THE JOYS OF AGING
My, it's so cold this week! Winter has truly arrived now for sure. We had a bad storm a few days ago with huge accumulations of snow and lost power inland. We received rain and strong wind here on the coast. The freezing temperatures arrived after that and even during the day the ground has remained frozen. At least I don't have to put boots on when I go outside. 😌
I have walked but the landscape is bleak and bare. There's not a lot to photograph. So far no decorations anywhere. I thought I would see some in Ellsworth but don't remember any. Of course my mind has been wandering lately. They may have been there but I was out to lunch mentally. I do remember stopping at the wrong bank! I went through drive-thru, waited in line, couldn't understand why they asked me so many questions and looked at me like I had a screw loose. I couldn't understand what the teller was mumbling through his mask until he mentioned the name, Camden Bank. What? What did you say? Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry, I'm at the wrong bank. Mom's bank was on the other side of the street and down further! In my defense I don't usually go to that town (Blue Hill) for banking but it was on my way to an appointment in Ellsworth. Oh, the joys of aging.
I hope you enjoyed the photos. They were all from my 2019 winter archives. Some are from the Island and some are from Oqunquit, Maine that I took last year on my way to the Island. I didn't stop this year because of not being able to get lodging due to Covid restrictions. And I included a little map to show you where Ellsworth is in relation to Little Deer Isle. 💖
Both my daughter, Judi, and Roger called today to tell me it was snowing there. She lives in the mountains, Poconos. She said it was snowing hard. Roger said they had light snow in Bethlehem. The first real snow of the season is always exciting. Not so much after the shoveling commences.😏
Today I installed a new shower rod, new curtain and hooks plus a new bathtub mat finished off the new look. Touquoise, one of my favorite colors. However, I must have pulled a muscle in my neck and shoulder looking up and working even though I was standing on a little stool. I can feel the pain whenever I turn my neck or raise my arm and the muscle that goes across my shoulder and down my back is bulging and burning. Of course, it didn't help that afterwards I lifted a 40 and 50 pound bag of seeds and cracked corn to dump into the large galvanized storage containers in the porch. I should listen to my body more! It's just that I have a "to do" list and I just want to get on with it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?? So now I have a heating pad draped around my neck and on my shoulder. Oh, the joys of aging! Not! Hopefully tomorrow will see some improvement.😑
Take good care and stay safe.
PS- I just looked out the window and we have snow falling!