Saturday, May 02, 2009

I Keep Forgetting

That I'm not a kid; that almost-57 is closer to 60 than it looks... Yesterday I took advantage of the great weather and spend 4 1/2 hours raking my back yard and getting the leaf mulch off my plants and bushes. I swear I took breaks -- 1/2 hour after the first 2 hours, and another hour (for dinner) after the 3rd...but I awoke at 3 a.m. with a nasty surprise.

Now, I've been gardening since I was a kid, and did the same sort of work as recently as a year ago. However, in the wee hours of this morning, I was wakened with pain -- achy muscles and joints -- in both shoulders, right down to my finger tips! Granted, I had postponed my after-garden bath till this morning, because I also wanted to wash my hair, and didn't want to risk a serious case of bed-head. The alternative? There I was at 3 a.m., slathering leg-and-muscle lotion on my arms and shoulders, followed by a dose of Ibuprofen. Eventually, I went to sleep -- and got up this morning feeling much better. Then I did have my bath -- with lovely White Tea epsom salts (a gift from a dear friend) -- and washed my hair, and feel pretty fit.

That said, I'm going to take my walk today, but leave the front yard for Monday! LOL!

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