Z IS FOR...ZIP, ZIPPED, ZIPPING along on my scooter!
Guess what I got for Christmas! A scooter! It was a very unexpected gift from a very unexpected place. I have been talking about getting one for a while, but neither my husband nor my doctor were too keen on the idea. They all think I will use it when I should be walking. But I won't. I want it so that I can go to things like the San Diego Cat Show or the Home and Garden Show. But with my fibromyalgia I can't walk for longer than half an hour, so I'm missing all the fun things I would like to do. It means I can even roam the mall. It broadens my horizons, in other words. Of course all the family wanted a go, so out we went into the circle about 9:00 o'clock Christmas Night and gave our neighbors a display.
Here's Glyn playing on my new 'toy'. Of course everyone had to have a try. When we were last in Bridlington, a good few years back, I was amazed at how many women were zipping in and out and around the crowds of shoppers on a scooter. In fact some of them were down right dangerous! But if they can do it, so can I.
Do you remember when ziploc bags were new? It's not too long ago. I think they are one of the better things modern life has brought to us.
I often make myself a fruit smoothy from fresh frozen fruit -- pineapple, strawberries, mango, peaches and blueberries. I put them in the blender and press liquify. Mmm,mmm good! Almost as good is the fact that all these fruits come with a ziploc top. Very handy! Just tear off the top and unzip then zip it up again for the next time.
I began thinking about the old ad they used to show on TV of someone holding up a ziploc bag full of some kind of brightly staining juice -- probably blueberries. It was held upside down over a beautiful white sweater. Would it leak or not? Of course it never did leak on the TV. Since this is Z day and I have chosen zip and Ziploc as my words, I decided to test it -- but not over my white sweater or with blueberry juice !
As you can see, it held very well. I grabbed the lid to put on the counter top (sorry it is messy I was pressed for time and only had one hand,) to show that the bag is indeed hanging up in the air and not a drop of water leaked out. Next time I might be brave enough to do the experiment with juice and a sweater!
Well here we are folks, at the end of another round of ABC Wednesday. Why don't you ZIP over to Mrs. Nesbitt's Blog (found HERE) and join us for another spectacular round?