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Peaceful beauty

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Okay, I'm in Reno and it took forever. My husband likes to take scenic route so we drove through Yosemite National Park. It WAS beautiful. We saw Half Dome and El Capitan. We didn't see anyone climbing. We DID see a deer grazing peacefully alongside the road. Evidently she felt safe in the park in spite of hunting season. We arrived at Harrah's around 4 p.m. and unpacked. We'll have dinner with a group at 7.
Geri

  
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GEINAHG0757 9/10/2009 11:18PM

    Have LOTS of fun, Geri!!!

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YELLOWDAHLIA 9/10/2009 8:26PM

    Sounds like fun! If you gamble i hope luck is on your side......Linda

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Profound

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Gosh--I don't have anything profound to say. I have done well eating and somewhat okay on exercise. Got in the strength but not aerobic. The babies just got picked up by their daddy, the house is straightened up, and I'm ready to pack for my mini vacation. Woohoo!

  
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FROGGEE 9/9/2009 10:08PM

    Way to go. Have a nice trip. K.

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GEINAHG0757 9/9/2009 8:37PM

    Have a great time, Geri! Sounds like you are in good spirits!
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Vacation

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Just one more day and then Reno! I am leaving for a mini convention (my husband's) and I get 4 days to do anything I want. Woohoo! I can't wait. I know I'm getting a facial with a hand and foot massage and will do some shopping but the rest is up in the air. We have a free dinner on Thurs. night and a banquet and big time show on Sat. night. We are free to do whatever on Fri. night. I'm going to kick up my heels and have a blast!

  


Nothin' happenin'

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Not much going on today. It was my day off but I was busy. Went with DIL and babies to winter shop for them. It's fun to see all the new fashion for little ones. Went to dentist appnt., library, Macy's for some new clothes for upcoming trip, car wash, and for the most pleasurable of all things--a foot massage. My DD gave me a GC for my Bday and I used half of it today. I even fell asleep near the end, it felt so good.

  
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GEINAHG0757 9/3/2009 9:13PM

    What a fine day...glad you enjoyed it!
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FIRST2BTHIN 9/3/2009 7:58PM

    SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DAY TO ME, SOMETIMES WE NEED DAYS LIKE THAT

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Ankle

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I keep saying I hurt my ankle but it's not exactly my ankle. It's from the ankle down to the side of my foot. It feels like the side of the foot and the ankle are on fire. It hurts to put too much weight on it and I limp when I walk. I managed to get my strength training in along with heel lifts and lunges. It hurst but I tried not to put too much pressure on that side. I'd like to walk (not really) but I want my Spark Points. However, I'm afraid if I push it, I'll injure it more. So I'm playing it by ear. I didn't walk this a.m. and if the weather isn't too hot, I'll see how I feel tonight. Bummer!

  
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DOING_IT_4_ME 9/3/2009 9:50AM

  Sorry to hear about your injury. Be careful with it and try to do things you can that won't affect it so much. Walking may not be the best outdoors, I wouldn't want you to get to hurting then have to walk back in pain, unless you have someone you can call that can come and get you right away, I have done that with hubby many times especially at first with all the water I had to use the restroom too many times so I would call him to come and rescue me lol. I hope you get to feeling better really fast!

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CODEMAULER 9/2/2009 7:19PM

    There may be some floor exercises / stretches you can do, too, to keep the rest of your body limber while your ankle rests?

I hope you feel better very soon!
~ Trish

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DINAH-MITE 9/2/2009 3:59PM

    I use my gazelle strider because I have arthritis in my ankles and knees.... But there is always a certain amount of pain and will be until I drop at least 50pounds! Don't take chances.... you may want to stay OFF your foot for a while and do floor exercised and swimming.

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RACINEW 9/2/2009 3:40PM

  Having an injury get in the way of exercise is so frustrating! Especially when you're not looking for an "excuse" not to exercise. However, ignoring this amount of pain could cause further injury. Try putting an ice pack on it for 10 minutes at a time, 3-4 times a day for the next couple of days. In the mean time, try some exercises that put less stress on the ankle. Do you have access to a swimming pool? Walking in the pool can be very strenous, while being very joint friendly.

Take care and get better soon.

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