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2011, It's been a good year for the most part.....time to reflect....

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I figure that the last day of the year 2011 is a good time to write a blog, last chance that's for sure! After nearly 12 hours of well needed sleep, my body is thanking me. The last two weeks of December is always fast paced, full of social, high work load, late nights, parties, lots of making exceptions to our normal routines and saying- "oh what the heck, let's go meet so and so for dinner or wine, or whatever..." So that is what we have been doing! Tonite will be not too crazy, no solid plans, at the very least we will go down to my son"s restaurant to bring in 2012 with he and his girlfriend....not to sure, we have a few possibilities. I am sooo glad I took the day off today, now Im on vacation- yay! 11 days of whatever I want to do is well deserved I think, as well as needed.
Today doggies get a bath, yard gets the once over, detail the house again- altho not much needed as DH did a ton of deep cleaning yesterday..(bless his heart), put Xmas gifts away, and fluff it all up to have it ready for tomorrow evening when friends and I go to see eachothers trees, and share more wine and stories of our holidays. Hubby going to get van clean and ready, groceries bought, a general hang- out- at- home day, aaaaaaaaaaaah, love it!
Time for new insites, new goals, new stategies. Im so thankful I gave it all I got this year as far as healthy living and watching the scale ..... I dont have regrets to party now, or too many pounds to shed post holidays, I worked hard all year just to maintain my weight, losing here and there, but not anxious to become more thin than my body is comfortable being. My brain...well that's another issue, I always look at that "other gal" at the gym and wish I could get that thin, or weigh less, but that makes me feel kind of negative about where I am. It makes a perfect weight seem not so perfect, that more sacrifices- leaning towards extreme measures are needed....... and I dont want to go there. I refuse to drink just protein shakes as my food source for meals, to do cleanses to force temporary weight loss, and things of that nature. I could never go 5 days without eating just like I could never binge or purge!! I've always got to have a normal diet, healthy snacks, and just watch what and how much I eat as well as to participate almost daily in some sort of physical activity, mixing up anaerobic with aerobic exercise. I have to get my heart rate up in intervals that spinning provides, keep my coordination and balance at a stellar level thru steps class, and zumba dancing, as well as to keep balance and calm thru Yoga and tai chi on occasion. Yard work keeps the balance and strength up in a normal activity sort of way, but 2 strength training classes a week usually finds the muscles that are hiding weakness. It always shocks me when I take a class and then am royally sore the next day in an area I never knew could be targeted and become that sore!!
So In 2012, I set my goals similarly, will try to just go with the flow, maintain my health and strength, eat healthy, make better choices when I can....but to also remember to make exceptions to the regime, have fun, vacation from routines, but to stay on track and not let things get out of control. Good luck to me! Here we go..... 10 hours til fireworks! Happy New Year all!! ***SNOW***

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SNOWSNAKE 1/1/2012 1:10PM

    Kay-High five!! emoticon

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KAYOTIC 1/1/2012 12:17PM

    Happy New Year! Great reflection, very grounded and thoughtful...

We have such similar goals and issues....I get that "compare myself to the gal on the treadmill next to me" thing that makes me feel like I should do "more", but then I look at what I'm doing, and whack myself upside the head (figuratively, of course) and realize I'm doing my best.

Here's to more "best" in 2012!

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A Rainey Day Walk

Friday, November 11, 2011


Today is 11/11/11 . That is pretty amazing in itself. My gal pal and I had an early hike planned today rain or shine...and it decided to be more rain than shine, but we were prepared. We practiced all the clothing combinations last year, and we remembered what worked best, lots of layers, and a good light waterproof windbreaking coat with a hood. I carried my umbrellas in the inside coat pockets, brought our oranges instead of waters, and had an awesome 3 and a half hours in the weather- finally feeling like winter is upon us. I cant say we were cold at all, and we stayed nice and dry...conversation was nice, noting mother nature's changing behavior along the way. This was just a nice mild storm, getting me all excited to see some snow very soon! Im hoping to wear my snow shoes very soon, going to waterproofing my boots a bit later today. Aaaaaaah, Im loving this season change, time to go make another soup in the crock pot now, loving Life...Life is Good! ***SNOW*** emoticon

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KAYOTIC 11/12/2011 1:11PM

    mmmmm soup, and sounds like you have the hiking layering down~ emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/11/2011 8:16PM

    I like the way you think! And soup in the crockpot is a staple in the winter!
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I miss you when you're gone...after all these years, I still do!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

My spouse has always traveled during the 30 plus years we have been married, we joke how we have been married for 30- together for it is pretty true! I always miss him when he is gone, whether it is for 3 weeks in asia, or 3 days in Santa Monica, Ca. It always feels the a piece of my heart has been torn away. I count the days until he returns, altho dont get the impression that Im not independent!! I truly am...and that is probably why this relationship works for us, lots of trust, lots of love.
So this week, I have the good fortune to talk live on the phone with a OP friend I have made over the last year or so, and we talked and talked...and I realized that she would give her eye teeth to have what I have as far as a loving man to spend life with. How lucky I am! The more I thought about how she has managed to somehow escape meeting the "right "person in her life as of yet, how much energy and hope she lives for each day wanting acknowlegement and maybe just a nice relationship in her life---well I realized that I want to be sure that my husband really knows in all the ways possible that he is the most important and most wonderful person in my life. I cannot imagine not having him in my life, each day... and as I get older - I am witnessing more life events that take someone suddenly away . And I want to know if anything ever happens to he or I- that I gave it one million percent, and nothing less...that he feels special each and everyday.
I cannot give this friend the answers of how to find love, to get someone to notice you, to see the amazing person she most likely is, and to be friends, or lovers, or to fall in love, you cannot wrap that up like a gift, it just happens. Some never experience it, always the illusive romantic dream. I live my dream , I am going to be sure- darned sure - that my man knows he is my heart, my rainbow, my forever person.

I will wish my friend the best I can, that if she doesn't only gaze in one direction, the obvious direction.....the direction she has been limited to for some time now, that she just might see someone that has been gazing at her for some time now....and just didnt realize it. there is someone out there for each of us, emoticon I am one very lucky woman to have the man I married. Im just sayin.....

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SPARKCHANTAL 10/16/2011 10:49AM

    cool-- that you know how lucky you are!
hey where have you been?!? was just going to check on you!

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WOODHEAT 10/5/2011 8:44PM

    Life is good!

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MAUIMA 10/5/2011 10:53AM

    Snow- Love is grand eh?
You say it so well, how we should never take it for granted. Every day, work hard to let our spouses know our heart.

(beautiful) pics btw)

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KAYOTIC 10/5/2011 9:28AM

    Love is grand! And boy, do you have it bad....nice to have a lasting relationship that is still going strong, just like you and your DH! Hope you get another 30, just sayin....

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You make me happy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

You two Make me really happy, you care, you love, you communicate. You always listen, you laugh, you scold me when needed, all for the good of me. I cannot remember a time that you werent my best friends, confidants,and totally trustworthy. One a husband, one a friend, both I need to tell this to, in case I might not have another chance later, one never knows. Rememberances of my friend Lisa, May she rest in peace. I love you DH and Maui! I'm just sayin!

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KELPIE57 9/22/2011 12:07AM

    And we are the lucky ones too Snow!

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MAUIMA 9/21/2011 11:18PM

    Love you to my friend. Laughing, guiding, teaching, caring, funny, silly, smart, adorable, loving friend. So sorry about Lisa. Your family and friends are very lucky to have you in their life. Thank you for this lovely reminder.

Cassie- LOL...eye see you too! Hugs to you too btw.

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SNOWSNAKE 9/21/2011 10:11PM

    I have spent the day doing just that, telling my family, reminding my friends, reconfirming with my DH, even smiling at my annoying neighbor who scowls 24/7.....feeling thankful that we are all here another day to enjoy what is. Life---amazingly enough---is here to live, to laugh at, and to love fully. ***SNOW*** emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 9/21/2011 9:52PM

    EYE see you! What a nice tribute to the ones you love. We truly need to do that more often.

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Day 3 morning, afternoon... and evening too

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So far so good, scale is going down! Blue berries from the farmers market, organic. Toast and sprinkle of cheese, half banana, cup of coffee to start. have to remember fruit at work, where as I dont usually eat at all while there, not a good habit either. The candy dish is only at work, its going to get tucked away when i get there, if my clients ask, then Ill bring it out! Women often look forward to the Hershey kisses as their choc. fix. Im feeling good today, bee sting has calmed down!

Hours later, add on.....

Afternoon, had a oatmeal cookie at work, I dont know why. Oh well. it was small emoticon
Have to work on that "I dont know why part"... no thought or consideration I feel, altho there was no desire to have more than one. Aha moment. Brought home 4 spring rolls...ate 2, had a few pieces of a rainbow roll, one avacado, one salmon, one tuna. Now Im fuelled for a spin class in a couple of hours. I feel full now. I have a roasted chicken in the fridge to "pick at" when I need a protein fix, save the sushi for tonite tho as it is better fresh that day. I also have a salad in the fridge that i made, so I will be very well fed with sufficient calories to fuel me for tomorrow morning's step class. emoticon emoticonand spinning. ***SNOW***

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KELPIE57 9/14/2011 4:05PM

    Pink toenails; yea!

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