I'm in the kid's section of the Library, which is taking me back a decade to when I used to take The Child to Enthusiatic Child Reading. There are a lot of toddlers today, and I'm reminded of the toddler schedule of wake-breakfast-activity-nap-activity-lunch-nap.
The kid-chairs are less comfortable than I remember them.
We had a open house for my birthday, and lucked out for the weather. Mark worked very hard to make the house nice; we have to re-configure the davenport and the dining room table so that the living room would be convival for more than six people. There was singing and piano and harp. I think Nina won the prize for the most clever hat.
I've decided being in my early fifties is difficult. I can't pretend I'm still forty-nine. Well. OK, maybe I can if I keep my gym work up.
On the workout front, I've gone to the gym a couple of times. Given some advice, I've moved to an elliptical with ski-poles in an attempt to loosen up my shoulder joints before any downstairs weight clinking. On the same advice, I've started up the reverse-pec-fly on low weights to strengthen my back muscles, which will allow me to continue on my pectorals. Usually I start out at 20 lbs and then work up to 40 lbs. The idea is to keep my collar-bone and shoulder muscles limber so I don't pull them like I did last September.