Well, I hate to say it, but it feels like summer is coming to an end. As if on cue, even our weather feels like fall this morning! I woke up to 55° outside, with sunny skies and low humidity, so I turned off the A/C and threw open the doors and windows! I realize you all in the southern United States are having an unprecedented heat wave, so I’m sorry to rub it in, but it is absolutely beautiful here in Philly.
Becca is already finished with her last ever high school marching band camp. It culminated on Friday night with their Fall Preview, where parents and friends were invited to come out to the stadium and see this year’s show. It definitely got me in the mood for football games and cavalcades. And Caroline is heading back to college this morning. I can’t believe this is her third year already.
We have plans tonight to see Becca perform with her friends’ indie rock band, and I didn’t want to miss that, so I’ll be flying up tomorrow to help get Caroline settled into her new dorm. Meanwhile, David’s job hunt continues. Your prayers are appreciated for all of the above (especially safe travels for Caroline!)
It never gets easier to send them off, but this new rhythm of life is starting to feel more comfortable and predictable. I better get used to it, because next year I’ll be doing this times two. Speaking of which, Becca has senior pictures this week. It’s getting real over here!
In other news, I have been advised by both my chiropractor (who uses active release therapy to help treat my various injuries – there always seems to be something!) and my personal trainer to hold off on the 5K training until my ankle is better. It doesn’t hurt at all to run on it, but it’s still getting swollen and stiff at times, and I don’t want to further damage it, or something else if my body is unconsciously compensating for that weak link.
I’m bummed, because our weather is perfect for running right now, and I was really enjoying being back out there. But I don’t want to make matters worse, and I have a bad track record… no pun intended! I still plan to do the 5K because I love the atmosphere, and it’s for a good cause, but I’ll just walk it unless my situation improves drastically before then.
And while I’m whining about my propensity toward bodily injuries, I finally got around to having that MRI on my shoulder to figure out if I have a rotator cuff tear or what is going on there. The pain with certain movements isn’t getting worse, but it isn’t getting better either. My ortho ordered the MRI back before we left for Italy, and I follow up with him next week to see what it reveals.
At least I’m still allowed to do Pilates; in fact, it’s probably good for what ails me, but the first class I signed up for after my private lesson was canceled at the last minute. I signed up for another one later this week, after I get back from moving my daughter into college, and I’m looking forward to that!
Okay, I need to get off here so I have time to take a walk before church. I want to enjoy every moment of this glorious weather before it heats up again, which I’m sure it will. This is way too early for real fall to start here in Pennsylvania, but I’ll take what I can get.
Have a blessed Sunday!
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