100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 111,480

The best laid plans...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I headed off to the Y yesterday to get in a session of Water Aerobics on my own.

I ignored the fact that it was hot, I was headed for the cool water! I got there quickly and after presenting my membership card, I moved toward the elevator, only to be confronted with an "Out of Order" sign on the elevator door. emoticon

The brain cogs immediately began turning and I thought, well, there's another elevator at the other end of the building, which normally only shuttles people from the gym/pool level to the locker rooms/exercise area; how might I access that? So, I asked the person at reception, who called the operations people. When they came they told me that the access was not good there because of scaffolding for a painting job that is taking place. They felt it would be unsafe.

I expressed my extreme displeasure at this turn of events. I know that machinery breaks down occasionally, but there should be a plan in place which allows alternate access. They agreed but stated that in this case, the breakdown occurred while another activity was taking place which blocked access to the alternate access source.
We were at an impasse, so I inquired about the time frame we're working with.
(I'm still going to address this further with the administration because I think the response missed the point somewhat, but there was clearly nothing to be gained by further discussion at this point.)

The upshot was that I wasn't getting in today and I'd need to call ahead Monday, if I didn't want to risk a repeat performance, getting to class that day.

So, still fairly annoyed, I headed off to Trader Joe's to pick up a few items so as not to have left the house in vain.

I got the few items I wanted and went home in better spirits.

When I got home I decided to make soup using the turkey stock I'd made from last week's turkey breast. I prepped the vegetables and got the soup up to cook.

I did a Chair Dancing Session for 45 minutes.

All I had to do then was get out the turkey meat I'd saved for the purpose, add it to the soup and wait for it to heat through while making some pasta.

The soup was beautiful, delicious and we were able to eat without rushing and still have time for a little rest before changing clothes and heading out to Mass.

Hope the rest of your weekend is great, no matter what you do!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Sounds like you turned a bad situation around in your favor. What is a chair dancing session?
    3610 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by ANNE-ELIZ