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A new addition...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I was out walking the dog this afternoon and spotted an elliptical in front of a house that is for sale. The elliptical had a big FOR SALE sign on it and a phone number. I glanced at the phone number, as we walked past. I repeated it to myself a couple of times thinking I would call when we got home from our walk. (I couldn't call during our walk, because my cell went through the washing machine and no longer works.) I figured I would call and find out how much they were asking. I also figured it might be sold by the time we got home, as it was at the start of our 6 mile route. So, I called the phone number (which I remembered... Miracle of miracles!), got a price, and asked if I could pick it up tomorrow, thinking I would borrow my dad's truck. The guy selling it asked where I live, and I told him I live just down the street, and he offered to deliver it. So, I am now the proud owner of my very own elliptical, which is sitting in my living room. I used it for about 15 minutes this evening. I am guessing on the time because the computer needs batteries, which I am getting from my parents tomorrow in exchange for some of the muffins I baked this evening.

So, it was a good day. Went out to my parents' house earlier than usual this morning as we decided lasagna would be a good idea for lunch, and that takes longer to make than the stir fries, or other things I tend to make for them. Dad and I stopped at the grocery store and got mozzarella and ricotta (both part skim). Well, I went in the store while dad stayed in the truck with Cooper. Cooper always acts like he thought I would NEVER come back when I leave him in the truck with my dad. Silly dog! Anyway, I assembled the lasagna, washed the pots and dishes we used to prepare the various components, then took Cooper for a short walk while it baked. I recorded our walk as regular walking, but it was more like hiking, as I left him off the leash and took him back on the wooded trails behind my parents' house. We got back in time to pull the lasagna out of the oven, then I took Cooper back out while the lasagna set. Finally, we sat down to our meal of spinach lasagna, red bell pepper slices and watermelon. The lasagna turned out really well. Dad even had seconds. After lunch I left Cooper with dad and zipped down to my elderly friend, Peter's, place to trim his cat's claws. He pays me a little bit on occasion, and he pays me a little extra if I let him take my picture. He was in a photo sort of mood today. He pissed me off though. He told me to stop losing weight, because he thinks I look "gaunt"! Grrr... I think I look pretty healthy. Anyways... After leaving his irritating company I went to the store and picked up a few things like dog treats and laundry detergent. You know, useful things. I wanted to stop at the book store, but I stopped myself. It is sad. It is our last book store in town and they are closing at the end of this month. The internet sales and e-readers drove them out of business. We still have a used book store in the next town, but they are only open on the weekends. But I digress. I filled the gas tank in my dad's truck, which I borrow on a fairly regular basis, then went back to my parents' to get the dog. Dad was out brush chopping, so I bounced on their rebounder for 15-20 minutes while I waited for him. I came home with a bag full of food from their house. I took some of the ingredients for the lasagna with me this morning, but returned with more food than I took! I even got a half dozen cage free chicken eggs. How cool is that? After getting back from our 6 mile walk this afternoon I mixed up another batch of applesauce oatmeal muffins, this time with craisins and walnuts.

I ended up walking 9.9 miles with the dog, plus whatever I walked while cooking and running errands, but who knows how much that amounted to as I didn't have my pedometer on for most of the day. I also did two SP videos, just for variety. Now, that I have the rower and elliptical, and some weights I think I will not renew my gym membership when it runs out. I asked my mom to keep an eye out for 15 and 20 pound weights and a rebounder, possibly for my birthday presents this year. That would be so cool. There is a village wide yard sale next weekend that stretches about 20 miles. She said we would look during that for various fitness gear wish list items.

So, my point with all this blathering is that I had a very nice day... the sun even came out!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/28/2013 1:08PM

    emoticon I am looking at getting an elliptical.

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OPTIMIST1948 5/27/2013 6:23AM

    I dont have a place to store any exercise equipment, so I envy your growing collection!

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ANNIE1114 5/26/2013 8:47PM

  Glad that you had a nice day. Reading about your lasagna makes me want some.

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ANYVAR54 5/26/2013 8:38PM

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SHARONSPARKLE 5/26/2013 6:03PM

    It sounds like you kept really busy today! The lasagna sounds delicious!

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GEMINIGEM6 5/26/2013 3:06PM

    Congrats on the elliptical and the food! It def sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for taking us along with you. :)

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DARLY55 5/26/2013 2:42PM

    What a great day! That elliptical was meant for you! Glad you got it, nice of the guy to deliver it you , too!

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BAKER1009 5/26/2013 11:16AM

    Sounds like an awesome day!
I'm so jealous...I wish I had room (and money) for an elliptical! Enjoy!!

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WIO_ALISA 5/26/2013 10:44AM

    Sounds like a busy and productive day.
Lasagna - Yumm! I haven't had any in quite a while.

Wonder what today will bring... emoticon

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KSNANA2 5/26/2013 10:04AM

    That does sound like a very fun day! Enjoy the elliptical!

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MIRMIUM 5/26/2013 9:56AM

    Sounds super busy and fun! I bet you burned a lot more calories than you think with all that running around!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/26/2013 6:58AM

    Sweet deal getting the elliptical. I love mine.

Thanks for sharing your day!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 5/26/2013 6:45AM

    Great find on the elliptical!

I love books and I guess I am from the old generation. It seems people these days like their ereaders. Not me.

Great going on all that exercise! You're an inspiration emoticon

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COLLEENROSTE 5/26/2013 3:11AM

    awesome good day! soon you will be selling memberships too your own home fitness centre or hiring out as a personal trainer (kidding) but how cool is it to have the self discipline and the equipment to maintain your fitness on the cold and blustery days

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/26/2013 1:41AM

    Nice score on the elliptical! Save me a muffin. emoticon

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SLFGOLF 5/26/2013 1:02AM

    You had a great day from the sound of it. I hope you enjoy the elliptical. I find it much more handy to have the equipment at home. I use it much more often than if it is at the gym. Enjoy!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/26/2013 12:07AM

    mmmm...save me some of that lasagna.

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GOING-STRONG 5/25/2013 11:32PM

    Congrats on getting the elliptical... sounds like a good addition to your home gym. I have one and it really can get you sweatin in no time. I call my home gym "The Cat's Meow"... but I'm a cat person.... lol. Have a wonderful week-end.

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SEATTLE58 5/25/2013 11:21PM

    What a nice, fun, eventful, energetic day for you! emoticon All the this and that of exercise really adds up after awhile. Good for you! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/25/2013 11:18PM

    Congratulations!

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DOGLADY13 5/25/2013 10:48PM

    What a great day. I'm trying to not complain about the rain because we need it. But it is so dang cold! There was snow in parts of MA today. I guess I'm envious of the little sun you got today.

Way to score the elliptical.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/25/2013 10:36PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day. Congrats on the elliptical!

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