Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hanging out the wash

The sun can fool you! It was warm and bright coming through the living room windows this morning, reaching across the room and into the laundry room where I was moving a load of white clothes from the washer to the dryer. The sunshine kept calling so I pulled the wet clothes from the dryer, put them into my laundry basket, got my clothespin bag from off the nail behind the door, and went outside. By the time the clothes were all hung, I felt like a chunk of ice and the clothes were frozen stiff. Burr!!! It was 29 out there!




Right now it has warmed up to 58, the clothes have thawed and are blowing in the breeze. Much better!



 I'm still working hard on cleaning up the mess in the back the yard. In fact I need to be out there now getting my 50 minutes of weight bearing exercise. :)

Recently I found out that I have Osteoporosis in my back.  My doctor tells me it is bad. After reading all the horrible side effects...I absolutely do not want to take those bone building medications. If my back is in such bad shape, how have I been able to work so hard all these years? Up until the doctor told me about my back, I thought nothing about unloading two or three, fifty pound bags of feed, or chopping down a tree, or digging up a stump that Poppy said would have to rot in the ground. 

Oh well, I must be very very careful, take the right kind of calcium and magnesium, and eat right! Hopefully, everything will okay! :)


My pictures don't exactly match my talking here.  When the new puppy gets here, hopefully, again, there will be something cute to photograph...and talk about!

Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Henny Penny





14 comments:

  1. I love hanging clothes outside to dry. It has been cold today or at least I have thought so. I am sorry that you have osteoporosis and hope that everything works out for the good. Did you get your camera?
    Love you, Vicki

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    1. Thank you Vicki. I did get my new camera. I wanted to take pictures of the beautiful farm where we saw the puppies but after three shots, the batteries died. Wouldn't you know! Love you!

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  2. I love line dried clothes especially sheets.

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    1. Don't you love getting in bed with the clean sheets that have dried on the line! :)

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  3. My advice..take the dumb osteoporosis medication. It actually adds to your bone density.

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    1. The doctor started me on Fosamax. In three months time I had jaw pain on both sides, a broken jaw tooth and now my jaw bones pop when I chew. I really want to take the meds, but I am afraid. Jaw problems is a side effect. I worry every day about what to do. Thank you for your comment. I may just go ahead and try another one of the medications.

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  4. I used to love to hang clothes out- oh the smell was so wonderful! I guess I have gotten lazy in my old age. I hope it warms up soon for you- here too..I am sick of winter.

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    1. I think everybody across the US is ready for warm weather. This had been a long cold winter!

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  5. I love the smell of line dried laundry...it'll be a while until I smell it again. All the women in my family have osteoporosis..except me,I'll keep taking my calcium and hope for the best.
    Jane x

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    1. I hope you never have Osteoporosis. Jane, I am trying to talk Poppy into choosing another name for the puppy. Wish I could come up with a really great name he likes...besides "Rambo".

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  6. Sometimes I wish I had a clothes line. Your sunshine looks warmer than ours:)

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    1. 29 degrees was cold but that is probably warm compared to your cold! We are still hearing about Minnesota weather here on our local channels.

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  7. I can't wait to hang clothes outside again. One of my favorite things in the world is going to bed on sheets that have been dried in the sun and the wind. Best smell ever!

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  8. Yay, someone else doing a clothesline story! Doesn't look like the posts holding up your line are in any danger of breaking:)

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