Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Watery Dilemma


I am having some difficult foot pain from Plantar Fasciitis. My doctor told me to quit walking so much and get in the water. Water, bathing suits, chlorine - yuk. We are still having wintery weather so the thought of putting on a bathing suit and getting in water is just not working for me.

My other watery dilemma is that we are leaving for Israel on May 9th and we won't be back until May 22. So given that I will have one week and a long holiday week-end with serious jet lag, I am thinking that I can not wait until the last minute, as is my usual behavior, to get the next challenge done.

So, my solution is to hop a plane to Hawaii for a few days which is the only place I have ever enjoyed getting in the water. I could get some water exercise, heal my foot and probably be inspired to do a really great water challenge.

Does anyone want to join me there? Too bad that we don't have one of the twelve living there, I could invite myself to hang out and I wouldn't even need to bring my sewing machine.

Ah, dreams of paradise.

I sort of have an idea for my piece. If you have checked my blog lately, you have seen that I am on the hunt for ceramic tiles for our bathroom renovation. I have finally selected the colors that will be fashioned into a linear mosaic. My idea is to have these in an off-set linear column in the shower with white tiles. The colors I have chosen are very watery and had me thinking about rain and rainbows. Imagine that, living in Portland and thinking about rain.

I hope to start work on this tomorrow. I'll keep you posted as to my progress.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Swimming (black line therapy) is great heart exercise Gerrie but the ocean is preferable to chlorine. I hope Hawaii does the trick.

Kristin L said...

Pack you bathing suit -- you may be able to get in some water therapy in Israel. I've heard the Dead Sea can have healing properties. The Med's not bad either -- at least on it's Turkish side it was pretty warm.

StegArt said...

Oh Hawaii...can I sneak into your bag and go along? I've always wanted to check it out.

Nikki said...

Something about snow showers in the forcaste for tonight makes me long for somewhere tropical!!!!

twolimeleaves said...

You can hang out with me any time, Gerrie! It's still warm enough to swim here and we have a salt water pool.
Kirsty

Brenda said...

Wish I could say the same Kirsty but it looks very like Portland out my window right now...

QuiltingFitzy said...

Our pool has been swimmable for 2 weeks now. It truely is great exercise. I just couldn't imagine living anywhere cold anymore, lol.

We Maui it every late October, it's such a wonderfully laid-back place.

Have a great couple of trips, and don't try walking all over tarnation!

Gerrie said...

If I were to have a pool, it would definitely be a salt water pool. I wish I could come by. It is still cold and windy here, but some sun breaks.