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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tootsie exercises: I have been trying to try unconscious exercise.. Starting from toes to neck,, just sitting there clipping coupons or reading, staring at the boob tube? arm circles, leg lifts, lifting a pile of pillows with my feet... little things that count, but also help stretch things while we are not really getting the heart rate up.. Kind of like automatically drinking water instead of pop or koolaid..

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    What a wonderful and simple thing to implement into our daily "inactivities", so to speak.
"Little Things That Count" --- I love it, Pickie! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/20/2013 7:41PM

    Chair exercises were a staple for me in the past.

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NORASPAT 3/20/2013 5:59PM

    Linda----Only way to go. Every stop light I stretch my arthritic fingers and pretend to play piano on the steering wheel. You are right it does become a habit after a while HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 3/20/2013 4:39PM

    That is a most excellent idea. I kind of do the same thing. During the day while watching tv I will just get up and start jogging in place for about a hundred steps. I might finish a few blog comments and then jog in place. Seems to be working. Keep it up!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We got two more inches of snow, but I am not complaining. My friend lives in Munising,Mi and they are getting between ten inches to eighteen inches today and tomorrow with 40mph winds,, most likely M41 between Munising and Marquette will be closed again..

It is still cold here, but the snow stopped in the past hour..

I am trying to picture myself sitting in front of the campfire five feet from Lake Superior, solving the world's problems this summer. Ah, the smell of pine logs and marshies and weenies on a stick!!!!!!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/19/2013 10:20PM

    Hang in there: 7:02 EDT tomorrow. Spring is here and the snow will stop **SNAP** just like that.

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PATRICIAAK 3/19/2013 9:04PM

    Like your dream

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BBECKER1955 3/19/2013 5:19PM

    Come on spring time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/19/2013 4:17PM

    Keep on Dreaming!

Pictures of the pretty snow?

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/19/2013 3:37PM

    I just want to go back to bed and wake up after someone else has finished cutting the lawn for the first time.

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RACEWELLWON 3/19/2013 3:35PM

    Me too - very tired of this !! Its very windy today but compared to that much snow your friends getting I'll take - really what choice do we have? K emoticon

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PEETBRIT 3/19/2013 3:27PM

  Wow. But it's almost Spring?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Three more days until spring! More days of snow promised too, but I guess there is not much to do about it..
I feel kind of tired today, but there is, again, no sun,, just overcast skies. I am anxious for vacation time, for moving about outdoors and smelling new plants, wet soil, fresh air..
All we smell now is hand lotion, cleaning products and hand sanitizer!!

March needs to March on!!!! I think making my reservations for the cabins has made me antsy to go north!!!

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MARGARITTM 3/19/2013 3:12PM


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MELODYDUSK 3/19/2013 12:04PM

    I wish we had either some snow or rain, I dread another year of drought. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/19/2013 12:17AM

    looking forward to spring

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/18/2013 10:46PM

    I am down wid dat.

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NORASPAT 3/18/2013 9:59PM

    Spring will get here in it's own sweet time and so will August too !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
HUGS Love you Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Mother Nature is still in Charge
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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/18/2013 12:46PM

    Before you know it it will be April.

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RACEWELLWON 3/18/2013 12:38PM

    Yeah but its just a dusting coming your way ! Hugs K

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CJJANISS 3/18/2013 12:32PM

    hoping for emoticon another winter storm is predicted for our area in the Yoop

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/18/2013 11:23AM

    Winter's going too far into spring this year. Hoping the sun wins soon.

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Erin Go Bragh!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our big parade is today with a lot of green beer, 5K runs, Wee leprechaun runs, lots of green.. people in Ireland actually do not even recognize green as their color,, Only Americans.. (Interesting factoid).My dad used to take us to the parade when we were small, but as I got older, it was just another way to make me cold. We got more snow last evening, it is in the 20's.. The real Saint Patrick is all snug and cozy in heaven,, warm too.. I chose to go bargain hunting with DD. We went to three stores and should be pretty well set for now.
I was all bundled up and still freezing..

This week DD will call and confirm her appt. with U of M and get her instructions for meds ahead of time.. I will have the day off, so that part is taken car of for now.. I hope to get in some steps when we go down there,, I have never been to the actual hospital,,but I know it is a world renowned one and huge.

I am not sure if we are going there or to the health center in a nearby town like last time.. the biopsy should determine what their next plan of action will be. I am not stressed, know that God is in control..

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RACEWELLWON 3/18/2013 12:37PM

    Keep me posted - Hope all goes well ! emoticon praying !!

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JAMER123 3/17/2013 10:50PM

    Love Celtic music! We don't get it on our TV in TX. but when we get home, our PBS carries it.

Thank you for a great blog. I don't celebrate wither. I think shopping would be a more fun thing to do. Hope you had a fun day!!

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NORASPAT 3/17/2013 9:49PM

    DH and I went to a Celtic concert it was an overflow crowd. Everyone enjoyed the performance and DH and I went out to dinner alone. It was nice.
I am glad you went out shopping together. We too had low 30's but plenty of sun. We are still being forecast for a storm on Tuesday

I hope the weather is good on the day of your journey and hopefully you will get good results from the Drs. there for your DD. emoticon emoticon to both of you.

Pat in Maine.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/17/2013 8:34PM

    May balmy breezes waft your way. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/17/2013 4:02PM

    I'm praying for K. She's in good hands.

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Saturday, more snow

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A lovely cold snowy day in this third week of March. No way are we going to the St.Patricks day parade tomorrow.. It is the largest one north of Detroit, but not the warmest.
Today is another day of sorting and packing things at dad's house, got a class at four p.m. just fo ran hour.. Thank you again, noraspat, for the lovely snowflake you gave me, we got another inch of snow last night.. Perfect. More shoveling..

Five more days of winter,,,

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RACEWELLWON 3/18/2013 12:36PM

    I do not blame - I think they should fire that groundhog emoticon lol

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NORASPAT 3/16/2013 8:14PM

    Linda we are expecting 8 to 12 inches mid week.
Our youngest son was born on the 21st and we had a foot that week.
DH had a devil of a time getting us home. The hospital sits in the middle of a hill next to the river.

Let's hope they are wrong, we often have a white EASTER. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/16/2013 8:05PM

    We have snow also, but not as much as predicted.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/16/2013 12:35PM

    The snow sounds so pretty as long as it doesn't cause accidents. Wnjoy it while it lasts.

We're cloudy and drizzly here.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/16/2013 12:35PM

    *sigh* Well, I didn't really like your blog, but voted for it anyway.
Winter's seeming pretty dreary to me lately.
Spring's right around the corner, and no sign of a snowdrop or anything. Although I did hear a grouse drumming the other day.

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JANET552 3/16/2013 9:51AM

    It is snowing here again today too. Like you, I can't wait for spring to actually show up. I'm so sick of white right now.

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ROCKYCPA 3/16/2013 9:31AM

    Hope the weather changes for you soon and gets warmer.

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JUDITHANNIE 3/16/2013 9:04AM

    WOW, hope it come this far I'm sick of snow, hope it starts warming up soon!!!!!

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