You know those scenes in movies or television programs, where the main character is in a busy place, and all the other people are just sort of frozen? Even commercials sometimes feature this effect. One person is walking around, while the rest are just stopped, in mid-step, or eating something, or riding a bike...
Today sort of feels like that to me, except I'm one of the 'frozen' ones. I've just taken my back foot off the ground, in the middle of taking a step, and my front foot hasn't landed yet, so I'm in-between the last place and the next.
I don't think it's just because of the class ending today. For all I have kind-of mixed feelings about it, I'm glad it's done. I learned what I learned (which is little enough) and now, I go on. The appointments are (finally!) starting to line up. The podiatrist plus his (or her?) 'biometrics department' - that appears to be the people who will assess me for insoles or the 'night boot' (splint) for the plantar fasciitis... the dentist (TWO more, just to get the toothguard straightened out, but fingers crossed, that'll do it)... the next GP visit plus BP check plus (bleh) blood test... and last but not least, the 'Reach for Health' appointment is now set up. That's the one I'm really looking forward to: the first meeting is with one of the physical-fitness trainers, who will set me up with a program that's customized for me. I might've mentioned this before, but they will take into account the bum knee, the foot problems, my diabetes, my (!) age, etc. then work out an exercise plan that I can do. Then they do follow-up checks at one month, three months, six months, and one year. If necessary, I can also schedule additional meetings with them after that. This is the NHS working today, thinks me. Good preventive medicine to keep people healthy, rather than just the fix-it-after-something's-gone-
All the other bits 'n' pieces are swirling around, everything from the load of outgrown clothes (yes! there actually ARE some after yesterday's sorting!) to go to the local charity, to the US taxes (yes, I still have a couple of accounts over there, and still have to file a return every year... sigh), to the genealogy I've had hanging fire, to - well, to just about everything!
I've got a half-dozen emails to answer (and those of you on that list know who you are, lol), the new menu plan that needs work, and the guest-room to clean - a friend from Japan is coming to visit for a few days, so I've definitely got my work cut out for me. No Beatleband tonight - busy day tomorrow!
Oh, and did I tell you how wonderful it is to have SparkFriends? 'cause it is, it surely is...
So that's it - goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!