Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dance like no one is watching

Another quiet solo run this morning -- just two miles, but a nice pace and good head time. Then I came home and jury-rigged these from a standard scone recipie:

These are Meyer Lemon Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Scones with Lemon Honey spread. Notice the tiny fingers on the side? I had to do a hockey-player block to get that picture. A wee tweak of the leavening to deal with the increased acidity, and voila! A new recipe and the last of the farmer's market blueberries are all eaten up.

Then my day began unfolding in the usual way -- sweeping, cleaning up, taking the recycling out, and there was one more wet load of laundry to hang up. I noticed yesterday that when I hang laundry, I find myself smiling for no reason. I just like doing it.

And this morning? I was wearing my mp3 player -- often something I do while sweeping or cleaning, and the combination of hanging laundry and "Jive Talking" just got me going. I danced with tank tops; I danced with pajama bottoms. I danced with cloth napkins, I just danced and danced and danced. I assume no neighbors were watching, but if they were, I hope it gave them a huge smile -- I miss dancing, and if doing it around my laundry line is the way to get some, then I'm all for it.

Nothing like the smell of fresh laundry, too.


Anonymous said...

Yay, oh yay!

allisonmariecat said...

I have not bothered to set up a clothesline, though I have meant to for the whole year we've lived in the house. You definitely make me want to get on it!

I love putting on music and dancing! I do it with Lilah sometimes, but I really should do it for myself, too.

I have drool on my keyboard now, thanks to your scones. Yum!

suzee said...

Scones AND Jive Talkin' in one post. Like an out of the park homer.

amanda j said...

Perhaps I need to try dancing like that, because I really dislike hanging out the washing. I am too short and my tummy always gets out!!

cpurl17 said...

I miss dancing too! Good for you!!

My HOA would allow clothelines but I can roll my rolling clothes rack outside.

I've been lucky enough to sample your baking--I know those scones taste as good as they look!!