We have had an extended warm period until a few days ago. Enter winter. You know, that wonderful time of the year when my joints hurt, I make sounds getting up and down, wearing multiple layers to try to stay warm, debating how crucial it is if I do not get outside. THAT time of year.
I was lulled into a false sense of winter being postponed this year. I know, I know better but it was 81 just a few days ago. A girl can dream, right?
Anyway, I must confess that my new regimen of supplements and oils and eating better is showing promise, especially this time of year with the colder temperatures. I usually am so bad in pain that I barely make to out of bed into my chair. I become almost housebound, and the pain is truly horrible. That is how the past years have been for me.
Fast forward to now… I am truly amazed at how good I feel, considering I am in pain still but it is not unbearable. I actually FEEL the pain more but it is not intolerable and I am functioning pretty good. I am shocked. I mean, I knew this time of year would test all my improvements to the limit but I am pleasantly surprised at how it really IS working better than I thought.
The pain I feel is there, but not making me unable to do things. This week, for example, I canned six jars of candy apple jelly, five jars of apple butter, plus did eight jars of beef stew too. If you add in the dehydrating oranges and bananas and apples as well, then you can see I have been busy. I also had to help my mother in law by getting her groceries for her, and run getting our own things too. I moved my pantry shelves into a new room and am in the process of getting more organized. Any one of these things would not have been possible last year. Seriously.
I am amazed. I will keep on doing these changes and see how I fare as winter develops. We are having snow tomorrow and the next day. Not a lot of accumulation but snow nonetheless. Fun times. So, I will be honest about how I am feeling as this season progresses.
I hope you are all feeling well!