i really wish i only had to work once a week…just for the socializing and a bit of excitement. i have been off since saturday morning and still have another day and a half off…and i am lovin it!!! it’s great to stay up as late as i want, sleep as late as i want….pretty much do as i please.
we (the witches of eastwick) got together sunday…didn’t do much yesterday…but today i walked (briskly) to the train station, went to maria’s to bring her a glass panel i made her for christmas. after our visit i walked (briskly) back to the train and did a very quick shop for a new bra and then after a relaxing ride on the train back to northfield walked (briskly) home…by my calculation that’s about one hour of brisk walking. you know, walking with purpose, a long stride, to the point where you are breathing fast and heart rate is increased. i felt much better after….almost felt young again!
i know it is the season of new year’s resolutions and all that and i haven’t specifically made a resolution to lose weight but…i think the penny may have dropped…the light has come on….i really need to chuck 20 pounds.
just for myself so i can feel lighter, more agile and definitely more comfortable. i can’t stop the wrinkles or the grey hair but i can retain as much of my genetic good health as possible.
and on the vanity side, i may be called upon, in the next year or two, to wear a very nice dress in front of a group of people and have it photographed for future generations to ogle and snigger at …can’t hurt to look my best!
so, what’s in store for the next week or so??? more brisk walking…and i hope to attend this next tuesday night
What better way to kick off the New Year and Inauguration Day than to join fellow Democrats for a toast to President Obama. Large screen TV to watch the highlights, cash bar.
Date: January 20th, 2009
Time: From 7pm
Location: The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY. http://www.oldjointstocktheatre.co.uk/rte.asp
other than that it’s just work and planning for my garden. i went out to the green house to find that despite the frost all my plants have some green on them. after losing so many plants to slugs and ignorance i have started keeping them in pots for a few years until i get to know what works. last year i planted some ornamental poppy seeds
my neighbor has them so i don’t see any reason why i can’t….i now have 6-7 plants that look pretty good. today i saw a forsythia at the local garden shop
it’s not very popular here and i’m sure it would never look like that but it’s worth a try…