2018 Life Logs, Day 23—Tai Chi to National Town Hall on Facebook
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Weather: Stormy with Lots of Rain; High 51, Low 36 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

Wow! I just finished watching The Medicare for All National Town Hall live on Facebook from Washington, DC, moderated by Bernie Sanders. As he said tonight and has maintained for y64 ears, “It’s time to make health care a right.” But what I was most impressed with tonight was that using Facebook as the vehicle for this town meeting, there were no commercials, no corporate institutions making demands on what could and what could not be presented. There were three panels, each representing different groups, one medical, one business, and one international. It was an impressive hour and 45 minutes and I applaud Senator Sanders for continuing to bring information to the American public.

My day started with a phone call from Justin and then Tai Chi class. When I explained to Justin that I had to get off the phone to go to Tai Chi, he responded by saying that I seem to spend a lot of time going to the gym. Tai Chi is not the same as exercise at the gym, but it is true that I dedicate a portion of each day to exercise. The addition of Tai Chi is simply adding a piece of calm to my life and it adds learning something new. There are 64 moves in the type of Tai Chi practiced by the group I attend, and I am only on move number 3. It will take a couple of years to learn all 64 moves and then you spend the rest of your life trying to master those moves.

Justin is still playing catch-up trying to complete business projects that were started before Maria hit. He was already paid for some of those projects, so most of the work he is doing now is not bringing in new money. But completing those jobs is what will keep his business afloat. He is working long, long hours, but hopefully he will soon finish off the old jobs and start working on the new. And at least there are jobs. But I know working 18 hours a day is no fun. Jo’s sister and her family are visiting this week from England, so hopefully Justin will be able to take a break and enjoy time with the family.

We had lots of rain here today. Heather was in Boston, but I sent a text offering to go pick up Sam at the bus stop after school. He has to walk about a half mile from there to home and it was pouring. Heather got back to me saying that she was sure Sam would appreciate that, so I picked up Sam and couple of other kids from neighborhood and drove them home. The heavens decided to literally dump on us just about the time their bus arrived, so I was glad that I had made the offer. I had to go to the grocery store anyway, so as long as I was out and about, picking the kids up was no problem. And the bonus was that I got to see Sam’s new drum set that he got for his birthday and he gave me a private concert. As Heather said over the weekend, there is probably a teenage basement band in the making.

I made chicken mineral bone broth today which is all day affair. I totally forgot to pick up the canner and jars when I was at Heather’s this afternoon, so I will have to get those things tomorrow. But the broth is made and will be fine in the refrigerator for a day or so. Tomorrow I hope to finally get my new water filtering system up and running. That was a goal for today, but I just didn’t get there. Thankfully there is always tomorrow!