Saturday, November 30, 2013
... the tough resort to the MacGyver School of Engineering and rig up an ironing board! Whee!
Well, today was an epic fail in the nutrition department, and I am solely to blame. I have not eaten enough food "to keep a bird alive", as grandma used to say. Consequently I was tired all day, especially after working without eating breakfast or lunch. Not a good idea. So, dinner time rolls around and my husband and I decided to complete the hillbilly trifecta. Namely, a visit to Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel, and Cabela's. A good time was had by all, miraculously, especially since our trip to Wal-Mart consisted of a cruise through the parking lot and then deciding we didn't really need anything after all. Also, a lot of fried food was had by all. Granted, I only hate four out of the six fried chicken tenderloins, two steak fries, half my mac and cheese and most of my fried apples, still, it was not the wisest nutritional (or culinary) decision. Oh, well.
By the way, because I haven't eaten, I've been too tired to exercise. DUH. I also found out that I REALLY need to finish the second edition of my book, because a major bookseller contacted me with a purchase order and I had bupkus to give him. Well done. So, it looks like hours and hours on the couch each night hacking away at my book, right?
I googled "recumbent bike desk" and found that there was such an animal, but rigging something would be easier and cheaper. Enter the ironing board, bass clarinet case, and saxophone case. I put the ironing board on top of both case, and VIOLA! Instant bike desk, which cost me zero dollars. The only down side is that I have to hold my arms up a bit to type, but hey! It works my shoulders, too! So I'm trying it out by typing this blog. I realize I won't be able to bike hard core using this thing because I am not that coordinated, but it will be better than sitting on the couch and completely neglecting my exercise. Now, it's off to saw away at the second edition of my book.
Hopefully I'll finish it by New Year's.