grandmallie wrote: »
the whole family went out for a walk on the trail got exercise and gabbed at the same time.
bananasandoranges wrote: »
Contemplating life in 10 years is daunting.
cityjaneLondon wrote: »
I retired when I married DH, when I was 55.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
ginnytez wrote: »
@bananasandoranges and @Machka9 -my best advice to you it just finish thesis and dissertation.
Ginny in Ohio
auntiebk wrote: »
"Todo"s and "done"s
done: invest 10 mins cleaning kitchen, prep veggies, roast prime rib, b sprouts, potatoes, bonus laundry 2 loads yesterday 1 today.
to do: invest 10 mins cleaning guest bath, sign/scan/email grant acknowledgment letter, dust LR, call Carolyn, be available if Joe wants to take dogs walking.
December summary-no better than November, but logged weeklies.
daily: steps=23%, vits 76% log=100% CI<CO=68% CI<250<CO=19% Tumble 5/10=35% mfp=100% AF=52% outside=42%
wkly: BBBorTC x2=67%, rx=75% dance=75% pack walk=19%
mnthly: board mtg=100% grant=100%
January strategy-better than December, add weekly review.
Daily: log , weigh, vits, CI<CO, CI <250 CO, Tumble (5 mins training or 10 mins grooming), check in mfp
3 days/wk: Better Bones & Balance or T'ai Chi
Weekly: rx, 180 min dance class , 30 min pack walk (allowing for weather), review progress on 20 for 20.
Monthly: firehouse board meeting, grant work.
Bonus: AF, average steps > 5344 (Oct average), finish dog group email list, sew something, play something.
All but one bottle of the real-not-AF beer is gone, so that will make it easier to join Joe’s AF experiment. He took us to the beach again today, a habit I’m happy to encourage.Julie “pomidoros” could the 15 min sessions unstick your thesis? Wish I could pop over to you and Machka to help with the paperwork, would be much easier for me to tackle yours, than to work on my own Marianne: ½ C good oil (olive, avocado or walnut), 4T red wine vinegar, 1 T ketchup, 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 sm clove garlic finely minced, optional 1 tsp sugar. Mash the spices in the ketchup. Alternate adding ½ T vinegar and 1 T oil whisking briskly after each addition. (I use a stick blender, cuz I’m lazy.) Can substitute 2 tsp finely minced onion for garlic if you prefer. Bon appetit! I am so jealous of your wellness center with indoor pool. None near here ;(Allie I’m envying you the Andes trip. Reminds me of a favorite young adult novel “Inca Gold” written in the 30s.Lanette “delay don’t deny” hmm, that might be do-able. Like Linda in GA’s humming the impulse to taste away.Pip so glad your work situation has shifted for the better. Last I remembered you were miserable. Onlly 74 more Mondays to retirement, hooray!Beth “steadfast” and “meant to enrich my life” really resonated. Thanks!Janetr praying real hard your daughter follows through with her decision to move back near you, and that January is easier for your family all the way around.Karen in VA Olivia’s smile lifts my heart!
Welcome Caroline in CORita thanks for sharing your 20 for 20, will help me to refine mine.
Thanks for Beth, Katla, Lanette, Rebecca and Barbie’s reminders to do what I know works for me.Debby, Kay and Machka “keep Christmas up til Epiphany” me too! At least!!! Happy Birthday Debby!Barbie “20 for 2020 has a lot of items that can be completed in one afternoon, nothing that has to be done daily or weekly, and nothing with a deadline other than the end of the year. “ Ah, will review and revise my list in light of this. Less intimidating and more likely of success. Thank you!Sue in WA cleaning up in the barn doesn’t sound like a lazy day to me :laugh:Betsy in NW WA suction dredging, brr! ((hugs)) to you and your sister.Ginny in OH pork and sauerkraut, yum! Red Columbia parka sounds pretty!Luci I’d be sad too if DH took Christmas tree down in my absence. Sorry!Heather I see you gadding about into your nineties and beyond.Machka Hooray for you both riding 50 km, despite wind and wildfire!
Though still hacking, I’m feeling better. Hope to be up to dancing Friday, pack walking Saturday and braced for BB&B Monday.
Lighter, lovelies!Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
2020 phrase: Pay attention! Open ears, eyes, heart.
January: get up and go outside 10 mins EVERY day, even in the rain!
daily: steps=3981, vits 1 log=1 CI<CO=1 CI<250<CO=0 Tumble 5/10=1 mfp=1
wkly: BBBorTC x2=, rx= dance= pack walk=
mnthly: board mtg= grant= outside=1
Bonus AF= dog group email list= sew= play=
KJLaMore wrote: »
Good morning all! Happy Thursday! Yesterday was my final day of vacation and it was a relaxing one. I did almost nothing. I got in two walks (the sun was out, so it was a pleasure to be outside). It was windy, though, so the outdoor lights will stay up a bit longer. I also did some touch up painting on my walls and a couple of window sills where the kids have dinged them with toys and taken paint off. So, for now, my house looks shiny and new! lol We will see how long that lasts.
I will only have four kids here today and tomorrow, then they will all be back with me next week. So...we will just continue with a kind of lazy, hanging out, nothing special going on atmosphere this week. Next week we begin our Polar Adventure and we will spend some time learning about the colder regions of our world. You can bet I will fit a bit about Svalbard in there. I am sure the Seed Bank will intrigue their little minds. Next week we also begin Potty Boot Camp. Yea! IF successful, I will have two kids out of diapers!
I think my word of the year will be DETERMINATION. I have a lot that I am determined to accomplish this year. Continued healthy lifestyle (including weight loss), a successful segue into running a group childcare home, continuing my education with a few classes on child development.Barbie- thank you for bringing us into 2020!Pip- Wow! That's a lot of words! I am happy for you for being able to plan for Lenny's truck, and for Yogi settling into life as a single dog. How long are you thinking about letting your hair grow out? What is it with men and our hair. Tim would love it if I let mine grow out. I am at a point where I would like to go shorter (already chin length).Karen VA- Olivia looks much better! JanetR- Oh my word! What a trying month you have had! Sending lots of hugs your way and I am positive there is no way you looked like a 100 year old hag at the wedding! (You must have felt that way, so thought you looked so; being tired and stressed can make us feel that way)Lisa- Thanks for the link to the Svalbard article!Heather- Thank you for sharing your pics of your time with the family! Your beach town sounds very similar to my own. A very eclectic group of people, doing their own thing.
I think another thing I am determined to do this month is shake this cold! Ugh! It just hangs on and hangs on and hangs on! It isn't getting worse, but the gunk and having to continually clear my throat or blow my nose is annoying. It is also making work outs harder. BUT IT WILL GO AWAY!
I better get busy. Kids arriving soon. Hugs to all and welcome to the newbies! ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)
Machka9 wrote: »
Moving Time: 2:49:36
Elapsed Time: 3:07:26
Speed: Avg: 18.0km/h } Max: 45.7km/h
This is the first 50 km bicycle ride we have done since before my husband's accident! It was a bit of a challenge because of 28 km/h to 40 km/h wind. My legs weren't happy on the way out!
A vegetation fire started up about when we left and the road we used on the way back was closed for a bit. But when we got back to that point, they'd got it under control and had opened the road. Those things move fast!
Machka in Oz
cityjaneLondon wrote: »
Machka - I married at 20 and bought a share of a house when I was 21. I spent many years totally renovating that flat and our next house. It was extremely difficult for lots of years. I had severe depression both times. I never want to go through that hell again, but it meant that I ended up with a substantial share of the London house market and could sell up. I haven't had a mortgage since 1996. If we had a mortgage or rent to pay we simply could not do it. We have a tiny income.
Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
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