Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 320: "So You're Old!"

My day started at dawn, with a 2.7-mile walk on the bike path; Mimosa jogged about 1/4 of her mile and walked the rest, but all journeys start with a single step, so they say, and I am very proud of her. And then we came home and lifted weights with Li'l Martini and worked our cores (Mimosa has a core of steel, we were all humbled) and did The Dreaded Plank; Martini punked out at 10 seconds, I managed to just barely hold till 36, and Mimosa was solid for 77. (See?!) Girl's a machine. I stand in awe.

I was exhausted for the rest of the day, though, and a long mid-day bath didn't help, though I did finish Code Name Verity and then wept for a little while. What a GREAT book.

Tonight I tackled an enormous pile of mending while watching Oklahoma, and Mimosa joined me for a bit.
  • Me: I'd like to be like Aunt Eller when I'm old — happy and fun and good-hearted and popular.
  • Mimosa: You already are like that.
  • Me: (misting over) Oh honey . . .
  • Mimosa: . . . so you're old!
Do not depend on a 14-year-old girl for your own sense of self-esteem, that's all I'm sayin'.

Must get to bed. Big day tomorrow, good night's sleep needed.


—Lady C

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