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February 22, 2013

Abstractions


2012 Midwest train, corn field shot.

At the weekly weigh-in, he didn’t lose weight.  I did, but not much.  We have intensified our morning work outs by going in early.  That’s good stuff.  As soon as the WW Fudge Bar deserts are gone, I shan't buy any more.  Duh.  Yes, I am laughing at myself.

I did rip a hole in my favorite new swim suit yesterday…days are full of little things like this.  In the old days, I would have gotten really upset.  Not now.  I do much better with “places and things” than I used to.  Weight is a thing, I suppose.  Suits with holes are abstractions, and you can’t help feeling dumb about ripping a hole in one.

Cold sunshine this morning.  I was so inspired by the chill of the light that I started a poem.  Is a poem about the cold, grey light of winter a thing?  ….only when it’s done.  Perhaps it’s an abstraction until it’s finished.

7 comments:

  1. I gave all my suits away when I retired. They will have to bury me in flannel and cords I think. As for weight. ODAT. Lost one more pound. Slowly, slowly. Dianne

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  2. Kudos to ypu, Dianne and Himself for hanging in there. Too bad WW Fudge Bar desserts and Blue Bell banana split ice cream are not abstractions.

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  3. I know I am going blind. I missed the word swim. Too much reading I suppose.

    BTW, i have a plastic box full of swim suits. Got the water shoes in a pile for Goodwill. Dianne

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  4. I haven't worn a bathing suit for years..doubt I could even get into one these days. But kudos to both of you for the continuous search for health!

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  5. I have all my doors and windows open. DAY OFF for the pirate!

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  6. I keep trying to lose weight. I would be happy (and still fat) if I just lost 5 pounds. Just doesn't happen. I should follow your lead and do more exercise. Oh well.

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  7. If it's not too big a hole, you can use fabric glue to close it.

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