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Up early, the dogs were barking at some nefarious being persistently enough to be let out of the house. Dogs make the best alarms. Onto the greenway in search of more grapes and I was well rewarded with another large bag full. Now to wash and fr... Read more
on the lake
Three nights and three days later, here camping up in Virginia. This has been a good tonic. Yes, I'm still going to get a check up with my doc, but I'm pretty sure some of what has been going on is exhaustion from going without stopping. The fir... Read more
questions about arthritis
so, this has been going on for about a month......I have 4 swollen joints in my hands, 3 on the right and one on the left. I'm fairly achy all over. I'm just plain tired. I can still do whatever I need to by simply pushing myself but if given th... Read more
back to work. Yesterday was wonderful
Long bike ride down the new House Creek Trail to the Art Museum, Meredith college and circling back around to home. What a gorgeous new stretch to bike/hike.
Saw the funniest thing...............a beaver running down the athletic field at M... Read more
anger vs love
This is more for me than for anyone else. I saw this on another blog..........and I'm sorry that I didn't note the spark person that wrote it. Lovely and true. Thanks Spark person. You have made my day.
Anger is the root cause of "Yet Anoth... Read more
day of rest
Incredibly busy day at work yesterday and finally left with much undone. For me that adds up to needing to go back in today and do stuff. Went to Relish last night for dinner. Wonderful place always featuring fresh, local produce.
Been very... Read more
really good day
So, yesterday I biked part of the new greenway trail and then got out again with my bag, stick, sheet, and a weighted rope to gather all the high grapes I could see. Came back with another gallon and me soaking wet from the rain soaked grapevine... Read more
no one shot here.
so I'm reading my spark friends's blogs and see where one of them has a son who was shot........military. He is alive, and should recover. Not so for 3 of his friends.
That was a shock and a gasping breath read.
It makes my own life s... Read more
rainy, not running
Another rainy morning. Got all dressed and then looked out the back door. Still took the dogs and umbrella and coffee for a casual walk. Later went back down to the trail and picked almost a gallon on muscadines. I've made jam once and when I ga... Read more
day 2 and feeling better.........thanks for the kind words
Running was actually much easier this morning. I was just thrilled that I made it through yesterday. So far so good for today. One dd just got back from London and brought me an entire bag of Crunchies. They are the small ones..........80 calori... Read more
if I can just make it one day............discouraged, but hopeful
I am truly dragging here. Not to whine, but I'm back where I was 6 months again, again, again. This morning was another resolve, to just make it one day with logging in, counting what I put in my mouth, even if I go over.
The promise helps.... Read more
just finished a super busy weekend at work. Church was a sweet, calm, enriching blessing. Love that.
Knee is healing. All I can figure is that I sprained it edging the sidewalk (the old fashioned way with a shovel) last Monday. It was so s... Read more
almost too hot
got out this morning at 6:30 and it was already 81. The dogs and I did our run complete with iced coffee. Got back and was truly wiped. I'm thinking, as much as I love jogging with java, maybe I need to jog with rehydration drink and save the ca... Read more
making this day count
some times it seems like just putting it in words on a screen will help me focus. I've lost my focus again, again, again. I guess the good thing is that I still get up, get moving, run, work, etc. To track to track to track. My MPT has been stuf... Read more
made a new receipe today---bulgar and garden veggies
Got my morning run in. Down to 2 dogs today........that makes it a bit easier.
Was going to cook up some steel cut oats and then spotted the bulgar wheat. Hmmm, I said to myself. Put it on with some water and let it boil and then turned o... Read more