Sunday, 19 March 2017

Reflective Ramblings

This blog is not called 'Rosie's Ramblings' for nothing - I'm in reflective mood today and my ramblings are my jumbled thoughts of how my life has evolved.
It's overcast here but not raining for a change. Nothing planned and it's very tempting to sit around in home, radio on and a book in hand, teapot on the go, etc. But I really should make an effort to go out somewhere and enjoy the fresh air, maybe a beach walk or something . . . .
When I lived up-country and my visits to Cornwall were just a 2-week camping break in the summer holidays, I used to dream how wonderful it would be to live there and have all of Cornwall on my doorstep, where I could go to a beach or walk the coastal path any time I wanted.
So I made the dream come true. I walked the coastal path with my dogs and went to the beaches with my two youngest sons and it was every bit as wonderful as I'd dreamed.
Now the sons have made their own lives and the dogs have gone (Bess, Todd and Zac) and I am 30 years older.
It's 6 months since my companion, Zac, died; I am still recovering from (and being restricted by) a knee replacement operation and arthritis is rearing its ugly head more often (Cornwall's damp climate doesn't help but I forgive it !)
My mojo for enjoying the great outdoors has got up and gone - it takes a great effort to go out somewhere, anywhere. Sitting around is bad - I need to get walking again, bring those muscles and joints back into use. I need a DOG!









Oh my! Aren't I in a reflective mood? But it's good to write down my thoughts and hopefully to DO something about it.


And now the sun has peeped through the greyness.  I'm off for a shower and I'm GETTING OUT THERE! 

13 comments:

  1. I think you've got that end of winter feeling. A bit jaded but anxious to have some exercise and joy in life. The scenery in Cornwall is fab although coastal paths can be hard on the knees. Start slowly with short walks and build up to longer jaunts. I had my knee done 4 years ago. Best thing I ever did. It took a couple of years for me to forget I ever had problems in that knee and now the other one started playing up! C'est la vie!

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  2. I think you're right, Catherine - jaded is the word. But thank you for the comment about your knee replacement and recovery time. I have heard so many people saying how fast they recovered, with no ill-effects, no pain, etc. - it's good to know that it's not always as fast a recovery as all that.
    And what about you? Did you sell your house? Move to the Malvern area? I do hope things went well and that you also feel able to restart your blog any time soon. Pleeeease! I think I might be more prolific once I get out in the sunshine with my camera. Best wishes - Rosemary x

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    1. A friend of mine has had both knees done over a two year span. Terrific success. I wish you well.

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  3. I understand your lack of motivation. When I couldn't walk pain-free, I longed to get out. Now I sit like a lump and have to almost physically push my own self out the door. Many days I don't make it. Bah! I'm going today, too!

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  4. Have just found your Blog. What a lovely dog you had so unusual colouring. We lost our Border Collie just over a year ago.(still miss her), have nt replaced her yet. What a lovely place you live in. I am now going to read your older Posts!!

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Polly - hope you enjoy reading further posts.
      Thank you for the compliments to Zac - he was always being commented on because of his unusual markings.

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  5. Rosie,

    That first photo looks like a painting - it's beautiful.

    I hope you managed to get out and have a lovely walk. I think you need a dog, too. That would certainly motivate you to get out and about...just think about a pair big brown soulful eyes gazing up at you until you can't stand the guilt anymore and get up and go!

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  6. Know the feeling! We did actually bought a Border Collie 2 months ago (she was 3 months old). She didn't have a name, never been on a lead, never in a house or with other people. After 15 years of taking care of babies (the oldest is 15, the youngest just turned 6) I thought I could take it a bit easy. Boy-o-boy... how wrong I was!! We have had dogs all of our lives but never a Border Collie... Love her to death but the grey hairs are coming right through at the moment ;) (with me that is, lol)

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  7. You have quite a while to cope with the naughtiness - they are so very intelligent that they outwit your every thought! But get past the 14-month point and if you have persevered with the training, you will have a super dog; they change almost overnight. Socialisation with other dogs is THE most important thing, though - please take her to training classes so that she can mix with lots of other dogs - so very important. Patience, Marleen!!!

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  8. Yes I do agree, you need a dog. It's simply not healthy to be languishing away indoors. Which is what I had been doing since four surgeries ago. In pain and depression, but I am done with it all.

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    1. Welcome, Doc - I'm glad to hear that you are over your particular hurdle and going forward. Long may it continue and thank you for your supportive comment. Best wishes - Rosemary

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  9. What lovely photos Rosie. I'm sorry you are feeling a bit low, maybe it is also to do with the season, which seems to be less Springlike than normal.
    And, as you say, maybe it is lack of a four footed companion. Do you think you might seek out another dog? Not as a replacement for dear Zac, no one could be that, and having met him I know how sweet he was. But maybe as a new beginning?

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    1. I've been dithering, but I think I shall adopt another dog, maybe an older one which needs a loving home. It can't possibly replace Zac with all his wonderful qualities and traits but somewhere out there is a dog which needs me as much as I need him or her.

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