Monday, July 15, 2019

SPOONER RODEO

HERE WE ARE AT THE 66TH ANNUAL SPOONER RODEO IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN. LAST WEEK WE MOVED INTO THE GUEST HOUSE ON CABLE LAKE FOR AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME.

MY DATE FOR THE RODEO PARADE, AND FUTURE RODEO QUEEN (2037), IS ANDER.






MY BROTHERS, UNCLE NEIL AND UNCLE HANS, PULLED OUT "TWO GUYS AND A BANNER" AND MARCHED IN THE PARADE.


   
I WAS ON THE SUPPORT CREW, WHICH AMOUNTED TO HOLDING DOWN A BAR STOOL AT THE WOBBLING DUCK.




A RARE TREAT TO HAVE ALL THREE BROTHERS TOGETHER AND WE ENJOYED THE PARADE, RODEO, AND TOUR OF UNCLE NEIL'S NEW RETIREMENT HOME IN TOMAHAWK, WI.

RENEE AND AUNT KATHY:





NEXT UP ON OUR WISCONSIN ROAD TRIP IS CHASING A CHILDHOOD MEMORY WITH A VISIT TO CANYON CAMP WHERE I SPENT ALL MY TEEN YEARS ON STAFF.

    "SUNNY AND 84"

Friday, June 14, 2019

NEW WINDOWS

OUR MAJOR CABIN PROJECT THIS YEAR WAS TO REPLACE FOUR WINDOWS WHICH WERE ONLY SINGLE PANE GLASS.  THIS WILL TIGHTEN UP THE CABIN ENOUGH TO USE IT IN THE WINTER IF WE WANTED TO.



NOW HERE'S A WAY TO REMOVE A WINDOW, JUST BREAK THE GLASS.



THE WINDOW REPLACEMENT TOOK THE TWO GUYS FOUR HOURS TO COMPLETE.






OF COURSE WE PICKED A DAY THAT WAS,
  "SUNNY & 80"

Monday, June 10, 2019

THE SAUCER'S VISIT

THE SAUCERS WERE HERE TO VISIT ON THEIR SUMMER LONG ADVENTURE TO MOVE FROM HAWAII TO CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE .


I FELT LIKE GREAT-GRANDMA RECHSTEINER AS I HAD A LIST OF "JOB-LIES" FOR THE BOYS WHEN THEY ARRIVED. HERE THEY ARE INSTALLING OUR NEW TV IN THE LIVING ROOM.


THEY ALSO HELPED ME ORDER A NEW LAPTOP FROM BEST BUY SAVING ME BIG BUCKS IN THE PROCESS.

WE SPENT SOME TIME AT SHOW LOW DAYS, WHERE JOEY AND ALAN ARE CHECKING OUT THE HELICOPTER.




MARY KEPT EVERYONE WELL FED, PICTURED IS HER, SOME-MORE REFRIGERATOR CAKE,



IT WAS GREAT TO SEE AIM AND THE BOYS, AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE GROWING UP FAST !!!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

OUT FRONT

MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE VISIT MARY'S FRONT YARD.....





  "SUNNY & 80"

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Exercise


I just saw another advertisement for a product that allows to you lose weight without exercising or changing your diet. Really??  How is that possible??  To be honest exercising and changing your diet is a good thing.  Saw a news story this morning saying that a study has shown eating “super processed” food results in eating about 500 more calories than one ordinarily would.  What would be bad about changing that?
But what I want to address is exercise.  Why does it evoke a negative response in people?  Almost as if it is a punishment. Is that “leftover” feelings from high school gym class?  Don’t know.
I have always exercised.  My first foray into exercise was a magazine article titled “Six Week Exercise Program” which I faithfully did as written and illustrated.  At the end of six weeks I just stopped.   Pretty dumb.  I was in high school and didn’t know any better.  That was not my last venture into the exercise world.  I have done cassettes, classes, DVD’s, and joined gyms over the years.  Some years I have been more consistent than others, but I never completely stopped.
Have I always been thin?  Nope, mostly I have been very overweight.  That is because of my diet, not my lack of exercise.
At this point I work out and strength train 5 or 6 times a week plus walking 10,000 steps a day.  I have also managed to lose 50 pounds.  Since I have lost weight my love for exercise is even more intense.  As the pounds went away, I could feel my bones moving.  That was so thrilling!  I had to get a poster of the human skeleton so I could see what I was feeling.  Then came my muscles.  I feel them too!  Also thrilling!  Now I have two anatomy posters on the wall.
The point I am trying to make is that the purpose of exercise is to increase or maintain your range of motion.  Sometimes I am doing a move and I think: “Oh ya, I can reach above my head and put stuff away or take it down with no problem”.  I love feeling strong and capable.