Monday, April 04, 2011
Sister Doreen in the town of Julian, CA exiting the public restrooms LOL
Sandy's husband Mike, Doreen and her husband Fred at start of hike
Me, Sandy (Subsmith on SP), Mike, Doreen and Fred.
Doreen, Fred, Mike, Sandy & Me at the start of the trail
Lavender wild flowers.
Yellow wild flowers. No I have no idea what these are called.
Most of the wild flowers in the desert area you can only see for a few weeks or so. With our weather being so back and forth, it looks like there will be a longer blooming season. I will post the rest on another blog to follow.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Stayed up late on Friday night to watch "Halloween:the beginning", I have see all the other Halloween movies so I figured I had to see this one too. lol I have been a scary movie fan since I was a little kid. My older sister use to get scared watching the soap opera "Dark Shadows" from the 60's, so she would have me watch and keep her updated. I guess this would be from around 10 to 14 years old for me.
Did a few small things around the house but the weather had cooled off and I just didn't feel like doing too much. So I shifted my off cardio day from Sunday to Sat. No biggie.
At 4:15pm my friend Irene picked me up and we went to the movies ("Rango" with Johnny Depp playing a cartoon lizard). The movie was very funny, but not really for young kids, older kids 10 or so would get the more adult jokes. Afterward we went to dinner at a place called the Katella Grill. It has very good food and I had not been there for a number of years. I use to go with my daughter on occasion.
Today I walked Phred for close to 4 miles because he didn't get any walk yesterday. He really enjoys his longer walks. After NASCAR was over I went over to the market to pick up steak, milk and some other items we needed.
We BBQ'd the steaks and they came out very good. The men folk had good thick NY cuts and I asked the butcher for a smaller cut for myself. My DH worked on a friend's car in the driveway and later my son washed the car he was working on. I washed my car on Thursday evening, when it was warm, but looks like it is once again cooling off. Same old, same old here.
DH leaves for Chicago again on Tuesday morning for 10 days. He will be going back in May and most likely I will go for a few days too. Any of my SP friends live in the Chicago area?? I have an old room-mate to meet up with but would be great to meet up with some new SP friends?? Let me know anyone?? Don't have the exact dates yet but will let anyone know who would like to get together with me?
Friday, April 01, 2011
Yesterday a new record was broken for March 31st. It was 92 degrees. A few days ago, it was in the high 50's to mid 60's. I took Phred for a walk around 4pm, and I was sure sweating when I got home. I decided to wash my car after dinner. She looks so nice when she is clean.
Ran some errands with my husband yesterday morning and again today. Got about 5 bills paid and went to the post office to mail them and get stamps. The PO guy Doug (has been there for years) was telling the person in front of me that they were short on $1 bill and she might have to take a couple of dollars worth of quarters. I said Doug I have a bunch of $1, you want to buy from me? Doug was all over that, I ended up trading him 25 $1 bills for a $20 & $5.
I then went to the gym since I was driving. Had a good workout, and showered at the gym. Came home and had lunch at 1:30pm while watching ABC's soaps. I watch at the gym too, because they have 13 tv's and I try to get on an elliptical that is in front of or near the one on ABC.
I took Phred for a walk again at 4pm and it was a bit cooler with a nice breeze. DH went to meet up with our friend George who has our blue line prints finally done. Now we just have to file them with the city and our construction will start in June for the house redo. I am so jazzed this is done and we can start. Frank and I went to eat at Denny's. I realized after I ordered that I could now get the senior menu, 55+. Sort of funny because I don't feel 55. I am health wise, so much more healthier that I was just a few short years ago.
I am finally going to spill my secret. I have been practicing and planning on running (jogging in my case) my first 5K on Flag Day in June. It is downtown Anaheim and I am sure I will have no problem doing 3.10 miles. Yesterday I did cardio at the gym, on the treadmill including the 3 min. warm-up and 5 min. cool-down, total 25 min. I had 1.72 miles, so I know I can do this. I also did the elliptical for 45 min.
Today at the gym I did the 30 min circuit training and 50 min. on the elliptical and did 5.15 miles.
I hope everyone had a fun April Fools Day and didn't get too fooled!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
When I got up this morning my husband was on the phone to tech support. He had a false email that he thought was an update from MacAfee. Not! Anyway he was not a happy camper. We have free MacAfee through ATTUverse and since we started using this protection this is the 4 time that a really bad virus has gotten on one of our PC's. We had Norton for years, with no problem, DH doesn't want to pay for something we get free. But how free is it, when every time you call for help it costs a minimum of $50? The last time was in late Feb. when he spent $95 and last year twice we had to spend $150 and $75 on mine. Of course this time was $50 but after it was fixed and DH went to do an MicroSoft update we got error messages. DH called back and the stupid person on the other end was of no help at all. He ended up calling ATTUverse customer service and finally got it corrected.
I went through my coupons for the store this morning and then went off to the market. I ended up saving $110 dollars with coupons and sale items. Still spent $212 but I hadn't really got to the market while DH was gone to Chicago and I need a lot of cleaning supplies and kleenix that I forgot to pickup last week at Costco.
I came home and ate lunch and then went over to the gym, went on the treadmill for 25 min and then the elliptical for 45 min. Colored my hair after I got back (it seems that as soon as I turned 55 on the 21st of this month) my hair has gotten greyer. To hell with that, I say. There is no reason a woman should have to have grey hair. If you still look young and feel young, it just makes you feel better about yourself. At least that is what I think, and most of my friends feel the same way. I don't keep it as dark as I use too and no longer do the crazy colors I did for a number of years (like very red or purple highlights) even platinum blond while I went through chemo.
Anyways while the color was in my hair I took some bread (wheat) I had been saving and put it through the food processor to use with meatloaf tonight. We also had potatoes, apple sauce & low calorie crescent rolls. I then took a shower, got the meatloaf & potatoes ready to put in the oven.
While they were baking I took Phred the Wonder Dog for a walk and ran into my friend Connie who I hadn't seen for a while. Sometimes we do evening walks together. She said she had joined Curves because they started doing Zumba classes which she enjoys every much.
Hope you all did well on exercise min. and drank your water??
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