A picture is worth…

(Emma. December 23, 2006. Photo by Robin)

…not nearly as much as the real thing, but it’s nice to have the photos to look at. 🙂 I know I’ve written this before, somewhere in this blog, but it’s worth repeating: Being a grandmother is one of the most joyful roles I’ve had in life.

We’re back in our little apartment, getting settled in yet again. We arrived here last night, car loaded down with more stuff. I swear, we have way too much stuff in our lives. I think life would feel a lot less weighed down if we had less stuff.

Today we did some shopping to stock up on yet more stuff (mostly food stuff which will need if we want to eat). All the hauling of stuff up to the 5th floor is going to put us in mighty good shape by the time we move back to the Bogs. We don’t always take the stairs, but we do it often enough that I feel like I’m in much better shape.

The back pain and sciatica have lessened considerably. I’m mostly medication free these days which is great because I was getting tired of having “fuzzy brain.” My age sometimes makes my memory not what it used to be. The pain meds compounded that problem ten times over. The muscle relaxer is particularly bad about giving me fuzzy brain. I think it contributed to some of the depression I was feeling, too.

I’m walking almost normally. I had a great gym workout this morning. M the Elder and I have gone for a couple of walks thoughout the day. And we’ve hauled stuff up to the apartment.

We also went to the library to get library cards. I refrained from checking out all the books that interested me and settled for one on photography. I’ll have plenty of time to read and to spend at the library over the next few months. It’s nice to have a decent library within walking distance. If you don’t hear from me again, I’ve gone to live there in hopes of soaking up all the books by osmosis or something.

I have a lot on my schedule for tomorrow. Lots of mundane chores and stuff, but it’ll keep me busy and keep me moving.

That’s about it from our home away from the Bogs for now.

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ~Elise Boulding

3 Comments on “A picture is worth…”

  1. Kel says:

    hurray – so glad to hear your movement is increasing and you have less pain 🙂

  2. Alto2 says:

    Walking, the cure for what ails ya. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

    That little girl is adorable!!

  3. Sock Girl says:

    So glad to hear the pain is lessening.

    And your granddaughter is a cutie!

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