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4 NO's July 4th!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Trying to keep cardio time up more this week, very humid and hot, trying to remain hydrated too.
The first of three nights of fireworks begin tonight here. Wish I could go down to the river and watch them tonight, but have to be up early for work in the morning..

Will add more time to cardio tomorrow after work, but my back is in pain this week,, going to use the rice bag I made that Sparker NorasPat gave me the pattern for.. I filled the fabric up with rice and sewed all of the channels up,, we just heat it in the microwave or cool it in the freezer and apply for any aches or pains we have! I love it,, it will help me sleep tonight on my sore back.

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SHARON10002 7/5/2013 5:19PM

    This is a great idea - even better than frozen peas! Of course, I don't sew, so I'll have to find an old sock, and so I can tie a knot in it! Thanks for posting this idea.

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GABY1948 7/5/2013 11:42AM

    Hope you feel better quick! I also have back problems (2 surgeries) and that is the worst

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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/4/2013 9:52PM

    Be careful with back pain. Don't let it get too serious. Resting is essential. so take your rest days.

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/4/2013 9:38PM

    Rice packs are great, used one for years. :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/4/2013 7:44PM

    We bought some thread and some more fabric at Joanne's fabric shop this morning to practice sewing on my new machine and fill the bag as well and sew. Can't wait to sue mine.

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PATRICIAAK 7/4/2013 7:03PM

    An 'easier' rice pack is made from a sock.
1) Fill a sock with (uncooked) rice.
2) Tie it shut with twine, ribbon or string. If the sock is long enough, you can tie a knot in the sock.
Hopefully, this will bring up an image.


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NANCYPAT1 7/4/2013 6:07PM

    I love my "rice" pack - not sure it is actually rice but someone gave it to me and you can freeze or heat in microwave to ease pain - LOVE IT. It really helps. The weight I have lost has reduced ALL kinds of pain for me and I hope by the time I am done this process, I will be chronologically older but at least 10 years YOUNGER in how I feel.

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PLUGINALONG 7/4/2013 4:25PM

    Enjoy your ice and heat pad. Have a great day.

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RWILKE2000 7/4/2013 4:00PM

  I had back pain from carrying around extra weight. Here is an article that may help it helped me.

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4 NO's Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A n extremely busy day at work today,, Constant cardio,, was out of breath most fo the day from actual RUNNING!!
vacation countdown is lower,, 43 days
I entered my vacation request in the book today at work.. nobody else has a request in yet for the whole month,,

I am so exhausted, It is 4:30p and I could go to bed for the evening right now...

thinking of a drear friend of mine, Gary, whose birthday is today,, he died at the ripe old age of 32 in 1985. this was a guy that I graduated high school with, taught me how to slow dance, about his Native American heritage,, a brother I wish I could have had,,

I have only happy thoughts of him,but such a sad life he had and early death.. Miss my bud.. Just a maudlin thought,,,

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SHARON10002 7/5/2013 5:17PM

    How nice of you to remember your friend, and honor him on his birthday. I'm sure he was smiling with you and the memories.

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TRENTDREAMER 7/4/2013 10:22AM

    Sorry for your loss.

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FLEMIDG 7/4/2013 12:50AM

    It is always hard to lose a friend, especially at such a young age. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle challenge.

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GABY1948 7/3/2013 7:19PM

    I am so sorry you lost a friend so young...that stays with you a LONG time. I also lost one and several in Viet Nam...at least they are not forgotten.

It's going to be hot all week...stay cool and keep looking forward to that vacation time!

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DIDMIS 7/3/2013 4:46PM

    Yes, we do miss our friends when they have gone on. A dear friend on Spark passed away a year or two ago and we still miss him. Other Spark friends have gone on.
All of my siblings are gone except for one brother and I. So many going home.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/3/2013 4:45PM

    Sweet memories!

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4NO's Tuesday

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Very humid again today.. windows and doors closed up again,, slept with them open last night, but rain again this morning.. We are hoping our vacation time is very hot.. Lake Superior is the deepest and coldest.. where we are staying near Whitefish Point where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank, there is a long sand bar approx. 300 ft. long to swim and float around in.. it is Whitefish Bay protected by the high cliffs and trees.
DD is going to rig up our handmade huckleberry-picking apparatus to take with us for picking in the forest.. This time I am going to make plenty of noise to keep the bears AND moose away !!!

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SHARON10002 7/5/2013 5:15PM

    Sounds like a plan! Don't want to encounter any bears, moose, or squirrel . . .
I know you are getting excited!

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GABY1948 7/3/2013 11:51AM

    Have a great trip!

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FLEMIDG 7/3/2013 12:21AM

    Have a good trip.

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PATRICIAAK 7/2/2013 9:05PM

    Sounds like you are planning an enjoyable vacation.

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SWEETNEEY 7/2/2013 1:56PM

    Awesome - take some pictures.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/2/2013 1:49PM

    LOL too funny.

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4 NO's July 1

Monday, July 01, 2013

How can it be July already????? Didn't I just work Memorial weekend??

I am alone today,, DD is at her uncle's funeral across the state today.. We had a nice day yesterday,, went walking at the state park and decided to walk in the opposite direction and check out the waterpark. It is all paid for by local donations,, it is basically a spray/sprinkle/bucket dumping area with concrete base.. We spent an hour just watching kids we didn't even know,, they were so cute and funny, running around shooting each other with Nemo's moth full of water,, running through sprinklers.. so cute.

With the holiday landing in the middle of the week, our fireworks festival will begin after the fourth.. it is the largest fireworks display in the state of Michigan,even upstaging Detroit.. usually between 500,00 and 550,000 people are attracted here in our city for those four days ,, carnival, boats on the river,fishing, fireworks every evening..

I hope everybody has a safe week and weekend..

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SHARON10002 7/5/2013 5:13PM

    You are so right; before you know it Labor Day will be here! Your town's 4th of July celebration sounds like so much fun! I hope that you get to enjoy some of the fun and frivolity.

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GABY1948 7/2/2013 10:03AM

    I had no idea yours was bigger than Detroit...DH and I might have to come and see them.

Enjoy your week!

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PATRICIAAK 7/1/2013 10:18PM

    How can it be July? I echo the question - it seems that last month my daughter's were running in the St. Patrick's Day marathon!
Have a blessed, safe 4th.

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/1/2013 8:01PM

    Thanks. You too.

It's always fun watching kids playing, especially when their parents are there too. Ours used to love to have a big bucket full of water and sponges to throw at each other. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/1/2013 3:13PM

    I'm sorry you couldn't go to the funeral with K. You probably hd to work. It msut be nice living so close to a state park for walking. Enjoy your day.

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    And a happy week and a happy holiday to you

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ROBBIEY 7/1/2013 2:37PM

  Enjoy your holiday!!!!
Have some Fun!!!

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4 NO's day

Sunday, June 30, 2013

For those who asked yesterday:

Lin's Grilled Potato Packets

Pull out a sheet of foil approx. 14X14inches or larger.
Spray top of foil with cooking spray.
Add two T margarine(or to taste).
Add two to three small sliced potatoes, with skins(your preference).
Add very thinly sliced onions(we add two whole slices).
Pepper to taste.
Add three to four ice cubes.
Fold foil on top and fold ends in.
Place on grill for twenty to thirty minutes, checking in-between for done-ness.

We slice them thinner sometimes, they will cook faster.
You can add any spices you wish. you can put these in a campfire too... nearer the outside... We check them every ten minutes.

I made these packets up early in the morning, DD added the ice cubes on her way out to the grill.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/30/2013 11:11PM

    Sounds good.
Fresh garlic and top with shredded cheese yummm

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PATRICIAAK 6/30/2013 7:39PM

    thanks, sounds yummy

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/30/2013 6:58PM

    Sounds good.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/30/2013 6:57PM

    That sounds good! emoticon

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GABY1948 6/30/2013 4:36PM

    YUM...have to try these! THANKS!

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ALDEBARANIAN 6/30/2013 2:52PM

    My nose tells me that smells mighty good.

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