I was all prepared to feel smug today. I woke up and left for the Y by 7:30. That’s AM not PM. I was going to swim during the adult lap time so I didn’t get jumped on by a bunch of kids. Yes, I was going to be smug about getting my exercise all done that early in the morning.

What did I learn from this experience? I’m not a morning person.

I knew this. I’m at my best around 10:00 AM. I swam my first 2 laps and thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was panting worse than the first time I went swimming. It actually crossed my mind a few times this morning that I might just drown. I ended up doing 12 laps with lots of rest in between. It felt like my strokes where in s-l-ooooo-w motion.

Then I went to the library and took out some jewelry making books. I have always wanted to make jewelry. I’ve gone so far as to buy some supplies and have always been discouraged that my technical talent doesn’t match up to the designs in my head. But these books are on using found objects to make jewelry. I like jewelry with stories so I would like to make my own from stuff I found. Of course I want to make things from stuff I found Right Now. It doesn’t work that way. I’m not likely to find something while sitting at the computer. I’ll have to keep a lookout for cool stuff.