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The animal world that exists at Donna’s house.  Who is Donna? Shane’s doggy sitter.  Donna comes to the house four times a day to feed and play with Shane when Ted and I are away.  He has such a great time with her!  She’s “Auntie Donna” to Shane. 

Donna is the owner of a pet sitting service called “Paws and Claws Pet Sitting”.  She is so reliable and actually becomes part of the family.  Such a great feeling when you go away to know that your pet is so well cared for.  Donna feeds birds, cares for cats, dogs… not sure if there is any creature she wouldn’t take care of. 

Recently, Donna and her husband converted the heifer barn into a chicken house. She intends to raise chickens for farm fresh eggs. No she won’t eat the adults! I asked and the response was “you know me better than that!”.  I do… just testing. 😀  Here are some family photos from Donna…

From Top Left: Smudge the black cat, Peaches so calm looking, Dora the sleeping beauty, and lower left is Flower who is such a gorgeous color!

From Top Left: Smudge the black cat, Peaches so calm looking, Dora the sleeping beauty, and lower left is Flower who is such a gorgeous color!

What about all those chicks?  Well these are new arrivals and Donna identified them by breed: 

….a few colors of Polish, Frizzles, 20 Easter Eggers, Wyandottes., 2 roosters and 42 hens so we’ll have lots of fresh eggs 🙂

Don’t you just love the cute little innocence of the babies?

I think we have some Polish, Bantam, and Easter chicks.

I think we have some Polish, Bantam, and Easter chicks.

Since I’m not a cat person, my question is …would the cat’s really enjoy being in that newly converted barn right now?  Would that be the ultimate play ground for them at this moment?   Shane’s not a cat but I know he would consider it a real good time!

As for Wednesday exercise:  Work the Back and Tricep Day.

  • Again, 4 sets. Same descending repetitions of 20 – 18 – 15 – 12.
  • Wide grip seated pull and one hand tri extensions
  • Close grip seated pull and two hand tri extensions
  • Wide grip lat pull down and wide grip tricep presses
  • Close grip lat pull down and tricep dips off the bench.
  • Finish with a set of 25 crunches.

Pre-workout warm up:  20 minute elliptical

Post–workout with Shane:  48 minute walk/jog around MVCC and Utica streets.

Healthy eats: … ahh…no eggs today, that’s for sure!

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1/4 cup Cream of Rice + cinnamon + raisins.  Chocolate Protein shake with raspberries and 1 TBS of Chocolate PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter.  1/2 a large orange. 

Happy Hump Day!

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s going to be a beautiful day today and that just makes you feel good.

This morning was a good workout for legs beginning with 20 minutes of Elliptical Training while watching Tyler Florence on “How to Boil Water”.   Then straight into legs:  5 sets x 20 reps of leg presses. 5 sets x 12 reps of squats. 4 sets of the following, doing 12 to 20 repetitions of each:  Leg curls and dead lifts.  Leg extensions and Seated Calf raises.

Shane and I went for a run, 4.4 miles.  A very nice road crew worker stopped us to let us know that we should keep away from the yellow paint on the road curbs.  It was freshly painted and if it were to get on Shanes paws, the paint would ruin his pads as it would be very difficult to remove.  We listened to him and avoided anything remotely looking yellow and freshly painted.  The last time we encountered fresh road work was last year, running over a fresh, tar road surface.  Shane got the tar all over his under belly fur.  Ted and I were in the shower trying to remove it. What a chore!  The white rug in the spare room is still stained with brown paw prints.

Todays healthy eats…

Fruit for two: Strawberries, Kiwi, and Peaches

Fruit for two: Strawberries, Kiwi, and Peaches

 

 

Cream of Rice in the making: 1/4 cup Cream of Rice, Cinnamon, 1 TBS Quick Cinn/Apple Oats, Craisins

Cream of Rice in the making: 1/4 cup Cream of Rice, Cinnamon, 1 TBS Quick Cinn/Apple Oats, Craisins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a healthy protein shake:

Water (12 oz) + 3 small strawberries + A slice of Kiwi

Water (12 oz) + 3 small strawberries + A slice of Kiwi

Add the protein powder and L-Glutamine

Add the protein powder and L-Glutamine

Whip it all up

Whip it all up

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

The stampcrete is scheduled to be poured on the Apple Crumbles backyard walk way project.  Maybe we should put our hand and paw prints in the wet concrete?  Probably not since we have the permanent paw prints upstairs on our white rug.  
That’s our excitement for the day. Hope some happy excitement occurs at work today. When it’s sunny and warm, its really tough to sit behind that desk.  Guess those sunshine States wouldn’t be good for my work ethics.
Have a great day!

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