Dorothea was bent on taking the children ice skating, and me too, on New Year’s Day. We met Liz at the Centennial Lakes warming house in Edina. (The only was to skate.) I strained my back putting on the rental hockey skates. I went out on the ice, but only for a few minutes before returning to the warming house and giving up. I walked around the pond, among the office buildings. By the time we were done at the Macaroni Grill, I was super hurting. Only later that night, after ice, ibuprophen, and Tylenol, did I start to feel better. I was considering not going into work the next day, but I felt well enough that I didn’t have to work from home. I feel recovered, though I haven’t gone to the Y yet. Today I have to get Liam on the bus, and didn’t go this morning.