This weekend I "made up" for not exercising during deadline days last week - and I am happy that I spent two hours walking the woods with doggy saturday and one hour sunday because as we were walking yesterday the snow started falling
the snow flakes aren´t visible in the photo but they are there and it fell down about 20-30 centimeters. It will make it hard to walk unplowed roads and the running track we usually use will be turned into a ski-track so it will not be possible to walk doggy there. And since biking also it out of the question me think doggy will get fat...myself, I can go swimming or to the gym
I have a little plan to try "sparking" on the lake. This is a "spark":
and the idea would be to put the bike box on the "spark" for Doggy to rest in if it gets to cold...sometimes you can use the spark on roads but they mostly put sand on the roads so it will be impossible _ I´ll never forget one time when there was this marvellous "spark" weather and I got out and went down the road for five kilometers, wonderful - and the sand truck came so I had to sort of carry the spark all the way home...
That spark is long gone but my friend who lives down the lake has one that I can borrow and test my idea with doggy with - we just have to wait for the ice to get safe... I am a little scared for ice, even when I see the cars get out on it I feel like "maybe, it won´t hold me..."
I was also very happy to get my horse tralier out of the way, it has been parked in the street and I thought that if the snow comes I need to get it parked elsewhere before the plow comes - and I did talk about it saturday but when I finally got around to it sunday, it was already a couple of decimeters snow so I could hardly get it moved. But I did and parked it down at the friend and there it will "sleep" all winter now I think... very relieved for not having that hanging over me.
The bird restaurant is open and lively frequented - I hope you see the beautiful red one it´s "domherre" in Sweden and they only come out from the woods in the winter, the female is brown it is the male that has this beautiful red breast.
Last week I very impulsively signed up to perform three minutes at a rookienight for stand-up comedy. I do have this rather famous standupcomedian as facebook friend who announced this night and I thought it was in Stokholm and said, rather cocky "why don´t you arrange it in your village (70 kilometers from here) and I´ll come running" and he said that it WAS in his village... and even though I feel very nervous and doomed to failure it is perfect - I have planned to try standup for "ever", I went on a weekend workshop last autumn, a friend and me have been trying to write material and had planned a show for my birthday but chickened out - so it is good to be forced and have a deadline.
Tonight my friends at the theatre will act as a test audience, I have my three minutes ready, they might not be hilariously funny, I think it is mostly in the presentation which means I can´t get too nervous because performance is everything... it is somehow a dream come thorugh, I have fiddled with the idea forever since I am a very funny lecturer - but it is one thing to lecture about a subject and then the audience get the "bonus" of a witty speech, and another thing to be a standup comedian that HAS to be funny...
I am calming myself with the thought that it is all about being me on that stage, if I manage to be my usual me on stage it will be funny and if the audience does not like that I shall not pursue the career and let it go.
To quote sparkfriend jacksgrain: Upwards onwards!