I want to thank everyone who has offered suggestions on how I could enhance my exercise regime. I want to add that I have sensitive skin (I've been prone to eczema and contact dermatitis since birth) and have found that prolonged participation in water exercise such as swimming or aquatic aerobics really tears up my skin. Prior to my surgery I did participate in a water aerobics program and really enjoyed it, but since the surgery I've found that my knees can't handle it. The side to side motion of some of the exercises cause my knees to go slightly out of joint then back into joint, aggravating the arthritis already there.
I'm starting out with walking as it's the exercise I can do. When I get in better shape, I'll visit Curves and see if circuit exercise will help. I took a course a few years ago and noted a great improvement, but the place where I went to work out was always busy and the equipment I could use always had a line
Trip to Hawaii
Anonymous asked me where I would spend the days I'm in Hawaii. I know I'll go visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. I'll be bringing my Canon AE-1 camera, an old workhorse of a camera that takes fabulous pictures, to use while I'm sightseeing. I'll want to visit the coffee plantations by Kona and see the surf and beaches. I also want to spend time with Alicia and Norma learning how to spin with a handspindle as well as with a wheel.
Who let all these sheep in the house?
If they smoke and drink, they'd be partying with Dolores. Occasionally I find confetti on my desk, so I know these guys like to party.