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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today's high got all the way up to the low 20's! Brrrr!!!

I'm sorry that we're to get a 'wintery mix' late, late tomorrow night and have it turn into rain on Christmas Day. I've been enjoying seeing the snow on the ground. Well, there's lots of winter left for more of the white stuff. The naked trees look great with their covering of snow.

We got the snow blower fixed, so we're ready for more snow. It was good exercise, but LOTS OF SWEAT to clear those 12+ inches off the driveway this past weekend.

Tomorrow is our time at the animal shelter and we'll be taking our two local grandsons because their babysitter has Christmas Eve (and New Year's Eve) off. The older boy likes to walk dogs with his Grandpa and the younger one is looking forward to playing with the kitties while I clean their room. : ) Planning to bake gingerbread men when we get home. Hope the boys LIKE gingerbread. LOL


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THINAGIN2 12/24/2009 10:12AM

    It sounds like a fun day to me! Sending wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! Lee

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IUHRYTR 12/23/2009 8:07PM

    Thank you for helping at the animal shelter. That's kind and compassionate of you. -- Lou

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ordered a new treadmill! - updated

Monday, December 21, 2009

Found a treadmill that I want; but the store was out of stock. HOWEVER, they expect to be able to deliver it either late next week or shortly after the 1st. I'm SO excited. Walking around inside my house makes me dizzy! emoticon

I confess to not getting much exercise today - still 'living off' the unexpected GREAT amount of calorie burn I got shoveling snow the past two days. LOL

Beautiful sunshine again today. Praise the Lord!

UPDATE: Thank you all for your responses. It'a Nordictrack - I don't remember the model, but it isn't a real complex one. It does have iFIT capability, and I don't know if I'll ever use that, but who knows. Maybe some day I'll decide to do that, too.

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SAMGERBINE 12/21/2009 10:50PM

    Enjoy! I got mine the other day and I'm loving it. Can't wait to go back home and use it some more :)

Ready for those lbs to just start melting off???

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CONNEALS 12/21/2009 9:05PM

    Enjoy your treadmill. I love mine.

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DAYHIKER 12/21/2009 8:00PM

    emoticonGood for you!! That is exciting! My treadmill has a broken place on the cog that makes the incline work and it is looking like we will have to buy a whole new motor as they don't show that part separately. Couldn't get anyone on customer service today so hoping to tomorrow. I can use it flat but that really doesn't get my heart rate up much anymore. I sure miss it!

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IUHRYTR 12/21/2009 7:54PM

    A treadmill is so great, especially when the weather isn't good enough to go outdoors. Plus, you can watch videos or TV while you walk. Good for you. -- Lou

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PEPPERLEAH 12/21/2009 7:42PM

    I am excited for you! I am waiting for the day when I can get a treadmill, too. Right now, it is out of the budget, plus, I do not have space for one. But one day I will have one!

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DEE107 12/21/2009 6:42PM

    Nancy I am looking for one too because of the same reason,.. what kind did you get...??? I am looking for a folding one I dont have enough room for a standing free one

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DJ4HEALTH 12/21/2009 6:33PM

    Know what you mean about going in circles. Did that when I rode my three wheeler and then started going down to the lake. That was more fun than going around my neighborhood (it's a rectangle) with one way in and one way out. So I did not have to worry about traffic too much but when I go to the lake I have to cross two intersections. One is ok but the other one the drivers seem like they want to run me over. Not all of them just some.. Have a great time working out on your new treadmill. We don't get snow but if we did it probly would be gone by lunch time. (Florida) emoticon

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Sunny Sunday Morning

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The snowstorm is over and the sun is shining brightly! Yea!! emoticon

We still need to stay off the streets/roads, and church has been cancelled for today. BUT, we can get a service on tv, and have lots of great Christian music on CD. I know that not being at the church building doesn't mean I won't have a good worship time with the Lord.

I got great exercise yesterday by shoveling (twice for 35 min each) and will shortly go out and finish the job. It was still snowing lightly at 10:30 last night when I walked our dog, Darby, so there's more work to be done. YEA! More calories burned, more use of muscles, sunshine. What more could a 60+ yr old want! LOL

Have a great day, everyone.

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BUSSMOM 12/20/2009 4:14PM

  I love the snow.....and the automatic aerobic exercise that comes with it....I like a good challenge. Enjoy your shoveling time. Hope you have some nice hot cocoa to finish it off with when you come inside. And I hope it is not too cold either.

We are having sunshine too, but no snow..... emoticon.......have to go to the mountains to see any snow.

Merry Christmas

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IUHRYTR 12/20/2009 3:45PM

    Great attitude. -- Lou

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DAYHIKER 12/20/2009 9:16AM

    I am missing church today, too, Nancy, due to a cough that I'd not like to share with others. Our service will be on Sermon Audio later so that's a blessing and I spent more time in the Word this morning. Our snow didn't amount to much but what's there got a little melty then refroze making it plenty slick so being stuck home is not such a bad thing.

60 too Cindy emoticon

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Well, for US it's a big storm. We've gotten at least 12 inches and it's still coming down. Haven't had this much snow at one time since 2003. That might be impressive until you realize that the intervening years have seen far less snow total than 'normal'.

Snow blower wouldln't start, so hubby and I have spent two shoveling periods of about 35 minutes each time. I really got a good workout today!

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BUSSMOM 12/19/2009 9:20PM

  Which goes to show you that God approves of aerobic exercise.Lol

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IUHRYTR 12/19/2009 8:54PM

    Good cardio workout. -- Lou

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DAYHIKER 12/19/2009 6:01PM

    I feel so cheated...it finally snowed a little then quit and started to melt! Send me some? emoticon

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GRANNYTO3 12/19/2009 5:24PM

Major snowstorm here also....24-30 inches predicted to fall. I have already shoveled three times today!

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MEXGAL1 12/19/2009 4:49PM

    not snowing here where i live in Mexico, but my husband went to PA early to be with the grandkids and he says there is plenty of snow for when I go on Tuesday. Burrrrr!

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JUDY4652 12/19/2009 4:45PM

    Snow and ice are causing chaos here in the UK! Unfortunately we cannot use snowblowers here as our snow is too wet! But we can make snowmen!! Have a great Christmas!

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DIANET2 12/19/2009 4:34PM

    It's beginning to look alot like Christmas..... Be safe!!

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Crossing my fingers

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It seems it would cost and arm and a leg to get my treadmill repaired, or even to find out just what IS wrong with it. While I wouldn't want to give up an arm or leg, I do have about 25-30 pounds of fat someone can have......... emoticon

Soooo, after Bob and I take the old treadmill to the salvage yard, we'll be able to shop for a new one. Cross your fingers. I've said about all I can about wanting a new one SOON.

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DAYHIKER 12/18/2009 5:37AM

    Hope you find a treadmill that suits you! I'd be lost without mine! emoticon

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BUSSMOM 12/17/2009 11:11PM

  I hope it works out for you to get your new treadmill soon. When you get it......enjoy!

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