Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Week That Was

Do you see the guilty party in the background? The empty file folders he's busy investigating are evidence of how I spent some of my time this past week. I like getting organized, but I'm amazed at how much time it takes, and how much paper we are being inundated with. 

I'm notoriously bad at exercising and now I must. MUST! So I'm working on getting on a schedule of doing my range of motion exercises every morning. I figure if I do them first thing, they'll be done and over with and I don't have to go around feeling GUILTY for not having done them for the rest of the day. There's FREEDOM in that. Not perfect yet, but at least I'm working on it.

And then I look out the window and see a hint of the sun rising above the eastern mountain range, coloring the sky pink, and I think: Camera – Pictures – Blog! So a distraction. As is the blog…..

I'm also working on bringing wood down from the wood pile to the house to dry out. I actually use the Jeep for this short trip, but I still have to load, unload and carry into the house, so I figure this must help build up strength in my arm. In a much more fun way than exercising it.

I managed to get about eight of these logs down to the house plus a lot of construction wood that I'm saving for the cold weather. And where is the cold weather? It briefly comes at night and then disappears with the sun, just like the giants and trolls of my childhood Sweden.

I've seen the chiropractor regularly and the treatments are working. I'm feeling so much better and hope to be done there soon.

And I have walked with my dogs. Not as far as before, but I'm starting to get on a good schedule with them. And later today, after I take the trash to the dump, I plan to tackle this mess:

Someday, you may see a picture of Samson, cleaned, trimmed, and brushed out

And here the sun clears the ridge at 7:40 a.m. on January 15. It will be a sunny, beautiful, and relatively warm day here in the canyon.  
So that's my week that was. A very good one, yes. 


  1. Inger,

    Looks lovely and peaceful...just the way I like it. I had to laugh at the mischief the little scoundrels get into...still, who wants a pet that just sits in the corner!?!

    Hope your weekend is wonderful.

    The wood stove look yummy! I love ours.

  2. Samson seems to be quite a handful.

    I wish we had the equipment to burn wood, you never know when you might loose power.
    And judging by the size of those logs I'd say you definitely got some exercise.

  3. Samson. YOU ARE STILL A STINKER!!! :)

    I agree with you - I get caught up with photo taking; photo loading; photo processing; blog posting; blog reading. Suddenly the day is gone!

    Keep up the good work on the exercising! I know you're doing it to regain strenth and weight. I need to do it for unweight. :)

  4. Hi Inger, I so need to get to organizing too. I am going to take a few days off to tackle it. Only way I will ever get it done. Do that ROM for sure-it will make you feel good and keep you out running around in that beautiful place you live. That Samson has a beautiful tail for sure :) He’s so cute!
    Happy Saturday, Amy

  5. You sure have been busy, Inger! I have boxes of paperwork to go through - it seems DH is never going to do it, and since I have one room all neat and tidy, I want MORE! :-)

    I think I am getting your winter and you have mine.

    Nice sunrise! I haven't been making it up in time to see the sun rise for a bit, or it has been so cloudy. For as clear as it was for sunset yesterday, it's all cloudy and gloomy this morning. I sure hope we don't get anything except for rain.

    That's definitely work, loading and unloading logs! Great exercise for you! I sure hope you get back to 100% soon!

    Have a great weekend now!


  6. A very nice summary! You sound like a happy, content woman with plans and things she wants to get done. I love this.

  7. I'm glad to hear that you're getting into an exercise routine, and that it's already doing you some good. Walking is so good for you, because you get to exercise your brain at the same time, taking note of all of the beauty around you.

    Samson is an imp! But, one that I'd just love to give a great big hug to.

  8. Glad to hear the chiropractor treatments are working Inger, they certainly did the job for me when I had a bad back some years ago.

  9. Ahh, I love Samson's bushy tail. I hope you got all paperwork in order. Beautiful sunrise!! Have a good weekend.

  10. Good Morning Inger, We're having sunny clear weather here in Alaska where we live anyway since before Christmas!! Very odd. Yes hauling that wood is good for the arms, been there done that still do. Samson looks wonderful. The book River Town is so good, our club read that last year and we all really loved his writing and enjoyed learning so many new things about China.

  11. A very busy week, too. Good for you for tackling all of that. I'd rather do work or some activity rather than exercises, too. But, I know I should do them in addition to. Keep up the good work. It will wait for you (as my mom used to say).

  12. A very busy one at that Inger! Isn't it amusing (?) how we find it so difficult to 'schedule in' our exercises.....always doing something else, anything, instead.
    But, remember how good it makes you feel after it is done.
    We just got back from a long walk at the beach. Before we started I thought I didn't have any energy, now I have lots! Stick with it.

  13. we never had a wood burner in our last house....wouldnt be without it now!

  14. It was warm enough here today that I took Rowdy out for a walk in the neighborhood. Felt good. Tomorrow is going to be colder temps and freezing rain. Bah humbug.

  15. Judy: You're right it's fun to have a young dog around.
    Terry: Yes, he is a handful. One wishes for more hands. He's a year and a half now so a way to go until he gets grownup. And a very alpha dog he is, so it's up to me to work with him.

    texwisgirl: OK, I'll tell Samson. Between us, I do agree with you.

    Amy: Thank you, same to you.Sunday too.

    Sharon: That was n't real sunrise, that was an over the mountain sunrise. Don't know when the real sunrise takes place because I can't see it.

    Farmgirl-dk: Thank you and thanks for visiting.

    Louise: He would like a hug.

    The Cottage Garden Farmer: I had never been before, but now I am a believer.

    Bobbi: I hope I get it together too.

    Nan: I love, love, love this book. I must get his other one. Have you read it?

    Barbee: I hope all is well with you.

    Jim: I don't count walking and working hard as exercise that I hate. By exercise that I hate I mean all the movements I have to do for my arm and ROM and all that Jane Fonda stuff from the 80s. Just FYI -- I love to walk, hike and work hard outside. Just to clarify.

    John: I love mine too. Is it cold where you are I wonder.

    Christine: Rowdy is sooo cute. Glad he got a walk in.

  16. The beauty about being done with one week is that we get to start another! It is good to be busy though, isn't it? But I just need it to slow down just a tad for me!

  17. Inger, keep up the ROM exercises! You will get better and better. I hit a point where my fingers just weren't improving, but I stuck with it, and they have started getting better again. I haven't even dropped anything in over a week!

  18. Goodness, sounds to me Inger that you have been very productive and exercise is NOT always about walking, or running, or aerobics. Hang in there and just keep moving! One day at a time....

  19. Inger -- you have an Earth stove. So do we! Ours is a bit bigger, but I recognize that old relic anywhere! How cool! Don't you love them?

    I'm guilty too of focusing on things I like to do and not so much on ther other stuff. I'm going to try harder as well. :)

  20. Kim: I love being busy, but I got so out of shape this past year b/c of the accidents that it's hard to get going again. And I get sooo tired.

    Terry: I'm glad your hand is better. Mine is so much better too. The ROM is getting better but slowly.

    Tracy: I will hang in there.

    Nancy: What is an Earth stove? I have to take a look at mine. Yes, I like mine.

  21. busy week...Samson sounds like my Rooster...
    have a good weekend...

  22. Inger, the most important thing is that YOU HAVE MADE A PLAN...FOR YOU! So you're on the right track! Keep up the good work!...:)JP


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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