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Tiring but fun day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi from FL again. I did well at breakfast - fat-free yogurt, a clementine and oatmeal w/raisins. Lunch was a BIG meal, so dinner will be much smaller. The resort planned a big Island buffet for last night, but due to the rain it was postponed until this noon. (they also dropped the price emoticon)

I had coleslaw, a plantain, two small hush puppies, about 2 oz Jamaican jerk pork, and about 3 oz chicken w/pineapple, tossed salad w/balsamic vinaigrette, a small piece of roll, and grilled veggies (I recognized eggplant among them). I topped it off w/an indulgence of choc cake and fresh fruit. Ok, it was a lot of calories, but I stayed away from a few other selections of definitely fatter foods, so I'm feeling somewhat virtuous......at least until I track my nutrition.

Before lunch, we climbed the 105 steps to the top of a lighthouse (and I almost crawled down them again - I don't like heights, but love lighthouses.) This afternoon we visited the Henry Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Wow! That man had money to burn, is all I can say. The museum used to be his summer house - all 60,000 sq ft of it. Fantastic place.

Haven't checked yet, but I'm hoping climbing the lighthouse steps can be counted as exercise; but even if not, I got the exercise. emoticon

Tomorrow is our last full day here, and after a boring presentation (where they will try to convince us to buy a unit - NOT going to happen), I want to visit the beach. Believe it or not, we've been here since Sunday afternoon, and haven't yet gotten to the beach. We just aren't interested in sunbathing, and I don't ocean-swim, but I do like to walk on the beach.

Today's rain hasn't arrived (yet), although it is promised as a sure bet. Maybe I can take a dip in the pool after dinner before the rain comes.

If you've read this far, you probably don't have enuf to do tonight! : )

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/18/2010 9:42PM

    I read the whole thing! Sounds like fun although I am a homebody. I am trying to visualize 60,000 sq ft. It sounds like you have had plenty of exercise with climbing stairs, and swimming would add more. I'm glad you are enjoying it all.

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IUHRYTR 5/18/2010 5:18PM

    emoticon on trying to stay sensible with your eating while on vacation. it can be difficult. Glad you're enjoying your stay. -- Lou

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Monday in Southern FL

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hi y'all. We're in southern FL, and had an 'interesting' day - went to a couple of places we wanted to see, but turns out that both are closed on Mondays. emoticon Soooo, we're going to try again tomorrow. emoticon We had a good lunch at a local seafood place. Loved it, but I sabotaged my nutrition for the day.

Took a wee nap this afternoon, then I used the treadmill awhile. Still can't go fast, but at least I used it! emoticon After the workout, my DH and I enjoyed the swimming pool. It was about 4 p.m. when the thunderstorm blew in. Was pretty fierce for awhile, but cleared off again around 6 p.m. so we went out to dinner w/out rain. I did somewhat better with food at dinner tonight, but still blew my nutrition for the day. (shrug) emoticon

This is as far south as I've ever been in FL, and I'm glad we came.

Darby (our dog) is at the pet resort again. Glad she likes it. We are planning to rent a RV in July for a few days to try taking her w/us somewhere. If that all works out (if we have a good camping experience and Darby does too) then we'll be looking to buy one. We really hope everything goes well, because we want to take Darby w/us when we travel - at least most of the time.

My dau who had to put her cat to sleep several months ago has apparently adopted a mini-pincher. Or maybe they just have him 'on loan' for now, I'm not sure. The cat they do have is as big, and heavier than Buster. LOL

Good night.

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TINKERBELL200 5/21/2010 10:03PM

    Where were you in S. Florida?? I live on the west coast in Ft. Myers. It was hot and rainy this week, but always beautiful and green, one of my favorite colors!

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YATMAMA 5/18/2010 2:19AM

    Shoes, shoes, shoes!! Wear your shoes on that treadmill, please!!


Sounds like you're having fun. Enjoy!! Whether it's regular sunshine or liquid sunshine, have a blast. lol

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IUHRYTR 5/17/2010 10:10PM

    Yup, rainstorms in the afternoon. emoticon That's summertime in the Sunshine State. emoticon -- Lou

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Saturday on the road

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We're on the road for a few days' vacation. Hmmm, do retired people get 'vacation'? emoticon

I'm working on my nutrition, but not doing as well as I'd like to. Tomorrow is another day.

I was BEAT last evening because I hadn't slept well Thursday night; but after getting a good night's sleep last night, I'm getting ready to get on the treadmill for a walk. I forgot my Aleve Thursday night, and awoke Fri in pain - which, of course, only got worse for riding in the car all day. Today was better, so I'm being diligent about keeping pain medicine in my system!

Thursday (at home) the high temp was around the upper 50's. Yesterday, we experienced 94 degrees. Hahaha! Yes, we're down south. emoticon

Y'all have a great Spark weekend.

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IUHRYTR 5/15/2010 8:45PM

    We've already been in the 90s in Central FL with awful humidity and it isn't even summer yet. Ah, well. Be safe on your trip. -- Lou

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a day of mixed emotions

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today is my Mom's b'day, and that of one of my s-i-l. I made and sent a card to Mom, as she lives at least 1600 miles from here and I don't even have a phone number for her.

My DH and I went to our last "Kid Writing" today, and that's sad. We've SO MUCH enjoyed the kindergarteners. They had presents for us - key chains w/a photo of the class, a plant and a place mat which the whole class had signed. I almost teared up right there in class. We will be going back tomorrow for Grandparents' Day, enjoying lunch w/Tyler and being there for various activities.

Another sad thing was when I opened the newspaper this morning and found that my friend's father had passed away. He had cancer, and was on his deathbed for quite awhile; but it's still a sad thing when someone dies. My heart breaks for my friend. I called her cell phone instead of her house (I figured she was where her father died, miles from here), and had to leave a message. When we got back from school, there was a phone message from her. emoticon Maybe it was better that we couldn't actually speak this morning - I know I would have cried. We'll talk again in a few days. I won't be able to attend her father's funeral, which makes me sad - not being able to be there for her; but she knows I love her and that I'm praying for her.

It's another (relatively) cold, rainy day here in So Central PA. The temp isn't supposed to get above about 57 degrees. I'm glad I wasn't counting on walking outside; but WILL utilize my treadmill as much as my dr has given me permission to do. I forgot my pain medicine the other evening (it's a 12 hr thing) so took something else in its place until yesterday morning. My hip hurt that night - so the 2 weeks haven't done much for me. I certainly have NO intention of being on Aleve the rest of my life. Am thinking about my options.

Right now, I'm resting in the Lord for comfort on all levels. He never leaves me on my own. I read Ephesians chapter 5 this morning as my devotional. If only we all would follow God's plans for us - what a better place this would be. I can hardly wait until I reach Heaven - perfection. emoticon

God bless you all

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TINKERBELL200 5/12/2010 7:37PM

    What an emotional day! At least you are remaining positive! Sometimes we just have those days, and praise the Lord, He is there to comfort us! Just keep your faith active and in the Word. And everything will be alright!

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/12/2010 11:29AM

    I am impressed by your faith. You are right. We have so much to look forward to. I am humming "Imagine" in my head as I write this. I pray that you can find a livable solution to your pain.


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IUHRYTR 5/12/2010 11:27AM

    Quite a day for mixed emotions, isn't it? Gotta love your positive attitude, though, in the midst of everything. Hang in there. -- Lou

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Sunday afternoon

Sunday, May 09, 2010

The rain DID stop yesterday morning, and by 11:00 the playing fields were mostly dry - due to the wind. We watched the boys play, and had a good time. Josh (10 yr old, catcher) caught a foul pop-up for the final out of the game, and his team won! Don't you know he was pleased as punch when his teammates all piled on him (he was lying on the ground where he caught the ball)!

Yest. after the games, my DH and I watched some taped tv shows then went out to dinner. Had a nice dinner at Red Lobster, bringing home about 1/2 of it. That's for tonight.

This morning's breakfast at the church was very nice; a buffet w/scrambled eggs, 2-3 kinds of mini muffins, biscuits and sausage gravy, huge bowl of mixed fresh fruit, sausage, bacon, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. I ate only decent portions of egg, a biscuit and a quarter cup of gravy, almost a cup of fruit, 1 slice of bacon, 1 sausage link and coffee. A little over the top, but I didn't care....much.

I finished the book "Sarah's Key" this afternoon, and was satisfied w/the ending. Now to start the second book my dau loaned me - something by Jodi Picoult. I find her a hard read - I don't know why. emoticon

Almost forgot to mention: when we got home yest from the ballgames, I found a card and beautiful bouquet of flowers. My youngest is such a thoughtful (adult) child.

We have another busy week ahead. Two days of "Kid Writing" w/the kindergarten class - our last 2 sessons because we'll be busy the remainder of May. 2 - 3 more ballgames (depending on the weather, might rain), weekly visit at the animal shelter, and a dr visit, and the weekly stitching get together. Must be something else I'll have to remind myself about by looking on the calendar on the 'fridge. emoticon We found a write-on calendar on the 'fridge to be indespensible when we had kids at home, and now that it's just the 2 of us, we STILL need a calendar to keep appts straight!

I thank God that we're able to do so much w/so little difficulty. Many other people are not so blessed.

P.S. - I lost 1-1/2 lbs this week! YEA!!!! Even tho' I'm trying to not let the scale determine how I feel. I also lost bits (not whole inches) in my body measurements. Every little bit DOES mean progress.

Have a God-blessed day, everyone.

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THINAGIN2 5/10/2010 10:46AM

    I am glad that you had a good day! It's always nice to see your kids win. I know what you mean about the calender. Lee

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/9/2010 9:33PM

    I love baseball and can't wait until I can cheer on my grandkids. The time will come so fast so I don't want to rush their growing up too fast. I'm happy you had a great weekend.


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IUHRYTR 5/9/2010 4:30PM

    Nice that you had a good time and 1.5 pounds lost is something to be proud of. emoticon -- Lou

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