I do some of my best thinking when I’m walking. Most mornings I run with Daft Punk blaring on my iPod so there’s not much room for pensive thought but every once and a while I just feel like walking. It’s amazing how a four mile walk can clear out the cobwebs in your mind…
(heh, that reminds me…I noticed some cobwebs in our house the other day and mentioned that we needed to tell Henry, our exterminator, we had a bit of a spider problem. Jim shot me the “you-don’t-know-what-you’re-talking-about” look that husbands are all too good at and then insisted that cobwebs were not created by spiders. Umm, ok…you’re right…cobwebs are made by cobs…my bad.)
Anyway…back to thinking…I thought of the name “The Switchboards” while walking, Costa Rica popped into my head during a walk and we decided during an early morning stroll in August to place a bid on what would eventually become our new house. Turns out, I should have done more walking in college!
Today I started thinking about this whole baby making business and came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t be such a bad thing if it takes us a year to conceive. There are so many things around the house that, while aren’t absolutely necessary, would be great to get done before the craziness that is involved with a baby arrives. Things like digging up and repairing the sprinkler system or clearing out the garage. Now is the perfect time to get that crap done! Right?
And then I started thinking about other things that we should do before we change our lives forever.
Like go to a movie at 10:00 at night…on a weeknight…just because.
Or eat only french fries for dinner.
Sleep an obscene amount.
Listen and sing along to Rage really really loud.
Or take a last minute trip to Ireland.
Ok…that last one was a bit extreme but you get what I mean.
Granted, none of these things so amazing that they could convince us to stop trying (french fries come close) but there’s definitely some peace of mind knowing that the time we have…right now…just the two of us…is precious. Fleeting and precious.
So yeah…walks are good.