Happy Friday! Had another nice workout today. I went to the gym and the owner was there, so I showed him the Shape article. He was pleased to see a member in there! He took the article and set it out in the waiting area so other members can see it. A little embarrassed there LOL!
I hopped on the stationary bike and rode for 15 minutes. It’s getting easier – I might have to try the real bike this weekend. My knee stings now, which is weird. It’s constant, too.
- Stiff legged dead lift: 3 sets of 10 with 45# bar
- Incline Barbell chest press: 3 sets of 8 with 55# bar
- Rail squats: 3 sets of 10 with body weight only
- Dumbbell pullover: 3 sets of 8 with 25# DB (surprised this one felt fine)
- Military press: 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs
- Crunches on a bench: 3 sets of 15
Then I did 10 more minutes on the stationary. Felt good. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless!
Happy to be working out again.
Came home after thinking about creating some gingerbread custard oats during the last bike session:
1 tbsp of molasses cooked with the oats, along with ground cloves, then stirred in the egg whites. Topped with some crystalized ginger bits from Ginger People and 5 toasted pecans. Ah-mazing!
Here is a little backstory on Pixie for the Friday Flashback. This was 3 years ago. We had a cat already (Chloe), and she was pretty much a 1-cat household kind of feline. I had spent a month working on befriending an injured stray cat outside and finally getting it into our house. She had a lame front leg, at some point she must have been hit by a car. We named her Moxie and I set about finding a home for her. We got a home for her and I burst into tears when she left, because I had grown very attached to her, but it wouldn’t have been fair to Chloe to bring another cat into the house (not to mention John being allergic and all). Moxie needed to be an indoor cat because of the lame leg. John felt so bad that he bought me a little stuffed kitty.
Look familiar? Right about that time, a thin, raggedy, and desperate cat with giant feet came meowing up to the door.
She had ticks on her face and had fleas, not to mention that she was pregnant (which we did not know because she was rail thin). John said I could feed her, but she couldn’t come in (hahahaha – famous last words!!!). She stayed in our shop behind the house, and then miscarried kittens a couple weeks later, which was sad.
I took her in to get spayed before we were going to find a new home for her. Here she is recuperating next to her doppleganger:
Isn’t that the most amazing coincidence? I say that John brought her to me with that stuffed kitty. After she was getting better, I kind of made up my mind to keep her. Pixie adored me and seemed very needy, so I didn’t want to give her to a stranger. The problem was breaking the news to John. I don’t think he was very happy with me, but I thought she could live in the shop and then come into the house after Chloe passed away. It worked out pretty well, and she lived out there for a year and seemed perfectly happy. When Chloe passed away at age 18 last year, Pixie moved into the house with us about a month later. She’s all fat and happy now:
And John doesn’t seem to mind so much:
It’s amazing how time flies, isn’t it?
Time for lunch! I had a deconstructed BBQ chicken salad because the lettuce was like lettuce soup (ewwww….).
After lunch I finished up the rental house cleanup. All fresh and sparkly clean. Not sure if we are closing Monday or not, as the lawyers didn’t set a time yet. Sigh….
After that, it was time for lattes:
Plus some mini ginger snaps:
These are tres delicious, which could be a problem! Since it is the start of John’s weekend and the middle of mine, we decided to have a cheap dinner date. That always means pizza! John biked, and I drove. I think 10 miles would be a bit much for me right now, although I am really starting to want to move. The greens:
And a cheeze pizza wrap on a wheat wrap. So good!
I lurve cheese!
I may or may not have had more mini ginger snaps when I got home. Just sayin’
We are still trying to decide what to do for the evening. Either some shopping or movie time. It’s the weekend!
Question: Tell me all about your pets. How many do you have?