Monday, September 9, 2013

Rosy Outlook

I'm back to swimming. I was sick for a full month with a horrible cough that finally yielded to antibiotics and rest, but now I can swim again. I dreaded that first plunge into the water, thinking that I would have lost muscle (and willpower) after a full month off, but I was wrong. From the first strokes, my body fell back into the rhythm and reminded me how good it feels to be active and moving again. We are lucky to have a marvelous swimming pool in our community - the largest indoor pool in California. It is heated with solar power, cleaned with saline rather than chlorine, and blessed with the hottest, most delightful showers on earth.

After swimming, I usually stop in to our favorite local coffee shop for a reward - a half caff, half cream cup of coffee. We have a Starbucks in town but the coffee here is better and the family that runs Little Louie's couldn't be nicer. They know me by name and always have a smile.  They also always have fresh fruit and fresh flowers on the counter. Today's bouquet was clearly from someone's garden rather than purchased from a florist - roses of two different colors and rose hips.

Not sure why I felt the need to share this photo except to celebrate my return to wellness and the fact that there are roses in the world. Win-win.

9 Comments:

Blogger Namastenancy said...

Roses and health - I'll drink to that!

Monday, September 09, 2013  
Anonymous jann said...

Life is rosy when one feels well. Happy to see you back in the swim of things.

Monday, September 09, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, coffee or champagne?

Jann, ha! Got it!

Monday, September 09, 2013  
Blogger Toons said...

The simple things in life...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Toons, exactly!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013  
Blogger Katie Zeller said...

Glad you're back to 100% - sucks being sick, but esp. in the summer (IMHO) Beautiful roses... mine succumbed to the summer's heat but I think there's hope for the cooler fall.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Katie, thanks, yes, it is good to feel healthy and vigorous again.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  
Blogger Diane said...

Glad to hear you are healthy and back to your swimming. It must feel so good.

Saturday, September 14, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Diane, indeed it does! One takes good health for granted until one loses it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013  

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