January 5th, 2018

Day delay

I slept good and slept right past 6 so no early morning swim for me. Which is fine and might lead to a better swim. I'm more breathless when I first wake up, I think, than the rest of the day. So swimming after I've been up for a while might work better.

There's a class at the pool til 9 and then, I expect, a rush of people waiting until the class is over. So my current plan is to head out around 9:15 - about 45 minutes from now.

Which is all fine because there's really nothing hard coded into today.

I got a delightful surprise yesterday afternoon when ljtourist pinged me with a coffee invite. And so it was yet another walk, even easier than the first one! Plus it was great to catch up. I feel like he's been gone for six months. Because, really, except for about a week, he has! It's nice to have him back. He tickles my brain.

When I got his text, I was taping pages of a new pattern together. So I have that to finish today. I'm thinking maybe one more fleece top for the winter And laundry, of course, and then just whatever pops up. I went to the liquor store yesterday to lay in the bourbon needed for my brother's visit.

I feel organized and ready for whatever happens. It's a nice feeling.

Maybe I'll go change the sheet on the bed and toss that into the laundry before I leave for the pool.

Every other day??

Yesterday, I heard of someone's recovery being on point every other day. So good progress one day and not so good the next but good again the day after. I thought that was weird until today. Yesterday I was feeling really good and today I'm back to out of breath without even trying. I wonder if I have every-other-day-itis.

My first 30 minutes of swim was not good. I'd go 50 yards and stop to pant. Lather, rinse repeat. I was getting bummed. And then it just kind of gradually got better until I could do 500 yards without stopping. I swam longer than usual and ended up doing 2000 yards total so I'm actually fine by that and encouraged.

But, still. I am really growing weary of this whole thing. And it's starting to kind of piss me off.

On the up side, I'm wearing that denim shirt I finished yesterday and I love it. I do need to make one tweak. The pockets need a stopper. Stuff falls out. Easy fix.