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Easy Empty Nester Workout ;)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

I usually work out to my Beachbody and a few other non Beachbody DVD's, but this summer I've been taking a bit of a break from them and doing outside activities to pump my heart up and get my exercise in. "Workouts" such as mowing my lawn - it takes us about 7 to 8 hours by push mower to complete - gardening and taking walks on our gravel road. One other fun workout is fishing. It doesn't really get my heart racing except when there's a fish on the hook :)

Anyway, I just wanted to tell about a new experience for me. Mister and I have been fishing on his time off from work as a form of chillaxin. I am not totally girlie when it comes to fishing. I can put my own worms on the hook and sometimes even get my own line unsnagged :) But I've never 'done up' my own line after the snag comes out of it and the line is free of fish hook and weights. But I've been watching my husband do it for years now. Well, recently I was having a very disappointing run of unwanted snags and about the 3rd time of having to have my husband do it for me, I decided to 'try' it myself. I got the egg sinker on, the split shot, the swivel and the hook on all by myself. Granted I did the knot a little different than what he did on the swivel, but it worked. I was so proud of myself! But alas, when it was time to reel in, I couldn't. Why? Cos when I had started the whole thing, I had the line on the wrong side of the reel. Duh! I was a bit embarrassed and that burst my happy bubble. But my sweet husband assured me he had done that many times, even after he knew how to do this right :)

So far I haven't made that mistake again. And I even tie the knot the same as Mister. lol

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IDAHOFLOWER 1/11/2013 10:33PM

    Wow, I've put the worm on, but not done
the other stuff. I think that is great.
I Loved it Rose emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/9/2013 1:52PM

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NISSANGIRL 8/1/2012 6:36AM

    emoticon job Wanda! sorry, I just saw this blog. I am proud of u for doing it on your own and I bet your hubby is as well! love the pic of the chair and water! Have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WANAKA 7/18/2012 1:35PM

    It is huge, Michele...I'm working on a vlog to show different parts of our yard so people can see why it takes so long :)

That's a funny story you releasing the fish your husband was catching (sounds like he had an exciting time!). We love to eat fish so unless they're too small, they don't get thrown back lol

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BEFIT014 7/15/2012 8:01PM

    7-8 hrs to mow?! emoticon That must be a HUGE lawn! emoticon

Great job on the fishing line.

I remember a few years ago my husband & I went on a 5 day cruise then spent a few days in South Padre. He decided he wanted to go fishing so we went to this huge area with an outcrop. And he was catching 'em right & left--it was like they were just jumping on his line. I felt so bad seeing them flop around in the bucket(yes, there was water in it)that, when he wasn't looking, I released a few of 'em ("Be free, little fishie--be free emoticon )

Fortuneately, he knew not to take me fishing--so he had a sense of humor about it-while cussing me out emoticon

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