4 hours ago
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Extra Day's Ups and Downs
I got up early enough this morning to get my stretches in, read the paper, drink my coffee and leave in plenty of time for work
BUT I realized I had forgotten something I needed and had to go back home and BARELY made it to school before the kids got there.
I ate at my desk correcting papers which meant I didn't have to bring the papers home tonight
BUT I BROKE A TOOTH! This horrible thing far outranked any other bad thing that happened today. I am still very upset about it. One of the not so great things about aging.
I got to leave the staff meeting early
BUT it was to go to the chiropractor where he worked on my tight back and it may have hurt a tad.
I went from my appointment to a pool in Burlington so I wouldn't have to get up early to swim in the morning.
BUT at this pool you reserve lanes and all the lanes were taken.
The swim team was done early so I got to swim in one of their lanes.
BUT then a woman told me she was going to be teaching a class there so I had to move.
I swam in the new lane for awhile all by myself.
BUT the water was cloudy, my goggles were foggy and I felt like I was swimming legally blind.
I was getting my swim done in my new lane when a woman appeared in it. I asked her if she had reserved it and she said yes but she was happy to share.
BUT I am a nervous wreck when I share a lane. I was sure I was going to run into her and hugged the lane line so closely I kept running into it.
It was nice of the woman to share
BUT another two women appeared at the end of the lane and said they had reserved it.
The woman told me the guy in the next lane said he would share with me so I went to my third lane for the night. Meanwhile both women got in the lane I was leaving and 3 of them were swimming in it. Unimaginable!
BUT I continued to worry a ridiculous amount about running into my lane partner and was getting nothing out of my swimming.
I decided to call it a day and headed into the locker room because I really had to go to the bathroom and I had had enough
BUT I may not have quite gotten my wet bathing suit down before I started to pee.
I took a hot shower and got myself a hot cup of coffee before I headed home.
BUT it was after 7:00 by the time I got there and it was almost time to go to bed.
I had that great after swimming feeling I always get.
And I will end there on a positive note.