I met my friend, now Doctor Shelley, for a late breakfast. We sat and talked about, among other things, the state of education in New Jersey and around the country. Suffice ti to say that for two rather inventive people like us, it's all very frustrating.
I won't go into it all here, but standardized tests and conventional "in the box" thinking, are not our style. Both have limited the quality of education our students receive here in the US, and things don't look too promising for the future. Shelley has officially retired from her administrative job but wants to find another in an innovative school system where she can develop new programs and encourage teachers and students to explore creative options. She has a challenging job search ahead of her.
After brunch, I did a little shopping, then headed home.
I didn't do much productive once I got home, but eventually, I headed out to the swimming pool. There I did my ten laps and a long session of bicycle kicks before coming back home. The pool will be open daily on Thursday upcoming, so I'll be able to do daily exercise as long as the weather's good. My plan, as noted before is to get my body and my legs in top condition for my knee replacement surgery. Swimming is perfect as it's one of the few exercises I can do without putting impact stress on my joints.
I also have some leg exercises to do at home. I'm not really good about repetitive exercises as I just find them boring. I'd much rather be doing something, or going somewhere as exercise. If I could find a way to do the exercises and actually accomplish something at the same time, it would be so much easier. But, PT exercises are something I am going to have to face and deal with after my replacements, so I'd better find a way to get used to it again.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.