I managed to stay really busy today. It started off with the early arrival of our ayi. She usually comes around noon on Mondays, but showed up this morning at 8:30. I left the apartment around 9:00, headed for Metro for grocery shopping. Back at the apartment later, I unloaded everything, then headed over to the pool. After swimming, I mixed up some soup for lunch, leaving enough for Judy for dinner.
After lunch, I climbed on the bike and rode over to the TT park. Had a great afternoon of getting clobbered. I played one of the guys I’d played several times before, and he didn’t back off at all today, pounding the ball past me time and again. I kept trying to give him some decent balls to hit, and he kept smashing it down my throat. I didn’t think it was the time yet to start seriously trying to beat him. I just wanted to practice some forehands and backhands. He seemed intent on helping me learn how to block a smash.
I left around 4:30, riding to Ditan Park for my lesson. I ate dinner at a nearby KFC before going into the gym. Once inside the gym, I watched the kids taking lessons for half an hour prior to my own lesson. At 6:00, my lesson cranked up. My strokes are better and my teacher has to make fewer stroke corrections. I’m really worn out and ready to head home when the lesson ends at 7:00. The bike ride home takes about 30 minutes. When I hit the door at 7:40, I’m so ready for bed!