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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Laundry Day

Aloha Everyone,

J.J. dropped off our laundry at 8:00 am this morning. There is no intercom in this condo building, but we have in-house laundry service! They charge by the weight. Pick up time at 3:00 pm and the cost is $9.50 for washing and folding service. Total weight is 7 kilos.

I went to bed before 8:00 pm and slept nearly 6 hours without interruption. That was the good news. The bad news is that when I tried to go back to sleep, my thigh muscles off the right leg wouldn’t cooperate. Eventually, rather than fight it, I did meditation. As Pema Chödrön’s teaching, face your pains and discomfort directly. Observe, however severe your pain maybe, it’s not constant. Like everything in life, it’s always changing.

I also focused on playing video games. Every time I scored 3 stars, I raised my hands 10 times above my head. Then I spread my arms before clapping my hands 10 times in front to my chest. When I shared my childish behavior with my son, he said, “While I don’t condone self-congratulatory gestures, in this instance, you are benefiting your health, so I think that’s good.”  As one of my yoga friends unceremoniously stated, “Pain is junk!” 

Our laundry was returned clean and professionally folded. Looking forward to my first session with a PT.

Aloha -- Cathi