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October 19, 2018
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Will likely have another low profile day. I'm not feeling great and Fred is still very swollen and quite sore. He is allowed to change the bandage and take a shower today, so that should make him feel much better. We have dinner plans tonight for my birthday, but I'm thinking of cancelling and just hanging out here.

I've been looking at houses and as much as I love the idea of a house that is already sparkly clean and new, I just don't think we'll be as happy as we are here on the farm.

Going to head out today and get a little work done. The daytime weather has been beautiful - although I did have to mow with a jacket and gloves - but the sun is shining and it is in the mid 50s. Perfect working on the farm weather!

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October 19, 2018
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Bikram Yoga - about a 70% effort
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October 18, 2018
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OK, feeling much better today. I haven't taken any drugs yet. Feeling a little hungover after last night's wine dinner, tho. Amazing food and exotic wines from Baja California Norte. We met a really fun couple from a couple of suburbs over. Got to shake hands with Rick Bayless, but didn't bother him for a photo. 
For our next trick, the Parkers will be going on a relaxational retreat-vacation to La Republica Dominicana in December for 3 days and a weekend. That will be the absolute end of my vacation time for 2018. 
Not too bad,  we went to: Cabo in January (not a great use of the vacation time. Burned 5 days. We left on a Monday and returned on a Friday; should have used the weekends.)  New Orleans in April (Super quick trip)  DR with the girls in April  Italy in Aug/Sept (Gone 2 weeks, but Labor Day was a free day)  Hawaii in October (Used 3 vacation days)  Dominican Republic in December (Using the remaining 3 days
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October 18, 2018
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Swim lessons again tonight.
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October 18, 2018
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Back, shoulders, forearms, and quads
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October 18, 2018
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10 days until marathon day. Suddenly I am very nervous. 
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October 18, 2018
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Oh my goodness. What was I thinking buying this many apples????? We're keeping a low profile today. Slept in until 8:30 and have just been hanging out cleaning apples and doing a little cleaning today. Getting ready to venture out to do some fall cleaning and mowing.

We have an appointment to look at a house on Sunday and there is an open house I want to attend. I can't imagine that we would actually move off the farm, but if I can find just the right place - pond, pool, out buildings, decent house all in a multi acre wooded country setting, you never know! Actually, the two houses we're looking at are both missing one element, but I need to get this out of my system so I can go forward next door full steam ahead.
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October 18, 2018
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Got so much done!  Steam cleaned the upstairs carpets, made the futon in the den in case somebody else decides to spend the night (doing a day at breweries and wineries Saturday), cleaned the kitchen floor, made 2 dips, grocery shopped, dishes, laundry... phew.  Also put the finishing touches on a contraption that will spill confetti on my boss' head when he opens his office door tomorrow (his birthday).  The confetti was my project..  one of my coworkers is making cake, sign, etc.
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October 18, 2018
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Work is hectic and getting very busy, have one coworker out on maternity leave and another with a sick spouse. So we're scrambling as a department to cover everything. I'm working today, then off tomorrow to get packed and head out to Cuba, MO for our annual Cuban Gravel Crisis.

I feel like I spend too much already on fitness but think I may re-up my membership to Grokker.com (yoga). I've been kind of drifting on the yoga front since I let it lapse.
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