Forgive me if I’m a bit scattered. I’m coming off the end of a migraine and my brain is more aphasia-prone than normal. (Incidentally, I find it funny and ironic that I can usually remember the word aphasia*, even if I’m feeling it.
Anyways. This is the first in a series of three about some recent changes in our little family. About a month ago, my darling niece Z___ came to live with us. She’s 16, and entirely funny and wonderful. I have guardianship of her, so she and I have been explaining things as basically, it’s like we adopted her and now she has bonus extra siblings and parents. I’m not sure how much of a bonus the siblings seem like sometimes when they are fighting with each other – or lamenting whatever**- but she seems happy here and we are very happy to have her around.
She’s going to be finishing up her high school – if we ever get in to the guidance counsellor at her school! – and that will be online courses. And more exciting (for me), she’s started running! I have a running buddy! We are very slow runners; and although we are both tall and fairly lean we each seem to have sad, asthma afflicted lungs, so our cardio is our weak point. We did run one 5K; and we run every other day. While we aren’t tearing up the track with our speed, I know that I for sure feel better after a run. That’s my whole motivation for running, actually: I just feel so good after a run. I know the cardio benefits are good, and the impact bearing exercise is a good preventative for osteoporosis, and blah blah, but really: I’m running for my brain. Other benefits are secondary.
This is me at the end of the the 5K colour run, and that wore the new right off those sneakers! Z____ got new running gear at the same time (it was her back-to-school outfit), and while they used to be incandescent, they no longer hurt the eyes when you look directly at them.
I did get all the colours out of my white running bra, but those shoelaces are still turning my fingers turquoise.
All right, I’m going to go make a pie. It’s random, I agree, but I’m not quite focused enough for clever segues.
*Aphasia – it’s basically when something is up with your brain and you can’t word very well. Transient aphasia is common for migraine sufferers and thankfully it’s mild for me. No long term brain injuries here, thanks.
**”NOOOOOOO!!! I DON’T WANT TO GO TO BED/BRUSH MY TEETH/ETC ETC”