Sunday, August 27, 2023

Adapting... Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

The hardest thing for me to do is adapting to change.  There, I said it.  But, that is a good first step, right?  Admitting your faults.  I am just a creature of habit.  It could be that it has gotten worse with age.  Or maybe with healing from back and knee injuries. I just know that it isn't the same this year with not feeling as good.  My passion to cast a fly into a river or stream has been a slow process in getting back.  I did get out for a few hours the other day and then it was back in my recliner for the next 24 hours. 

 Is it even worth it? Mmmm...maybe.

I know that I can get through this.  The surgeon says that it is a one year rehab for the knee.  I am at 6 mos.  Halfway there!  At least the back is better.  There's a positive!!!  The word is patience.  I know that.  So, how do I adapt to the changes that have been thrown my way?  I probably need to write this more than you need to hear it.  But,  here are a few "tippets" that I have come up with. 

  • Be positive.  Keep an open mind and always remember that you are still in a better place than other people.  Be grateful for what you do have.  When you do face challenges, keep your goals in sight.  Know that your journey is still ongoing.  The best things sometimes take longer to achieve.  
  • Plan alternative choices while you adapt to the changes in your life.  You might find out that by giving yourself extra time to get back to something that you can't do right now, gives you the opportunity to spend more time with other things or helping other people.
  • Be kind to yourself.  Don't beat yourself up because of an unexpected change in your life.  Learn to laugh at yourself and with others.  Laughter can be the best medicine.  
  • Calm your mind.  Fear is our worst enemy.  Try yoga and meditation to relax your body and mind.  Talk to a family member or best friend.  Don't seclude yourself.  Others might have a suggestion or experience that can help you feel better about the situation at hand!

(Sometimes, it is just a balancing act!!!)

 WE can do this!  Especially with a walking stick. =)




Sunday, March 5, 2023

In The Kitchen For 2023

As we welcome 2023, there have been thoughts on what to do as a new hobby.  Well, at least for the time being!  2022 ended with me having some lingering injuries with my lower back and knee.  Right now, I'm on day 7 of a left knee replacement.  I'm crossing my fingers that I can get back to work on week 4.  We will see if this pain will subside enough to make that happen.  This has been tougher than I thought it would be.  So, let's find something to do while sitting here for another couple weeks.  What do you think about me starting a food blog?  =)  Baking and cooking have always been a second love behind fishing.  RD's cookies have been a hit everywhere I have gone.

Now for a "catchy" title.  What do you think of "The River Damsel Kitchen"???
I was thinking of making up a totally different name, but a friend told me that I would be better off connecting the two blogs and keeping "The River Damsel" theme...
Maybe they are right.  I've got a week to think about it.  Suggestions are welcome.

Now, if you would please roll that walker over to me?  =)
I have a video that I would like you to watch...