Heat Wave

When I was living in Connecticut and Massachusetts and freezing my butt off in the snow, I vowed that I would move to Los Angeles the moment I could.  By the time I was in high school I was already completely over the magic of the first snowfall.  I loved white Christmas’s, but besides that, I’d rather it be 65 and sunny.  Well I’ve been living here for a few years already and I can’t remember May ever being this hot.  We had a hot Fall, basically no winter and it’s been 100 degrees all week.  On top of that, the air conditioner in my car needs Freon, badly.  I love to exercise outdoors, but the heat is so bad, I’m doing everything I can to stay indoors.

The gym in my apartment building is pretty lame.  There are maybe three machines and one of them is always broken.  The only time I usually work out in the gym is if I haven’t had time to go for a run or a bike ride so I do the elliptical or the stationary bike for 20 to 30 minutes.  It smells weird, there’s no TV or anything to keep me distracted while I work out and it’s about the size of a large walk in closet.  In this heat I’m still staying out of the gym, but I have been taking advantage of the pool,  and I try to fit in 10 -20 laps every other day.  I’ve also looked into adult ballet classes, something I’ve been thinking about for a while.  I’ve tried yoga, I’ve tried zumba, I’ve tried meditation exercises, and besides running, dance is the only thing that truly calms my mind.  I took ballet classes when I was a kid and I loved it.  So on Sunday I’m going to try a local dance studio.  I’m really excited.

In the meantime I’m in the middle of a DIY project.  I found a cute little bookcase in Hollywood sometime last year and grabbed it with the intention of sprucing it up and selling it on my Etsy shop.  For the past 8 or 9 months it has served as a nice home for my record player and a few of my records.  It used to have a dark stain and a strange ledge on each of the shelves.  So today I spent a couple hours taking off the ledges and sanding down all of the knicks and dings that have accumulated on it.   I know that my arms are going to be sore tomorrow!  Sanding is hard work!!  My BS even went down from 176 to 90.  So tonight, I will treat myself to some delicious two ingredient ice cream that I made the other night.  I might even have 2 scoops!

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