Its too quiet in here

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Its too quiet in here
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 11:39am

Where is everybody? 

Yesterday I did something new, we went kayaking! We drove to a lake (actually a drinking water and irrigation resevoir) about 30 miles north of my home and rented a tandem kayak. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and clear in the low 80s and low humidity. We paddled for about 90 minutes in mostly peace---there were a few small power boats on the lake that zipped by us occasionally. Lots of birds, and nice scenery in a few areas, a very relaxing activity. I'm not that good at the paddling, and its a good thing that it was hot and dry out because the paddle was dripping lots of water on my legs. Afterwards we went to lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant. My arms are just starting to feel sore, I think that by later today or tomorrow I will really feel it.

Other than that it the usual stuff around here. We might go hiking this weekend---dh was in the mountains last weekend and said that there was some nice fall color.

What is everybody else doing?

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 11:45am

Pretty busy at work (I've been given a tentative new project that the new owner wants - they think it's ready to go but we think it's a prototype at best, so we have our tactical work cut out for us), head/chest cold (flu?), and watching the NLCS (GO CARDS!). Weather is definitely fall now - high 66 today, right now it is 52.


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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 12:51pm

Monday, the kids came over for dinner, since SIL-to-be was furloughed by the shutdown, and Rae was off for Columbus Day.  SILtb had used the time to catch up on some honeydo's, and craft his first batch of homemade beer--which he brought over to share. The Bun is growing; first trimester is over.

Tuesday, Bree and I picked the remaining tomatoes of any size.  I suspect we'll have a hard frost soon.  We left the smallest on the vines in the hope they'll get a little bigger before we MUST bring them in.  We also picked more apples, which we'll keep on the porch.  We're about appled out--the trees went nuts this year, but SILtb might try making hard cider.

Wednesday, Bree, my sister-i-l and I went for our monthly visit to Ed's aunt in the nursing home.  She is 96, has her good days and bad days, but is ALWAYS happy to see the baby.  As is EVERY resident.  It's SOOO depressing, but it's important she have that contact.

Today, I cleaned out the freezer, it's wet & cold & Bree has cabin fever, and I think I'll make sauce with the ripe tomatoes.

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Registered: 10-30-2011
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 1:43pm

The Fall colours were amazing as we went to Ottawa on Sunday-but the rain happening almost daily since then has probably brought most of the leaves down since then. Today it is almost sunny-so I scooted around & got all the laundry I could find to wash & hang outside-I think this is to be our one sunny day for quite awhile. I am going out later to rake up the leaves that have come down on the lawn to put onto the gardens. The grass needs to be mowed too-but that will have to wait for another sunny day.

Yesterday Mike & I went biking together-the wind was pretty strong against us as we went out, but it was still nice to get out for a bit. (Please note-I am not the athlete that Elsbeth or her dh are...not even the athlete that Mike is. I just know I have to do SOME-thing or those sneaky little fat cells will settle on my tummy, hips & thighs once again. I hate everything to do with exercise-but have a strong conscience-maybe just an awareness of the future if I'm not careful.)

When I'm not trying to find an EXCUSE reason for avoiding exercise, I'm beginning the game that I suspect will be mine for the next 5 or 6 months-the game of "Pitch and Pack". So much junk/stuff accumulated in this point it is the pitching part of it, some to charities, some books to the library & some to the garbage! And trying to clean as I go.


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Registered: 10-12-2004
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 7:03pm
It's been a busy week after my lazy day on Mon. I spent most if Tuesday prepping for the class that night & it was a bit of a waste. The woman I have been working with was away & another person subbed for her. He said it was the toughest week as each client goes through the last 24 hrs before their loved one dies & then describes the week after. So he felt it needed to be handled by an experienced person. He has lead the course for 10 yrs. oh well, never hurts to be prepared. Yesterday we went into the city as DH had his annual prostrate check. It was a positive visit as his #s continue to drop. The drugs he takes are considered experimental here but are worth every penny we pay. Dr said he will do the surgery at age 75 so we will be able to save money then. Lol Today I spent 7 hrs shopping with my Mom. She had a huge list and we ended up in 8 different stores. I HATE shopping so it wasn't a fun day for me but she was happy packing up my car to the brim. Tomorrow we head to DDs for the weekend as SIL is working all weekend & she is tired since the baby hasn't been sleeping well as she finally cut her first 2 teeth this week. I hope to see DS2 on Sat as I haven't seen him in a mth. DS1 is spending 4 days in Prague this week so we will try to Skype to catch up on his trip. I have typed this on my iPad & wonder if it will work for a change, Dee
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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 1:44pm

It was a busy week.  Yesterday I flew to & from DC for a new project, and that round-trip is never as easy as it should be.

I've been doing yoga a couple of times a week for the last 10 days and am soooo happy to be back in it!  I tore a ligament in my wrist in June & made it worse in July, so I am just now getting back into (very) gentle & yin yoga.  No vinyasa flow (downward facing dog, plank, anything poses involving supporting my body with my arms) until it's completely healed - I am hoping by the end of November.

This weekend there are the usual chores and errands, hopefully dinner out & maybe a movie at home, and several hours on Sunday of kitchen duty for the participants in a women's retreat weekend.  Those of us who have done the weekend before spend time cleaning & serving in the kitchen for those who are making the weekend for the first time.  It's hard work but fun too.