Monday: The day was a little disappointing. Every morning I look at the hourly weather report for the day to plan my swim time. I am fine swimming in the rain, but generally during the summertime when it rains we also have lightning and I am not fine swimming with that. Thunderstorms were predicted for the early morning with a break until about 3, then they were supposed to resume again. I had several things around the house I needed to get done, and decided to swim at about 1. I had only been swimming for about 30 minutes when the sky darkened and I heard thunder, so I got out, came in and changed. About 5 drops of rain fell and I should have gone back out to finish my swim but I didn't. Oh well.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Water Play is the Best Play
TheHub is going non-stop at work right now, so nearly all entertainment has to be something I choose to do mainly by myself. It is hot and steamy, but I have books to read, sunny days, a pool. If I want to go anywhere I certainly can, and do not mind doing things by myself, but most likely I will wait until the weather cools off a little before looking any further for self amusement.
Also this week we had a birthday to celebrate, so there was that!
Saturday: TheHub worked from home early Saturday morning and I went on a few of our usual Saturday morning errands (mainly hitting the produce stand). After that we headed across town and met Son2, DIL2 and TGS. They were looking at a house and then we met at Metro Diner for a birthday lunch celebration. We also celebrated a new member of the family.
I have mentioned before that Son2 works at a non-profit for differently abled adults. Long story short, one of the participants will be living with Son2 and DIL2 for the next 7 or 8 months. He is a charming young man whose family is moving to Little Rock, but he wants to stay in Birmingham through the winter to be in a play they are performing.
Son2 and DIL2 volunteered to have him live with them for however long it takes. So from here on, out we told him he will be our temporary grandson (or TGS as I will refer to him from now on) and welcomed him to the family.
I've known TGS for several years after volunteering at Independence Place, and even though TheHub had met him, he had never really gotten to know him before Saturday. He agrees with everyone else that TGS is one of the most charming and adorable folks you could ever hope to meet.
Sunday: Nothing much happened on Sunday. TheHub had to do a few things work wise so he headed to the office and I decided it was a good day to do some heavy duty food prep for the week. I should have gone swimming but I didn't, and the world continued to spin on its axis.
I read instead of exercising but that suited me just fine, more than fine in fact!
After a quick dinner, we watched a movie, but enough time passed between watching it and writing this post that I honestly can't remember what the title was. It did have Ryan Gosling and Billy Bob Thornton in it and I am sure I could look it up, but I am just not going to do it. It was a thriller and totally unbelievable, but was still a fun to watch.
Tuesday: This was a normal day, laundry, cleaning etc. until my beloved sister came over. We had some laughs and a long swim.
Wednesday: The biggest joy of the day was a phone call with Sluggy. And no, I did not keep her from doing her sorting and packing. Later in the afternoon the pool called to me. I had another hour +swim.
TheHub called right as I was getting out of the shower and wanted to go somewhere to break up the week. I am lucky that he likes to go shopping since I needed a few things. He wanted to go to Walmart's Everyday Market first for a couple of items before getting into the crowds at Costco. On our way home we stopped at Chipotle for a quick to-go meal.
Thursday: Wednesday's swim kicked my butt so Thursday was a no swim day for me. I am not sure what I did other than routine chores and reading. Plus I was in a foul mood, with no reason to be foul. I am blaming it on the stupid groundhog who has successfully eaten just about everything we have grown. (Except peppers. He seems to be pepper averse, whether they are sweet or hot)
Friday: After doing a few quick chores it was back in the pool. I swam about an hour and a half then got out and soaked in the jacuzzi for about 30 minutes. We do have the heat turned down so it is a tad cooler than body temperature, but even with tepid water the massage seat is a pretty good remedy to keep soreness from setting in.(Extreme joy!)
Though I already had dinner ready when he got home from work TheHub still wanted to go out____anywhere.
We ate then rode around a bit and looked out at the butterscotch colored sky. (it was after the official sunset, but the sky was still gorgeous). As a treat we went to the Mexican bakery to get him something as an after dinner dessert/snack.
Look for your joys, large or small they are always out there!
May all your weeds be wildflowers!