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Mountain musings

Sunday, July 06, 2014

We've been at the cabin for about 10 days now and have gotten the cobwebs mostly under control. When you are nestled in the trees there is not much you can do to keep them out altogether so we settle for under control. We have not tackled the basement yet but that is for another day.

Today we weed whacked, raked leaves about 6 inches thick and trimmed some shrubs. That took care of the back that is accessible - the rest is too steep. We got the leaves off the walk and tomorrow we will do the rest of the front yard which is even steeper. Fortunately we do not have any grass to mow so once the old leaves and the weeds are trimmed that will do it for this year.

We do love this easy life style!

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 7/9/2014 11:08AM

    Sounds heavenly! Enjoy!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/8/2014 8:29AM

    LOL. We have an easy lifestyle at our camp, too.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/7/2014 8:11PM

    Enjoy your little piece of Heaven! Sounds wonderful!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/6/2014 11:16PM

    It sounds lovely! I'm sure you're enjoying the work, but mostly the summer break! Relax and enjoy the mountains!! Hugs, Jeannie

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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:51PM

    Sound like a job well done. Love the country!!

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ELRIDDICK 7/6/2014 2:57PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Remembering the reasons....

Friday, July 04, 2014

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This morning I drove down to a local park by the river. Part of the area is maintained as a veterans memorial. This morning there were three veterans there with a table set up selling T-shirts and caps to raise money for the bricks that list the names of veterans. I stopped to talk to them and was rewarded by meeting three wonderful people. I did not have any money with me as I had left my wallet in the car but I took the paperwork and info to mail them a check. It made me thankful that someone is willing to go the extra mile to remember our military and what they did and do as we celebrate the 4th of July.

  
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    Wonderful! God bless America! emoticon

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Time marches on

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Almost a month since my last blog. I know I should blog as I miss the feedback from my spark friends and they help me to stay on track.

We finally made it to the mountains yesterday and are happy to be here. We have a few small projects to do and have several short trips planned. We mostly need to relax after a very stressful winter and spring.

We went to the local orchard/farmers market yesterday and I was in heaven. Something about the soil here makes the veggies and fruits taste so good. I left $45 at the market but that also included 8 lbs. of my favorite white popcorn that has minimal hulls. We got a big basket of peaches, cukes, tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, etc. Everything there is certified organic and picked that day - can't get fresher than that!

  
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IMEMINE1 7/6/2014 4:54PM

    We love the farmers markets and try to buy local. Everything is more yummy! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 7/1/2014 7:13PM

    Sounds wonderful already! Imagine how much all of that delicious produce would have cost (if you could even find it) at the grocery store! Sounds luscious!

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IONA72 6/29/2014 5:24PM

    Enjoy your veggies, sounds good! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/28/2014 5:57PM

    Sounds like you're all set to get in some great relaxing and healthy eating. Enjoy that time, as I know you will!!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/28/2014 4:09PM

    You are smart to escape this heat and humidity. The produce sounds luscious. Enjoy. Hope you'll blog often. I'll try to look for your words. I remember great cool walks with my dad in the heights of North Carolina. -Marsha

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MARCIAC10 6/28/2014 3:53PM

    Have a great time! I'm not in the mountains, but my new house with the woods behind makes me feel like I'm there!

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DNRAE1 6/28/2014 3:04PM

    What a wonderful way to begin your stay! I love the farmer's markets. We had some fresh picked strawberries for lunch today that were soooooo sweet! Delightful!

I got a great walk on the beach today , but it should track on my activity tracker when we get back to Chicago tomorrow evening.

So glad you finally made it. You deserve some good relaxation time! Enjoy!

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I know I need to just do it!

Friday, May 30, 2014

I've not been tracking food very well these past few weeks. My excuse is too much chaos in my life but that is all it is - just an excuse. I only lose weight when I track so I know how important it is to me. Everything for today is planned and tracked. I have almost all my exercise done for the day. One more 20 minute session will bring me to 120 minutes for the day and I usually do that just before supper.

I WILL track tomorrow, too!

  
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GRANNY2B2 6/9/2014 10:06PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/5/2014 11:08PM

    OK...that was a week ago...are you doing it??

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DNRAE1 5/31/2014 10:06AM

    Yes, tracking is key! Otherwise I let those extra calories sneak in and blow it! If I have to track it, I usually don't eat it!!! Ok, let's track!

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HAKAPES 5/30/2014 5:53PM

    The experience is that those who track food, loose the double weight with the same diet. That's a motivation for me!

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KASSANDRA55 5/30/2014 3:02PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track. I am so worried I will mess up while on vacation, but we will cook for ourselves a lot so I should be able to make good choices most of the time. I hate to do it, but I always track even the stuff I am guilty about eating. I never want to though!


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DETERMINEDJANET 5/30/2014 1:43PM

    Same for me with the actual intake...just an excuse.

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Counting down to cabin time

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer is in full swing here in central Florida. I find myself going out for my morning walk earlier. We're trying to finish up some family obligations in the next couple of weeks so that we can head up to our little cabin in the mountains and enjoy the rest of the season there. While it can still get hot the humidity is way less than here and the heat of the day does not last so long. Plus we have lots of shade that makes a huge difference.

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 5/29/2014 7:38PM

    Sounds really wonderful! Lots of years we do it in reverse...Texas or Arizona in the winter, home in the summer. Enjoy your cabin time and have a great summer!!

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AQUAGIRL08 5/29/2014 7:10PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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DNRAE1 5/29/2014 3:08PM

    That sounds so nice. When do you leave? We get very little humidity here in central CA, but boy, does it get hot during the summer! I'm leaving on a cross-country road trip in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it. Being away from the fridge should help, and I'm carrying healthy snacks and food, so I can avoid fast food stops.

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PEZCATHY 5/29/2014 10:40AM

    So far, not near the rain we had last year! Still pretty humid though, but nice cool mornings around 72 :D


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JAMIRBLAZE 5/29/2014 9:52AM

    As a fellow central Floridian, I'm jealous of the cabin. Hope that you get to go soon.

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PLUGINALONG 5/29/2014 9:28AM

    I am wishing for you a happy time at the cabin. Haven't been in touch in quite a while but I am doing ok. Hope you are too. I now am wearing the fitbit and enjoying it a lot. I am averaging the 10,000 steps per day as recommended by the health sites and people who advise us about health and nutrition. But I am still trying to lose my weigh gain for this year. I have lost 3 lbs this month but still having difficulty with losing. How are you doing on everything?

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