It was another busy week in my neck of the woods and I had this post written up on Friday, but ran out of time to add my pics, so here it is on Monday – well a few hours before Monday. (Since I had it all written, how could I have let it go to waste?) So, the big news of the week, last week: the election. Surprise, surprise Donald Trump is the president elect. I was a little sleep deprived for most of the week, having stayed up until 2:30 am after election day to see who it was that won. I was a little shocked at the outcome, but I am one of those that is happy about how it ended up. It will definitely be interesting to see how the next four years play out – or even the next couple of months…
World-shaking news behind, this was the rest of my last week:
I made another dress. It only took me Saturday night, and a couple of hours on Sunday morning to make it. It would have been done a couple of hours earlier had I not decided to put in another exposed metal zipper. I have yet to do this without the help of YouTube and Professor Pincushion, but as much as I like exposed zippers on my me-made dresses, it shouldn’t be long now before I get them down by heart.
School took up a lot of my time last week. Our grades were due, and I had all that last minute grading that I had kept putting off. It got done pretty quickly, but now I am working spreadsheets and schedules for this second nine weeks. I am very on top of school related things at the moment since I’ve been putting the time in this week, so I am finding myself with some free time here and there to do some things that I want to do without feeling like I should be doing something else more profitable. Although, lately when I do have free time, I can’t help but feel a bit guilty when I am sitting down in front of the computer. I could be walking!
Yes, walking has been keeping me busy. You see, I have a few friends with FitBits now, and we do these weekly challenges on the app to see who gets the most steps. I have yet to win between the three of us, but because of these ongoing, weekly challenges, I have been able to up my step goal for the week to 15,000 steps. Usually I can hit my goal pretty easily, but not if I decide to spend a lot of time on the computer blogging and, or editing photos. Also, my normal weight lifting schedule has taken a back seat for cardio because of it. If I don’t do extra cardio at the gym, there is no way I am even going to have a chance on winning. So far, it hasn’t worked in my favor though cause I just can’t seem to keep up with my more actively stepping friends. Four weeks in (I feel like it’s been that long anyway), and I am really starting to miss doing weights. Plus, treadmills and elliptical machines are very boring to me. I still have a slight bit of hope that maybe one week I will win, but then again, maybe not.
Weekly wine making has returned. I started some more last week: two smaller batches compared to my recent 15 gallons at a time. I am sure I will be busy with this regularly again for a couple of months. I like it a lot though, so it’s more fun for me than work. For once I don’t have a picture of that.
That is about all from me for now. I am happy that the weather has finally started to cool down over here. We were still having 80 degree days until earlier last week. The mornings are finally a bit chilly, so I might need to start pulling out the warmer clothes this week, finally. I will be adding that to add that to the to-do list. I plan to have the rest of that vacation up this week, and I have a bit of a back log of dress posts that I need to get to. Could it be that there will be more blogging in my immediate future… I sure hope so, and I hope everyone has a great Monday! I will be back soon. Thanks for reading!
Categories: Dear Diary 2016