I went to the gym yesterday morning, and lifted various things and then lowered them back down again, and pretended to run and/or bicycle, and then I went into the locker room and took a shower and came out again and dried off and got dressed and was all ready to go off to work, but my shoes weren't there!
Now when I go to the club, I wear white socks and sneakers, and I put my sandals (this is all assuming there's no snow on the ground, or at least not much) into my gym bag with my work clothes, and at the locker room I stick the gym bag into a locker and take out the sandals and put them on the floor in front of the locker out of habit and to remind me which locker my stuff is in.
But yesterday when I came back from the shower my sandals were nowhere to be seen! I looked all around on the floor of the locker room, looked up surreptitiously at people's faces to see if they looked like someone having guilty feelings from having stolen a pair of sandals, make frustrated noises, and was (I think) about to like go upstairs and ask if they had a lost-and-found, or if there were criminal shoe theives on the premises, or what, when it occurred to me to wonder if in fact I had today actually brought my sandals with me and put them on the ground in front of the locker like I always do.
And of course then I remembered that I hadn't, and that they were sitting comfortably back at home, perhaps wondering what had become of me, and if it had maybe snowed or something.
Also, my cellphone was out of batteries.
A very kind reader writes:
Never mind the riding for now, the novel is yummy yummy yummy.
Not sure about the yumminess yet, but it's definitely longer!
End of Day Six: 6,011
End of Day Seven: 8,040
Today's Goal: 10,000 (woot!)
Speaking of which, my remote writing buddy Diane is this year NaNoWriMoing for Charity, which is very cool and wired; so go give some money to the Office of Letters and Light, if only because it has a really cool name.
(Oh, and I did some of yesterday's procrastination by rereading Take Good Care of Yourself and Others; it was actually pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised!)