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4 NO's Sunday

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I stated a few days ago that we were not going to see the tall ships.. I am not interested in them since childhood..
they are still here today, the temps are in the 90's with 90% humidity. For asthmatics, it is a guaranteed trip to E.R. just to go outdoors.
There is not a puff of air moving outdoors either..

I have some extra time off this week and will try to get some time in hiking at the beach/marsh again.
Doing great on my 4 no's..

  
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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 7:53PM

    Be careful if the weather remains the way it is!

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 4:36PM

    Glad you are doing great and I agree stay indoors...I don't have asthma but I still hate the humidity!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/14/2013 4:23PM

    Whew, sounds muggy. Take good care of you.

That weather's starting to move in here, too. Hope it's better when you go hiking.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/14/2013 3:17PM

    That's wonderful. Keep up the good work.

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CAROLIAN 7/14/2013 1:10PM

    Same here in lakes uk though only 40' which is hot for me even the trees are drooping needing water too hot to go out so I'm having to exercise indoors till the sun goes down even the river where I swim isn't deep enough to float a duck

Well done with your 4 no's Have a good week emoticon

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4No's Saturday.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A very lazy day today. i took a whole pain pill last night and slept nine hours, then awoke, putzed around, fell asleep in the chair.. had grand plans to steam clean the carpeting before our 90+ degree temps tomorrow, but too late now.. DD will vac today and I will start the carpets tomorrow morning.

Our Spark meet-up in Frankenmuth was nice. I left the 200,00 extra people for the tall ships at home to go here and they were less crowded. We usually end up eating something somewhere when we go here, but we did not last night. We walked around before we met with the Sparker.
W e visited with Steve from our Saginaw,MI team for a few hours. enjoyed our time with him,, had a nice ride home and look forward to another meeting before winter weather comes again.

  
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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 9:45PM

    I enjoy meeting Spark friends also.

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TRENTDREAMER 7/14/2013 8:51AM

    sounds like a good day.

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 7:36AM

    Glad you had a great day!

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POUTINGPEGGY 7/14/2013 5:14AM

    Sounds like you had a great day. Tall ships are beautiful.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/13/2013 11:33PM

    And still no Pictures?

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/13/2013 9:45PM

    I'm glad you got in some good quality rest time.

The meet-up with your friends sounds wonderful.

Hope you have a great weekend.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/13/2013 9:21PM

    One of my Michigan friends posted a picture she took of the tall ships and I loved it! (In Bay City she said)

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JANET552 7/13/2013 8:51PM

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4 NO's Friday

Friday, July 12, 2013

It is finally Friday, a rough week at work, but DD and I are headed to Frankenmuth. I really have no interest in the tall ships beyond seeing them from driving across the bridges. Like I said yesterday, we had many vacations as kids that we were on them and saw them. Some of them came from Cleveland, one is not gong to be here now,, I read it in the newspaper last night. Nine tall ships,,,

I am hoping we can go walking in the marsh again tomorrow.. That is more my speed, outdoors in nature, not in a crowd of a couple hundred thousand people, on concrete, standing in lines in the sun.

DD made a nice smoothie for me when I got home from work, so hot..
banana, fresh strawberries, flax seed, ice, juicy juice and Kroger carbwise cherry yogurt! Plenty for both of us!! Great lunch!

  
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POUTINGPEGGY 7/14/2013 5:15AM

    Hate crowds and do all I can to avoid them

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PATRICIAAK 7/13/2013 1:28AM

    I agree with you - nature over crowds!

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/12/2013 11:06PM

    Sounds like a good day. Have a great weekend.

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GABY1948 7/12/2013 7:13PM

    I love Frankenmuth...when dh and I lived in Fenton we went to Frankenmuth so much we got SICK of it and just went back last year...and like everything else it has changed so! Enjoy your trip!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/12/2013 4:05PM

    That smoothie sounds awesome. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Tall Ships in our Saginaw Bay!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The tall ships come to Bay City every year, but this year, Bay City is the only place in MIchigan they will all be together,,TEN OF THEM!!
DD and I found a bridge that was not opened, so we got across to the other side of the river to visit mom on her 87 BD. Three of the ships were in the river, docked by 4 p.m. all ten will be there tomorrow. coming from all over.

My dad took us all over the state when we were growing up, we saw tall ships, Chinese Junks, etc back in the 50's and 60's. There are thousands of people on the bridges taking pictures, lining up for tours.
there are going to be concerts, dinner boat rides on local paddlewheel boats,etc. I have been on one of them, they are fun.. if you did not know where you were, in the dark, you could be gliding down the Seine.. glittering lights, a band playing on the upper deck, buffet dinner, dancing! All for the big price of $25 for a three hour fun time!!

I have to work later tomorrow, then we will be meeting other Sparkers in Frankenmuth,MI.. German bands, comedians, carriage rides with draft horses, wine sampling in the basement of Zehnders!! We sample our way through there, then cross the street and do the same at the Bavarian Inn!

I look forward to relaxing after lots of walking. Fresh bobka, sample beers at the Brewery (they even have my favorite, homemade root beer!).
We love walking around, people watching!! (While they are watching us.)

  
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MARGARITTM 7/12/2013 6:52AM

    Sounds like a really good time.

Have Fun!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/12/2013 12:58AM

    Pictures please when they all get there.

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SHARON10002 7/11/2013 11:04PM

    Sounds like so much fun! I wish I lived close enough to join you! We saw the tall ships in Baltimore last summer. They were truly beautifully maintained and a sight to see!
HAVE FUN! emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/11/2013 9:52PM

    Wish I was there. It's always good when Sparklers get together.

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 7/11/2013 9:48PM

    Sorry I won't be able to make it to Frankenmuth. I'm doing some volunteer work tomorrow night then I have to finish packing...leaving for Portland, ME on Saturday, which means I'll miss the tall ships to... boo emoticon

Enjoy your time in Little Bavaria and the tall ship celebration!

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PATRICIAAK 7/11/2013 8:50PM

    the tall ships were recently in Cleveland.

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RACEWELLWON 7/11/2013 7:14PM

    emoticon please - have fun !

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CBLENS 7/11/2013 6:02PM

    love the tall ships

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/11/2013 5:21PM

    Sounds interesting. In Frankenmuth. Oh I'd love seeing those tall ships.

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4 NO's Wednesdy

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Going into work later this morning,, weird to do that. but a short day. I got some great rest,, I dread even opening a door to leave:the steam is shooting off the wet pavement after the thunderstorms,,I sleep right through them every time.. My best rest is during a thunderstorm!

It was so humid and hot yesterday, I was so tempted to get food brought in,,but I instead, made a nice chefs salad with local veggies. It was cool filling and tasty!

Tomorrow is mom's 87 birthday, we will be visiting her after work.

  
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PATRICIAAK 7/10/2013 6:51PM

    Today is SUPPOSED to be our last day of rain (broke the 1928 record) and high humidity. I'm so ready for lower humidity!
Happy Birthday to your Mom.


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CBLENS 7/10/2013 6:42PM

    good for you making the salad and Happy Birthday to your mom.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/10/2013 5:31PM

    Happy Birthday to her. I hope she ahs a good day. Roberts mom is 85 and knows her dob but doesn't know what she had for lunch or our names.

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/10/2013 12:05PM

    This whole spring/summer's been doing that to us. Thank goodness for watermelon.

Happy Birthday to your mom. emoticon

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GABY1948 7/10/2013 9:01AM

    I have hated the steam too! UGH...have a great day today and Happy Birthday to mom, tomorrow! emoticon

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TINY67 7/10/2013 8:13AM

    I'm with you Thunder storms make me sleep better. Have a good day.

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SNS1968 7/10/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon to your mom.

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