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Earwigs and Babushkas!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


To-morrow is "hair day" for me----
Right now-I look like "Zu -Lu" Lady----
For some silly reason, I've decided to let the hair grow----
It's a bit of a challenge right now-
So--We have rain-----I heard on CBC radio this morning-----that, it will be a good day, if you are an EARWIG--pretty funny!
Yesterday, in the torrents of rain falling, getting to 10,000 steps was a challenge---At 4pm, in the rain, I finally went for a walk, which bumped up the stepper quite a bit---After dinner, the Dreadmill, (for the 3rd time that day)-brought the wee stepper up to the 10,000 steps for the day--Wearing this small thing does encourage one to get out there and move-----
....which gets back to the hair-----
Walking in the rain----
--probably shudda worn a Babushka-----
Do Sparklers out there know what a Babushka is??-----
My Mom always handed me a Babushka on a rainy day-----
Lord Love A Duck------Maybe to-day is a Babushka day again!!!!

  
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SIEGRID 8/20/2014 6:47PM

    Yup, it's hair week for me too, dye job and cut. If I had the head for it, I think I would shave it all off (what little there is of it!!!) I could use a Babushka on a daily basis, or a wig, hat, scarf...........anything to cut the hairspray down.... emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 8/20/2014 4:22PM

    Absolutely luv the first caption - boy, can I relate LOL!!!

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DEBRITA01 8/20/2014 2:51PM

    This blogs title drew me in...had to read it. You make me smile... emoticon

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NELLIEH1 8/20/2014 12:46PM

    Thanks for sharing... emoticon ...The precious grams in Slavic nations wear those kerchiefs and these ladies are known of course as babushkas. When we lived in Ukraine and Russia, I used to watch them working from early morn to late into the night...tending grands, washing clothes, beating rugs on outdoor racks, mopping concrete floor incessantly, growing a few green things, marketing (which always meant standing in line for long periods of time), going over school lessons with grands, making all the family meals...etc. etc. When the babushka dies, the family is in crisis in more ways than one.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 12:01PM

    OMG! YES, my grandmother never went anywhere without a babushka and a rain hat. Never see rain hats anymore much.

HUGS and enjoy your hair pampering!

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DALID414 8/20/2014 8:55AM

    The babushka seems more convenient than an emoticon on windy rainy days.

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SUNNY332 8/20/2014 8:18AM

    Babuska? Now that is funny. I haven't heard that for years. I grew up in a German Russian community in Kansas so heard it when I was growing up.

We have had more rain this morning but I don't want any of those "earwigs" here in Missouri.

Take care and have fun. Enjoy your "hair day".

Sunny

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SNS1968 8/20/2014 8:13AM

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GABY1948 8/20/2014 8:07AM

    I DO know what a babushka is! Thanks for the reminder. I LOVE your hair longer! Looks great...I can't let mine grow....natural waves get in the way and it drives me nuts!

GOOD FOR YOU on the steps and activity!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/20/2014 7:26AM

    So wear that Babushka and enjoy the day! And yes, I do.



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SPINNINGJW 8/20/2014 7:18AM

    I think you look GREAT! But I understand the feeling of hair getting out of control. I have kept a short hairstyle for most of my lift, and when it gets a little bit longer, it drives me CRAZY!

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MSLZZY 8/20/2014 7:16AM

    We always work Babushkas at home but mom also called them diechles. Grandpa was a German who grew up in Russia so the names were interchangeable.

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IOEINC 8/20/2014 7:15AM

    Babuska!! I love it!! My mother used to call it that too. It really means grandma in Russian. Ya lublu moyu Babusku!!! Russian for I love my grandma!! One of my aunts was Russian (My dad used to tease her and call the Mad Russian because she had a temper). Her kids always called my granny Baba.

Great on the steps!! Yesterday I walked an hour in the industrial park where my himself's therapy is located. The weather was so nice but tomorrow it is going to be hot and humid so today and tomorrow it is the treadmill! emoticon I really need to get over to the gym to join and start swimming. I need to emoticon talking about and just do it!!!

You hair looks great!! I wish my hair looked so good on a bad hair day. But then my son's girlfriend who is my stylist really went to town when I said short and she did short. But it is so much easier to take care of. Wash and wear!! emoticon

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CAT609 8/20/2014 7:06AM

    Yep, I got caught yesterday in a down pour walking Lupin! Wasn't that fun. Then I had to go to work! It's not supposed to rain today! emoticon
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RASPBERRY56 8/20/2014 7:06AM

    Haven't heard that term in a "dog's age" - I remember my mom mentioning that my grandmom (Hungarian descent) would wear them - I believe that's where the word originated........

You're looking great in that pic - I don't see you needing a babushka any time soon!

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TIMEHASCOME56 8/20/2014 6:58AM

    Babushka, I think its a rain cap or some type of hat. Growing up I always here that word and made the assumption that's what it meant. This is to funny, its been years since I heard that term. Hair days are everyday, I considered going bald emoticon

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Be AWESOME!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


..thought y'all needed a smile---
Isn't it so true though?----When you go away, who do you miss the most?-----your dog-right?
--the above saying ---after my own grown kids-----let me down----will be my motto to-day-----I read all yer comments yesterday, after I was in the depths of despair----appreciated them SO so much------and now it's time to MOVE ON----
Lord Love A Duck!----Some times one has to stand up ---and shout----
And-----my stepper is on------the Germans are waiting on the wing here (as in dogs)---to get their walk----
There is no time to feel sorry for myself---

And to-day will be a great Sparkly day--because-----I CAN do this!

  
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ONEKIDSMOM 8/19/2014 9:28PM

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DALID414 8/19/2014 9:11PM

    Great motto

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SIEGRID 8/19/2014 6:41PM

    I would love to text my mare, because I usually only see her on the weekends, and the dog and cat when I leave the house, they look so sad.
I am gad for your it bucket"!!!!!!!

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IMAVISION 8/19/2014 4:19PM

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BFLOGRL 8/19/2014 3:29PM

  Cheers!
It sounds like you are doing a great job at making a better day for yourself today. I like what you had to say.
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HOLLYM48 8/19/2014 2:24PM

    I hope you are having a better day today!

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SUNNY332 8/19/2014 1:33PM

    You made me smile! Love it and love you.

Wish I could text Miss Macki in doggie heaven and tell her I miss her.

Take care and have a terrific tuesday.

Sunny


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EDWARDS1411 8/19/2014 12:41PM

    You are one emoticon lady!! Luv the "chuck it bucket" saying!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 11:15AM

    Lord love a duck,
hate it when family acts like a . . . PUCK!

See, bet you thought I'd say something different!

Feeling sorry for ourselves is ok for awhile, but after that it just sucks the energy right out of our bones. Not worth it, right!

HUGS!

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MSLZZY 8/19/2014 9:18AM

    I don't have my own teeth anymore but smile anyway.
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WATERMELLEN 8/19/2014 8:19AM

    Oh yeah. Nothing to regret because you rose above it and carried on and . . .

My Charlie (golden) is a source of unending pleasure and companionship! He even likes me singing to him (so long as there is a "Charlie" in every line).

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SPINNINGJW 8/19/2014 8:13AM

    Just chuck it in the bucket! Great advice!

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GAYLLYNNE 8/19/2014 7:15AM

    Thanks for the morning smile!

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IOEINC 8/19/2014 7:13AM

    So glad to see your humor is back!! I think a wise decision to move on. You are a better person than I am since I would have quite loudly let them my kids (and I do) know when they have done something that made me unhappy. Just ask my son since he is the usually the one who does it. I swear that kid is testing my patience. he is going out so I ask him where he is going. Now I know he is 23 and technically an adult age wise but mentally he is still a kid so I just like to know where he is (and my house, my rules) So when I ask that I get the reply "OUT" so I say where out?" and he asks my why I need to know where he is all the time. Usually if his girlfriend is with him (and when isn't she?) she will tell me where they are going to keep the peace. UUGGHHH! Kids!! They can be so trying at times....no make that ALL THE TIME!!!!

And yes my kids accuse me of liking my dogs more than them. And why not. My doggies love me unconditionally and are always glad to see to me. They don't talk back or get grumpy with me!!! No wonder I love them so much!!! emoticon

Get those steps going!!! have a terrific Tuesday!!!

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ALICIA363 8/19/2014 7:07AM

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RASPBERRY56 8/19/2014 7:06AM

    Heh, heh - gotta love that "bucket"!

Thank you for sharing!

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CAT609 8/19/2014 7:04AM

    You are awesome! Just remember that! We can do this! emoticon emoticon

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Feelin' old--and sad!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I guess I'm "'Old"'!
It's 4am---I can't get back to sleep---
Yesterday was a Grand Daughter's Birthday----
Family to me is everything!--We were so looking forward to going----
Himself called son#3 early in the morning , to ask the time of the get together---
He was told that it might be better if we didn't attend----that there would be a lot of children there and we might not like that-----

-so------not only was I in shock-----I was sad-----
We were excluded from this family get together----because we were old-----
There! I said it!-----
I don't feel old---
I don't feel any older than I did 50 years ago-----

So--we stayed home----
We cut grass------which sent my "stepper"" to whittle away the 10,000 steps fast!---
Life is crazy isn't it?
Sometimes your own kids can be so hurtful!

  
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SWEDE_SU 8/19/2014 11:54PM

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BFLOGRL 8/19/2014 3:26PM

  Being excluded is never a good feeling. emoticon

All who have posted have offered great advice. Talking with your son is certainly something I would suggest. His comments about your "not liking a lot of children around" may be at the heart of the situation. Celebrate your grandchild by doing something special with her if possible. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 8/19/2014 2:26PM

    So sorry to read about this. I hope you can talk to your son and see if there is another problem and that was just an excuse. Might well talk about it and get it out in the open since your feelings were hurt and it is better to know than wonder why you were excluded. emoticon

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WESTERNSAGE 8/19/2014 12:54PM

    It sounds as though this could be just one tiny indicator of a larger problem. Are you usually included in your grandchild's activities? Do you spend other time with that family? Are there issues with your daughter-in-law? This business about not being able to handle noisy children sounds like an excuse that covers up other issues.

Sadly, and as noted by others, you are not alone. Although my hubby and I are not excluded quite so blatantly from spending time with our (now) 8 year old grandson, we are seldom included in visits with the family, and I know others who are in the same boat. My husband and I do the best we can to stay in touch. We hope that when the child is older he will decide to spend time with us on his own. Meanwhile, we believe that we can only control our own behavior and reactions, so we have gotten on with building independent, fulfilling our lives for ourselves. It appears you are doing the same. Hang in there!

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WATERMELLEN 8/19/2014 8:17AM

    OMG. What were they thinking???

And your reaction was: understandable.

And your response was: perfect, saint-like, restrained and absolutely selfless.

After all the hosting of family get-togethers you do at your place: kids are involved, clearly, and somehow you "manage" . . .

They will figure it out eventually. Yeah.

(And: I don't feel old either!! Just the same inside as ever . . . )

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NELLIEH1 8/18/2014 10:52PM

    ooooo ouch! so sorry...that's hard...hopes there's healing soon...

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GIMMESPARK 8/18/2014 8:33PM

    You are in my thoughts fellow-travelling stranger/friend! Whether people intend to or not, the hurts are called "hurts" for a reason.

Your son may have revealed his own insecurities here--he may be feeling overwhelmed by all the little people running around, the noise, the orchestrating of events to minimize number of meltdowns, etc. Worrying about keeping you happy at the same time may have pushed him over the edge.

Thoughtless? Yes. Something unique to you? Sadly, nope.

On the up side, now you get to suggest whatever celebration YOU'D like to commemorate the big day!

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SIEGRID 8/18/2014 7:21PM

    O.M.G. I am so sorry Linda!!! I happen to agree with all the comments here especially IMAVISION!!!!!!!!
Yes, sometimes our children can be cruel, with out really understanding what they are doing, when they are doing it.
I think you should let them know how much they hurt you!!!

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IMAVISION 8/18/2014 4:18PM

    My heart goes out to your Himself & you, Lynda.

It is my firm opinion that your son needs to be told how distressing it was to y'all to essentially be told not to attend the party. It needs to be pointed out, in no uncertain terms, that your Himself & you are perfectly capable of making a decision on whether or not y'all feel up to attending a grandchild's birthday party.

Bottom line --- if your son & his wife felt that there would be too many young ones around for y'all to feel comfortable at the party, then the guest list should have been adjusted to lessen the number of children. Never should loving & caring grandparents be barred from a grandchild's birthday celebration.

Not that y'all would even consider such a thing --- however, how would #3 Son like it if y'all cut his family from a family celebration at your home, using the lame excuse that so many people invading your space would be too much on your Himself & you? I believe that he would be hurt to the very core, so why couldn't he see how hurtful his unkind assertion would be to y'all --- before he made it?

I believe that your #3 Son & his wife shamed themselves with that poor judgment call.

God bless!


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TURTLETALK 8/18/2014 2:48PM

    I am so sorry that this happened to you but I am guessing that son #3 has no idea how deep the hurt was. As difficult as it is make sure you have a conversation about how excluded you felt. I would never have used those words to my parents but I may not have always included them as much as I should have because I was concerned that they might just be attending out of obligation not because they wanted to be there. Now that I have my own grandkids I understand that time with the grands is real joy, not obligation.

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CEILIE2 8/18/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon It should have been your choice to attend. To decide if it would have been too much. Glad you got in your 10,ooo steps ....wonder how many the "younger parents got in?
Hugs all around!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 11:16AM

    emoticon That's how I would feel. That was hurtful! OMG

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/18/2014 10:30AM

    I understand the hurt. It is sad that young people feel that "OLD" people don't like to have fun and don't like children. They are wrong on both counts. I suggest you mention the hurt you and husband felt being denied the chance to celebrate your grand daughter's birthday. Let him know that you will tell him when you are too old to have fun. Now that said. Smile and give your hubby s big hug. Because the best kept secret is how much fun we seniors are having, no having to sit up with sick kids or getting things ready for a new school year or worrying about dental work. Have a blessed and wonderful 'senior' day.

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GABY1948 8/18/2014 9:59AM

    I'm SO sorry, Lynda! emoticon

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FERRNIE 8/18/2014 9:54AM

    A few old saying's come to mind:

1. The squeaky door gets the grease.
2. People are usually, about as nice to you as you allow them to be.
3. Lack of communication is the basis of most misunderstandings.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/18/2014 9:30AM

    So sorry to hear you were excluded. If you were invited---at least you could have left when you chose.

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SUNNY332 8/18/2014 9:25AM

    You and hubs need to have a talk with your Son. This is way beyond insensitive. Family is the most important people at a BD party.

I know you are hurt and I hope you can get this behind you and enjoy your "young" life.

People!!! What is wrong with them these days?

Hugs, Sunny

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MSLZZY 8/18/2014 9:23AM

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I think we "old" folks can keep up with the
young'uns, if given a chance. HUGS!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/18/2014 8:48AM

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PYNETREE 8/18/2014 8:38AM

    Do you wonder, how did I raise such insensitive, self involved kids!?

I find myself feeling that way quite often.
Funny how we are not too old when they need sitters, or want to stay here for a week!

So, now just throw off the hurt, and get on and enjoy your life and health!

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HEALTHY4ME 8/18/2014 8:27AM

    Well I would have said is there any other reason you don't want us to come. Because we will be there, and when the kids get too much for us, if they do , we will leave, but we want to be there for granddaughters day. So what time does it start again? see you soon.

I have to admit I am not as fond of a bunch of noisy kids as I was, and hubby wouldn't want to go, we are only mid 50s, but we would go for a bit then say bye.

HUGS cos yea it was hurtful to not be given the choice.


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ONEKIDSMOM 8/18/2014 7:57AM

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SNS1968 8/18/2014 7:41AM

    Not nice. And my parents would have shown up anyway!

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SPINNINGJW 8/18/2014 7:35AM

    Shouldn't you be given the CHOICE as to whether or not you want to attend a party with your grandchildren and "many kids there?"

As Stephanie from Full House would say "How Rude!" (not sure if you will get this reference, but many in the States will)

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Hope you have a great day, and hey, at least the grass has been cut! Maybe today you can lounge on the dock - of course then your stepper will not get very many steps. Oh, the dilemma's of our lives.

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CAT609 8/18/2014 7:08AM

    I would be sad, too! Sorry. emoticon

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IOEINC 8/18/2014 6:58AM

    I am so sad for you!! I can certainly understand how that could have been hurtful to you. You have every right to be upset. Son #3 needs a talking to about how hurtful it was to be kept from your DGD's special day. AND I think if you do talk to him, you would be much nicer than I would be. I would be mad, mad, mad and let him know it!! I can be extremely vocal about that sort of thing. My oldest daughter is always telling our other two kids how we are getting older and need help with things and probably should start thinking about assisted living. So funny to us because we are both still working and how does she think she even got through dental school without us working and taking on those school loans to get her through it. I let her know that every time it comes up. OMG the audacity of it all!!! You can work away cutting grass, preparing food for all of them when they come over, walking the Germans, doing laundry and everything else but can't cope with a bunch of kids running around and kids that you are not even responsible for? AND remember you raised 5 kids and probably like my house, was the neighborhood hang out for all their friends. Oh I am so mad I can't even continue but you know me I will continue!!! We are NOT old. We are just getting on in years. My granny attended every family event up until she passed away at the age of 99 and believe me when I say she was the life of the party. And no one would have ever thought to tell her not to come because there would be too many kids around. And I had 27 cousins with a vast age difference and all of them had kids and some of their kids had kids. My mother and mother in law never missed one of my kids' parties when they were small and I was thankful to have them there to help out with 20 little kids running around.

Okay now off my soapbox.

Try to relax today!!! We are not old, we are just getting better and better!!!

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RDEE22 8/18/2014 6:49AM

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DEBRITA01 8/18/2014 6:47AM

    Sorry, Lynda...I'm sure he didn't mean to hurt your feelings but, it doesn't make it any easier. emoticon

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DMEYER4 8/18/2014 6:14AM

  I would have explained to my son that the kids were not a problem and you would really like to be there. I am sorry you had to miss this special day. Now that my grandchildren are a little older we have a special sleep over for just them and then we go shopping and they pick their gift. It gives them a special day and I am not buying them something they already have or do not want. I hope you have a great week.

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RASPBERRY56 8/18/2014 5:14AM

    And I thought ageism was only an American problem.......... emoticon

NOBODY should have to STAY HOME due to AGE - that is essentially the message that you have been given - soooooooo $#!@@ WRONG on all levels of humanity!

As I posted to you earlier, that is so, so horrible! CUTTING GRASS (not a meek task for sure!) when you should have ENJOYED LIFE? Funny - you're NOT too old to CUT GRASS but ARE too old to enjoy the company of others? WHAT THE _______? (Apologies for the caps - just for emphasis alone, of course - as you can probably figure out, I'm still out of sorts from being up at 2AM, so my sensitivity buttons are more likely to be pushed!)

Remember - and I'm only partially joshing here - you do have the power to write the will! With age comes wisdom, knowledge and power - please don't forget that, and do NOT let a single younger person get to you! You are so, SO much better than that!

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Steppin' Out!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I have a stepper--My daughter gave it to me.
Her other half is a Doctor at the Cleveland Clinic.
If they get 10,000 steps everyday, they get a discount on their health care.
I was impressed-totally!
So, she set it for me-----I clipped it on----and the 1st week, I got my 10,000 steps daily.
I get on my Dreadmill daily, so I thought this would be good---just dive right in!
After about 7 days, I was limping----
The walking outside was destroying my rt. foot!
I had to cut back----5000 steps were achievable without pain----
This is about 2 mos later----and I am back up to the 10,000 daily steps-
....no pain!
I've learned that 30 minutes on the treadmill --is about 2500 steps----
Walking the dog is about 700 steps -
Getting 5000 steps by noon is important to achieve the 10,000 by the day's end-
A walk before supper will help grab some fast steps---
Cutting grass is the best way to see the stepper really climb fast!---
Most days I have to get back on the Dreadmill after dinner---('specially if there was no grass cutting that day!)-
Some days , I have to take the Germans out and walk around the property---that will bring 2-300 steps when I'm nearly there--
Do I like this stepper?
Well, it sure does show me how sedentary I was---
The stepper really does encourage you to move ------
Always, I am the only one out walking on our back road----I find that a tad strange!
Where are all my neighbours?
Why aren't they moving and grooving too?
Isn't life strange???
--GO WALK---GET OUT THERE!!!!--Your body will thank-you!

  
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SUNNY332 8/17/2014 7:04PM

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DALID414 8/17/2014 1:03PM

    One doesn't think doing a good thing will cause pain, but jumping in too quickly will do it!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/17/2014 11:23AM

    Just as with food tracking, movement tracking really opens our eyes. Glad your foot got better! Go Lynda! 10,000 steps a day! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 8/17/2014 10:35AM

    10,000 steps/day originally was set by Japanese pedometer makers for a marketing campaign and thus it grew. However, according to extensive scientific studies the following is a truer guideline of stepping for "weight control" not losing.

Age women - Steps per day
18-40 is 12,000 steps per day
40-50 is 11,000
50-60 is 10,000
60 and over is 8,000

Age men - Steps per day
18-50 is 12,000
50 and over is 11,000

(above as per www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/
01/080111231316.htm)

- 6000 steps a day were shown to be correlated with a lower death rate in men in a Harvard Study. (See: walking.about.com/cs/measure/a/lock
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Now it stands to reason that for weight loss the above numbers need to be increased, but beware of what your body can handle and listen to it. As we age, despite what our hearts would like us to be able to do, our body sometimes can't do what it used to or we have to go at it in a much more gradual way. And when it gets hurt from too much activity, back off and let it heal.

Happy Stepping!!!



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MSLZZY 8/17/2014 9:25AM

    Get out and go. I try for 10K steps daily but there are times it doesn't happen. When I look at everything else I have done, it doesn't feel so bad.

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Onederland is out there..somewhere?

Saturday, August 16, 2014


She is one determined woman!!!------not a wimp!---
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I feel tired to-day-----"FAT"ique I guess!

So--when I dig out the ice cream-----it's my hand that does it!
Yesterday---I did the 1o,000 steps-----ate healthy-----and felt I had a Good day-
This morning I am "pooped"-----Lord Love A Duck!-

My Germans (as in dogs) are trying to help---LOL

Losing weight IS hard-----but---it beats the ""FAT" ique ......I guess!
So--another day--another 10,000 steps----more broccoli------
Lynda in Onederland-----oh man!----
Life is tough!----
I have to do this!!!!
Lord Love A Duck!

  
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ALICIA363 8/16/2014 8:49PM

    emoticon at maybe broccoli doesn't like me either!

You can do this! Spark on!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/16/2014 4:10PM

    Yes... we... CAN! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 11:34AM

    You can do it! HUGS

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JUSTYNA7 8/16/2014 9:36AM

    Oh my goodness yes Lynda! My battle with my food dragon continues.... daily. I finally hit onederland earlier this year and was determined to keep fighting my food dragon until I could reach my goal weight of 190. I remember seeing onederland ahead for months, elusively calling but I just could not get off my plateau... and then it happened. More veggies, consistent walking, drinking my water, more protein... doing the diabetic plate and eating clean for the most part. Yup I succeeded... and then injured my knee and now I am back in the 200's with the weight fluctuating back and forth between 205 and 202. That terrible plateau place. Howeve it is NOT the time to deprive myself of good foods. Not the time for extremes. I have to keep the bigger picture in mind. Let me dog help me, lol. Come to terms with veggies. Pain is definitely a dragon weapon so now my new weapon is "rest days". Who knew? I always knew more sleep worked too. Anyways, battling along side you. We can do this. No more fat-igue! Justyna

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NORASPAT 8/16/2014 9:26AM

    LOVED THE HUMOR IN YOUR BLOG. It also is right to the point.
I have not been doing any ST because of arthritis in my hands but I must get back to it. Thanks for the encouragement or example, you reminded me it take a lot of work and hours to get to the onederland and after I found it I am not going back there again. Thanks. Back to ST. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIMEHASCOME56 8/16/2014 8:46AM

    This brought a smile to my face emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/16/2014 8:41AM

    Always love your blogs -- and love the "fat-igue" concept. Oh yeah, it was "fat-iguing" carrying around the equivalent of several bags of dog chow in excess weight and I've gotta remind myself of how "hard" it really was!! To remind myself that "this" hard is . . . . easier. Really.

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DALID414 8/16/2014 8:37AM

    Keep that goal in mind emoticon

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SUNNY332 8/16/2014 8:35AM

    They say as you get older, it is harder to loose the weight. Now aren't I just a "bright ray of sunshine" this morning? emoticon I know because I am right there with you, Lynda. It is tough but the one thing I know about you and I is that we are tougher. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Do have a Super Saturday.

Hugs, Sunny

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GABY1948 8/16/2014 8:22AM

    "POOPED" is good especially when it's after 10,000 steps ++++ keep it up!

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WDIPIM 8/16/2014 7:53AM

  God Bless

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