Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A Piece-Full Life
I can’t do as much as I once did, but I can lead a somewhat normal life if I break tasks into pieces.
For example, cutting the grass: I was able to start the NEW lawnmower thanks to the KEY START! No more pulling and pulling and pulling on the cord, which would have wiped my energy. Anyway, I cut about 1/3 of the backyard grass; went inside for a lay down for about 15 minutes. Had a drink and went back out. I cut the other 1/3 or so, went inside for a longer nap and a snack. Later went out and cut the remaining 1/3. Although it took me 3x longer than it used to, I DID IT! And I’m getting exercise and chance to be outside again.
The next morning I started weeding the front flower beds. I pulled about ½ the weeds in the small front bed, then went in to take a nap. I did a little more a little later. Then another nap.
This afternoon I was talking to The Husband outside but got tired so sat down in the grass. He sat down beside me. Then our neighbors saw us sitting in the grass and came over for a nice chat. Just a little piece of socializing. It was nice.
My life can be full when taken in small pieces.
at 9:20:00 PM