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Farmer's Market


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I want to go to the Farmer's Market, but I'm kind of scared. There are tons (hundreds, no thousands) of people there converging in 4 crowded blocks.

 

and I'm not good in crowds. I'm slower than most. and I'm trepidacious.

 

(whoohoo - stumped the spell check with that $30 dollar word)

 

It's a word that speaks volumes, it comes from the word "trepidation" - meaning trembling movement, fearful uncertainty.

 

It kind of describes me in a crowd. I don't need a wheelchair, walker, or cane, but give me plenty of room and don't bump me or I'm going down and I know it.

 

I've wiped out display's at Sam's club, landed on my rear walking down stairs, fallen (without any grace at all) in front of a frat house (we live in a college town) I'm sure my 44 year old butt was a topic of conversation for days ...therefore, I don't wear skirts anymore.

 

Come to think of it, I can get mushrooms and zucchini at the grocery store, and there really isn't a whole lot growing yet in Wisconsin. It's only spring even if it's 90 out. I think I'll just stay home and hit the grocery later.

 

........ trepidation beats motivation every time.

 

~V

 

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i'm with ya on that one vicki.. i have NEVER liked crowds unless i was in FRONT of one, not IN one. now that i'm the "trip fall" poster girl, i like it even less. i am SCARED to death of going dancing, of all things tonight. BUT, i deeply TRUST my dance partner or i wouldn't even attempt it. i FIRMLY believe that he is aware enough, kind enough, and most importantly STRONG enough( lol) to keep me from hitting the floor.

 

if i get brave enough, we may attempt the jitter bug which will include our grand finale of me being lifted up on his either side and spead legs down the waist, like in the movies. this used to be second nature for me, i'm afraid if we can accomplish this feat, it will be a real milestone. at least i will be in his able arms and not on my feet!!!!!!!!!

 

i am ready for failure, but i really think i can do it. i'll let you know.

i totally understand. ya know, even if i bust my ass tonight, i'm gonna work some more, with my new pt( wonder if he dances? lol) and try again in a few months. i will NOT give up. i have worked too hard, and was lucky enough to be left with the "possibilty" to be able to "go back" as much as possible. so many people were'nt given that chance, and if there is a NEXT time, i may not be either.

 

i am bound and determined to get better to the absolute BEST of my ability.

the end

 

kim Dance.gifDance.gifDance.giffighter.giffighter.giffighter.gif

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Vicki,

 

Get yourself on of those shopping carts that people take to flea markets and farmers markets. That will steady you without looking "handicapped." I have one that I actually use to carry the stuff we buy at places like that because I can't carry it all. If you haven't seen one, they are the height and shape of a gulf bag on wheels only they are made of light weight nylon. They also make one out of wire that two grocery bags fit perfect in, side by side.

 

Jean

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I love Farmer's Markets (goes along with my love of dollar stores). Jean's advice was excellent. The "old lady buggy" as a friend who goes to flea markets calls it, is not only a support against falls, holds your numerous purchases, but is great to keep people too close. Just whack them in the ankles - they'll give you plenty of room! bouncesmile.gifroflmao.gif
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VICKI,

 

I CAN'T RESIST, JUST FART, IT CLEARS EVERYBODY OUT OF THE WAY. CHILI OR A HOT DOG WITH SAUERKRAUT WILL LAST THE LONGEST.

 

OK, NOW THAT IT'S OUT OF MY SYSTEM, I AGREE WITH JEAN. USE A SMALL CART TO HELP STEADY YOU AND BUILD CONFIDENCE. CROWDS AT FIRST BOTHERED ME, BUT IF I'M CAREFUL AND WATCHFUL, MOST PEOPLE GIVE ME SPACE.

 

THE FIRST PARAGRAPH WASN'T VERY DIGNIFIED, AND I APOLOGIZE TO YOU. IT'S JUST THE FIRST THOUGHT THAT CAME TO MIND AND I COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING. ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT.

 

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Marty, you are so full of it!

kim, wish I could come and watch you dance.

Jean, you're always the practical one. pash.gif

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