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Ok now I am really back.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jeff went back to work today and he will be working everyday for almost a month. The last 3 days we have been working hard around the house unloading the cabinets, placing them in the spots there will be going. The guys almost got the sub-floor down for the hardwood can be put down. The cabinets are beautiful and all look fantastic. I got pull our drawers on the lower cabinets, soft close drawers and doors (after Jeff installs them on the doors, all the drawers came pre-installed.
Anyways with so much going on the few days, I decided I would start full steam this morning, again. Of course I would have loved to go to the gym today but it was pouring rain, along with it be just around 50 degrees. Pretty darn cold for S.CA. I did a 5 miles Leslie Sansone walk, then the rain finally stopped for a while and I went to the market for a number of items we needed.
After I got back from the store, the boys (Frank & Jory) went bowling with me. They are both improving a lot. Jory had some great games over the 150 mark a couple of times. We all had our bad games too, but for once I didn't kick their asses and they even beat me a few rounds.
I hope to upload some pictures soon. I post almost all them on my FB account and I know a few of you are added to my friends list. I will be doing a short blog with pictures on here within the next day or two. I hope this month works out the way I wish for and I can get back into my groove on exercise and dieting.

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SUBSMITH 1/24/2012 1:18PM

    I'm almost as excited as you are, at the prospect of a new kitchen for you!

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DDOORN 1/24/2012 9:16AM

    Always a fine thing when we're back in the groove again! :-)


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MOMFAN 1/24/2012 2:55AM

    You can do it!

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_LINDA 1/24/2012 1:10AM

    Nice to see you back, thanks for the key -fabulous idea!
Can't wait to see the photos!!
It will be so nice to see how your place looks when everything finally gets done!
You get pouring rain when we are geting hardly any snow. Strange weather indeed, going from flooding in the summer to drought in the winter. Its unheard of for us not to have a major snowstorm by this time, usually get one in Nov!! never mind nothing yet until January. When there is no snow cover on the perennials and it gets as cold as it gets, everything is going to winter kill:((
Glad you had fun bowling with the boys and that they were able to give you some competition!
Good luck with the exercising and dieting,

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TXGRANDMA 1/23/2012 11:29PM

    So glad you are back with us full time! Thanks for the key, and you know that I am always here for you! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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Nice day today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our weather has cooled off a lot, running in the mid 60's but very sunny. I took Phred for a almost 60 min. walk. We use to do that everyday but got out of the habit, so I have been slowly increasing our time. He was very tired when we got home. The guys did some more work around the house, sanding and stuff. After they were done I dusted the house and vacuumed. Took 90 mins. but the dust is still settling, so it seemed that the dust was back as soon as I was done.
We will be having a job slow down on the home construction again. Jeff got called into work about 10 days early. He will be working straight for a couple of weeks, then head up to central CA (Tulare) for a couple of weeks. This is the largest agricultural fair in the world. He likes the food and something brings home some good stuff like fresh fruit & vegetables. Eventually the house will be completed. He hopes to have the sub floor in by the weekend and maybe some of the cabinets. One can only hope.
I didn't get to bowl yesterday, but am hoping to get some in on Sunday morning, if not tomorrow. We will see how it goes. Doing good on keeping within my calorie range and getting in my exercise mins. Getting my water in, which is very important for my kidneys and the new medication I am on.

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_LINDA 1/22/2012 11:55AM

    Way to work it Teri! Dogs need regular fitness minutes too :), looks like Phred got out of shape there ;)
I feel bad if I don't get my water in, its so very dry here..
All that dust would get my allergies going. Feel for you dealing with this ongoing reno project :(
Hope you can get out and bowl!
emoticon knock em all down!! emoticon

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MOMFAN 1/21/2012 11:29PM

    Good for you! House projects never seem to end!

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HIKINGSD 1/20/2012 4:57PM

    Happy Friday!

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JAMER123 1/19/2012 11:42PM

    Teri, you amaze me. You are so energetic and going with all the construction and cleaning you do and you still find time to fit in exercise!
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Hope Phred "re-energizes" as you are walking again!! Poor guy! emoticon
Enjoy your weekend and don't work too hard!! emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 1/19/2012 10:30PM

    Good job, Teri! You got lots of exercise in, and lots of housework done, too! SUPERWOMAN!!
So glad you are able to stay in your calorie range, I have been doing that, too!
Keep drinking that water! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sanding drywall and past another inspection on the house.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We had another inspection this morning and past so were able to pour concrete in the last form. All the others were done months ago but his one was located under the front hall next to the entry door, so we put it off for as long as possible. I took Phred for a walk while the inspector was here. He hates strangers and it is just easier to take him out when these people show up.
I did scraping all around the new windows and then after lunch we all starting sanding down the drywall. Jeff is out in the new area right now putting another layer of mud on the walls so we can do all again tomorrow. I can in first to shower and get dinner started. We all were covered head to toe in white sand. What a mess. We used our compressor to blow all the sand off as much as possible b/4 heading into the house. It is sort of funny feeling, cold air but does the trick, pretty much. That's about it for tonight. Not going to stay on site much tonight, pretty tired out. My arms are killing me and I keep getting a pain along my right side of my rib cage. Must have pulled something.

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SUBSMITH 1/23/2012 2:00PM

    The house is gonna be incredible! I can see where you're going with it... and I'm sooo jealous. I hope you got enough done before the rains came.
Stay warm and take care!

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JAMER123 1/19/2012 11:46PM

    WOW! That sounds like you did a lot of work today! You need a hot tub to relax in! Glad all went well with the inspection and you can continue to get it all finished. It certainly has been a long hall for you guys. Take care and get a little R&R to rest those muscles.
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TABBYARTS 1/19/2012 12:16AM

    AH CONSTRUCTION ACHES! Much like the results of WAX ON WAX OFF!

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TXGRANDMA 1/18/2012 11:14PM

    Sounds like you are coming right along on your house. So sorry your side hurts, but that sanding is hard work. I'll bet you'll feel better by morning! Hope it doesn't affect your bowling game! emoticon

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_LINDA 1/18/2012 10:33PM

    Tough job when you are not used to it :( Put it on ice. Hope you can rest without too much pain and get some sleep. Glad you got past the last inspection, good to get that over with!

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Busy last few days

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Got a call from my friend Precilla to come and bowl with her, her friend Michelle and the kids on Sunday morning. The kids bowled 1 game, P and I bowled 2 and after they left I bowled another 4 games. I did just awful when the kids were there. I am always worried about them running up or behind me when they have the lane next to us. After the P and the gang left my games improved.

After I got home and was eating lunch I realized I had received a call on my cell from a number I didn't recognize. Just recently my cousin Paul had found me on FB and we got in touch with each other. He said he hoped to come down from the San Fernando Valley to visit with us sometime. He wanted to come down and take the family out to dinner. The boys are too busy working on the house to go out (according to my DH) and encouraged me to go with my cousin.

Paul and I went to Polly's, which I knew he would love. Polly's makes all food from scratch and the pies are to die for. He wanted Rhubarb and was thrilled to see it on the pie menu. The joke when we were kids, was when I came to visit they had to hide the Rhubarb out in the garden or I would pick all of it and eat it raw. lol I had a nice dinner (salmon, rice and cream spinach with corn bread) but couldn't resist having a piece of pie. Should have had Rhubarb with Paul but I wanted to try the Pumpkin cheese cake. Unfortunately, they were out after I ordered but they still have chocolate cream. I didn't eat all of it, just most. lol

Yesterday was just one of those days that I didn't seem to get anything done, but did a lot. Laundry, changed sheets on beds, towels in bathroom. Would start something and then jump to something else. Got a lot of nothing done. lol Didn't remember to weigh my food in the morning or at lunch, sort of blew the day away. It showed in my weigh in this morning because I gained back 1 pound of the 4 I lost last week.

Went bowling today on league. My avg. right now is 117 and for the first time I exceeding my avg. on every game. 127, 139 & 124 not fantastic games but I had a 390 pin count for 3 games, which avg. out to 130 a game. I hope to break 400 soon. So all my practicing is paying off for me.

Ok that's about it for now. Hope you all have a great last couple of days too.!

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_LINDA 1/18/2012 1:27AM

    Isn't that special meeting your cousin!! Sometimes that Facebook really pays off for people meeting long lost relatives.. Sounds like an awesome place to eat -I rarely see rhubarb and I really love it! Mom made me a lot of rhubarb stew this summer in deference to my weight concerns, far less calories than the pie..
Sounds like you are getting a handle on the bowling! Way to go!!

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TXGRANDMA 1/17/2012 10:49PM

    emoticonThat is great that you got to spend that time with your cousin!
You are doing well with your bowling! When I bowled all the time (many years ago) my average was 133. I was never very good! You are doing great! emoticon

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Cool River Walk

Saturday, January 14, 2012

River walk today was 7.25 miles round trip. It was in the mid 50's when we started and the sun was under a dark cloud cover. It warmed up a bit after the first hour but still cool. After the walk my friend Irene and I went over to IHOP for breakfast.
Came home, showered and watch "Misery" that my son Jory had loaned to our other son Frank. It had been many years since I saw this movie. Then took Phred for a walk. Made dinner and then I started watching a lot of the shows that I had been dvr'd this past week. I still have 2 more to see. Thats about it folk. Hope you all have a great Sunday!

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DDOORN 1/17/2012 10:37AM

    Love it when cities and villages take advantage of their rivers by putting RiverWalks along them! Binghamton has a nice one which I'm hoping they'll expand and add onto in years to come!


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JAMER123 1/16/2012 1:15AM

    We tried to get to the River Walk in San Antonio when we drove through just after Christmas and it was packed with waiting lines. Couldn't even drive trhough the area. Very popular with the Christmas lighting. I don't know if yours is similr to this one or not but there is a lot of beauty on the walk.

I am trying to catch up on the DVR'd shows here too! Have a few more to watch tonight but will finish this one and then off to bed!! Have a great week, Teri!!

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_LINDA 1/14/2012 11:37PM

    Fantastic walk! Don't have an IHOP here which is probably a good thing when I saw the calories in their meals. But I sure did enjoy trying them out on a trip I was on to Hawaii..
Enjoy your shows, and have a super Sunday!

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