Oh, my aching back, but doing OK
Being home this winter has been somewhat difficult for me. Days could be dark and long and sometimes it did not seem possible to escape the dreariness that the season could bring. However, I did not let it overcome me and although there have been some down times, I knew to look forward and try to be optimistic about what life had for me. Spring is now popping out all over and my time has come, but what will I do. Cleaning out my gardens (which is the most laborious part) did a job on my back. Yikes, the ground seems so much lower and getting up again seems like climbing a mountain. I am not as agile as I use to be. However, my infirmities may be a cure for my over-zealousness. It could be a blessing. We will see.
Some of the local garden nurseries have opened, but they have mostly spring flowers now that will only bloom for a few weeks. I know better than to invest too much money into those, although I will buy a few to put here and there to lift my spirits. The true test for me will be when the summer annuals come in the first week of May. I will breathe heavier, have a few heart palpitations and hopefully this year also have some common sense. Less is more, less is more, less is more - Maybe
It could be worse, I could be a cat hoarder.