Has it really been more than a week? Say it isn't so!
Things have been quite busy here at Case de Molly. First of all, she is fine. None the worse after the whole chicken bone drama. And our Valentine's Day was fun too. I spent the first part of the day helping out at my parent's house. Later, we had a great time at the hockey game that evening and it was wonderful to sleep in on Friday. Well, for me it was. Brian had to get up and go to work. I again helped out at my parent's house. Friday night some of our good friends from California arrived.
Saturday was a busy day for all. Brian and Jim went golfing and Melanie and I went on a shopping expedition to Phoenix. It was an absolutely beautiful day which made traipsing around an outdoor mall (the Biltmore) a complete joy. That evening the hubbies went to a hockey game and Melanie and I saw "Definitely, Maybe". Afterwards, since we were at the same entertainment complex, we met up for a late dinner together. On Sunday we had a relaxing day and Melanie and Jim left in the early afternoon. It was wonderful to spend time with our friends! I really do miss them so much.
I also subbed three days this week, and did three afternoons of tutoring, so it's been hectic. I'm not working today, even though I got a call, because I'm waiting for the Sears service guys to come for the annual maintenance on all of our appliances. I will be working next Monday and Tuesday. It looks like the long term sub job I agreed to take on will be starting much sooner than the anticipated mid-April start date. Like as soon as next week. This will be quite an adjustment for me, and not one that I really wanted to make this soon. I was still warming up to the mid-April date. It complicates things because we have lots of stuff planned for March and April and now I may have to miss some of it. For example, Spring Training starts up here in the Valley of the Sun next week. This is Brian's favorite time of year and we really like to hit up the mid week day games. Also, Eric and Kari and the kids are coming out the week after next. I always like to be available when they are here. And finally, we have a trip to California planned the first weekend in April so that we can go the the Angels season opener. Plus, I will have to cut back on my tutoring kids if I'm going to work full time every day. And that will disappoint some parents and kids. Oy.
Some of you know that I spent 3 years swimming competitively while in high school. When I quit swimming I packed on the pounds. As a result my pool time has basically been limited to just splashing around home pools since I really don't like to frighten or disgust people. Anyhow, our gym, or "sports club" as some call it, has several really nice pools. We have been members for almost a year and I have never stepped near the pool. Lately I've had the desire to swim again, but I've been way to self conscious to do anything about it. Well, on Sunday evening I took a huge, ginormous step out of my comfort zone. I dragged Brian along to the gym for the sole purpose of going swimming. And swim I did. Not a ton, since I didn't want to over do it and get sore and then never do it again. But I swam 10 lengths of the pool. Then spent a few minutes in the spa. Then came home and showered. While watching TV I was in such a relaxed state and I felt absolutely wonderful. That night I slept better than I had since I don't know when. The feeling carried over to the next day.
Monday evening rolled around and I wanted the same feeling back from the night before. So, I ventured to the gym to swim BY MYSELF. And swim I did. This time for 25 lengths of the pool. And I got the feeling back. And I slept wonderfully. Tuesday and Wednesday I just had regular gym workouts because I was a little sore from all of the swimming. But last night I was back to swimming, and I did 35 lengths of the pool. And I slept great, and I feel great even now. Hmmm, I might be onto something.