Water, water everywhere — I watched an instructional video this week. It was 90 minutes long. (Yes, I know even I can’t believe I watched the whole thing.) I learned a lot but the speaker had a bottle of water. She would unscrew the top and drink from it about every two minutes. Occasionally she dropped the lid and would bend over to pick it up. It was incredibly distracting. I was a Toastmaster for many years and can’t remember anyone needing water to speak. The distraction made my mind wander. Did she have a health issue? What kind would it be? What will happen when the water is gone. This is not what you want your audience to do!
Bottled water is the new pacifier. I don’t share this new passion for having water on you all the time. I drink when I’m thirsty but unless I plan on crossing the Sahara Desert, I don’t strap it to my hip.
The sounds of summer – This past week the locusts have returned. There is no sound that makes me feel peaceful like the whirring of the locusts. It reminds me of my childhood summers – warm and carefree. Biking and ice cream trucks and reading books! Yay!
Funny face – With all the pond changes going on, I check on my frogs often to make sure they are happy. I want to be sure they don’t leave! The good news is that they are still here. The bad news is that I can identify them by their faces. They are like any other creature and each one looks different. I am a nanosecond from naming them and putting them in my will. The beloved husband thinks I need therapy.
Take me out to the ball game – I am not a baseball fan but I will go to see our local minor league team once every few years. The stadium is new and they do a lot of fun stuff. This week was my big chance. We had really great seats under an overhang. That was the night we had thunderstorms. There was a rain delay right at the start and the weather was predicted to be chancy all evening so we opted not to go. That was my big sports outing for the summer! I missed the hot dogs and beer.
Total knee replacement – I spent time with my amazing friend who had her knee replaced two weeks ago. She is walking and driving. She will be back at work tomorrow. She has become a missionary for the procedure after she suffered with a lot of pain and limited activities for years. I do not know anyone who rebounded from this surgery like she did.
And how was your week?