother's parents. They had a pond on their land with both ducks and frogs. The frogs literally quacked rather than making a more "normal" ribbit sound - probably because they grew up hearing the ducks was our guess.

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EXCIRA 7/3/2012 9:53AM

    Love it!


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TUFFYBIRD 7/3/2012 9:29AM

    I sound like the frog/duck all the time. Isn't that a good thing? emoticon emoticon

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Grateful for help. I just have to ask for it.

Monday, July 02, 2012

I asked for help today. I haven't hitched Leo in over 6 months and wanted help so we didn't get into trouble. Don helped me.

It was tough. I was afraid I'd look, I don't know. But my fear of asking for help was holding me back. We wouldn't get better at driving or more comfortable if I kept putting it off.

I got the help and I was grateful for it. We didn't drive long. There were huge green biting bugs so Leo started to get fussy. Don walked along side after one particularly fussy bit. We cut the drive short. I wasn't freaked or scared anymore.

I've very glad I moved to that barn. If I didn't and had access to the experienced drivers I needed (if I would just ask!), I would have given up the sport last year. Or we could have had a nasty accident.

I feel better. Relieved. I asked for help and I got it. Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.

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DOTTIEJANE1 7/4/2012 11:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad you asked for help, Glad you go a better feeling and i am cheering you on .

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NAOLEE 7/2/2012 8:27PM

    Great. We are living in a world that if we ask for help maybe we'will receive a punch or death. In this world a lot of people are good people. Still more good people than bad people.

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Happy Canada Day!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Was up at 5 this morning to leave for 6. We had a 2 hour drive to the riding school where the Prince Phillip Games (games on horseback) for our regional pony club event.

We met the horse trailer there. We had 4 kids competing but only 2 horses & 1 pony so the kids had to share.

They were a great team and got 3rd place. There were 4 teams competing at their C level division.

DD can ride by herself but we had leaders for the less experienced members of our team.

I made Picnic Chicken Pitas to share and brought bottles of water for everyone. Here's the recipe:

I didn't add bacon because we had a person who's allergic to pig products. I used a avocado flavoured mayonnaise, no salt. It was gobbled up!

I'm pleased because I've never made this recipe before but it was so super easy to make. DH wants me to make it again so he can put it in wraps/pitas for his work lunches.

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VLKSHA 7/2/2012 1:23PM

    Sounds like a wonderful afternoon, good company, healthy food, horses and excercise.

Happy Canada Day!

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Ouchy, groany feeling

Friday, June 29, 2012

First there's the sun burn. My fault for not putting on sunscreen. Wasn't safe for the 53 minutes I walked at lunch yesterday.

Then there's my thighs. Protesting after I made them work at Zumba on Wednesday and the 5k walk yesterday.

So I'm moving slower today but I'm going to keep moving. Gotta loosen up. I can wander around the buildings in the complex at work today and get some exercise but stay out of the sun.

I'll be outside all day on Canada Day at the Prince Phillip Games. Sure hope there's no thunderstorms like the forecast is predicting. Clouds is good. Even rain but that's it.



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