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What a lovely Day

After the excitement of my 70th birthday on Saturday, I've been feeling a bit low, needing to catch up with washing,ironing, house needing cleaning, thank you letters needing to be written and me in the middle not wanting to do any of it. Also missing second son who didn't appear for my birthday.To be honest more than a little tearful!

Anyway I felt I had to escape and as husband was busy just put on my walking shoes and run away (figuratively speaking).
I went to the hills (shows you how bad I was feeling as I haven't really hillwalked for several years because of painful arthritis).

I walked to the Airlie Monument 387 metres. OK, hardly a mountain but I walked above the treeline and the views just took my breath away. I walked with a smile on my face and I'm still feeling great! Maybe when I try to rise from this chair It'll feel different but right now--Roll on the 70s

Posted at 31st Mar 2009 - 09:21PM   Posted by Silverhead   What a lovely Day Comments: 9

Withy Brook's Avatar Just the medicine you needed, Silver. Sorry your second son did not "appear" on your birthday. The young can be very thoughtless.
Welcome to the 70's. You will enjoy it but sorry to hear about the painful arthritis. Is it rheumatoid or osteo? I am lucky that mine is osteo. But there is lots of new medication for rheumatoid.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 31st Mar 2009 at 09:26PM

Silverhead's Avatar It's osteo and sometimes is very very painful but this week I've been so much better . Maybe it's the lovely sunshine or maybe my new decade has more going for it than I thoughtRolling Eyes

Posted by: Silverhead on 31st Mar 2009 at 09:37PM

Elizabethm's Avatar Your walk sounds splendid! Isn't it a wonderful way to clear your mind and enliven your soul?

Posted by: Elizabethm on 31st Mar 2009 at 09:55PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Glad you had a good birthday - but sorry that you have been feeling low since . . . hard when the kids aren't around for the special birthdays.

It is amazing how good just getting out for a walk can make you feel . . . I do it often when getting stressed and it does get things into perspective and the smile soon arrives - especially when the weather is kind.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 31st Mar 2009 at 10:38PM

Frances's Avatar Oh, that walk just sounds wonderful. How I wish that I could have been there right at your side, seeing what you saw, being in that open air, and finding what a gift it is to be in the power and beauty of nature.

Continued wishes for a magnificent birthday year to come. xo

Posted by: Frances on 1st Apr 2009 at 01:00AM

Blackbird's Avatar I think that celebrations sometimes bring a little sadness with the joy. That's why birthdays should be celebrated for at least a week or maybe longer. To fit in visits from everyone whom you hold dear and who wants to wish you well. (worried a little about proper grammar here- I can never remember which- who, whom. Maybe when I older, it will all make sense)

But, in the meantime, a walk always helps.

Posted by: Blackbird on 1st Apr 2009 at 02:41AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Your walk sounds lovely and obviously the endorphins were doing their work. Pleased you had a good birthday, sorry you've been feeling down.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:41AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Me too, echoing the above. great that you were able to make that walk - sometimes it seems like too much of an effort, doesn't it? But then, when we do make the effort, we wonder why we didn't do it before! Belated happy birthday.....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 1st Apr 2009 at 09:02AM

Silverhead's Avatar Thank you all for your concern. Am still shedding a few tears but take comfort in the fact that he is alive, in good health and apparently happy. It's all any mother can hope for a son and believe me a beautiful walk does wonders for almost all of our problems.

Posted by: Silverhead on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:02PM

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