Did you ever get the feeling you'd just like the days to go by slow and easy as they used to? It often seems that the only constant thing in my life is change.
Today is Ara's last day in Sacramento, and tomorrow she will fly back to Philadelphia. It is difficult to say goodbye, but now that I know I will be traveling east this spring, I will probably spend 3 weeks in New York and 1 week in Philly with Ara. So is makes the goodbyes a little easier, but not much.
I went over to Jeannie's last night to spend some time with Ara, and she got my Nook up and running. I'm not sure I remember everything she told me, but I guess the best way to learn it is to just start using it. It does a lot more than just allow you to read books but I'm staying away from the rest of it. I'll still use my computer as a computer, my jitterbug phone as a phone, and my Nook as a reader for books and magazines!
Speaking of magazines, when I took a load of laundry across the street this morning to dry it, I found that someone had left a stack of Yoga Journals going back to 2002. I brought six of them back home with me and took a quick look at one of them so far - mostly advertising - but there were some suggested exercises, or "yoga poses". I actively practiced yoga after my daughter Jeannie was born, and got in the best shape I've ever been in during my lifetime. I should have kept up with it, but I didn't. So in the first magazine I looked at were directions for an easy one, the eagle pose. I was able to do the upper body part of it, but something warned me about the lower body and and trying to balance on one leg, so I only did the part that affects shoulders and arms. I am sure I'm going to feel some twinges from that simple exercise, but I think I'd like to keep up with the easier of the poses. I would love to get back some of my balance and flexibility!
I mostly try to grow old gracefully, but my nature is to want to retain some of my old activity and a bit of hell-raising!
A Journey of Self Discovery - Day 2
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