Tolkien, artist

Classes and Scheduling

 Well, today is the day for class registration for Bead & Button Show. My Manager, who usually has Tuesdays off, will work for me for a couple of hours so that I can go home and register from there. I could register from the shop now that I have internet service there, but my chances of being uninterrupted at home are much greater and I want to get on-line when registration opens, get my classes chosen and purchased, and get off-line and back to the shop. I don't want to waste any time. The roads shouldn't be a problem today, we just got a dusting of snow yesterday, so this should be relatively fast. Now if I can just get the three classes that I want...

Bead & Button Show

And, due to the good influence of Surgical Steel and Clodia (and some other on-line friends of mine), I decided to see if I could read my Nook while working on the treadmill this morning. Success! I was indeed able to read while working out, and even though I know that I will be building my speed higher, which may make it a bit more difficult, it was at least a first step. I really need to build exercise back into my life. I used to exercise daily on either the treadmill or the bowflex, and I really miss it. I would like to lose some weight again, and I am tired of looking like a matron and would like to get my figure back under control. I make a poor Hobbit and would rather be more elf-like. So, I have to be kind to myself and work on it. So, Day 1. Many days to come, but every journey begins with one step.
  • Current Location: Focused on my morning shower
  • Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
  • Current Music: Modest Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina: Prelude (Dawn over the River Moscow)
Are you familiar with the Éowyn Challenge? Their website is here:

Tons of charts listing mileages and where you would be with the Fellowship on their journey - so it's a fun way to keep track of mileage/motivate you to keep it up.

I just can't read on a treadmill - which is why all through med school, I principally used stationary bikes for exercise. I could study and ride the stationary bike at the same time.
Sweet! I had never heard of this before. I'll read it more carefully tonight.

I gave away my stationary bike because of my osteo, I need impact things so the treadmill is my better choice. I don't take care of myself very well though - I just live my life with the faith that what will happen is what is planned... Probably not the best way to go about things :-)

I can't read a book on the treadmill - the print is too small and I have to turn pages. The Nook, however, seems to work well with this - the print is as I set it, and turning the pages is a simple swipe with my finger. Easy to do, even with my hand weights. When I can't read, I listed to my audio books.

- Erulisse (one L)
I am delighted to be a good influence, although not quite sure how that happened. :D

I hope you get the classes you want. The banner looks fun! (I love beads and buttons, but as much as I always covet everything, I always know I'll never get around to doing anything with them. Which is sad.)
You are indeed a good influence, at least you're much more physically active than I am :-)

I did get the classes that I wanted. So, come June, I'll be happy, but right now my credit card is groaning under a bit more debt for me to pay off within the next three months. Nothing ventured, nothing gained... But I will be able to spend three days working with my enamel work, a night working with metal, and a day working with beadwork. I can hardly wait.

- Erulisse (one L)