July 13th, 2018

Catching up with me...

"John was wondering why you weren't in the pool yesterday. I told him I bet you and your brother were playing late on Wednesday night!"

This, from Karen (John's wife) at the gym. We had chatted last week about plans - her mother visiting/my brother. I always feel like I go through my life pretty much unnoticed. Strangely to me, nice, and flattering, that even casual observers notice when I'm not there.

My brother and his wife are at the airport now, about 15 minutes away from boarding. Of course they left early because tourist traffic, Friday morning, rush hour. And, it was clear sailing easy peasy. Thank you Murphy. I'm sure they will be glad to get home.

It's going to be another hot day here so I'm in for the day. Even if the a/c in my car wasn't broken, I don't really have any place I need to go. I could use some groceries but I have other food and will certainly not starve.

I have some sewing/fixing to do. A shirt I made last week is too big. And I intentionally bought an extra extra large Everett Aquasox t-shirt so I'd have lots of options to make it fit me perfectly.

And it's time for a new swimsuit. One of my oldies but goodies is giving up the ghost. It's stretched out past the 'ohhhh this is so comfy now' point and is heading to the 'hmmmm, is there an inappropriate body part about to escape?'. So it's time. I have the needed supplies on hand.

Just got the text that they are all boarded and ready to go. Guess I'll get off my ass and get started on my day.

Back in the saddle and other stuff

Both my sewing projects (making shirts fit) were a huge success. I still need to cut out the new swimsuit but it's early yet.

Here's the Aquasox t-shirt which I now just love. On the left is what it looked like when I bought it. I should have taken a picture of it on me. Way too long. Shoulder seams hit me just above the elbow. geesh. Much better now.

Next time I want to scold myself for having too much fabric on hand, I'm going to remember how very perfect this random print turned out to be. I bought 3 yards of it a while back with no idea what I would use it for. I didn't even use much but it's perfect.

I ran into the guy from down the hall who bought my old air conditioner. He's perfectly delighted with it. He said it was the only reason he's been able to sleep. So YEAH!

For a while now, I've been trying to figure out cash. Yes, money, cash. Most of the people I know rarely have any. They walk around with zero cash - they never need any. They survive on credit and debit cards alone. I do not know how to do this. But, I'm going to learn. First of all cash is dangerous. You can lose it easily and it's not traceable. And I have to go out of my way to get it. Plus it so easily slips from my fingers. Credit and debit cards are safer and come with built in purchase tracking.

I cannot figure out why I need cash but apparently I do. Starting today, I'm going to keep track of how and when I spend any cash and see if the data can train me. That's my next project.