Monday, October 5, 2009
My birthday celebration stretched into the weekend and it was lovely. I did not make it to the gym on Saturday morning, but I did get some exercise, so I'm counting it. Bick and I ended up here on Saturday. We walked around and looked at stuff for about an hour and a half and then Bick wanted to go make some offers, so I set out to get some real exercise. I walked at an exercise-pace through the infield, saw lots more good ol' sheet metal and generally enjoyed the view. Except for the men-in-denim-shorts. If you are a man, leave the denim shorts at home. No longer stylish, Dude. Only appropriate for changing the oil in that forty year old car.
Met Pebbles and Slater at the house, followed by Sandy and we all went off to the store for the sushi provisions. Wow - sushi is a lot of work! But I learned how to roll my own and it was great fun. Had a lovely time. Slater and Pebbles ended up staying all night and through brunch and dinner on Sunday. I sorta had to do the loaves-and-fishes thing with the Italian chicken and garbonzo beans. I turned that into a rustic Italian stew, made some gluten-free cornbread and called it dinner. Bick laughed and pulled me aside and said "They are like stray cats. If we keep feeding them, they will never leave." Lovely, relaxed weekend. One of the nicest celebrations I can recall.
I do need to dial in the focus a bit. So, I'm back off of morning coffee. I'd slipped back into that habit. I did not get any exercise on Sunday, save playing chase with Pebbles' 135 pound beast of a dog. That was such a show that the neighbors' stepped out on their front porch to watch. So I did get my heart rate up, but not for long.
So goals for this week 2 spin classes, 2 treadmills, 1 yoga class, plus a long workout on Saturday morning.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Stay dialed in.
ETA: Thanks to Karen for passing along the Over The Top award. I'll answer the questions soon! PS. to Karen - the more I get to know you, the more alike I find us to be.