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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just as I got my chores done today, when hubby and I were ready to go outside and take a long walk at 1 P.M., it started to pour rain. LOL. And it rained and rained and rained all day until early evening so our walk was out.

Instead my son and I cleaned the 6 pet cages, cleaned the bathroom, and vacuumed. Not much fun but it needed done. We did a load of laundry too.

I had to switch to other cardio today as I did not want to use the treadmill as the pole barn was cold. I got a lot of cardio in and still got my minimum steps. My net carbs were almost at my limit so tomorrow I need to watch it.

Calories - 1474
Carbs - 156 (net - 140)
Fats - 67
Proteins - 78

Steps - 12,500
Miles - 5.13
Cardio Minutes - 180

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Every year in Spring it's a struggle for me to remember this and not gripe about the weather. I am always tempted to gripe instead of looking at it as a blessing. I just don't like rain no matter how one dresses it up.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/30/2010 12:36AM

    Are you losing weight at 140 carbs?

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WISEWIFE 3/29/2010 10:36PM

    Girlfriend how do you do it?

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LLTS01 3/29/2010 9:54PM

    No walk and 12,000 + steps. You are amazing. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/29/2010 9:38PM

    emoticon for doing something even when it's raining~!

Yes, I am having a very good week. Amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it.

I realized I HAVE TO keep tracking very closely and making wise healthy choices along the way.


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JOHNTJ1 3/29/2010 7:15PM

    Way to Go!!!!

Any activity that expends energy in a positive way is a good one!!! I know what you mean about the rain putting a damper on plans!!!


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ROTTLADY 3/29/2010 5:52PM

    emoticon on staying committed and active. Pet need constant care and some of the chores are not a favorite. It is more fun giving the loving. emoticon Soon we'll be complaining of the heat making ti hard to get out and do things.

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MICK999 3/29/2010 4:54PM

    Rain rain go away! it sounds like you got a lot done regardless!

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LILABEL 3/29/2010 10:18AM

    Probably even better than walking for burning calories PLUS you can cross chores off of your list! Way to go!

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GERPAT 3/29/2010 9:05AM

    It rained all day here yesterday too. Today is looking really grey and the rain looks imminent......BOOOO! I have lots to do in the chores department but my energy is still low from this cold......have a great day Tish!! emoticon

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WINNIEATWELL2 3/29/2010 8:41AM

    Man, you are getting the rain lately. Send some here, ok? We could use a nice rinse now. emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 3/29/2010 8:39AM

    We have hard pouring rain today. Great you got so much done!

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/29/2010 8:27AM

    AAAAHHHH! That sense of accomplishment feels great! And, you got in cardio and steps!!! Amazing and good for you!!!! emoticon

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PONDERTHIS 3/29/2010 12:00AM

    Wow, you did so great with re-prioritizing and accomplishing! Way to go, with a great day after all....rain not withstanding. I hope you and your family have a great week ~

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FITB4-40 3/28/2010 11:19PM

    Sounds like you got a workout and some work done! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/28/2010 11:14PM

    Sometimes it nice to go back and do something older you havent done in awhile.

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MARIADALE 3/28/2010 10:45PM

    Your special dance video?

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SUZYMOBILE 3/28/2010 10:14PM

    What other cardio did you do, if not the treadmill or walking outside? Oboy, I can hardly wait for that rain to get here ... which they say it's going to do. 4" are supposed to fall here tomorrow, and our swollen rivers will probably be over their banks again. Worse, I don't have a pole barn to retreat to, for walking.

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PENNYAN45 3/28/2010 10:08PM

    All you chores will be done so if the sun comes out tomorrow -- you can enjoy the wonderful outside then.


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Busy Saturday

Saturday, March 27, 2010

We slept in until 8 this morning and then I got up and made breakfast. My son made us all lunch before he headed to his friend's house for the day.

The sun was shining in the morning but it became windy and overcast. It was warm and in the mid 50's though so it was still nice. After lunch my hubby and I went for a really long walk. We walked in places we usually don't go. We checked out several of the big creeks around here and saw some gigantic raccoon footprints. The coons have been killing a lot of crawdaddies in the area. We also saw 2 turkeys. We ran into Daisy - part yellow lab, Hondo - blue healer, and Baby - chow. We fed them some leftovers we took with us. We found a tennis ball, a baseball, and a nice paiting tool that someone lost. My husband cleaned the latter up and it was good as new. We found a huge hole in the road which we marked as it could be dangeous as it is on a steep hill by our house.

The transplants are doing well in the green house. Everything is up but the impatiens. The lettuce in the garden is also doing well. More bushes are greening up and the daffodils, hyacinths, and grape hyacinths are still in full bloom. The crocus are almost done. The forstythia will be in full bloom soon.

My husband and I make huge grape vine wreaths to hang by my front portch and I decorate them for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Xmas. Right now I am redoing my spring one as the silk flowers are getting tired. I took all the old flowers off today and am gathering up some flowers to decorate it with. For spring I like pink, purple, blue, and white with some greenery.

Calories - 1276
Carbs - 119 (net - 101)
Fats - 42
Proteins - 93

Steps - 20009
Miles - 8.21
Cardio Minutes - 130

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SPARKNMOM 3/28/2010 9:59PM

    Busy Saturday, indeed!! We have had busy days, and I'm on Spring Break now, which means I'll jam pack every moment with business!!!!'s all good. I wouldn't know how to do R&R if I tried!!

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ROTTLADY 3/28/2010 7:21PM

    Such long walks Wish my rotts and I could go along. Sounds like a beautiful happy full filling day. I am filled with joy for you and some envy.

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LILABEL 3/28/2010 1:32PM

    What a lovely day! And I agree with Louisa...if you have any extra wreaths...

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GERPAT 3/28/2010 12:58PM

    Your walks are long!! I'm trying to decide it we should go today being Sunday. We are still battling this cough and cold and I'm losing my voice. It would be great for our spirits though!!! Have a wonderful Sunday Tish! emoticon

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WISEWIFE 3/28/2010 12:17PM

    Wish I could have walked with you!

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ME-ELIZABETH 3/28/2010 12:10PM

    Hi Morticia,

Sounds like a wonderful day, hope we all have many like that coming up.

Have missed being around and wanted to let you know I'm doing better. Work is keeping me busy this last week and that is a good thing,

GOD Bless you

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CODEMAULER 3/28/2010 9:05AM

    Guess what? We saw a wild turkey yesterday, too. IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS! And no, he wasn't on the label of a bottle, LOL. My husband spotted it and I was simply amazed that the bird was hanging out between the buildings.

Your day sounds like it was terrific. Here's hoping for a duplicate for your Sunday!

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GIGGLES40 3/28/2010 7:48AM

    Sounds like a beautiful place to go for a walk. The weather is still chilli over here but I can't wait to get gardening.

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GOANNA2 3/28/2010 6:57AM

    Hi Morticia,
I can just imagine the walk and you describe it so beautifully. How nice of your son to make you breakfast.

I was so tired after yesterday's effort, I had to take medication for my back, so took it easy today.

I did go for a 15 minute walk to the pharmacy and it was so hot. It is autumn and today we had 29 degrees celsius and the low is 21. Phew, bring on the cold weather.

Have a great week.

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ADAPTABLE_ELLEN 3/28/2010 1:38AM

    Wow, you have some fun walks! I really miss having a dog and all of the neighbors' dogs are fenced up. We have a mountain lion hanging around the park on the south end of town. I think I'd rather not meet up with it, even if it would be exciting. No bears yet this year so far, but spring is coming!

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LLTS01 3/28/2010 12:54AM

    I want a wreath too. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 3/28/2010 12:28AM

    Aren't all your days busy? You had another nice day, today! Enjoy all those beautiful flowers. You have a great Sunday, too! Thanks!

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SMILES4383 3/27/2010 11:55PM

    Winter is pretty much over. YIPEE
Spring, Summer, Fall all bring more chores,
at least is isn't cold.
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HEALTHYARTIST1 3/27/2010 11:51PM

    What a nice day. We, on the other hand, worked hard in our garden. Two strong storms are suppose to hit us, one after another starting tomorrow night, so we wanted to get some plants in the ground (some transferred some new) so they could benefit from the wonderful rain. We also moved some dirt from an area where a tree died and the soil was so rich that I wanted to use it around other plants and move it before it was wet and heavy! Oh, and how can I forget I got new workout shoes today as I had completely worked out my old ones. I found a great pair of a brand I love and they were on sale so I bought two pairs, one for now and the others for when I wear out the new ones. It's night now so I am going to go do 60 min of cardio and then work on a logo design for my DIL's blog on children and families with down syndrome. A great day but not over yet. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUGLET- 3/27/2010 11:25PM

    Sounds like a great place to live. Except for the internet. I wish my husband would walk with me and I'd like a nature trail instead of sidewalks..hehehe

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MUSIC66 3/27/2010 11:13PM

    that sounded like a busy day ,i am from australia it is autunm here but it is a sunny sunday afternoon.

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MARIADALE 3/27/2010 10:59PM

    My husband reports it is spring at home in Canada ...early this year. We may set a snowfall record for March...none!

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Honoring Our Loved Ones

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today it started out sunny and cold but it warmed up nicely.

My son had to work again today so I went to town to buy some silk flowers and hanging flower pots to decorate the family graves with. My mom and grandmother were really into this and I promised them I would do this once they were gone. When I was younger it seemed to be a morose gruesome task and I didn't see why someone would want to do this. But after they died it was like a light went off in my head and I understood it. When your family is gone this is one of the only things you can do to honor their memory. The graves at the cemetery that aren't decorated are rather sad looking. You wonder if these people have no family or their family lives far away. Regardless of how far away I am I will still return once a year to do this. I have 4 cemeteries to go to in 4 different towns but they are concentrated in a 25 mile area and the furthest is only about 90 miles away from me. It's a great opportunity to check the graves to make sure they are clean and intact.

At first I wasn't very good at decorating the graves. I had no experience with flower arranging. I would see arrangements that others had done and wish mine looked like that. But as time went on I improved and now mine are often just the way I want them to be. It allows me to use my creativity and decorating skills in a new way.

Calories - 1560
Carbs - 126 (net - 121)
Fats - 79
Protein - 94

Steps - 24,127
Miles - 9.90
Cardio Minutes - 131

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LILABEL 3/28/2010 1:32PM

    That's wonderful, M. Hugs.

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_UMAMI_ 3/28/2010 1:06AM

    What you are doing is great, honoring loved ones who have passed on. I love visiting cemetaries and have a soft spot for them, especially ones in which my ancestors are buried. And I like the idea of passing the care on to the next generation, to honor and remember the dead.

That said, I was relieved (and very much surprised!) to hear that my almost-80-yr-old mom intends to be cremated! I say I'm relieved, because I feel like our roots aren't "here", and our family is scattered. I would like a place to remember her in, though. (Still digesting this recent information. Maybe my mom has gone Green!)

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BIZENMO 3/27/2010 10:10PM

    Our family really hasn't been in to doing this, although it could be simply because we have never lived close to where our relatives are buried. My sister does decorate her husband's grave, but that's the only one I know of. I know several of my friends do it, too. Another reason could be that it would be cost prohibitive as my mom is one of 13 kids and there are only 5 left alive.

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DAVESTOOK1913 3/27/2010 6:20PM

    I loved your blog. I too remember going to the graves with my grandmother. It was and still is such a big deal in our family. Your blog today brought back some good memories for me. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 3/27/2010 4:41PM

    i think you have what they had, a loving nature!

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FLMOMX2 3/27/2010 3:35PM

    What a great memory and way to honor those before you.

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SUNNY332 3/27/2010 2:50PM

    I have no idea how or why I am no longer receiving your blogs. Oh well, I just subscribed again.

It is all about honor and respect and I will carry on as my Mom and her Mom did in past.

Take care and have a GREAT weekend. It is very cold and windy here and rain expected later. I am going to walk and then ride the bike while I am watching the K-State game later. They need a good cheerleader so will be waving my purple on their behalf.
Go Wildcats!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 3/27/2010 1:57PM

    It is a time of the year to visit those who have gone on before us. I need to take some time and do the same.

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SVELTINGTON 3/27/2010 11:32AM

    What a caring tradition.

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LLTS01 3/27/2010 11:03AM

    That is a great custom to follow. I would have to get a ticket around the world to do that. I could not afford it.

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DOTSLADY 3/27/2010 10:34AM

    You are thoughtful my dear. I have no memories of such things. I've only been to two funerals in my life. I have a SIL who has a "memorial" day for her father to keep his life alive in her children. Others in the family think she's nutty, but I think it's nice (maybe I'm nutty, too). Have you seen that show, "Who do you think you are?" I've always wondered and been interested in ancestory. You are a piece of your past. They must have been some good peeps.

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ROWAN532 3/27/2010 9:35AM

    i love this blog today..............hits so close to home.....i was required as a young girl to accompany my Grams on this monthly duty. While she toiled, at her task, i would frolick for a while and then sit and watch her....dedication, vigilant, and love showed on her face.

now i am the one who goes monthly to the cemetery. but since i am such a free spirit, i decorate the graves with whatever holiday is closest....this weekend i will make the journey and place plastic easter eggs around the tombstones.......and because of this idea, my Sir will be doing the same when He visits His Grandmothers graveside this weekend.

its my proud honor and my duty to be the guardian of this task......and i am grooming my children to carry on this task.........

Beautiful blog, once again............... emoticon

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CHATERJOY 3/27/2010 9:19AM

    My mom still does it but we all get together and go with her. It is a time of remembering and like you said a sign of respect for those gone to tidy up and decorate their resting places. Nice blog!

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BEFIT014 3/27/2010 7:28AM

    I do that for my grandparents. I was 20 when my Nana died and my Papa died just a few years ago. Something went off in my head when I went home for my Papa's funeral & saw Nana's grave so bare looking. They're in NH and I'm in TX, but every year, in June, I have the local florist there deliver a bouquet of flowers.

My mom left when I was 3 and my dad was in the Air Force. Until I got older my grandparents raised my brother & I. Summer vacations we spent with my dad, whereever he was stationed at the time.

Great memories!
And I'm glad you do that for your family. So few do.

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ASTORRES1 3/27/2010 6:55AM

    What a sweet are truly an amazing person. I am honored to be your friend.


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MUSIC66 3/27/2010 4:24AM

    my father inlaws grave is in ireland but i think my husband relation tend to his grave my ralations are in nsw australia relations there look after them my parent buy the silk flowers or real ones on behalf of the whole family.

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GOANNA2 3/27/2010 4:08AM

    How wonderful to remember loved ones.

My mother is buried in Greece and everytime someone goes over from Oz, I try and give them a few silk flowers to take over for her grave.

We should honor those that led us to become who we are. I admire you for going to 4 different areas. You are such a good person and I'm happy to know you.

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DASEEMAN 3/26/2010 11:24PM

    It is a wonderful way to remember our loved ones! My mother-in-law and father-in-law passed away several years ago. My husband and I have bought sun-catchers, teddy bears, and metal birds to adorn their graves. My mother-in-law's favorite flower was lilly of the valley. I am trying to get some started in the shade in my yard and then take some to plant under a begonia bush (I think that's what it is) so she has them every year. I hope it works out. They never came up last year so I'm hoping this year they will come up.

We should never forget our loved ones that have passed. I feel blessed to have know them and that is what I always remember.

God Bless you,

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SLIMMINJENN 3/26/2010 11:07PM

    Thats great, my great grandma passed away 7 yrs ago and i cant go to her grave..What strong women your mom and grandma must have been, they passed the strength to you.

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Get Out Your Water Wings and Your Salsa Records!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Such a foggy, soggy, gloppy, sloppy, mucky, sucky day. And it's windy too!! The pond is full. The creek is rising. The road down the hill is flooded. I may need to fire up the pontoon boat soon just to get around the yard. My waders are coming out.

Not a good day for walking outside at all. A treadmill day. And on treadmill days I do my minimum cardio walking and quit. Ugh. You know how I love, love, love the treadmill. In ways the treadmill is actually easier as there are no steep hills to climb like there are here but the monotony of it is mind numbing. I have tried watching TV, listening to music, fantasizing, and even hallucinating and nothing works for me. My husband used to come outside in the pole barn with me to entertain me when I was on the treadmill and I discovered that even he was boring in situations like this. Yawn. LOL. I have the attention span of a 3 year old.

I picked myself a humongous bouquet of daffodils yesterday. I have hundreds of daffodils. The old lady who lived here before us planted them all and she must have had a fetish for them.

I made a crummy discovery today. I sometimes check my pedometer for accuracy and had done 35 minutes of cardio and it registered 12 so I am getting ripped off. No wonder my legs feel like rubber sometimes. Oh well. I'm getting plenty of cardio so I'm not worried.

It's only March and I've already had a tick stuck in. Grrr. I hate those suckers.

My father is one of those people who changed careers over his lifetime. He wanted to be an architect but his parents were very religious and did not want him going to college. So as a young man he became a butcher in an Italian grocery store. A short time later he became a sewing machine mechanic in a factory that made seat covers for cars. And then finally, because he was very gifted and talented, he fulfilled his dream somewhat. He ended up designing and building homes, public buildings, and businesses. Throughout the years I always grew up seeing his drafting table and blueprints, even before he did this professionally so I was always intrigued by it. My mother and he divorced but she changed careers several times too. She was a professional seamstress, a model, a clerk in a high end formal wear store, an accountant, and finally a self employed business woman owning rental properties. So it was kind of natural for me to end up as a decorator for a while. I took courses in decorating and ended up being hired even before I graduated as my mother's boss at the time saw a project I did for college. I love architecture and there have always been homes in my area that I have been attracted to. I have very eclectic taste. 2 of the homes I love are a couple of miles from my home. One was formerly a one room school house and the exterior is very rustic and visually interesting to me. The other is a cedar A Frame that I also like. I had never seen the interiors of either until recently when they both went up for sale. I checked them out online and was disappointed in both. Most of the money had been spend on the exterior. The interiors were not my taste at all and would take major upgrades. The kitchens were terrible in both. Some of the rooms were so bizarre I had no idea what the purpose of them was. It might sound like I was disappointed but I was relieved that a house that I thought might be destined for me was really not. I am happy here.

As everyone knows I read a lot of blogs because I enjoy them. I see blogs of all kinds on any number of subjects. Some are motivational, some educational, some informative, and others are plain hilarious. I took the following link off of SHERYLDS blog. She is one of my favorite bloggers and if you have not checked her out you should as she always has a treat. This youtube video SHERYLD found showcases my new role model. I intend to be just like this geezerette at 80. Higher and wider. LOL.

Calories - 1296
Carbs - 100 (net - 93)
Fats - 67
Proteins - 65

Steps - 19035+
Miles - 7.81+
Cardio Minutes - 120

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    I love reading blogs too. So interesting. I loved hearing about your parents. Don't understand the college thing but I'm sure everything was different back then. You come from very creative genes on both sides!!

I loved the lady and am going to send her on to someone who needs to see that. She is not yet 60, and I tell her all the time to shut up with her old lady talk, that she makes it sound like she's decrepit, and I'm not giving her a break until she's 80. Wow, what an 80 that lady is! Makes my knees hurt to watch her and I'm 47.

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FLUTTERBY4JC 3/27/2010 11:44AM

    WOW!! I watched the youtube video and was almost in tears. I want to be that healthy when I am that age. Thank you for sharing this.
Have a great weekend!

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MICK999 3/27/2010 9:02AM

    That was a really fun blog to read!!!!! I wish we had flowers up already!

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JUNEBUG1944 3/27/2010 12:12AM

    I really enjoyed your blog today...a little of everything! Enjoy those daffodils, they don't last long enough!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/26/2010 10:49PM

    I think some ppl just have thighs that rub lol I am still terrified to wear shorts for this reason haha I can't wait to see daffodils!

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ROTTLADY 3/26/2010 3:35PM

    Try spraying avon's skin so soft on exposed flesh to keep the ticks off. It helps with the deer ticks here in California.Spring is coming and soon we'll be upset by it being to hot to go out. emoticon

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SHUCG1004 3/26/2010 1:27PM

    Inspiring to see that your parents ended up being independent and happy, even if it didn't start out that way. So neat that you have creative bones in your body - some of us have trouble picking out colors of toothbrushes! I'll check out the video later since youtube is disabled at work (sad).

Thanks for your comment on my blog!


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LLTS01 3/26/2010 11:51AM

    I would be totally miffed if my pedometer were to cheat me out of steps. Heck, I wear the darn thing just in case I happen to sleepwalk. You never know the steps I could have been taking at night. And then there are the bathroom trips. Ah yes, ok- well moving right along.

You want to come over and decorate? I'll make you something you might like- I'll have to review that long no-no list again.


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SUZYMOBILE 3/26/2010 11:33AM

    I love your blogs, too, even though sometimes they're a forecast for weather that's on our way. Had to laugh at the idea of Benny trying to entertain you while on the treadmill. Did he do the old soft-shoe? LOL!

Dingo has a tick, too, and whenever I come near grabbing it, the little baby slinks away. I'll get it, though. Always do.

Having interesting parents does set one up to be independent and interesting oneself! You're a case study!

There are houses like that, that I love from afar. One of them is a schoolhouse, so I'd love to see a pic of that one-room schoolhouse. Our house now is one that I love, because it's quirky and unique, especially so now that we've done our thing with it. It was a dump and uninhabited for two years before we moved in and started tearing it apart, but when I first stood in its cold and lonely sunken living room, I burst into tears because I knew I belonged in it.

Drat! Just when I begin worshiping the pedometer, you introduce the element of doubt!

OMG, that old lady had some moves that I (a) couldn't do to save my life any more, (b) would be afraid to do if my life depended on it, and (c) would be laid up for a month after doing! Maybe I should add more flexibility exercises to my routine, so I can have those dancing partners to look forward to in my golden years!

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KALISWALKER 3/26/2010 11:24AM

    I listen to audio books or watch TV on the treadmill. I agree it can be boring! You blog was interesting! Have a good weekend!

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SVELTINGTON 3/26/2010 10:43AM

    First, sending you these to dry out your place. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Second, WOW what an awesome video, I am updating my page adding a goal for SALSA Dancing. WooHoo!
I envy you your awesome parents! Thank you for sharing!

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ROWAN532 3/26/2010 10:33AM

    have to admit..........i am a blog-a-holic myself........i need a 12 step program for that emoticon

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GMBLAB 3/26/2010 8:46AM

    Your blogs are always fun and informative! Keep up the good work!

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MARIADALE 3/26/2010 8:42AM

    I would love to see pictures of your favorite houses. I loved the remodel of an old church that was done near the farm where my husband grew up. I bet the school is charming.

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SHERYLDS 3/26/2010 7:09AM

    You are one of my favorite bloggers as well. Thank you so much for the compliment. emoticon

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PENNYAN45 3/25/2010 11:52PM

    You come from creative parents! How lucky for you! But, of course, you have created this unique life style for you and your family -- so I am not surprised.

It was fun reading your thoughts-- sort of like a visit with you. I enjoyed it.

I also liked the u-tube video - have seen it before and find it AMAZING!

Have a great weekend!

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PONDERTHIS 3/25/2010 11:16PM

    Hi ~ I love this post! You cover various things, and it is just like sitting with you and having a chat, or maybe hanging out while you use the treadmill. lol ~
I hope your chewing has gotten more comfortable. And I hope the water slacks up soon. Wow. Water, water everywhere....
We are having spring showers here. We needed the water, and the snow that is accompanying it up in the mountains is only now at 100% of normal. We needed more than normal, sort of like your amounts.
Did you speak encouragingly to your pedometer? Maybe it just needed a rest...

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SPARKNMOM 3/25/2010 10:43PM

    Growing up, we had neighbors who had an A-Frame home. They always had a gigantoid Christmas tree in their front window every Christmas. We'd ooh and ahh every time we went by. One year, my parents took a friend and I to see the tree. We took a pic of us at the top of the balcony looking down over the tree - I was so enamored!!

The house went up for sale a few years ago - and I made hubby go through it with me. Wow.....very dated and yes....oddly arranged rooms. But it was neat to see it regardless. I'm NOT a decorator in any way shape or form!

Checked out the video - yup - I want that to be me, too!! :) On the move and looking and feeling hot and sexy. Woohoo!!

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KRP1435 3/25/2010 10:32PM

    the designs of some of those houses sounds interesting we were looking for a house ourselves a while back but found out we need to wait a while longer before we can afford it. as far as the cardio is concerned i have found that sometimes i have to force myself to do my cardio as well and have to promise rewards just to get through it one other thing that helps is to do mini workouts at a time they all add up and to keep trying dont give up keep up the good work blessings karen

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Gumming It

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday was a challenging day. After I ate a late lunch I was preparing to do my outdoor chores when my dental bridge fell out. LOL. I looked like something out of a horror flick or a meth addict. I am fortunate to have a good dentist who worked me in at 4:15 P.M. I had to leave at 3:30 while my poor son, who had to leave at 4:30 to teach a taekwondo class at 5, had to make supper for the 3 of us before he left. Of course the dentist gave me a list of things I could eat the next 2 days and they were a hypoglycemic's nightmare. I have not eaten many of them in years. Nothing my son could fix as he didn't have time or know how. I got home at the same time my hubby did and I made due with what my son had made. I had no desire to try the foods on the list and end up in a coma. I ground the pork tenderloin, sweet potato, and strawberries up he fixed the best I could and it took me a couple hours to eat it. LOL. Swelling and throbbing. Ouch.

So I didn't get as much exercise in Tuesday as I wanted to. Go figure. LOL.

I got so far behind on emails this week. I got through 199 Tuesday and still had 81 left. Sorry not to answer people sooner. Beat me. LOL.

Calories - 1336
Carbs - 104 (net - 84)
Fats - 61
Protein - 86

Steps - 16018
Miles - 6.57
Cardio - 123 minutes


Today I made soup in the crock pot because I am still not allowed to eat anything sticky, chewy, gooey, doughy, hard, etc. You know what I mean, no food. LOL. What does that leave? Mushy, creamy, liquid?

I was outside doing chores today and saw my first snake of the season. Sunning on the overflow tube on our dam. Ick. I hate snakes. Please no lectures from snake lovers. You can have all my snakes if you want them. Please, take my snakes.

My son and I were planning a trip to the metro east area tomorrow but he has been scheduled to work for the next 2 days. He has 2 really crummy work assignments so it is disappointing for him. His box came to pack up his damaged laptop and it took him a half hour to pack it the way Dell wanted it packed. Do not drop your lap top. Laptops do not like it.

Calories - 1227
Carbs - 134 (net - 105)
Fats - 42
Proteins - 75

Steps - 21, 501
Miles - 8.82
Cardio Minutes - 138

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    Ouch!! So sorry!!

I don't like smoothies but guess you could eat a healthy one.

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MICK999 3/25/2010 9:21PM

    Oh no! I'm so sorry to read what happened. that is really a tough thing with pain and especially on a lower carb diet. Hope your mouth feels better soon

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WINNIEATWELL2 3/25/2010 8:28PM

    Sorry to read about your dental issues. Not fun...Hope the swelling and throbbing is better today. About those snakes, I agree...Ick!

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ROTTLADY 3/25/2010 7:26PM

    11I hate going to the dentist. Don't mind snake unless they have rattlers on htem, then I fear for myself and my dogs. Used to have a cat that caught rattlers and would drop them at my feet. Normally babies and when they weren't real active but still a major threat.If the snakes are out spring is here

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DEE797 3/25/2010 7:11PM

    I am sorry to hear about your dentist visit and the list of foods you can't eat. Shakes, applesauce, pudding, ricotta cheese, etc., etc., should all be easy for you to do. Can't imagine what the pork and potato looked like.
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    Puree your soup and call it "bisque"! I hope you feel better soon.

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ANNINTENNESSEE 3/25/2010 12:47PM

    Applesauce! It is good! Sorry to hear about your dental work!

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GERPAT 3/25/2010 12:35PM

    You know there are pretty yummy baby foods on the market!!!LOL!! Look for a boost on the scale, with you "scaling" back on the solid food! Take care!! emoticon

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GIGGLES40 3/25/2010 12:12PM

    Oh my goodness I hope you're felling better soon. Protein shakes might be an option for a few days. emoticon

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DAVESTOOK1913 3/25/2010 12:07PM

    Oh God, and I thught I had a hard day!! I hope you're feeling better now. I can't stand to have mouth pain. Its funny because you could hit me in the leg with a baseball bat and I'll grind my teeth and bear it, give me a toothache and I'm the worlds biggest baby! lol I hope you have a better week!

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BIZENMO 3/25/2010 12:07PM


Sorry to hear about your dental issues. Hopefully your pain is decreasing! I hate having to go to the dentist. I need to but it will have to wait till I have some $$ (need a root canal and at the least a couple of fillings). I have to pre-medicate, too, so that's just one more hassle...oh well, who wants endocarditis?!! At least they use the gel stuff to help deaden your gums before they "shoot" you.

I'm hoping I don't see ANY snakes this! That would suit me just fine! I don't go out of my way to kill them if I DO see them. I figure they are one of God's creatures and have a right to exist...I just don't want them "existing" in my area, that's all! ha ha ha

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Take care! emoticon Is this how you are feeling?

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BUGLET- 3/25/2010 10:56AM

    Wow, that sounds like a fun day! Sorry. Hope things are better today. For me too, I went off the deep end with my calories...
Thanks for the goodie, I needed that..
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ROWAN532 3/25/2010 10:10AM

    my heart goes out to you....poor thing eating soft, mushy food.........and that of your family..your son deserves the award for understanding teen girls............but on the bright side you saw your first lucky can you get


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SUZYMOBILE 3/25/2010 10:02AM

    Poor thing! But you just keep on truckin' with those steps!

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MARIADALE 3/25/2010 9:28AM

perhaps protein shakes?

Good advice on the laptop

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CODEMAULER 3/25/2010 8:29AM

    As if you needed a food challenge this week! Oh, dear. I hope that everything rights itself very soon. No worries on replies to me; use your time to shoo the snakes.


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BETHGILLIGAN 3/25/2010 8:14AM

    What a day!! You have such a spirit and seem to take it all in stride! emoticon Your blogs always make me smile!

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ASTORRES1 3/25/2010 4:39AM

    What a woman!!!! You keep doing and going no matter what life throws your way.


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LADYIRIS313 3/25/2010 12:20AM

    Awwww that's a drag about the bridge. Isn't it interesting how we feel when we have a dental problem? When I broke a front tooth, I felt like a character from Deliverance! emoticonI heard banjos everywhere!

I hope you get it replaced very soon, and that you find more palatable soft foods.

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ADAPTABLE_ELLEN 3/25/2010 12:17AM

    Wow, you've had quite the week so far. I hate dental problems! Your son should have bought a Gateway, lol!. I tossed mine out of the truck accidentally last summer and it went rolling down the sidewalk. It's still chugging along with a missing corner, cracked monitor frame, etc. I hope he doesn't have to pay for the repairs?

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GRATEFULADY 3/24/2010 11:53PM

    Sorry you are having to deal with all these challenges in your life. Dentists, not my favorite thing to do, and Snakes, I am with you on those too.
Sending you some wishes for better days. Hope you are soon able to heal so you can eat and exercise the way that is helpful.

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JANC319 3/24/2010 11:37PM

  Dentists & snakes... are they one-in-the-same? LOL, j/k!
I have a great dentist, & it sounds like you do, too.

Soup is one of my fav things, so, enjoy

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PENNYAN45 3/24/2010 11:32PM

    Sounds like annoyances have taken front stage in your world for the past day or so. Dentists and snakes -- neither one of them are favorites of mine.
(That's not even mentioning the broken laptop.)

Soup sounds good though. I LOVE soups. They bring to mind warmth and comfort.

Hope your healing goes quickly and you're back to your regular diet soon.


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