IM conversation with sister in The Land of Milk and Honey
Sister: Are you swelling yet? I had terrible swelling in my hands, feet and ankles when I was pregnant.
Me: Nope not me! Aren’t I lucky?
Stupid, Stupid me. I jinxed myself—24 hours later I’d be looking at my man hands and sausage toes.
Flax seed, Lemon juice, Gallons upon Gallons of water, Dandelion tincture—did they help? Not really.
And then, I attempted what I thought I’d never do….. I put on my Shamoo suit and hit the pool.
I’ve chosen the Orca as my swimming mascot, which seems a natural choice given my NW roots and my swimming costume, which is clearly in fitting with the Orca color scheme, black and white--black maternity bathing suit and white winter skin.
Flippers on, kick-board in hand and off I go, and so do the man hands and sausage toes.
Lesson of the day: When you feel like a whale, act like one.