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Busy with life over the last week or so.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I was pretty busy this past weekend. Went to the Health food convention again this year. Only went for half a day but got so many samples of everything from granola bars, chocolate to breakfast cereal, ice cream, yogurt, soy product. Well you get the picture. Jeff brought home 10 boxes of 12 each Cliff bars (Blueberry, coconut and white macadamia flavors) and 6 cases of the new crunch Cliff bars in various flavors 12 boxes to a case with 6 in each box, along with 7 loafs of Oroweat bread. Retail would easily be $300 + if purchased at the store.
I always have fun at this. This year and last Fabio was there and the big guest this time was Ziggy Marley. He gave a concert on Friday night. I got to see him at the booth he, his brother and sister were sponsoring. I took a picture of Ziggy on my cell phone and sent to my daughter. Pretty cool.

Went bowling on Sunday morning with my friend Pricila and her family and some other friends of hers. It was fun but took forever to get through 2 games. They left and then I bowled 4 more games in a short amount of time. I was exhausted from the day b4 and I had trouble sleeping Sat. night due to something I sampled. Hate when you question what is in a product, they tell you no and then after you try it. some idiot goes, "Oh I was wrong there is such & such in there". For me that was strawberry so I had a rough night and rash on my face the next morning.

After bowling I came home and got ready to go to our chiropractors (Dr. Wright)new office where he was having a party. His new office is so much closer to our house. It is also so much nice than the old one. He has won best Chiropractor in Anaheim for the last few years. Once my ankle gets better I could easily walk the less than 2 miles one way. I have been having trouble with my jaw, I get TMJ sometimes because it pops out of place. Had been in pain for many days because I couldn't get back in place. I have seen him 2 times this week and it feels much better. See him tomorrow and maybe 3 times next week. He is also doing electrical stim. on my ankle until I can see the podiatrist in April. We have been seeing him since around 1999/2000, when he had this small office and his wife ran the front desk.

Bowled on Tuesday (not very good 157 for first game and won $5) but the other two games sucked. Bowled on Wednesday too but didn't do too well either. The jaw, ankle and neck pain is keeping me from doing my best.

I rejoined Planet Fitness this week also but down to the $10 fee and can only use the PF near the house. I tried all day to get over there but Jeff is off work again after working 11 days straight (last week was 70 hours) so we have started working on the house again.

I started to clean the house today and my vacuum died. I wanted to get one that is for hardwood floors now since that whole house with be that or tile. I looked online to find the best one. Two were commercials ones that were way too much money. I found a Bissel one that was listed first on my search on Amazon. I went to their site but they did not have anymore (I guess the company is not selling this model at the moment, which means to me they are coming up with something else). Amazon had 2 news one listed, so I ordered it but it won't arrive until April 6th. Will have to borrow my neighbors vacuum until then or use the shop vac. With shipping it was just over $199 but I had 5 or 6 $10 gift cards so it was down to $131. It looks pretty cool with a V-shape head that works really well on floors and corners. There was a video which showed how it works. I hope I like it.

  
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TXGRANDMA 3/16/2012 11:40PM

    Teri, so glad that you are back. I missed you! Sounds like you have been really busy, the bars that Jeff bought you are going to be much appreciated, I am sure!
Poor Jeff, he has to work such long, weird hours.

How is the house coming along? Don't work that new vaccuum too hard, emoticon

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_LINDA 3/16/2012 1:39PM

    So sorry you are having all these pains :( Hope the treatments work soon.
What kind of job does Jeff have that works such long bizarre hours then time off?
That was quite the score on getting Cliff bars for a show price.
Hope you do like the vacuum, can't imagine buying something like that without trying it out first.
Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!

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DDOORN 3/16/2012 10:20AM

    Great to hear you're bringing your SPARK to PF! :-)

Don

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Trouble with Sparks tonight

Friday, March 09, 2012

It took me almost an hour to enter fitness min for the last 3 days. For some reason everything was working very slowly. I have "Fios" internet connecttion with the Pro plan, so I think it was this site rather than ATT. Some things were working really fast, likely the spin wheel. But getting the pages to enter mins, miles, ect. was taking bwt 3-5 mins. to get the page up. Every time I would enter something, once again I had to wait and wait and wait. I am not going to even try to enter food at this point. It took close to 2 1/2 mins. to get the blog page to come up.
I am going to try to upload a picture I took last week of the canisters I got at a garage sale a while back. Some who read my blogs may remember me talking about them. I got 3 of the canisters and the blue vase was an extra bonus.


This is a picture that a neighbor gave me after I saw it at her garage sale. I was going to go back and buy it but never got around to it. She gave it to me one day about a week later for free. I love it.

Jeff had a great birthday but had to work unitl 7pm. He also worked until 7pm last night and he is not home from work at 9:37pm. I had cook a nice pork loin with potatoes and carrots. He can have leftovers for his lunch tomorrow.

Ok that is about it. I sure hope Sparks works better for me tomorrow.

  
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JAMER123 3/17/2012 12:04AM

    Love the vase and canister!! Good find. I bet you are going to enjoy looking at them on your counter.
Hope you have better luck with your internet. Have you tried foxfire or google chrome? They seem to work the best with SP.
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TXGRANDMA 3/16/2012 11:32PM

    Oh, Teri! The vase and cannister are really beautiful, and the picture just seems to go with them so well. Creates kind of a "Southwest" mood to me! Thanks for posting the pictures! You have a good eye!

Sometimes I have trouble with the site, too, but tonight it is working well for me!

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TERRYT55 3/9/2012 7:38PM

    Pretty vase and canister! I love the picture too. It is so frustrating to have pages load so slowly......I'd be taking a break too.

Happy birthday to Jeff! Take care and have a great weekend.

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_LINDA 3/9/2012 7:41AM

    Sorry Sparks wasn't working for you last night. I usually Spark late at night and that is when it can be troublesome as I think they use that time for site upgrades, but I didn't have trouble last night. Also if you are using Windows explorer and get two many windows open it can bog down, so just shut them all down and restart it. I have it set to dump my history when it closes to insure its not being overloaded. It doesn't have a great virtual memory. Mozilla works better.
Those are lovely finds from the garage sales, way to go!!
Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a great weekend!

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DMILLER33 3/9/2012 6:23AM

    I love that canister and vase together- blue is my favorite color. Great find. My computer does that sometimes. Try restarting computer and see if that helps.

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Easy last two days.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Bowled on Sunday and had a nice surprise. One of my old dear friends showed up at the bowling alley to watch me practice. Mary was one of my bridemaids and we don't see each very often anymore but do keep in touch.
I also hung around Carter Bowl until about 12:30pm to watch the tournament. My friends team made it past the first round with total high pin count for 3 games of 1469. Unfortunately the one fellow didn't bowled about 30 pins under his avg. and so they missed getting into the next round by 3 pins. They each got $100. Came out to the car to go home and it was over 90 degrees. So hot so I never took Phred for a walk.
Went to the gym today and use the reg. bike rather than the recum. I did cardio program the other day on recum. and did random level 4 on reg. bike today. Less miles and calories by just a bit. While riding on the bike I did isometric arms curls, hammer curls and over the head lifts several times about 20 reps. each time. Some of the people I could tell were looking at me a bit strangely but what the heck, might as well get some upper body work while sitting on your butt for 40 mins. Very warm again today just over 80 but cloudy until almost noon, humid, not too comfortable. Not normal for this area.
Bowling tomorrow along with the market. Jeff's birthday is tomorrow so I will pick up some nice steaks and he loves Germain Chocolate cake so I will try to find a small one at our local Stater Brothers market. They normally have that type of cake every day while some of the other markets do not.

Anyone been watching "GH". I was very surprised that they killed off Hope and Cole. Starr Manning charater from OLTL is now on the show and that was her daughter and Hope's father. Will be some sparks bwt Sonny and Todd from what I have seen in the previews. Will they kill each other. I don't think Sonny shot out the tires that caused the accident that killed Starr's family. I am thinking Kate/Connie because that woman is going nuts. They seem to be pulling the dual personality thing(stolen from OLTL Vickie).

  
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TXGRANDMA 3/6/2012 9:25PM

    Must have been great to see your old friend. Too bad their team didn't advance further bowling.
It sure is HOT there! I didn't think your area was that hot this time of year! Poor Phred, he didn't get a walk. Sounds like you got a good workout! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 3/6/2012 12:19PM

    Always a joy to catch up with old friends...! :-)

Don

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_LINDA 3/6/2012 1:22AM

    What a great day! I want to do something with my arms on the bike, but I am afraid I will fall off lol. I am bad with dizziness and balance which is why I can't use a treadmill. But I do find it boring just sitting there. I swing one of my arms a bit, but when I try to do the other it breaks my rhythm. Don't know what to do with them really. They don't have a recumbant bike in my building, just a couple of vintage uprights ;)
Those temperatures are unreal -you need to take Phred for a swim, not a walk lol.
A very big Happy Birthday to Jeff! I love anything that comes in chocolate -the darker the better :)
Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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Friday and Sat.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Took Phred for 2 walks on Friday. Seems like I was busy but damm if I can remember exactly what I did. lol
Did a lot of housework today and took Phred for 1 walk. Talked to my sister Doreen this morning on the phone and then my daughter Samra this afternoon. Watched some tv to catch up on shows I had DVR'd. Jeff got home b/4 5pm and we went to dinner at Dennys'. I ate lightly most of today, so I had scramble egg whites with 2 pcs. turkey bacon, along with 2 pancakes (a new type) with either candied or roasted nuts in them. I shouldn't have eaten it all but I did. It was good and supposedly under 650 Cals. along with a small milk, which of course is larger than 8 ozs. I figured I went over my calories today but this is so new that they didn't have a calorie count online.
Our weather has warmed up again, today it was 86 degrees and looking at closer to 90 degree tomorrow. Will do some bowling at 9am and then cheer on my buddy's who are in a tournament at the alley at 10am.

  
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DDOORN 3/5/2012 10:23AM

    Whew! Now that IS warming up! We're going to shoot up past 60 on Thurs...can hardly believe it!

Don

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_LINDA 3/5/2012 12:50AM

    Sounds like a good day! Good luck with the bowling! Can't believe those temperatures! WoW! Would be wanting to hit the pool with that!!
Have a Marvelous Monday!

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ALICIA214 3/4/2012 1:01AM

 

Dinner sounds very tasty, you should be be able to burn those few extra calories off
when you go bowling. Have a good day. emoticon

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Finally made it to the gym.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Haven't been to the gym since I sprained my ankle on the 1st of Nov. I need to renew my membeship on the 7th. I belong to "Planet Fitness" and I purchased the $20 plan so my friends and family could go with me, if they wanted too. Well my friend only went a few times and my son the same. I am going to go down to the $10 monthly plan w/o the contract. This saves me $120 a year.

Last time I saw my Rhuemy he wanted me to get into the gym to use th bikes. He thinks they will be better for my ankle. Guess what, not. My ankle was still swollen up afterwards and painful using the recum. But I will go back because I feel so bad for not going the last 3+ months. I will try a reg. stationary bike to see if that works better for my ankle. I did 40 mins and over 14 miles.

Yesterday was under my calories count by about 40 cal. today was over by 3 cal. lol Anyway also took Phred for a nice walk. It was sunny but cool with a cool breeze. I was able to just be in jeans and a t-shirt. Suppose to warm up a bit for a couple of days, and then maybe rain again. emoticon

  
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BARBARASDIET 3/4/2012 5:53PM

    Ouch! I hear you--I did something to my foot at the beginning of December, and had to give up my beloved treadmill and running. I have been using the elliptical which doesn't seem to bother it at all. But I still miss that treadmill....

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_LINDA 3/2/2012 11:20AM

    That is really bad if a no impact activity like a bike affects your ankle :(( Might be time to push the health professionals a little harder into figuring out what is going on with it. Maybe you tore something rather then a simple sprain :( I am assuming it was X Rayed to make sure there was no hairline fractures of some kind?
Its a shame your family and friend didn't take advantage of your membership :(
That was a great time and distance on the bike!
Keep up the great work!

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DDOORN 3/2/2012 7:52AM

    Kudos to the gym deal! We have to do our best to trim our costs, yet still meet our needs!

Don

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TWEETYKC00 3/2/2012 5:56AM

    I hope you can get back into a good routine for the gym and not have to worry about your ankle.

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