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Kathy L.

Kathy L.

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i am 59. i have 2 adult children & between them i have 2 grandgirls & 1 grandson. i worked as a psych nurse in a hospital setting for over 25 yrs. it's great being retired! i love to read, take walks enjoying nature & going to movies! i currently live in minnesota & am from wisconsin originally. i am so sorry but i have enough connections to keep track of!! i do apologize as i would love to accept everyone! thank you for visiting ♥ ♥ ♥
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    I do this stretch in the pool with my back against the wall in a sitting position. I also do it laying down during my morning stretch routine. it is a great stretch for the lower back & feels very good!! I have never done it sitting, but will have to try it especially in the car with long car rides!!

    I woke up today to snow!! after 46 for a high on Wednesday, now it's cold & snowy!! sigh... winter is here!!

    I took care of Jack the cat today. he had fun chasing the laser light & playing with a mouse toy attached to a wand. he got pooped out & had to take a rest!! hard work moving so fast for a 27 lbs cat!! he is a good boy & so fun to care for!!

    Suki the red parrot has been blowing me kisses all day while I've been in the kitchen putzing around with the turkey & our thanksgiving supper!! he asks to go outside & I keep telling him there's snow out there & it's cold!! he got a treat of chopped up grapes!! he loved it!! :-)

    I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving!! ♥

    thanks to all my encouragers Guidel, Vivian, Glenda & Lynne!! thank you!! :-)

    Rachel day 2 of our pactland pact has come & gone....

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Sit and bring your right knee to your chest, pull it closer to you, and hold for a count of 20"

    November 27, 2015 at 7:41 UTC
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    a nice easy challenge!! I do a similar breathing exercise when I am anxious. I breathe in for 4, hold for 7 & release my breath to the count of 8.

    I put corn out for the ducks at the usual time (around 3 pm). I had a couple fly in & they tried to land on the pond, but it was frozen & they slid along the ice!! they were a bit stunned & just stood on the ice for a while before coming over for their corn!!

    tonight I had 5 flying squirrels come visit. watch one glided over & landed in the tree where I have their treats! (whole peanuts & oilers). that was fun!!

    suki, the red parrot is here for a visit. he came on sunday. today he was quite noisy!! making very loud bird noises when I was running the water doing dishes. he always does that when I run the water! when I left to check on jack the cat for my job, he says to me "see you later"!! when he first arrived, he kept asking, "want a cookie"!! he is a hoot!! :-)

    more about Jack the cat. he is a 27 lbs maine coon cat. he is very affectionate. his owner got him a laser light toy. he is so funny to watch as he "runs" down the hallway to chase that light & paws at the wall trying to reach it!! I get to care for him through thanksgiving wknd!

    that's my news! keeping busy with the animals.

    I hope everyone has someone to spend thanksgiving with! happy thanksgiving!! my husband and I will be home cooking. our kids are busy. our son is working & our daughter is on vacation in Florida with her boyfriend & their families!!

    ♥ ♥ ♥ thanksgiving blessings ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Inhale as you count to 5, then exhale for a count of 5. Repeat this cycle 10 times"

    November 26, 2015 at 7:58 UTC
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    I don't feel a need to have someone to be physically active with. I am pretty self motivated. I love to walk alone. it provides time to myself to think, pray & enjoy nature :-) like today I saw the sun set & enjoyed watching the moon rise through the trees across the way!!

    I go swimming alone as well. I love to swim so I am very self motivated to go. it relaxes me & loosens up my body with all my chronic pain. today the pool was empty & it was great having it all to myself!! so cool :-)

    I also do my stretches at home alone. I can't leave the house unless I've stretched or I am in trouble. I really need to try to be as limber as I can be when I prepare to do housework, walk dogs, etc!

    thanks for the encouragement Guidel!! :-)

    "Name 2 people you can be physically active with"

    November 25, 2015 at 5:32 UTC
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    thanks to Guidel & Lynne for the encouragements!! :-)

    I prefer paper sacks if given a choice of paper or plastic. at least they are recyclable & I can use them to store my recyclables in as I collect cans, bottles, plastic, paper, etc. at home for our city's recycling! I do have canvas totes I use at home to carry things in like for work if I need extra clothing for weather changes while walking dogs, etc.

    I am of to walk dogs tomorrow. so an early bedtime tonight!

    thanks to everyone who stops by & comments or smiles!! I appreciate you all!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Use 1 less plastic bag today"

    November 24, 2015 at 6:54 UTC
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    my pillows are good. yay!!

    my day started with Suki the red parrot arriving at our house!! he will be fun to have for the next 2 weeks. he's quite the talker!! the cats don't like his loud chatter & have been hiding in the bedroom!

    our son came over with his 12 yr old daughter. she brought home made gifts for my husband's birthday! she did a painting with the word grandpa on it!! cute :-) & painted a mason jar filling it with candy treats for his office at work! our son got him a couple superman tree ornaments! he loves all the superheroes!

    Rachel tomorrow we count our points!! :-D

    thanks to Kris, Rita, Vivian & Guidel for your encouragements!! :-)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Check your bed pillows for cushioning and firmness"

    November 23, 2015 at 5:12 UTC
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      Sarah T. replied November 24, 2015 at 5:00 UTC:

      Happy Birthday to Mr. L.

      Can't wait to hear Suki stories again.


    • Kathy L.
      Kathy L. replied November 24, 2015 at 6:27 UTC:

      thanks Sarah!! I will tell the hubby (he's a Mr W! I kept my maiden name!) ♥

      Rachel, I love the empty box full of love hugs & kisses!! good for you for being pro-earth!! I have canvas bags at home I use or recycle paper sacks from the grocery store too. ♥

      thanks ...see more

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    thanks to Kris & Guidel for the encouragements!

    I get these photos from web shots & they are always soothing with their nature scenes. also on Instagram I follow a few photographers that are mainly nature & Minnesota photographers. it is amazing all the beautiful places in the world to enjoy via photography. it is definitely relaxing looking at nice photos. I also like pinterest. there are some cool photos on pinterest of nature & animals worldwide!

    a low key day. A clean house day & catch up on phone calls/texting!! my daughter with her family is on their way driving to Florida for thanksgiving! they got caught in the snow in Iowa & that caused a 3 hr delay! the last I heard they were in Tennessee & stopped to go on the Appalachian trail for the view!!

    hope everyone has a grand sunday!!

    p.s. day 3 of our pact Rachel!! we have officially passed the pact hump day!! whipeeee!!!!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Find a picture of a relaxing place by looking online or through your photo albums"

    November 22, 2015 at 6:52 UTC
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    thank you to Lynne, Guidel & Rachel for the nice encouragements!! :-D Yay! I feel so loved!!

    my next meal out will be to celebrate my husband's bday with our son on sunday! we are eating Asian & I always ask for brown rice if the restaurant has it.

    the snow missed us that we were expecting!! my stepmother may have gotten snow in Wisconsin! my Goddaughter who lives in Northern Minnesota got snow last week.

    Rachel we are done with day 2!! :-)

    our cat Vinnie, our little 20 lbs powder puff, has been entertaining us tonight. we were watching TV & he decides to lay down on the floor in front of the tv & proceeds to lay on his back. he looks so cute with his little paws all curled up in the air!! it's his form of kitty yoga ♥


    "Plan to order whole grains the next time you eat a meal out"

    November 21, 2015 at 7:54 UTC
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    thanks to Guidel, Lynne, Rita & Glenda for the wonderful encouragements!! ♥

    it was interesting weather walking dogs today! winds that were so gusty, I saw the smoke from chimneys parallel to the ground! as I drove to each home, i had a good grip on the steering wheel on the hwy while my poor old car was being buffeted by the winds! it was about 30 degrees out (got the old winter coat & gloves out!) & snow flurries on & off!!

    the birds were happy! I have 8 pair of mallards coming to my corn feeder. I filled all my feeders today too! I feed the flying squirrels whole peanuts at night. usually I have 2 squirrels, then I counted 3 now we are up to 4 of the cute little squirrels. they actually crawl into the nesting box I have for their treat! they wait until I put peanuts in it!! they are so cute running up & down the tree trunk storing their little peanuts!!

    I got my swimming in today. I also made a cake for my husband's bday early. he has a church member who is baking him a carrot cake for his birthday. I told him I would make my cake early. now we'll be eating cake for a while!! ;-)

    in 3 months I hope to be still walking dogs & feeding the birds/squirrels! I also hope to keep up my swimming too!! I love to bake & hope I can still bake from scratch for my husband & visitors :-)

    lately I have been having an increase in knee pain & was hoping it was just the fibro flaring up. now I am worried it may be arthritis. it makes walking difficult as my knee stiffens up & is hard to move. so, my above description of future me is just a hope I can maintain & do the things I love to do physically!!

    a long post, whew......

    enjoy your Friday everyone!!

    Rachel day 1 :-)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Picture yourself 3 months from today and write down 3 words that describe the future you"

    November 20, 2015 at 8:23 UTC
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