New guy at the gym – I’ve become accustomed to the posturing at the gym. The strategic stretches and movements geared to loosen the body (or make them look good, take your pick) but this new guy is teaching me new tricks. He is roughly my age (older than dirt). He has a wrist device to measure stuff and a hand-held thingie. Maybe he’s downloading (or uploading). It takes him twice as long on a piece of equipment because after he does the exercise he sits there and does stuff on the thingie (play Free-cell? Measure heartbeat?) He’s somewhat fit so it’s working but in a gym where the oldies don’t do the fancy electronics, he sticks out. Maybe he should do thumb exercises!
We’re on our way – A few weeks back I whined about cleaning Venetian blinds. We’ve started to replace them. This week we bought three solar shades for the office and I love them. We can see out but you only see silhouettes looking in. My next house (if I should live that long) will be fairly modern and sleek (as in not much to clean).
The weather – It’s so glorious here after all the storms moved out. I whined so much that I’m almost embarrassed. (Almost!) I am enjoying the warm weather. Life is good.
So quiet! – Yesterday we did a big project that took most of the day. It was around 4 p.m. before I got a chance to sit down in our porch and just be. It was very quiet. All of our neighbors keep to themselves and we rarely see anyone out and about. I remembered when we first moved here, people were out all the time. Walking, biking, and talking. I so miss that but it’s a sign of the times.
And it starts – The first festivals of summer started last weekend and there are many more to come. When I was a kid there was only the “big” fair which happened in September. I was in school so attendance was limited. Now there are all sorts of fairs, carnivals, festivals and picnics going on all the time. Summer seems to be a big party these days. I was robbed! Perhaps I need therapy for all those summers without festivals!
So how was your week?