These past few days I’ve had this almost FIFTEEN year old post in my head (when I had to take a prescribed break from running) and somehow forgot I even wrote this one seven-plus years ago (the last time I took a prescribed break from knitting). I knew in my heart that this current break – no impact on my knees and no knitting – felt different. and those two posts make the difference really clear … I leaned heavily into knitting when my feet needed a break, and heavily into running and walking when my knitting needed a break. This is my first prescribed break from both favorite things at the same time.
Thankfully, there is still physical activity. I’m diligent with the PT (2+ hours most mornings, including the warm-up heating pads and cool-down icepacks); I can tell it’s working … and I am finally making good use of our basement gym
And it’s good I have Other Things to celebrate. Boy baseball could not have arrived at a better time. I spent most of Saturday at the ball park or out to lunch with my sister (a 2+ hour affair with pizza, wine, and book talk!!) … it was so much fun!
We’re settling into our Monday after school time – we start with snacks, then “art”. The boys always have ideas for what they want to do, and it’s fun to let them take the lead.
Saturday’s baseball was “exhibition”. The real season starts this week and Sam had his first game last night. In the photo at the top of the post, he’s playing 2nd base. and here he is batting. He had two hits, both to left field; here’s the second one …
… that scored a run … and helped his team WIN!
Bonus after-game photo with Sam and his dad (who is assistant coach and an awesome pitcher). If you look really close, you can see the scoreboard and the final 13-10 score. Go Sam!!
I didn’t see much activity with the gun sense work until a few days ago (I think there was a backlog processing volunteer applications with the influx of new folks earlier in the summer) … and now I have a class tomorrow afternoon about Events and Sunday afternoon I’m “tabling” for a get-out-the-vote rally featuring gun sense candidates, including Stacey Abrams (maybe I’ll get to meet her!) … I’m finally going to be able to wear my red Moms Demand Action shirt 🙂
Other Things are quickly becoming The Things … and it makes me wonder (just a bit?!) where those old things might fit when they return?! (I do miss knitting … watching TV is just not the same without it!)
Are you embracing any Other (or new) Things right now? do share!