My 3 day week-end is off to a good start, but I don't have much time to write, because we're trying to buy a lawnmower before church. Let me list some highlights from yesterday:
--I had a GREAT spin class. Our teacher took seriously my request for more Queen--we had at least 6 Queen songs, plus one from Billy Squier, one from Pat Benatar--many favorites from my youth, and I was able to push myself in a good way.
--I caught up with some friends by having some brunch at their house. It was good to reconnect, but it makes me feel a bit sad to realize how many friends I have that are more and more far-flung. It's no longer a matter of connecting by walking down the hall to an office or classroom.
--My spouse was feeling depressed for a variety of reasons, chief among them the various things around the house that were defying his attempts to fix them. So we took a trip to World Market, a place in southeast Hollywood we've never explored. It was a bit claustrophobic on a Saturday with lots of people there. But we picked up some interesting items, along with the mushrooms that we needed for a recipe. If you ever need any pickled vegetable, World Market is for you.
--I had time to return to the world of Margaret Drabble. The Radiant Way is as wonderful as I remember.
--My spouse and I took a walk to the marina, but my heavens, it was a scorcher of a day. So we spent some time in the pool afterwards.
--I had thought we might get to bed early, but our PBS station was showing Walk the Line. I had forgotten how compelling that movie is--and how cataclysmically sad. Who will be my generation's Johnny Cash and June Carter, worthy of a movie? Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love? I would see that movie.
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