It has been a very busy week. My wake up hour seems to have reverted to early again as I have been getting up at 5:30 or so. This has made it easier for me to get to the gym. Today I went and swam for an hour. The pool was empty when I arrived but in a few short minutes, I was not alone. There were several regulars and one newcomer.
I always find it interesting to see that certain people are regulars at the gym, or at least seem to be in terms of my hours. Who knows, they may end up coming at different times. I always see a lady in her fifties, Clara, coming, it seems, just about every day of the week (I do Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but sometimes vary and she is always there around 7:00 AM).
I came home after a grocery store stop and put some vodka pasta sauce together. Friday night was going to be dinner with friends and we had decided on penne paste with the vodka sauce, a good salad, and the rest of the trimmings.
After that, we had breakfast and then we changed out the Christmas china and took down the ceramic Christmas tree and the stained glass ornaments on the kitchen window. That took the better part of the morning. Christmas in the Koerner household is officially over.
I also did some work with our new TV and audio system, making sure everything works. So far, the Apple TV is not connected, but everything else is.
Our dinner was wonderful and we ended up being awake well past our bedtimes. It is approaching 1:00 AM on Saturday as I write. Sometimes, getting together with old friends is so comfortable, so filled with laughter, and the memories and good moments abound. Even though connections did not happen for years, it is just as if the time that passed never occurred.