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lazy, lovely Sunday

August 10, 2008

I’m having a hard time dealing with the fact that it’s Sunday already. This means my weekend is almost over and I’m still exhausted. I’ve had a relaxing day off so far, but I seem to have a lot weighing on my mind. There are so many decisions to be made and problems to be solved, and none are the easy kind.

Friday night when I finally got off work I had the pleasure of attending a mac’n’cheese bakeoff at my friend McCaine’s. One of the things I enjoy about her is her inventive ways of socializing. Sometimes I feel like my life is incredibly dull and predictable. We also watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics which were a sight to behold. Another thing I like about McCaine is the extreme volume of her voice, and her wild enthusiasm for things (including Michael Phelps). It’s nice to be around people who get such pleasure out of life.

Saturday, after sleeping as long as I felt like, I made my way to the pool de J where I was working on my tan. Then I went to the gym de J and was working on my fitness. I haven’t run in a long time (this heat is infernal), but still managed to start the week 9 running program (5 min walking, 30 min running, 5 min walking). It wasn’t even that painful at all. I think the only way I’m going to be such a slacker about running is to sign up for a 5k or something. I’ve lost enough weight where my clothes are comfortable again so that pressure to run is off, but I know if I don’t keep running the weight will be right back. Plus I feel so much better when I’m active.

After the sun and run, we picked up sushi and sat on the floor of his balcony and ate. The sushi was really good. I think the portions should’ve been bigger. I love the rolls with the mayo sauce on them. We had another roll with unagi and avocado that had some kind of tempura inside. The combination of flavors and textures was delightful. Then it was ice cream with blueberries and raspberries for dessert.

Some of the books I’ve been reading lately, combined with what’s going on (or not going on) in my life, and conversations I’ve had have led me to the conclusion that I need to be more purposeful in my living. I need to read books that I will learn from. I need to write with the purpose of becoming a better writer. I need to fill my time with things that will make my life better and more meaningful. It’s funny how a book on writing can provoke so much thought. There is so much clutter and wasted words and time in my life. I don’t know if I’ll ever become a real writer, but I do know that I definitely never will if I’m not writing purposefully.

These are some of the things that have been occupying my mind lately and making me tired. The wonderful lunch my mama made is also making me sleepy. I should follow my daddy’s lead and take a nap.

Currently reading : On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction By William K. Zinsser

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