What are your plans for the weekend? We've been out of town every weekend of this entire month, so I'm excited to do "home" things, like attempting to start a garden, forcing my husband to watch Sex and the City with me, PAINTING!!, working on some neglected projects that are begging to get finished, and going lap swimming. Yes, we got a punchcard at the pool that five high schools use to train their swim teams! I was a little over-excited (I used to be a swimmer in high school) and accidentally kept cutting my husband off in the middle of his sentences as we were asking the director about lap swimming information. My husband tells me that the average four-year-old asks over 100 questions (or is it that the average fourth grader asks 400 questions?) per day....I'm sure BOTH of those estimates are wrong....and says that I ask more. It's probably true if I didn't even realize I was interrupting him every 2.5 seconds.
I am very excited about this endeavor because I finally have a swimsuit that doesn't fit me like an overstuffed burrito. Yeah, I didn't feel like paying 100 bucks for a suit, so I found a Speedo swimsuit that I decided would work even though it gouged into my shoulders and barely allowed my arms to flail around in the water. Let's say that describing my effort to squeeze it on my body as an ordeal is an understatement. I would like to brag that I found not one, but TWO Nike suits that don't suffocate me, and they we under 20 dollars each. *Insert one million smiley faces.* Yes, I'm done now.
So speaking of a different type of swimming in a much larger body of water...
Photo taken by Rosa
Doesn't this look dreamy? It was taken by Rosa, my very first blogging friend and confidant. I think I met her when I was around this point, and she was at this point. Her photos drew me in, and I felt an instant connection with her when I realized that she was also a new blogger AND Filipino! The beginning of blogging was hard for me, and I was enthralled to have even three members or any comments at all. I was wondering if I was even talking to anyone and if it was worth the effort share my art, but you all have been so amazing to me, and I really do feel like this is worthwhile. I can't begin to thank you enough for that!
But yes, lovely Rosa was, and still is, such a stronghold to me. She would always read my monstrously long emails, and her encouragement, viewpoints, and wit have pushed me along my little way. Rosa, you're a dear!
Do you remember your first blogging friend? What was your experience?
Make sure to "jump in" this weekend, please!