Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fuzzy Insight

Summer is slowly coming to an end...but it's still hot and humid around here.
 I haven't worked in my yard at all this year. Haven't pulled one weed, haven't planted anything new.
I need to weed wack, trim...all sorts of things, but just can't or maybe don't wanna do it.
Pain takes the pleasure out of doing things. 
A depression of sorts sets in... Not "depression" but kind of a depression.
This constant pain leaves me feeling fuzzy? and disconnected to the world.
I've seen neglected houses and wondered about them.... 
is the owner sick? unhappy? old? lonely? 
I'm lucky...I will get over this. My knee will get fixed, and I must admit,
I have gained insight...and more compassion.


Out on the prairie said...

I hate giving up summer, but could give up some of this heat we have had.

ellen abbott said...

I understand. years ago I worked on a big job and at the end of it my back was a wreck. I thought I would never be able to work out in the yard and garden again. It made me really sad. But my back sis heal up given enough time and I am happily out in the yard again.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, Yep! This has been a hot one. I really don't do "hot" anymore. But please forgive me this winter when I whine about the cold...hahaha

Ellen, I'm sure I'll get back in the yard soon. Probably next spring. There is no way I can kneel on this knee right now.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Be gentle with yourself. Who cares if there are weeds in the yard?

Arkansas Patti said...

I know exactly what you mean. My heart problems this year have kept me silent in the yard except for mowing. My place is growing wild. I spent some time today trying to tame a 10 tall forsythia. Still not done. I too have thought that about neglected houses and like you, I think I have a lot more compassion.
Pain is a huge activity stopper. May your knee be fixed soon. Hang in there.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, You're right! Some can't even tell the difference...hahaha

Patti, Some, of course, are rentals...but some are just neglected and sad looking. One thing for sure, is not to judge.

Linda Starr said...

in the newspaper here there are reports of folks having disorderly houses, hope they never come to see mine, I know what you mean about paint, my knee will finally let me do a few things even occasionally go up and down the stairs using it = good luck with yours.

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, I'm having company in October, so I've got to get better and get organized...hahaha And, Thanks!!!

One Fly said...

This town has many people with - we'll just say mobility issues but I do not believe that is the reason for so many shoddy homes.

It's okay to not do anything in your yard and if it gets to be too much One Fly's saying "Mowed weeds look better than non mowed weeds" comes into play.

Some say "I enjoy my yard work sooooo much". Good for you and all the others like you but do you understand there are some who do not and don't really give a shit that their back yard is not perfect or that yours is so lovely.

Personally I'd rather be doing something else other than pulling weeds.

turquoisemoon said...

Fly, hahaha!!! I don't love yard work, like some people do, but I honestly like my yard to look nice. It just needs some TLC and right now I can't get to it. BF is banned from helping because he destroys and I think that was his plan all along...