So I am encouraging myself to walk to work (well, except today and tomorrow) because a) I am really, really close; b) most of my off-site meetings -- if given enough warning -- can still be made by adding the walk back up to my car as travel time; c) sure, I'm saving a lot on gas, but walking saves me more; and d) this:
That, really, is the most pressing reason to walk to work.
I've been really bad post-move. My only excuse is that we're still getting settled, but it really is just an excuse. Downside to my new location: it is really easy to say "I don't wanna" and skip out on Belly Dancing because it's far away now, and I have to drive through traffic to get there. So I skipped out yesterday.
I'm going to start kicking yesterday's butt: with a vengeance! Tonight I have my sister's Bday dinner (Montana's... who new that Sparkpeople had practically nothing in their tracker from Montana's?) and a movie, but before that: a farewell to VR.
My rock climbing gym is closing for a month. So all that waffling I was doing in September about getting a second pass? Yeah, I have a monthly at Coyote now, because I'm going to need it. Technically VR closes on Thursday, but as I don't climb on Wednesdays or Thursdays, tonight is my farewell. I'll be back at VR November 4th for their re-opening EXTRA-VA-PALOOSA, but until then...
So. Yes. Tonight I climb. Tomorrow I begin regularly scheduled swimming with a friend who tore her ACL falling wrong mid-September (she's going stir-crazy). Thursday, I plan on hitting up my first drop-in ballet class! *urk* still need to call the studio and find out what is required apparel-wise. Friday, I'm giving a tour to one of the higher-ups at Coyote as someone who's a lower-level climber who wants to learn: perhaps in the near future I'll have memberships all over!
Also happening Thursday (and potentially this weekend as well) is a trip to fabricland. Not for me, but for friends. And maybe me. *hmmmmm*
Questions for all those sewers:
Does anyone have a specific sewing machine that they recommend. I have a history of having sewing machines taking one looking at me and committing suicide. Not sure why. A friend has recommended to me the Brother that occasionally goes on sale at Costco, but I've heard that I should really, really go with Singer as they're the hardiest of the breed.
What are your thoughts?