Stay in bed or get up and exercise?
For several years now, every weekday morning at exactly 5:08 AM my alarm goes off.
It’s a tough decision on cold winter mornings when my good friend and exercise support buddy is away traveling.
Yesterday, however, was not one of those days.
The decision was easy. Marlene will be ready to go walking and outdoor stair climbing on a nearby hill by 5:30 AM.
With little time to spare, what to wear is a quick decision thanks to the another part of my support system, a wireless thermometer, that relays the temperature from a device in my backyard to a device in my bedroom.
But yesterday the screen was blank!
The batteries were dead!
Because my husband is a big fan of having a virtual assistant google device in most rooms of the house, I instinctively am against it.
Do we really need one in the bathroom?!
Apparently, we do. Reluctantly I went to plan B.
“ALEXA, what is the currently wind chill temperature outside?”
“It currently is -11 C with the wind chill”
Dressed and bundled accordingly I quickly head out the door only to discover that it was actually +1 C. I was overdressed and sweating within minutes.
Not “sound” advice.
(clever pun intended)
More reliable than ALEXA, I cannot show my appreciation to my dear wireless thermometer but I can definitely show my appreciation to Marlene.
Marlene, you are god sent. Thank you for years of moral support in warm, cold and even wet weather.
I am reminded of a recent project I did for Calgary YMCA.
To show appreciation for the naming sponsor of their newest facility (opening January 14, 2019), Brookfield Residential, we framed a full sized newspaper page with commemorative items in a wide metallic coloured frame.
We incorporated a touch of each company’s individual corporate colours (red and blue) into the mat design to unite the two.
Currently the world’s largest YMCA, this new facility is an astonishing 330,000 square feet and includes a 10 lane pool, a 25,000 sq-ft library, a surf-simulator, a 250-seat theatre, and two multi-purpose ice rinks.
As we all know, no matter how big or small the gesture, it’s important to show gratitude for those who have made a big difference in our life.
Sound advice we can truly count on.
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.