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. πŸ’–

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.πŸ˜‘

Take good care and stay safe.  
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PS- I just looked out the window and we have snow falling! 

Comments

  1. We had a bit of sleet last week but nothing that settled, thank goodness. I love snow when I don't have to go out in it, not so much when I do. I hope your neck and shoulder feels better soon, it's so easy to pull something, especially when you're lugging 40 and 50 pound bags of seed and corn around.

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  2. I have senior moments like that...just daydreaming I guess. Sometimes little chores are so routine that our mind can do them without us thinking. We've had some freezing nights here but up to 60's tomorrow so we are going for a hike! Andrea

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  3. I hope you feel better soon. I think I'm suffering from brain fog, not much different to senior moments methinks. Take care.

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  4. We would be OK if we didn't listen to that 30 year old mind the keeps leading us astray.
    Sure hope that muscle heals soon. Get well and stay safe.

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  5. I’ve had a few similar moments when my mind draws a blank for a few minutes. Oh well. I just keep going!

    The photos are beautiful. The map was a great idea. I have been to Bar Harbour and can now place where you are in relation to there.

    Take care!

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  6. I understand the wanting to get the job done. I tend to get impatient when waiting for someone else to do a job for me. Hope those muscles relax soon and that the pain goes away. Now, I'll go a try to massage my shoulder/neck muscles because they also are painful.

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  7. I subscribed and am am so glad I did, however I lost the email...how does a person lose an email. But lose it I did. The first one came to the Social tab....which is fine, but the one with this came to the one where I get all the 'sales' emails, and I was trying to move it to the Inbox....and somehow it went missing. I will do a search for it in a bit...did not think till just now.

    I do hope you are feeling better and not so sore by now. And I do LOVE your photos...

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  8. Oh, my goodness! I struggle with a 30 lb. bag of kitty food and can barely budge a 40 lb. bag of kitty litter! I don't know how you managed to lift 40 and 50 lb. bags of seeds, etc.! Hope your muscles feel better after you've applied heat! Be careful! Lovely pictures, by the way. :)

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  9. Oh, I have done similarly. One time I went into Walgreens to get a health screening done when I had made my appointment for the CVS diagonally across the intersection. I bet I wasn't the first (or the last) to have done that. ;^) I'm sorry you've hurt your upper back. I can almost feel your pain as that is an area I sometimes strain, too. Honestly, I've found if I press and massage the sore area with a tennis ball (between me and the wall), my recovery is shortened. It's awkward and takes some practice, but sometimes I even do this as a precaution after I've done something that I think is going to cause pain in the area you describe. I'm not a doctor, or medical professional, so take that for what it's worth. Saying a prayer for you that you get better quickly.

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  10. Sometimes we can be thinking of too many things at once! All is well that ends well..hope your back will be okay. :)

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  11. I know that going to the wrong bank wasn't funny at the time, Susan, but the retelling did make me smile as it's something I might absentmindedly do myself. The sunset photos were beautiful as was the Merry Christmas beach message. We are expecting some snow late Wednesday. It's not the "first" of the season, but the other two events could hardly be called snowfalls, so hope this is a good one. Hope the heating pad helps relieve some discomfort soon. Stay warm.

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  12. We know all about the joys of aging!!!

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