gorgeous sunny day on Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
gorgeous sunny day on Thursday
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Thu, 07-10-2014 - 7:03am

I love waking up to a sunny day with the birds flying around out back!  I am looking forward to my massage tonight, as my trapezius muscle is locked.  :(  Lots of work today, and depending on how I feel, I may go to yoga tonight.  We shall see...I've been having some "d'oh"  moments with my memory...stress.  My mom called me yesterday, forgetting several prior conversations on logistics surrounding the move.  She sets in motion new logistics, and I get concerned that one day, there will be some bad consequence.  Oh well.  C'est la vie.  I saw a note from a friend who recommended a book that I just downloaded with a forward from the Dalai Lama stating that one magnanomous act we can provide is to help people die with dignity (I think it's called, "The Tibetan Book on Death and Dying."  Since I am an analytical person, I am hoping that this will help me cope with what is before me.  :)

GR, I never knew that Henna goes to the follicle.  :O  You sound very efficient!  SJ, beware of Craigs List in that dh told me there is no easy way to relist the same item when the listing expires.  Apparently, you have to go through the entire listing process again, unlike ebay.  Also, Costco used to carry Adobe Elements for photo editing.  There are three modes - Expert, Guided, and Quick, depending on how much detail of editing you want to use.  Karla, that is amazing that you don't feel uber thin, as your pictures say otherwise.  Yes, some of those runners are SO LEAN, though.

Make it a great day, everyone!!!

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 10:02am

FSN, I too have those memory moments and it's kind of disturbing.  I feel like it's my body saying "Oh, you thought you were young, eh?  WELL...  "  

Planning for cardio intervals this morning and I also have an appointment with the allergist too.  Finished up some work and may do additional work today - we'll see.  

It's quite cloudy here today and I'm enjoying it.  These kinds of days are always reminiscent of the midwest.  Wink

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 12:28pm

I too love waking up to sunshine and birds chirping. I live in a very woodsy area so it's magnificent this time of year. I ran 4 miles very early this morning and saw so many momma turkeys out walking with their babies. There were some of the smallest baby turkeys I have ever seen waddling about today. lol 

And I don't really feel thin I guess because I've never been fat so maybe I don't know how I should feel. lol Does that make sense? It's like when people ask me what it feels like to be an identical twin and I usually tell them I can't really say because I have never not been an identical twin so I don't have anything to compare it to. ;-) Maybe it's me...

Do you girls have tatoos? I don't have any and my oldest daughter wants to get one and I'm just curious as to what you have and how much you paid for it. I was stunned when I found out how much they cost. How do you find a decent artist? 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 12:54pm

Yep, henna stains absolutely everything.  I end up stepping on it when I do his hair so I always have these peculiar looking spots on the bottoms of my feet for a week or two.  

I have three tattoos and I've paid $75, $65 and $120 respectively.  They were all done by different artists but the last one is my favorite and the artist was so talented that I was thinking about what I want next while I was in extreme pain during the process.  There's a photo of it on my FB page - I'll find it and send you a link to it on FB.  As far as how to find an artist...  this last time, I used Yelp.  I found a studio that was fairly convenient to me, had good reviews and the studio website had artist portfolios.  Perhaps best of all, they allowed me to make an appointment with her to discuss design (this is not common in the tat industry - presumably because people make appointments and don't keep them).  

They are expensive BUT, it's art that's going to be on your body for the rest of your life.  I have a personal rule about not putting names on my body (I flat out refuse).  Mine also signify something.  I have a Batman symbol on my hip that I got for my 30th birthday because I had decided it was going to be my fun decade.  I have one on my ankle that is a purple heart with the gaelic word for self and that's a reminder to love myself no matter.  The most recent on my foot is a flower losing it's petals as a reminder to let go of things.  

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 6:27pm
I don't have any tattoos...I think I would like one, but I fainted having my ears pierced so I suspect it would be ugly....I think it is very common for girls/women now to get them..and for men of course too. I have to say that I would prefer that birds slept until noon...that happy chirping doesn't match my morning mood...I too forget a lot of stuff...I make a lot of lists and that helps...as long as I remember to look at them...I lifted today, sat in the sun, and then swam 30 long laps outside.
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 7:33am

lol on the young body comment.  The woman who does my massage said I way overdid it, based on my trapezius and neck.  :(  When I told her that I used to swim 5 times as far, twice a day when I was 12, she said, "well, you're not 12 anymore!"  How humbling.  I wanted to swim twice as much, but I thought I was going slow.  :(  I am certainly not patient!

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 7:38am

No, I don't have any tatts...dh has two  small ones - a Nike sign and "26.2" on his ankle.  He started running after his divorce (in his 40s?) and it helped him cope.  When I was younger, I wanted one, but my parents filled me with such a negative vibe, that the urge passed me by.  My girlfriend's daughter has a large butterfly on her side, and last week, when she was around her boyfriend's parents, she wore clothes to cover it, afraid of what they would think. 

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 11:30am

FSN, I used to swim twice as far when I was 32 and 9 months pregnant, but I'm not 32 anymore....and my body reminds me on a daily basis! I didn't used to be very patient but sometime in the past 10 years that started changing. I've heard that from others too. I guess that in our 50s we start re-ordering priorities or something but some of the things that would stress me in the past, I now just shrug off. On the swimming I figure I will get there again but it will take time; and if I don't get to where I was in my 30's I will get to the best I can do now in my 60s. The important t

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 11:30am

FSN, I used to swim twice as far when I was 32 and 9 months pregnant, but I'm not 32 anymore....and my body reminds me on a daily basis! I didn't used to be very patient but sometime in the past 10 years that started changing. I've heard that from others too. I guess that in our 50s we start re-ordering priorities or something but some of the things that would stress me in the past, I now just shrug off. On the swimming I figure I will get there again but it will take time; and if I don't get to where I was in my 30's I will get to the best I can do now in my 60s. The important t

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 11:30am

FSN, I used to swim twice as far when I was 32 and 9 months pregnant, but I'm not 32 anymore....and my body reminds me on a daily basis! I didn't used to be very patient but sometime in the past 10 years that started changing. I've heard that from others too. I guess that in our 50s we start re-ordering priorities or something but some of the things that would stress me in the past, I now just shrug off. On the swimming I figure I will get there again but it will take time; and if I don't get to where I was in my 30's I will get to the best I can do now in my 60s. The important t

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 11:30am

FSN, I used to swim twice as far when I was 32 and 9 months pregnant, but I'm not 32 anymore....and my body reminds me on a daily basis! I didn't used to be very patient but sometime in the past 10 years that started changing. I've heard that from others too. I guess that in our 50s we start re-ordering priorities or something but some of the things that would stress me in the past, I now just shrug off. On the swimming I figure I will get there again but it will take time; and if I don't get to where I was in my 30's I will get to the best I can do now in my 60s. The important thing is to keep challenging, but to learn and accept our physical limitations because by the 60s an injury can seriously derail us--it takes so much longer to heal than before.

No tattoos on me or dh. When I was growing up they had a negative stigma (is there such a thing as a positive stigma?) and when my dd wanted one at 17 I wouldn't allow it because I thought it would be a problem for her for employment etc. She got it when she turned 18...and as usual she was ahead of the curve and pretty soon they were mainstream. 10 years later she has more than a dozen, ranging from beautiful works of art to a few janky little jobs done at home and one that I hate because I think it is ugly. The most expensive is one of her cat that covers most of her inner forearm, I think it was supposed to cost $700 but the artist gave her a big discount because of a mutual friend; I think she finds the artists through people whose tats she admires. She has had design consults on the larger more elaborate more expensive ones. I am no longer opposed to them but there is currently no symbol I want enough to endure the pain and permanence.