The raised beds are in and mostly planted to my delight. Blogging takes a back seat whenever work with the hands is the priority. Between massaging at the day spa and digging in the earth, my hands are under serious duress. They are swollen and sore most mornings and sunburned, too. Anyone know of the magic solution?
I took a restorative yoga class on Sunday. If you've never done this and your back suffers, I recommend it. I don't know how classes or instructors vary, but we were put in a series of asanas using props under our backs, bums or legs-holding the positions for 10-15 minutes each. Sometimes it would take 5 of those minutes for the burning in my muscles to stop. Many positions were like propped up backbends. It took a day to feel the real benefit-a soft, relaxed back! Of course, it only lasted about 2 days. Once I went back to work, I was burning again.
Spring is fully sprung here, the bees are buzzing, inspiring work and planting. It doesn't seem like the restful winter season lasted very long! The work, work, work is never done. Sometimes it seems this is all our culture knows. My fantasy is that in generations past, the workloads were offset by regular campfires and conversations, fishing trips and lying in hammocks with lemonade nearby.
That's why it's called a fantasy, I suppose.