Monday, February 7, 2011

Hula-hoops, Hobbits and Eskimo Kisses

Routine-breakers Days 43-51

Day 43: I got out the hula-hoop that's been sitting around for a dozen years (I bought it for my kids) and played around with it. Not only can I still keep it twirling around my waist, but I did some twirling around my legs and arms that I never even did when I was a kid. It was so much fun, I've been doing it every day since.

Day 44: The break-room at work has a serious coffee mug and spoon shortage. Instead of being perpetually annoyed about it, I went to a couple of thrift stores and bought some to take in. (20-cents per mug, 15-cents per spoon. What a deal!)

Day 45: My husband always mixes the oil into the new jar of almond butter. I did it today.

Day 46: I reversed all my dresser drawers; left to right, and right to left. Took a few days to stop opening the wrong drawers.

Day 47: I hate having the remote control, my husband likes it. For our evening movie (A Fistful of Dollars) I DEMANDED possession of the remote. (Wow, I even figured out how to use it!)

Day 48: Remember eskimo kisses? A combo of rubbing noses and sort of a side-nose nuzzle. Robbie and I both liked this one; we're still doing it.

Day 49: Haven't listened to an audio book in years, but it seemed like a good idea. So I dug out the CD set of The Hobbit and spent a couple of enjoyable hours listening to it while doing some domestic chores. I'll be continuing with it today.

Day 50: Even when I'm at work, I usually have a meal ready for Rob to microwave. At the very least, I have the food in the fridge and tell him what to do with it. Not today:

Charlotte's book just happened to be sitting there, so I figured I'd include a gratuitous book plug.

Day 51: NO COMPUTER! AT ALL! Oh, the agony...I felt so disconnected from civilization!


  1. Great progress, and the hula hoop pic made me laugh! I should listen to my audio copy of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I'll be done in like, 2 years. :)

  2. Ok now I really really have to trying hooping!! Glad you are enjoying it! And thank you for the gratuitous book shout-out - totally made me grin!

  3. Where the hell did you find a 20-cent mug? I want one.

  4. Thrift stores! (And here I was thinking that 20-cents was outrageous because last time I went they were only a dime.)

  5. I really enjoy reading your routine breaker entries. They're a blast and makes me want to break some of my routines just for fun. It keeps life interesting.

    Also, the first picture with the goth guy hula hooping: I saw that picture on the Internet last week and laughed so hard. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I saw it, too; maybe on Neatorama or Miss Cellania? That's what gave me the idea!

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