Thursday, June 17, 2010
Today I took a nice walk down to the river at noon. I found a new path that took me along the river to an interesting spot where there was an art sculpture that also acted as a mister. That will be so nice in the hot summer temperatures. Of course thereís always the chance that once I get there I wonít want to go back to work. Not that once I get out of the building now do I always want to go back to work. But it does help make the rest of the day possible to get through.
After a busy Ďmeeting fullí day at work, I stopped at the gym and worked out on the treadmill. Today I managed to do a little jogging again for 2 minutes at a time. I canít do it every day, but once in awhile I can. If I can get through the 1st minute, the 2nd minute is easier, but sometimes itís not possible to make that first minute. Today I did. Someday Iíll make three. But today, my shoes are coming off as soon as I can get them off as my feet are burning and my lump is making itself felt.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
It was hot today, but we still had to go grocery shopping since we didnít go yesterday. I did pretty well on keeping to my shopping list. But we still managed to buy a few extras as usual. Then I came home and cooked. I had to change my planned meal around a little since I found a good buy that required that I cook it today. But thatís what Iím learning on my challenge. Be flexible with your plan to take advantage of last minute details. Now I have leftovers for the rest of the week. My lunches are going to be great. I also cooked up what I should have cooked up last week. That, I froze for future meals. My freezerís looking pretty full with healthy meals now. But Iíve got to get better at labeling them. Today I took something out that I have no idea where it came from. Well, thatís not really true, I figured it was beef stew, but it was only the vegetablesóno beef. Which is okay because I didnít like the beef anyway, just the vegetables. I had it for lunch and it was pretty good. From now on I will be labeling my freezer food. Itís too difficult to remember or recognize one ice encrusted goodie from another.
The rest of the day was spent, you guessed it, with digital scrapping. I got another few pages done and I think Iím finally ready for the first port of call. But it will have to wait as I go back to work tomorrow for three more days. Then its retirement time again so Iíll work on my pages next week, in between cooking healthy and exercising daily. Hopefully the weather wonít be too hot because I think I might like to get some walking done outside. I go to the doctor on Friday to discuss my feet and that lump that isnít really there. Maybe he will have a solution that will make the walking outside a little better. I have been avoiding it because my feet always hurting after walking on the streets and the lump always feels bigger, but the aerobic videos donít affect them as much. But I miss the sunshine on my face and the fresh air. Hereís hoping I get a chance to take a walk to the park. I need to take some pictures of the trees in full blown splendor to go with the winter pictures of bare trees.
Happy flag day
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I am obsessed with digital scrapping. I spent all day in front of the computer having a ball. I found a photo album I had bought when we went to Alaska back in 2007, and it had no pictures in it. Obviously I hadnít finished my Alaska vacation scrapbook (or even started it for that matter). This is not a scrapbook, but a photo album for 4 x 6 pictures. I decided to make a mini scrapbook digitally. Since all my photos are digital itís easy enough to do. I am learning how to use digital paper and embellishments so I made some mini pages (only 4 x 6). I can only fit one picture on them, so I have to really pick and chose, but itís working out great. Iím finding it just as difficult to make decisions on these small pages as on the larger pages. I managed to get 8 pages done. Iím still on the ship; I havenít even got to the first port of call yet. An example page:
I found that while working at the computer, I didnít want to take breaks to eat. I had cooked up some dried beans in the crock pot and a Portobello mushroom casserole in the morning, so I really had no excuse not to eat. I had my choice. I just lost track of time and had to be reminded that I should eat. Of course I made up for it after dinner. Itís nice to be busy.
I made up my meal plans for next week, and itís got a lot of brown rice and beans on it because itís what I have in the house. Tomorrow is shopping day. But I will need very little this week since I planned it around what I had on hand. I only need a few fresh vegetables and fruit. And of course the usual like milk and onions, carrots and orange juice. The task of planning it out though keeps me from buying extras I donít really need this week. Thatís good.
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