If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, November 5, 2010

RBOC: Gesundheit Edition

  • Shortly after our arrival home from the camping trip, b realized he had a cold.  Three days later I was the next happy recipient.
  • What if the only way to get rid of a cold was to give it to someone else?
  • I'm on Day Two of what appears to be a 4-day malady.
  • As far as colds go, it's not a bad one.  b has gone as far as to label it wimpy.  This may be true but it is still pretty annoying.
  • Did you know gesundheit means "good health" in German?
  • Today b and I went to the gym for a light workout, some time in the hot tub and a nice steam. I thought it would do my cold some good but the steam room never got very hot.  On the other hand I may have now infected my entire gym.
  • b and I admitted to each other that we are extremely judgmental of other people in the gym. I don't think either of us are particularly judgmental people in any other area of life but there's something about seeing other people workout that brings out the worst in us.  My current theory is that the gym we are going to right now has an unusually high amount of people who don't know how to workout.  In that I mean, they don't use the machines properly (which drives me crazy...all I can do is think how they are probably doing serious damage to their joints) and rarely break a sweat.  
  • I've been enjoying the free weight room at the gym lately. 
  • Tomorrow b leaves for an 8-day training somewhere in the wilds of Wyoming.  
  • When b is away I usually drown myself in work.  Given that this semester has been nothing but drowning myself in work, I see no good coming from it.  
  • Once he comes back he will only be in town for 5 days and then he's off on a paddling trip.
  • It seems I'm going to have to get used to him traveling more now.  Years ago it was always me who traveled and he stayed home.  
  • When I traveled he used to cook himself meals I would never eat (or tolerate him eating), like steaks and cheeseburgers.  Now that I'm eating meat, there is little left that he can't or doesn't eat on a regular basis.  Since he's going away, I bought brussel sprouts and plan on making sweet potato soup.
  • It is going on three weeks now that I have not had an oven.  There has been much discussion with the landlord, a handyman (who has informed me he doesn't specialize in appliances) has been to the house twice and finally ordered a part that we are all hoping accounts for the problem.  b is convinced it will be fixed before he returns.  I am less confident.
  • I itch to bake some bread.  
  • Home-baked bread goes nicely with sweet potato soup, don't you think?


Anonymous said...

I feel I should point out that 'steaks and cheeseburgers' isn't one meal. Though in the future it might be.


Julie said...

Oh, yes. Home baked bread goes so well with sweet potato soup. I hope you get the oven fixed soon. AND get rid of your cold!

I love b's answer. It sounds just like my hubby:)

Drax said...

"On the other hand I may have now infected my entire gym."

It will serve the wimps right.

Catherine said...

Feel better!

Annie said...

Hi Brigindo,
I hope you're feeling better already, though I guess this is Day 3. Colds can be miserable, and certainly an annoyance.