Sunday, May 30, 2010

How to make me smile in the morning...

Stand on the overpass above I-90 and wave for no apparent reason. Made me smile for the rest of the day.

What has made you smile recently?


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birthday musings...

Everyone knows by now how much I love celebrating birthdays. Not just mine, but anyone else's too. I believe in celebrating for the entire month if I can get away with it. This is sad, really, because I really don't like having to actually plan it all. I'd much rather that took care of itself.
Last year's birthday was the big 3-0, and I clearly took this to mean big changes. So, let's recap what-all I did in my 30th year:
-Bought a condo
-Moved into condo
-Finished another manuscript
-Started (slowly) to work on manuscript number 7
-Completed my National Boards (though I won't know results for 6 more months)
-Turned in Maisy the Milan for MayBelle the Forester
-Got engaged
-Began to plan a wedding
You know, when I look at it this way it becomes painfully obvious why I'm so excited for Summer Vacation.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Note to the man jogging on the trail the other day...

Please put on pants, instead of those super-tight shorts. I really don't need to see what-all you have. Also, please make sure your t-shirt fits. I understand it's your favorite, and that your wife accidentally shrunk it in the dryer, but that does not mean you should continue to wear it. If you simply can't bear to throw it out, then donate it to a good cause. Just please, please do not wear it. The sight of your rounded belly hanging out the bottom really almost ruined my walk.

Thank you.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Reminders of childhood...

The last few weeks have been full of reminders from childhood. The big one is my return to swimming. My gym opened a new location near the condo, and they have a pool. I've taken to swimming at least 1-2 times a week. I used to love swimming and being in the water, but go out of the habit as I grew older. This may have had something to do with lack of access.
Not only do I swim there, but I've also started participating in the water aerobics class. This class reminds me so much of the stuff my sister and I would do in the pool when we were growing up. Minus the handstands of course. But it involves lots of jumping around, and hanging on to the side and kicking for all I'm worth.
And, thanks to our beautiful weather, R and I pulled out our baseball gloves this weekend and threw around the softball. Lil' Sis joined us today for more softball fun. I played on our school team in middle school and high school, but not since. It was great to know I still have it in me...even if my throwing arm is clearly weak and prone to pain.

What have been your recent reminders of childhood?