Living Maintenance - Maintainers Weekly Chat July 15 - July 21




BillBlueEyes
07-15-2013, 06:10 AM
The challenge in steady heat is to think of how to get cool without using food. I lost my rational mind for a bit when I decided that a small ice cream would be a good reward for going to a furniture store with DW. I'm so naive that I believed that 'Kiddie size' - the one one smaller than 'Small' - would be of small volume. It was half a pint at least!!! Wish I hadn't eaten the whole thing. Yay for an air conditioned gym. And Yay for a gym that doesn't sell ice cream, LOL.


Mudpie
07-15-2013, 06:32 AM
Bill Kiddie size has been supersized? :eek:! At our local ice cream parlour kids get one scoop - it's all the sprinkly things that add on the calories for them. I find I can have one frozen 100 cal treat bar (current fave is caramel greek yogurt - not nearly as gross as it sounds :p) in the evening and not want the whole box.

Speaking of calories I am going to commit to counting the darn things for this week. I want to hover around the low end of my weight range, rather than the high, where I've been all spring and summer.

The 2 weeks following that will be stressful as I'm staying with my cousin's pets and trying to juggle our current house and the new one as well. I see lots of pre-cooked BBQ chicken and bag salad in my future.

My goal is to be down to around 134 by the end of July - 3 lbs. in about 3 weeks. In some ways I think it will be easier to be away at the pet sit. DH is still turning on the TV every night and we are both "wired" to eat when it's on.

We checked out the local outdoor pool last night. I am going for a dip before dinner on Wed. night. I hope DH is not too :o to join me. No ordering him though - he has to want to exercise.

Dagmar :swim:

ICUwishing
07-15-2013, 09:05 AM
Bill, I hear ya with the heat. I've found that there is some truth to the notion that highly spicy foods have a cooling effect, although it's counterintuitive to be scooping the habanero salsa when you're already sweating. :D Plan B is to hide in the basement until the weather breaks.

Dagmar, sounds like you have a good plan to get where you want to go. I'm still in the "where do I want to go?" part. I think I did my last 5-year plan about 20 years ago. ;)

Andrea, sorry to hear about the virus. To get whacked with one of those twice in a year is bad enough - in a month, yikes!

I spent a lot of time outside in the heat and sun this weekend - 18 holes of golf at high noon on Saturday, followed by 5 hours at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday. I was vigilant with the sunscreen, so at least I'm not burned up - but I'm in a really screwy place hydration-wise. I was chugging water all last night, and I am SIX pounds heavier this morning. The flood will come ...

And, as I was taking my groceries out to my car last evening (wearing my very cute new strappy sandals), I managed to somehow intersect my little toe with the bracket for one of the shopping cart's wheels. By the time I got home, the nail was completely black and the toe throbbing mightily. I think I'm going to have to put on my big girl panties and do the hot paperclip on it. Gah!


Mudpie
07-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Becky ICE! Ice on the toe. Whatever the thing with the paperclip is :yikes: it sounds mega painful.

I forgot to mention that I signed up for an online learning course. Read about this site in "O" and decided to try it.

https://www.coursera.org/

I am signed up for Scandinavian Film & Television - starting in Feb. 2014! That should give my moving/winter/weary brain a real jump start for next spring.

Dagmar :dizzy:

bargoo
07-15-2013, 09:38 AM
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bargoo
07-15-2013, 09:51 AM
I thought long and hard about posting this but since I consider you to be my friends I would do it just I would eyeball to eyeball.Many of you know I am in cancer treatment. Long story short, I had breast cancer many years after 20 years it was discovered it had spread to my bones and I have been in treatment for that and doing well. A few days ago I developed double vision , after Doctor's Visits and an MRI it was discovered the cancer had spread to my brain I am starting radiation today. I am not looking for sympathy, just want you to know where I am coming from. If you are a praying person prayers are appreciated. All good thoughts are welcome.

ICUwishing
07-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Dagmar, the hot paperclip thing in itself isn't painful at all. It's a way to relieve the pressure of an under-nail blood blister - you heat up a paperclip with the flame of your choice, and burn a tiny hole (very slowly) through the nail. The worst part is the smell. Just as you get through the nail and before you hit anything with nerves in it, there's a little spurt of blood out through the hole, and almost immediately everything feels much, much better and heals somewhat less worse for wear, though it doesn't prevent losing the nail. The method is incredibly effective and fast ... I'm just squeamish. :)

ICUwishing
07-15-2013, 09:55 AM
Bargoo, you most definitely have my prayers. :hug:

saef
07-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Bargoo, thanks for staying here on the board & telling us. That can't have been easy. Yes, that is something I would want to know about. I would not want you here talking about weight & food, but holding back about your health and your daily routine. When did you hear the MRI results & were you sitting with that all weekend? I am not one for prayers but I'll pray for you. How will these radiation treatments work? Will someone go with you when you go to them?

BillBlueEyes
07-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Bargoo - Sending supportive thoughts as you find your path facing this.

silverbirch
07-15-2013, 10:41 AM
All good thoughts, Bargoo.

Mudpie
07-15-2013, 11:06 AM
bargoo Good thoughts, good vibrations, good feelings, all going your way. And I am also giving you a big :hug: and we can all give you a :grouphug: whenever you need them. Just let us know.

Dagmar :(

Shannon in ATL
07-15-2013, 12:04 PM
Thinking of you, Bargoo.

alinnell
07-15-2013, 12:08 PM
Bargoo~our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this turn of events.

CherryPie99
07-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Bargoo, my heart jumped into my throat when I read your post. Your courage is amazing. . I don't pray but I will send supportive vibes... I know it's not much - wish there was more I could say or do!

Jen

WardHog
07-15-2013, 12:36 PM
Thinking of you, bargoo.

kittycat40
07-15-2013, 01:01 PM
sending love and prayers for you, bargoo.
I checked in on a different thread and wondered how you were doing.
love and prayers

JayZeeJay
07-15-2013, 02:22 PM
Bargoo: I'm not a regular on this thread but I wanted to join in with the most heartfelt and powerful good wishes that I can give to you. They are in the air on their way to Davis now (I'm a Davis native BTW, so I know where to send them :)). Jen

neurodoc
07-15-2013, 11:20 PM
Bargoo, I too am wishing you the best. UC Davis has an excellent Oncology program, which you probably knew. After your whole-brain radiation, you may want to consider clinical trials with your oncologist; there may be one or more that are specific to bone and brain metastasis: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/featured/types/breast-cancer

bargoo
07-16-2013, 12:07 AM
Bargoo, I too am wishing you the best. UC Davis has an excellent Oncology program, which you probably knew. After your whole-brain radiation, you may want to consider clinical trials with your oncologist; there may be one or more that are specific to bone and brain metastasis: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/featured/types/breast-cancer

Thanks, Andrea, yes my oncologist has mentioned trials as a possibility, nothing definite yet. Right now I am working with an oncologist and a radiation oncologist.
Thanks for the suggestion and well wishes.

JayEll
07-16-2013, 08:09 AM
Dear Bargoo, I'm sorry to hear about this. I hope you have all the support you need. You have always been a kind and helpful person on these boards, and I am glad you have been here.

Jay

bargoo
07-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Bargoo, thanks for staying here on the board & telling us. That can't have been easy. Yes, that is something I would want to know about. I would not want you here talking about weight & food, but holding back about your health and your daily routine. When did you hear the MRI results & were you sitting with that all weekend? I am not one for prayers but I'll pray for you. How will these radiation treatments work? Will someone go with you when you go to them?

Thanks, everybody for letting me share, I will try and not turn this into a Medical Forum .I will try to answer some of saef' 's questions, though. I had the MRI on Friday afternoon and got a call from my Primary on Saturday Morning . It is usually not good news when they respond so quickly and it wasn't. I had several calls from him during the day Saturday and a call from the oncology radiologist on Sunday. I will have ten radiation treatments, the first one being very lengthy as the need to be very precise and must please the radiation oncologist before treatment could begin. This involved consults, photos, x rays, CT Scan and the making of a face mask which I will wear during treatment. It is not at all painful or uncomfortable but you do know something is on your face. I thought that before molding it to my face it looked rather like a fencer's mask .Radiation treatment only takes a few minutes and is painless. It can have side effects, though. I am also on a steroid medication, not to happy about that as one of the side effects of steroids is weight gain. Loss of hair and weight gain , just what every woman wants. My DIL is taking me to my treatments, now, but younger DS is going to order a car service for me so DIL can have a break.

ChrisMohr
07-16-2013, 11:27 AM
Bargoo you are in my prayers! Wow it's amazing the courage you show (though I know this must be scary).
I promised I would report on my progress so here we go again... I'm maintaining at 195, not dropping down to 185 as I had hoped. This past week has been terrible... not only the loss of our business, but now a friend who had a heart transplant 17 years ago may be rejecting her heart, another friend has aggressive cancer, an aunt going into hospice quite suddenly, and of course my virtual friend Bargoo now as well... I'm not focusing too much on dietary perfection right now, just maintaining in both the realms of weight and life.

ICUwishing
07-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Bargoo, it's good to hear you have support and a great medical team working with you. You deserve the best of the best!

Chris, holding steady in the face of stress is a victory of its own. Hang in there - things do get better, and when they do, it's preferable not to have to fight off extra pounds as a "reward" for surviving it!

I'm burying into my 5-year plan. I realized I haven't had one since before DS was born, and to say he changed my course is, as all parents know, a significant understatement. :D

bargoo
07-16-2013, 11:55 AM
Chris, thanks for the prayers. What would we do without our friends ?
3FC reminds me of my Aunt's Kaffee Klatsch When I was a young girl lI would sometimes be visiting her on Monday. This was back in the day when housewives washed on Monday, ironed on Tuesday, cleaned on Wednesday, etc. anyone remember ?It was the custom in her neighborhood for the ladies to do their laundry, hang it on the line and then gather in someone's backyard, someone would put on the coffee pot and they would have a Kaffee KLatsch. I wanted to grow up and be lady like that. I have an automatic washer and electric dryer, no clothes hanging for me. But 3FC is my Kaffee Klatsch. Thanks, everyone !

Shannon in ATL
07-16-2013, 12:38 PM
My grandmother and her friends all worked for Playtex when I was young, made bras. They didn't have a kaffee klatsch, but they did have a weekly pinochle game that often included wine. Same kind of thing I think. I think 3FC is mine, too. :)

Bargoo - I hope someone will still go with you when DS rents a car for you. And don't worry about the steroids, sometimes it is okay to snack. :hug:

Chris - it all hits at once, doesn't it?

Becky - I haven't had a five year plan in ages. I'm not sure I ever will again. LOL

I'm sleepy today, I went down hard after dinner last night and woke up still draggy. Have to run this afternoon though, sore legs and draggy aside.

alinnell
07-16-2013, 12:52 PM
I've heard that one of the side effects of radiation is that it leaves a bad taste in your mouth and kind of turns you off of eating as it makes everything taste weird. Maybe this will offset the steroids? In any case, you still need to eat to stay healthy.

I just checked my airline reservations for my trip to Barcelona. Ugh! We are seated in the VERY LAST ROW on both legs. That means right in front of the galley AND right next to the restrooms. No sleep for us on the transatlantic flight. Maybe, jut maybe, the flight won't be full and they can move us up.

I had a nightmare last night. A serious nightmare. In the dream, I was in my family room when I noticed a man in my back yard. He was wearing a uniform (not police--more like Salvation Army). I didn't like that he was back there, but no way was I going to open the door and tell him so. I walked into the living room where I noticed the area where my couch is located was surrounded by a huge curtain. I peeked in the curtain and the guy was now sitting on my couch! At this point I thought I had woken up but apparently not. The dream continued in my bedroom--me sleeping next to DH like normal when in my dream I heard my DH say "get the F*** off of me." Still, thinking I was awake (but still dreaming) I tried to see what was bothering DH (thinking it was our cat) when I realized I couldn't move (in the dream). At that point I started thrashing and yelling and finally woke myself up.

Mudpie
07-16-2013, 06:21 PM
bargoo I'm sure you will show the same strength and determination in facing your treatment and its side effects as you have shown in losing and maintaining the weight loss. I hope you can balance this with being kind to yourself too. This is very hard stuff to face and the occasional bout of comfort eating is natural.

And if you feel it's getting out of hand let us know if you want us to :kickbutt: you. You have shored up all of us at one time or another with just the right amount of virtual back-patting and *ss kicking. We can do the same for you.

Chris Maintaining a constant weight in the face of ending such a major phase of your life is an achievement!

Shannon I think you should trust your DH's evaluation of the change your healthy habits have made. I think we all tend to be too self-critical.

Becky Returning to your 5-year plan? :cp:

Allison I'm sure your vacation will erase all the stress you're feeling about it right now. Once you get off that plane you will enjoy!

I am getting really excited about finally buying the %$*# house. The money changes hands (actually bank accounts electronically) tomorrow. That is when I will really feel I own the place. I hope to get the keys before Monday - the actual closing date - as my pet sit starts on that day. I live 3 blocks away from the new place - surely we can manage a transfer of the keys. But I'm sure there will be all sorts of liability issues and I will wind up having to shlep downtown again. To have my lawyer hand me the keys, turn around, and shlep back home.

I'm off for back out in the heat for a dinner walk now. :hot: I think we would have been able to smelt metal down at the off leash today - white hot and no wind. :faint:

Dagmar :tired: and :dancer: :dizzy:
Good evening all!

Mudpie
07-17-2013, 07:23 AM
House day! I'm so excited :hyper: I can barely think. Going to take a cab to the lawyer's.

Dagmar :dance:

bargoo
07-17-2013, 07:28 AM
House day! I'm so excited :hyper: I can barely think. Going to take a cab to the lawyer's.

Dagmar :dance:
Hooray !!!!!

CherryPie99
07-17-2013, 09:56 AM
House day! I'm so excited :hyper: I can barely think. Going to take a cab to the lawyer's.

Dagmar :dance:

So excited for you! Have a wonderful day soaking this in!!!

Jen

ICUwishing
07-17-2013, 10:14 AM
Dagmar - very excited for you! Welcome to the slippery slope and money pit of home ownership! Kidding - kinda. You know how it's said that laundry is never "done" unless everyone in the house is naked? I think my house is like that, except that it eats more money instead of time. :D My before/after photo album is now 3" thick ... However, there's nothing quite as satisfying as making "home base" your very own. :hug: Congrats!

alinnell
07-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Congrats Dagmar!

Our money pit is not our home but our new building for our business. There were a lot of repairs we needed to do before we moved in but now that the summer heat has hit we've discovered that our office AC may not be up to snuff. With 105 outside and the AC set to 77 it actually gets up to 85 in the afternoons with the AC running full bore. DH used a gun that measures surface temperatures and the air coming in from the AC ducts is about 65 degrees, but it is not cooling the air closer to the ground (where we reside). The ceiling isn't that high, either--maybe 9 or 10 feet. So the AC guy is coming today and we'll discuss getting a bigger unit.

Shannon in ATL
07-17-2013, 01:22 PM
:carrot: Happy house day, Dagmar! Woo!:cb:

saef
07-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Dagmar, try to hold onto your elation over home ownership despite the enormity of the to-do list that has just landed on you. I loved furnishing my apartment (which is a good thing, because the flood meant that I had to do it twice in three years). It's a creative act, to make an atmosphere, somewhere between a bird building its nest and the creation of installation art that rejects or celebrates aspects of your past & what you hope your future will be.

Bargoo, thinking of you behind a fencing mask, and glad you'll have the comfort & ease of a car service, & can slip into the backseat of something big, comfy & expensive-smelling when you transition from home to medical center.

Shannon, you ran in a 10K, I just realized this from our exercise logging thread. How did that go? Did I totally miss your account of it somehow?

Mudpie
07-18-2013, 07:30 AM
saef I think our home is going to be a bit more "rough and ready" than yours. I have pets and a man living with me so things are not bought that can't withstand some punishment. Couches have blankets thrown over them, rugs don't have fringes (Mudpie eats those), and no antiques (both Mud and DH are pretty rough on wooden furniture).

I do have a decorating plan, mostly incorporating everything we already have and adding some stuff. DH leaves most of that to me (though he does complain that he's got no input) as I pay for it so I get to choose. My theme is "Scando-Asian-curbside chic". :p

The decorating is the fun stuff for me. The reno has to be done first and will involve a lot of fighting, whining, and emailing back and forth. I have a plan for that too but DH has to be on board with it so it's tricky.

Life is a negotiation, yes?

Dagmar (still :dance:)

bargoo
07-18-2013, 07:54 AM
saef I think our home is going to be a bit more "rough and ready" than yours. I have pets and a man living with me so things are not bought that can't withstand some punishment. Couches have blankets thrown over them, rugs don't have fringes (Mudpie eats those), and no antiques (both Mud and DH are pretty rough on wooden furniture).

I do have a decorating plan, mostly incorporating everything we already have and adding some stuff. DH leaves most of that to me (though he does complain that he's got no input) as I pay for it so I get to choose. My theme is "Scando-Asian-curbside chic". :p

The decorating is the fun stuff for me. The reno has to be done first and will involve a lot of fighting, whining, and emailing back and forth. I have a plan for that too but DH has to be on board with it so it's tricky.

Life is a negotiation, yes?

Dagmar (still :dance:)
Don't forget.......you are the CEO !!!!!!

BillBlueEyes
07-18-2013, 08:17 AM
Dagmar, Is the house yours now? Did the closing happen? Been holding my breath all day.

Mudpie
07-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Dagmar, Is the house yours now? Did the closing happen? Been holding my breath all day.

I handed over the money yesterday - yes, in one big lump (how weird is that - very). I get the keys Monday. Is it a done deal? I don't know but I am now calling myself the owner of the house.

I guess when DH and I do our quick walk through the empty house on Monday night it will be official. Maybe we should "mark" in the corners? :rofl:

Dagmar :dance:

ICUwishing
07-18-2013, 08:42 AM
Dagmar :woohoo: !!!

Don't bother marking in the corners. The beloved furbabies will take care of that for you. ;)

bargoo
07-18-2013, 09:14 AM
Congratulations ! When should we arrive for the housewarming ? I feel compelled to bring a carrot cake but will bring a fresh fruit plate, instead.

silverbirch
07-18-2013, 10:01 AM
Quickly, this is great news, Dagmar! I have to dash to get the Toronto flight. Will bring celery and cottage cheese.

Mudpie
07-18-2013, 11:17 AM
The housewarming will be in November. I believe the food will be a little different then. I'll let you all know well in advance.

Should you all want to come to my current house now with all the cool juicy food you are most welcome. I do not like making salad, even though I enjoy eating it. Ditto fruit plates.

Dagmar :hot: :hot:

krampus
07-18-2013, 11:19 AM
Screw it, I'm bringing a whole Cheesecake Factory cake! :P

Congratulations!!!

BillBlueEyes
07-18-2013, 12:14 PM
I have a wonderful white bean and tomato salad with rosemary vinaigrette - I'll bring a wheelbarrow full since I'm guessing there'll be a bunch of us.

Shannon in ATL
07-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Yay, Dagmar! I have loads of jalapenos about to ripen. Whatever I bring will involve them. :)


Shannon, you ran in a 10K, I just realized this from our exercise logging thread. How did that go? Did I totally miss your account of it somehow?

Saef - I didn't talk about it, actually. I wasn't sure I would finish the 10k before I had to make the turn back and do 5k or keep going for 10k decision during the actual race, so I didn't announce it in advance in case I failed. I have been struggling to get my exercise back on track lately, and this was only my fourth run since 5/19 when I turned in a terrible 5k time for the first race in this series. I'll copy over what I wrote on FB about Sunday's 10k:
"1:14:22 at the Summer Steamer 10k.

My worst 10k time ever this morning, yet here I am posting it and proud of it... I'm 41. I'm healthy, I have a wonderful family, great friends, a good job that keeps a roof over my head and food on the table, AND I finished a 10k today on only my fourth run since May 18th. So many people in the world woke up today without so much, and some didn't wake today at all, but I woke up and ran. And I'm happy."

So, I feel pretty good about it. I'm working on accepting myself for where I am now and not comparing myself to what I used to do. I'm getting better. :)

traveling michele
07-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Congrats Dagmar! Very exciting!

Bargoo-- my thoughts are with you. I could take you to lunch if you're interested? And not virtually!

My money pit has been the past week. I am in Houston helping older dd move for her upcoming teaching job. She won't get paid until the end of August so we are basically funding everything. I'm trying not to panic about all the money going out. We flew here Saturday with her service dog and her cat. Her cat has always been laid back, but the flight apparently sent him over the edge. He has hidden behind the toilet since arrival. We've managed to get him to eat a little tuna and canned food and he has peed. We found a great vet yesterday and spoke to her. She sold us pheromones which seem to be chilling him out a bit.

We have bought a bed, washer and dryer, new car, new TV, vacuum, etc. Not to mention setting her up with a fridge full of healthy foods. We also bought her a juicer as she wants to start juicing. We've been juicing for breakfast. I don't think it's for me, but she seems to like it.

I've had zero exercise which is stressing me out. I'm eager to get back home and to bikram yoga tomorrow. I'm hoping my weight is holding fairly steady. We went and saw Wicked last night. Amazing!

Sunday I'm leaving with younger dd and Dewey the dachshund for Carmel. They have an annual dachshund picnic at the beach there. We've never been but 100 plus doxies go! We are staying overnight in a B&B that is dog friendly. I'm excited to go but it's more$$$$$ and unknown foods!

I'm serious Bargoo about lunch!

alinnell
07-18-2013, 01:03 PM
I have a wonderful white bean and tomato salad with rosemary vinaigrette - I'll bring a wheelbarrow full since I'm guessing there'll be a bunch of us.

Care to share the recipe, Bill? That sounds wonderful!

Congrats, again, Dagmar!

We've been dealing with a terrible amount of smoke and ash here. The Mountain Fire started up in the mountains (duh) and came over the top and started down the hill toward Palm Springs. They're very certain it will NOT progress further into our valley as the winds have changed slightly but last night they evacuated the entire town of Idyllwild (6000 occupants and over 4300 homes in danger). My relatives have a cabin up there. I'm worried for everyone.

Mudpie
07-18-2013, 06:49 PM
I have a wonderful white bean and tomato salad with rosemary vinaigrette - I'll bring a wheelbarrow full since I'm guessing there'll be a bunch of us.

Recipe? Pretty please? I don't mind making salads that don't involve washing greens.

Dagmar :dizzy:

saef
07-18-2013, 10:21 PM
So many people in the world woke up today without so much, and some didn't wake today at all, but I woke up and ran. And I'm happy."


Yes, exactly that, and whenever I ask someone how a race meant, all I am thinking about is how they **felt** about it beforehand, during & afterward -- I am never thinking, "How fast? Did you break a personal record?"

I'm debating running in a 5K in early August, which I haven't done since, I think, Thanksgiving in 2011, but don't want to poison the experience by berating myself if I cannot run faster than my own personal record. (Which I have forgotten what it is; all I can remember is it's several full minutes slower than 30 minutes.) I just want to run because I can.

I've been reading and re-reading the women's statements on this link and I am sort of in love with some of the things they say. (I'm not advertising this person's services, I just take fabulous affirmations wherever I can find them.)

http://gokaleo.com/2013/06/24/im-awesome-and-so-are-you/?fb_source=pubv1

bargoo
07-19-2013, 07:57 AM
saef Awesome !!!!!

CherryPie99
07-19-2013, 09:32 AM
That is a very cool site, saef - so glad you shared it! I love the women on there that really seem to OWN it! I can say those type of things right now, but I don't truly FEEL them. Working on it, though!

I hope you do run the 5K! I'm doing a 10K this weekend. It is the anniversary of the first 10K I ran which was last year. I am interested to see how my time has (hopefully) improved.

It is right along the water (since you know the area, saef - it's Cape Vincent) and the weather is supposed to break - mid 70's and much less humid.

Jen

saef
07-19-2013, 11:29 AM
Oh, Jen, what a vision that brings to mind during this heat wave, where I'm downstate for one more night & half a day. The city gets rancid after so many days over 90 degrees. I'm imagining you running past the lighthouse, with the water green as glass, and maybe afterward, a burger (probably without a bun) and a big tall sweaty glass of iced tea at The Breakers. I would love to be in Cape Vincent or Sacketts Harbor today, instead of here at my laptop, about to call into a meeting.

CherryPie99
07-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Maybe someday you'll make it up here and we can enjoy a run along the water - or a burger - or both together!!!!!

My guest room is completely decorated in a Miami Dolphins theme, so if you can handle that, a couple of crazy Boxers and cats, you might love to come spend some time with me!!

Jen

Mudpie
07-21-2013, 02:17 PM
DH and I went for an awesome kayak today. Cool wind, beautiful sun, and not too many people out and about. I was paddling with two swans swimming alongside at one point and a cormorant flew not 4 feet from the nose of my boat as we crossed the harbour.

I was so happy to be out on a cool day and doing something I love. Kinda lifted the sad news from yesterday. One of my cousin's cats (3 years old) had to be put to sleep yesterday. Internal blockage. Poor little man. Since I start a pet sit with these pets tomorrow I was glad this happened now. At least the cat was with his family at the end, rather than a friendly sort of stranger.

I have to go over there today to get the keys and info. I know everyone will be sad. Me too. But there are two pets left very much alive and I will enjoy their company. They are young and full of life!

Dagmar

CherryPie99
07-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Warning: unsolicited bragging ahead!

Took first place female in my 10K race today! Killer time (for me anyway) of 47:33.

Jen

bargoo
07-21-2013, 07:48 PM
Warning: unsolicited bragging ahead!

Took first place female in my 10K race today! Killer time (for me anyway) of 47:33.

Jen

Congratulations ! I poured virtual champagne on your head !