Thursday, February 05, 2015
Do it Yourself.
I just had to share this with the gardeners who blog and that wouldn't be me. Mosaic stepping stones done the easy way. Put the broken pieces of your trinkets and crockery face down in a cake pan and put the cement over the top and let set. No, I don't know how much cement or how to get it out of the cake pan but when I was mulling this over, I happened to walk past a $2 emporium and they had aluminium turkey roasting pans and not expensive. Brilliant, let the step set and just rip the pan to shreds. Smaller steps for a border around a little garden could be done the same way. I have the crockery, I don't have the cement but one day my garden will dazzle. Well, part of it will. The water meter is disappearing into the ground so a little border around that is a good starter. The glass pebbles can be bought from the $2 shop in different sizes.
Going well on the treadmill. That old saying about a watched pot never boils is also true about the timer on a treadmill. I find that if I close my eyes and go into a slightly meditative state, not too much I have to mind the feet - lift, stride, fast and repeat - then open the eyes sometimes I've been walking for 10 minutes and the green buttons have gone around a full lap. Burnt up 28 calories this morning.
The only problem is that walking around Southland is like walking without a safety net and my balance is still crapola. Thank you to nice door man at JBHiFi who grabbed my arm when I tripped and nearly ended up in a '50 shades of grey' embrace when I turned to thank him and tripped again. Some days I shouldn't be let outside at all.
The Bear is sitting on the treadmill beside me, 4.23 is food time. I am resisting the temptation to turn on the machine, really resisiting. Damn he read my mind and is sitting by the door.