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A good week

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Walked a 10K this past Tuesday, then 4 miles today.... no additional pain in my knees. This is a great step forward.

Thursday, my husband and I traveled to Houston and back for a two hour visit with my ailing sister in law. This was a twelve hour trip altogether. Although we got some rain, it was a good day for traveling, we found a "back road" through the country and fields of bluebonnets, and had a good day of high quality family discussions.

For dessert, there was a perfect day on Friday at the Dallas Arboretum with a long time good friend, where we enjoyed the idyllic weather, a fantastic lunch outside watching the birds and the squirrels and smelling the fresh air. Sigh.... one of life's highs.

Then the whipped cream and cherry (don't we think about food a lot?)... a Mother's day bouquet from our San Diego son. In the package was a tiny box of chocolates and a gift pack of lavender bath products. I'm blessed beyond what I deserve.

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KAB7801 5/15/2013 12:13PM

    You are blessed!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 5/13/2013 8:34AM

    I'm so happy for your great week! Let's pray that this week is just as good or even better! emoticon

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8HABIT 5/12/2013 5:44PM

    Great news on your knee! I love the back roads in Texas, especially when the bluebonnets are blooming.

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TRUCKERSMRS 5/12/2013 5:31AM

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SISTERPRETTY 5/11/2013 10:51PM

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Activity

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I've been more active lately; little time for lots of exercise, but just in general moving around more than usual... gardening, more shopping, etc.

Today I'm celebrating how much better my body feels when I do that. Remember the old chant "No more monkeys jumping on the bed?" My new chant.... "No more sittin' in the chair all day!"

  
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ANDREA0301 5/6/2013 12:32PM

    You're doing GREAT!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 4/26/2013 8:23PM

    I love your positive attitude! Keep up the good work !
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ANDREA0301 4/23/2013 12:04PM

    Great manta! Haha

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/23/2013 11:57AM

    emoticon Love your new chant!

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Trying to relax

Saturday, April 06, 2013

...and be a little easier on myself. I'm finding that when I just quit nagging myself all the time, as if to a rebellious teen, the rebellious teen within myself cooperates and does what she is supposed to do a lot more freely. Anyone know what I mean?

I even allowed myself to break my 10 minute a day streak. Now, I regret that, but at the time I just didn't want to do anything. Now I have to start all over.



What a learning curve this is!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/8/2013 11:05AM

    Balance is such a big key. Also, another key, is getting back on the streak and not letting one day derail you.

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SILLYHP1953 4/7/2013 12:06PM

    Progress not perfection...something I must keep remembering.

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TRUCKERSMRS 4/7/2013 4:28AM

    I agree with QUILTINGB52.
In order to succeed we need to keep relearning points and adapting. Our busy lives have a habit of taking over. I had a good week last week because I gave myself "permission" not to be so "perfect" in other areas. I'm taking that forward into this week too.
Together, we can do this.
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QUILTINGB52 4/7/2013 2:00AM

    This whole journey has been a learning experience about finding balance. It just not in making healthier food choices - but balancing the exercises as well. I told myself long ago that all I had to do was 10 minutes of exercise per day. It became the beginning of learning to push myself a bit harder each day, yet find some balance so I was able to repeat the process the next day.

It's a lesson I relearn - over and over and over again. We just need to keep taking those baby steps forward, arms linked together and we WILL succeed!

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The wonder of animals

Saturday, March 23, 2013

This morning when I was doing Yoga, my elderly cat came running in to do HER yoga thing.... using my body as a petting agency. Whenever a hand or body part is close enough, she rubs against me, even nuzzling her nose under my hand so I can stroke her back. I could never figure out how she knew when I was doing yoga in our bedroom, till I realized I get a belt (yoga strap) out of a chest there, and she hears the sound of the lid closing.



We had a poodle one time that went into his "bed" every time we were thinking about going somewhere, with not a word spoken. We finally noticed he did it when we started putting our shoes on. Anyone else have uncanny behavior from their animals? They're experts on body language.

  
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SILLYHP1953 3/28/2013 11:37AM

    I'm getting ready to catch up on your blogs, usually start with the oldest one I missed, but had to answer this one first. Our huge black cat, Harley, comes running every time he hears my husband's lazy boy shut because he knows he will get some extra petting.

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THINAGIN2 3/23/2013 3:31PM

    We cage two of our dogs when we are going to be gone for awhile. When they hear me get into the dog biscuit jar they go to their cages and always get the right one. The other two dogs come to get their cookie, too.

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TRUCKERSMRS 3/23/2013 2:00PM

    Although I don't have any animals at the moment, I used to have a lovely black cat - Sid - who was always waiting in the window for me when I came home from work. He also slept on the bed, stretched out lengthways, with his head on the pillow - he snored too!
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STONECOT 3/23/2013 1:20PM

    Chopping onions. It always brings my elderly cat Twinkle for a few morsels if liver, mince or whichever meat is going with the onions!

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SCOTMAMA 3/23/2013 12:44PM

    First of all your cat has the MOST beautiful eyes I've ever seen!! We recently adopted a 3-yr. old female tabby -- who is still not trusting enough to let me pick her up and hold her, even though she loves to be petted. Trying to get me to give her more food, she taps me on the shoulder as I sit at the computer, then runs over to her food dish. It doesn't work of course as the Vet wants her to lose a bit of weight, so she only gets a certain amount. lol

My dog gets very excited when I put on tennis shoes -- that signals "walk time." She also comes running if she hears the microwave or the refrigerator -- anything that may signal that DH or I may be eating something!

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ALICIA214 3/23/2013 12:35PM

 

My girl Chica knows the difference between going for a walk or staying home.. if it is
walkies time the whole body goes into action at the back door with squeaks and
squeals....and when I turn on the radio in the kitchen she goes into her crate with some
little treats{ I have to crate her when I go out because she gets into mischief when left
alone} when I first got her I lost a couple of pairs of shoes one of each pair of course..

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SUSANELAINE1956 3/23/2013 12:32PM

    We used to have 3 golden retrievers. No matter how careful we would be to not give off a signal they always figured out when we were getting ready for a walk, and they would go crazy - running as fast as they could between us and the front door, back and forth, until it was time to leave. They were so excited it was difficult to even get their collars and leashes attached. Your blog brought back that memory. emoticon

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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Remember Mr. Rogers? I can hear his voice singing that song. And it is truly beautiful today. Walked 3 1/2 miles this morning, then attended the funeral of a man I know is with God today. Celebrating his life and his influence....

Husband is home from Boston today, to the rest of our leaves on the lawn. Had dreamed of getting them raked so he wouldn't be faced with that... but didn't make it.

Best news? That long walk this morning did not hurt my knees at all, and I even had to stand at the funeral. (Walk made me late.... then there was standing room only. Tells you what kind of man he was.) Oh that we could all be that kind of person.

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TRUCKERSMRS 3/17/2013 12:05PM

    It is always sad when we lose someone but comforting to know they are well respected and loved.
Great to hear the knees are holding up too.
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