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My Four Day Weekend In Photos Part 1

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The first day Mom and I did something together was the most important. We wished to finally scatter our beloved Bendix's ashes to allow him his final resting place in the off leash park that he loved to run in. Angus had to smash the urn with a hammer to open it, so here Mom carefully takes the pieces apart:

Mom heads off to scatter his ashes and Sparks would not let me load those photos.
Mom went home while I walked alone, doing a spirit walk with Bendix on a final goodbye in his happy hunting grounds. I started off with the first lower trail we used the most:

I could easily imagine him freight training through the bush chasing anything from rabbits to deer. We would end up calling or whistling for him after a time. Then, suddenly and very quietly, he would appear on the trail in front of or behind us, 'What, were you calling me?
I think he liked startling us and running up behind us zipping by soundlessly, as he did that quite often.
The end of the trail looks out over this storm drain outlet:

Using 40 X zoom, I managed to get a photo of the duck sitting on the very far stone where it empties into the river

Then I decided to do the toughest trail we never went on last time because Mom got dizzy and had to quit:

Stopped to admire some flowers along the way:

And the yellow:

This was a very tough, steep trail, winding up and around the embankment with lots of rocks in it:

The view that high was incredible: To the left is the sandbar Bendix used to dig on, will visit it on the way back:

Its really hard to show the steepness of this trail in only 2 dimensions, but just loved the rocks:

One more rock shot:

The end or start of the High Roller trail depending on which way you are coming from:

Then it was back down to a more normal trail:

Then it was to Bendix's digging beach:

Thanks to the river running very high last year, this beach hugely expanded and was three times the size then when Bendix romped here. We had fun telling him here it is, then he would power dig down as far as he could, driving his face in the sand trying to sniff out what ever 'it' was. Worked every time, he was a strong dog and could dig a big hole in no time at all..

I walked along it as far as it extended:

I then went home and spent a quiet day, reflecting on how wonderful we had Bendix for 12 years and all the joys he gave us. There is nothing like having a dog. Loyal to then end no matter how much pain or hurt, they will always be there for you. It was sad to say goodbye, but he was suffering from cancer that took out his strong legs :( So the vet came to the house and gave him his final shots, and he just curled peacefully up, closed his eyes and passed away. Even though this was a year ago, it still hurts to realize this was the end of an era for us. We will never again enjoy the companionship of a dog as I live in an apartment and Mom and Angus feel they are too old to look after another dog. To all those fortunate to have a dog, enjoy every moment with your precious one!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/17/2012 7:17PM

    What a very special tribute to Bendix and such beautiful pictures. I feel like I was walking right along with you.
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LUNADRAGON 6/16/2012 1:26PM

    Thank you for sharing your spirit walk. emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 6/13/2012 2:09PM

    What a wonderful memorial walk you and your mom did for Bendix. He sounds like quite a dog.

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ENUFF81020 6/11/2012 9:26PM

    As I write this, my two bassets are having yet another barking contest which bugs some of my family, but it makes me smile. With Chloe being 17, I know she won't be with us forever, and I know how much I'll miss her. However, my sassy Lady escaped the back fence again today and got the guys to go find her--she always seems to go up the hill to visit the neighbor's Yorkies in their kennel. Our little pug, Frankie, is scratching his back on my book bag and our doxielab, Scooter, has snatched the place where Marissa usually sits (and seems to think he is getting away with something.) She is on her way home from choir practice and the two of them will quarrel about it. I love each of my canine fur-babies and I understand how devastating that having one of them pass on would be. They improve the quality of our lives in multiple ways. I cannot imagine my home without them, the barking and playing, and chasing, and all of the things that we do together. My biggest goal is to be strong enough to walk Lady with her typical basset hound stubbornness and strength. I thought I'd make that goal last summer, but I am trying again this summer. She keeps me going and helps my attitude each and every day. I just hope that I give them as much as they give me.
Take care,
Sylvia

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/7/2012 8:17PM

    Nice pictures, I can imagine Bendix running on the sand you describe it so well. We never stop missing them ever do we?

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/6/2012 6:49PM

    I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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SUNNYARIZONA 6/6/2012 2:42PM

    Wonderful cool looking walk....drool.....what a treasure to remember your sweet doggie this way. Good, happy, cheerful memories. His little spirit runs along there now loving every bit of it. Smile big!



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JUDITHWITHROW 6/6/2012 12:16PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and the memories.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 6/6/2012 11:17AM

    Beautiful pictures and such sad/poignant/sweet memories for you!
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C8TSON 6/6/2012 10:28AM

    What a beautiful post! I did the same thing when I lost my basenji, Scout 4 years ago--spent a long day at the beach. They are like family and amazing with the amount of love they provide! Also, very beautiful pictures you posted!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2012 10:27AM

    Ah, Linda, it's funny! I am finding that I adore Rhetta SO MUCH that I sometimes already think with dread about what it will be like when she gets old and I have to quit thinking such thoughts too soon, for it makes me so sad! And she's only ONE! emoticon emoticonI'm really glad you had that time to reflect and remember Bendix.

It seems that Spring has SPRUNG in Canada! Beautiful trails and I loved the photos!

Have a wonderful day!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/6/2012 9:48AM

    Such a nice tribute to Bendix! Made me remember all the good times I had with my previous dogs! It is sad to lose them! I choose not to have one anymore too, due to various reasons and miss them! Such a pretty area to hike! Glad you got to go up that High Roller and look out over the river area!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 6/6/2012 9:15AM

    Thank you so much for putting up all the beautiful photos!

Bendix sounds like he had a great time with you and your mum.

I agree with you Linda, since we lost Abby a few months ago I tre4asure every moment we have with Sooty! I felt bad as I did not walk him today , but I will make up for it tomorrow. Sooty also love to dig in the sand along our beautiful river!

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LINDAKAY228 6/6/2012 8:35AM

    The pictures were so beautiful and so was your tribute to Bendix. I have a yellow lab named Abigail that used to love to hike with me. She's almost 10 years old now and has much more trouble out on the trails so I don't take her with me much anymore. She loves it but comes home so wiped out she will fall asleep and sleep for 18 hours straight without hardly waking up at all. I miss her out on the trails with me. Our dogs (or any pet) can be so much a part of our family and it is like losing a family member. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to a wonderful dog and describing his antics. emoticon

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KALIGIRL 6/6/2012 8:21AM

    Fabulous photos!

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Head Banging, Sparking Good Time Photos!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Started my morning off with some high energy Zumba -I just love this enthusiastic, go getter of an instructor -the really great news is she will have a regular class Thursday nights! She hasn't signed a contract yet, but hoping. I was worried what I would do when all my classes were cancelled at Lakewood Civic Center for the summer. This will be one fun replacement!!
Then it was time for kickboxing, and we were getting warmed up and then started running forwards and backwards. On the backwards, I caught my heel and went slamming on down on my back with my head bouncing off the floor. It made such a loud noise, several people nearest to me rushed to my aid! But it didn't even hurt, and certainly didn't make me dizzy or anything. I was lucky that floor is so springy. I do have a knot on there now, which is sore, but no other ill effect. I continued my workout without a break and put lots of energy and speed into it. She was really working us with speed drills. I was seriously sweating by the end, but happily, not once did I get out of breath :)
The it was home and shower and have lunch and start packing. Four blissful days at Mom's. Unfortunately, the reason I have four is my poor regular bridge partner on the first and third Tuesdays is still in hospital (week three) and has been diagnosed with cancer in the spine and will begin chemo soon. The blessing is they are keeping her pain free, but the drugs are making her incoherent :(
Thought I would share some photos of my birthday:
The first thing we did was put in the Russian Blue potatoes:

Later Mr. Bunny came by with birthday wishes:

That purple bike has an amazing story. Mom and I, on a hike, looked out over a bridge and saw an old mustang bike thrown down in the ravine. It was very dense with fallen trees and thick bushes. As my very first bike was a mustang, I thought it would be neat if we could rescue it. In spite of the trecherous steep slope with lots of detrious around, somehow Mom, on her own, dragged it up the hill and brought it three miles up hills and trails home! That is my remarkable Mom -never say die! She gifted me with several other gifts -pure merino wool socks from Cabela's, also a camouflage flashlight, a pair of Lululemon yoga pants to match my hoodie she gave me -in charcoal color -got compliments for looking good in them even from the young people -all that working out is paying off ;) My sister-in-law said you have no butt!! LOL.
In the evening Chase (who just had Lasik surgery and needed to wear those protective glasses) and James play classic card games -War and Go Fish if you can believe it!!

The cake:

The candles lit had different color flames but you can't really tell in this photo:

My sister gave me this amazing wooden puzzle:

The woman who created the design, Sue Coccia had a Great Grandmother who was Native American, that and her love of animals influenced her art and love of totems. My sister paid me a compliment:
"I figured you should have the grizzly totem, the way you face life's challenges head on and don't let anything stand in your way." Nice!
The pieces are amazing, smells like wood smoke and are carved into various figures:

There are 471 pieces and it will be really fun putting them together:

It was a wonderful quiet evening with my relatives -with no TV as Chase was told not to read or watch any for three days -a real treat not to have it blaring and distracting in the background!!
Hope you all have a wonderful evening!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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SILLYHP1953 6/13/2012 2:07PM

    What a nice get-together for your birthday. I've never seen a puzzle like that, really cool.

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ENUFF81020 6/11/2012 10:22PM

    Happy Belated birthday, Linda.
I expect you to have many more with healthy living that is a part of you.
Congratulations, many times over!!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/7/2012 8:20PM

    Linda Happy Happy Birthday that is a lovely cake. The bike looks something like the one I had as a kid. I just love go fish, war not as much because when we were kids seems my hand would get smashed often by well meaning but over zealous siblings. It would just get out of control. Do you remember that game with the hands where you slap it and the other person tries to take it away?

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LEXIE63 6/5/2012 3:08PM

    That is an amazing jigsaw! I'd love one like that. :-)
Glad you had a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 6/4/2012 10:57AM

    How fun - looks like a fantastic celebration. Congratulations again on your birthday!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2012 2:35AM

    What great birthday pictures!!! Thank you for sharing them. Love the puzzle and the bike picture also. I have never heard of Russian blue potatoes but looks like you and your mom are having a great time planting them. So glad that you didn't get hurt when you hit your head. I freaked out at first, then realized you were okay because you typed the blog. I just immediately thought of Meg. Head injuries can be very serious. My head injury resulted in me finding another health issue. Amazing how hard our heads can be. (My grandmother always told me I had a hard head. Little did she know. lol)
Wishing you a wonderful week.
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KNITTABLES 6/4/2012 12:31AM

    Happy Belated Birthday Linda. Great photos. so glad you didn't get hurt when you fell. Hugs

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LINDAKAY228 6/3/2012 2:20PM

    Looks like it was such a wonderful birthday!!! So glad you didn' get hurt and your head is okay. You really are so amazing! I love that puzzle and think it will be so interesting to put together. Glad your day was good!
I'm so sorry about your bridge partner though.
Have a good day today!

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JUNEAU2010 6/2/2012 10:40PM

    emoticon What a fabulous birthday (other than the head banging) I hope you get the Zumba classes this summer!

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JUDITHWITHROW 6/2/2012 9:35PM

    My husband would love that puzzle. I absolutely love the bike!

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POSITIVELY_EB 6/2/2012 8:02PM

    I definitely agree that your totem should be the bear!!! What a neat puzzle! My SD has one going all the time! Thanks for sharing your birthday pics with us!!

HUGS!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/2/2012 7:51PM

    Sounds like an amazing birthday. The puzzle is unique. Great design. The bike is cut the way it's decked out.

The rabbit reminds me of the little critters here. They keep eating my plants, so I put tomato cages over them with mesh wire to protect them.

Thanks for posting the pictures. I aways enjoy looking at them and hearing about your workouts.

Glad your head is ok.

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SUNNYARIZONA 6/2/2012 7:50PM

    As per usual, Linda....you are something else. I can't fathom doing Zumb like you do. One day , however, I do need to make a class at LA Fitness!

And YES, you were fortunate the floor was springy, or that would have been a CRACKED head for sure! Took a licken' and kept right on.....mercy! ha.

Sorry about your bridge partner. Do hope they keep her comfortable. So sorry that means being incoherent....the pits.

LOVE the pictures of your birthday celebration. The gifts awesome, especially that puzzel. Your sister was RIGHT ON about how you face life head on!

What fun!

Thanks so much for sharing your day!!!

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50 Life Lessons for 50 Years of Living!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

1. Live life each day like it could be your last! (accidents happen!)
2. Start your day doing something you love -it gets the ball rolling for a positive day!
3. Don't worry about the future -you can't predict it.
4. Practice forgiveness -holding a grudge just builds anxiety and ulcers.
5. Declutter -the unessential junk in your life prevents you from seeing clearly.
6. To improve your performance stop thinking about it, it will come when you are ready.
7. Laugh every day, it really is the best medicine
8. See the world through a child's eyes -never lose that wonderment -its an amazing world!
9. Take a risk -do something you never have done before -it challenges you to improve.
10. Step out side the box -do something unexpected.
11. Spend a part of your day quietly -away from the electronics, everything -destress, relax, meditate, connect with a higher power what ever it takes to totally be free of worry.
12. Accept that life isn't a bowl of cherries and move on.
13. Face problems head on, they aren't going away.
14. Honesty really is the best policy -not only with loved ones and friends but with YOURSELF!
15. Be a good listener -sometimes that is all one needs..
16. Maintain your perspective are your troubles really world ending?
17. Keep a journal or blog -it keeps you accountable and illustrates the track you are on.
18. Forget the past -its done and over, and crying over it won't change anything.
19, To make the most of time, lose track of it. Get it done, and stop watching the clock!
20. Do the nastiest chore first, get it over with and the rest will come easier.
21. Exercise in the morning before the excuses and life builds up during the day.
22. You don't know everything. Forgive yourself for being wrong and learn from mistakes.
23. Love yourself -you are worth it and deserve respect.
24. No deprivation -you can have anything you want in moderation.
25. Connect with nature -getting somewhere green and quiet is very calming.
26. Volunteer -make a difference, makes you feel good too.
27. Pay it forward -help a stranger, the world needs more kindness.
28. Cherish your parents -they may die before you get a chance to say you love them
29. You are never too busy for a hug.
30. That which doesn't kill you will make you stronger.
31. There is always something you can do even if you are disabled.
32. Pain really does ease up when you exercise more.
33. Make a living will -if you don't want to be resuscitated then make sure everyone knows it.
34. Save a life -donate blood or be an organ donor.
35. The sun will also rise again tomorrow.
36. Never be afraid to ask. Its not about looking stupid, just learning and saving trial and error.
37. Elderly people are full of wisdom, cherish them, don't ignore them.
38. Eat 9-13 servings of freggies a day -low calories and not much room for anything else :)
39. If its in the house, you will eat it -make it a junk free zone.
40. Start small, gradually work your way up, its the best way to form a habit.
41. Set a regular bedtime and never deviate -sleep is SO important.
42. Be active throughout the day -it makes coping with chronic pain easier as you stay loose.
43. A bad diagnosis isn't the end, its a new beginning of a new chapter of life.
44. Smile -it brightens everyone's day.
45. Never be too proud to ask for help -there is no reason to suffer in silence.
46. Be knowledgeable and informed about your health issues -YOU lead your health care team! Never be afraid to get a second opinion.
47. Learn from your mistakes and become stronger. NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!
48. Strength training is important it helps prevent osteoporosis.
49. Walk more instead of riding around -you see more and can enjoy the neighbour's yards :)
50. Do one fun thing everyday -ENJOY LIFE! You only have one shot at it!
Happy 50th to me!
Peace, Live Long and Prosper!

  
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LUNADRAGON 6/16/2012 1:27PM

    Happy Belated 50th birthday!
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    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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Did you write those words of wisdom? They were quite insightful.

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ENUFF81020 6/11/2012 10:27PM

    There's a lot of wisdom in your half a century, my friend. I guess I should add 6 things to make us "even" but you took all of the good ones, (Ha Ha)
Thanks for this gift to us on your birthday!!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2012 2:25AM

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Happy belated 50th birthday, Linda!!!!!! I hope your special day was as special as you are!!!
50 Life Lessons for 50 Years of Living! What a super list!!!




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BTRTHANEVA 6/2/2012 7:03AM

    Talk about being a day late... while you were celebrating your 50th ~ I was helping celebrate my husband's 60th!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, LINDA!

In tribute to you and this wonderful list, I'm copying it and sending it to everyone who matters in my life... Isn't it ironic that on YOUR birthday, you're still giving inspirational gifts to all of us!!! Time to pay this one forward!!!

Love you!

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CRYSTALJEM 6/1/2012 12:39AM

    Your list is great. I intend to keep it handy. My friend used to tell me that "the only way to predict the future is to create it." May you enjoy each and every part of it. CJ

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/1/2012 12:18AM

    Happy Birthday, Linda, and many more. We love you and your great blogs.

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JUNEAU2010 5/31/2012 8:03PM

    emoticon Happy birthday, Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUDITHWITHROW 5/31/2012 7:58PM

    Saw the title and knew I wanted to read it! Very insightful! Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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DORCAS9 5/31/2012 7:16PM

    Happy 50th Birthday, Linda! emoticonI love those 50 Life Lessons, they are so full of wisdom, in fact I am going to save them to follow too!! emoticon emoticon
Have a lovely day & may this coming year be all you hope it to be!
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WATERMELLEN 5/31/2012 7:06PM

    Yay fifty!! And those are fifty nifty tips, absolutely . . . that pretty much define what makes YOU such an outstanding exemplar of the niftiness of fiftiness, because you live 'em, yes you do!

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LEXIE63 5/31/2012 6:39PM

    Happy Birthday!

I'm not suggesting 50 is elderly, this joke just ticked me. :-)

Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning.
Ethel noticed something funny about Mable's ear and said,
"Mable, did you know you've got a suppository in your left ear?"

Mable answered, "I have? A suppository?"
She pulled it out and stared at it.

Then she said, "Ethel, I'm glad you saw this thing.
Now I think I know where my hearing aid is."

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DEDICATED2HIM 5/31/2012 4:44PM

    Thanks for the great advice Linda. And what a great idea to do for your 50th birthday...I may steal your idea :)

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 5/31/2012 4:13PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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SUNNYARIZONA 5/31/2012 3:54PM

    THAT IS A POSITIVE OUT LOOK ON YOUR 50TH. I had no problem turning 50, or 60, ha!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 5/31/2012 2:16PM

    Loved it!

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GIANTPANDA 5/31/2012 1:40PM

    emoticon Great advice! I learned one of those lessons for swimming in a rip current--never, ever give up! emoticon Happy Birthday!

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Saturday's Sweat & Sloth :P

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Started out my morning 'resting' in, may have gotten four hours sleep, good for me, with the usual wake ups. Then it was breakfast and slathering the Volteran on like it was lotion, and off to Zumba and kickboxing! Enjoyed myself and even the ride there and back wasn't so bad. Then I went to the grocery store to pick a pepper and get my Humira. Then it was back home to put the Humira in the fridge and back out again to a specialty confectionery that sells splints. I got one for my left hand, wrist and thumb. Its stiffer then I would like, wanted something a bit more flexible, but its great support. Not sure if its too stiff for me to exercise in though :( I can't grip anything with it..Then a shower and picking out a nice outfit for the evening. It was a small turnout for our Awards Night, with only 18.5. But they were really happy with how well the steaks were done and tasted. The guys doing the cooking were experts -they took a giant beef tenderloin and managed to slice it all up to get their steaks at a much better cost then buying them already cut!
I enjoyed my baked beans, 1/2 a baked potato with real butter, ceasar salad and Costco buttercream icing cake -there was white and chocolate, so big sinner that I am, had both, and corner pieces to boot. Total damage for the day 4200 calories!! Looks like there will be more workouts in my future -some of those awesome threesomes ;)
Its been a fairly quiet game and I feel bloated like a stuffed turkey. I should know better. Oh well. I don't sleep well anyway. Doubt this will all be digested by the time its bedtime. I ate 142 fat grams for the day, that will slow everything down :P
I hope you all did better with your long weekend holiday!!!
Have a Super Sunday!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/1/2012 7:52PM

    I have never been to a Costco...don't think we have any in our area. I know those calories would never dare stick around you long. You will just go kickin' them out the door!!! Glad you enjoyed a great day. The cakes sound delicious also.
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CATIATM 5/29/2012 6:19PM

    I've never been to Costco, but you're about the fourth Sparker who has mentioned it having tasty food. ... I wonder if that should be an inducement to find one -- or a cautionary tale to avoid them! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THJORA 5/29/2012 4:52PM

    Costco cake is my favorite!!! And fresh cut steaks . . .YUM!!! Boy, you don't do anything half way, do you??? Sounds like a great day. And I concur with everyone else - I'm sure you'll have the calories burned off in no time!!

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ENUFF81020 5/28/2012 8:09PM

    Hi Linda,
Yep, I'm alive and well and havedn't forgotten how to spark--just been busier than busy. I am learning that the way I fall asleep is to wait until last to spark and I will inevitably fall asleep with the laptop in my lap. My husband comes and gently slides it away, knowing that anytime I can get sleep that I need to get it. I have missed a lot of sparking that way, but my days have been hectic...
I had a nice corner piece of cake at a retirement gathering and I couldn't eat it all--I tossed hapf of it and most of the icing in the trash. I don't know what has gotten in me lately because I used to go for that with the best of them. I felt awfully guilty though--I still haven't learned how to be good about pitching food.
I wish your awards program had had a better turn out, I know how important this team is for you and what you enjoy doing. I am tickled that you got the best out of it and enjoyed the people who did attend.
Take care and I hope to get back on schedule for sparking after school is "over." I am so glad that you still take time to reach out to me when using the computer is the ordeal it is for you. I haven't been able to keep up with my spark friends and have lost track of many of them--but you are such a good friend and are always there.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia


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JUDITHWITHROW 5/27/2012 10:35PM

    Sounds like you enjoyed the awards night. My uncle used to slice his own steaks too. Since you don't often splurge, I know you'll work off those extra calories..smile.

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SUNNYARIZONA 5/27/2012 9:52PM

    Good heavens 142 grams of fat?! MY GOODNESS! And 4200 calories...well, they do say, we can have 1 splurge day a week! Guess that was yours! Doubt it will really affect the weight though, not the way you work out! ha...

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/27/2012 7:12PM

    I don't know about you, but sometimes when I overeat I sleep BETTER! Hope this turns out to be the case. Glad you enjoyed it!

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WATERMELLEN 5/27/2012 6:33PM

    Corner pieces!! I'm in your corner, Linda: if I'm gonna eat cake it'll be corner pieces every time I can . . . one of each, please, chocolate AND vanilla!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/27/2012 2:32PM

    Oh, yum! Butter cream and corner pieces - my favs!!!! Glad you enjoyed them!

HUGS!!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/27/2012 10:07AM

    I think I am under your spell. Whatever you write you end up being my hero. Corner pieces and two of them, sounds like ME! Corner pieces are the best, if you are gonna do it do it right! emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 5/27/2012 9:32AM

    Sounds like a great time, in spite of the extra calories - and once-in-awhile, I don't think eating like that is a huge problem - just don't do it every day!
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JUNEAU2010 5/27/2012 9:26AM

    Kickboxing looks like fun - I wish I had the balance to do it! Sounds as if the evening was fun and the food was good. You did not share what you wore - you mentioned a few blogs ago something about a concern about having more dressy clothes that fit right. Have a fabulous Sunday!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/26/2012 11:04PM

    Well, as the doctor told my husband, if you're going to eat it, enjoy it a lot. It sounds like you did.

Glad you had a good day.

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Friday's Fare

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I woke up too early as usual, went to sleep for an hour more, but got up and took my Fosomax. I would have been up early enough to go to the bootcamp class, but after the three classes yesterday, I gave my head a shake, what was I thinking. I needed some recovery time. So I took my medicine, Sparked, had breakfast, Sparked some more, then went right back to bed and woke up in time for lunch preparations. I could feel my muscles today in certain moves, but was quite happy the left arm wasn't any worse. Then off to bridge where my partner and I came second. Then it was back home and I just had time to change and get ready for a Step II class. I had a little difficulty understanding and hearing this instructor properly. Then I finally figured out why. Instead of calling out each upcoming move clearly, she was condensing them into sort of one word. But after seeing the routine a couple of times, I did figure it out. It was run at a fast speed so I could understand why it was done this way. It does keep you guessing when the various instructors all do different steps and patterns..
Tomorrow morning its Zumba and kickboxing, then running the Awards Night at the club.
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Linda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/1/2012 7:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your great workouts. Your great work always inspire me!!! I love reading your blogs even if I don't get to the right away!!!
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KNITTABLES 5/26/2012 8:52PM

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WATERMELLEN 5/26/2012 8:17PM

    You stay busy AND fit! I thought your comments on that obesity school video were so insightful . . . people get desperate. I expect most parents must be financing it by mortgaging their homes or using retirement savings . . .

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 5/26/2012 5:14PM

    Once again, you continue to amaze and inspire me!!
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JUNEAU2010 5/26/2012 1:55PM

    Good for you for taking the rest and congrats on the great bridge game!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/26/2012 11:06AM

    I admire all you are doing! Yes, don't forget that recovery time. It is important, too. Second in bridge shows you are using the brain as well. Good, good! -Marsha

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POSITIVELY_EB 5/26/2012 9:50AM

    emoticon for coming in second!!! That's the way to do it!!

HUGS!!!

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SUNNYARIZONA 5/26/2012 1:53AM

    Thanks Linda for the goodie!!!
You are so busy as always, takes my breath away! ha...

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/26/2012 12:32AM

    You definately stay busy, gf. Have a great weekend.

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LINDA! 5/26/2012 12:10AM

    Wow! You do have a very busy weekend ahead. Enjoy!

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GIANTPANDA 5/26/2012 12:09AM

    Congrats on those bootcamp moves and all those amazing workouts! Have an awesome weekend! emoticon

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