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morning cuppa spark - september

Saturday, September 01, 2018

back. don't know for how long, how much, but back. still maintaining in the range. higher end of it, but not bad.

supposed to be flying back to WA today, but had to reschedule. poor DH came down with the mother of all colds/flu, and was laid up for over a week. whatever he gets, it always hits him hard; his immunity was probably compromised when he had lyme disease the first time about 9 years ago. he is finally on the road to recovery, though, and yesterday was the first day he felt well enough to get up off the couch and even go outside. the weather gods cooperated - after an unusually sunny and warm july, pleasant enough early august, the past week while DH was ill was just the usual rain and gray skies. and yesterday was a perfect late summer/early fall day, sunshine, calm, blue skies. and because we were supposed to be getting ready for departure that has now been postponed for 9 days, we had... nothing to do! well, i had work (when don't i have work?), but i hit my goal for the day in mid afternoon. we walked down to the water and sat on what we call the "old people's chairs" - the place where DH's parents, and our friends' parents, would sit as they grew older to watch the young people on the beach and the boat traffic go by. DD said earlier this summer that our neighbors, who are a few years older than us, were sitting there, but she couldn't imagine us "old" (despite our ages which are starting to qualify us) and sitting there. yesterday we did. when we returned to the garden, we stretched out in lawn chairs and... read. it was a gift of a day.

through all this dreary weather and worries about DH i kept up my walking - i'd burned out on running when i did a 4 week challenge, and have decided to wait until we get home and DH is up for it (assuming the smoke lets up anytime soon..). and meanwhile, each morning i am power walking 3 miles, and then before dinner rounding off the day to hit my 15,000 steps. it has worked.

have not been taking many photos lately, but one morning the sun was out - and it rained! - while i was on my power walk.





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  • ALIHIKES
    So sorry DH is sick and that you had to cancel your flights. Hope he recovers soon. The photos are lovely!
    17 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    Your photos are really special, breathtakingly beautiful!
    21 days ago
  • 1ZIPPYC
    Beautiful place! Sorry your hubby got so sick! Have a safe trip back! emoticon
    22 days ago
  • NANCYPAULINE
    Beautiful scenery! You are blessed to live in 3 such lovely places. I, too, hope the fires of western N. America are soon extinguished. Even Sweden had fires this past summer, right? Dealing with smoky skies makes it harder to stick with a running program. But perhaps, you and DH will be able to built up slowly to running in clear autumn weather together.
    22 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Awesomely done on maintaining and keeping up with your walks. Hoping for your DH to be back from the nasty cold/flu. Photos lovely as usual. Take care and keep enjoying life.
    22 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Beautiful rainbow. Hope DH mends even quicker now so you can catch a flight home. Your "old people's chairs" jogged a memory for me:

    My mother was a petite woman who walked every day. At age 76 she was in the hospital recovering from heart bypass surgery when she and I overheard the nurses in the hallway during their shift change. The one ending her shift commented "the elderly woman in this room is very sweet and her family has someone with her all the time and they are very helpful." My mother's look of surprise and shock at being called elderly was priceless once she realized they were talking about her. She asked me to confirm that she had just been called elderly which was something she had not considered. She and her friends from church were regular visitors to "old people" who were in their late 80's to early 100's.

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    23 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    Pretty photos!
    Sometimes the best thing is watching the world go by!
    23 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Those bugs that sideline! Glad your DH is recuperating... walk on... and hope the trip back to the Pacific NW is smooth.
    23 days ago
  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    I'm glad to hear your DH is recovering. Sending best wishes on his continued recovery. Thanks for sharing your time with us and for the photos. Beautiful! Besting wishes.
    23 days ago
  • CONTROUBLE
    Good to hear he's on the mend. Lovely rainbow pics.
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    23 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I am glad to hear that DH is feeling better. It is such a worry! Good luck in your travels. BEAUTIFUL pictures!
    23 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    well dang. I hope your DH has a speedy recovery. How fortunate the weather cooperated.

    When it rains here as the sun is shining (which it did yesterday) we say "The devil is beating his wife." Don't know where that expression came from - I think I shall go google it.

    Congratulations on keeping up your steps.
    23 days ago
  • TCANNO
    I hope he gets well soon

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    23 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    Thank you for the wonderful rainbow pics.
    Loved the story of the "old people" chairs!
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    23 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Always great to hear how you are doing...maintaining your healthy eating and fitness level given the stress of working, postponing your return to home base, AND DH’s current flu is awesome! emoticon
    23 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Sorry to learn hubby was so ill, I hope he's soon well again emoticon
    23 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Lovely rainbow. Sorry to hear your Dh was so ill. I hope he recovers well enough for you to head home. I am sure you are anxious.
    Good to hear from you again.....
    23 days ago
  • SOULFISH80
    Gorgeous photos!
    23 days ago
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