For my last Thursday Tree Love post two weeks ago, I mentioned that the temperature had “soared” to almost 50F/10C before dropping back to
stupid cold more seasonable temps. Well today was even nicer, getting up to 66F/19C! While the weather swing was welcome, it also tends to kick up my Essential Tremor, so as a precaution I decided to take a walk in the woods with my husband alongside, in case anything happened.
And I’m glad I did, since something did happen, in the form of me taking an unexpected trip.
(spoiler alert in case my mother is reading this – don’t worry mom, I’m fine. Well, as fine as I ever am…lol!)
In fact, I normally wouldn’t even bother mentioning this except March also happens to be Essential Tremor Awareness Month, so I thought talking tremor and trees together might not be a bad idea. But I’ll save the
whining best for last, and share my tree snaps before I share my stumble story. 😜
But one last thing before I get on with the pictures, many thanks as always, to my WordPress blogging friend Parul for hosting this awesome blog hop every couple of weeks. If you want to join in the Tree love blog hop fun, it’s really easy – here’s the description from her latest post today, called #ThursdayTreeLove – 105
Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on this blog on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of a month. The next edition will go live on March 25, 2021. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog, tell me where did you spot the tree and link it back to this post.
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A walk in the woods with my husband, March 11th 2021
And this is a small fraction of the pictures I ended up with – I have around 150 more shots to go through for future posts, since my husband and I ended up hanging around outside for about an hour and a half, enjoying the beautiful weather.
As for my stumble story, first a bit of backstory – as I said, I have Essential Tremor but even though I almost always feel the tremor in my body, it’s not always that evident. Instead of having a constant bounce or shake like some people (Katharine Hepburn, for example) mine comes on in sort of episodes. One minute I could be fine, then if something happened to trigger them (getting startled is a big one), I go from zero to a million and sixty within minutes. I also developed vertigo not too long before the tremor manifested, which makes me even more unbalanced (and yes, I can hear my family & friends chortling at me admitting how unbalanced I am… 😂 ).
At any rate, after having a wonderful wander in the woods, we were heading back up the path in the forth photo, and got to the small hill at the side of our house. My husband started up the embankment and reached out to grab my arm. I thought it might be just a little too steep for me and told him I’d walk up from a few feet away to where it was a bit flatter. He wasn’t too happy at the idea but I was feeling very confident in my decision, so I took a few steps away, then started to walk up the “easier” part of the hill.
The very first step was into a wicked patch of mud and I immediately slid face first towards the ground. Luckily I managed to brace myself with my right arm and didn’t face plant.
Hubby was by my side about a nanosecond later, and helped me the rest of the way up the short hill. While nothing hurt (other than my pride), a minute or so later, my whole body was rockin’ and rollin’ and now, about six hours later, it’s just starting to subside. I do have medicinal gummies I take when things ramp up, but sometimes (like today) it’s tough to know how much to take to get things to calm down without making it tough to focus, so I try to err on the side of caution.
All things considered, it really was just a blip in an otherwise awesome outing, but again – I thought this might be a good opportunity to share a little about what everyday life is like for a mover & shaker like me.
So that’s my story! Thanks for coming along for my walk in the woods with my husband and happy Thursday Tree Love, everyone!
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