A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'll Simply Think Before I Do.

I have a little addition to yesterday's post. A friend emailed me this morning to remind me that I told her to tell me no....when I talked about ordering more flowers this year. We are about the same age and going through similar age related things. She wrote and said that she knew I would "forget." Sometimes I don't tell everything on my blog. I don't like to talk about aches and pains, because we all go through them and it might be boring to someone else to read. I've been having trouble with my back...since before Christmas. I've been doctoring and really watching my activity each day. We went on a shopping spree last week and I forgot all about my back...as it was feeling so much better. The next day, I was hurting. I went to the dr. yesterday and I just need to ice it and take care when doing my housework.
Getting back to the lily purchase. What I didn't say was...that I ordered these because I love them. I love having my garden look different every year. Some old standbys and a few new additions....like those orange tulips last year. If I need help planting these, believe me I will ask a family member or hire the boy next door to help me for the day. I won't be digging in the garden this year. I've already made some changes in my gardening...like using a chair when weeding, resting on my various stools and benches, no lifting, lightening my load in the lawn cart, asking the kids help with picking up sticks and leaves, and stopping my work at Mary's Garden at Church. I guess I'll have to just let the woods go without the weed whacking this year. I can keep the border OK, but not back in the woods like I have been doing.
These are all things that I can do without giving up anything that I love about gardens. If I had to give up gardening...I would be really sad. This has been a big part of my life since forever. I'm not going to be a dummy and hurt myself...I'll simply think before I do. I've always said that I would like to garden right up to the end of my life....and I still feel that way.


Jan said...

Look after your back - I had problems for years following a racing accident. Back pain is awful. Sending loads of love, Jx

FlowerLady said...

As we age, and hopefully we do so gracefully, we do have to slow down, ask for help and not try to do so much. It's not easy, but it's necessary. I love to garden and hope I can continue to do so until the end.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I relate to every word you share.
A part of my morning and evening prayer is for wisdom on everything and the wisdom to pace myself.
I tend to overdo also. Especially being alone and no one here to help me unload truck or pick up something. Take care...