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The eyes are the first to go!!!!

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Most people hate going to the dentist.  I detest going to the eye doctor.  I think it’s because I have had glasses since I was 6 years old!  Every time I go in, I flunk the test.  “Please read the line that isn’t blurry to you”H Q R T E U“How did I do??”“Not bad but the letters are O L D A G E “Hmmm...  Damn.  Guess it’ll be coke bottle contacts again!!

Do any of you remember the good old days when you could actually READ a shampoo bottle?  Or the back of a package or soup can without searching the whole house for “readers”? I bet I have glasses in every corner of my house and still can’t find them.  And the grocery store or restaurant?  Forget it.  It’s hard enough to read labels but with a mask on and glasses fogging up...... Forget it.  Those of you that know my purse/shoe problem (Which to this day I will deny it’s a problem) have to know that finding “FUN” glasses is now my new hobby!!!  You can find them in every color!  Rhinestones.... No problem!  Animal print..... No problem! …

Today’s letter is M

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So, no matter what I tell myself about life one thing is for certain.  My mind may think I am still in my 20’s but my body wants to tell me otherwise.

This week was my annual check up with my doctor.  Pretty much at this age it’s an expensive way to get your prescriptions refilled.🩺🩺🩺 πŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š
Of course you prepare a whole day for this appointment.  Don’t eat, shave your legs, paint your toe nails (which was a feat in itself....can’t seem to reach them like I used to) πŸ₯΅πŸ¦ΆπŸ₯΅πŸ¦ΆπŸ₯΅πŸ¦Ά
My first stop when I get there is the scale - of course πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„.  The scale is on the floor and looks like something from a meat locker that is used to weigh beef before it’s processed.  I was told it accommodates wheelchairs, not cows.  Who knew??? She makes me put my purse down and take off my shoes BECAUSE that will make a big difference.  Let’s just say..... 

So where do the M’s fit in?  Sounds like a day on Sesame Street doesn’t it?  AND TODAY’S LETTER IS MMMMMMMMMM.
I ask her about my weight gain and what i…

What do you mean Carbs aren’t a food group?

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As many of you know, I have been doing this Get Fit thing since January.  First of all I will clarify that I feel much better when I work out.  I don’t groan nearly as much climbing the stairs as I used to, I can almost do my own toe nails, and I don’t fall over trying to shave my legs.  However, I understand SOME people exercise AND diet at the same time.  WTH????  Not going to happen.

Do you any of you have those friends that “forget to eat”??  HELLO!!!!  How do you FORGET to eat??  I am planning my next meal before I get done with the one I am eating.  And low to no carbs?  EXCUSE ME!!!  My main food group is bread, pasta, potatoes, bread, pasta.  And most of them at the same time!!!  I have often said I want to grow up and be a short chubby Italian lady.  Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.🀷‍♀️🀷‍♀️🀷‍♀️🀷‍♀️🀷‍♀️


I recently bought myself a pasta maker.  Granted it is still in the box but I can’t wait to try it.  Even bought the hanger upper thing to drape the homemade pasta over.  (Pretty…

Summer HOLY HELL!!!

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I know most people do not agree with me but SUMMER IS HOT!! And not in a good way.  We just found out we will be opening soon for appointments only.  Great news but now I have to dress ‘normal’.  My yoga pants and baggy shirts are going to feel neglected (kind of like my couch when we were allowed to leave the house again.). πŸ›‹πŸ›‹πŸ§˜‍♀️🧘‍♀️πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅ 
Soooo. I have been looking for items that will “hold in” some of the things that are no longer where they should be.  THANK you all who gave me suggestions for sports bra’s by the way.  I have a couple ordered and I am trying a new one out that I found.  It was very comical to watch Scott’s face as people stopped me at the grocery store and at the golf course with suggestions on the best bra’s to buy.  πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ.  Guess we all know who DOESN’T read my blog.  πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
Anywho...  Back to my ‘items’.   Found some great under garments (or big old underwear as we call them in these parts.).  Decided to try some different companies and here is what I fo…

Is this our “New Normal”

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What a year this has been.  Busy start, then complete shut down and now it’s “WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO?”  Do we stay home? Do we go out?  Should I wear a mask?  Should I wear a body condom?  πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–. HELP!!

We have actually had “PLANS” since my last girls weekend.   Had some dentist appointments, friends from out of town came to stay, golf league outings and I went on a girls fishing trip to northern MN.   Guess our summer is as busy as it has been in the past.

Here is what I have learned the past 2 weeks;

- Masks are good when you are shopping and accidentally go down the wrong way in the aisle.  This time I did get reprimanded by an employee.  So being the mature adult, I stuck my tongue out at her underneath my mask and backed out of the aisle.  

- Building a gazebo that states “will take 2 people 4 to 6 hours to assemble” is a total lie.  Took 2 trips to Menards, a trip to Fastenal, 3 men to move it into position and Scott and I at LEAST 12 hours of additional work.  I want to meet …

GIRLS WEEKEND!!!!

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Girls weekend is always fun especially when someone else plans it.  One of Chelsey’s besties planned a getaway this weekend and invited me and my girlfriends as well.  I am not going to lie, not sure why they wanted us old farts there but pretty sure it was for the entertainment factor.

Getting ready for a weekend isn’t as easy as it used to be.  Not that I have ever been accused of being a light packer but as you get older you sure need more.  (Compression socks, arm braces, bite guard, eye mask, extra underwear......).  By the time the vehicle is loaded, I am a sweaty mess and need a nap.

The rental place was `gorgeous and since I am Chelsey’s mom I HAVE to share the master suite with her.  Bummer.  πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œ. It sure was a hardship to have my own private room with a deck and bath suite.

The weather didn’t fully cooperate but that didn’t hold us back one bit.  Here is what I learned over the weekend:

-  I learned that playing “cups” is actually a thing AND you need to have coordinat…

Who really invented the sports bra??? πŸ˜–πŸ˜–

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So life has gone on and slowly things are opening up and the weather is good so we can be outside and see faces we haven’t seen in 2 months.
The part of my life that I never thought I would miss after social distancing is exercise.  Especially the month and a half that I felt like road kill.  But I honestly did miss it.
We are currently doing Zoom classes.  You guessed it.  Camera - in your face - sweating - panting - red faced - πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅.   And I swear the Zoom camera adds 50 pounds.  Forget the 10 they say normally.
Next week we get to go back to a facility and get bossed around in person by our trainer.   Pretty sure he is in for a real treat.
So with this, my question is WHO INVENTED THE SPORTS BRA?
I am not going to lie and say I am an expert on sports bra’s because let’s face it, I hate exercise.  I know people that wear them every day.  AHEM.  Sorry.  I am going to lift my girls and show them proudly!!  πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘™πŸ‘™ (mostly because it takes the attention away from my chins)
I have de…