Last night, I tutored for an hour, and then I headed home to my parent’s house. 134 miles on the PA Turnpike and 30 minutes worth of construction traffic later, I arrived at the only house I have lived in for all of my life. It feels so weird now to refer to it as “my parent’s house” as though I don’t live there as well. But in reality, I spend less than 30 days there a year. It is always a great feeling to pull into the driveway, open the garage door, and have my favorite 8 year old puppy greet me at the door with a smile on his face. I brought Geno along for the visit, and he and the dog are starting to get acclimated.
It was great to spend a night in my big, cozy bed with AIR CONDITIONING! This morning, I woke up and it looked beautiful outside. I went to Zumba at the dance studio I used to go to when I was younger, and then I decided to go back to the place where I worked for 6 summers. I worked as a lifeguard, and a lot of my old coworkers are still there, so I went to visit! It started out as a beautiful day to be at the pool, but unfortunately thundered and drizzled so I ended up leaving earlier than expected. It was still nice to catch up with friends who I basically grew up with and now only see during the summers. Plus, I got a somewhat decent swim in as well. I love swimming in an outdoor pool!
My parents and I went to dinner at the Elks Club where I have gone to eat practically every Friday night of my life while living at home. It is less than a five minute walk from my house, and we know basically everyone there. Definitely made me feel at home! After, my mom and I watched “Going the Distance” with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. Though the movie wasn’t that great, I now have a new love for Justin Long! 🙂
Well, I am off to read in bed until I fall asleep! Big day of shopping with my mama and grandma in the morning! Night, all!
Question for you: What makes you feel at home?
Exercise for Friday:
- 1 hour of Zumba
- Warm-up: 2 x (200 swim, 200 kick, 200 pull) + 200 swim [1400 yards]
- Set 1: 12 x 50 on 1:00 — odd: scull, drill; even: drill, swim [600 yards]
- Set 2: 20 x 25 on :30 — 5 x the following: [500 yards]
- 12.5 hard, 12.5 easy
- 12.5 easy, 12.5 hard
- 25 hard
- 25 easy
- 200 pull
- 100 kick
- Cool-down: 200 yards
- Total: 3000 yards