in which our plucky heroine gets into hot water...
... well warm-ish water, actually. Wednesday afternoons are the Free Open Play Swim at the local city pool, and it seemed like a good chance to check out the pool. It was surprisingly not jammed with people; while the shallower half had lots of children, and parents and babies, the deeper half had plenty of room. I ended up walking back and forth in the water for about forty minutes, and it was actually pleasant, almost fun.
Afterwards, I asked at the front desk to get information about the assorted options and fees. A three month pass covers all admission and classes except swim lessons, and since I learned to swim as a child, lessons are redundant. I am going to apply for financial aid to help get a city pool membership... if I can go there more often, it will continue my journey to recovery. The PT guy was even willing to write me a letter if that would help!
Speaking of which, I did well at PT today, and have a new set of exercises to be done in water, when I can return to the pool for next weeks free afternoon. They even laminated the exercise description sheet for me, so I can take it poolside! The physical therapist was very encouraging both about my progress so far and about my attitude.
It is that time of year again, when the turning wheel of evjc and Stitchers Guild starts another seasonal 6PAC. Looking through my closet the highest priorities are a few everyday dresses, two new not-black pinafores, and maybe some raingear... so, an Autumn 6PAC for me would look like:
I have so much sewing I need to do for me!!! this only skims the surface, I need six everyday dresses!! I need five more popover dresses!! I need a raincoat! And I'd like a new cardigan sweater, maybe a new rainhat, and some leggings for the winter that will surely come someday... Step by step will see the eventual refurbishment of my wardrobe. For my own memory jog, here is the overall grid plan for my clothing - and here is the plan from last autumn, including my wardrobe mission statement.
- rain shoulder-capelet in black Gore-Tex
- pinafore in indigo denim
- pinafore in brown brushed twill
- everyday dress in indigo pinstripe
- everyday dress in brown/black ikat
- popover dress in japanese double gauze
Love who you are, not who you are not... I can have pretty and useful clothing, I can put effort into my workshop tools and infrastructure because