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Sick all week. Damm

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This week has be on my list of worst, at least in the way I have felt. It started out pretty good last Sunday with kayaking and taking my neighbor Pat along. She had fun and we went out to lunch with the gang. Had a half turkey sandwich with homemade vegetable soup that was to die for. By the afternoon I started to feel really bad with a light cough, went to take a nap and that's all she wrote. I was out for the night. Started to feel somewhat better by Wednesday and cleaned the house but felt real tired. Did some exercise on Thursday along with the marketing and it just wore me out.

Jeff had Friday off from work and we had errands to run all day long. The bank, post office, Loews, home for lunch then off to the Home and Garden Show at the convention center. Came home and I started cooking a 1/2 ham I got on sale at the market. Had a great dinner.

After dinner Jeff and I went over to a different Home Depot over in Orange and I started to feel strange and a bit dizzy. All of a sudden I just started getting lights flashing and an aura that I knew would lead to a mother of a migraine. I took my medication almost as soon as I could get it out of my handbag. Jeff was worried because I was so pale. We still had a few things to do around home depot. If was awful. I had to cover my face on the drive home since we would driving into the setting sun. Took some more meds when I got home along with a sleeping pill and eventually went to sleep. My head still hurts a lot yesterday and I never went outside.

Got up this morning and still tired but took Phred for a 43 mn. almost 2.50 mile walk. I plan on taking him out again this evening but not up to the gym or an exercise dvd. It really is all I can do to get on my laptop right now. I will be cooking a nice healthy salmon for dinner along with corn on the cob and maybe salad or some other vegetables or biscuits.

Glad to be back onsite and feeling better.

  
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VOLLMELD 8/31/2010 5:17PM

    Glad you are feeling better now. My DD has migraines as well. She did find a pill that works if she takes it soon enough. Then my Eye Dr. was saying they are treating migraines now with Botox treatments. Don't know any more than that though.

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PAT3ONTHEBACK 8/31/2010 8:23AM

    I haven;t had a migraine in a long time--thanks for reminding me of life's blessings! Sorry about yours striking you when you were already down. I used to want to blame the migraine on what I was doing at the time--but did the tedium of errands lead to a migraine or did the migraine make the errands tedious? I finally correlated low blood sugar, lack of sleep and lack of water to trigger a migraine. Two out of the three would do it.

I know what you mean about the sun. Even now, I like dark places. Except when I'm trying to read something! Hope you're feeling b3tter.

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CJWORDPLAY 8/30/2010 1:13PM

    emoticon Wow - sorry to hear about your difficult week. How frustrating.
I also have migraines and find them life draining. Hope you continue to feel better.

CJ emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 8/30/2010 11:00AM

    Glad you're feeling a little better and hope you get full recovery soon!

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__KELLY__ 8/30/2010 12:48AM

    I'm glad that you are feeling better!

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Feeling better so here are some shots from hiking last Sat.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


This is the view where we start the hike down over 3 miles to the bottom at Crystal Cove Station on the East side of PCH, then we came back up.

My friend Irene using her walking stick, since she damaged her R knee last year she can no longer run. This was a tough hike back up for her.

View from the first ridge looking down on the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful day but hot.

This was tough to go down for Irene but even harder to come back up later in the morning.

Another wonderful view of the ocean.

Using the zoom on my camera, surprised it worked so well, we are still pretty far up the ridge.

Wish I could live here, what a view.

Behind me is the Park Ranger area with restrooms and a small museum. We took about a 25 min. break here b/4 heading back up the hill. It is close to 90 degrees, once we get back into the canyon to go back up we realize we should have taken another route that was longer but would have been easier on Irene's knee. She is a trouper.

This shows a shot of one of the campgrounds here at the cove. Right near it is a little 0.30 hiking trail they call B.F.I. for Big "F******" Incline. I had to laugh at that it's right on the map.

Not an ocean breeze did we have and the sun beating down on us. HOT!!

  
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LINDAKAY228 8/28/2010 8:13AM

    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing with us.

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THEGORGESBLONDE 8/27/2010 12:44AM

    Oh, how I love that hike! Glad you enjoyed, but sorry that you didn't have a breeze.

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__KELLY__ 8/27/2010 12:23AM

    awesome pictures! I will have to check out that hike someday!!! when it isn't so hot, that is! :) glad you're feeling better!

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Summer is finally here, it was 99 today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Waited so long for our warm weather to hit. So it goes from the mid 70's to the upper 90's in 24 hrs. Woo sure was a warm one today. Got up this morning and planned on hitting the market by 9:30am but my sister, Linda called from NY. I ended up talking to her for around an hour. I went to the market and by the time I got home it was after 11:30am and so frigging warm, but a bit humid. I ate lunch and decided I wasn't going to the gym in my car in this heat. I have an older corvette, 1981 that is black, so it does get pretty hot in that baby.

Cut coupons out and went through them to get a batch ready to send to my Samra/Sambo in OK. I ended up spending about $60 at Stater Bros and didn't feel like I got anything. I picked up ribs for dinner tonight, London Broil was on sale so picked up a package and also got 3# of hamburger on sale. I figure that is where the money went for meat.

Did a LS dvd today, 5 miles with 5# weights, the walkbelt and resistance band. Took Phred for a walk after 7pm when it had cooled off some. Talked to my Aunt Rosanne this evening, which was nice since I hadn't spoken to her for a while. We email a lot. I am hopping to meet up with her for lunch in the next couple of weeks and maybe go with her to visit her sister, Janet (Blessed1953 on Sparks). I hope this all goes as planned because I would really like to see both of them. I haven't seen Rosanne in over 15 yrs. and the last time I saw Janet was just a little over 2 yrs ago. emoticon emoticon

  
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__KELLY__ 8/19/2010 1:49AM

    it was a warm one today!!! I almost think it's warmer tonight!!! but the big question is.....is summer here to stay? hmm... :)

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Gym Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well so far so good on making it to the gym 5 days this week. 2 days in a row, I haven't done that in a while. Today was cardio only and I did 9.99 miles on two different eliptical machines and with Phreds short evening walk. For a total of 116 min.

Talk to Samra today. She has been getting more hours at her job in Ok, so things have been a bit better for her and James. Even James has been getting a few more hours a week, which really helps out. She also told me she has applied to get some grants so she can return to college. I hope things work out because she really need to finish getting her degree, so she can get a better job, save some money up and move out of OK.

Still watching HGTV all day and night for ideas about the redo. Looks like we will be able to get about $32,000, if we are lucky and that we can do the redo for less.

Have a evening all.

  


Gym Monday

Monday, August 16, 2010

Made it to the gym today and did a great workout. Circuit trained for about 45 mins. and then did stationary bike and elliptical. It felt pretty good. Will be able to get back into the gym again now that at least one of the local colleges has started classes today.

Within a 10 mile radius of my house we have a CA State University, in fact it is within 4 miles of the house, several independent colleges, 3 CA Jr. Colleges, a law school, UCI medical school, at least 2 cooking schools, and 6 ROP campuses. So come summer the gyms around here get real busy.

Came home, ate lunch, watched a little tv and colored my hair. Made dinner pork chops w/white hominy because I can't seem to find the yellow at some of markets lately emoticon, I had watermelon and the guys had cantaloupe and we had mini kaiser rolls. Took Phred for a nice walk and settled in to do my Sparks stuff. Going to try to get to the gym at least 5 days this week. emoticon

  
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MARENAMOO 8/17/2010 9:06AM

    That is nice that you can use those gyms at the colleges. What a benefit to you. You will really be upping those fitness minutes.

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JUSTSLS 8/17/2010 12:16AM

    You have a good plan and sound committed, good luck!

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NYXWOLFWALKER 8/16/2010 11:34PM

    Sounds like you are doing very well .. keep it up, your doing great!

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