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New Companion

Monday, January 28, 2013

Today ended up a rushed day to get a new dog. I called a friend to ask about ACD lines and what would be good for a possible therapy dog, which I would like to bry to do with one. She said she had one that she would give me who is very sweet and laid back that she thought would be good. We were going to meet next month, but she was about half way here today, so we met today. Cassie does love people and she is just fine having a cat around. Orzo (the cat), unfortunately, does not like having Cassie around. He attacked her. So I will have to keep Cassie in a crate when I am gone unless it is warm enough to leave her outside in a run at those times.

It's comfortable having a cat and dog in the house again. I just hope it doesn't take too long for Orzo to get along with Cassie. Cassie will give me a nice walking pardner, too, so maybe I can eventually get up to walking a 5k. I know that doesn't sound like much, but it will be quite a bit for me.

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MANSONJAK 5/6/2014 7:35PM

  I love dogs and all that they do too. They are amazing and they are part of the family too. I am just so glad that we have dogs as such great companions too.
Jak Manson |

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STLOUISWOMAN 1/28/2013 10:44PM

    Congratulations on your new family member. The cat will (hopefully) come around & accept the dog. He's just got to get used to the competition for your affections.

You know, sibling rivalry.

Comment edited on: 1/28/2013 10:44:52 PM

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RITAROSE 1/28/2013 7:33AM

  How exciting! Hope the training goes well! Pets are such great company!! ENJOY! emoticon emoticon

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National Western Stock Show

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today I went to the National Western Stock Show with a friend. He had a stroke recently, so had a wheelchair this year that I was pushing, though he ended up walking most of the day with his cane. But we had a good day. I was surprised that I only wound up with 5200 steps, though. We were walking almost the entire time. I didn't do too bad with my eating there since I took my own lunch and a snack that I ended up eating for dinner. We did get a couple things that are a bit higher in calories and carbs than I should have, but I got the one cut in small pieces and haven't had a bite yet. I am going to try my very best to only have a small piece when I do have any.

This was the first time I have been to the NWSS in a couple of years because of problems and I sure enjoyed being able to go again. I also enjoyed that I was able to fit into my Wranglers that I haven't been anywhere close to getting on the last few months, even though I haven't lost much weight. Must have just redistributed some of the weight.

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PARKERB2 1/27/2013 5:24PM

    I am glad you had a good day and enjoyed the show. Take care. Glad the Wrangler's fit. makes you feel good.

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SUSANBEAMON 1/27/2013 1:52AM

  always enjoyed the NWSS when i used to go. i like the horse shows and going "backstage" where the horses get ready to show.

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DANLIN60 1/26/2013 11:12PM

    congrats on getting into the jeans, keep it up. be proud of the great work you are doing with your weight lost.



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DRPOOH63 1/26/2013 11:20AM

    Love the NWSS. Sounds like you had a good time.

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ELLENIRENE 1/26/2013 7:19AM

    I bet you've lost weight--inches anyway, I double that it's just redistribution of weight--
That feeling of getting into a too-tight pair of jeans is wonderful!!
Keep up the good work.

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Trying to get back on track

Friday, January 18, 2013

Since about June I have been really stressed all the time and really went off my healthy eating. My BG went up because of poor eating. For a long time I didn't leave the house other than to go to the store and church because my dog was so sick before I lost him. I am trying to get back with it, eating better (which works most of the time) and exercising. Yesterday I went to the gym that I hadn't been able to get to for the last 3 weeks and got on the treadmill again. I lasted less than 15 minutes before my hips were heating too much to go on. I then tried what I think is what they call the eliptical. That didn't last even 10 minutes because the muscles in the front of my legs started hurting so bad. I really can't go there very often because it is far enough away that I have to drive and using that much gas is out of the question. Here at home I go up and down the stairs to the basement and will try to do that several times in a row. There isn't much room for doing things in the living room, like DVDs and their moves. Hopefully I can figure out some things I can do here when it is too cold to go for walks outside.

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MOM2ACAT 1/18/2013 3:20PM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your dog. emoticon

Going up and down stairs burns a lot of calories! Have you tried any of Leslie Sanson indoor walking DVDs? They don't take a lot of space to do indoors.

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MARSHAD1953 1/18/2013 12:57PM

    I'm having trouble getting back on track too. I'm sorry your dog has been sick. I hope you and I can both get on track and stay there for awhile! emoticon

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Blessed today

Monday, December 31, 2012

It wasn't such a great day for my friend as she was still sick with the stomach virus, but that turned out a blessing for me. If she had gone for her surgery I would have been on my way to her house and broken down in the middle of nowhere. But I was in town and was able to make it to a mechanic. Things were up and down, though. They had only a couple mechanics working today, so could not even look at my truck. Si I figured I'd put more anti-freeze in the truck and head home. I called a friend from church to make sure I had waited long enough to put the antifreeze in after the truck had overheated as much as it had. There came a second blessing. Dan told me he would be over in a little while. He found that I had a crack in my radiator (rather than a nice leak in the hose where I thought it was) and spent the afternoon putting a new radiator in my truck. So I have made it home, with my truck. He checked while the truck was running and didn't see anything leaking so I am hoping that the dripping from under the truck was just from water hitting the bottom of the truck and left-over antifreeze and water under the hood. Along with the leak in the radiator we managed to find where the suspected leak in the oil was (in the radiator).

It cost quite a bit today, but was a big saving from what it would have been if I had headed out to my friend's or if the mechanics would have had time to get to my truck today. So, even though I had problems today, I feel extremely blessed.

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MCJULIEO 12/31/2012 10:32PM

    I had a similar experience about a month ago, and felt similarly blessed, even though it meant getting a new radiator, too!

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New Year

Monday, December 31, 2012

I might not be able to get on here on New Years Day unless a place with WiFi is open that I can go to. Tomorrow a close friend is having eye surgery and needs me to stay with her that night. Then on New Years she has to go back to have a recheck on her eye. Her daughter cannot take her, so she needs me to take her. Not close. She lives 90 miles from here and Tuesday has to travel 60 miles from her home. So I probably won't get home until Wednesday.

Today was a great day. I went to church, then out to the ranch where Fancy is now. She seems to really be happy there and is doing great. I should have taken her out there sooner. Of course, I didn't know anything about the place before. Then I got a tag for Orzo and came home and started some of the Cream of Chicken and Rice soup to take with tomorrow and to give to my neighbors as a late Christmas present (or New Years Present). It is supposed to be a high of 20 tomorrow, so I figure soup will be good and that one will be suitable for all concerned.

Then I enjoyed the football game by radio. Wow, the Broncos are Number 1. emoticon Boy, the tradres Elway made really made a change here. Go Broncos, all the way!


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