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Walk Around the Block

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday I took a short walk in our neighborhood. This time I remembered my camera and took a few snapshots to share.

Out the front door - this is the entry way to our apartment and the house across the street. There are some beautiful older homes here in Pendleton -

This apartment building is just across the street. I have often wondered when it what build and what it was built for.

This park is where I have spent many hours watching my granddaughters play in the "castle". A very popular park in the summer.

Here is one of the homes.

And another home along the walk:

This was the library when I lived here in the late 70s and is now the Art Center. They have many programs for the youth in our little community.

Here is the First Christian Church on the corner. They just celebrated their 100th Anniversary.

And then back home.

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MARTHA-ANN 3/26/2012 3:36AM

    Such beautiful buildings Barb, they are my quintessential idea of the old colonial style homes you have, you live in a beautiful neighbourhood.

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Days Lost - But Not the Year

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I feel like I have really lost ground this past week. Have not been to the club for a few days - and walked outside only one day. I did a little yard cleanup, but it is still to early here to do very much. So my trusty pedometer has not racked up as many steps for me.

But, looks like from the calendar that Spring is here!!! So it is time to get back in gear - and MOVE!!

This is about how I spent the past week -

Even had that hamburger last night. But, at least, it was homemade and not from the DQ or McDonalds.

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MARTHA-ANN 3/22/2012 7:05AM

    We all have blips Barb, I had one this week too as it was Mother's Day and i couldn't resist anything that was on offer...I really enjoyed it though! emoticon
We have to keep plugging away!!

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just read a devotional for today entitled "Motivation Matters". Think about the level of excitement and motivation that comes with things that are new.....new beginnings, new relationships, new exercise routines. But, over time that sense of excitement and involvement can diminish and become routine.

One of the great things about SparkPeople is the feeling of newness and dedication each day. And, the encouragement and empathy shared by others on the site. I have made a number of friends - literally around the world - friends I may not know face to face, but friends who share the same goal of better health and a fuller life...... friends who encourage me when I fall and cheer me on when I succeed.

Here is a quote from the devotional:

“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.” Ravi Zacharias


Another Week

Monday, March 05, 2012

Did not get to the club this past week as often as I had planned - but will do better this week. Want to get different headphones for my MP3 player - the ones I have are the cheap ones that came with it and they just do not stay on very well. Will get to BiMart tomorrow to pick up some new ones.

Spent about 20 minutes on the treadmill today - then to Safeway for groceries. So got in my steps for the day. Am slowly increasing that number at least.

Tomorrow will be meeting Elaine for coffee - I ordered tatting shuttles for us so we are going to see if we can figure out the directions that she has. Will be fun to learn something fairly new. I did try once before - my Mother tatted and showed me the basics, but I never did anything with the craft. I do have a couple of handkerchiefs with edgings that she tatted. Would love to do at least that much.

This picture of Elaine was taken at the Pendleton Round-Up a couple of years ago. She is such a sweetheart!!

Just had an orange for my evening snack - they are so juicy and sweet this year. One of my favorite fruits.

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MARTHA-ANN 3/6/2012 2:47AM

    I used to tat Barb, haven't done any for ages. I'll have to see if I can find my shuttle and threads and have another go.
Have a lovely morning with Elaine, I'm going out with my friend Judy this afternoon emoticon

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The Club

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Well, my trips to the 24-Hour Fitness Club are slowly beginning to pay off! Have lost about a pound and am feeling so much more energetic. I have been spending only about 30 minutes there about 3 or 4 times a week for the past month, so it is time to start increasing some. I do the elliptical about 5 minutes and the treadmill about 20 minutes. Also, a couple of other pieces of equipment - there are so many to choose from.

My daughter started going and invited me to go with her and now I am hooked. It is a good place for us to meet and get caught up - and when she does not go, I listen to a message by Jon Courson on my mp3 player. (He is pastor of the Applegate Christian Fellowship in Southern Oregon and has a profound understanding of the Bible - and quite a testimony).

This morning will be meeting a friend for coffee - we have been meeting Tuesday mornings for a couple of months - she is a knitter like I am so we have lots to share. And, we have been talking about tatting recently - a lost art. My Mother tatted - just wish I had some of her pieces - not sure what happened to them. Elaine has tatted before so have ordered a couple of shuttles for us and will see if we can figure it out.

Then to the library to return a couple of books and pick up another. And, definitely the club

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MARTHA-ANN 2/29/2012 4:58AM

    Sounds like you're getting fitter and fitter Barb, congratulations on the pound loss too.
It's lovely when you came make a regular booking to meet a friend, I'm sure that does you just as much good as the club does.
Have a wonderful day emoticon

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