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Running around NAKED

Wednesday, November 27, 2013




I never have felt SO NAKED !

I lost my dear, little Fitbit.

Hubby and I had to get out of the house and walk. We have been busy searching for a new mattress. We went two days to stores searching. It's super hard to find a mattress that we could agree on. While we both wanted a firm mattress, I didn't know that there were so many different types of firms. He liked minimally padded, rock hard firm mattress at the first stores. When I initially lay down on the beds, they felt OK, but after a bit I felt like someone clobbered me with a hammer all over my back. My body ached.

The next day after being adjusted by the chiropractor we went to another store. I laid on a few bed and I was thrilled. I grabbed hubby and said I like this one. It's firm, but it has a nice pillow top so it's cushy. I don't feel all beat up. They had many beds by this brand, but we agreed on one. YEA. The sales girl looked to be in her 20's. We told her since the bed was not on sale we wanted two free pillow and free delivery, and no tax. She agreed. She rang hubby up with a smile on her face. She slid one paper under another, handing him one to sign that had the no sales tax and free pillow price. He signed. We got home and his receipt said another price. She added in the sales tax. It was so sneaky. She said she never meant to give us free taxes. She kept trying to change her story. She lied. Hubby said if you don't change the bill and honor your word then the transaction will be canceled. It was only then did she refund the proper amount. That's why we had to get out. We were stressed.

I got changed into walking clothes. Hubby asked where I wanted to walk. I said anywhere. He decided he wanted to go to a historical trail above Whiskey Town Lake. In the beginning you walk over a couple of wooden bridges over a large creek that flows over some rocks and a glittery sandy bottom. Salmon were laying their eggs in the clear waters below. It was lovely. As we crossed the bridge an older lady came up to cross. She had a rock in one hand and a golden retriever in the other. I asked her if she found a treasure and her face lit up as the golden sat on my foot and leaned against my body. She showed us a rock filled with fossils as I unknowingly petted her lovely skunk scented dog. He was such a nice dog, well mannered. Fortunately the skunk scent didn't last long on my hand.

We hiked past an old historical house, past a barn, beyond the care takers cottage. Our trail took us up by an abandoned gold mine that was fenced up. The trail was packed with acorns making the footing tricky. The ground was wet from the rains that passed a few days ago, the air was cool, brisk and smelled fresh. The sounds of the freeway left as we pressed deeper into the woods. We went up and over a winding trail that followed the creek where they mined gold. I kept my eyes open for a glimmer, hoping, dreaming. . .





The farther we walked into the woods the deeper the moss grew on the trunks of the ancient oak, cedar, and pine trees. A bit off the path a small tree was bent over like an arch, covered with thickly with moss. I imagined it looked like a place that if faeries existed would like to go under to watch an event. Next to the arch laid a giant tree covered with more moss, so one could sit comfortably and watch events. We walked further up the trail until it ended where the creek crossed over it. If we had wading boots perhaps we could of gone on further. For us it was the end of the trail





On our way back we met the Canadian lady exploring the fenced off mine. She was traveling alone from Canada going rock hounding. Her next stop was the Agate beach on the coast. Wow. My favorite place.





As we hiked I had the feeling like I was moaning a long lost friend. The step count would of been going higher and higher, but without my little buddy who knows how far I really walked. It felt like a GAZILLION MILES. My legs were exhausted by the time I made it back to the car. It was uphill for half the walk. I DID GOOD. I did SUPER good for me on the hike. I walked uphill for a long distance, which for me with the MS is super hard. I felt like I achieved lots of improvements in my walking and gait over the last two months. The Bioness and the new homeopathic patches for MS are helping along with the juicing.

The good news is I found the Fitbit when I got back home. It was on my first set of clothes I wore earlier in the day.

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STELLASMYBEBE 12/3/2013 10:35AM

    Sounds beautiful :)

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JIBBIE49 12/1/2013 12:50AM

    Hugs

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RAINA413 11/30/2013 10:56PM

    What a great hike! Glad you found your Fitbit. I seriously can't be without mine.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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KNYAGENYA 11/30/2013 9:01AM

    Wow! Quite a day!

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SUSANBEAMON 11/30/2013 12:54AM

  sounded like a nice hike.

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DS9KIE 11/29/2013 7:53PM

    sounds like a great hike

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EMPRESSAMQ 11/29/2013 8:22AM

    What a great hike! Glad you found your Fitbit. I lost mine a while back and ran right out and bought another one. Can't be without it.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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JANIEWWJD 11/29/2013 12:54AM

    Thank the Lord you found your fitbit!!!!
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ALIDOSHA 11/28/2013 4:41PM

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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SWEETNEEY 11/28/2013 3:09PM

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SEAJESS 11/28/2013 3:45AM

    emoticon Zen koan ~ if a woman goes on a walk but loses her FitBit, did she meet her exercise goals?
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/28/2013 2:12AM

    What a great hike.

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DJ4HEALTH 11/28/2013 2:08AM

    That is great that you walked all of that with ms and so glad that you did find the fitbit too.

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SYDLETZIII 11/28/2013 12:13AM

    Wow- Way to negotiate. Sorry about have a happy Happy Thanksgiving.

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ARTJAC 11/27/2013 11:43PM

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MJ7DM33 11/27/2013 11:21PM

  Beautiful hike! I'm happy that you found your fitbit! Thx for sharing!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/27/2013 10:56PM

    I'm glad you found your Fitbit again. You had a good day overall.

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TOKIEMOON 11/27/2013 8:54PM

    I'm so glad your day ended well after being swindled by a commission-hungry salesperson. You described your walk so beautifully. And I'm very glad you found your Fitbit. I'ld feel naked and lost without mine, as well.

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4RASCALS 11/27/2013 8:49PM

    What an exciting day you had. Your walk sounded so wonderful. Don't know where you live, but you definitely have great scenery. Maybe the fairies do watch.
Glad you found your Fitbit. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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WALLAHALLA 11/27/2013 8:07PM

    I have attached my fitbit to a sweat band that I wear around my ankle. It has never come loose, and I've never forgotten it that way.

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4KWALK 11/27/2013 7:13PM

    It must have been a great hike. Extra special because your hubby went with you.

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FLMOMX2 11/27/2013 6:19PM

    Sounds like a good day, but sorry you left your Fitbit.

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CATLADY52 11/27/2013 6:05PM

    Sounds like a great day to be out and about. emoticon

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ERLYWA 11/27/2013 5:58PM

    Other than the dishonest sales clerk, it sounds like a great day! You described your hike so well that I felt like I was there walking it with you :)

Happy Turkey day tomorrow!

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PHOENIX1949 11/27/2013 5:18PM

    I love a happy ending. Yeah on the FitBit. Enjoyed the descriptive blog.

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MAMISHELI53 11/27/2013 4:50PM

    How lovely! And I am SO glad you found your fitbit!

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MOTHEPRO 11/27/2013 3:58PM

    Beautiful walk! I'm so glad you found your Fitbit!

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PAMNANGEL 11/27/2013 3:19PM

    The mattress shopping sounded stressful, but the walk certainly made up for it. I don't have a FitBit, but I do understand how you feel. I'm forever misplacing my pedometer...and my Bluetooth...and my keys. Even misplaced my car once. All before I started having the Mental Pauses! 😉

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BIGPAWSUP 11/27/2013 2:51PM

    What an awesome hike! I'm so proud and happy for you.

At least you have your fitbit back - that is an awesome thing.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/27/2013 2:42PM

    That was a beautiful blog about your walk. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you found your friend when you got home.

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FEMISLIM 11/27/2013 2:23PM

    You are blessed!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/27/2013 2:21PM

    OMG! That's terrible what that clerk did. Man, I would have been point blank telling her that if ANYONE asked me about where to look for a mattress, I would NOT recommend that store, and believe me . . . word of mouth trumps any $$$$ amt. spent in media advertising.

Glad you found the fitbit! Hurray!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/27/2013 1:51PM

    Yippeee! You found your FitBit AND you had a lovely walk outside AND you met a nice woman with a nice (albeit aromatic) dog AND you got the new mattress for the agreed upon price. Sounds like things are going well. I wish I could have been there on your hike. Sounds LOVELY!

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GENRE009 11/27/2013 1:04PM

    Gosh it sounds like you live in God's country. Everything is so alive, and vibrant. I am glad you got out to walk. I have a guard time with mattresses too. The only one I could sleep on was Sealy Posturpedic, now I have a firm water bed mattress. Love your boots, I used to have a pair of hiking boots just like them. take care, have a nice peaceful holiday. The thought of the far driving, and exhausting myself by eating foods that ruin my health isn't something I look forward too. I know it's all about getting together with people you care about! Bless you my friend & your lovely husband. lol eva.

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KMVBBAM 11/27/2013 1:03PM

    Again you helped me visualize your walk, well done. I'm glad you found your little friend, the fitbit.

Mattress shopping is not fun when the spouse likes the bed one way and you like it another. Then to top it off with the receipt problem but nice way to take away your stress on the beautiful walk.

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RICKI157 11/27/2013 1:00PM

    Glad you found your little buddy!!!!! I feel totally lost without my pedometer!!!!!
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WINE4GIRL 11/27/2013 12:43PM

    I'm so glad you went back on the sales clerk! I had to replace my phone and checked at the store on the deductible, which was $50. When I tried to replace my phone, the deductible was $150! My husband went to the store and the same clerk told him I had lied! Customer service honored the $50 deductible, but we will be looking for a new cell service provider.

Have you tried the SP mileage tracker? You can draw out your route and it tells you how far you walked. Won't help with your step count, but it's something!
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NASFKAB 11/27/2013 12:30PM

  thanks for sharing the beautiful hike with us

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/27/2013 12:20PM

    Wow!! The Trail you hike is Absolutely Beautiful!!
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PGHP31CK 11/27/2013 11:55AM

    So happy that you found your fitbit! I'd be lost without my pedometer. The walk sounds wonderful!

Proud of you and your hubby for holding the sales lady accountable -- don't promise it if you aren't going to deliver it!

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LJCANNON 11/27/2013 11:53AM

    emoticon What a GREAT Way to Burn Off the Stress!! The Decision to Get Out And Move when Faced with a Stress like that is an NSV in My Book!!

emoticon The Trail sounds Absolutely Beautiful!! And the Bonus is that you found your FitBit!! AWESOME!!

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PEG2584 11/27/2013 11:22AM

    It sounds like your hike was exceptional! What a pretty place.
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MERRYMARY42 11/27/2013 11:22AM

    so happy that you found your fitbit, I have misplaced mine a couple of times, usually I left it on my robe, or like you another set of clothes, I have missed up to 1/2 day, and then really have to move to get up to 10,000 steps on it,
you had a lovely walk, I enjoyed your blog thoroughly. emoticon Happy Thanksgiving

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