Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Bit Like

Yoga Cam on Sunday
Patti told me that she felt a bit like Eeyore today and I told her that I was torn between trying to cheer her up and telling her that "there will be days like this."

I've been feeling a bit Eeyore-ish myself despite having fun on Saturday with the kombucha class, outdoor yoga on Sunday and a very nice Monday night yoga class.

Went swimming tonight and this swim parent told me that I was in for a fun night. About 30 boys were at the pool qualifying or being tested for something. They didn't really bother me but I can't say the same for one of the lifeguards.

I've been noticing that when I climb out of the pool that my ankle feels stronger and I definitely feel good about that.

Finished reading A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me and just started reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander which was due today but I couldn't renew it because someone else had requested it but I lucked out because My Name Is Lucy Barton, a book that I'd requested about a month ago, arrived at my branch today.

Jason Schmidt, the author of A List..., has classmates, at one point, from Cambodia. One of the students tells him about the chain of events that led to her family being trampled by elephants. The passage below is the one I remember most from the memoir:
...I realized that this girl's family had been trampled by elephants in my lifetime. And odds were good I had been sitting somewhere watching TV when it happened. It occurred to me, right there, to wonder who else was getting trampled by elephants while I was watching TV. How many little kids were being orphaned or killed, right this minute, while I was sitting there watching TV? (175)


  1. Enquiring minds want to know what the lifeguard did.

    Also I love the greeter kitty.

  2. For the most part, she put them in timeout when they ignored the rules then ignored their pleas for early release. She has younger brothers so she totally stood her ground...

    1. Now it all makes sense. I thought you were saying that the kids didn't bother you but the lifeguard did bother you!

  3. I never heard of Dabble before. Unfortunately there are no classes in my city, although it's in the drop down so maybe eventually there will be. I looked at the StL classes, though, and think you should take soap making. I started reading all about DIY soap making, which led me to find this: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/kombucha-cold-process-soap-tutorial/

  4. I stumbled upon Dabble as I searched for kombucha classes. There was this one woman in class who said that she is addicted to Dabble. Our kombucha teacher has been doing Dabble classes for two years but I'm not sure when they started. Hope you get some classes soon.

    Thanks for the article. I'm going to pass it along to Alison. LOL, she is much more creative than I am and has already started her SCOBY.