I woke up determined to go swimming today, no matter how cold the weather was. Swimming is my very favourite thing to do and I miss it so much. I’ve only had a couple of chances to swim this summer.
Before swimming, I decided to get a smoothie at the nearby café that I like, since hubby was taking the kids to an indoor playground. I walked over there and found that it was closed. Huh. Sunday.
So I sat in the park for a bit and caught up on my messages. The clouds were looking heavy and every single weather forecast promised rain for the entire day. I went home just as the kids were leaving and took the rare opportunity to read a book for a while.
Then… I fell asleep. This always happens when I read. How can napping be so much sweeter than sleeping at night?!
When I opened my eyes, it was early afternoon and too late for the swimming idea, since the pool gets crowded as the day progresses. I looked out the window: still not raining, but it looked like it could rain any minute. Maybe I’ll go to the movies. Yeah, great idea!
Except there was nothing on. Only one movie I would even consider. Should I go? I could see that only 4 tickets had been reserved, which was nice. I don’t like crowds.
Then the sun came out. Hey, that looks nice! I stuck my head out the balcony window, which is the only one that opens properly. Maybe I should go for a bike ride, instead?
Which route would I go – the long one? Would I need to bring snacks with me? I tried to listen to my body: will I be hungry as soon as I leave home? Should I eat something?
I could also go to the electronics store and get new headphones to replace my broken ones. Hmm.
I decided to go to see the movie, and waited for the perfect timing to leave my flat. Just as I was leaving, I felt a strong urge to go bike riding, after all!
So I walked over to my bike, parked downstairs, and hopped on. As soon as I did that, I felt three cold raindrops on my nose and cheeks. Sigh.
I pulled my sweater on and started riding.
At the first turn, I had to make a choice. What to do? A long and scenic bike ride or… maybe a short trip to the electronics shop, after all?
I turned my bike towards the electronics shop, telling myself it’s no fun riding in really windy weather (which is true). I passed a temperature display which said it was 18 °C.
Halfway to the store, I looked at my watch. Hmm, I could still make it to the movies… but now I have my bike. Where would I leave it? Would someone steal it? I would have to ride in traffic, and that’s not fun.
I ended up going to the electronics store and found the new headphones I needed. I also had three other things on my shopping list, but I couldn’t locate them. I felt too tired to search for staff.
Riding home from the store, the sky looked like a storm was brewing. But it still hadn’t started raining properly.