I had such a good day yesterday, energy wise. I made conscientious choices throughout the day, and it worked beautifully in keeping my energy high.
I had an acai bowl before my workout, rather than afterward, plus a tall glass of water and a couple of fish oil pills. My workout was terrific, and because I wasn't starving afterward, I unhurriedly did the grocery shopping before returning home, getting my biggest To Do of the day off my list.
I had a high protein, low sugar lunch just before noon, then my spouse and I left for a full afternoon of activities - an appointment with our new tax preparer, a lecture on Civil War art broadcast live from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an at-the-movies showing of the Oscar nominated film Lion.
The tax appointment was fairly uneventful other than learning that we were eligible to open a Roth due to one of our 2016 deferred compensation payments not being marked as a retirement payout. That was great news, though it would have been better to have learned this in time for our 2013 tax filing, the first full year we were jointly retired, rather than three years later, as we were working on our 2016 filings! It did confirm our decision, however, to move our tax preparations away from our former tax guy, and over to this one instead.
The Civil War art broadcast, arranged through our Lifelong Learning program, was outstanding. It was broadcast in real time, and therefore the class was able to ask questions and interact live with the docent leading the lecture from the American Art Museum in Washington, DC. What a wonderful thing technology is!
Here are a just few of the art pieces we discussed during our lecture:
By Winslow Homer, The Sharpshooter on the left, and A Visit From The Old Mistress on the right.
By Eastman Johnson, The Girl I Left Behind Me on the left, and The Lord Is My Shepard on the right.
Plans and Goals for Today
Six mile race walk
Art lecture on surrealism artist Andre Breton at our Lifelong Learning Program
Adjunct professor music concert, also at our Lifelong Learning Program
Dinner at a Basque restaurant with our 'Foreign foods' dining group