Friday, November 13, 2009
Well, I'm up early today & posted invite to November 18th, Potluck/Crafts sharing session for Sacramento Sparkles team on the SacSparkles team page, & Sacramento Team page & regional event page. (I'm hoping that I didn't make too many typos....)
Now I'm off to the cabin. Hubby, nephew & I need to get brush clearing & tree trimming done these next few weekends to meet California Wildfire Safety standards, that our home insurance folks told us we should get done. So, I'll be exercising my bootie off this weekend and I'm sure I'll be getting my required H20 consumed (& probably a few beers too).
Hope all of you have a great weekend.
---Enjoy the cartoon below from Cathy Throne. ---
I've been in this spot for last 3 weeks now...
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I've just not been able to get my water drinking in this week...
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Sorry about not being able to "Spark" since I got home from Colorado, but dealing w/the whole victim of crime: purse snatching/truck break in took up way too much time (in fact I'm still dealing w/paperwork today). This of course was exacerbated by my personal computer going blotto & then the other two home wireless computers refusing to communicate w/my NEW (Sept 2009) wireless router- I hate 'techy' problems; even more so now that I've joined SparkPeople + my other favorite website. Since last entry I've just been a bit overwhelmed, sick and then battling with the PMS blues; to my 'wonderful' sunrise I've started having periods again (some how brought on by the Colorado trip???) ... OH JOY! Boy, I just wish men could have a piece of this PMS experience; ahhh, but I digress.
On the positive side, I've adopted 3 little kittens from neighbor who took care of stray pregnant cat in September and has been trying to find them homes. I had planned on adopting 2 of them before I left for vacation, since I lost one sweet kitty before we moved to Woodlake neighborhood and then lost my #2 kitty last year. This year we are loosing our 2 dogs to old age and praying that they'll go comfortably in their sleep. Something in me just decided that, the passage of our beloved pets is part of life and that it was time for some young ones at the house again. The 3 kittens are very frisky, continual eaters, players & sleepers. Once they slow down I'll post picture of this new addition to the family.
During all of this I've gained 3 pounds; which I'm actually happy about -since I think 2 ponds of it is water weight from PMS. The Indian summer here in Sacramento has been gorgeous. I've been mostly gardening; catching up on all the weeding around the house and the community vegie garden that needs to get done.
Thanks for all your continued support and kind words. Please forgive me if I'm not able to respond to everyone this coming week -but that's my goal. In addition to: getting my bootie in bed before midnight, going to the gym 3-4 times this week + reconnecting w/my local walking buddies & getting my bum back on my mountain bike.
Ciao for now!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
It's amazing how excited you are at the beginning of a vacation and then towards the end you can't wait to get home and in your own bed. BUT I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HOME!
I did not do that well while on vacation & really got out of control w/my eating (ice cream & McDonalds french fries were my downfall). The negative events at the end of the trip were a bummer for me, cuz I was exercising (hiking on dino-ridge when our truck was broken into & my precious purse was stolen)...
Enough with the whining. I'm back home and back on track.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Hubby & I left friends in Steamboat Springs and headed east along US 40 through Routt & Arapaho National Forests towns of Kremmling, Granby & Winter Park to Golden/Applewood Co. We hit light snow in the passes and beautiful views of the canyons.
Our friends in Applewood are survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the national disaster that was New Orleans. They've been able to rebuild their lives in the sweet little community of Applewood. The neighborhood that they live in has a family of red foxes that maintain multiple dens in the area. You can't imagine my delight on Friday morning when I spied a beautiful redfox sniffing around our truck and then trotting along the sidewalk of the neighborhood! What a beautiful treat!
So Friday started out great. After breakfast we headed out to Golden to visit Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave and pay our respects Buffalo Bill and watch the parasailors glide on the thermals along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain. Great museum with fantastic views of the high plains and citys surrounding Denver. From there we headed to Dinosaur Ridge to check out the new museum and to hike the trail to see the hundresds of dinosaurs tracks, dinosaur bone quarry and all the other cool geologic feastures at this park and for me to get some exercise in as well (for more info visit: www.dinoridge.org/dinotrail.html).
The Dino-Ridge museum was very cool & super kid friendly, and the 1.5 mile walk/hike was great fun. Unfortunately when we got back to the truck, we realized someone had broke into the passenger side by using a small crow bar or chisel to the door key lock area, and rifled through the truck cab and stole my purse; which of course had my wallet w/$120 in cash, my credit cards, my checkbook, my cell phone, my day runner & tons of other goodies that I can't seem to live without.... So ended up spending Friday night filing a police report, and Friday night & Saturday trying to notify all banks & credit card companies about the theft. They were already using my Wells Fargo card in Denver at 8pm, and cuz its the weekend I won't know the full extent of the theft till Monday or Tuesday.
Today, hubby & I are in Broomfield Co. at his sister's house, but I am still stressing about this and thinking that we should cut our vacation short and head back to Sacto. His sis is letting me use her computer to check various accounts on line right now, so thought I could vent some of my stress w/my spark buds. Thanks for being here for me. Please say a few prayers for me about this theft.
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