Tuesday is my favorite day of the week in terms of physical activity: Piyo in the AM, and swimming in the PM! (I say “physical activity” instead of “working out” because I don’t view swimming as a workout.) I also ran .88 mile in Cramp City today… I am telling you, these side stitches are going to drive me crazy one day.
Oh, why does idiocy pay? … I renewed my pool membership at the beginning of April. I do it in six-month increments, so my card is supposed to be valid until sometime in October, but when I got there today the guy told me it was expired! Long story short, the problem was that when I paid the membership fee in April, like an idiot, I forgot to sign my check. (They’re also pretty idiotic, for not catching it until now, but whatever.) It’s not a big deal — I signed it today, and my card was re-activated. And they didn’t even make the renewal retroactive, so now my card is valid until December, and I got two free months’ worth of swimming! 😉
I think there should be some sort of law against having to work on gorgeous days. It was way, way too beautiful outside to be stuck indoors! That kind of sucked. But I made sure to get in my walk during my lunch break to soak up some sun.
Romaine, tempeh, yellow squash, roasted turnip. Turnip, not rutabaga, because I can’t find those anywhere! This is a suitable substitute, I guess… but rutabaga is just so much better.
There is a box of mini Larabars in my basement “pantry.” They expire soon, so I must get through them. Thus, a flavor I’ve never tried before.
Once upon a time, I think I liked cashews. But this didn’t taste like anything to me, really; it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either! Very strange.
And I felt very strange, too, about doing this:
It’s a muffin topper with Barney butter; nothing unusual there, I’ve done that before. But with chocolate chip or double chocolate chip toppers; this is wild blueberry. It was the only flavor in the store at the time! For some reason, it doesn’t seem like a combination that “should” go together, and the fact that it bothers me is probably a good indication that I should do it. And the truth is that I couldn’t really taste much difference because of it, so it’s really all just in my crazy head.
There are a lot of things in that crazy head! Including this concoction, which has been brewing in some form for a while now:
Refried kidney beans spread on a garden vegetable tortilla and topped with raspberry chipotle salsa, bell peppers and onions, and corn because it just seemed to belong there! The salsa totally made this recipe (uh, okay, it’s a stretch to call it a recipe). Refried beans always look like dog food, but I love them. It just seems somehow more aesthetically appealing this way! 😉
My sister sent me an e-mail today saying that she “saw this in an article and thought it was pretty powerful”:
It has taken me __ years to discover my inner beauty & special gifts.
I don’t want you to have to wait that long to find yours. And if you
think life will all of a sudden be perfect if you look perfect on the
outside – you’re wrong. Happiness doesn’t come from changing your
circumstances. It comes from changing the way you see your
I thought it was rather beautiful, too, so I decided to share it with you!
Now that I have sufficiently babbled about so many random things that I no longer remember what I said, I will wish you a very happy Hump Day.
“I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell.”
~Alec Yuill Thornton