The Other Side

DorothyMH

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Thurs, Dec 1, 2022

AM- woke up after 6:39am (PST) to gray sky and 21 (F)degrees feels like 13β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ₯ΆπŸ˜±. Boo was fussing in his bed in the night, so I get up to escort him downstairs to his water and the door. Canoe came along as well for a quick outside business excursion. We all went right back to bed and to sleep, thankfully.πŸ₯³
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 1: 22 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 22 reps both directions both handsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing…played a find the cheese game in the house, instead
  • Doggo walk: <1/2 mileβœ…β€¦so Boo could manage in the snow
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 25: Bodyweight Total Body Strength Circuits with Balance Work, 45 minsβœ…
PM-
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • Quilting: x2 hours
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…. Poor Boo struggled to do just that much😰
 

DorothyMH

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Fri, Dec 2, 2022

AM- woke up after 6:30am (PST) to frozen windows, neg 3 (F)degrees feels like -26!!!!😱😳πŸ₯ΆWon’t be walking any doggos this morning, that’s for sure, even if I *did* have timeπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Unplanned REST DAYβ€”β€”

Drove to/from Yakima to pick up cut/wrapped pastured lambs. While there, saw my 85 yo aunt & uncle, visited mom/stepdad’s gravesite, & went to Costco for egg nog and gingerbread muffins! Interstates were all bare and dry, but side roads were compact snow & ice😏
 

DorothyMH

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Sat, Dec 3, 2022

AM- woke up at 6:30am (PST) to 14 (F)degrees feels like 1πŸ₯Άwith sunny skies, frozen lake, lots of bird activity. Doggos are having short play times outside but no walks, lots of inside play.
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 26: Bodyweight At Home Cardio with No Equipment, 30 minsβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 2: 22 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 3: 22 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
PM- husb did a doggo walk at the day’s end, when it got into the 20’s.
 

DorothyMH

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Sun, Dec 4, 2022

AM- up at midnight with Canoe for him to go outside for β€œmany evacuations.β€πŸ˜Once back to sleep, did not wake up again until 6:30am (PST), to 12 (F)degrees feels like 1πŸ₯Ά

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 4: 24 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 24 reps both directions both hands, x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • Snow shoveling: x15 minsβœ…
  • ❌Doggo walk… they played in the snow while I shoveled😎
  • Reading: Mother Hunger (digital) by Kelli McDanielx 15 minsβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 30 min Full practiceβœ…
  • Laundryβœ…
  • Bakingβœ…
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • Quilting: x1 hourβœ…
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
PM-
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…
 

DorothyMH

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Mon, Dec 5, 2022

AM- woke up just before 6:30am (PST) to 20 (F)degrees feels like 16 and flat gray light. Husb has delayed going to his mom’s due to her weather concerns. I am *not* unhappy about this.

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 5: 24 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 24 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Reading: Mother Hunger (digital) by Kelli McDaniel: 30 minsβœ…
  • Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: x30 minsβœ…
  • Doggo walk: short, on shoveled sidewalks just for Boo’s sakeβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 29: Lower Body Strength or Mass Push Split, 35 minβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 25 min Restorative practiceβœ…
PM-
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • Quilting: x2 hoursβœ…
  • ❌Doggo walk: husb did
 

DorothyMH

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Tues, Dec 6, 2022

AM- awakened at midnight by Boo growling and struggling to get up. When I tried to help him, he growled more. I thought he’d had an altercation with Canoe over a bed, but as I was touching him it seemed it was just pain and fear. I had the light on, so I proceeded out of the bedroom, and he managed to independently get onto his feet to follow me down the stairs for his water, and then go outside. I gave him pain medicine when he came inside, and he hobbled back upstairs and nested on the floor rug on my side of the bed.

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 6: 24 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 24 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish- feeling oddly dizzy today; noticed a headache in the night when I was up with Boo, and just a tad when I woke up. Then the dizziness set inπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 30: Pure Upper-Body Strength Routine with Core Finisher, 40 minsβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 20 min Restorative practiceβœ…β€¦.No inversions, thankfully, but planks while dizzy are interestingπŸ˜“
PM-
  • Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: x20 minsβœ…
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • ❌Quilting
PM-
  • ❌Doggo walk: husb did, since I was not feeling safe with dizziness

**Note: had a rest on my bed, and took it easy the remainder of the day. The dizziness seems to have improved, thank the gawdsπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜…
 

DorothyMH

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Wed, Dec 7, 2022

AM- woke up before 6:30am (PST) to clouds, 26 (F)degrees feels like 20. Husb preparing to leave for his mom’s this morning….so doggos are both worrying and wringing their paws😞
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 7: 26 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 26 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 31: Low-Impact Bodyweight Cardio with Descending Intervals, 40 minsβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 18 min Restorative practiceβœ…
PM-
  • Quilting: x2 hoursβœ…
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
 

DorothyMH

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Thurs, Dec 8, 2022

AM- some difficulty getting to sleep, with husb gone, but the dawg monsters did NOT wake me up in the night, at least. Boo began his low level fussing just before 6am, so I got up at that time. It’s garbage day, anyway, and it’s snowing, 24 (F)degrees feels like 15πŸ₯Ά

  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk… snow is too much for BooπŸ˜“
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 8: 26 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 26 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 32: Vinyasa Yoga: Midday Pause + Flow, 25 minsβœ…
PM-
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
  • ❌Doggo walk
  • Snow shoveling: x45 minsβœ…, with doggos outside, Boo cuddled up in his coat and a snow fort and Canoe tossing a ball around & digging for itπŸ€ͺ
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • Snow shoveling: x1 hourβœ…, with doggos outside again
 

DorothyMH

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Fri, Dec 9, 2022

AM- awake way to early (4:30am, PST); I think all the snow and shoveling has me a tad agitated😏

It’s not currently snowing and my app says it won’t snow again until tonight. So, perhaps I can get the berm at the end of the driveway dug out so husb doesn’t have to drive over a mountain order to get in tomorrow. Every time they plow the street (*when* they plow the street), our driveway gets blocked by the resulting pileπŸ˜“Currently, it is 23 (F)degrees feels like 17 outside and socked in with dense fog. I can barely see to the back of the yard.

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 9: 26 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 26 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • Doggo walk: short for Booβœ…
  • Snow shoveling: x1+ hourβœ… with dawgs outside to β€œassist.”
Noonish-
  • FaceTime call with daughterβœ…
PM-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 33: Three-Round Combination Moves Strength Circuit with Plank Finisher, 40 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
  • Quilting: x1 hourβœ…
  • Doggo walk: ~1 mileβœ…β€¦.Boo trotted right along, even through chest high (to him) snow in the fieldπŸ₯³
 

DorothyMH

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Sat, Dec 10, 2022

AM- woke up before 6am to Boo rustling around, needing to go outside. It’s 33 (F)degrees feels like 29! A heat wave. Unfortunately, it also means freezing rain is in the forecast for later today. Husb says he’s coming home via the southern route through the Gorge. Fingers crossed there won’t be freezing rain in there🀞🏼
  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
  • Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing:
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 10: 28 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 28 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Snow shoveling: x1 hourβœ…β€¦ it’s raining on top of the snow from last night, so an ice slick is developingπŸ˜–
  • ❌Doggo walk… they played in the yard while I shoveled
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 34: Sweaty HIIT Cardio and Abs Workout, 40 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • Quilting: x2 hoursβœ…
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…β€¦found the doggo friends to play withπŸ₯³
 

DorothyMH

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Sun, Dec 11, 2022

AM- slept poorly again, despite husb being back home safely. Woke up before 6am (PST) to Boo trying to get up onto his feet, rustling, groaning, fussing. Outside is cloudy, but not foggy, and 33 (F)degrees feels like 27! Above freezing, yay!πŸ₯³But, the forecast shows deep freeze is coming again, soonπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Planned REST DAYβ€”β€”-
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 11: 28 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 28 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • ❌FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week programβ€” REST DAY
  • Quilting: x1.5 hourβœ…
PM-
  • Doggo walk: ~1 mileβœ…β€¦play time in snowy field with dawggie friendsπŸ˜…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 35 min Flexibility flowβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
 

DorothyMH

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Mon, Dec 12, 2022

AM- awake at 4:30am (PST) but managed to stay in bed until 5:30 and then gave up and got up. That is 6 hours of sleep which is not enough for me to not be crabby. Oof, looks like a nap is in the cards today.😀. Outside is 18 (F)degrees, and clear with a north wind in the forecastπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 12: 28 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 28 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Dust, Vacuum, mop, change sheets, master level: x2 hoursβœ…
  • Laundryβœ…
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: husb briefly played with them outside😎
  • ❌Doggo walk
  • Modify shredded foam pillows to not so fullβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 36: Upper Body Strength with Push Intervals, 40 minsβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 20 min restorative practiceβœ…
PM- temp is in high 30’sπŸ₯³
  • Doggo walk: ~1 mileβœ…β€¦in snowy field, with Boo β€œpost-holing” due to meltingπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
  • Vacuum main level/mop wood floor: x45 minsβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • Quilting: x30 minsβœ…
P.S….no nap was had😏
 

DorothyMH

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Tues, Dec 13, 2022

AM- Woke up at 6:45am (PST), so I’ve finally slept for 8 hours, yayπŸ₯³
Outside, it is 17 (F)degrees feels like 8. Back into the deep freeze we goπŸ₯ΆThere were 4 well-fed coyotes traveling across the frozen lake this morning, separately and together. It was fun to watch😎Canoe was VERY interestedπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk: Canoe took himself for a dawn walk down the hill doing gawds know what at the shoreπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 13: 30 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 30 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Desk work until done: partlyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 37: Ascending Ladder of Doom - HIIT Ladder Interval Workout, 30 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • More desk work: 2 hoursβœ…
  • Doggo walk: ~1+ mileβœ…β€¦seemed pretty challenging for Boo over some iced up snow and mudπŸ˜“
…Step son here to visit for an hour…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • Quilting: x30 mins
 

DorothyMH

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Wed, Dec 14, 2022

AM- awakened at 1am by Canoe needing outside urgently. Our room smelled like acrid pee. We searched for 10 mins and finally located the source: one of them had peed in the smaller dog bed😱 Boo drinks a ton of water constantly, and his pee is super dilute and hard to detect. Canoe, however, does not drink nearly as much and his is always very yellow. This, combined with his urgent need to get outside led us to think it was his accident. He was also super clingy and needing reassuranceπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«So, getting that solved, threw the bed cover in the washing machine, lit several candles to dissipate the smell, I went back to bed, and took an hour to get back to sleep. Husb never did, so he got up, and will sleep all day instead.πŸ˜“
It’s snowing currently, anyway, so no need to BE up, in his mindπŸ₯΄It is 30 (F)degrees feels like 25β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 14: 30 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 30 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 38: Lower Body Strength 2 Day Split - Lower Body Pull Workout for Strength or Mass, 40 minsβœ…
  • Snow shoveling: x45 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • Quilting: x1 hourβœ…
  • ❌Doggo walk: husb walked Canoe. Boo did not get up until early afternoon and then was not moving very well. As husb left to go walk, Boo did not stir from his spot in my sewing room.πŸ˜“
 

DorothyMH

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Thurs, Dec 15, 2022

AM- awake at midnight by both dawgs to go outsideπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«Canoe had trouble settling back down, even up on the bed with us. And I couldn’t go back to sleep with him right up by my head. So, I had him get down and he took a dog bed in the living room with an β€œarm pillow” around it. I covered him with a blanket, and he slept there all night.
When I got up at 6am (PST), Boo wanted to get up, also. So glad he seems better todayπŸ₯°He’s even played his herding game with us already!😎 It’s Spa Day for them, so, that’ll set him back, again, I’m afraid…
  • Doggos to Spaβœ…β€¦.with short walk before the building opened
  • Grocery shoppingβœ…
  • Pick up dawgs from Spaβœ…
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 15: 30 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 30 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 39: Easy Pilates and Cardio Workout with Relaxing Cool Down β€” Active Recovery Workout, 30 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • Quilting: x1 hourβœ…β€¦racing to finish granddaughter’s quilt before they arrive for XmasπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing:
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…β€¦Boo’s delicate paws and the trauma of Spa Day led me to keep it shortπŸ˜“
 

DorothyMH

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Fri, Dec 16, 2022

AM- awakened at 2am by Canoe pacing the floor. After both husb and I trying, he would not go outside, but wound up on one of the β€œarm collared” dog beds in the living room with a blanketπŸ˜…
When I finally got back to sleep, I didn’t wake up again until he was oozing up into my bed at 6:30am (PST). Outside is cloudy, foggy and 19 (F)degreesπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ₯ΆBoo got up with husb at 5am and has been sleeping….

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 16: 32 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 32 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 40: Total Body Strengthβ€”Intense Strength Supersets with Feel Good Cool Down, 50 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
  • Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: x20 minsβœ…β€¦just clean up
PM-
  • Doggo walk: <1 mileβœ…β€¦super slick road, and poky frozen snow in the fieldπŸ˜“
  • Quilting: x3 hoursβœ…β€¦on the home stretch, now!😎
 

DorothyMH

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Sat, Dec 17, 2022

AM- I think I slept all nightπŸ₯³. However, on the way downstairs this morning, there was a large puddle of urine in the lower entryway, we think was Canoe’s, based on the circular formationπŸ₯΄πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«. I’m sure he tried to wake us up, but husb slept all night also, so…At least it was in an area of old tile, and where we would find it immediately, versus in a week, *not* on husb’s newly laid tile in the basement..small favorsπŸ™„
Outside is cloudy, 25 (F)degrees, feels like 15πŸ₯Ά

Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 17: 32 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 32 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • Quilting: x2 hoursβœ…β€¦DONE!!!πŸ₯³
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: husb did some
  • ❌Doggo walk
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 41: 1.) Sweaty Cardio and Core Circuits for Endurance, 35 minsβœ…2.) Lower Body Restore-Deep Stretch for Legs, Glutes & Hips, 15 minsβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • ❌Doggo walk: husb did
  • Vacuum, set up of mother in law apt for my daughter & granddaughter arriving Sunβœ…
  • Clean, disassemble sewing room for my bro in law arriving Thurs βœ…
 

DorothyMH

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Sun, Dec 18, 2022
AM- well, I slept all night, but husb did not, so I will be doing quiet stuff today while he sleepsπŸ™„. Outside, it is cloudy and 20 (F)degrees❄️

Planned REST DAYβ€”-
❌Quilting
❌Doggo walk

Mobility-
Golf ball rolling on hands/forearms
Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 18: 32 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
BaoDing balls: 32 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…

FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, REST DAYβœ…

PM-
Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: x20 minsβœ…
Doggo walk: ~1+ mileβœ…β€¦slow going on ice covered snow, so Boo would be safeπŸ˜“
Down Dog Yoga: 40 min Yin practiceβœ…

Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…

Daughter and granddaughter arrived at dinner time😎πŸ₯³πŸ₯°
 

DorothyMH

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Mon, Dec 19, 2022
AM- woke up at 6:15 am (PST) to high clouds and 5 (F) degrees feels like -9πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ˜±
I have to drive 30 miles south this morning for an optometry appt in this wretched coldπŸ˜–πŸ₯Άβœ…πŸ˜

None of my usual mobility stuff got done due to time and company🫣

Doggos never got walked just cuz it was dangerously cold for old Boo. But, Canoe got to play outside with granddaughter for an hourπŸ₯ΆπŸ˜Ž

PM-
β€’FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 43: Total Body Weighted Supersets with Bodyweight Strength Circuits, 55 minsβœ…
β€’Down Dog Yoga: 20 min restorative practiceβœ…β€¦with everyoneπŸ₯³
 

DorothyMH

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Tues, Dec 20, 2022

AM- woke up at 6am, with clouds, 10 (F)degrees feels like 5😀Snow in the forecast today❄️πŸ₯Ά
  • ❌Quilting
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk…too cold for Boo
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearms
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 19: 34 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 20: 34 turning kick x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 34 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…

  • Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 44: Dripping Sweat Intense HIIT Cardio & Core Workout, 30 minsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • Snow shoveling: x45 minsβœ…
  • ❌Doggo walk…granddaughter’s birthday dinner, cake and below zero outside temp precluded any walkingπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«
 

DorothyMH

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Wed, Dec 21, 2022
AM- woke up at 6am, to 3 (F)degrees feels like neg(-)11πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ₯Ά
❌Quilting:

❌Doggo walk

Mobility-
Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 21: 34 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
BaoDing balls: 34 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…

Noonish-
FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 45: Upper Body Strength w/ Bonus Pulses for Stabilizing Muscle Activation, 40 minsβœ…

❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: husb did
❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland

PM-
Down Dog Yoga: 20 min restorative practiceβœ…

❌Doggo walk… not in below zero (F)temps, no sireeπŸ˜“πŸ˜€

Boo began having more trouble getting up. His back end has had increasingly more trouble moving in the last week. Then after going outside, for last call, he was unable to move his right front leg at all, and his resp rate was sky high. He could not lay down and keep breathing. Nor could he tolerate us helping him to move. We set up sleeping pads and bags on the living room floor, and started giving him some pain meds and anti anxiety meds to get him calmed down. Eventually, he moved onto my sleeping pad/pillow. So, husb slept next to him, on the floor. I went upstairs to our bed.
 

DorothyMH

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Once in the night, Boo tried to make it to his water, turned around and came back to a diff position next to husb on the floor. As I pet him now, his breathing is slow and he doesn’t focus very well or very long. Then he got to his feet, hobbled outside, very rickety with only 1 good and functioning limb, and back inside to drink water. We medicated him some more thinking we could keep him comfy and wait til he can’t make it outside. Then he threw up all the meds😩So, I have our vet coming out after office hours to euthanize him. If he can’t herd us, and can’t enjoy and keep down food….
 

oneironaut

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Alchemist from Astral Sea
Posts: 73
"Are you dreaming?"
I am so sorry you have to go through this; there's never a good time for these things but this time of year is already extra difficult for a lot of people.

Praying for you and Boo and know that your care for him is surely appreciated. Wish I could help in some way.
 

DorothyMH

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Thurs, Dec 22, 2022
AM- I woke up at 6am (PST) to -4 (F)degrees feels like -22πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«.
❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing…nope
❌Doggo walk…nope, again

Noonish-
Mobility-
Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 23: 36 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
BaoDing balls: 36 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…

Reading: 10 pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Tolandβœ…
❌Quilting

❌FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 46: Optionalβ€”Non-Impact Core with Active Recovery Cardio Circuits, 30 mins

PM-
Down Dog Yoga: 25 min Restorative practiceβœ…

❌Doggo walk…not in 4 (F)degrees!!πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Boo went to dawggie heaven tonightπŸ˜©πŸ’”We are all very sadπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­But, he can run and jump again, and I am sure he will be back. I’ve seen A Dog’s PurposeπŸ₯°
 

DorothyMH

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Fri, Dec 23, 2022
AM- woke up before 6am, tearful and missing my Boo babyπŸ₯ΊOutside it is 9 (F)degrees feels like -3, with new snow❄️

Mobility-
Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 23: 36 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
BaoDing balls: 36 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…

Noonish-
Doggo walk: <1 mile in deep snowβœ…

FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 47: Lower Body Strength with Glute Focused Burnout Round, 40+ minsβœ…

PM-
❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
❌Quilting

❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
NAPπŸ˜­πŸ’”βœ…
❌Doggo walk…by the time I woke up it was nearly dark and I didn’t feel like it.πŸ™

❌Down Dog Yoga
 

DorothyMH

Well-known member
Sat, Dec 24, 2022

AM- woke up at 7am (PST) to 13 (F)degrees feels like 9❄️πŸ₯Ά. Feeling really thankful today that we were all here for Boo. The last couple years, husb and I had been fretting that one of us would be out of town, and that Boo would have a problem and die without having us both here. So, we have been tag-teaming the out of town times, one of us always staying home. As it worked out, even my daughter and granddaughter were here. They were also both here when our other dog, Penny died in 2017. However, my stepson was not, which was not my preference…oh well, can’t have everything. But, we did get to have Boo go out in a dignified way, befitting his personality, and with our comfort and love of him. πŸ₯°
  • ❌Quilting:… bro-in-law did not come due to closed Pass and cancelled bus ride; now need to re-set up my sewing room
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 24: 36 front kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 36 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing: nope
  • ❌Doggo walk: husb did

  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 48: Fat-Burning Cardio Workout with Relaxing Cool Down & Low Impact Cardio Modifications, 34 minsβœ…

  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
PM-
  • Doggo walk: ~1 mile in deep snowy fieldβœ…
  • Down Dog Yoga: 18 min Restorative practiceβœ…
 

DorothyMH

Well-known member
Sun, Dec 25, 2022

AM- woke up at 7am (PST), feeling super anxiousπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«Outside it is cloudy, 20 (F)degrees feels like 9❄️πŸ₯Ά

Planned REST DAY
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • ❌Quilting
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing
  • ❌Doggo walk
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 25: 38 side kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 38 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 49: REST DAYβœ…
  • ❌Down Dog Yoga
PM-
  • Doggo walk: x1 mileβœ…β€¦in snowy ice covered field
 

DorothyMH

Well-known member
Mon, Dec 26, 2022

AM- woke up before 7am (PST) to 25 (F)degrees, feels like 18! A heat wave
  • ❌Quilting
  • ❌Yard Clean up/Canoe ball throwing…husb did
Mobility-
  • Golf ball rolling on hands/forearmsβœ…
  • Wrist extension/flexionβœ…
  • LaCrosse ball roll UpperBodyβœ…
  • Shoulder mobility w/pvc pipeβœ…
  • Fighting Cancer/Daily Kicks challenge, Day 26: 38 turning kicks x3 setsβœ…
  • BaoDing balls: 38 reps both directions both hands x3 setsβœ…
  • Foam-rolling back/lower bodyβœ…
  • Doggo walk: ~1 mileβœ…
Noonish-
  • FitnessBlender ReBoot, 8 week program, Day 50: Single-Dumbbell Tabata Circuits with Ladder-Up Style Bodyweight Circuits, 45 minsβœ…
  • Shovel ice/snow: x30 minsβœ…
PM-
  • Take daughter’s car to shopβœ…
  • Grocery store stopβœ…
  • ❌Reading: X pages of Adolf Hitler, Vol 2, by John Toland
  • ❌Doggo walk
  • Down Dog Yoga: 25 min Restorative practiceβœ…
 
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