05 January 2009

This, that and the other

Finally, life is back to 'normal'. Well, after-the-holiday normal. I left my house early yesterday morning to visit my parents, met with Kit at Panera's, did some local shopping, went to the mall, then two grocery stores. I made pizza for dinner.

I went back to the pool today. I didn't know if it would do more harm than good, but I knew I had to give it a try. I swam very slowly. Varied my strokes. Swam 12 laps instead of 36. I felt very wimpy, but knew it was the right way to go about it. I spent about 10 minutes in the hot tub. It's really too hot for me. It took longer to shower, dress, put on make-up and dry my hair than it did to swim! Plus the 19 miles I drove to get there. But it felt good and my knee feels fine! I'll be back on Thursday if everything continues to feel good.

I called my therapist from the car to see if she had an opening today and she did. I spent the time before our meeting having tortilla soup at Panera's. And I had my laptop. Just happened to have it with me, you know.

Is this boring?

I made baked ziti with sausage for dinner. A 9 X 13 casserole for the two of us. What in the world am I going to do with the leftovers? I'll freeze some portions and bring the rest to my parent's house. Good idea.

I got an AeroGarden as a gift. Here's a picture of it. It's big and silvery. Very high-tech. It makes a nice gurgling sound, like a fountain. The lights are so bright that it makes the dining room glow, and the lights stay on for 16 hours a day. I'm going to have to keep the house chillier to make up for the electricity!

I'm growing tomatoes. Three pods of cherry tomatoes. One Golden Harvest and two Red Heirlooms. I sit and watch them every day. It's very Zen. The Golden Harvest has 4 sprouts, and the others are close behind. I feel like a momma. I expect a bountiful harvest in 4-5 weeks, and I don't need to build a fence to keep the squirrels out. I'll post updates.

I happened to turn on the TV last night about 20 minutes into 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' on Masterpiece Classics. It was wonderful. I went to Sparknotes to see what I had missed, and I'm recording the first part over. Part two concludes next week. My DVR is also set to record the 6-part series 'The Story of India' that premiers tonight on PBS. Will I really watch it all?

On that note, I'm going to watch Brothers and Sisters now. Can't let the DVR get filled up.


Kathy said...

No, it's not boring! Would like to have seen a pic of the ziti!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I always feel really impatient when I have to gradually build up my exercise after a time off or an injury, but you're right. It's the best way to do it.

Martha said...

The tortilla soup sounds yummy--perfect for a chilly winter day. I'm curious to find out more about that handy little indoor garden. I've seen them, but I didn't know anyone who had one. I'm looking forward to updates on that!

Ghost Writer said...

I am so envious of you Aerogarden! I have wanted one since the conception of the thing. Let me know if it's worth the C-note plus that it costs :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

can't wait to see how the tomatoes turn out~

Gin said...

Your posts always make me hungry!

I love watching things grow. It IS very Zen!

happyone said...

How nice to grow tomatoes in the winter!! If you get too many you can always give some to me. :-)
BTW - You did a great job cutting my hair. I don't even have to comb my hair now. I just wash it and let it dry!! Very easy to take care of!!

fiwa said...

Hey - Brad has one of those sitting in his kitchen! They're so neat - I would love to have one, but I have no place to put it.

hey, I'll be over for leftovers, ok?


ac said...

It looks like a tiny spaceship landed.

nom nom nom when the harvest comes in! :) ac

Brad said...

We got an Aerogarden last year for Christmas. I love ours - we've grown mostly spices and have used all we grew. We did do tomatoes and peppers. I found it's important to pick the best, healthiest stems and trim back the lessor ones on the them as they'll grow to much greenery to let the fruit ripen - at least that's what we found. I also like the extra light in the kitchen for midnight fridge raids.

bonnie said...

The aerogarden photos are so beautiful. Without knowing what they are, the images are very artistic.

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