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Another Beautiful Day in Pendleton

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It is overcast, windy and much cooler here this morning. And, this weekend is our Spring Bazaar at Church. Hope it is warmer by tomorrow - no wind or rain would be nice. But, I love the weather - whatever it is. The rain washes the air and makes it smell so sweet and fresh. The wind blows the dust and leaves up around my front door - (more exercise sweeping and cleaning up). And, the cooler weather causes me to appreciate the warm days that are coming. I do love the bright, sunny, hot days of summer!!!

Got a couple new toys yesterday - a set of resistant bands and some weights.
Gotta get them out this morning and put them to work. They gotta earn their time in my apartment - can't just take up space.

I saw my teenage granddaughter at church last night. She has been rather rebellious recently and is now mostly living with her father. She has been with her mother this past week and is doing better. At least, she is staying in school and has a part-time job at Safeway. She looked better last night - not all the heavy make-up that made her look like she has a couple of black eyes. And, she is such a pretty young girl. So, I just pray for her daily - that God will protect her and keep her.

Time to get those new toys out and start training them.
Later,
Barb

  


A Better Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time to get back on track. Am mostly over the flu - just tire easily, but that too will pass. Have lost a couple pounds in the process, but those will probably just return. Need to measure - that is where I have been losing.



  
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782298 4/28/2010 10:01AM

    Glad you are recovering. The flu sidetracked me earlier this year.

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Oh, my goodness!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh, my goodness!! Just can't believe. I have lost another inch off my waist and half inch off thigh. I have not weighed for a while, but do not think I have lost any weight.
But that is OK - right now my goal is just to work on some good habits - like taking my calcium and vitamins and drinking more water - which I have been doing this week.
And exercising consistently -even for a few minutes a day.

Was a little down today - just very busy at work and lots happening this weekend.
A bright spot was lunch with my daughter on Wed. Will be so glad when she is finished with her nursing program in June! YEAH!!

But, this is very encouraging - since I did not really exercise today - but did go up and down the stairs a number of times.

Well, it is after midnight and have a full day tomorrow so suppose I should get some sleep.

Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement.
Blessings to all,
Barb

  
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ZORGLUBB 4/24/2010 3:35AM

  yay! way to go! We often focus only on losing weight and get down when that does not happen, so it is great to lose inches and really see that all that hard work does pay off.

Keep up the good work.

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BANKER-CHUCK 4/24/2010 3:34AM

    Great positive thinking. Keep up the good work.

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Moving More

Friday, April 23, 2010

Am finding little ways to move more during the day.
I have a pedometer, so when I am at work here at the church, I take it with me and walk down the hall, down the stairs, along the hall downstairs, and back up the stairs next to my office. I do this about 3 or 4 times a couple times a day.
The stairs are getting easier each day - and I am burning a few more calories.
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A Weekend with Juliet!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I had such a good weekend at Hood River. Met my son who lives in Vancouver and his ex-wife and her little 2 and half year old daughter. Jennifer was taking another Yoga class, so Gordon and I took care of Juliet.

Sat morning we had to take her to the emergency room at the Hospital. She had an infection in her eye and it was quite red. She was so cute as we waited for the doctor. We had the TV on and she was showing us all her "moves." She sure mimics her mother. Then we were off to Walgreens to pick up her prescription. Off she went to find the "animals". She found a floppy duck that is bigger than she is - and, of course, my son had to buy it for her.

At a park on the river, she went wading and played at the playground. Tried to get some pictures, but my camera had run down. I had taken too many videos. Of course, she is such a beautiful little one!! Just wish I could be more a part of her life - even tho she is not really a granddaughter.

But, she did call me "grandma" and that just warmed my heart.



  


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