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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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Last showing of OLTL", Friday the 13th, and chore I had been putting off.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Decided to go through the closet in the kitchen. I have been putting this off for a while because it has been a while since I have cleaned it out. lol I keep my cookbooks in there, along with plastic plates, knifes, spoons, forks, etc. paper goods, a lot of gift boxes and somewhere in the back was my steamer that I couldn't get too. I also have been putting recipes in there for a while. They had gather into a large pile in the bottom of the closet. There is a lot of stuff in there but I think you all get the idea.
I threw a bunch of stuff away. I even found a cheap set of silverware, (that I didn't even know I had) and never remember ever seeing b/4. They were pretty with blue handles but not made well. The will go to charity. I was glad to get all the stuff out of there. I have so many cookbooks too and now a whole box of recipes I have gotten from various places that fit into a shoebox. lol

Did some cleaning up , walked Phred and then watched "One Life to LIve". Do you think the powers that be at ABC decided on Friday the 13th on purpose?? Seems just a bit planned to me. Was glad to hear that some characters will be showing up in Port Charles on GH. They did an infusion of new characters right about now, like a hole in the head. We shall see how it all works out??

Going to bed a bit early tonight. Have a river walk with Irene in the morning. Our weather is cooling off and they expect some rain, maybe, by Sunday. Hope you all drink your water today??

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TXGRANDMA 1/14/2012 5:56PM

    Glad you got the closet cleaned out, emoticon

I really can't discuss the soap with you though, as being a working girl, I never get to see them! I know a lot of people are upset that particular one is being taken off the air! Sorry, but maybe you have another favorite?

Hope you had a great walk this morning! emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 1/14/2012 2:00AM

    Way to go decluttering your closet! Sorry you are losing your soap, hope you enjoy seeing them on the other show.
Enjoy your river walk! Wish I could be there too!!

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1BEACHWALKER 1/13/2012 10:57PM

    I think it was genius how they sent John, Blair, Todd and Star to GH. I think that show needs some help and hope they will help it! I will really miss it, but this kind of helped me get over the loss a bit!
I need to get started on my spring cleaning! Good for you! And for going on a walk! I love Walking!!!!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/13/2012 10:34PM


Like you, I watched the last episode of OLTL. It will be interesting to see how the OLTL characters get written into GH.


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