Thank you all for the birthday wishes! My actual Big Day is Wednesday, but I’m open for business all week. So far my All About Me Week has mostly been about my checkbook!
While putting away some towels (note: on the same day I laundered them!) Sunday night, I couldn’t help noticing a definite splash when I walked into the bathroom. Splashing in the bathtub is good; splashing on the floor–not so good. I could also see a coating of grimy, icky gunk in the bottom of my formerly pristine tub. A quick check of the hallway bath showed the same. Oh no, clogged pipe$!
On the bright side, all that mopping and scrubbing was good exercise, and I needed something to do while I waited all day for the plumber. He arrived late in the afternoon, of course. Fortunately for him, he was cute so I didn’t give him too much grief. Fortunately for me, he worked quickly and the final bill wasn’t heartbreaking.
And an interior view:
I love this bag for so many reasons:
a) it’s red! (I love this particular Vera Bradley print and you can’t really see that there’s a tiny blue flower the exact color of my yoga mat!)
b) it has pockets! (I have an unnatural fondness for pockets, possibly approaching the point at which I should seek counseling)
c) it’s a repurposed $1 garage sale find that was likely headed for the decluttering pile because I haven’t used it in a long time.
Today was our (my gym bag and my) first workout, and it was perfect! The exterior pockets held my phone, headphones, and keys for convenient access. On the inside, I had a pocket for my exercise list, another one for my watch, another one for my lifting gloves, another for my Natural Awakenings magazine, and several that weren’t used at all. I also had room for two towels and a large bottle of water! And there was still room left!
By comparison, this was my old gym tote:
Cute, but it’s your basic sling sack. Everything is always in a jumble at the bottom. I’ll continue to use it for bike rides and walks, but it is forever retired as a gym bag.
It just goes to show that there is indeed a silver lining in almost every cloud. If I hadn’t had to wait on the plumber all day, I might not have found the loved, but ignored, tote bag in the closet and given it a happy new purpose in life! Happy Birthday, indeed!
What’s in your gym bag?