I realized this morning that another thing I sacrifice while training (along with showers and cleaning the house and answering the phone) is cleaning out my brush. Don’t think I’d given this baby attention in quite some time:
OMG I could SO make a merkin out of that. (“Locks of Love didn't need it, so I'm donating my hair to Merkins of Hope." – 30 Rock).
It’s weird because cleaning out a brush takes literally one minute. So, why don’t we do it? Other things that fall into this category:
- Changing the sheets
- Wiping out the microwave
- Doing self clean in the oven
- Dusting off knick knacks on the shelves or my case liquor bottles on the bar (at least I have them long enough to gather dust)
- Throwing away old leftovers that are moldy
- Cleaning out the sock drawer (I can never find the matches)
I guess all of these little things add up to big chunks of time overall. And, I guess I’m lazy. Sure I’ll run 13 miles before sun-up but do not ask me to clean out my brush. My in-laws arrive tomorrow and I’ve GOT to get a grip on my house or I might be disowned by that side of the family.
Sam comes home from Chicago today. Oh how I’ve missed my boy! Yesterday he texted me my favorite pictures ever in my life. When planning this trip, he talked my parents, both 72, into doing a Segway tour of the city. My dad is pretty adventurous, but had a knee replacement not long ago. My mom tends to be shier about taking risks, so I wondered if she would do it.
Aren't my parents cool? Now you know how I got this way. So humble.
Sam, 13, got to make some amazing memories the past few days. Having this special time with his grandparents is something he will never forget. We never know how long we’ll have the special people around in our lives (at least in the flesh) so we have to take them in at each and every moment.
What’s a quickie chore you don’t do even though it takes only a minute? (I always leave out the vacuum, cords hanging everywhere. Drives Ken crazy.)
Do you only clean when company comes?
Ever been on a Segway? Ever fall off? (Rumor has it my mom fell off. But she is fine so hold off on your sympathy cards).
Off to clean out the lint in the dryer,