September 27, 2010

The Fifth Age of Cathy?

I've been painting my basement stairwell over the last few days. It's been on my to-do list since I moved into the house 9 years ago. I held off, knowing it would be a difficult area to paint. It's mostly overhead work and Michelangelo I ain't! I, also, lack scaffolding which may make it easier. I should call my British friends as the Brits know scaffolding!

I woke up at 5 this morning for my, uh, needs and almost fell when I stepped out of bed. I was so sore all over. My low back, my arms, my feet, my neck, ow!

It occured to me "Hon, you ain't 25 anymore!"

That said; for what able body I DO possess I gave thanks to God. For having a home to paint, I gave thanks to God.


Anonymous L. said...

I feel your pain...going to tackle wallpaper border removal this week; mostly over my head. Ugh. Like you, I am thankful to have a home as well!

September 27, 2010 12:08 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

I'll be right over with pain meds and beer!

I wish.

September 27, 2010 12:10 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

My Fall racquetball league starts Wedensday...Thursday morning will be a day of discovery, as I discover muscle groups I had forgotten about.

September 27, 2010 12:11 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

L: Oh, wallpaper! That takes me back! Been there don't miss that!

Ter: Can you spare those leftovers from your weekend party?

Larry: I think I would have to have a priest on "standby" if I attempted to play racquetball. I used to play tennis when I was in better shape. A buddy wants me to start up with her again; so far I've succesfully avoided playing. I think even tossing the ball up to serve would break something-not a point!

September 27, 2010 3:16 PM  
Blogger Angela M. said...

I feel your pain!

September 27, 2010 3:24 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Angel Baby!

September 27, 2010 6:56 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

There is a great deal to be said for renting!

I want to know about this party that Terry held last weekend! ! !

September 27, 2010 10:04 PM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

Miss Cathy: Wait until you hit's all downhill after that, darlin'...
Hey, beer and pain meds sound pretty good...leave me a few, yeah??

September 28, 2010 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Cath. Been there, done that. The best thing for those aches: hot bath with epsom salts in the water! As hot as you can stand it. And ibuprofen and a good masseuse if you got one!

September 29, 2010 10:23 AM  
Blogger NC Sue said...

Isn't it awful how age sneaks up on ya? Inside my head, I'm still in my 30's. But every now and then, I get a reminder that it simply ain't so.

October 01, 2010 4:41 AM  
Blogger LarryD said...

I survived racquetball - but I was feeling it, let me tell you!

October 01, 2010 10:58 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Father: What kind of an outfit are you running? lol

Gette: WAY ahead of you babe! I do have a regular massage therapist and will be booking an appointment soon.

NC Sue: Love the avatar!

Larry: I'm amazed you can write while in full traction!

October 01, 2010 3:17 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

I'm dictating to my secretary.

October 01, 2010 9:06 PM  

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