Wednesday Rick surprised me by announcing that he bought us a family membership at our "Burg-of-Business" (not to be confused with our "Tiny-Town-of-Return-Address") Community Center so we could have access to the racquetball court. What a delightful surprise! I was introduced to racquetall in college and while I have never had ready access to a court, I LOVE to play; talk about fun exercise! It's probably been ten years since I picked up my racquet, but no matter. That same day we all went to the court and banged the ball around. Brian thought it was great fun, and Rick and I managed to get a bit of exercise in spite of playing with and around Brian. Rick said it was the first time he's seen me happy all week! (I don't get that, because I haven't been unhappy; I think he was just seeing me have FUN for the first time in awhile.) But I immediately got the bug to REALLY play, so yesterday I reserved the court, arranged for babysitting, and asked my DH out on a date. We played from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and then got Jamocha shakes at Arbies to enjoy on the way home. My right hand and forearm are too tired and sore to manage a racquet immediately (and my middle-aged knees are complaining a bit, too), but I think having this membership is going to put a serious dent in my discretionary time and money (for babysitting). Hopefully it will also put a dent in my middle-aged "fluff"! (This blogger's header and "About Me" has given me a new mantra, or at least some motivation to get back into more regular exercise to go along with my sedentary hobbies of spinning and knitting.)
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