Washing up time is often contemplation time for me
I look out the window and reflect on ‘things’
More really hot days, bush fires, Elvis on duty again and helping out wherever he can
And no rain on the horizon for Victoria
Then I thought about turning up to the local swimming pool earlier this week
To find something going on all over the place
and hardly any space left.
This is not a tiny little thing but an Oylmpic sized indoor 50 metre heated pool
There were ‘oldies’ doing an aerobics class
Preschool and littles having their lessons
First week of the school year and a couple of schools had begun their lessons
Out of all the lanes there was just half of one
left for what I call ‘free swimming and water play’
Thankfully that was enough for what I had planned.
Walking up and down against the flow of the water
to loosen my hips and legs
Followed by a little bit of swimming
There were 2 lap lanes marked = Fast and Slow
Now I can assure you the swimmers in the slow lane
definitely weren’t doing my idea of slow
so I didn’t even think about going in there lol
Yes I was quite happy to use the free space for my swimming
(two lanes wide and half the length )
Not so much swimming in my case but a bit of huffing and puffing
(really must get down there more often)
and then floating around on my back lol
Then there was my heart stopping episode in the bath that same day
(We live close by so I don’t shower at the pool
I come straight home and have a bath)
Turned on the tap to start filling the bath.
Wandered off to pick up my hot drink and find a book
Stepped in, went to sit down and jumped a mile – the water was freezing 😦
Now our water heater has a thermostat which means once it’s set to the temp you want all you do is turn on the tap and away you go. Only need to turn on one tap – no fiddling with hot and cold trying to get the right water temp to come through the mixer outlet. What you set is what you receive.
That is if you turn on the correct tap!!
Yes, in my haste I’d turned on the cold tap and not the hot one lol
So I just raised the temp,
Turned on the correct tap
Hot into cold equalled a nice pleasant bath of warm water
It actually turned out about the same as the lower temp I’d set in the first place.
And then – yes there’s more lol
Lazed about – soaked a little – drank my coffee – read a little
Decided I would slide down under the water – without removing my glasses!!
First time I’ve done that 🙂
How has your week gone??
Any memorable moments you can tell about?