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Cloudy wet morning

Friday, April 03, 2009

First some more pictures of my driving around yesterday.All pictures were taken thru open window of my car and I was not close to anything.I love the zoom on my camera.
This is a lemon tree that sits on corner near my house.I have always wondered how they are as they are the size of a small orange.Large for a lemon
I think these are kunquats

And this is the seeds or fruit from a Palm tree

I had another fairly decent night's sleep.Wasn't great but was ok.
We have redone the Feel Good Corner a little but too dark for picture today.Hubby has been very patient.Next I will work on fence getting something that will grow there.
Eating has not been as good as I would like but not terribly bad either. Exercise has been good.I have got in a total of 1 hour every day except one where I only got the 30. It is a variety of different tapes and in 10 and 20 minute segments but it adds up and counts.
And speaking of exercise it is time to head to back room. emoticon emoticon

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KYANN402 4/4/2009 8:32AM

    emoticon 10 and 20 minute exercise segments do add up. And quickly. You're doing great!

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NEWSTART127 4/4/2009 2:13AM

    WOW, Eleni! You're powering through the exercise this week! I need to follow your example, for sure! I've let my knee and stress at work sideline me... but those are really just excuses... emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 4/3/2009 9:23PM

    WOW, those lemons are big!! I'm going to look up that other thing on the internet. It almost looks like a nectarine or something. You have interesting things in Florida!

You are doing great with your exercising! And you're right, every little bit counts.

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SEAWILLOW 4/3/2009 11:10AM

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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Thursday Part 2

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sun is now shining.
I had about an hour between my two appointments this morning so I made sure I took my camera. I went on a search of things to take a picture of .I was looking for pine trees with crosses. A spark pal talked about how the pine trees will have crosses on them about two weeks before Easter. She put a web site so we could see what she was talking about. I grew up here and never paid any attention and we have pine trees everywhere. I found some that were just starting to show.They are very small but do resemble small crosses.

Here are some pine cones that filled one small tree
I also took pictures of flowers etc in people's yards.Glad no one called cops for loitering

I have many more so you know what to expect in the next few days.
I had fun and the best part was meeting my sweetie Bill for lunch.

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KYANN402 4/4/2009 8:29AM

    I never noticed the little crosses on pine trees before. Why is that? I love your pictures. You're a good photographer.

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NEWSTART127 4/3/2009 2:44AM

    Glad you had a better and emoticonday today!
Thank you for sharing your photos with us - pretty!

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FEISTYMAMA 4/2/2009 6:39PM

    That's interesting about the pine trees. I've never noticed that before. Pretty cool.

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Cloudy Thursday

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sorry no blog yesterday but I was in a very anti social mood and decided not to share.
But this is a new day and I am feeling much better
Bill went to K-Mart to look at yard stuff yesterday and this is one of two things he brought home

I know.I said I was thru but-------
I have to go get some blood checked and get my ICD (defib/pacemaker) checked in a little while.
It is a very cloudy dreary day right now but birds love it.
Gotta run for now.Have to get shower and dressed and out of here.Here is daddy
And altho it isn't a good shot this is teenager
I know this view makes the bird look like a female but I am pretty sure it is a male teenager.He just isn't strutting his stuff here

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FEISTYMAMA 4/2/2009 6:38PM

    I love your new statue. Too cute!!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am up very early for me.I got up at 8 which I never do unless forced into it.Not that I am lazy.I just don't usually feel well in the morning plus generally don't sleep well during the night. But I slept much better last night. I did wake several times but went right back to sleep without having to either sit on side of bed or get up because of pain. one arm went just a little numb but it eased up right away.So it was an exceptional better night. I am wondering if the Zookinesis tape might be helping.It is suppose to help overall well being.I do believe a lot of oriental exercises do benefit all parts of our bodies.
I am going to turn red from eating so many tomatoes.LOL I discovered the little grape tomatoes and they make an awesome anytime snack.A large handful is only a few calories. Plus I always have several regular tomatoes around. I can't go for hours without eating and little bites of this or that isn't going to work for me.I need volume with the least amount of calories. So enter the tomato and cuccumber and cabbage.Bill stops during the week and replenishes my supply so I never run out.Keeps me out of other stuff. I also found 4oz cups of yogurt that only have 60 cal. ( Yes Karyn you have me eating yogurt)But even tho I keep good stuff around I still get into what I shouldn't. The Ritz crackers and butter were calling my name last night and I answered. But that is over and done with and I begin this day.
The sun is shining and looks like it is going to be a good day.
They are coming to reattached our solar panel and do a service on others so we get no more roof leaks.Once it is back in service I should be able to go in pool soon. The steps Bill rebuilt work great so I will have no problem getting to pool.The steps into pool are a little difficult but we had added a block on each step so I have shorter distance between the steps. We are always rigging stuff to make it easier for me. Better to do that than not be able to do something. Bill always cringes when I say "Sweetie I was wondering if you could----------. I come up with ideas but he has to make them work.LOL
Well I am going to go get exercises done a little earlier.I already have a load of clothes in dryer and dishwasher is going. I will be ready for an early nap today.

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SUNNY332 4/1/2009 9:51AM

    Good to hear you had a good nights sleep. I too have sleep problems and
last night was one of those nights. Ugh!

Love the azaleas! Are they in your yard?

Take care and have a emoticon Day.


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NEWSTART127 4/1/2009 12:57AM

    I'm so glad that you had a good night's sleep!
You totally rock it!
How do you like your new stove? Put it to good use already?
You're so lucky Bill is handy!
Great partnership.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/31/2009 7:27PM

    You go girl!! You're just scootin' through the day and getting things accomplished! What kind of flower is that? It's gorgeous!!

I love the little grape tomatoes. I will occasionally buy them and put them in my salad. Perfect size. I love yogurt too, but I haven't seen a 60 calorie yogurt. What kind is it? I buy Yoplait and it's 100 calories. I love the flavors.

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VEGEFARMER 3/31/2009 3:44PM

    Just love the flowers. Is it Azalea ????? Does it have a strong & rich smell????? It sure looks like one I have growing here and I can't think of the name of it.
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Eating youghurt. LOL Thant is awesome.
Tomatoes are so good for you keep munching.
Pleased yo slept well last night, your blog sounds like your really smiling today.

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MDMNINA 3/31/2009 10:38AM

    Glad to hear you had a good night! Enjoy the rest of your day. I am off to my last day at the horrible hours!

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MICKEY341 3/31/2009 10:15AM

    Good morning! The flowers are beautiful!
I'm glad you had a good night, that always makes the world look brighter when you get a good rest. Cool here today 37, and supposed to be in the 60's. But the sun is shining! Enjoy your day!

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Sunny Monday

Monday, March 30, 2009

Here is a better picture as it was cloudy when I took the other
And I have picked a name. The girl is now Sophia and the cat is Charlemagne. I almost went with Charlie for cat but deceased neighbor was Charlie and didn't want to name it that. Bill of all people suggested Sophia and a spark friend came up with Charlemagne. I will go back thru my blog and get that lady's name.MSLZZY suggested Charmaine which made me think of Charlemagne

Bill went and bought a new stove yesterday and it will be delivered soon.We did need a new one so we are all set on kitchen appliances now.I love the new fridge we got.

I wanted to pass along the name of 2 video's for anyone like myself who can not do standing exercises.They are called Chair Exercises for Seniors and More Chair Exercises for Seniors with Bob Klein.He also covers leg exercises while sitting too so it isn't just the upper body.
Zookinesis is an ancient Chinese system of mild exercise designed to bring youthful vitality back to the body,restoring muscle tone and strength,joint strength and flexibility as well as improved breathing and concentration.It is related to TaiChi Chi-Gung & Chinese Yoga.
Amazon carries it as well as his web site that has more interesting info
These are really great DVD's.I bought 2 other DVD's that were suppose to be for sitting but they were a waste of my money and I can't even use them.Bob Kleins are wonderful. If nothing else just check out his web site.

PS New stove arrived and it is nice. I can actually see thru the window on oven.LOL

Also I just ordered a new Bob Klein standing DVD for hubby. He even liked the sitting one I have so he is going to try the standing one.Will let you know how he likes it.

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NEWSTART127 3/31/2009 12:15AM

    What a neat corner - came out great!
Thanks for posting the DVD video info.
Zookinesis isn't something I had heard of before.

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ROSEHIP:-) 3/30/2009 11:18PM

Love the names. And a new appliance, those are always fun to get.

Tonight I was talking to a girlfriend on my way to town and found out she has an elliptical machine!!! I was so excited, as I wanted to find someone that had one so I could try it out. She thought she told me 2-3 years ago when she got it, but I don't remember. Could it be that I did not want to here about exercise back then???

So I hope to work out on it 3 or 4 days in a row to see how my hip will handle it. I'll do 15 minutes each of those days. As 3 day in a row on the treadmill made my hip ache. So keep your fingers crossed.

Well I think I'll head to bed as it was a long day.

Good night and God bless,

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FEISTYMAMA 3/30/2009 9:44PM

    I really really like your feel good corner! It's a wonderful idea!

Sounds like all that's left is a new microwave and dishwasher! Getting new appliances is so fun!! When we moved into our new house our new refrigerator had ice and water dispenser and I was so happy! It's the little things in life that make me happy. emoticon

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KYANN402 3/30/2009 4:53PM

    How lovely! I can see why you call the Feel Good Corner. For me, it feels good to be home and to have time to catch up on SparkPals. I saw on an earlier blog you lost 6.6#. Way to go!!

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VEGEFARMER 3/30/2009 3:09PM

    Love the names, they are really kewl.
Sounds like your getting a new kitchen piece by piece, well done and awesome about the video's.

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HOME-BODY 3/30/2009 10:47AM

    Another great blog you cats names. Thanks for sharing the names of the DVD's as well. Have yourself a wonderful day my friend!!

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