Sunday, May 19, 2013

Busy Young Lives

One is cruising outside of N.Y.   Hi, Jess and Mathew :)
One sold her first painting
Grandma thinks it is too cool for first day to swim in the month of May
One played a number of soccer games this weekend
Another one traveled back to Washington, DC after spending  a short time with mom and dad in Florida.
Another one on the lookout for a new experience in Nantucket.
Another one speaking at a church tonight about her trip to Africa.
Another one is taking a tour of the surrounding  area of her new condo and thinking of no car and riding a bike everywhere.
 
 
 
My son shared and image of yoga and meditation room in Thailand where he  will be soon teaching
several times a week.  How beautiful....
So many are on the ground because of rain and they are so large this year
 
A busy family and I smile as they share and memories surface of my busy life in the past
and now mom/grandma just trying to rest and get over Sjogren's fatigue.  A busy day yesterday of nonstop activity and then a quick stop for. special friend's  birthday celebration for her 90 year old husband. 
 
Thankful for several blogs that share their experience with this auto immune "whatever"
that attacks your body.   Not life threatening but sure affects your quality of life and when you have been accustomed to high energy and so much I want to do outside.   I want to weed the garden, walk on property, bake, need to prepare something to eat,  ride tractor in the woods and I am just sitting and meditating.....
 
One daughter tells me to obey my body and I tell her "but I have always been accutomed to listenting to the mind and following its direction when it was pertaining to work."
This practice  may be a thing of the past....
 

8 comments:

Mrs A said...

So difficult when the body doesn't do what you want it to. I do understand how frustrating it must be for you. It is the bucket of energy you have for the week and you have to make it last FOR THE WEEK! Use it all up in one go and there is nothing left for the rest of the week. At least resting more gives you more time to smell the roses!
I love your glimpses of your family's life, so many different directions yet all joined by your love for them. Love Mrs A

Tabor said...

Adjusting to old age...a difficult but necessary task. Push yourself a little, but not as much as you used to. Accept what your body tells you. It cannot heal if you make it do things which are too difficult. I am great on giving advice, because I have never had to do this. My day will come when I have to compromise my life style and then you can shake your head and tell me what I tell you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, guess I am fortunate that this drastic change did not start a few years ago. Sjogrens, Lupus and RA - drain your energy, aching, severe dry mouth affects my appetite - no taste. Sure no weight problem and
yet so thankful it is not some of the biggies. Just accustom to going nonstop and beginning to accept that I need more rest and who knows maybe it will go away :) Most who share with me are in their 40, 50 and 60's and one young woman is in her 30's oh my....
Mra A, as always thank you for visiting...

Judy said...

I too feel the frustration of not being able to do all I once did. But--then I am happy, because for the last four years, I could do nothing at all and this year--I am back in the garden again. Doing a bit for 30 minutes, then taking a rest. Then back doing a bit--then taking a rest--then......well you get it.

kerrdelune said...

Oh my friend, do be gentle with yourself...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, trying
and Dear Cate, guess I am not accustomed to being gently with myself :) maybe it is time...

nancy at good food matters said...

Hi Ernestine,
Congratulations to your daughter for selling her painting. It is a wonderful work.

The iris, and so many flowers, have really flourished this spring.

All things and beings in their time, busy young lives, slower, quieter for us in another of life's stages.

take good good care of yourself.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Nancy, thank you for commenting.
I feel honored :) Have a safe and wonderful trip to Rome. Some day
would love to meet you on my monthly trip to Nashville...