A very nippy but happy Sunday morning to you all! Well, so much for global warming, huh? You know the end is near when it snows in Florida, and yesterday it did just that. It seems that not only has a blanket of snow and ice has covered the US, but has invaded the entire earth. Gotta build back those glaciers and keep the polar bears alive.
Well, I am afraid this week was pretty one-dimensional. Generally the only thing on my mind was The Game On Diet. My entire life seemed to be focused on drinking enough water, eating the right things at the right times, exercising, decluttering (my new healthy habit) and e-mailing with my Game On gang via about twenty or thirty messages a day. It is amazing how life tries to interfere with our good intentions. We suffered from a variety of obstacles, including general malaise, frustrations with the scales, swine flu, sick husbands, sick pets, allergic reactions, you name it. We all counseled each other through the difficult first week though, and are holding strong! Everyone involved is losing weight and feeling the benefits, even after only 1 week.
The very positive benefit from this diet business is my exercise routine. Now, in the past, I've been a three or four-day-a-week exerciser. With Game On, you are required to at least get your heart pumping 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Well, it all adds up. On Friday, when I turned my mileage into Trish for the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge (Part Deux), I had accumulated 30 miles! Wowee! At this pace, I will hit my 200 miles by the end of March for sure!
On a bookish note, the kids and I started the fifth Harry Potter audio, which will take a dog's life to finish at 23 discs. We only listen in the car to and from school, and while running errands, but it sure makes the commuting a whole lot of fun! I finished the audio "Got the Look" by James Grippando (a gift from Kathy @ Bermudaonion), and started "The Cemetery Dance" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (won in a giveaway). I attempted to listen to Murakami's "Blind Willow/Sleeping Woman" on audio, but I crashed and burned after a couple of discs. Murakami is meant to be read, I learned. I read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein, and went through about a box of tissues, while on the elliptical, thank you very much. I'm now reading an ARC entitled "Home is Where the Wine Is" by Laurie Perry. No, I'm sure you aren't all that surprised I'm reading a book with this title, are you?
A little excitement in the library delivery schedule...after being on the wait list for about three months, the audio of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" has finally arrived! Narrated by Simon Vance! I can't stand it! My goal is to start the fun toot sweet!
This next week, I'm looking forward to my monthly Book Club meeting, where we will be discussion my choice "The Help". I had already read the book, but just really needed this group to enjoy probably one of the best books released in 2009.
Lastly, if you didn't catch my post yesterday, I am assisting the Adult Literacy League this year with their annual fundraising event "Reading Between the Wines". I have been charged with collecting as many author-signed books as possible for their silent auction. If any of you would be willing to donate one, or know someone who might have access to a secret closet full of them, please let me know!
That's it for this week folks! Stay warm and have a fantastic Sunday!