Today is the kind of day I envision myself having when I am, as the kids say, “living my best life.”
I woke up early (for me) and met my librarian and her friend for a 3-mile run, then I came home and showered, played on my phone, and did a little homework before straightening up our house a little bit. We had tickets to the LSU vs. Louisiana Tech game, and Richard’s dad and a family friend came down to join us. We had great seats, great parking (thanks to a generous friend), and—after we made a pit stop at the LSU bookstore—great polos. I would’ve bought one too, but I wasn’t wearing any pants, and despite LSU being a “Big-time U” as described in Beer and Circus, I think it is frowned upon to show up to a game in a polo shirt and no pants.
I yelled plenty of generic football phrases, drank from a commemorative stadium cup, and ate a “swamp sausage” for dinner. My favorite football phrase is, “There’s still a lot of game left to play,” because it’s true even if there is less than a minute left. (Flashback to last week’s LSU game...) “That’s how the game is played” is another one I like.
Every day won’t involve going to an LSU game, but I can dedicate that time to going to work and studying, and I’ll cook dinner sometimes. If I can keep up with running most days of the week and cleaning up a little each day, that will be fantastic. The fact that I had time to wear a little makeup today was icing on the cake. Maybe I’m getting the hang of this new routine after all. Hope springs eternal.
Time I woke up: 7:16 am! I think that’s the earliest I’ve been up on a weekend in a while.