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  • No, no, noooooo

    2/15/2020 5:09:26 PM, by BCHARIE

    This is not in the plan at all! I can barely walk at this point even with the brace. Looks like there will be an orthopedic appointment in the very near future. I just really want to walk on my treadmill or jump on my spin bike. 😥... Read more

  • Happy Valentines Day!

    2/14/2020 4:34:40 PM, by BCHARIE

    I had a rough night of sleeplessness. Partly because, well, I'm old and something wierd happens when you reach a certain age. Then there was a son who was in and out of his bedroom, and of course Hossa has to protect me from that noise out there. There was a great deal of barking followed by needi... Read more

  • 775/SNOW and thoughts

    2/13/2020 10:30:28 AM, by BCHARIE

    Yesterday at 5 a.m I exited the airplane. 3 weeks of pure heaven on earth, with lovely 70+ temps, beaches, trade winds and fresh off the tree fruits to 30ish degrees and today this. I guess I will get over it because really what else can one do. This however will be my days activity as opposed... Read more

  • One more sleep in Paradise and this!

    2/10/2020 12:43:02 PM, by BCHARIE

    One more sleep in Hawaii. I was awakened very early this a.m. (picture of rough seas) No sweet and gentle surf rolling in. Instead loud crashing of waves, high winds buffetting our condo. I got up and shut the sliding doors. Good thing my plans don't include the beach😂. Right now sheets of r... Read more

  • Way out on the horizon

    2/9/2020 7:09:10 PM, by BCHARIE

    My view today, and way out there where the flat earthers fall off the edge of the earth 😂 I watched multiple whales frolic. Magnificent creatures. My sister's kayak isn't functional so didn't get out on the ocean. Ok Today my Brother in law ordered a new one so next year. I do love to kayak. ... Read more

  • Fun time!

    2/8/2020 7:41:06 PM, by BCHARIE

    We went to an Octopi research farm. It was great fun and educational. I love octopus, have some octopus decor in my house and a ring that is tentacles that my son gave me. The guy in the picture came up and "suction cupped" the palm of my hand. One would think they'd be a slimy feel but not. ... Read more

  • Intensity

    2/7/2020 12:56:49 PM, by BCHARIE

    The intensity of color in Hawaii is amazing. These were outside our hotel in Hilo, where our girls Road trip took us. As I ponder a move (really just ponderance) here my gardening itch is flaring. I HAD to go to several stores that had garden centers. No really, my sister needed irrigation pa... Read more

  • Girls Road Trip

    2/4/2020 9:41:12 PM, by BCHARIE

    Three of us took off this a.m. with Lucky my friends service animal, Lucky. Across the island to Hilo, weather is amazing. Stopped for lunch and I ate an Ono sandwhich. Delicious! Here's the current view from the patio.... Read more

  • Walking

    2/3/2020 1:40:52 AM, by BCHARIE

    This is a view of today's walk in Hawaii. Such a beautiful place. We definitely got our 10k in. Phew We came across a feral cat, my sister who I will label the cat whisperer, had the old boy purring so loud I could hear it from 10 feet away.... Read more

  • Vacation exercise

    1/30/2020 8:02:57 PM, by BCHARIE

    It's spotty, not going to lie. My sister and partner in crime, is bone on bone in her left hip, and will be having a total hip in April. I have not left her behind. I do pool aerobics, floor exercises and yoga. I wish watching the surfers would burn calories. The waves this year have been gr... Read more

  • Sometimes

    1/28/2020 2:44:52 PM, by BCHARIE

    Sometimes I marvel at my great restraint. I would love to bottle that and pull it out in an emergency but there are those moments when I just fail. Ok, maybe fails a little harsh. Like last night. We (sister and I) are doing pretty well eating great, delicious, healthy foods and we have started ... Read more

  • Just a little check in

    1/26/2020 10:06:43 PM, by BCHARIE

    Beach picnic. Incredibly beautiful ❤️. I might have gotten a little too much sun, I'm kind of like a child that doesn't know when to stop. Update on knee...I feel great walked on a sandy path for 30 minutes. Knee doesn't even feel like anything was ever wrong. Craziness! 💗Hugs💗... Read more

  • End of the day rambling

    1/25/2020 11:30:50 PM, by BCHARIE

    Knee situation. Back in the 90's I was hiking and the hill gave way under my left foot resulting in my knee bending inward. I rehabbed and it's been pretty good for 20 something years. It "pops out" occasionally but I can extend it and it returns to "normal". A week ago I made a movement that h... Read more

  • Surfers

    1/24/2020 1:49:08 PM, by BCHARIE

    Surfers show up at the crack of dawn. I was up at 6 ish and by the time I could see the waves there were 3-4 out. O to be young! I did yoga this a.m on the Lanai. Stretching out the muscles that counter balance the knee. Somewhere between Chicago and here I twisted my knee so limping and a ... Read more

  • My Last Few Months

    1/22/2020 11:44:04 PM, by FRAN0426

    Hi Spark friend, thought I would update you on what has been going on in my life for the past few months. Last Oct. I broke my little finger on my left hand. It was pretty swollen, even with icing it, so figured it was sore from being swollen. The swelling went down finally just before my ap... Read more

  • One more sleep

    1/21/2020 4:45:38 PM, by BCHARIE

    O, ya, one more sleep and I head to vacation in Hawaii. Not trying to make you jealous but I am so happy to get to go spend time with my sister at her home, in pure heaven. I do wish I could move there. Although I think I would miss my beloved Chicago. I already have the cab on order. YEA! ... Read more

  • 750

    1/20/2020 12:53:57 PM, by BCHARIE

    I have a collection of pictures from various internet sources and post ones that reflect my mood of the day on my Facebook page. It's a break from the terrible stuff people post. This picture really touched me. I recently read an article (on FB of course) about these guys hurting a doe just fo... Read more

  • Grandma, I'm bored

    1/19/2020 11:18:14 AM, by BCHARIE

    Isn't she a cutie....this grandma is biased for sure. Had the G.daughter yesterday per my usual Saturday (6 hours of this old lady being a 7 year old). We did this fun project called "Walking Water". The food color water travels through the paper towel to the next glass so an empty glass... Read more