July 17, 2008

Today was my half day at work.  That means I start at 6.30am and am done by 10.30am.  That leaves the rest of the day to get real-life things done.  First on my list after going to the dump was picking blueberries.  We happen to live next door to a blueberry farm.  Next door where we live is about half a mile, but it’s close nonetheless.  I only had $6 in cash so I decided to be conservative to avoid cash register embarrassment.  This was my first time picking blueberries so I don’t really have a sense of how much they cost.  It turns out that I was not able to avoid cash register embarrassment because the grand total of my picked blueberries amounted to 78 cents.  Then I just felt stupid for picking so few.  I can’t remember the last time I made ANY purchase for under $1 ANYWHERE!  I didn’t even think you could buy something for under $1!!!  So I left with enough blueberries for my breakfast oatmeal and for dessert tonight and still with $5.12 in my pocket.  Not too shabby.

I had a brick this afternoon which went very well considering I have not been enjoying training lately.  Afterwards the dogs and I hung out outside for a while and enjoyed the sunshine.  Then I picked lettuce for my dinner (I am just a regular Suzy Homemaker these days!) and made myself a delicious salad.

We have carpeting in our kitchen and I do not even want to talk about how disgusting that is.  The carpet is ancient and you just know there is so much ick living in there, I can barely stand to think about it.  Needless to say, the 5-second Rule does not apply in our kitchen.  If something hits the ground, it is finished , gone, no more.  No amount of rinsing or wiping can save it from 30 years of kitchen carpet floor grossness.  So I had to laugh when I dropped an entire raw chicken breast on the floor and my dogs just stared at it.  I think even they, who willingly eat animal poop, were disgusted by that now-filthy piece of chicken.  Once I gave it a little rinse they were happy to eat it though…their standards are a little lower than mine perhaps.

The great news is that we are getting new flooring in the entire upstairs of the house very soon, so carpet in the kitchen will be a thing of the past, thank goodness.

That about sums up my exciting day.  I am feeling better about racing on Sunday and I think it will be fun to do a race I’ve never done and go into it with a more relaxed attitude than normal and without big expectations.

4 Responses to “Blueberries”

  1. marit c-l Says:

    You are the SECOND person that I have ever known with a carpeted kitchen. My parent’s second house – where I lived from the tender age of 13 until I left for college had disgusting red carpet. It was gross. Awful. And really, really wrong. I don’t blame the puppies for NOT eating the chicken breast. Yeah. Not one bit!


  2. Beth Says:

    Really…who ever in their right mind thought carpeting was okay in a kitchen? I’ve also seen it in some bathrooms. It should be illegal. Regardless…great to hear you are getting some new floors!

    Anyway…GOOD luck Sunday! Have a blast and enjoy the day. And keep that wetsuit zipped up until T1! 🙂

  3. Danielle Says:

    I loved the part of the blueberries. Sounds TOTALLY like something I would do. So cool about the bears. Good luck this weekend in your race! (Any interest in doing an Oly near Middlebury in 2 weeks? is funny about the wetsuit zipper!

  4. Ness…ya, the whole carpeting thing….hmmm….Anyway blueberries are my fav – so I loved hearing about this! GOOD luck on Sunday!!!! 🙂

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