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Shabbat Shalom

Saturday, February 28, 2009

6AM. Happy Sabbath to all. I've got my bootie up. I've logged in to SparkPeople and decided to do some page editing ... Now I've got to grab some breakfast and get out to the gym.

  


TGIF

Friday, February 27, 2009

Yep. I'm happy it's a beautiful Friday. I cant' wait to get out and do some gardening and take a walk and treat myself to some ice cream today!

  


Clinic appointment

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I had 8:30 clinic appointment to check on my blood sugar & pressure. I unfortunately forgot about testing blood sugar and had big breakfast before I went so I tested high (219). My bp was 135/76, which is better than last visit -but it still needs to be lower. Basically I'm improving, but need to do better.

Afterwards headed over to the gym to do my thing.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHININGSOUL 2/27/2009 2:54PM

    bp sounds great to me, too. Keep on going, you can do it!

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DLDAY08 2/26/2009 8:08PM

    135/76 doesn't sound bad for bp. Good job going to the gym. I know sometimes it is hard to work out but, I always feel better afterwards and it will pay off in the end. Keep up the good work.

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Sunny Wednesday

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

7:00 AM and its going to be a beautiful day. The sun is out and LSU won b-ball game against Florida. Unfortunately, I snacked too much in front of the TV, so definitely need to get my rear to gym today. See Ya!

6PM Happy to report I got in 45 minutes of walking this morning (it was beautiful here in Sacramento at McKinley Park); AND I made it to the gym. I have amazed myself. Now if I can just keep this up.

  


Mimulusbug - The Name

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A new spark friend recently asked "how did I choose my name?"

The name comes from two things I love: a funny faced wildflower genus and my niece.

Mimulus is Latin for "little mime or comic actor," for the face-like corolla of these flowers, which made some botanist think of a little monkey-face. These flowers are often called monkey-flowers, which is a nick name that always makes me smile. When out and about on hikes/walks I love seeing these wildflowers.

My niece is "as cute as a bug" and loves everything "lady bug", so I call her Natalie-bug and told her she could call me mimulus-bug (or monkey-bug) if she liked.

I've included two photos of common or seep monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatas) in my album for your viewing pleasure.

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Mimulus guttatus is an annual to sometimes perennial that grows in seeps, springs or along creeks. Useful along the edges of ponds or the fountains. Very floriforus for months in spring-summer. Seep monkey flower is well liked by hummingbirds, disliked by deer. If Seep monkey flower goes dry it disappears.




  


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