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Walking my Lucy dog today. She isn''t doing too well today.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lucy is getting slower everyday but insist on going for the daily walk we take our other dog Phred. We decided to do a shorter walk today. Lucy was very slow after the first couple of houses. My son, Frank is walking Phred now and keeps having to stop and wait for us to keep up with them. Only problem is Lucy . I worry when we walk because she is walking so slow but her breathing is heavy like she has ran a mile (she use to love to run and walk fast).
We got to house next store and she sat her butt down on the grass right next to our driveway. She wasn't going to move, so I told her is was only a little bit to the front door and pointed (don't know how far she can see anymore because of the diabetes) but she got up slowly and walked to the front steps (2). I had to go to the trash cans to throw the doody bags away and she waited for me. I walked up the front stoop and sat on the bench, "I told her I couldn't lift her up those steps", (she weights 70 pounds or so and I have a metal plate in my neck, so no that wasn't going to happen). She took them slow but made it.
I don't know if I am doing the right thing taking her out with the other dog but she knows when it is getting close to the time we take walks and tells us she wants to go by barking and getting excited. The only thing is she is so tired when she gets back.
Oh well my husband says she will let me know when she doesn't want to go anymore or when the time is ready for her to go to sleep. emoticon

  


Nice day to open the windows

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a real nice winter day here. I opened the windows to air out the house after not being able to open any for about a week. Did the housework.
Took the dogs for a walk but Lucy is getting slower and slower. She still wants to out so bad that I can't not take her when we take the other dog, Phred. But it takes a lot longer to do the walk and she is so tired when we get home that she has to wait a few mins b/4 she will go up the two steps to the front door. She is still eatting well and playing with Phred on occasion but she is not doing as well as I would like.

  


To quote from the Beatles song "the sun is out, the sky is blue, its beautiful!"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Finally we get a couple of days break from our stormy weather. It was a great day to take a nice long walk along the Santa Ana River again. My Irene and I went a little bit father and had a bite to eat bwt morning and noon. It was a bit more calories than I am use to so just had a few snacks after I got home and only had a t-bone steak for dinner with 1% milk.
Talking about the weather like so many do. It was a typical beautiful weather after a storm in S.CA today. There is a lot of snow on the San Bernardion Mountains so when we were walking we were looking East towards those fantastic mountains ranges. If you have never been to S.CA in the winter when there is snow surrounding the LA/OC areas in the mountains is is really something to see. The skiiers will be having a field day this weekend at the local ski resorts. Yes there are locals ones here, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead is only about an 1 to 1 1/2 hr drive up the hillside. For even better skiing you can head to Manmoth in 5-6 hrs or drive north futher to Lake Tahoe. Wow they have some great skiing up there.
That is about all for now.

  


Doctor visit and weight loss/20#

Friday, January 22, 2010

I had my visit with my Rhumatologist today and things are going very well. According to their records I have lost 20 pounds since the middle of Oct. Woo HOO. I do not do my official weight in until Monday so I will wait to put in the new numbers. Hey maybe I will lose another pound or so.
I have been pulling some old VHS exercise tapes out and it has been a long time since I used some of these. I forget what I am suppose to do and just keep moving if I can't remember the moves. They will come back to me. lol
I know we need the rain but I hope it stops for a few days. Enough already!

  


Driving in a rare cyclone in S.CA

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I should have gone to the gym a little bit earlier and I would have been fine. I spent time on the phone trying to get the agency that ATT turned me into to understand that I had already contacted ATT and was a victim of ID theft and had notified them in Jan. 2009. Until ATT gets their act together and sees that I had a 8 year hold on credit and this person is already in jail in NV for stealing my person, the stupid people will keep calling. I will call back ATT every week until this is taken care of. I already thought this was all over because the guy was arrested and in jail already.
Anyway driving home from the gym was very scary. My wipers could not keep up with the rain because it was coming down so hard, so I was blind driving. My defroster wouldn't keep up either. The streets were flooded and you had to drive down the middle of a four lane road with a center divider. I drive a 1981 Corvette so I had to use lower gears just to keep the car going. I was sure she would stall on me but she kept going (thank goodness). When I got to my neighborhood it was even worse than the main streets. I had to make a right turn and just floated around the corner with the water about 1/2 up the door. My street was so bad the water was way over the curbs and about 1/2 up the yard. I was very glad to get home.
After I came in the house and turned on the ABC news I learned I had been driving in a cyclone/tornado with lots of thunder and lightening. I think I will skip the gym for the rest of the week and do my exercises at home. The people who are suppose to know say it will be very bad here for the next 3 days. emoticon emoticon

  


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