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Walking in the Dark

Friday, August 29, 2014

We drove back to Florida yesterday leaving our little mountain cabin all alone with the deer. We are here for a few weeks for some routine appointments and then hope to head back to enjoy Fall and feel cool weather.

This morning when I got up it was 76/F compared to the awesome 59/F when we left yesterday morning so I went out to walk before the sun was up as I would have a hard time talking myself into going after the temperature continued to rise. By 7:45 I had walked for 45 minutes and pulled some weeds for about 15 minutes. Fortunately I can ride my stationary bike inside this afternoon.

Stay cool! emoticon

  
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IMEMINE1 9/2/2014 12:13PM

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TERI-RIFIC 8/29/2014 5:22PM

    emoticon I'm enjoying our cool weather.

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KATELJM 8/29/2014 12:29PM

    I envy you your little mountain cabin, although DH would spend half his time trolling the woods for signs of the deer. We are celebrating the shift to slightly cooler weather here. We may not have a cabin backed up against a forest, but nearby we have a very pleasant park with a 1.05 mile walking/biking path.

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August 24

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This month has just slipped by in a wonderful haze of walks up the mountain and down by the river, reading, crosswords and enjoying the deer off the back deck. There have been a few old movies throw in there and lots of rides on the stationary bike out on the cabin. We head back to FL on Thursday for about 3 weeks for some routine appointments and hope to be back at the cabin by the middle of September and stay though at least October maybe some of November.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/27/2014 3:44PM

    Sounds great!

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TERI-RIFIC 8/26/2014 6:20AM

    Sounds perfect. I love the mountains.

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/24/2014 6:42PM

    How long a drive is it to your home in Florida? The cabin sounds so lovely and peaceful. I can tell you love it there!! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 8/24/2014 4:25PM

    Sounds so nice. Enjoy! emoticon

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Tomorrow's plan

Friday, August 01, 2014

In the morning (after my bike ride, of course) I'm going out to a few local yard sales. Our little down town has a farmer's market on Saturday mornings and I will also go there to stock up before going out to the orchard for more peaches. You never know what will be available at the farmer's market. last week I got some yummy yellow tomatoes but I got there late and most of the vendors were closing up so I plan on being earlier tomorrow!

  
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GRANNY2B2 8/16/2014 7:55PM

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IMEMINE1 8/3/2014 2:53PM

    I love the farmer's market. This week though, we didn't go. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/2/2014 9:54AM

    That's one of the problems I have with our farmer's markets, too...I'm never early enough to get the good stuff. Need to set my alarm early and get up and go. Hope you got some good stuff today! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/2/2014 1:30AM

    Enjoy!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/1/2014 9:16PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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Enjoying the challenge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I find if I start the day with exercise I have more energy and can accomplish a great deal more than if I miss it and plan to do it later. Today I started the day with the stationary bike: one session of 24 minutes and another for 14 minutes. We needed to do some errands and I took advantage of the air conditioned super market and walked 20 minutes before I got my groceries. After lunch there was a show on Netflix I wanted to watch but I still needed more exercise time. OK, I can multi task. I did Leslie Sansome type walking while I watched my show. Total today - 126 minutes!

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 7/31/2014 9:00AM

    I love starting the day with exercise. If the whole day goes to pot after that, it is ok, because I have accomplished something!

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LYNNIERN 7/29/2014 10:49PM

    You are a rock star!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/29/2014 7:44PM

    Way to go!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2014 6:12PM

    Great total! Like that observation about morning exercise starting the day off right and giving you energy. Way to live!!

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Travels on the Road

Saturday, July 26, 2014

We got back on Wednesday from a trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls. We met our DD and DGD there (they flew and we drove). From the cabin it looked like about a 12 hour drive so we thought an easy two days. Wrong - the first day we lost 3 hours sitting in traffic due to an accident so that made the 2nd days drive really long. On the way home we couldn't leave until we dropped the girls off at the Toronto airport for a 4 p.m. flight so we only drove 3 hours that day, 8 hours the next and 2 1/2 to get home on the 3rd day. We had a great time, good to see the girls and we spent time with an old friend of our DD's from Miami so that made it special.

  
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MARCIAC10 7/27/2014 9:29AM

    Glad you had a good time. Travel problems always seem to happen!

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THINAGIN2 7/26/2014 7:07PM

    It sounds like it was a wonderful trip in spite of delays! Welcome home!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/26/2014 4:07PM

    Lots of road time, sitting time, together time! emoticon Glad you had safe travels and that you had a good time. It's a beautiful area! Welcome back!!

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