That same week I had been thinking about joining some kind of exercise class to give myself a little more motivation. I didn't want to go into the heavy lifting/crazy cardio that I used to do with my personal trainer. I thought maybe yoga or Pilates might be what I would like to do AND would be a little gentler on this arthritic body of mine. God love it ..........my body still works, but it sure does complain a lot.
I tried yoga . . . it's a little to Z(en) for this Type A personality.
I signed up instead for 3 personal training sessions of Pilates.
Today was my second session and was a regular workout like they do in the classes,
but was one on one with a teacher so I can learn the machines and movements.
I LIKE IT.
Even better . . . my BODY likes it.
That's change #1
Change #2 is a yarny change
Look ....it's NOT SOCKS!
It's not even sock weight yarn (although it kind of is --- explanation in a moment.)
I am almost done the Ella Rae lace-weight shawl that I am knitting for Fran's Knitting Boutique.
Who knew "lace weight" yarn could be SO, SO lovely.
(I think it may be a little heavier than a true lace weight --- maybe a light fingering.)
I know it looks like just a pile of stitching right now,
but once it is blocked?
Well, just you wait!!!
And finally, I'd like to introduce you to . . .
...the Rubberband Man.
Yes ...........he ATE one. Yesterday, I was organizing in my room and one of those black stretchy cords that they use to attach a name tag to a skein of yarn fell on the floor. Giroux was batting it around, playing with it and that was fine.
But, then he ATE IT!!
The advice from Pet MD is as long as he is not gagging and is eating, drinking (and pooping) okay we can wait for nature to take its course*. We've given him a few extra "hairball treats" and a dish of pumpkin every day to help things along. I've been on poop-patrol since last night. So far, no rubber band. Ain't life GRAND!
Get a cat they said. Cats are fun. Cats aren't any trouble.
For the most part that is true.
Right up until they decide to EAT something they shouldn't.
Mr. Rubberband Man says it was a little chewy and didn't have much flavor.
*If Giroux starts showing ANY signs of distress, be assured we will have him at the vet in no time flat. It just does not seem necessary at this point.