Now how many times have I heard that phrase since I have been in my (shall we say) golden years? Rae (my sis) and I have discussed it many times on the phone. We have come to the conclusion that it is an accurate phrase. You can put your own meaning on this phrase. If you are young, of course you can think of all kinds of meanings. If you are a senior it means use your brain and exercise your body as well as your mind. If you sit down in the recliner or plunk your bottom end down on the sofa will you get up again? Or will you just sit there and grow older letting body and mind atrophy? I choose not to do that. So even on days when it feels better just sitting down I force myself to get up and go.
With that thought in mind I finished the cleaning. Sitting down every few minutes to rest my back. Back surgery in 2000 did not cure my problems. I would advise anyone with back problems to make surgery your very last option.
My SIL’s brother’s wife Val, brought more of those lovely big tomatoes in for me to share. They are gorgeous and each tomato is huge and juicy. THANKS!!!! to Tim and Val! I have pulled my potted tomato plants as the hail storm killed them so I really appreciate the tomatoes from them.
I have to make a Kroger run this morning as soon as I have breakfast. They are having the buy 10 at a reduced price and get $5 off your order. I love that sale that they have quite often. It is when I get stocked up and believe me, you had all better get stocked up because groceries are going sky high. The drought in many of the states will cause that.
If you notice the photo to the right of the post, it is my daughter on her first birthday chowing down on birthday cake. And if you can’t see it clear enough I will post it here and you can click on it to enlarge it.
Remember, if you can, get up out of that chair and go somewhere. Smile at everyone you meet and say hi. Betcha get a smile or two in return. Stay safe and be happy.