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Ducks have moved....clutter cleanup

Monday, May 25, 2015      14 comments

We got to watch the new baby ducks for their first day on the lake. The next day, our next-door-neighbors had a big family party complete with lots of grandkids and dogs. Mamma took the baby ducks to another part of the lake to get away from a... Read more

New baby ducks!

Saturday, May 23, 2015      18 comments

For most of this spring, hubby and I have been watching a mommy duck lay eggs in various spots around our back yard and our neighbor's back yard. Most of the eggs were taken by crows or other wildlife, but she managed to lay seven eggs in our n... Read more

Well, the paint color was a bust!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      22 comments

We had our carpet installed yesterday and it turns out that the undertones in the grey carpet are different than in the paint we chose. The grey paint has blue undertones and the carpet has brown undertones. I was afraid of that when hubby sta... Read more

Carpet being installed today....at last!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      17 comments

I'm happy to report that some carpet we ordered for the basement is finally being installed today. I'm looking forward to the finished product. We have painted the rooms and stairwell where the carpet is going and I think we will have everythi... Read more

Quick trip to Illinois and Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      20 comments

We decided to take a spur of the moment trip up to Illinois and Wisconsin to visit friends and family this week. One of the nice things about being retired is that we can do things like this on short notice. I'm loving getting to spend time wi... Read more

Basement project (stairs and master bedroom)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      23 comments

We have been very busy with our basement project for the past couple weeks. It all got started when we ordered new carpet for the stairwell and master bedroom in the basement. We sleep downstairs during the summer months. I also use the big clos... Read more

Because I'm Happy!!! (video blog)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      25 comments

My niece is putting together a video of all the members of my family dancing to Pharrell Williams "Happy" song for my brother's 65th birthday. We are sending her clips that she will piece together. Today, in beginning Zumba class, we danced t... Read more

My little asparagus harvest and house projects

Saturday, April 18, 2015      22 comments

I decided to go ahead and harvest a little of my asparagus this year. The plants are two years old. I planted them as one year old plants last spring so this is the first year that they have actually produced asparagus. Next year, they shoul... Read more

Spring clean up...inside and out!

Saturday, April 11, 2015      19 comments

This week has been a very busy week in terms of house projects. With the warm weather coming back, we seem to have awakened from our winter slumber and decided to tackle several projects. We knew we wanted to get the outside of our house... Read more

Tiny asparagus...loving fitbit...summer plans?

Thursday, April 09, 2015      19 comments

Happy Thurday All! It's really warming up here. High today will be around 80 degrees. Yesterday, I did a lot of yard work cleaning up the flowerbeds and spreading mulch. It's on sale. My asparagus crop was really too small to harvest... Read more

A week with my Fitbit...love it!

Saturday, April 04, 2015      17 comments

I've had my fitbit for slightly over a week now. I'm delighted with it. I have the ChargeHR version. One thing I'm very happy about with it is how well it syncs with Sparkpeople. It records my steps, active time, distance and sleep every da... Read more

First full day with my fitbit...

Saturday, March 28, 2015      21 comments

I finally broke down and got a Fitbit Charge HR Wednesday. So far, I'm really liking it. I'm impressed with how well it integrates with SparkPeople too. Yesterday, was the first day I wore it all day. I went to a line dancing class and a ba... Read more

Finally got a Fitbit!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015      23 comments

After many years of contempating getting a Fitbit, I finally got one!!! I got the new Fitbit HR because I wanted to be able to monitor my heart rate and I wanted to wear the monitor on my wrist. I had a 30% off coupon at Kohl's so I was ab... Read more

Line dancing, ballroom dancing...haircut

Friday, March 20, 2015      21 comments

Today, I got my third haircut since finishing chemo about a year ago. The first couple cuts were good, but the purpose of those cuts was to get rid of the curly mullet that I was growing. This cut was the first one that actually gave me a real... Read more

Bike ride two days in a row...first Zumba class!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      13 comments

Hubby and I want to ride our bicycles regularly now that the weather has gotten better where we live. We rode yesterday for the first time and rode again today. We rode about 6 miles each time. My goal is to do that every day this week and th... Read more


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