Sunday, December 27, 2009

I sure am glad we purchased a new snow blower this summer when they were on sale. You might not be able to find one after this latest dumping we've been cleaning up. This was at my parents's house. They got real snow, where as we got a slush/snow mix that laughed at snow blowers. I enjoyed blowing out my folks place, but that word can't describe the job at hand here at the BD hq.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brooklyn, ready for a cold weather walk.

It's cold, even the dog needs some warm clothing. After a warm fall, this winter is in full deep freeze mode in these parts. You dance, you pay, as I see it. I haven't been in the bike for a while and I'm feeling with-drawls big time. I'm going to set up the trainer in the basement tomorrow and catch up on some on some of the videos I've burned lately. I wish we'd get enough snow to X/C ski on, but the bitter cold won't let that happen.

I'm all registered for school, which starts on Jan. 11th. One class that really has me excited is digital photography. I've always wanted to learn to shoot and edit pictures better, so why not get credits for it? Some of the student that have taken it said it was a very good class and they learned a lot. Can't hurt, that's for sure.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Stuff

I'm still not feeling 100%. The energy levels are low, kind of off on everything I do, slight head ache that comes and goes, my blood glucose level is up for no good reason. Part of the latter is due to less riding and exercise in general, plus when you are sick, your cortisol level runs higher, which drives your blood sugar up. When I feel lousy, I don't eat as well as I should. I think it's natural that we head for the comfort foods when we're sick. I do, but not to the extreme. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My placement tests are on tap for the 10th of this month. After the beat down I laid on the battery of tests I did for the funding part, I should be OK. I've been doing a keyboarding program at home to sharpen up my typing and 10 key abilities. Also, I'm doing a home course on Microsoft Office. I knew some of the basics, but I needed work on the advanced portions. Who sez ya can't teach an old dog new tricks?