HARROWJET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HARROWJET HARROWJET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ New Refrigerator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801726 We have been having 'issues' with our refrigerator. We have had a towel on the floor to catch the water that collects there. <BR> <BR> This morning we pulled the fridge out from the wall, washed the floor and tried to clean the hose at the back where we think something was clogging and diverting water from where it was supposed to go. We expect it will work for awhile longer but decided to look for a new one. <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning a new fridge will be delivered and they will remove ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:13:39 EST The Detroit Free Press Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801074 Today's blog is not about anything I have done; it is about pride in two of my children. <BR> <BR> This morning Hubby and I got up early to drive into Windsor to watch the Detroit Free Press Marathon as the participants made their way down Riverside Drive. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645845655.jpg"> <BR> I know this picture isn't very good but the lights show Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor. This was shortly before 7 a.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:27:38 EST Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798897 Last night at bedtime we thought Hubby was starting to get better. We were wrong. He got up this morning early after a restless night. He fell asleep on his chair. When he woke up, he was sweating. He has been sleeping a lot today between quick trips to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> I left him on his own for the morning. It was my first morning to join the ladies at the hospital who are making Burden Bears and quilts for the new Hospice that is being built. We were finished at noon and I me... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:47:34 EST Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798337 Today was my husband's 68th birthday. He did not have a good day. He woke up feeling old partly because he was not feeling well. Before I left for my tai chi class he found out that one of his cousins died last week. When I got home, he was wrapped in a blanket and didn't want much for supper. Fortunately, he says he is now starting to feel better. <BR> <BR> This afternoon when I got the mail, my new Fitbit had come in. Let's hope it works the way it is supposed to. I sure have mis... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:51:12 EST Point Pelee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797646 <link>www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pelee/index.as<BR>px </link> <BR> <BR> Today was Thanksgiving. We did not have plans. There was rain this morning but by noon the air was clear and it was not too cold. We decided to take our bikes and go to Point Pelee. It used to be that you could park outside the gate and ride your bike in but they changed that a few years ago and you have to pay no matter how you enter so we now park inside. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:18:43 EST Sunday Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796947 This afternoon we went for a bike ride on the Greenway. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1314097702.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Ted with the dogs running to keep up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1918568970.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339226580.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1769285649.jpg"> <BR> On our way back to the truck. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:01:11 EST BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796037 Today I realized I am almost out of the obese category of BMI. Four pounds will take me into overweight. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:12:16 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795491 I got notification today that my new Fitbit is on it's way. I was beginning to lose hope. Yesterday when Spark People said that their spark activity tracker was on sale, I almost ordered one. I like knowing how many steps I have walked. I am the same with my bicycle, I had a speedometer one summer and kept track of my mileage. Knowing gives me incentive to try harder. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:23:28 EST Green Tomato Chow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794287 Green Tomato Chow – A Maritime Favourite <BR> Yield: 6 x 500 ml jars <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 6 lb green tomatoes <BR> 1 1/2 lb onions <BR> 1/3 cup coarse pickling salt <BR> 3 1/3 cups granulated sugar <BR> 4 1/2 tbsp mixed pickling spice <BR> 2 tsp turmeric <BR> 2 cups pickling vinegar (7%) <BR> <BR> Read more at: http://www.farmpunk.ca/green-tomato-chow-a<BR>-maritime-favourite/ <BR> <BR> Today I finally got around to making chow. I sliced the tomatoes and onions last night and left... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:13:16 EST October Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792404 It was cold and very windy on my walk to the library this morning. Coming home was better because the wind was at my back. <BR> <BR> I picked my green tomatoes and found a recipe for Green Tomato Chow. I have been looking for a recipe like my mother's. This sounds like it might be similar. Hubby will be happy if it is because he misses Mom's chow. I pulled the tomato and bean plants. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to see his sister again this afternoon. She is doing much better. He is feelin... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:05:18 EST Spark Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790296 <em>511</em> <BR> <BR> October 1, 2014 - You have heard how husbands get in trouble when they forget their anniversary? Well... I don't expect I am in trouble but I did forget my Spark anniversary. This morning when I was thinking about the fact that it is October 1, I realized that September 20 slipped by without a thought. <BR> <BR> September 20, 2004 - Before that date, I had not heard of Spark People. I do not remember what I was doing that evening but I must have been exploring w... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:41:47 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789398 I think I will start working on something else for October. I will still be exercising of course but I need something to keep myself motivated. I will be glad when my new Fitbit comes. I sure miss having a daily record of my steps. <BR> <BR> We went out for supper tonight with other members of the motorcycle club. It was an enjoyable evening. There was a bit of a chill in the air on the ride home but it was not uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> It is shocking to me to see how many leaves are a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:48:19 EST Day 67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788105 Exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day we enjoyed! It was hard to remember it is almost the end of September. <BR> <BR> I went through some of the boxes we brought home from SIL's apartment and took some things to the thrift store. I also took an old printer and monitor to the e-waste site. It felt good to clear space in the basement even though I know Hubby wishes I would get rid of more. I am going through my books to see which ones I am willing to release to the use... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:53:25 EST Friday (Days 65 and 66) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787545 We had a busy day. We drove to the city. We dropped off a couple of boxes at a friends. We also had Hubby's bicycle so he could stop at the bicycle shop for an adjustment. That didn't take very long. From there we went to SIL's apartment to finish emptying it. I got my exercise going up and down the stairs from the storage locker to the van. <BR> <BR> After we finished there, he took me to a used book store I like to visit when we are that end of the city. I got a couple of books on... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:15:00 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786389 We were up early so that Hubby could get ready to go to the hospital to start his volunteering. He was to be there for 8 a.m. It went well and he will go back again next Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Pictures were posted from the Run for Heroes Marathon 10K, half and full marathon. I spent time looking through them looking for people I recognize. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556735515.jpg"> <BR> 10K medal <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:12:01 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785732 Day 63 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> My legs are starting to feel better. Today was a nice day. I walked downtown this morning for a haircut. This afternoon I walked to the library to pick up a book I requested. We will be up early tomorrow morning. Hubby is going to start volunteering at the hospital. Tomorrow he has his orientation. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:04:02 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785043 Day 62 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> My legs are sore. They were really cramping last night at bedtime. Today they are just tired and a little achy. I guess that is to be expected. They worked hard yesterday. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This afternoon we saw my sister-in-law briefly. She is looking so much better. She knew who we were and tried to talk. Apparently she was able to walk with help to the bathroom. We are feeling more hopeful right now. She has been in the hospital ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:43:44 EST My First 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784330 Days 60 & 61 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I was up early to get ready for my 10K. I wanted to have my morning water and something to eat. My son and I had arranged to meet at the site of the events (marathon, half-marathon, 10K) at 10 to 7. I left the house in plenty of time. About 5 minutes after I had left town, I realized I had forgotten my number and had to return home to retrieve it from the kitchen table. I still managed to get to the parking lot before my son. ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:41:07 EST Days 58 and 59 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783230 Thursday night my husband's older sister treated us to supper and a comedy show and all we had to do was pick her up and take her with us. We had a good time and some laughs. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I picked up our bibs for Sunday's 10K. My son and grandson are running. I will be mostly walking. I am hoping I might be able to do some jogging but we will see. My goal is to finish. It may be a rainy morning. <BR> <BR> I was able to visit with my oldest son and his family as the event w... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:54:13 EST Day 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781906 It was another lovely day although it was quite chilly first thing in the morning. Hubby in particular is feeling the cold. I had lunch with my friend at noon. We were watching the yellowjackets from the window of the restaurant. They have a trap hung but there were still a lot of wasps flying around. My friend was stung by one that got into her car on Sunday. Her finger is very itchy. She said it woke her up last night. <BR> <BR> exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:12:54 EST Day 56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781276 Tuesday was a nice day. Hubby and I and the two dogs walked to the post office and pharmacy this morning. I got another new battery for my Fitbit today. I 'think' it is working properly again. I hope so. I want a record of my steps on Sunday when I do 10K. <BR> <BR> exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:40:46 EST Day 55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780574 It was a dull, fall-like day. It rained a couple times. I brought the canvas that covers our gazebo all summer in to store it for the winter (before it rained). I canned some of our tomatoes. We are very happy with the tomatoes this year. They are nicely formed and very tasty. I have not had to cut out any bad spots and we have not needed to discard very many. The green beans have done well too. I should have kept track of how many meals we got from the one package of seeds. Now the ... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:43:22 EST Days 51 - 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779881 The week flew by. I had meetings Tuesday and Thursday nights and all day Saturday. It is part of the training for hospice volunteers. I will miss this Thursday night and make it up in November. Saturday will be another all-day session. It is all very interesting. <BR> <BR> Thursday I also had lunch with my girlfriend. We stopped at a thrift store before returning home. Both of us like to look but neither of us bought anything. <BR> <BR> Today I spent most of the day resting. I did g... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:50:21 EST Days 48, 49, 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777452 I knew I had missed posting a blog on Tuesday but didn't realize Monday was missing too. It has been a busy week but I am staying on track. I am getting my exercise every day. Today it started to rain about 12:30 and it has been raining very hard ever since. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:02:13 EST September 7 - Day 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775351 It is only 7 p.m. but I am fighting to stay awake. It has been a busy day. I got up about 6:30 so that I could eat and get ready for the Harrow Rotary Run to Remember (5K). It was a beautiful morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l251020248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1590659609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l323922005.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My husband was still in bed when I left the ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:27:23 EST September 6 - Day 46 - Do You Know This Bug? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774613 Today is much more comfortable. We had quite a storm last night. It was quite severe in some places. There was a wine festival in a nearby community that was affected. <link>blogs.windsorstar.com/news/storm-las<BR>hes-windsor-shuts-down-amherstburg-win<BR>e-fest </link> It is supposed to be good for the walk/run Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019728692.jpg"> <BR> This morning when I was checking my garden, I found this lovely creature on... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:59:56 EST September 5 - Day 45 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774248 Exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> A storm caused a brief power outage just as I was about to post my blog which means it was lost. Tomorrow is a new day. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 22:01:26 EST September 4 - Day 44 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773598 Exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> It was a hot day and apparently Friday will be also. I hope there is a break before Sunday because I have a 5K that day. (Harrow Rotary Club will be hosting a charity 5 km Run/Walk and Kids' Dash. The event will be held with a view to raising funds for the construction of a Cenotaph to honour veterans.) <BR> <BR> We got some apples this afternoon. The lady was telling us about how hard last winter was on the peach and plum trees. She had none to sell.... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 22:07:13 EST September 3 - Day 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772956 Day 43 of my 10-minutes of daily exercise. <BR> <BR> I walked to the library again this afternoon. Unfortunately the battery in my Fitbit died so I did not get the correct count for my steps today. <BR> <BR> The freezer on our refrigerator has been frosting up more than normal lately. This morning I took everything out and gave it a good cleaning. It is supposed to be frost-free but it is getting old. The stove is also. There are a couple burners that sometimes choose not to work. ... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:49:23 EST September 2 - Day 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772194 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1740662290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since I was successful in uploading a picture yesterday, I decided to try again. These goats at the fair on the weekend were very cute. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day. There were a couple of downpours at a couple of different times during the day. It is not raining right now but it is very humid. <BR> <BR> I walked to the bank and post office this morning and to the library after supper. <BR> At noon my girlf... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:48:28 EST September 1 - Day 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771418 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1607692952.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was an experiment. I have been trying to download pictures for the past few days and I always got the message that the file was too large to save. Tonight I was finally able to download a picture of one of my roses. Isn't it pretty? <BR> <BR> Today was a good first day of September. This afternoon I made some tomato sauce using tomatoes and basil from my garden. Earlier in the summer, it seemed that we ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:52:26 EST Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770653 Monday is the start of a new month. Although the past few days have been summerlike, I feel like I am still waiting for summer to arrive. This summer has been different. We are starting to wonder what kind of a winter will follow. <BR> <BR> This morning Hubby was up early for a Sunday morning. He was headed to the city to participate in the motorcycle ride to help raise funds for the Downtown Mission. Whenever the motorcycle group prepares a meal for the Mission, he likes to help. <BR> ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:34:44 EST Day 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770125 I had lots of walking today. That was a good thing. <BR> <BR> We went downtown to watch the parade at 11:30. It is a typical rural town fair parade - at least I suppose it is typical as I have never seen the parade that other agricultural fairs submit. There are lots of tractors and some of them are quite impressive. Each company seems to have a different colour. John Deere is green and Massey Ferguson is red. There were blue ones and even yellow. There was even one whose tires are no... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:46:33 EST Day 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769627 This is Labor Day weekend which means it is also the annual Harrow Fair. This year is the 160th edition. Tonight the entertainment was Aaron Pritchett. He was good. One of the churches spends much of the year making and freezing pies for the fair. A piece of pie and a cup of coffee is $4. Needless to say, the pie tent is one of the most popular spots at the fair. Of course there is the usual 'fair food' but with my sweet tooth, pie is what I want. <em>471</em> Tonight I had a piece o... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:26:47 EST Day 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768889 I took the dogs to the section of the Greenway I was recently introduced to. I like it there and it is not a long drive to get there. The dogs were happy. We walked for about 70 minutes. <BR> <BR> I have pictures but today is one of those days when I get the message that 'the file is too large to save'. <BR> <BR> exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:55:12 EST Happy Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768308 Day 36 <BR> <BR> We are celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary today. We received lots of greetings on Facebook. That was nice. This afternoon I met with my health coach for a chat to catch up with each other. Tonight we went to The Keg <link>www.kegsteakhouse.com/ </link> . Our son had given us a gift card for Christmas and this seemed like the right time to use it. While we were there we heard a couple at a nearby table getting 'happy anniversary' wishes so we stopped as we were ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:38:24 EST Day 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767656 We went for a short bicycle ride this morning. <em>108</em> I have not been on my bike much this summer so it was good. <BR> <BR> It was a hot, humid day until suppertime when the skies opened up and the rains came down. After it had stopped, Hubby went outside and came back inside for his jacket. Apparently it really cooled down. The air is off and the windows are open again. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now I can hear a ballgame on the TV. Hubby has been watching lots of ball this s... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:46:29 EST Day 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766975 It is a hot humid day and supposed to be worse on Tuesday. I worked in a shaded part of the garden this afternoon. I was happy to see a Monarch butterfly flitting around some of the flowers. There was an article in the newspaper last week saying that their population is improving. It was good to see proof. <BR> <BR> exercise <em>248</em> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:59:26 EST Days 32 and 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766230 On Saturday we covered about 100 miles on the motorcycle before we were home again. We stopped to see SIL briefly. She had been moved to a different room nearer the nurses' station. She was sleeping again. Hubby went back again this afternoon. He said that although she was asleep, she was on her side which is a different position from usual. He took that as a good sign. <BR> <BR> I was up about 7:15 this morning for a walk. It was a good time to be out - quiet and not too hot. I walk... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:34:11 EST Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765131 This morning I finished mowing the grass in the backyard. Hubby started it last night. I also did the strip beside the garage and the front yard. We are looking good for the weekend. With all the rain we have been getting the grass is growing and staying green. <BR> <BR> After Hubby went to the hospital, I did some weeding. Yard pickup is early Saturday morning and I wanted to fill the containers with all those weeds. Our tomatoes are finally starting to ripen and they are really tast... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:35 EST Day 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764497 I got up at 7 this morning and went for a walk with a few jogging intervals. After breakfast, Hubby took me to Leamington so they could check my TB test. It is good. From there, we went to the city to check on his sister. She was sleeping. We left for a few minutes while the technician did an x-ray. We stopped for lunch before heading home to the blood donor clinic. I was a bit late for my appointment but they still took my blood. <em>211</em> They were quite busy today. Home and I ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:36:37 EST Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763866 This morning I walked downtown for a massage. It was great. Afterward, I met my friend for lunch and then we went to see my health coach. She has agreed to coach both of us for an hour Wed. afternoons starting next week. I am looking forward to getting back to the regular workouts. <BR> <BR> Exercise <em>248</em> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:44:13 EST Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763193 I walked downtown to get my hair cut this morning. After lunch we went to the hospital for my second TB test as part of the procedure to become a volunteer with Hospice. My husband went for an interview to become a volunteer at the hospital. We had a nice motorcycle ride on our way home. <BR> <BR> After supper, just as Hubby was preparing to go to the city to see his sister, it started to rain and it was NOT a gentle rain. It really came down. He changed his plans since he was planning ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:03:03 EST Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762443 It pays to rest when it is needed. Today I had lots of energy after taking it easier on Sunday. I got some weeding done and some plants dug up. The kitchen floor was scrubbed and the living room vacuumed. I even made a blueberry pie as requested by Hubby. (He said it was good too.) <BR> <BR> Exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:36:27 EST Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761688 Today was a very lazy day. I woke up with a headache which gave me an excuse to pamper myself and rest most of the day. Hubby went to see his sister this afternoon and I had a nap. She is now in a regular room and doing better. We will see what tomorrow brings. <BR> <BR> 10 minutes is all I managed today to keep my 'streak' going. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:46:31 EST Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761054 Saturday - Daughter left to return home. She was golfing at 1. We met friends for breakfast and then Hubby took me for a motorcycle ride. <BR> <BR> Tonight we went to the free concert at King's Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg. It was a five-piece brass band playing a variety of music. It was a lovely evening - not hot with a nice breeze to keep away any insects who might be tempted to join the festivities. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1435857568.jpg"> <B... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:15:48 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760567 Day 24 was a good day. The weather is still feeling fall-like but it is comfortable for sleeping. This morning daughter and I took the 3 dogs and went for a nice walk. Early this afternoon daughter and Hubby went to visit his sister. She did not get transferred to a regular room yet. She is still in ICU. He said she was much the same as yesterday. She did not remember our visit but she still knows who he is. <BR> <BR> When they were gone I went to get some blueberries. While I was ou... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:59:11 EST Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759883 I had a dentist appointment at 9 this morning for my regular check-up and cleaning. All is well. I don't have to go back until May 2015. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> From there we went out for breakfast and then to the hospital. We arrived when rounds were taking place so we had to wait for a few minutes. Donna is doing better. She was happy to see us but she didn't remember that Hubby was there yesterday. The nurse told us that they expect to transfer her out of ICU to a regular room to... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:16:36 EST Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759146 It is not raining today but it is cooler than we are used to for summertime. I finally got to walk to the library this afternoon and then on for my eye test. He told me I have the beginning of a cataract in my left eye. He said that it is not concerning and won't be for a long time. I came home and took a nap before making supper. <BR> <BR> exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:18:47 EST Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758544 One thing about 'streaking' is that I don't have to come up with a title for my blogs. It is ready-made with the next number. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I had lunch with my girlfriend today. Hubby went to the hospital again, this time in the van because of the rain. His sister is doing better. She was sitting in a chair today and talking a bit although he says he can't understand what she is saying. He did some errands while he was in the city. <BR> <BR> The weather seemed to be cleari... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:57:55 EST