The weather in Florida is finally cooling off and less humid- I love it! I can wear my sweaters without looking ridiculous and sweating to death. I spent some time weeding over the weekend, just to enjoy the delicious weather. It has also been quite breezy for the last few days, and I love to watch the sun sparkling on the pond.
Of course, cooler weather has its costs, as we all know. My osteoarthritis has been making itself known in my hands and left ankle. Not too bad, but after months of not having to bother with splints and canes I can’t help but be a bit disappointed that such lovely weather makes it harder for me to enjoy it in walks and bike rides. My fall allergies are also kicking in, but it’s still worth every sniffle!
In addition to hardly posting here any more, I haven’t been doing much with social media in general. I check Facebook periodically, but hadn’t been on Twitter in months. I randomly thought of a Twitter friend and logged on to send her a note, only to see that she hasn’t posted in almost two months. In our particular circle, dropping off the radar usually means a bad health turn- I’m hoping that she’s doing well.
I have been keeping up with my Tumblr however- I can look at pretty pictures even if I’m not great at actually communicating with people, lol. I caught up on a backlog of images the other day- please stop by if you have a few minutes (link at the top right there —>). That inspired me to log into Pinterest, which I haven’t done much with in a while either, only to discover that I have 194 followers! I am rather stunned, to say the least.
So what else has been going on in my life? Well, my best friend was visiting for a few days which was wonderful- it was so good to catch up and play cards and eat yummy food together. We only see each other once or twice a year- chatting online is lovely, but not at all the same. He also introduced me to one his oldest friends who lives fairly nearby and we found that we have tonnes in common, so I managed to get a bonus-new-friend out of his visit!
My health has been quite good, overall. I could be sleeping better, but I was like that before the thyroid and RA and what-all, so that’s really nothing new. I’m into the rhythm of my training workshops and enjoying them immensely. I am pacing myself as best I can so that I’m not so gutted by the end of the day, but it does wear on me. I think it’s the main reason for my social silence- I’m an introvert and it takes a huge amount of mental and emotional energy, so I need quiet “me” time to regenerate. We have a couple weekends coming up when we’ll be at hubby’s parents’ house in the woods and I’m hoping that the lovely weather lasts so that I can put up my feet, read, and maybe spot one of the resident foxes.
Oh- one nice surprise happened today: I reached into my purse and found a brownie that I had purchased last week and then forgotten about. I think it is nicer than finding money in your jacket pocket!