Or maybe not.
I'm kind of a slow learner sometimes.
Last Monday I was walking along the path by the rose bushes, thinking that maybe I'd buy a few red cordylines and plant them in some gaps along the path edge.
I noticed a clump of leaves similar to clover, but these are the weeds that flower with tiny yellow flowers, then develop those brown burr prickles along the stems.
So I bent over and pulled one out, by lifting the trailing stems until I reached the central stem, then yanking close to the ground.
The weed came out really easily, and I remembered the rain we'd had two days before which had softened the soil.
Me being the finicky-about-prickle-free-grass person that I am, I dropped to my knees and spent the next 40 minutes pulling out these burrs.
Then I went back inside, thinking I'd get back out there after work the next day.
Ha Ha .
And Ha Ha again!
It's been several years since I'd crawled around on my knees and pulled weeds from grass, and when I woke up Tuesday morning and tried to get out of bed, I was really surprised to find that my hips and knees didn't want to work.
A hot shower seemed to help and things were feeling okay while I got my breakfast ready and sat down to eat.
Getting up from the chair was a whole other story. My thigh muscles had seized up!
Not entirely, I was able to walk, but boy oh boy did it hurt!!
I knew that keeping moving was the best cure for my self-inflicted hurts, so I went to work and hoped that the small amount of stepping I do at the checkout would be a help.
Really, it didn't help all that much, but I'm thinking it was better than lying down and getting really stiff.
Wednesday, and Thursday, I went to work smelling strongly of Deep Heat, which I hadn't wanted to do, but it helped more than just keeping moving.
Today the thigh muscles are back to normal, and the grass has been cut, so I can't see any more weeds until they grow a bit, so I won't be doing any crawling around for a while.
When I do, I'll be limiting the amount of time I spend on my aging knees, maybe just ten minutes at a time.
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