PICKIE98   294,183
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

hot and rainy, sticky

Thursday, May 03, 2012

For people who do not get the concept of humidity, it does not matter if you fall in a hole in the dark, the air is hot, thick, sticky,, being surrounded by water, being near Canada and getting their winds, the moist air blows around and you literally cannot wipe your skin dry.

WHen I was on a Caribbean cruise years ago, the humidity was 98%. Stepping out of the shower, you tried to dry off, but your skin NEVER dried. THe only time it did was while I was lying on the beach in Grenada, St. Thomas, Martinique, Curacao, San Juan,,, just before I got too hot in the sun, the sweat dried off. Maybe about twenty minutes,, then back to sticky skin. That is what it is like here all summer when the Great Lakes blow their water over you,, I live about two miles from Lake Huron.. it never is dry..

This is the warmest winter/spring I can remember in forty years.. sometimes we had our furnace on 24/7 until June. We would open our windows overnight if not for the humidity. That reminds me, I have to go in the basement and turn the humidifier off on the a/c section of the furnace.
I am anxious to see how much return I will get on those rolls of insulation I installed last autumn in the attic and over the garage ceiling..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KILLERANGEL47 5/5/2012 9:46PM

    I hate the humiditytoo! I like it when it's hot, but I prefer the dry heat.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/5/2012 5:06PM

    We are having a high humidity day. UGH!!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 5/3/2012 7:52PM

    We too are pretty cold i would love to be warmer we still keep getting down in to the low 40's. March was so much warmer than Now.
HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 5/3/2012 1:32PM

    That kind of weather doesn't sound very exciting.
We've got hard rain today and coolness. So i'm in a jacket outside.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Here we are in May 2012 and I feel I should be shaking up my routine, but work and family matters make it impossible to do anything drastic. I get lots of cardio ant work, much more than these workouts, but love the kickboxing vid with Nicole. With no pool this summer, we are going to have e to rethink our summer workouts, maybe more treadmill where it is in the 60's all summer.
The humidity ranges between 70%- 98% all summer, and it is very hot at work, so I am wrung out like a used dishcloth after work; that pool was the one thing I looked forward to, to be outdoors all summer,,

I think that treadmill and the bands will have to be it. Time to look at more vids for guidance.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/2/2012 9:52PM

    I love walking our trails in the summer as the trees and river running beside it keep it pretty cool until you get back out in the sun....otherwise it is the treadmill for me too. I know you will miss your pool. Is there one close to you where you can go?


Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 5/2/2012 8:42PM

    Hi there are you doing the Spring Challenge. I am doing it my way. my tracker was generated by spark. I put the videos in to the days so I wiped out all of my fitness exercises. Lots of people sent me links they were so nice to me but they have no concept of computer illiteracy. I will put everything in to my goals tracker and my cardio. So long as I know I am doing it all it works for me.
I was loving the Wilderness walks till we found some ticks, we do have a lot of deer. I hope you do not have as many as we do. They will be lesser in the summer and then again in early fall for us in Maine. I always wear white support knee highs and if they get on my legs I can spot them easier. i have to wear them as mjuch as possible so i am very used to them. Black in winter white in summer. HUGS Pat, take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 5/2/2012 8:17PM

    How about finding some good wilderness trails in the woods? that's lways cool in there ad so some good hiking.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADKISTLER 5/2/2012 6:43PM

    I miss the good old days when I had a job. The facility I worked at didn't have A/C or heat. We would melt in the summer and freeze in the winter. I remember one winter, there were icicles hanging from the ceiling. When we got the fryers going, the ice melted and we had rain falling from the ceiling!

Report Inappropriate Comment

rain again, or Filling the Great Lakes

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Cold, dark, windy, rainy,, another typical day here,, 50 degrees,, tomorrow is forecasted 79 degrees, but rain all week until next week.. it is a joy to work in hot, muggy work conditions, I am tingling with excitement for this next week of humidity and rain.. (sarcasm)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/2/2012 1:29AM

    It was beautiful here today with temps in the 80s. Thunderstorms started around 11 pm and quickly we were under a tornado warning for southwestern PA. Not something we usually get on our weather news. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 5/1/2012 3:51PM

    I sat down to write a comment and felt something in my mouth. It was half a tooth. Talk about falling apart. UGH! It was only taken care of less than a month ago and boy was it expensive. I am going to tell her to remove it . This is not going to use up our savings that id for sure UGH!!!!

We too have rain all day long and no warm weather ahead.
HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

MOnday, rain..

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tooling around town getting moms signature on papers, researching her bank files for paperwork to be done. So much more to be filled out,, How do people become CPA's, accountants, etc? I want to toss all of these papers into one of her fireplaces..

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KILLERANGEL47 5/5/2012 10:16PM

    The business world is totally obsessed with paperwork now days! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/2/2012 1:27AM

    Hope you are getting most of the paper work finished. Sometimes it seems as if the more you get done, the more they can come up with to do.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 4/30/2012 6:03PM

    It,s been a very long paper trail for you. It must come to an end somewhere and hopefully this will help her a lot.
Is MOM still doing as well as she was in the winter months, she must be behaving herself now and settled in . I hope so HUGS. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Love other people's blogs!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I read a cute cartoon yesterday in somebody's blog,, it was two people on treadmills at the gym,, one lady told the other that her favorite exercise was CHEWING!

Chewing is not what got ME here, swallowing is!! If not for gum, I would have died long ago from all the food chewing!! That was BS(before Spark), I am in a new lifestyle now, gleaning all the new exercises I can from here,,,
thank you to all those who share on their pages,, it is a world of difference to see what others do and do not do, that helps me.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/2/2012 1:25AM

    If I had always moved my butt as much as my mouth, I would be skinny as a rail. lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 4/30/2012 8:59AM

    Oh my Gosh, I have missed talking to you. I am sorry LINDA,
I will have to go back and read you.
I am doing coach Nicoles Spring challenge and after watching the video of her gettinhg out of breath I wondered what I would do. I just had to laugh and do what i could as fast as I could. Kickboxing, laughing ,tripping over my own feet and hoping I can still stay upright if vertigo kicks in. I honestly just laughed. I am doing the videos, They will no be perfect but I will get through them as best i can and i will still do my Leslie Sansonne Cardio.
HUGS Pat in Maine. NO EXCUSES for missing you I will do better in the future I will put the check mark right now, emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 4/30/2012 7:25AM

    Awesome! For me, it was the chewing that got me in trouble! I have a weak jaw (a trait I have inherited from my mother's side of the family) and both joints have been worn down a long time ago. They have been unusually pointy since I was a child. Fortunately, the damage is no longer progressing. Unfortunately, though, I fear that my addiction to chewing gum has began to cause some serious damage, because my jaw joints have became quite painful! I had major jaw operation when I was 19 and I don't want any wear and tear that could undo what they have done! Luckily, when I quit chewing gum cold turkey a month ago, my jaw joints are now largely pain free. I still have to be gentle, though. They usually hurt when I take the first bite into an apple. I tend to make it too big and it hurts a little. I must be more careful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 4/29/2012 12:41PM

    If only I could get my butt moving It would be a better world

Report Inappropriate Comment
GEMINI-SKY 4/29/2012 9:30AM

    LOL !!!!!!!!
Thank YOU for Sharing !!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALIDGAZALA 4/29/2012 7:56AM

    Very nice emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 Last Page