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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A rare trip to Walmart

I didn't spend much money, and I never spend much at Walmart because I can never find what I want.  I bought 3 items and got cash back from a $10 bill.

I was going to walk at Mather Field while I was out, but ended up going to the gym near my house and doing a little over a mile on the treadmill.  I vary the pace, starting off fairly slow and then ramp it up until my heart rate is close to the maximum rate for my age, then gradually drop down to a little slower pace.  It works out that most of my mile is at 3.5 mph.  I keep trying to walk 4 mph, but for some reason I can't keep up with the speed of the tread and am afraid of falling off the back of the machine.  Wouldn't that be a sight!  A lot of folks must have made New Year's resolutions to get fit because there were so many people working out both last night and this morning.

Last night was gym night with Jeannie & Donald, and Don called and asked if I would come over early, have supper at their house, and then help Autumn with a school project.  She has to interview several relatives and then prepare a report of her genealogy.   She was given a list of questions to ask, including those about the days I grew up in.   Then, "What makes you happy now", to which I replied "Being with family".  She started writing it down and said "Everyone says that".   I guess it's true for most of us who are grandparents, and I also added "traveling as much as I can".

We are a long way from spring, but I think I'm starting to get spring fever!  I have a fabulous spring planned, and hope everything works out the way I'm planning it, although there are bound to be hiccups along the way.

I'm fixing a big pot of chicken vegetable soup this afternoon - I'll love it for the first couple of bowls and then get tired of it


  1. I'm with you on the soup thing. I just can't seem to make a smaller quantity.

  2. If you are going to go to the trouble of making home made soup, make enough to last awhile. It gets better every time it is reheated.

  3. Homemade soup sounds good, especially on these cold days..

  4. freeze the leftover soup for a rainy day down the road...its to bad Walmart has the best prices on things or I would never go there either.
    I know what you are saying about wanting to go camping. It looked like I might be able to get out next week and then the weather dropped another bomb shell. But if there isn't going to be any rain I may still go.

  5. Well maybe Spring is closer than we think. I see birds pairing up & nest building in our Saguaro Cactus is well under way.

  6. Glad to see you getting in some exercise. And, the soup sounds yummy. The weather has turned warmer at last; hope for more than a few days. Take care.

  7. I really hate to go to Walmart but they are the only big box store in this small town. Wish my night vision was better and I could go after midnight like I used to when I lived in Houston. I hate crowds and at that hour they are quite tolerable.

    Why don't you freeze your left over soup? I do that with at least one serving of whatever Mom cooks and when we don't have time or do not feel like cooking...we have something homemade and healthy to fall back on.

  8. If you would have added tent camping to the traveling...you would have been the talk of the kids all day....lol

  9. I belonged to a gym for years and the resolution makers always filled the place up for about a month and then they dropped off. I make a big pot of soup and freeze half of it for when I am wanting it again.