Monday, December 26, 2016
She's wearing my Lands' End Tugless Tank suit (plain black, plain lining) and my Speedo Hydrospex Classic swim goggles and my TYR swim cap (lots of brand names there and no, I don't get any money by mentioning them). Only difference is that I go barefoot to the pool but he's on a kick of making different kinds of feet so Esther got flipflops.
Here at our retirement community ("Geezer Village") we have an indoor pool, 3 floors down, 2 hallways over. We have learned that if we get to the pool by 5:00 a.m. or so we are the only ones there. We turn off the overhead lights and swim in our private pool, dimly lit as though it's a moonlit pond. Getting up that early 3 times a week isn't great but having the pool all to ourselves is a treat.
Don really knew how to swim, sort of, if you call thrashing around in the pool like a wounded whale "swimming". I would watch him do a lap and then tell him what he might try differently to be smoother and he'd do it and now he's really good. I'm not the best swimmer myself but I had lessons as a kid and got a few lessons when I started swimming again about 10 years ago. That was at the local Y, and having to share lanes and circle-swim wasn't my favorite way of swimming but I did it. Now the two of us have a whole pool to ourselves. Bliss.
Hope you all are having a Happy Holiday season, whatever your chosen holiday is.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Leonardo is looking out for you.
And Lucy, who you've seen before, is always having to track after her brothers. Everyone is about 6" high.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Who is Jill? Jill Berry. A terrific artist, an author, and a very smart, funny lady. Both Susan and I have taken classes from her, learned a lot, and enjoyed the time in her classes. I told her about my Travelers and she thought that was a great idea so the next time I saw a garage sale I looked for a possible Jill. No, Jill's name wasn't on it, I added that. So whenever you see a train, look for Jill and wave.
You could also look for Brown Bear (he's on a different train).