They waited for me to put on more appropriate clothing, although told me I didn't have to. However, you could not pay me to leave the house in pajama pants, especially pink ones. I hurried out to the car, a few moments later, quite ashamed. Though they wouldn't hear it, so the conversation turned to Jay's retirement. Sometimes college seems like a different lifetime, and I suppose, in some ways it was. Though, as we discussed the Belize study abroad program they'd created, and my classmates, my mind slips back to the joy, and freedom of those days. I know how far I've fallen from then, and slowly scrambled to put myself back together. I accepted a long time ago, that I'd never be who was before this happened to me. It was not easy, however, it was necessary.
I always enjoy hearing about their upcoming winter plans. Since the Belize program was not able to continue, after 3 years, they've concocted clever travel plans, sight seeing Central America, integrating into local cultures, whenever possible. The meal quickly passed, and before I knew it, I was back, and immediately was motivated to redeem myself, and repot a couple of plants I've needed to, for over a month. Who expects a sunny day, in the 50's, in November? I then vacuumed, as I had dropped a bunch of dirt on the carpet. Off white wall to wall carpeting is so convenient... Oh well, what's another dirt stain? It's more like a blotchy brown rug, these days.
After cleaning, I took the jogger out for a 3hr jog/run. Burlington was exceptionally weird today. I got hissed a by a guy walking by. I already detest the fact that walkers pass me, but really, is it necessary to hiss? No, I don't think so. If you're 12, that's cool, but otherwise it's rude. I also saw a homeless tent community in the woods, which instantly explained all the weird noises I heard there as I ran by, this summer. Also passed a strangely large group of Hispanic men. They were all huddled together, in a circle. Either yelling or chanting things in a language I didn't recognize. About a mile from my place, was when it began to rain, which I'd hoped to avoid. When I first got the yellow sign stating 'runner with asisstive. Device' I worried it might make more of a target,for the strangers I encounter, although, it's been just the opposite. More people smile and say hi, than ever before. With exception of the hisser, I saw today.
I returned, and occupied the kitchen for 3 hours, I only made chicken, and green bean casserole, but I cleaned out my fridge, located missing dishes, and took out the recycling. I can't remember the last time I accompshed everything I needed to get done, around the apartment, in a day. Maybe I should find a way to shame myself, each day, because apparently, that's what it takes.