Sunday, August 05, 2012
Sometimes, we have to improvise. Make do with what we have, but be creative so that we can achieve the results we want. Anyone who is a public school teacher has learned to improvise!!!
I didn't want to spend money on a gym. (Not on my teacher salary.) So I scoped out a variety of walking routes, all of which included bathrooms and water or drinks. Alternate routes focused on hills rather than distance. I was set for cardio. Improvisation.
Again, no gym - so I put together a variety of routines for myself using body weight - you know, wall pushups, chair dips, squats, lunges, leg lifts, all the crunches known to humanity - improvisation.
We had our house sale yesterday - all of our dishes are sold. The cooking utensils were bought. Both colanders - gone. I saved one skillet and one soup pot (both are pre-bought) - so at least I can cook for the next few nights, before friends come to claim their purchases.
So I made pasta and re-heated the sauce, adding the rest of the frozen peppers. How to mix the pasta in the huge soup pot???? Hmmmmm - how about a wire whisk!!!!!! Worked perfectly!!!! No colander? Hmmmm - how about the grilling veggie pan that has holes all over it - balanced on a mug in the sink, it made a perfect pasta strainer! The mug then became my serving spoon! I ate out of a small mixing bowl, DH had the next size up. DH came in as I was serving up our dinner, and he just started laughing at my creative set up.
I am the queen of improvisation!!