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Thursday, July 24, 2014

So far this summer has been very busy.... I have managed to replace part of the fence for my backyard, destroyed concrete and got all the concrete in a container. Of course I had help to do it, but I have worked on that project 3 weekends in a row. (include Canada Day weekend wich had 4 days since I took a vacation day on the Monday)

Last weekend I had decided I wouldn't do anything. Ever since June 24th (Quebec's national day), I haven't stopped. each day consisted of going to work, building a fence, using a jackhammer to break concrete, carrying concrete in a container or any combination of all that..... So it was going to be a "do nothing" Saturday. So I vacuumed the pool, mowed the lawn, did some dishes and washed some clothes.... so much for taking it easy!

the washer died over the weekend so i had to go shoping for a new one. We had decided to replace the dryer also since they are both the same age and there was a special on the pair. That got delivered yesterday. I did get some top soil delivered also. This weekend will be time to fill the hole left after taking out the concrete. then I will be able to seed some grass. Soon we will have a nice place on the side of the house.

To give you an idea, the area we took the concrete and asphalt off measures 15 ft by 33 ft. Most of it of concrete... that was a lot of work! I built some muscle! I will try to post some pics as soon as I find the time!

As for my weight, well, it has been going down. Not as fast, but still down. Apparently I have really mastered the art of not eating too much.

6 weeks left before school starts! that will be a major change... I will be in school 4 nights a week from 6 to 9. That will be a major change of pace. It means not being in bed before 11pm 4 nights a week. And since I have to be in the bus by 6h10 am, my nights will be a bit short. I am expecting to have to nap over the weekend.

On another subject, for the last 4 weeks I have been picking up my basket of veggies from a local farmer. I am happy I registered for it this year. So far I have had strawberries 3 times, green onions 3 times, Zuchini 2 times, Lettuce every week, tomatoes every week, bok choy 3 times, Kale once, chou-rave (sorry don't know the name of it in English), beets once, carrots once.... I think I remembered them all... I like going there and finding out what I will be eating for the next week in vegetables. I'm going again tonight!

well that is about it from me... I do miss 2 very special Sparkfriends... hope they both are well.

till the next time,

Hélène
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FITKAT62 7/26/2014 1:19PM

    You sure are busy. Please make sure to take a few minutes each day to enjoy some "me" time.

I have since gotten into the habit of going for long walks with hubby after dinner. Our walks are usually 8500 steps and involve hills that equal 5 flights of stairs. It reminds me of when you and I were virtual running buddies.

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DOVESEYES 7/24/2014 8:27PM

    wow what stamina you have! You have some long days before you hope the weekends are restful.

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