I'm grateful for the flu vaccine
Sitting here thinking of all those scientists, and doctors and lab techs who worked so hard, and put in such long hours over the last few months to get the flu vaccines out to us. And the public health system people who are actually doing the gr... Read more
Just finished When a Crocodile Eats the Sun - a memoir of Africa, by Peter Godwin. Good, but horrifying in its depiction of a corrupt government in Zimbabwe.
I'm about two-thirds through The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester. Some o... Read more
My personal trainer is broken
Maya won't play in my Wii anymore. Well, she gets warmed up and then refuses to go on. Was it me? I had been skipping some workouts, but I had an injury, so I thought I had a good excuse. Seems that wasn't the case...so perhaps it's time to ... Read more
elbows calming down
The braces, rub-on medication and rest are helping. My elbows feel much better. Still not going to overdo it, but so nice to be feeling better.
Rest day from exercise today, but we are going to be making a dump run, so I'll (carefully) he... Read more
My elbows have flared up and I'll be taking it easy for about a week. Ugh. But at least the braces should help and I'll feel better. Yay.... Read more
100th Wii Fitness Coach workout
Today I did my 100 th workout with Maya. Yay!
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finally figured out Wii fitness coach
Goodness, after almost a hundred workouts with Maya, I finally read the little instruction book that came with the disc. Duh. Now I know that if I change my main goal, I can change the format of the workout. No more tons of cardio if I just w... Read more
Reader’s Bill of Rights
Daniel Pennac’s Reader’s Bill of Rights
1. The right to not read
2. The right to skip pages
3. The right to not finish
4. The right to reread
5. The right to read anything
6. The right to escapism
7. The right ... Read more
enforced rest days
Yesterday I had shots in both hip bursas. No major activity until they settle down again...likely a week. Hopefully some NEAT walking in a few days, if it doesn't hurt.
I'm reading Sea of Poppies (Ghosh) set in India, and The Colour (Trem... Read more
and more great books
Finished the Ukrainain Tractors book, and can heartily recommend it. Also Out Stealing Horses (although the British translation of a Norway novel threw me a bit at first).
Currently reading Sea of Poppies (excellent epic adventure), and ... Read more
Just finished The Story Sisters (Hoffman) - excellent! Also have two other good ones on the go - See You in a Hundred Years (Ward), about a young family trying to live as though it is the year 1900 (non-fiction), and A Short History of Tractors... Read more
library sale workout
So, as I had hoped, setting up for the library book sale WAS a good workout. Oh boy. I'm already feeling it in my arms, back and legs. Not going to need anything tomorrow except a good stretch. Silly me, I already did a quick workout this mo... Read more
lesson learned the hard way
Oldest teenage boy learned not to store his metal scooter on the top shelf of his school locker. That's a nasty bump and scrape on the side of his head. Goodness!
After all that posting about NEAT time, I missed two days of it. Although... Read more
I'm doing at least 10 mins of NEAT walking on the tmill every day, but my motivation has dropped off since taking the book back to the library. I was getting an hour or so...although counting workout time, I could still be that high, on some da... Read more
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books I'm reading
How to instantly Connect with Anyone (Lowndes), A Long Long Way (Barry), and If on a winter's night a traveller (Calvino).
Also have 4 books waiting patiently for me to get to them...thank goodness for online renewals.
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