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Basement project (stairs and master bedroom)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      22 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      24 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

First bicycle ride of season and hubby's birthday

Monday, March 16, 2015      21 comments

Today is hubby's birthday. He's 64 years old. (I'm 62.) I feel very fortunate to be married to someone who is in as good health as he is. This morning, we went to aerobics class and then did a 6 mile bicycle ride. It was our first ride of t... Read more

Mom back in assisted living...Breast surgeon checkup okay

Thursday, March 05, 2015      25 comments

My mom got out of the hospital yesterday (from having a heart attack). Thankfully, she was strong enough to go directly back into assisted living. That was a huge relief for my brother and I who share in dealing with her care. My brother actu... Read more

Power back...Mom had a heart attack

Monday, March 02, 2015      30 comments

RANT ALERT: My husband and I have decided Feb. was the month from hell for us. After both of us getting the flu and then not having any electricity for a week due to a massive ice storm, our power was restored and we were able to get... Read more

Day 6 of no power....

Thursday, February 26, 2015      20 comments

Last night it snowed a couple inches. It's pretty, but I just want the electric company workers to be able to restore power to the thousands in our county that haven't had power for almost a week now. We are safe and relatively warm in the time... Read more

The Flu And The Big Ice Storm!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      17 comments

It's been a rough couple weeks. I got the flu a couple weeks ago. It was pretty bad for a week. As I was getting better, my husband got it. We were both coughing like crazy. Just as my husband was getting better, we had a major ice st... Read more


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