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Sunday, July 22, 2012

We are finally getting some much needed rain. It is not alot but any helps. A very late night last night. Came home form Des Moines after being at the state tournament. The boys lost the game but had a very goood season and brought home a trophy. Now what to do the rest of the summer. So use to running almost every night to a game it will feel boring.

Still stuck in the weight but think it is the late nights and stress of the games that is the problem. Now that they are over maybe I can get back on the right track and see a loss. I enjoy Zumba, just have to watch that I don't overdue with the back. The kids will head back to Wisconsin this afternoon and things will get quiet around here. Spent way to much money all week but then that is what a grandparent is suppose to do.

Upward and onward and hope the 70s will come soon.

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A-NEW-TARA 7/28/2012 10:19PM

    I'm glad you are finally getting some rain! Sorry the boys lost the big game, but they did awesome and hopefully are very proud. Sounds like you had a good time with the grandkids, I can't wait to have grandkids to spoil!

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CARRENK 7/23/2012 11:17AM

    Good luck with everything! I've heard one of the nice things about Zumba is that you can modify movements to meet your particular requirements for injuries, fitness, etc.

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CHRIMSONFYRE 7/23/2012 10:17AM

    You can do it. Zumba is a lot of fun! Sounds like you have had your hands full, but you have a great attitude to try and get back on track!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The baseball team won last night to quailfy for State. So off to Des Moines we go on Saturday. They play a high rated team but are a gutsy team and will play their hardest. So proud of them.

Did my mile walk this morning and hope to make it to Zumba tonight. It is so hot, I hope those scattered storms will hit here. Sounds like the whole week will be in the 90s. Having fun with the grand kids. Spent too much money yesterday helping them get ready for school. Makes me feel good when I can help them out since they live so much further away from us. The week is going so fast and they will head for home (Wisconsin) at the end of the week.

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A-NEW-TARA 7/21/2012 1:20AM

    Grats to the boys!! They must be very excited. Sounds like you are having an amazing week with the grandkids, enjoy the weekend!

Good luck to the boys this weekend emoticon

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AUNTB63 7/18/2012 8:45PM

    Way to go TEAM.....stuff like this make memories for a lifetime....I used to love going to soccer tournaments when my son much fun. Glad you are enjoying your Grandma spent too much money on her precious grandkids....isn't that what you are suppose to do......that's what I have been told....I don't have any grandkids. Keeping up with your walking is a job emoticon Keep enjoying your week. Good luck to the team on Saturday. emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 7/18/2012 5:58PM

    Good for the team! And good for you that you feel good about helping out. Keep your Spark bright and don't melt in the heat!

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Zumba to get in shape.

Monday, July 16, 2012

emoticon Well went to my first Zumba class tonight. It was fun and really gets you moving. I was really sweaty after we finish. It last an hour. I plan to go 2 nights a week then maybe I will see a loss again. I do what I can and watch my limits because of my back, which is what they tell you. I hope this gets me on the right track to my health and weight.

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AUNTB63 7/19/2012 4:15PM

    As long as your back is good with the Zumba I say go for it.....sounds like fun.
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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Got home late last night from baseball game. The boys won the districts so now on to sub-state on Tuesday. What an exciting time. We are headed out to Rochester to meet up with the daughter around noon. They will go on home and the kids are coming back with us to spend a week. Suppose to take them home the next weekend but if the boys make it to state they will have to stay till at least Sunday before we can take them back. It should be a fun week.

Only lost a 1/2 pound so back to where I was before vacation. The Zumba I did on main street on Thursday night was fun. I wasn't that good at it but think I will join. Not sure if I can this coming week with the kids here but will the next. I think once I get onto it, I will love it. They say work at your own pace and do only what you can do. So that will be good because of my back.

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A-NEW-TARA 7/16/2012 12:38AM

    emoticon emoticon to the boys on the win, exciting times for the team!
Enjoy the week with the grandchildren!

Grats on the weight loss, every bit counts! I'm glad you enjoyed Zumba! Have a great week.

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AUNTB63 7/15/2012 10:18AM

    How exciting for the boys baseball team...will keep my fingers crossed for Tuesday's game. It is so nice to be able to spend time with them this week.
1/2 pound loss is good....(better than no loss)...YOU can do this. Who knows maybe that Zumba will help too....Have a good/healthy day and I will too...after all we are in this together.......for the long haul. emoticon

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Puckerbrush Days

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This is our city celebration. At one time it was called Frontier Days but was changed many years ago to Puckerbrush after the brush that blows in the wind back in the older days. We start celebrating on Thursday. There are food shacks set up by the court house by the boy scouuts and other business. A pool party for the teens on that night also. Friday the Lions do a corn feed on the lawn plus free watermelon. They do a flag disposal ceremony by the Vets to dispose of old flags, they have bounce houses on the lawn for kids, crown Little M/M Puckerbrush and a kids parade, a battle of the businesses which is fun to watch (bed races, toliet paper races, and such things.) Then on Saturday there is a 5k run/walk in the morning, a craft show at the court house, the big parade that goes about 2 hours. The Rotary club does a big BBQ chicken roast down the middle of main, entertainment at the court house lawn, fire truck rides and contest and then instead of fireworks on the fourth we wait and do them Saturday night by the river with a band playing and all. There is alot of other things going on also but too many to mention. Sunday ends the weekend with the Heritage Park having church service and entertainment and showing the power farm machines. Then the high school does a variety show in the aud at school. That is a brief summary of our weekend celebration. Then the following week the WIT travelers have their club meetings and fun at the Friendship Hallcamp grounds that is just down the road from us and Winnebago owns.

A busy weekend for sure. It is nice to enjoy it now for I use to work the whole time, cooking out in a building that was hot most years. Over 20 years of doing that so was glad I told them no more about 2 years ago. Do miss seeing and visiting with the people from all over the US that you make friends with from every year. I will still walk out on the entertainment night to say hi. Haven't heard who they have this year, but the last night (Thursday) is usually a big name group or person.

This should answer the question of what the celebration is. emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 7/14/2012 2:07AM

    Sounds like a wonderful celebration, wish we all could enjoy it.

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NSTARSMITH 7/12/2012 5:50PM

    Puckerbrush, eh? It does sound like fun! And a good excuse to party. Sounds like they do it right, too! Cool!

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AUNTB63 7/12/2012 1:00PM

    This sounds like so much fun....sorry we don't live closer to you.....I would definitely be there. DH "hates" the heat and crowds so most outside summer/crowded places are not on our agenda. Sigh!....YOU have enough fun for the both of us OK...and get some one to have a piece of pie and ice cream for me too! Thanks for the info. Enjoy...Enjoy! emoticon

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