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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Underwater....

My new favorite place to be....

I always loved swimming when I was a little girl and suddenly found the exact same joy now when I am in the water
The freedom and sense of peace I have while I'm swimming is one of the BEST feelings in the world
I have a few kidney stones { which is another depressing story } and sometimes when the pain gets bad it feels so good to float and it helps my back totally relax.
So my sweet friend Casey allowed me to borrow her community pool key and off I went to float one afternoon and I have been back at least five days a week ever since. It has been hot and nothing beats that feeling of diving under that cool, clear water. There is hardly anyone there and it is right by my house!  Plus its gorgeous....
snapped this last week with my camera phone...
But the bad news is

I have become one of those old ladies who takes her paddle board and does laps like I'm at the Del Bocca Vista retirement home. I even shower there to get the chlorine out of my hair so my 'tint' will last longer? Last week I left there with my floppy hat, big Jackie O sunglasses, wet hair and sundress and stopped by Henry's on my way home for chicken...
And I didn't even care??

Chad swims laps everyday and he kindly offered me a pair of his goggles but I have to draw the line somewhere
Although....
It would be nice to see under water 
I am one step away from a flowered bathing cap with a strap
But I LOVE it !
And I feel anonymous and I know I am burning calories like crazy plus I sleep like a baby!
So if you ever want to join me for a swim..........Call me
If I'm not at the pool I am probably playing rummy at the senior center with my new best friends


And its only been a month since my "forced retirement" 
Lord help me ...

2 comments:

Cougarnana said...

Hey there's nothing wrong with the Senior Center, I love to go there to check out the latest fashions. Those ladies really know how to dress!! Plus they are killers at BINGO!

I love your pool! What a gorgeous view and a much better way to exercise than going to the sweaty gym. I'm sorry to hear about the kidney stones, that's no way to spend your "golden years". Keep up the good work in the pool, I'll be anxious to see your new svelte body!

Cougarnana said...

P.S. I can't believe that you haven't heard of Jimmer!! He was THE college basketball PLAYER OF THE YEAR last year and was on the cover of every sports magazine and talked about on every sports TV show ALL season long. Now that you're retired maybe you'll have more time to connect with the "important" things in life.....like BASKETBALL!!