Yesterday, I bought some more sequin fabric to make a couple more sparkle skirts for my races. I bought blue and purple. I just made the blue one...
I buy a skein of kitchen cotton and a roll of tulle. The tulle is probably about 6 inches wide on the roll, so I slide it off the cardboard roll and then I cut it in half and cut each of those in half--so I wind up with four long strips of tulle to hold together with the kitchen cotton while I knit or crochet a scrubber.
The cotton holds in the soap and water, and the tulle is a gentle abrasive to get off the crud from dishes. It's safe to use on non-stick pans, too. I hold the strip of tulle with the cotton and crochet two rounds out and then two rounds back in on the other side. The whole thing takes 15 minutes, and looks like this when it's done:
It's not very pretty, but it lasts a really long time and I just wash it in the washing machine.
Anyway, I don't know what possessed me to do this today, but I decided to put my post-op lower body lift pictures back on my blog. The traffic I was getting from Pinterest has died down significantly, which makes me feel more comfortable sharing the photos on my blog again. I just hope I don't see them on Pinterest again! I will have to report it as a copyright infringement like I did before.
Pinterest has created a code that you can post to your website to prevent people from pinning photos, but I don't want to prevent ALL my photos from being pinned. Most of my photos I'm fine with seeing on Pinterest. But it's extremely embarrassing to have my post-op photos on there, and when I saw them, I was thisclose to deleting my entire blog. So please, if you view my post-op photos, leave them where they are.
I'm now four months post-op, so I think I'll have Jerry take some new pictures tonight.
I felt like I could run forever, and run super fast--unfortunately Jessica didn't feel as crazy as me, so we stuck to our training pace ;) I didn't bring water or Gu with me (I really don't need it if I'm doing less than 10 miles or so).
We ran into some guy that had his black lab with him (unleashed) and I kind of panicked. I'm really scared of dogs while I'm running because I've been bitten three separate times while on a run. People apparently think it's okay to let their dogs wander around without a leash. So when I saw the guy's dog today, I just kind of yelped and came to a dead stop, waiting for him to catch his dog.
Tomorrow I'll run intervals and then take Saturday and Sunday off for our big day on Monday--the 15-miler!! It will be new territory for both of us.