This blog is mostly going to be my little place to talk about the novel I am writing. Which is why I stole a quote from one of my favorite tv shows, as this novel I am writing, I plan to finish, and at times.. it feels like an impossible thing. Also this is to journal my move to the UK, and starting my own business as an Indie Yarn Dyer

Books, Nine, and here fishy fishy..

So today I was actually up and out of bed when I wanted, and I was at the gym at like… 7:03… roughly.

Now as I’ve said before, I’ve never been one for exercise. I’ve never found that elation that comes with it.  I still haven’t.  But today something happened that I had never thought would happen.

I got on that hellish elliptical machine, set my timer for 4 minutes (remember I’ve been building up in 30 second increments) and before I knew it the 4 minutes were over!  How the hell did that happen?  I wasn’t dying, I wasn’t coughing, there was no burning sensation in my lungs. Sure, my legs felt it, they had since I stepped on it, but I didn’t feel like I was going to collapse.

Shocked is certainly an understatement.

Feeling good, and still having plenty of time I did a few of the machines. Not much on those, then I moved over to the rowing machine. I did a whole 30 minutes on that. Oooh boy. It didn’t kill me.

After that it was time for the bike, and I did my 20 minutes.

Aqua class time, this time it was a killer. You know those 30 minutes I just spent on the rowing machine? Well, our (sweet) instructor decided to have us do quite a few movements that were mimics of that action.

After class I headed across the street to Barnes and Nobel. Now this was completely a research trip. I had originally no plans on buying anything. Damn it just happened to be payday as well. And I have no willpower.

The trip was to look at Moleskine journals so that I could go online later and know exactly what size etc that I wanted.

There I was drooling over the leather bound copies of Wicked, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a few others… I was a good girl though and did not get any of those.

Though, there was one thing I did end up buying. I couldn’t resist it.

It’s called “A Sorcerer’s Cookbook” and it is something that made my inner Foodie, and not so inner Witch go “Buy. Now.”

When the move happens, I won’t be taking my 5 Anne Rice books (4 paperbacks, and 1 hardback), I won’t be taking any of the LKH books, I won’t need most of the paperbacks I have upstairs, so having 1 more book that I will actually read again and enjoy shall have space in my moving boxes.  (Speaking of Anne Rice, if I do ever replace my Vampire Chronicles that I mentioned above, it shall be the nice leather bound all in one set that yes… is also from Barnes and Noble)

I skipped down the parking lot to Whole Foods, and once again spent too much money, but in my defense I bought flour and honey, and those two items took up a third of my bill and won’t run out for a good long while. (Well… the flour I can use up rather quickly with my bagel making.. but the honey… Will last)

Another third was taken up by my apparent need for fish. Perhaps it is because I’ve stopped taking Fish Oil and my body is finally protesting that… But this week I have been absolutely craving fish. Monday I found myself contemplating buying some crab meat (real not imitation) as it was just on my mind.  I resisted. I was a good girl (it also helped that Monday I was absolutely broke waiting for my paycheck). But then today as I was in Whole Foods, they taunted me.  Jones’ Crab Claws for 5.99 a pound. Now these claws are the big ones with lots a meat.

Yeah… I got them. I mean 1 pound gave me like 7 claws.  I shall be having me some yummy crab tomorrow.

The downside to today, is that all of the awesome workout I had this morning must have pinched something. My left thumb which has been giving me lotsa problems this winter, is bugging me again. Can’t tell where the pain is actually originating from, but my thumb clicks and feels tight, and depending on how I move it, I feel it in my wrist, or all the way up to my elbow.

This is horrific to a writer and a knitter.

I did work on my knitting today even with the pain. Got 4 rows knitted on the Doomsday Cardi.

This evening I amused myself by putting myself on Neil Gaiman’s website. It is his blogiversary of 9 years.  He put a call out to fans to submit photos of themselves, with something to do with the number 9.  My submission was not clever simply because I had a slight headache from damp hair being in a bun all afternoon and the wrist/thumb issue. (Alright, I was downright cranky from it) I was photo #361.  And all the submissions can be seen here.

If you don’t want to check out the page and see all the awesome submissions, here is my image that I put up:  (which, it’s very neat seeing all the different fans, from young to old)

The photos will most likely be made into a collage at some point in the future as he did with another event.

Oh, and I just realized it’s Wednesday, which means I should be doing a Wordless Wednesday… Oh well, it’s hard for me to do Wordless Wednesdays since Wednesday is one of my busy days, whereas Tuesdays and Thursdays are not.

Well it’s time for bed now. There was something I wanted to mention, but I’ve completely forgotten it.



2 responses

  1. I’m up to 30 minutes on the elliptical, and while I don’t love it, I do like what it does for my butt.

    My chanting sounds something like “my ass will look great, my ass will look great, my ass will look great”

    February 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    • That is a good mantra. I’ll prolly need it in the coming weeks when I’m having to get to the gym by 7am, and am on the machine right then.

      February 11, 2010 at 9:59 am

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