Lebanon Reporter

Commentary

March 24, 2010

Regaining strength and mobility

Regaining strength and mobility — oh, that sounds so wonderful, but requires much patience, thought and planning.

Last week I wanted to make a large pot of soup for our Lenten soup supper. My largest pan is a pressure cooker in which I used to get my canning done. Since I have not canned anything for the last few years, the pan was stored on the highest shelf, just out of reach. However I was set and determined to use that pressure-cooker. So I reached as high as I could, stood on tippy-toe and started to pull.

It worked.

However the heavy lid was lying loose on top, slid down and landed smack in my face. My glasses flew off in the process, but I had triumphantly the pan in my hands, holding on for dear life. Quite an accomplishment!

The next day I wanted to use the beautiful day to go into the woods and gathering branches, breaking them into pieces for the wood stove, and give the daffodils more room to grow, since the branches were in the middle of flower patches. Bending over is my latest trick, something I have not been able to do for months. So I have to be careful keeping my balance when I do. A tempting big branch went straight through three daffodil patches. It was almost out of reach. So, still bending, I took a small step forward, reached out and got hold of it. However, when I tried to straighten up I was right under a bunch of sticker bushes (berries, green brier and some locusts) and was stuck in that awkward position. Finally, after pulling and moaning, I got free again, be it with pinpricks on my back. It’s a miracle my shirt was not torn.

Just when you get some self-confidence something like that happens.

Text Only
Commentary
  • Community calendar for March 26, 2013

    March 25, 2013

  • Leb columnist-Rose color.jpg Dear GOP: It's time to stop

    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence bragged Friday that Republicans in Congress will slam their heads against the Capitol Building’s pillars until they bleed.

    In a manner of hyperbole, of course.

    January 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • Rod's mug Pence jumps into the harbor

    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, who some believe is interested in a run at the presidency in 2012, has drunk the tea.

    July 24, 2010 1 Photo

  • scott hutcheson (new) Ramping up for spring

    In many parts of the U.S., ramps, also known as wild leeks, are the very first edible vegetation to spring forth from the ground. A member of the garlic/onion family, they look like a scallion but have broader flat leaves. Like their cousins they add a pungent, but delicious layer to such dishes as soups and casseroles.

    April 8, 2010 1 Photo 1 Story

  • mohringer Spring: A wonder to behold

    The woods have suddenly come to life. Thousands of daffodils, some hyacinths and many wild flowers. Today the magnolia trees started to bloom. The forsythias have never bloomed so well.

    April 7, 2010 1 Photo

  • wolfise High tech wreck

    April 6, 2010 1 Photo

  • truitt Spending Easter in Panama

    After mom died, I went to her house to gather some photos for the funeral. She had six dozen eggs in the refrigerator, ready to color with the grandkids. Yes, the past 12 Easters have been somewhat bittersweet.

    April 5, 2010 1 Photo

  • Rod's mug A breezy suggestion for WeBo’s revenue problems

    Back in March 2009, the Western Boone school board decided it would not participate in industrial wind farms.

    They may want to rethink that decision.

    April 3, 2010 1 Photo

  • Remember the meaning of the day

    I know this because I am celebrating Easter, and I know that God is not a God that is out there in outer space. No, He is a personal God; He cares what happens to us today, tomorrow and all our tomorrows. So, all our instances are God-filled.

    April 2, 2010

  • scott hutcheson (new) City pig, country pig this Easter

    For many families, the culinary centerpiece of the upcoming Easter holiday will be a ham; and, the typical grocery-store variety found on many tables won’t be much more interesting than Letterman’s canned hams. With a little extra effort, however, you could offer your loved ones a delicious and distinctive ham.

    April 1, 2010 1 Photo

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos


Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide