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Being productive... I guess

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Another productive day today. It was my parents' anniversary, so I made them a lovely lunch. We had baked lemon swai, fresh chard and beet greens, beets, and zucchini, with watermelon for dessert. Mom actually ate a whole plate of food. She hasn't had much appetite since she came home from the hospital, so I was glad to see her eating. Dad and I moved furniture out of her old room upstairs after lunch. We had to carry it down stairs and around to the back of the house where dad had cleared a space. I also started cleaning off one of the remaining bookshelves I have to empty. It is slow because I have to go through every single piece of paper. My big accomplishment was not falling backwards down the staircase when we were moving the 7 drawer dresser. It was a close thing!

This evening I walked the dog, then changed into workout clothes and went for a run. 3.2 miles in 31 minutes. That seems to be about my normal pace. Of course today I took two walking breaks, so my running pace was a little faster. It wasn't very hot and it kept trying to sprinkle on me. I sort of wish it had rained on me. I want to get to the point where running the whole 3.2 miles is an ordinary occurrence. As it is I have to struggle to run the whole thing right now. Next week when I go to DC, I am going to keep up the running. I plan on taking a slight break when I go to Ithaca, as I will be doing other active things that weekend... and then the following weekend is the 5k. Cooper is going to be spending a lot of time with my parents in the next three weeks. Hope he doesn't get to feeling abandoned.

I half killed my computer. It will only run firefox now. The power went out the other night, and mostly fried it. I have never partially killed a computer before. Usually if it is dead then it is all the way dead. My brother said he will try and fix it on Monday.

I am off to make dinner now. I have fresh picked lettuce and basil, so I am going to have a big salad. I love the taste of fresh basil. Yum!
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BONNIEMARGAY 7/28/2013 2:37PM

    Sounds delicious! Good luck with the computer.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/28/2013 1:38PM

    Sounds like a great day. Hope your brother can help with the computer. It sucks when they are gone!!!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/28/2013 9:01AM

    Sounds like you had a great day! I hope I can make my Sunday as productive as your Saturday, because yesterday was a bust for me LOL. Hope you get your computer fixed!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/28/2013 12:18AM

    I hope your computer gets fixed.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/28/2013 12:06AM

    You are doing a fabulous job with the running ! I hope your brother can resurrect your computer !

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COLLEENROSTE 7/27/2013 11:37PM

    fresh garden salad- the best.
I'm sure Cooper will enjoy spending time with your mom and dad as much as they enjoy having the grandpup out on the farm with them. And he is getting braver with life in general again too emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 7/27/2013 9:49PM

    Fresh herbs in salad are delish. Try parsley or cilantro. Awesome.

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GEMINIGEM6 7/27/2013 9:12PM

    I'm glad it seems your mom is feeling better. :) Sounds like you have some exciting things coming up. I'm sure Cooper will be fine. I know how it is to worry about your furkid though. Lol. That salad you plan to make sounds yummy!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/27/2013 9:06PM

    You are doing so great with the running. I'm starting the 5K 101 program. I love how you keep challenging yourself!

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