Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pain, Havoc & Rest!

Usually, when I write my Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I do so with energy and zeal.  Today, is different.

Why?  I'm absolutely exhausted!

As I am sure you have a to do list at your home, I have one, too.  And, much like some people, I try to put off doing things I find difficult to do.

I must admit, I don't keep a jar, or write down on paper, tasks I need to do around home.  After all, all I have to do is look around and I am reminded of what I need to do!  :)  or :(  Whichever you prefer.

Since I didn't sleep well last night, it took me a while to get moving, this morning.

In an effort to avoid doing what I knew I needed to do, I took my time reading my newspaper.  No rushing, here!

Then, I checked e-mail and spent some time on Facebook (FB).
Of course, reviewing my wall, updating with friends and chatting took up more time than I planned.  But, in my heart, it didn't matter. 

I suppose I was just looking to put off doing what I knew I needed to do. 

Eventually, procrastination ended.  My heart and mind were urging me on.  Go Lynn!  Do what you need to do, and get it over with!

So, I did!  Yup, I went out onto the balcony and did my thorough cleaning.

This might sound like an easy task.  And, for some people, I'm sure it isn't difficult.  But, for me, it is a major task.

My physical limitations made it a real trial, just sweeping and mopping out there.  Talk about creating havoc with my body! 

Still, it had to be done.  And, someone had to do it.  Since I'm alone, there's no one to help with these daunting tasks, so it always becomes my chore!

Please realize, I cannot do heavy tasks like this, without stopping.  I need to rest.  So, when I tackle jobs like this, it takes me longer than it probably would someone who is healthier.

Reclining in my livingroom chair, working on the newspaper puzzles gave me something to do, while giving my neck, shoulder, back and knee a break.  Thank You, Lord!

Eventually, I completed my work.  Both on the balcony, and with my puzzles.

After cleaning up, I made my way to my bed.  Not to sleep.  And, not for long.  To once again, relax my aching body. lol

While resting on my bed, my mind wouldn't let me relax.  Guilt piled up on me.  I got myself up and moving, once again.

In case you haven't figured it out, I made my way to the pool. 

Yes, the weather looked like rain.  Overcast and dull.  And with the wind strongly blowing, it actually felt cold.  Believe me, I was thanking God that it is a heated pool, as I entered the water!

After doing about two-thirds (2/3) of my exercise routine, my feet and legs began to cramp up.  Yup.  I kinda thought it might happen, since I knew I had sorta done too much.

Overdoing things isn't fun.  Especially, when it causes pain. 

This reminds me of Matthew 11:28-30, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

I praise God and thank Jesus, for taking care of me, always.  For providing for me, always.  And for giving me the His Word, that I can rely on, whenever my spirit needs uplifting.

There is no comparison in life, to the rest that Jesus provides.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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