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Todays quick note-Dec. 22

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I got outside for the 3rd day in a row for my walk but I still can't get further than 2 1/4 laps. The first 1/2 lap is spend wheezing, coughing and trying to catch my breath, then the maintenance or trash truck goes by with the leaking exhaust smell. I can't even get up to my normal pace anymore. I really hope this chest congestion goes away, I don't want to be stuck with this wheezing and not being able to take a deep breath. I want to get my walking back up and pick up my pace.
I did some dumbbell exercises today too.

DH got home a couple days ago so we're just dandy here.
Have a GREAT day

Just a footnote to the blog about the irrigation water on my patio, the guy that takes care of my yard and patio cleaned it all up, it only took 2 hours!

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JAMER123 12/22/2010 10:25PM

    Take your time and let your body tell you when it is ready for the long walks. It usually knows better than your mind does! Take care and don't relapse. Thinking of you.

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HJFOGARTY 12/22/2010 4:20PM

    take care of you! you are trying to do too much while your body is trying to recover from being sick! take your time and mend! you will be back to yourself in no time flat!

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HDMARTIN88 12/22/2010 4:07PM

    emoticon Take your time, you'll know when you're ready for more.

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MOMSUE1 12/22/2010 3:38PM

    Hang in there things will get better for you. Take your time and do the pace your body allows right now. emoticon

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An interesting day

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thanks to my furbaby Annie, I woke up at 6:45 this morning, fed her then SHE went back to bed!

Then this morning I heard a strange noise outside but ignored it. All of a sudden there was water streaming onto my patio. Apparently the outside irrigation water faucet on the house next door blew off and the water was streaming all over. I mean the WHOLE faucet/spigot thing blew off. This is the sewage water that is used to water the outside trees and gardens. I called 4 times in 1/2 hour to get maintenance here to stop it. After 45 minutes some little guy comes with NO tools, grabs a tree branch and tries to stuff it in the hole where the water is coming out then leaves! Well that blew out and water is all over again. Finally I guess someone came and put a cap on it. So now I have sewage sludge and sewage water all over my patio but no one bothered to clean it up.

Then later in the afternoon we were invited to the American Consulate for New Years Eve............$300 PER PERSON NOT INCLUDING DRINKS! Now I am homesick for the USA but NOT THAT BAD! GEEZE, it used to be 1/4 of that! Now I know why only the Saudis can afford to go and drink. this is the first time in YEARS that we have had any kind of invitation to OUR OWN Consulate (Embassy) for any kind of function. Normally Americans don't get invited here, only foreigners and mostly Saudis. The Consulate is not here for OUR entertainment.

Still not sure when my husband will be home, he is hoping for Monday but only if the equipment he went to fix works.

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DGPIAFFE16 12/20/2010 10:26AM

    ugh that's the worst to deal with! One year on Christmas Eve our dishwasher flooded the kitchen!
And $300?! And it doesn't even include drinks?! Are they crazy?!

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HJFOGARTY 12/19/2010 5:14PM

    yuck what a mess! sorry you had to deal with all that in one day! will send some strong get it fixed vibes so your dh can return home. and doesn't that just stink 300 bucks - you would think they would allow americans to go for free and charge the others! after all they should be there for you! hope your day got better and I really hope someone goes and cleans up your patio - hope that cap holds better than the stick did - what a mess.

take care of you tho! and hope your week gets brighter!

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HDMARTIN88 12/19/2010 5:06PM

    Wow, what a crazy day! Hope tomorrow is a little calmer!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/19/2010 4:59PM

    Obviously it isn't there for your entertainment if they're charging you 300 bucks apiece for it! Geez Louise!! Don't you folks deserve something decent??? "Interesting day" is a mild understatement, my friend!

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VALI_T 12/19/2010 3:47PM

    Well isn't that just what everyone wants to deal with a week before Christmas?? All I had to do was go in to work for someone who had called in sick on a Saturday. Now I'm not nearly as ticked off about having to do that because there was absolutely no sewage involved in my day. I hope someone cleans it up for you soon.

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December 17

Friday, December 17, 2010

Not much happening here.
I'm not feeling well, had a bad cold or flu for a few days now and just tired so no exercise.
Husband is still on a business trip.

I called my Grandson for his birthday the other day, can't believe he's 11 already, seems like he was just born.

It's back to being hot and humid again, temp is 92 at almost 1PM.

That's all from here, going to go lay down again.

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GRAMMYEAC 12/18/2010 4:35PM

    I'll send you some of our weather, if we can have a little warmth here.

Actually, today was really nice... Got into the low 30's here. Of course, it was single digits to start the day this morning. We've kept the students indoors the last 3 days of this week because the temps were so cold outside!

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HDMARTIN88 12/17/2010 6:16PM

    92 sounds heavenly since I live in frozen Ohio! Take care of yourself so you start feeling better!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/17/2010 5:03PM

    Eleven years fly by, don't they? He's such an awesome kid, so chatty and full of information! I just loved him!

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DGFOWLER 12/17/2010 5:25AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Would you send some of that warm weather my way? It's 10 degrees here this morning in Ohio. Burrrr.... Have a blessed day ~ Donna

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My walking buddies

Thursday, December 09, 2010

On Wednesday I posted that I had walking "buddies" on my morning walk. Here is a picture of what was walking behind me.

Went and got another spaghetti squash today, this time it cost $17.00 and I bought an "American Green Pumpkin" aka acorn squash.

It is grey and overcast today, got my towels ready and my canoe on stand by. If it does rain, it will flood and my carpets by all three doors will be soaked up to 2 feet away from the door then they will stink. Not much I can do except hope if it does rain, it doesn't rain much.

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JOURNEYOF3 12/12/2010 2:03AM

    Looks like you have a great attitude.

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HJFOGARTY 12/11/2010 5:02PM

    Robin that is almost a scary picture! lol but you are setting a good example! glad you are finding some fun in it all! you are so amazing! enjoy your squash and can't wait to see what you do with them!!! have a great weekend!

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RWETHAIRYET 12/10/2010 8:18AM

    I'm in agreement on the bleak. And for $17.00 is it at least a good spaghetti squash???

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HDMARTIN88 12/9/2010 9:34PM

    That is quite the image of your walking buddies... And $17.00 for a squash, WOW! I definitely appreciate spending the $3.00 on my butternut squash yesterday!

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DGPIAFFE16 12/9/2010 4:36PM

    That does look a little bleak but good for you for still being motivated! You're definitely setting a great example for your buddies ;)

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SUZYMOBILE 12/9/2010 6:55AM

    Sorry, Robin, but that looks so bleak! No wonder you miss NH!

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GRAMMYEAC 12/9/2010 6:24AM

    Are you starting a walking craze? You're setting a good example for all these folk!

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Cranberry team progress

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

This week I have logged my food and fitness every day. 3 out of 5 days so far I have eaten within my calorie range and had 8 cups of water. I have made new friends on the team.
Saturday-today (Wednesday) I have gotten up and gone for an outside walk each morning, doing either 2 or 3 laps around the compound. This morning I had walking partners, a group of black draped women were walking along behind me. not sure how many, the black blobs all kind of merged together into a big blob.

Did I bit of online Christmas shopping, I just need to get in contact with a family member to find out if I should get what I saw or not.

It's still pretty depressing here, I just can't kick the blahs.

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JLYNN931 12/9/2010 12:29PM

    Awesome job with the tracking and walking! Good luck this week!

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HJFOGARTY 12/8/2010 9:02PM

    sounds like you've had a good solid week and that is so great! you are working so hard and I love to see you feel good about all you are doing for yourself! that did make me laugh about the black blobs tho! hope your blah's go away! but I'm with you there - this isn't my favorite time of year!

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HDMARTIN88 12/8/2010 8:32PM

    Congratulations on doing such a wonderful job! Your dedication to yourself, your goals and team challenges is going to make this a very successful competition!!

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ROCKETNUT 12/8/2010 1:50PM

    Wish I could send a snow flurry your way - that might stir things up a bit... :)

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