Tuesday, July 30, 2013
My brother fiddled with my computer for a couple of hours last night, but he finally got it up and running once again. Then my internet went out for a couple hours this afternoon. Don't know what was up with that, but since it is working once again I am not going to worry about it.
I went out to my parents' house to spend more time cleaning in my mom's old room. I filled 5 contractor's bags with trash today. That brings the total number of trash bags to 20... and I am not quite done. I can see the end though. We also took out quite a bit of paper recycling today as well, and I filled two bags with clothes that need to be washed and sorted. Dad is pushing for me to move in with them sooner rather than later, but mom is still hesitant. I can't blame her though. The last time I lived with them I was very sick, and it was more like having a 5 year old than an adult live with them. I would like to think that not only am I healthier and more capable, but also more mature than I was 10-15 years ago. I am going back out there tomorrow morning to help mom sort through some of the clothes dad and I have washed. Hopefully there will be another bag or two for the thrift store tomorrow when we are done.
Cooper didn't feel like walking very far today, but we did get in 3 short walks. I did a long run yesterday, so I decided to go with a short run today. 1.5 miles in 12 minutes. Now I just need to be able to do that pace for twice the distance! I will attempt the longer distance again tomorrow.
I leave for DC on Friday. Dad suggested that I stay in Ithaca for the rest of the week, since I have to be back there on the following Friday, and it doesn't make sense to drive home and then back out there. Means I need to pack for an extra 4 days. Friends and family will put me up, so I won't have to spring for a motel, which is good. They are also being very accommodating about my desire to workout while I am traveling. I don't want to gain too much weight, though I expect I will probably put on a couple pounds just from the stress. Cooper will be fine with my parents' while I am gone. In fact I will probably have more trouble with the separation than he will. It will feel strange not to have him in bed with me every night.