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Early July '09 Camping Trip - This is where I'm getting back to.

Starting as nubs on the side of the cactus, these bloom 2-3 weeks later, for ONE day.


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Art Supplies

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Starting over again. Unemployed and not even sure if I want to continue teaching at all.
While I sort it out, I'm going to take the opportunity to focus on my life: my family, my home, my health.
My cardio will include lots of hard work and farm style work. I have an acre and a half to tend. It's fire season so I need to keep things trimmed and clean.
Fire wood needs to be hauled up a hill. Retaining walls need to be put in. The lawn is at a 6% grade so I leave the rider mower to my husband (I tried. I freeze up.) but the rest is me. The pool needs constant tending.
The list goes on. May it be good for my health and morale.
Positive? I'm hoping to get a dog soon. It's been over a decade since I last had a furry companion (hubby has allergies). I'm thinking this will help my depressions and the general morale around here.

Member Since: 3/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 60,088

My Goals:
Color Run benefiting a local school in October.

Feel like whatever this "single mom during the week" situation asks of me, I can handle it!

Mental Health: Feel strong in my relationships and have more of them again.

My Program:
Consistent exercise and water.

Protein up. Salt down.

Fit regular strength exercise back into my life.

Make time to do things with the hubby when he's here that do not just involve property maintenance. Take him (and his beloved camera) hiking. Go mini-golphing as a family.

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5 Half Marathons complete.
1 Marathon complete.

Building lifelong habits still a work in progress.

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  • v MISS_VIV
    Thank you for the comments on my I'm so Afraid blog... I have lost track of so many of the fires, I didn't know you were so close to one.. Only 3% must be fairly new. The tankers fly very low over my house nearly every day out of McClellan (I am in Carmichael).. My niece and other family are in Clearlake Oaks, Lower Lake and Spring Valley. 50 miles is 50 miles, but still too close for comfort. God bless you... AND CONGRATULATIONS on a new job (?) emoticon Drink your water don't waste it.
    419 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2015 2:33:36 PM
  • v OSTERA15
    Thanks for the check in. I'm still moving forward, but it hasn't been easy lately. I need a few more hours in my day without having to cut them out of my sleep.
    437 days ago
  • v F8CONE8
    Thanks for the goody. You are so right!
    452 days ago
    Thanks for your advice! I will try to incorporate a new cardio element. Drinking lots of water has helped in the past. I should really work on that too. It's nice to know that other people understand this stagnant step of the journey. I added you as a friend. emoticon
    461 days ago
    Thank you for the art supplies -- my near-addiction!

    I started another new 30-day project yesterday, and although I didn't finish the ICAD, I'm going to try harder to stick to this one. It involves making a 5"x 7" collage everyday (1st thing in the morning), using three images and a word or phrase, and trying to get it done in just 10-20 minutes. There are also other instructions to follow. The facilitator, Shelley Klammer, includes a lot of motivational tips and "art therapy," and checks in with you by email every two days. It's been really interesting, so far, and I've completed two collages.

    Hope you and your daughter are still getting some of the cards done everyday!
    462 days ago
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