The 27th week of the year is sort of a joyful week for Birmingham. It is the opening week for the 2022 World Games. I do feel sorry for the various athletes who are from cooler climates, because it is hot as floogenes (term my mom used to describe extreme heat)
We did not go to the opening ceremony Thursday night, and have no tickets to any events yet, but we are going to try and catch a couple. We had planned to go to some of the softball games and if the temps drop a bit we still might. I guess we will see what the weather does.
This is the official song for this year's games. I thought I would share it with you.
And now on to this weeks joys.Saturday: It was a regular Saturday for us. We did a little running about before settling in at home. TheHub and I decided to start swimming laps together in the evening before dinner, followed by a few minutes in the hot tub. We got a little exercise then conversations while we sat on the porch to drip dry before coming back in the house. After a pretty lame dinner we watched an episode of The Lincoln Lawyer.
Sunday: We decided to treat ourselves to a real movie inside an actual theater. Of course we did not go at night when it would be crowded, and decided a 1 o'clock movie screamed having a popcorn lunch would be the perfect thing to do. We watched the movie "Elvis" and came out with mixed reviews. TheHub really did like it (even though he dozed off during the middle of it). I thought the story line and the acting was good (Tom Hanks was very good as the antagonist) but I did not like the editing and some of the cinematography. I wound up closing my eyes in several parts and just listening because the jerky scene filming and editing bothered me.
When we got back home we swam, soaked, drip dried then sat on the screened porch as a pop up thunderstorm rolled in. I loved being outside but covered during a storm.
Monday: Seeing as it was the 4th of July and we are creatures of habit, Son2 and DIL2 came over in time to watch the Hot Dog Eating Championship. We watch it every year and every year we declare it is incredibly unpleasant to watch, but we do it anyway. After we were thoroughly grossed out we started preparing lunch, which is amazingly simple if you do like we did and bought the ribs already smoked. We ate and had a lot of conversations before they returned to their home.
TheHub and I left the house and rode around a bit, came home, swam laps, soaked in the hot tub and drip dried.
After dinner we did what we do every July 4th night and watched The Boston Pops.
Tuesday: My Beloved Sister came over to swim and we wound up spending a good part of the day together. No one makes me laugh more than she does.
Wednesday: I waited for TheHub to get home so we could do laps together. He was still at work after 8 p.m. so I might reconsider waiting for him again. However, there is something almost magical about swimming at night.
Thursday: My sister came to swim and we spent a good portion of the afternoon in the pool swimming and laughing. When she left I read for a bit then decided I just did not feel like cooking so TheHub and I grabbed a takeout meal.
After dinner we watched the last 2 episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer. I enjoyed it, but we both vowed we are not going to get hooked on an episodic show until the fall.
Friday: I had several things I ordered that were delivered including headphones that can be used while swimming. I can't wait to try them.
One of the packages contained some summer weight slacks that were supposed to be cropped with a couple of inches of the ankle showing. I know I am not tall, but I am not short either. Those suckers are so long I am going to have to hem them so I won't step on them when I walk. Is the new norm for sizing someone who is 5' 10"?
Whatever you do be sure to look for joy. It is there even if you have to search for it.
May all your weeds be wildflowers,
This is mainly for me, so I can see what I did (or didn't do) when I re-read these posts on NYE. Since the year is on the downslope I thought I would chart progress (or lack of progress) for the rest of the year.
Daily laps/ exercise:
Home projects completed:
Creative projects completed:
The Last Chance Library
Joan is OK
The Overnight Guest
Summary: I swam and read.