Thursday, May 22, 2008

Walking Plans...

I'm having a really hard time putting the book down to get other things done. I'm carrying it from the bedroom every morning to snatch a few pages during the day and then taking it back to bed with me at night to snatch an hour or so. I'm reading "Final Approach" by John Nance. It is one of the best he has written and I've read most of his. It is certainly a page turner. In case you're not familiar with him, John Nance is a pilot and writes about airplane stuff. This one is about an airplane crash and the investigation following. It's a goody.

Got all my errands done yesterday except the dump. While talking to my daughter before I headed out, she told me to leave the garbage and she and her boyfriend would take care of that for me when they got here. Yea!!

Now, I have today to get the cleaning and straightening up done. That will definitely take all day. And tomorrow I gotta cook. Promised her I'd make my bran muffins and gonna make some potato salad for cook-out on Sunday. Hopefully we'll be too busy Saturday to do any cooking so I plan on eating out. Here goes another weekend of food. But I'm worth it sometimes and am not going to fret. Daughter doesn't come that often. Her being here 2 times in one month is really, really rare.

I talked to her about walking while she's here and told her where I wanted to go. She's never been there and was excited at seeing it. I'll be sure to take my camera this time and have some pictures for you on Monday or Tuesday. We're going to Cranberry Glades which is a wilderness/botanical type place with paths and bridges to get over the swampy areas. And it's all on top of a mountain. That's one of the places where we can go and set (in the car) near some fields and watch for bear. No one's been attacked by bear there so I'm not worried much about that aspect of the walk. It will probably be crowded though since it is a holiday weekend. The paths are for walking and mountain biking so we'll have to be on the lookout for fast moving bikes. I think the entire loop of the main trail is 11 miles and I know I'm not going to make it anywhere near that far (since I've only worked up to 2 miles) but some of it will be nice. Daughter is having some trouble right now with allergies and her breathing so know she won't be wanting to walk that far either especially in this thin air that she's not used to.

Speaking of thin air. It's interesting that when I go somewhere close to sea level for more than a couple of days that I have more energy than I do up here. It took me a couple of years to get used to the elevation when we moved up here. I just couldn't understand why I had no energy at first until someone pointed it out to me that we are above 3000 feet and that makes a difference.

Didn't get my walk in yesterday because of all the errands but walked a lot doing them. Will most definitely, positively get it done today. Can't slack off. There's no excuse.

Have a good day :o)


Sparky said...

What a nice mom you are to make your daughter's favorite stuff :) Have a good walk today.

Cammy said...

You're right. Family times are meant to be enjoyed! Indulging is a whole lot different than stuffing. :)

Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

MaryFran said...

Thanks for the heads up on the book. I'm gonna check with our library right now to see if they have it!

Don't stress the food with your family....enjoy!

Donna said...

Aww, you're so sweet to your family :) I hope you have a good time.

WALK WALK WALK! I'm so proud of you for making it to two miles now! Soon it will be 3, and maybe next year you'll be able to do that whole 11 mile loop?

(ps. i've been a little absent this week, but just too busy to post. Bzz Bzz Bzz! That's me, bzzing around the world! Things will settle down here after the holiday weekend. I hope you have a good time with family! )

CaRoLyN said...

I read a book called "Shutter Island" last weekend...can't remember the author but he also wrote "Gone, baby gone" but anyway it kept me from doing so much last weekend, I couldn't put it down the whole weekend. Even if I was watching a TV show that I really wanted to watch, I would mute the commercials and pick up my book for 4 minutes. haha Nothing better than a good book.