Yoga for squatting

As always my friends at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington are ever helpful. I was explaining my OH MY GOD moment to Cynthia and she gave me some yoga exercises to do to improve my ability to squat.  Life is good!


Medical paperwork

It has begun. The long trudge through my medical paper work. I did a quick read through this weekend and decided the easiest person to contact would be my previous counselor. I had her phone number, she works right here in Simsbury. I could probably take care of that paper work this week. No it will not be that easy.  I called her number. It’s out of service. I called NCCC another place where she worked in Enfield. Have only gotten voice mail of the human resources department. Called East Granby Family Practice because my doctor there recommended her. They only have the old phone number as well.

Persistence, Determination, Tracking Skills, Patience are of course all things I will need in Africa.


How long can you squat?

 Today at work I was trying to relate a serious concern and thought that I had after reading the medical information paperwork sent from the Peace Corps. But my friends Sue B and Jeanette just got me laughing so hard I was crying. I started to tell them that I had my first OH MY GOD moment when I read the questions about my physical condition and one question was “How long can you squat?”. The questions and suggestions started flying across the cubicles. “I suppose that means no toilet paper then right vicky”

“now we know what we can do with those left over tubes of paper from the dispenser in the staff bathroom!”

“No maybe we should send bio degradable toilet paper like they have for RVs”

“we will have to take up a collection to send you TP. Be sure you give us a big lead time you never know how long it will take to get to Africa”
images.jpg“it’s not too heavy though so how much could it cost”

“and we have all these boxes here to pack it in”.

“I’m already thinking of ways to build an outhouse”

“oh you could bring one of those donuts with you that people sit on after hemorrhoid surgery”

I am laughing out loud now thinking of the craziness of my friends.



yes I am now practicing squatting every day!