There is a nice, large pool and a kiddie pool in our compound. The kids have been swimming a couple times, but I haven’t been able to get more than my knees in that chilly water. So when a friend invited me to go swimming with her yesterday, I wasn’t sure how enjoyable it was going to be. I gathered up my courage and went, and it ended up being just fine. Once I swam across the pool a time or two I was warm and the water felt nice. It was only when we would stop and chat between laps that I noticed the water was still a little cold. “Swimming across the pool” sounds better than what was really going on. While my friend, who swims regularly and has completed a triathlon, was actually swimming laps, I was slowly doing something that may have slightly resembled swimming, or I would float on my back trying not to drown. That being said, I really did have a good time! She’s going again tomorrow. I need to exercise anyway, so I might join her again. And it’s only going to get warmer.