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Schedule Short Workouts As Mini-Breaks

Monday, November 28, 2011

Another interesting Lifehacker article.
NOTE: I DID NOT WRITE THIS, I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING. I try to send interesting things to SPARKPEOPLE for their reviews and opinions but they ignore me so I am posting this here.

Schedule Short Workouts As Mini-Breaks to Make Sure You Exercise While Working from Home
For those of us who work remotely or from home on a regular basis, making sure to get some exercise can be difficult when faced with the temptation to sit at a desk for hours on end. The solution is simple: schedule your workouts like you would your lunch or any other break to make sure you get an alert to get up and move around a bit.

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/28/2011 9:46AM

    The same thing can be said for us retired people who tend to sit in front of the TV or computer all day. I am up and down all day long, never sit in one place for very long. I take the stairs instead of the elevator unless I am carrying something heavy, like groceries.


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Finished another cross stitch project

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm excited, I finished another cross stitch project today which makes 3 in a month, more than I have done in a long time.
This is called Give Thanks by Hinzeit and it's stitched on 32 count hand dyed fabric with hand dyed flosses and DMC threads. I have a basic idea of how I want to finish it but I'll have to see how it looks first.

The ants are still here and still marching around the walls but not quite as bad because I've had to use the bug spray in the house. Had to spray around the couch too since they were crawling around on me. they don't sell borax here but I got some cinnamon sticks and cloves so we'll have to try those.

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HJFOGARTY 11/22/2011 10:28PM

    that is amazing!! you sure have talent girl! and I hope you can get rid of those ants - enjoy your thanksgiving!!

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JAVAJO47 11/22/2011 4:38PM

    very beautiful cross stitch....thanks for posting a pic :) Good luck with the ants!

Jo Ann

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/22/2011 2:44PM

    Your crosstitch is beautiful. I used to do them and still have a lot of kits to finish someday. It is very relaxing.

I hope you get the ant invasion under control soon. It makes me itch just to think of them crawling on the couch.

Have a great day.

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NEWHEARTSTART 11/22/2011 12:42PM

    You do some beautiful work.

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Ant invasion!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I just happened to look up at the dust balls where the top of the wall meets the ceiling in the living room and those dust balls moved. I looked closer and it was a line of teeny, tiny black ants. I followed the line that went all around the living room ceiling, down the hall, up the stairs, around the hallway ceiling and up and down several door ways. I don't know where the hell they are coming from but it's horrible!
I called maintenance to "spray for bugs"
A couple hours later, a man rings my door bell to fix busted bulb,
I said no, spray for bugs,
he said No, fix busted bulb
I said NO spray for bugs/ants, crawly things
he said I no fix busted bulb?
Finally I get it across NO BUSTED BULB-ANTS!
About 30 minutes after that the guy comes with the bug spray and sprays the outside of the house, only the front and 1 side. So I had to find my ant spray and spray the door ways. I also put down some cloves and cinnamon sticks. Something has to work!

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KKKAREN 11/20/2011 7:33AM

    I hate the little buggers! I have an invasion about one a year and they are hard to get rid of. When you spray them, you have a mess to clean up!

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HJFOGARTY 11/19/2011 9:43PM

    UG!!! hope you were able to find a solution! I spray them with bleach and water and hope it kills the trail so they can't keep following it - and them too - but we don't get small ants just huge ones that I swear could carry the dog away! lol hope you do find a way to get rid of them!!

take care of you

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/19/2011 11:54AM

    Creepy crawlies give me the creeps. Do the ants get into your drawers also?

My friend had an invasion in her apartment on the ground floor (here in the US) and she got so mad that she vacuumed them up and dumped them in the sink and washed them down with the disposal running. It didn't really do any good. It happens every year because the building in right in their path. Carpenter ants go up the stairs to the upper floors. I don't live there anymore because they raised my rent and now I live in government housing and they keep things in order.

Good luck getting rid of the critters!


alis, WA USA

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BRAVERUDE 11/19/2011 10:27AM

    I laughed out loud at this - love your sense of humor and the Yankee decorations - way cool!!

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BARBIE042 11/19/2011 10:25AM

    Try this for your ant invasion it really does work , because I had ants the small tiny ones and the big carpenter ones and this helped to get rid of them.

Take :
1 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons water
1-1/2 tsp boric acid powder
Mix altogether until boric acid and sugar dissolves add a couple drop of red food coloring to it so you an see it . Place mixture in shallow lids like off od milke jugs etc. and place near where the ant path is .
They drink this and then it get carried back to the nest and it kills them.

This was given to me by my mother-in-law and she got it from some guy that told her about it . It will take care of you ant invasion beleive me . Just keep it up from pets and small childern.

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RD03875 11/19/2011 9:44AM

    Nothing is working, still many ants

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WALIDGAZALA 11/19/2011 9:07AM

    what happened then
I am interested and have same problem in your neighbour

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Walking season started

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am an American born and raised but I live in the Middle East from October-May, I start my "year" when I return back overseas from my vacation back home in the USA. It's still usually hot when I get back here in Oct. The past few days, the temps have gone down a little bit in the mornings so I started walking today. I still have to start out taking it easy so that in a couple months I can get up to speed again.
Today it was 80F when I started my walk at 8:15 AM. There is not much shade when I walk so it was all sun, the little bits of shade is from the houses along the road. But I made it 30 minutes or 1 1/4 miles. I'll try and keep it going.

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GRAMMYEAC 11/16/2011 8:56PM

    Good for you, Robin!

I hope the temps keep coming down a little so it's tolerable for walking in the mornings.

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HJFOGARTY 11/16/2011 5:25PM

    way to go!!! so glad the weather is dropping a bit so you can get back out there and feeling better - stay strong and on track! you are doing so great!

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BECCIE0524 11/16/2011 1:53PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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My 4th anniversary of NOT smoking

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today is my 4th year of NOT smoking. I know it's not a huge milestone, but it is to me! It actually seems like ages ago. That is also the time when I put on 20 lbs and started getting all kinds of side effects of not smoking. At least the coughing stopped but I gained so much weight that I couldn't walk up stairs without huffing and puffing.

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LIFEWALK 11/18/2011 10:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonSparktacular! me 2, going on 6 yrs, Huge deal! WTG!!! You'll get the food thing figured out too!

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LORI-K 11/16/2011 4:01PM

    CONGRATS! That is a HUGE, AMAZING milestone!! Be very, very proud! I just celebrated 2 years! We should think of every smoke free day as a milestone.
Keep it up!

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MSPRIS3 11/16/2011 11:21AM

    Congrats! 4 years is HUGE and definately worth being proud off!

I am at the 2 year mark, so I know exactly how hard it is to even get to Year 1.

Keep up the amazing work!

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JAVAJO47 11/16/2011 7:15AM

    You should be very proud Robin!! I would imagine those lungs are very thankful for the clean air passing through them now :) WTG

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HJFOGARTY 11/15/2011 8:59PM

    that is so amazing - 4 years is a huge milestone and you are staying strong so a big congrats to you - the health you are gaining will be limitless so be proud - the weight will come off once everything else is regulated and your workouts start to work for you again! you are a huge inspiration to so many! continue to take care of you!

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TYGRLILY 11/15/2011 8:00PM

    oh duh, i just noticed, all the yankees hats on your page!

consider a SECOND *high-five* coming at'cha!!!


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TYGRLILY 11/15/2011 7:58PM

    IT IS INDEED A ****HUGE**** MILESTONE!!! And a huge accomplishment! You should be super-super proud of yourself, give yourself a big pat on the back and then reach thru the monitor because I am giving you a big HIGH-FIVE!!!

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SARAHL817 11/15/2011 7:09PM

    How is that not a huge milestone? It must have been so incredibly hard for you to quit smoking, so kudos to you for being able to keep it up for 4 years! emoticon

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BECCIE0524 11/15/2011 1:34PM

    Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself. It is very hard to quit and not to go back to smoking when tempted. emoticon

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PAWSINAZ 11/15/2011 10:48AM

    Congrats! I was on 4 years too but I slipped up and I have to fight it again. emoticon

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VIMVIGOR 11/15/2011 9:41AM

Congratulations. Quitting is not easy and every year is a real milestone. Way to go girl!!!!!

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