Yesterday we took advantage of nice weather and did some yard work. That consisted of hauling rocks from just outside our property line to on our property. If I could just go back in time and take back that two seconds where I hauled on that rock that was wedged in the ground. If I could just NOT have tried to pull on that rock (which I didn't, incidentally, get out of the ground anyway), then I would not have felt that nasty "twang" round about my sternum. I would not have thought in my head, "Oh sh*t!" upon feeling that twang. But alas there is no going back in time and rethinking my actions. What is done is done. I am now dealing with pulled chest muscles which result in pain upon trying to lift, pain upon taking a deep breath (NO, it is not covid-19 - trust me I know what I did), pain upon heaving myself up from the bed or the couch. Ughhhhhhhh!! I know. I know, it could be worse. But I know the recovery time for this is going to impede my plans for raking up spruce cones, cutting back perennials that overwintered in the beds, and whatever other yard work I would have liked to tackle in the upcoming weeks.
The rest of my world is pretty much the same. I make food, I take care of the chickens, I putter around. Anyone else doing a whole lot of this?
This is my little routine in the morning. Get up, feed cat, make coffee (note the hedgehog mug), read blogs, play a couple of rounds of solitaire games.
Isn't this a pretty colour? This was a breakfast smoothie sometimes this week. Couldn't even tell you what day. Now that I'm not physically leaving and going to work, one day is the same as the next (will this be what retirement is like?). The smoothie was a combination of frozen banana, blueberries, and strawberries with yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a little vanilla protein powder. Usually I blend a handful of spinach in there, but the last little bit was past its usability stage, so it went to the hens instead.
I know what you've all been waiting for... puzzle progress in three installments!!
This was a borrowed puzzle from a co-worker, so thanks to whoever loaned that to me. This was much nicer to put together with lots of words that were easy to find and not too many repeating groups of flowers or leaves. I really have to pace myself. Another teacher friend reminded me that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Good point.
It's Sunday night, that means three fantastic shows (can't watch them all at once, but recording to watch later) - Outlander, Island of Bryan, and Curse of Oak Island (I just KNOW tonight they'll find the treasure!!) I hope everyone out there is heeding all warnings and staying home. Just stay home. We'll get through this if we all just take is seriously and STAY HOME (if you can) And for those of you who have to leave your home to go to work - because you are a pharmacist, or you are stocking the shelves at the grocery store, or you are making food for take out, or you are driving an ambulance, or you are on the front lines in health care trying your best to keep people calm and well while trying to remain the same, I thank you.
The bottom line is all the clothes in the world, all the pretty home décor items, all the manicures and haircuts and glasses of wine, all the cars and vacations and fancy technology means absolutely nothing if you don't have your health. If you woke up this morning and breathed on your own, you are doing better than some people right now, and so... please everyone be safe, think of others, we'll get through this, eventually. Take care. Big virtual hugs to all.