Sunday, November 25, 2012
Still dancing! :-)
Had a little company too. Tara crawled out of her pit, coughing as usual but looking a bit brighter, and joined me for some of the dances. We may both be full of flu gunk and crud, but we are coming out fighting - kung fu fighting actually at the moment (Tara is playing it on Guitar Hero, LOL)
As a result, my resolve to do four songs from Just dance to fulfil my 10 minute exercise streak, and make a dent in my challenges turned into 11 songs! Woohoo!
That translates into more than 30 minutes of exercise. Very very pleased with that!
Seriously, if you haven't already watched Shelli's 600 day streak vlog, please do. She talks the most amazing amount of good sense, and is a true inspiration. (see my previous blog for the link).
I feel good that I did my streak today. It really sets you up, knowing that you at least managed to do this one specific thing for yourself to get your day off to a great start.
Having the company today was a bonus! :-)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Everybody loves Shelli (MOSTMOM1), right? And yesterday she celebrated Day 600 of her exercise streak!
I have always been really impressed by her commitment to Spark, and I said before that I needed to go out and buy me some post-it notes and get started on my own streak. But somehow I never got round to it.
Well, last night, reading Shelli's blog and watching her vlog, listening to what she counts towards her streak and what doesn't count, I heard something click inside and I told Tara I would head out to the shops first thing Saturday morning to buy a pack of post-its and start my own streak.
Shelli = Day 601, Lexie = Day 1.
Unfortunately, there was a large fly in the enthusiasm ointment this morning, in the shape of icky sicks. I spent half the night up with Tara while she coughed herself silly (it was after 4am when she finally fell asleep), and when I crawled out of bed this morning around 9am I discovered that I had a fever, and my throat was full of gunk - again!!! Geeze, these bugs these days just don't know when to let go, do they!!!
However, I chugged down some buttercup syrup, swallowed a couple of ibuprofen, and drank two mugs of tea, to make my throat feel less raw, munched a nutrigrain bar, and grabbed my resolve gently in both hands.
Then I opened the front door, stepped out ...
... turned and stepped right back in again! Raining! *pout*
NOT giving up!
I grabbed my brolly, and left the house again. And at the gate had an inspired thought. Why not check the local co-op first? They do have a small stationery corner, and it could save me a long walk in the rain if they have some post-its.
So I walked down there, and joy of joys, look what I found!
And with four colours! I do like a variety of colours to play with. :-)
So this is my Day 1 Post-it:
To earn this I did a 10 minute Just Sweat exercise on Just dance 4. Then, as that was two songs danced and I needed 3 to qualify for the Wii Dance For Fitness Hangman game, I decided to do one more dance.
And you know what? Shelli is right! When you decide to do ten minutes, you often end up doing more. I danced two more songs after that, even though I feel unwell. :-)
So, even though I've done no exercise to speak of for a couple of weeks what with one thing and another, I finally feel like I am getting back on track! :-)
Enjoy your day!
Friday, November 23, 2012
No offence intended, but I suspect a few people are nodding right now and saying "So true!"
A big shoutout to Newcaz...
Thanks for suggesting Nightnurse! Tara had her first proper night's sleep in a week last night thanks to a full dose of that minty nectar!
She is feeling more herself today, even though she still has a fever and a lousy cough, all because she got some proper sleep.
So this Mummy also got a good night's sleep, which is also a relief. :-)
Interesting sky on the way to Waitrose today. I love it when the clouds effectively draw a straight line in the sky. Shame we were under the cloud and not the blue sky though. :-)
But the sun still tried to break through in spite of the cloud:
It was chaos in Waitrose today, and in my less than healthy state it was hard to keep cheerful as some appallingly bad customer service took place. However, I did keep schtum, and as the lady I was chatting with pointed out, at least I was learning how not to treat customers today! Employ me people!!! :-)
This is not the norm at Waitrose, but if they continue to struggle with a shortage of staff with Christmas approaching, it is going to get ugly! I'm going to have to get very organised this year to try and avoid shopping on the busiest days. :-)
I'm planning on making venison casserole this year. Om nom nom. :-)
Hope the upcoming weekend is good to you all, and I hope that all the rain wind and flooding is not in your path!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
... thanks to the miracle drug known as antispasmodics, but now the dog's on three legs! Plus Tara is in phase two of her cold - the cough and temperature stage, poor kid. I'm coughing and sneezing - sometimes simultaneously. Quite the trick if you can manage it. LOL
Honestly, who do we have to pray to to get a break around here?!?!?
But hey, it's a hazy greyish day outside, and there is a decent wind, but it isn't overly cold, and there is a beautiful tree to see, and leaves being tantalisingly blown about to play crunchies underfoot with on the way to get a few groceries, so it's not all bad. :-)
And the free decaf latte from Waitrose was delicious. I was planning on a mocha but they ran out of hot chocolate. Think the weather may have had something to do with that? :-)
So, trying to figure out what to get for a late lunch. Probably either egg or corned beef. Corned beef will go better with the beetroot I have left. mmm... think I have a plan.
Silly story time...
An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally ."
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money-fifty thousand dollars! Andy said, "We've got to give it back." Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?" Sally said, "No". Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic. Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile"
The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said: "Tell us the story from the beginning." Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...." The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "We're outta here!"
That's the way to do it. *grin*
Enjoy your day.
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