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A Virtual Camp for 2020

For the last 3 years I've attended a camp for  brain injuries.  This year the powers to be formatted the camp for us to stay in touch.  No doubt it was a logistical head banger and something I certainly couldn't handle.  Kudo's to all involved for pulling off the virtual camp.     They had an opening ceremony to explain the Zoom and times.  They mailed out a package with a T-shirt which they do every year for campers.  Supplies for the activities which you felt you could handle.  

Madade

Madade in Camp

Treadmill Battles

Personal Best For Speed & Time   6 years and this device has certainly been a large part of my recovery.     The photo was from 2019 March 5. Wearing ankle weights, compression pants and ab support.     I remember the first time was in a harness and on a treadmill with 3 therapist all working on instructing and guiding my legs on the treadmill.  Each session they lowered the harness and I put more weight on my legs.     I did mostly a recumbent bike fo

Madade

Madade

A Chigger

Over the weekend I had almost like a snake bite on right leg.  Didn't feel but noticed 2 red  bump on foot, axle level.  I suspected a spider had caused this.  Didn't feel much at first.  Monday it started to itch on right.  This morning woke with 2 more bites on the left ankle about the same distance apart and looking like snake fangs pierced the skin.  Boy is the left bites unbearable.   Apparently its a chigger or Trombiculidae.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trombiculidae.  

Madade

Madade

Busy Day

I was so thrilled yesterday to be invited out to lunch with co-workers.  We went for a drive and finally found a social distance outdoor patio.  A small chain called Crabby Joe's.   It was neat as you either scanned a code or got a paper menu that you kept.     I was up at 5 am with the excitement of going out with friends.  Did my treadmill first thing and then got ready.   Was ready for an hour before they arrived. Had time to join my local brain injury Zoom Meeting which I tried on

Madade

Madade

Drowned Petunia's

Last evening I had to go on defense mode.  We have these planters and this year I over watered with all the heat.  Well more the drainage system I discovered had the drainage hole still with the punched out hole still in it.  I think it's  too late for the petunia's this year.  The rest may come back. Petunia's I doubt.     The little mini shears I find much easier since I did most dead heading by pinching.  Petunia's are sticky.  These are great and I have to wash them but its a game

Madade

Madade

Friday Morning

Another week down.  Slipping treadmill routine. Only 3 days out of 7.  I'm getting my step goal in at 4000 but getting that cardiovascular workout that I should get from the treadmill is lacking.   Still notice small achievements everyday.     Hear its suppose to reach 100°F on local radio.  The humidity the worse part  most say.   Some of todays blooms, sunflowers, tiger lillies, russet sunflower.   Still learning on blogging or remembering how I did it t

Madade

Madade

Slowly Getting To Understand This Blog Format.

Starting to understand how blogs work here. Been doing some tweaking of previous posts that I was sure were posted.     Editing the blog and now know how it is sub grouped helps immensely.     22:30 est  and still up.  Not even going to try for 10,000 content with getting over my daily goal of 4000.  

Madade

Madade

Morning Walkabout

Good Long sound sleep.  Morning walk around property check sunflower dwarf russet starting to bloom, zinnias not too perky and these I can't recall    First blog post so experimenting.   Got my half hour on the treadmill and did a mile at 2% incline.  Leg brace used today. Walk around today  Garden is pretty weedy.  First year using this mulch and it is a lot better.  At least we can see what we planted and where.     Been eating a lot of salad lately as i

Madade

Madade

An Experiment in Camping

An Experiment in Camping    Well I did it 3 years and slept in a tent. All I can say is what an ordeal. I'll post photo's on main site. Not really roughing it. Air mattress and power cord port in new tent. Getting down no problem. Getting into sleeping bag easy the first time as had help. But mother nature thought I was enjoying this tenting. Its a portioned tent. Daughter had zipped everything she could and was resting peacefully. Just getting to a position I could get off

Madade

Madade