Getting up at 4a

is starting to take a toll.  I am getting tired around 2p.  I literally try and keep my eyes open but does not work.  I crash on the couch for at least an hour.

I get up at 4a to workout around 430 – 5a.  I love doing it in the morning when it is nice a quiet.  No one to talk.  No television.  No noise.  Just me and my workout.  My focus

It also gets me going for the day.  I feel so awake, motivated.  If I am out and about I get a lot done.  I can get a lot done in the office.  I can run my errands.  I can read my Personal Development.  (Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy).  I am done with everything by at least 330p and have the rest of the day for me.

Swim.  Play with the dog.  Work outside.  Just sit on the lanai an relax.  It’s a wonderful thing.  This week Mom is here so it’s even better.  More time withMom.  Yes, Yes, Yes, we just spent a week in MN but I have just recently moved and she hasn’t seen the new house yet.

We relocated from GA to FL.  I am now only about 3.5 hours from her …. and my oldest son (youngest still in GA) & my brother and his family.  Hubs’ family lives here too.  We are now taking bets as to when Child #2 will move to FL 🙂

Well off to do my workout.  Love spending quality time with Sagi.  Cardio and Abs today.  Thank goodness for Energize 🙂


Travels of day 2

WOW What a day!!  Busy, busy, busy, busy

Another great day spent with mom.  We walked and walked and walked.

We started off with a delicious breakfast of french toast with fruit and bacon.  Fresh squeeze orange juice, coffee.  Very very good.

We left The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast around 1030a.  We headed to The Cathedral of St. Paul.  MASSIVE Catholic cathedral.  Gorgeous stained glass.  Paintings.  Peaceful.  Quiet.  Reflective.  Not being religious it makes you think.  I spent almost 2 hours in there taking photos, looking around, reading about the cathedral.  *side note we were just at a tour of Jame Hill house and were told the Archdiocese just filed for bankruptcy*

From the Cathedral we headed to the James Hill’s mansion.  We watch a short 10 minute video and learned about him, his wife and their 10 children; 7 girls and 3 boys.  One baby girl died in infancy.  We looked at three rooms then signed up for a tour later in the evening.  Off to the capitol building.  This is THE FIRST capitol building I have ever been in.  It was very cool.  Say the Senate, Congress and Supreme Court.  The marble was crazy.  It is from all over the world.  And again a lot of photos.

Downtown St. Paul is nothing what I was expecting.  There is nothing but businesses.  We were looking for someplace to eat and it seriously took forever.  Like, where do the business people eat?  In their cafeterias??  We finally found a bar and stopped in there on our way to Union Depot.  The Bulldog Lowerton.  Hole-in-the-wall bar.  Good food and GREAT tater tots.

After lunch we made it to Union Depot.  Train, bus station.  There was NO BODY there.  Completely empty at 330p.  Very creepy and very strange.  I was expecting something along the lines of Grand Central but NOTHING, NADA, NO ONE.  VERY.  CREEPY.

We walked all the way back to the B&B.  Rested for a little bit then headed back to James Hill’s mansion for the behind the scenes tour.  The Nooks & Crannies tour.  This mansion though.  W H O A!!  We saw a lot.  The kitchen, the servants quarters, the bedrooms, the dining room(s), hidden passages, 22 fireplaces, and a bunch of other rooms.  There were SO MANY storage places.

Such a busy walking day and a fun day.
Looking forward to tomorrow.