It’s been rain, rain and… clouds, mostly. One day, someone left out a litter of bagels, and seagulls fought over them.
I’ve also grown pretty lazy, hence the lazy title for this post, if I do say so. Till today, I hadn’t been doing my physio-exercises since my final appointment Tuesday (and even then I didn’t know I was seeing the orthopedic doctor, not the therapist, not the general doctor). The rain interfered with the at-home exercises (the orange bands don’t do well with water— the first band is all stuck to itself now), and then… I was just plain tired. (Two days spent programming.)
Rain or shine, nature still does its thing.
And I end up chasing it for photos. I caught two ducks just outside the Portland Glickman library building, tucking heads amid light rain/mist.
Exercises or not, the scenes made for some notable photos, of wet leaves and less usual colors that challenged my visual perception during the color correction process.
These red seeds have practically covered the ground. (It’s pollen season, alright.)
Today, the birch tree, with which I use to perform most of the physio-exercises, was being accessed by ants.
The bugs are out “with a vengeance,” but I powered through three sessions— 30 reps total.
Today’s skies were a mix of blue and gray. Being in bed till 4:30 p.m. before getting down to business helped the aforementioned tired a bit. Being forced up due to sudden pain with both eyes — the occasional infection / what-have-you — did not; but I managed to close my eyes before noon, and sleep a few hours during my quiet stay in bed.
On my walk, I noticed large splinters and bark shavings on the leafy ground near the end of the driveway. I don’t know whether it’s the wind or the pecking birds (not woodpeckers) who are responsible for this. It couldn’t be the carpenter ants, known to produce saw dust as a byproduct.
Another thing to have concluded recently was the mental testing, the evaluation for getting an official Asperger’s diagnosis, for services, etc. (If you remember the stuffed monkey on a couch— that was the waiting room.)
They noted some standout abilities on my part, but my tiredness and carefulness slowed me down a bit, bringing my approximate IQ down to just above average. I didn’t quite hear (or accept) when I was supposed to serve speed over accuracy… which brings me back to that school day long ago when I didn’t know the word population could also apply to animals. Sigh, my discouraged baseline always overshadows my human potential.
Some blueberry muffins were made that day… and on Tuesday.
Chinese food, Subway sandwiches and muffins, I’ve eaten a lot of food on days I’ve exercised something… and days I haven’t. I’m getting fat again lol.
But at least in my laziness I’ve gotten away from things that drain my energy— the negativity, for one— things that have promoted my crashing (sleeping early and unprepared). I need to let go in order to live.
And once you let go of your longing desires, you begin to see things you couldn’t before.
Like… who put this here, in tree 52? (The trees are tagged, apparently.)
…Well, that’s it for now. I should take another walk. Until next time…