The end of this week has involved quite a lot of time in the car. For various reasons, we were flying solo for swim practice (no carpool) both Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, practice was not held at our local high school- instead, we had to drive ~20 minutes to different pools. Meaning I had to just wait around during practice, since it was too far to drive home in between.
Could have been annoying, but luckily, the weather has been great this week. I got out for walks both days while Asher swam, and it was very nice. I caught up on some podcasts, and surpassed 10,000 steps both days. 🙂
Mostly a “small town neighborhood” walk:
But it’s a rural town, so there were lots of nice views around.
Different practice location (1st practice at an outdoor pool of the season!). I walked in a marshy/ nature preserve area this time.
The last time he practiced at this location was this past fall on the anniversary of 9/11. I remember driving him out there for a Saturday a.m. practice, after watching commemoration coverage on TV all morning. I also remember that I went for a walk that day too, but I chose to walk in silence, just sort of pondering life and the fragility of it all. It’s interesting the things we remember. 🙂
I was also in the car with Ethan yesterday for a piano lesson. Just a funny little story:
He was flipping through the radio stations and clicked on one that had an Ace of Base song playing (“Don’t Turn Around”). My ears perked up, but before I could even say anything, he switched it again. Then he suddenly clicked right back to it, and said, “Wait, I bet you know this one. It sounds old.” 😆
I said, “Um, darn right I know this one!!! This is Ace of Base!!”
He was like, “Who??”
I explained that they were VERY POPULAR for a bit when I was, I don’t know, 10 or 11 years old. My best friend and I definitely sang along to their…tape? Did we have CDs yet? Not sure. I think we had CDs by then. I was born in ’83, and I think their music was from the early ’90s.
Anyway, I was singing along (and hitting every word, thankyouverymuch), and he said, “You actually still know all the words?”
I responded, “Of course!! I store all the most important information, like random ’90s song lyrics, carefully locked away, pristinely intact, in the depths of my brain.” 🤣🤣
*Ethan gives me a weird side-eye….* 😂😅😄
“Don’t turn around…’cuz you’re gonna see my heart breaking…..don’t turn around….I don’t want you seeing me cr-y….Just walk away….it’s tearing me apart that you’re leaving….I’m letting you go….. But I won’t let you know….”
Anyone else singing this in your head?? Any other Ace of Base fans in the house? My favs would have to be “All That She Wants” or, “The Sign”. hehe.
Thought of the Day:
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. -Alan Cohen
I am grateful for time in the car with my kids. I think I will miss it someday.