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Hot Stuff - and not in a good sense

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It is HOT outside. The temperature is breaking records for the individual dates and now it is probably going to break the record for the number of consecutive days of 100 or over. Not precisely the best environment for exercise and working out.

It does cause my appetite to be diminished, but it also is just too darned hot. Temperatures of 100 or higher are just a little too warm for my taste. The heat sort of sucks all of your energy away in a matter of minutes outside. Sleep is negatively impacted. Last night it was 87 degrees outside at 11:00 p.m.! Yes, I have A.C., but I hate to use it at night. I usually have windows open at night - fresh air - and this time of year I awaken to bird song. Last night I had to leave the A.C. on all night for the first time in a few years.

I guess what is bothering me is that it is still June, just a few days into the summer season proper and look how hot it is and how dry and how many fires. Does not bode well for the next few months, I think.

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SUSANBEAMON 6/28/2012 12:45AM

  At least you have AC to run. Without it, the nights have been much too hot for good sleep. I'm just glad for the 10% humidity. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALKINGWOMAN07 6/27/2012 12:42AM

    I have been hearing about your weather - and the Colorado forest fires - on OUR news, way up here in Canada, and thinking about you. And here we are in BC, unseasonably cold, and with flooding in areas. If only it could be all evened out. I DO hope that this hot weather does not last for you.

I know what you mean about the A/C - I used to live in Ontario, where you have to have A/C - not my favourite, especially if it goes overnight.

I do hope that this hot weather calms down for you.

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ANNEMAC5 6/26/2012 3:14PM

    This weather is strange. In England we have just had the coldest wettest june it rained nearly every day for 5 weeks and it is only in the past few days the weather seems to be improving. Wish I could send you some of our cooler weather and have a little sunshine emoticon

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Fire and smoke

Monday, June 18, 2012

There are several fires in the Colorado mountains that are really serious in so many ways. The air quality up in the mountains and down here on the plains with all the smoke is pretty rotten to horrible, although the ash and particulates make for lovely red sunsets, if the sun can get through the smoke. Bothers allergies & asthma and is just nasty. The weather vreports said 50% chance of thundershowers on Saturday and I guess some folks got something, but not on the fire area and not at my house. Today it is to get up about 100 degrees F and the humidity is 5%. Any moisture in the ground is evaporating away pretty fast. YUCK!!!

IF ANYBODY KNOWS OF ANY GOOD RAIN CHANTS, PLEASE SHARE.
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FRACKTHATNOISE 6/25/2012 2:13PM

    I hope that the fires have stayed far and away from you! Keeping the thoughts of rain in your general direction!

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WALKINGWOMAN07 6/19/2012 10:04PM

    Oh, I do hope that you get rain - not thunderstorms - soon. Thunderstorms can trigger new fires. You need some of our BC rain. We have been getting too much - some areas are under flood threat right now. Wish I could send you some of our rain.

Meanwhile if i come across a rain chant.......

Irene

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SUMMERTIME

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer is time for gardens and flowers and not wearing heavy clothes. Weeding gardens, mowing lawns, hiking, riding my bicycle, swimming, visiting with friends at barbecues, seeing neighbors when everyone gets outside, birds singing in the yards in the morning, butterflies . . .

Summer is when my desire to be outside and also to make things grow automatically makes me more active without really trying. The majority of my exercise is just part of my every day routine and requires no extra planning or effort on my part. There are fresh fruits and vegetables to tempt my palate and drinking plenty of water is never an issue. Things seem so effortless at this time of year, compared to colder months of being inside and needing to most often specifically plan and schedule exercise.

  
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WALKINGWOMAN07 6/14/2012 1:31AM

    Great blog. And so true. Although I think I could use a little of your care in my garden. Things just grow and grow and grow out here - weeds, flowers, trees you never planted...... I think it's the rain. However, lots of exercise opportunities for sure!

Have a wonderful summer!

Irene

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My New Exercise Buddy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A week and a half ago I adopted a dog - a 2 year old spayed female blue heeler mix - from the City Animal Shelter. Her name is Nalla. She was in some other animal shelter before the one where I got her, so she's been on her own for a while. She's very sweet and she loves my cats and vice versa (the cats grew up with my last dog, Annie). She definitely gets me out and about more than occurred when I didn't have a dog. I'm still working on getting a photo of her I can share with everyone here. She always wants to be right beside me and it is difficult to fit a 50 pound dog into a photo from such a close range! She is really a sweetheart and I am so glad I found her.
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TX.PATRICIA 3/20/2012 8:30AM

    Awesome, can't wait to see a picture of her!!!

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WALKINGWOMAN07 3/16/2012 1:01AM

    You will gets LOTS of exercise with her. Can't wait to see the photo.

Irene

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SAFARIBABE 3/15/2012 10:58PM

    How wonderful!! Can't wait to see a pic! I bet she'll keep you on your toes!

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NANNER2121 3/15/2012 6:33PM

    How wonderful. Looking forward to a photo of both of you!

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"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."R.W. Emerson

Friday, February 17, 2012

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read the above and thought to myself how incredibly true it is. I post it here because I was reminded today that February 13-19 is RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK. I hope this will serve to remind a number of other people who will then do an extra act of kindness just because.
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WALKINGWOMAN07 3/9/2012 3:14PM

    Just saw this blog of yours - so true!

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SAFARIBABE 2/17/2012 8:53PM

    Thanks for the tip Sugar!!

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