On Sunday, I chaperoned my son and his friends on an outing. The other parents were appreciative when they learned I planned to stay with the boys. My attendance saved them from sitting in the park for hours. They didn’t realize I had been looking forward to this outing. In my eyes, sitting in the park was not a waste of a day; it was an opportunity to write without disruption. The boys enjoyed a few hours away from video games and I wrote five chapters.
The downside of always volunteering to chaperone is the lack of time left for exercise. The older I get, the more concerned I am about my health. After I deposited the boys in their homes, I took a one-mile walk with my husband and our dog, followed by an outdoor boot camp offered by a friend.
I would be lying if I said the class was easy. The instructor worked every muscle in my body. Not that I am complaining. I realize how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to exercise my body and my brain in the company of people who bring happiness to my life. I am also appreciative of pain relievers!