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reflections/life Saturday, November 29, 2014
Yet another holiday collage I made. I'm trying very hard not to be up and about too much. My doctor said I do too much and I have to think about things before I get up and overdo.
So I am trying very hard to listen to his instructions, and that of my physical therapist. Because the whole point of this is an attempt to make my quality of life better. And in my doctor's words: To be able to drive with an ordinary shoe on. And not a boot.
Yes, I am tenacious, but sometimes to my own detriment. I don't seem to know when to stop. When I'm doing too much. I have a lot of energy and just keep moving till I drop, oftentimes. I have to learn restraint.
It is a nice sunny day outside, I see through my bedroom window. I noticed when I was getting my cereal that pretty much all the leaves are off the tree in the far corner. And they are piled in various areas around my flower pots.
The other tree, which is technically not in my yard, but the branches help shade my seating area, is apparently green year round.
Normally I would be out there sacking those dead leaves up. Not going to do that this time. Restraint and all that. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I am trying to prove them wrong!
If you are out and about in the flurry of Christmas shoppers, do be careful. Exercise due diligence while crossing things off your shopping list.
Posted by Brenda Pruitt at 10:19 AM
Hi there! I'm Brenda. I live in a patio apartment with my two dogs. I write about living big in small spaces on a budget and enjoying the simple things in life.