Life, it happens, sometimes you ride the wave, sometimes you are knocked down by the wave. I feel somewhat like I got knocked down, but, I am standing again.
(By the way the key for the last letter of the alphabet is having a bit of a fit…either it won’t show up when pressed, or shows up randomly, or just goes wild with lines and lines…sorry if I miss any random appearances!)
A bit of a recap. The last two months have been spent sorting and packing up the house we lived in for 21 years. BIG job! We closed a week ago and are now in our apartment. Cute little place, a real lesson in living simply! We have one bedroom, with a bed that has the area of Vermont…(king). A nice kitchen and living room. We only brought what we will take to Dubai, and a few necessary things. I must admit that I am liking the sparse nature of the way life is at the moment.
Training has been very sparse and slow…we have been so busy and then I was sick over the weekend. Timberman Triathlon is this Saturday…I would just like to finish. My goal was to finish in under 2 hours, last years time was 2:09. I am not sure that I can even do 2 hours, but will try. I am fairly confident in the swim and the bike, but the run…not so sure. I am doing this for fun and to keep fit, this I am accomplishing! Yesterday went for a 10 mile bike, took a wrong turn which shortened the ride, but, it was a beautiful morning!! Happy to be out.
Last Tuesday I ran, Monday at lifting I tweeked my quad doing squats, it was a bit stiff this morning. The massage I had later in the morning really helped!! Did 2.5 miles walked the first mile to warm up, time 35:25, not too bad! We were away for the weekend, did some hiking, and also ran. This morning I swam, tomorrow will run, then bike on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday off, then Timberman on Saturday…
On the sewing front; I must confess, I bought a new sewing machine…I bought a Husqvarna Sapphire 835, the foot bed is 11 inches, so will help with machine quilting larger quilts.
My Husqvarna Lily550 is for sale…$500. Let me know if you are interested.
I am working on the backing for my Grandson Caleb’s quilt, and then will quilt it. I am also making dresses for the grandgirls and will make shirts for the grandboys.
Hoping to post more frequently about all of the above. Still figuring out my life.