I have always enjoyed having a nice yard. Yard work for-filled many of my joys and it was/is a type of therapy of sorts... Grounding with the dirt and plants and observing nature and the wildlife that went along with it.
Yard work is very physically demanding anytime. Mowing and weed-eating and lets not forget several hundred pounds of oak tree leaves that need to be raked up too several times a year also.
Last spring I was too sick to do yard work, and all though the year it was something I was looking forward to and being a goal of sorts- being able to do this year in the spring. This year is here and Spring officially starts today and I don't have the energy to get out there and do the hard work, but it's not because I don't want to... I found out I have lost some strength to lift that heavy yard furniture.
This weekend I even played motivational music early Saturday Morning, to get me pumped up and get after it... Nope not to be... a bench that I wanted to move.. Not happening. BBQ pit on wheels was a challenge.. So I stopped while I was ahead. Much longer I would have caused a injury to myself or broke something.
I have a whole new understanding of the frustrations that people have when getting older and weaker even though they see themselves still as 25-40 year olds.
When I called it quits and went inside... low-and-behold there was a NCIS -Mark Harmon marathon on... and oh how quickly my mood changed... There is magic in their shows. They make me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time and I always feel better.