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2/19/18 9:53 P

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Just checking in. Iíve had to restrict time on my computer, phone and iPad due to headaches.

Take care.

Start with small steps and momentum will build. Celebrate moving in the direction of increased happiness now! With a plan and persistence moving towards your goals all things are possible! Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for everything you have. It may not be what you want be show you're thankful for it anyway.
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February 9, 2018: Appalachian Trail = 393.3 of 2,202.0 miles = 17.8%
US 19E (Elk Park and Roan Mtn) = Stage 15 of 89: 5.4 of 14.8 miles = 36%

Love this area! Can't wait to June and my brother and I go up to Roan Mountain again!

Week to Date
Steps: 44,301 steps
Distance: 18.4 miles
Burned: 2,231 cal (0.64 lbs)
Avg steps: 7,384 steps/day
Avg distance: 3.1 miles/day
Avg calories: 372 cal/day
Days walked: 6

Month to Date
Steps: 57,030 steps
Distance: 23.7 miles
Burned: 2,872 cal (0.82 lbs)
Avg steps: 6,337 steps/day
Avg distance: 2.6 miles/day
Avg calories: 319 cal/day
Days walked: 9

Year to Date
Steps: 406,331 steps
Distance: 168.9 miles
Burned: 20,463 cal (5.85 lbs)
Avg steps: 10,158 steps/day
Avg distance: 4.2 miles/day
Avg calories: 512 cal/day
Days walked: 40

Total Counts
Steps: 18,876,400 steps
Distance: 7,869.6 miles
Burned: 967,456 cal (276.42 lbs)
Avg steps: 13,778 steps/day
Avg distance: 5.7 miles/day
Avg calories: 706 cal/day
Days walked: 1,370
Distance around earth: 31.63%

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2/7/18 6:10 P

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Love the photos of the trails, birds and your date night and excursions, Marty.
The trip home set me back in my recovery from the fall and concussion. Plus doing all i did when I got home. I did too much too soon after the concussion. So I'm trying to limit time doing things to 10 minutes. That seems to be the current threshold before the concussion side effects hit.
Hope everyone has a great week. My retina specialist appointment went well. Tomorrow another doctor appointment. Next Thursday is my neurologist appointment.


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February 3, 2018 Saturday all day....
Activity: 9,665 steps (4.5 miles)

Pacific Crest Trail
Done: 64.5 miles
To-Do: 2,625.0 miles

This day Noni and I did a day trip to Burnaby (Vancouver). It was very enjoyable
Some mall browsing and then a stop at a Regional Park to observe Birds...
Happy times


Noni celebrating her heritage

female Redwing Blackbird

male Redwing Blackbird

Long-billed Dowitcher

Green winged Teal

American Coot

male Wood Duck

female Wood Duck

Greater Scaup

... that is a lot

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February 1, 2018
Activity: 10,330 steps (4.8 miles)
Trail: Pacific Crest Trail. 53 miles in my Virtual hike

This afternoon I took a walk along the river next to the golf course









oh the trails that my feet have trodden

What did I see....

American Dipper

Hooded Merganser

Great Blue Heron


Bald Eagle ... I counted about 17 of them during my hike.

immature bald Eagle

Mallard Ducks

. Salmon.... husband and wife??






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Pacific Crest Trail
Done: 49.2 miles
To-Do: 2,640.3 miles. Slowly, very slowly I step on my virtual hike

Yesterday afternoon I went on a little excursion




























Do you feel the brrrr



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Date night



this is my third one this year... third one in January... I must be an alcoholic... canít deny it... there is the proof ...

we shared our dessert



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Love the pics Marty. Iím finally home. That 16 hour trip was too much. By the time we got home I was in terrible shape. Got the car unloaded. Then I crashed for 4 hours. My son woke me up but I was sick so back to bed. I was out until Saturday morning. I felt a little better. Note to self, never do that again post concussion. Iíve had a rough week but Iím feeling better today. The weather is up down and all over the place. I miss the ocean. My walking has been the pits since I fell. Trying to get back in a routine but itís slow. I have doctor appointments every Thursday in February. Take care everyone

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Two nights in a row I have a BBQ







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Nice!

If the mind mends, the body will follow. Gluten free is working for me!

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There is no going outside this day, very wet once more.
I went to church, Wendyís for lunch, and now home. We will have a bible study in our home later this evening so now it is time to dust and vacuum and hide the clutter.

Oh I also stopped off to pick up two postcards from a friend who had gone to Nepal alittle while back ... what a fantastic addition to my collection

. So thankful

. Craving beef



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Dalhousie is so cute!

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Pacific Crest Trail
Done: 40.0 miles
To-Do: 2,649.5 miles

Well I said earlier I was not going out. I lied ... but only a tiny lie. I took the Dalhousie to the park. He did lots of sniffing and I tried to get a picture or two without the camera becoming soaked.
Car ride Dalhousie.... Iím not sure if he heard those words or not, but he understood the rain jacket I was holding meant that he was going out..




he looks happy inspite of the sleet







Buffleheads



Can you see how wet it is ? ...







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Beautiful!

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Yesterday, I couldnít stand it any longer.. I went on my regular Dalhousie walk without the Dalhousie. I must try to walk this again daily if I can. There is always something interesting to see and to take a picture of...

January 26, 2018
Activity: 7,930 steps (3.7 miles)
Trail: Pacific Crest Trail










Happy to see












well I ate well


I had to bring a couple of my knives

But that was yesterday this is today
I might NOT be going out today



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Just a little short... you thought you were diving into the refreshing waters of the ocean a mirage ... but in Reality just a sandy beach.. be more careful...

Same old, same old.. we returned to one of our favourite restaurants for the first time this year.
However we did go walking and discovered this cute park in between the down pours.
This morning the rain was falling like the water flows from the Niagara Falls. But it was not snowing... so off we went on a whole Day Date. Camp season will be upon us so soon and then we wonít be able to just pick up and go when the spirit prompts.





my second one this year, am I becoming an alcoholic?

On the bright side we didnít eat dessert
Play Date






hungry whereís the food ....



I must say, I miss not having the Dalhousie with us constantly... he was home sleeping.

Fitbit says 6445 steps today and 15 flights of stairs ... Iíll take it



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My son got to Florida on Thursday. Today him, my brother and I went to a couple of springs to walk. Ole klutzy butt here fell face first in the sand and dirt of the trail. Donít know what happened, just remember as my face hit the ground. My brother thinks I stepped wrong. Probably my knee hyperextended and threw me. My right arm is skinned and cut up. My glasses smashed into my face and fell from when I started to get up. I had sand and dirt in my eyes, nose and mouth. I have a big bruise on my right knee. Plus a small bump on my forehead and red marks from my glasses. My eyes are bright pink red from it all. I may not be able to move tomorrow, lol. Didnít help my shoulder or collarbone either. Slight headache but Iím okay.
Hope yíall are doing okay. Marty, I know what youíre going through. My dog slowed way down her last few months. She was 15 1/2 when she went to doggie heaven. I still miss my little walking buddy. Take care

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Iím looking out the balcony glass doors, thinking that there is no way Iím going out the door this day for a walk. The Old Dalhousie doesnít desire to go any further than the grassy spot at the entrance to our building either, gone are the days when we would walk rain or shine for hours.
Aches and pains of aging ... in both of us...



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Swimming... spent an hour in the water. It was coolish, my wife told me to imagine that I was in Mexico. No! Iím too cold to be at a Mexican beach. My heart would like to be there, that is not going to happen though until the Dalhousie goes into doggie heaven. He is turning 15 this June.
So here I am in the rain Forrest of Squamish slugging through a winter.

This week I did have a meeting with the Camp owner.. beginning soon after Easter Iíll be starting my tenth year as chef at the camp. Interesting though.... I told him Noni will only be working part time this spring, she has a part time job at a Daycare that is full time come summer. Which means Noni will not be working with me come summer. That came to him as a shocking surprise.....
I have a plan ..... of course I do
Two years ago my kitchen coordinator and I got along fabulously but the office hated her, and did not rehire the next year. She was too much like me they said... well I remain friends with her on Facebook and I know she wants to come back, she has cooking experience and right now she is in a cooking school. I think this would be a perfect solution for the summer.
So come April Noni can work 4 hours with me in the morning at camp, drive to Squamish in the afternoon work at daycare till 6:30 then drive back to Camp. This means all her driving is in day light hours ( safer) Camp is hard work physically but the daycare is more mental.
We will try it... if it is too much then a plan C will need to be thought up.



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Great pics Marty!

I was wondering if your son could come see you with all the snow, Ramona. I can imagine you walking on the beach! We got about four inches here. I've been staying inside and starting my spring cleaning early!

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Marty it looked like fun but cold. We have almost a foot of snow at my house in western Kentucky.
My son is anxiously awaiting to come to Florida. He was supposed to leave tonight but with the state of emergency in Georgia and I75 is closed in places, he's hoping to get out tomorrow. Say a prayer for his safe travels.
Had a good beach walk today, at least 5 miles

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As promised I went out with friends Sunday afternoon after church. We all had a good time and I was able to achieve over a 11000 step day.



















Now today it is pouring rain, Iím not planning on going out .. no sir! Iím staying right inside where it is cozy and dry



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That's fun you got to meet a spark pal!

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Been on the beach twice this week. Yesterday I met Cruisegal55 who lives nearby. We had lunch together at a popular place on the beach and watched the waves and talked. Then we walked up and down Flagler Ave. it was a lot of fun.
The wind is strong and the sand is blowing everywhere. Didnít feel like getting sandblasted, lol. So I did laundry.
Hope everyone is safe and warm. At home we had freezing rain, sleet and snow. My son tells me the roads are hell. Heís supposed to come down Thursday. Then next week Iíll go home with him.
Marty date night looks fun. Glad to see youíre doing another trail. Iím redoing the Appalachian Trail for the 5th time. I hit my 9000th mile walked since July 24, w
2011 yesterday. I truly cannot believe it
Take care

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Always good to have a date night!

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Plans are made to get out tomorrow...
but yesterday was...
Friday night was date night.





I know you want one!





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Crater Lake Trail
Done: 36.0 mi / 77,544 steps
To-Do: 0.0 mi / 0 steps

Well one more virtual hike complete. It sure takes longer when you only walk a couple of miles per day.
Next I think will be the Pacific Crest Trail. I plan on a 12 months goal to complete

Pacific Crest Trail
Length: 2,689.5 miles
Steps: 5,794,294
Burns: 423,946 calories (121.1 lbs)
Hike from Mexico to Canada, through searing deserts and over snow-covered mountainsóthe PCT takes you through some of the wildest, jaw-dropping scenery in North America



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Have fun.

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I know. At least thereís a warming trend until the next cold front comes through. Another rainy day. Only been able to get a beacwalk in twice since I got here. Beautiful views from our condo. Have a great new year

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Enjoy the warmth. KY is bitter cold. emoticon

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Sorry I havenít been on. Iíve been sick, then overwhelmed at Christmas. Left Christmas Day for my brotherís house in Johnson City Tennessee. Yesterday my brother and I were on the road from 3:33am to 4:14pm traveling here to new Smyrna beach Florida. Gorgeous views of the intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean from a 10th floor condo. Took our first beach walk today.

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It snowed


















The smart one
who stayed home in bed.



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Dalhousie does not want to go outside, so we left him in bed


However Noni and I went out.




















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Happy new year. U have too much snow!

If the mind mends, the body will follow. Gluten free is working for me!

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Winter is here, and I donít like it, No! No I do not.













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Such pretty pics!

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Saturday up and out the door. A day trip into Vancouver to shop, eat and to look at the Christmas lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We were home by eight pm, and I was in bed, dead to the world by 8:30.














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Where I have been? A couch potato... that where.
Sorry to say that for the month of November I rarely got over 3000 steps a day. There was a couple of exceptions but not many.
December hasnít been much better yet either..
Today I did get off the couch, not a lot of steps, 6876 so far, but I did get off the couch.









Letís hope this is the beginning of me getting off the couch



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emoticon Hugs back to ya!

I've been neck deep in genealogy this past few weeks. I've hit pay dirt and I'm taking advantage of my shoulder pain to just work on it. I hurt my left shoulder and it still hurts to raise it more than a couple inches. I'm struggling along. I saw the doctor last Thursday and got a shot for it. It's helped some but still not 100% and I need it as close to 100% as I can by the week before Christmas! So much to do! Candy to make, cookies to bake, a cake to make and no telling what else! LOL, I make my Christmas presents delicious because the recipents don't cook or bake, so this is their annual treat.
Take care everyone. Big hugs,
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I understand. Most of my family passed around the Fall, early Winter. It is easy to get down sometimes. I miss my pooch, Larry, too. Pooches hold a special place in our hearts. They are such pure spirits.

I still miss my pops! I am just so happy he was in my life. I was lucky and had an extra kind pops. He was fun, too.

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Thanks! I will. In one month I'll be at my brother's house in Johnson City, TN. Then on the 30th we head to Florida. I'm excited. I'm excited that I'll be able to see my best friends, Shawn and Rhonda and both my brothers.
I've been depressed more the past few weeks thinking about my Dad and dog and how much I miss them both. But they are both in a better place now. No pain, no suffering, no Alzheimer's.
Hope everyone is okay. Catch ya later. My timer's going off, so it's time to get off the computer and walk, lol.

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I paid my taxes---woot!

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emoticon hope ur blood sugars get better soon!

Enjoy your time in Florida!

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I hope everyone is doing okay this week. How are things going Marty? I hope things work out for you, your job sounds very stressful.
I'm struggling with my weight and blood sugars again. It happens every now and then. My blood sugars go up up up and the doctor changes my meds and I start bottoming out. There's no happy medium for me. My asthma is flaring right and left. Every time I go outside I come in and cough and wheeze for an hour. I'm so tired of that. Seems the slightest change causes me problems.
I'll be leaving Christmas weekend for about 5 weeks. I don't believe the place we're staying at has internet, I won't know that until we get there on December 30th - we're headed (my brother and I) to New Smyrna Beach, Florida for four weeks. This is a different area of the beach and different condos, so I don't know. From the photo it looks like a good walk on the boardwalk before we get to the actual beach area. I'm spoiled with the short walk to the beach. So we shall see how this goes. If all goes as planned my son will be joining us in mid January for almost a week and my son and I will go home together. So it will be interesting. Pray nothing comes up so that my son can join us. He really really needs to get away.
Take care. Laugh, love and live your life now. Tomorrow's not guaranteed. Spread joy in your and others lives.
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Hope u get that union position, dreamer!

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I went outside without a jacket today!

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The weather is so screwed up here in Kentucky. Tonight we're supposed to warm up in advance of a strong cold front. I'm so tired of these fronts coming through 3 times a week. Ugh!!!

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Never a dull moment in life!

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Been so busy! I've been working on Genealogy as I've had my DNA done, so I'm trying to make new connections. Plus I'm trying to enter all the stuff I lost when my old computer crashed and I had to reinstall my program. It deleted all my sources and fun stuff.
Add to that working on my 2nd cookbook. It's nearing completion. All sweets - cakes, desserts and pies. I can wait to finish it. This cookbook will be better than my first one, I hope.


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Between my back and my migraines, I'm having a rough week but I'm dealing with it as best I can. Hope you have a great weekend.

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You're doing good. I've had back problems so I've slowed down to recover. Now I'm home and trying to get back in step

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Been so drained and busy for such a long time.
But soon Camp will be done.













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Appalachian Trail
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I know. I'll be going home tomorrow. Will be back online soon.

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Wow time sure flies by



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Still at the beach. We're down beach from where we were. We leave next Saturday. Had a nice day in the pool yesterday. I walked 52 miles last week mostly on the beach

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I didn't realize I'd been away from the group so long. Sorry your adventure didn't go as planned.
I've been working on genealogy and wrote and published my first cookbook. I've started my 2nd cookbook.
Now I'm celebrating my 63rd birthday at the beach in New Smyrna beach Florida post hurricane Irma. Power was restored Thursday. We got here yesterday. I've had 2 nice beach walks. The boardwalk at the condo was damaged during the hurricane so I have to walk down 2 blocks to access the beach.
Hope you have a great day

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So far this week has been good to me!

I attempted my first backpacking trip this weekend, but it didn't go as planned. I over-packed water, and that slowed me down a lot. Then my fiance suffered a long bout of nausea on the trail, bringing us to a crawl. After 9 hours on the trail, we realized we weren't going to make it to the tent site by nightfall, so we headed back to the car. When we were about 4 miles from the car, I ended up taking a spill and breaking a trekking pole. I was unscathed, thankfully.

We ended up "camping" at a Best Western, then spent the following day exploring the back roads of Vermont.

When I came back from my little trip I got a call with a job offer! The pay isn't the best, but is still much more than I'm used to, and it's a union position so I think it comes with a good benefits package.

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Hey y'all! I hope you're having a great week. Take care!

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Oh wow, Marty. I hope you get some much needed time off and things work out

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Last night at 9:30 the relief cook calls camp and quits.
The owner comes over to the cabin very angry with me, somehow this is my fault.
He just demands I am cooking today, and he is not replacing her.

I knew she was quitting but had promised the person who told me that I would not say anything. I was prepared to cook today assuming she just wouldn't show up like two weeks ago.

What to do? Tell the owner three days ago that I had heard she was quitting or keep the confidence of the person who had told me?

Today the owner figured out I knew in advance and asked me about it? I said I did hear rumours... then he was upset I didn't give him notice..


Well I cooked today on my day off...
was able to talk to the owner a little ... he seems a little more calmer..
But still there are issues!

When he came over last night .. he said I would be happy she quit... I was struggling with her.. she was stealing from camp ... I know it without a doubt but can't prove it. I told the owner several times but he didn't believe me.
It was also so stressful when I was off and to come back to work because she would use ingredients up in a day that I would use for several meals.
She was used to cooking for fancy high class clients... we are a camp with a much lower budget. She couldn't understand that or just outright defied my suggestions on what to use.
Either way.. I am so happy she is gone. However I need time off... How is this going to happen?

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Yes, it's so quiet in the house. She's been my constant companion for the past 9 years. She followed me around the house. She had a couple of strokes so she's in a much better place now

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So sorry to hear that... I bet you will her very much

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Our 15 year old Precious crossed the rainbow bridge at 1:25am on July 1st. I was out of town when she passed. It sure is quiet and lonesome around the house without her.







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Not many steps this weekend.. but some good times with my wife and 14 year old pooch.

Picnic on Saturday
We drove 3 hours there.. sat for 4 hours and then drove back home.
Dalhousie is giving us that look.


























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That was supper
These below is lunch for 131 campers







So I actually worked non stop 13 hours straight and managed 20,000 steps equaling 9 miles walked .. it was a busy day...
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I'm happy it's Friday.. it's a busy Friday though, I'll post pictures later and you'll see why...

Week to Date
Steps: 74,037 steps
Distance: 34.4 miles
Burned: 5,417 cal (1.55 lbs)
Avg steps: 14,807 steps/day
Avg distance: 6.9 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,083 cal/day
Days walked: 5

Month to Date
Steps: 228,528 steps
Distance: 106.1 miles
Burned: 16,721 cal (4.78 lbs)
Avg steps: 15,235 steps/day
Avg distance: 7.1 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,115 cal/day
Days walked: 15

Year to Date
Steps: 2,206,271 steps
Distance: 1,024.1 miles
Burned: 161,428 cal (46.12 lbs)
Avg steps: 14,234 steps/day
Avg distance: 6.6 miles/day
Avg calories: 1,041 cal/day
Days walked: 155



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Wishing all the fathers in the group a happy FAther's day on Sunday. Enjoy your day!

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Got my new desktop computer finally. Now to get everything set up again. Yikes!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Have fun and enjoy yourself

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Hope everyone has a great week. Take care.

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I hate to hear that about your job. Hope you enjoy your long weekend

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Feeling grateful that I have a job, but very unhappy with the job. Welcome to the real world I guess.. for the most part for the last eight years I have enjoyed waking up and going into the kitchen and cooking those long hours and delicious foods.
This year it has been a chore, drama and just an unpleasant experience, and we are just beginning...

Oh well I'm off for the next three days...
to start off my weekend I went home and lit up the BBQ











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That's wonderful news

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The Four big waits
As I drive to Vancouver this morning I was thinking about some of the Big Waits I have waited...
Waiting for Christmas morning and Santa clause ...
Waiting for my first child to arrive and all the anxiety and joy as the doctor tells me all is well.
Waiting for the test results for Aids when I found out my ex wife had been having affairs before our separation / divorce
Waiting now for the test results of my cancer biopsy...

All is Well ... the test at this time show no signs of Cancer

Praise God



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I finally feeling better. My vision in my eye that I got the shot in went from 20/80 before the shot to 20/30 at my appointment last week. I was thrilled no shot. I go back June 15th. Had to buy another car, ours died and couldn't be revived. Love all the photos Marty.

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What a glorious weekend to be OFF .. is this what it's going to be like this year? I could get used to this..
* it was a full day, a visit to too bird areas and a picnic
















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I have been busy
Pork butt

Fresh from the oven



Noni pulling the Pork .. I don't like doing it and she enjoys this for some reason


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Ramona, hoping things improve soon.



So it's Saturday, not raining so far, and I'm off.

I'm torn between taking it easy and rest .. many steps were taken this last week... or push for a new record.
I officially start feeding 25 staff + Sunday supper.

This darn Fitbit...



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Yesterday i began a series of 3 shots to my right eye for my wet macular degeneration. Feel horrible today. Migraine central here. The cold wind outside made my head throb even more. So my hopes for a nice walk were out. I barely have been able to stay out long enough for my dog to potty. I hate that the meds for my shot has headaches as a side effect because it means migraines for me

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I hate rainy days. We've got rain and severe thunderstorms in the forecast through Friday. Hoping at some point I can get out and walk. I miss my walks on the beach in Florida and exploring trails down there with my brother. At times I felt lIke I was wandering around Jurassic Park, lol.

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Yesterday I spent a second day at the hospital with my Aunt. She was admitted with her 3rd heart attack. This was the 2nd this year. She's 89. To add insult to injury she's also got shingles and possibly has pneumonia. So she's in isolation on the heart floor. She's mad and frustrated.
I tripped over my big toe and fell in my bedroom. Fortunately I was close to my bed so I had a soft landing. My foot, back and head throbbed for over an hour. I have a pinched nerve in my neck so if I have sudden movement I get throbbing pain. I'm fine otherwise.
We had thunderstorms again today. My yard is looking like a swamp. It won't have much time to dry out before the next round of thunderstorms roll through late Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday is my appointment with the retina specialist about my eye. I will have one more text on it. Then probably start a series of shots every six weeks. Hopefully I won't need very many.
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So on our way home... the sun was out. And we stopped to admire these Sea Lions

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I'm so glad I usually don't go near bakeries, they're my downfall..love the photos.

Start with small steps and momentum will build. Celebrate moving in the direction of increased happiness now! With a plan and persistence moving towards your goals all things are possible! Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for everything you have. It may not be what you want be show you're thankful for it anyway.
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Time to go home and the sun decides to burst forth... Day Six

















Well time to load the car and head home
But first




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3/24/17 12:04 P

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Over 20,000 steps done today and 75 Floors climb... hopefully this helps
And half an hour swim in the hotel pool


Road Trip - this was day Four... will catch up once we get home so many things we seen and so many pictures

So bad - very very bad !
We were out walking with the Dalhousie stopped to take some pictures and somehow began talking to a local. This person highly recommended to go to this bakery ... the magic words -- Noni always checks out bakeries. Most are terrible with only a few things.. this one was is the best one we have ever walked into so far. ( Noni loves to bake)























Well go ahead and scold me...



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3/15/17 10:16 A

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After the Provincial Park walk - we took the Dalhousie home and Noni and I went up the Sea to Sky Gondola. It will be our first time in two years. First time we ever bought a pass... this year the company changed passes from seasonal to annually. I'm also counting on more time off of camp this year. The promise of a relief cook for weekends... so I hope to use this pass much more.

















It's going to be awesome ones the clouds roll away



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Haven't got my 10,000 steps in yet. Didn't get but 9741 yesterday and was just too stressed to do much. We had another round is thunderstorms last night. I got a dangerous thunderstorm alert because of the intense frequent lightning we were having. Fortunately the tornadoes that were spawned were a couple counties over instead if a few miles down the road. Tomorrow is wintery precipitation like snow and sleet. It may be mixed with rain. Hard freeze time so all the fruit trees will die out. Hopefully my flowers will survive. Have a good weekend

Start with small steps and momentum will build. Celebrate moving in the direction of increased happiness now! With a plan and persistence moving towards your goals all things are possible! Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for everything you have. It may not be what you want be show you're thankful for it anyway.
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March 7, 2017
Activity: 6,999 steps (3.2 miles)

I could had stayed in bed today much longer, but No I had to take my car to the garage for service. I look out the window and my heart sank... it is still snowing and it's so gloomy.
Well no choice I must drop off the car, but I decide to walk home 3.2 miles instead of waiting for shuttle service.
We will decide later if I walk back to pick it up or take the free shuttle from the garage.
At least I try to see the beauty in this .. yet another snow day..

























Home... maybe I'll go have a nap..



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