Thursday, February 11, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED SIXY-FOUR OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 164.  Today I had a client meeting and after the meeting I walked down the block.  There were some people playing Lawn Bowling.  It was such a lovely day that I sat down to watch.  A nice man explained the game to me.  I will try to explain it to you. 


Basically there are four people playing each game.  Two on each team.   One person from each team is on each end of the field.  The two men dressed all in black are team mates with the people far off on the left side.  One person from a team throws a white ball.  The white ball becomes the point all the other balls are trying to get closest to.  Then one by one the two people on one end of the field toss the ball and try to get it closest to the white ball.  There is some sort of score keeping.  Then the other two at the other end throw their balls to this end of the field and try to get it closest to the white ball.  At some point the four people switch sides. 

It looks like a fun game.  A bit like horse shoes or shuffle board or curling or boccie ball.  Lawn bowling is played on a sandy field.  It was a nice way to spend one-half and hour on a sunny day.

While I was there watching I left my coffee mug and had to come all the way back to get it.  I don't know what is up with me lately.  I am leaving things and forgetting things all over the place.  

I didn't ride the bike today.  I ran out of time.  What can I say.  Walk the dogs, feed the dogs, take out the trash, last minute client phone call.  Oh, I did get the fish tank filters.  I took out the old filter and now it all makes sense.  The old filter was disgusting.  No wonder the poor fish were gasping for air and there is green goop on the glass.  I think it will clear up now with the new filter, changed water, and two snails.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED SIXY-THREE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 163.  Am I a coward that I don't want to call the cable company?  I think three visits by the cable company is enough. The problem should be fixed.  It is not.  I am avoiding calling the cable company because I am not interested in dealing with them once again.  Answering the same questions over and over again.  I am going to have to raise my voice to get a supervisor on the phone and get some action so I can finally get this problem fixed.  Ergh...

I had a very nice evening with my friend J tonight.  We went for tea and talk.  We made plans for Easter. 

Training: I rode 11 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED SIXY-TWO OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 162.  My fish tank has algae.  I went to the fish store to get a Chinese Algae Eater and came home with two snails.  The fish guy said the algae eater may grow too big.  The snails are so cute.  Hopefully they will do their job and eat the algae. 

I also changed the water and I bought some new filters that pick up in a few days.  I think the fish will be fine.  I have never had a fish tank before and I don't know what I am doing.  My brother had a fish tank growing up but I never did.  I had fish bowls with beta fish.  I am more of a dog/bird person.

I need to get moving on my happiness project for this month.  I am thinking of going to a museum on President's Day.  I have not played a board game in years.  I have been riding my stationary bike.

Training: nothing today except walking the dogs.  :(

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 8, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED SIXY-ONE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 161.  School Reunions.  Have you been to your school reunion?  High school, college?  I have not been to a school reunion.

Funny story.  Many years ago I was told through an acquaintance that someone started a rumor that I died so my high school class thinks I am dead.  I have often thought I should show up at my high school reunion and shock them all.  Morbid humor.  I also think this is a funny story because for many years my brother lived in the area and anyone could have asked him.  It is not a big town.  My brother is three years younger than me and a lot of kids in my class had younger siblings in his class.

I found some photos of an old reunion of my class and I saw some names I recognized.  I only recognized one person.  Sad.

Training: I rode 10 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED SIXTY OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 160.  Today is the Super Bowl!  I don't really care who wins but I guess I have to choose a team so I am rooting for Denver.  For no reason.  Just Denver.

I made a vegan pizza to eat.  The tip is to saute the mushrooms before putting them on the uncooked pizza.


Lots of leftovers for tomorrow!

Training: I took it easy today.  I rode 6.3 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 159.  I read that new clutter book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" a while back. Today I began going through some clothes and getting rid of old and not used clothes.  I also folded the clothes I am keeping according to the instructions in the book.  I was skeptical at first.  I am no  longer skeptical.  I can clearly see all the items in that drawer because they are organized, uncluttered and upright.  The trick to her system is not just to get rid of items but to fold the items you keep and stack them upright so you can see all the items you have at all times.  I am a convert.  I can't wait to do all my drawers.

I thought I would post those photos of Super Bowl City.





Training: I rode 11.3 miles today on the stationary bike.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 5, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 158.  Today the cable company came and told me that the cherry picker came to fix my cable days ago.  Obviously that didn't work since my TV is still flickering.  Today the guy hooked up the booster and swapped out a cable box and left.  The cable is still flickering.  What a bust.

Tonight I went to a sing-a-long movie.  It was so much fun.  We were given goody bags with a cardboard crown, bubbles, light up sticks, and those poppers where you pull the string and it makes a loud pop and stuff comes out.  The audience was instructed to yell at the movie.  If the bad character showed up we yelled "meanie".  If the wolf roared, we roared back.  When they went into the scary forest, we made scary forest noises.  It was fun.  Of course we sang all the songs following the words along the screen.  It was a mix of adults and kids.  Some folks dressed up like characters in the movie. I did not.

I had a very good time and I was glad I went.  I have wanted to go to a sing-a-long movie for a long time. 

Training: 9 miles on the stationary bike today.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 157.  I am going to include a new section at the end of posts called Training. 

I have been having stomach issues and I can't seem to figure out why.  I feel like I have an upset stomach all the time.  I think maybe it is stress but I can't be certain.  I will keep up trying to figure it out. 

Training: I rode 7.5 miles on the stationary bike today. 

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 156.  I started training for the bike ride today.  I rode 5 miles on my stationary bike.  I took it slow since it is the first time I got on any type of bike in a long time.  It has been 14 months since my accident.  I felt safe on the stationary bike!  I turned my Ipad on and watched a show that I like while I rode my bike.  It took me 30 minutes to ride 5 miles.

I called Comcast again and this time I gave them hell.  I have a bucket truck coming on Friday morning to fix my cable before the Super Bowl.  I told them I better be able to see the Super Bowl without a flickering screen or someone is going to pay.  I just want to happily watch the game.

Until tomorrow...   

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DAY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 155.  I had a very nice lunch with my friend H today. 

Just some pictures I took over the last few months.

My Hermione wand and Hedwig
Ceiling at a theater
Until tomorrow...