imageNow that summer is here, I have returned to one of my favorite activities–swimming laps.  I was excited to get back to the pool after a long nine months of waiting.  I packed my towel in my swim bag and headed for the water park.

It wasn’t long before I remembered how important timing is when getting to the pool.  Swim too early and the lanes are filled with little kids jumping in from the sides and splashing so wildly they seem to have ten flailing arms.  Swim too late, and the lanes are filled with teenagers who just bob up and down in place…hanging out and talking.  It’s a little bit like an obstacle course either way.

But this year there seems to be a new distraction–floaty things.  As I headed down the lane I became vaguely aware of some sort of thing that shouldn’t be there.  The closer I got, the more I speculated.  A bug?  Someone’s goggles?  A BUG??

Yesterday, it was the cap of a green dry erase marker bobbing merrily along next to me.  Today it was a little flat piece of styrofoam.  What in the world could be going on?

Then I figured it out.

Someone is CRAFTING under water.

What’s next—a floating stream of glitter?  Tomorrow will tell!

Smooth light blue waves lines and Lens Flares vector abstract background.




  1. teachworkoutlove · June 7, 2017

    Awesome post !


  2. VanessaVaile · June 7, 2017

    Crafting under water — cracked me up. for a moment though, I wondered if the marker meant school supplies following you around like little haunts. The pool here is waiting but still not open — staffing deficits.


  3. Ramona · June 7, 2017

    What’s in your lane? I thought I would be reading another traffic SOL since I wrote about traffic issues tonight. But your take on the random items floating in the pool . . . someone crafting under water . . . made me laugh! Enjoy swimming in your lane and keep us posted about what else pops up.


  4. shawndastories · June 7, 2017

    I had a principal who used to always tell us coaches to “stay in our lanes” when it came to work, so I thought I was going to read something along those lines. Your post made me laugh-so creative! Not at all what I was expecting, which I find usually makes things great.


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