School started and Bill is up to his eyeballs in business classes. Meanwhile, Cassie and I are using our spare time to explore the fine art of relaxation. I'm trying to come down off of five years of addictive triathlon training and rewire my impulses to less extreme endeavors.
The compulsion is to replace one addiction for another so I am very purposefully exploring a balanced life.
Last night was lovely, Bill was at an evening class so I took the dog for a walk at the park and ran into Lonnie and Samara at the playground. We chatted for a while and as the sun set we slowly walked home and ran into some more people for another chat and I took my sweet time getting home. A month ago, I would have been running with the dog and I would have stopped briefly to say hi and then finished my workout so I could get home and rest.
I have limited my friendships in the past few years because I didn't think I had the time or energy for them. So my new goal is BALANCE--I need to achieve it. Tuesday night I followed Bill to play disc golf and enjoyed a beer while watching the guys play. Wednesday was ladies craft night, I made cupcakes and committed to walking with some of the ladies on my lunch break. ahhhhh ohm. I still have swim class to wear me out. And it does!
On Saturday, I turn 34 and I don't want to talk about it. I think we are heading out for some overnight camping tonight, a hike tomorrow and then a nice birthday dinner back in town in the evening. I would like us to work on the deck on Sunday and put up covering (roof) so I can spend more time outside on the back deck this winter. About 1/3 of it is covered and the rest is open and I want to put up a temporary roof for the winter so we can read out there while it rains. Its been SO NICE this week, the weather has been in the 80s and perfect! But the rain will come and we have to keep the kitties and puppy dry. Bill is thrilled!