Friday, May 31, 2013

Today was a Great Day!

Today was a great day.  For which I have no pictures.

But I do have words.  So I'll use those.

I had today off to take the kids to their yearly physical.  That got canceled yesterday because the doctor needed to be out of the office, so rather than filling in my morning with patients, I decided I'd rather have the 80* day off.  Good choice.

I brought the kids to school and then came home and got some dishes done.  I really don't know why I bother because somehow, just 2 hours later, the damn sink is filled with dishes again.  They multiply like freakin' rabbits.  Same with laundry.  But I digress.

After the sink was empty, I got my bike kit on and headed out for a bike ride before it got too hot.  Riding by the ocean on a beautiful 80* day really sucks if you've never done it so don't even bother heading to Maine this summer to try it out.

The traffic was a little busier than what I am used to since I usually try to ride early (6 or 7 am on the weekend) or evening.  I didn't really enjoy the delivery trucks going to and fro but everyone was very kind and patient in giving me plenty of space and not beeping at me.  Thank you, thank you.

After riding around 15 miles, I was back at home again to head to the dump.  I know I'm a bit weird, but I really like going to the dump.  Something feels really good about getting rid of the stuff that's cluttering up your garage and since I recycle everything, I end up feeling good about that too.

Bonus:  The garage doesn't stink anymore.  Woo!

Next on the agenda was my swim.  Double exercise in one day = winning!  The pool felt awesome because it was starting to get pretty steamy out even though it was only 10:30 a.m.  There was only one other person in the pool so I had the lane I wanted and no one bugging me or trying to chat with me.    My legs were sore from the bike ride just an hour earlier but by the time I had done 1500 yds, they felt normal.   Yay!

Next was a ride to the bank and the dollar store.  Can I hear a woo hoo for all the dollar store lovers?  Is there nothing better than getting paper towels, tissues, toilet paper and popsicles for $1.00??  Oh yes, and toothpaste.   Ramen noodles!  Don't forget the Ramen noodles!!  Yes, I am that pathetic that the dollar store gets me going.

Today was Girl Scout meeting day and I was taking the girls geocaching on one of the local land trust trails.  I used to geocache quite a bit before this triathlon stuff so I have found all of the ones that are within 90 mile radius from my house.  But most of the girls had never been so we went to find one that I had already found.

Quick tutorial on geocaching in case you've never been:  GPS treasure hunting.  People hide a container in the woods with toys and dollar store crap in it.  You use a GPS to find it and trade out stuff (if you want) and sign the log inside.  Log your visit online so the 'owner' knows it was found.

Perfect day for a short hike with the girls (and manimal,  Honorary Girl Scout).  The girls found it with no difficulty and we grabbed an ice cream on the way back.  Just the girls, not me.

Home again and I folded ALL THE LAUNDRY and washed ALL THE CLOTHES.  For now.  There's always more tomorrow but for that one hour, my laundry was all done.

Dinner out at a local restaurant while the sun set and I sat in a tank top and shorts on the deck.  These are the days we dream of in January, no?

If we could just duplicate this fabulous May day 300 more times in a year........

but we wouldn't appreciate the greatness of today without the misery of January, would we?  Yes, I would.  I promise I would.

I am going to do my darndest to get to where I can have a 4 day work week.  Maybe even 3 day.  That would make me so happy.  Even if I made less money, I think that would be a good trade.

happy happy happy

Like Duck Dynasty.  But without ducks.


Carla Pierce said...

Hoping you have another great day today! Hearing about biking and swimming, makes me think I had better get off the couch this morning and do something!

Lisa said...

Wow, all that in one day? You're like SuperWoman :)