Last day of the swim season…

…so I decided I’d best make the most of it. It wasn’t my best swim of the season, probably, but it wasn’t my worst either. I did four laps, 3/8 of the total distance of which was freestyle. Upon exiting from the water, I had the pleasant sensation of exhaustion and dizziness that I often feel after a good workout. Afterwards, I picked and froze about a quart of wild blueberries. Then I came home and took a nap. Not a bad way to start the day.

I’ve found a pattern in my television viewing habits: I turn on the TV, flip through the channels until I find the least obnoxious programme, then, after about twenty minutes of viewing, realize that I’m scowling, fidgety, and slightly anxious. Then I turn off the TV. Maybe it’s time to hide the remote from myself. There are certainly better ways I could be spending my time.

I feel like I’m nestled between two extremes right now. Twice in the past month, friends have told me that they’re pregnant, which is wonderful and exciting. On the other hand… I have another friend who is self-destructing, who will (hopefully) be checking into a rehab tomorrow, if he doesn’t back out at the last minute. And my brother is apparently attempting to construct a wall between himself (and his girlfriend) and the rest of the world. So here I am sitting in the middle of all this, happy and slightly envious of my friends who are creating new life, concerned about (and slightly angry at) those who are bent on destroying the good things they have.


2 Responses

  1. I miss you, turtle.School is hard.Come visit!Our cat is kidnapped.It was our last day of swim season yesterday too in the little lake in our town. Why do they have to do that? It’s still warm out…

  2. I miss you guys too. Life’s a lot quieter here now. It’s eerie.Mike pointed out to me that I should use global warming as an argument for the lake to stay open later. Soon we may be able to swim year round.Catnapped??? By whom?

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