With the warmer weather, I am able to take my workouts outside… Meaning, instead of moseying on the treadmill daily (all that work to go nowhere), for 30 minutes, I get some fresh air, solitude, and a chance to see neighbors I haven’t seen since the first frost of winter. It’s been fun.
I have to admit, part of the fun is watching people interact as I walk by – just seeing these brief glimpses of someone else’s life and imagining the stories behind it. Yesterday, I saw a neighbor take a picture of his wife’s tush with a camera phone as she walked away! He wasn’t the least bit discreet about it – and I was half laughing and half thinking to myself, “How cool that they are still so in love!” (Or at least he is, anyway).
Our neighbor down the street is a young girl who appears to be about 9, and she likes to ride her scooter past this 10 year old boy’s house. It’s funny – yesterday, during a four minute duration, she went past his house about six times – stopping before her first trip in front of his house to fluff her hair and put sunglasses on. I was just in shock – I remember the boy I had a crush on at her age – and I can’t imagine ever to have been so brazen as to ride my scooter past his house over and over (and over and over!). What must her mother think? (Wondering if the boy even noticed – or if he was even home!).
Kids are out riding bikes and the other moms in the neighborhood have been out walking, and pushing strollers, and kids in wagons. I love this time of year.