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A Wonderful Surprise from My Medicare Provider!

Friday, December 21, 2012

They are offering the Silver Sneakers Program which this year offers a membership in the twentyfour hour Snap Fitness! The best part of that? I can walk to it and it is FREE! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

What a Christmal present! emoticonNo more excuses!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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SPUNKYDUCKY 12/26/2012 11:58PM

    That is probably the best present I have heard of anyone getting this year - Fantastic!

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JAMER123 12/24/2012 12:40AM

    That's a big WOO HOO for you!! Enjoy!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRAN0426 12/23/2012 3:20PM

    It is wonderful news for you---yes a great Christmas gift of being able to walk to the fitness place and workout for nothing provided by your health insurane. My hubby and I have the Siver Sneakers at a Y through our provider and really are happy with this service.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/23/2012 9:02AM

    Awesome! You can rack up FitBit steps just getting there!

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DIDMIS 12/22/2012 10:12PM

    Great. It is a nice Christmas present Sunny. emoticon I am sending you a snowman already made so you won't slip whiling making it.
Irene

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KARIDIAN1 12/21/2012 9:53PM

    Wow! That is awesome Sunny. Take advantage of that offer for sure.

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DR1939 12/21/2012 6:51PM

    Maybe someday we'll get that in Marshall.

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YJNANA 12/21/2012 5:14PM

    Sunny, that's Awesome
are u going to join the 2013 Challeng

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MPLSKEN 12/21/2012 12:04PM

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SUNSHINEGB 12/21/2012 8:42AM

    emoticon Sunny! Great Christmas present!
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NYARAMULA 12/21/2012 4:14AM

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KASEYCOFF 12/21/2012 2:35AM

    Wow, that's terrific! And (for once, lol) smart on their part: preventive medicine is so much more effective than trying to 'fix' bodies weakened from lack of exercise - IMHO!
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ZRIE014 12/21/2012 1:33AM

  keep it up. emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 12/21/2012 1:21AM

    That is FANTASTIC!! Enjoy!! If they have a Zumba class, you have to try it, so much fun!
Its like me getting free access to my city's Fitness facilities for having a low income! Its just a shame winter is preventing me from getting to them right now :( Very nasty cold temperatures with continuous off and on snow here is preventing me from getting out on my scooter. It has no traction in the lightest of snow and the gel batteries can't tolerate the cold. But I do have an elliptical and DVD's to keep me going at home, so no excuses here either.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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Sunny's New Streak

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today is the 7th day of upping my exercise and logging every bite on Body Media.Tomorrow is weigh in day.
Yesterday evening I ran around madly bringing all my plants either into the house and/or garage because frost was expected. Also covered my most prolific tomatoes to get a few more growth days from them.

I'm excited to see if there will be any pounds or inches lost! I'm thinking positively! I don't let the scale determine how I feel. I just write the number on my calender and keep on going.

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_LINDA 9/29/2012 12:35AM

    That is great Sunny -hope this other site works for you -sounds a lot like Sparkpeople -connected with facebook. All the best with that great streak!
Hope your plants and tomatoes suvived! We went down to freezing here once, but the days have been incredibly warm and above normal for us.
Let us know how you are doing here in Sparksland!
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LIS193 9/28/2012 12:55PM

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YJNANA 9/28/2012 10:27AM

    Nice Sunny, I need to follow your lead :)


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NDTEACHER1 9/26/2012 11:11PM

    Best of luck.

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KARIDIAN1 9/24/2012 10:08PM

    I am refocusing too and working on getting back on track.

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GARBLEDEEGOOK 9/24/2012 2:22PM

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MAXFOCUS 9/24/2012 11:55AM

    Wow - you are doing so well! Keep on being positive! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/24/2012 9:40AM

    Awesome....I saw you bodymedia post on facebook this morning. It's a great way to be accountable!

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LJCANNON 9/24/2012 9:21AM

    Good Luck today. You have a great attitude and you know that when you are making Good Choices and Moving your Body is benefiting, no matter what the Evil Scale says!

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BOOKWERME 9/24/2012 8:38AM

    Ditto those other comments. Good job! Wishing you success. emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 9/24/2012 1:53AM

  good for you. keep that scale in its' place.

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DIDMIS 9/24/2012 1:12AM

    emoticon Sunny

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Iris Pseudocorus

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Some years ago I planted a nursery pot of these because I liked the yellow color. It got maybe 3-4 blooms each year, but the foliage slowly spread a bit. I blamed the lack of blooms on the soil which is very sandy and usually dry there.

A few years ago I learned that the plant is considered invasive in wetlands. I wasn't concerned due to my dry soil. Last year I gave a shovel full of Virginia Bluebells to my next door neighbor, Elaine, along with a bit of the above Iris. I did warn her about the invasive bit. Both bloomed this spring! A successful transplant!

Last evening, I was prying up some rocks that had sunk below the dirt along a curved pathway. To my dismay, I saw a mass of reddish rhizomes along the back of the sunken rocks. It was the iris!

Today I spent four hours digging out the mass of rhizomes, helped by a jet of water from the hose to wash away the soil. They even had tunneled below a shiny mass of European Ginger and a light blue transcantia. I couldn't dissect them in place, I ended up taking the entire 12" x 18" mass of them out. At the other end of the iris, the rhizomes had tunneled under another 15" of a blooming dwarf hosta. That, too, had to be taken out entirely!

I will try to save some of the European Ginger, it is my only patch and has beautiful dark green glossy leaves. The batch under the hosta will be tossed, I have plenty of that. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Lesson learned - this Iris Pseudocorus is invasive in ALL soils, regardless of moisture or lack thereof. I will have to tell my neighbor tomorrow and dig out her small bit! emoticon

  
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KARIDIAN1 6/26/2012 9:49PM

    Wow, who would have thought that it would happen in the sandy soil and Minnesota winters. Too bad it made all the extra work for you. Hopefully you got everything out before it went overboard.

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DIDMIS 6/26/2012 10:36AM

    Sunny you are a worker.

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DR1939 6/26/2012 9:22AM

    When I moved northward I found some things were invasive that were not considered so in the more southern areas.

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_LINDA 6/26/2012 9:19AM

    Very sorry you had all this trouble :(( Imagine, one tiny little plant could cause so much work :(( Good you caught the neighbor's before hers had the chance to spread.. I hope your Ginger survives, that sounds lovely.. I love coming to your page to see your garden background :) If you change or add things, how about an updated photo?
Hope you can relax and enjoy the rest of your day!

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LIS193 6/26/2012 7:55AM

    That's a lot of unexpected work!

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LATTELEE 6/26/2012 2:39AM

  Wow

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Update

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I got a ride on Wednesday.

Today, after five hours weeding in the back yard, my yard waste container is jammed to the max. I borrowed my neighbors, hers is only half full so they are both in my garage.

The car is running, one neighbor helped with a loong extension cord, another supplied the charger. It's all good. I'm off to give the car a run and treat myself to some low fat, no added sugar ice cream. emoticon

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/24/2012 9:22PM

    I envy you that you have yard waste containers where you live. They don't allow us to throw away yard waste here at all!

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ONUTHIN125 6/23/2012 5:46PM

    emoticon Sounds like you really have some nice neighbors! Spark On! emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 6/22/2012 9:39PM

    Great to have your car going again. And a nice treat after all the weeding.

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DR1939 6/22/2012 5:55PM

    I have a couple of beds that need it. Feel free to come to Lynd! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/22/2012 1:43AM

    Wow! Well done with the weeding! Hope your back is not too sore!
That is great you have nice neighbours who will help out in a pinch!
You are doing great -I don't have low fat when I have ice cream :P

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MONTY68 6/22/2012 12:55AM

    You had a great day, it sure is nice to have neighbors that can help. Makes life easier.
Hope you enjoyed your ice cream

Monty

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DIDMIS 6/22/2012 12:27AM

    Glad things are going good for you Sunny. emoticon

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NELLIEC 6/22/2012 12:16AM

    It's a relief to get a car running again!!!

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GARBLEDEEGOOK 6/21/2012 11:29PM

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Bad News, Good News, and More Bad News

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

When I went out my front door in the early afternoon today, I was amazed by the fact that my car trunk had been open all night. It was parked in the street in front of my house! I live on the busiest cross street to the main street - Highway 61. Even more amazing was the fact that the trunk contained a bottle of wine, a bottle of vodka, a mixed case of Modelo Mexican beer and a big bag of brown bark mulch and It was all still there ! The alcohol is about a 6 month supply for me (longer in the summer when it is often too hot to drink any alcohol.) emoticon

This evening I went out to the car to retrieve my wooden pizza paddle from the front seat. (long story). The battery was dead. I was too hot and tired from spending 4 hours in my backyard mowing, weeding and loading the debris into my yard waste container in 90*+ heat to give a care. emoticon

Tomorrow I am meeting some friends for lunch so -1. I need to charge the battery or 2. Call for a ride. I will see what tomorrow brings. emoticon

  
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_LINDA 6/22/2012 1:45AM

    You were certainly lucky your liquor wasn't stolen -that is downright amazing! I couldn't imagine weeding in that kind of heat -you are awesome!!

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YJNANA 6/20/2012 7:41PM

    Wow Sunny, you were Lucky :)
I guess had it been missing I would have thought someone, somehow, had gotten in my truck.


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LJCANNON 6/20/2012 10:56AM

    emoticonHope you get the Battery fixed without too much trouble!!
Stay Cool!!

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DR1939 6/20/2012 10:09AM

    The only two beers that I like are the Czech Budvar and Negro Modelo. You've good taste!

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ANASONIC 6/20/2012 7:46AM

    Hope today is a better one! Stay cool!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/20/2012 7:24AM

    So sorry for the dead battery... bummer! Hope the new day is better!

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