dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday

Whenever I am feeling well enough, I like to work in my yard. Pulling weeds, dividing, and replanting plants, as well as cleaning out my planters, bring me joy. The practice of grounding, also called earthing, is good for my health. I wear old socks and no shoes for a better connection to the earth. It’s one of my ways of respecting mother earth. While I was working outside yesterday, I was patting myself on the back for getting so much done. I told myself that I can still do what I did 30 years ago, but it takes me a lot longer.

I am learning to stop before hurting myself. My goal was to finish a border separating the bowling ball planter form the fake grass I am laying down. I knew the official beginning of summer is looming overhead. The temperatures are going to severely limit what I can get done. I didn’t finish the border. I left my mallet, the level, and the hand shovel on the path. I figured today I would get up early before physical therapy and finish. By the time I got home, it was 99 degrees F.

Scorching hot weather
Summer temperatures
Kiddie pool wading

 

Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D’Verse and has prompted us with the Summer Solstice.

Tanka Tuesday / Tanka Prose

Free vector graphics of First aid

Tests, Tests, & More Tests

Look for solutions
I’ll acquiesce to yet more tests
Answers should be found
Grateful for what it is NOT
Doc’s analysis awaits

Silly me, I thought retirement would be filled with days and days of no requirements. While being scanned today the sonographer commented that making appointments for retired people seemed more difficult that for those still working. I gave it some thought. She was spot on. This is a busy week as I have six appointments scheduled.

Tanka Prose was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt this week.