I thought I'd better take a picture of my last "do-over." I had a good chunk going for awhile but kept dropping stitches and even though knitting is supposed to be relaxing, my shoulders were up to my ears.
2. Running is going well. I've been getting up insanely early to run without distraction, before the rest of the world (my small world) wakes. I am getting up at four in the morning and on the treadmill by four-thirty, showered and feeding Claire by six. That just sounds nuts. But I'm enjoying it. Which also sounds nuts. And while we're talking about things that sound nuts, I read while I run. I choose my books by font size.
3. Books. I just started Tales from the Town of Widows by James Canon, a Colombian author currently living in New York after studying at Columbia. (Love it). The book is wonderful and I'm only 57 pages into it. It's about a town whose men are forced to join the guerrillas and how the women left behind reclaim their town. Tales from the Town of Widows has been passed around among the import teachers and I can't wait to talk with those who've read it once I'm done.
4. Minor surgery. Not me, Justin. He's fine. But that consumed a chunk of our week and caused some worry. They knocked him out for a procedure that took maybe ten minutes. The doctor kept describing the pain Justin would experience and, well, it just hasn't happened. Maybe hour three on the bus tomorrow?
Here in Colombia, trucks drive around dinging bells to tell everyone: come and buy this, come and buy that. We have a natural gas truck that drives down our street a couple mornings a week, dinging. Justin asked his anesthesiologist if he could get some sleepy gas from the gas truck. He was a bit out of it.
5. We're off for a family walk. Need sunscreen and soy milk and M&Ms. Need, yes. Enjoy your weekend!
P.S. Claire has a tooth!