What's the rush? Hurry, hurry do this , do that, but why. I am retired; why do I need to do anything at a pace I am no longer able to keep up? I Don't !
I am doing well cruising along and have no deadline to do this or that. I don't have to go to work, don't have to be somewhere by 8 in the morning, don't have to get up if I don't want to. But we do these things every day and we put that pressure on ourselves even when we no longer need to. Because we think it's expected; maybe or because it's habit; sometimes... or because we just don't know any better.
I was sitting here going through entries and back pages looking for something.. an entry I made about my lemon tree, and I realized: wow, I really did a lot here already. I am moving forward at a snail's pace, but I am moving! I can attest that I feel better and stronger, even with all my pains I am further along that I was two month ago. Don't let my streaks fool you I been here since February and been here every day and did something important every day, just lost the count a bit when the internet went down, as it often does and will again. That's country living for you. Right this minute we are waiting for the tech to come and give us back phone service on our main line. Good thing the internet is hooked to a secondary line and good thing we have both.
So to get back on topic, I am moving along just fine and need to practice patience. It's not I yo-yo up and down on my weight or anything. I do go up and down but its within a pound or two and I find the triggers for that easier to pin point. Like If I eat pizza or a sandwich late at night I can guarantee the scale is up by one in the morning. I also figured out that on days when I am barely able to walk my weight is up some due to inflammation. I might as well skip the scale that day. I also noticed that the scale lies... I can step on it this minute and when I step on it in 10 minutes again it's different, even when I have not done anything to make that change. So I am not relying on the scale so much these days. It's a nice tool for checking but I don't put all my my eggs in that basket.
I woke up to very thick morning fog, it's my favorite... morning fog. It looks like we are getting a few days break. We had rain for the past 5-6 days, now it will warm up a bit and be sunny at least until Sunday when we have more rain coming. My bones thank the heavens for the rain break. My hubby was reminiscing yesterday about the time we lived in England. He seems to remember the rainy and foggy days there... but I had to remind him that overall we had more bright days there as well. He just figured we would not be able to live there now with the way our bones feel about damp and cold. But it was fun while it lasted.. great memories there.
Some update on my plants... Zucchini and summer squash are doing well. In between is a row of radishes and a some new lettuce seedlings just coming up. A few weeds as well, but I already tucked them since I took this picture.
Storm damage Sunday night... my poor lettuce, I picked all I could there.
one of the tomato beds... the big plants were bought already started in pots the little plants are from seeds directly sown in the soil there. All in all they are doing well.