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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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    challenge done for today!! I even worked on yesterday's challenge of doing things differently. I did my floor stretches after my standing stretches, out of order!! I did a few other things today out of order!! how exciting! :-)

    it rained all day!! kind of dreary... I washed a few windows that had overhangs so I didn't get wet!

    my husband & I saw the Jungle Book movie. it was well done!!

    thanks Diana for day one of our second pact together!! ♥

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    "Build forearm strength: Hold water bottles, soup cans, or dumbbells and curl your wrists 10 times"

    April 29, 2016 at 5:16 UTC
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    there wasn't anything today I could really do to mix things up. my day was structured due to acupuncture appointment time & schedule for pool lap lane swimming. I will keep in mind this challenge for another day!!

    a rainy day here & very windy! one of these days we'll get spring weather back again!! it's been cloudy & rainy on & off during the last week!

    I am hoping to finish up my window washing in the next week or so. I am so anxious to get some annuals for the pots on my screened porch. it's too cold to sit out there & enjoy my porch! at least we haven't had snow!! ha ha...

    I hope everyone has a good Thursday tomorrow!!

    thanks to my encouragers Glenda & Vivian!

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    "Mix it up: Do 1 thing differently today, such as walking a new route or eating in a new spot"

    April 28, 2016 at 4:59 UTC
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    I read the info. pretty self explanatory. I am not into salty foods in particular & try to avoid junk food & processed foods in general if I can. I haven't had mcdonalds in decades!! ha ha....

    a very cloudy day & when I woke up it was in the low 40's. the heat kept coming on! I think it got to the 30's during the night!

    I enjoyed walking the dogs today for my job. the birds are really active. lots of robins, chickadees, white throated sparrows migrating & even spotted some goldfinches!! I love hearing the mourning doves in my yard as I left to walk the dogs! there have been hawks flying too!! I love watching the birds!

    thanks to my encouragers Rita, Kris, Vivian & Christine!!

    thank you Diana for the pact!!

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    "Check out the "salty 7" and learn which processed foods contain the most sodium"

    April 27, 2016 at 4:47 UTC
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    Kathy L. completed a pact with Diana G. and won 432 bonus points April 27, 2016 at 4:25 UTC
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      Diana G. replied April 27, 2016 at 5:01 UTC:

      I am not doing too many around 4000 -5700 most days. I usually only have 1 day a week that I can do more. I usually am working six days a week, sometimes seven. But I try to get in over 2000 before work, during the day depends ??? then the balance I try to get in by 10pm. I ...see more

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      Kathy L. replied April 27, 2016 at 5:08 UTC:

      good for you!! when I was working as a nurse, we walked so much around the unit doing rounds, etc I often would get 9,000 steps just from work!

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    thank you Kris & Lynne for the encouragements!! ♥ ♥ i love you both!! ♥ ♥

    this challenge is actually a hard one on my back to do. i used to do it in the pool before swimming. i modified it quite a bit to lessen the back strain.

    we had a rainy day today with thunderstorms in the early morning that woke me up!! found a couple bird feeders knocked off the pole i have out front from the wind!!

    getting bedding washed & floors besides vacuuming today!! it's been one of those days!

    in my bible study we are wrapping up the book of Revelation which was very interesting! it will be done in 2 weeks with one more lesson to do for next week. i have enjoyed it. my favorite in this series was the year we did Genesis & the life of Moses after that. there sure is a lot to learn in the Bible!

    Diana tomorrow we count points!! let's see how our pact did!!

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    "Grasp your ankle and pull your heel up until you feel a stretch in your thigh, then switch sides"

    April 26, 2016 at 6:07 UTC
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      Lorenna R. replied April 26, 2016 at 17:52 UTC:

      One day, I'll go back to bible study. I have books about Revelations but I haven't started with that.
      When I studied before, i focused on the Old Testament and I read some of the Hebrew.
      I speak colloquial Hebrew but that is very different from the biblical language.
      Have ...see more

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      Kathy L. replied April 27, 2016 at 4:57 UTC:

      Lorenna, the bible study i am in is not in depth in terms of language & translations. i do know if you can get close to the original Aramaic the meaning is so much clearer!! in our study this year the lecturer said there were certain things referenced that would be particular ...see more

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    my crisper drawers are in good shape. I put paper towels on the bottom to help keep them clean. I am always wiping up things off the fridge. I am a bit of a neat freak!!

    a rainy low key day. I took a break from yard work because of the rain & housework because I wanted to!! (did do some laundry). I was able to walk Jonah, the huge German shepherd between rain showers. my boss walked him this morning & it was thundering out. who would think such a large dog would be afraid of thunder? poor guy!

    I hope everyone's week is off to a good start!!

    thanks Rita for the sweet encouragement!! thanks Diana for day 3 of our pact!!!

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    "Spend 5 minutes cleaning your refrigerator's vegetable crisper drawers"

    April 25, 2016 at 5:45 UTC
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      Glenda P. replied April 25, 2016 at 20:51 UTC:

      Our rain must have moved north because we were dealing with those over the weekend! Pounding rain but no thunder and lightning! I'm glad that you were able to walk Jonah. It's amazing how frightened some animals are with thunder. One of the Pekes is afraid and the other is ...see more

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      Kathy L. replied April 27, 2016 at 5:00 UTC:

      Glenda your dogs sound so cute :-) I had a dog who tried to hide during storms. she was a collie/golden & too big to hid behind the sofa or under the bed!!

      thanks Kris!! I hope we both have good weeks!!

      thanks Lorenna I am always cleaning as I go along. ...see more

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    when I worked as a psych nurse I had to take care of myself so I wouldn't burn out!! I made sure I exercised on my days off. swimming was my big thing. I also walked daily weather permitting on my supper break or after work. another thing I would do was make meals for the week for my suppers at work to save time & stress. I also made sure I had time to relax if it was reading or watching a funny show or movie! taking regular vacations from work & date nights with the hubby. I think these things can be helpful to anyone in a caregiving situation. it is important to take time away, refresh yourself & take care of you so you can be there for those you care for!

    day 2 Diana of our pact!! :-)

    I had a good day today. tomorrow rain but today was nice, sunny & low 70's. I enjoyed reading on my screened porch, walked a dog for his supper break for my job, did some raking in the yard while I enjoyed watching the ducks, listening to the frogs & birds as I worked in the yard!! I also got a swim in tonight & got a lap lane to myself! yay ;-)

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    "Share 2 ways you take time (or took time in the past) to care for yourself when caring for others"

    April 24, 2016 at 6:42 UTC
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      Sarah T. replied April 25, 2016 at 4:44 UTC:

      Today was a beautiful day, the rain has just started to fall. A good ole spring thunderstorm about to happen. Can't wait to get to bed and sleep to the sounds of rain. HUGS

    • Kathy L.
      Kathy L. replied April 25, 2016 at 5:19 UTC:

      thank you Lorenna for your compliment!! :-) ♥

      we had rain on & off all day with thunderstorms in the am & then again tonight after dark!! I love the sound of rain while sleeping too Sarah!! :-) ♥

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    interesting challenge! I can give it a try the next time we go out to eat!!

    I woke up achy today. it's been a tough week physically for me with pain with the rain on & off. fortunately once I got warmed up with stretches & a warm shower, I did ok. having the sun shining was really nice & lifted my mood!! everything is so green & I am enjoying all the flowers on bushes, trees & in yards!!

    I walked 4 dogs today!! I have a mischievous dog who has been getting into trouble!! one day he opened up a bottle of baco bits the owner had on the counter. another day I came over & he had a bag of bread all ripped up & all over the living room floor with the bread miraculously eaten!! today he was trying to eat mulch while we walked!! he is a goof!!

    today Suki the red parrot went home. the house is so quiet without parrot noises!! I like to share my cereal with him at breakfast! he loves it & blows me kisses while we "share". I also found out he likes the paper towel cardboard tube to play with. he was very entertained today before his owner picked him up!! I hope he had a good vacation while his owner was on vacation :-)

    I hope everyone has a nice weekend!!

    day one of our pact Diana. I misspoke when I thought it was yesterday!!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    "Plan to be the first one to order food the next time you're in a restaurant"

    April 23, 2016 at 4:42 UTC
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