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Day 25 – Autumn

I felt like I was channeling my Grandma Forman during my walk today, as I took my fifth tree pic. All I needed was a small child posed in front of them, holding up one finger for the manual focus. No burning bushes on today’s walk though!

Today’s (continued) Listening: Pete Buttigieg’s, Trust (Audible w/Sample)

Cheers!

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Day 24 – And so it goes.

Whew. Warmer morning. Not winter YET. Morning sights – the tree, the moon, and me.

Today’s Listening: Pete Buttigieg’s new book, Trust (Audible w/Sample)

The roasted veggie bisque was super scrummy. Huge pot that includes sweet potato, butternut squash, zucchini, onion, and carrot, with some chive cream cheese and broth. Took a long time, but so, so good. I learned a lot making the Scottish Sausage Rolls. They were also very tasty, but I had more sausage than pastry so they were spilling out quite a bit. And a little over done. Live and learn! I am still very much looking forward to leftovers!

Cheers.

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Day 23 – OMGWTFBBQ

Ok. I wasn’t ready for this level of cold. Once I was out of bed and dressed, I was fine, but good lord it was a pull the comforter over my head kind of morning. We hadn’t turned on the heat yet. OMIGOSH.

Fall colors continue to emerge. The moon was bright this morning as well. Pictures never do it justice.

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)

Dinner should be pretty good tonight! I’m planning to make a roasted veggie bisque and homemade Scottish Sausage Rolls. I know the bisque is pretty good – made it last year, but this sausage roll thing is new. (I’ve been watching way too many episodes of “The Great British Baking Show”!) Venturing into the exciting world of “puff pastry”! Wish me luck!

Cheers.

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Day 22 – Still going

I did the walk thing after I did the grocery thing this morning. My stupid tech failed me again. My Fitbit ran out of battery. I’d uninstalled MapMyWalk a couple days ago. I tried to record the trip on Google Fit, but it didn’t work. Since it was the same walk as always, I manually entered my half hour walk for 1.5ish miles. The good news is I figured out that the FitBit app DOES actually have the combo pic + stats capability. 🙂

Now if I can actually keep the thing charged and track, I’ll be a happy camper.

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)

Cheers.

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Day 21

Three weeks! It does NOT seem like I’ve been doing this that long already. Probably says more about how the passage of time feels lately, than about the walking. Much like Groundhog Day

Today’s (continued) listening: Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (Audible)

Every single day seems more surreal than the next. I really hope that we are able to wrap up this year on a good note and move into a more positive and productive era.

Cheers.

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Day 20 – TGIF

Still cold. No mice today! Amazing how a full night of sleep changes my outlook on life. And it’s FRIDAY!

Today’s Listening: Started Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, which you can listen to in full online.

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Day 19 – Weather Matters

Ok, so, as the temps drop, and we haven’t turned on the heat yet, getting up in the morning is getting progressively more difficult.

As it is with “women of my age” a 3 AM trip to the bathroom is part of the routine. Now with the cold temps, getting back to bed and burrowing down under the big comforter, my sleep is deep and blissful until the alarm at 5:45a. Snoozing until my emergency **YOU HAVE TO GET UP NOW** alarm at 6:05a has become way too habitual, and if I let this continue, I suspect I may start snoozing the emergency alarm too!

Fall colors continue to pop out. The walk wasn’t quite as cold and dreary as yesterday, and it didn’t rain! Yay!

Along the way, I almost jumped out of my skin as a little black mouse(?) skittered along the edge of the sidewalk. I guess that’s ONE way to ramp up my heart rate during these walks…not my favorite. It was a fat little thing. Wonder if someone’s pet escaped or this is just pre-winter gluttony…

Today’s Listening: Pete B’s podcast with Colin Jost

As ever, people like Pete give me hope for the future of our country. I truly miss #ROTR & #TeamPete.

Cheers.

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Day 18 – Ugh

F*ck.

Last night was distressing. Had to walk away from the TV and go to bed. Unbelievable.

Woke at 4a and my brain got started on the chaos. Finally fell asleep just before the alarm. It was so hard to get up. Hardest morning in a long time.

Saw a little bit of sun when I first left the house. Tried to catch it on my phone, but colors were very subtle.

About half way through my walk all sun disappeared and it started to rain. Fitting.

Cheers.

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Day 17 – Um, cold.

It. Was. Cold.

Pace was off again – this time because I got home and forgot to turn off the workout timer…for about 10 minutes. Whoops!

Note to self – wear earmuffs tomorrow!

Cheers.

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Day 16 – First grey day

Well, I had a small argument with myself this morning about even getting out of bed, but the Boy has to be up for eLearning so just going back to sleep wasn’t an option.

At least it wasn’t actively raining.

Today’s Listening: Planes, trains, and automobiles (literally!). Garbage trucks, recycling trucks, birds, dogs, geese, and a little bit of rain.

Cheers.