A moment in time

Saturday was an epic day.  I was able to slowly, and carefully, walk the whole trail at the Mountain Farmlet.  I won’t say my knee didn’t hurt, but I didn’t swell up either.  Then on the way home we saw this…


It was a promise of rain on the way that was delivered overnight.  We are not  in the deep freeze, and life is getting more comfortable!


How was your weekend?


By the way,  I went to the specialist and I have arthritis in my knee.  No surprises there I guess.   I have it in my fingers and elsewhere, though thankfully not so painfully.  The Dr gave me several options;  I chose a shot and some exercises to do, with a return appointment scheduled for the end of February.  By the way, I am happy to tell you that a shot in your knee is way less painful than one in your thumb joint!  ;)


48 responses to “A moment in time

  1. What a beautiful sunset. And what good news, that you were able to do that walking without swelling. You may have said, but how often do you have to get the shots? Is it on an “as needed” basis? That would be great – the longer between them, the better. That would mean that your condition’s improving with the exercise and so on.

    • Linda, I was under the impression that as long as I keep active and do my exercises, then I shouldn’t need another one. I think they won’t give them more than once per year anyway. My arthritis is considered ‘Moderate’ at this time, so I am hopeful that the increased activity and exercise will keep my knee healthy. I don’t know what I did to make it so angry this time around, but I NEVER want to experience pain like this again!

  2. Very sorry that you have to cope with arthritis anywhere. Hope you’re feeling better. Beautiful photo.

  3. Stunning evening shot, Lynda! I hope you continue to have more mobility. I know with all that you have to do and LOVE to do on both Farmlets, it sure does help to feel good and productive. I’m also glad you’re getting a reprieve from the southern deep freeze! We have a week of snow, sleet and ice predicted. Strangest winter I’ve seen since I moved here 24 years ago!

    • I have you in my Weather Channel locations, Lori. I was reading about your intermittent blizzard conditions. Did they materialize? LOL, I told Bob and he got worried for you two. I told him you were from NE, and that you should be used to that kind of weather, although you may not like it. ;)

    • Thank you, Joe. You know how it is with these shots. The picture is never as good as being there. We have very big skies here in N. Alabama!

  4. my father swears by dandelion tea for arthritis, not the stuff you buy, you steep either the fresh roots or the leaves, i can’t remember, I will ask but he is also very active, walks miles and miles each week, so I am sure the exercise has just as much to do with his good heath as anything (that and a glass of red wine at bed time!) . So glad you are feeling better.. though. I hate constant pain. just wears one down.. take care c

    • Thank you, Celi! I looked up Dandelion tea and I think it is the roots used for tea. However, there are three ways to use them: Fresh, dried, or roasted. I will try anything if it helps keep me mobile! BTW, is this a preventative treatment, or is it taken as needed?

  5. Such a beautiful sky. Keep up the joint excerises. I had a DR encourage me to take up yoga to give the joints a good workout. The results have been amazing and I haven’t needed the dreaded big needle shot in my hip for 3 years now.

  6. What a gorgeous view! Glad you’re on the mend; I’ve had several horses with arthritis, and it’s heartbreaking to see how painful it is for them. They seemed to become more comfortable with giving them joint supplements and wrapping their legs with magnetic wraps.

    • Thank you! This was taken out somewhere between Tuscumbia and Town Creek, off of the 72. There is a lot of wide open country out there!

  7. Ah. Welcome to the club. I hope very much that the shot in your knee lasts a long time and that it’s ages before you’re ready for the next one. Arthritis is loads of fun, isn’t it?

  8. Great news about the walk about!!!! The photo is “picture perfect”!!! Rain is definitely a good thing when warm enough! We, here, will have to wait a while for that!!!!! Hugs…………………..

    • Thank you! We are getting more rain later today, and I am hearing about more snow for you, so stay warm, Doreen!
      Funny how the temperature can get above 32 and suddenly we are connoisseurs of the relative degrees of warmer. ;)

  9. A shot in the thumb joint? OUCH! I have arthritis as well but not that bad (yet).

    I’m so glad you can walk without the knee swelling. I’m sure a lot of people don’t appreciate the total freedom we feel when we can walk without pain :D

    • Dianne, that thumb was an injury in the beginning. Then the pad wore away and the joint became inflamed. I was told when I got the first shot that after the third shot I would get surgery. Thankfully, that first shot was over two years ago and I am managing with it just fine. I can only hope that the shot to my knee will be as successful! Tom is right, exercise is key. Now that the pain is better the exercise will be more enjoyable. :D

    • Tom, I am too actually. I used to be very active until the agoraphobia set in and took over my life. I am absolutely certain that is why my knee is in the shape it is in today. :(

      But never mind. I am getting out again, and I will be right soon enough!

  10. I’m so glad to see this post, Lynda!! You climbed the mountain and you were rewarded with an incredible sunset! Woo Hoo!!!
    Happy dance! (well, I’ll do the dance … you can join me later) :-)

    • Well, actually, it was more like walked it slowly. Our new place is in a hollow so the walks are very gentle. I’m so glad for that! Thank you for the happy dance, Laurie!

      • Lynda, I mentioned you in a post this morning. I’m curious. I linked your blog … would you have been notified that I mentioned you via that link? (Still learning WP!)

    • Doesn’t God paint the best views?

      I have whined and moaned about the sub-freezing temperatures here, but I am feeling very grateful that at least we didn’t have blizzards and ice storms! Hope you are faring better today!

  11. Glad to know you were able to walk the trail. I hope that you’re soon walking it with a spring in your step!

    Thanks for sharing the amazing sunset.

    • No springs yet, but better and better day by day. God sends me the most beautiful messages to keep my spirits up, and I just had to share this one. It was truly glorious!

  12. Hi Lynda, wow I think I never saw such a sky! thank you for sharing.
    Arthritis is so painful, I know that as I have the same problem! Walk is a good treatment!
    Have a nice week Lynda

    • Wasn’t it amazing? I was so glad I had my camera with me. :D
      Working through the pain is hard, but it is working! I am so glad to be able to get out and get somewhere on foot.

      Thank you, Chantal, and you have a great week too!

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