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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I've been happily busy. Greg has been feeling well for a few weeks now - we've even been able to go out & have a bit of fun. It's been a hard year with Greg's ill health, which started November, 2009. I was so worried about him that I stopped taking care of myself - and gained back some weight. I think I've gotten myself under control again, and have started exercising, doing yoga and USUALLY eating healthy.

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning up the yard - I'd been just cutting the grass to keep it under control. This summer taught me that I'd been too ambitious in the yard and made it more difficult to take care of when I didn't have the time or ambition. I started simplifying it - less flower/vegetable beds and more grass. I don't have to spend the time weeding - I can just cut it down and it'll be good. Now I still have LOTS of flower areas and a bit of a vegetable garden - just not as much as this past year. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it up. Although I do have this rose bush that is CRAZY - it is growing on the side of the a-frame swing and up over it too. I have to keep cutting it back or else anyone who tries to swing will be cut & scratched up by the thorns - I'm telling you this bush is CRAZY HUGE!

I would like to take our Sadie for walks now that the weather has cooled down - she couldn't handle the heat this past summer.

I'm also trying to finish up an afghan for my sweet niece, Andrea. She started college this year (full scholarship!!!) and I've been working on it for almost a year. I need to finish it up and bring it to her. Just a bit more - I just have so much stuff to take care of that I don't have the time or energy to work on it like I'd like to.

Well, that's my update for now . . . whew! emoticon
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  • DAYHIKER
    Thank you, dear! I'm so glad to hear that Greg is doing better and that you guys have been able to get out and kick up your heels a bit! I so understand being overly ambitious with the gardening...at almost 70 and 61 we're feeling it. We need a picture of your overzealous rosebush--I'll bet it was gorgeous in full bloom!

    Don't you think this time of year lends itself well to getting back in control? The cooler days for working and cooler nights for sleeping...ahhh! Our doggies seem to have new life, too!

    Congratulations to your niece and best wishes on finishing that afghan for her!

    So glad to find your post! emoticon
    Cindy
    3868 days ago
  • KARLYNCANDOIT
    It is picture 37 that reminded me of her~
    3868 days ago
  • KARLYNCANDOIT
    Sounds like things are calming down for you!! Sadie will be happy to get back out for her walks! Glad to see you back!! More sadie pictures please~~ This is where I am taking my little donner this weekend. I saw a picture on here that looks like sadie with a red toy! Check it out~
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    3868 days ago
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