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


  1. So good to hear from you. You're looking very good! Have a wonderful holiday season.

  2. Hi Michele, What cute skating pictures! I'm from MN, now living in WI, so it all looks so familiar and homey. :D

  3. I've been away for a bit, but I'm back and I'm so glad you're still going strong! Love how you embrace winter sports! Happy for your family in PT, WA. I haven't been there for almost 20 years, but it's a beautiful place.

  4. What a lovely setting to stay fit in and what a reminder - when we do what we love, it doesn't really seem like exercise - but it is! Bravo!

  5. Oh, I want to come live with you! I love the snow!! Hope all is well!!

    Have a fit day!!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving., that's great! How are you doing?