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2011 Mommytography 365 Project Sunday Assignment

November Goals – Update 2

I’m a little late posting my November goals update, but here it is.

  • No Excuses November Work Out – 30 minutes exercise per day – So far, so good. I’ve made it every day. Batting 100%
  • November 2015 Walking Challenge – My goal was 60 miles for the month, making an average of 2.0 miles a day. I’m doing better than 100% on this one. After my walk today (the 22nd), I am only 8 short miles from my goal!
  • Weight Loss – Static. Haven’t lost any more, but haven’t gained either.
  • Quicken – Improvement. Since I remembered to use the tracking program, I been more successful. Out of the 8 weekdays since my Update 1, I have worked on Quicken 3 days. Not optimum, but a definitely improvement.
  • Website work – Goal was 1 hour every week day. Since Update 1, I’ve worked 5 our of 8 weekdays. That’s a few less than in the first third of the month.

Overall, I’m pleased with my progress. Now to figure out a way to keep all of these things going, AND keep up with the housework!

Preschool Thanksgiving Picture

My daughter-in-law, Rebecca, sent me this cute “selfie” taken at Liana’s Preschool Thanksgiving Lunch this past week. Amazingly, everyone is smiling. Even more amazing, everyone’s eyes are open! It’s a keeper, for sure.

Charles, Rebecca, and Liana Gibson.

Charles, Rebecca, and Liana Gibson.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Part Three

This little pool of water was downstream from Antelope Springs.

Travertine Creek

And just around the corner was Buffalo Springs.

direction sign

This spring had a definitely sulphur smell to it.

Buffalo Springs

I tried to get a picture of the water bubbles as they came up from the spring, but failed. It was very cool to see, though!

Buffalo Springs

We followed the trail (and sometimes the creek) back to the Travertine Nature Center.

Travertine Creek

A little ways beyond the nature center was Little Niagara. Having seen the real Niagara Falls, this hardly warranted the name, even with the “little” qualifier!

Little Niagara

I loved the way these leaves pooled along the side downstream from Little Niagara.

autumn leaves in a pool

And then there was a second small falls.

Little Niagara

All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend a November afternoon. I anticipate many more trips up to that area, as there is a lot more to see. More hiking trails, more lake parks, and several Indian cultural attractions.

The only downside to the day was our attempt to find supper at one of the several casinos on the way home. We chose to stop at the large casino on the state line (I won’t mention its name; we don’t intend to ever stop there again!), thinking the buffet there would be decent. The casino is touted as the world’s largest, and we got the grand tour by heading in the wrong direction upon entering. We were both amazed and dismayed at the number of people sitting in front of slot machines; I would be willing to bet we saw at least a thousand people there, if not more. By the time we found the buffet, had endured the noise of the casino floor, the cigarette smoke, and discovered the price of the buffet (it was seafood night), we decided to leave. We drove another 10 minutes into Texas, found a Cracker Barrel, and both had good meals, simple meals, for less than half the price we would have spent at the buffet. We were well pleased with ourselves.