The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, November 28, 2016


It was a very nice Thanksgiving weekend for me and my family!  A lot of relaxation occurred, no major extended family feuds, no shopping for me on Black Friday either!  I did grow another year older during the weekend and now am older than very old dirt.... but even that was ok.   I put up the outside lights and decorations outside the house during the weekend and set up our two Christmas trees with lights inside (the ornaments will be put on later).

Even though I ate a lot of good food, I was up only 1.5 pounds when I weighed in on Sunday morning (174 lb) so that is good.  Today I ran five miles for the first time.  I. Am thinking I may run five miles a day for six days of the week and take Sunday off (still walk, though) during the winter because it may be damn near impossible to find an indoor place on Sunday during the winter that is open early enough to not be at noon or later.   Not sure yet, but I am trying to put in the extra miles to make sure I hit 28 -30 for each week during the Winter.  

As I sit here on the back porch while the dog eats and does her "business" I am enjoying my morning pipe and watching a gentle rain fall.  It is amazingly warm (37 degrees) right now for this time of year.  I would love for it to stay above freezing all winter, but that is the real pipe dream.



Blogger S. J. Qualls said...

Any non-combative Thanksgiving with kin is a good one.
Congratulations on the new age.
Think you might be pushing it a bit? It's almost December.

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

With extended family only in far flung places, we have not spent Thanksgiving with family in years. Instead, we have becme part of what I guess would be called a neighborhood "empty nester" group who get together for turkey and all the trimmings. I did not know Thanksgiving could be a friendly occasion until I began celebrating it with friends instead of family.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

I like when there a quite family gathering. My hubby and I went over to Montana and join my son and his inlaws.

For this late in November the weather been reasonable. or I know for us people in North Idaho.

We haven't had to shovel any snow.

Coffee is on

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016  
Blogger forsythia said...

What S.J. Qualls said. Do you wear those New-Englandy things on your boots/shoes to keep from falling?

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016  
Blogger BBC said...

Carry on

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016  

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