BRIGHT EYES IN THE SUNRISE
At Kelly's Yoga class last week she noticed other programs offered at the Chiricahua Community Health Center & one of those was a beginner's exercise program. Well, guess where Al ended up this morning with Kelly prodding him through the door of the Elfrida's Community Center. I knew I was in trouble right off the bat when it was obvious I was the only male there with 8 ladies, floor mats, wide elastic stretching bands, hand weights, & chairs. I had seen these Senior exercise programs on TV before & now here I was about to become part of one. So, it is true. With the passing of the 65 age barrier I have entered into another era of my life. I have become a Senior. How did this happen & why did it happen to me!!!!
SOUTH SIDE OF THE RANCH HOUSE’S WRAP AROUND PORCH
Fortunately I had Kelly to lead me around by the hand this morning picking out a floor mat (purple) for me & suggesting what hand weights would be suitable. I was hoping they would have balloons for weights. She even brought me a chair for balancing & sitting exercises. The instructor of course was the youngest person in the room & I of course was the odd man out in the room. Made sure I got myself in the back row to avoid as much major embarrassment as possible. The class lasted an hour & at no time did I feel I was doing any of the exercises remotely right. Just a few short years ago I was smoothly moving through all 108 moves of a complex Taoist Tai Chi program & here I was this morning having trouble with walking on the spot. Some of the leg twisting & stretching exercises shot pain through both my knees & I found that very discouraging. My co-ordination was off & I felt like I had bags of sand in my joints. And, to-morrow morning is my first Yoga class.........oh dear:((
Another free program offered by the Chiricahua group is photography. Now, that one perked my interest because I'm always willing to learn new & better ways of doing things. The 2 hour program was held in the Elfrida library at 1 P.M. with 6 people in attendance. I think small communities always seem to have the nicest people & to-days gathering of shutter bugs was no exception. I generally use Picasa 3.5 as my photo program but Ray & Jean O'Neal talked of another photo program called Paint.Net 3.5. Kind of a half way program between Picasa & Photoshop. I have already downloaded it & will be taking it for a test drive shortly.
THE PHOTO GANG…..MAYBE BY THE END OF THE MONTH I WILL REMEMBER EVERYONE’S NAME
Ray also told me a place nearby called Rattlesnake Crafts which actually made it on to the ‘To-day’ show awhile back. Sounds like we'll be heading out there soon for a day trip. Not exactly sure what is all there but I guess that's why we're going to go.
OLD FARM MACHINERY OR AN ALIEN COUPLE FROM ROSWELL
We are really having to scramble & re-think our on-line internet habits. We are on a limited 5 GB Verizon Air Card & already we are over the 80% usage mark & we've still got one week to go. We learned last year to avoid unnecessary downloads & uploads. No using the web cam with Skype anymore & we don't send or receive large mega gobbling jokes while we're traveling. I wonder if some of Windows Live Writer applications may be consuming a lot of bytes. I might have to cut back on the photo album feature, decrease the size of my pics, & just simply upload less photos. Maybe skip a blog or two which may be a reality sometime in the coming days as we rapidly approach our 5 Gig cap. We love our air card.......except for the 5 Gigabyte cap!!!! But, to skip a blog or two is just not acceptable
GROANER'S CORNER:)) What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese.
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now....AL.