Reader’s Chair

readers chair

reading chair

This chair is designed so that you can easily read on the beach or out in the sun.  I keep looking at it, wondering if it’s worth it.  It would be really easy to get engrossed in a good book, or fall asleep reading a boring book, and end up with a sunburn.  I think that I need to think about this for a while longer before I invest in one.  It looks like a great idea, though.

Water Safety

These three articles have some wonderful information for swimmers and parents about water safety.  The first article is written by a parent who lost her child to drowning.  The second is about cryto which is easily transferable from swimmer to swimmer (EW).  The third is by a pediatrician who has some good tips for safety when near the water.

Be safe out there this summer!

water safety

cryto

pool safety

Prepping for the swim

I am currently charging my swimming mp3 player. My towels and swimsuit are drying. I sync’d my Garmin watch to the app, so it’s empty. I have most of my change of clothes packed. Once I put the clothes, towels and music into the swimming bag, I’ll be all set. Except, I forgot soap in my shower bag. One day, I’ll get to the gym with everything I need. Today wasn’t that day. Maybe it’ll be tomorrow?

Feeling Accomplished

This morning, I got up early and went to the gym to swim.  I did a short swim, since it’s been so long since I have been in the pool.  I got in the hot tub after the swim, but I found that they had turned the temperature down, so it wasn’t a decent soak.  I went into the steam room, and enjoyed that until the steam kicked into high gear and scared me.  I felt like I was in Stephen King’s, The Mist.  Loved that book, but it scared the crap out of me.

After I showered with the low pressure water, including getting the shampoo out of my hair completely, and fully shaving my legs for a change, I got dressed and went out to the car.  I realized that I had too much time on my hands before I had to be at work.  I filled up my windshield washer reserve.  I vacuumed my car, but barely.  Then I headed to Starbucks in search of coffee.

I got to work without spilling the coffee, and I remembered to park in the new spot.  We will get ticketed if we park where I used to park.  After warming up the machines at work, and treating a few patients, we had a break.  I called the bank that has been emailing me over and over again.  “Your account has a low balance.”  “You seem to have forgotten the answer to your challenge question.”  I don’t have an account with that bank.  The person I spoke to told me that I could fix it easily by changing my email address.  No.  Just stop emailing me.  She said the only way to do that is to pop my head into the local branch and tell them what’s going on.  Ok, where’s the closest to me?  Sorry, we have no branches in California.  Great!

My doctor is changing practices.  I have been trying to get myself into the new practice, and bring my medical records with me.  It’s been one thing after another.  The old place won’t help me because they aren’t affiliated with the new practice.  Ok.  The new practice can’t request my records, I have to have the old practice send them.  I finally got the old practice to send them, but, because the doctor isn’t yet at the new practice, I can’t have them sent until I have an account at the new practice.  I called the new practice back to find out about getting an account set up.  They can’t accept the medical records until the doctor actually starts working, in August sometime.  They did set up an account for when the doctor gives them her schedule.  I hope things will smooth out once the doctor moves.

I got several blog posts posted.  I had started writing them a while ago, but I finally got around to publishing them.

I also had lunch.  Accomplishment!  Next I’ll be starting my after work list.

At the gym… Fitbit and other challenges

Today’s goal was to hit the gym.  I wanted to swim, but I was just too blah when I got there.  I had to change the billing card on the membership, so I had to go.  I ended up on the treadmill for a short while, trying to catch up on my fitbit steps.  I stayed on the treadmill until my foot started to hurt.  I didn’t even make it a half a mile on the darn thing, but I met my goal.  I went to the gym.  Baby steps.  I also got some of my audiobook, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, done.  I have about 4 hours left in it, and it’s due back on Wednesday.  Hopefully, I’ll make it.  The bookclub for that one isn’t until mid-July, so I can afford a little time on the waiting list, again.

My other goal was to find my shower bag for the gym, so I can actually swim before work.  Found it!

I was supposed to go to the pharmacy and to the post office, too.  I only made it to the post office.  I forgot about the pharmacy.  Hopefully, I’ll make it tomorrow, or one of my kids will.

My swim bag is packed for tomorrow, except for socks.  Best laid plans…

The garbage, recycling, and compost are out.  We only had one minor incident there, involving a man walking by and ogling my daughter.  The dogs took offense, and the man went off screaming.  They are just noisy dogs.  The guy didn’t know they are big chickens and their barks are worse than their bites.  At least the dogs keep it interesting around here.