BW woke up with a sore throat and what looks to be winter cold 2.0 after her big adventure in Rome. I swear, this is the last time I let her go anywhere on her own because when she does she doesn’t buy me anything and then comes home with a cold, and Tidy Husband turns into “get me a pillow, I need more tea, and you need to make dinner” husband instead. (actually, now that I think of it, this isn’t any different than any other day) ?
So. I didn’t get out for my photo du jour today but I did set up some flashes and lights to see if I could mimic a look I saw online and I think I did pretty good job with a photo of my new ‘old’ lens I found on ebay for about one dollar per millimeter. The lens is manual focus and is from the early seventies. When released they weren’t big sellers because back in the day everything was metal back then and these series ‘e’ lenses are not. But now that it’s all plastic lenses these older lenses don’t seem too bad now and they work fine on my current camera. (yesterday’s photo was taken with this lens)
In other news… I left some chocolate on my desk and this thing ate it when I wasn’t looking. again. We’re not speaking now.
Also BW bought some cleaning spray from Amazon that came today - all eight bottles of it. If anybody needs some household cleaner we’ve got some until about 2020 or so.
This is what BW wanted to say to me today when I reminded her that today was our day 2 for our new running regimen. Today we had to run 8x 60 second sprints and then rest for 90 seconds. Nice weather for it today - cool , but bright today.
BW’s quote of the day: “ I like putting the calories in better”. She will be pleased to know our next run is really just a walk/light jog so should be a breeze.
Hey, I just noticed I have actually taken/published a photo a day now for one month. I only have 11 more to go for an entire year’s worth of photos here. I usually bail on a project by now due to the fact that my interest has waned but I’m still going strong on this one. Go Figure.
BW and I have both grown big wheels around our midsections. Something to do with the panettone I think.
So. We need to get fit, and today was the very first step (literally) towards the goal of fitness. We had thought about joining the new gym down the road but it’s $250 per for an initiation fee plus $50 a month for monthly fees = a lot of money. On the other hand, running shoes are cheap and there’s some road outside we can run on.
We survived the first day today as I found an app for my phone that promises we’ll be running 5k in just two months. The workout schedule is also three times a week so despite the cold temperatures we have no excuse to why we can’t get in shape and get our butts out the door.
Our first day was today we just actually had to do a brisk walk for 1.5 miles so it wasn’t too bad but BW was ready for the end of it: “are we done yet?”.
Tuesday we actually start to run. It’s quite possible we’ll both feel we’ve been hit by the truck above by week’s end but we’ve got to do something. And come springtime, we can use the gym membership fees to go towards his and her bikes for summer bike riding.
As I had mentioned earlier I thought that today might be the day that we purchase the christmas tree and it was. BW was so excited she couldn’t sleep and was awake much to0 early compared to her usual time and once the caffeine kicked in it was “Okay Jimmy, let’s go get the tree”. So off we went, off to Tim Hortons first, and then to the tree stand up the road.
Of course, BW wanted the expensive tree (now that she has the fancy camera bag, it’s nothing but the best for her) but I talked her out of it by targeting her weakness: food. I suggested we buy the cheaper tree and use the saved money to go for chinese food. (this works every time). Also now that we’ve got the fancy SUV tossing a tree in was much easier.
The tree is up, and now I have to vacuum out dog hair (you know who you are) and pine cones from the car but that’s the price you pay for being a tidy husband.