Saturday, November 30, 2013

End of November and skating!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, it is a little late for such greetings, but never the less those are my wishes. My family and I had a lovely Thanksgiving! I made two small turkeys for our large crowd, plus the stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, a Dutch apple tart (see picture below) and 2 pumpkin pies. Others supplied the rest of the meal, including a large salad. It was a wonderful feast! I am happy to report that I ate in moderation. I planned the entire day to eat less, including just a yogurt for lunch.  I have no regrets.
Cycling I am still cycling about 3 times a week. My mileage is low, only about 30 miles per week, but I am still at it. I have good warm clothing so most of the time the chill is fine; now that wind is another matter! Here is a recent picture of my biking route.
Skating: This weekend we are at our cabin where both hubby and I were able to ice skate around the lake. I did only 1.50 miles, where as he, the Dutch speed skater did 8. Tomorrow I will take out my cross-country skies! Love winter!

I have spent nearly every spare moment working on a couple of big projects related to my academic life, a grant and a revision of a paper. Here is my desk and my beautiful view at the cabin.

I have much to be thankful for, including better health. Take care of yourselves now that December is here. Stay strong and TTFN, Michele