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Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday miscellany - 14Nov16

Autumn, or at least such as we get down here in Florida, is starting to set in. Evening temperatures have been in the 60s with occasional dips into the 50s. It's been quite a pleasant change.

Now that I'm mostly over my cold, I've been able to be more productive.

What I've been reading... I've read 3 of the 5 stories in In the Field Marshal's Shadow, which I should finish this week. I'll need to decide what to read after that.

What I've been stitching... I've put in about 5 hours on Ink Circles "Tapestry", and am at about 83%. I should get a bit more this week. Ideally, I'd like to have this completely done by the end of Thanksgiving weekend. I've also done close to 10% on the Star of Donegal crochet afghan. Sometimes late in the day, my eyes and brain are too tired to do much cross-stitch, and with the cooler weather, crochet is a way to fill the crafting fix. Often while watching football. So I suppose in a way, football season is crochet season.

Fumbling toward fitness... I made it by Curves thrice, and did 118 minutes for 5.9 miles. That's probably the closest I've come to my usual efforts in close to a month. I also signed up for my local Curves' "no gain" challenge, where participants strive not to gain any weight over the holidays, and those who successfully keep weight gain off split the pot. I'm hoping I'll manage to succeed in the challenge (though winning a few bucks would be nice too.)

One Little Victory Georgia Tech pulled off one of the spate of upsets in college football this weekend to become bowl eligible. My alma mater, UCF, also became bowl eligible, after having a winless season last year.

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