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Sunday, June 09, 2013

I am making a conscious effort to up my produce portions today. A trip to the fruit market will help.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/10/2013 5:16AM

    Sounds good. We bought some Strawberries. I was a bit disappointed though. Not real sweet. I am thinking of going to our Farmers Market and check out their fruit.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/10/2013 1:37AM

    Good for you.
I need to do the same plus up my protein.

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PATRICIAAK 6/10/2013 12:30AM

    Enjoy the fresh produce.

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/9/2013 9:45AM

    It's such a relief to see the domestic grapes, cherries, and strawberries beginning to show up in the stores.

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GABY1948 6/9/2013 8:56AM

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    I love fruit.

Make Today a Great Day!

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SFREY217 6/9/2013 8:01AM

    Congrats ! You've got a plan ! You can do it ! emoticon

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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Feeling pretty good this morning.. Slept in until 8!! Was up late too, but took my meds, ate my Cheerios and nanner..
today is about dirt, shoveling and hedge trimming. We will move our grill up onto the deck. DD was patiently waiting until I waterproofed the deck ans the BBQ is under the tree nearby. It is very heavy, so it will get wrestled up onto the deck later,, she is itching to make patty melts on it for dinner. On onion rolls.
Ah! SUmmer

MIchigan has free fishing weekend today and tomorrow, so we are steering clear of the marsh and parks. There should be hundreds of kids out there now all over the place..

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/9/2013 7:15AM

    Patty melts sound good. What time are you eating? emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/8/2013 7:46PM

    It all sounds so nice :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/8/2013 7:15PM

    Busy, busy Girls today

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PATRICIAAK 6/8/2013 3:53PM

    Great plan!

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GABY1948 6/8/2013 10:52AM

    Have a GREAT day!

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CBLENS 6/8/2013 9:22AM

    Enjoy the day!

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RSSSLHB 6/8/2013 9:10AM

    Have a emoticon day emoticon

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Early Friday!

Friday, June 07, 2013

I woke early this morning, woke DD up and we dressed and went to the Marsh for a long walk.. We did about 2 miles at the Marsh, then walked around the state park a bit. We had little success with animal pictures,,first trip we did not see a frog or turtle, no mink or deer, beavers or fish, but w did see the white herons flying over our heads, a few different birds following us from tree to tree as we walked.
We did notice that neither one of us got winded, did not need our inhalers this trip, we did sit a few times only to cool off in the shade.

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GABY1948 6/8/2013 8:50AM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/8/2013 1:51AM

    sounds like a fun day.

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CASTIRONLADY 6/7/2013 8:56PM

    Early morning is a good time for a walk. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 6/7/2013 7:49PM

    Sounds relaxing. Impressed that you both are improving your health to the point of not needing your inhalers.

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/7/2013 7:24PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

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JSTETSER 6/7/2013 3:44PM

    Sounds like a great way to start a day!
I just got home from work, and am ready to relax on a rainy Friday.

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

I am determinded to work in the yard this week,, not today,haha!! i just got out of work, showered, went through my mail, some of mom's bills, paid a few, , ate breakfast. I am supposed to meet with my ccousin from Sand Point(near Pigeon,MI) while she is in Saginaw, about ten miles from here. SHe has a class at teh University where I graduated, tehn is to talk with a profesor, so I will wait for her at Hunan, a great Chinese place near there.

I havee about eight bags of organic soil to split and shovel into my berries. I have decided against a garden. My arthritis and fibromyalgia are taking atoll on how I am able to move now. I can walk for hours , but bending and lifting are verboten!!

I had grand plans of a a garden where the pool was, but now cannot afford to pay somebody to till it and then the plants and caring for it all summer,, We will be gone for a week right about harvest time, so I will just go for the deals at the fruit market. I may do some canning, but I am starting to (DUH!) realize that I am no longer 20 years old and able to go from pre-dawn until midnight anymore. Caring for dad's house and ours, has become more work as time goes by. DD is now with my ex again at dad's house to unload dad's lawn mower and I am sure, mowing that acre and a half of backyard grass.
I am slowly coming to realize that I can't actually do things just because I WANT to do them... IT is depressing, painful and just plain reality. There is a big difference between giving up and recognizing one's limitations. It is ahard fact to swallow, but I still try to do things I know in my heart are physically impossible ever again. Not that I am a stubborn German/Scotch/French old lady or anything!!!

If wishin' were gittin' we'd all be millionaires!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/7/2013 1:25AM

    Do what you feel most comfortable in doing not jsut for yourself for for K as well. It's her future as well as yours. Good luck and ahve a blast with your friend.

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/6/2013 9:58PM

    emoticon I'm also learning to have different goals, choose new things to enjoy, and move ahead with deeper appreciation for things I put off noticing in the past. emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 6/6/2013 7:42PM

    Welcome to the 'golden years'! I'm in the same realization phase.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I finally got my deck waterproofed. Wasted an hour trying to unclog my sprayer, finally said, oh well, junked it.. I am not a wasteful person, but I was standing in the sun, (Yes, it is actually shining again for the second day!) and hot. It is old, gummed up and I did everything but hook it up to my power washer to open the lines. Time to get a new one..
I know my departed Dad is reading this over my shoulder, ready to drag me out to the garage to haul it our of the junk pile!!

I tied my huge blackberry bushes up, they were shooting out into the yard,, I have a lot of blossoms on them this year.. I still have to pour a LOT of dirt on he raspberries and blackberries, but not today.
back to work tomorrow, more rain, then nice weekend, hopefully, back to work in the yard!!

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GABY1948 6/6/2013 8:40AM

    Glad you got so much done! It must have been way warmer where you are because up here it was COLD yesterday...but that's not unusual...just a few miles can make such a difference in MI! Have a GREAT DAY!

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/5/2013 10:01PM

    Thank goodness for nice, warm sun.
I love blackberry pie. Just reading your blog, I can taste it. Please enjoy a slice for me when they come ripe.

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CASTIRONLADY 6/5/2013 9:33PM

    I think your Dad would be very glad you are doing well. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 6/5/2013 8:07PM

    My Dad would have asked me why I let it get gummed up in the first place instead of taking care of it and then would expect me to try harder to correct it. (of course, I could sit in the shade.)

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BAMAJAM 6/5/2013 4:03PM

  This blog really struck my funnybone!!!--- My Dad would not waste anything, or even buy anything but the basic essentials.... He was frugal as they come! So, reading about your departed dad-- ready to drag you to the garage for the sprayer--- made me laugh! When we were kids growing up, we all knew that if we asked for ANYTHING that costs money, the answer was "NO!"

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CBLENS 6/5/2013 3:08PM

    At least you are getting a good workout with gardening/yard work.

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