Friday, August 17, 2012

Working with What You Got

It's been a month since I blogged, and I really should push that whole inappropriate hotel nudity thing off the top spot. I'm not writing much because my life is in a regular rhythm right now where not much new happens, and I'm not pondering so much the meaning of what I do. I've been doing it for five years, and I'm comfortable with who and where I am.

One thing that I've learned is that much for which I plan ahead never comes to pass. Maybe some of that planning helps make a foundation on which Thumper can build, but mostly, he likes what he likes and learns what he learns independent of me and my plans. I am not sculpting him as much as I thought I would when he was still an infant to whom I thought I would teach everything, including crawling. No, I'm more of an observer and a safety net, letting him go into deeper water, but still standing nearby in case he needs a hand.

Thumper is on the verge of Kindergarten, which will bring big and mostly unknown changes to all of our lives, but through the end of the summer, we're playing and making friends, swimming (a lot), riding bikes (without training wheels!), and going to the gym. I'm working toward the TriRock Triathlon (Sprint Distance), swimming laps, running, and riding my bike when I can. I'm still stuck in old dietary bad habits and not losing as much weight as I'd like, but I'm feeling mostly OK with that. I'll keep trying, but I'm not berating myself too much for my weaknesses.

Most times that I run on the treadmill, this song pops up and it always brings a smile to my face and an extra bounce to my stride. The video is a little bizarre and has nothing to do with how I feel about  the song ("Work With What You Got" by Socalled), but this is where I am right now, just working with what I've got.

Oh, and as long as I'm posting videos of my good time happy treadmill songs, there's also "The Golden Age" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour:


She Said said...

It's so true. As much as we want to think we are teaching our children, they are usually the ones teaching and us learning. I think it is great that you view yourself as a safety net for Thumper. There is a lot of thought that goes into being that kind of parent, and I say GREAT JOB!

And that Socalled tune is awesome! I'm going to have to get it. Maybe it will help me put a spring into my (dreaded) treadmill step. :) Thanks for sharing!

Greg Moyle said...

WTH. I came back looking for nude photos... I'm outa here.

I, Rodius said...

Greg, it is a documented fact that there are no nude photos on the internet.

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