Friday, January 31, 2014

Random 5 Friday

It's that time yet again for the Random 5 Friday:

1.  Do you ever take time off from something, like exercise.  I have done just that.  Getting up at 4:45 AM, every single morning with three of those mornings leaving the house, in the cold and dark at 5:30 to workout has become something of a chore.  I've always really enjoyed exercise but I am hitting a brick wall with it and just needed a break.  The Hubby kind of looked at me weird when I told him I was taking 2 weeks off, and I know what those squeaky wheels are thinking in his brain.  He's thinking I will quit altogether and get FAT or at least FATTER!  Slow down cowboy, I have been on this workout agenda for many, many years now and in the past 7 months have lost 25 pounds, I don't think I am giving it up.  It's just this dang cold, dreary weather.  I just need a break.  We all need a break sometime, don't you agree.  I'll be back in the saddle soon enough.

2.  Solitude.  This time of year I kind of crave it and I think it's because of the cold and hibernation thing going on.  I'm perfectly happy sitting in my chair reading or just sleeping.  Spring can not come too soon for me right now.  Sleeping in till 7 right now and reading and reading.

3.  Speaking of books, my book club is reading "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian.  Donna, who recommended the book said it started out kind of slow, but I don't think so.  It's very good and I'm enjoying it tremendously.  I'm also listening to "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb in my car.  My goodness that is 19 CD's long but I am already liking it as there is art stuff in it and it makes me think about why I do art.  Who am I trying to impress if at all.  There was one part about isn't art about making a statement, to kind of incite.  I don't agree, because I paint to make me HAPPY!  That's why I paint with bold and vivid colors and serene pictures.  I paint for enjoyment, no inciting anything!  It's funny that both books have art topics in them.

4.   Sunshine is glorious.

5.  Super Bowl I care, not really.  I don't even know who is playing.  I will probably watch some of it, maybe.  Now if I was invited to a party I might care and actually we have been invited to our neighbors, but probably we won't go.  Mainly because I do NOT want to be faced with the piles of food that will probably be around.


Snap said...

I think this time of year gives us a good excuse to slow down -- catch up on our reading, cuddle our kitties -- be more like bears! There was a funny on FB about Bears hibernating and "we" thinking we are the smart one! Time to hibernate and dream about spring!

Anonymous said...

I stopped exercising over a year ago. I should have never stopped. We are invited to a Super Bowl party. Food, drinks... ack. Lots of calories on the table and it's a menace to my waistline.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I'm off exercising for a couple of weeks now due to an injury. But I walk at home, so I don't have to go out. If I did, I might be off a whole lot more! Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Exercise...what's that?!

augcott said...

I've been neglecting my walking because it's been so dang cold ... I miss it but I know that come Spring I will be back out there walking my 4 miles a day.
Why can't I find the time to read?
Have a great weekend.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love being alone - but i love being with friends too ... so i have a nice balance. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

I am amazed that you have been getting up so early every morning! I get up when you're already leaving your house.

Thanks for mentioning the two books you are reading or listening to. I'm going to check both of them out.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Right with the two week hiatus from exercise you don't want to be tempted by Super Bowl food. I am not sure who is playing either I am sure we will work a little of it but I can take it or leave it.

Nancy Claeys said...

...I'm debating whether to run or not this morning as my back is hurting somewhat. Still haven't decided.

I watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet -- that's the extent of my Super Bowl enjoyment. :)

Kay said...

I have to take time away from blogging every so often to pay attention to what is going on with my life.