Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Redefining Snuggle Time


With me arising at 4 am two days a week to work, and Tac going out at 4 am on the two opposing days, our morning snuggle time has waned. We could adapt if we wanted to rouse earlier, but sleep time is already a commodity. So, this morning, a Tac swim morning, I decided we needed to redefine snuggle time. Not like this though, that's just odd. I don't want to snuggle a perfect stranger. If I wanted to snuggle a stranger, I'd work 80 hours a week. This morning I showed for a rare early am swim session. Sharing a lane as swim support=snuggle time, well sort of. I'm sure Tac was delighted to see me, except he wasn't wearing his contacts so I could just as easily been the 80 year old in the lane next to him. That would have been preferable I'm sure, when I scooped down like the mom that I am and picked up his towel that was lying in the gutter getting wet. The towel that enfolded his beloved iphone. Hey look, an iphone sinks, good thing it's in a waterproof case.

Apparently there is no such thing as a waterproof case for an iphone. Steve Jobs is a moron. (I have to blame someone, it certainly wouldn't fall on the person who brings their non waterproof iphone to the side of a pool, or for that matter the person who carries their phone around in a pocket without protection) I know, I am evil.

I get a chance to redeem myself tomorrow with a new client. New client is hearing impaired but assured me he sort of reads lips and his aides would be in a ziploc bag by the side of the pool if he needed to hear me. I fail to understand how that will help him as he goes down for the third time. I sincerely think if you get Trimama in the pool in her swimsuit you should have to pay more, if for no other reason then my liability insurance is going to skyrocket after this. " Trimama I didn't know you were a swim instructor." I didn't either, but I did a triathlon, so close enough in my managers mind. I get the deaf, drowning guy.

Tac and HG just returned from rugby, so it's dinner time

8 comments:

greyhound said...

4 a.m. every day.

Before triathlon, 5 a.m. and off to work by 6.

Snuggles from Mrs. Greyhound? Not so much. She is unaware that 6 o'clock happens twice each day.

Fe-lady said...

The deaf//drowning guy??? Yes, you are evil! HA!
Hope you teach him how to swim! (Use sign language and have him just imitate you!)
How you guys get any snuggle time between work/workouts and four kids around is beyond me! So I guess swimming together works!
I got gel in my cell phone...any idea how to clean THAT?? :=0
Have a good one!

LBTEPA said...

My husband tried to blame me for washing his phone- HA! if he'd cleared out his pockets OR put his jeans in the dirty clothes basket instead of leaving them on the floor it wouldn't have happened, so there. They take the risks, they pay the price

Bigun said...

Tac's a great snuggler....um...they don't call it the Tacboy AND Bigun show for nothing....

triguyjt said...

its tough sometimes to marry the technology that you need each day to get through and be successful.
I wear hearing aides, and I love to have them in for an easy run on the trails..to hear the birds, my stomping feet, etc..but there are many areas where you can't use them...such as in intense competition and obviously the pool enviroment.. my luck, I would have them in and trip and fall into the pool...
tell tac to go easy on that phone..
enjoy your snuggle time...

Lana said...

I love the swim/snuggle time! And I love that picture too....good times!!

faithrunner said...

Such a sweet picture!! At least you get snuggle time, even if it's in a pool. :) By the way, hope your race this weekend is fun!

IronTriTim said...

Ouch, no comment as to Tacs reaction, would love to have seen his reaction as he finished his laps and noticing the iphone there at the bottom and thinknig that looks alot like my iphone.
Great photo, fond memories.