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Day 6

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This is my weekend, so today is like Saturday, the day my DH and I go out and do errand shopping. Stores here are only open till around 12:15 then everything, I mean EVERYTHING closes for the muslim prayer time and most things don't open back up until 4 or 5PM. We went to Ikea today, we have a huge Ikea here that has breakfast in the mornings. It was MOBBED this morning and it was like a riot when the place opened, pushing and shoving, running up the stairs to get a table and a place in line. The locals are CRAZY people!
Anyway, we walked through Ikea, up stairs then downstairs 2 or 3 times then walking the floor at a moderate pace. Then we went to the grocery store where because it was close to prayer time I walked at a faster pace to get things done. that is all the exercise I did today.
Tomorrow is early morning grocery shopping before the stores get crowded.

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/12/2012 1:46PM

    I went to an Ikea store many years ago and bought a basket that I still have. We don't have one in our area as this is a small town. We have a Sears, KMart and Walmart for major shopping plus the Outlet Stores just off the freeway.

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NORASPAT 10/11/2012 11:11PM

    It sounds like a sale day at Macy's.

I have never been in an ikea store. Are there any in our neck of the woods. I think we can shop online so I will give it a google.

We were both adjusted today this has been a medical week. HUGS Enjoy your time together, HUGS Pat inMaine.
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NBARNES 10/11/2012 8:10PM

    It's always fun to stretch your legs and shop at the same time.

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Day 5

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sadly friends I doubt there will be exercise today. I got into sorting my cross stitch "stash" instead. Cross stitch is my passion and once I get into playing with my stash, that's it for the day, it helps keep my sanity, it relaxes me, it helps pass the time and it keeps me busy.
So I'm off to create another piece of art.

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CAROL- 10/11/2012 6:28AM

    Sometimes relaxing with things you love to do is every bit as important as grabbing that work out.

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NORASPAT 10/10/2012 9:22PM

    Hi there, bust hands are happy hands and happy hands help happy minds so go to your stash just as often as you like. I hope some day i will see your cross stitch designs. Thanks for the support i truly appreciate your comments. DH and DGS are both doing very much better.

Consequently so am I . HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/10/2012 11:08AM

    My passion is crocheting and I do that all the time. You are right that is helps us keep our sanity. Keep doing what you like to do and you will get your exercise in as well as you feel like it.

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MRSAGAIN2 10/10/2012 9:36AM

    I remember that feeling of fondly and loving my stash.

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ELRIDDICK 10/10/2012 7:53AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Day 4 + Finished Cross Stitch Project!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Today was much better, I did 31 minutes on the treadmill but only did 1.28 miles. Then I did some dumbbell exercises and leg kicks, squats and other assorted moves.

I am most excited about finishing my cross stitch project. I could have stitched it start to finish in a couple of hours but I had other things to do. It's called Frost on the Pumpkin by Just Nan and it's stitched on 30 count Scuppernog linen with DMC floss and Mill Hill beads. (I know that doesn't mean much to most of you, but someone may know what I'm talking about) It has a special frame it fits in but I didn't buy it when I bought the pattern. It's only 2 inches by 2 inches.

Now it's on to my next project and day 5!

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WVMEMERE 10/14/2012 1:49PM

    Cute Cross stitch. I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice & rarely does anyone realize how much time time it takes... Thanks for sharing

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TIGTAZ325 10/10/2012 8:25AM

    I love Just Nan's projects and this one is adorable. You did a nice job on it. I get back into stitching during the winter but just don't seem to do it as much as I used to. I like that it keeps me from snacking but it also keeps me from moving!

Sounds like you had a great workout too! Way to go!

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MRSAGAIN2 10/10/2012 7:13AM

    Great job getting on the treadmill.

Your cross stitch is darling. The stitching jargon still means something to me, although I've not touched my stitching for years.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/9/2012 7:11PM

    Cute project!

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Day 3

Monday, October 08, 2012

I messed up today, I only got 15 minutes on the treadmill but I guess it is better than 0? I did up my pace to 2.9 though but I only got 1/2 mile today and no strength training because I fell asleep.
I got up 2 hours earlier than usual today, I had to find out if my YANKEES won their play off game which they did YAY YAY! I didn't really feel good when I got up, felt kind of sick for a couple hours, maybe that is why I laid down and fell asleep for 2 hours, UGH, that has to stop.

I will make this short because I want to finish my cute pumpkin cross stitch project.

It snowed on top of the mountains back home in New Hampshire. They are calling it "Snowliage" LOLOL, would have loved to be home to see it.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/9/2012 7:11PM

    Every little bit counts!

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HJFOGARTY 10/8/2012 8:09PM

    Robin sounds like you needed the rest and so glad you were happy with the yankees win - take care of you and you did good for day 3 better than I did - lol stay strong my friend! can't wait to see that cross stitch.

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Day 2

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Today was ok, I wasn't able to walk long on my treadmill because I couldn't seem to catch my breath today. That happens some days so now I know what not to have for breakfast.
I did however get down on the floor and do lots of core and lower body exercises and it felt good.

I still went to bed at 12:30 last night but did fall asleep by 1:30 so it's getting better. I woke up at 9:00 again. Gotta start getting up earlier.

For the second day in a row now, we haven't had any water in the mornings, it is getting annoying.

I sat down and did some counted cross stitch today and it felt so very relaxing. Soon I will have another finished project for Fall.

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GAYLLYNNE 10/8/2012 6:46AM

    It's great that you are doing things for yourself. Sorry you couldn't get on the treadmill. I have one too and sometimes I have to push myself to get on it but when I'm done I feel so good. Glad you did core workout, it is always a good thing. So, what project are you working on? I used to cross-stitch years ago!!

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NORASPAT 10/7/2012 9:06PM

    Oh I am happy to heart you are finding your things to do to keep you happy over there. Its good you are doing exercises and ST.
Allergies are the pits, mine kick in around September and it will be like this till first frost. I know you are not as lucky with that first frost.
It's nice you have time for counted cross stitch. I did some sewing projects today, pants for DH and we went shopping at LLBEan, but I prefer to hem them myself, I know I do a better job with my machinery.

Now it is on to Day three, go for it HUGS Pat in Maine.
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