Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Guessing Game

Before you scroll down for the story that goes with this picture, stop a minute and guess what it is, where it is, what it is for, what it means...

Now read the answer and then tell me what you think it is.
I realized the 9 weeks of lockdown, I had totally missed my 20 squats that I do at the Y after the pool.
Totally did not do them, 
I noticed because I started to struggle to get UP.

The post it note is on the bathroom mirror.
It means do your excercises as soon as you make the bed, before leaving the bedroom.
For me, I have to have a habit and at time.

I thought exercise feeds the brain, I guess NOT!

I picked up the post it notes packet, drew the jumping stick figure, walked in bathroom,
 reached out and stuck it on the mirror. 
As I removed my arm, the note came with me, stuck on my finger.

It seems when I drew the figure, I DREW IT ON THE BACK not the front,
 leaving sticky side OUT.

This was 2 weeks ago, today once more, I made coffee without water.


easyweimaraner said...

i saw it as someone sitting on a swing...under a tree in a garden far away from all trouble ;O)

eileeninmd said...


I would have never guessed it was you exercising. Good one.

I should do these, I have trouble getting up too. Take care and have a great day!

My Mind's Eye said...

Well it has come to my attention PEOPLE need PEOPLE daily to maintain
a healthy body, mind and soul!!
Love the squat.
Hugs cecilia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Do we ALL have to admit to something crazy we've done this week because this might take me awhile! Hope you get those exercises done and drink some strong coffee! teehee! (I'll just make fun of you instead of confessing!!!!) HUGS!!!

The Happy Whisk said...

You are so funny. I love stick figures. I thought it was SPIDER-MAN! hahahaha. I was way off.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well, I came close with my guess...I thought it was you at the pool using noodles to stretch! YAM xx

Chatty Crone said...

I thought you were holding something up.
You can do 20 squats - you are amazing - no matter that you make waterless coffee. lol

Ruth Hiebert said...

I thought it might be something referring to exercise .

Mevely317 said...

I was so sure it was a yellow file folder for your TOPS meetings. What a difference, seeing it on my big screen.
Like you, I do best with rituals. (Now, that doesn't mean I'm actually observing them.) I've not done squats in ages, but might try that -- as long as I've something to hang onto.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's funny about the note and doing it on the sticky side and I'm sorry about the coffee. However I'm glad you are doing your squats again!

Hootin' Anni said...

I figured your stick figure was either VERY friendly, or a gymnast (do I get points for being close?)

I'm not a coffee drinker, but Bud is & he forgets water many times.

Ella said...

The flag of Amsterdam has XXX, but only three the x! LOL
I would have never guessed it was you exercising!
Making coffee without water happens to everyone ... so you are not "extremely forgetful" !!!

R's Rue said...

Very nice

photowannabe said... without water...Blech....
So sorry...maybe you need a post it note for that too.
Do I get a prize?? I guessed it had something to do with exercise reminders...
I did my 10 squats this morning...actually felt good that I am up to 10. It's something that is hard for me to do with my bum knee. Fast walked in place 200 steps and 20 touch the floor with hands flat on the floor.
I'm just I have to loose 5 pounds to get back down to my jumping off spot..too many days of really carb-y eating.
Groan...Suppose to be 105F today. Me thinks we aren't going to walk in the neighborhood....
Is it surgery day for Bob today?
Thinking of you...WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS !!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I could not draw one this good! I had thought it was either someone doing a chin-up, or a dead person, all splayed out! Be careful doing those squats. I have read a lot that they will tear up your knees.

ClickNCamera said...

My answer was someone snuck up behind you so of course you jumped. I guess that because, as I loose my hearing (age related) more each day, my husband walks up and scares me each time. Not on purpose mind you. I hope one day I will have nerves of steel. Now give me 10 (squats)…. enjoy your day!

CheerfulMonk said...

I thought it was someone cheering and saying , "Yay!".

I love the bit about the post it note. :D

Rose said...

I guessed that it was something to do with this corona thing, but that was as far as I got.

Ann Thompson said...

I couldn't guess what the picture was. I bet that was really bad coffee

LC said...

I guessed excitement because some of your favorite haunts had opened up. Your jumping for joy will have to wait awhile. But the sticky note elicited an inelegant chortle. Good thing I wasn't drinking something. It would have come out my nose. Ewwww!

Linda said...

You do what you gotta do and YOU have GOT to exercise! So do we all....and I am going to do a post it note on MY bathroom mirror!
Have they not opened up the Y yet??

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nope didn't have a clue, Sandra, and like you I need to exercise more. Taking walks downtown helps me get out a bit since the gym facilities remain shut down here in the mill apts. And I too have written something on the wrong (sticky) side of a post it, so you're NOT alone. Luckily, Pat sets up the coffee pot here and so far has remembered to put in the water.