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Sunday, February 17, 2013

This is my brilliant historian son and his genius deputy director wife.
Aren't they stunning.

so today I am eating, but only planned meals at planned times.
More vegetables and the fresh oranges and kumquats from my trees.
( looking forward to apricots, the tree is in bloom today, Hope the bees are out too.)
Want to plant some strawberries in my raised beds.
Need to eat that beautiful red swiss chard growing in my raised beds.
Went for a walk and didn't push my pedometer on so I only count 1 mile for 20 minutes.
I walk around several blocks and it comes out to a little more than a mile.
Want to get a fit bit.. maybe I will go later today or tomorrow,

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SNUZSUZ 2/20/2013 3:35AM

    Great picture!

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LIBBYL1 2/17/2013 11:49PM

  inspired me to start on raising some beds...

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NESARIAN 2/17/2013 10:40PM

    Yummm! parsley, cilantro and Swiss chard are the edibles in my yard now.

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WALLAHALLA 2/17/2013 9:57PM

    What are kumquats? I have never seen them on our area.

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No more trips to Arden Fair but to shop

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I really had a nice time going to the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento but... I think that unless the other team members want to do it I will be walking locally. I walk at Sunrise Mall, at Maidu Park,
at Rusch Park and I go to Cal Fit. So that is enough for me unless someone wants to meet me and they take the initiative. With the weather getting warmer, I'd rather swim or walk outside.
Except for my friend Nettie who is on chemo so I walk inside with her.

Crazy busy.

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SNUZSUZ 2/20/2013 3:36AM

    I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it the last couple of times either! I really enjoyed walking with you the couple of time I did make it:)

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NESARIAN 2/17/2013 10:47PM

    I get it and feel a bit guilty as I was so excited to do this with you. I want to thank you for your efforts and willingness to drive so far to make this walk happen.

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WALLAHALLA 2/16/2013 10:42PM

    Bummer. I would love a girlfriend to walk with. Hubby does some, but only if it is really nice weather. Right now its too dark out when we get home. One of the reasons I can't wait until Spring.

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Arden Fair February 9, Saturday 9 to 10 am

Friday, February 08, 2013

Will anyone show up this week? I really think it would be great if one or two showed up.
But I have to keep the spirit going of Sebrina who was the original team leader.
if it is going to happen be at the central desk by JC Pennys. I am not allowed to put up signage but just sign up to be a mall walker and look for a 5 foot tall grey haired lady with an orange shirt and green vest. I will try to bring my sparkpeople red water bottle.

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MIAJOEB 2/9/2013 7:34PM

    I know and no one else came but I walked .
11,516 steps 6 miles in 100 minutes.
One hour forty minutes.

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WALLAHALLA 2/8/2013 1:53PM

    If I had the air fare, I'd be there...with bells on emoticon emoticon do a lap monkey style

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Waiting for the repair guy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Why is it always hard to wait for the repair guy?
The dishwasher started making a grinding sound last Wednesday.
But then it stopped.
So I kept on washing things.. I only run it once every other day..
So Sunday it made the sound when the water was going out.
Called Monday, Sears is good and made an appointment for today.
But I may not be here so hubby with stand there with the guy and not answer my questions.
Hubby replaced our VW 's motor 4 times but cannot figure out how to use the dishwasher.
I have to trust the guy will make it all better. I washed dishes by hand for so many years why have I become dependent on this machinery. I don't even hang out clothes any more because if i do it in the day time in the summer all my clothes rot out because the sun is so strong..
All the colored clothes turn white. Why am I complaining? After all Life is good.

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WALLAHALLA 2/5/2013 1:30PM

    I hate hate hate washing dishes. I KNOW that I have NOT washed them even 25 time in the 25 years I've been married. Hubby took over that job as one of his chores right away. And I get to do all the mowing. Great trade for me. I love to mow! I have washed them when he was out of state on business...only seemed fair.

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Writing to Daddy

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have a dad who is living in an assisted living home.
He cannot work a TV without goofing it up.
He cannot work a cell phone.
I used to call him daily and we talked for hours about politics and religion and sports.
But he cannot do that now.
He cannot even describe what he did or what he ate that day.
I just miss him so much.
So I have been writing a letter or sending a postcard every day in the mail.
The problem is I forget what I told him the day before. So I will have to keep a copy.
He is 91 and physically healthy except for osteoporosis and not remembering who people are. When my sister comes to visit he asks her, " Have you been here before?"
We wanted him to stay in his home but that does not seem to be possible.
He asks every day when he can go home.
I live 2000 miles away and feel so powerless over the things I cannot do for him.
I visit a local lady who is still living alone so if I were closer ... i would take care of him.
So what can I say to him today. He never writes me back.

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    Write what is in your heart.

I went through the same thing many years ago.


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WALLAHALLA 2/1/2013 12:24PM

    It does not matter whether you remember what you wrote the day before or not. One can never hear too often nor read too often "I love you." You know how older people get stuck in a rut of telling the same stories over and over? Follow suit. Share your own favorite memories with him. "Hey dad, remember that time we..." From experience with the elderly, I know that this is meaningful, and helps them to remember the love, even when they can't remember the names or the places.
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