barbiecat Posts: 15,579 Member

:) Here it is. A new day, a new month, another chance to make a new beginning on those plans, habits, and behaviours that will be part of a healthier, happier, and more satisfying life.

:) Making and sustaining changes with the support and encouragement of others has worked well for me, and I hope it will work for you, as well.

:) The thread is called "Women Ages 50+" but all women are welcome. I hope you will come back every day and join the conversation.

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<3 Barbie from NW WA

My word for 2022 is "continue". I plan to continue pursuing the goals that are important to me.

The secret to living well and long is: Eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure..." Tibetan proverb

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."---Lin Yutang


  • exermom
    exermom Posts: 5,652 Member
    Did Biggest Loser the Workout and then some pilates and then took my walk around the block. Walked around the house and only 2 of the ceramics were knocked over from the rain last night. I was surprised how many of the neighbors had leaves and mulch strewn about. Work tomorrow then will go to ceramics at night. I’m thinking that I’ll get a bottle of the black paint and use that at home while they are closed during the week.

    Heather – what a good sport Johnny is to allow himself to get dressed up;. Max looks so grown up

    Baking more of the banana chocolate chip cookies. Colby seems to like them

    Anne DE – happy birthday to your father. You’re so good to your parents

    Lisa – oh Levi!!! Those eyes. I remember when they put the drywall up in our detached garage. One of the guys was on stilts! I could never do that

    Michele NC
  • fanncy0626
    fanncy0626 Posts: 6,372 Member
    Thanks Barbie!
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,027 Member
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 5,783 Member
    Katla, Such good news! I am so glad you have been reunited with your husband!

    Karen in Virginia
  • barbiecat
    barbiecat Posts: 15,579 Member
    :)Katla How wonderful that you and your husband are reunited at your daughter's home.
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,027 Member
    Katla49 wrote: »
    Barbie — Thank you for our new thread. I am happy to see our friends here.

    My life has been a stress festival. DH was in the hospital for several months due to a life threatening heart attack. He has been in a skilled nursing facility and was discharged a few days ago. We flew to Illinois and are living at our daughter’s home. We are lucky to be here.

    I hope to be here as often as I can.


    So glad to hear, keep us posted
  • linder4866
    linder4866 Posts: 10,018 Member
  • SophieRosieMom
    SophieRosieMom Posts: 2,379 Member
    Thank you Barbie for another month. :)

    And Barbie, - good luck with the retina specialist. Glad you can be seen quickly.

    Katla - <3 We are thrilled for you!!! So glad your husband was able to make the flight and you are together at your daughter's. Sending hugs! Enjoy your "midwest" home. :D

    Lanette B)
    Sunny and hot SW WA State
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,027 Member
    Well tomorrow is a new month. Kirby has been having some problems with one of his feet but we still walk yogi his 6 miles daily. He’s taking care of it, don’t worry. I suggested he can ride his bike outside meanwhile I can walk yogi at a faster pace. He can ride 3 days while I walk and I will ride 3 and he can walk yogi. This way it will give his foot a break at the same time. We haven’t ridden outside since we’ve been here because we are walking yogi. He took our bikes to get tuned up and we got our helmets out and recharged our batteries and we are ready to go. We both miss the road and it will b nice to change things up a bit.
  • Snowflake1968
    Snowflake1968 Posts: 5,995 Member
    I forgot to tell a cute little Michaela story.
    She for some reason loves gardening. It doesn’t come from her Mother or I that’s for sure.
    She has 6 little plants she planted from seed this Spring and they have bloomed. They left to go camping for a week today and she had her Mother text me to see if I will go take care of her plants this week.
    They live 20 minutes away, but I have to go into the city on Wednesday so I’ll check them then.
    If she hadn’t decided this after they were on the road they would have dropped the plants off here. I hope they are good on Wednesday and I’ll bring them home with me.
  • exermom
    exermom Posts: 5,652 Member
    edited August 1
    Katla – I know you’re so happy to have your dh. I didn’t realize that he was out of the nursing home and with you. How great is that?

    Work tomorrow...boo no exercise. But at least we have ceramics at night. Why I didn’t think of this before is beyond me. But what I think I’ll do is order a bottle of the black paint and work with that color while at home when they are closed. So that’s something I need to do tomorrow

    I can’t believe it’s august already. Thank you barbie. Where did the summer go? It goes by too fast for me. Winter just seems to drag on and on (except when we go to FL – then it goes by too fast)

    Tracey – love the china cabinet. Really like the brown against the white. You are as creative as pip. It seems that lately Jess has gotten into gardening. Or at least she’s showing an interest. She wants me to garden. Well, if she wants to see something that is dead I’m the person she can go to….lol

    Got my walk in tonight. Jess left to go back to Raleigh. Colby and Shadow are still here. It seems that they'll get their place earlier. We're supposed to go up Sunday. When Jess asked if we were coming up, Vince mentioned that "what she really means is 'will we help move'" But she told him "no", which I'm not complaining about. We're going to go up Sunday. I don't work on Sun, but I know that if I needed to go up earlier, I can just give them extra prep and then go up. But then we'd have to get someone to give Loki his med. Personally, I think he'd be OK with traveling up there, but Vince doesn't think so. It seems that lately Loki has been going into the room where Shadow is and there's no hissing, which is a good sign.

    Well, off to beddy bye

    Michele NC
  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 8,041 Member
    Evening ladies
    Well I fell asleep early ,now im awake but still tired so I will not have trouble falling asleep again.
    Barbie - thank you again for starting us off on another month cant believe its August already.. yikes.
  • skuehn48
    skuehn48 Posts: 2,153 Member
    Thanks Barbie for the new month. Good luck with the retina specialist.

    Katla - so glad you and DH are together again. That was a long haul for you both.

    Everyone take care, Sue in WA
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 14,027 Member
  • auntiebk
    auntiebk Posts: 1,980 Member
    Still so far far far behind...

    Pip hooray for PT! Fingers Xd the CT scan gives good news.
    Barbie :love: your weekly thank you to the well-behaved appliances. We’ve replaced the stove, one toilet and the washing machine. Will start thanking the refrigerator, other toilet, dryer, heater and the water pump.
    Lanette we have one of these installed under an upper cabinet. Both Joe and I use it often.
    Vicki ((hugs)) and fingers Xd the little lunchtime procedure does the trick.
    Flea thankful about the disappeared and reduced lesions, prayers continue for the stubborn T.
    Tracey brava for the interview!
    Beth ((hugs)) So very sorry for your loss. :cry:

    Only through page July pg 59 but getting sleepy.

    7/28: Move: 1.5 set pt, 40 mins vacuuming, 23 mins cleaning, 68 mins gardening, dogs to powerline, 9 mins laundry active mins:244 steps: 4829
    Fuel: protein=44g sugar=93g fiber=25g sodium=1340mg fruit=2 vegs=6 CI<CO=272
    Live: Joe, readings, BP, car insurance cards, homeowners insurance bank paid 7/11 but not processed ‘til 7/20?, long phone call with customer service about matterss pad, assured top is 100% cotton, whew!, cancel Joe’s Medford Derm appt.
    Wt: 138.7

    7/27: Move: 1.5 set pt, pt appt, mins line dancing active mins: 237 steps: 6101
    Fuel: protein=46g sugar=94g fiber=13g sodium=606mg fruit=1 vegs=5 CI<CO=727
    Live: Joe, readings, BP, recycling, library, started minutes, Grocery Outlet.
    Wt: 138.7
    Lighter, lovelies!

    Barbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD

    2022: Be still and listen.
    July: Move more, fuel better, live NOW.
  • skuehn48
    skuehn48 Posts: 2,153 Member