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Is cooler weather ever coming?????

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      7 comments

It's not supposed to be this hot everywhere. It was not supposed to be that cold last winter. Are we going to have "normal" seasons again or do we just need to learn to live with what we have????? We usually see temperatures dropping in e... Read more

River walk

Monday, August 09, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday we took a drive up to Murphy, NC - it's only 45 minutes. They have a lovely park with a walking path that meanders around the edge of the Valley River and eventually connects to the Hiawassee River. We walked a goodly portion of the ... Read more

Quiet time

Sunday, August 08, 2010      4 comments

Today I feel the need for some quiet time so this is my second trip to my office this morning. I don't know why I need to do this routinely. With just RB and I most of the time I can usually have all the quiet time I want but sometimes I just ... Read more

Deer news

Saturday, August 07, 2010      3 comments

I have learned so much about deer this summer. The white tail deer that are common to this area were once close to extinction but are now abundant due to changing regulations. When the tail is up and waving the deer sense danger and use it as ... Read more

Perpetual motion required

Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

In order to do over 20,000 steps per day, there can be no slacking or sitting around. Yesterday to make my goal I had to walk around the house from the front deck to the back and again and again (it was pouring rain for which we are very gratef... Read more

20849 Steps

Thursday, August 05, 2010      3 comments

OK, I made it one day for over 20,000. Today it is after 11 and I am not as far along as I was yesterday so I'm thinking I need to come up with some stuff to do this afternoon that will keep me moving. I was planning on cutting up peaches that... Read more

Over 19,000 and counting

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday i did a little over 19,000 steps so toady I am aiming to hit my 20,000 mark again and see if I can sustain that for the rest of the week. It is 11:00 a.m. and I am currently at 10188 so I need to get moving to make it. I do need ... Read more

Steps are going up again

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      6 comments

I sort of lost my momentum on reaching 20,000 steps daily when I was in full blown allergy attack status but I'm gaining on it again and hope to make my goal today. So far, I have walked 40 minutes in the hills which is a nice workout and 6... Read more

Moving about

Monday, August 02, 2010      5 comments

I walked up the street early this morning and am beginning to notice much improvement in my breathing as I climb the first hill. I am hoping that means better endurance and improved health. When I got back I had a couple glasses of water an... Read more

Carter's Lake

Sunday, August 01, 2010      4 comments

This is a lovely area in north GA run by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. There's a visitors center with lots of information on area birds and wildlife. In other parts there are picnic areas, camping, boating, hiking, swimming, cabins to rent,... Read more

Farmers and Flea markets

Saturday, July 31, 2010      4 comments

We made the rounds this morning of a few places we have wanted to try and see what they had but nothing much came of it - don't know til you try. No new good places for veggies but there is one more place to try but we got too hot today to cont... Read more

Taming the blackberry vines

Friday, July 30, 2010      6 comments

I got out early for my walk and then came back and had some coffee and decided it was time to see if we could get some control over those wild blackberry bushes at the corner of the yard in hopes of them being more productive next year. I g... Read more

Banking used to be so easy........

Thursday, July 29, 2010      3 comments

We have been immersed in banking mess ups for a couple of weeks and have come to the conclusion that they really don't care about customers anymore. We needed to close out a CD that was due so we did everything the bank asked and sent it ... Read more

A little better

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      4 comments

You all are probably so sick of hearing me complain about allergies but I do appreciate the support, encouragement and suggestions. I am definitely better today and symptoms are fewer and much less intense. I walked early this morning and ... Read more

Allergies getting me down

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      5 comments

This bout of sinus stuff has really whipped me! I thought I was doing so much better yesterday so I pushed to walk, bike, etc. and today I am just beat. I have the energy of a slug! I think the medicine makes me tired. I did walk this mornin... Read more


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