Thursday, February 14, 2008

Just Add Water

I've had a lot going on over the last week, which I'll blog about maybe tonight or tomorrow, therefore, I haven't gotten hardly any knitting accomplished. And then today - Happy Valentine's Day - I have a morning coffee engagement (all hail and praise thy name o'coffee, live forever) and then I will be going up home to check on Nanny. Which equals - no knitting!!!!! I gotta get my act together.

However, I wanted to leave you with a story. My daughter, Sara, and I have decided to get back into the gym and whip ourselves into shape. Part of my regimen will be drinking more water. I "think" I read somewhere that you should drink half your body weight in water in ounces. Example - if you weight 140 you should drink 70 oz of water a day. Once you get used to drinking it, you crave it.

Several years ago while substitute teaching I had a huge water bottle I had with me at all times. When it was empty I'd fill it back up in between classes. I was in the middle school so often you would have thought I was a full-time teacher. The kids were always asking me, "Mrs. Sturgeon, how can you drink so much water?" "Mrs. Sturgeon, why do you drink so much water?" "Mrs. Sturgeon you still drinking water?" I began telling them, "How do you think I got so beautiful? It is from drinking so much water?" During the summer I saw one of my students and I asked her about her friends. Had she seen them over the summer? Blah, blah, blah, blea, blea, blea. She informed me she had seen this one boy that I had had in class whose name was David. I asked how he was doing. She said, "Oh Mrs. Sturgeon, he looks like he has been drinking A LOT of water." :)

Huge news and knitting to come, I promise.


Anonymous said...

You know... I don't think it is just the water that does wonders for one's body... it is all the walking back and forth to the bathroom that gets you fit hehehe!!! At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it :)

Cheers Eva

Traci said...

That is the cutest story! Love it!

Joanne said...

What a hilarious story! Thank you. :) I hope your day goes well. Happy Valentine's!

Opal said...

What a darling story. It goes so well with the life-giving elixir called coffee. ;-)

Roseann said...

What a cute story and gentle reminder to drink more water. I look forward to your surprise and knitting!