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Visit to the cemetery and Paradise Cove/old home

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Got up this morning and did my JM "30 Day Shred" b/4 getting ready to go up to TO/Westlake Village, CA area to visit my Moms graveside with my sister Doreen's family. We didn't get to visit more that about 10 mins. and the place turned on the sprinklers. Which was sort of weird since the grass was soaking wet already? I was so spaced out this morning that when I left the house I forgot to change out of my slippers into some slip on shoes. My sister just thought I was wearing them because of my blisters. Thank goodness they look like "ughs" and you couldn't see the top of then cause my pants covered them. When we got to the cemetery I walked barefoot up to the gravestone so I didn't get my shoes wet too much like the rest of them did.

After that we drove around TO and visited our old homes (2 different houses and 1 apartment). The area has changed so much over the years. So built up and all. Nothing looks too much the same. I even had to show my sis our 2nd home we lived in for about 1 1/2 yrs. She would have drove right past it. Even then she thought I was wrong but I knew where it was because she only lived there on and off and I was there the whole time I was in 8th grade.

Was a strange haunted house, very bad vibes. Only after we purchased the house and lived there a few months did the neighbors tell us someone was murdered there. There were 2 bolt locks on the outside door (bottom & top) of the master bedroom. We thought this very strange. Who was being locked in the master bedroom? The other 2 bedrooms had 1 bolt lock on the inside of the doors, again why?
Spooky things always seemed to happen there and everyone was unhappy and fighting all the time.
Things were moved, our dogs acted very strange and one time we came home to find our Lab standing at the stove with a frying pan and a hot dog in it cooking. Now maybe someone had gotten in the house but all the doors were locked from the inside and no windows were open. So unless the person could fit through the dog door we couldn't figure it out. And we had 2 dogs, the lab and a poodle. Neither were barking when we came home. One time my sister was home alone with the dogs and her bedroom got ice cold with the heat on. She could see her breath, both dogs were whimpering and crying. My sis freaked out, jumped out of bed, got her robe on & ran to her car to go to a friends house in her pjs. She left the house, the dogs and would never stay home alone again. I use to hate to stay along and would turn all the light on in the living room, den and kitchen. Didn't even like to walk a few feet down the hall to bathroom or my bedroom when no one was home. Did not go into the master bedroom with no one home, would get the jeepers creepers down my spine.

Anyway, after we did the old homes routine visit, we headed over to Malibu to Paradise Cove for lunch. It is a bit spendy but very good food. Walked out on the pier for a few mins and took some pictures. I haven't download them yet but will put them on my Sparks page or a later blog. I ordered the Salmon but it was easily 2 servings but it only came with snap beans ,so I ate all the salmon and maybe 20 or so of the beans. I also only drank water. The table was served fresh baked sour dough bread which I had 2 pcs of with some whipped butter. Last time my sister was there she saw Jennifer Aniston at another table. This is a very popular spot for the local celebs.

Then we headed down the coast to come home. The drive wasn't too awful because sometimes it can take you bwt 2 - 4 hours to get 67 miles here in La La Land. Traffic really sucks even on the weekends. Everyone have a nice Sunday!

  


Hit a milestone for me

Friday, April 23, 2010

Got up this morning and did my "30 Day Shred" b/4 I showered and got ready to see my Rheumatologist at 9:45am. I weighed myself and I was at 167. I was so jazzed and surprised since I hadn't really lost any weight the last time I did it. When I got to the doctor and they weighed me with all my clothes on I was 168.3, so I am taking the 167 and running with it.
Came home and started doing laundry and by the time I was able to eat it was close to 11:30am so I combined my morning and afternoon meals. I am going to take Phred for a long afternoon walk but am currently waiting for a friend of my husbands to come by and drop off something for him.
Tomorrow heading up to Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village, CA area to visit my Mom's grave. It was 3 yrs. yesterday, can't forget the date with it being "Eearthday". She missed her 80th birthday by a couple of months. I really miss her. emoticon emoticon

  
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MUSIC66 4/23/2010 7:22PM

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    Good on you

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Still frigging cold today. Like its winter time here

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can hardly believe it is almost the end of April and it didn't get over 54 degrees today. Did take Phred for his morning walk, had to wear my hoodie and it didn't rain but was pretty cool even with the sun trying to shine through the clouds.
Took a different route, just like I did yesterday, trying to get the Phredster use to traffic but not seeming to be getting any better when the loud cars,trucks or buses drive by. I keep telling him "It's OK, your with MaMa", and he looks back but such a scarety cat. Today a little poodle came running down a driveway, very friendly with his owners, a man and his 4 kids. Phred wanted nothing to do with the dog or them. The man even tried to pet Phred as I started to warn him off, Phred was in my arms and he try to bite at him. I told him that he was a nervous dog out on the busy streets and I was trying to train him to get use to it.
Anybody have any ideas?
Took him out in the afternoon and it was lightly raining. Wore my fingerless gloves to keep my hands warm because I couldn't find my regular ones. What the hell did I do with them? Normally not cold enough here in the southland to wear them and keep them in the pocket of my winter jacket. Whoops not there???
Did the marketing this morning and picked up NY steaks for dinner. I love fish and chicken but I also love my steaks. I know its not too healthy but I love my grill too. Going to watch Bones now. emoticon emoticon

  
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MUSIC66 4/23/2010 12:18AM

    sorry your dog is frightened easly , take a pocket full of dog treats with you and that way if he show you he is not nervies then reward him with a treat we he does well.

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Weather change

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Got up this morning and took Phred for his morning walk. Looked cool outside but after walking a little over 2 blocks the hoodie came off and was tied around the waist. It was sunny with a nice breeze. I opened the windows when I came home. Did some stuff on the computer, then did 2 workout dvd's "Fast 4 miles w/Leslie Sansone" and "30 Day Shred". By that time the boy was home from college and it had started to cool off. Ate some lunch, took a shower and got ready for Phreds afternoon walk at 3:45pm. Very glad I wore my hoodie because it was frigging cold.
Went over my calorie count a little tonight. Went to Wendy's and got a SouthWest Taco Salad. If I had only used the dressing I would have been OK but I put on 1 pkg of the seasoned taco chips. Still would have been within my cal. range but we got a free serving of chilli (sm) but I really love Wendy's chilli so I ate with some sour cream. Boom went over my count I think bwt 100 - 150 cal. Not too awful.
Had a lot more energy today, so glad I got in four cardio workouts.

  
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GSREMUS5 4/21/2010 9:59PM

  with all that cardio, the 100 cal shouldn't hurt too bad.

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Hit a wall today, exhaustion. Why?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I woke up this morning to the weather having changed overnight from warm to cold. It is raining right now and has been since about 3:35pm. Had most of the windows opened all day until the rain started. Love the fresh air.

I managed to take Phred for his morning walk and really wanted to hit the gym but it was like this wall of exhaustion just hit me while I was walking him.

Came home and did only 20 mins of housework. Made some lunch, watched the afternoon soaps and stretched out on the couch for a nap during "GH", never really slept but rested (that is my version of naps). Frank gave me a kiss and went to study in his room. I got up at 3pm and told him I was going to take the dog b/4 the rain and went into use the bathroom. When I came out he already had Phred in his harness and said he was going with us. We both forgot to bring jackets and rushed the walk so we could beat the rain. It started raining within 10 mins of us getting back home.

I hope I have more energy tomorrow because I really want to go to the gym. Of course I can always do a couple of dvd's here and see how it goes.
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BUNNYF1 4/21/2010 7:15PM

    I truly understand where you are coming from....yesterday I stayed home from work because my whole body was hurting. I had been up most of the night walking the floor, laying and rolling all over the living room!! I finally got into the jet tub for 30 minutes; got into my "fussy" jammy's, turned on the heating pad and spent the day pampering myself....
Felt a little better this morning....just a "me" day was good!! Hang in there!!
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