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Monday, October 31, 2011


I want to bookmark this book, and her other book, "Senior Fitness",  and this author as "Senior Fitness", has had a profound affect on me.

Today, dad and I are going to Pleasanton to Uncle Joe's and Auntie Isabel's.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

One hug can make all the difference!

This morning, dad, Bob Gulden and I went for free breakfast at Spanish Ranch II Mobile Home Park, along with the other members of dad's exercise group.  Including, Joyce and Dick Smith, Judy, and their Exercise Instructor, Sue.  We had such a great time.  Delicious food, lots of laughter.  We all stayed for two hours.

Great San Francisco 49ers game!

Great PBR (Professional Bull Riding).  Tonight was the Finals in Las Vegas.  Silvano Alves won One Million Dollars!

Fun Day!

Sounds like Bill and Sadie are coming over now.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

You were born to make a difference.

Nice peaceful day.  Dad, Luigi, and I ran around and did a few errands.  Then we went to the dog park.  Very Hot!  Came home and we all watched T.V.  Had cheese sandwiches and then bacon and eggs for dinner.  Of course, Bill and Sadie came over and played.  Just a nice, peaceful day.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Smiles are contagious. Catch one!

Went to the movies today and saw, "Puss in Boots", with Antonio Banderas.  Also, had my hair colored with a little more red.

Great Game Seven of the World Series.  St. Louis Cardinals, with manager, Tony LaRussa Won!!!

Another gorgeous summer weather day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Unlimited potential. That's what you've got!

Today, dad and I met Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at "The Mexican" restaurant on Hesperian for lunch.  Nice restaurant, but the food left something to be desired.  We laughed and talked and had fun for a couple of hours, but we all agreed that we won't be coming back.  It really all begins with good food.  Period.  lol

Later, dad and I, Luigi, Bill and Sadie, all went across the street and played with the dogs.  This has been a really nice, easy day. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Follow your heart. You know what's best for you!

Wonderful day.  Dad went to exercise, followed by going out to lunch to Sizzler's Restaurant with his exercise group.

I went grocery shopping.  Bought chicken leg drums and baked with a packaged seasoning.  Pretty good.  Bought lots of delicious goodies.

We had a fun day together this afternoon.  I don't know how one project always leads to ten projects, but I am always so busy.  For a gal who doesn't work, I feel like I'm running all the time.  I am very grateful for having such a busy life!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You're someone worth believing in!

Beautiful day.  Left the house about 8:30am.  Bought a new top at K-Mart.  Went to the movies and saw, "Foot Loose 2".  Good movie.

Went to Lake Elizabeth and walked around the Lake.  Listened to Pandora music on my cell phone.  Came home a little after 4:00pm.  Made salads and cream of chicken soup for dinner.  Now relaxing with Luigi.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let your most beautiful self show. Smile!

Lots of running around and fun today.  Simple day.

Bill and Sadie came by early this morning.  Lots of activity.

Then, dad and I ran to the dollar store and Rite-Aid.

First, started at In-n-Out, but cousin Debbie called to join us all for lunch, so along with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel we drove to Denny's and the five of us had a great lunch.  Lots of fun.

Afterwards, took dad to get his hair cut. 

Then, back to the dollar store and back to Rite-Aid for a second round.  lol

Good day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

There's always at least one reason to smile.

The gorgeous weather continues!!!  I went to the movies this morning and saw, "The Way", with Martin Sheen.

Good Movie!

Also, used my GPS Navigation with my Optimus V cell phone for the first time.  I really like it.  The volume is a little low, so I really sort of need to already know where I am going, but it was a lot of fun.

Also, used my Geocache app for the first time.  Didn't really find the exact spot.  Just sort of a quick, first test run.  It will be fun to learn more about that. 

Oh, yes!  I also learned how to use Pandora on my cell phone.  I walked all around and listened to great music!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The first step to moving forward is choosing a destination.

Dad and I are going to the boutique at the club house this morning.  We just enjoy looking around a little, seeing his friends, and having hot dogs.  Usually, it's a nice little trip out of the house.  It's a beautiful day.

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We did get to the boutique, but we never did have a hot dog.  Later, I did run over to Lucca's Deli in Castro Valley and got a Salami and pepper jack cheese on sour roll.  Delicious!  Then I relaxed over at Kennedy park.

4:30pm Dad, Luigi, Bill, Sadie and I went and played at the park across the street.

I LOVE these Indian Summer days!

Carol just brought us a bag of Kettle Korn!

Friday, October 21, 2011

This day has possibilities!

Enjoyed a quiet morning, while dad went to exercise.  I made salads, cleaned corn on the cob, prepared tomatoes.

Then I drove up to Tilden Park in Berkeley and did a little barefoot hiking.  I am definitely a tender-foot, but I loved it!

Then I did a little barefooting over at Kennedy Park on Hesperian.

4:30pm  Dad and I took Luigi to the park across the street.  Bill and Sadie came by also.  Lots of fun.

Beautiful, warm day.  Perfect!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

You deserve success.  Why settle for less?

This morning, dad and I are meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel in Fremont and having breakfast at Denny's.  Auntie Isabel is getting her eyes x-rayed and injections in her eye for her wet macular degeneration.  Her right eye, which is now blind, gives her so much pain.  I sure hope the doctors can help relieve her pain.  She never complains, but she is suffering so much, she is starting to talk about not wanting to live.  I know that kind of pain.  Sometimes, I think the doctors would rather save money, rather than help. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Your dreams are ready when you are.

Nice relaxing day.  Dad went to exercise and then out to lunch and a drive with Bill.

I did laundry, had bacon and eggs, watched T.V. and relaxed, relaxed, relaxed.

6:00pm - LindaRae and Craig will not be here from Oregon, tomorrow.  Postponed until November 10th.  Was really looking forward to seeing them. 

This was a nice, relaxing day.  Even Luigi was a good boy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today will bring you a new reason to smile.

Such a warm, beautiful day.

This morning I went to the movies, and saw, "Courageous".  Good movie.  I cried a bunch.  It turned out to be a Christian movie.

Then I walked/ran, barefoot, around Lake Elizabeth in Fremont.  I really, really enjoyed that.

6:00pm - There is a sudden change in the weather.  Turning cold, and dark quickly.  Pretty cool.

Monday, October 17, 2011

There are angels among us.  You're one of them.

No Jury Duty.

Dad and I had lunch in Pleasanton at Denny's Restaurant with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel.

We took Luigi to the park across the street tonight.  Nice and Hot!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

You've got what it takes to make dreams come true.

Dad and I are going to the movies this morning and see George Clooney in "The Ides of March".

Good movie.

Great sports day.  49ers Won!

Oakland Raiders Won!

Tony LaRussa's, St. Louis Cardinals, won the playoffs, and are going to the World Series!

Called for jury duty tonight.  They do not need me in the morning.  I will call back at 11:00am to check for the afternoon.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some of the most amazing journeys begin as detours!

Taking Luigi to PetSmart this morning to get groomed by Ethan. 

Ethan did a great job.  Luigi looks adorable.

Dad and I went to the Pasta Feed at the clubhouse tonight.

Fun day.

Friday, October 14, 2011


How to Live Like a Caveman.
Eat - Lean Meats, Plants, and Healthy Fats.
Eat - Lean meats, plants, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds.
No Dairy, No Grains, No Supplements, No Beans, No Legumes.
Eat - Real, Unrefined, Unprocessed FOOD.
Include meat, fish, and fowl.
Stay away from processed food.

20 Minutes - Twice a Week 
Crossfit Gym - Cross Train -
Lift Weights, Metabolic Conditioning such as Anaerobic Intervals, Aerobic Activities, Primal Movements such as High-Intensity Sprints,  use the gym rings like climbing a tree, flip a boulder (or flip a large tire),  throw a big ball up high above you, (like knocking eggs out of a nest), lift up on bars at playground.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You will climb higher than you thought possible.

Cleaning ladies coming in the morning.  Will leave Luigi in the car.  Dad and I are going to the clubhouse.  I am going barefoot.

This afternoon, meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel for lunch at Sizzler.  Yesterday, Uncle Joe went to the eye doctor at the Veterans in Livermore.  They say he has early stage of macular degeneration.  They are making him a stronger pair of glasses.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Congratulate yourself. You're doing a great job!

So happy that I am going to the dentist this morning.  Having my teeth cleaned.  They give me the "Happy Gas!"  Oh yes - I LOVE IT!

This was such a warm and beautiful day.  Just the way I like it!  Ran around and did a lot of errands.  Also, took several walks.  One, alone, at Twin Bridges Park.  Later, at park across the street, with dad and Luigi.  Bought a new broom.  Cleaned all around the outside of the coach.  Picked up Luigi, and walked a couple blocks around our NEV park.  Finally, collapsed.  Perfect day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

You are 100 percent wonderful.

This morning, Clark's Pest Control comes to our house and Bill's house.

Yesterday, it rained all day and all night.  It was wonderful!

The sun came out this afternoon.  First, Luigi and I took a drive with dad driving.

Later, we ran across the street to the park, and Luigi and I ran barefoot, all over the whole park.  We had the whole park to ourselves.  Fantastic!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Positive thinking gets results!

Physical therapy for dad at 10:00am.

Meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at 12:00 noon for lunch, at Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant in Castro Valley.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Your dreams are within reach.

This morning, dad and I went to the movies and saw "Moneyball" with Brad Pitt.  Good movie.

Then I went barefoot to FoodMaxx and bought lots of produce.  Followed by, going to the park, and I ran barefoot around the park at Twin Bridges.  I really enjoyed it.

Afterwards, dad and I took Luigi to the park across the street.  Again, I did some barefoot running.

We came home, and made pasta shells with Classico and a huge amount of garlic from Carol next door.  Delicious!

Great football today.  Both the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers won!  We tuned in just in time to watch golf - then went Six extra holes to win!  Very Fun!

Bill and Sadie came over with fresh tomatoes from the garden in Tracy.

And after, dad and I watched Huell Howser with Farmer Boys restaurant and Frosters Freeze, while we enjoyed strawberry shortcake.

Nice, warm, beautiful day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

You are the answer to someone's prayers.

I had a great morning.  I had breakfast at the Taqueria at Southland.  My favorite place.  Then I went over to Twin Bridges and tried my new Picnic Blanket.  It is great.  I'm sure that I will use it alot.   I went barefoot and walked around the park a couple of times - and THEN I did some some "running".  I'm sure it looked pretty silly - but, it felt Great!  I loved it. 

1:00pm - 4:00pm  - Dad and I went to Georgian Manor Mobile Home Park and listened to the live bands. 

Everything was fine - until the moment we got home, my big toe started hurting.  I think I may have an ingrown toenail.  How can it be so happy one minute, and start hurting so much the next????  It is 9:30pm and it still hurts.  I went to the jacuzzi and then trimmed my nails.  Now, that I can see it closer, it does look a little ingrown.  If it still hurts in the morning, I'll run over to Walgreens and get something for it.

Oh yeah, Al Davis, Owner of the Oakland Raiders died today.  Age 82.  Back in the 60's and 70's we were "Season Ticket Holders".  Yep, we were even at the "Heidi" game.  Still big Raider fans.  Al Davis WAS the Raiders.  Will be interesting to see what happens, now that Al is gone.  Who could possibly have the passion that Al had?  Oh yeah - their FANS!  GO RAIDERS!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Why postpone your dreams when you can reach them today?

Today, I went to the movies and saw, "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris.  Good movie.

Dad Luigi and I went to J.C. Penny's and then across the street to the park for about an hour.

Came home.  Had dinner.  Bill and Sadie came over and we all watched the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies play-off game 5.  Cardinals with manager Tony LaRussa won 1-0!  Yeaaaaa

Great Day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You have so much living to do!

Today is October 6, 2011.

Happy Birthday Uncle Joe!  You are 89 years young!

Happy Birthday Luigi!  You are five years old!

Dad and I are meeting up with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel today to celebrate in Castro Valley at Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant - Uncle Joe's favorite restaurant!

Yesterday, Steve Jobs, ex-CEO of Apple died at the age of 56.  Somehow, his passing has deeply affected me.  Steve, you are going to be profoundly missed, on so many levels.  Rest in peace, Steve.    And - T H A N K  Y O U ! !

8:30am - Change of plans.  lol  (As usual).  Yumi is sick today and cancelled Auntie Isabel's hair appointment.  So, dad and I are going to Pleasanton and visit with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel, and then we'll all go out for lunch at Zorn's Restaurant in Pleasanton.  Oh, yes - and it's raining today!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hope is never in vain!

Rainy day.  Henry is not going to exercise, so dad is not going to exercise.

The rain stopped, the sun came out - Bill and dad went to exercise class.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You make the world a better place just by being you!

Dad and I are meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at Costco in Livermore this morning.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Today could be the start of a dream come true!

This morning dad and I are meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel at the Waffle House in Dublin.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Health Miracles at Your Fingertips.

Turn Off Cravings!
Press above your upper lip.  The indentation between your nose and upper lip is the accupressure point for weight-related problems because pressing it quells food cravings.  Whenever you feel a craving calling your name, pinch this spot - called the "Renzhong point" - with your thumb and forefinger 30 times and your craving will disappear!

Unstuff a Stuffy Nose!
Press behind each nostril.
Pressing these two points for 2 minutes with your index fingers helps break up congestion, drain the sinuses and open your nasal passages.  Result:  less inflammation and swelling, so you breathe easier right away!  This effectively treats chronic sinus and nasal symptoms 99% of the time!

Feel Less Tired!
Press alongisde the bridge of your nose.
Called "Jingming" in Chinese, the two spots along the bridge of the nose where the eyes and nose meet affect the head's ophthalmic nerve, making it the go-to point for anything eye-related.  These acupoints have been used successfully to treat night blindness, nearsightedness, blurriness, eye pain and the tiredness that goes along with eyestrain.  And because the eyes and brain are so closely linked, pressing these points for 15 seconds, twice a day, can help you refresh and energize!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Positive Thinking Works Wonders!

This morning I went to the movies and saw, "50/50", with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Good movie.

Then, I went to the health food store and bought blackstrap molasses. 

Dad, Bill, Sadie, Luigi and I went across the street and played at the park.

Came home and heated a DiGiorno pepperoni pizza and dad and I watched several episodes of Huell Howser's, California Gold.  That show is so terrific.

Pulled out my pendulum and checked when my freedom is coming.  It said November.  Of course, I put all of the wishful thinking into it.  lol 

Have been listening in the car to the audio version of Susan Lucci's book,
"All My Life, A Memoir".  It is 21 hours.  Very enjoyable!