But, this manicure I got last week...? It's made it worlds better! Now, when I look at my hands, I see pretty nails instead of the ugly bruises. It's a silly slight of hand (pun intended) but it works for me and I am delighted.
I am not now, nor have I ever once in my entire life, been athletic. Not even close. This is one of the very big surprises about finding swimming. I learned it as a kid but didn't go near a pool for more than 40 years. Now it is way more fun, to me, than exercise. The exercise is a happy coincidence.
I always swim in the easy lane - the slowest lane in the pool. Most people in my lane do not swim as fast as I do or as far because it's the easy lane. All the good swimmers have moved on to the better lanes. But, still, when one of the not-as-good swimmers stops and comments favorably on my swimming, I love it. A very fit looking man about my age shared the lane with me today and, at one point, said 'You have some impressive stamina!'. I love hearing that more than is appropriate.
I got a letter today from my eye doctor essentially saying he could no longer live without seeing me again. (Well, that is a bit of a paraphrase.) I need to send a note asking if I can get a macular degeneration check only. I can see fine and have no vision insurance. I love being able to email my doctor with questions.