Post Edited (SnowyLynne) : 8/26/2009 8:55:16 PM (GMT-6)
This is a great topic. My 4 yr old grandson is my very best source of medication, or getting out of the black mood thing. He is wonderful-yes, I know all grandmothes say this but he is so special to me, he is my glue. When I have Cole with me, I am concentrating on him so hard I can block the entire world out. But unfortunately, I cannot have him 24/7 because I am not physically capable of that.
I am an outdoor person. I am outside every morning just as the sun starts to come up. I am with Pete, I love to watch & hear the birds early in the morning. I grab my cup of coffee and outside I go. I usually stay outside till 10:00 then I have to come because of the heat. I have a couple local squirrels that come down the fence to antagonize my 3 dogs. I usually have the water hose going watering the plants, flowers and banana trees. I am curious to see if I get a crop of bananas this year. I do not think my trees are as tall this year as in the past. This years trees are about 16-18 ft which is on the short side. They do take alot of water. I have a lime tree that I have been nursing back to health. No limes on it this year. Last year I had 18 limes and they were so sweet. I used them in my tea. I shared with my neighbor across the etreet and he asked this year about them. My young female gold retriever decided last fall to eat my tree, it was in a pot on the back porch. I had to do some major trimming on it. I also moved it to the front yard. Even tho I have scaled back the plants and flowers I still have alot of watering to do daily. I am now back to mowing my yard again. I got permission from my PM dr to do this. First time in 7 yrs. It makes me proud to be able to mow again. I have always been the one that took care of the yard. Sometimes I have to get hubby to start the mower because I don't have enough umph to get it to fire off. This has always been my stress reliever working in the yard. I cannot begin to fathom the hours I have put in on yardwork. I also get in the pool to relax and get my mind off of things. I like nothing better than to get on a float and read a book. I also do some water exercises, the best to do.
I love to color in coloring books-so I have a private stash along with my private craysons. My little grandson was quite shocked to discover granny's coloring books and crayons lol.
Many times I will get in the car and go to Home Depot or Lowes and walk around their lawn & garden center. In the winter I use Walmart as a place to walk out of the cold. Its very important that we get out and move around.
I also have three dogs that keeps me busy. They are indoor dogs so I do brush and comb them to help keep the hair down in the house. They love it outside early in the mornings with me. They get on squirrel watch while I water lol.
Post Edited (skeye) : 8/26/2009 7:31:15 PM (GMT-6)
Most of the time keeping my mind occupied keeps my mind off the pain! I no longer have the body mechanics to do things I used to, my family and friends call me polly polly sunshine...their comments are always, geez Mom, Patti you like everyone...when I go to the store etc. usually in line someone will tell me their life story...I have been told I have "talk to me" tatooed on my forehead....I think thats a great thing! I love people and everyday I meet people who have it so much worse than me, hearing these stories help me be grateful that even though the pain is unbearable most times, I CAN do alot especially help others with a smile or kind word. I find that on the days I think I can't make it, someone calls just at the right moment and helps me realize it could be so much worse.
I also play wii games with my husband, I read (even though I may have to reread something 10x's to absorb it lol), water exercises 4x's a week and Rebound. I have 2 wonderful dogs who seem to know when I need them for comfort....!
PA can I borrow your Tempurpedic mattress?
Post Edited (White Beard) : 8/28/2009 8:36:34 PM (GMT-6)