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Exercise, home and weather.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ok been really trying to get into the gym at least 3 times a week. Went last Wed., Sat. and today. Started doing a weight routine again last Wed. and did the same workout again today. I plan to up the poundage a little bit at a time. Currently just doing #15, will go up to 20# after 6 or 8 sessions. I don't want to burn out too fast and just really taking it easy. Cardio is going well, I mix it up bwt the treadmill, elliptical and bikes. They have another type of elliptical, 750A like a stair stepper/gazelle, that I no longer try to use. I would have terrible pain in my hips after using and suffer leg cramps, so I don't use it anymore. I just wish they had a regular stair stepper like they had at both 24Hrs and Ballys.
Jeff goes back to work on Monday, so we are trying to finish up the bedrooms (sanding, prep, painting and putting up new ceiling fixtures) before the guys come to put in the new flooring next week. I picked a very pretty color called Peony from the Martha Stewart color collection, although we are using Bear paint from Home Depot. They can color match anything.
I had a Mammogram on Monday the 12th, still waiting to get a letter. Normally get one in just a few days, so mail must be slow. I am sure all is fine.
Weather had been hot everyday for a few weeks over 90+. Running A/C 24/7 but bill should be lower than last year when half of the house was expose to the elements due to home remodeling.

  
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ANGRITTER 7/17/2013 10:39AM

    I love changing rooms up but it does get expensive, doesn't it? We just painted my parents' room and my mom picked and Amethyst color... it looks like the "calm room" in our jail!

And I am sure the mammogram is fine... otherwise they would have called you. At least I hope they would have.

And congratulations on getting your workouts in. I was sick for a month and an just now getting back up to speed after 3 weeks of working on it! I swear I don't want to get sick any time soon, even thought I lost 6 pounds in a week. But when I had to stop working out, I gained 14 pounds in 3 weeks! I have 10 of those 14 gone and I am elated because they DO NOT belong on my body.

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_LINDA 7/17/2013 9:30AM

    Hi Teri, that's awesome you are getting some workouts in considering you are still into the renos!
Seems like everyone has that heat! Not me, its going into the 50's every night and high in the low 70's, no A/C needed here :P
Wishing good results from your mammogram, that is slow mail, or maybe they are backlogged analyzing results.
Hope the temperatures ease up soon for you!
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TXGRANDMA 7/17/2013 12:02AM

    Hi, Teri! Workouts sound great! Glad you got to go to the gym. How exciting that now, you are doing the bedrooms! The color sounds really pretty. I know, we get our paint at Home Depot too! Just have them match a sample and they do a great job.

Take care of you, glad to hear that you got your mammogram. How is Phred doing? emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 7/17/2013 12:01AM

    Hi, Teri! Workouts sound great! Glad you got to go to the gym. How exciting that now, you are doing the bedrooms! The color sounds really pretty. I know, we get our paint at Home Depot too! Just have them match a sample and they do a great job.

Take care of you, glad to hear that you got your mammogram. How is Phred doing? emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 7/16/2013 10:45PM

    Yep 90+ hear in upstate NY too...and we STILL haven't gotten AC for our home. The fans are crankin'! :-)

Sorry @ the mammogram jitters...praying for good news STAT!

Don

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JAMER123 7/16/2013 9:09PM

    It sounds like you are getting plenty of cardio at home with the sanding and painting:)D Our temps are up in the 90's with high humidity right now. They are saying a break is coming in the form of storms on Thurs. night. Hoping to at least drop the humidity. We have an International soccer tournament in the northern suburb and it is always a very hot & humid week. This yr. is the 29th yr. Over 100 countries represented. Some like it hot and some like it cooler!
Take care in your heat and stay hydrated!!
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LESSOFMOORE 7/16/2013 8:46PM

    Hi Teri,

It sounds like things are going well. Here's hoping that you get those mammogram results soon.

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What been going on here at the home front.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

On the night of the 27th June I did not sleep all night. I figured I would sleep good because I went to the gym that day. So on Friday the 28th I had an early appointment for a pro time (blood work) done when one is on blood thinners. I was exhausted and burst out crying at the clinic. Felt so stupid & embarrassed but so tired. I came home to try to sleep and rested in bed all day without falling asleep till about 10pm that night.
The 29th June was out 28th anniversary and after having a good nights sleep, I woke up close to 10am. We went to the movies (Man of Steel) which was very good and then to dinner, which was a big disappointment. We always seem to have bad luck on our Anniversary. It started at the movies when we ordered out drinks, 1 reg. cola and 1 diet which I wanted with just one scoop of ice. Nope the kid was too busy talking to another employee to notice he put 2 large scoops in both cups and then handed them to us, without marking which was the diet. I questioned him, and he said I think it's that one but it might be the other. I wanted to give them back for him to redo but my husband was sure he could tell which was which. After we left the counter he kept sipping one then the other. I still don't know if I drank 500+ cals of soda or got the diet.
Then we went to El Torito's for dinner. What a mistake that was, The chips and salsa were horrible, the drinks were watered down and didn't even taste like they had booze in them. After waiting close to 40 mins for be served (how long does it take to make a number 5) same at every restaurant here in CA. 2 chicken tacos, 1 cheese enchilada for the hubby, & I had a Chili relleno & 1 cheese enchilada. When we get served it is not our waiter but some guy from the kitchen, who I have no idea if he was a line cook or a dishwasher. Of course, my order is incorrect, and this guy hasn't a clue what my order was suppose to be. Jeff starts eating and get up to go to the front to talk to the manager. She of course she says their sorry and will take my order off of my bill, this takes less than 10 mins. Lo and behold out comes my order to the table while I am talking to her. The relleno is raw, under cooked, my cheese enchilada is awful. How is it the kitchen is able to get the correct order out in under 10 mins. but we couldn't get out meals for close to 40 mins. in the first place. Jeff thinks the waiter was trying to get us to order more drinks, we only had 1 each. Oh yes, our water came after Jeff was done with his meal and had gone outside to have his cigarettes (bad stuff but he can't stop). I wasn't about to drink any after we complained to management. Jeff contacted corporate ET by email in the morning, where once again we were told how sorry they were.
We also share our anniversary with our son Jory's girlfriend and he was in town for the weekend. Frank went to a party and BBQ at her parents home. She doesn't speak to us because of a fight she had with our daughter Samra. Jory would not still be with her, if not for the fact they purchased a home together in AZ, and he is sort of stuck for the time being.

July 1, went to the gym. The 2nd & 3rd were busy, 2nd Jeff and I drove around town to take care of a lot of chores, 3rd I took Frank shopping for new clothes for his 27th birthday and we roasted hot dogs for the 4th. So hot all week in the mid to upper 90's and I didn't have a lot of energy. On the 3rd our new drapes were in stalled in the living room. On the 5th we were being pretty lazy because of the heat. Went out to dinner and another movie on the evening of the 6th (Lone Ranger) which everyone seemed to like in the theater because most people clapped when it ended.
Also during that week my son and I were packing everything in our rooms to move them out to the living room. Sunday we put down protective paper and moved it all out of the bedrooms. Yesterday I went to the market and did some other errands with my husband. Today the guys came to remove the popcorn ceilings from the bedrooms and will be back tomorrow to finish. Then we will be painting the bedrooms and getting ready for the flooring to be put in. In Sept. we will be doing the same for the master bedroom and then finally the house will be finished for a while. Next summer we plan to redo the other bathroom and in a couple of years had a new master bedroom.
Went to the gym yesterday, still very warm here.

  
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HIKINGSD 7/13/2013 3:35AM

    Happy belated Anny!

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DDOORN 7/11/2013 1:29PM

    Happy anniversary! So sorry dinner was a disappointment.

Jealously guard your sleep! So important for our health In SO many ways!

Don

Ps...thx for stopping by my SparkPage!

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BWCAGRL 7/10/2013 1:12PM

    Busy girl! We've had stuff like that happen at restaurants too...big disappointment. Sorry you had to go through that on your anniversary :(
Wow...you guys are doing a ton of renovating! Feels great when it's done but it's a lot to go through while you're doing it! Take good care of yourself...sounds like a lot to deal with right now. Hope you can post pictures again once all the work is done!

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_LINDA 7/10/2013 1:09AM

    Sorry about your bad luck with your meal :( They should have given you a chit for a free future meal (although I am not so sure I would ever eat there again after that!)
Wow! I thought your renos were finally complete and here you are getting disrupted out of the bedrooms! Don't know how you will get any sleep with that! I hope this latest round gets done more quickly!
Thanks for catching us up on your news!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/9/2013 11:41PM

    You sounded very busy and so sorry about your Anniversary dinner being messed up. Happy Anniversary!!

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JAMER123 7/9/2013 11:37PM

    You sound like you have really been busy!! Not sure I could keep up with you (LOL) We don't go to the movies due to the sound! I get a headache right at the beginning. Roger is developing some hearing issues but that is a family gene he and his brothers inherited and at times I have to tell him to talk softer to people on the phone. So he can handle the movies, I can't!
Happy belated Anniversary to you!! Sorry about the food. That's terrible!! Better luck the next time out!!
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Hearing test went Ok.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So I do have some hearing damage but not associated with the perforation. That was small and healed well, although there was still dried blood in my ear. Doctor said it would all come out eventually. My hearing lost seems to be in the higher ranges. The tech asked me had I been around any loud noises. Ha ha Well of course, all the concerts, dance clubs, motorcycle riding, living just down the road from LAX when I worked at Rockwell International (aerospace company that no longer exists). I would also add surfing damage you get to your ears from being in the ocean water. I also swam anywhere I could and as often in pools of friends or the apartments I lived in. None of this on its own is bad, but it all adds up to damage over the years. So I will have to return in a year to have another exam.

The worse part about the doctors visit was the waiting. I have a 9:30am appointment, asked to be there up 15 mins. early. So 10 o'clock rolls around and I am still sitting in waiting room. I get into to have the test and they put you in a small room and close the door. I hate being in small enclosed spaces. Then I think I am done and can leave. No tech. says I have to see the doctor, out to the waiting room @ 10:25am, back in patient room @ 10:45am. Wait some more see the doctor, talk and get out there after 11am. I just hate waiting on doctors.

Then I went to the market on the way home. I was very tired after that, so didn't do too much for a couple of hours. Then I did my 4 part cleaning of my new wood floors, that takes about an hour. Took Phred for his 1 block walk, and then went to Lowes with Jeff afterwards.

  
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DDOORN 7/1/2013 9:39AM

    Good for you for taking care of yourself!

Me? I've allowed my hearing loss to go. I've been tested twice in the past few years. Course I don't need a test to tell me my hearing is shot. Playing in a rock band in my younger years, concerts and the like...sheesh, the price we think we WON'T have to pay!

Still have yet to bite the bullet and get hearing aids. Insurance coverage is so paltry. And then there is yet one more gadget to lose, break, etc. Excuses, excuses...lol.

Don

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BARBARASDIET 6/30/2013 2:26PM

    My late husband got so annoyed with the waiting at one point that he told the doctor that they could call him if he was running late, and if he waited more than 30 minutes when he was there, he would leave. It actually worked.

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TXGRANDMA 6/25/2013 10:27PM

    I hate the waiting too, but at least you got an answer about your hearing. Glad it wasn't severely damaged from the perforation! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/25/2013 10:11PM

    I hate doctors offices too and one time they forgot about me and when I finally said some thing then they quickly got the doctor in to see me.

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JAMER123 6/25/2013 10:03PM

    IT is amazing how we don't know we have a loss of hearing at a specific range but it makes sense when protection wasn't the thing to do "back then". Sorry to hear but hoping all will stabilize for you with your next visit. And I also don't like the wait, going back and forth all the time. It is so tiring. My Dr. has a posted sign that if 15 mins. has gone by, let the receptionist know but that doesn't cover the in side the office wait. My book and water "give me comfort".
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_LINDA 6/25/2013 9:50PM

    I guess that is a reasonable hearing report. Waiting on Doctors is par for the course here. I once had a 2 pm appointment with my specialist. As I watched people come in and go, when I was the last patient waiting, it was 5 pm when I finally got called. I was livid, it was so unfair others with later appointments were seen ahead of me. The secretary said blame the Dr., and she did apologize for my wait, but I am guessing it was the secretary and she was passing the buck. At my family Dr.'s office they place the folders in order the people come in so there is no mistaking who is next.
Speaking of loud noises, I have to wonder how many people who have those ear buds in are going to be having hearing problems later on with all that sound blasting directly at the ears. Most of the time, I can hear what they are playing, so its not like they have it on low volume. I found I could not even tolerate listening to one for an hour -it made me deaf for a while after, in spite of putting it on the lowest volume I could hear. The things we do to ourselves...

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LIVERGIVER 6/25/2013 8:37PM

    Sounds like quite a day. Glad the hearing damage wasn't any worse!

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Antiques Roadshow Anaheim, CA adventure

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Time on the tickets were for 8am, they said do not be there more than 1/2 hour b/4 your scheduled time. We arrived (myself & son Frank) around 7:30am and they had been letting people inside since 7am. I am glad we were in the first group into the Convention Center, we were through it all in less than 40 mins. They have it well organized, and lots of volunteer helpers, too. Nothing we took in was worth very much. An early print drawing $50, some old type of candle holder (I think to take to the outhouse) $120-150, my Victorian handbag & a old flip/flop doll left to me my a great Aunt who was born in 1883 both worth $65. So we won't be selling the house and moving to beach at anytime soon. lol

Still it was great to see how they set everything up. Jeff was there also because his company does a lot of the electrical work at trade shows and such for the Anaheim Convention Ctr. He wasn't working but his boss let him in so he could walk around with us. He had to go back to take the show out at 6pm last night. There was still a ton of people there and they closed the doors at 7pm but he said there was still about 500 people inside in line. PBS gave out 3,000 sets of free tickets, which is how we got to go. They were sold out even with the tickets going for $400 ea. I think it was to keep the riff raff out. Guess it didn't work cause we got in. lol

I did wave at and told Leslie Keno how much I enjoyed watching him on the AR for many years. He said "Thanks so much" and saluted me. We were walking toward the same point and our paths would have crossed, my husband was watching from afar. Couldn't believe we were gonna be so close, it just seemed rude not say something. Jeff wasn't surprised that I said "Hi, Mr. Keno, have enjoyed watching you for years." In fact he was a bit jealous because he had been hoping to see LK around the whole time he was doing set up. I did get a few dirty looks from people in the various lines, like who do you think you are. I just smiled, thinking any of you could have spoken up at anytime. HA! Also was at a table right next to the toy guy Noel Barrett who is on RS a lot. I also tried the feedback booth, but don't think it will air as I really blew it. lol I didn't really want to be on tv anyways, but it was fun. Frank refused to do it so I was by myself & maybe a little stage fright. lol No camera's or pictures are allowed to be taken at anytime.

Ok tomorrow is my hearing test to see if I did any permanent damage to my ear when I perforated last month. I am sure all will be fine!

  
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TXGRANDMA 6/25/2013 9:17PM

    Wow, sounds as if you had a really good time! The ticket prices are outrageous though! So glad you and Frank got in free and Jeff got to spend some time, too. I imagine the people who go in there and have something to break the bank are few and far between, so don't feel too badly! DH has a lot of antiques, furniture and figurines and all will be sold so that we can hit the road. I wish they would have allowed you to take pictures, but I guess I understand!
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_LINDA 6/25/2013 2:11AM

    That is awesome you got to see that show live! Interesting how things work backstage! $400 a ticket, wow! You would have to have something pretty special to make up that! Lucky you scoring free tickets!!
Keeping fingers crossed your hearing test is good!

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TENNISJIM 6/24/2013 6:23AM

    Sounded like a fun time at the road show...

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JAMER123 6/23/2013 11:05PM

    WOW!! sure sounds like you had a good time! Glad Frank got in with you. Wondered if Jeff would go with the company. Good for you!! Can't believe tickets for $400!! Not worth my time. Free, maybe!! I do have a could things I know are old and I have no background on them for a value. Would just like some info. Thanks for sharing!!
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Hit the gym and other chores

Friday, June 21, 2013

Got up this morning, washed all the bed sheets, ironed them. Clean the wood floors, this is a 4 part process. First sweep with broom and dust pan, then use a swifter broom to get the last of the dust, then use special mop/pads with the Bona to clean the wood floors, finally I buff with the puff puff attachment. I only do this every 3 days, but sweep everyday. Then I went to the gym and did 69 mins. on the treadmill for 3.75 miles - 18.35 mph.
Going to bed early, Antiques Roadshow tomorrow and our tickets are for 8am entry. Our time is the first to be let in for appraising. We found a couple of old things to bring besides ourselves. lol

  
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ANGRITTER 6/24/2013 6:59AM

    Besides yourself! That's hilarious!!

I wish ARS would come back through Jacksonville. We just went through our storage shed when we had a massive 1-month garage sale and found some pieces that are really strange and origins unknown except probably stuff from WWI and WWII from my relatives long gone. But I really don't want to lug all that mess around either! HAHA

Please let us know how it is and whether you loved the experience. I want to hear more!

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LESSOFMOORE 6/21/2013 10:29PM

    Wow, Teri-you iron your sheets. I can never let my hubby on here now! emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 6/21/2013 10:22PM

    You really do have a lot of "sweeping" to do with your floors!! Don't think I could keep up:):)
Enjoy the Roadshow and let us know what you find out!!
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MERRYMARY42 6/21/2013 10:17PM

    I love antique roadshow, always wanted to get on it, Have fun, and hope you discover a treasure.

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