Starting my week

@savypat (20245)
United States
December 21, 2009 1:35pm CST
I start my week with Yoga class each Monday. We had a very large class this morning and I was looking at all those people facing a very busy week today and making up stories in my mind for each. I was having so much fun I almost didn't hear the teacher start the class. Have you ever done that when people are talking all around you but not to you? I'll tell you one of mine. Our teacher and her husband are going on a cruse for Christmas, it's the first one they have ever taken. They are not young, in their late 60s. They are both so excited they can't talk of anything else. I could just see them going on board ship, there will be a lot to do and the only problem I see is the food. They both eat very restricted diets, fresh fruit and vegetables, she eats no meat and no refined sugar or flour. BUT I know it's very hard for her to resist temptation when presented with beautiful food. So I could just see her in the desert line, it's going to be so hard, I bet she over does and gains 5 pounds. They are also going to do the zip line, I can't wait for that story. After I had thought about stories for many of the others it was time to get down to business. This is how I entertain myself. Do you do anything like this?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Dec 09
I do this when I'm travelling..........sitting in airports, on planes, trains or in an automobile.......wherever people are around me and going in all directions. Quite often it helps me come up with notes for short stories. It's great to have an good imagination isn't it?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Dec 09
And here I thought you would all think me really weird. Thanks
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
23 Dec 09
Not weird at all. But lucky to have a brain that actually works! LOL So many people don't.....
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I do that all the time! I was in line at the dollar store behind someone with about 50 items and I just daydreamed the time away, thinking of faraway places and other things. When I got to the register the cashier apologized and I told her it gave me some downtime to dream a little and it was very enjoyable. The lady behind me said wow, what a positive way to look at it and the cashier agreed. I hope your teacher and her husband have a wonderful time on their cruise. I would like to take one someday, too.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I always try to be positive when caught in a line, maybe I can even get a laugh out of someone it always makes the time go faster. Thanks
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Sounds like you are very creative..lol. I have never really done anything like that but I may try it just for kicks when I'm bored one day.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Dec 09
That is one thing I am never bored. Thanks for the response
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
22 Dec 09
My mother and I used to ‘people watch’ while sitting on a bench in the city and I used to do something similar and make up stories about the individuals I came across. I used to try and guess the person’s name, marital status, where they live and their occupations etc. It was fun for me, mum used to just watch whereas I played a guessing game. I could spend hours doing that; I wonder how close I ever came to the truth!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Dec 09
That's a fun thought isn't it? Thanks
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Dec 09
Heck no, never thought of it. Maybe your teacher won't gain weight on the cruise. When my sister and I went, we participated in some of the exercise programs on board and didn't over eat too much and managed not to gain weight.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Well I hope she doesn't but when she has in the past it doesn't seem to take her long to loose it. Thanks
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
21 Dec 09
Hi pat! You really do lead such a fun and fulfilling life! I must say that I do envy you! I have gotten quite lazy and my friends are worried about me~ I am disabled, but not to the point where I can't do anything. I have severe arthritis and after a severe knee sprain that didn't heal properly I do need a knee replacement which I really don't want to have, at least not right now. And I do have an ankle with a hole in the bone, which decides to collapse at times, but I still can get around and refuse to use a cane (vanity~and I'm not usually vain)! But, my problems that cause my disability are severe depression and that is something that is alot harder to "fix". I am trying, with the help of a therapisty, psychiatrist, and meds, but it is really frustrating. I am possibly looking into a part time job from an agency that works with people who have "issues" like mine and help them get jobs where disclosure is ok. I wish my only problems were what to eat or not to eat! Sorry to have gotten off on a tangent, but when you speak of your life I really feel so badly because I can't do the things you and your friends do and I am only 57! And by the way what is a zip line?
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