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How things are going...

Saturday, July 02, 2011

I'm doing OK. Having a slower recoup from my psoas muscle pull over a week ago than I'd like. It creates problems with my lower back. I'm working on it though. It is keeping me from doing my Walk It Out and Walk At Home exercises. The car is in it's repair process. Things are moving in the right direction. Hope all is going well for all of you. Have a fun and lovely 4th of July Holiday.

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HARRIET8AL 7/6/2011 1:18PM

    Glad things are moving in the right direction. Recovery is always slower then we hope but you'll get back - hopefully soon :-)

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    Recuperation is sort of like weight-loss - slow and steady will get you there.

I do hope you start feeling better; so you start over again with your "walk it's" - one day at a time good buddy!

Hugs, and Happy 4th to you too!!

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REXTINE1 7/3/2011 1:12PM

    Hope you're all better soon.

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    Glad you are doing better. Hope things improve for you this next week as well.

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MELODY525 7/3/2011 7:00AM

    Thanks again for thinking of my health issues while you are going thru your own!! We will both have to have patience this time around with our recoveries. Hope your back will be feeling better very soon. Take good care of yourself. I was just happy to see you on the Walk so soon!!
Hope too that the car fixing gets settled and your partner is doing ok.
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ANATASHIKI 7/3/2011 2:25AM

    glad to hear you're ok . I miss your rainbows! emoticon emoticon

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DIANESMILES 7/3/2011 2:04AM

    So sorry about the injury and the slow recovery. UGHERS ! That does make it hard to do the walking. I know, I have a twisted spine, with bad scolosis, arthrsis, and otheoporsis. I wear a foolish brace that covers my entire back , ,,,and I do NOT like now it holds me back, yet I LOVE how it holds me up. Catch 22 huh? Darn if do/darn if dont. I also had surgery 5 weeks ago on foot, and am in a cast for another 3 weeks. yet, I am reentering the summer challenge, and HOPING when the cast comes off,,, like you, I can do some walking,,,, and like you ,,,,do it CAREFULLY ! To bad we aren't on the same team,,,, we could help each othah out ! Which team are you on? I am a spirited Under Dog ,,, woof ! WOOF !!!

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Oh what a day...or two.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My partner and I were doing some heavy duty yard work yesterday (as we have been doing lately). I ended up with a pulled psoas muscle that is spasming and causing problems with my back. The chiropractor has provided some relief today and I am using a friend's hot tub to soak up to my neck in warm to hot water to help relax everything. I'm going to need to do this over the next several days and not put too much stress on the psoas so things can get back to normal. Oh, and today....my partner had an accident with the car and a large boulder in a parking lot. She is fine....the car...not so much. It took most of the day to get the car, the insurance, the mechanic, the tow truck, and the auto body shop all on the same page. Oh yeah, and then there is the rental car which I finally got home at 9:00 PM. I'm tired, in some pain, and not just a little bit discouraged. But tomorrow is a new day. I'll be on the path but just not walking or doing so much for a little bit.

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ANATASHIKI 6/26/2011 3:51AM

    take care of you and I already told you , I think you should take some myorelaxants
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WALKINGGRANDMA 6/26/2011 12:36AM

    I'm sorry your weekend didn't turn out like you probably planned. Hope you find something productive to do while recovering.

Have a great rest of your weekend.

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REXTINE1 6/25/2011 5:56PM

    Some days it doesn't pay to get up.

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REXTINE1 6/25/2011 5:54PM

    Some days it doesn't pay to get up.

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MELODY525 6/25/2011 2:47PM

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/25/2011 10:42AM

    Sounds like a very rough day for the two of you!

I hope you both mend quickly.


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On Strawberries...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The BEST strawberries I've ever had anywhere can be found in Oregon. We've had a cooler Spring and so the berries have come in a little later than usual by a couple of weeks. The berries are smaller than "store" kind and they are not up to the stresses of shipping long distances. They are a package of sweetness and sunshine. They only last about three weeks.

This morning our dear friend Sally stopped by with 4 pints of these delightful treats for us to enjoy. Sally had gotten up early to get to the Farmer's Market about 30 miles North of us. She grabbed several flats of the berries to spread around like sunshine to her friends. If you don't get to the market fast enough, these berries are sold out in a flash!

In the spirit of sharing...I saved a berry just for you to savor. Enjoy! And have a great day, weekend, and week. Happy Father's Day too.

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    I love fresh grown local berries. I grew up with raspberries and strawberries all the time. We didn't eat them because Mom wanted them for everyone, but when we picked, we always got a few. She sold them for a while to meet the bills.

I still enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.

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    I sure do wish I could get some like that. Where I live, all the fruits and veggies are shipped in. We just can't get the really good stuff!

Enjoy your strawberries and think of us way out here in Mississippi where they don't grow so well.

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SHEILA_WIP 6/18/2011 6:38PM

    I can't wait until we can go to the farm and pick strawberries. You are so right, the ones in the store can not compare to what fresh picked local berries taste like. Growing up, my kids would eat strawberries only one month of the year because they would not eat strawberries from the store because we always go and pick them. The farmers are great, they encourage the kids to eat the berries in the field without paying for them.

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ANATASHIKI 6/18/2011 6:37PM

    aaaa, those look delicious ! I ate raspberries from our garden today : )

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"Improve Your Survive-ability"...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The next town down the coast from where we live has been putting on a series of three hour programs on one Saturday every month over the past year. Today was the last class in the series and it was titled "Improve Your Survive-avility." You see, my partner and I and several million other people from Northern California to Vancouver Island live on a 600+ mile subduction zone that has the potential to release energy as a 9.0 or greater earthquake along its length. This isn't a matter of if or whether this might happen. It will. Just as it did on the subduction zone across the Pacific Ocean in Japan. Just as it did in Chile a year ago. No one can say WHEN this will occur. It might be a hundred years from now or in the next five minutes. The information that is important is that these events ARE survivable. Drop, Cover, Hold ON. Have a 72-hour Grab and Go Disaster Emergency Bag and know where to go to be safe. In case of a subduction zone earthquake along the coast, that means...after the shaking stops, go uphill as quickly as you can and stay put until officials say it's OK to go lower again. This could be days. Check out READY.gov for lots of information and resources.

Being prepared and knowing what to do and having a 72 hour Grab and Go Kit is good to do no matter where you live or what your potential disasters are. There have been so many unexpected disasters all across the country: floods, tornados, wildfires, on and on. When you can, put something together. Your pre-planning can make all the difference. Knowing what to do can save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 6/13/2011 12:50AM

    I have had one from time to time. Don't have one now, but need to get mine together again. Thanks for the reminder. I live in an earthquake zone also. Surprisingly, even the midwest had had earthquakes in the last 200 or so years.

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BEYOURBEST1 6/12/2011 7:43AM

    Thanks for posting this.

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    Great blog - very timely.

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ANATASHIKI 6/12/2011 2:15AM

    that is a great idea !

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POLK-A-DOTS 6/12/2011 2:02AM

    When my kids were in grade school, the school required a certain kit be stored at the school with them...it included a change of clothes, a space blanket, crackers, and I can't remember..but bottled water was part of it...such a great idea! And I am hoping for your sake that the eminent disaster holds off for quite some time!...but in the meantime...being prepared is the way to go!

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AJB121299 6/12/2011 12:39AM

    be prepared

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To have your health....

Saturday, June 04, 2011

is everything! I feel so fortunate to be experiencing good health at this point in my life. I have had periods in my life when I was not experiencing good health so I have something to compare it with. I had my usual "annual" doctor's appointment (every 6 months) and all my numbers came back stellar. My Doc even included some new tests: iron, B-12, CRP. Homocysteine, and a few more. All came back really, really good. I am grateful for this. I am grateful for this healthy experience. I am not taking this for granted.

A "walking" partner on the Spark People Walk to Rivendell Challenge has had a major health challenge confronting her. She has spent time in the hospital with a massive infection, was stabilized and sent home to recuperate/heal at home. She is down and resting and healing at least for the next 30 days. Please join me in sending positive thoughts and healing energy to this good woman. Thank you.

Experience gratitude for any and all of the good in your life.

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MELODY525 6/25/2011 2:48PM


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KALISWALKER 6/6/2011 1:09PM

    I am glad you are taking care of yourself and enjoying good health. I think Sparking helps too!

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POLK-A-DOTS 6/6/2011 10:26AM

    Our health is definitly not to be taken for granted! Thanks for that reminder....I too, have been blessed this year with my health...my children, not so much...One day at a time...Big prayers and postive thoughts going out to your walking buddy!

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    WTG on your wonderful numbers!!

Prayers for our walking buddy!

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GLC2009 6/5/2011 5:05PM

    prayers for your friend!!! hope she gets well soon.

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REXTINE1 6/5/2011 3:25PM

    I am in much better shape than I was too - and I'm sending good thoughts to your walking friend.

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SHORT_KAKE 6/5/2011 5:01AM

    She's in my thoughts; I hope she heals quickly.
I'm glad you had a good report at the doctors, that's great!
We're dealing with the aftermath of a tornado where I live. So many have lost so much; it really puts things into perspective.

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    Isn't wonderful to feel good? I have Lupus so when I am not experiencing a flareup, I feel so good and so happy. Sweetie, you stay strong!

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