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Gotta love those awesome Alberta thunderstorms thru the night ....

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hooray, it finally cooled down out there. Huge thunderstorms overnight (sorry to those who suffered damage and flooding) and today it's raining ..... finally a cool down.

Not much sleep, two dogs and a cat all deathly afraid of thunder, and if you know anything about where I live, we are quite well known for our storms! Our toughie German Shepherd was shaking so badly that his teeth were literally chattering! He is definitely the worse of the three animals.

People who come here from elsewhere are usually blown away with nature and it's power of a storm, sometimes the thunder shakes walls, and the lightening can be almost blinding!

It has been extremely hot here for so long, that rain on a weekend seems to be OK (for once) as long as it doesn't become a weekend habit mind you!

Anyway, THANKS for the rain! emoticon ... emoticon ... emoticon

  
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ERINMARIE424 7/16/2012 8:45PM

    Oh we need rain here in Ohio really bad - so bad nobody minded on Saturday when it sprinkled at the pool party we were at!

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SHERYLDS 7/16/2012 9:24AM

    My husky used to be terrified of thunder as well.
He always felt better when we built him a little house (out of cardboard or sheets)
that he could hide under.


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GRANNYQUINN 7/15/2012 6:41PM

    Glad you received relief, storms sound scary!!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/15/2012 6:05PM

    Glad you have a little respite from the heat! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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WOW, I feel like I have really accomplished something

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hey, I figured out maybe the heat and the way I have been handling it by following the shade around my yard to get my exercise is not such a bad thing afterall.
I looked around today, and it looks pretty good, I wouldn't have gotten half this much done if it not for the heatwave.
I feel like I got so much done, which is great. My parents will be here to visit soon, and my dad has always loved gardening and his had always been the featured yard of the neighborhood (and beyond) .... perhaps it may impress even him this year!
I have to get a new card for my camera and take a photo or two.
How obvious is it that I am pretty proud of myself?!

  
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/15/2012 6:04PM

    Good on you! That is fantastic. I am hoping to get out into my garden today for a bit. It needs a lot of work, but the weather hasn't been all the good for gardening - but great for the garden! We have had quite a bit of rain, so that is good. emoticon

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ERINMARIE424 7/15/2012 9:49AM

    Great job! It is nice to be able to enjoy the results of your hard work. Have fun showing it off to your parents!

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NIGHTOCUPS 7/15/2012 12:17AM

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RDWBENZ 7/15/2012 12:09AM

  Awesome

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whoops, looks like I did this blog twice in error, DUH ?!

Friday, July 13, 2012

put it on my blogs, then it didn't show up, so I thought it had messed up somehow, so did the blog entry again. Slow computer??? Perhaps I should shop around for a I-pad (or this seems to be a great excuse to get one anyway, right?? !! )

  
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/14/2012 12:27PM

    I agree - iPad's are cool .... says she working from her MacBook Pro ... LOL ... but I do have an iPhone and an iPad .... emoticon

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UMUCGRAD 7/13/2012 8:50PM

    Any excuse for an iPad will do!
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How many calories get burned in the garden?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Well, it is way too hot to stay out to stick to my regular exercise routine, so I'm sorry to say the aerobics are out for about the past week or so ........ WHEN IS IT GOING TO COOL DOWN!?
Anyway, as a result, I have been following the shade where it goes and getting some gardening done, nothing heavy, just weeding, general clean-up, trimming hedges, trees, etc.
Any clue how many calories this burns??

One good thing is that during the heat not very hungry, so staying within my calorie allowance appears to be an easy task.

No lbs. lost for about 2 weeks though!! Darn that .... not giving up though! NEVER I SAY, NEVER!

  
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ERINMARIE424 7/14/2012 2:07PM

    I have not done too well with my walking during the heat wave either. Hopefully it cools off and we can get back in our routines!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/14/2012 12:33PM

    Good for you. I need to get some gardening done, but since the weather this past week hasn't been too good - we are in winter here in Australia!


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SPARROW714 7/13/2012 9:26PM

    gardening is in cardio under home activities... 4 calories/min

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UMUCGRAD 7/13/2012 8:47PM

    I don't garden but I'm sure it's one of the activities in the fitness chart. There are many non-traditional types of activities listed there. It's not all just typical exercise. For instance, heavy house cleaning is listed.

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How many calories get burned while gardening??

Friday, July 13, 2012

It is way to hot to do any heavy exercising, so my regular aerobics has gone by the way side until it cools down a bit .......... WHEN IS THAT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN I ASK !! ..........
anyway, I have been doing quite a bit of work outside in the garden (as the shade follows me around the house) - no idea how much this will help, anyone know how many calories get burned during this job? It's not digging & heavy stuff, but weeding, and general maintenance, cleaning up old flowers, trimming bushes, etc.
(on the good side, it's also too hot to be very hungry, so eating over calorie allowance appears to not be an issue, thank goodness!)

  


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