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Friday, June 11, 2010

Ok, I may not be great w/dreaming up nifty titles, but hey, I never claimed I was! Haha!

This is our last planned night on the road and I'm eager to get home. We're going to sleep in tomorrow - until about 6:30 a.m. emoticon I normally don't mind getting up early to (drive) get somewhere, but this will be our 4th day in a row, and I'm ready for a later getting up time. (sorry if I sound like I'm grumbling)

I'm thankful for SP and my SP friends and others who post on SP. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You're encouraging, enlightening, and I always feel better after I've been on SP.

As I mentioned last night, I had to take out all the rows of my newest knit top. I haven't done much on it since, but probably will in the car tomorrow. I did get about 8 rows done (over 193 stitches - I think that's what I have on the needle). I'm working the front and back in one piece, but w/a seam down the left side. Maybe I could just go ahead and work it in the round. Or maybe no. Haha

G'night y'all emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 6/11/2010 9:56PM

    Sleeping in to me is until I wake up -- 0630 sounds too early emoticon. Lou

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DUTCHONEY 6/11/2010 9:47PM

  You lost me, but that's ok.

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Thurs, 6/10

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Had a good visit w/our grandchildren (the grown-up kids had too much to do!) It was fun and I'm glad we went. They live about 1,000 miles from us. The trip since then hasn't been so great, but I'm bearing up. God's grace IS sufficient.

On the trip as a whole, I've made some good choices (food and exercise) and some not-good choices. I'm afraid I've gained a few pounds, but we'll see when I do my usual weigh-in on Sunday morning.

I'm looking forward to being home where I can use my exercise equipment and eat better. Some of the motels where we've stayed have exercise rooms, and some don't. I confess I only walked outside one time when the motel didn't have an exercise room; and even tho' there's a nice one where we are tonight, I'm bushed. Yeah, yeah I know: exercise would probably be a best idea, but I'm going to bed soon instead. emoticon

I finished my 1st knit cotton top and bought some more cotton yarn. I started a second top, but the yarn isn't EXACTLY the same thickness as in the 1st top, and I had to take out what I'd done and start over. Ho-hum. Still, I'm eager to finish it and begin wearing the second top. I am still toying w/the idea of making it sleeveless instead of short sleeved. We'll see.

G'Night, Y'all.

  
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PEGGYJEAN13 6/11/2010 9:15AM

    I hope your trip goes well. I admire your talent for making knit tops. Have a great weekend and I hope the Sunday weighin goes well.

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BEESPARKLE 6/11/2010 8:33AM

    They say, nothing like sweet home. So enjoy your time away and then back to routine when home.

Sounds nice your top.




Bee




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KAKIPOPUP 6/11/2010 5:39AM

    Safe home! (as the mother of a friend of mine used to say when I left)

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IUHRYTR 6/10/2010 9:59PM

    Have a safe trip home. emoticon -- Lou

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Doin' better!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Although my eating wasn't perfect today, I DID make a number of good choices. And that's not easy for me to do when we're traveling. AND....I used the treadmill before breakfast and again after dinner, for a total of 70 minutes! Ok, I just sprained my arm patting myself on my back. Keep in mind that I don't walk FAST, but at least I did it.

I'm planning to repeat the exercise (maybe not the total minutes) tomorrow. And, I'm also planning to eat well tomorrow.

If the weather holds, we'll bring out grandkids to swim at the motel; and if not, we'll enjoy the day indoors with them. emoticon

Have a great night.
Nancy

  
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DAYHIKER 6/4/2010 2:08PM

    Hey, Nancy...join me on the new Bootcamp? emoticon
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challenge_detail.asp?challenge=6

Cindy emoticon

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IUHRYTR 6/4/2010 1:21AM

    Don't forget that patting oneself on the back burns calories. emoticon -- Lou

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PEGGYJEAN13 6/3/2010 11:41PM

    It sounds like you are making deliberate decisions about your eating and exercise. Enjoy your travels.

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On The Road Again, We're Back on The Road Again

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ok, so I took liberties with the song. Yes, we're on the road again today. Going to visit our dau who DOESN'T live near us. She has a beautiful son who will be 4 on Wed, and our only granddau who is 7. sigh. Wish they lived closer!

We had a false start (or maybe, non-start) this morning. Due to a mis-remembering, we didn't get Darby to the pet resort yesterday, and had to call to get special permission to bring her in on today's holiday! Sooo, instead of getting away before 9:30 this a.m. (a late start any day), we didn't leave until 12:30!! We did reach our evening's lodging at 8 p.m., after stopping up the road for dinner. Had almost perfect weather, and glancing over at the north-bound lanes of the interstate hiway, we were thrilled that we were headed south! Twice N-bound traffic was at a standstill for miles - the second time was for at least 10 miles - I watched the odometer.

I'm about ready to turn in for the night. We'll reach my dau's before dinnertime tomorrow (Lord-willing) and look forward to being able to attend E's b'day party.

Y'all have a great week.

P.S. I tracked my nutrition tonight, and didn't go very much over calories, and managed to pretty-much stay w/in range on the other categories. Whew! Plan to do better tomorrow. Also, hoping tomorrow night's lodging has a treadmill!!

  
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PEGGYJEAN13 6/1/2010 9:13AM

    Enjoy your grandkids. Travel safely.

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LADYNETTIE 6/1/2010 12:04AM

    Happy Trails!

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IUHRYTR 5/31/2010 10:10PM

    Good thing hat you missed the traffic backups. Have a safe trip. -- Lou

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HJFOGARTY 5/31/2010 9:38PM

    sounds like you had a great day - stay strong you are doing so great and are such an inspiration!!!

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Friday, mid-morning

Friday, May 28, 2010

My DH DID hit the DC traffic that I knew he would. It took him 1-1/2 hrs to go from Dullas airport to the Maryland line! We didn't get rain at our house until after 10 p.m., but DH said it was raining down where he was. At least he got home safely.....around 9:30 p.m.

I had a fat-free yogurt when I got up this morning and then climbed on the treadmill. Granted I still can't go fast, but I spent 45 minutes, reading more pages of a book about the beginning of the FBI. It's amazing that it even got off the ground, considering how many blunders they made in the beginning year or so.

We're thankful we don't have any running around plans for today or tomorrow. There's plenty to do here at home. It IS strange that we won't be going to school any more until the fall. emoticon

Have a sparking-fun day everyone.

  
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IUHRYTR 5/29/2010 8:28PM

    Enjoy the break from school. emoticon -- Lou

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BREEZY85 5/29/2010 12:08PM

    have a safe and happy menorial day weekend!

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PEGGYJEAN13 5/28/2010 1:31PM

    Enjoy your summer. Vacaton time always goes so fast and I never get as much done as I planned. Life gets in the way! Hae a good weekend.

Peggy

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