I've been hitting the gym as if my life depended on it these days. Back to lifting weights, and some pretty heavy cardio. Add to that the tremendous calorie burn I get from jumping to conclusions and I'll be buff in no time. But for the moment, I'm perpetually sore. I can't wait for Saturday's workout, though. At 8:15 a.m. I'll report to Studio One for Strictly Strength with Pam, who will kick my ass. Then at 9:30, Laura will teach Salsa/Funk, which will also kick my ass. Then, if the weather holds, I will put on my bathing suit and head out to the pool, where I will spend the rest of the day. Guess which is my favorite part of that plan!
I'm a little melancholy over missing the Rice/Carlson vacation this year. Last year was such an amazing experience ... really, I feel like I brought my very best self home after that trip. I know staying back is the smart thing to do, financially speaking, but that doesn't mean I won't miss being with some of my favorite people in the world! Please please please have fun on my behalf, guys! Eat great food, relax, read, squish the babies and love each other a little extra to make up for my absence.
My dad turned 80 last week, and his part was last Sunday (in case you missed my previous post.) I had a wonderful time sitting next to my cousin and catching up. My father is an extraordinary man. It was amazing to spend an evening with so many people who love him.
Yesterday, I met with the surgeon who will be taking out my gallbladder. The surgery isn't scheduled yet, but will probably be by the end of the week. Yes, I will let you know. I'm a little nervous, but I felt better when he said I will probably go home by the end of the day. I hate hospitals, so this is good news. Consider yourselves notified: I may need those of you in geographic proximity to check in on me, and/or bring me movies or books or love.
On January 20, I get to squish a two-year-old. My friend Chris and Janie and their adorable little guy, Liam, will be staying at the Bieritz Rathunde B&B for a few days. Back when Christopher and I lived in a studio apartment in Oswego, Chris and Janie stayed with us. It's funny to me how a home expands to allow in as much love as possible. I can't wait!
That's it from me. What's new with you?