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Creating Something better

Sunday, May 12, 2013



I'm looking at this 8 weeks of the 5% challenge as creating myself all over again. And creating myself better. More exercise is definitely in the works.

  
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CAKAROO 5/14/2013 6:14AM

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GEMLADYONE 5/13/2013 11:56AM

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 8:48AM

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BARB4HEALTH 5/13/2013 7:52AM

    I, too, am looking forward to doing good on this 8 week challenge. I always struggle to get the exercise in. Sometimes limited to what I can do. But almost always, unless my knees are botheringm me, I can walk! emoticon

Love the pretty background!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/12/2013 11:48AM

    Perfect for my world today!

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Fly Away

Saturday, May 11, 2013


The first picture is of a Canadian geese pair flying across a lake we visited last week. I thought it so went with this saying.

Now that hubby and I are retired, we don't have near the stress we used to have. And we don't want the stress anymore in our lives. I would rather "stress" my body in getting more exercise or stress my mind in learning new things but when it comes to the stress of dealing with jobs and other people we just don't do it that often.

My new 5% challenge starts today. I have gained 3lbs back in the month between challenges..not good but think most of this was gained this past week leading up to this challenge..like I'm wanting to make up to really cracking down for the next 8 weeks. But this 8 weeks is going to be one I hope and plan to really crack down with myself. With the temps warming up outside, it will make it easier to get outside more and really get some walking time in. Also with fresh veggies and fruit from our garden I know I will be eating more healthy.
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 8:49AM

    emoticon We are flying our way to success in this 5% challenge!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/12/2013 7:35AM

    Onward and upward!

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TURTLETALK 5/11/2013 1:35PM

    Happy flying! See you in Cambodia.

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ALICIA214 5/11/2013 12:30PM

 

The Vee formation of the Canada Geese is a sight to see they are very noisy too, I often
wonder what they are saying to each other, probably telling each other to stay in line.

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Reasons

Friday, May 10, 2013


This is such a good reminder.

  
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CAKAROO 5/11/2013 10:38AM

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/10/2013 12:15PM

    An awesome reminder! Thanks for sharing.

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LJBKENT 5/10/2013 11:17AM

    Great reminder. Thanks!

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iris

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


This is a photo of my iris bed when it first began to bloom this year. We have expanded it another 6 feet on the other end. Once the bloom is finished we will split and transplant some of these. The iris is my favorite flower and is truly a "fancy lady"...I think I have every color under the sun. Some are rebloomers and will bloom again in the autumn if we don't get the heat and drought like we have had the past few years. Then some are hybrids and others are the old antique varieties. Some even traveled from house to house whenever we would move..and some of these came originally from my grandmother who also transplanted them from place to place in her life time. It makes be feel so blest to know I have something that once came from her original plants. If you want to see more and better photos go to my gnomes home blog to view. gnomes-home.blogspot.com

  
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COMPUCATHY 5/9/2013 9:45PM

    I LOVE it! That's amazing and wonderful! It is really nice that you have that history with your plants. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 5/9/2013 11:47AM

    They are beautiful

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KOFFEENUT 5/8/2013 11:34PM

    I HAD to go to your "gnome home" to see more pictures of these beautiful iris - they ARE stunning!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/8/2013 6:04PM

    Beautiful! And how wonderful to have some from your grandmother! I wish we had thought to bring some with us when we moved from our first home.

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GLORIAMAJDI 5/8/2013 5:50PM

    They are beautiful!

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happiness

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


I needed today!!! It is one of those special days where the weather is just perfect. Pollen is almost gone so allergies aren't as bad. We took a drive out to one of our area lakes this morning. Took this shot of a pair of Canadian geese. They nest around our lakes this time of year and imagine this is a nesting pair. They mate for life by the way so it is always a treat to see them in the wild.

Had a good romp with Gracie dog and good walk in as well. Stopped by the farm store on the way home and got fertilizer for the garden and potting soil. Got home and repotted our lemon and orange trees. Admired the iris bed. We are expanding it several more feet so have it tilled and covered to kill out the weeds and grass before replanting.

I also noticed that some wrens are nesting in my old straw bee skep. So excited about that.


Today has been a much better day.

  
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OWL_20 5/9/2013 4:27PM

    Yay for good days! I like to hear about the planting stuff, we're in the throes of planting now, too. You have a beautiful lake! Lovely pics.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/7/2013 7:20PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day and wonderful pics! Can't wait to see some pics of your irises. :)

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GLORIAMAJDI 5/7/2013 6:48PM

    Hi Barb, this looks so pretty. We live by a lake too and I love the water fowl that is around. We have neighbors who chase the geese with their lawnmowers but we welcome them (even though they can be messy). There are lots of goslings around right now, and ducklings too! They are so sweet!

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TURTLETALK 5/7/2013 5:37PM

    It looks like you live in a beautiful area! Enjoy....

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KIMPY225 5/7/2013 4:38PM

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We have so many Canadian geese around my area. They have babies right now - so cute!!

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LORIVIOLA 5/7/2013 3:37PM

    so glad it was a better day.
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