Tai Chi went much better, I'm happy to say. I don't remember how many complete cycles I did. I repeated several parts. Focused most on breathing and where the inhales and exhales could be more complete, more slow, more in congruity with my motions.
I'm making my piles for ABQ and Joel's surgery trip. We go up Sunday for surgery Monday.
I want to treat this trip - including the parts spent at the hospital - as a bit of a retreat. I'm interested to see how calm I can remain; how long it takes me to notice when I'm NOT calm; what tools I use where; etc.
It feels like there is a bit of 'testing myself' involved with these plans. I'd rather that weren't true, but I know myself at least well enough to know that the 'test' is a piece of it all. :)
There is a new wrinkle in the trip for me that takes me - that WOULD HAVE taken me - completely out of my comfort zone but for this 102 Days thing.
Kathryn and Marcia are coming up Sunday, too, and are sharing a room with us on that Sunday night at the Isleta Casino. Their choice and their treat.
Now, Joel and I must check in to the hospital BY 6:00 AM. That alone would have made a morning Practice tricky, but in a room of our own it would certainly have been doable. I've done it quite successfully before. Not sure how it will go in a room with others who claim they can sleep thru anything.
Almost Everything about sharing space with others hits multiple buttons of the OCD sort. From the snoring (ours & theirs), the VERY early wake-up time, disturbing others...you name it; I don't want to share it.
But it is a really sweet thing for them to want to do. They want to be around for Joel's surgery and will remain long enough to make sure she has come thru it well. And Joel wants it and is very pleased that they want to be there. She also loves Casinos. As do they.
So I will rock & roll with this as best I can. I'm predicting that it will go about a hundred times more smoothly than I expect, and my Practice will grow proportionally.