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Monday, September 15, 2014

Wow, just realized I didn't post all weekend. Busy weekend! And not-great eating, oy. Paul's sister and her partner were here for a couple days, and they really wanted to check out the Squeeze Inn, which is a famous cheeseburger place, so we did that on Friday night. Such a good cheeseburger and fries, though!

Didn't make it out of bed to work out on Saturday morning, which was particularly bad after that dinner - and I had lunch out that day and we did takeout Saturday night. Oy! Don't worry, back on track Sunday.

On Saturday I met up with my BFF at the outlets, so much fun! Really great to spend some time together. She has been through some huge health issues in the past year...she's fine now, but dealing with all the emotional and mental fallout. But I think she's really turned a corner - she started seeing a counselor recently and wow, Saturday was the most relaxed and happy I'd seen her in a long time. So glad!!!

So anyhow, we had a great time, and spent a bunch of money. :-) I got some great fall/winter tops, but I can't wear any of them because it's still too dang hot, wah!

Yesterday I really didn't want to do anything but I knew I needed to work off some of those meals, so I got a 9.85-mile bike ride in. Then I took Kate for a haircut and to pick up presents for the three birthday parties she's got coming up in the next couple of weeks.

In the afternoon we had our first Girl Scout meeting of the year, which went amazingly smoothly. I think our girls are finally starting to grow up! Because this was possibly the first meeting ever, where Melinda and I didn't feel completely exhausted at the end. They did a great job of listening to each other, which is usually tough. We're brainstorming our community service project, which they're really excited about. Next meeting, we have to narrow it down to one, I think it's going to be tough because they have a million ideas! Which is great, of course, I love that they want so much to do something helpful.

This morning I decided that if I really want to make my run-at-least-once-a-week goal, I can't be leaving it till Friday, where it will fall by the wayside, like last week. So I hauled myself out of bed and did it. Run two minutes, walk three. Only managed to get in 8 minutes rather than the 10 I was aiming for, which was disappointing, but I was dripping by the end so I did SOMETHING, right? Of course, the fact that it was already 65 at 6am didn't help. :-p

Well, that's the report from here. Another exciting day at work, and then my first phonebank tonight (campaign stuff). I haven't phonebanked since 1998! But I suspect it'll be like riding a bike, other than the fact that the dialing is all computerized now. But it still comes down to please vote for my guy!

Have a great week, all.



Friday, September 12, 2014

I say "Fry" because it's supposed to hit 100 again today, sigh...I want sweater weather! Not gonna happen for a while yet though...doesn't usually really cool off here till late October, though usually by now we're starting to at least have cool mornings! No such luck, this week...10am and it's already 75 out.

Got my hair done last night, yay! SO much better, it's been driving me nuts, all in my face. I always wait a week too long.

Unfortunately, though, my very short stylist wore flats yesterday, so she kept making me scrunch down in the chair so she could work on me...yep, you guessed it, completely screwed up my back. :-p It's out really bad today - I walked for 45 minutes this morning, without the dog, and it didn't help one iota. I did manage to hit the chiro on the way in to work, so hopefully that'll help. Ugh.

Anyhow, it's Friday, yay! I'm ready for the weekend. I'm meeting up with my BFF at the outlets tomorrow, I can't wait!!! BFF time and shopping time, doesn't get any better than that.

Happy Friday!


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PKBOO3 9/14/2014 5:50PM

    Fall is hitting Texas. I like Fall, but it doesn't last long enough. We'll be feeling Winter much too soon.

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GHK1962 9/12/2014 7:56PM

    It is warm here today too ... not as warm as you are ... I think its just around 90 here ... but for me that is like being on the sun! (Was that just a tad bit too dramatic?!?!?!)

Anyway, you have a great weekend.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Darker and darker each morning when that alarm goes off (6am), it seems like. :-p But I got up and took the pooch for a walk. Supposed to hit 100 the next couple days, it's definitely not fall yet! I wish.

Kate got a great report at the dentist's office yesterday - both the hygienist and the dentist said they could really see an improvement. Yay for electric toothbrushes!

Gonna get more walking in today - heading to a workshop in a bit that's about 4 blocks from here, then to a lunch that's about 6 blocks from the workshop, then it'll be about 4 blocks back to work. Unfortunately I couldn't wear my good walking shoes since the lunch is fairly dressy, but I'm wearing comfy sandals at least.

My sister-in-law, her partner, their dog, and Paul and Pam's parents' dog, are all arriving this afternoon for a few days. It'll be a full house! But only till Saturday morning. Paul's parents are on a plane right now, heading to Spain. Jealous!

Well, better get moving!

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GHK1962 9/12/2014 12:41AM

    ohhh ... I don't know if I am sorry for you for all the house full of puppers ... or happy. I mean ..PUPS! But its also scary when there's the unknown of ... "will they get along!"

Oh yeah, there's also the people coming too...but....PUPS!!!! wooohoooo

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Got a great yoga workout in this morning. Funny, I saw a headline the other day that said "Yoga Is Not Supposed To Be Hard!" I somewhat disagree. I mean, it doesn't HAVE to be hard - sometimes I really focus my yoga workout on stretching, and/or relaxing and de-stressing. But some days, like today, I want to push it and focus on balancing, strengthening, and "hard" stuff. It's all in what you want to get out of it.

Speaking of yoga, I was reading my Yoga Journal magazine last night during Kate's karate class and there was an interview with this woman who I guess is some cute young yoga teacher who married Alec Baldwin a couple years ago. Gotta love men doing the trophy wife thing. Anyhow, she said something that really struck me - that every night when she goes to bed, she thinks about how she treated people today, and how she could do better tomorrow. I kinda like that. All about mindfulness, I guess.

Saw my rheumatologist yesterday, first time in three years! I've been having a lot of hip pain at night, plus a lot of stiffness in my hands, and I think it's time to switch meds. He said that my pain is actually in my bursals, whatever that means, and that it's more muscular than joints, but since I've been on Enbrel since 2007 he agreed that switching to Humira might help. In addition, lots of stretching. So I'm thinking maybe I'll try to come up with a little 5-minute yoga workout I can squeeze in every morning or evening.

(For those not familiar with my medical history, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in September 2001, when I was 34.)

Well, that's about it from here. I get to leave work early today to take Kate to a 3:30 dentist appointment. We've got her using an electric toothbrush now, like we use, so hopefully she'll get a good report!

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PKBOO3 9/14/2014 5:47PM

    Did he mean Bursis? Like in Bursitis. (I probably misspelled it.) I have had Bursitis in my right shoulder and I think it started when I did that exercise where you put all your weight on that arm and push yourself up on your side like a sideways push up.

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GHK1962 9/12/2014 12:54AM

    I used to think that yoga was all about "ohmmmm" and relaxing. However, when I got to the gym and see others do yoga ... it looks like a WORKOUT!

As for the rheumatoid thingy ... I do not know anything about it ... but as I get to know you a bit more, hopefully I can get more info .... though I hope I get more info because you are doing ok with it.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Got a 2.3-mile, 41-minute walk in with Bam-Bam this morning. I can't believe how DARK it is when we start out now! Getting harder and harder to get out of bed....not that I ever bounce out, LOL!

Fairly quiet evening...Paul took Kate to band practice and I got a mountain of laundry done.

My weight still won't budge, sigh. I do like mixing up the workouts though, it's at least keeping it more interesting and motivating me a little more. I walk the pooch every other day so I get a lot of walking in, and I've been changing it up pretty well the other days. A bike ride on the weekend, since it's too dark to do it during the week, otherwise weights or yoga, and I'm going to try to get some running in at least one day a week.

Well, that's about it, back to work!

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GHK1962 9/10/2014 10:44AM

    Man oh man ... it is sooooo staying dark a lot longer. The light does not come up here until sometime between 6:15 - 6:30 I think. I am trying to run before I start work ... and I start at 6:30. So start my running at about 5:15am ... so I am running in total darkness the entire way. I just decided to buy one of those head lamps so I can see where I am going.

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SUGIRL06 9/9/2014 12:59PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!!

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