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2nd Hike Photos!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

On Sunday, we parked at the art gallery, then went to the University bridge and over it to start at the paved path on the south side of the river. I like this part as it goes over two foot bridges over quite a steep gorge:

Mom wanted to take me over here because this is where a porcupine has been very active. There was a lot of damage to trees all over this area:

Interestingly enough, the porcupine climbed up into the tree to get the smaller branches bark and left the trunks alone, here is a close up:

This was the first time there has been any sign of activity there, strange as this pathway is very popular, with lots of people using it to commute to the University. But then again the porcupine only comes out at night anyway. But this was still a huge distance away from where we had seen activity before, so this guy has appeared out of nowhere literally.
We decided to walk all the way to the weir and over the train bridge. This was the view from the University south side of the river:
I could not see what was holding this ice floe from going over the edge!

I just love seeing this ice hanging over the edge:

The view from the train bridge:

I just love these ice formations and am surprised they came out as I had to zoom 40 X at low light:

Mom never takes the scary stairs (the metal see through steep ones that are nearer to the sidewalk), instead she takes the old wooden ones that are on the other side of the street. So she kept going along there while I went down to look at the weir from the north side and low and behold I saw the tracks of a beaver!! Unfortunately, the diffuse dull light and the soft snow tracks meant it didn't focus very well but you can get the idea of them:

Mom was so jealous of me spotting the first beaver tracks, she actually went back on her own later on that day hoping to see him come out at dusk, but didn't have any luck.
Then it was enjoying one more woodsy trail before heading home:

I had an extremely busy day, started out at 5:30 am with 30 minutes on the bike, then another 30 on the elliptical, then 45 minutes of kickboxing with weighted gloves, then did a fast walk to make it to the Probus meeting at 9:30 am where I discovered by chance they had a movie club -and that its possible I may be able to get a ride with someone. I lucked out sitting by a woman who is a huge movie fan. I am too, although in recent years I have hardly seen anything due to my surgery recoveries and inability to get anywhere. One theater is in my scooter range, so I can make it there in the summer, and as its the cheap one, I can spend all day watching four or five movies :) So I am hoping to see some movies with this group, and if the movie is good enough, sometimes they have a great discussion over it in a coffee shop after. This is a very social, outgoing group, very inclusive. As I was a bit late for the meeting, I just went automatically to the empty seats at the back, but was immediately invited up to some seats near some other people that were free.
Then it was rush back home, have lunch and back out again to the club. There was a mini blizzard happening at the time, but when the game was over, it was nice and sunny out. My mentor and I had an average game of 50%. Then I went home, dropped some stuff off then went to the mall to pick up a prescription and some carrots and bananas, staples I must always have. I barely sat down when it was time to get my income tax taken care of. Some nice collage students come to our building every year and do them for free :) I met a really nice young man and we had quite a nice chat :) Back home again, and tired as all get out and feeling every muscle ache in my body and sore feet to boot. I was supposed to get tomorrow off, but wouldn't you know it the same lady who called me to finish her game for her last time now needed me to run the whole thing. I don't mind the extra cash, but sometimes, I would just like a breather.. I wanted to be awake and rested for the Friday Club Championship game. I am playing with a very sharp player who doesn't miss much and I can't afford to be dozed out with her. I am lucky to be even getting a game with her as she is one of the top players in the club.
So I hope I can finish Sparking before midnight for a change and get to bed and get some much needed rest.
Enjoy what is left of your day and have a Terrific Thursday!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/10/2012 5:20PM

    What a great walk and beautiful pictures!!! Hope you had a great game.

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JUNEAU2010 3/8/2012 10:39PM

    What a fabulous day! I LOVE those amazing pictures! Fingers crossed for a great game for you!

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/8/2012 9:25PM

    Awesome pics!!!! Glad you enjoyed the walk and are enjoying your new group!!!

HUGS!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/8/2012 6:46PM

    Cool pictures, thanks. What do you wear to walk on the snow & ice ( foot wear) ? What do you usually soak in for achy muscles? I just bought Epsom salt & recently finished a jar of mineral soak. I need all the tips I can get for sore muscles Linday.

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SUZYMOBILE 3/8/2012 8:18AM

    Sounds like you're making nice friends along the way, too.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/8/2012 12:41AM

    Brrrr, looks cold there - glad we're deep into Spring here!!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/8/2012 12:34AM

    You are a talented photographer. Thanks for sharing.

Your day sounds wonderful.

Sleep tight,
Berta.

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LESLIES537 3/7/2012 11:50PM

    Gorgeous pics! Loved catching up on what is going on in your life. I've missed ya! Keep on being your awesome self! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/7/2012 11:41PM

    So sorry I didn't get to read, but I loved the pictures, Linda! I hope you're doing well! emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 3/7/2012 9:17PM

    What great pictures! We found a porcupine one winter atop our crabapple tree trying to keep warm on my lighted Christmas lights. It sure was cold that winter - and he had his eyes on some crabapples still clinging to the bottom of the branches.

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WATERMELLEN 3/7/2012 9:05PM

    Love the pics . . . you two are really committed to nature!

I'll be looking for our porcupine from here on as the weather gets warmer and he comes out of hibernation. They love the sticky sweet buds at the very top of poplar trees . . . and yeah, I do see them during daylight hours too from time to time . . .

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Blizzard!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

We interrupt your regular programming to bring you a weather update!
Spring is almost here!
Soon the planters will be blooming with flowers!

The benches in the warm sunshine will be inviting you to sit a spell:
For Sunnyarizona the bench is really there, surrounded by the fencing ;))
Its quite windy here, so you might want to tie down your hat!

The view from the window is Sparktacular!

Enjoy going for a stroll through the pretty neighborhood, its just lovely and great exercise!!

There is plenty of parking!

Just LOOK at all that greenery!

Hope you enjoyed my tour through my gorgeous neighborhood! Its nearly springtime in Saskatchewan, Canada!!
So I got up early, got my exercising done, breakfast and was trying to do my dishes when the phone calls started. My first call was from the lady who normally opens the club on Tuesdays and sells the entries. She couldn't make it. Then my bridge partner called and said she couldn't get out of her driveway. The list and calls went on. Don't you just love being manager of a busy bridge club?? So I got going early to the club figuring I would set the game up, sell the entries and then go back home. I wore my running shoes as usual and only one block had snow coming up to my knees, so not bad out of five :) There was probably a record low turnout for the club in an afternoon, only four tables, so I went home and enjoyed an afternoon off.
Enjoy your evening and have a good sleep!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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SILLYHP1953 4/5/2012 11:14AM

    Good grief...only one block had snow to your knees and you wore your running shoes. You are too funny sometimes.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/10/2012 5:11PM

    Loved the walk through your neighborhood and your comments!!! Thank you for sharing with us. We didn't get enough snow this winter at one time to put boots on...wore my sandals all winter. It was an interesting winter to say the least.

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SUNNYARIZONA 3/8/2012 9:33PM

    Oh, Linda, LOVED the walk through your neighborhood, especially the funny narration!!! It made me COLDER than I am now! In the 20's this AM, and on my hike, only in the 60's, though the sun was warm. But have my heater on at my feet ....

LOVE the BENCH, I could barely see it for the snow of course, but appreciate the effort!

Not surprising the low turnout for the bridge game....you Canandians would never use SNOW as an excuse, now would ya?!

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GIANTPANDA 3/7/2012 6:49PM

    Wow! I can hardly believe it. My husband and I went to a wildlife refuge where I was in a thin spring coat dealing with snow and a freezing wind. It seemed surreal. Now today in the city it is gorgeous! I hope you get better weather soon. Just can't believe all the snow you got!

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/7/2012 9:37AM

    emoticon Loved the commentary! I'll start arranging my move now!!!

HUGS!

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KALIGIRL 3/7/2012 8:54AM

    Great photos - stay warm!

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CRYSTALJEM 3/7/2012 7:43AM

    I love your wallpaper! Very cool. Great pics too... nice to be in looking out when it's like that but you are truly from Sask... off to work we go, even in the blowing snow. Hope today is a little nicer.

I especially like pic #3 - looking out the window. Stay warm friend, and rock this Wednesday.

CJ

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NEWKAREN43 3/6/2012 9:52PM

    What a lovely tour, Linda! I can't wait to see it when it's not so white! Good job getting to work and making light of the ever uncontrollable weather! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings so keep us posted! Karen

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JUNEAU2010 3/6/2012 9:50PM

    I LOVE the humor and the pictures! Glad you are safe!

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WATERMELLEN 3/6/2012 9:41PM

    Brrrrrrr! Our non-Canadian friends are gonna think we all live in igloos!! That looks pretty brutal: but you still got yourself to your job. True Canadian, that's what you are!!

PS love your new wallpaper!!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/6/2012 9:16PM

    HAHA, that was hilarious - you have a wonderful sense of humor!! Glad you got the afternoon off and, um, I'm also glad I don't live up there with you!! Give me our good old 'freezing' 60-degree weather any day [yes, 'freezing' is how several people from my hike this morning described it]. I thought it was just fine, even though I had short sleeves and capri-length pants - but one gal said her fingers were so cold she couldn't get them to work well enough to get her car key out and unlock her door - so you would have gotten quite a laugh out of that, I'm sure!
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Well, enjoy all that spring ambiance you're having right now in Toon-Town!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/6/2012 8:02PM

    Oh, Linda, I really had to chuckle at your tongue in cheek tour of your town! Now, you'll have to go read the blog I'm going to make! It seems the only thing we have in common lately is the extreme wind! Wow, it is blowing right now, but it's in the 70's F!

Our internet is misbehaving, so I may not get to spark much tonight. I think it may have to do with the 40+mph winds we're getting. Anyway, I'm glad I did my 3 mile walk at lunch and that I don't have any plans tonight and can just take it easy! I'm glad you got to enjoy the afternoon off!

Have a great night, Linda!

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Sunday Hike Photos

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

At our starting point was where Mom had seen the coyote. At this point in the river, the ice went right across the river:

The coyote tracks were all over along the shoreline:

One of the places we had to get around was this storm drain and sewer outlet:

I took the daring steps across, where Mom said if I fell in she wouldn't rescue me and she used her poles to get up the steep trail around: (my way was much easier)

It was weird to see all this green growth in the clear water in the middle of winter. There was usually green stuff on the rocks underwater, but not this stuff growing stocks to the surface:

The ice was starting to break up here:

There was a fresh skiff of snow that had fallen last night, so it was easy to see what tracks were fresh:

The beaver had nibbled a bit at this tree, but didn't finish it off:

Hope your resolution is good enough to see all the tracks!

It was strange to see this water unfrozen here on the hillside:

Mom's favorite tree, the birch bark. I used to draw on it up north on our camping trips in the boreal forest :) Sorry, wouldn't allow me to upload either of my birch tree photos :(

Mom loves the gnarly old trees.

The beaver's arbour:

We would have gone further except there was nothing but ice on the trail:

Was unable to upload the bushy part of the trail photos or the gnarly trees :(
Some young turks had the energy to roll this wooden spool down from a construction site at the top of the bank, quite the effort through the steep trail bush to get it to the ice on the river, bet they don't make the same effort cleaning up their rooms!!

This was the three hour hike, will do the shorter one tomorrow.
Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday all!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/10/2012 4:52PM

    emoticonpictures, Linda. Thanks for sharing them!!!

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GIANTPANDA 3/7/2012 6:50PM

    Beautiful photos. I loved the ones of the floating ice!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/6/2012 5:00PM

    Great hike - thanks for hte pictures!
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HAPPYNOW26 3/6/2012 4:16PM

    Beautiful!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/6/2012 3:42PM

    Our Tuesday is sunny with 55 degrees and wind. Nice day compared to ice and snow.

Hope you have a great Tuesday, also. Thanks for posting the pics. Love to look at yours.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/6/2012 10:16AM

    Wow, great photos, although they made me COLD! lol Have a great Tuesday, Linda! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 3/6/2012 8:20AM

    Wonderful photos! emoticon

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SUNNYARIZONA 3/6/2012 5:59AM

    Love LOVE the pictures....but I am now COLD!!! ha! You remind me of Wendy and her hikes in the snow in Washington!

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FITANDFIFTY2 3/6/2012 1:10AM

    Loved Your pics.. totally awesome! Thank you for sharing!! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/6/2012 12:44AM

    Wow, how cool! What fun to hike up there. You are so lucky Linda. The way you described the hike it seems so exciting. I found out one of my favorite bands is having a concert up near you, they are called Simple Plan. It will be in Moosejaw on August 11. You should check their music out, tell me what you think.

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PEPPYPATTI 3/6/2012 12:31AM

    Those are absolutely beautiful pictures Linda!
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Sunny Sunday Serenity :) But With One Caveat

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I got six hours of sleep with only two wake ups on Mom's comfy couch :) Was ready to start the day and go on a nice river trail hike. A small amount of fresh snow had fallen overnight and it was white and sparkling.
Mom drove us to where the wooded trail started as the paved trail to that point was too icy. It was a gorgeous day, just below freezing with no wind in the trail. We had a lovely time, spotted the coyote right off, but he was far across the other side of the river and heading quickly away from us. Too far away for a photo. We could see the tracks all over the place.
It was a nice soft walk all the way. I could sure feel I wasn't used to the hilly parts, but overall, my feet and fitness held up. My back was sore at the end of the three hours and my right hip wasn't happy, but the feet stayed fine.
Mom and I got home, had lunch then watched a three hour movie, Lovely Bones, we had both read the book by Alice Munroe, but I couldn't remember a lot of it.
Then we tried to go to the Mall, but when Mom braked hard for a light she couldn't get, she got rear ended. They pulled over into the mall lot with the young man getting out and looking at his car. He was slurring his words and repeating over and over he had hit his head against the window, and we could see the spider web on the driver's side window. He refused help, didn't want anyone here, but Mom told me to call 911 anyway. Usually, if its drivable, no one comes, but Mom was concerned this young man was impaired or injured from the head hit, but he wasn't bleeding and he seemed to be walking around fine. Eventually, a car showed up and the policeman ran the guys name and plate and asked us if the photo was him. I thought it was, but Mom wasn't sure -it wasn't a good photo. The officer said he would go talk to him. Poor Mom. She was nervous enough driving as it is. We both saw this guy coming and that he would hit us. There was no one in the lane next to us, and the guy would have had enough time to swerve and avoid us, but he just came plowing through. There was more damage the guy's small Echo two door, then ours. Our bumper had been pushed in a bit and you could see the imprint of the license plate. This is the third time its happened. Another time we were in a long car line up when the car behind us suddenly slammed into us -she admitted she was reaching for something on the floor and spilled her coffee and hit the gas :( Later on though, she wouldn't own up to that, not wanting to pay the insurance :(( Talk about bad luck!!
Then we watched another movie Skyline, and that was our day!
Good night and have a great Monday and week everyone!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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SILLYHP1953 4/5/2012 11:06AM

    I'm glad your mom let you sleep on the sofa instead of giving up her room; I remember you wishing you could stay on the sofa in previous blogs. Glad your feet did ok on the hike, and glad you and your mom were not hurt by the rear-end accident.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/10/2012 4:49PM

    Glad you got some good sleep and went for a great hike. Also happy that you and your mom weren't hurt in the accident. You can sure stir up an adventure where ever you go!!!
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GIANTPANDA 3/7/2012 6:55PM

    So glad you were able to get some rest. Accidents are always scary, and I am so glad that everyone turned out to be okay. I haven't seen "Lovely Bones" yet. It is on my list.

Your new wallpaper is gorgeous! What an amazing photo of that bird. I got some photos of blue herons and cranes but yours have more detail.

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FIT-AT-50 3/6/2012 8:13AM

    Hi Linda,

I'm so glad to see that you did so well with the 3-hour hike! It sounds as though you have some wonderful places to walk/hike and enjoy nature.

Hugs to both you and your mom following the accident. I know that situations like this can be unnerving. Hopefully, your mom won't let this keep her from continuing to enjoy the freedom that driving brings.

Take care,
Diane

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/5/2012 10:50PM

    sorry about the accident, something like that can ruin a day. But you guys made the best of it with a good attitude so good for you. No hike photos? You usually take pictures what happened?

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/5/2012 5:06PM

    Sounds like you had a good hike but too bad about the accident. It sounds like he might have been 'impaired' in some way since he was slurring his words - either way, there's no argument here - the person doing the rear-ending is at fault regardless because it's each driver's responsibility to leave enough room to avoid hitting the car in front. Glad your car wasn't damaged badly and that both you and your mom seem to be OK - sometimes, tho, the damage and pain shows up later so hope nothing happened.
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CATIATM 3/5/2012 2:50PM

    I'm so sorry about the fender bender, but the hike sounds lovely! I'm glad you're both ok and hope the afternath isn't too much of a hassle. emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/5/2012 2:08PM

    Here they don't write anything up, unless there's more than $500 damage. Silly.

Have a great day. More tornatoes forecasted in the middle of the US. We have high winds here, so it's going their way.

Sleep tight, gf.

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MUSHCAT 3/5/2012 1:12PM

    The car accident sounds nerve racking. I'm glad no one was hurt.

Sounds like a wonderful little hike. I am eagerly awaiting Spring in the Rocky Mountains so that Gary and I can go on a six mile hike full of waterfalls and elevation gain.

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SUNNYARIZONA 3/5/2012 12:20PM

    WOW, 6 hours of sleep on mom's comfy couch?!?!?! Maybe she will let you take it home!

Wow and then you went hiking in the snow?! Mercy me....that is real determination! No wind, I am sure made for a wonderful time for sure....and amazing to spot that coyote righ off...he must have been waiting just for you. Too bad you couldn't get a photo!

So funny, with a sore back, and hip, but DANG those feet held up. You are so amazing!!!!

Oh ya, Lovely Bones was a good movie. On the order of my favorite sho, Investigative Discoveries!

Sorry about getting rearended....poor Mom, that is the pits. The guy sounds like he was imparied BEFORE he hit you.....good that your Mom has a "tough" car!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/5/2012 9:26AM

    I'm so glad you guys weren't hurt! I wonder if the guy had been drinking? Did they do an alcohol test?

I hope you have a great week! I sure do love your background photo! It's beautiful, Linda!

Thanks for all the great things you have said on my blogs, etc.! What a great friend you are!
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WATERMELLEN 3/5/2012 8:54AM

    Wow, what an adventure -- getting rear ended! Glad no one was hurt . . . but watch out for delayed onset whiplash. Sometimes takes a few days or even a week . . . if in any doubt, get checked out (eg stiff neck, headaches etc.).

Love your new wallpaper!

And thanks for your comments on my "dieting is permanent" blog. It's great if you can buy more calories with exercise but . . . my experience is, I can't. I do exercise pretty vigorously -- 30 minutes cardio, 20- 30 minutes weights, and weekdays get up at 5 am to get to the gym. I burn 400 calories +. On weekends, more with skiing in winter, golf in summer. Exercise is important for me but doesn't "buy" me "normal" calories for eating purposes!!.

Note SALSIFY's comment on that blog: National Weight Loss Registry reports that weight loss maintainers on average eat 1380 calories a day. That would be averaged over men and women, I expect -- and I have to average slightly fewer, in my experience of maintaining more or less continuously over 10 years, even with regular vigorous exercising.

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HELEN_BRU 3/5/2012 8:30AM

    Linda, what an ordeal, especially after having the day go so well. Hopefully it will soon be behind you. emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 3/5/2012 8:25AM

    Hope you and mom are okay after that impact! Sometimes if you see it coming, you tense up more and run the risk of being hurt.

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/5/2012 8:08AM

    Glad you and mom are OK. I know the feeling of being shaken up when you are hit!!! Take care!

HUGS!

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1BEACHWALKER 3/5/2012 1:14AM

    Sorry to hear about your car accident! Sounds like he was impaired and no wonder he didn't want to call anyone. Glad you were ok- I hope anyway...sometimes things start to stove up the next day. So take care. Sounds like you had a good day other than that. Love your background by the way-Pelican's my fave bird!! emoticon

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Saturday

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Woke up and got to my exercises. Felt a lot of upper body soreness still, so didn't go to Curves Zumba :( Did all my lower body ST and 60 minutes cardio. Ate breakfast, took a long hot shower, and felt the water droplets burn on my sensitive left foot, sure don't get what is going on with that, but it was burning like crazy yesterday and was sore in my shoes, and burned last night too.. Then I caught up on some Sparking. I tried to remember everything to take for my three days at Mom's, but forgot stuff as usual, unfortunately, my peppers and sweet potatoes :( Mom has some though, so hoping for a parsnip sweet potato bake.
Mom hiked the trail she wants to take me on to make sure it was safe -there was only a couple of bad slippery spots -and she was lucky enough to spot a coyote on the ice cavorting around -a biggie! I hope my feet and back hold out long enough to make it to where she saw him -its a seven mile hike, took 2.5 hours!
Sitting back and watching some movies, unfortunately, didn't catch all of Jodie Foster's Panic Room, but will watch Artic Blast -I like disaster movies for all the action. My step dad watched a Discovery channel show on the Williams factory -he LOVES Formula 1, its all he watches on TV other than the news. It was pretty interesting on how they develop features for those cars. Other than that I read, with my right foot up as it was not feeling too good, felt like it could go into a cramp any second, hoping I can sleep with it feeling this way.
Wishing you a good night and a great Sunday!!
Hugs
Linda

  
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SILLYHP1953 4/5/2012 10:59AM

    A 2.5 hour hike sounds tricky with you foot like it is, it would be bad to get stuck out there. I sure hope you figure out the problem soon and it can be fixed.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/4/2012 11:06PM

    Sounds like a nice hike your mom has planned - hope you enjoy it!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/4/2012 11:04PM

    Sure hope your feet calm down so that you can walk the trails with your mom. I know you are both chomping at the bit to get out there and see all the wildlife. Hope you are able to get some great pictures too. Praying that you are soon feeling better, Linda.
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SUNNYARIZONA 3/4/2012 8:52PM

    Sorry about that burning foot. Odd....is it red? swollen? Could it be a resurrgenece of RA? Hope not. Hope it doesn't stop you from that hike which sounds so GREAT!!!! Have fun at moms!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/4/2012 7:16PM

    Good luck with the foot! Hope it straightens out soon!!

HUGS!

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ITSERTIME 3/4/2012 4:17PM

  Yea i lived in laguna and the coyotes got a couple of kittens. yea ouch to foot cramps the are bad bad i hate those things.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 3/4/2012 3:12PM

    Hope your foot improves. I figured out mine cramps when my socks get pulled too tight as I put my shoes on. I loosen the toe of my sock now before I put my shoe on. Weird, but it works.

I like your page with the pelicans. they come up the river where I live to look for fish. Ours are white with black on their wings.

Sleep tight.

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JUNEAU2010 3/4/2012 3:01PM

    Weird about your foot. I hope things improve! Enjoy your visit with mom!

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XENA1956 3/4/2012 12:50AM

    Hope your foot starts getting better. Sounds like a great hike that I would love to go on. Be careful of Coyotes. They get pretty mean around these parts. A lot of trouble with them attacking small animals and old people walking them down in Southern Orange County. All those big fancy houses where only animals use to run wild, meet head to head and you have trouble. My husband also likes to watch shows on how stuff is built. We are big NASCAR fans but also like the formula races too. There is a big one schedule over in Long Beach very soon. Hubby use to go every year till the prics got too high and the race got to crowded. xo Teri

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ENUFF81020 3/4/2012 12:24AM

    Hi Linda,
It sounds like a bit of springtime is in your thinking--it is in ours too. We had our third ground cover of snow for the season yesterday which is so weird. Tulips are trying to poke up and there are robins around when normally it is freezing and snowy. They are predicting 60 degree weather for us next week--I don't understand what is up with the weather.
It sounds like between the sweet potato bake and the hike that your plans are solid. I hope that that foot behaves itself for you. Take care of it and rest it if it needs it.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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NEWKAREN43 3/3/2012 11:10PM

    I hope your feet settle down so you can walk the trails with your mom and maybe see the wildlife! Keep us posted! Wishing YOU a good night and a wonderful Sunday! Karen

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