While he is resting, I am taking advantage of an unplanned day off. I am almost caught up on the laundry, I made some caramels (I should get Activity Points for 1.5 hours of stirring), and cleaning cleaning CLEANING. When or if I do get this bug, I want to be organized and ready to roll when we all feel better. Argh...I was hoping that this was one tradition that we could skip this year.
I must brag for a moment. I spent the majority of today making and wrapping caramels. I have to say, they turned out AMAZING! Even more amazing is that I didn't ditch out on them after I realized that it was going to take a lot of putz time (I really have no patience). My mother usually makes these for Christmas and she announced that she will not make them this year. Hmmmm, I wonder if it was the 1.5 hours of stirring or the multiple hours of cutting and wrapping these little suckers. The photo shows only about half the batch. Making these suckers was a workout. I have a sore arm from all the stirring and cutting.
This week I had another first....I tried a Zumba class. That was interesting as I am very rhythmically challenged. Think Elaine from Seinfeld....yeah, I am That bad. In case you need a reminder of the episode, see below.
I didn't know what Zumba was but was interested because our gym was offering free classes. I love free so I was willing to try it. But first I had to Google it. I think my reaction was OH MY GOD, I AM SCREWED! They shimmy, they shake, and the hips don't lie baby! I am the not a dancer by any stretch of the imagination. I agreed to go with another co-worker so I felt like I at least had to give it a shot.
Much to my surprise, I loved it! Yes, I sucked. No, I am not a Shakira. It was fun. I got a great core workout because I was laughing so hard. This is something that I think I could do to break up the winter. The gym gets boring and my motivation get really low as the temps dip. This might be a great mood lifter.
Anyway....I am back to disinfecting my house and continue to pray that the rest of us do not get sick.