Saturday, June 25, 2011
June 24, 2011 Day 35
Elliptical Trainer 11 minutes
Total Exercise Minutes: 11
Today I did odds and ends around the house. I carried all of my son's shoes to his bedroom and put them in a line along the wall, changed towels and bed sheets, did two loads of wash, folded two baskets of my son's laundry, cleaned out the pool skimmers and put more chlorine tabs into the floater, filled the pool and fed/watered the cat. I enjoyed a mug of coffee sitting on the pool deck.
It was humid here and I was hot when I came in from outside. While I did the elliptical I was too hot and did 5 minutes, then another 6 with a fast interval towards the end of the six minutes.
We are getting up early to go look for wild black raspberries. My sister has some canes in her yard and said they are ripe.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
June 23, 2011 Day 34
Method: Walk / Run
Weight: 256 lbs
Calories Burned: 96
Total Exercise Minutes: 16
I made stuffed green peppers for the family tonight. We are beginning to run out of things again, but my husband gets paid, be the Lord Willing on Saturday. I washed dishes as I prepared the meal. I felt lethargic all day.
I was out walking and was thinking about doing the hour route when a car kept going around the block at high speeds. That was enough for me; I cut the walk short. I happened to see something on TV where a man driving a car hit a cement truck doing 65 mph (portrayal) . I turned the channel. Perhaps the person was drinking or on drugs or aggravated, I wasn't going to keep walking while he was circling the area. If you see shoes thrown over lines crossing streets it is some sort of indicator of drug activity. The police have roadblocked off the street behind us a couple of times since we have lived here. A house on that street was hit with bullets. Anyway, my Dad always said, when the criminals come out at night, all the people go inside and that just makes it easier for the criminals.
I don't live my life is fear of stuff like that, but I do use caution.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011 Day 32 of Chris Downie's 1,000 days of doing 10 minutes of exercise daily.
78 degrees and 85 % humidity at 11:43 PM
Elliptical Trainer 12 minutes 233 calories burned
Total Exercise Minutes: 12
I called the SPCA and the cat had a crusted nose and was dehydrated, but otherwise is doing fine. It was a female about 10 years old. She was put on antibiotics too. I told them about the black Manx cat and they said it would have to be trapped. I was told I could help if I would rent a trap to try to catch it. The cost to rent a trap which would be refunded upon the return of the trap, was $75.
I told the woman I talked to, that I don't have a job and she said they could give me a discount. The bad thing about it is, you might catch someone else's cat if it is out roaming around.
Anyway, I did what I could do for the cat that came to our house.
Our daughter's cat used to chase our old cat, Elle. Cinnamon was the babysitter and would get in between them. If Baldric persisted in picking on Elle, Cinnamon would pin him to the ground with her mouth. She never hurt either cat. When Elle disappeared, Cinnamon tried to go up the driveway as we walked by to the garage where Elle was found dead. Because I couldn't see Elle, I thought Cinnamon was looking for a rabbit or a squirrel. When the neighbors gave me the trash bag with Elle's frozen body in it, I opened it and Cinnamon rooted her with her nose as if she was trying to wake her up. We both moped around the house with sadness for days afterwards.
This cat will have better care and won't be chased, hit by a car or hurt by another animal. We have a great horned owl in the neighborhood and I think it might go after an injured cat.
Monday, June 20, 2011
June 20, 2011 Day 31
30 minutes 149 calories burned Route is 1.11 Mi / 1.79 Km
Total Exercise Minutes: 30
I went for a walk tonight and there was a nice breeze blowing. I got to the corner of our block and crossed the street and a beagle that is usually in its dog house at night, rushed the fence and was barking furiously. Most of the people in this area are above the age of 60, so the dog may have awakened some people. Princess did her marlin fighting and we proceeded on. My left ankle and leg began aching about 20 minutes out, so I cut the walk short and came home.
I called the SPCA today and asked about the mauled cat. Someone was supposed to call me back, but never did. I am tempted to ask to go on the air of a local radio station that has a program on the weekdays called The Phone Party. They offer recipes, household hints, announcements of local events, etc. They broadcast for lost pets.
I was angry and depressed about that cat. I told the person I talked to at the SPCA today about the black Manx cat, the bully on our street. It saddens me that cats are left to roam. The streets here are busy in the day time and cats will fight. If one that is declawed is out, it doesn't have much of a chance to defend itself. I didn't check the cat yesterday to see if it was declawed. It was gentle enough to let me pet it even though it had obvious wounds. Most cats would hiss at a stranger when they are hurt.
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