Tuesday, February 28, 2012
For the past 2 weekends, we have been attending Relaxation Massage classes. It is at a local community centre and there are 9 couples of all ages in attendance.
If I only learn one thing, it is that the pressure stroke goes back toward the heart. Really? So, there you go.
Last night, a brand new massage table arrived to take up space in our spare room. Guess I'll have to squeeze the sewing machine and ironing board over a bit... cuz mamma needs a massage!
This was my idea of a Valentine's gift. Apparently, somebody thinks massage is a worthwhile investment!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
How could I buy MORE fabric today? I did and now I'm confessing... it's supposed to be good for the soul.
My friend, Shirley is having a birthday in 2 weeks and I have already bought her a "beginners cook book", so I reasoned that a cheery apron would complete the gift. Believe me, the fabric is VERY happy. (Almost goofy happy and it had colourful coffee cups and lots of words such as 'coffee, mocha, cappichino, java etc'.
Shirley prefers coffee, whereas I am the tea granny.
My neighbour doesn't have much ability to cook or bake. She is in deep grief after losing her hubby in the summer, so she really isn't all that hungry either. We are trying to get her to look after her health a bit better than she is doing now.
I am willing to host mini cooking workshops if she wants to learn to follow a recipe or even if she needs tips on how to chop an onion or bake a potato. I will supply all the hints, help and hugs that she needs.
Plus we both can wear our aprons! (Am I seven years old or WHAT?)
So, think of me at the sewing machine, imagining how to make a friend surprised and happy. Here goes another apron!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This morning, I had a lovely breakfast with someone I love. I relished the time together.
I went to a front garden and pulled out half my invasive heather. I felt a twinge of success.
I raked up some dead leaves and pine needles and saw a 'cleaner' difference. I smiled at my accomplishment.
No thread in the correct colour? No problem. I took a scenic drive to a nearby town and found the thread and two other items I had been thinking of. AND I bought some chilli pepper fabric for another apron to create. (I have a weakness for material and aprons, folks.)
Leaving the car where it was parked, I hoofed it 6 minutes east and 6 minutes back again... why drive to the bank if I could get in some cardio? I enjoyed the fresh seaside air!
I found a little packet of flavoured tea that I wanted to give as a gift. Happy, happy, happy!
Right under my nose, I located a few groceries for tonight's dinner. (Pleased that I was thinking ahead.)
I managed a few hours of sewing to replace some tired kitchen chair cushions. I could give myself a high 5! They aren't complete, but I really made some headway.
Did mention that I got two loads of laundry washed and dried. (Not exactly put away.) That is SO me.
Dinner was DEEE-lish. (Just bragging a bit.) Had more water and half the dessert I would normally allow myself.
So I consider this a delightful, wonderful, ordinary weekend day. It doesn't take too, too much to make my a happy lady.
Friday, February 10, 2012
So what else is new? I got home very late from work yesterday and back at the desk early this morning.
After supper I got outdoors and walked for about 15 minutes. Not bad considering it is raining yet again.
I plan on attending the Sunday morning Total Body Workout again this weekend.
We will see how the rest of the week pans out...
Sunday, February 05, 2012
My co-worker invited me to workout with her at a rec centre. There were about 25 ladies involved in the total body conditioning class.
I really enjoyed it even though I probably haven't worked out that intensely in five years.
The class used a balance ball, medium hand weights, light weights, a mat and an aerobic step. I had used all equipment before but it was very good to have such a detail-aware leader paying attention to our form.
The music was appropriate, the temperature was excellent and there was a drinking fountain in the room.
I was pleased that the warm up was long enough to help these older muscles. The activity was totally challenging to me and the cool down was long enough that I do not feel stiff at all.
When I got home, a neighbour wanted to go for a walk, so I got out for some sunshine and more exercise.
Yipee- this is the direction that I want to go!!!
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