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Sunday, July 03, 2011


I feel like Spanky. I am nappish. It is hot and I worked all day packing and getting ready to go tomorrow. Yes, I am leaving on the Fourth of July to go take a class in Arizona. I will be gone for a month and I know it is going to be hot but I promise to keep riding and exercising.

Here's hoping everyone has a great Fourth of July. Ponder for a moment the significance.

  
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CZARINA_TV 7/5/2011 9:19AM

    Hope you had a great 4th of July!

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JENB_121 7/5/2011 4:51AM

    Wow. The weather here is the opposite but since I am on the other side of the world it's not exactly surprising. I feel like Sparky too except that's because I feel like hunkering down until it gets warm again...
Good luck with your class! It sounds exciting.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/4/2011 8:17PM

    Best wishes to you in your class. I hope you get some relief from this heat soon. Happy Independence Day. Blessings.

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LINDAKAY228 7/4/2011 9:46AM

    Enjoy your class and the place you will be. Some new opportunities to work out in a different area. I have no doubt that you'll keep up your training!

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SOCKITTOME 7/3/2011 11:52PM

    I was whipped by the 94-degree heat here today -- cannot imagine how you do it in the heat down there. Take care of yourself while in Arizona and be mindful of that heat!


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Great Show of the Southwest!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Finally, just a tad of moisture has been wrung out of a few passing clouds! We need a lot more but the clouds are at least encouraging. This evening going South from Silver City....Rain was in the air. Enjoy the following pictures.














These pictures provide the safest "fire works" this area can afford to enjoy this July 4th weekend. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. Stay safe and active!

  
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DESERTDREAMERS 7/3/2011 1:57PM

    I had hopes yesterday when I saw the coulds in Albuquerque, but it was not to be. Soon ..... emoticon

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GOHUSKERS2 7/2/2011 11:42PM

    Absolutely beautiful....thanks for sharing!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/2/2011 10:06AM

    emoticon for "just a tad of moisture " emoticon

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CZARINA_TV 7/2/2011 6:43AM

    Wow -- those are amazing clouds! Hope you guys get rain soon...

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LINDAKAY228 7/2/2011 5:56AM

    They are beautiful pics! I was hoping we'd get more out of those clouds than we did but still it was so beautiful to see a little bit of moisture even.
Have a great weekend!

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JUNEPA 7/1/2011 11:32PM

   

Natural phenomena is phenomenal !!!

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Peaked In the Mirror and....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I did something today that I rarely do...look in a mirror unless I am so close to it that all I can see is my face. I was in the restroom right before class. I had on new clothes and I was enjoying the way they felt as well as how I personally felt. I look and......

I was not terribly upset with the way I looked! I could definitely look better but I have lost five pounds and it has been a struggle to do so.

Tomorrow is my final test in Microbiology and then I must get to packing as I will leave on Monday for the trek to Glendale Arizona and my next summer class. I might actually get to sneak in a sprint tri...but no more peaks in the mirror for a while!

  
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CZARINA_TV 7/2/2011 6:42AM

    Yay!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/1/2011 10:54PM

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/30/2011 4:20PM

    Love your "AHA" moment! The mirror can be our friend!!

You look fabulous!

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JAZOIE 6/30/2011 12:36PM

    You look fabulous!

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LINDAKAY228 6/30/2011 10:27AM

    You really do look good. Celebrate it! Are we ever totally happy with the way we look? So look at how far you've come and not where you still think you need to go. You've done so awesome!!

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K8NJKSMOM 6/30/2011 9:39AM

    You look fantastic! You should definitely be doing more peeks in the mirror and celebrating your success!!!

Good luck on your exam!

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RDARLING 6/30/2011 9:13AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BEYOURBEST1 6/30/2011 6:32AM

    You look great. The last few pounds are always hard to shed. Good luck with your tests.

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GOHUSKERS2 6/30/2011 5:34AM

    Your looking good kiddo.....doesn't it just make your day when you like what you see. I think you are an inspiration!! Amd I wish you the very best in Arizona.

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SOCKITTOME 6/30/2011 1:39AM

    You look awesome!!!!

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Almost Done!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I have/am taking Microbiology. Today we did presentations in class. My lab partner and I did Shigella and Shigellosis Dysentery. Fascinating stuff on a rather nasty little bacterium. You only have to ingest ten of the little dudes in order to suffer through some of the most nasty diarrhea imaginable. In fact, this little bacterium is able to pass plasmids to other bacteria, enabling them to produce Shiga toxins which is what is happening in the most recent outbreak of E. Coli in Germany right now.

Other groups did other topics of course and all the groups except one had each member talking about the topic. One group had three people and only one that talked about the topic! I felt incised as my partner is a quiet individual and she would rather not have gotten up in front of the group and talked. As you can imagine, since I teach this does not bother me and I feel like I could have done a bang up job....but it was a group project and should have been equally shared, at least in my mind. I guess we will see when the grades are delivered tomorrow.

I am off to swim and then home to study before going for a bike ride this evening. Tomorrow is more review and the final test is on Thursday. Wish me luck because I am finding it really hard to study....I am tired and just a tad cranky.

  
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FISHINGLADY66 6/28/2011 4:19PM

    I applaud you for taking Microbiology Pat. It sounds very interesting but would be boring for me to study it. Congratulations on your fortitude and ambitions. I'm sure the instructor will take into considerations that you did most of the talking. Best wishes on your final grade. Let me know how you did. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 6/28/2011 3:26PM

    Good luck with your final! I would be a little cranky too! The heat doesn't help either. I agree that when it's a project with more than on person, all persons should be involved in the presentation. That's what I always hated about team or group projects.

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_LINDA 6/28/2011 2:40PM

    No point in trying to study in that frame of mind and state. You are better off taking a power nap, then do something fun, then settle down to study. Hope your marks are okay and BEST OF LUCK with the test,
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P.S. if it was me, I too, would not be the one going up to speak, so I feel for your poor lab partner :( But it shouldn't be a public speaking contest I would hope. It should be the material that counts..

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K8NJKSMOM 6/28/2011 2:23PM

    Good luck with your final test! I'm certain you'll do well!
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Lazy Day

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I went on a 15 mile cross country hike. It was nice but it is too hot and way to dry and the wind is absolutely fierce! Actually I did not do mucjh else today. I stretched, studied, washed and waxed and cleaned my truck and took the dogs for a short walk.

I did manage to make fish tacos for my son and myself and beef tacos for Dad because that was what he wanted. Of course I had to make fresh salsa and beans but...what else is there to do when the wind outside is howling?

Hope all the dads had a great day and everyone had a safe and active weekend!

  
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FISHINGLADY66 6/21/2011 6:10PM

    You had a very busy day in spite of it all. I love fish tacos. Hang in there. Stay Strong.

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CZARINA_TV 6/21/2011 9:57AM

    15 miles! That sounds like a good long hike for the rest of us... I hope those fires and winds calm down so you can get back to your regular schedule.

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JUNEPA 6/20/2011 1:31AM

    sounds like lots and lots got done

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JUSTBIRDY 6/19/2011 10:59PM

    sounds like a nice day!

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