I'm remembering all those things fondly, today as nurse my very sore feet, tailbone and lower back, remembering for some reason that though I felt tired (yes, very tired at times) I was never close to tears because I couldn't sit down before. Times have changed! Yesterday we went for a long but doable walk/hike aroud the island with a beach picnic destination (my idea), and I thought many times I wouldn't be able to make it. Two days ago we walked through Hong Kong Island (city) for the afternoon and I almost cried when we finally sat down in a starbucks and a kindly man offered me a seat at his table in a no-seat coffee shop. It seems that overnight I have gone from "able to be active" to "very sore, hormonal and emotional every time I'm uncomfortable". What happened? Is being 51/2 pregnant really an excuse?
So, I've been thinking about the times when I told my old friends "lets go for a walk/run/ski/swim/hike" and became very impatient if they weren't so excited for long outings with lots of excursion. I TOTALLY understand now what it's like to be on the other end. I'm glad Dave has had a place to run a beautiful 10k every day around the island, hike up and down to town for meals and excurions, swim and explore... I'm so glad because I know what it's like to do and ENJOY those things, but right now, it's hard to get out of a chair. And I'm only 22 weeks!! What is it going to be like in say, 3 months??? Oh my... I hope I don't get too much bigger!!
But, no complaining anymore, I really am enjoying this time away from the fridgid northern city... and it's completely quiet here save the crashing of the ocean or the call of a couple birds (or the cry of babies in this wonderful family friendly retreat center!) Did I mention that I'm we're getting very accustomed to family vacations with young children? :) fun stuff up ahead! This is how I'm spending my day today:)