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Taking Over the Kitchen
Wednesday, July 28, 2010     

Well, I'm back home and love my new laptop. Mom is doing better. Her magnesium level went from, 1.4 to 1.8!!! Now she only goes for her infusion once a week! WTG Mom. While I was visiting Mom, I took over the kitchen, seeing as she usu... Read more
Thursday, July 22, 2010     

Yeah, I know, I haven't been on SP in a few days. But since I am leaving to go home this Sat. I thought I best spend as much time with Mom and my Sis. Been going to the infusion center with Mom and playing scrabble with her while she is getting... Read more
My Secret Place
Saturday, July 17, 2010     

I have found a secret weapon to stress and exercising! Its my lotus garden. For those that don't know, the lotus flower is symbolic of rebirth. A hard time in life that has been overcome. As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a... Read more
Forgetfulness Can Be an Asset!
Friday, July 16, 2010     

Thanks to being forgetful, I get more walking in during the course of a day. Take today for instance. I decided to walk to Walgreen's from Mom's to pick up a prescription. I headed out in the right direction, but when I came to the main road,... Read more
I Can't Believe I Did That!!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010     

Even though the terrible mean scale is showing I gained 2 pounds :( I have definitely notice some changes. I now find myself comparing calories, etc when I buy groceries. Before, I would have never even looked at the side panel with all th... Read more
Pity Party
Tuesday, July 13, 2010     

Well, about the only Sparking I did yesterday was to tell 2 of Mom's infusion aides about SP when I took her for her magnesium infusion. They seemed really interested so got fingers they will join. Spent 3 hours there while Mom got pumped full... Read more
Can you say ouch!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010     

Since Mom's sciatic nerve is acting up, we haven't been able to go anywhere. Therefore, I have been using her treadmill to get in my steps and miles. I'm reading a good book right now, so I forget to look and see how long I've "walked" Well, ... Read more
My Role Model
Friday, July 09, 2010     

We left Etowah Valley this morning and headed to Charlotte, NC to visit my Mom. This wonderful woman is 77 and is in her second remission from ovarian cancer. She isn't on chemo right now but is having to have magnesium infusions 3 times a day... Read more
My "AHA" Moment
Thursday, July 08, 2010     

While Hubby played golf yesterday, I went to the fitness room. The equipment there is pretty old but the treadmill seemed to be in good shape. I started off at a speed of 20 with 0% incline to warm up. Slowly I eased up to speed of 39 (40 was... Read more
On the Road Again!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010     

My daughter-in-law says this should be our theme song. Hmmmm guess we do travel alot, we are extremely lucky that we can! Left this morning about 6:00 heading to Etowah, a golf resort near Hendersonville, NC. Yeah~~mountains. Hopefully... Read more
Monday, July 05, 2010     

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. I know I did! We went to some friends who live on the beach. Every year we all get together for a cook out then walk down to the beach to watch the fireworks. I have to admit I was apprehe... Read more
A productive day
Friday, July 02, 2010     

After taking my morning walk around the neighborhood, I decided to make some "refrigerator muffins" posted by GAYENOBLE. They had gotten some good reviews so I figured they must be good. I used 1 tbsp of flax seed and 3 tbsp of water as a ... Read more
Not Again!!!
Thursday, July 01, 2010     

When hubby woke me at 5:45 (as requested), all I could do was open one eye and groan. My body was screaming NOOOOO. So after a few seconds of a battle between body and mind, I crawled out of bed. You see, I really wanted to take another sunri... Read more
Morning Beach Walk
Wednesday, June 30, 2010     

What a feeling! Got up this morning before sunrise and started walking on the beach. Alternated walking on the packed sand on the shoreline and walking in the loose sand. Damn that loose sand is a workout! Walked backwards some so as to see ... Read more
Tuesday, June 29, 2010     

Serenity: Sound of the ocean surf and rustling of palm leaves. Inspiration: Watching the sun rise and seeing porpoises frolic Uplifting: Walking on the beach in the early dawn before the tourists come out Relaxing: Laying on t... Read more

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