I went to co-op this morning. I get my basket on Thursdays now, but I help out on Tuesdays still a lot of weeks. When you do sorting on a day without getting a basket, you still get a bag of extras. In my bag today I got:
1 head of hydroponic lettuce, it is green, curly, and loose-leafed
4 yellow apples
1 bunch of bananas
1 clutch of flat-leafed parsley
2 lbs of carrots
8 sweet potatoes
1 head of cabbage
We’re using a new sorting system that is more assembly line like. Sorting is taking less time and using less energy. It still counts as a bit of a work-out, but not nearly as much as it used to. I have downgraded it from moderate exercise to low.
I’ll be going again on Thursday and getting a ton more food 🙂
I decided to pre-announce the first historical fiction I am going to read. I don’t think I will get around to starting it until Friday. I am also probably going to try to read 2 per month. I am going to start with Spartacus by Howard Fast. This novel was initially published in 1951. It is the source material for the famous Kirk Douglas movie of the same name. And I suppose, indirectly, the source for the HBO series. I have the first season of that series on DVD and haven’t watched it yet. As a tie-in, I am going to watch the series right after reading the book. If I can dig up a copy of the Kirk Douglas movie, I’ll watch that too.
I haven’t ever written a real review for a book before. If anyone has suggestions for how that works, let me know. And, if anyone would like to read with me, you have a few days to get a copy of the book. I own this one, but I imagine it is available in public libraries.
Hmm. What else? Oh! My legs are pretty sore from the mileage earlier this week. I did not do any exercise at all yesterday because of that. Today, I went to co-op. I am going to TRY to do the Abs and Arms of Steel video tonight. It is only a 15 minute work-out, so I should be able to handle it without difficulty. I really plan to walk the 2.5 or more miles on the gazelle tomorrow. I need to know what some good pre-walk leg stretches are. I think my muscles hurt because they aren’t warming up enough for 5+mph. I will have to research that…
Please let me know if want to try to read Spartacus along with me. I will most likely post a review of it late next week.