Thursday, June 26, 2014

Planning a Day at the Ocean

 The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” 


Good morning.  Not such a bad day out, at least not as bad as they had predicted a few days ago.  Only a few showers are expected.  On a normal day I can deal with that and would plan to head to the Center, but not today.  Today is a day of healing, hopefully. I've planned all week to head out to Coney Island tomorrow.  Even bought the sunscreen.  Well, yesterday, I don't know how I did it, but I must have turned wrong because I  pulled a muscle in my upper thigh. I actually won a bingo game and was taking my seat after collecting my winnings.  Almost went down when it happened.  Today it is still sore, but I feel as if it is on the mend and don't want to push it so I am taking it slow...and, of course,  staying very conscious of the way I move. We oldsters do not heal as quickly as we did when we were young.  

Speaking of pain and sore muscles, I received a windfall of pain gadgets yesterday. A neighbor was moving and didn't want to take them with him so he asked hubby if he wanted the stuff.  Heck, it was all brand new.  Never out of the box.  Hubby said he immediately thought of me and took it all.  

Included are Dr. Franklyn's  Deep Tissue Massager, a portable T.E.N.'s machine to relieve lower back pain, a T.E.N's Belt, and an...
 ...Eden Wand Massager which hopefully will help lower my blood pressure as well as alleviate my pain.
Has anyone ever used any of the above gadgets?

Of course, there are some things that I will throw caution to the wind for. I can't ever go to Coney without getting a Nathan's hot dog.  I'll pass on the cheese fries, though, much as I want them.  Far too much sodium. The weather is supposed to be near perfect, and I am so looking forward to it.  Love being near Mother Ocean.  She speaks to me, and as I gaze out over her vastness, I am overcome with awe.  The seaside is my spiritual place, and I am so blessed to have her nearby.   And she always lets me know she is there by sending her gulls.  What an amazing sight they are hovering overhead.  Hundreds of them.  The squawking can be a bit much, though. 

Well, I'm going to go grab a bite to eat now and afterwards give myself a massage treatment.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I really want to go tomorrow.

 “There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.” 

 Herman Melville

 “Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life.”

 Tamora Pierce


  1. Ohh! These look amazing!!
    That would feel so good right now. I am in pain again.
    Let me know if they are any good.. Maybe I will get them!!

  2. I've never used any of those pain gadgets so have no opinions on them . . . but hey, you can't beat the price you paid for them! I hope they work well for you.