Just an Ordinary Day of Glamour

Today was just an ordinary day of glamour ’round these parts.

I rolled out of bed and was pleased to discover that…

  1. I wasn’t completely paralyzed.
  2. I didn’t catch pneumonia.

Small victories, kittens.  Small victories.  This would be the perfect example of a situation where More is NOT More.

As per The Internet’s advice, I let the mud on my running shoes dry overnight and then went out and bought a cheap toothbrush to address the issue with.  10 minutes later, I found myself in a totally manageable situation.

Good call, Internet.  Good call.

Lately, I’ve been wondering why people even bother to ask questions without Google-ing them first.

But that is neither here nor there.

I did a bit of yoga.

Confession: I have the love-hate relationship of the century with yoga.  I love the end result.  But I have MAJOR trouble mustering any sort of enthusiasm for it before the fact.

But since today was most definitely a Day of Rest, I forced myself into the basement and onto the mat to continue my Practice.

50 minutes and a couple of extremely shaky side planks later, I was renewed.

In a perfect world, I would have moved le jardin outside.  It would be flourishing in the fresh spring air, and we would be making the Final Plans for re-planting the tomatoes.

Mais non.  Today, it was in the 40s.

At this point, I can only take solace in the epic amounts of sunlight that window gets.

Allegedly spring really might be coming tomorrow, which would be a major relief.  Because once I get those tomatoes out of their current holding pens, you had better believe that I’ll be re-planting some of my basil plants in order to ensure an Optimal Harvest.

My priorities are in the following order: I garden for Caprese first, roasted chicken second and practicality third.

What is your favorite summer salad?

What do you do to clean tennis shoes?  Does that whole “just pop them in the washer” thing really work?

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14 responses to “Just an Ordinary Day of Glamour

  1. I’ve never cleaned my running shoes before- is that horrible? Granted, they’ve never gotten too muddy, but I’ve worn them hiking, and they could probably use a bath 🙂

  2. I love going to the internet to find solutions to my problems like how to get nail polish out of clothing… you use bug spray.

  3. I normally take matters in my own hand literally. I’d rather use my hands to scrub the nooks and crannies of the shoe instead of leaving it in the washer. Does it even clean properly?

    I so agree with you ,when in doubt google before asking a question!

  4. I’m answering the “favorite summer salad” question:
    a good Greek with lots of feta, Kalamata olives, a little red onion, and some pepperoncini peppers; topped with a homemade dressing like the Pioneer Woman’s “Aunt Trish’s Salad Dressing” loaded with lemon juice and garlic. YUM!!

  5. In the summer I love spinach with a berry vinaigrette, toasted almonds, berries, and nuts. Yum yum yum.

  6. Since I don’t run, cleaning my running shoes isn’t an issue. I always ask my questions on the Internet. My goto sources are Google and Twitter.

  7. I’ll be crossing my fingers that spring DOES show up tomorrow! Very impressed by your garden’s progress despite MN’s best efforts.

  8. I am a google queen… people always ask me questions and i just google them. Therefore they think im verrry verrrry smart 😉

  9. I’ve never cleaned my tennis shoes in the washing machine. I remember my mom doing that for us when we were kids though and the results were…less than spectacular!

    I used to hate yoga but since doing it (and not running like a mad person anymore) I am back to my high school weight. My stomach will never be the same though, no matter how many yoga poses I master. I won’t get into whose fault that is….

  10. Fave salad: Basil, toms, buffalo mozzarella with balsamic and sea salt

    And yes, just throw tennis shoes in the wash…but not the dryer.

  11. Um, I totally throw my tennies in the wash, but I only wear them outside to walk the pup.

    So where do you do yoga? B/c my love/hate has to do with the fact that about 80% of the time, I end up super sick after yoga (somehow it opens up my immune system). But it feels sooo good to stretch and my chiro has linked my recent knee pain to hip issues and has suggested yoga.

  12. 1. I fully support the google movement. I do it with everything. no limits.

    2. I usually scrape mud off with a stick. 3rd grade style.

    3. I have a love hate relationship with salads. I would love it if I could stop hating them. Unless they are SWIMMING in ranch dressing. In which case, I love them 🙂

  13. I am a “toss them in the washer” kind of gal. That’s pretty much my motto with most things.

    I garden for caprese, pesto, and salsa. My favorite summer salad is a Greek style quinoa with lots of fresh veggies & hunks of feta.

    Kudos for day-after yoga.

  14. I agree with Kirsten – toss them in the washer! Except I shudder at the idea of them not getting dry enough and leaving them with that lingering musty smell if they don’t dry all the way through…And I’m terrified of throwing them into my dryer on HIGH, cause it gets well – Really HOT. Melted rubber, I’ll pass.

    Love the garden – mine gets just about as much sun as yours does – which may not be much – but like you said, small victories 🙂

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