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Early to rise...

Friday, November 02, 2012

I got up with the alarm at 5:15 this morning. That's a rare occurence since I retired a little over a year ago. I did have a lot of running around I needed to do today, and swimming early made a lot of sense. Mostly, I just had to prove to myself I could still get up and get moving. (In my 40's I was an early morning runner.)

It was still dark when I got to the pool. It was open. As I was rinsing off before I went in to swim, I heard two of the early morning swimmers wondering when they were going to get the heater fixed....

That's right. Since I had been to swim on Tuesday, the pool's heater had broken down. WHAT AN INVIGORATING SWIM! I am really tired this evening. I swam quite a bit harder than I have for awhile. It really wasn't too bad once you got going, and repairmen were working on the heater before I left.

Tomorrow morning is Saturday. Can you guess what I'm going to do? emoticon

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THINAGIN2 11/3/2012 6:44PM

    Sleeping in? Enjoy!

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Here comes Halloween

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I survived the cookout. Actually, I'm so busy the day of the cookout, there's barely time to eat, let alone overeat. I was pretty hungry by the time I went to bed. I thought that was a good sign. What a releif. come the leftovers. I did not have a plan for disposing of the unhealthy leftovers. We took several things to a birthday lunch Saturday. THAT's when I overate. Potato salad....I hadn't had potato salad in months. I did only have one serving. That was enough to whet the appetite. Cherry Pepsi. That was the surprise calorie counter. I had 4 cans of pop in three days. That's as much pop as I have probably had in the last 6 months. ....And the leftover dip keeps calling my name. With joy today I realized it's starting to taste old. It's time to throw it out. I gave all the leftover Pepsi away (except for one can of Cherry Pepsi that I will drink later this week.)

I am surprised at how yucky I feel, and not from guilt. Physically, I don't like how I feel, and I remember when I used to feel like this all the time, and I thought it was a normal part of aging. I think it's from the intake of sugar and starch. And praise the Lord, I am thinking at the next get together I am skipping the dip and the potato salad. (I can't say that about the Cherry Pepsi yet. Sorry.)

Now, here comes the Halloween candy. I bought it today, and I have snitched a PayDay snack size out of the bag.....It didn't taste as good as I remember them tasting.

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Neewollah Notes: The Cookout 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I WAY overcooked. Overcooked as in too much food. Last year I started keeping notes on how much I bought, how much was left over, and projected how much I would need this year. 8 pounds of ribs TOTALLY gone. I'm glad I had a couple last night.

It was fairly cold, but we have had colder, windier cookouts. We were minus two families with small children and busy Neewollah weekends of their own. So, there weren't as many people here as we thought we might have.

Now, what do I do with all these leftovers? I have lots of hot dogs, smoked sausage, and a few hamburgers left. I don't think I'm going to have to buy meat for awhile.

Today it's on to the Grande Parade and standing in line at one of the food vendors for our once a year, giant cinnamon roll. We are talking about splitting one this year instead of getting one each. The band competition is this afternoon. Several of my friends and one former student are band directors. So I'm looking forward to it.

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THINAGIN2 10/27/2012 5:35PM

    It sounds like you might not have to cook for awhile! Maybe there is some family that has fallen on tough times and wouldn't mind having a meal sent to them. Enjoy the rest of the events!

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Neewollah 5K

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I walked the route in 48:52. Dh walked it in 43:25. Near the turnaround point I caught up with a small group of young walkers. I decided to hang with them for awile. The young lady I walked with is one of the area's high school drum majors. Her band director is one of my former students. We talked about the parade and band competition coming up next Saturday. I walked with them to the end.
We came home for a quick shower (or in my case soak in the tub), then we went back to the park for the chili cookoff. I must have tasted close to 20 kinds of chili, and none of them tasted alike. There were only a couple that I would say tasted similar. After we were full of chili and had cast our People's Choice vote we headed to the dessert contest. I had kolache (had never had that before), a Rice Krispee treat with coconut in it (interesting), and Grandma Vassoy's cookie. It had dates and cream cheese in it. (All of these were sample size.)
Yes, I am over my calorie limit for the day, but not by a lot. How do you track accurately on a day like today? I just took my best guesses, and I wouldn't change a thing. We saw and caught up with people we hadn't seen for awhile. We played on the swings in the park. It was a gorgeous fall day (high 78). We did not take pictures. Pictures will be posted on the official website-



Monday, October 08, 2012

I'm not sure why the fatique is hitting me today. We did increase the length of our Sunday afternoon walk 1/2 mile. My legs are stiff, but I have had plenty of rest since we got home. I think I'm going to take some ibuprofen and take a nap. I love retirement.


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