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Pot Project

On Monday the husband and I split and repotted an enormous peace lily that lives in his bathroom. Before the surgery, it was 10 - 12 ft. in circumference.  I didn't take a picture until we were finished. We covered the floor with plastic and turned the pot on it's side. After a protracted struggle during which I hacked the roots apart, crawled on the tile floor on my hands and knees,  picked up the giant plants, and got really dirty, I eventually had two perfectly potted peace lilies.

Success you might say. And on the plant front the project worked out well. I sent one pot home with a friend and kept the other. The plant is, after all 25 yrs old and one one of the plants from my mother's funeral. So, I'm attached.

However, on the personal physical side of the affair, all that tugging, crawling, and wallowing in the dirt has sent my back into a frenzy of pain. And the pain makes me anxious. Double whammy! I'm working hard NOT to berate myself for doing something that has made me grumpy and pain ridden because with each passing year, I don't seem to have learned my limitations. I'll just ride it out and hope it doesn't last long.

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olbuksings
Sep. 15th, 2017 12:52 am (UTC)
Aww, sorry to hear of your distress and hope the discomfort subsides without lasting effects. I've been lucky in that my scripted exercises have helped maintain a sort of tenuous status quo.

But every once in a while, I forget that that's how it is, do something stupid, and then have to worry whether I've just established a new, lower, baseline for the quality of my life forever after.

So, sending caring vibes your way, as one who knows...L
rosegardenfae
Sep. 15th, 2017 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks L, Appreciate the vibes and the understanding. I get going on something and I guess just forget I'm not 30 anymore. But, it frees up some time for reading and writing while I'm sitting on my butt. :-)
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olbuksings
Sep. 16th, 2017 01:46 pm (UTC)
BTW, after reading the title to this entry, the first thing I did was to carefully examine the genus and species of the large, healthy plant in the picture, lol...

Edited at 2017-09-16 01:47 pm (UTC)
rosegardenfae
Sep. 17th, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh did ya now? *giggle*
olbuksings
Sep. 17th, 2017 04:25 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yup, I did. Hmm, NICE pic, BTW. Just thought I'd mention that, lol...

Edited at 2017-09-17 04:29 pm (UTC)
rosegardenfae
Sep. 17th, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
Made me smile that's worth a lot....
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