Most of you know I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis). You may not know that I have almost all the other "itis"s, too - osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis - and as each summer approaches I find it more difficult to give proper attention to all my flower gardens. As a result, I seem to never get all the work accomplished in the "big garden". The west end (above) is a sad combination of weeds, some perenials, vines and more weeds.
Today I decided that THIS would be the day to clear out said weeds, vines, etc. Well, it sure is easy to fall when you're pulling stubbornly-rooted weeds while standing on a hillside. The good part is, I already have an appointment with my orthopaedist for Tuesday morning. The bad news is, it's for the shoulder I fell on. The area between my neck and right shoulder has been sore and swollen for about a month and lately, my entire right arm, hand and fingers, have been numb. (Crazy-bone hit kind of numb.)
Anyway, Sweet Hubby and youngest stepson had just returned home from running errands. Hubby made sure I had no broken bones and insisted I let him and s-son work in the garden. (Sure, Honey, if you insist...)