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Today was a very notable day for me. Today marks the 9th month anniversary that Renee and I have been dating. It's hard to believe that nine months ago was when I had such a great woman come into my life. It has been a wonderful nine months; nine of the best months of my life. This anniversary is also going to be the last one we will be able ot celebrate together until July. Renne will be leaving next week to return to Laramie to complete her second semester of her Masters program. This time she's taking her son with her, so she won't be able to return until he's done with school for the semester. That means that she'll be back after the June 4th date, so the next anniversary we'll spend will by July 4, complete with fireworks.
For tonight, we decided to get a burger at In-N-Out Burger and then dessert Farrells in Rancho Cucamonga. Renee's sweet tooth convinced me tthat we should go to Farrell's. I haven't been in that place since I was probably seven or eight years. It was a lot of fun, though the sundae I had is going to require a lot of laps to burn off, probably a few days of swimming. :) -- TS
This would be the time that I'd say that I had a great start to the new year, but I have to say, it wasn't that way for the start of 2013. Yesterday morning, I started to come down with some kind of bug. I haven't been feeling 100 percent lately, but it decided to hit me hard today. So I spent new year's eve cuddled up in my bed, fast asleep as everyone was cheering in 2013. I can only hope that I start getting better soon, as this is not how I wanted to spend my vacation time with Renee. ARGH!
That being said, I have a lot of things to look forward to this year. First off, Renee and I will be celebrating (although 1000 miles apart) our first year together in April. It's hard to imagine that we will be celebrating one year together. It's amazing how things can change in a year.
This year will be my year of living on the pool deck again. I will be starting my third year as a Masters swimmer, and this year I intend on swimming in all three of the annual seasons: SCY (short course yards), LCM (long course meters), and SCM (short course meters). My first meet is later this month, so I will have a lot of training to do to make up for being sick and for being out of the water this holiday season. This year I'm going to focus my energy on swimming more backstroke and breaststroke, and the longer distances of these strokes, as it seems very few like to do these events. That will give me better chances to earn points for our team and for me to earn ribbons. :)
I will also be embarking on my first venture as a swim coach. I still need to get my certifications completed, but once that's done, I will officially be a high school swim coach. I'm really looking forward to this YHS swim season, as everyone seems to be jazzed about Kevin, Aric, and myself taking over the program. It's going to be a lot of work and some very cold days standing on the deck as I watch the kids swim, but I'm realy excited for it. -- TS
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