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I met a new Spark Friend today


Saturday, February 02, 2013

My exercises are complete I just did cardio. I did do 70 minutes walking 4 miles with Leslie Sansonne -Power walk 4 miles video.

My steps are lower then I anticipated but I was walking on a yoga mat to keep the noise down. Not a smart move since the pedometer on the rug and Yoga mat do not always record the steps on the pedometer since rhe soft surface cushions the heel strike.

I am thinking I should buy a fit bit, knowing me I will not be able to use it. It sounds so complicated. I have looked at it often and the fact it will record sleep intrigues me. I will ponder on it some more. Maybe I should give myself a major incentive to finish my challenge and if I am happy with the results I will buy one for myself.

My pedometer says 9575 today. I have been very busy but getting up at 10 am was a big surprise. DH was up ahead of me and he struggled with his socks and ankle brace rather than awaken me. He is such a good guy for me.
This week a new member came up on a Spark message board and I knew she was in Maine looking for someone near by. I am not near by but I visit the community she lives in often since I go to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens as often as we can.
She mentioned she was going to participate in an art show at a local Greenhouse near my home. I had to pick up a prescription so I asked DH if it was OK to head out there. He said no problem we do have our cell phones.
I picked up the prescription and drove less than 10 miles to get to the Greenhouse. Someone left as I drove in so I had very few steps to walk to get inside. I walked through the exhibition and some artists had names on others did not. I searched and found her. She was not expecting me I looked across to be sure I recognized her face somewhat but I also saw her signature on one of her paintings.
I walked up to her and said hello.
She said I looked familiar have we met I said yes on our Spark Page. She let out a woo hoo and I did too and we had eyes on us but we did not care. We had a short chat and I looked at a small picture in a frame that had a butterfly painted so I bought it and then I had to leave. It was nice to meet her and surprise her and we will be communicating since she has just become a member at the gardens,.

When I got home I forgot to check the car mileage I was about to go out when DH said he would go.
He did not take his cane and we have 3 steps with no handrail so I watched as he walked down the steps. My heart was pounding and I wanted to go give him a hand but he was determined so I just had to wait and see.
He was in the driveway with a big smile and a THUMBS UP.
So another good day was accomplished for us.
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GRACEISENUF 2/6/2013 11:40PM

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great blog and I am glad you met your new friend

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ARTJAC 2/4/2013 11:32PM

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SUNNY332 2/4/2013 8:07PM

    What fun - a new Spark Friend. Love it!

Headed to St. Louis in the morning. We will meet with Sis's
medical team about her Rehab process. I am in hopes they will
send her back here to do her Rehab. The Social worker said they were
talking to the hospital and they too hope they can. We will know more
tomorrow.

We will be gone just one night so see you when we get home.

Sunny

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LITTLEWIND53 2/4/2013 3:26PM

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PICKIE98 2/4/2013 2:33PM

    Sparking a new friendship,,great!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/4/2013 1:21PM

    I have thought about a Fitbit too for the same reason.

It is so cool you got to meet a sparkfriend and under really nice circumstances and even buy her art.

I am so glad to see you husband doing so well. His recovery is fantastic.

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MIDCOASTMOXIE 2/4/2013 7:04AM

    What a great day! How nice you met another Spark friend! Big WOO HOO all around!! emoticon

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MILLISMA 2/3/2013 8:02PM

    What a great day that was!!!! Not only did you meet another spark friend, but DH made great strides again. How exciting for both of you!!

hugs....Mary Anne

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NEEDSHELP52 2/3/2013 4:52PM

    Pat, that was so nice with you meeting another SP member. I just had to smile.
I where my pedometer on my shoelaces. It records so many more steps then in my pocket. I did it at work today. A few people asked me about it.
Hooray for your DH. He is improving so fast. Glad things are good. How is his shingles? I've lost track of that.
HUGS, Terry

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POOHGIRL1970 2/3/2013 3:13PM

    Sounds like another wonderful day! Just FYI I have a fitbit one....very easy to us! NOthing to it, it does all the tracking for you, and you can see your progress anytime of the day on the fitbit one. Just bought another one for my daughter. Very small clips on my pants and the band you use at night is fairly comfortable. And I only have to recharge it maybe every two weeks!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/3/2013 12:03PM

    Might one of your walking friends help you with a fitbit?
How fun to meet a friend!
Go, dh! So happy to hear his progress.

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DOWNEASTLASS 2/3/2013 11:35AM

    Sounds like a fantastic day for you! So glad that Fred is making such good progress!

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IMAGINGPRO 2/3/2013 9:00AM

    You have had a great day. It was just meant to be, to met that lady that also Sparks. It is good that you were able to meet her and also buy one of her paintings. It was good that it happened.

I am happy to hear that your DH made it down the stairs without his cane and no help from you. That is just wonderful.

Keep up the good work.

Love Dot
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BETHGILLIGAN 2/3/2013 8:18AM

    What a great day!! So glad you were able to get out and about--that is so good for you; something you need. How great you made the effort to meet a new Spark friend!! How is Fred's pain? I hope it's improving! Have a great Sunday!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/3/2013 8:13AM

    Well, just one word to sum it up: WOOOO HOOOOOOoooOOOO!

I am tickled at Fred's progress! Way to go. He gets a huge WOOO HOOOOooo too!

HUGS and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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CHALLENGER15 2/3/2013 7:04AM

    What a great day, my friend! I enjoyed reading about it.

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EFFIEANNIE 2/3/2013 7:04AM

    I"m glad you got out and met a new Sparkfriend. You needed to get out a little since you have been home so long. Good for you!

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123ELAINE456 2/3/2013 6:48AM

  It is Wonderful that You met a new Spark Friend. WOOHOO For DH Too. Tell Him to be very Careful too though. Sound Like another Great Day for the Both Of You Too. Get a Good Night Sleep. God Blessings To Everyone on this Lord's Day. Enjoy It. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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ROSEWCI 2/3/2013 5:21AM

    How wonderful to meet another Sparker! How fun! And WooHoo for DH! Sounds like he's on the mend!!! EnJOY the weekend!

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GOANNA2 2/3/2013 4:54AM

    Awesome Pat! I am so happy for both of you.
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MRSAGAIN2 2/3/2013 4:43AM

    What a sweet blog entry!

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NASFKAB 2/3/2013 4:40AM

  great meeting a new friend must be gorgeous

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RD03875 2/3/2013 3:18AM

    Glad you got to meet a new friend!

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EGGBASKET1 2/3/2013 1:40AM

    WOO HOO FOR DH !!! WAY TO GO ! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY YOU HAD, GLAD YOU GOT TO MEET ANOTHER SPARK FRIEND ! HUGS...EGG

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BRAVELUTE 2/3/2013 12:06AM

    Giant Leaps for all!!

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EVWINGS 2/2/2013 11:59PM

    Great news, PAt! For both of you. i feel so joyous!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/2/2013 11:51PM

    That Woo Hoo when 2 sparkers meet! LOL it's unique.

I'm glad you're enjoying your challenge. Everyon I know who is using the Fitbit really likes it. My cousin got hers on Amazon.com for about $50.00

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TERRI289 2/2/2013 11:43PM

    What a wonderful day..all the way around...

Congrats to you both, now go to sleep!!! HUGS!!!

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