Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm just not myself these past days

I know it's probably my own fault so what can I say? But anyway I just love gardening even with all it's bending and digging. maybe you know what I'm talking about. It really is strenuous.I'm over 50 but I don't feel it and so I often have that mentality like "Oh I can do that" and so you know what I'm going to share right now?  Oops, ouch ! Ugh!  I can't do that!  I guess it's a fact that I have ignored my own body signal since early spring. Although I can say one thing honestly I have tried to stay in the shade whenever possible this year and that really is a first for me.
But the body talks.
Oh I was just fine all summer, apparently because I just kept on bending and digging and filling my little wheel barrel and moving stuff and lifting stuff, but guess what/ Now it hurts. Duh!  It hurts to sit and then sometimes it hurts to not sit. It always hurts to lay down which sort of you know... sucks? Is that a bad word? I'm sorry. I usually stand up now to read the newspaper. I hate to admit it. I'm getting old. Pretty soon I'll be addicted to BenGay and then I'll be more interested in taking my Geritol first thing  in the morning while my coffee pot sit there saying "Come on old lady, let's get the brew started!"
Has anybody other than myself had to "learn" the lesson of "Respect your body because you are not getting younger, you  fool"?  I mean come on, don't make me think that I am the ONLY one!  I  realize now. I'm going to take it easy and I'll learn. So what if I can't lug around bags of cement or topsoil. Does this make me less of a person? Maybe I just need an assistant.  Comments anyone? Any helpful tips?