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Went for a small walk this morning. This fence is very popular in our area!! I live on the harbor and it's so appropriate that he created this. I'm now week 5 of bad pain in my gut. Yesterday tests were done, hoping to hear tomorrow what they showed, but there's NO WAY even in this pain I am staying inside!! It's going to hurt any ways, I did though go gently on my body. Now resting. Such a PRETTY DAY!! If you are able please go outside no matter how you feel.

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    Hey, Diane. You sound great today, which is VG to hear. I had notification that the owner plus real estate guy was coming on Sat, (today), so we had to weed the backyard. The only thing that grows in our backyard are weeds!! emoticon emoticon

    But I really really wanted to weed a little patch in the front garden, which is a small bed with a Brunfelsia in it. quite an old shrub, but produces amazing lilac/purple/white flowers in abundance every Spring. Because I had a bad knee, that was my excuse to not weed it, as I couldn't kneel down except in great pain, & then it was very difficult to get up again, once I was down there!! hehe.. But since I had lost 14 kilos, I thought it may be a little less painful & I was right. I put a couple of cushions into 2 plastic bags, & was able to kneel on that ok, getting up again wasn't too bad either, I also sat on the front steps on my little cushion/pad & weeded all around the poor shrub, first time in 6 years!!!! Oh, My, you should see it now. I also had to tidy up the front porch as well, WOW, it looks amazing now, got rid of all the dead pot plants & clutter, moved everything, like you did, sweeping as I moved stuff. I don't have an actual garden, all concrete out the back (& the weeds!!!), & pot plants out front on my little porch cum balcony. after about 3 hours, (I was doing the washing at the same time, so had to keep getting up & down to tend to it) Good thing too, I reckon!! Anyhoo, after 3 hours my back started to ache bad, but I so wanted to finish it all, I just kept on having lots of 1 minute breaks until it was all done, took me almost 5 hours!!! emoticon
    By Friday, my backside was feeling so sore from sitting on the concrete steps, (even on my cushion!) but It looked amazing, I was so proud of myself. We managed to get the house all cleaned & vacuumed, I lit an incense stick, & the house smelled lovely. If it weren't for my DB, my Dearly Beloved, Kevin, I don't think I would have made it. He worked through his back pain as well, yesterday & this morning, pushing our heavy vacuum around, but the place looks so nice & tidy. Good Feng Shui, too!!

    Actually, excellent Feng Shui to tidy up the front porch, makes it look so more inviting. I took some cuttings of a jade plant that grows down the side of the communal drive-way. All I need is 2 red pots to transplant them into, to bring good fortune into our little house. I am going to see if I can get some nice Chinese ones, down in Chinatown. Although I maybe can go to another suburb closer, where there is a big Chinese population & get then there. We need some good fortune, money-wise.
    Diane, I am another year older, was 69 last Tuesday. Can't believe the numbers. Everyone I meet is blown away when I tell them the number!!! Not blowing my own trumpet, but it's a fact, they are!! It makes me feel so good, self-esteem wise. Wait until I lose the next 14 kilos, eh? Should take a few more years off me, whattcha think, D ?? Soon, I'll be going backwards at a rate of knots!!!! Infancy, here I come..hehe haha emoticon

    Must go now, almost dinner time. DB is cooking a roast pork, courtesy of a small win he had on a horse.. Thanks horsey.

    So, I am very happy, nice clean house, it must be in the stars....we both cleaned up, lets hope I clean up in tonight's Lotto!! Courtesy of the horse, again hmmmm............ emoticon


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    Hey GF!!

    I can remember when a certain ML joined the team and felt so lost. But she was sooo determined to succeed and let nothing hold her back. You should this lady now. She is the ML (Motivational Leader) for a team of 51 people from around the globe. She tries to check on several each and every day - and also keep the team's CL (Challenge Leader) on her toes. While doing this, your attitude is always positive, no matter what the situation or how you are feeling.

    Definite the right person for the Spirited Underdogs!
    3332 days ago
    I am so glad you liked the shoes!!!! Although I think you might want to work your way up to dancing! I really want to try Zumba but for now it is on my wish list as I save my pennies. I am very happy with the way things are going this week. Medicine issues seem to have worked out, humidity low and temperatures in the low 80's and I am back on South Beach. So with all of these things working together I will be recording a loss this week!!! If you close your eyes and listen really hard you can see me happy dancing around my scale and singing. LOL (Unless of course it all goes wrong before tomorrow morning... then I will just be pouting quietly in the corner. )Take care and have some fun this weekend!
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    Comment edited on: 8/12/2011 10:26:38 PM
    A person cannot live in Brooklyn, NYC and not know and love the Mets, the original underdogs!

    Plus, I loved the cartoons as a child!

    And, I have a NY Mouth - and I do stand up for myself and for those unable to speak out for themselves.

    Worst thing any man can do is to underestimate me as "just a woman" - ooh, that gets my hackles up, up, up!!!

    It was an instant decision to try to join the Underdogs - I feel it is a team made for me!

    Love you,
    3333 days ago
    Hey, Girl, how's life? Got your mail-so glad to hear your back is healing good-as long as you behave yourself LOL! Is that possible for you! You're right about the socializing, much better done on your turf! Take care and may this weigh-in be a good one for you-those doggies are doing great! emoticon
    3333 days ago