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Tried New Gym Today, Anniversary of Lucy Dogs passing.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I decided to join up with the very close to home Planet Fitness yesterday. I was out running errands for the DH and had been planning to do this for a few weeks.
I still have my membership with 24 Hrs. until Nov. 2011 but I can't afford the gas to drive over there 6 times a week. If I head to Fullerton to run errands or go to the doctor, it is on the way home.

Planet Fitness is 1.90 miles round trip from the house. It gives a good warm up for the cardio machines and a nice cool down walk home. I still take Phred out just about everyday too. I signed up to see the trainer at noon today, was hoping to get in at 11am class but no one told me you had to sign up a head of time. They only let 4 members be with a trainer at one time, these sessions are free, so I think that is another pretty cool reason to join.
PF use to be a 24 Hrs. when I originally started with 24 Hrs. but closed this site up just 6 weeks after I started. I had only joined because I could walk, previously I had been a member of Ballys and didn't want to have to drive to workout. So I ended up having to drive almost the same miles as to where the Ballys was located since they are located just down the street from each other...

Today it has been a year since we had to put Lucy Dog to sleep after she developed severe diabetes and had a stroke. Phred is my husbands dog and he will never be he dog that Lucy was. I have learned to love Phred too, but not the same for me. My Lucy was the best dog I had ever had and I had a few others. DH even agrees that Lucy was also the best. He loves his Phred but knows that he is sort of dumb. That dog loves my DH to death. Don't now why? I mean DH doesn't feed, bathe or walk him (very rarely). I am home with Phred all day and he waits for the DH to come home. LOL

Hope everyone drank their water and got in their exercise min.

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BARBARASDIET 3/9/2011 2:21PM

    Losing pets is a tough one.

I go to 24 Hour but it is pretty convenient for me and cheap.

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JHADZHIA 3/9/2011 12:27PM

    Its great to have a gym close to you.
So sorry about Lucy :(( Its so hard to lose your special love..
Bendix wasn't really a cuddling or playing type dog. He was more a man's dog and my step dad did look after him, taking him for long walks or runs twice a day, but Bendix would always come to me with a tail wag and kisses everytime I would come over for a visit.
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MELAPHANTN 3/9/2011 11:43AM

Sorry about Lucy.

The gym close to home sounds great!

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JOOPRINCESS 3/9/2011 10:09AM

    The new memebership sound like the right choice for you! Sending loving thoughts to the Rainbow Bridge where Lucy is...

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EJHEINRICH1 3/9/2011 12:37AM

    I have had a few dogs that really touch my heart and soul so I know that feeling.
Congrats on the new gym. I only wish I had the time to go the the gym. Working full time is a work out for me!
This week my 6th day is overtime! YEA!!

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TXGRANDMA 3/8/2011 11:14PM

    Glad that you found a neat gym, and close to home, too! I heard that gasoline prices in California were over $4 a gallon, and I thought we had it bad at about $3.40. Also, it is good to remember little Lucy and remember that she is over the rainbow bridge, running and playing......Thanks for sharing your day with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 3/8/2011 10:42PM

    Sorry about the anniversary. Its is great news that you are able to find a gym close to home and enjoy a 2mile walk to boot. Have a great Wednesday....and I did get in my water and exercise today. Thanks for asking.

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Nice day Saturday, cooled today and rain is coming, again!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Yesterday was so nice that when I took Phred out for a walk at around 12pm it was almost 80 degrees. Last night was so mild that I almost didn't need a jacket when I went out to dinner and a movie with my friend Irene.
Irene and I went to see "The Black Swan", spoiler is coming if you plan on seeing this movie, not for the faint of heart or really for those under 16 due to graphic girl on girl sex scene and language. I still haven't decided if I liked this movie or not, if is so strange and weird. Natalie Portman was very good in the role as Nina and as she goes crazy, one could see why she won the Academy award for Best Actress.
We went to dinner at a local Italian restaurant that was featured on some cable show, but she and her family have been going at least once a week for 30 years.
It was very good and the portions are so large that we split both the salad and entrée'.
Today was very nice in the morning and I once again opened all the windows, like yesterday. I watched the beginning and ending of NASCAR, as I went to do the marketing in between. I did a 5 mile LS/DVD and took Phred for a 30 min. walk. The weather started to chance while we were out and it was pretty cool by the time we got back. It is starting to rain already and will much cooler again at least for a few days. Hope we get a warmer spring.
DH is working everyday until he leaves to work in Chicago on March 15 and he will return on the 25th. I don't know what type of trade show this is, but this is the first time his company has done a show there. I hope he has a good time and it isn't too cold for him. He is the whimpy kid who hates the weather to get under 68 degrees. LOL

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XENA47 3/7/2011 11:59PM

    The weather is all up and down out here. We had a few mild days and now it has turned cold again. Oh well, March and April are like that in this part of the country. If I want stable weather, I'll have to wait for summer.

Glad to hear you and Phred are still getting your exercise. I need to get back on track and follow your excellent example.

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MELAPHANTN 3/7/2011 8:25PM

    Yah! I love that the weather is finally warming up and changing to spring.


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JHADZHIA 3/7/2011 12:42PM

    Glad you had such a lovely outing! Would that we could see some temperatures like that, but even our summers have been cold, wet and rainy. I have been wanting to see Black Swan, but my Mom didn't want to and its gone from the first run theatres. Not happy to hear its strange and weird lol. I was hoping it was about dancing lol.
Enjoy your Monday!

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Good days.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Yesterday I took my DH out to the movies and dinner. I highly recommend seeing "The Kings Speech", I almost cried a few times. Very good historical account of that time and I learned something about the monarchy.
We had dinner at a place called the Lazy Dog. Unfortunately my dinner was very good (Trout) but the DH's Flat Iron Steak was not too good. In fact it was so salty I wanted to send it back but he never does things like that. He only ate about 1/2 of it. I tried the sauce they put on it and almost gagged from the flavor. He wouldn't even let me tell the waitress. He is always like this and if I would have said sometime to the management it would have made him mad. I didn't want to spoil our evening. It was so bad I wouldn't even bring the left over's home to Phred fearing it would make him sick.
DH worked today and I finally got so much housework done. I had been doing some and my son has helped but not getting the house as clean as I like. I did everything from top to bottom, took me about 3 1/2 hrs. Then I was pooped out and will do the mopping tomorrow.
My wrist is pretty sore tonight so I am off to bed now.

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GRANNYS5 3/5/2011 5:16PM

    I want to se that movie sooo bad, I'll get there before it's gone here. Glad you got to go out, sorry the meal was not all good:( take care of yourself.


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MELAPHANTN 3/5/2011 2:31PM

    Great I will definitely see the movie.

I hesitate to complain also but if it's that bad you really should. They can't get better if they don't know. Also, you should have gotten a discount on the food he did not even eat!


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JHADZHIA 3/5/2011 12:43PM

    So sorry his meal was so awful :(( Its a shame he didn't complain. They won't know they are doing such a poor job when no one will tell them :(( You could have taken the left overs home, but washed the sauce off before giving it to Phred. He wouldn't have cared ;)
Glad you enjoyed the movie! I was thinking of going to see it too.
You must be careful how much cleaning you do all at once. My physiotherapist told me I should do no more than 15 minutes at a time, then splint my hands. Sure, it takes longer, but will mean no aches and pains from overdoing it all at once..You don't want to get a flare..
Enjoy your weekend.

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Addendum to yesterdays blog, and some other stuff

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I forgot to mention that as soon as I got home I went over to the local PD to turn the wallet in. I do hope the police are able to find the person whose wallet I found. It had his DL, med. & health ins. card inside but only $5. This took me about 45 - 60 min. to do and it was well worth it to me and I hope to the person will get his stuff back.

Took a good walk this morning with Phred and met a new friend whose name is Ruth. She was walking around an area I sometimes take Phred around. She had a cane and was so sweet, I was really surprised when she told me she was 85 years old. My goodness I thought she was at least 10 yrs. younger and hope I am as active as she is if I live to be that age. With blessings I am sure I will be.
I also did a LS/WATP dvd, so I got my min. in today.

Tomorrow I am taking my husband to the movies to see "The Kings Speech" and then an early birthday dinner for him. He will be 56 on Sunday the 6th., but he has to work all weekend so I thought I would treat him right. This is the movie he wants to see and right next to the theaters is a couple of really nice places to eat that he can choose. So I will try to log on early in the afternoon to get some of my Sparks done and then if we get back early enough to get back on again. I will watch what I eat and eat lightly during the day. No popcorn at the movies but I will bring along a 90 cal. bar, so I won't be too hungry at dinner time.

Off to eat dinner now. emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 3/5/2011 1:48PM

    He should enjoy that--it was a terrific movie.

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MOMFAN 3/5/2011 12:51AM

    Went to lunch and a movie for hubby's bday last week too. Have fun!

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DNJEN471 3/4/2011 10:09AM

    emoticonHappy Birthday to your hubby!

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JHADZHIA 3/3/2011 11:57AM

    Awesome!! Nice treat for hubby! Lots of people loved that movie!! Its on my to see list, which is getting quite long lol.
Enjoy your day!!

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HYE101 3/3/2011 10:31AM

    Happy Birthday to Hubby !

Hope you have a great evening together.

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VALDESROSIERS1 3/3/2011 10:00AM

    emoticon to ur hubby


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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 3/2/2011 11:23PM

    Happy Birthday to Hubby. I hope your day goes really well and it sounds like a very special day for him. You will have to tell how the movie goes....I have heard lots of good things but dont know anyone personally that has seen it. Sounds like your day will be full...have fun and enjoy yourself!

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TXGRANDMA 3/2/2011 9:10PM

    Tell Hubby Happy Birthday for me!! Sounds like you have a nice evening planned for him! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Found a wallet on my walk today.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I took Phred out for an afternoon walk today and planned on being out about an hour. On our return I found a wallet with ID and other important stuff like health and car insurance information. The wallet wasn't on the sidewalk when we were headed south. Someone had to have lost it in a 20 min or so window until I came back the same way. Since I have been a victim of ID theft and went through a lot of "BS" to get it all taken care of, I wanted to be sure to help someone else. By the way the person who was using my name is now serving 3+ years in a federal pen. I wish he could stay longer after all the hell I lived with for almost 2 years.

So I am making a "fish" stew for dinner tonight with shrimp and scallops, along with vegetables like mini corn cobs and potatoes. Got some mini slices of sour dough bread to ear along side it. I hope it turns out good.

That is about it for my day. Hope everyone else got their exercise min. in today. I am a bit short but that is OK because I did a good deed!

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JHADZHIA 3/3/2011 11:54AM

    Glad someone honest like you found his wallet. So happy the person who stole your identity was caught and punished!!
A good deed counts for smiles exercise :))

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 3/2/2011 11:18PM

    That is a wonderful thing you did with the wallet....there are many "bad" apples out there that wouldnt have done the same. Your a wonderful person with a wonderful heart. Your fish stew sounds really yummy!!

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LESSOFMOORE 3/2/2011 8:11PM

    Teri, I'm sure you'll be blessed for your good deed! emoticon

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SERENEMOM71 3/2/2011 12:54PM

  My husband had his identity stolen and we went through hell, too! I'm so glad that YOU found his wallet! emoticon good deed! I'm sorry you had such a hard time but glad that you caught who did it! We never did. Your dinner sounds good.

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LAURAAT 3/2/2011 9:13AM

    emoticon awesome good deed for the day! I wish everyone were more like you. :)

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MELAPHANTN 3/2/2011 7:54AM

    I have been through having my information stolen also. Good for you looking out for a stranger like that.
Dinner sounds yummy. Especially the bread. Yes, bread is a weakness of mine.

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MOMFAN 3/2/2011 12:54AM

    I got mine in! Thanks for asking!

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KARIRDH3 3/1/2011 8:52PM

    Good for you!!! I'm sure that individual is thanking his lucky stars (and YOU!) a great deal!! emoticon

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AGENTMNA 3/1/2011 8:50PM

    emoticon on your good deed! As a victim of credit card fraud myself, I can say : We need more people in the world like you!!


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