This morning, unlike the previous two days, I got my own lane. Not only that, there was only one other person in the pool and some of the time I was the ONLY one! I loved having my own lane: being able to swim in the center of the lane, directly over the blue tile … Continue reading Swimming Success
Yesterday was a religious fast day. Fasting is supposed to spur repentance but my focus was getting through it (i.e. successfully not eating or drinking despite the cravings, weakness, etc.). Since I’m nursing and it was a minor fast, I gave myself permission to break the fast midday. My rabbi said it was fine. My … Continue reading What We Tell Ourselves Matters
I played ukulele outside during my lunch break yesterday, the warm sun shining down on me. Hadn’t played outside since I bought this new instrument two weeks ago. It was delightful. Something else happened that was a different kind of magical at the end. A man from our community with special needs came up to … Continue reading You Play Ukulele?
Last week on New Year’s Eve I had to share a swimming lane for the first time. It was especially busy. I was fortunate that someone kindly offered that I could share their lane—gym policy, but still not an easy thing to do (on either end!). It worked out fine. I stayed next to the … Continue reading New Year, New Outlook: Lessons from Swimming
Every year I make a New Year's Resolution and every year, one month later, I can't even remember what it was. This year, aside from learning how to play the ukulele (not to be downplayed ;)) I am not making a New Year's resolution. I am continuing the work I have been doing this year: … Continue reading New Year, Same Ol’ Me