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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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sans treadmill

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Heard from 1 treadmill repair place (by email) and it looks expensive just have them out....I have my fingers x'd for a new one, but need to talk with hubby again b4 going shopping.

In the meantime, I walk inside my house, and today I walked briskly for 15 min at my grandson's school cafeteria.....nobody was there. My husband and I were waiting for the 1st class of students to come take part in the Santa's Workshop, where the kids buy gifts to give. We spent about 4-1/2 hours on feet, and bending over to take extras out of boxes and place them on the tables. Whew! I was glad to help, but by the time I left, I was also glad to get off my feet! : )

Tomorrow I'll get a good workout at the animal shelter, and we'll see what Friday brings - in addition to grocery shopping. See, I AM getting exercise, even tho' my treadmill is broken.

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DAYHIKER 12/17/2009 6:45AM

    Good for you for getting in all that exercise anyway!! This is scary...my treadmill just began making an ominous noise when I lower it from incline. Hubby is going to look at it today. Our roads are such out here in the sticks that my husband does not like me to walk on them--gravel, winding, hilly, narrow, and teenage drivers that think they're at Le Mans. Not a good combination for safety! emoticon

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BUSSMOM 12/16/2009 11:57PM

  You are keeping very busy....good for you.


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IUHRYTR 12/16/2009 11:22PM

    Good for you for helping and for staying with your workouts. emoticon -- Lou

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Sunday afternoon

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last night I went to a memorial service for a wonderful Christian lady, my sister in Christ. I knew her from work, and we were in Bible study together there. (I retired a yr ago) Barb had battled cancer for several years, but thru it all, Christ shined thru her to everyone. Barb always thought of others, not herself, and once she was asked (in my presence) "don't you everget mad or upset about having cancer and going thru chemo?" Barb's reply was so typically Barb, "yes, sometimes I go by myself and cry, but I remember that God is in control of what is happening." Barb wasn't resigned to God's control, she EMBRACED it in joy. What an example.

I miss Barb, but I'm glad God released her from her body of pain and disease. I WILL see her again one day, when I reach Heaven. Praise the Lord!

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DAYHIKER 12/13/2009 4:24PM

    What a wonderful testimony to the grace of our loving God. Even when we don't know what is going on or why, His grace is always there for us if we'll accept it. Thank you for this blog post!

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1THING 12/13/2009 2:12PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I am glad Barb is safely in her maker's hand. Showing Christ in her life lives on.That memory of her seems to be shing on. Take care of you also. emoticon

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Got some mall exercise today

Friday, December 11, 2009

I went out by myself to the mall....it was great to be out by myself, and not have to go where I wasn't interested in going, or wait while someone else looked at something. Since the mall wasn't terribly crowded, I got in a brisk walk - went all over the thing at least once. : )

I found a shirt for my husband, and a blouse for myself (why not!?) and then bought us both Auntie Anne's original pretzels. He was surprised and pleased when I gave it to him on my return home. I've tracked that nutrition, and am determined to eat even better the rest of the day, but it was a pleasant splurge.

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DAYHIKER 12/11/2009 4:44PM

    Good for you!! We need a treat every now and then. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 12/11/2009 4:01PM

    emoticon Keep making progress. -- Lou

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FURBALLDTH 12/11/2009 3:23PM

    Good for you! It's nice to do something for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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