The Littles have their first swim meet of the season tonight. Even Declan, who can just make it across the pool, is competing. My favorite swim meet photo is from two years ago. Lana , who had just turned six, is listening so carefully. Calli, who is four, looks like she’s thinking “You want us to do what???”
Honestly, I get so impatient when I can’t last longer than an hour on the beach for turtle patrol (I left Margi and Pam with a ton of work to do on Tuesday) but I know I’m getting better. It just doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye the way I’d like it . Now if I were in charge of the world, you’d get up the day after surgery and go merrily on your way. But I’m not in charge of the world so I’ll live with the world I’ve got. And it’s a pretty good world at that.
I had lunch with a friend from Cranberry this week. I got to know Lora because, for reasons unknown to me, her third grade gifted class ended up on the fifth grade hallway. She did marvelous things with her class and is a wonderful teacher. Lucky kids who got Lora for third grade. Anyway, we got together at the Three Sisters Tea Room in Venice, a sweet little place that actually does sell tea and crumpets. (Well, maybe not crumpets. I’m not sure what crumpets are.) They do have delicious scones, great little tea sandwiches, great quiche and soups and I hear the desserts are terrific, too…never had them. It’s a tiny little place but it does a good business. It’s owned and run by three sisters (what a surprise) who lived in different parts of the country and all retired to Venice.
And I went out to breakfast today with yoga friends. We skipped yoga because we were convinced it would be cancelled. It had been cancelled earlier in the week because of lightning and today there had been plenty of thunder around 7:00. It wasn’t cancelled but we missed it and had a long, leisurely breakfast swapping stories and book and movie recommendations. Nice way to begin a Friday morning.
My cataract surgery scheduled for Thursday was postponed. The doctor cancelled, I didn’t. So I have it next Thursday and the following one. Like everything else, I just want it over so I can get on with my life. But it is what it is. We went to Costco instead.
Jerry and I saw Dallas Buyers’ Club this week…good movie about the AIDs crisis. I went online later and found out that they got it partly right …the movie producers…but not entirely. They were overdosing patients on AZT because they thought a lower dose wouldn’t be effective. And I guess AZT is still used in combination with other drugs…it has its uses. Still, what a powerful movie. Loved it.
Two beautiful, beautiful friends are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversaries today. Happy Anniversary, Susie and Ernie. And Happy Anniversary, Linda and Rich. Isn’t it amazing that you two got married on exactly the same day fifty years ago?
The cartoon below is an old one but it never fails to hit me.