I Ain’t no Popeye!

No way. Popeye,  I am not.

Today, after feeding the Scotties and taking them outside,  I realized I had many more muscles in my body than I knew! AND, every single one of them was ACHING!!!!

Oh my goodness! I worked a little around the house this morning, then headed upstairs to soak for a bit in the tub.  I got out and got dressed, then thought perhaps I would lie down a few minutes.  I fell sound asleep!  I never sleep during the day!!!

I bought a Schwinn recumbent bike for exercise a couple weeks ago. It is set up in the living room and I have been faithful to hop on every day.  Well, IF I could have used my LEGS to cut that stump, I would have been fine! However,  I now have little aches and pains in my stomach, shoulders, arms, and back!  My legs….they feel terrific!

I told Mark there was no way I was going to be able to work that saw today.  He agreed!  He knows that I have always been a believer of “working through the pain”, but this goes beyond pain!  We went for a little ride this afternoon, and I thought I was going to die from the aching in my body.  Oh, and forget about coughing!

Well,  I did find that although that Nikon camera is a bit heavy,  I could manage to take a few photos today!

Tomorrow is another day! Hopefully, a little less pain-filled!!!

Can Someone Explain?

This morning, Mr. Murphy thought I should arise before his “normal” 6 am wakeup.  It was okay, as I had gone to bed shortly after 10 last night.  I am not ashamed to say that the stump I cut yesterday really did a number on me!  My bones were dog-tired and even a bit achy!

I padded down the stairs and fed the boys….as they ate, I realized I had a terrible headache.  I took one Ibuprophen and then looked out to see what the temperature was outside.  Egads, the thermometer was hovering directly at the freezing (32 degrees) mark!  Hmmmm…..that means the ramp out back would certainly be frost-covered.

Before the Scotties finished eating, I grabbed a winter jacket and pair of snow boots from the closet.

It was as we walked outside that I discovered the most “curious” thing…..

The left side (west) of the hot tub cover had a coating of frost on it, while the right side had only water from rain…Huh?

As the Scotties hurried down the ramp, I decided to just slide down the thing, Gumby-style!  I really dislike using that ramp when there is a risk of snow/frost/anything slippery!,  but I had to use it.

You see, yesterday, while I was busy with that tree, Mark had our sweet little Michelle under the stairs, removing all the bolts and screws because the treads were in need of repair. The two of them decided they needed to clean up and replace many parts……

That “first step” would be a little aggressive for (short) me and two Scotties!

So, as the Scotties and I walked around outside, I was “testing everything….the truck and Explorer were only wet, no frost.  This is definitely one of those very strange “science” events that totally throws my mind into a tizzy!!!