Thursday, December 18, 2014
Today I decided to combine my exercise with my shopping trip and I took a walk around the entire block that one of the local shopping centers sits on.
I wanted to check for something specific at Oakview Mall here in town and I also wanted to exercise outside because the weather was fairly nice so I parked in the shopping center's parking lot and threw on my headphones, iPod, hat, scarf, winter coat and gloves and took off for a walk around the block, so to say. It ended up being just over 1.5 miles and took me about 27 minutes to go all the way around.
I enjoy going to the mall to walk indoors when it's really cold and wintery outside but this is a nice alternative to walking indoors! I then did my little bit of shopping (mainly window shopping and trying to find some boots that fit and I like) and headed home.
Double duty wins again!
Have a fantastic day!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Saturday ended up being about 6 hours in the car but we had a great time visiting Ed's Mom and a couple of the in-laws that live back there. It was fun just with Ed, Sarah and I, too. We don't usually get to sit down and visit with Sarah that much anymore since she's a busy college Senior, working, and has a new boyfriend and puppy. She's pulling away and getting more and more independent. Sad (for us) but happy that she's so well adjusted.
Her puppy is another thing, though! Talk about a crazy, crazy doggie. He's a 4-month old Golden Retriever that thinks he's still a lap dog. He travels pretty good but he's just so much bigger than our little LLasapoo and Yorkiepoo.
I've been putting in the time on some walks outdoors while I still can. The cooler, wetter weather is moving in so my walk tonight was only about 20 minutes long. I was bundled up pretty good but it was still pretty chilly walking into the North wind, though.
Friday, December 12, 2014
We had a little reprieve from cool and damp today to get a sunny and nearly 60 degree (F) day. I spent most of the day flitting between different chores . . . dishes, laundry, cleaning, tree trimming and Christmas shopping online. All of it was indoors, though, so I couldn't really enjoy the nice weather. Well, it was more like Christmas searching, I guess, because I did some shopping last night but got too tired to do any more so I headed to bed and did a little more searching today.
After I got Kyle from school I headed out to get some stuff done and decided to go for a walk instead. I went out to Lake Zorinsky and walked the longer of the two halves (4.27 miles) and by that time it was getting dark, I was getting hungry and it was already after 5pm.
Needless to say, I didn't get anything else done and I didn't even cook supper tonight. We even went out for pizza, which I haven't had in quite a while. I started with a little salad and had just a couple of pieces of the thin crust pizza.
We are making a little road trip tomorrow to visit Ed's mom for Christmas. This was supposed to be the weekend of Ed's family Christmas party but everything kind of fell through over the last couple of weeks. My brother-in-law has been struggling with an infection in the knee that he had replaced a few years ago. They finally decided to remove the entire joint this past Tuesday and insert a antibiotic-infused knee joint to try to get everything cleared up. It's been a long, drawn out affair that has been going on for about 9 months. He was release to go home this afternoon so we're hoping for a good recovery. Fingers crossed, that is.
As a result, we're driving up by ourselves just to visit Margaret for a few hours. We'll also visit Ed's two sisters and brother (and in-laws) that still live up there. It'll be nice to see everyone but it's another full day away from the tree decorating and Christmas shopping. I will be working next Monday and Tuesday nights and then I'll be off until the Monday after Christmas so hopefully I can get everything accomplished.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time marches on . . . I seem to be getting further behind!!!! Aaack
I will have one day left of work this week (Tuesday night) and then I HAVE (underlined!!!!) to get tons of stuff going.
My tree is in it's spot in the living room but it still needs fluffed before I can even start putting lights and decorations on it.
My house has EXPLODED with papers and dust bunnies!!! Both seem to be self-duplicating as we speak.
My laundry has quit doing itself!!! I guess I need to train all the boys (men) in the house to start doing their own.
We're eating junk, junk, junk and I need to shop and cook, cook, cook.
I'm only half way done with LAST week's Health Coaching class so I'm behind there, too.
Did someone say Christmas is just 17 days away!!!! Get busy there, too!
But, the weather outside is supposed to be in the 50's most of the week so I'm taking the time to get out and do some running and walking in nice temperatures, no matter what.
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