A group of young researchers at a nearby university have invented what’s basically a mini foot elliptical which you can pedal while you work seated at a desk. One’s knees don’t come up to bump the underside of the desk or table – it’s engineered to avoid that.
They had a Kickstarter campaign & got a lot of good press. I decided to invest in the contraption, because I will spend a lot of time at desks for the rest of my life, not just editing but also doing all sorts of other projects & keeping in touch with people.
It’s supposed to be ready to ship in January. I’m so excited!
I continue to have off & on stomach issues, & I’ve ceased to do much cooking. I do bake bread regularly & make salads & scramble eggs & so on, but the pleasure in cooking & eating is diminished. Plus this summer has been crazy-busy.
But I have a beautiful home & need to USE it. So there’s a dinner party scheduled for July 30! A couple who moved to London a few years ago will be back in the neighborhood for a few days. I told them they could invite up to seven more people to my house that evening, as a way to catch up with a number of us at once. Fortunately it’s my work-from-home day. I’ll probably fix one of my tried-&-true dishes, like African sweet potato-peanut-garbanzo curry. It’ll be fun!
Now I have TWO camping dates lined up for this year: one weekend in August with my best friend from church & her son & his buddy; one weekend in September with my cousin & her husband. Yay!