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Next month we will have been an AZ for 3 years. I am still trying to become a successful gardener. Desert gardening is a 180 degree turn from the lush landscape and plants I have been familiar with. I have been guilty of planticide in trying to landscape my yard and garden.
We live at the base of Catalina mountains and I love looking at them in the different light and shadows during the day.
There are many species of animals that we see in our yard. Gamble quail, white wing doves, humming birds, rabbits, lizards, coyotes, the neighborhood bobcat, and rattlers.
We have had many challenges since we moved. Health, pool issues, house issues, money issues, deaths of family members
just to list a few broad categories. I believe better times are still ahead.
This was my post in 2016 I am updating my page as we moved from upstate NY to Tucson AZ. I am still unpacking and have yet to start back up finding a fitness center or exploring the facilities were we are renting. I will miss my team mates and friends in NYState. The information that follows was where I was and the wonderful support group that I left. I am competing as a team member with a great group of women. Our program is called Dare to Lose! There are some similarities to the biggest loser. We meet twice a week for 1 1/2 hours with our trainers, have challenges and weigh ins and are responsible for watching our food intake and exercising at least 2 more times a week. Each session is 8 weeks long so there is a mix of newcomers and those who have participated in earlier sessions. There is a lot of positive support from both the participants, trainers and other fitness center members. We are working hard at getting fit and losing weight.

Member Since: 7/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 168,831

My Goals:
My goals are to be as healthy and fit as I can be at whatever weight I am at and at whatever age I am. Functionality and being able to do for myself and maintain my independence is important.

My Program:
My new program is still a work in progress.

Personal Information:
I and my husband and cats moved from the Finger Lakes region of NY to Tucson AZ. Our only child and here family were already here.

Other Information:
Some of my interests include photography, painting, reading, bird watching,& gardening.

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    emoticon sweet stations for the bees, gotta love it! have you added hummingbird/bee plants that work in your area?

    weed killers are so prevalent in our area, we don't use it and allow the clover so get tons of honey bees but they are in hibernation right now from the cold snap... ought to be out soon...
    7 days ago
  • v BREEZE70
    Thank you Macye for the sparkgoodie. I
    Great advice. I will definitely try it. emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon emoticon Happy Valentine's Day emoticon emoticon

    Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief —Marcus Tullius Cicero
    14 days ago
    Yes, I am a little jealous that it is 70 there, but just looked a minute ago and it was 36 here so I am satisfied.

    And about the mango seed, well I check it out on Youtube, and there is many different ways. I have tried the one with getting the seed out, and wrapping it in a saran wrap, but did change to using a paper towel now. I have 4 and I already tossed 2 as they were rotting. So 50% already gone.
    24 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon just checking in, emoticon

    Every step is progress, no matter how small emoticon
    30 days ago
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