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But the YARD Looks Good!!??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I did it again.

I don't think I will ever learn.

I get doing something that I like doing, and just keep going until I have seriously hurt myself.

I did that on Sunday.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and I looked at the front yard. It really needed some attention.

DH has been on the sit down mower for a week now, getting all the back property all cleaned up and looking good. I watched him from my window, and was happy to see him outdoors.

He mowed around apple trees and around pear trees. He mowed around the sheds and mowed the entire pasture. (we don't have horses any more).

He even cleaned out under the trees, collected all the brush and brambles and did some burning.

Good on HIM!

Oh, don't get the wrong idea. I was doing my walking and strength training all last week, so I was feeling good.

Then came Sunday.

DH started to mow the front hill.

We have a very steep hill for our front lawn. In places it is about a 30 degree climb. Very steep.

There are some places where he cannot get to with the sit down mower, so I thought, "Heck. I'll just get the little electric mower out and help him with those areas".

I mean, it doesn't LOOK like that big of an area, and who can remember what it felt like last year when I did it??

So there I was, hauling that little mower on that steep incline, twisting and turning around beds and trees, and trying to keep from slipping (like I did last year).

A nagging pain began in my back, but I didn't have all THAT much left to do. Mow, mow, mow. Haul, haul, haul. Twist, Twist Twist.

I begin to realize that the nagging pain is not there any more. It has been replaced by a RAGING pain.

Aw heck. I just have that little bit left on the other side of the steps. I'll be able to do that easy peasie.

Not so. I begin climbing the hill, pulling the mower after me, when down I go.

No. Not on my back. On my knees. I have let go of the mower, and it races down the hill. Good thing it is electric, and you have to keep hold of the handle, or it would have kept running too.

I am busted to my knees with pain. I can't get up. I can hardly breathe.

Finally, after what seemed to be hours, DH sees me and hurries over. We get me into bed, swallowing an Aleve, and then he gives me a mild lecture. To which I tell him I am in no mood to even listen, so he leaves me alone.

After a very rough night, I wake up and it is Monday morning.

I feel pretty good, and am very eager to attend the rally. I cut my hair, shower, and put on my rally clothes.

Then I go out and cut some rhubarb, come in to make wonderful rhubarb cream cheese bars to take over to Larry and Sharon's, with whom we are having dinner before the rally.

I am SOOOO looking forward to this evening!

I take the dessert out of the oven to cool, and go to let Winsten out.

OH MAN! I've been hit by a MAC TRUCK, from behind!

The back pain announces itself again, very loudly, and I CRAWL to my bed.

That's where I have been since then. In bed. Hurting.

I missed the dinner with friends, I missed the rally, I missed asking the candidates the questions I had all written out. I missed the dessert.

DH went and took notes, but that's not the same as being there!

I missed out on living today.

I hate being stuck in bed. It makes me grumpy.

I know I brought this all on myself, and it was done with good intentions. I just need to listen more carefully when my body says "Enough"!

But......................THE YARD LOOKS GOOD! At least it does from my windows!

  
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LUNADRAGON 5/3/2010 3:46PM

    OH dear. Stay in the house next time, or do something else. Let him do it.
Glad you are feeling better.

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KAROUSELL46 4/29/2010 2:03PM

    I know how you feel. I've been looking at my back yard. It's screaming at me. I can't stand to sit there and give orders/directions on how I want my plants or yard art. My knees are giving me so much heck right now. May we start feeling better....Karen

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CARLANNIE 4/28/2010 7:31AM

    It's just so dang hard to act our age, isn't it? I hate reading instructions, and so I would have pushed through just like you did, lol! I hope you're feeling better real soon. Put a calendar reminder on your Outlook Calendar or computer something like this: Note to Self: Avoid mowing side yard, or at least do it in stages....

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SLKIDDER 4/27/2010 9:01PM

    Yeah for nice looking yards! Good job on the yard, but I'm sorry you got hurt. Take care and get better!

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NOTFATCAT 4/27/2010 8:57PM

    Gad zooks, girl.
Hopefully that will get you a pass on doing any of the hillside yardwork for this year!!
Take care of yourself and listen to what you hear your body saying before it shuts you down again.

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BABB2222 4/27/2010 7:52PM

    That weekend warrior !!

I have done the same thing when cleaning up a fairly large bush with thorns and heavy branches.

The area looks good! but I look like I have been through a war. The thorns have cut my skin and the dirt and bugs had invaded my hair and clothes. yak
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ROBSMANDY 4/27/2010 7:46PM

    Trust me, you are not alone. I'm guilty of doing more than my back allows at times, and I'm only 31 yrs. old! I shouldn't have a back problem, darn it!

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ROBSMANDY 4/27/2010 7:46PM

    Trust me, you are not alone. I'm guilty of doing more than my back allows at times, and I'm only 31 yrs. old! I shouldn't have a back problem, darn it!

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But the YARD Looks Good!!??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I did it again.

I don't think I will ever learn.

I get doing something that I like doing, and just keep going until I have seriously hurt myself.

I did that on Sunday.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and I looked at the front yard. It really needed some attention.

DH has been on the sit down mower for a week now, getting all the back property all cleaned up and looking good. I watched him from my window, and was happy to see him outdoors.

He mowed around apple trees and around pear trees. He mowed around the sheds and mowed the entire pasture. (we don't have horses any more).

He even cleaned out under the trees, collected all the brush and brambles and did some burning.

Good on HIM!

Oh, don't get the wrong idea. I was doing my walking and strength training all last week, so I was feeling good.

Then came Sunday.

DH started to mow the front hill.

We have a very steep hill for our front lawn. In places it is about a 30 degree climb. Very steep.

There are some places where he cannot get to with the sit down mower, so I thought, "Heck. I'll just get the little electric mower out and help him with those areas".

I mean, it doesn't LOOK like that big of an area, and who can remember what it felt like last year when I did it??

So there I was, hauling that little mower on that steep incline, twisting and turning around beds and trees, and trying to keep from slipping (like I did last year).

A nagging pain began in my back, but I didn't have all THAT much left to do. Mow, mow, mow. Haul, haul, haul. Twist, Twist Twist.

I begin to realize that the nagging pain is not there any more. It has been replaced by a RAGING pain.

Aw heck. I just have that little bit left on the other side of the steps. I'll be able to do that easy peasie.

Not so. I begin climbing the hill, pulling the mower after me, when down I go.

No. Not on my back. On my knees. I have let go of the mower, and it races down the hill. Good thing it is electric, and you have to keep hold of the handle, or it would have kept running too.

I am busted to my knees with pain. I can't get up. I can hardly breathe.

Finally, after what seemed to be hours, DH sees me and hurries over. We get me into bed, swallowing an Aleve, and then he gives me a mild lecture. To which I tell him I am in no mood to even listen, so he leaves me alone.

After a very rough night, I wake up and it is Monday morning.

I feel pretty good, and am very eager to attend the rally. I cut my hair, shower, and put on my rally clothes.

Then I go out and cut some rhubarb, come in to make wonderful rhubarb cream cheese bars to take over to Larry and Sharon's, with whom we are having dinner before the rally.

I am SOOOO looking forward to this evening!

I take the dessert out of the oven to cool, and go to let Winsten out.

OH MAN! I've been hit by a MAC TRUCK, from behind!

The back pain announces itself again, very loudly, and I CRAWL to my bed.

That's where I have been since then. In bed. Hurting.

I missed the dinner with friends, I missed the rally, I missed asking the candidates the questions I had all written out. I missed the dessert.

DH went and took notes, but that's not the same as being there!

I missed out on living today.

I hate being stuck in bed. It makes me grumpy.

I know I brought this all on myself, and it was done with good intentions. I just need to listen more carefully when my body says "Enough"!

But......................THE YARD LOOKS GOOD! At least it does from my windows!

  


But the YARD Looks Good!!??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I did it again.

I don't think I will ever learn.

I get doing something that I like doing, and just keep going until I have seriously hurt myself.

I did that on Sunday.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and I looked at the front yard. It really needed some attention.

DH has been on the sit down mower for a week now, getting all the back property all cleaned up and looking good. I watched him from my window, and was happy to see him outdoors.

He mowed around apple trees and around pear trees. He mowed around the sheds and mowed the entire pasture. (we don't have horses any more).

He even cleaned out under the trees, collected all the brush and brambles and did some burning.

Good on HIM!

Oh, don't get the wrong idea. I was doing my walking and strength training all last week, so I was feeling good.

Then came Sunday.

DH started to mow the front hill.

We have a very steep hill for our front lawn. In places it is about a 30 degree climb. Very steep.

There are some places where he cannot get to with the sit down mower, so I thought, "Heck. I'll just get the little electric mower out and help him with those areas".

I mean, it doesn't LOOK like that big of an area, and who can remember what it felt like last year when I did it??

So there I was, hauling that little mower on that steep incline, twisting and turning around beds and trees, and trying to keep from slipping (like I did last year).

A nagging pain began in my back, but I didn't have all THAT much left to do. Mow, mow, mow. Haul, haul, haul. Twist, Twist Twist.

I begin to realize that the nagging pain is not there any more. It has been replaced by a RAGING pain.

Aw heck. I just have that little bit left on the other side of the steps. I'll be able to do that easy peasie.

Not so. I begin climbing the hill, pulling the mower after me, when down I go.

No. Not on my back. On my knees. I have let go of the mower, and it races down the hill. Good thing it is electric, and you have to keep hold of the handle, or it would have kept running too.

I am busted to my knees with pain. I can't get up. I can hardly breathe.

Finally, after what seemed to be hours, DH sees me and hurries over. We get me into bed, swallowing an Aleve, and then he gives me a mild lecture. To which I tell him I am in no mood to even listen, so he leaves me alone.

After a very rough night, I wake up and it is Monday morning.

I feel pretty good, and am very eager to attend the rally. I cut my hair, shower, and put on my rally clothes.

Then I go out and cut some rhubarb, come in to make wonderful rhubarb cream cheese bars to take over to Larry and Sharon's, with whom we are having dinner before the rally.

I am SOOOO looking forward to this evening!

I take the dessert out of the oven to cool, and go to let Winsten out.

OH MAN! I've been hit by a MAC TRUCK, from behind!

The back pain announces itself again, very loudly, and I CRAWL to my bed.

That's where I have been since then. In bed. Hurting.

I missed the dinner with friends, I missed the rally, I missed asking the candidates the questions I had all written out. I missed the dessert.

DH went and took notes, but that's not the same as being there!

I missed out on living today.

I hate being stuck in bed. It makes me grumpy.

I know I brought this all on myself, and it was done with good intentions. I just need to listen more carefully when my body says "Enough"!

But......................THE YARD LOOKS GOOD! At least it does from my windows!

  


But the YARD Looks Good!!??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I did it again.

I don't think I will ever learn.

I get doing something that I like doing, and just keep going until I have seriously hurt myself.

I did that on Sunday.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and I looked at the front yard. It really needed some attention.

DH has been on the sit down mower for a week now, getting all the back property all cleaned up and looking good. I watched him from my window, and was happy to see him outdoors.

He mowed around apple trees and around pear trees. He mowed around the sheds and mowed the entire pasture. (we don't have horses any more).

He even cleaned out under the trees, collected all the brush and brambles and did some burning.

Good on HIM!

Oh, don't get the wrong idea. I was doing my walking and strength training all last week, so I was feeling good.

Then came Sunday.

DH started to mow the front hill.

We have a very steep hill for our front lawn. In places it is about a 30 degree climb. Very steep.

There are some places where he cannot get to with the sit down mower, so I thought, "Heck. I'll just get the little electric mower out and help him with those areas".

I mean, it doesn't LOOK like that big of an area, and who can remember what it felt like last year when I did it??

So there I was, hauling that little mower on that steep incline, twisting and turning around beds and trees, and trying to keep from slipping (like I did last year).

A nagging pain began in my back, but I didn't have all THAT much left to do. Mow, mow, mow. Haul, haul, haul. Twist, Twist Twist.

I begin to realize that the nagging pain is not there any more. It has been replaced by a RAGING pain.

Aw heck. I just have that little bit left on the other side of the steps. I'll be able to do that easy peasie.

Not so. I begin climbing the hill, pulling the mower after me, when down I go.

No. Not on my back. On my knees. I have let go of the mower, and it races down the hill. Good thing it is electric, and you have to keep hold of the handle, or it would have kept running too.

I am busted to my knees with pain. I can't get up. I can hardly breathe.

Finally, after what seemed to be hours, DH sees me and hurries over. We get me into bed, swallowing an Aleve, and then he gives me a mild lecture. To which I tell him I am in no mood to even listen, so he leaves me alone.

After a very rough night, I wake up and it is Monday morning.

I feel pretty good, and am very eager to attend the rally. I cut my hair, shower, and put on my rally clothes.

Then I go out and cut some rhubarb, come in to make wonderful rhubarb cream cheese bars to take over to Larry and Sharon's, with whom we are having dinner before the rally.

I am SOOOO looking forward to this evening!

I take the dessert out of the oven to cool, and go to let Winsten out.

OH MAN! I've been hit by a MAC TRUCK, from behind!

The back pain announces itself again, very loudly, and I CRAWL to my bed.

That's where I have been since then. In bed. Hurting.

I missed the dinner with friends, I missed the rally, I missed asking the candidates the questions I had all written out. I missed the dessert.

DH went and took notes, but that's not the same as being there!

I missed out on living today.

I hate being stuck in bed. It makes me grumpy.

I know I brought this all on myself, and it was done with good intentions. I just need to listen more carefully when my body says "Enough"!

But......................THE YARD LOOKS GOOD! At least it does from my windows!

  
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ISLOBIRDSEEDS 4/27/2010 8:06PM

  Awww {{{hugs}}} I hope you feel better fast! I know I do the same thing and drive myself to hard to get things done. This sounded just like something I would write! {giggle}
I am sorry you missed out on your events and dinner with friends! I hope you will recover from what is going on with your back! I hope you get it checked out by your doctor to see what is going on!

Take care and slow down!



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Yearly Dementia Test

Friday, April 23, 2010



REMEMBER: "Getting older is the only way to live longer"


Our Yearly Dementia Test

It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test.
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older,

it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!

Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test.

Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.

Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.

The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer.

OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.



1. What do you put in a toaster?




















Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast' give up now and do something else..
Try not to hurt yourself.

If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?








Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.

However, if you said 'water', proceed to question 3.





3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks,

what is a green house made from?








Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said 'green bricks,'

why are you still reading these???
If you said 'glass,' go on to Question 4.





4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany

(If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into

West Germany and East Germany ). Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail.

The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing,

decides on a crash landing procedure.

Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so

and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of 'no man's land'

between East Germany and West Germany ...

Where would you bury the survivors?

East Germany, West Germany , Or no man's land'?












Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop.

If you said, 'You don't bury survivors', proceed to the next question.




5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales .

In London , 17 people get on the bus.
In Reading , 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In Swindon , 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
In Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven


Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?











Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own age?

It was YOU driving the bus!!







PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!

Enjoy your day. You might as well. After all, you won't know the answers to all of today's riddles until bedtime. That's IF you can even remember the riddles!!!
















  
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LOVESCAMPING 4/25/2010 10:12AM

    I'm happy to report I got them all wrong. ROFL

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KIMBERLEYTH 4/24/2010 8:25AM

    I'm happy to report I got them all correct...at this time! LOL Give me a couple of years and who knows!

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DIANE7786 4/23/2010 10:55PM

    Very cute. I got most of them wrong!

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BEVPRESLEY 4/23/2010 10:04PM

    Thanks for the chuckle.


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NOTFATCAT 4/23/2010 8:02PM

    That is pretty funny. Thanks.

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TINYC887 4/23/2010 5:27PM

    I got them all right,lol

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NANADERRICK 4/23/2010 2:07PM

    This was fun. I passed!! Maybe there is hope for me after all. emoticon

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DARCEYOH 4/23/2010 1:56PM

    I got all but the last one. hahaha.

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SLKIDDER 4/23/2010 12:23PM

    OK, I obviously have advanced stages of dementia... I'm so gullible.

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MEGANC1988 4/23/2010 12:22PM

    hehe thanks for sharing this :)

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