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Rainy day yoga today...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The wet weather has kept me inside, so decided to pop in the beginning yoga DVD this morning. I feel like a rusty-duck trying to keep up with the beginner yoga position; almost discouraged by how weak & stiff I am. The presenters make it look so easy; they are so limber!!! At the end of todays session, I was really trying to relax and keep my mind clear & calm -but didn't do so well. I kept thinking that I need to do yoga every day if I'm ever going to limber up!!! But no matter how pitiful my yoga attempts were, I felt really great after I finished up.

Anyway, this all made me think of cartoon I recieved from Cathy Throne, which I hope you enjoy:

  
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MEGANC1988 3/16/2010 3:20PM

    I love this comic, so cute!

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GETDONE 3/13/2010 11:07PM

    Keep up the yoga it does get easier. I only do a few positions I do what I can and it has helped.
Thanks for the kind words on my blog.
~~~~Mary

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Revealing Questionaire, from SOULCOLLAGESUE

Thursday, March 11, 2010

SOULCOLLAGESUE posted this questionaire. She says it's not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?
Charging on the piano.

Spouse?
On the couch watching basketball game

Your hair?
in a pigtail

Your mother?
Repressed

Your father?
Regretful

Your favorite thing?
Yahweh & His creation

Your dream last night?
Silly

Favorite drink?
Morning Coffee with a dollup of Baileys Irish cream

What room are you in?
Home office

Your hobby?
Geneology

Your fear?
Ignorantly hurting someone and not even knowing it

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
On my ranch or farm

Where were you last night?
Home

Something that you aren't?
high maintenance

Muffins?
love 'em

Wish list item?
Peace

Last thing you did?
wash dishes

What are you wearing?
jeans, t-shirt & flip flops

Your pets?
3 cats (Tigger, Squeaky & Bootsie) 1 dog, Miss Bella

Friends?
YES!

Your life?
Too short

Your mood?
tired by satisfied

Missing someone?
my baby sister

Drinking?
my water!!!!

Your car?
Toyota Camry, but mostly bomb around in my Mazda beater truck

Something you're not wearing?
Socks & glasses

Your favorite store?
book stores!

Your favorite color?
Blue

When is the last time you cried?
Last night

Where do you go over and over?
to bed, LOL!

Five people who email me regularly?
Family & friends

Favorite place to eat?
home is #1

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
at my cabin

  
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MIMULUSBUG 3/12/2010 10:20PM

    Absolutely!!!

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GETDONE 3/12/2010 1:03AM

    Being in a garden is one of my favorite places!! I brings peace and purpose.

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Investigating morning walk @ Arden Faire Mall

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Last night it was raining in Sacramento CA, so my cousin and I were planning on a morning walk at Sunrise Mall today. However, the more we talked we ended up changing our minds (especially since SMASHY1 was going to the beach); and decided to do an investigative walk at the Arden Faire Mall since it is close to my house (Sunrise is closer to her house).

Anyway, I found out that the Arden Faire Mall opens up for walkers at 6:30AM!!! WOW!! and did not have any check in procedures we needed to do. The access entrance for walkers is located across from the 3 story parking structure next to the Sears doors. Easy enough. We met at 8AM, enjoyed our walk together and couldn't help but critique all the ladies fashions that are displayed in the windows! We had a blast and exercised at the same time.

I'm thinking that this would be a great early morning walking spot get together for those that work downtown weekdays, especially on rainy winter days. If an early morning walk before work interests you please let me know.

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GETDONE 3/10/2010 11:54PM

    Too early for me!! you young people have at it!! emoticon

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MEGANC1988 3/10/2010 2:33PM

    Awesome!

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Walking @ Carmichael Park Monday morning

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

My small Kenmore refrigerator freezer decided to go on the fritz last week, and my hubby scheduled the handyman to come over early this Monday morning, which I thought was going to interfere w/my Carmichael Park walk.

BUT, the guy showed up early 7:45am, quickly diagnosed the problems that it was probably having (and told me that the cheap problem would cost about $255 to fix, if that didn't do it the new part+additional labor could run the bill up to about $575!!). So, it was easy for me to tell him thanks -but no thanks (I can live with out use of the freezer). That done, he was out the door at 8:30. And I was out the door about 10 minutes later to let my cousin know the walk was on, even though the weather looked worrisome. Unfortunately I forgot to give Vivian a buzz about the walk :-(

Alma of course brought Chloe, her toy poodle, and we were off for our walk and jaunt at the doggie park.


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MIMULUSBUG 3/10/2010 1:48PM

    Thanks for the Costco tip! It may come to that. The main reason we used the freezer in the den was the ice making machine, for drinks, coolers etc. We're going to have to see if we can live w/out the xtra icemaker in the house...



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MISS_VIV 3/9/2010 9:59AM

    You can get a small replacement freezer at Costco for less than the repair bill.
See you soon for a walk in the park.

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NOWELLE76 3/9/2010 2:49AM

    Thanks for the goodie. Glad you enjoyed the walk... they sure are refreshing. I took one on Sunday and it was mentally and physically rewarding.. plus saw some coold birds.

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Spring in the California Native Plant Demo-Garden

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Most Sunday mornings I get out and do volunteer gardening at the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden in the Sacramento Historic Cemetery. This Sunday was no exception and I (+many other NorCal folks) was rewarded w/a beautiful day to work in the garden.

The two large Dr. Hurd manzanitas (Arctostaphylos manzanita Dr. Hurd) were completely covered with the tiny white flowers that are shaped like dangling upside down bottles and the bees were just busy gathering everything that each little bottle had to offer it. Plus the large California/mountain lilacs (Ceanothus sp.) known as "Ray Hartman" were covered with buds and early blue blossoms with their sweet fragrance, it was yummy! The sages (Salvia sp) are also starting to blossom and release their earthy herbal fragrance, and the bees were buzzing busily around the flowers that have opened up.

I enjoyed my day so much, my 4+ hours of gardening just zipped by. It was a pure delight. I'm wondering if this springs display this April & May will out do last years (see photo below). I can't wait to see.
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Ca. native plants in the demo-garden (spring 2009):
Red bud (pink), Fremontia (yellow), Ray Hartman Ceanothus (blue)

  


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