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Penumbral eclipse of the Moon tonight

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I read this on the Farmer's Almanac:
August 5, 2009
Penumbral eclipse of the Moon
This eclipse will be observable from eastern and central North America during moonrise. The Moon enters penumbra at 7:01 P.M. EDT and leaves it at 10:17 P.M. EDT.
Tonight is also the Full Sturgeon Moon:
The Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

  
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RD03875 8/9/2009 9:40AM

    I didn't see any eclipse because I live in the woods surrounded by lots of tall trees.

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LATVIAN_SANDY 8/9/2009 5:54AM

    Did you see anything unusual? I went outside a couple of times, great clear weather, but didn't see anything! Maybe it wasn't visible in Wisconsin. emoticon

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HOPE2BE 8/7/2009 4:38PM

    The things you learn about the Moon. I study it in astrology. I didn't know you knew so much about the moon. Every year on my birthday there's a cluster of shooting stars that go across the sky on Nov. 17th. However where I live its always cloudy on that day so I never get to see it.

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SARALOUOT 8/5/2009 9:46PM

    I'll be checking it out! Thanks!

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MAMASUE12244 8/5/2009 2:30PM

    Will be an excellent night for walking under the stars with DH. If I can get him out of that recliner that time of the night. emoticon

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FROGGEE 8/5/2009 11:25AM

    Thanks for the info. emoticon

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New SparkPeople products in the store!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

SparkPeople came out with 2 new product bundles and coffee mugs! WOO HOO, I LOVE coffee!
I Love the new coffee mugs!
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I also bought this product bundle and another pair of the Yoga pants.
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I had a nice walk outside this morning, it was warm but nice. I picked more blueberries along the way too.
This week is our town Old HOme Week and there are events every day. This evening was the Rec. dept cookout so I went. It was good and I watched what I ate. I had chicken, 1 cup of potato salad, 1 small wedge of watermelon, 1 small brownie and a bottle of water.

I pureed up some of my blueberries and poured them into a ice cube tray and put some on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Now I only have 4 cups left to make muffins with or put them in the food dehydrator.

Ok, so I slept longer today that I have done in ages, almost 10 hours! So at 10PM I am wide awake.

  
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FROGGEE 8/5/2009 11:26AM

    Wow you must have needed the sleep

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So frustrated lately

Sunday, August 02, 2009

I am going to start over. I am just so frustrated with myself for gaining back so much weight since I've been home. I have been careful what I ate but I haven't exercised as much as I should have and now I've got so much further to go. My blood glucose numbers are all over the place but mostly over 140 most of the time. I only have myself to blame and only I can fix it.

I have joined the gym. I just wish I would have done that 2 months ago when I first got home. I am going with the team leader from New Hampshire Sparkers team and the time spent exercising with a buddy goes so much faster and it is so much nicer! I just wish I could stay and keep up with it. The gym is at a hotel/resturant but it has lots of machines, almost any exercise machine you could imagine is there, now I have to figure out how to use them.

Today I went to print out some recipes and the printer would not recogonize my BRAND NEW color ink cartridge. I have repeatedly taken it out and put it back in, unplugged it, plugged it back in, turned it off, turned it on, rebooted it and nothing. It just will not recogonize the new color cartridge so it won't print my recipes.

I can't believe my summer is almost over, I'm 1/2 way there. It is really depressing to think about that in 2 months I will have to be preparing to go back to Saudi again. It seems like nothing ever gets done.

Today was just really frustrating so I had to blow off steam and vent. So now I'll go and work out my stress on my stability ball and with Leslie Sansone.

  
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RWETHAIRYET 8/3/2009 5:15PM

    Okay, the past 2 months are past!! You still have 2 to go!! You can get back to it, and with a workout buddy to egg you on, it'll be fun, too!!
And now I need to take my own advice...just let the past couple of months go....and get back to it!!! emoticon

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DELINNH 8/3/2009 8:44AM

    Don't be frustrated. You can do this. It isn't easy but you can do it.
You have friends here at Sparks. Use them.
Put one foot in front of the other and march on.

Remember we all get frustrated.

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IN2BHEALTHY 8/3/2009 12:14AM

    Hang in there! Starting over sometimes is the best thing to do...and you can do it!!!

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NEWSMARTLADY 8/2/2009 9:18PM

    I gained a pound this week so I am frustrated too...need each other and to move forward. I was depending on working out 3 times this and I did twice. It's my fault too. I got sick to my stomach 2 days and just worked and decided not to walk or workout those days. It'sa new week and I am starting over!! Lets Do it!! Hang in there!! Thoughts and prayers..... emoticon emoticon

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Back home in New Hampshire

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We got back home in New Hampshire this evening. Took about 5-6 hours along interstate routes, no scenic drives this trip. It was a nice visit but seemed so short, there's always something not done or said. I'm looking forward to my parents visiting in September for my mother's birthday and their 63rd wedding anniversary. I'll miss watching the Yankees games on YES network too.

I'll be getting back on track on Wednesday, I'm going to join a gym and get exercising better

  
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CAREWREN 7/30/2009 7:28PM

    I'm going to Upstate New York next week. I've never been there. I am a California girl all the way! Yikes!

Glad you're safely back!

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SOFEDUPP 7/29/2009 5:48PM

    Glad you made it home safely. Sorry that you can't watch the Yankees on YES.

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JAVAJO47 7/28/2009 10:52PM

    Glad you had a great time in New York. It's always special to spend time with family.

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HOPE2BE 7/28/2009 10:18PM

    I'm glad you had a good time in NY. I hope this vacation back to the U.S. is turning out to be great. I'm so glad you could make this trip. come visit my site. I have some new pictures.

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HJFOGARTY 7/28/2009 9:53PM

    glad you had a great time in NY - hope to see you at the gym!

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We made it to NY

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The drive was fine wtih both grandsons, no problems. We draped the back seat with plastic painter's cloth just in case anyone got sick but no problem. Just a long drive. I made sure when we parked at reast stops to park away from the buildings so I could get in a walk.

It's good to see my parents but so hard to see my dad with his oxygen, I can tell he's not all that well. It's good to see my sister and nieces and great nephew too.

I did a few minutes of Walk Away The Pounds this evening while watching the YANKEES GAME LIVE ON YES NETWORK in the motel room which felt good!

  
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ZBMORGAN 7/25/2009 7:18AM

    Glad you got in a few minutes of excercise, it REALLY helps with the stress of caring for a loved one. While you are rooting for the Yankees, we cross-stitchers are rooting for you!

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DIANNEYME 7/24/2009 4:26PM

    Glad you are there safe and sound - isn't it awesome to be able to watch YES?

Sorry to hear about your dad - we are finding the same thing with my mom-in-law -- very hard to see them going downhill.

Enjoy your time in NY!!!

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JAVAJO47 7/24/2009 8:30AM

    Glad you are able to spend some time with your parents Robin. As hard as it is to see your dad with the oxygen, I know you are happy to see him before you have to go back overseas.

ENJOY!
Jo Ann

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