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Random Sunday blog. Lots of exercise in the future.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Physical and mental exercise.

Does anyone else feel creeped out when the add pops up of Donald Duck preparing to chow down on a poultry leg?

Thanks to WATERMELLEN, I now have to run to the store to get eggplant and lentils.

Never, ever, eat only a whole 4-serving bag of Brussels sprouts as your dinner even if pan roasting them with garlic, no oil, then applying a teriyaki sauce and a drop of sesame oil is awesome.

I may have mentioned the wall failure of my new pool due to the bad winter. If not, now you know the wall buckled, split, emptied 2 ft of water into unknown regions during a snow, ice and rain storm. I'm on a bit of a hill and no neighbors shot arrows at my house so I think it was a slow drain.

I am removing a 2ft wide layer of HEAVY decorative river rock, sand and dirt around the entire pool-21 ft diameter. Rock first, moved to a tarp for safety reasons, then peel back the underlying weed barrier and excavate another 4 inches of sand, regular rock or dirt. All this so the crew can rebuild the pool. Tried to hire but can't get someone to take the job. DD and I removed some stone on Mothers' day (yeah, that's how I have my fun) then I was out for hours yesterday. More today. Here is a picture of the space taken before the landscapers filled it in with the rock.


Have I said I don't exercise?

I read in someone else's blog today that 70 is the new 50.; so I must be 40 again.
In that case I could bench press almost my own weight which was 60 pound less, run the stair climber to the top of the -sad to say the virtual goal- World Trade Center in 25 minutes and fit into a size 12-I really do have big bones and even at 140 wore a 12!


Have a great day!
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  • BARBARAJ73
    Brussel sprouts are now on my grocery list... yum!!! Sounds like that pool is helping you get in those exercise minutes one way or another...
    2148 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    The Brussel sprouts sound delicious. I will have to try your recipe.

    The pool work doesn't sound like fun at all. But no doubt you got plenty of exercise.
    2148 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I've never had eggplant. I like lentils though.

    The only time i ever binged (and almost O.D.) was when I ate almost an entire head of sauteed cabbage. It tasted delicious but my guts were not ready for that kind of assault. I will spare you the details. My friends explained to me that binges were about eating a package of cookies, a half gallon of office cream, a coconut cream pie. I get it now.

    I had a pool when I was married to my first husband. It's the only thing I missed when we got a divorced. I would like a pool now but my hubby says it's too much work and our summer pool season is not long enough. We would have to have a heater. i have not given up on the idea.


    2149 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Will try the Brussels sprouts with garlic, sesame and soya -- sounds delish!! (And: will try to restrain myself from eating four servings . . . ).
    2149 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Love me some roasted Brussels sprouts, but a four serving bag in one sitting? Nope, don't think so... for what you probably recognize as obvious reasons!

    You have officially done your weight training with the excavation. Now hopefully you'll have a renewed pool to enjoy!
    2149 days ago
  • ROXYZMOM
    You are so lucky to have a pool and so happy to have it fixed!

    I can't seem to grasp the brussel sprout craze - my father used to make us eat them when we were young, gag!! I am planting my veggie garden today, the zucchinis should make up for it.

    I hope you are having a great weekend!!
    2149 days ago
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