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8/19/16 8:41 P

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Well my 19 year old grandson, Jakob, and 18 year old granddaughter, Bayley, were here at 7 AM this morning to help me work in the pond. We started at 7:30, took a break to eat something at 10:30 and back to work at 11:15. We worked another two hours and this it what it looks like now.


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8/13/16 9:28 P

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Well this is what I did this morning after riding my recumbent bike, my hooping and morning chores. I started around 8 am and quit at 9:30 am. I took a before photo and an after photo. It may not look like I did much but my body is telling me I did. I think I have about 4 or 5 mores hours of cutting out tules and pulling weeds out of the water before I'm done. I also took a photo showing the dock and tules. I have to cut half of these darn things out before they take over the pond again. Never ending job!!!!

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7/6/16 9:03 P

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Very beautiful day here today. So glad for the cool down, we are having two cords of wood delivered tomorrow so it will be cooler while stacking it. Can you believe we are already getting ready for winter and summer has just begun. Will be getting my cardio in on the wood stacking!!!!

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6/23/16 12:41 A

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thanks for the link. I live in Mendocino County so makes sense for me to start with our water agency.

House color sounds good. Good that it's cooler. Change is so refreshing now and again.

Take care,

Mel

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6/22/16 7:06 P

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Hi Mel,

Check this site out, it is for Butte County but you should be able to get enough information you can find the information for your basin/area.

www.buttecounty.net/waterresourcecon
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Once you get to the website click on SGMA Brochure.

I know the farmers here in Butte County are pretty upset with this. Anyone with a well really needs to be informed.

I am doing well. Still plugging away at my weeds. We painted our house in May and it went from a colonial blue to an ostridge egg color with bright white trim. I'm still getting used to it but I love it because it looks so nice and clean and actually keeps the house cooler.

My classmates and I went to the "High Hand Nursery" in Loomis for lunch yesterday. Funny, you would not think a Nursery would have a restaurant but they do and you need reservations. We had a nice lunch and my one girlfriend bought me some lantana and verbena to plant for my birthday present. She was also thanking me for doing her family tree for her and helping her research her family.

I did two 5K walks before my back got bad a few years ago. Sometimes it bothers me to walk that long but most of the time I'm okay. I still do the treadmill and elliptical at the gym.

Happy to hear from you,
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6/22/16 6:23 P

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Long Time No See, Gretchen! I am back to SP after an absence though and participating in a walk/jog challenge. I only have a week to go on this challenge before I do the 5K Walk/Jog race. It feels good to experience this old bod of 75 yrs. beginning to actually jog a few minutes at a time and getting more and more comfortable with it.

I imagine you learned a lot at that meeting. Did they give out any good book titles and/or website urls as resources? I would be VERY interested.

For a while I was getting an email digest of Calif. water news and events that I think is thorough but doesn't mean to take positions of its own on anything it reports. The name, if I recall right was MAVEN'S NOTEBOOK-Water News. I finally unsubscribed one day when I was frustrated with so many emails in my inbox. But I may re-subscribe as I think we should all get as informed as possible. We are on a private well but our neighbors recently dug their well down way way deeper and I feel concerned for what that is going to do to our water supply as things get worse.

Hope you've been doing and feeling well,

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6/15/16 11:03 A

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I am going to attend a meeting this morning on the "Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)" that our great Governor Jerry Brown signed into legislature in 2014. This effects rural areas as well as farmers that get their water from wells. From what I understand the State is trying to say they own our water. Guess I will become more informed after this meeting.

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2/3/16 11:37 A

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Hi Mel,

Well after being sick since the Wednesday before Christmas for almost 4 weeks I am back going to the gym. I have decided to try going every other day, not just Mon, Wed, Fri. The days I don't go to the gym I am doing Go4Life exercises. My muscles are a little sore but that is just temporary.

My massage therapist had to reschedule my yesterday morning appointment because she had two inches of snow at her house and she is at only 2200 feet. It was pretty cold here yesterday.

I'm looking forward to getting out in the yard this coming weekend. I have a lot of trimming to do and want to get a start on my spring weed control.

We have enjoyed the rain and hope we get al least another 10 inches before summer gets here.

Gretchen

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2/2/16 3:06 P

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Hi to you too, Gretchen. Wonder where all your Nor-Cal Sparker friends are hiding out? lol

I'm on my way out the door for a walk while the sun is brightly shining. Have been walking every day that it isn't raining and lately have been walking an hour and a half whereas I was just walking an hour there for quite a while. Just needed to push myself and also not keep thinking about all I have to do when I get back home.

Loving this sunshine!!!

Mel

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Just a hello to all my Nor-Cal Sparker friends. Hope all is well with you.

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Passing on a website with good information and tools to use.

https://go4life.nia.nih.gov

I have been in the Women's Health Initiative Study for 21 years and I am now in the study on aging and exercise. This site has some great resources.

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I have not been to the gym in over a month now. Had this nasty cold and cough and since before Christmas and finally broke down and went to the doctor. He put both me and Alvin on the Z pack and we are starting to feel better. Cough is almost gone.

We have been enjoying the football playoffs even though both of our teams are not in them. Alvin is the 49ers and I am Dallas. I guess you could say we are die hard fans.

Hope everyone is well and staying healthy.

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Thank you and you also have a Merry Christmas. My daughter and her family will be here.

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Time has gotten away from me as far as being on SP much in December.

I am still walking as many days as I can though, and sometimes even in the cold drizzle that's been coming down. However, some days it's just too rainy to take my pooch out for even 15 minutes. So... doing the indoor bike more lately but that doesn't help her, poor baby.
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Walked from the Ford dealership after dropping off my car to the gym, from the gym to my eye doctor's appointment and from the eye doctor back to pick up my car. 10,371 steps so far today and it is only 12:49PM. emoticon

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It must be catching because I want to eat everything in sight too!! Guess I will have to have a little talk with myself and get back on track emoticon .

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12/1/15 11:34 P

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Everything was great for Thanksgiving but I can't seem to stop eating everything in sight!

What happened to all that good self control I thought I had? lol

I might have to do something drastic for a couple of days to get back on track.

Hope things are well with you.

Mel

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Hi Mel, Congats on the 5% team challenge. Having to commit to daily posts does take a lot of time. Just trying to keep the Nor-Cal Sparkers and California Natives teams alive is time consuming enough for me. I am team leader for both so I feel guilty if I don't at least post to the team wall and at least one message board.

My holiday is shaping up well. My daughter Gail, her husband Dave and my grandchildren Jakob and Bayley will be here for dinner. I usually do the cooking because they have an hour and half drive to get here. Dave and Gail usually do the clean up. We eat around 12:30/1:00 so they can be on the road home before dark. If the weather is nice we go down to their place in Dixon for Christmas.

Hopefully we will get a little more rain out of the system tomorrow than they are predicting. We have enjoyed what we have received and so has all of our trees.

Well got to go because I have pomegranates to get ready for the freezer.

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Hi Gretchen, I am finally finished with the 5% team challenge. I was successful and it was fun but seemed time consuming for some reason keeping up with the daily posts. I might not sign up for the next one.

How is your holiday shaping up? Will the daughter and her family come for dinner?

Ours will be at our house but everyone will bring dishes to share so I won't be doing all the cooking myself. We will be about fourteen around the table. Not too hard.

Mel

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Rain today.

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Got our burn piles burned today. Should have had some marshmallows to roast while we were watching the fire.

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Going to lunch with my classmates for our monthly lunch.

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Made a quick trip into town and got home before the rain started. We got an inch yesterday. It is raining now so maybe we will get another inch.

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emoticon Hopefully we will get at least an inch today. News reports does not sound very promising.

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Worked two hours thinning my strawberries. What a job, I only put a dent in them. I had to put some thermals under my shirt because it is so chilly out today.

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Yep, I'm still truckin' along. Been real chilly here. We got almost 2 inches of rain Sunday and Monday. I'm going to have to cover my lemon tree before we have a freeze.

Nice to hear from you.

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I see you are still truckin' along here by yourself! I've been focusing on the fall 5% challenge and it appears I can't do more than one thing at a time! emoticon

Still walking with my little girl-dog every day though having to zip up my jacket more often these days. In a way this drought makes it easier on me but I feel a little guilty even mentioning it.

Have a great day,

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Cool enough in the house that we had to turn the heater on today. Guess winter is almost here.

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Think I will finish winterizing my vegetable garden today. I really need to thin my strawberry plants. I'm going to see if my neighbor would like to do strawberries in his greenhouse this winter, would be nice to have fresh picked strawberries all winter long.

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Going to pay my first property tax installment today. Hope the county puts my money to good use.

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Had to go to Chico for my husband's follow up neurologist appointment after his TIA in June. Went to lunch then to Costco to pick up a new bed for Weaver. When we left around 10:15 AM it was not windy but it is blowing pretty good right now, 3:48 PM.

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Going to do a little cleaning around the pond again today. I pulled some weeds and threw them to the side so now I have to rake them out.

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Spent 2 1/2 hours pulling weeds out of the pond. Had to get in the paddle boat because some were to far out to reach with the extended rake. Think I'm going to have a few sore muscles tomorrow.

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Stripped my bed and washed sheets and hung them out to dry, sprayed weeds around the pond and am now cooking navy bean soup. Cooked the spiral ham I bought from Costco Thursday so now we have leftover ham for sandwiches and breakfast. I cook the bone for broth and it makes a super tasting soup. I make a huge pot of soup so I can freeze it.

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Overcast here, maybe we will get some real rain soon.

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Your neighbor is lucky Alvin is able to hook the wells up.

Sunny here today now that the early fog has burned off. Rokk and I are back from walk number one, out on the bluffs. Later I will get her down by the water where she gets so excited she nearly lifts off.

Took the great grand home yesterday evening so today I am enjoying my solitariness. Soooo peaceful and quiet.

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Busy morning. Our neighbor's well/pump is not working. Wouldn't you know it is a Sunday and if you call for help it costs so much more. He called us and Alvin checked it out for him and he connected our water to the neighbor so he will be okay till Monday when the pump people get here. All part of country living!!!

Don't know if it is going to sprinkle so have to dry my clothes in the dryer today. Darn, I love the smell of clothes hung out to dry.

Since it is cooler today I'm going to roast eye of round for dinner, yum.



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Good morning, almost afternoon to you also, Mel

I wondered what happened to you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my computer does not go out on me at least till summer. I have an iPod touch that I take with me when I'm away from home so I can keep up with me email and Spark stuff.

Yes, all this tracking does consume a lot of time.

We had a great time in Tahoe. Our daughter and her children were with us Friday to Sunday and then they had to get back to school and work. It was so beautiful up there. This is the first year in 10 years that it has not snowed or rained while we were there. We even wore shorts most of the time.

Weaver was not happy with us for having to stay in a kennel, he chewed up his bed. He has never done that before. He is happy now that we are home again.

I have to get myself in going on my Mayflower application before I have to ask for an extension. Will be working on that this week.

I rained here last night and is cloudy and raining off and on now.

My grandson is playing in a Frisbee tournament in Chico today so I'm waiting to hear from my daughter before I head over to Chico. Not sure if the weather is a factor or not.

Great to hear from you again,
Gretchen


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Gretchen Muller
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Good morning, Gretchen-- About the time of my last post here on Nor. Cal. team my computer started giving me trouble and by the 27th of Sept. it was dead. Had to resurrect my MacBook Pro and lo and behold I was turned on to a business in the next town that replaces keyboards. That was a stroke of luck and only $150.00 instead of $300.00 because my Mac was not the latest version. Thought I was back in business but it turned out that our router was also inoperative and we had to have a new one installed. This is a really good thing because it's a much more powerful router than the last one and the signal now reaches much further which allows me to be on line out in my studio apartment which is built onto the the back side of the garage.

Anyway, I'm finally back and caught up with posting my fitness numbers for the Cloverleaf Team I am on in the 8 week Fall 5% Challenge. All this tracking is very time consuming isn't it?

I see you were, or are? in Tahoe. I hope you two had a great time. Did you take any grandkids with?

My DH and our oldest daughter left Wednesday morning for a small family reunion in Denver and will be gone 11 days. They drove. So far I haven't had the peace and quiet I'd been hoping for with DH away because one of the greatgrands needed help with her laundry and getting her ears pierced and of course transporation here and there. School was out for the Greats all week so she was trying to get to various activities since her mother has no car and doesn't drive anyway. Her two little sister's laundry is in that huge bag too. I am having her help do the laundry and so pleased to see that she seems to be willing and cooperative so far. She'll turn 12 in December and seems to be growing up and appreciative of the support we give her.

Still getting my doggie walks in most every day even on days when it has been raining or windy and cold. I hasn't rained hard here yet or even all day so there's always been a window of opportunity for a walk of at least 30 minutes. Rokki isn't crazy about rain but doesn't seem to mind a little drizzle. She is so dinky I might have to make her a raincoat.

How's the genealogical work coming along?

Mel



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emoticon emoticon hi from Lake Tahoe. Another beautiful day.

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Beautiful weather for spending a week at South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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It is going to be another beautiful day here, just a little warmer than yesterday. emoticon

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Cleaning house and genealogy on the schedule today.

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At the gym riding the bike. Hard to type on such a small device!!

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Another slow day. I worked most of the morning matching my Medicare statements with my Insurance EOBs. What a job. Don't know why it has to be so complicated and so much paper work involved. emoticon

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Not much going on today. emoticon

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Almost finished with my creek area. Just a few more weeds and then I have to rake up my piles and move them to the burn pile area. I thinned out my Canna Lily plants so hopefully they will be really pretty next year. I smell like rosemary because I did quit a bit of trimming.

The deer have been down in my creek area because I can see where they trimmed some of my stuff.

Hope everyone is well and happy.

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Worked two hours cleaning up around my creek area. It is looking really good again.

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Not much going on today. Did a little weeding around my creek area before it got to warm. Just taking it easy now.

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Mel - Think I will pass on the 5% Challenge team for the fall. I have to maintain a log for the Women's Health Initiative and incorporate their exercises in the Go4Life Book with what I already do. It does sound like a team that will keep you on your toes. Let me know how you do.

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One of our great grand daughters is getting settled into 6th grade here instead of where she thought she would be (with her dad in a different location) Finally the paperwork is all done and turned in and tomorrow morning is her first day. She'll stay the night with us so we can get there early to go to the office and pick up her schedule before classtime. Then she will return to her mom's by school bus after school. She is pretty excited and doing her nails and other preparations today. I'm sure her Dad is not happy but it just did not work out for him to have her this school year. The main hitch is being able to rent a house with room for her to have a bedroom of her own, as she has a younger brother who lives with the dad. I'm just glad he recognises the need for her to have a room of her own at this age. Glad we can help the various grand-kids out with things. One good reason to stay healthy.

Now that things are settled for today I can get my Rokki-Walk done, prep supper and get a few other chores done.

Gretchen, I joined the 5% Challenge team for fall. Have you seen that team? I think they keep you hoppin' especially with regard to tracking various things and being organized. I don't have a lot of pounds left to lose but thought the discipline would be good for my program for the eight weeks that it lasts. 8 diff. challenges in 8 weeks. Should be interesting.

Thanks for posting the link the other day.

Mel

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Well my husband has a doctors appointment at 2:15 this afternoon so I went to the gym earlier than normal. Got to see several friends I have not seen in awhile. Great workout.

It is warm outside now so no working outside today. Not as warm as it was yesterday though, we got to 97 yesterday.

Have a great rest of the day.

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Well I managed to get all my stuff put back in place after the carpets were cleaned. Not feeling well made it a real challenge.

I'm feeling better today but going to be real careful what I eat today and for the next few days. I think I may have had a touch of the stomach flu. Yesterday all I ate was two pieces of plain toast for breakfast and lunch and chicken noodle soup and crackers for dinner and lots of water.

I can always tell I have taken lots of steps without looking at my pedometer because my back hurts. When I went to Magic Mountain with my daughter and grandchildren last year we did over 18,000 steps that day and boy was I pooped.

Mel check out this website: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov I am in the Women's Health Initiative program and have been since I turned 50. I am now in their new study WHISH study and they sent me the Go4Life Exercise & Physical Activity Guide. Thought you might be interested. Gives us lots of stuff to do.

Well I'm moving slow today but have to get going. Chat later.

Gretchen Muller
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Gretchen, Good for you for resting up today. Also that yr daughter gave you some help in the yard. Nice to have them visit. Ours both live here so we see them a fair amount.

I haven't been feeling very well either the last couple days. I overdid the walking on Friday. I guess it just doesn't really do to push myself. But I am so anxious to make progress in my ability to walk longer distances and somewhat faster too.

Today I visited a small Outdoor Store in town and got all fired up about backpacking and such...even though we are going to be going into winter soon.

Take care,

Mel

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Very lazy day today. Watched NASCAR and football all day so far. I'm not feeling that great either so I guess resting is a good thing.

Well yesterday we had chicken curry for lunch and then we had ribs for dinner. My daughter and granddaughter's favorites.

My daughter helped me finish the iris boarder around the house. Now I just have to do the iris around my two trees out front and the iris by my garden shed.

Have a great evening.

Gretchen Muller
Oroville, California

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Chilly here this morning. Going to go out and work on the iris boarder again till my daughter gets here, maybe she will help me finish.

I'm going to make chicken curry for lunch today at my daughter's request. Her husband does not like her to make it because of the smell and how it lingers after making it.

Got all my sparking done. Got 50 red flag points for the team today. emoticon

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