May is turning out to be a crazy busy month! I spent last week panicking about everything I need to get done but now I’m sort of resigned to the idea that it will just be a month where I’ve always got something to be doing.
Some of the crazy busy has been work, but lots of it has been of our own doing. Jon has started a couple of batches of wine so now the house has a particular smell while it ferments. Every time I come home I always wonder why my house smells so terrible and then I remember the wine.
He’s also been out using his wood shop in the garage and making things on his lathe.
I volunteered to make costumes for the school play (Peter Pan a Returns) so a lot of my time when I’m not at work has been spent making costumes. I’ve finished tic-toc and Nana the dog, and still have mermaid costumes left.
I’ve been still trying to get my pesky calf muscle to stop being so stiff so I have been visiting the chiro and the physio. This week I had my first experience with needling and it was not something I enjoyed. I didn’t mind the needles going in but as soon as he wiggled them around I became dizzy and nauseous. I’m a bit of a fainter so I spent the rest of my appointment with my feet up in the air recovering.
I’ve got some exercises and stretches to do, so I finally got around to purchasing an exercise ball. It’s great for my weightlifting as I can finally do the ab exercises in NROL.
I also bought some new running shoes over the weekend. To help with the calf tightness I’m trying a shoe with a larger drop (8mm) and a little more cushioning. I haven’t tried running in them yet but switched over my RoadID so I’m all ready.
It still isn’t really spring here but I’m tired of waiting for better weather (when did I become such a softy?). The sun was shining today so even though it was only around +10C we went for a ride and surprise, surprise, I felt so much better after. We did a loop around Nose Hill and now I’m excited to go do some walking there next weekend.
And finally, I’ve been trying to cook more. I feel like I always need snacks around and have become obsessed with these baked apple chips. They are so easy to make – just slice an apple on the mandolin (no need to core it!), sprinkle with cinnamon and bake on cookie sheets for a few hours. I can only fit about 2 apples worth into the oven so I’ve also been using the dehydrator to make larger batches.
Lots going on but so much of it is fun stuff that makes me happy so I can’t really complain too much!