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  • more garden

    5/4/2016 8:42:45 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I was planning on mowing today; after all that rain the last few weeks it really, really needs a good mow. Plus my worms need some food and there are only so much kitchen scraps. Well, the thunderstorm last night nixed the mowing. I made yesterday a new planter bed and put the cucumber seedlin... Read more

  • Rock hunting

    5/1/2016 8:39:42 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    Yesterday we took our 4 year old granddaughter rock hunting. The gameplan was to pick a few big rocks and get Aspen to have a feel for the activity. I wasn't disappointed. She loved it and by the end got to ride in the bed of the truck ( at 5 mph) while I walked beside the truck to pick rocks. ... Read more

  • worms

    4/30/2016 8:39:59 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    Yesterday I started a worm farm. Yes, worms! they are really productive little critters. I set up the bins by drilling holes in one of them all the way around the top in three rows and then a bunch of holes in the bottom. I had to adjust a little bit because I realized that the holes on the bottom c... Read more

  • gardening

    4/29/2016 11:12:20 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    so, I went to the garden center... Home Depot and then Lowe's yesterday... and wouldn't you know it NO Pansies. I think that is a Texas thing... maybe it is too hot for pansies or it's not in season or it doesn't sell... I didn't ask the clerks. But I still have the seeds in the ground, ho... Read more

  • busy beaver

    4/27/2016 2:08:38 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    Here are some pictures of stuff I been up to lately... work in progress ... it has Pansy seeds in the front part. flower power ; I saw this with painted pots, but the plain pots fit better in my space it's evolving, I keep adding to this space excitement in ... Read more

  • so busy

    4/27/2016 8:55:48 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I was reading an article on stress earlier today; and I think we are creating our own stress with what we do, expect or neglect each and every day. I like to think that stress is relatively under control in my life, but occasionally it creeps back in. Most often it is caused by people and events a... Read more

  • UPDATE

    4/24/2016 7:42:24 PM, by ICECUB

    HI EVERYONE. HAD A DR APPOINTMENT FRI. MY B/P WAS 135/78. NOT TOO BAD CONSIDERING HOW HIGH IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST. MY BLOOD WORK WAS GOOD. SO STILL NOT TAKING MEDS FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL NOT SURE OF SPELLING. WALKING REALLY HELPPS MENOT ALWAYS EASY DUE TO PAIN. ... Read more

  • Dentures Diet

    4/24/2016 4:55:38 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I finally got my top teeth all pulled on April 13th, and got dentures the same day. The dentures look better then my real teeth did 10 years ago . But I am still having trouble eating. I can not chew anything. So I usually have tiny bites of scrambled eggs and yogurt, or oatmeal for break... Read more

  • Finally Shedding Some Pounds

    4/22/2016 2:18:57 PM, by ONIONFLOWER

    I have finally lost a couple of pounds! 334 Now I know that this is partly water, even largely water: You always lose water weight at the beginning. Also, my doctor upped my dosage of diuretics yesterday. (I'll be adding "racing to the bathroom" as a cardio exercise for the next day or tw... Read more

  • soaked

    4/21/2016 12:39:12 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    The rain is still not letting up, it all is so soaked and saturated. I had to put my shrubs in the ground because I couldn't wait on it any longer. There was a patch of sunshine this morning and I took advantage of it. I dug the hole for it a little over a foot deep and walked back to get the soil... Read more

  • No More Quitting

    4/20/2016 12:17:27 PM, by ONIONFLOWER

    After my recent relapse, I've been thinking what I could do differently next time. I know I can't promise never to slip up - eat badly, skip exercise or meditation, or other self-care. Sooner or later there will come a time when I trip. But is there some way I can handle it better? Whil... Read more

  • Back to Work

    4/18/2016 11:47:41 PM, by ONIONFLOWER

    I had what substance abuse folks call a "relapse in early recovery" last week, so I'm starting over. It's scary that I gained six pounds in a week. Some of that is water, as I can see from the worsening edema on my legs. I must get better or I'm going to have congestive heart failure again.... Read more

  • chair dancing

    4/18/2016 3:43:06 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    So here are some updates... I am still in physical therapy and I am loving it. I lost some more weight, no a whole pound but bits of it. Doesn't matter it's still down! I had my follow -up doctor's appointment today. My dr is all but chair dancing, we sounded like a cheerleading squad in her office.... Read more

  • Political Drama

    4/17/2016 2:03:52 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I have voted in every election since I turned 18. I did not vote for any presidential candidate in the last four cycles, and it looks like another blank ballot this time. When I listen to the remaining candidates, I keep hearing all the people who tell me my weight is a matter of choice, and I could... Read more

  • where's the fire

    4/14/2016 9:44:20 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    What's the rush? Hurry, hurry do this , do that, but why. I am retired; why do I need to do anything at a pace I am no longer able to keep up? I Don't ! I am doing well cruising along and have no deadline to do this or that. I don't have to go to work, don't have to be somewhere by 8 in the morni... Read more

  • Be still and breathe

    4/13/2016 9:01:25 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    If anyone read the article " 60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters" you know this part. Here is my favorite from it and if it wasn't already there I would have suggested adding it... 20. Be absolutely present. When we are wrapped up with work, to-do lists, and just getting by, sometimes we can... Read more

  • this and that

    4/12/2016 9:29:17 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    I had physical therapy this morning. Since its' been raining the last few days off and on I been very achy and stiff getting up in the morning. I haven't slept well in days and keep tossing around trying to find a better position to sleep. I end up getting up several times on those nights and wal... Read more

  • something different

    4/11/2016 10:20:57 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    Growing up in Europe I didn't know peanut butter and never ate it until after I met my hubby in 1982. Even then we didn't eat pb very often, but once in a blue moon he would crave a pb and j. Now I love it... peanut butter that is and my hubby of course. I don't eat it with jam or jelly though. I sp... Read more

  • this is getting scary

    4/10/2016 10:35:24 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    I spend several minutes in the bread isle yesterday turning over each and every bread brand to find the one with the most fiber. It is also interesting to note that a lot of the brands have measly 1 g fiber even though the package claims to be whole wheat. And more interesting that there are so many... Read more

  • THURSDAY

    4/7/2016 10:30:05 PM, by ICECUB

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  • good day

    4/6/2016 4:25:26 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    My first physical therapy from this round went well. I was surprised how well it went. There are a few things I will need a lot of help on... my muscles are really weak above the knee and I get to do part of my therapy in the pool. I think that is great. It will take the weight of my bones when the... Read more

  • What should I call today's blog ?

    4/5/2016 7:47:12 PM, by TATHY49

    Well ,it has been awhile since I did my last blog , and today I decided it was time I start blogging again , I think is way overdue for me to write something about how things are going with my health and exercises and the rest of my day and weeks ... So, here goes nothing , after weeks and weeks ... Read more

  • gardening

    4/5/2016 11:22:43 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    My garden is doing great... everything I put in so far is growing... my latest garden project with the wheelbarrow is coming along. I put seeds in the barrow and planted flowers around it to liven it up until the seeds come up. It's a vine, that's why I have the cage and bar in there. ..work in pro... Read more