Random Rambling. I got my stitches out today and after 9 days of not getting my left hand wet I have a greater appreciation for the expression "one hand washes the other." I am especially looking forward to washing my hair with two hands tomorrow. I painted on the patio today. Something I never would have considered until my outdoor landscaping class last summer. I might as well sit out there and paint all the new flowers I've planted. Finally after 9 years I am filling in with lots of perennials. A few weeks ago, I bought some indigenous plants at the local nature preserve. They should be hearty and helpful for the ecosystem.
Sitting underneath the plum and locust trees which inspired this abstraction. After painting I tried a new running route today. What I thought would be about 3 miles was confirmed exactly 3 miles with Map My Run. (thanks 'becca.) Ran by your house. I was tempted to yell "honk. honk." but I wasn't feeling quite that crazy. My run was not so good. My calf cramped up yesterday after my first run in a long time - my I-Pod battery pooped out after the first mile - there were not enough trees - catching a glimpse of what I look like when I run in the storefront windows is not a pretty sight - and I ran home straight into blinding sunlight. It makes me sad that my beautiful route of 9 years is closed so that hundreds of hundred year old trees can be killed in the name of progress. I thought I could breathe a little life into my little downtown if I ran there instead, but it's the sprawling and new construction that leaves downtown less than desirable and the property values less than they once were.