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Back to the Cooler Weather!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OK, I'll admit the photo is not of my place in the mountains of Arizona -- but it puts me in the mood of cooler weather, and that's all I'm trying to get across to you. The difference between Phoenix and our summer home is like night and day!

Our appointments and errands were over by around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and we could have packed up and left -- but we were both kind of tired. And after all, we ARE retired! So I told DH to relax and do whatever he wanted, we'd BBQ a couple of burgers (no buns) and in the morning whatever time we woke up and got ready to leave would be fine. And that's what we did.

I got up at 7:30 figuring it would be a couple of hours before I'd see DH get up -- but he really did surprise me and around 8:15 he was already up and telling me we could leave anytime. So I sorted through our freezer to see what to bring along -- and we were on our way by 9:30 which I think is the earliest we've ever gotten away. And at 12:30 up here we checked the thermometer and saw a pleasant 83 degrees. Way to go!

  
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OLDERDANDRT 7/28/2011 10:14AM

    Aahh!! Sweet relief! (from the heat!~) Sounds absolutely lovely! Enjoy! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/28/2011 7:34AM

    Enjoy your cool place and love the picture
Vicki

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STILLFLYIN 7/28/2011 4:22AM

    Cool thoughts - Thanks!

We started having 100 degree days in April this year and it has been miserable and dry. It's not supposed to be this hot and dry here.
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LIS193 7/28/2011 12:21AM

    Phoenix is not the place to be this time of year...
Enjoy the cooler weather in the mountains :)

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MERRYWON 7/27/2011 11:43PM

    I love your pictures! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I just wish it would last longer!

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I'm on a High! WooHoo!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

emoticon emoticon Ya! I feel like I could do some serious butt-kickin' or even do a wheelie on a bike (not that I've ever done either one, lol) but I FEEL GREAT!

1. My weight was really down yesterday morning!

2. I got quite a bit of exercise

3. I got my house rented after MONTHS of trying!

Those of you who know me know I'm always telling you to "look for the silver lining" -- and yesterday was a whole day of silver linings! Life is good!

  
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LIS193 7/27/2011 11:19AM

    What a great day!! Congrats on all points.
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PSMITH3841 7/27/2011 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon Wishing you another "Silver Lining Day" today!!! emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/27/2011 7:31AM

    emoticonGlad you had a great day there will be more to come
Vicki

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MARPET44 7/26/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon Loving those silver linings!

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STILLFLYIN 7/26/2011 1:33PM

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Too cool!

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THEWINNER33 7/26/2011 1:20PM

    Keep up the good work. Life is great. My prayers are being answered also. WOOHOO

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OLDERDANDRT 7/26/2011 12:54PM

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JLPARKHURST 7/26/2011 12:29PM

    Thats wonderful. Keep up the great work! I will be soon following right behind you!

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Kind of a "Yawn" Day

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Made it out of bed early and went for a walk. Came back exhausted and wondered why, then I looked at the gadget that tells me temperature & humidity; and I saw the humidity was double what we usually have! That was the culprit.

Had a good breakfast, finished reading a book I had started a few days ago, thawed out chicken for my dinner tonight, opened/read/answered emails, did my Sparking for the day, finished a jigsaw puzzle I was working on, even polished my fingernails (for me that's going overboard) and then got out a recipe for Chef Meg's Spice Cookies. They are in the refrig getting chilled and ready to roll out -- but I still feel restless and frankly: BORED!

It's too hot to do too much, although I have been working at weeding in the front yard. Not satisfied with "spraying" the weeds -- and then you have a dead weed out in the yard. No, I like to pull them and throw them in the trash -- makes a nicer looking yard! OK, maybe I am a perfectionist at times and in some areas.

Forgot to include my sitting still for an hour while I watched an alien from outer space evade and kill people here on earth. Right -- enough TV for awhile!

  
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LIS193 7/24/2011 12:07PM

    LOL enjoy it while you can... the weather will be cooler soon and you'll have lots to do in the garden. We always want what we don't have :)

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/21/2011 8:30AM

    I could only wish for one of these days - you can always come over and workout with me - so enjoy those days while you can
Vicki

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STILLFLYIN 7/20/2011 11:55AM

    Yawn days are good. They allow you to catch up with you. You are more than the things you do.
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OLDERDANDRT 7/20/2011 11:00AM

    Humidity really drains, huh?! What a pain, but I suppose we'd be in a bad place if it were dry as a bone. I'd be tickled with what I like to laughingly refer to as "normal"! hehe We haven't had any "normal" weather in a long, long time! emoticon
Well, you'll have cookies and a nice dinner tonight to show for your boredom and you finished a book! Stay in the cool and get some exercises in! Clean out a junk drawer or a closet or something! I know you'll find something constructive to do inside. Just stay cool and hydrated!!!
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PSMITH3841 7/20/2011 9:18AM

    Sounds like a productive day...but I think I would have rather watched the space alien pull my weeds! emoticon

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IMEOWASWELL 7/20/2011 8:55AM

  You guys are complaining. We in Canada had a day where the temp 34C (93F) and the humidity made it feel like 41C (105F). Just think of all the poisons we get to sweat out of our pores. lol.

The best way to excercise on this kind of days is in the pool.

Have a good one!

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LAMARY9 7/19/2011 8:34PM

    I can appreciate your feelings today. Major yawn day for me. Was not breathing well. Waaay too humid. Was drenched all day and kept taking showers to refresh.

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I'm Heading For Those Lower Numbers!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm celebrating cause my numbers are going down, down, down!

Looking at my July calendar I start out not too bad, then already in the second week went like a yo-yo up into higher numbers reminiscent of 2009 ( ? ) then it took me a week to ease them back down to the way the month started. Then, duh! jumped up high again for just one day, so maybe it was just too much sodium or something. Stayed on a plateau for an agonizing four days, and now it's dropping again.

Yo-yo or not, I'm going to keep going! Hope none of the fat flies your way during my journey, I want to get rid of it, but not give it to any one else! Join me on my journey, friends are always welcome! emoticon

  
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VITCHY-VICKI 7/19/2011 9:03AM

    emoticonkeep up the good work and if anyone wants some of my weight they can have it too - it is FREE for the taking
You have come a long way and you will see your goal one day
I am here for ya
Vicki

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OLDERDANDRT 7/18/2011 10:44AM

    You're doing so good! I had a "skinny" friend once who used to say she wished she could put on a few pounds......I offered her as much of mine as she could handle, but unfortuneately, we couldn't make the transfer! hehe I've also tried (many times throughtout the years) to get a few inches of height from my many friends who are 6 foot and more!!) emoticon Just a shame these transfers can't work just by willing it! emoticon You've come so far!!!! So I"m not fussing at you, just keep on keepin' on! Whether losing or maintaining, you're journey is abundantly successful!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 7/18/2011 9:22AM

    Good for you! Keep on keeping on.


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MARPET44 7/18/2011 7:13AM

    emoticon emoticon And I am ducking!

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4_MY_LIFE 7/18/2011 5:17AM

    Good for you!! emoticon

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KAYWEB555 7/17/2011 8:03PM

    Continue with the losing part and forget those risings that make you work even harder during the week.

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ASHL_84 7/17/2011 7:27PM

    emoticon It's great to see the scale going down even if its at a slow creep!!

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Didn't Want to Go -- But I Did

Friday, July 15, 2011

emoticon My dog kept looking at me, like she was asking the usual question for this time of day -- "Is it time to go for our walk yet, Mom?" I'd been procrastinating all day long, made the right food choices, but getting in my exercise is always hard for me. Guess I am just naturally lazy!

But we start out on our walk about 7:00 emoticon As our route sometimes takes us by the 2 dogs we refer to "mean dogs" it's always a great place for my dog to go potty -- she actually taunts the mean dogs by going potty right in front of their gate -- meanwhile they are so excited they are actually bitiing the wire on the gate!

By the time we've gone a couple of blocks (even though we're in the country, and there are NO BLOCKS) I'm starting to feel energized. Amber is having a wonderful time, and as we go the familiar route she sees a dog she likes, named "Ginger." They sniff each other and on we go. We stop to look over the little bridge to see if the wildflowers have bloomed in the creek bed yet -- nothing yet.

We continue on and see a neighbor who offers a couple of his "black" tomatoes -- says to put them in the windowsill for a couple of days. Also pulled some short little carrots, about 5 of them, so I will saute them with just enough butter for taste. Yummy! Fresh veggies!

OK, I didn't want to go, but I'm so glad I did. I actually come home less tired than when I left. That's the wonderful thing about walks, and right now it's only 77 degrees out. Not bad!

  
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OLDERDANDRT 7/16/2011 1:45PM

    Oh, yeah! Sounds like a dreamy walk!! Lovin' these nice cool temps!!! emoticon I have become the same way about exercise. Hate to start, but then glad I did. emoticon

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MMUSICK85 7/16/2011 10:00AM

    My doggy gives me that same "look" when it's time for his walk. I usually procrastinate, too, but once I get going, we have a great time!

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/16/2011 8:05AM

    emoticonwalking with Gerti is fun for me too she makes me laugh when she try to chase a rabbit I too feel better after we are done
So Glad you enjoy your walk with Amber I know she likes it have fun walking and remember it is good for you
Vicki

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MARPET44 7/16/2011 7:31AM

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DESERTFLOWER8 7/16/2011 1:26AM

    awesome!

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