Monday, May 01, 2006

3:00PM on Monday...

just in from the gym. Up at 10:30, at the gym at 11:45, 2 hours of weights, a half hour (2.2 miles) on the treadmill, then home to shower, eat, pack my cooler and change and be out the door by 4.

Bill had too much grading and research work to do to come to dinner yesterday, so I got to try a recipe from my wok cookbook, a honey chicken stir fry that we both loved. (She said I can fix that one anytime I'd like!) I'll share it on Saturday.

Vacation day tomorrow, as she worked the weekend so she had Friday off and tomorrow. Dillon's birthday bowling party is this weekend, so tomorrow we finish birthday shopping for him. If it doesn't rain, the car will get the two new roof moldings to finish off the hail damage repairs, and if I end up with some extra daylight time maybe I can get her to go to the park with me so I can ride a bit...not going to hold my breath for that one! I need to build my legs up quite a bit before I try hitting the dirt trails!

This next Saturday was supposed to be a work one, but I asked for it off back in February. When I was in the gym (which is in the plant at work) someone came in and said Saturday was cancelled; guess I have nothing to feel guilty about, not that they'd miss me anyway!

Hope your Mondays aren't too blue; mine is a bit brighter knowing I get to play hooky tomorrow!

alan

15 comments:

dragonflyfilly said...

yes, alan, i am very curious about what it would look like now, but as the house is about 600 yards (or so) up the hill from the road, i doubt that i could see it...and i'm not about to enter the private driveway now! (unless invited, lol)...but maybe not even then (?)


hmmmm honey chicken stirfry...i just discovered cooking with honey a few weeks ago...now there is no stopping me...it browns everything so nicely, eh? - i think i will go and try another ginger, honey, garlic, soy-sauce marinade...RIGHT NOW!

cherish said...

The stir fry sounds wonderful! I hope your shopping went well!

sjobs said...

Have a great time playing hooky tomorrow. I sure wish I could....

Love the pics on photo Sunday. I love the fact that you went down the slide. What a wonderful Grandpa.

Hugs,

Mary

boo said...

i love playing hooky, esp. with my darling. enjoy {{alan}}

Jon-Marc said...

TWO HOURS on weights. My God! All hail Superman!

And the stir fry sounds divine.

Oh and I love to bowl. Can I come to the party?

Mystical Me said...

I bet you could bench press me right now, lol.
Sounds like you make some awesome stir fry, which I would love to try oneday.
Your so lucky you get to play hooky today. Maybe oneday we can play hooky together :). I hope you have an awesome day today & enjoy your free time sweetie!! Love always, MM XOXO

Lori said...

Hi alan! Thanks for all the great comments. I haven't forgotten you, I just have a small window of computer time that goes by quickly as I try to get everything I need and want to accomplished.

Hope you had a wonderful day off today!
xoxox

dragonflyfilly said...

thanks, alan, i'm fine, really...

just processing...but feeling a bit badly about disturbing poor Mr. Death...i did not really consider the shock value of my post...i guess because i have lived with it so long...but as i explained to moof, even tho' i had extensive and very excellent therapy, some of the other blogs i am reading have started stuff "perculating" again in me, along with Karen's death...so i am trying blogging, to see if i can exorcise some of my demons...i do think it may be helping...also sorting through papers and old photographs, which bring up a lot of memories, unpleasant, as well as joyful!

as i said, it's all about PROCESS, PROCESS, PROCESS

i also think that it may help someone else, someone who feels they are all alone in there internal misery, altho' i'm not miserably, quite the opposite...just have moments of darkness and extreme sadness...but certainly this blogging has cemented the realization that i am not alone... kool...(i love cyberspace!)

cheers for now,
pj

ConnieJane said...

Looking forward to your recipe, Alan.

I am proud and jealous of your discipline.... keep up the good work!

Grace said...

Hi, Mondays are ok around here, I work the end of the week. So I am fortunate to not have the Monday blues anymore. Hope your week is going well. Get a young Brittany Spaniel and that will be all the work out that you need!!! wheh!! I'm trying to wear her out, and am doing so me in the process!! Am thankful though, good exercise. x Grace

Godknows said...

Alan, You must have a great body. Hope you a great time playing hooky.

Von Krankipantzen said...

Look at you! You are a work-out GOD!

dragonflyfilly said...

nice to see you again at "my messy place", alan, well, at least you have an excuse, YOU HAVE A LIFE!!! - and all those wee grandchildren keeping you hopping...lol

Sublime said...

This must be a sign... I was just thinking a few minutes ago that I should join a gym to firm up this body now that I've lost so much weight! (That was a long sentence!)

I went to the Dr. yesterday and I've lost 57 lbs. since last June. Yeah! But, now I need to get healthy.. Can you exercise for me, Alan?

Take care,
Sublime

Patricia said...

can't wait to see your recipe. i love stirfry and cook it all the time. it's a great way to use up whatever veggies are nearing their less-than-fresh phase.

hope you had a great day off!