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I have zero motivation...

Monday, April 22, 2013

To visit the site, its odd. I really love it, i've met several great people that live here in Oregon and I've logged in to check for recipes, read a few articles and went on my merry way.

On the bright side we were at the gym every day except Thursday. Saturday we hiked Horsetail to Triple falls, the very first hike we ever did and both vowed never to hike it again. The elevation change was less than most hikes we've done but the grade was more steep and the trail was in rough shape. Many rock falls from recent slides covered the trail making for an extremely uncomfortable hike.

We got the hike done, had some dinner and both sat looking at eachother wondering where the exercise was in our exercise so we went to the gym. Did some strength training and then relaxed in the spa tub since it was empty so we had it all to ourselves :D

Today was a whole different game, it was spend some time on the house day since the forecast called for party sunny... for the record the weathermen in the northwest lie haha We hit the grocery early to get some thing we needed and came home to try to make something our of our disaster of a backyard. I found a kit to build a raised bed for a garden, something I've been wanting to do since we bought the house a few years ago and after several attempts this appeared the best option considering the yard is clay not far below the surface. Veggies are in, and now we see if I can manage to keep them alive in this sun. Growing up in Michigan which was a different climate for growing so I have a bit to learn now

Now its relaxing for the night and another week begins
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ANASARI 4/22/2013 5:17PM

    That is pretty cool about your menagerie, MJ! I bet they are fun to watch. :)

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MJLUVSANIMALS 4/22/2013 12:51PM

    I have raised garden beds. Mainly because I have clay based soil as well. I live in the High Desert of California. I dig a little more below the surface, and have been filling it with almost everything, compost, raked leaves anything that will break down and add more to the soil, and I throw in a couple of bags of potting soil as well. Actually right now I am setting it up for hopefully next season. I also sometimes throw in vegetable and fruit scraps, that break down easily. (Sometimes I catch a rabbit or two munching on those) But I had a Jack rabbit in my yard the other day, and He was HUGE! So I get to see some of the animal life, right in my own back yard. And I have a Raven that brings his things (bagels, doughnuts some sort of bread items) and he lets it soak in the water pan I have out back for the ferals and various asst. I guess. lol

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KALIEDRA 4/22/2013 10:31AM

    If he has back issues all the more reason he should be joining you! I've herniated a disc between the lumbar and sacral vertebrae twice and I refused to have the surgery done they insisted was necessary to prevent it from happening again, I was determined that if I took better care my body should take care of itself... and then I neglected myself for 10 years and here we are.
I have to take a bit more care with my back and when I have extra time in the morning I do pilates to help with the development of my core muscles which will help support the body and take some of that stress off the back.

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ANASARI 4/22/2013 10:01AM

    haha Sun, in the PNW? I don't think so, Tim! *grin*

You guys are SO motivating with all your activity and then the gym, too! My husband said this morning that he's going to try harder to support my desire to exercise together (he has back issues), so I am excite to get to do more of that. I don't like exercising -- not even really going for a walk -- by myself at all, so it will help a lot to have a partner... as you can attest, I'm sure!

Have a good day, from another wayward Midwesterner!
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