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Exercise in Disguise

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The sun hasn't broken across the wide prairie yet. This is a great time to work on the spring garden layout. Out comes the graph paper and the cut-outs from magazines. The colored pencils, too. Dreams on paper.

After the sun lightens the southern Colorado sky I will go out, rake, and then take the hose to form shape of my garden. If I'm satisfied I will haul some rock over to form the border. All the while I'll be visualizing the goal of that beautiful garden.

I will try to visualize in 3D. Toofa pots, whisky barrels overflowing with vines. A cobbled path to this main garden.

Exercise for the soul, spirit, mind and body.

  
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/11/2012 7:15AM

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and encouragement. Hubby fenced in an area so that I can garden to my heart's content. I left my iphone at the market and can't retrieve it til Saturday. Then I'll get "before" pictures.

I am overjoyed no goats or antelope can get into the space.

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DLDMIL 10/10/2012 11:30PM

    I love your plans for the the garden. I really miss my garden.

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/10/2012 10:35PM

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FUNGIRL81005 10/10/2012 3:50PM

    Love gardens!!! How peaceful!!

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KATHYJO56 10/10/2012 2:28PM

    You did this so well, that I can also visualize your beautiful garden. What a wonderful way to spend the day. emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/10/2012 11:40AM

    So well described it almost seemed like I was there!
How many feet or yards wide/long it it all going to be?
Hope you'll take pictures and post them, I'd love to see your progress.


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DAISY443 10/10/2012 11:20AM

    Beautiful!

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NOLACHERIE 10/10/2012 10:40AM

    I can almost see it through your eyes. Know it will be beautiful & can't wait to see pics when done.

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FITGRANDMA120 10/10/2012 10:37AM

    Wow I feel like I want to start working on one just from reading your blog. I think visualizing is beautiful, and I am trying to learn more about planning ahead. Great peek into a beautiful garden that already exist in the mind of the artist.

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GINGERHAWK 10/10/2012 9:13AM

    That sounds amazing - I wish I had a green thumb and the level of creativity that you surely have!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/10/2012 8:39AM

    Loved your blog!

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LOVELY_ROSES 10/10/2012 8:02AM

  I love it! Thanks for the blog!

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KITT52 10/10/2012 7:47AM

    sounds wonderful....
I'm hoping we have a garden next year again

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NEW-CAZ 10/10/2012 7:23AM

    Wonderful! Visualise your dream. Plan and then put it into action.
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Can we expect some pics when your dream is realised?- as it surely will be!

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successful weekend, all in all

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sat. 5k walk. not to mention the 3 miles I did at home with Leslie Sansone thinking the 5k would be cancelled due to bad weather, and not to mention the 45+ minutes of jumping around trying to stay warm prior to the race.

I earned those few bites of leftover birthday cake!

Sun. 3 mile walk and 20 minutes of aerobics. After a 3 hour nap recouperating from yesterday.

I ate well all day so got to share the last sliver of cake and about 4 bites of ice cream with hubby. Still calories to spare!

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/10/2012 11:37AM

    Great job. Hope you gave your self a great, non-food reward for all that.

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Preparing for Tomorrow

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Overnight we are supposed to get our first freeze. That means a little fire in the woodstove - just enough to keep things warm inside.


I'll exercise in the morning to get the juices flowing then enjoy another bowl of my oatmeal, spelt and flax mix. Maybe I'll put pumpkin and baking spice mix in it like I did today. emoticon For lunch maybe a spicy taco-style salad so full of flavor and veggies I can pick at it instead of opening the icebox and staring. emoticon

I know just because of the chill and the first fire of the year I'll be in one of those homey moods. The first chill I learned a trigger point was the aromas that filled the air. This time I will not start my low-sodium vegetable soup until late afternoon. emoticon When I do indulge I'll be sure and measure and track it. No random sampling!

Dessert is planned, too. Baked cinnamon apples with a thin layer of filo topper. Since that doesn't take long to bake so I'll do it after dinner so I won't be tempted.

Another thing I'll be prepared to do is work on crafts to keep my hands busy. I'll even write letters to family and friends. It will be a break between autumn cleaning and the 5k walk/run on Saturday.

Yes, I'm prepared this time!

  
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WHITNEYLD 10/7/2012 7:35AM

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ANNANN63 10/7/2012 7:26AM

    It really is wonderful to learn what helps us keep on track. My worst trigger for overeating is being tired. I am gradually learning to lay down to rest or nap rather than eat.

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KITT52 10/7/2012 2:54AM

    good plan...we had a fire tonight as well, no frost yet but still a bit nippy

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/6/2012 4:14PM

    Oh that sounds so nice, and as you say homey. Really makes me miss winter and having a wood fireplace.
Around Feb we'll have some nights where it gets down low enough to have a light frost.
Yes we are in Florida, but more like lower Alabama (some times called LA).
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MYAN1959 10/5/2012 5:51AM

    Okay love the food your making can I come over lol emoticon I have to ask what is spelt?
I love apple recipes I eat 2 apples everyday hey it gives me 2 fruit emoticon getting my water in is a must.
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    Forward planning makes you a winner! emoticon emoticon

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MARY1313 10/4/2012 10:15PM

    great plans!!!

Mary

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/4/2012 9:53PM

    Sounds like autumn is in the air where you live. Stay warm, stay strong and stay focused!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/4/2012 9:23PM

    we're looking at Sunday morning for our freeze .... already had a couple of frosts .... love the crisp weather ... got to admit I've been using the heated mattress cover already .... keeps me toasty ! Roc
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PAULALALALA 10/4/2012 6:42PM

    I love those little fires in the woodstove! We expect our first freeze here usually sometime around Nov. 15, but many times it comes much later than that. Usually the night before our first expected freeze I'm running around trying to bring those last tender potted plants in.

Yes--the food sounds good. I love the homey aromas of a pot of soup or beans. Good plan to start it later in the day!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 10/4/2012 4:45PM

    YOU ARE PREPARED AND THAT IS GREAT AND OH YOUR MEAL PLAN SOUNDS SO YUMMY

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Thank You for Making My Birthday Special

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

What an awesome place to be - right here on Spark! emoticon I was overwhelmed by all the emails, goodies and birthday wishes on my spark page.

There are so many it would take days to thank all of you individually. I hope it doesn't seem tacky to thank you all at once.

My birthday was truly special!

  
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ANNIESADVENTURE 10/4/2012 5:38AM

    Spark people are awesome! It is a great place to be. Glad we made your day a little more special.

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PATTYKLAVER 10/3/2012 9:57AM

    Happy belated birthday. Isn't the people of SP a great bunch of people?

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    Happy belated! emoticon

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    emoticon you are so special to us too

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    emoticon Glad you had such a special day, you ARE a special lady emoticon emoticon

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Luv ya,
Karen

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DEBBY4576 10/2/2012 10:08PM

    You are loved whatever way you Thank people. I am glad you felt special for your special day.

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The Last September Weekend

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The goal was set to get my pantry made by end of month. I finally got the proper hardware yesterday. Hubby is home today. It will get finished!

Another window going in this weekend, too. Yeah!

Tomorrow, a nice hike after church. All 4 dogs will go with us. We'll hike locally, soak in some vitamin D and some color. Maybe even gather up some cocktails. No, that's not right. I meant cattails.

  
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AGK3112 10/2/2012 3:14AM

    NICE PLAN..I am sure you did enjoyed it

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    emoticon you've met more goals.
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BARBIE176 9/29/2012 11:29PM

    emoticon emoticon achieving your goal is awesome! Enjoy your hike and soaking up the Vitamin D and color. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! emoticon emoticon

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JANDREWS031 9/29/2012 8:02PM

    Sounds Wonderful!!!!

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KATI5668 9/29/2012 7:04PM

    sounds like fun...enjoy the brilliant colors..it is beautiful out there this time of year!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/29/2012 3:42PM

    Enjoy your hike!

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KATHYJO56 9/29/2012 3:12PM

    What a great weekend. I hope that you enjoy it!

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CAROLIAN 9/29/2012 2:46PM

    emoticon Enjoy your walk xxx

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MARYJOANNA 9/29/2012 5:20AM

  A great way to end the month of September!

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