Thursday, July 17, 2008
A Brief History Lesson...
While lying in bed last night I was thinking about a previous post of mine. In it I mentioned that I didn't have a bath room in my loft and had to trudge down the stairs to potty. I also mentioned that I sometimes took my thunder mug with me to use instead of navigating the stairs half asleep. I got to thinking that most of you are way younger than I and probably mostly city folks and you probably don't know what a "Thunder Mug" is. So here are some pictures and explainations. The thunder mug was used in the mid 1800's in homes of mostly wealthy people so that they wouldn't have to go outside to the "privvy" or "out house." Thunder mugs (bottom picture) ususally had handles so they could slide through the back into a potty chair (top left picture). But mine is a little different (top right picture). And there you have it, a brief history lesson.
I did get my walk in yesterday.
Walked 33 minutes
Minimum heart rate 104
Average heart rate 138
Maximum heart rate 154
Calories burned 525
Gosh am I ever hungry after a walk. I wanted to eat every thing in the house last night. I settled for a salad with kidney beans in it and later a half a peanut butter sandwich.
I also got the sweeper run, even the cobwebs in the corners way up high. Got 2 loads of laundry done (that's about all I have) and the kitchen cleaned. I really felt pretty good about myself for getting all that in yesterday. Now if someone would just find a way for the dishes to do themselves I'd be a happy camper. I hate it when I finally get the kitchen cleaned and have to cook and dirty it up again. What a vicious cycle. And I'm a procrastonator big time. No way I'd actually do the dishes as I go. Or even right after I finish a meal. No, not me, I have to wait a day or three. Course there's only me and there aren't many to wash and I hate wasting well water on just a few. Sounds like a good excuse doesn't it?
That's all for today folks. Have a good one.