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Saturday, April 20, 2013

A pleasant morning of 30 min on the elliptical and 45 min power walking with one weight in my left hand. That just feels so wrong. But so does my right elbow in spite of regular icings, trying to keep working it to a minimum, just not getting any better. It was a gorgeous sunny morning and the air was cold but not harsh as there was no wind yet. Hustled off to bridge to have a 38% game with Mary, who has probably never had a game that low emoticon Nothing was working for us and I was getting the defense wrong more often then not. I came home and ran into the very nice postal lady who again apologized for missing me with my parcels! She had written a note on the parcel pick up slip apologizing for missing me!! She said she ran all over the building looking for the caretaker so she could leave my parcels!! Wow!! They have apparently gotten rid of the deadbeats on my route and given us this gem of a worker!! I won't be able to ever complain about delivery again as long as she is on the job! Sooo hoping she is not temporary on this route!!!
I went and picked up my parcels, alerted by the postie that one was my Bose, so I knew I wouldn't be able to carry that walking home and so took one of the many shopping carts stacked up around my building to the store and picked them up. The other package was my new external hard drive. So the camera and Vitamix still to come :) Can't believe they get them out to you so quick after ordering, so very fast!! Got to love those Air Mile redemptions. Mom also got her Bose today, so that was even faster delivery!!
Also in my mailbox was a Hospital Home Lottery envelope. I had already bought my tickets and hadn't realized the prizes had been drawn for. I won a Keurig Personal Coffee Brewer! Got to laugh, yet another thing I can't use -I hate coffee in particular and hot drinks in general lol. 30 years of supporting that charity and when I actually win something its a bust, typical for my 'winnings' When I won a Grand prize door prize in a health expo a year ago, worth 2500, I ended up giving most of the stuff away too.
The bridge club is holding a sectional tournament for newer players and I don't have anything to do with it, but it is going to interfere with my ability to set up my game for my big Monday team game :( The tourney runs through Sunday evening and then the cleaners are supposed to come in and I would rather not set up before they have had a chance to clean all that mess up. Did I mention bridge players are pigs? They spill their beverages, leave their garbage lying around and generally never clean up any mess they make. I don't want to set up stuff on dirty tables which the cleaners would have to move around to get at. They provide tons of munchies at these games, so there is a constant trail of crumbs.
For my evening exercise, I usually do a Zumba video. But the air in my apartment was smoky and stale and I felt like getting outside. The sun was setting and the wind was developing teeth. I looked at all those shopping carts around the entrances to my building and decided to so something about it and started taking them back to the mall, one by one. Unfortunately, this was how I broke my elbow two years ago (never healed, its still broken) so I can only take one cart at a time but its still a challenge to do over the grabby gravel, uneven heaving sidewalks and the small slope in the parking lot. I took ten in total and by the time I was done I was getting chilled. Temperatures drop fast once the sun goes down here. Chamce of snow or freezing rain this weekend. Swell. They were wrong about it last weekend, have to hope they mess it up again.
So I am going to try rest my elbow for a short weekend at Mom's. We will probably go to the Flea Market being held at a museum tomorrow. My step Dad is interested as they have a lot of old machinery and vehicles from his era.
Hope you have a great weekend and those of you having unseasonable weather like ne -find something fun to do and get away from it all!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Linda
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DEDICATED2HIM 4/23/2013 3:04AM

    I hope you enjoy all the goodies you have coming your way. We hope to see lots of pics from your camera. A Bose and a Vitamax!! I'm very jealous! I hope you use them all in good health.

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ENUFF81020 4/23/2013 1:53AM

    {{{{{{Linda}}}}}}
First of all, although we cannot control the weather, I can sense the severe nature to those "teeth" you mentioned. When you add in the physical condition of your elbow and everything, it is amazing that you decided to get your activity in outdoors. As always, I am impressed with your effort and a bit breathless by your stubborn nature "in doing what you need to do." (I know someone else like that and it isn't quite always what is best for us.)

I don't play bridge, but I gather that 38% isn't the best score in the world. I wonder if that is the "luck" part--with you using your luck on the prize winnings that you had. Maybe you ought to try your hand at an online auction or something with the coffee maker. That way, you could use the prize for something that you want to support. I don't win things as a rule--once in my life, and it was something useless to me as well.

Keep taking gentle care of that elbow--I wish that your medical team could improve it and the quality of your life. I understand the constant, day to day issues with such a problem. I deal with my back in the same way--and although its ups and downs can be bigger and more dramatic than the constant issue with your elbow, I "get" the long-term nature of the pain and problems all too well. It gets to the point that I'd like "just an hour" or whatever small chunk of time is on my mind for it to NOT be a problem. I have to believe that for both of us, there is an answer out there.

Take care, my friend--we will get to the place we need.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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BOPPY_ 4/22/2013 4:34PM

    Great that you're keeping after your workouts. Tendinitis (if that's your elbow problem) takes a long time to heal.

Might be a good idea to give up on the second dumbbell. Being lopsided while walking may "impose" it's own new problems.

Lee emoticon

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LINDA! 4/20/2013 7:42PM

    You are one lucky lady!! You have been successful in winning the contests lately. emoticon Enjoy your weekend. I still am sending you positive thoughts for healing.

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WATERMELLEN 4/20/2013 6:50PM

    So glad you've got such a fab postie! My I love people who care (like my emergency dentist last weekend . . . ). Your story of the Keurig win made me giggle a bit (I'm thinking regifting, right?). I LOVE coffee and have a Keurig at home and at work (and an espresso/latte machine at home as well as a Bodum French press . . . and a Krupps burr coffee grinder, so ya know I mean it!!). But I won a whole lotta stuff at a book launch last week, just buying silent auction tickets to be kind and support the charity . . . it was embarrassing to clean up that way, and had I still been present I would have declined after "prize" one for sure . . . . I'll have to regift and spread it around!

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JUNEAU2010 4/20/2013 2:24PM

    I salute that cart roundup exercise! Good for you, good for your neighborhood!
Take care of yourself, my friend!

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CRYSTALJEM 4/20/2013 10:16AM

    So sorry about your elbow Linda. I can't imagine doing anything with something that broken. The pain must be excruciating.

I love the museum in Saskatoon. It's been a few years since we've been that we had a great time, and the kids absolutely loved it. Hopefully we'll get to do it again this summer maybe.

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LIBBYFITZ 4/20/2013 9:11AM

    emoticon So glad you were able to get out and about!

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LJCANNON 4/20/2013 1:59AM

    emoticon So glad that you finally will get dependable Mail Delivery!
It is just too bad that they can't do something about the Smoke in your Apartment. But you did great finding a way to get in your Exercise! WTG!

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