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.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.