Sunday, March 09, 2014

13 ounces!

That's how much my cat Charlotte has gained in the last month. Very good, very exciting news.

The weather and her health have both improved to the extent that I was able to walk us back from the vet (her in the carrier, of course), saving me $7-$10 in cab fare.

Last month, when she was so sick, I was afraid of losing both my job and my diva cat. What a difference 30 days make! I'm very grateful.

March Challege -- Day 9

Day 9 -- Describe a routine or ritual you have
In the shower, I wash my face with a gentle, sudsy cleanser. Then I either deep cleanse with a pore refining mask or exfoliate with a scrub. After my shower, I apply anti-oxidants (usually Body Shop Vitamin C) to my face and decolletage and serum to the sensitive skin around my eyes. I give it a minute to absorb when I do my hair. Then I slather rich moisturizers to my face, chest and around my eyes.

It sounds like a lot, but I have been doing it so consistently, so long, that I'm not even aware I'm doing it anymore.
Play the March Challenge along with Kwizgiver.

Sunday Stealing

Because I've been through the desert on a Meme with No Name

1. Have you ever pretended to read a book to impress someone? Not quite. I have pretended to have finished a book I didn't to impress someone.

2. Have you ever pretended not to read a book in order to avoid embarrassment?
No. And I can't imagine what situation this would be.

3. What’s your worst reading habit?
When I read biographies, I frequently jump around based on the index.

4. What book are you most proud of having read?
None, particularly.

5. Do you buy most of your books new, second-hand, electronically or borrow via the library?
All of the above, except electronically.

6. Have you ever pretended to watch a film to impress someone?

7. Have you ever pretended not to have watched a film in order to avoid embarrassment?
Again, I don't know why I would do this.

8. What movie have you watched the most? 

9. What film do you tell people is your favorite ever?

10. What film is actually your favorite ever?

I ran out of The Way We Were posters in English

11. What time do you usually wake up and get up in the mornings?
6:00 AM on weekdays. Whenever on weekends.

12. Do you wake naturally or does something/someone wake you up?
My cat Reynaldo takes charge if the alarm doesn't beat him to it.

13. How many snooze alarms do you need?
No snooze.

14. What’s your routine on a workday/work at home morning?
Feed cats. Check my email. Shower. Makeup. Clothes. Decide if I'm packing my lunch. Make sure I have my ID and train pass. Catch the train.

15. What’s your routine on a non-workday morning?
In the words of my all-time idol ...

March Challenge -- Day 8

Day 8 -- Your exercise philosophy

Get my heart rate up to 100 or more and keep it here for at least 20 minutes. Follow with some weight training. Do this 3x week. Eventually I will get stronger and maybe even a bit thinner.
Play the March Challenge along with Kwizgiver.