Archive for July, 2011


Saturday, July 30th, 2011

I started seriously walking again Thursday.  I do not know the distance I walked Thursday but it was more than around the house.

Friday–about 20 minutes @2.2mph distance .6 mile

Saturday–about 20 minutes @2.2/2.3mph distance  ?? I think .72 mile.  I really can’t remember, I just know it was .1+ more than yesterday.

Questions for you—training for distance walking, is endurance more important than speed or will speed give me the endurance?

What about walking for weight loss, which is better, speed or endurance.

I probably could ask my niece, Jeni Colon, as she is at the gym almost daily.

Comments are welcome.


Monday, July 25th, 2011

Do you go camping, hunting, hiking, fishing or any other outside activity they may require you to get off the beaten path?  If you do, please visit  geocaching outdoor and find many items that will surely assist making your adventure more exciting and safer.

I have recently started fishing and could use one of the GPS systems they have.   I could enter the address of where I want to go and get there without getting lost and also put in the return address when I start home.   Easy-Peasy


Monday, July 25th, 2011

Time seems to be just flying by.   I can’t seem to get half of what I want to do in a day done.   I have done quite a bit this summer, but can’t remember all of the importance.

One of the most important things was spend quite a bit of time with my daughter.  Cass Denise Darrow has studied and finished her college assignments in the morning and we have spent many afternoons together.

July 14th, we went to the concert at Leland Park.  That was a very enjoyable 2 hours.  Before the concert, we went to the library and I checked out a book and have not even read 100 pages.  Need to really get to reading.

We also went out of town and spent the week-end with her Dad’s sister.  Even tho, I divorced him, the family made me feel very welcome and loved and always have.

I have also put okra and beans in the freezer.  Hopefully, I can get some good fall peas for the freezer, also.

My cousin, Franny, and myself have spent more time together in the past 10 months than we had all our lives.

This is just a small token of what I am now doing—enjoying spending time with family and friends.



Monday, July 11th, 2011

What type, how old, and what brand computer do you have?  Is it time for an update?  Apple brand computers are quite popular and apparently are very good products to own.  Apple brand offers many products other than computers.  The one thing that makes the purchase of an Apple product even more appealing would be apple store coupons.

I have looked at Apple products and had I a coupon, that may have been my purchase.


Monday, July 11th, 2011

I have found another way to pass my time, that I do enjoy!  FISHING

I have been fishing 4 times since and including July 4.  I only caught fish the first 2 times, but none of them were large enough to keep.  The 3rd time, I did not even bait my hook.  A thunderstorm came up and no one fished.

The last time was the most miserable and aggravating!!  Fishing is suppose to be fun!  Right?  I fished for a fraction over 3 hours and got only one bite.   We could see the fish jumping in the water, sometimes less than 6 feet from where we were sitting.

The company I was with was great.  They did not catch any fish either.

We saw 2 bbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggggg water moccasins.  Am sure glad they were on one side of the water and I was on the opposite bank.



Friday, July 1st, 2011

Many folks have the convenience of having all of the exercise and relaxation equipment they may want or need in their home.

Can you imagine the luxury of having an indoor pool or maybe one has a very large deck that includes a hot tub and spa with a spa cover keeping the spa just as wanted at all times.

Maybe they also have a game room that includes pool, table tennis, pin ball machines and such.

This is all nice for those that desire such, but it really is not ‘what floats my boat’.


Friday, July 1st, 2011

I have said that my cousin, Franny, is my partner in Fun and Travel.  She is widowed and has been about 10 years.

She is fun and likes to have good times.  We get along well together even tho she calls me ‘Weirdo’.

She lives about 11 miles from the pier at Surf City.  Needless to say, we spend a lot of our visiting time on the beach.  Yesterday, I did not use enough sunscreen and got a little too much sun.  Hopefully it will be ok.

She likes to crochet and so do I, so after Fun in the Sun, we will share more time with each other by stitching, drinking tea, and sometimes giving our opinions on certain patterns or helping advice on how to make certain stitches.

When we were young and up until the past year, we did not spend much time together as some cousins do, so now we are trying to make up for lost time.

Franny is not only my cousin but also my friend.