On Friday I went swimming, and it was very different from normal Friday afternoons at the Y. Quite crowded. This would not have been a problem except that I offered to share my lane with another middle-aged woman, and she splashed just like a toddler learning to swim. It was like a tsunami each time we passed each other.
On the other hand, in the third lane, a boy (7 years old, maybe?) was having a swimming lesson. At one point he was practicing diving. The first time, he was all lined up and then just jumped in at the last minute. The next time he did it though, with that let-your-body-follow-your-head falling motion which is scary before it becomes natural. He was so psyched when he surfaced, and I shared a smile with his teacher. What a cutie.
I can now walk without a limp or cane. I get to use both hands when I do things. It's so refreshing --kind of like suddenly being ten years younger.
I cleaned the kitchen windows. Don't cringe too much, but the outside of the windows in our double-bay hadn't been cleaned since we built the addition, in 2005. I used a bunch of old hand towels, and the view is much improved. I've been on kind of a cleaning-jag. To make up for the last five years of neglect.
We're having an absolutely wonderful October. Lots of mild sunny days, and the foliage has been gorgeous. This afternoon I felt the need to hesitate as I drove up the driveway to get this photo:
And I wandered around and took a few pictures of the gardens, as they get ready to head into winter.
|Some weird fruit weed.|
|Begonias that have made it through our frosts.|
I don't want this October to end.