March 27th, 2018

Swimming dangers

I wear neoprene gloves when I swim. I kid myself that they increase my workout but really I wear them because, when I share a lane, my hands invariably hit the hard plastic lane lines and get all bruised up. Since they are in my line of site all day, the bruises drive me nuts.

Sunday I forgot the gloves and left them at home. It was nice not to have an extra thing to keep track of. So I left them home yesterday and today. Today, I shared a lane the whole time and the gloves are going back on tomorrow. This is my right hand right now.


Nothing says old lady like hands.

But... the guy I shared my lane with... He's been a regular at that pool for a bunch of years. He walks with a cane for the blind but clearly has a little vision. I always try to give him a cheery sounding "HI" or "Good Morning". For years, I got nothing. Until a couple of weeks ago. One morning, I got a very tentative "hi" back. Then a few times later, I got a "Good Morning" and a wave. Now, we are clearly swim buddies. He knows that I'm always happy to share my lane and I've even gotten a "How are you this morning?" out of him. I feel very good about this conquest.

While I was swimming I designed a hat variation. I want a non-Mariner one, for off days. So I'm going to make one of out some really soft, light weight denim and use velcro instead of ties with bows. There's actually no sun in the forecast. Maybe I'm discouraging it with these hats. Oh and I think it's time to make a new swimsuit.

The last Spring training game is this afternoon. Tomorrow is a travel day and Thursday is kick off. In a schedule oddity, the Mariners have Friday off after Thursday's opener. And then Saturday, is my day. Brunch and baseball.

My Diamond Club Mariner games for this season


3/31/18 Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians Sat, Mar 31, 2018 1:10 PM

4/15/18 Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Sun, Apr 15, 2018 1:10 PM
4/19/18 Mariners vs. Houston Astros Thu, Apr 19, 2018 12:40 PM

5/3/18 Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics Thu, May 3, 2018 7:10 PM
5/15/18 Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Tue, May 15, 2018 7:10 PM
5/20/18 Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Sun, May 20, 2018 1:10 PM
5/28/18 Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Mon, May 28, 2018 1:10 PM

6/1/18 Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays Fri, Jun 1, 2018 7:10 PM
6/12/18 Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels Tue, Jun 12, 2018 7:10 PM
6/16/18 Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox Sat, Jun 16, 2018 7:10 PM

7/1/18 Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals Sun, Jul 1, 2018 1:10 PM
7/6/18 Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies Fri, Jul 6, 2018 7:10 PM
7/21/18 Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox Sat, Jul 21, 2018 7:10 PM
7/30/18 Mariners vs. Houston Astros Mon, Jul 30, 2018 7:10 PM

8/3/18 Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays Fri, Aug 3, 2018 7:10 PM
8/18/18 Mariners vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Sat, Aug 18, 2018 7:10 PM
8/22/18 Mariners vs. Houston Astros Wed, Aug 22, 2018 1:10 PM

9/7/18 Mariners vs. New York Yankees Fri, Sep 7, 2018 7:10 PM
9/12/18 Mariners vs. San Diego Padres Wed, Sep 12, 2018 3:40 PM
9/27/18 Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Thu, Sep 27, 2018 7:10 PM

I had a fight with my printer...

I won finally but it was touch and go for a while. I'm not sure it was the printer's fault but it might have been. Sometimes, it think's it's on the network but nothing else does. It's url won't turn up the page, Windows never heard of it. Google Cloud Print says eh? And then getting it back is a PIA. That was today but it's done. And I printed out two new patterns for tomorrow after I finish the swim suit. So there, printer. I'm leaving you to your own devices because I'm running low on paper. I have some A-4 if there's an emergency but the new paper doesn't get here until April 4 so just chill, k?

I had a couple of lovely surprises today. Sandy, (the HOA) president called me up to sing Happy Birthday A Day Early - she's out of town on business tomorrow - and ask what would be an appropriate gift and I said Lunch at 13 Coins sometime. We're doing that on Monday.

But then, even better, ljtourist pinged me to say he was going to be nearby and did I want to meet for coffee. Just this morning, while I was swimming I thought 'hmmmm I haven't heard from Frank in a while... wonder what trouble he's into'. So really I esp'd him into the text. We had a fun chat. The coffee shop was full of interesting clothes. I'm really distracted these days by what other people are wearing - not the outfits, particularly, but the individual pieces of clothing. How pockets are attached, how seams are matched, how different pieces of fabric go together to make the whole. There were some great examples at the coffee shop.

Then I came home and watched the last game of Spring training. And then fought with the printer. Now dinner is in the oven and I think it's time to knit.