I have entered phase two of my new healthy living plan. That's right...exercise. It wasn't easy to find an activity that I enjoyed doing, that I could fit into my day, and that wouldn't involve spending large quantities of money, but I finally figured it out. I'm going swimming a few times a week, on my lunch hour, at a nearby rec center pool. Before now there were occasional walks, and visits to the tiny gym at work to use the elliptical machine, and I even use the stairs rather than the elevator a few times a day, but I knew it wasn't nearly enough. So now I've gone to the swimming pool several times, and it feels really good. The only thing is that I am so very tired at the end of the day. I thought exercise was supposed to energize you, when does that start happening?
I'm going to pretend that these are my reward for exercising and eating better, even though I ordered them weeks ago, and they were on back order. They just arrived, and they're just as cute as I thought they would be:
See how big my feet are? Still, with art by Camilla on them, they look pretty cute.
Quilting continues in earnest, and I thought I'd share some of the music I'm enjoying right now, to get me through. I love the new Rogue Wave album, particularly this song (I couldn't embed this one, so you have to click the link).
I can't get enough of this song, and the video is so great too:
Here's a conversation between me and my brother:
"Have you seen the video for (some random song, I don't remember now)?
"Oh yeah, that was really good, I found it on youtube.
"Wouldn't it be so cool if there was a TV channel that played nothing but music videos all day?
Melancholy silence as we remember what MTV used to be like.
This song is for all of you peeps who still have snow on the ground. I really, really hope Spring gets to you soon. "Hello blackbird, hello starling, winter's over, be my darling!"
I think this is now my favorite Bright Eyes song. It was recommended to me by my 3 year old niece, who has the best taste in music. We should start a music column somewhere and call it "Mimi's Picks". I'll have to talk to her about that.
My favorite verse:
So the doc came with his black bag
I said you know doc I don't feel swell
If you had a blue bag I think I'd get well
So he came right back with a blue sack
He said will this do?
I said why not, yeah
The whole thing is so clever, just watch it, please.