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review..reflect..revamp

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day...Monday...First of September...must ponder what has been good and not so good recently...review time... I always like to start with the bad news...
1. not sleeping so well lately
2. have gained some weight again
3. still dealing with the "stones"
4. that's enough!!!

Now the good news...
1. am daily edified in scripture and prayer during quiet times alone and with DH
2. have energy to do all the tasks that need working on each day, plus my SP fitness
3. have been able to make most all of our meals with DH this summer
4. have discovered that I like avocados and cilantro now
5. continue with tap class once a week
6. enjoy several Bible studies with others
7. am blessed by many SP friends who encourage and speak truth in love

Reflection...
This past year has brought a bunch of health challenges my way. Nothing major...just very uncomfortable and disruptive "conditions"...shingles...infected cyst...badly sprained right arm and wrist...galloping case of poison ivy..and kidney stones. So...stress...hmmm...holding on to too many have tos and musts (along with a liberal smattering of shouldas, couldas, oughtas, etc.) What I'd really like to do is hide out for awhile and finish the clearing/cleaning out process we've been s..l..o..w..l..y chipping away at. But people are way more important than things...so I add meetings when I'm asked to fit them into our busy schedules...counseling ...checking in with so and so to help with thus and such...

I know this process will take much longer than this brief chat...but I always want to get on to the action...so...

Revamp...
1. get my night routine in better order so I'm off the computer and into a book sooner...9P.M. at latest!
2. drop at least 3500 calories a week...especially cut out the sugar and pretzel nuggets temptations!
3. wait patiently for the next step in the stone process...but keep on with the water, water, cranberry juice, water
4. restart my strengthening exercises (which I discontinued when we began doing more yard and garden work)

Boring, perhaps...but necessary to get this on "paper"!!

(Sorry, no photos today...just hard realities!) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JUDITH316 9/2/2014 2:13AM

    emoticon for sharing, keep pushing and keep up the great work...

You mentioned about dealing with the "stones" does that mean gall stones or kidney stones, sorry I can't remember what you said from before, and about your sleeping patterns, I will keep those things in prayer, keep me posted...

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LEANJEAN6 9/1/2014 5:50PM

    just keep on keeping on-----We can do this!!!!--Lynda

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COOP9002 9/1/2014 1:21PM

    thanks for sharing.

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REGILIEH 9/1/2014 12:03PM

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firm foundation...stand

Sunday, August 31, 2014

2 Timothy 2:19
But the firm foundation laid by God stands, sure and unshaken,...

bearing this seal and inscription: ...

"The Lord knows those who are His",...

and "Let everyone who names [himself or herself by] the name of the Lord gives up all iniquity and stands aloof from wickedness."...

Stand in Christ Jesus...

He is our Rock...

and our Fortress...

  
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JUDITH316 9/1/2014 12:16AM

    AMEN

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AVANELL 8/31/2014 10:17AM

    Amen!

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LEANJEAN6 8/31/2014 8:07AM

    Good morning fabulous Sparkly person!!!---Lynda

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CHERYLHURT 8/31/2014 7:33AM

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REGILIEH 8/31/2014 7:24AM

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/31/2014 7:09AM

    Amen

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walk around Millen Pond to the dam

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Yesterday, while DH was off fishing...

(that's one of his breakfast scones he's munching, the other is in a bag in his bucket :)

I decided to take the five mile walk around "our pond". Washington has twenty-six ponds and lakes, but this one is close to us...well about a mile away. So I started out with my camera, water bottle (with green bell attached to ward off bears...

to catch the first signs of Autumn...

and the joys of late summer...

I decided to climb Faxon Hill first instead of taking the easier loop...

Around this bend is the trail "head" for Camp Morgan Town Forest...

It's a gentle start through field and woods...

But I chose the longer way around (as that is what my note to DH, left on our kitchen counter had said) I didn't even take the old haying road short cut...

The gypsy moths have invaded again. Here is a black cherry tree bound in their web nests...

A jogging friend came up behind me and we chatted all the way down to her house. She does the run around the pond every week day.....whew... emoticon ..Maybe I'll try this ambling walk again... emoticon

After her home, I soon reached the spillway end of the Pond...

and checked out the deep ravine on the other side...

The photo does not show how far down those rocks really go. it's all dry now, but when the gates are opened in a few weeks, it will be a rushing torrent as the pond is lowered for winter.
I'll have to get some pix of the beach before then!

  
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TENNESSEEWALKER 8/30/2014 1:35PM

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk emoticon

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August color

Friday, August 29, 2014

Our shire continues to be green...

green...

green... yet the touches of color seem more vibrant this year...

Flowers about our little yard toss their heads in gentle dance...

A passion flower waits to bloom...

Basil stretches forth in greens and purples...

and the elderberry bush is busy preparing...

Just down the road a piece the swamp maples are beginning their mauving...

with red ones here and there...

Autumn is a comin'!

  
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JUDITH316 8/30/2014 2:09AM

    emoticon pictures, I love Autumn, it won't be long coming...enjoy your weekend... emoticon emoticon for sharing...

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REGILIEH 8/29/2014 10:20PM

    Lovely!

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COOP9002 8/29/2014 3:30PM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

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double tracking...triple dessert...ohoh

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tracking food...
breakfast...because my friends arrived earlier than expected to take me out for the day, I ate...

instead of what I had prepared...

lunch with friends started well...

celebration snack later at "Scoops" began the "over-the-top" slide...

I had the Mt. Katahdin Crunch with Chocolate Fireside (or something like that). My friends ate the other two large dishes of combo ice cream.

dinner prepared by DH was just right...

but I added 5 butter cookies for a dessert treat that I didn't need...

ohoh...more evening celebration...

Lesson learned...eat a better breakfast...watch the portions...and especially say "no" to more and more sugar...

Tracking:
fitness: 15,235 steps didn't make up for all those sweets, for sure!
water: drank my eight glasses

Lesson learned...steps are good, but even on celebration days do some strengthening exercises... emoticon
drink even more water... emoticon emoticon instead of giving into the excess ice cream. emoticon

  
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REGILIEH 8/29/2014 1:23AM

    Oh dear!

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JAMBABY0 8/28/2014 10:07PM

    thanks for sharing

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