Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Killing time

I hate the very expression of killing time. I do spend a lot of time at meaningless things - silly computer games and random web surfing mainly but to me, those are mental breaks in a day of doing other things. We only have so much time and to kill any of it seems so wasteful. And, yet, here I am with an hour to kill. I could get up and do something productive but I'm pretty sure I won't. It's 6:40 and the pool doesn't open until 8 so I'm just killing time here. arugh.

Today is my baby brother's 64th birthday. I love so much that he is part of my life.

It is cool outside but hot in here. My air conditioner makes it not horrible but I'm really looking forward to being able to turn it off and then, hopefully soon, be able to roll it into its closet for the winter.

After my swim today, I'm going shopping. There's quirky little Lutheran church not far from the pool that, twice a year, has wonderful sales. Today is their rummage sale. Last year I made a huge score when an elderly member of their church, after his wife died, brought in her huge yarn and fabric stash. She had a great eye for color and I am still enjoying her stuff. I may well walk out with nothing today but I'm looking forward to the hunt.

Then, in early December, they have a great Christmas bazaar. Last year I was hungry so ended up with a whole lotta Christmas food treats - none of which disappointed in the least. In fact, for a while, I seriously considered contacting them for the name of whoever made one snack that was so good, I wanted to commission a truck full.

After my shopping spree, I really have no other plans for today. If the cool stays, I think I'm going to try to get back on my walking even just a little bit every day. Not keeping lunch stuff on hand helps. Strolling out to pick up lunch is a nice way to sneak in a little walk. So I think that's going to be the scheme I try out. Today might be a good day to try out that new burger place maybe.

Ok, now between writing this and surfing between thoughts, I've now managed to put 45 minutes to their death. I think I'll get up and get into my (new!) swimsuit and do on my way out - do bed making, box flattening and recycling and making sure I have enough cash in my wallet for rummage!
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