Take Notice and List Gratitudes


Yesterday Frodo and I did a walk about in the yard.  These days go by so quickly that I forget to take photos.  Since Autumn is one of my favorite seasons (WINTER!) I wanted to make sure I take notice.  The cooler temperatures arrived two days ago.  There was collective sigh of relief heard by all who were tired of the heat and humidity.  I pulled out my fleece coat and if it drops a few more degrees, perhaps the woolens will be worn.  A knitter can hope.

My daughter and son in law left on Monday morning.  After I finished babysitting, I cleaned the house and enjoyed the empty coffee table.  They are happy in their townhouse and we hope to see them soon.



I've been struggling with back pain, so I saw my RA doctor yesterday.  I started physical therapy today and had some x-rays done to see if I did something really crazy.  No news yet.  I would do anything to sleep the whole night through and to not be thinking of my back.

My knitting is on the back burner for now.



After I heal up, I'm thinking of joining a gym or doing something more than what I do now so I can avoid all this bother.  



So how about a gratitude list!  Whenever I write these, they make me feel good and see my blessings.

-Tylenol! - internet and electricity (which went out again on Monday) - mini kitkat bars - not cooking all week - eggs and toast for dinner - applesauce pouches - leaves turning colors - my kids - my husband - my RA doctor who I've seen since 1997 - the kindness of others - cheering up the grumpy people I meet - silly laughter - inside jokes with my husband - the little 18 month girl I babysit - little toddler tantrums - the hopefulness of each morning



Comments

  1. Hmmmmm, IM so sorry your back is so painful. Do you have a hottub? Do you lift that toddler ? Do you like swimming? Why is your blog called pumkin sunrise?

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    1. I do not have a hot tub. I do lift that toddler but that doesn't hurt. and I wrote a note on my latest post all about the blog name because of you :)

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  2. I so hope you get some relief from back pain with PT. Anything that puts knitting on the back burner is not a good thing. I'm glad you can focus on gratitudes and have so many! That is a crazy, yet beautiful fungus.

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  3. Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your back hope the physiotherapy helps and that you get some relief soon. You are an inspiration been able to concentrate on gratitudes whilst in so much pain.

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  4. Your fall photos are lovely!

    Take good care of yourself and I hope your back improves soon. PT should definitely help.

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  5. Thank you for the lovely photos and taking the time to share them with us. I do hope you get some relief really soon. I'm currently doing physical therapy too! Shoulder pain. :-( My knitting has been a constant comfort.

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  6. I hope your back heals soon. A gratitude list is always a good idea. Thanks for the nudge. Take good care.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about your back. Back pain is the worst. Thinking about it makes me appreciate foot pain, which is much easier to deal with, I think. I hope the changing seasons will help you heal.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that your back is acting up. Have you tried Pilates? I have osteoarthritis in my shoulder, neck, hips and lower back. I started classes about 6 weeks ago and between that and yoga my pain level has decreased a lot.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  9. I a man so sorry to hear about your back. Hoping you get news or some solutions soon. I love writing a gratitude list to get my head going in a new direction. Your spirit inspires.

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  10. What a wonderful gratitude list ! And lovely photo's... I too, really like fall. There is so much to see ! When you look up, too; trees in the colour range from red, yellow to green.. and fall odour...mmm..
    Hopefully your backpain will soon vanish.

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  11. I've been reading your blog for a while now. Goodness, it does take fortitude to have back pain and RA. Good luck with PT (don't ya just love these acronyms?) - they are my favorite kind of people as I also have RA with osteoarthritis, and pick their brains constantly. Slow going and patience, rest and medicine - you know how it goes. I've been doing arthritis swim class in a heated thera-pool, it has been the best thing, I do recommend it.
    I send vibes of quick healing to you.

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    1. So nice that you commented Annette :) Thanks for the encouragement, and so far I like my pt guy - very knowledgeable!

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  12. Autumn is full of color in your neighborhood. Hope the PT helps with your back. I found an arthritis swim class at our local community pool. It has helped with my back problems and its fun to do, too. Water offers no impact exercise, which has been extremely helpful in stopping my pain.

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  13. I hope that your back feels better soon. I love the change of weather lately to fall. I really enjoy wearing sweaters and jackets and being more cozy. I feel more motivation to knit too unlike those really hot or humid days when you don't feel like knitting. Thanks for sharing your gratitude list, we have a lot to be thankful for!

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  14. Wonderful list! I would say top of mine is windows open cause it's cooler here!!!

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  15. Hoping your back pain goes soon, it really is horrible, I found for mine, PT can help and also dry needling (western version of acupuncture) really beneficial, helped to reduce pain and relax of muscles, some people it works well for others not, loving your gratitude list.

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  16. Such beautiful images Karen and a lovely gratitude list too. So sorry to hear you are in pain and hoping it eases soon.

    We are experiencing a warm spell and I can tell you I am not impressed at all...it is October and therefore should be chilly...come on weather!

    Wishing you a happy week ahead xx

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  17. I am sorry to hear about your back, Karen. As someone who has back issues from time to time, I know how the discomfort just sort of invades everything that you do/want to do.
    I hope you are feeling better real soon.

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  18. Sorry you're in pain. I hope PT helps.

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  19. Great gratitude list - they are always helpful and fun to write (IMHO). Such pretty Fall leaves AND cooler temps1!

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