February 1st, 2018


I ended up tossing the breakfast burritos I made with all the stuff in them and replacing them with plain ones... egg and cheese. I just had one for breakfast and it was perfect. Self, make a note.

I feel good this morning. Often, even on good days, first thing in the morning, the slightest exertion, like going to bathroom, can make me pant a bit. Not this morning. Today I'm going to test the land options. Walking. When I finish this, I'm going to get dressed and go walk around the block.

At noon, I'm meeting ljtourist at Costco. That will be a good trial. I may try swimming again tomorrow. Or I may wait until Saturday. I'm still a little afraid that there might be a problem. That maybe 15 minutes wasn't a long enough test. I don't want to find out that it wasn't. So, I'll hang in denial at least for today.

I'm reading JoJo Moyes latest book. It's the third book featuring Louisa Clark. The first was great. The second was good. I'm afraid the third might have been an idea whose execution should have been maybe been reconsidered. It's even read by one of my favorite readers. Sigh. I will continue reading it because I do need to know what happens.

But now I need to get up and get dressed and hit the streets.


While i waited for Frank, I sat in the Costco food court at the picnic tables and finished off my gynormous piece of pizza and watched the crowds go by. I was judge and jury with every cart. After a bit I even pictured myself in a black robe with a gavel.

One guy had 12 gigantic tires in his cart with his big bag of grated cheddar cheese and a smaller bag of potato chips.

One guy had only 4 bottles of vodka and a huge pack of Depends.

One woman came by and I have no idea what was in her cart (not much) but she was making her 1 year old giggle like crazy. It was hilarious.

It was really better people watching than the airport with better and cheaper food and lots more parking.


Dear Whoever invented heated car seats, I love you so much.


I used to not even notice but now, when I hear someone trying to use an accent that isn't theirs, it's offensive. Whether they are doing it for clear mock or just because they think it's fun/cool, I think it's just insulting.


Zoey is insisting on my total attention today. I have no idea what the deal is but she's making me crazy.


I went to Costco and walked in from the parking lot, walked all around the store, hauled my shit back to the car and then all the way up here to my condo and never once stopped to catch my breath. Didn't need to.

I think I'm fixed.

I just set a wake up call for 4:30 tomorrow. I'd really like to be at the pool at 5 so I can have at least an hour of a leisurely swim. I will be swimming with my fingers crossed.

I did get new goggles at Costco. And I cut out the pieces for 3 new swimsuits and their linings.