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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Woke up this morning early to a light rain. We have so needed it. Ate an early breakfast and headed to town to the local grocers to stock up on some of the weekly specials. When we got home, I had time to get out and do a short walk before the rain started again. Now it is one of those lazy rainy days. It will make the gardens grow. Just as I'm growing healthier every day. I sometimes need a slow rainy day.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/8/2012 6:40PM

    I just love those kinds of days! Especially if hubby has the day off. Just lazing around and being content with the world.

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Beck and Call

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Well thought with the colon cleanse I did last week for the colonoscopy prep had fixed me somewhat. But today have really had the problems. I had been thinking of canceling my appointment with the gastrologist this coming Monday. Well guess not!! I really need to get to the bottom of this as it really hampers my life and in even just getting out to walk some. I'm finiding myself having to take Imodium at least everyother day just to keep it in check. Not fun. I still think it has something to do with my gall bladder not working or something. O and the colonoscopy test turned out fine. No polyps or cancer so that is good but still..I want to be able to get out once in awhile and not being at the beck and call of my bathroom all day. I am managing to get 10 minute walks in at a time before the bathroom calls again. It really saps your energy...and strangely not losing a single pound. In fact I was up another pound today. 2 days in a row...2 lbs. I'm thinking of maybe throwing my scales out the window. But can't help myself. I'm at the beck and call of the scales every morning as well. I'm tired of being at the beck and call of these things.

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MAZACK 3/7/2012 9:29PM

    Zack knows all about that beck and call business with his ulcerative colitis. That is one of the reasons we don't get started early most of the time. I have been there too and it is no fun.

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Spring gardening

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Today we got 2 of our clematis and 1 lilac bushes in the mail. So we headed to town and bought a livestock panel and 4 fence posts to make a trellis. So we finally got it up but still need to get another piece of the wooden trellis to go at the bottom to keep the clematis roots shaded. My other 2 old clematis are leafed out and growing. We had cut them back last summer when we did the porch remodeling. They look healthier than ever. We also got one lilac in and expect more of them, 4 more clematis and some forsythia and smoke bushes. The peach trees are now blooming. I just love spring. I got alot of exercise today just helping with the gardening.

Well forgot to weigh yesterday so did today. Sundays or Mondays are my weekly weigh day. Well I was so disgusted. I had gained a pound. I had lost 4 the last month and then gained one and strangely I have upped my walking and have kept my calorie count to the low side. I've cut out most of my sugar except for one tsp. in my early mornng tea. I've also cut out alot of my fat I was getting in my diet...don't know what heppened. Maybe next week I will have lost 2 or 3 instead. Got to keep my hopes up.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/7/2012 9:16AM

    Your landscaping is going to be lovely!

It's still confusing to me, but is it possible you cut too many calories before as you increased exercise so you're body is in hoard mode with the calories?

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Yard Dogs

Monday, March 05, 2012

We have this thing for rescue dogs. Here are our 2 yard dogs. Both were rescued. The larger one Lulu was a puppy that someone was getting rid of. We couldn't bear to see her just thrown away. So we got a rescue dog discount and had her neutered. We had taken her mama as well but alas hubby accidentally ran over her one day in our driveway. The other smaller black dog is Fredrick. He was another rescue dog that someone was just throwing away. He is supposed to be a Chihuahua but think there is something else mixed in. He has pretty well bonded to me and to Lulu. They are such best friends and will run and play all day together. It seems they are always up to something. Lulu has taken up with my husband and any time he gets out in the Kawasaki mule, Lulu jumps in beside him for a ride. They have such energy and pep and sometimes I watch them wishing I had just half as much energy. They both are our "keepers of the gate" and alarm us to anyone happening to come up or come by our place. I think they are teaching me to try to romp and play as hard as they do. Just wish I could keep up with them. I did get a 10 minute walk in. And keeping my calories on the low end. So will weigh tomorrow and know if things have changed.



Sunday, March 04, 2012

Thought I would share a couple of pictures of our blooming garden. We have quite a few fruit trees but the Ozark plums are always the first to bloom. We had slight frost this morning and temp of 32F but think they fared ok as it didn't last long. I'm praying we have good weather from now on but we have at least a month or more that could have cold or frosty mornings.

Our garden is tilled (as you can see hubby working so hard)...we have the leaf lettuce seeds planted and the onion sets (that make green onions) in the ground. I do love spring so much. I also got my first asparagus sprout and ate it raw right from the garden...o so good...Veggie season will be upon us sooner than we think. Robins are back until they migrate on and even saw some bluebirds.

Spring makes me want to get outside and do more walking. Hope everyone gets some good walk time in this blooming season.


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