Yes, only three more days to enjoy the blue skies and palm trees of Florida before I go back home to Bellingham and 40-degree days with lots of rain. But the worst of the winter months are behind us, we have passed the midpoint towards spring, and I'm really enjoying being with Norma Jean.
|A day at the beach|
When we were in Texas for Thanksgiving, I got my first pedicure, and a few days ago I got my second one. I could really get used to this kind of pampering. It's not so easy to do this myself, and I've learned that most of these places have nice jacuzzi-like places for your feet and all you need to do is pick out a color for the nail polish, and they do the rest. Other than paying for it, of course. I'll need to find a place in Bellingham; I'm sure there are many.
|From my iPhone "Lose It" app|
One thing I'll miss is exercising with my sister. As you can see from this picture, today was a bit of everything, which gave me a total number of calories burned of 579. Adding this to my daily allowance means that today I can eat a fair amount more than usual. (My usual exercises only burn about 300.) We'll be talking on video chat next week instead of being together.
In some ways, I'm ready to resume my life in Bellingham. I miss my partner, and I miss my friends. Tomorrow we will go to her yoga class, so I probably won't jog along with her tomorrow. I cannot possibly add another thing to today's exercise. I'm just a bit tired, if you can believe it! I still have three more days before heading back home, and I'm making the best of it.
What a beautiful sky and palms...ReplyDelete
I know that you must be having a lovely time. Enjoy the remainder of your visit with your sister, and have a safe trip back home.
she is on the go-go-go! :)ReplyDelete
So glad you are able to enjoy this time with your sister! Although I will miss the warm weather pictures.ReplyDelete
I can promise you there are plenty of places to get a pedicure at home!
Safe journey home, DJan.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your time there..if I had a sister in Florida I would stay all winter! :)ReplyDelete
It's gong to b tough to leave Florida even if you are a little homesick. I't great if you can exercise with someone else who will support and encourage you to do more. I've never felt as good since I stopped running. I think I can still run but I haven't made the effort to get going.ReplyDelete
My first thought was: stay longer! I understand why you need to and want to go home, but I can sure see why you will hate to leave this place and this time with your sisReplyDelete
You two rock. My goodness. You really do get plenty of exercise!
That's a lot of exercise! Soak up all the warmth you can. When you get back, we are hoping to have some dry weather, but sun is not promised.ReplyDelete
wow you all worked the gambit on exercise today...it has to be pretty cool thought o be able to do it together...toes in the water as well...ahh...i miss it...smiles...ReplyDelete
Your sister is really putting you through your paces DJan. You are going to have to come back home to get a little rest.ReplyDelete
I really like the shot of your foot on the sandy beach. I could use a little sand between my toes right now.
Sounds like there is a bit of competition between you and Norma Jean when it comes to exercise D-Jan. Don't overdo it!ReplyDelete
The pedicure sounds great. I've never had that luxury. I did have a back massage once and enjoyed that very much, but it's all so expensive. I find it hard to justify that sort of thing on myself. I don't blame you though. Go for it girl! Nice feet by the way.
I have been so busy lately that I had forgotten you were in Florida this week. Just read all your posts and got caught up on your activities with your sister. Sounds like you have been enjoying yourself.
You correctly identified all of the flowers in your previous post. Not bad for a Northerner!!
I live over on the East coast, but our weather has been very similar to what you have experienced in Zephyerhills - maybe a couple of degrees warmer. The sunny days have been glorious.
Yes, we have an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, but you must miss your mountains.
Glad to know you'll be going home with pretty toes :-)
You never slow down...I love your stamina DJan. And I'm glad to read that you're enjoying your time with your sister. And Pedicures....your toes-ies look mighty nice.ReplyDelete
Sorry about the deleted post. It posted twice for some strange reason.ReplyDelete
And, after further review, that is definitely an Azalea. The leaves are fuzzy, and Hibiscus have smooth leaves, but the flower is very similar.
Three more days of sea, sun and sister.. ENJOY!!!ReplyDelete
Your photos certainly show a different lifestyle from the one in WA. Lol. Enjoy it while it lasts.ReplyDelete
Wow, you two must be setting some kind of record!ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, that number of burnt calories astounds me! Even when vacationing you are a model of how to take care of our bodies as we age. Thank you again for sharing what you are doing with your days there in Florida as you celebrate the closeness between you and Norma Jean. Peace.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your last days DJan in the sun and warmth. Safe journey home to your waiting partner and comrades. Will be offline till next week, but hope to still be able to read posts here n there. Won't have time to comment, but will catch u later - cheers, SaucyReplyDelete
Your sister sure works you hard! I know you will miss her when you leave though.ReplyDelete
What really surprised me is to see how well organized you are – you write down – I guess it is your cell phone or IPad – how many calories you burn! I wish I were like you, full of energy and always on the go. My knees have been hurting more than usual and waking me up at nights several times, but even if I could I don’t think I would be as good at it as you are. Your pictures are so lovely and full of sunshine – don’t you feel sorry for people up north who are with snow for months? Enjoy yourself and keep the lovely beaches and Florida sun in your mind’s eye.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you have had such a great time with your sister. It's lovely to be warm, but the Northwest is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
how can you live w/o pedicures once in a while? my toes are an iridescent Prussian blue right now and I get such a kick out of them.ReplyDelete
No deicures for me unless the place is absolutely crazy about hygiene because I've heard some awful stories about the spread of stuff.ReplyDelete
But time with sister I am all for!!