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Crazy from the heat

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So, here in SE Wisconsin we are in the middle of a "heat dome".
Apparently, we will have upper 90s today and there is no predicted relief in sight.

I made sure to get my gardening done by 9AM and was drenched with sweat by the time I came in the house. Then I did Walk it Out with my Wii for another 90 minutes.

I must be nuts - but in a good way (I hope).

Stay cool everyone!

  
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SLOLOSER 7/19/2011 9:40PM

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LHLADY517 7/19/2011 8:14PM

    This heat is hurting us big time here in the Ozarks. My garden is dying. One plus--we don't need to mow the grass.

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STLSUE01 7/19/2011 2:11PM

  It was about 82degrees this morning at 7 when I did my walk: a 1.5 mile loop. I dripped, I groaned, I swore I had only committed to 10 minutes of exercise a day -- why was I torturing myself like this??

But after the walk, and drinking my water and taking my vitamins, I realized it's all good: In another four months I'll be fighting the cold wind instead.

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Appreciating DH and family

Monday, July 18, 2011

I sat down to write a blog post and it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with my SP friends just how lucky I am to have such a great guy in my life.

I met John in pretty typical fashion, in my sophomore year of college. He was a junior, on the swim team and I thought he was adorable. He was (and is) brilliant, a true gentleman with a goofy sense of humor and giant blue eyes - - I was completely and totally smitten.

We got engaged while still in college and after he graduated, he moved to Chicago for his first real job. I missed him terribly and was so glad to marry him in May of 1987 and move to Chicago to be with him. I finished college there and after less than a year of marriage, was pregnant with our son, Dan.

We moved back to SE Wisconsin when Dan was about a month old and have lived here ever since, in a 170 year-old stone farmhouse, that we did most of the remodeling work ourselves. We had a daughter, Emily three years later and feel so lucky to have them in my life.

Gratitude is part of every day for me now. I have so mch to be thankful for! I hope you do too!

  
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JONICACALDWELL 7/18/2011 4:20PM

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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A day at the pool

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I was invited to a pool party today, at the home of some new friends we will be taking a trip with later this year. They have a lovely home and an inground pool. (very nice.)

I did not swim because I do not have a suit that fits me right now (this was an impromptu gathering), but I did enjoy sitting on the side of the pool with my legs dangiling in the wonderful warm water.

It was a wonderful afternoon and I am looking forward to my trip to Mexico (with a new swimsuit).

  


Breaking routine successfully

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My husband wanted to go shopping (I felt his forehead, but no fever) this morning, but I hadn't worked out yet. I like to get my workout done before I do other things, but thought that this was an opportunity to test myself. Would I work out when I got home?

The answer is YES.

I'm now cooling down, logging onto SP (obviously) and getting ready for my niece's engagement party. Oh happy day!

  
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EAGLES_WINGS 7/17/2011 1:09PM

    Glad you stuck to your guns and worked out anyway! Good for you! emoticon

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Got lost in gardening

Friday, July 15, 2011

I spent 2 hours pulling weeds and cutting off Hosta flowers (they're ugly, right?). I can now bend over and work hard for 2 hours and feel OK. I may be a bit sore tomorrow, but I now know this is just the process of my muscles getting stronger.

Have a wonderful, warm weekend everyone!

  
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JONICACALDWELL 7/15/2011 6:34PM

    That's a crazy calorie burn girl! good for you for mixing it up! emoticon for a weekend of binge free eating.

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CATSANDGARDENS 7/15/2011 5:46PM

    emoticon Way to go and yes the hosta flowers are not all that pretty to look at, but I love them for the color they add to the shaded areas.

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