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Streak Day 2

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Still dancing! :-)

Had a little company too. Tara crawled out of her pit, coughing as usual but looking a bit brighter, and joined me for some of the dances. We may both be full of flu gunk and crud, but we are coming out fighting - kung fu fighting actually at the moment (Tara is playing it on Guitar Hero, LOL)



As a result, my resolve to do four songs from Just dance to fulfil my 10 minute exercise streak, and make a dent in my challenges turned into 11 songs! Woohoo!

That translates into more than 30 minutes of exercise. Very very pleased with that!



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Seriously, if you haven't already watched Shelli's 600 day streak vlog, please do. She talks the most amazing amount of good sense, and is a true inspiration. (see my previous blog for the link).

I feel good that I did my streak today. It really sets you up, knowing that you at least managed to do this one specific thing for yourself to get your day off to a great start.

Having the company today was a bonus! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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_LINDA 11/25/2012 10:00PM

    emoticon Atta girl!! You guys truly rock!! I LOVE kung fu fighting, can just picture that!
In my high school gym class way back when dinos walked the earth, you and a partner were required to do a dance to a song of your choice, guess what I picked, we was kung fu fighting!! My early love of the martial arts!
Keep on being awesome!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SCIFIREADER 11/25/2012 6:57PM

    Way to go making day 2!! Glad that Tara joined you and hope you are both feeling better soon.

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BOVEY63 11/25/2012 11:33AM

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Happy to hear Tara is doing better - you too!
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NOREGRET2010 11/25/2012 8:13AM

    Glad you made it to streak day 2! I really enjoyed Shelli's vlog post, thanks for posting about her! and hey, maybe you'll dance the flu right out :)

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10 Minute Exercise Streak Day 1

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Everybody loves Shelli (MOSTMOM1), right? And yesterday she celebrated Day 600 of her exercise streak!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I have always been really impressed by her commitment to Spark, and I said before that I needed to go out and buy me some post-it notes and get started on my own streak. But somehow I never got round to it.

Well, last night, reading Shelli's blog and watching her vlog, listening to what she counts towards her streak and what doesn't count, I heard something click inside and I told Tara I would head out to the shops first thing Saturday morning to buy a pack of post-its and start my own streak.

Shelli = Day 601, Lexie = Day 1.

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Unfortunately, there was a large fly in the enthusiasm ointment this morning, in the shape of icky sicks. I spent half the night up with Tara while she coughed herself silly (it was after 4am when she finally fell asleep), and when I crawled out of bed this morning around 9am I discovered that I had a fever, and my throat was full of gunk - again!!! Geeze, these bugs these days just don't know when to let go, do they!!!

However, I chugged down some buttercup syrup, swallowed a couple of ibuprofen, and drank two mugs of tea, to make my throat feel less raw, munched a nutrigrain bar, and grabbed my resolve gently in both hands.

Then I opened the front door, stepped out ...

... turned and stepped right back in again! Raining! *pout*

NOT giving up!

I grabbed my brolly, and left the house again. And at the gate had an inspired thought. Why not check the local co-op first? They do have a small stationery corner, and it could save me a long walk in the rain if they have some post-its.

So I walked down there, and joy of joys, look what I found!





And with four colours! I do like a variety of colours to play with. :-)





So this is my Day 1 Post-it:





To earn this I did a 10 minute Just Sweat exercise on Just dance 4. Then, as that was two songs danced and I needed 3 to qualify for the Wii Dance For Fitness Hangman game, I decided to do one more dance.

And you know what? Shelli is right! When you decide to do ten minutes, you often end up doing more. I danced two more songs after that, even though I feel unwell. :-)

So, even though I've done no exercise to speak of for a couple of weeks what with one thing and another, I finally feel like I am getting back on track! :-)

Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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ZURDTA- 11/25/2012 6:33AM

    That's brilliant! Way to go!

I know these bugs are just a right pain to get rid of - hope you and Tara are back to full health soon - it's so miserable being so under the weather!

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_LINDA 11/25/2012 1:16AM

    Oy, you two are really getting hit hard :(( Good for you going out in the rain. That is great with the exercise -that old Spark when you were racking up all those wii awards and competing online will come back -just give yourself time to heal up and feel better. Taking care of yourself is first priority!
Hope your Sunday is better!
Hugs,
Linda xxxx

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RAINBOWCHOC 11/24/2012 12:17PM

    great inspiration! sorry to hear you are getting the lurgy too, let's hope all the healthy eating you do has boosted your immune system enough to fight it off,


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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/24/2012 11:33AM

    Great time to start :)

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    Great idea with the post its
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SHAWFAN 11/24/2012 9:50AM

    emoticon job well done!! Hope you and Tara get to feeling better soon!

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NOREGRET2010 11/24/2012 9:04AM

    Awesome, i'm going to go check out Shelli's blog now!

please define: Brolly. :)

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The smells of Thanksgiving... and thanks to Newcaz

Friday, November 23, 2012



No offence intended, but I suspect a few people are nodding right now and saying "So true!"

A big shoutout to Newcaz...



Thanks for suggesting Nightnurse! Tara had her first proper night's sleep in a week last night thanks to a full dose of that minty nectar!

She is feeling more herself today, even though she still has a fever and a lousy cough, all because she got some proper sleep.

So this Mummy also got a good night's sleep, which is also a relief. :-)

Interesting sky on the way to Waitrose today. I love it when the clouds effectively draw a straight line in the sky. Shame we were under the cloud and not the blue sky though. :-)



But the sun still tried to break through in spite of the cloud:



It was chaos in Waitrose today, and in my less than healthy state it was hard to keep cheerful as some appallingly bad customer service took place. However, I did keep schtum, and as the lady I was chatting with pointed out, at least I was learning how not to treat customers today! Employ me people!!! :-)

This is not the norm at Waitrose, but if they continue to struggle with a shortage of staff with Christmas approaching, it is going to get ugly! I'm going to have to get very organised this year to try and avoid shopping on the busiest days. :-)

I'm planning on making venison casserole this year. Om nom nom. :-)

Hope the upcoming weekend is good to you all, and I hope that all the rain wind and flooding is not in your path!!!

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 11/27/2012 9:31AM

    I love BOTH sky pictures! It seems you guys across the Atlantic have such dramatic skies. Makes me long to head east again. ;)



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MRE1956 11/24/2012 8:43AM

    Thank you for sharing! First pic pretty much says it all!

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CHICCHANTAL 11/24/2012 3:33AM

    I remember seeing a cloud like that when I was about 8. It was as if a blanket had been pulled across the sky - it went from sunny to thick black cloud in the space about about 10 minutes. I actually stood and watched and have remembered it all my life.

re Waitrose - I knew you were posh, there's the proof ; )

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_LINDA 11/23/2012 11:33PM

    Those are awesome sky photos! Wonderful you and Tara got some sleep, exactly what you needed!!
Sorry about the hassle in your store -I sure like to shop at off times -like early in the morning you get the place to yourself here, or at suppertime..
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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BOVEY63 11/23/2012 12:32PM

    So glad you and Tara were able to get a good night's sleep. Hope you both are feeling better real soon.
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NEW-CAZ 11/23/2012 10:44AM

    Happy to make the recommendation Lex, it always works a treat for me and if I'm really suffering during the day I give in and take Day Nurse- marvelous stuff but can make you drowsy so take care!
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RAINBOWCHOC 11/23/2012 10:42AM

    brilliant cartoons, thanks for sharing

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SENATOR9 11/23/2012 10:31AM

    Have a great weekend

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LOVESLIFE48 11/23/2012 10:18AM

    I have to totally agree with the first picture!! That cracked me up!!! I needed what your last picture said!! LOL!!!

I'm glad Tara is feeling better and you both got a good nights sleep!!
Beaufitul picture of the sky!!
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So, I'm upright again...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

... thanks to the miracle drug known as antispasmodics, but now the dog's on three legs! Plus Tara is in phase two of her cold - the cough and temperature stage, poor kid. I'm coughing and sneezing - sometimes simultaneously. Quite the trick if you can manage it. LOL

Honestly, who do we have to pray to to get a break around here?!?!?

But hey, it's a hazy greyish day outside, and there is a decent wind, but it isn't overly cold, and there is a beautiful tree to see, and leaves being tantalisingly blown about to play crunchies underfoot with on the way to get a few groceries, so it's not all bad. :-)







And the free decaf latte from Waitrose was delicious. I was planning on a mocha but they ran out of hot chocolate. Think the weather may have had something to do with that? :-)

So, trying to figure out what to get for a late lunch. Probably either egg or corned beef. Corned beef will go better with the beetroot I have left. mmm... think I have a plan.


Silly story time...

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally ."

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money-fifty thousand dollars! Andy said, "We've got to give it back." Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?" Sally said, "No". Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic. Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile"

The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said: "Tell us the story from the beginning." Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...." The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "We're outta here!"


That's the way to do it. *grin*
Enjoy your day.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NOREGRET2010 11/23/2012 8:34AM

    The story gave me a chuckle, thanks! :) Glad you're on the mend. Me too, from myself, LOL.

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    emoticon emoticon I hope the two of you feel better soon!! Love the pictures and the story!!

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    Get to feeling better soon! Thanks for the smiles. emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/20/2012 4:39PM

    Hope all are feeling better real soon!
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CARLA-216 11/20/2012 2:22PM

    I'm glad your tummy is feeling better, but drats now a cold. I hope it passes soon.

xoxo
Carla

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_LINDA 11/20/2012 1:42PM

    Sorry you and Tara are suffering, and a dull, windy, gloomy day too, but the worst, the absolute worst, NO chocolate for your coffee??, why thats HORRIBLE! I hope it gets better for you soon!
After a bright sunny, calm start to the morning here, it all of sudden blew in some high winds and clouds -and a pile of my neighbour's smoke *stomp* So glad I am off to bridge!
Thanks for the funnies, Taz was always my favorite -just had one simple goal -eat everything in his path -i LOVE it ;)
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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TXTOAD9970 11/20/2012 12:01PM

    Love the story - thanks for sharing. Glad you are upright again - hope you and yours feel better soon. Have a happy thanksgiving! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2012 11:59AM

    Sorry to hear you're suffering with colds too (I have a belter right now), get some Night Nurse hun- does it for me every time.
Loved the joke and the pics- where do your find them LOL

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Free Compliments...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

  
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SCREWIE 12/5/2012 6:43PM

    Very nice :)

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2012 3:03PM

    Great idea Lex!

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_LINDA 11/18/2012 1:48PM

    Fabulous idea!! There has been someone, walking along our trails, tracing inspirational messages along the paths. They have done it in the summer sand and winter snow saying things like you are lovely, you rock, you are special, its really sweet actually!
One message for you: You are not alone!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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