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Slept in to 5:00 a.m. Big storm during the night.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Overall, I feel rested and knees are not quite so stiff. There was some local flooding so I should leave a little early to be sure I am not late for work.

I hope to swim in the outdoor pool today at the gym after work. The forecast is 93 about the time I expect to get there.

Hubby and I voted in the primary and the one I voted for has been declared the the winner for the candidate for MN governor. Minnesota has not had a Democratic governor for 12 years. Hope they break that record this year.

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CATLADY52 8/11/2010 12:31PM

    Good for you, sleeping in. That will most likely be the best thing you've done so far in your recovery. Unfortunately, you better not make a habit of it :(.

emoticon that you voted. More people voting means more voices being heard, both statewide and in Washington, DC.

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/11/2010 7:19AM

    I didn't realize (?) that you lived in Minnesota. My niece lives there too. Hoping for both of you that you get the governor you want.

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WANDAH3 8/11/2010 7:14AM

    Have a safe and good day today. So glad that your knees are feeling better.

Having the opportunity to go swimming after work is awesome. Especially with those temperatures.

Have a blessed day,

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Set alarm for 4:00 a.m. but reset it for 4:30....going swimming before work today

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I don't have to leave the house until 5:30 so I decided getting up at 4:30 would be enough time to get ready. All I have to do is Spark, have coffee and breakfast, vitamins, brush teeth, get dressed...hey, it's already 5:00... gotta run!!!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/11/2010 6:27AM

    How was the swimming?

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CATLADY52 8/10/2010 5:26PM

    Time flys when we are Sparking.

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Some days are easier than others...and then today is MONDAY

Monday, August 09, 2010

I hated getting up this morning when the alarm went off at 4:59 a.m. I did 5 minutes of bed exercises before the alarm went off and I think that helped my general overall achiness.

If I am to get in 10 minutes on the recumbent bike I had better hurry up and get the sparking out of the way.

Hope everybody gets rid of the Monday morning blues ..... emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/9/2010 6:02PM

    You woke up and that is half the battle. emoticon
No more sleeping in. Darn!

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/9/2010 12:26PM

    So how far in advance of the alarm actually going off were you awake??

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HOPE2BE 8/9/2010 8:28AM

    I was just trying to think what they called Monday. You came up with it too. Oh well it will be gone soon. At least you're up on it.

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Slept in again but knees are stiff....

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I apparently was sleeping with my knees bent so this morning walking is difficult. I am supposed to sleep on my back with my legs straight which has been making it hard for me to sleep. Hopefully this stage of healing won't last more than a couple more months. Yesterday I spent a half hour in the pool exercising and 15 minutes in the whirlpool. It felt great...today will go to the pools again and will take Monday off from the gym. I am going to ask my supervisor if I can start late on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I can swim in the therapy pool before work on those days. When I had the other knee replacement last year that helped me a lot. It won't hurt to ask. The other option is Monday and Wednesdays after work but I have to wait over an hour after I get off work before the pool opens for the employee swim. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/8/2010 7:18PM

    Never hurts to ask!

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CATLADY52 8/8/2010 6:08PM

    I hope you are able to go in the mornings. Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually pretty good days to get in late, I found.

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PATTYKLAVER 8/8/2010 2:02PM

    Do be careful with the knees - I know all too well how they can hate us! I hope they are better soon.

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UMUCGRAD 8/8/2010 12:37PM

    Easy does it. Good for you for being committed to your plan and your total health!

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/8/2010 10:26AM

    Hope you feel better as they day goes by! It is so hard to learn to sleep in a specific position. emoticon

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BETTYK44 8/8/2010 10:10AM

    Hope you get some movement and relief from the stiffness today :o)

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Turned off the alarm and slept an extra 2 hours today...where is my W?

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I think I was tired....so when I got up and it was raining I sparked, etc on the computer before deciding to go to the farmer's market by myself. I used my old lady grocery cart and managed very well. I took it as some "me time" and left my husband home in spite of his pouting.

I am sparking again and made the mortgage payment on line and worked a bit on my e-stress class through my employer and health insurance company. I actually showed some progress in terms of problem solving to reduce my stress both at home and at work and am quite pleased with that.

I have decided to go to the gym this afternoon and the sun is coming out so the outdoor pool should be open. Before I do that I will do the recumbent bike for 10 minutes and walk 1/4 around the block and back. Hopefully in September I should be able to make it all the way around the block (it is about 1/2 mile). I am having some muscle spasm in the thigh where I had the muscle injury and if it doesn't feel much better in another week I am going to have the surgeon look at it again. It certainly is slow to get better and I am still doing stairs one at a time (up with the good and down with the bad).

I am having a hard time typing this morning as the W on my laptop keyboard has quit working and I took the key cover off and using that letter has been slowing me down. (Hopefully that is the only thing that will break this week, and I will have to bring it to the Chipheads (they are a local computer repair place who are cheaper than Geek Squad).


It works but takes extra concentration......wwwww emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/7/2010 5:35PM

    Good for you, taking some 'ME' time. emoticon

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FRAN0426 8/7/2010 4:53PM

    Me time is good, you can go at your own pace and do what you want. Sure know the down with the good, up with the bad.

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JESSYBLU 8/7/2010 2:11PM

    Well good for you for getting in some "me time" and making progress on your stress course. Hope your leg feels better soon, and that your W starts to work soon.

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