Remember my inspiration picture?
The colors are absolutely right but the towels are a disaster. All my previous colorways have come from nature and the colors appear together in harmony. The values are off here and I have complementary colors crossing together on every towel with muddy results. Lesson learned - Mother Nature knows best!
Ian and I have been taking Tai Chi for Health classes at the Oregon Tai Chi school since February and I'm ready to step up to the next level. We've become friends with Joanie, a lady who drives down from Redmond, and after two years taking our class she also wants to enroll in the school. We met for QiGong this morning, plunked down our money, got our uniforms and are now official students of the school. I'm really excited.
This is the beginning class that she and I will be taking and it's held five times a week. Beginning next Saturday we've decided to make this our class so stayed to observe for a while. Master Chen asked one of his Washu students to lead the stretches. He can't be more than ten years old and we were encouraged to see all levels in this class. I know we will fit right in. One of the students is a young man who is recovering from a traumatic injury and if he can do these two sessions back to back, so can we.
It's been an interesting week in the Campbell household. I went with Ian to Urgent Care Saturday night when it became clear that he doesn't have the flu but is passing another kidney stone. As the time stretched on, I felt like I was going to fall over if I couldn't like down and since we only live five miles away, I came back home and stretched out on the bed, waiting for the call to come back. Yet another reason why I'm glad we live here.
He had an x-ray and saw his assigned urologist on Thursday. The short of it is that he has two options. He can take Flomax, drink more water and wait for it to pass naturally, the doc's preference, or if we decide to take our New York trip anyway and he hasn't passed the stone by Tuesday, he'll do surgery on Wednesday to remove it. At this point, Ian has decided to let it pass naturally and if that hasn't happened by Tuesday, then he'll cancel our reservations and tickets. Old age adventures - ugh. Things are not going according to plan!