Monday, July 23, 2012

A Post About Nothing

Sitting here this morning with several ideas to write about but wondering if any of them is really blog worthy.

Somewhere in the past, I remember advice from a writer's meeting -- Write. Just write. So this morning's post may not be worth your time, just an exercise in rambling.

We spent yesterday on the lake with friends. Hannah was struggling to learn to water ski. I remember the first time I attempted to water ski. The water beat me up badly. Hannah finally got up on her skis for a couple of short lived rides. She'll be sore today from the exertion and a couple of falls. She also had some fun tubing. As for me, it's been too many years since I've been on skis and I really don't feel like I'm up to it now.

Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, but this is the first summer in a couple of years that I've not had swollen knees or problems with them and I just feel like a few moments of thrilling ride is not worth the potential for weeks of regret. Today, I'm happy to watch others ski while enjoying the boat ride and applauding their work and wipeouts. I don't know if that means I'm getting older or smarter; it's just where I am these days.

All-in-all, we had a great day. Next weekend will be our last before Hannah heads back to school for some pre-semester training and orientation of the incoming freshman. The summer has really flown by. It continues to be hot and dry in the midwest and looks like that will continue for some time.

John <><


Mike said...

I went water skiing once. It was to much like work.

Anonymous said...

John, what a nice way to spend a day. It must have been thrilling for Hannah to learn to water ski. The next time you go to the lake, you need to try skiing again. I hear it is good exercise. Tubing is probably fun as well. Throw caution to the wind. Get the adrenaline pumping. Have an exhilarating time!