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Some nights are like that....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I usually go to bed and go right to sleep but every now and then I have one of those nights that I do not sleep well. I went right to sleep but woke up about 3 a.m. and could not get back to sleep. I stayed in bed until about 6 and had a headache when I got up. I finally made myself walk for about 45 minutes and I felt better but still not up to my usual energetic self. I am going to walk again after lunch and see if that will motivate me.

  
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MARCIAC10 10/22/2014 4:51PM

    I hate those kind of nights. That's usually when I put my earbuds in to listen to relaxing nature sounds in the hope it will lull me into sleep of some kind! It's too late at that time of night to take anything to help with sleep!

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TERI-RIFIC 10/22/2014 3:47PM

    I haven't had one of those nights in a while, but I hate it when it happens. I hope you sleep well tonight!

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DNRAE1 10/22/2014 3:18PM

    I've had a couple of nights like that lately! Not fun. Hope you get in a good night tonight! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/22/2014 1:06PM

    Those make for long days. Hope you have time for a nap when the feeling kicks in today!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/22/2014 12:25PM

    Sounds like you are handling it well, Donna. Hope you sleep really well this evening. Tired days are my biggest challenge to healthy living. Hang in there!!

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Cooking day

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yesterday we went to Sam's to stock up as we came home from the cabin to an empty freezer. $200. later and a day of prep and cooking resulted in about a half full freezer. We have pork for about 10 meals, 6 ground beef patties, 2 pkgs. of 3/4 lb. ground beef (that will be combined with ground pork/turkey/veal) for future meal loafs or shepherd's pie. 6 weeks worth of deli ham plus 4 meals, 6 meals of grilled chicken breasts, the crock pot is full of pot roast which will result in 3-4 meals, there is a beef stew on the stove that will be another 3-4 meals and I forget what else at the moment!

  
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IMEMINE1 10/19/2014 11:18AM

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AQUAGIRL08 10/18/2014 3:57PM

    You have been the energizer bunny since you got home. I love the way you just dug in and set up your future meals. Well done!

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Heading home

Monday, October 13, 2014

It is always a little sad when we have to pack up the cabin and head back to Florida. The leaves are awesome colors and are flying off the trees these days. Just enough wind to make them come down. Our little town is in the middle of its yearly Apple Festival (U-pick, hayrides, corn mazes, arts and craft shows) and Scarecrow Invasion (mostly everyone puts up a scarecrow - especially the downtown area) so it is fun to be here with all the goings on.

Our DGD's 16th birthday is this weekend and we can't miss that so I will concentrate on the happy events coming up. I can already feel those big hugs that will be coming my way when we get there.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 10/18/2014 3:42PM

    Have a safe trip!

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/14/2014 12:20PM

    Wonderful! Have a safe trip and treasure your time with your family! Hugs, Jeannie

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DNRAE1 10/13/2014 8:14PM

    Wow! I love fall festivals, the scents and tastes of Autumn! 3 months? at the cabin? I'm sure you had a wonderful time, but the family celebration will be a great homecoming for you. Have a safe trip and a great week!

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GEORGE815 10/13/2014 5:33PM

    Love picking apples in an orchard. It was great!

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The Wal-Mart Walk

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Another morning of heavy thunderstorms so today I opted for walking at Wal-Mart. I put my sneakers on and I go up and down every aisle at the fastest pace I can do. If I see someone in the aisle and it is too narrow to pass I go to the next aisle and circle around so I can keep the momentum going. Definitely have to go early before it gets too busy but that is OK with me. I got a good 45 minutes in and then another 30 at a slower pace as I picked up my groceries. I'll do some biking on the deck and round off with some stretching and stair climbing.

  
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IOWAGRAMMA 10/9/2014 12:08PM

    Good for you! When I've done that I have trouble avoiding other people...as in running into them. I got pretty good at dodging traffic!! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 10/8/2014 8:24PM

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TERI-RIFIC 10/8/2014 7:12PM

    emoticon Creative!

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MARCIAC10 10/8/2014 6:30PM

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AJB121299 10/8/2014 3:30PM

    nice

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GRACED777 10/8/2014 3:18PM

    Good flexibility! emoticon

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Rainy days in the mountains

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I'm always surprised at how much time goes by between blogs. When I do blog I appreciate the feedback and support that comes my way so I know I should do it more often.

This morning we had really heavy thunderstorms so I put a movie on and did Leslie type walking. Next up was a bike ride on the deck - grateful it is a covered deck!

We had an awesome short trip last week. We drove up to TN and took a boat ride on The Lost Sea - a lake 140 feet down into a cave! Then we went up to Nashville and had an awesome time at the Grand Ole Opry. Our next scheduled stop was Churchill Downs but on the way we saw a sign for Abraham Lincoln's birthplace so we took a slight detour. I am always impressed with what a superb job our National Park Service does - well worth the stop.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 10/8/2014 8:23PM

    Sounds like an awesome trip! I am impressed with the fact that the weather couldn't keep you from doing a workout. Well done, Donna!

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TERI-RIFIC 10/8/2014 7:15AM

    I never heard of the lost sea. It sounds neat. I would love to go the Grand Old Opry! You had some fun activities!

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DLITE719 10/7/2014 11:16AM

    I love being in the mountains when it is raining or snowing. The air always smells so good.
It's nice to see the weather didn't keep you from getting your work out in. Great job. emoticon

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