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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Refreshing - my word du jour

I went to The Naked Sheep knit shop yesterday to ask for help with my sweater. I had apparently purled 4 stitches at the end of a knit row. The shop clerk was so friendly. At first she tried to teach me how to correct the problem. But unfortunately I had twisted some of the stitches so she ended up fixing it herself. While we were finishing up Cheri, the owner of the store, came in. She opened the door and said, "Hi Wendy. How is your sweater coming along?" How Refreshing!! I love it when people remember my name! It's such a rare gift in today's shopping climate. Thanks to these ladies for getting me back on track with my sweater and for smiling and "talking yarn" with me.

I went swimming for the first time at our neighborhood swim center. It was wonderful to swim laps again. My "refreshing" moment occurred when 6 gentlemen came to the pool within 5 minutes of one another. The swimmers who were already in the pool stopped swimming long enough for us to calmly and quickly work out the sharing of the swim lanes based on our swimming speed. It was great that we took the time to do this, rather than the newcomers just choosing a lane. Quite gentlemanly and refreshing.

Of course, nothing is so refreshing as a cold diet coke after swimming laps. Aahhhh.

All in all, it was a lovely day. I'm most grateful for it. My only "downside" moment was looking in the mirror once I returned home from swimming and realizing the my swim goggles were too high and tight on my face and had given me two black eyes. It doesn't hurt but I look like a raccoon!


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