Before we hit the mall yesterday, we had a little photo shoot… with crackers and milk. Yum.
I forgot to mention that I managed 5 whole minutes on the elliptical machine yesterday – and today, too! It is absolutely pathetic that I have to stop a few times to "rest," but it's just killing my thighs, and yesterday I stretched out/writhed around on the bed (not in a "good" way) 'til my body recovered. Then I had to hold on for dear life as I descended the stairs. Today was better. I still did only 5 minutes, but I think I took fewer breaks, definitely didn't have to "take to my bed" afterwards, and it wasn't so hard going down the stairs.
Well, 5 minutes is 5 minutes and, so far, I've done 15 minutes on the elliptical machine this year that I didn't do last year — and wouldn't have done this year, either, if I'd approached it any other way (pushed too hard, hurt myself, continued thinking that 5 minutes doesn't matter). Next week, I'll work up to 6, or 5 with no breaks, and/or with the tension turned up. It'll get easier, I know it will. I also need to get some sort of TV/movie watching setup set up because watching the clock tick up to 5 minutes does nothing but make me want to puke by about 4:57.
I flossed yesterday, too, but I forgot to this morning. I will before bed.
The ornaments are off the tree!! I broke two – one vintage ornament, WWII era, judging from the colors and design, and another plain glass ball – taking the toll up to three casualties this year, I believe. I don't know what my problem was. The tree is still up, because it got late and dark and there's also freezing rain coming down on everything tonight, so we'll do that tomorrow. The ornaments are all packed up, though, and Katie even wrapped and packed up hers and her sisters' for me, and that feels great.
Speaking of WWII and Katie, we went to see Valkyrie last night and both liked it a lot. The theater schedule changed without notice, so the movie had already begun by the time we were seated — I don't think we missed much, but I always enjoy the previews. I read some criticism somewhere of Tom C. for not speaking his role with a German accent, but NO ONE spoke with a German accent in that movie unless they were truly German! It was a bit of a language smorgasbord, really. I didn't mind at all — in fact, it kind of bothers me when people fake an accent. I hadn't read much about the rest of the cast beforehand, so seeing Kenneth Branagh and Tom Wilkinson was a nice surprise. I also think Tom did a good job not over-acting in a role that could so easily have been. Anyway, two thumbs up from over here for Valkyrie.