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Trying to find my Chill

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trying to find some cool things to do today.

There's always swimming at the gym but that is soooo boring.

I could walk the mall, but I need to keep the credit card in the trunk.

I could play in the sprinkler...but wouldn't I look silly?

I could walk in the woods...but they're only about 10 degrees cooler...maybe not so cool.

Sure wish I could find an ice skating rink that's open!

What do YOU do to beat the heat? Give me some COOL suggestions.

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DREAMSAHARA 8/9/2011 6:16PM

    I just pretend I'm watering the "garden" or washing the car and accidently on purpose turn the water hose up towards the sky and let it "rain" on me. emoticon


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MARYALICE411 7/30/2011 4:00PM

    I walk at 4:30 in the morning, it is only 80 then. I play in the sprinkler, with the grandchildren if they are about. If not, I remember that DGD told one of her friends I gave up my adult card. Sometimes I go in the back room, close the door and dance. Whatever dance DVD takes my fancy. Belly dancing, Dancing to the oldies, Dancing with the stars there are lots out there.

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FANORONHA_14 7/30/2011 12:23PM

    You are emoticonYou are emoticon
Life is Good!
Good Health is the Greatest Wealth!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

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Trompe l'oeil wins again!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I have this weight problem. It fluctuates, goes up and down the scale, and it bothers me that I still have the stomach of a 5-month pregnant woman, although I am past the age and with enough gray hair to cancel out that assumption for anyone.

So there is this belly fat, that just adheres to me, no matter how much I watch the calories, swim, kayak, ride bikes or walk. It does not want to leave me. A few years ago I found a pants outfit. I has a v-neck blouse with an empire waist with a gently flared blouse. The pants are wide and long (I have to wear heels or they will drag the ground).

No matter what my present weight or how fat I am feeling, this outfit makes me look trimmer and I feel tres chic in it. I attribute all this to the lines of the outfit, for it completely hides the belly fat and makes use of whatever good features I may have left. Yesterday at coffee hour two persons complimented me on my outfit. Upon leaving to go to my car, another stopped me and complimented me.

If I could get five more of these outfits in various colors and patterns I might never have to worry about that belly fat again.

I need all the trompe l'oeil clothes I can get.

Do you have an outfit that does wonders to cover up your figure flaws?

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MARYALICE411 7/26/2011 7:05PM

    My belly gets smaller, then it seams all the fat goes from another part of my body to my belly. I'm waiting for there to be nothing else left to replace the belly fat

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SOPKAMANJU 7/26/2011 1:44PM

    my belly is big but it is getting smaller. Good luck in finding more clothes that make you feel, MAHVELOUS.

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MOOKBALL 7/26/2011 1:37PM

    I have to agree with you Jaycee, big and sloppy only calls more attention to it, on me at least.

I have another trick for visually deleting pounds, heels and a hat, adds visual height.
But from back to front I am still broader than a broad should be broad.

Comment edited on: 7/26/2011 1:39:55 PM

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UUCEEJAY 7/26/2011 1:29PM

    big sloppy sweat shirts hides it all emoticon

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55WALKER 7/25/2011 8:52PM

    Nope. My poochy belly is my ever present reminder of why I need to stay healthy now.

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Temps up, Ruth's down

Friday, July 22, 2011

As the temperature soars to a near or maybe over 100 degrees F today I am planning to keep cool, at home.

Here are some of the things I do not do to avoid raising the temperature in my house. Cook on the stove or oven, wash dishes in the diswasher, wash or dy clothes, use any appliances that will heat up my house. Not use the car which will only raise the temperatures out of doors with gas emissions.

I plan to spend some hours in the basement where it is coolest (and where I've go my DVD's, wakling and exercising videos).

Today I will be eating salad, cold cereal, fruit and plenty of liquids, Dinner will be a picnic (probably indoors).

I am going to chill until the temperature moves downward.

Do you have any other ideas to stay cool?

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/22/2011 3:52PM

    We installed ceiling fans in the bedroom and tv room to cut down on running the ac.

You have provided several good ones. emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGTHELIFE78 7/22/2011 1:26PM

    Sounds like you have it all planned out!

Window air conditioners are our life savers!

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Rain drops are hurting my ears

Sunday, July 10, 2011

For all those who don't visit my occasional blogs very often (or never) my 32- year old son has moved back in with me after a seizure disorder which put him twice in the hospital, left him jobless and a laundry list of other ills.

Except after he had had a seizure he has trouble sleeping, and so he plays this "white noise" of rain, low thumber, and drip, drip drip to help him sleep .He plays it so loud it carries through the entire upper floor of the house. When I am computing or in my bedroom I am always thinking that it's raining outside even though it's sunny and 90 degrees or I am thinking that there is a serious leak in the bathroom.

These raindrops are hurting my ears.

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UUCEEJAY 7/19/2011 1:18AM

    I've been looking at these things called sleepphones because I also have trouble sleeping sometimes and love to listen to meditation music, etc. but it bothers my husband, so I have to use earbuds or headphones but they hurt my ears. I haven't gotten these yet but I am very much considering it., emoticon

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/10/2011 5:37PM

    Sing "Raindrops keep fallin on my head" as you listen to it. emoticon

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CATHY629 7/10/2011 1:26PM

    I hope it works for your son.
I was advised to try it as i had trouble sleeping due to tinnitus,i tried the raindrops,the rain forest and the ocean waves.I found the sound of the waves the most relaxing but it drove my husband mad.
I still have tinnitus but i must have got used to it as i find i can now ignore it.

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How many times can you patch a tire?

Friday, July 08, 2011

It's been more than a year since I saw my cousin, Joan. She lives a six-hour drive away. She was released from the hospital today, gong home.

My sister, cousin and I will see her next week after a year's worth of medical interventions for one thing or another. In additon to being diagnosed with Lupus and Emphasyma (she breathes with oxygen tank when she is in bed) Joan also carried too much weight which made it hard for her to climb stairs. She has had knee replacements. Recently doctors discovered a brain tumor, and she underwent radiation therapy. Now a scan has detected a spot on the lung. She has been hospitalized for blood clots, colitus, IBS, hospital virus and a laundry list of other ills.. No sooner is one thing "fixed" then another brings her down. She is like a tire tube that is constantly being patched, and one can only hope that the glue will stick, and she will get rolling again.

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UUCEEJAY 7/9/2011 9:25PM

    It is pretty amazing all the patching they can do to us these days. I went to a meeting about all the new services our Cleveland Clinic is adding since they took over our community hospital. They said they could almost make a bionic person out of your with all the joint replacements they have available. I hope that the most recent patches hold for your cousin and that they can do something about the spot on her lung. Hope you have a good visit with her.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 7/9/2011 1:39PM

    She sounds like a fighter.

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    That has to be very devastating for her. My prayers are with both of you. emoticon

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