Today has been a nice relaxed day. Mike wanted to check something out at Echo, so at lunchtime we went around there and did some measuring. We did come up with a new idea to start, so it was worthwhile. This is a picture of the cottage from the side…
And this looks up to where we will be building…
We are anticipating about 50 steps to get to our front door! That should keep us fit. If the people who are interested in buying next door go ahead, we have already spoken to them about the possibility of sharing a funicular in the future. We’ll see what happens!
Today I rested from gym. I was talking to Mike about how I feel about gym. I have this crazy concern that I will give it up! I aimed at 6 times a week for 6 weeks. Yesterday, when I didn’t go at 8am, I felt restless, like I might not go and then I wouldn’t achieve my goal. Now I’ve extended the goal to 12 weeks. I was thinking on the way home yesterday that this level of exercise has been missing from my life. It’s one thing to ‘walk around the block’, it’s another altogether to get my heart rate up to 170 for short periods of time. I want to keep going. It must be the third thing that I do every day. Every day, I read enough of the Bible to read through it in a year and every day I write this blog. I hope that I will be able to continue going to gym every day six days a week. The only difference is that my quiet time is about half an hour, the blog is about the same. Gym takes at least an hour and a half. It’s all about balance. When work picks back up to 8+ hours a day, it will be a stretch finding an additional hour and a half to hit the gym but it will be good for me. I am motivated, that much I can say. So motivated that I need to watch my enthusiasm! Six years ago when I was going to gym as much as I am now (and I probably spoke about it on the radio) I had a friend stop me in the Mall and tell me that ‘so n so’ had said that gym was my god! I was shocked.
But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives.
Mike has been monitoring our water usage very carefully to see if there still is a leak. Yesterday we used 70 litres which I thought was marvellous, specially considering a shower uses 22 litres of water per minute.
#510 of my 1000 thanks is that we use waterborne toilets. With the severe drought, we are beginning to appreciate a lot more things we took for granted.
These are the days!
Keep the smile going.
God bless you.
In His Grip,
Helga xx 🙂