I've still not adjusted to the time change, and I prefer my extra light to be in the evenings rather than the mornings, so color me a little unhappy as we head to the longest day. I'll just be in the house before dark unless I have to go out, even if it cuts some social opportunities.
On the health side of this week I was doing pretty well until yesterday. Between working out, having a couple serious PT sessions and watching my diet I was doing well. Yesterday was one of those sit in the chair and let your mind wander kind of days which I am really trying to avoid AND I went off the diet a bit. Today I actually had a coke and a Panera cookie, so tomorrow it's back on the wagon. I actually had not had a cooke for almost five days, but the need just hit me. The good news is that I am losing an average of a pound a day (don't be jealous, it's only because I'm so darn heavy-the lighter you get the more you have to work). On one day I'm doing ten minutes of walking and ten minutes of heavy aerobics and twenty minutes of chair aerobics. The other day I'm doing 45 minutes of exercise and bands and ball squeezing and such. On the PT days I'm just happy to walk. All of which sounds good except that I've done nada yesterday and today.
Creative project wise, I haven't got as much as I wanted to done, but I've decided it's okay. Even moving slowly I'll finish two Christmas/winter quilts before the holidays. Other than knitting (it's portable and I can watch TV with it), I've done no project time management as such-I'm just freewheeling it! And when I do sit down at my workspace, it's more to make stuff to put on my walls or table for the holidays than anything else.
I have this daily list that basically says pray and meditate, exercise, do something for the house and get outside. After that my day is my own.
I DID have huge a fail in the socialize-meet with other people area this week. I did church on zoom, missed my two opportunities to craft with others (one at eight thirty and one at nine thirty on different days) My only outing to be with others was my Wednesday gourmet grilled cheese lunch at the cheese store with friends. I hope to do a little better this week. I don't need the humanity every day but more than once is a requirement. I even missed my evening "art on the patio or inside".
The good news is that tomorrow I am going to a local brewery that also has coffees and teas and hot chocolates (and food truck sometimes) for story time. Yep, you heard that right.
The local library had scheduled a Transgender Story Time (with books that are more about being a different color of crayon that having to do with sexuality). But because some local yahoos threatened the librarian who planned it, and they cancelled, a local mom partnered with a craft brewery and a good hundred kids are expected for the same story time. Since the Yahoos are talking about protesting, I figured it was a good day to check out their hot chocolates and teas and coffees and all the gourmet syrups that they have to put in them.
Next week is a short one, and of course Thanksgiving. But I should get at least one other group meeting in.
This week I am grateful for good friends, my PT guy and my daughter who has decided now that I've hit seventy that her job from afar is to bug me as often as possible on the healthy stuff so I stay independent! I'm not complaining.
Frugal Friday is drawing a blank right now, even though I know there's a long list somewhere..........but we'll save that for another day.