Yesterday, while on a walk, it occurred to me it’s now April.
How did that happen?
Photo: Poppies (taken yesterday)
I realized it was April when I noticed how many flowers I was surrounded by on my walk.
They’re everywhere right now.
Photo: Spring Flowers
It’s flower-mania here in Orange County!
Next, I realized this upcoming weekend is Easter. I have family and friends coming to my house for the weekend.
(And a menu to make. And groceries to buy. And people-are-staying-over-at-our-house things to do.)
PR is also about to begin his Spring Break – !
What I’m trying to say is …
All these things combined means –
I usually heat up our pool on the first of April and we keep it heated well into October each year.
I’ve been so busy, I didn’t realize April was here.
It’s time to get in a bathing suit!
I love swimming. (!!!)
I don’t love being in a swimsuit though.
(I never have – not even when I was a skinny-minny which I definitely am NOT anymore.)
Photo: Thomas Hawk and (not-ready-for-a-bathing-suit) ME.
(Above iPhone shot taken by Nike in San Francisco. Didn’t she do a good job?)
I hadn’t even booked our summer vacation which I normally do in January.
So, yesterday I did.
We have a big/special trip to Kauai planned.
(The last time I was in Kauai I got pregnant with my firstborn … over 20 years ago! I’ve been wanting to get back to photograph the island for YEARS!)
Hawaii equals ….
I crack myself up.
Hawaii equals ….
EVEN MORE TIME IN A BATHING SUIT!!
Last year, swimming caused me a lot of pain and I had to really limit my one-armed swimming.
I don’t know what I’ll be able to do (or not do) this year.
Pain is a fickle bitch.
She hasn’t been kind to me in recent weeks. (Months/Years)
Yes, I KNOW I’ve been overdoing the camera/photography lately.
I keep meaning to take a week or two off.
(But, it just doesn’t seem to happen!)
There have also been some changes going on with my physical therapist –
Which have resulted in a lot less treatment for my broken body.
So – yeah, pain.
But … regardless of how much my arm can take –
I will be in the pool beginning this weekend, and almost daily for the next several months.
The good thing?
I will increase my exercise level the minute the pool is heated.
The bad thing?
That would be getting into a bathing suit – THIS WEEKEND!