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Day Off. Yeah, right! LOL

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I decided to take a day off from the Walking Plan and the Bootcamp today because we had to walk into town for some work equipment, bill paying and a wee treat at HMV, and I knew I'd end up walking at least 5 miles, so I thought it would be silly to push beyond that and wreck myself for the rest of the week.

For the Walking Plan warm-up month I have swapped Wed and Thur over. Thur would have been a rest day from the walking plan, so a straight swap was easy enough.

I was due to start week 2 of the Bootcamp Challenge today, so I've simply delayed starting by twenty four hours.

We had a great trip into town. Tara had been saving up her pocket money to get a CD she really wanted, and I needed a second floor stand for my sewing so that I can keep a couple of projects on the go at once. I've tried a lapstand and ordinary rings and rectangular roller holders over the years but I end up twisting myself into all sorts of weird contortions while sewing causing no end of trouble with my back. I always return to my trusty floor stand, so it was time to swallow the cost and get another one.

I found a beauty! It has a smaller frame than my other one, but it is still a decent size. It has a ratchet system that allows you to turn your work 360 degrees which is a huge help when fastening off and so forth, and well, I just love it! Worth ever penny of the 40 it cost! I already put it together and sewed an ongoing cross stitch design I'm working on to the binding so I'm ready to go later while watching Ghost Whisperer. We just started season 5 over here a couple of weeks ago, and it is every bit as good as every other season! What a cute kid they got to play their son! Oooh, oooh, oooh! Season 6 of Medium starts on Friday too! Sadly replacing Criminal Minds which has just finished season 5 over here. My heart was in my mouth at the end of that last episode!

Anyway, digressing aside, I also grabbed some scrap pieces of 14 and 16 count canvas for my bargello experiments, and a couple of feet of Aida - 16 and 18 count for the same reason. I'm hoping to create some nice delicate designs using the Aida and cottons. My floor frames are going to be kept very busy for a while. :-)

When we reached HMV so Tara could decide which CDs or DVDs she wanted to buy, I stayed in the 2 for 10 section to see what they had on special, and in less than a minute Tara was racing back to me, eyes sparkling, saying, "Mum! You will never guess what I just found!" She held out a case to me, and I was amazed to realise that it was a copy of Picross for the DSi! I have been waiting for a second-hand copy of that game to turn up ever since we first got the DSi! I honestly didn't think I'd ever see it! Someone must have decided I deserved a little treat! ;-) Well, I had to have it, didn't I! LOL

I was also very naughty and grabbed 2 cds for myself - Toyah Wilcox and Shania Twain. Toyah takes me back to my teens and my pathetic attempt at rebellion, and Shania, well I just love that twinkle in her eye and the tongue in her cheek when she sings songs like That Don't Impress Me Much, and Man, I Feel Like A Woman. She totally took off Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love video in that latter video, which had me roaring with laughter, even though I quite like his music too.

Tara ended up with a CD (The Rasmus) and a DVD (Alvin and the Chipmunks), so she's happy. Then we paid my bills, grabbed a couple of sausage rolls, and walked home through the park, stopping at the pet store on the way to pick up some seed for the garden birds.

We got back just before the heavens opened, but you wouldn't have known they were going to. The sky was all blue with the old fluffy Cumulus for most of the time, and very hot and humid. I'm now doing my wilted cabbage impression again!

I hope everyone is having a good day.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHEVY63 7/21/2010 10:32PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. What type of sewing do you do? I enjoy handcrafts (mostly crochet, but I've done a bit of embroidery and needlepoint, and sometimes even sew simple skirts). I haven't done as much handcrafting since I got my laptop, though!

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BOVEY63 7/21/2010 4:35PM

    It sounds like you and Tara had a great day, got in some good exercise and found some good deals.
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I recently did the back to my early teens, splurging and buying a Partridge Family/David Cassidy greatest hits cd off of Amazon - I love it!
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Enjoy the Picross and your cds.

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CARLA-216 7/21/2010 3:15PM

    So you love 'Criminal Minds' too, huh? It's probably my favorite show on TV now that my beloved '24' has ended for good.

Sounds like a nice and productive day, with you and your daughter both getting some new things to enjoy!

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JHADZHIA 7/21/2010 2:09PM

    Hi Lex!
What an uplifting and fun blog! Sounds like you had a grand day and getting everything you wanted too!! I love Shania and Robert Palmer too!
Enjoy your new 'old' game! What a find!

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British Comedy Lovers Team

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

British Comedy Lovers does exactly what it says on the name! The members love British Comedy. From Fawlty Towers to Keeping Up Appearances. From Last of the Summer Wine to Terry and June. From old black and white comedies unseen for decades to modern punchy larger than life shows. From family shows to the slightly risque. British Comedy Lovers has it all, and a varied membership to match!

With a terrific team leader who challenges us every week to laugh while getting fit, and friendly members who are actively involved in making the team work, this is a team worth getting to know!

Come by and see what we are laughing at this week, and what diabolical challenge we are faced with (Kidding! Last week's was the diabolical one! LOL)

Tell them Lexie sent you!

Hugs,
Lex xxx

  
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LEXIE63 7/21/2010 5:27PM

    Hey, this is a friendly and supportive team. It was my pleasure to blog about it.

GOLDFISHLIZ: I don't think I've seen Miranda. I'll go look it up. Thankyou.

SMERICKSON1: Do come and check it out. We have a lot of fun over there.

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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GOLDFISHLIZ 7/20/2010 5:37PM

    Laughter is the best medicine and maintainer of sanity - and this is a great team.
I am still smiling from watching a repeat of 'Miranda' - if you haven't seen this series, do check it out. I love it!
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KNITTABLES 7/20/2010 1:54PM

    Thanks I will have to check the team out this week sometime.

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LOVESLIFE48 7/20/2010 9:58AM

    OMG!!!! You are so sweet!! I love this team too!!!! I'm so glad you are happy here!!!

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CARLA-216 7/20/2010 9:54AM

    I emoticon this team!

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Walking plan warm up, Day 10 etc

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

10 minute walk

Active Health stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 47
Steps - 1165
Time - 11.06

Bootcamp Day 7 - and how fit do you think I am? That was IMPOSSIBLE! I did the bits I could, and totally fudged the rest. I don't even know if I can claim the week completed. I am going to have to seriously tweak that exercise selection for the remaining three weeks to stand any chance of completing this challenge.

I am a total beginner when it comes to strength exercise of any kind, and I am rather uncomfortable on the floor. Two and a half of the seven days is spent on the floor. Days 5 and 7 are completely on the floor. I'm beginning to think that the Bootcamp is for more advanced people or at least for people with less health issues than I have. I will have to seriously think about whether I can continue with this or whether I should work up to it doing other exercises first.

Disappointed me. :-(

EDIT: Well, I went back to the teampages and found the response to my email when I said I probably wouldn't be able to everything in the videos and Coach Denise said as long as I did my best it would count. Well, I DID MY BEST! So I have clicked that I have completed week one.
YAY! Feel a bit better now, but I still have a long way to go.

Still to do:
Trampoline
EDIT: Did twenty mins trampoline, plus 10 mins extra for a team challenge.

  
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LEXIE63 7/21/2010 5:32PM

    Thankyou!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 7/20/2010 12:03PM

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Sparkling Knitters Team

Monday, July 19, 2010

Can you knit or crochet with your eyes shut? Just one challenge to try for fun with Sparkling Knitters!

I am enjoying being on a new team that has only just started. It is fun being involved from the outset and seeing it build up and meeting the very enthusiastic new members. I think I was number five to join, and only a few days later we are up to 13. You don't have to be able to knit to join. You could come as a crocheter, a sewer, whatever rocks your creative boat really. Why not swing by for a looksee, and if you decide to join the gang, tell them Lexie sent you!
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Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LEXIE63 7/20/2010 8:47AM

    Well, it is a terrific team, so it's easy to wax lyrical about.
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Lex xxx

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CHRISTURTLE 7/19/2010 7:55PM

    You certainly have it right about Sparkling Knitters being for all who enjoy a craft of any kind. I think I was number 3 to join and its amazed me too the way the team has grown. I think its great that we are amongst the first few members because it gives us the chance to get to know each new member one at a time. I love your llama photo caption, gave me a real giggle. And those cats in the bathroom basin, well, the comments mirror my own elderly cat's way of acting toward me, cos after all our friendship does have its limits, lol.
Happy Sparking and carry on crafting!
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KNITTABLES 7/19/2010 4:31PM

    It is a great team and I was second to join. This team is growing and it is fun. I can knit with my eyes closed I do it quite abit when I need to rest my eyes for a minute or two.

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THIAGRAM 7/19/2010 10:26AM

  Wow! Thanks for inviting crocheters and knitters and crafters to our team! I can knit with my eyes closed but I'll have to work on the crocheting with my eyes closed! I'll give it a try next chance I get! Our team is tons of fun! Thanks for coming along Lexie!
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Llama Photo Caption Competition Winners

Monday, July 19, 2010

The overall winner, for making me laugh out loud was
THIAGRAM for her caption:
You are going to do WHAT with my wool?

Loved it! :-)

The runners up are everyone else, because you all made me smile, and you will all be receiving a little goodie for taking part and brightening my day.

I also decided that there would be a special prize, and this goes to:

BOVEY63 for the really cute story she told me about her kiddy that had me in fits of giggles. One day I'll tell you the story of what my older daughter did that made me laugh hysterically. ;-)

Have a great week everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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KNITTABLES 7/19/2010 4:29PM

    It looks like I missed something here. I will have to check it out.

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THIAGRAM 7/19/2010 10:30AM

  Hooray! Hooray!! Hooray!! I won a contest! I'm so excited!
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I think our team ought to do a contest! What fun!

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