Thursday, July 29, 2010

See the World in Green and Blue

I like to call these ghost flowers, because they come out of nowhere and look a little ethereal.

Did you ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? Yeah, well I just had the opposite of one of those. How refreshing.

The cable guy was supposed to come and fix a problem I was having between 8-10. Since my friend asked me to meet her and her mom at 9:30, I was a little worried the cable guy would come at the latter part of the window, but he got to my place right at 8:30 and was gone by nine and my problem was fixed.

My friend drove us out to Riverside and we walked past the smoky slot machine area and then entered the lovely spa that was spewing cheesy new agey type music, but smelled really good. They had a sauna and a jacuzzi and a nice pool that was part indoors and part outdoors. So, my friend and I camped out in really nice lounge chairs while her mom got her first massage ever and then I sat with her mom while my friend got her first massage ever. They are both very wonderful people, so we had great conversations and the weather was absolutely perfect and when it got a little too warm, we just took dips in the pool. We had to leave around 2, because my friend had to take her son to an appointment.

When I got home, I was so refreshed that I decided to just go ahead and run my 10 mile route. I'm not sure if it was the fact that I took the day before off from running, or the weather was so nice, or that I had music to listen to this time, but my 10 mile run felt great. I even kicked it the last mile or so.

I mowed the lawn and that made me happy. I finally came in the house and ate and I felt it. You know, the feeling you had when you were a kid and you went out and played all day and when you finally stopped, your legs ached until you fell asleep? That's what I felt. I can't remember the last time I had that. It was pretty glorious.

Tomorrow I'm supposed to run, renew my license and then go kayaking with some girls in the afternoon if it doesn't rain. I figure if it rains, I'll spend some more time cleaning my place and if it doesn't, I'll go have more adventures and see if I can get another glorious leg ache.


rel said...

What a great day!

SkylersDad said...

It sounds just wonderful, and aren't massages great?

laura b. said...

That sounds amazing. I bet you'll remember that day for a long time.

booda baby said...

Beautiful ghost flowers!

Strange, how it's so special to just do the things that rejuvenate. I mean, you'd think we'd make a bigger effort to make them happen. You know, them being rejuvenating and all. Hm. Big mystery.

Mnmom said...

Those are called Resurrection or Surprise lilies. The foliage comes up in spring, dies back, then BOOM the flower flies out in late summer.

Our cable is doing very strange things. Two channels have sound effects only, no voices. And ABC is coming in in Spanish.

Anonymous said...

The nickname for those flowers is bare naked ladies! We have some in our garden! I love them. Sissy