Spring Waning Bloodroot Moon
I have a new round of resistance work underway in addition to the Tai Chi. This work I got from Brad at the Y. It involves squatting on a balance board while doing curls, then shoulders followed by a second round, also squatting, focusing on the chest and triceps. Every other day I do crunches, too. That plus the aerobics and the Tai Chi, plus the Body Flow I attend with Kate should be quite enough for now. My goal with the Tai Chi is to learn it well enough to practice it while on the cruise.
(in case you couldn’t tell, this is not me.)
As to the cruise, I’m buying books, reading, talking to friends who’ve been to various spots, trying to figure out the logistical possibilities for trips other than the usual shore excursions. At Stefan’s suggestion I’m going to look into a day flight to one of the Galapagos Islands as well as the potential trip to Aerquipa. Part of travel’s allure for me lies in this preparation, the ingestion of different places, cultures and histories, different natural and environmental histories, different literature and art.
Meanwhile we work at the legislature, the Sierra Club and the committee for which I am responsible, the folks keep coming to the MIA, the Woolly’s meet and talk, the Latin continues to flow and Kate and I learn more and more about retirement. The novel? Well… Not so much right now. You see, there’s the garden, too, and next will be the bees.