Friday, August 30, 2013
I spent the morning with my parents. I worked in the garden picking corn with my dad, then with my mom freezing the corn. After we had finished the crate of corn we had picked mom and I had a conversation about why she is reluctant to have me move in with them. She seems to think that she will be driving again in the near future. The idea should strike fear in the hearts of drivers everywhere. She was not a good driver before this latest episode. Now I think she would be down right dangerous behind the wheel. I certainly would not want to be in the passenger seat. Also, she is thinking of how it was 15 years ago when I lived with them for a short while. I was very sick at the time, and I was the one in need of a caregiver. Now the roles have been reversed and she is not comfortable with that reality.
So, part of finding balance for me today is taking a rest day. I haven't really taken one in over a week. I took a week to rest after my vacation... sort of. But not really. A lot of my exercise this week was kayaking, which doesn't feel like exercise to me since I enjoy it so much. I only went out for one run this week I just couldn't find the time. I am not feeling very motivated to get out and run, when I am busy doing other things. I am going to get out there at least twice next week though, even if they are only short runs.
River clean up is next week, so we will probably do a day or two of that. Plus we want to do at least two more days on Lake Erie. But kayaking season is drifting to an end within the next couple of months. My brother wants to do more snowshoeing this year, which would be fun. I really enjoyed it last Winter. My mom said they are predicting a lot of snow this Winter, so hopefully conditions will be good.
As you can tell my thoughts are wandering today... lol!!