Monday, June 16, 2014

It could just be my age, I guess

I'm doing much better the last few days, energy-wise, than I did last week, although I do tumble into bed pretty early. But given that I'm in my 60s and pretty active during the day, I don't think that's anything to worry about. I'll have my thyroid checked in November, when the hospital offers a low-cost screening to the public. If I went now, I'd have to pay full price because I haven't met my deductible.

And I hope I never do. But I guess as one gets older, the likelihood of having something wear out or go wrong increases. For most older American's, it's inevitable.

I believe, however, that if I continue to move my body and nourish it appropriately, I can delay the inevitable. Maybe forever! Heh.

My walking goal is still within reach, even after missing a few days. I need to log 4.575 miles per day, every day, for the rest of the year to get to the magic number, but since five miles seems to be my minimum daily requirement, and I occasionally go six or eight, I can still hit it. And if I don't? Hey, I'm walking a lot more than most 60-somethings. But I don't want to fall into the trap of settling for less.

Yesterday was a very busy day. Here's what got done:
Recycled a too-big pair of
denim capris I used to wear.

  • Walked six miles
  • Trimmed the tomato plants
  • Spread compost around the tomato plants
  • Planted a row of cilantro
  • Planted a partial row of basil
  • Pruned the redbud tree
  • Pruned the blackberry bushes
  • Made a pair of jeans for an American Girl doll
  • Started making a pair of sandals for an American Girl doll
  • Cast on for a knitted t-shirt for an American girl doll
  • Fell into bed at 9 p.m.

We won't talk about what didn't get done.

Yesterday's weather was pretty near perfect. Today will be hotter and more humid, so if I'm going to get anything done outdoors, I'd better get it done earlier rather than later. There's so much to do. It just never ends.

Well, until winter.

Hope your weekend was as productive or restful as you wanted or needed it to be!

Your recent comments have been most welcome. Thanks for taking the time and – for Denise – the extra effort of switching browsers. I appreciate it.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Time for scolding, offered with love. Don't give in to the age theory, that's what lazy doctors do. Age does not save up it's various creaks and cricks, just to dump them on you all at once. I'm glad you're improving, and BTW, you're doing more than a lot of 20-30 somethings.

Toledo Lefty said...

I will say that this allergy season has been the worst I can remember and even my non-allergy friends are having trouble with it. It has been rough for my sleep. Glad to hear you are feeling better -- don't think it's your age, I agree with the previous poster that you are definitely earning your tired.