February 12th, 2019


Getting up each morning to swim, turns out to have way more benefit than simple exercise. It gives me a structure to my days and almost a feeling of being involved in my world.

I'm really not liking life without it. I last swam last Friday. Today is only Tuesday. I miss the swim and the movement but more, even than that, I think, I miss the routine.

I'm still enjoying the snow but I'm ready to admit that I'll be happy to get my old rut back. But, it ain't going to be today and probably not tomorrow.

The house cleaner is supposed to come tomorrow. I sent her a note telling her not to come - that I would pay her but I didn't want her to risk life and limb and the house wasn't that dirty anyway. I haven't heard back but I hope she takes me up on it.

Meanwhile I do have bears to make. But, first, breakfast.

Tomorrow! Surf's up tomorrow

I am going to swim at my normal time tomorrow. Or at least try. It's been raining and above freezing all day. The roads near the gym look wet, not icy and the traffic looks perfectly normal. So tomorrow is the day. I'll be glad to get back.

I made more bears today... The bears are to clear out my excess fabric bits and my over abundance of stuffing. This chairful (about 35 bears) represents about 10% of the fabric and 5% of the stuffing. Bears will be in production for a long while, I believe.


And I made Zoey a new color. Her store-bought one was too tight so I reverse engineered it and made a new one that fits better.


I'm getting pretty deep into DCI Banks (Amazon Prime). I need to get back to it and make sure everyone is ok.