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  • Well, after yesterday, I suppose a follow up is in order, and thankfully it's a good one.

    Yesterday's aerobic and ab session got done late, about 7 pm, but it got done and actually felt pretty good. How I do love endorphins. Best pain relievers in the world.

    Woke up around 6:30 this morning, got dressed, made some hot tea while Olivia had her morning constitutional, read the Bible and interpreted a bit of 2nd Corinthians, put on a little more clothing and shoveled about 2 inches of powder we got last night, which makes about 14 inches on the ground still. Thankfully, it's not quite as cold as it has been the last few days, so I only needed a single layer of underclothing beneath the jeans and jacket with liner. Once the drive was clear, we headed out to breakfast at our local buffet.

    Hometown Buffet here in Peoria is a moderate level cafeteria dining experience. Not fancy, but clean and friendly, and very, very good food. Exceptionally good coffee for an urn, and a wide selection of potatoes, eggs, rice, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, gravy, sausages, bacon, ham, and even eggs and omelets to order. The salad bar is stocked with fresh and canned fruits, and there's even some specialty items like taco fixings and regular salads along side the traditional breakfast choices.

    After breakfast, we dropped by a local dollar store to pick up a couple of inexpensive picture frames for the latest photos of Sotaro and Shelly, two of our grandchildren. Sotaro has recently graduated from Marine Corps basic training in San Diego, so we now have another proud member of our family who serves. In our family, a long and honored tradition. Sotaro is the first of his generation of our family to serve, and I have no doubts there will be others.

    From the store we came home, and while she mounted the photos, I tended to a few minor chores and set up my weights for tomorrow morning's pre-appointment workout. Since I have to be there by 9 am, I'll work out at 7 am, and I've decided to do another heavy week, increasing the weights to 110 pounds for both the bench press and the seated row, 70 pounds for the inclined press and standing row, and 35 pounds for the dumbbell movements. To polish off on the Total Gym, I've moved up from level 5 to level 6, which increases the resistance from 63 to 73 pounds. Should be an interesting workout, and there is a method to my madness, since my endorphins will be in my system when I am at the oral surgeon's office.

    Since then I've been in my recliner with my massage pad, napping. Aren't Sunday's wonderful days? I did take some time to watch the Skiathalon and the Women's Speed Skating so far, and will probably watch more of the Olympics as they progress, or I may have to break out my DVD of Rocky Balboa (“You're a crazy old man!” “You'll get there.”) for the motivation factor. I consider it to be the finest of the Rocky series, the perfect culmination of the Stallone legacy. Or, I might just go back to sleep. I could use the rest. And tomorrow is a busy day.

    I hope you are all having a restful and blessed day.


    PS...Since it's Sunday, I decided to break out a recording I did about a year back. Enjoy.
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