What Else I think today

I got new glasses yesterday.  Normally that be a big deal but I am amazed at the fact that I can actually see better.  I knew I needed readers, I do a lot of computer and close up work but I also had to get a bit of help with my distance.  I can see things don’t get me wrong but, I can now see them clearly :0)  Didn’t even know this was a problem.

Had my first lab today.  Geology my old friend is back again.  This time with more historical things for me to learn.  Keeping finger crossed.  However I am going to need to get a smaller group.  One of the guys is great and the other two are just waiting for someone to give them the answer.  This could be bad.  First lab and only one question confused me.  That is progress being I didn’t get most of the last labs till the end :0)

Why don’t people talk in the elevator?  Is it because they have nothing to say or the fact that they think the other person really doesn’t care what they have to say.  I am a talker.  I talk to who ever when ever really.  Just in general stuff…what floor, have a good day.  I even say good morning to my fellow class mates as they com in the door to class.  I think this is a good thing and I am not going to change that.  Not one bit.  As a matter of fact I may even do it more :0)

I am really enjoying my picture a day assignment!  Mr P and I are making our rounds.  Thinking he may need to go on a vacation with someone…where should he go?

Well I am making tacos for dinner tonight.  Guess I should go get that ready!

I need to make me the change!  Make a difference!

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Jan 10 What I Think

I have lived in Ohio my whole life.  I have traveled to many beautiful places and seen a lot of things.  What I can not understand is that here in Ohio the weather its self can change in a matter of days or even in minutes.  Last week we had snow and tomorrow it is going to be 63 degrees they say.  If that’s
not global warming I don’t know what it is.

I got to school this morning a bit earlier then expected so I got a better parking spot. Well I think it is.  We will see when I go to leave later.  Thursday is my long day but not as long as last semester.  I have my geology lab today.  These always help to explain the foreign language that the class seems to be speaking.  It is interesting to me to see how one minute I really don’t get it and the next a light bulb goes off and just like the big bang…..BAM!  We can only hope the Bam comes quick.

At home there are usually 2 dogs, Maggie and Luna.  They are visiting their other mother this week and it has been really quiet in the house.  Kinda creepy really.  I look forward to their return tomorrow.  They seem to keep things calm at the house.

I received a new potato head yesterday.  Kim and the kids got him for me.  He is a little tater.  Not sure what to name him yet but he is dressed like Elvis :0)  Of course they had bengal ones on sale at Kroger so I got one of those while I was there.  Maybe I need an intervention. Na he makes for a great blog.  If you havent checked it out you really should: www.mrpsadventures.wordpress.com

Guess I should find some breakfast before I get this party started …….LOL

Have a great day!

Jan 9 Homework and life

New Semester New Work :0(

It’s really not that bad yet but it has potential to be.  Just gotta stay on my game, I can do this right?  Right!

Last month I went to the eye doctor and found out I need bifocals.  Sign of getting old.  Or as I like to say staring at the computer way too much…lol  I picked them up today and I really can’t believe what a difference that they are making.  I can see the computer now up close instead of having to lean back…who knew.

Still not doing what I want with the water which is my own fault. Just need to do it.  I will get better and I will be stronger for me.  On the 21st I have a Doc appointment to get meds refilled so I went and had my blood drawn for a full panel of things.  I will have those results the first of next week.  Will be interesting to see where all my levels are.

Well Back to the homework I go!

Till next time….

Jan 8 A new semester

Looks like I will be attending college another semester….YEAH!  I am trying to be excited.  I have never been the school kinda person.  Socially yes I am so there but academically….Not so much.  It’s not that I am doing bad, I just feel like I have to do better.  My own worse enemy really.

I could download one of the syllabus’ I need. The study guide is a crossword puzzle.  I am not a fan of these at all. But they are worth extra credit and I need all the extra credit I can get.

I will arrive early.  I hate to be late.  It all going to be ok.  I have my bag packed except for snacks and all is well.

So off I go.  I’ll let ya know how it goes!

Jan 7 What a week

Here it is Monday and my to do list has been growing and growing.

School starts tomorrow and I went to print my syllabus’s and well lets just say it is going to be a long semester :0(

I am still struggling with water.  You would think tha tthat would ne an easy thing to do…I thougth it would be but it is not.  I need to come up with a better way.  I did put a water bottle in my book bag.  There is a water fountain near both my classes so I figure if I care the bottle I have to fill it up and drink it right.  That is my story and I am sticking to it.  Baby steps.

Last year I started sending random letters to friends and family memebers so that they recieved mail that wasnt a bill.  I did this all year last year and was suprised at how touched people were that they recieved a hand written note.  So I started it again this year.  My first letter went out this morning.

All in all I am doing well.  My photo a day is working well.  It has been fun and I have a few partners in crime that help me out.  You can check out the pictures a day at the top of the screen or you can check out my littel buddys blog at mrpsadventures.wordpress.com.

Ill update you on how the classes are going soon.

Wish me luck on the water and with school!

 

What I wanna get done in 2013

So here I sit on the second day of 2013 and I have a few moments for myself so I thought I would jot down a few things I would like to see happen in 2013.

1) First off I am going to blog at least once a week…More if I can           2) Take a picture of Mr P everyday for a year.  He is my traveling companion and yes it is Mr Potato Head.    3) Eat Better            4) Get back in the gym       5) Walk the 5k breast cancer walk in Oct        6) Ride my bike more             7) Lower my BP   8) Write a letter ever month. This was a hit last year so I am going to do it again :0)        9) DRINK MORE WATER. There is an app for that…waterlogged. It reminds you to drink water at all the times you want and even keeps track for you what you consume in the day!

Those are the first 9 off the top of my head. All doable and with in my grasp.  Check back with me and see how I am doing.  Blogs could go in all kinds of direction.  Thinking maybe even a video blog from time to time.  We will see if I can fit that in.  I just wanna get back to taking care of me and sharing y story where I can and really just blow off some steam if I need to.

I will leave you with this:  Always remember you are braver than you believe, Stronger then you seem, and Smarter than you think!!

Peace and Love,

Ohiophotogrl

Tour de Dayton Aug 4, 2012

On Aug 4th my friend Deny I had the pleasure of riding in the Tour de Dayton.  This 10 mile bike ride took the rider thru many interesting stops in Dayton Ohio.  It is a ride at your own pace adventure and stopped at 14 different locations.

This was the 2nd year for the Tour de Dayton and I am already looking forward to next years ride.

Here is the route:

Here are some pictures from the ride:

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As we registered we were instructed that there would be signs like this and arrows on the ground to direct us on our way.  Here we are about to take off on our adventure.

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Here we are at the first stop  The Urban Krag Center.

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Then it was off to The Neon Theater

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Then there was a stop at the Convention Center, and a short ride over to Riverscape…..

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At Riverscape there is a Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial that is a must see….Image

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With a quick stop at the Bike Hub

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Then we went along the River for a scenic view

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This is the half way point time for water and the Life Enrichment Center…

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This place is a must see.  They recycle bikes for kids and teach them the rules of the road.  They have a program that when the children finish they get a bike and helmet.  The Center is ran by volunteers!  What a great way to give back to the communicate….

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There were a few other stops along the way but these were the highlights.  Thank you Tour de Dayton Volunteers you did a great job at every stop telling about your point of interest!

If you get the opportunity to ride this next year by all means come join me!

Till next year!

Ohiophotogrl

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The Scale

I haven’t been on one going two weeks due to a few things….one I don’t have one at home and two my doc said if the inches are coming off don’t worry so much about the scale.  So I have been putting it off.  Maybe next week I will get on the scale at the gym.  However a friend of mine posted this picture and I wanted to share it with you all.

If I had a scale I would be writing this on it today!

Be true to you !

Till Next Time….

 

31 Days In

After 31 days I am eating better and feeling better health wise but I feel a bit unsettled.  I am still losing inches and I am very thankful for that.  If I didn’t tell you all I am down another inch.   Happy noises go here!  Still only the 4 pounds and I guess I should be thankful for that.  I know what the problem is.  I am not drinking enough water, changing that.  I got a water bottle :0)  If I have it with me I will drink it.  That and I eat to many carbohydrates.  I know this about me.  One change at a time.

I have had a great month.  I am feeling good and looking thinner.  I have a few new projects in the works.  I got my taxes done today.  usually this is a big event that takes place the day before they are due.  So thankful that is over and I got my financial aid paperwork done today as well.  that is the way to end January.  On a positive note!

I am ready for February.  One day at a time.  One step and one breathe……that’s how I am gonna roll!

Till Next Time……

Doing with-out then….

As we all know in our culture we celebrate everything with Food.  Promotion…..food…..graduation….food…Birthday….food.  Well my sister had a Bday this week and we as a family celebrated it yesterday.  Now I have spent 22 days trying to eat better and stay away from sweets for the most part.  I do love my Skinny Cows but why on Gods green earth did I think I could share a cupcake with my partner….BAD IDEA!  Now I want more.  I knew better but I let her talk me into just a bite.  Now I want another.  The good news is there are no more and I don’t have it in the house so I am saved there but I can’t stop thinking about it.

I know that I can have a treat now and then but I now know that cupcakes are more of my weakness then I thought.  Don’t worry my will power is strong but I will have to so not even smell them if they are passed my way…lol

All in all it was a good weekend.  I’ll post measurements later I just needed to vent on the cupcakes!

Till Next Time