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300 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells
180 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells
600 Leg lifts
300 Squats while balancing on my toes.
300 Back flexes
2 days of yoga
There won’t be any stairs during this virus stuff. I don’t really want to touch a public railing or clean them before & after I’m done. As for walking, no excuse or reason, I’m just lazy.
I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”
I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”
I don’t think “chicks dig it” but I’ve never tried.
I don’t know what exactly I did Thursday, near the end of my weights I tweaked something in my back? It wasn’t an “OH #$%^&^% THAT HURT!” it was more of an “Ah, what was that?” It got a little tighter as the day went on & disappeared pretty quick as I rested my back. I could tell something wasn’t right as soon as I started stretching. Every stretch was very tight & painful I haven’t been that tight in a while.
Think about what I do? I get up eat breakfast then exercise. I have a snack then shower. I check my email then have lunch. I tidy up the few things around the place that need to be put away. I check my email then play guitar. Kim comes home, tired from work. We have supper then watch TV, make a puzzle, play a game, or she’ll catch up on TV I don’t watch while I practice guitar. After that we go to bed. That’s my routine 5 days a week. You’ll notice that I never mentioned getting into a vehicle or going anywhere.
Weekends I sleep in until 10:30 – 11:00 am. I have coffee & breakfast, then hangout with Kim who’s likely got some laundry on the go. I shower, hang out with Kim or practice guitar. We have supper & probably don’t go out. Either day of the weekend I spend most of my time in the kitchen. I hard-boil eggs for the week, make a pitcher of vegetable juice for the week, & I bake fish for the week. Kim usually heads out for groceries on the weekend. That’s a regular week for us.
Throughout all of that I never mentioned leaving our condo. We live on the top floor of an apartment style condo. Dogs are not allowed to do their business on the balcony. Brewster has training pads at the balcony door. I’m in a wheelchair. The bottom of the balcony doorway is too tall for me to get out in my wheelchair. If I need to get out in an emergency, I have to crawl. Our windows & balcony face the South. In the spring, summer, & fall it’s often too hot to spend more than 5 minutes on the balcony. It’s even too hot for Brewster’s paws unless there’s a STRONG wind, then nobody wants to be outside.
I wear shorts at least 360 days a year. We have “underground” parking = me not outside. When we get to someone’s house it’s either nice enough to sit in their backyard or we go straight into the house.
Tally that up. How much time am I outside on a regular week?
I get it, most people are used to having a driver’s license, going to a store, picking up their kids at school, hanging out in their backyard, etc. Trust me, this quarantine will likely start to feel normal the longer it goes on. Remember, you’re allowed to go to your backyard or walk around your neighborhood & get some fresh air.
I’ll admit that it took me about a year to get used to being inside most of the time. We moved into our condo on December 18th, 2013. So since I got cancer on February 5th 2008, I’ve spent most of my time in either a hospital room or condo.
I choose not to have a mobile device, skype, facetime, zoom, etc. That has never interested me. I don’t consider that as a type of human contact. Obviously that’s just me though & that’s fine by me.
It will get better.
In other news the house is officially off the market, & I’m relieved/closer to being stress free. No more trying to make the place look perfect for a complete stranger, YAY! Would have been nice to get the place we wanted in September or October, but everything happens for a reason I guess.
I refuse to settle on a new house. I expect some renovations due to my wheelchair of course. Kim wants an attached garage. I’d like a finished basement (I can’t do any of the work really). We’d both like a 3rd bedroom on the main floor of a bungalow to use as an office/man cave. You’d think something like that would be available in Regina? NOPE! Hopefully next year or 2022?
Look at that, no guitar talk! Just looking at my ordered PRS S2 & waiting for a delivery in what could be November or December now?
I’m streaming most of my music this year in order to save some money. I plan on ordering a handful of CDs coming out this year, but mostly streaming overall. The “Petals for Armor” EP from Haley Williams is REALLY good as is Pearl Jam’s “Gigaton”. Pearl Jam has always been a little hit & miss for me, although I do own most of their studio albums & a few live albums of theirs.
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