Sunday, October 16, 2016
Swimming and Sewing...
Yesterday I stitched the corner pieces. Doesn't seem like much, but those curves are challenging and I have to take it slowly with lots of clipping and pinning.
I also unpacked a couple of bins of fabric and sorted through them. I now have all my bigger pieces -typically a few yards each - neatly folded and in bins to use for quilt backings in the future. I began the process of neatening my sewing room. I'll finish that today and be ready to machine sew tomorrow. Yay! I feel very good about what I've accomplished this week.
Hubby took me out to lunch yesterday - we had a great time! Then we ran by a donation center and dropped off a pile of stuff.
AND I swam again! I had done 12 laps the previous day and yesterday I pushed myself to do 16 laps. I'm shooting for 20 laps today. I have to admit this indoor pool is smaller than a regulation pool...so my laps are not as long as the typical lap. That's fine with me. As long as I keep pushing myself to do more.
One of the main reasons I've taken to swimming again is that I seem to have small issue with one of my feet. It's the foot I injured a couple of years ago. From my research as an armchair doctor using Google, I'm pretty sure I have Morton's Neuroma - the build up of tissue around a nerve. Sounds worse than it is. I'm not limping, but it was bothering me on long walks. So I'm doing what Google says and staying off of it as much as possible. I've ordered some nice orthotic cushions for my shoes. I can already tell it's feeling better after laying off walks for a few days. I'll continue to rest it for now - got to get it ready for Houston! And so I swim instead and Hubby takes Cooper for his walks. (I really miss the walks!) Even when I start walking again, I plan to keep up the swimming - I love to swim!
The best news ever today: it's raining!!!! We haven't had rain for over a month -
Hope you have a wonderful day!