You are viewing thetalkingmoose

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Odds and Ends

Moose With Mug
I am so ready for this winter to be over. Right now, there's over an inch of fresh snow on the ground, and the forecast is for 2-5" to fall before it's over, with a 20% chance of 5-8" of snow. I normally love snow, but I've had enough...

Today's weather is just a reminder of how much the extreme cold and unusual amounts of snow have wrecked havoc on my exercise schedule/routine. Since the middle of January, I don't believe that I've actually managed my normal routine for more than five days at a time. The good news is that weight has been stable during this period, so I've clearly stumbled upon the correct caloric intake for heading to the gym three times per week. The bad news is that I'm still carrying most of the extra 5-7 pounds I added during the holidays. However, as we progress into spring, I have no doubt that I will eventually shed the excess weight...

I am happily plugging along with the new writing project. I'm a few paragraphs away from finishing the next essay, and I have plenty of ideas for future pieces scribbled down. I don't want to set a hard target goal just yet, but I'm starting to believe that approximately one essay per week is attainable. Thus far, I have written over 3,500 words, and once I have another couple essays completed, I will start looking for outlets to get them published...

Turned 42 yesterday. One friend on Facebook asked what number am I celebrating, and I proudly responded, "42 it is. It is, after all, the answer to life, the universe, and everything."

Comments

( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
madwriter
Mar. 25th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
You may recall that on my 42nd birthday I posted a picture here and on Facebook both of me hitchhiking with a towel thrown over my shoulder. :)
( 1 comment — Leave a comment )