Now, however, it's nearly 13:00 and I am bored out of my skull. I even cleaned my room, if you can believe that - the bed is made (with freshly washed sheets, thanks to R and her O'Connell Center laundry room access!), my books - both novels and textbooks - are neatly organized, all those old magazines and coupons are thrown out, last semester's school papers are either tossed or stacked, my backpack, swim bag, and purse are all organized and filled with the appropriate items (they tend to switch around during the course of the week - everything migrates to the backpack), my iPod is charging and playing in its gorgeous speaker dock, all of my clothes are freshly washed, sorted, folded, and hung up - and, the crowning touch, I even burned my pumpkin-scented candle for a while, so the room smells nice.
Yes, I'm doing pretty well. However, the question is: what do I do now? I could go for a run, but (a) my thighs are still a bit sore from Saturday, and (b) swim practice doesn't stop for holidays, so I'll be going there tonight. I don't want to wear myself out before the week even gets started. Last week I swam great on Monday and Tuesday, but it got worse as the week went on, probably because I wasn't eating enough. Swimming burns 600 calories an hour (or so I've read), which means I'm burning about 1200 a day, yet I tend to forget that I therefore have to eat more than usual. (The online calculators say I need about 2500 calories per day, but during the week I usually don't even crack 2000.) Oh, well, I've made up for it this weekend - yesterday, R and I did absolutely nothing but eat (much more than usual, for both of us - probably due to Saturday night) and watch movies. I finally saw Spiderman II, and it was great! (We tried to go see Meet the Fockers, but it was sold out, so we made a Blockbuster run instead.)
Aha! Brainstorm! H just came in and asked if I had an extra quarter for the washing machine. So I checked my wallet and I didn't, but I did find... the $25 ladybug-shaped Target gift card I got as a Christmas present! So I think I'll head over that way and see what they have in the way of racerback tank tops and cheap Friends and/or Sex in the City season DVDs. Ooh, and there's an Old Navy in that strip, too. Hold me back...!