Bit of a Shower
Not enough rain to really wet the earth, but at least a little. The only problem is that it brought back the humidity.
This morning was already promising steamy if the sun does come out. Clouds are the only thing keeping it tolerable outside.
No significant horse news to report as my knees are still bad. The right one felt good on Saturday but yesterday it was back to sore. The left one isn't too good either and that's the reason I messed up the right one more than usual. Doctor on Wednesday, so I can only hope.
Meanwhile, I have started the chore of sorting my clothes again. I have TONS of clothes. Surprisingly enough, while I was teaching, I wore nearly all of them. But now, in retirement, I need to think about what I actually need as opposed to what I have.
So I am making several piles. Get rid of. Barn stuff. Summer leisure stuff. Winter leisure stuff. Nice summer stuff and nice winter stuff.
My aunt used to have a rule that if you didn't wear it in a year, you didn't need it. I am trying to follow that rule. Wish me luck. Aside from horses, clothes and shoes are my vice.
I did go for a swim yesterday as noted. It was only about 75 F out, but surprisingly, even after I got out of the water it didn't feel too cold. The water was chilly when I first went in since the nights have been cold, but as they often say, once you were wet and actually swimming, it felt good. I did 12 laps, as I've been doing. While I could do more, I start to get a little bored after the 12th one, so I stop. I don't want to ruin the concept.
Once this pool closes for the season, I have some other options. The first is to go to the pool at the County College where I was teaching in the Spring. Since I am still an employee as a substitute, that is a possibility. There is also an athletic club much closer where a friend of mine works. I have not yet seen the pool, but it might be OK. Apparently they charge by the month, so it could work out. If I go to the college, I would not swim every day as it's a pretty long drive. I'll see how it all works out.