This year has been one for the books! It has been a time of recovery, renewal, and evaluation. It has been almost a year since my last post, so much has changed since then! We have had loss of parent, loss of property & homes in the fires, and loss of confidence. There has also been rebuilding, the birth of our Grandson Caden, and realizing what’s truly important to us. FAMILY!
As I grow older, so does my poor body, lol. This simple vessel has been dealing with some challenging changes this year. I found out the hard way, that as a 50+ adult, this body doesn’t recover as quickly as it used to. I look in the mirror and still see the just turned 19 year old, who was getting married and embarking on her journey with Steven. As I turn away from said mirror, the body is laughing uproariously as every muscle and joint screams to take it easy! The mirth it derives from demonstrating that I am not 19 anymore still stings.
As a gardener, I envy my gorgeous yard which I have nurtured for the last 30 years. Okay, truth to tell it has now been 37 years (my body just reminded me lol). This time of year it knows it is time to rest, repair, and store up energy for spring. I truly think that is advise I should listen to. When you have gone full steam ahead for so long, raising your family, working, and creating a home – it is so difficult to retrain yourself to stop and smell the roses. Everything will get done, the flowers tell me, just not as fast as before.
It is a lesson I am determined to excel at. Quite frankly, between you and me, my severely arthritic feet are really the ones in control. Thought I might pacify them by just saying it right now, he he he. Oh, I can hear my hips and back start to argue with that statement. This new twist (no pun intended) in life is a tough one to swallow I tell you! As a way to re-exert my authority over this recalcitrant body, I decided to take up a few new hobbies that are a little more forgiving of my limitations. See I have had the last word. lol
Stay tuned to review my new hobbies………Cyn