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Feel Good Bear

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This is my DH Jeff home just a few days from hospital after having his appendix taken out on 1-3-11. This is the special "Feel Good Bear" I purchased for him.

I hope this little video come through.

  
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TXGRANDMA 1/20/2011 11:43PM

    This is so CUTE!! I can see that Jeff is doing so well! So happy to see that! That is one big bear!! Phred is a good dog, just wanted to play with you and Jeff, don't really think he cared about the bear! emoticon

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TEDDYBEAR662 1/19/2011 11:00AM

    Cute! Love the bear!!! hee hee emoticon

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JHADZHIA 1/19/2011 10:15AM

    Nice video!! Glad Jeff is doing good!

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ANGELSANDYBABY 1/19/2011 12:05AM

    Cute!!

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Same as yesterday

Monday, January 17, 2011

What can one say about our beautiful weather! Well I know I am glad it has warmed up. With all the rain and cold we had, my Lupus, RA and Fibromyalgia
were giving me hell. Now I don't have any pain at all. That is one of the reasons I stay living in S.CA, you can't beat the weather.
Did the boot camp video along with a 3 mile Leslie Sansone dvd called "Walk Away Your Belly Fat" and the 10 min of additional exercise at the end. I walked Phred and was surprised that I got in over 9 miles and 17,375 steps just bwt. 9am - 5pm today. emoticonI say!

  
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EGH291 1/18/2011 1:23PM

    Awesome!!

I'm jealous. I scraped a few inches of ice off of my car this morning before limping off to class. Ha.

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SHERREMAC 1/18/2011 8:50AM

    we are having the rain!! snow sleet mix fun fun. I would take a little California weather!

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Another sunny day today!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

So glad to be back to our normal weather. My aches and pains have mostly gone away. The cold weather just isn't good for me. Got up ate breakfast, read some of the Sundays paper. Decided to do 3 boot camp videos,then showered.

Went through my coupons while making a shopping list. Did the marketing and came home. Phred helped bring in the groceries, he pushes the door open for me so I can carry my bags into the house. My old dog Lucy would do this and it has been almost a year since she died, and Phred over the last few months has started to do Lucy's old job. Actually I have been keeping up with the Dog Whisperer and doing what he says to get Phred under control and I know it is starting to work.

Ate my lunch while finishing up the paper while Jeff and Frank were out to lunch with a friend of my DH's named Ralph. After they got home we started to take down the old covers from our 2 gazebos. We have to replace the cover every couples years because they get torn up in our Santa Ana winds. Anyway this is a 3 person job and the 2nd is located over our spa. The only way to replace this cover is to take the spa cover off. Then lay two 2x4 boards across the middle and put a large board on that to put the ladder on. My son didn't think it looked too safe but Jeff is in construction and has to come up with things like this all the time. The only thing I was worried about was Jeff's weight being at 220# and the board not holding him. The last thing to do is put the middle top cover up, he told Frank to do this. He didn't want to get on that ladder but as soon as I said I would do it then. He was "No Mom I will do it". I was like if you fall you don't have any insurance and I do. He went ahead and did. I think he didn't want his Mother to show him up. LOL

The guys had Porterhouse steaks and I had a small NY steak, we had baked potatoes. I had s/f jello, Jeff had peaches fruit cup and Frank applesauce.
I also have a Jello Chocolate Mousse for desert that is only 60 cal.

  
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DNJEN471 1/17/2011 9:15AM

    Wow! That is one awesome dog you've got there!

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CEGRUBE 1/17/2011 2:58AM

    Hey, it sounds like we both had an "exciting" day today. emoticon In fact for the last couple of days (check out my blogs if you get a chance).

Appears that both you and I are really suffering with our winter weather this year. LOL!

I'll sure be glad when my son gets back from Afghanistan so I can get some help with my projects. Right now I'd even settle for something like Phred - any help is better than none! It's nice that you get help from the son - bet you're real proud of him!

Well at least I got a SparkGoodie rake now for yard work - THANKS!

OO Carl

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Time got away from me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I got up pretty late today and then read the paper. By the time I started doing the house work it was close to 1pm. I mopped the whole house and cleaned both bathrooms in 70 min. Took a break for lunch and watched a little tv. Took Phred for a long walk, came home and my neighbors daughter Freda came by and we purchased some chocolate bars to help her school out (Polynesian dance class).

Made a stir fry for dinner, along with biscuits and Cuties (Miniolas) on the side.
I handwashed all the dishes, wiped down the stove, refrigerator and tables (3).
I have been here on Sparks since about 7pm and I decided I would do todays boot camp video tomorrow along with the one for day 2 and a bonus to make up for missing out today. I was so tired out today from all those steps and miles yesterday. I still managed 14,468 steps today along with 7.619 miles.

  
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DNJEN471 1/16/2011 11:56AM

    You had a very productive day for waking up late! Great job!! emoticon

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CEGRUBE 1/16/2011 1:46AM

    Hmmm? Busy, busy, busy. Looks like you just kept going all day!

I'm getting a little concerned about your your exercise and other activities (especially since you're tired) and hope you program in a rest day or two so that you don't get injured or end up with chronic fatigue. emoticon Obviously you know yourself best and will do what is necessary - if you listen to your body. emoticon

Take care.

Carl

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/15/2011 11:42PM

    Sounds like a productive day my friend. Are you enjoying the bootcamp workouts? Take care. Are you getting Phred cut tomorrow? Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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Busy Day today.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Got up at 7am to walk the SA River walk this morning with my friend Irene at 8:30am. We had strong headwinds going to the park, where we used the bathroom b/4 heading back to the car. This walk is around 6.50 miles. The wind was at our back on our return, so we ended up walking pretty fast. We had to keep to the trail next to the river because of the dust. Even had a few dust devils along the way and I could only wear my cap on the return because it kept getting blown off of my head. LOL

Got home just b/4 11am and had lunch. Went with my husband to run errands: to the market, pay the electric/water bill, check out the dog groomer (only to find they had closed up soon after Phred's last appointment 8 weeks ago and it is now a medical Marijuana business.) I kid you not! Where we were going to make an appointment for Phred the Wonder Dog. Went to check out doors Ganahl Lumber ( a local lumber yard/hardward store, with several located around the S.CA area). Stopped and picked up my boots that I left at the shoe repair.

Came home and vacuumed the house for 40 min., took a break to watch GH. Took Phred for a walk, then dusted and did my boot camp video. After that it was close to 5pm, so I showered.

We had left overs for dinner for the guys. I had a Healthy Choice dinner and kept within my calorie count. I also did 24,010 steps from 7:30am - 6:10pm and 12.67 miles. I am poop tonight and hope I am able to stay awake to watch "Medium".

  
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GRANNYS5 1/15/2011 3:38PM

    Wow, I'd be dead - 24,010 steps!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Well now your going to have to get Pherd The Wonder Dog a Rx for marijuana so he can go to the groomer !! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/15/2011 5:59AM

    Wow! Those steps are amazing! Glad that you got to enjoy your walk with your friend. You had me laughing about your hat AND about the dog groomer's business becoming a Medical Marijuana business. LOL We certainly don't have anything like that in VA. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 1/14/2011 11:36PM

    Wow! You are right! This was a busy day, but sounds kinda fun and you got a lot done! Sure got in plenty of cardio! Good Job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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