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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yesterday was a great day!
Wonderful weigh-in but because I did not weigh in at my usual time, I am discounting it.
On Monday and Tuesday I take two evening fitness classes. Even though I keep myself well hydrated, drinking four cups of water before I go to the classes, lots during and more after, I weighed myself after I showered but not after I had supper, so I still could have been dehydrated.
Accuracy and honesty in tracking my stats and weighing and measuring every morsel of what I eat has always been the key to my success.
I started my laundry yesterday and was just putting it into the dryer. A lady I knew was waiting for me to finish. I mentioned I was rushing off to class and would not be able to take my stuff out of the dryer and that she could take it out and pile it up as it was just sheets and towels, etc. But the dear sweetie folded everything neatly, even pairing the socks!
This is the wetlands park trail I like taking to try find the owl that is supposed to be hanging out in it, but with no success:

This is how explosive the river trail grass and shrubs have gotten from all the moisture:

This is the storm drain outlet Mom and I usually cross over on those stepping stones. You can't even see the path leading to it, and before the beaver had mowed down all the young trees and so had been quite open:

I was wondering how the heck they managed to graffiti this when its so high up:

Love the lush greenery, marred somewhat by the smoke haze hanging over the city:

The incredible back yard of people overlooking the river:

Used old stone for steps:

It was nice to these people were environmentally friendly with no less then three turning compost bins!
Another neighbour must have liked the set up as they went with the same tiered brickwork:

My number one food challenge starts today:

I absolutely love this festival! You get to see local top musical talent of all genres. There is a wide selection of food choices, supposed to be appetizer size, but some give generous portions. Its hard to resist sampling so many culinary delights and I usually go almost every day its on.
Tonight I will not go as I have bridge and then two evening fitness classes a low impact & sculpt and a Zumba. My leisure card has expired, but the nice front desk lady knows me and will let me through. I messed up my application for a free card. I had sent it in plenty early, but three weeks later it was returned, saying I needed proof of residency :((
Wednesday I have to go view some furniture in the hopes the club could use something. A generous company is moving and offering all their furnishings to various non profit organizations. We were lucky to receive their letter. I go see my surgeon later and then I will go to the festival as there is a band playing that has a bridge friend playing in it. Their name is The Chickadees:

My friend is on the left.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
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    Thanks for sharing your photos. Our air is the same as yours. There are 50 fires burning in Washington State. We have lots of hazy smoke, but no smell. Most of the fires are 150 miles away or more.
    1405 days ago
    emoticon walk and all the activities you have planned sound great! emoticon about the lady doing your laundry, nice to have trust in people these days! emoticon
    1406 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    That sounds like a great festival. Your pictures are fun to look at. I've always wondered how those graffiti artists get to some of those places, too.
    1410 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I lik your pictures. That food festival looks wonderful. I would go everyday also. You certainly are happily staying busy and fit with lots of fun activities. That was nice of that woman to fold your clothes.

    Have a great day!
    1411 days ago
    Wonderful day and love your laundry friend!
    1411 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the photos. Awesome. The festival sounds fun and tasty. Hope you have a great time. Sleep tight.
    1412 days ago
    That makes me tired. Whew
    Once again thanks so much for the blog and for the great photos.
    Enjoy your evening.
    1412 days ago
    Phew! I'm exhausted just listening to your narrative!! But, good for you! And good for you for being able to get back to your fitness classes that are so dear to you!!

    1412 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope you get the leisure card straightened out! Good luck with the furniture hunt - another way of being green...Wish I could attend that festival, that does sound like a highlight!
    1412 days ago
    You are one busy lady!!! I know summers are busy times, but you keep the focus and you'll do fine!!! You Go, Girl!!! emoticon emoticon
    1412 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Those are Beautiful Photos as Always. You Have a very Good Nice Neighbor to fold your Laundry foe You. You have a Wonderful Festival to go to and enjoy. Went through the Menu, the Entertainment and the rest of it. The Food sounds so Yummy and Good. Enjoy all that You can. The Chickadees sounds Fantastic too. The Races and Everything on the River sounds very good too. So enjoy it all that You Can. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day and Time at the Festival. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.
    1412 days ago
    You consistently post wonderful pictures. Thanks! Enjoy the festival. Bet you can savor lots of small bites, enjoy, and not even fill up!! Best wishes. Thanks for all your wise words on my blog. Sometimes I get bent out of shape over nothing. You help bring perspective. Thanks again, Marsha
    1412 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Enjoyed your blog. Such a sweet neighbor to fold laundry. Photos were neat and both links look like fun times.
    1412 days ago
  • LINDA!
    What a sweet neighbor to fold your laundry. emoticon I also wonder how how anyone got so high to put the graffiti up there. lol Enjoyed your photos and video!! emoticon
    1412 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2014 1:32:46 PM
    Beautiful trail (I'd love to know exactly what part of the river it is... we've not seen this part, and are always looking for new sections to walk)... I know what you mean about the graffiti 'artists'... they must be part aerialist.

    Have a great day!
    1412 days ago
  • C8TSON
    How nice that the lady folded your laundry for you! I'm also glad you have a nice friend at the gym to help you out. Wow! This blog is just filled with goodness! I love the house you photographed. Also enjoyed the music video you shared a link to--very talented ladies! Sounds like things are really looking up for you Linda! emoticon
    1412 days ago
    Nice pictures! emoticon
    1412 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    1412 days ago
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