Back in February we had a Mardi Gras party. My husband found the little baby in his piece of King Cake. Since that time he has been hiding the little baby around the house. When I finally find the baby, I then hide it for him to find. Today the baby has moved like three times. This last time he put it on my computer. I need to think of a good place to put it now.
Today I walked 1.87 miles.
On Monday the market dropped 1175 points. On Wednesday it was back up about 500 points. Today it dropped again. It went down 1032 points. I think we can safely say we are in a market correction. Of course Trump won’t say anything about the market going down and won’t tie it to his horrible economic decisions. Congress is battling out a new spending plan. Sounds like they have one almost set…it will only last two years. It continues to be a Trump mess in the United States. We will continue to slide into a recession I’m sure.
In other news, Mardi Gras is next week. We are having a party on Saturday night. It should be fun!
1.55 miles today.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! I hope you took some time to think about his contributions to our country and our world.
I got back to walking in the hall to get my exercise all at once instead of spreading it out throughout the day. I walked 2.16 miles in about 40 minutes. And of course since there is nothing to look at in the hall, I have a hall picture to share.
For dinner my wonderful husband baked a chicken! It was delicious.
By the end of the day I had walked 4.43 miles and got 10,180 steps.
Today was the day we took down all the Christmas decorations and Christmas trees. We had two. My husband really likes Christmas and decorating the house. When it’s finally time to take down the decorations he thinks it’s like we are killing Christmas. I remind him it will come again next year.
I didn’t go on any walks today because we spent the entire day working on the house. By the end of the day I ended up walking a total of 4.23 miles. I think that was enough exercise for me. I was dead tired by the end of today.
Our tree would not have lasted any longer. As I took the ornaments off the tree needles fell everywhere. By the time I had all the ornaments and lights off the tree, all the needles were on the floor. This is what it looked like. It had been up for almost 6 weeks so it served it’s purpose.
Each year on New Year’s Eve we have a dinner party. We invite lots of friends over and those who don’t already have plans join us for a fun meal and watching the ball drop at midnight. I’ve already set the table and my husband has been cooking all day. This post will be updated later with more pictures from the evening. I haven’t mentioned walking or exercise in the last few posts but know that I’m still exercising and getting my 30 minutes each day. The new year will begin and I’ll continue my exercise.
Here’s the table set for the evening.
We had a wonderful dinner! We were so glad we could celebrate with many of our friends.
Some didn’t make it all the way to midnight but those that stayed rang in the new year with bubbles! Happy New Year!
I got up this morning and took a picture of the sunrise. It was cold but the sun was out. It was a really nice day. I didn’t go for a walk though. I figured I could take a few days off. It was another day of watching Christmas movies and laying on the couch. I did talk with my husband on the phone. He told me about his time with his family. He was having a good time. He told me how to make the hot chocolate that he makes for me. I was able to duplicate the process and make myself a cup!
I did not go on a walk today but my overall miles for the day was 3.92. That was just walking around doing the things I was doing. Since it was Christmas Eve today, I decided to have pizza and watch Christmas movies. I watched Christmas In Connecticut among others. It was a nice relaxing day.
Today I only walked .55 miles. This is because we were so busy doing other things that I got all my exercise in without having to do a specific workout. We went to the Joy of Christmas concert at the National Cathedral. We then went to dinner at Cafe Deluxe. The concert was wonderful and we had a great time. Here we are at the concert.
Only 1.56 miles today but I had already done a lot of other active projects that helped me close the exercise ring so I wasn’t too concerned about distance today. Here is our door decoration for this year. This concludes the door decoration posts for this year.
It’s time for our annual Christmas cookie bake! I love these cookies!
2.07 miles today. I feel better about getting over 2 miles today. If it were only warmer and I could walk outside. I mean I could walk outside but I don’t like walking in the cold. And it’s going to be even colder tomorrow. It’s supposed to be in the teens when we get up tomorrow. Yikes! I’ll stick to walking inside. I saw this ugly door decoration on today’s walk.
It snowed today. We got about 2 inches. We decided to take a walk. We only walked .71 miles today. It got really cold and we didn’t like the wind hitting our faces so we gave up. But I got a few pictures. We decided to make Christmas cookies instead.
Walked 2.22 miles today. Doing a little better. It has gotten really cold outside. We are expecting snow tonight into tomorrow. They say would could get 2 to 4 inches. I’ll have to get out and take some pictures tomorrow. But I was inside today. Here’s the next installment of the door decorations. I like that it is made of paper. Very creative.
2.08 miles inside today. That’s a bit better than yesterday. Maybe tomorrow will even be better. Here’s probably the best door decoration I’ve seen yet. It’s traditional, it’s very Christmasy. I just love it.
I only walked 1.71 miles today. Some days are like this. Others are better. I also so this very pathetic door decoration today. I can’t tell if it’s a decoration or an audible signal for a roommate to let the other know they are “busy”.
Today I walked a little more. At least I broke 2 miles. I walked 2.12 miles today. And here is a very sparkly door decoration. Not sure if it’s one of the best or worst. You decide.
Back to walking and back to showing door decorations. Today I only walked 1.70 miles indoors. I know I really need to get back up to 3 miles but it’s cold outside and I don’t really like walking indoors. I think you already know that. Anyway, I present today’s door decoration. I think it’s very sad. The poor dove is upside down. This is one of the worst I’ve seen in the building.
2.10 miles inside today. I don’t like this door decoration. What do you think?
Today I only walked 1.81 miles inside. Here’s the next door decoration to share.
We’ve hit a cold stretch so I think I’ll be walking indoors for awhile. I’ve decided to start taking pictures of door decorations that I see on my indoor walks. I walked 2.16 miles today. Here’s the first decoration I’m sharing. I think it’s a bit much.