Strength training: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Fitness Edge in Avon Lake. Monday chest and biceps primary; Wednesday thighs,hips, glutes, and shoulders; Friday back and triceps.
Aerobics: Dance lessons Tuesday and Thursday – 45 min each; walked from RTA to Prog and back 40 min Friday; walked in Duck Tape parade Saturday – 48 minutes; and rode my exercycle Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurdsday for 72 minutes.
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We made a major milestone Monday, getting the subframe/engine back into the car, refurbing the windscreen motor and mechanism, repainting the horn, and also rebuilding the clutch master and slave cyclinders – http://www.our1960mini.com.
Two lessons for Sharon and I: on Tuesday Waltz and Tango; and on Thursday Rumba.
On Tuesday Senior Voice, on Wednesday our weekly lunch, and on Saturday the Parade.
I did about 20 minutes 3 times with Rosetta Stone, 15 minutes with BSU, and 15 minutes reading.
Read in The Theoretical Minimum.
The mirror for our bathroom arrived, and I fed the birds and squirrels each day. I also do the dishes, etc, and helped prep for the cleaning service on Wednesday.
We had lunch at Danny boys, and then back home, Sharon cooked part of the meal which the ladies of the Woman’s Club of Avon Lake took to Blessing house.
They took the meal over, I worked some on Mini, and then I had a dance lesson with Anya (back from Russia) at Avon Ballroom.
(N.B.: She gave me written homework)
Back home, I washed the pots and pans used for the meal, Sharon and I went to Jake’s to eat, Lowe’s for household goods, and I stopped at Fenicks for her to have ice cream.
I studied Russian, and rode the bike for 30 minutes.
We woke to a NY times by the door, I went down and had coffee, and then we ate breakfast in the hotel -the South Water Kitchen.
Shopped for a few items at Walgreen’s: one knows that they are in Chicago when it takes 15 minutes walking by the booze for sale until locating the chapstick!
We cabbed over to the Art Institute Chicago, we we expanded our horizons,
and ate lunch at the Terzo Piano on the third level – http://www.terzopianochicago.com/
For supper, Sharon had heard from our daughter (via Top Chef) that the restaurant of choice was the Girl and the Goat – http://www.girlandthegoat.com/.
Since we are trend setters, we wanted to eat there, but there were no reservations until May 8. Not to worry, we went straight in, I turned on the 2000 watt smile, and we were soon seated. We were talking to a threesome at the bar, and when we told then we were from Cleveland, one woman said she was from Avon Lake and Bay Village. (We live in Avon Lake, and Sharon taught at Bay High for years. ) Where in Avon Lake? On Yoder, which is the street next to ours. Small world.
It is a small plates kind of place, the food was very,very good, and a young woman next to us took a picture:
Meanwhile, back on the home front , the Tribe had a walk off win, and things were jumping at Avon Ballroom.
On Facebook, I connected with a Chicago couple we had met on a CFI cruise.
I began at the gym, where I trained back, shoulders, wrists, calves, and abs.
We had lunch at the Arrabiata in Bay village - http://www.arrabiatas.com/, on to drop a pair of dance shoes at the cobbler, pick up some bits for Mini at True Value, and then food shopping at Heinen’s.
Back home, I studied some Russian with Rosetta Stone.
We stopped at our son’s house, and then went down to Playhouse Square for dinner with he and his wife at Cowell & Hubbards - http://cowellhubbard.com/ . (Fine fair and service, but too many male employees for my taste.)
The crowd was younger, affluent, sophisticated, and apparently not observing many religious traditions.
On the way home, we enjoyed the Full Moon – the first after the Vernal Equinox.
(N.B.: for at least the third day in a row, no Hindu missionaries came to our door!)
Started at the gym (Fitness Edge in Avon Lake), where I trained thighs, hips, glutes, trics, obliques, and calves.
Then – after preparing myself for Close Encounters with Other Humans – I went to the weekly Dem lunch.
There, a request was made for a new blog to counter Republican efforts. I volunteered to do it, and by 2100 hrs it was up with a registered domain name.
I studied Russian Language, and rode my bike for more than 7 miles (indoors).
I got up and out of bed to make an Avon Lake Dem strategizing /gossiping mtg at 10 at Caribou.
Back home, it was updating blogs and web sites, including our AL Dems site.
In the afternoon, I rode my stationary bike 60 min for almost 16 miles, while being enlightened by a pair of Great Course lectures.
In the evening, I was off to my first participation in the The Greater Cleveland Writers Meet up Group Monthly Meetup, featuring as a guest Michael Heaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, selling his book: “Truth and Justice for Fun and Profit”.
Many knowledgeable people, some good information, and some good readings. I got back in time to do a half hour of my Roseta Stone course, and to watch the new Daily and Colbert shows…
At the gym, it was chest and biceps, and then Sharon and I went to lunch at applebees in Avon Commons – we shopped at Heinen’s.
Sharon had a Women’s Club of Avon Lake board meeting at our house: I served them and then studied. Later I rode the bike for 60 mins = 14+ mi, and then worked on preparation for removing the motor on our Mini.
At the gym in the AM it was back and Triceps for me.
We lunched at Red Robin in Avon Commons, and then it was food shopping at that fine Union store Heinen’s.
In the evening, I went to the swearing in of Greg Zilka as Mayor of Avon Lake,
Zilka family, Congress person Kaptor
and then stopped at a Place Well to Me for libation.
I started the day at Fitness Edge in Avon Lake, where I trained back, triceps, wrists, forearms, abs, and calves.
Then I had brunch with high school friends Fred Marcel and Bob Titmus at the Rustic in Rocky River – old guys telling stories and exchanging family updates:”The grand experiences of youth become the fond memories of maturity, and each is appreciated in its own time.” (cf pervo)
I went home, and after a while, it was lunch with Sharon at Bearden’s, also in Rocky River.
There are two old line family dining places in Rocky River: the Rustic, 1947; and Bearden’s, 1948. I had eaten at both on the same day: this was not planned, as I chose the latter as we were driving by. We shopped at Heinen’s in Bay Village on the way home. As we were driving on Lake Road in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Bay Village the past few days, Sharon observed that seeing those grand old homes decorated for the season are a glance into xmas’s past…
Back home, we worked on preparations for entertaining, and then I rode my bike for 33 minutes…
Began with a work out at the Avon Lake Fitness Edge: legs; shoulders; obliques; and calves. We went to lunch at the Panera Bread in Avon Commons, where I spoke with the lovely Connie Schultz.
Back home, we put decorations up in the living room.
Lamp with seasonal bulbs
Sharon had a spill of chilli on our year old wool carpet in the family room, which consumed the remainder of my evening activities..