Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Quick Workout

I fit in a quick circuit of upper body weights today - low weight high reps, just 3 rounds of each exercise, though. I only had a half hour to squeeze everything in.

Reality check:
It is better to do something (workout wise) instead of nothing...

Things that went right:
*Saw the chiropractor today

Things that need improvement:
*Find Accel gels. The RRS and the little independent running shoe store in my neighborhood no longer carry them.

House stuff

I went by the house today to drop off some tools and to take a few pictures of the yard and a couple of old portraits. Everyone in the family wants the portraits but my dad is the custodian of these portraits. This first portrait is in an oval frame with concave glass over the top. It was extremely hard to take a picture of this, and we're all too cheap here to take it to a professional to have the photo reproduced correctly. One of my cousin's took the photo out of the frame and left it open so we could all get a chance to make some sort of copy of the photo. Here's my copy of Stanley and Florence in their wedding attire:

The funny thing about the portrait is how much shorter my grandfather looks. In reality, he was just about 6' tall. My grandma was only 5' tall or less. I'm not quite sure of the editing process in the 1920's, but I didn't notice the height discrepancy until I made copies of the photo. In addition, my grandma had dark brown hair and the portrait shows blond. Even though there are the minor discrepancies, I absolutely LOVE this portrait.

I also managed to take a photo of my great Aunt, Helen. She was a Catholic Nun. I never knew her. This black and white portrait is stunning.

I also took photos of some of the foliage in the yard, but I'll post those tomorrow.



Donna said...

Wow, Irene, those pictures are amazing. I was trying to figure out the height difference, but I think it has a lot to do with the hat she has on. If you look at their shoulder positions, you can tell that he is much taller than her.

Good job on getting a workout in. Yes, something is better than nothing.

Irene said...

I am taking into consideration the hat my grandmother has on. She was a tiny lady. :)

I did get a good pump after my quick workout. I would have been miserable if I did nothing.


FV Tom said...

Awesome pics. thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

I love the pics! Thanks for posting them. I know you mentioned the 1920s for your grandparents, but what about your aunt? Same time frame?

Irene said...

I'm not sure about the nun picture, it might be about the same decade... I'll have to do some investigating.