Friday, June 12, 2009

Finally I'm Rested

Hello my friends I hope you all had a wonderful day, it was a lovely day here in Alberta, for which I am so very thankful.

I think, I am caught up on my rest. I slept 11 hours straight through last night. When I woke up this morning I knew it was going to be a great day and it was. A lazy but leisurely day for sure, and I loved every moment of it.

I had my coffee, cereal and toast on the deck. The sun was shining on my face and it felt so good I decided to read my paper out there as well. It was 11 o'clock before I had my bath and dressed for the day. I dressed and went to Curves for my work out and was weighed. I have now lost 6 lbs. with only 9 left to go. I am sure I will meet my goal before I go home for 2 weeks in July. I also have lost an inch off my waist, and 2 off my hips. I really don't want to loose on my hips as my shape is so much like the cartoon caricature, Leghorn. You know, skinny legs and bum but big around the middle....that's me. Oh well it comes off where it wants too I guess. I will try and do more exercise to reduce my middle and not work quite so hard on the leg and hip area. I only wanted to tone those areas.

When I finished my work out I went for groceries, came home and put them away. I then had a tomato sandwich for my lunch. It was too nice to stay inside so out I went to the deck and played with my flowers. I gave them a good drink of water mixed with Miracle Grow. I want them to grow faster but they are coming quite nice. My tomato plants and herbs are really growing well. I have a small strip of grass between the deck and my baby barn. I cut the grass with a whipper sniper as I don't think a lawn mover could even fit in most places there. When I finished snipping (there really isn't much grass, mostly weeds, I pulled the weeds and sprayed with round up. It usually is an ugly strip but looks pretty good now that I pulled the weeds and cut the grass. I would love to plant seeds and have a strip of wild flowers in that spot. I am going to check the Internet and see what I can do so that maybe next year I will have wild flowers growing. Just an idea.
Oh yes I wanted to ask you all, I planted gladiola bulbs on the 28th of May but I don't see anything coming up yet, is it too soon to look for some kind of stem/leaf or did I do something wrong when I planted them? If anyone knows and can advise me on this I would so appreciate it.

Tonight I watched the hockey game, congratulations to Pittsburgh Penguins and all their fans (I was pulling for Detroit) but the best team won tonight's game.

Tonight on the news I watch the elder President Bush, sky dive from a plane, from over 10,000 feet to celebrate his 85th birthday. Now I was not a fan of his son but I was very proud of the father today. He is still having fun and enjoying life at the age of 85. I think he gives seniors renewed hope, I also think seniors are our most untapped resource, we could learn so much from them. I think there should be a way to bring the young and the old together. Just think what experience and energy together could produce for our beautiful planet. My gosh I am talking as if I weren't a senior but my mind doesn't feel 62, oh but the body tells a different story.

Am off to read my favorite blogs and comments........Good Night my friends and
God Bless........:-) Hugs


Granny on the Web said...

Lovely to read your post this morning Bernie... I am way behind. We went out for the day yesterday to travel quite a way to visit a friend who had had heart surgery. So we had to take the day over it, rushing is not a good or even able thing for us now. It is an old hospital with limited parking so we had to park out away, and bus and walk the rest. My legs go like lead weights after walking a bit, I was fit for nothing when we got back in the evening.
So I must read all my pals post, and catch up and then I can think about my posting for the day.
Wonderful you are losing the weight, I think it would do me good, but as I can't exercise, dieting doesn't do much.
Hope you are sleeping well whilst this is on it's way!
Love Granny

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Another lovely day you've had!! I don't know much about gladiolas, I'm sorry to say...but I have a vegetable garden as well!!! And I too was amazed by President H.W. Bush's skydive!!! Wow!!! Take care of yourself, my dear friend...and I will be back to catch up with you later!!!! Love to you~Janine XO

Bernie said...

Oh Granny you do sound very tired, are your legs aching? I hope you put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea...just relax and enjoy the moment with nothing to rush off to. Take care of yourself my friend, I do think it nice of you and David to visit your ill friend but I think it's time for you now.
Have a restful day Granny....
....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, again as I was writing a comment on your post you are here at mine. Please take care of yourself sweetie and I as all of your blogger friends will be waiting for your return.
Love you little one.....:-) Hugs

Jackie said...

Hi Bernie. I enjoyed reading about your day....especially the way it started off with the sun on your face as you sat on your deck with your coffee and toast. I'm envious.
I saw your link on Janine's, and I came over to visit. I love the way you write. I joined your site, and I look forward to reading your posts. See you soon......

Bernie said...

Thank you Jackie, it's really nice to meet you and I see that you are new to the blog world. Welcome my new friend. I had popped over to your sight after I read your comment to Janine and I was feeling a bit sad to read she was taking a break, but you have lifted me up, Have a wonderful Saturday......:-) Hugs

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Bernie
I am very honoured you popped over to Plato's place.
I am off to do some work in non-blogland but when I return tonight I will visit again.
Anyone who is a friend of Granny and Janine is a friend of mine.
My main blog is Clouds and Sivery Linings.
See you later, meanwhile I've signed up to your blog ~ Eddie

Stillness Speaks said...

Those long sleeping spells leave you feeling so good I agree :) And congratulations Bernie, you are making great progress :D It seems like it wasn't a long time back when I read of you planting tomatoes since you like them. Good to know they're doing well :D
Have a great weekend Bernie :)

Blessings each day said...

Oh, Bernie, I am so anxious to see pictures of your growing flowers and veggies...can you post some so we can watch their progress?

As for the gladiolas, it could depend on whether you planted them a little too deep or way too shallow, but knowing you, you did it just right. Down here my friends' have already bloomed and are finished, so maybe your cold weather is playing a part in it.

blessings and hugs,


Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie...
I think once I called you a friend magnet, because people are drawn to you...because of your outlook on life and friendly attitude! :)
It may be too soon to see any growth in the gladiolas, but it will happen...
I got an extra hour of sleep last night myself...will be going outside very soon to checkout the zuchinni and bird feeders.

Have a great weekend Bernie...
Smile and take care!

Eileen said...

Well, Bernie, reading about how you spend your days you don't sound like a senior!
And I agree with you about President Bush and keeping young! I always admired him and Barbara Bush, and I took such a liking to Laura Bush too.

Congratulations on the weight-loss! And you are too funny about where that weight wants to come off! I never lose it where I want to (which is my thighs and rear! I always lose on the top where I can't afford to lose!), oh well, I guess our bodies want to maintain a certain shape. Mine is pear-shaped, if I lose weight the bottom is the last place it comes off, if I gain weight that is the first place it goes on!

You sound rested and happy. Well, you always sound happy! And coming here always lifts my spirits, thanks!
Oh, you said you had a tomato sandwich for lunch, I love tomatoes but never thought of making a sandwich of them. Good idea! My grandson just got hooked on them, thank goodness, because he eats NO fruits or vegetables!

Have a good day, Bernie!

jinksy said...

If I sky dived, at any age, I'm sure it would be the death of me - from fright!Don't like heights!

Diana said...

Good Morning Bernie,
I don't know anything about Gladiolas but I'll bet Wanda does!

It sounds like you are getting your moneys worth out of Curves! Good for you.I don't know if I told you but I lost a total of 46 inches there! Thats one whole small person!!

Keep up the good work Bernie, wish we could work out together, that would be fun!

Bernie said...

Thank you Eddie for visiting, I am so happy you are staying. I will pop over to your main blog a bit later. Have a great day...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Stillness, yes I am happy to say I am making progress, it's fun for me to meet a challenge or a goal. Really nice outside today so am heading out in a few minutes. I do hope you have a wonderful day my friend....:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Marcy, you could be right about my bulbls as I plantd them in a rectangle container (I have no ground) oh well I will have to wait and see ( I will let you know) I will take pictures for you.
Am off outsied....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning, I am so content when I see you have posted each morning, it means so much. You know Wanda I just may have planted wrong as Marcy was saying, too deep or to shallow..... I did plant them in a rectangle planters which are not very deep. I have no land too use in my backyard. Oh well, live and learn for next year.
When you mentioned bird feeders I checked mine and sure enough they were nearly empty so I refilled them. When I lay in bed I hear their chirpping from my window but I never see them. Now that I know they are there, and getting a full belly, I am so happy. One day I will be able to catch a picture when they come to dinner.
Have a great day my friend....
and weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, there is nothing better in this world than a tomato sandwich, with mayonaisse, and a little salt and pepper. (Now yesterday I ate weight watcher's 100% whole wheat bread and light/no fat mayonaisse) but there have been many times I had them with thick slices of home made bread, butter...a couple of layers of tomatoes....delicious. That's when I was a kid of course, so long ago.
I too loved Barbara Bush, she seems so kind and graceful. My favorite was Jackie Kennedy..I remeber as a young girl how she dressed and wore her would almost thing I was American but no I am a proud Canadian who loves her neighbors to the south.
Have a great day....-:) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Jintky, I too have a fear of heights and sometimes I get so mad as I love the moutains but am unable to hike there. I am unable to stand on a stool and look up without getting dizzy...alas we all can't be perfect..LOL The world needs people that keep their feet on the ground Jintky, that's us. Have a great day ....-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, wouldn't it be great if we could do our work out's together, your right my friend it would be fun. WOW 46 inches, you must of lost tons of weight as well. I can't imagine you being that size as you look so good in your pictures. Curves is a good thing!
Yes, Wanda seems to think my glads will come but I hadn't told her I had planted them in a planter that may be to shallow as Marcy suggested. If they don't come through I will plant them deeper next year, live and learn that's me. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Brenda said...

Dear Bernie,

I am catching up on lots of blog reading as I have been gone and away from the computer for a few days.

It sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing, happy day! After not feeling well for a few days, we have an even greater appreciation of the joy of life.

The Retired One said...

I watched the Senior President Bush make his skydive live on T.V. was so neat of him to do...did you see his wife Barbara rush to give him a kiss as soon as he took off the chute when he landed? I thought it was so cute!!!
I could never do that, I am scared of heights.
Sounds like you had a lovely day, Bernie...good for you!
And, congrats. on the weight loss and exercise success.
I haven't had good luck at all with gladiola bulbs. Plus, I am too lazy to dig them back up and bring them into safety every fall. I prefer the perennials that just come back every year. Try daylillies...they are beautiful and there are a lot of varieties that will be hardy where you live. No need to dig them up every year, either!

tainterturtles said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I enjoy new visitors.

As for the gladiolas, my husband use to grow a lot of them. It all depends on the soil temperature when you planted them, and the depth that you planted them. We only covered ours with 3 inches of soil to begin with. When we saw growth, we would continue to cover soil over them until we reached ground level. Being that you are in Alberta, it might take a while. My blogger friend "Sarah's Jottings" posted pictures of snow in Calgary about two weeks ago. Did you have those cooler temps too?

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, I really liked how HW did the jump, amazing as he looks so uncomfortable walking, I thought Barbara was lovely, she looks like she has lost weight since her heart surgery. You are probably right about about my glads, I really love that flower as my dad grew them every year. As I learn more I will do better.
Take care my friend, I care...Hugs

Bernie said...

Brenda, I am so happy to have you back my friend, hope you enjoyed your mini break. Yes yesterday was great but today a real challenge, what a differance a day makes.
Looking forward to your postings again......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Tainterturtles, I really enjoyed your blog. Oh yes we have had snow, cold, rain and hail, as a matter of fact I had my furnace on all last weekend and first of the week, but these past couple of days weather wise has been absolutely beautiful. This is my first year for planting so I am learning as I go, hopefully they will eventually grow, if not I will try again next year, you know, the "do it till I do it right thing" Have a great Sunday..
...:-) Hugs