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Moving and Shaking

Gentle Reader,

These beautiful fall days have many of us moving and shaking.  Great time for working in the garden, chasing our soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, football, field hockey playing school children and perhaps you are among the older adults who play geezer basketball and master’s tennis.   My favorite thing to do in the fall is hunt chanterelles.  Eight of us hikers recently had a successful day.  We were lifting legs, stooping, reaching, climbing steeply through giant sword fern, around old stumps, over huge fallen fir and cedar trees.  This is exercise.  Well rewarded.

So many chanterelles!
So many chanterelles!

I am having such a consuming time writing the story of my courtship with my first husband that I haven’t been taking time to workout at home.  Perhaps some of you over 65 have found Silver Sneakers, the Medicare Program that encourages Active Older Adults (AOA) to remain flexible and independent.  I tried my first class this last week. When I saw all the chairs set out, I thought this class would be way too easy.  Not at all.  The chairs were for balance when standing behind them on one foot.  They also gave us a platform for 80 repetitions of getting up and down out, standing—sitting, standing—sitting.  We used weights and bands for increasing upper body strength.  What fun to be in a room full of smiling  gray haired men and women having a great time.

On Friday mornings I go to an AOA salsa dancing class, led by a gorgeous, slim older woman who can lead the rumba, salsa, cha-cha-cha, and mambo to Cuban and Brazilian music.  We trill our tongues, clap the flamenco and sweat.  Fabulous.

I brought 3 new hens home from my grandson’s birthday celebration on his family’s farm an hour north of Seattle and these young ladies are not being welcomed into the established coop of 3 Rhode Island Reds.  They flew over my 6 foot fencing and scattered into the neighborhood.  Picture this old lady trying to corner a frightened chicken and having to climb a rockery with a blanket in my hand.  We did lose one little black hen, which broke my heart.  They are not settled yet.  I’m pleased that I have the energy and stamina and flexibility to chase chickens.  Take those classes.  Life in the suburbs! You may have to use all that strength moving and shaking in some unexpected ways.

A little Araucana is not accepted by the Rhode Island Reds.
A little Araucana is not accepted by the Rhode Island Reds.

How about you?  What classes are you taking to keep fit?  Let us know.  While you are responding, “like” my fan page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/betsybellshealth4u

Be well, Do well and Keep Moving (and Shaking)


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Making money is a lot like mushroom hunting

Sounds weird, I know.How could a home based busines be anything like mushroom hunting?
Well, think about it for a minute.
If you were to head into the mountains, park the car and wander off into the
woods to look for mushrooms, what do you think you’d find?  With no prior knowledge?
With no training in where to go or what to look for?
Lots of strange looking spors, fungi, toad stools.images
Or would you rather have an experienced mushroom hunter show you the best spots,
lead the way into potential new bits of woods, and most important of all,
steer you to the safe and tastly mushrooms.
“Eat this one.  Not that one.  It will kill you.”
There are a lot of not-so-safe-and-tasty mushrooms out there.  The good ones
are hard to find.  Doesn’t it make sense to go with someone who has hunted
before?In home based businesses, there are a whole lot of bad mushrooms.  The reasonsI’m doing the one I love are many.  And there are many reasons I am not doing
all those others out there where you are likely to get a poison deal and lose all your money
When it comes to mushrooms, I know what I’m doing.  The same is true for home based
business.  I know what works.
Search no more.  The quest is over.  This is it.
You have everything you need to earn real income online.Carsten  picking mushrooms
Without selling or begging.Come on it.  The forest is damp and beautiful.  Only golden chanterelles in these woods.
Betsy Bell
206 933 1889
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