pinetree, it sounds as though you must have had a wonderful birthday. That makes me want to do a Happy Dance.
fw, everybody needs a day off now and then. I don't feel guilty when I take one.
hikr00, great to hear that the painting is coming along.
RABBIT, hope your weekend was good.
We went to visit DS yesterday in Atlanta. Nice visit----just went out to eat and then sat around and talked. We reiterated that he has to finish up SOON, and he's working hard to make sure he will. We also got some financial stuff straightened out with him, so we feel optimistic that he's on the right path.
1) Errands----hearing aid check, Dollar Tree, grocery store DONE
2) Clean up kitchen
5) Make some phone calls
Thank you all so much for the Birthday wishes! I had the most beautiful day!! I am just thankful for everything!!
Om, you take it easy, I know how easy it is to overdue things, then you are down for awhile!
Jen, I dried lemons last year and throw one in my ice tea or water, yum! Glad you are both feeling better!
Ayanka, Thank You so much! Hows your house coming along?
RABBIT, UM I am not sure what SD is up too, we are going to have to do a road trip, and find out if "Our" bikes are ok!! Then you can give me your dogs to babysit!
ilc, you will have to take pictures of you doing the happy dance!! lol I hope you have a wonderful time seeing your son! You ilke Atlanta, so it had to be a good trip! I did have one heck of a day yesterday!!
Hikr00, Thanks for the birthday wishes!!
I am offically retired!! Yippeeee!! I get my first check in Aug. Boy will that help out, plus have both houses refi's almost done, that will help alot too. Maybe now we can move ahead faster..
My flowers are all blooming giant flowers, they are so pretty and all smell so good!
Well, my new pills got picked up so I start tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed these wont make me sick, if they do I have to do an over the counter statin..
Dh picked up some strawberries so I am going to go eat them!! I need to walk, so that will be a good excuse!!
phone call appt.
wash a load of laundry
Dinner, spagetti squash & sauce for me, noodles for the family, salad and strawberries!!
Have a fantastic day!!
06-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Oh, SD they are beautiful!!! I love the yellow one!! Is it fun? Are you tired? Did you fall off or get wet? Is it hard? Do they move alot in the water? Does your fitbit work on it?
I'm so darned excited or you!!
It looks like So much fun!!!
RABBIT did you see this??
06-08-2015, 06:07 PM
3/3 today. About the lemons...I grind them into powder with a tiny bit of sugar and use as flavoring in all kinds of things. Hubby loves lemon pepper, so I make a good bit of that. I like lemon mint powder in my tea. I do keep some slices out for my water, but usually forget to use them.
1. Go to the stock up store.
2. Put away groceries.
3. I'll think of something, depending on how I feel after the shopping trip.
Have a great day, Everyone!
06-08-2015, 06:13 PM
Pinetree, we had a refresher course with our car insurer this AM, so we can get a discount on our premiums now that we're old. That's why I wasn't on this morning like usual. Then we got home and decided we couldn't wait to put the bikes in, so went and did that. We were only going to put mine in and then fiddle around to see what we had to do to get them in and out, but of course once mine was in we had to put Husby's in too so we could go for a spin.
I'll give you and Rabbit the keys to the bikes as soon as you get here! That would be such fun!
Congrats on your retirement! It sounds like the financial pieces are falling into place for you.
Fingers crossed for the statins! I've been lucky with mine, so now it's your turn!
The yellow bike is mine. Husby wanted one just like it, but it would have cost us another $1,000 so he decided to like the green one. LOL. I said he could have the yellow one but he insisted I take it because it's so much easier to see, and I plan to ride alone sometimes. We have a lot of boat traffic on our lake and he wanted to make sure I would be seen by boaters. They are beyond fun! We just get going and don't want to stop! If you've ever been in a paddle boat, they are NOTHING like that! Paddle boats are so much work and you don't get anywhere. With our HydroBikes, we just skim over the water. The draft on them is only about six inches, if that, so we're on the water, not in it, and that's why they're so effortless to use, and fast. We rode them well over a mile, not too bad for as out of shape as I am.
LOL! No, we didn't fall off. They are VERY stable, not like a canoe. Even with someone as heavy as me, they're very secure. Husby normally hates water toys because he can't swim, but even he feels safe on them. The only tricky part is getting off and on at the dock and that's only because of the bike wanting to move away from the dock. Even that isn't that bad. They will not flip over even if I stand completely on one of the side decks. They look like they might be tippy but they're not at all.
It's not hard at all to ride them. There's very little resistance, and it's easier than riding a land bike because you don't even have to balance, the pontoons automagically keep you level. It's a nice workout, too. You don't get wet. As you can see by Husby's picture above, we just wear normal street clothes, plus a PFD as required by law and common sense. The only problem I had with the way I was dressed was I wore shoes and socks and should have worn sandals, not because I got my feet wet, but because I WANTED to get my feet wet! It would have felt good to dip my feet in the lake once I started to work up a sweat.
I think my Fitbit worked, but I failed to check my steps before I started. Still, they were about double when we got back to the dock than what they were shortly before we left, so I think it worked okay. Husby went into the lake to move some rocks around, and after a while I asked him where his Fitbit was. "Oh, $#\7! In my pants pocket." He fished it out and it seems to be working so far. Sure hope it's not ruined. His showed a lot more steps than shortly before we left, too. It would sure be nice if it recorded "steps" on the bikes because I hope to use mine a lot just to add exercise and vary my routine.
I can see we need to get the two boat fenders put on the dock that we got on Saturday, and we need a boat hook, too. I'm going to make one out of some PVC we have on hand, should take about ten minutes. The tips of the pontoons love to find every corner and opening on our dock when we're shoving them around to get them in and out, and one of these times we're going to end up in the drink trying to push them away bending over or standing on one leg trying to push them. A boat hook will be much easier and safer. And we definitely need to get the new dock box bolted to the dock so all our stuff is down there and handy. It's sitting on our deck right now next to the house, and we're storing our stuff in there, and it looks like it's going to work out great. Love that! $25 well spent. Don't tell me I need to quit going to garage sales! :D
06-08-2015, 06:18 PM
Got a little house work done
played w/ the dog in the pool
goofed w/ an online game and yakked w/ Dmom some.
06-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Sounds like a perfect day, FW.
If you look at the top picture above, you can see why our rocky shoreline has been giving me fits. Still not sure what to do about it, but it looks like I've been over-thinking as usual and it might not need as much done with it as I thought. I don't think we're going to have to mess with pallets which would be great.
06-08-2015, 07:18 PM
pinetree - sorry I missed your Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday!!! It must have been a special one for you. Congrats too on your retirement! Wow, you had a weekend of celebrations! I feel bad that I am going to have to kick SD's husband off his bike but it looks like they got them all ready for us. It would be fun if they would buy two more so they could join us. :)
SD - you got some great deals on your yard sales. Nice that you got your bikes in the water, I'm sure your anxious to use them.
hikr - love the rubber duck dispenser, I bet that looks so cute in your pool! I love rubber ducks too.
Jen - hope all goes well with your husbands doc appointment. Did you say what he did to his knee?
ilc - sounds like you had a nice time in Atlanta with your son.
DH spent Sunday morning working on both my car and his and then I helped him put 6 pieces of the railing back up on the back porch. Of course nothing is matching up since the porch was pitched wrong so we have had to drill all new holes. Slow going. It poured today so my yard is under water so the dogs are having to stay in the little yard. They are not happy but I've had to towel them down once and I'm not doing it again. Looking forward to catching up on some of my taped DVD's tonight. I finally got around to watching 20/20 from Mothers Day yesterday and look forward to watching the season finale of Nashville tonight. Yes, I'm a little behind.
1 - Kroger
2 - clean rabbits and cat litter boxes
3 - make jumbo salad
06-08-2015, 08:58 PM
Dh finally got paid for the side jobs he did over a month ago. So we went to the bank and then a short drive.
The little town north of here is having a month of June book sale at their library. And it was open tonight. So we went in and got 15 books for $13. about 1/2 hardcover. it was buy 1 get 1 1/2 off-nice. And of course none were cookbook,oh no! It was a nice unexpected surprise.
06-09-2015, 06:55 AM
Good morning I slept till 6. I took lots c of naps yesterday......watched Dr. Who...... about it.?
ILC sounds like a good visit with son
SD looks like fun to me
pintree congrats on retirement, good luck with meds
jen, I bet home made lemon pepper is better than the s tore stuff
fw congrats on do finding someone special congrats on the books
Rabbit soundslike a busy day..
The chicken and rice soup needed 1 less soup. And it would have been perfect.
son left us a grill charcoal and a firepit. .which is nice.
supper salmon patty mac and chesse, greens
06-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Hi all. Sounds as though everyone is doing better, feeling better, and getting things done.
pinetree, congratulations:congrats:on retirement! That is fantastic news! :)
SD, those Hydro Bikes look like so much fun----when can I visit???
Didn't get mopping done yesterday so I'll do that today, even though it's supposed to rain.
1) Financial stuff with DH DONE
3) Tweak weekly menus
4) Bake something---oatmeal cookies? Brownies? Pie?
5) Get grocery lists/coupons together
6) Give the dining room a GOOD cleaning and maybe rearrange a few things
Have a wonderful day, ladies.
06-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Its a beautiful day here, sunshine, blue sky, himidity is dropping, birds hunting worms and bugs with their babies...
My son went fishing this morning after work and got me another walleye, so guess whats for dinner!! Boy this is beginning to be one heck of a month!
SD, wondering about the bikes, I use to water ski, was wondering if its more like that or tubing.. looks like So much fun! I hope you guys get to use them alot.
Thanks for keeping the keys safe for RABBIT and me...
We should all go to SD house and try these out!! I even have my own life jacket, I cant swim either!
ilc, Thanks, everything seems to be going along well right now,, hope it keeps going, an straightens out for you!
Jen, Thanks, I never thought of making powder!!
RABBIT, SD's hubby looks like hes having too much fun!! Man wish we could go!!
OM, are you feeling better today? I hope so, you sound like you are more content now, you have gone thru alot.
Niko, Hi! see you lurking here and there! Hope you are doing better!
FW, you sure are doing a great job finding all those deals! So glad you are feeling better, sounds like fun playing in the pool!
cut up strawberries for freezer,
1 load laundry
clean off table
grocery list, some of our stores change on tues, some on wed.
Dinner, walleye fillets, brocolli, pineapple and strawberries,maybe oven fries
Have a wonderful day!
06-09-2015, 01:42 PM
OM, lemon pepper from the store is mostly salt. :( Check the label. I never thought of dehydrating lemons and making my own, but I might have to try that sometime. Never thought of dehydrating it to use in my ice water, either. That would be handy for camping.
ILC, c'mon up! Summer is great in the north country! Now I'll be looking for Georgia license plates when I'm in town.
Pinetree, the bikes are like biking on land more than anything, except you're suspended over the water. They can go about six mph so too slow for comparing either with skiing or tubing. Six mph would be really an intense workout, too! We don't go anywhere near that, I'm sure. We're keeping good track of the keys, don't worry! :D I'd love to have all of you visit, but you'll have to draw straws or pick numbers or something so no fighting over the bikes! We were having a lot of fun on the bikes. I hope we continue to enjoy them and don't get bored with them. We both agreed yesterday we're very glad we bought them.
I took my first solo flight today. It went well but I can see we need some kind of ramp or slope to assist in getting the bike out by myself. It's too hard on my back and the ground is so uneven so that makes me off balance, and it's a matter of time before I hurt myself. Plus leaning over and forward while facing down a slope isn't a great position to avoid falling either. I'll figure it out sometime. Sure wish we didn't have to deal with shoreline impact restrictions but maybe I'll be able to make some temporary ramps that we can haul out in the fall, which would be legal as far as I know. If the DNR knew what the neighbors have done to destroy the lakeshore in front of their cabin, they wouldn't care if we did a tiny little modification. Maybe I should call the state.....NOT! LOL. Those are the neighbors who insist we're parking our trailers on their land so we don't like them much, but we're not going to do anything to get them in trouble. What I really need is a boat roller system but they're outrageously expensive, so that won't be happening. The really stupid part is that the problem we have is because of what the FD did when they built the hydrant down there, so that area has already been corrupted and no longer meets the shoreline regs anyway. The shore is eroding and what's left forms a straight area, like a curb about a foot high, that we have to lift the bikes over. But the trade-off is we have a steep slope right off shore that drops down to about three feet within about eight feet of shore, perfect to launch the bikes and deal with them even in years when the lake is low. So I can't complain too much.
But was it ever fun! The lake was like glass, so still. And it was cloudy and a little hazy from the Canadian fires and just beautiful. Wow, is that a workout though! I was out twenty minutes and my legs were screaming and I was sweating like crazy. Excellent! We bought the bikes in part to help me get in shape, so if I stick with using it every day it should make a big difference in my health, and that'll make it well worth every penny. My Fitbit records something but I'm not sure if it's accurate. I rode out to a little island that we happen to know is 1/3 of a mile from our house because we walked out there with a pedometer a few years ago. To get there and back, going wwwwwaaaaayyyyyy around the back side of the island because I wasn't sure if there are shoals there or not, it took me twenty minutes and I recorded about 1,500 'steps'. So it could have been about a mile ride and that's about how long it takes me to walk a mile and about how many steps I take, so maybe it's fairly accurate. I'll take it anyway. For now.
1. Finish column.
2. Work on decluttering kitchen.
3. Cook up some of the ground turkey in the freezer so it takes less space.
1. Take Husby to work.
2. Get labs done at clinic.
3. Take a bike ride.
4. Make lift assist strap for my bike.
5. Fold up tarp for bikes before the storm comes.
6. Make boat hook.
06-09-2015, 04:21 PM
3/3 today. My third was a couple errands for hubby. I did pretty well at the store, too, so I'm happy.
If anybody does decide to powder their dried lemon, remember to add a little bit of sugar, it cuts the bitterness of the pith. Some people peel it off, but there's a lot of vitamin C in it, so I leave it on.
SD, the salt is why I started to make my own seasonings. Hubby isn't on a restricted diet, but his family has a history of heart disease, so we're being proactive...hopefully it will keep us from being reactive later in life. Plus, I love my Excalibur, and always want to use it.:)
1. Work on paper piles. I really need to learn to file things when I'm done with them!
2. Put thread cones in a bin. I can't stand the cardboard anymore!
3. Reset the linen closet. I'd be embarrassed to have anyone look in there. :blush: