Returning Home

It was time to come back to reality and let my parents return to their normal schedule.

I grabbed a flight first thing this morning and made it back in time for tea with my running buddies, though not without a little train drama:( Note to self- they do track maintenance before ten on Sunday mornings.

After a lovely tea where I caught up on all the news- a holiday, a broken foot and a family crisis, I settled in at home.

Reading:

I finished the book, Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. This is the story of Olive and Ethan. Through many misinterpretations they have remained enemies for the past three years, until a ghastly family wedding leads to them going on the honeymoon trip together. Thankfully what happens in Maui doesn’t stay in Maui!

I loved this book! I started it yesterday and could barely put it down. The characters were funny and realistic and I was rooting for them from the start.

The plot had a great pace and was hilarious without being super unrealistic. I even laughed out loud and grinned a few times.

It had romance in it for sure, but was on the sweeter, rather than steamier side.

This would be an excellent book to take to the beach, though you may get sunburned as you’ll get so engrossed you’ll forget to reapply the sunscreen.🤣

Knitting:

I have finished all the yarn I had for the baby afghan. Right now it is 54″ by 21″. The question is do I rip it out and make it 27″ square or do I go buy another ball of yarn( assuming I can still find it)?

Exercise:

It was also back to reality for exercising. It was super hot so I didn’t end up running, but went for a walk around the inlet and did a Lyndsay workout.

My workout had a warm up of skipping, jogging, arm circles, leg swings and running man.

I then did 45 second sets of:

Lateral step ups – right and left

Up downs

Lunges – right and left

Mountain climbers

Jumping jacks

Tricep dips

Squat jacks

Plank jacks

Pushups

Pop jacks

Twisting mountain climbers

A tabata of burpees and mogul skier.

Then 30 seconds each of:

Alternating v ups

Plank hip dips

Straight leg raise to reverse crunch

Russian twists

Hopefully this will get me back into track after my lovely holiday.

Eating:

Six crackers

Cucumber with vegan cheese

One seafood cannelloni shell

One ice cream cone

I’ll have to get back to more fruits and veggies now that I am home. I’ll need to take an inventory and maybe hit the grocery store at some point. I do better with an emptier fridge though so I don’t want to go crazy!

Otherwise I have had a nap and been listening once again to The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James on LibriVox. It has been nice to have a quiet day and I’m looking forward to my own bed tonight.

Have fun!

AJ

Timelines Help

It’s amazing how much you can get done when you only have so much time!

Exercise:

I got up this morning earlier than I have been to get out for my run while it was still cool. My run was still slow and I realized my legs were hurting from my workout on Sunday, but at least I ran the whole 3.86km. That was it for me for exercise today as it was massage day.

Knitting:

I am working on a basketweave mini blanket and am loving how it’s looking. I made it up so casted in 200 stitches, have four border stitches on each side and using four stitches per pattern element. I just hope I have enough yarn to make it big enough not to look weird!

Podcast/ Reading/ Listening:

I listened to my very first podcast this morning as I was knitting. It was the Marathon Training Academy and I really enjoyed it!

I also have been reading an ARC and listening to Portrait of a Lady in LibriVox. I highly recommend this book so far- it’s been keeping my interest really well!

Cooking:

With going away, I’m trying to get all my food dealt with. I made another batch of raspberry jam today. That will be my last of raspberry jam for this year. I got 15 jars though so I should have enough for the year and some gifting.

I also canned some pickled tomatoes. They were really easy and I had all of the ingredients. I just didn’t want my tomatoes to go bad. I realized afterwards I should have made Greek Salad and taken it with me!

Trivia:

This afternoon was taken up with a massage, a nap and packing (which I hate doing). Thankfully me reward is trivia.

It was just Jacqueline and I at trivia tonight. Out of 71 questions, I knew:

The child actor in Different Strokes?

Gary Coleman

Who was the director of toys in James Bond?

Q

Where was Melrose Place set?

Los Angeles

What prescription drug was tested on dogs?

Viagara

What was the one word used in donkey kong?

Jump

What is equal to 4 quarts?

1 gallon

What country does it border India?

Thailand

Who played Wolverine?

Hugh Jackman

What is the best selling car in Canada last year?

Honda Civic

What is the smallest US state?

Rhode Island

Which Canuck had the most penalty points?

Gino Odjick

What is the most common thing people yell after a knock on the door?

Who is it?

What show has had the most Broadway shows?

Phantom of the Opera

Well I just found out I have to go home and unpack and repack with warmer clothes- looks like it’s going to rain the whole time I’m away. Hopefully I’ll get some WiFi so I can make room for new pictures. (Any suggestions on what kind of pictures I should delete? Food, knitting, scenery, gf/df products- what don’t you guys care about?)

Have fun!

AJ