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Going downtown can sure be an adventure

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I had to go downtown today and sure had a time getting there and back. I took the amount of money I needed for a round trip ticket. But I couldn't get the ticket machine to work so tried another one. The second one turned out to be for parking, not the bus/light rail ticket. I had enough to get a one way ticket and went and got on the first train that came along. Wrong train. At least I could get the free shuttle from either one, so I got to see some scenery I haven't seen in years and since they have changed a lot of things. Then I had to walk south to get to where I was going but had the wrong address, so was confused trying to find the place. I had trouble finding the room I needed to get to, too. What a comedy of errors.

On the way back, I knew where I needed to end up, but I needed to get some money to get the return ticket, so had to find a bank. Of course, I had passed the kind I needed and had to go back a ways. I finally got to the return light rail station and had learned a lesson and made sure I got the right train this time.

With all that running around I did manage to get some exercise. Now for some sleep.

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MCJULIEO 5/18/2013 11:16PM

    Those days are much better in retrospect, and sometimes not so much fun when you actually are going through them... glad you got the exercise, though!

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PEGGYO 4/28/2013 12:19PM

    what an adventure you had.

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MOM2ACAT 4/25/2013 5:56PM

    I'm glad you were able to see the up side of things, sometimes all it takes to turn a bad day around is a good attitude.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/25/2013 3:46PM

    And you did it all! emoticon I take public transportation everywhere so I know the frustrations and LOTS of walking AND lots of spent energy! You sure got your exercise yesterday. emoticon Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 4/25/2013 1:06AM

  at least it was a nice day for all that running around.

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April 21 Walk in the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

It was a really nice, sunny, warm day today after a week of cold. Cassie and I stopped at the park on the way home from church today. We walked the mile around the park. On one side I noticed that there is a pull-up place. Now, I've never been able to do pull-ups, even when I weighed 110, so I knew I couldn't now, but it was something different to do. I thought maybe just pulling on there might be some strength training for my arms. So I did a few pulls on it. Then we continued around to where there is something for stretching and I did a couple stretches on it. I was surprised that I could reach my right foot up and lean forward with no problem once it was up there (bent knee). That was nice to find out.

This morning I got a text from my friend that her son was going home from the hospital today. He had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain just Friday afternoon. Praise the Lord for his quick recovery.

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MCJULIEO 4/23/2013 8:56AM

    Sounds like nice progress for everyone!

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STLOUISWOMAN 4/22/2013 10:20PM

It's always nice to discover you can do something you didn't think you could do. Glad you enjoyed your walk in the park.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/22/2013 8:25AM

    I am so glad your friend's son is doing well from the surgery. One of my dear friends, her best friend, had surgery last Friday to remove a cancerous brain tumor. It is hard for everyone, including friends. God bless you. emoticon

emoticon on enjoying your walk in the park AND the pull ups. emoticon

Love, Chelsea emoticon

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April 7, nice day

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Today my friend took me out to celebrate my BD a little early. We went to lunch at Applebees after church and I was mostly good there. I got chicken and portabella mushrooms (one of the under 550 dishes) and ate a little less than half. Hopefully that left room for the small Frosty she got me at Wendys a little later. Then we went out to Bennett to see Fancy. It has been so long since I have been able to go see her since I don't have money for gas since my truck had problems. Fancy, of course, decided to play tag as she does very often. So I ended up doing that with her for about an hour. She just likes to play. I finally got her a little grain and was able to catch her. I wanted to get some of that long hair off her and the mats she is getting while she sheds. This was her first winter outside and she has hair about 2 1/2 inches long.

After grooming Fancy for quite a while, we came back into town and went to Home Depot where my friend bought me dirt for my garden and a pack of seeds (I already have several packs of seeds, but wanted some thin growing carrots).

Now I am home and eating the rest of my lunch and watching the ACM awards. I don't usually watch award shows, but heck, there isn't anything else on that I like. So Cassie, Orzo and I are having a quiet evening at home.

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JUSTYNA7 4/9/2013 10:30PM

    It's so nice when exercise is play. Sounds like a nice birthday. Mine too. Just a quiet family dinner. Happy Birthday! emoticon

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FANCYQTR 4/8/2013 12:20PM

    Today, the 8th.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/8/2013 6:48AM

    I think your birthday is close to mine! Mine is April 10th. When is yours? Love, Chelsea emoticon

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The Passion Play 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tonight my friend and I went to The Passion Play. This was my 3rd year to see it. They put on a really good play each year. It is all volunteers from several churches in the area. Every time I cry when they whip Jesus and crucify him. Tonight, though, I couldn't stop crying. I cried even when Jesus showed up after rising from the dead and leaving the tomb. I cried all during the song "He's Alive." I cried when Jesus was ascending to heaven. And I cried when they had the call to the altar. Well, I've not been embarrased to know Jesus or be a Christian, but have been to go up in front of everyone and admit I hadn't gone up to the altar before. This time, though, I went up there. And I was still crying when I went up and was standing there. I think I finally quit when I got back to my seat. I have never had that happen before. Though I have always believed in Jesus Christ, I think that Easter will mean more to me this year for some reason.

I hope that everyone has a blessed Easter.

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/1/2013 1:47PM

    You probably had lots of feelings about your life in general that you hadn't processed or allowed yourself to feel and watching the play brought it all up. I am so glad it was a healing experience for you. Have a wonderful week! Love, Chelsea emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/30/2013 5:48PM

    He is Risen indeed!

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ROBERTAUP 3/30/2013 9:02AM

    Thanks for the reminder of how special yesteday, today and tomorrow are in our celebration of Life.

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SUNSET09 3/30/2013 6:09AM

  I do understand as it is with sadness that Christ died to save us from sin. It is a happy cry because He loved us and God gave His only Son for us. What a sacrifice! We cry together! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHILOHPIP 3/30/2013 1:45AM

    Hi! Yes it makes us cry to know how much our Savior LOVES us! He died a horrible death for our sins. He didn't have to do it..but He wanted to.We sure did'nt do anything to deserve His love. But He loves us JUST like we are. What an AWESOME God we have!! Have a Blessed Easter too!

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Trying to get walking more

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm having extreme problems with finances now and have been trying to figure how to get to the doctor's office without having to use my gas. It ends up a question of having to walk about a mile from the bus stop. Well, I am not used to walking a mile. So I am trying to get to walking more by next week.

Today I walked twice around the lake at Washington Park. That turned out to be a half mile each round, so I got the mile on that walk. Added to the rest of the walking I did today I got over 2 miles. I know I'm not ready to do that every day, but I will get there. I am also hoping that I can get up to a 5k by May when they have the Furry Scurry at that park (that one goes around the entire park). I don't know that I can actually join in because of the cost to register, but maybe I can follow them or something.

Now, if the weather will just stay such that I can handle walking in it.

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/14/2013 6:30PM

    I take the public bus everywhere thus I walk a lot that way and the more you do it, the more you will get used to it. Look what you have done already! emoticon The best to you preparing for the walk in May. Chelsea

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GCHUNG 3/14/2013 2:41PM

    Great plan and good incentive for May and 5K

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PARKERB2 3/14/2013 11:46AM

    sounds like you have an ideal place to walk. The scenery is probably beautiful as well. keep walking and sparking.

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FANCYQTR 3/14/2013 2:14AM

    Washington park is still a ways from me, but there are a couple smaller ones close. I just stopped there on my way home from a class at the hospital that is downtown (about 10 miles). The closer parks are about 1/3 that size. but it is a little nicer than just next to the tracks. Wish you could have a place like that Susan.

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SUSANBEAMON 3/14/2013 1:13AM

  nice to live close to a big park. closest thing i have to me outside is the walkway next to the train tracks. no circle, just straight ahead.

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/14/2013 12:13AM

    Awesome job working on that one mile walk! I started a walking program a couple weeks ago and I am really enjoying it. The weather is perfect!

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