Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Spring Has Sprung

I'm so glad that I planted tulips out on the patio as it brightens my mood when I look out of the window.
We're experiencing much better weather now and I think I can safely say that Spring has sprung in our neck of the woods.
I've had a whole mixture of things happen since the last time that I wrote on my blog.

I've been to visit my daughter who lives nearer to London, thanks to a friend who took me by car. and collected me again a few days later. That was very enjoyable.

Today, I'm going to a Memorial Service of a friend from church who died rather suddenly. Another friend has had a severe stroke and yet another is just about to experience a 6hr operation on her face. All these things happening to people I know and like, makes me feel vulnerable. (Who will it be!) I guess I'm in the kind of age group when these things happen.

In the meantime, I keep active to the best of my ability and try to be sensible as to what I eat and what I try to do. I seem to enjoy life on the whole. See friends, enjoy our knitting group, where we often knit for various charities. I read and potter in the garden, not at the same time! 
Church plays an important part of my life and I'm also thinking of rejoining the community choir that I had to leave when Harry got so ill.

What steps do you take to make sure you stay fit and well?


Marie Smith said...

I do much the same as you, trying to keep active in spite of a bad knee. A brace has helped.

I hope you get lots of great weather to enjoy the outdoors. It seems we have to stay inside so much of the year. We eat on the patio as much as we can when it warms up to make up for the months of snow and cold.

Rose said...

Ooh, such pretty tulips! They just brighten one's day. I would say I walk to try to stay fit, but to be honest, I don't walk as much as I should. I do go to Tai Chi twice a week, which I highly recommend for helping balance, flexibility, and memory as much as physical fitness. Glad you're getting out more--the beautiful weather certainly helps.

Eddie Bluelights said...

What steps do I take? Small ones . . . haha
No crawling round after the grandchildren but sometimes hard to get up on two feet again.
I drive a bus as well as you know and look after a garden with two friends.

Lovely tulips and plants in your garden.

Yes re-join the choir ~ you used to enjoy that . . . :) xx

Celia said...

I actually go to a gym although if you saw me you might wonder why. I putz around from the treadmill to the recumbent bike and then a few weights. /still, I feel better when I do it. The second thing is go to the park with my grands. Between pushing swings and visiting the bathrooms I do get some exercise and I like being with them. Oh and they love me so that lifts my spirits a lot.

Mary Gilmour said...

I have buds on the daffodils. should be out this coming week. but snow is forecast for Tuesday.
I try to keep my brain working. New computer with Windows 10 is a really, really good workout. sob
Gardening, walking, volunteer activities and a lot of reading.
congrats on your tulips ... Oh to be in England now that April's here.

cheshire wife said...

I do like the colour of your tulips.

It may have been Spring last week - 40 degrees C on our patio, but we are back to Winter, here, this week.

Wisewebwoman said...

Lovely tulips, our spring is about 2 months after yours.

What do I do? Not much, I haven't been feeling terrific in a while but I find meditation helps, tracking my numbers (BP, sugars) to be more mindful of my body and writing. Writing is good. Yes rejoin the choir. Singing is wonderful.


Leilani Lee said...

Much the same as you do Maggie. I attend a women's aerobics class, eat things that I enjoy (but limiting the portion size), trying to remain grateful and thankful for the things I do have, accept the limitations my body is throwing at me with grace, and trying to find joy and humor in the little things in life. And keeping close to God.