I'd like to walk 5 miles a day if I can work myself up to it, although I would prefer to do some on the treadmill and some outdoors. But the weather will have to warm up before I do that! At the gym this morning I walked a little over 50 minutes and 3.3 miles! If I can just maintain 3+ a day for a while I'll be very happy.
The huge section with all the cardio equipment has what looks like a row of treadmills that look out the wall of windows on Sunrise Blvd. I think I would like to check that out - maybe I'll be inspired by a change of scenery. The thing I hate about it is that there are big TV screens in all directions and it's darn near impossible to keep from taking a look. That makes my neck hurt, and the news makes me hurt all over, which is why I got rid of my own TV service! The sound is off and there is captioning across the screen which never keeps up with the picture. I have come to the conclusion that the news programs are a big hoax. They always have at least 3 people sitting in front of the cameras, or worse, sitting around a table, interpreting the news to the public. I don't believe they know any more about it than I do, and they are no doubt speculating about most of it! What a crock! It is interesting, though, to see how creative they can be in saying the same things over and over using different words.
At least the sun is shining today, making the temperature seem warmer than the current 41 degres, at least if you are in the direct sunlight.
I haven't painted the orange yet but it was bothering me because it was so far to one side of the canvas. So I added another orange slightly to the left of the complete one, and it looks like two oranges now. There isn't enough space for much detail, so it doesn't look like much but I hope it will look like another orange!
I have been holding on to a Tiffany style swag lamp (anyone remember those?) that was my Mom's. Ara saw it and fell in love with it, but didn't really want to keep it where she was living in Philly. Now she would like it but first I have to take it to a lighting place and have them replace the electric connections - the cord, chain, the receptacle for the bulb if necessary, etc. It's been stored in my laundry room and was filthy. I cleaned it enough to bring it into the living room, where it is sitting on a quilt on the floor. Maybe I'll get tired of seeing it there and do something about getting it updated. It is pretty - amber and yellow colors. It is extremely heavy for a lamp, and a hanging lamp at that--I would never even try to hang it on one of my flimsy ceilings. I had to lean over some boxes to lift it across and out of the laundry, My back must be in decent shape to not be killing me over that!
I don't care if it isn't even 3pm yet, I'm so hungry I could eat a bear! I'm going to cook my dinner now. I hope everyone is nearing the end of their holiday preparations. For making so few preparations it seems like I have a lot to do!
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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