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The Crumpled Paper

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I was rushing off to my evening fitness class when I saw the free weekly Bridges local newspaper had been delivered. I thought to pick one up, but there seemed to be lots there and surely there would be some left by the time I got back.
Lo and behold, the stand was empty except for some flyers someone had left behind. On a whim, I went to check to make sure. Then I spotted one of the papers, badly crumpled in the recycle bin beside the stand. I snatched it up and saw that all the pages were intact.
The reject. Discarded because it wasn't perfect and no one wanted it. I wanted it. I didn't mind. I had to hold the pages firmly to pull out the wrinkles to read it. It was useable. The stories of local people and events came to life all the same!
I know what its like to be the reject. Bullied and tormented from an early age because I wasn't perfect. Wasn't normal. The Gimp. The Gibble. Teacher's Pet from being excused from gym. I never let it define me. I had an artistic talent no one could criticize. I was put in a special class to develop my talent. That was the only time the torment was silenced. I had requests for my pictures, which ranged from realistic drawings to psychedelic. It was the one place I could escape to be normal, exceptional even. It was my rock throughout the school years. I was alone and friendless, the one friend I had in the early grade having moved away.
I spent my adult life also alone. I actually came to love it that way. Doing my own thing on my own terms. It made me stand up on my own and to not let the critics get to me. The many health issues and surgeries I had all through my life from an early age only made me that much tougher mentally.
It is said everyone has something that they are good at. I was fortunate to find two, art and bridge. I can no longer do art as my disabled hands and fingers have taken away my dexterity and fine motor control. But bridge can be enjoyed by anyone, even handicapped people with no arms!
So the lesson is simple. Life is too short to be bemoaning all the bad things life throws at you. Its up to you to find something you can enjoy. Something that makes you come alive. Who knows, you may even get good at it!
There is never any good reason to feel like the reject.
Find your inner warrior and meet your challenges head on.
Achieve what ever you set your mind to!
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HAPPYSOUL91 8/1/2014 10:36AM

    You are amazing - staying positive and smiling regardless of what life throws at you

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/1/2014 9:50AM

    Very moving Linda, thanks for sharing your soul with us. Victoria

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KALIGIRL 8/1/2014 8:22AM

    Here's to living the life we're given with grace and gratitude.
emoticon and love that you serve as such a magnificent role model.

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PHOENIX1949 8/1/2014 7:52AM

    People can be so insensitive and cruel. Thank you for sharing this part of your life story as it gives another level of meaning to your present life. My aunt that I grew up next door to was in a wheelchair by age 50 due to RA and she told the doctors she was not going to stay there which they were skeptical about. She proved them wrong! And, didn't dwell on the 38 or so surgeries over her lifetime.


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JANISMKW 7/31/2014 9:50PM

    I knew you must have suffered terribly from a young age at the hand of emoticon RA. I never thought about you bearing the brunt of social cruelty because of it as well. I'm so very sorry you went through that. How much can a little girl be expected to go through?

But you are here, alive, an incredibly strong and brave woman, still overcoming huge challenges with grace, perseverance and fortitude.

YOU ROCK, LINDA! You are invincible! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 7/31/2014 9:44PM

    Deeply profound and touching. I wish I could have seen your art! Actually, I do because you photograph beautifully - the pictures are balanced, in focus and wonderful, just like you!

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2014 8:21PM

    What an amazing and inspiring blog. You have many friends here who value you. And if you ever were a "crumpled paper", with your sheer courage and determination you have long since smoothed out all the folds and wrinkles!!

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LINDA! 7/31/2014 7:30PM

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/31/2014 6:19PM

    Well, Linda my friend, don't sell yourself short. Your artful eye is in all your photographs and reflected in the things you see on your hikes. The flowers you photograph are beautiful and enjoyable. You may not be able to draw as you once did, but your photography has replaced that. We've had many hours of enjoyment reading your blogs and seeing your photos.

We all enjoy your blogs and profit from them. Thanks for sharing.

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DEDICATED2HIM 7/31/2014 4:09PM

    keep kickin down those doors Linda. Where there seems to be no way...FIND a way anyway. Good blog! emoticon

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_RAMONA 7/31/2014 3:45PM

    Oh Linda! This is a WONDER-FULL blog post. Thank you for sharing difficult truths so eloquently!

I have never seen any sign of gimpyness when I visit your page... only refracted and illuminating light from a very rare and beautiful gem of exceptional quality.

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C8TSON 7/31/2014 3:16PM

    This is a wonderful blog! I just teared up reading it, because everything you say is so true! Not everyone was made to be perfect in the eyes of the world, but yet we were perfectly made. You are such an inspiring, uplifting, and encouraging person Linda, one of the many things you are good at, beyond just bridge and art. You have also the gift of compassion, a rarity in most. Thank you for sharing these amazing words of great wisdom and insight. emoticon

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COOLRAIN 7/31/2014 3:01PM

    I love your challenge to "Find your inner warrior. . . ." and your admonition that "Life is too short to be bemoaning all the bad things life throws at you. Its up to you to find something you can enjoy. Something that makes you come alive. Who knows, you may even get good at it!"

I'm taking your words to heart. Thank you for your inspiring blog post.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/31/2014 2:56PM

    emoticon Wonderful blog! I understand. I was a "reject," too because of my weight. The only place I was any good at was the chorus. Thank you for sharing!

HUGS!

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MARUKI52 7/31/2014 2:56PM

    You are a true Warrior! This is a great blog. Thank you for posting it Linda.

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Garden Tour Photos Part 2

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The back yard is huge. They have a 150 foot by 75 foot lot. Lots of ground to cover!
Mom enjoyed creating arrangements:

Its simply impossible to get an overview of the yard, but here is the best shoe:

Grandma's Parking on the end:

We haven't lit this on fire yet, sure would like to:

Displays include trapper Jack's shack (lean to, real traps as Mom grew up on a trapline)

The view up the hill:

More flower arranging:

overview of the back:

There were two barrels on each end of the massive tree. That tree was planted in the middle of that area by my Stepdad to mark the property line:

Leading up to the shade garden:

Loved this barrel:

A display of antiques and soapstone carvings, the heads of my Grandmother and her sister.

The shade garden, Mom's bedroom overlooks this:

The rockery that Mom dug into the side of the hill. She moved the rocks herself and hauled dirt in by the wheelbarrow load to create her garden. As she has clay soil, she must replenish it each year just to save the perennials:

Loved the pot choices and the complementary plants that went in them:

View from the other end of the walk way:

My background page is of one of my favorite flowers, the snapdragons. Mom is always required to put those in as well as a Begonia pot, just for me and lets me pay for them at least. The only thing she will let me do with her garden is deadhead and weed :-P
I went to a chair assisted yoga class and really enjoyed it. Was challenging in parts -the pressure on my bad toes without the protection of shoes, discovered my balance is even worse without the support of shoes :-P The instructor explained the use of blocks and proper breathing techniques. I was wishing I had the use of both arms for some of the poses.
I have decided not to use the wristband for the Fitbit and just keep the little tracker in my pocket. Discovered I had to put it back in the band to activate the sleep mode. My sleep is horrible. I show as usually five hours, but with 8 or more wakeups. Can't even make it to an hour before waking up!!
Again Mom extended an invite and its so hard to resist. But I need to hit the grindstone, get my club work done as much as possible in advance of my surgery, in particular the date book and making sure everyone is squared away using the security system so they don't keep setting it off. Still trying to track down stray keys, a difficult process with people on vacation or away at the lake.. If I can't find any spares, I will have to order new ones of the very expensive keys :-(
I need to stay on track with my food and exercise. Unfortunately, that means remaining in my dark, smoke filled apartment :-( Somehow being at Mom's, enjoying that fabulous garden, the warm south sun seems to lure in a state of semi sleep, not wanting to do anything but sit there and let the heat of the sun soothe my aches. It is a paradise and a wonderful place to veg.
Have a great day!

  
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KALIGIRL 7/31/2014 8:40AM

    I too would opt for your mom's garden - hope you can be as productive there and have the best of both worlds.

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JUNEAU2010 7/30/2014 8:55PM

    I love your pictures! What a treat! I wish I knew the answer to your sleep!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/30/2014 7:55PM

    SUre hope you find all those keys and get your work done so you can kick back and relax...just take some time to take care of you. YOU DESERVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!!! AWESOME!!! and so appreciated!!! Your mother's garden shows the amount of hard work that goes into keeping it so beautiful!!!
Prayers that you are able to get some much needed sleep and rest.
Prayers, blessings, and hugs,
Helen

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/30/2014 12:37AM

    Such wonderful pictures! Thank you again for sharing with us!

HUGS!

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LINDA! 7/29/2014 8:17PM

    Lovely pictures. Sorry about your pain during yoga.

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JANISMKW 7/29/2014 8:17PM

    Your dedication to work is great, but it would also be nice if you could also carve out some time to relax and even snooze in the smoke-free air at Mom's. Especially with your broken sleep, you have to take care of yourself... "put on your own oxygen mask before you help others" they say on airplanes.

I love how when you pinch the sides of snapdragons, they really look like dragons!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/29/2014 8:17PM

    Thanks for posting the pictures. I enjoy them, but know what cost you go to post them. Thanks you so much, Linda.

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MARITIMER3 7/29/2014 7:55PM

    Beautiful pictures. Your mother has a wonderful garden.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2014 6:26PM

    What Watermellen said. She summed it up so well. So glad you have this paradise, but admire that you want to do the responsible thing and get it all done before your surgery. Hope you can figure out a way to get more time at your mom's. It truly is gorgeous. Thanks for all those beautiful pictures.

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2014 6:00PM

    You are such a conscientious hard-working person that I can totally appreciate you want to get everything done before the surgery . . . but what a peaceful and glorious place your Mum has created with that amazing garden. The stone work alone represents so much strength and determination. Apple not falling far from the tree, I'm thinking!!

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KANOE10 7/29/2014 5:29PM

    Your mom's place is a paradise. Those arrangements with the baskets and pots are beautiful. What a talented lady. I enjoyed those pictures. I started out with the chair yoga also. I have really come to enjoy yoga..and seem to find more muscles and new stretches as I do it. The good thing is that you can adjust for yourself and not do everything the way it is shown.
Did you get a date for your surgery? Your mom's place would be tempting.

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_RAMONA 7/29/2014 4:29PM

    Again, so very beautiful! Was that a deer I saw in the distance in one picture?

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NEW-CAZ 7/29/2014 3:45PM

    emoticon thanks for sharing

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PHOENIX1949 7/29/2014 3:40PM

    I enjoyed trekking through your Mother's garden. What a paradise. Good luck with all the planning.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/29/2014 3:17PM

    What a fantastic garden, thanks for the photos. I really enjoyed it. Hugs for all the things you are planning to do.

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UKNOWITNOW 7/29/2014 3:16PM

  Beautiful pics.

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Garden Tour Photos Part 1

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mom really wanted a pot of thistles for a display, the morning of the tour, so off we went:

The front yard had things newly put in so was not yet established, as this whole area had been overgrown by a massive fitzer so that you could not see the original sidewalk only two short years ago:

This rocky area has been here for a while but she added new plants and connected it with the other area:

This area had been a stone pathway leading to a stone bench, but Mom wanted to build things up so she totally changed it:

She built up this circular area:

Bird in a basket! She can't use hanging baskets in her big open space as the wind would knock them down:

To get around the back, you have to go over this badly buckled and cracked cement pathway. Mom thought she would brighten it up to make sure everyone could see the uneven cement:

She made this the children's play area, putting old toys there and hidden beneath the vine was an old mustang bike she rescued from the river bank:

These glass windchimes were brought back from Germany when my brother and sister got to go meet our relatives on my Father's side, this being some 40 years ago:

Mom showcased some aboriginal art on the wall. My grandmother was Cree and very skilled at beadwork and making birch bark baskets. Even though they are 40 plus years old or more, fortunately they are still in great shape:

Basket with moss:

Freddie was unimpressed with the wet weather which is why she is a housecat:

Loved this basket on a wicker chair:

That is all for now.
I worked out for an hour before my work, then after the game, I pulled weeds and did some trimming in my little garden patch and around the general area, it was long overdue.
I am off for the rest of the week, only needing to do month end on Friday. Of course Mom extended an invite, but the problem is we both have too much food as she always goes over supplying our relatives when they come over, so there wouldn't be any room for all my stuff and the leftovers. The weather is supposed to be sunny and hot for the week, so very tempting!!!
I ate too much on the weekend and got no exercise so the weight found me again :-P My sister brought some fabulous treats including lemon, date and fig squares, kettle corn and chai pecan pumpkin pie! We just sat around enjoying each other's company or shopped and of course on the big day of the garden tour, it was prep and host.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening!

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/1/2014 9:45AM

    Beautiful, your background page is breathtaking Linda.

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JANISMKW 7/29/2014 7:58PM

    Beautifully designed and executed gardens. Love all the art incorporated and the creative play space.

You and your Mom have obviously put in a lot of labors of love.

Freddie is a very pretty kitty.
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KALIGIRL 7/29/2014 1:23PM

    Wonderful!

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JAMIRBLAZE 7/29/2014 10:04AM

    Lovely. Wish that I had the gardening bug, but a few potted plants are all that I can manage.

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KANOE10 7/29/2014 9:53AM

    Those pictures are lovely. It is interesting that your grandmother was a native Cree. I am native Hawaiian from some generations. Your mother is very talented in gardening. When is the tour? I am glad you enjoyed your time with your sister. Those up pounds will come off quickly.


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CATIATM 7/29/2014 8:57AM

    I am so impressed with all the delightful artistic touches. I don't have that innate creativity and really admire it. Your family obviously has it in spades!

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2014 7:27AM

    These pictures are so beautiful. Your mother has a real design flair and so much imagination: plus, a whole lot of really hard work!

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NEW-CAZ 7/29/2014 2:55AM

    Beautiful and so neat, a lot of love and work has been done.
Love it, thanks for sharing

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123ELAINE456 7/29/2014 12:43AM

  Beautiful Photos as always. Thank You for the very Lovely Tour. Enjoyed it very much. Thank You very Much. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!Take Care.

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_RAMONA 7/29/2014 12:14AM

    BEAUTIFUL!

(I love Canada thistle too... I think it is lovely!)

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/28/2014 11:17PM

    Your photos are always lovely, thanks for sharing.

The goldfinches love the thistles. We have lots of hummingbirds this year. We had 9 nests with 2 chicks each. They fun to watch. Even the chicks defend their flowers.

Your heritage is unique. Love your mom's gardens, also unique.

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DDOORN 7/28/2014 11:15PM

    How gorgeous and neat as a pin!

Don

ps...thx for stopping by my blog! :-)

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/28/2014 11:14PM

    How creative and lovely! And I love Freddie!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/28/2014 10:00PM

    What a beautiful yard!! Your mom is very talented!!

HUGS!

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SANDICANE 7/28/2014 9:39PM

    Oh my gosh, as one gardener to another, please tell your mom how awesome I think her gardens are!!!

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PHOENIX1949 7/28/2014 9:37PM

    Awesome. Loved the tour of your Mom's gardens. You have an interesting ancestral background. I may copy the wicker chair with plant thing for one of our porch chairs that is no longer sturdy enough for adult persons. Thanks for sharing.

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Wildflower Walk Photos

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mom decided to take Daisy out for a quick run and swim and to beat the weather coming in, had Angus drop us off at the start of the trail in the grasslands:

Out of the explosion of blue, violet, purple, yellow and white, only saw this one small amount of two tone orange yellow flowers:

Then saw only a few plants sporting these very unusual yellow flowers:

On one of the main trails, we were surprised to see somone had hauled down a nice sturdy picnic table! Those bush partiers are dedicated!

A stream that was dried up is now running again:

The lower trail was wet and muddy consisting of puddle after puddle:

Storm moving in:

Storm over the house, Daisy standing by the orange chair at the top of the hill:

The only photo of Mom's Delphiniums, the tall white flowers at the top, they were her centerpiece there and the bushiest they had ever been:

My sister's power was knocked out all night and most of the morning on her farm. She is coming into the city early today for a long weekend here, bringing munchies she had baked. We are hoping my brother and his family can make it for supper after the garden show on Sunday..
My fitbit shows I managed 5 hours of sleep with 8 wake ups, and lots of restlessness.
Have a fabulous Friday all!

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/1/2014 9:46AM

    Fit it info is so helpful. Cherries are suppose to help sleep.

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TWEETYKC00 7/28/2014 6:09AM

    Looks like a great walk!

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 5:28AM

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C8TSON 7/28/2014 12:33AM

    What beautiful pictures! So lovely there! I hope the sleep situation will improve. I may have mentioned this before, but Calm magnesium powder drink works really well for insomnia. emoticon Hope you get some rest!

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DDOORN 7/26/2014 7:44PM

    Thx for taking us along your beautiful trails!

Looking forward to my outdoor "fix" tomorrow when I hit the road with the bike club! :-)

Don

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IMEMINE1 7/26/2014 11:26AM

    Beautiful pictures and I agree your mom's hose and garden is lovely.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/26/2014 10:51AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Looks like you have a great place to walk. The garden at your mom's is beautiful.

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KANOE10 7/26/2014 8:36AM

    I love the wildflowers and your pictures. Your mother has a nice house. Keep sharing your lovely photos with us!

I hope you get more sleep and are not too tired. That Fitbit is amazing.

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PHOENIX1949 7/26/2014 1:56AM

    Lovely. Thank you for sharing these photos.

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SHOTOKIDO 7/25/2014 11:24PM

  Thanks for sharing these; very beautiful!

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JANISMKW 7/25/2014 9:54PM

    Nice pix! Nice gardens, Mom.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/25/2014 8:52PM

    Such a pretty trail to walk along. Colorful. You live in a beautiful area. Love your Mom's flowers with rocks surrounding them. Looks like a good sized storm!

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MJREIMERS 7/25/2014 7:56PM

    emoticon I'm glad you had a good day! The pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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LINDA! 7/25/2014 7:47PM

    Beautiful flowers! Loved seeing the photos.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/25/2014 7:05PM

    Thank you Linda for sharing your beautiful pictures!!! Glad you were able to beat the storm. Those paths you walk always are the prettiest places even with the water holes to avoid. Beautiful flowers!!! Your Mom's garden and flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! I can see why they are included on the bus garden tour!!!
Enjoy time spent with your sister and hopefully your brother and his family. How great that you can all get together occasionally!
Hope you are able to relax and get some restful sleep.
Enjoy a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!!!
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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WATERMELLEN 7/25/2014 7:02PM

    What a beautiful part of the world you live in . . . love wildflowers, and your mum's place is so pretty!!

Sorry that you're having restless nights: hope it gets better soon.

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USMAWIFE 7/25/2014 5:58PM

    beaufitul pictures

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JUNEAU2010 7/25/2014 4:43PM

    That storm picture is gorgeous! I hope you get more sleep...

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_RAMONA 7/25/2014 4:42PM

    Beautiful!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/25/2014 4:22PM

    Get rested, Linda. Love your beautiful photos. Thanks.You mom's yard is gorgeous. And it is so good that you get out and enjoy the natural beauty of your area.

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123ELAINE456 7/25/2014 3:38PM

  Beautiful Photos. You live in an area with so many Beautiful things to see and do. God
Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Weekend. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/25/2014 1:37PM

    Beautiful photos.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/25/2014 1:11PM

    Your photos are a "breath of fresh air!" Thanks for sharing!

HUGS!


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MEXGAL1 7/25/2014 12:33PM

    Beautiful photos. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world.
I hope you have a good week end with your sister.
Thanks for all your support regarding FIL. I am going to see him again today and try to encourage him to eat. We will see.
Sallie

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MOM2ACAT 7/25/2014 12:29PM

    Beautiful flowers, and looks like a very inspiring place for a walk!
Thank you for sharing!

By the way, I love the flowers on your background page also!

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/25/2014 12:04PM

    beautiful pictures, you continue to enjoy your weekend

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REGINAROLLINS 7/25/2014 12:02PM

  What pretty picture's, thank you for sharing!!!

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FitBit & GI Frustrations..

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two hours after I went to sleep, I had to run to the bathroom, NEVER had to do that before! It wasn't diarrhea though. I also went again when I finally got out of bed so it would appear things are still moving quickly through me so to speak. Hope I am getting all my nutrients from it at least.
Imagine my surprise when logging into Fitbit for the first time and finding NO CANADA in the list of countries!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Canada is bigger than most of the countries listed!! While I love you folks in the emoticon Canada is not a clone of you!
emoticon uses the metric system of measurements!!!!
Even though it did not show on the dashboard, it looks like it did record my sleep! I slept for 5 hours and 31 minutes with 15 wakeups!! An eye opener to be sure as I didn't think I woke up that much!!
Scrambling to get laundry done (the room was in use as usual so I had to use the big machine which is lousy as socks get thrown and trapped in the slot in the window :-() I also have a pile of smelly workout clothes to hand wash and dishes as well then trying to pack and not forget anything like I usually do! Need an assistant!!! A secretary to type my blogs and responses to others would be especially nice!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday all!

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/1/2014 9:47AM

    Miss the old days when you are a kid and you can sleep forever without waking up.

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JUNEAU2010 7/25/2014 4:44PM

    I wish I could be your secretary!

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DEDICATED2HIM 7/24/2014 5:22PM

    hi Linda,
kudos for you to keep on persisting with blogs and tracking and exercise. You make me ashamed of myself....I need to find some kind of exercise I can do....the biggest part of the war is the mental part....the part that tells me I can't do it. It's going to hurt too much. That the little bit I may be able to do would be too insignificant to count for much. I know that's not true. I'm just so tired. my cat is going to be sent into orbit. She sleeps all day and spends the night times working on new ways to torment me and keep me awake.
She is a demon in disguise. SHe used to be so loving. Now she seems to delight in making me miserable. I'm going to get a spray bottle and when she bites me she's gonna get a blast of water in the face.
Any way....Know that i'm pulling for you...Keep up the good(hard) work.
hugs.
Cyn

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JANISMKW 7/23/2014 9:21PM

    No bueno about no Canada and no metric! Can you upgrade software or exchange or something?

You know you weren't sleeping well, but that is real confirmation of how badly. That sleep deprivation is not good for you, your immune system, endocrine system, brain, and all. It's because you are in so much pain, right? My only suggestion until you get your arm fixed better to address the cause of the pain is that the "Relaxation Response" from several minutes of meditation is the same brain wave pattern as deep sleep and can be very restorative. Like a nap without grogginess.

To meditate: You can look at one thing, think of one word, phrase, place, your breathing, the moment you are in, just not trains of thought about the past or future. And relax. Helps to lessen pain too.

Best wishes. You are a warrior woman.

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MJREIMERS 7/23/2014 9:13PM

    Bummer that the fitbit doesn't have Canada. That would be frustrating! Glad it registered your "sleeping," but that's a lot of times to get up. I hope your system "clears up."

I hope the rest of your week goes well.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/23/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon I'd volunteer in a heartbeat to be your secretary!! Wish I lived closer!!!

HUGS!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/23/2014 3:22PM

    Sorry about your Fitbit, Linda. Waking up all night long explains why your weary. Hoping you sleep better. Let your doctor know how poorly you sleep (keep track of what the Fitbit tells you.)

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123ELAINE456 7/23/2014 2:13PM

  Have Fun with your New Toys. too. Hope You are felling better. God Blessings Always. Take Care. Sorry to hear your FitBit isn't working out for contact with with the USA. Call FitBit and see what suggestions they might have for You. Hope that You get it work out. Hugs~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy Your Day.

Comment edited on: 7/23/2014 10:32:18 PM

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LINDA! 7/23/2014 2:08PM

    So sorry that the Fitbit isn't compatible with the metric system. I am very surprised.

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WATERMELLEN 7/23/2014 1:21PM

    emoticon emoticon (Yes we are!!)

Gotta say, that Tide Sport liquid detergent seems to me to be worth it for dealing with the workout clothes . . .

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MEXGAL1 7/23/2014 1:02PM

    That is totally weird about your fitbit. Doesn't make any sense at all to me.
Glad though that it is at least working. I love my fitbit.
Have a great day
Sallie

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KANOE10 7/23/2014 12:10PM

    I hope you are feeling better. That bug is hanging on. You are right..Canada and the metric system should be included!
Happy Wednesday.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/23/2014 11:59AM

    Yes, most of the world uses metric; I think we are the only ones who don't. Have a great day.

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