I admit it. April was mostly depressing, exhausting and painful. I wasn’t motivated to write.
I had to delay (twice!) getting the RV de-winterized because of cold weather and lingering snow. I was so ready for spring, and spring just wasn’t cooperating.
Rhonda and I attended our first Barn Hunt trial of the year in early April, and the temperature at the start of the day was a frigid 1°F! Good grief! My half-frozen joints rebelled. Fortunately, the trial itself was indoors.
I had already discovered by this point (mid-April) how out of condition I was, having attended a 2-day Scent Work trial in late February (the 1st one in over a year). It seems I not only gained the [fairly common] “Covid 10” (pounds), but at the age of 71, a year of inactivity had left me seriously lacking in stamina.
Ronni, Baxter and I also competed in a Scent Work trial later in April. The pups did fine, and temps had jumped to the low 30s. Yay. 🙄 I was exhausted by Sunday though, and found myself wondering if it was worth it.
Add to that scenario; a knee that doesn’t much want to bend or even, some days, bear a lot of weight – and feet that have rediscovered the joys (NOT!) of planter fasciitis (ouchie! 😰) after a 25-year hiatus… and you have the makings for depression. 🤷♀️
There were SO MANY things I wanted to do! A whole year to make up for. Lots of RV travel planned, dog events and trials to look forward to … and I was so sore, achy and fatigued at the end of even a moderately active day, it was all I could do not to cry myself to sleep.
I spent much of April wondering what spring and summer 2021 had in store for me … if anything. But hey, at least I was vaccinated.
Still, one look at Ronni’s hopeful face and I knew I had to try. She is chock full of get up and go. She needs a Mom who can “go” with her. I made some doctor appointments. And I sent my entries in for more trials.
Spoiler alert … yes, there’s more.