I caught the little mouse inside my violin case the other day. I’m not sure how she managed to get inside, and we had to have a serious discussion about that, because now I’m wondering if that string that broke on me last month was due to a little mouse scampering about where she shouldn’t have been, and not caused by me over tightening it?
And then, this.
I mean, come on! I know exactly what she’s up to here. Trying to shame me into playing! I wonder why she didn’t restring my violin for me then. Lazy!
I haven’t been doing anything creative whatsoever, which is really what my blog is supposed to be about, but there you have it. I’m again focused on shedding Covid 19 pounds, and I’ve managed to lose six of the sixteen I put on. Ugh. My Fitbit gave up the ghost sometime last year, and I find I am simply not as motived without it as I am when wearing it. There’s something addictive about seeing those steps add up.
I’ve had my eye on an Apple Watch for several years, but just didn’t feel like they were worth the price until now. Probably still not worth the price, but I felt like the series 6 offered enough to entice me to buy one, which I did. I have to say, I’m more than happy with it, and like it so much better than my FitBit, but of course I’m totally immersed in the Apple ecosystem anyway.
One of the features I was very keen on having was the ECG app. I’m sure after all those tests I had there really is nothing at all wrong with my heart, and I’ve not had any chest pains since, but I’d definitely like to be able to take an ECG instantly the next time I do have those pains, just to to rule it out for certain in my mind.
I wasn’t sure the exercise feature was going to work for me (aside from counting my steps) as I thought my heart rate would have to be higher for it to count as exercise and not simply walking. I can no longer walk faster than an 18 minute mile without getting shin splints, and find it that as long as I keep my pace slow, I can avoid them. But my heart rate never goes up to 100 at that pace, which I thought it would be necessary to count as exercise. I guess not!
I got in nearly seven miles this morning. 16,681 steps already today! I enjoyed watching the geese at the lake while I was there. The babies are so sweet!
Yesterday I was finally able to mow, it’s been so wet, but I had to leave half of the ditch along the road and about a quarter of the front yard un-mowed, as they were simply too wet.
Currently blooming! The rains knocked over many of them as we’ve been having some very windy storms. I have yellow ones blooming as well but forget to take a picture of those.
My mom’s birthday was a few days ago. I made Chinese food in the Instant Pot and my favorite, and now hers too, lemon blueberry cake.
We each had a slice after lunch, then I sent the rest home with her, along with instruction to slice it all up and freeze it! My mom and I are both guilty of no self control when it comes to food! We drove out to the dam afterwards to see how fast the water was flowing through it, and had a short walk. Beautiful day!