Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Roundup

For humans, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.

Edwin Way Teale

Good morning everyone, and a happy Friday to all.  We're in for a cool and windy, but rainless day here in Brooklyn. I've decided that I'm going to take the day to rest and heal. I've been doing so well, but yesterday had a major flare. Guess it was the weather, but there wasn't a part of my body that didn't ache. Feeling much better today, but not going to push it. We have to listen to our bodies. They always tell us what we need.

Took about ten pages of notes in class yesterday which I plan on sharing with you once I sort through them. 

I've got some Spanish homework this week. Have to learn to memorize a conversation and will have to stand in front of the class and put on the skit next week. Yikes!!!! Luckily I have Ralph to fall back on, and he'll be going over it with me this week. Only problem with him is he expects me to do all those fancy tongue rolls he does with some letters, and I can't do it. I may learn Spanish, but I don't have that accent.

Speaking of school, it's so hard to believe that only three weeks and the semester ends. So fast. I was telling Ralph last night it feels like only yesterday that I was buying my supplies, my first day outfit, and anxiously awaiting the first day. And just when I get used to the Thursday pudding parfait treat they sell in the cafeteria. GRRRR!!!

I had been planning to start Chair Yoga today, but decided to wait until after Thanksgiving. First off, I don't want to push myself and secondly, the Friday after Thanksgiving I'll have my Weight Watchers meetings. Most of my peers go on Wednesday since our regular meeting is cancelled on Thursday for the holiday, but I am one of those few brave ones who choose my weigh in the day after the holiday. Did pretty well last year. I actually only put on .2 pounds thanks to lots of Weight Watcher recipes....why, by the way, no one knew were Weight Watchers. 

Speaking of Weight Watchers, I stayed the same yesterday.  No gain, no loss.   Not going to complain, though.  Any week I don't see a plus is a good one.

So today I'll stay in and get an early start on my weekend Christmas movies. There is something so special about them that I can watch the same ones over and over again.

Have a good one.


  1. The autumnal arrangement in your photo is great -- so appropriate for this time of year!