Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I was really tired last night after a long day. It started out early in the morning for my first water aerobics class.

I had stopped by LA Fitness the day before to sign up and to get a schedule of their classes. Of course water aerobics is at 9 am. 

I left my house a little after 8 because I needed to exchange the lock I had gotten to lock up my personal belongings. I don't know what I was thinking when I got a lock the day before. The numbers were so small I couldn't read them even with my glasses on. I definitely would not have been able to read them when I got out of the pool. 

Fortunately Target is on the way to the fitness center and once I got a lock that I could actually read I was on my way.

I was a little nervous about the class because it had been over 10 years since I had even been in a pool. 

WOW, the class was packed and I loved it, but I didn't realize how much an hour of water aerobics would tire me out. My legs felt like wet noodles when I got out. I was surprised that the stationary bike riding I have been doing hadn't built up my legs more.

I had some errands to run in the afternoon so by last night I was really tired and I was in bed and asleep in minutes at 10.

At 3 in the morning I was woken up by an alarm. Uh oh. There was a fire in an apartment on my floor and the hall was smoke filled. YIKES!!!

All I could think of was what in the world was someone doing that started a fire in the middle of the night. This is a smoke free building so maybe they were sneaking a cigarette or they were cooking in their sleep. 

Thank goodness it didn't get any further than their apartment, but we had to move to the stairwell for 30 minutes while the many firemen cleared the halls. I was so tired I actually went right back to sleep.

At eight this morning my phone beeped. The girl who was buying a rug from me was an hour early. Thank goodness I was already awake, sort of, and got myself downstairs to take her to my car to get the rug. She said it is going to be used in a horror film. I don't watch horror movies so I will never see it. 

Since I was already up and downstairs I rode the bike for 20 minutes and made an Aldi run. I now plan to be lazy for the rest of the day.

Tomorrow it starts all over. Water aerobics at 9, but hopefully no more fires.


  1. Laura so sorry about the fire. You sounded so tired. When something startles you when you're sound asleep it's hard to get it together.

    Sounds like you're settling in well. Enjoy your water aerobics.

    The Magnolia will be pretty I'm sure once it opens


  2. OMGOSH- That was quite a day!!! Too bad about the fire thing-hope there was no smoke damage outside of that apartment. Probably not or the firemen wouldn't let you back in. I have never done water aerobics but good for you!!! Have a great night-xo Diana

  3. Great job on the water class! Proud of you ♥ How scary the fire must have been - so happy you are all okay! Keep up with the exercising.

  4. Wow Laura about the fire. How scary. Glad you are loving water aerobics. They say that is the best way to exercise so there is no pressure on your joints. You go girl!

  5. How scary! Did you ever find out what happened to cause the fire? Unfortunately I can't get in a pool. Back when I turned 48 and menopause began, my female parts became so thin and delicate that being in a chlorine pool would cause lots of problems for me. But I herald you for wanting to be healthy! I would never be able to ride a bicycle either.

  6. Oh my goodness, Laura. What a day you had. I go to aqua aerobics two nights a week and have for years. Love all the classes. You will, too! Thanks to the Lord the fire wasn't worse. Oh, that would have been terrible. So glad you are safe and that all had a good outcome. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. Looks like you are settling right into your new surroundings! Susan

  7. Those kinds of days surely ARE very tiring! And so glad and thankful the fire was contained in a different apartment. Now that's a big scare! I would love to do water aerobics too but still can't get myself off my butt to go. Our town as a beautiful aquatic center and I have yet to use it. Your flower pictures are so pretty. Are they around your apartment complex? Take care and enjoy that water! Marilyn

  8. Wow, Laura, so glad the fire was nothing serious!


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