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What do you do on a gloomy day................................

Thursday, September 09, 2010

We have had more than our share of sunshine lately so I can't complain. Actually, there are a ton of things that I can do today that don't involve working out in the rain. I can:

Clean the kitchen and do the dishes,
Do laundry,
Go throught the storage shelves in my basement and pitch things I haven't
used for years,
Go out to lunch with a friend,
Put touch up paint on the holes that I fixed in the walls,
Play with my son's bunny,
Walk in the basement with Leslie Sansone and crew,
Walk on the trainer in the basement,
Clean the garage,
Clean off the dining room table (that should take hours), and
Alter pants that are too big.

Whew! Am I worn out before even starting! I guess I better start before the day is gone.


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SPARKBJ 9/10/2010 12:10AM

    Play with your son's bunny. That sounds like lotsa fun without work.

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JUSTBIRDY 9/9/2010 2:27PM

    I am making a chili in the crock pot. Time to pull out the Christmas-y needlepoint. emoticon

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READNKNIT 9/9/2010 11:50AM

    That list works for me, too! But it's a sunny day here. We've had our share of rain. :)

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SPARKVAMPY2012 9/9/2010 10:57AM

    Looks like you have ALOT to do! emoticon

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LAURIEANNIE1 9/9/2010 10:54AM

    Looks like lists I used to make!!

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Mo Botanical Garden....

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

We have a lovely garden in town, the Missouri Botanial Garden (nicknamed Shaw's garden for its founder) and I met my son there today. We walked briskly around the garden for about an hour and a half, enjoying the sites along the way. My favorite gardens (it has many different gardens ) are the Japaneese Garden, the Chinese Garden, the English Garden, and the Rose Garden. We visited many parts of the garden that we took the kids to when they were young and joked about some things that had happened when they were young. One of my favorite stories surrounds the time that he was walking on a ledge and fell into a fountain (he was about 7). He was not thrilled with us but we could not stop laughing. After walking around the garden we stopped for a sensible lunch at the cafe. What a nice way to spend some time on a lovely day!

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SPARKBJ 9/9/2010 3:43AM

    Smart triple duty timing - flowers, time with your son, and exercise. Way to go!

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__KELLY__ 9/9/2010 12:36AM

    Oh, I love a botanical garden! I may just have to visit one of the ones we have around here!!!

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STARTLIGHT 9/8/2010 8:35PM

    I love gardens also, I think the most beautiful gardens I've seen were in London, England and the countryside villages. The streets of London all have some form of topiary even off the buildings.
Glad to hear you had a good day. KEEP SMILING! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 9/8/2010 6:18PM

    Oh, I love gardens. Sounds like fun!

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TWOTIMESS 9/8/2010 5:31PM

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I just love gardens! Glad you had such a good day with your son.

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Last chance workout..

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tomorrow is weigh in so I only have one more day. (With a little luck I will reach my goal.) The holiday weekend was kind to me as far as fitness but I exceeded my calories by a long shot. My plan for today is to shred (already did), walk or bike (depending on the weather), and eat within my range. That shouldn't be hard as everyone is back at school/work and I have stashed the weekend leftovers in the freezer. I have lots of errands to run today, including putting in an application to sub in my former school district. This afternoon my son has a swim meet and I plan to walk around the track during down times.

Good luck with your next weigh in!

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GEORGE7551 9/7/2010 6:38PM

    Good luck with the weigh weekends are turf!

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BARBARACT 9/7/2010 6:25PM

    Good luck to you too! I just applied to be a sub at my son's school district also!

Hope you have an awesome weigh in!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/7/2010 11:12AM

    shred shred shred!!! BBQ in the freezer? Dangerous around here, for sure. Glad the freezer is too full of pumpkin.

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LILDREAMY 9/7/2010 9:17AM

    Awesome day planned! Good luck! :-D

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MOOMOO40 9/7/2010 9:15AM

    Good emoticon!!! I bet that you will do just fine!! Have a great day!! emoticon Teresa

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  Good luck!

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Too much barbecue............

Monday, September 06, 2010

Can you ever get too much barbecue? I think not. We are a real barbecue family. My husband is the expert and I help with the grunt work. Yesterday it was ribs and today it is chicken. If we want to see out kids, we call them with the promise of barbecue and they come running. Today we are having macaroni (for the younger set), a huge salad, corn on the cob (cooked over the grill of course), baked beans (family recipe), a strawberry/pineapple salad, veggies with hummus and crab dips, and grean beans. We often skip dessert; who need it! Lots of calories without it.

Are you barbecuing today? What are your favorite cookout foods? I hope that you have a fun day!

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SPARKBJ 9/7/2010 2:27AM

    Tri tip again - and ribs. The tri tip was much better - ribs with the apricot bbq sauce from Costco were too sweet.

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GEORGE7551 9/6/2010 10:43PM

    I've had BBQ several times this weekend...everything was good.... Yours sounded delicious!

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READNKNIT 9/6/2010 5:58PM

    I hope you have a great day! It sounds very fun and filling!

My husband is on call 24 hours today, starting at 8 a.m., so he's gone.

My son and I and a friend went shopping for shoes for him. We got those, then I ended up getting $100 leather purse for less than $20 at a sidewalk sale in the same outlet mall and a new dressy down vest for winter and another Leslie dvd. You could definitely same I'm hooked on those walking dvds. I love them!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/6/2010 4:01PM

    We're having grilled chicken breast and lots of veggies! I love grilled peppers!!!

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DHSPARK 9/6/2010 10:06AM

    Sounds yummy!

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Can you stay inside today?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I can't. It's in the low 70's and there is not a cloud in the sky. Our bikes are packed and we are heading out for a ride on the Katy Trail. I've got lots of water and sunscereen. Next stop, a beer garden 15 miles down the trail. It overlooks the trail and miles of farmland. It's a great place to relax and refuel before heading back to town.

Hope the weather is great for you!

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__KELLY__ 9/6/2010 1:39AM

    that sounds awesome!!! hope your ride was a ton of fun!

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SPARKBJ 9/6/2010 12:22AM

    Beautiful days like today make me happy and I love it when the fog rolls in at night, too. So cool now after a warm day.

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READNKNIT 9/5/2010 4:17PM

    Wow! I hope you have a great day!

We went to church, then I came home and did a new Leslie Sansone Bootcamp workout! It's great! Came with figure 8 bands for strength training. REally liked it!

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BARBARACT 9/5/2010 3:18PM

    Nope, I took one of my dogs for a lovely walk today. I had to get out of the house with it being so beautiful or I feel like it is wasted. Being out in this weather sure beats being at the gym. Since I can't go to the gym until I am better the walk went well.
I am probably going to go outside and read for a bit.

Hope you enjoy your bike riding and your day!!!


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LISAT1773 9/5/2010 1:30PM

    It is gorgeous in Massachusetts today, too! Went for a fabulous walk! I have been slacking at exercise, but am determined to get with it! Enjoy your ride!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/5/2010 12:27PM

    I was out on the patio early this morning, before it gets too hot! emoticon

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NANCYLAPEACH 9/5/2010 12:14PM

    Sounds like wonderful day! I did a short ride this morning, here in the sunny Philadelphia area. 14 miles in the park near my house. Beautiful! I am on call for work or I would have cycled longer. Enjoy your day!!

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FIERYSPARKED 9/5/2010 10:15AM

    I'm working for 10 hours today, but I'm going to try and get out as early as possible...then I'm headed to the lake for the last hurrah of the summer!

Hurrican Earl came here yesterday, so it's not nearly as hot and humid as before the storm, but it's still gorgeously sunny!

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