Evening all. Wow, what a cold weekend it's been here. Looking forward to getting the temps back in the 30's.
Ceejay - Bummer re the lost post. I was having some cursor issues on this site last week on my work computer. It happened when I used the quick reply option, but not the advanced. Bf is feeling the cold on his head a lot more now that he wears his hair VERY short. Yesterday he wore his hat around the house. Once you retire you won't know how you had time for work you'll be keeping yourself so busy (or the days will just go by so much faster regardless of how busy you are or aren't).
Shad - Beautiful shots of the harbor and the botanic garden. The one of the waterlilies was gorgeous and I love that pink garden. I wish your photos had the scent too - all those roses! Sounds like a nice Sunday with your friend. Ice cream usually sounds delish to me, but in this cold weather Chicago is having, brrrr! No thanks. After we had an early dinner, bf & I stopped at Starbucks because he wanted one of those frozen coffee drinks! Me, I'm on my third mug of tea today. I wish you safe travels back to Oz. Did you get the hair appointment?
Susie - Hope you got everything done that you had on your list! Wow, that's a long commute for you, or at least far. You definitely have to have reliable wheels when you drive so much!! And I understand why you want a workout space in your home - once you get home from work you wouldn't want to do any more driving than necessary!!! Great plan for the workout room. Better use of the space as a place to work on YOU vs. a bed for the occasional overnight guest. They'll do fine on a futon or daybed.
Michelle - Nice of the bf to make you dinner!!! So are you a Whovian? I caught the tail end of one of the new episodes a couple weeks back. I've never watched it...looked like something I could get sucked into, LOL.
Happy - So sorry your back is giving you pain!
(Hope that didn't hurt.) Glad you're still managing to enjoy your time with your family and friends. It is always nice to get back home to the familiar and comfortable.
Love the idea of the Best of Mel!!
Hi Annie!! How was your early Thanksgiving? Hope you had your fill of the favorite foods and enjoyed the family time.
My Saturday was somewhat productive. Two loads of laundry. Cardio kickboxing class. Kitchen cleaning. We have a repairman out Tuesday to look at our stove - one burner has been out for a while, so I gave the stovetop and exterior a good wipe down.
RSVP'd for a surprise 50th bday party coming up this Saturday. The theme is "Forever 49". Love it! Any creative gift ideas? I'm thinking something bearing that phrase, but not a t-shirt.
I cleaned/removed the seeds from a pomegranate that I bought out of curiosity. Turns out the seeds (they have another name, but they are the edible part) really aren't good for eating out of hand - there's a hard part to them. They are now in the fridge, ready to juice.
I also basted in the other side of the zipper in my old jacket. Multiple layers were difficult to get the needle through - can't believe I don't own a thimble!! Add it to the shopping list... Now all that remains to do is the stitching. I fear some spots may be too many layers for the sewing machine needle to get through, but I will give it a go - probably next weekend.
Today I lazed with the paper and also started a shopping list for the TG meal. Did another load of laundry. At 2 pm was my trainer assessment. Weight/height/BMI/fat % level from a fancy scale type thingy. OMG, the workout part was so difficult. Cannot list all the impossible things this evil trainer had me do!!! I will probably have nightmares about it tonight, LOL. I think I did pretty good if I do say so myself. The only thing I couldn't fully manage was a 45 seconds of jumps from the floor onto a step with FIVE risers on it.
Been strict about the snacking this weekend, but of course the tradeoff was a headache both days due to hunger. I normally eat snacks between meals... Meals weren't particularly light when they came...hope the scale is kinder tomorrow. Very discouraging to not see results when I feel like I've been suffering, LOL.
Dog walk both days - bundled up against the cold (me, not the furry one). Oy, this cold came way too soon!
Enough of the whiner/drama queen stuff. Off to make like a sloth on the sofa. TTFN!!