Our Mobility: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Being born before they invented these contraptions  (not even seat belts were fitted in cars) the only seat restrainer I sat in

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

was on the odd elephant ride.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Sometimes though without restraint I felt like a horse running in a cloud of feathers

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Just look at me go coming up the outside with a real burst on the last straight.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

These days I don’t run I walk

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Not bothering to cycle

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

or get on the treadmill. Aging bodies aren’t meant for these physical torments. We live in a place where fitness and exercise are practiced to the extreme. I see the older people running in the street, their faces contorted in their body’s agony. Roger and I look at each other and say it can’t be good for you. If you had an eighty year old car you wouldn’t take the revs out to 5000, no you’d nurse it along.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

There is nothing like wheels to give one exercise (and get from A to B)

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

keeping it this shiny must take a fair amount of energy.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I’m hoping to keep my mobility

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

and definitely avoid the last step.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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17 Responses to Our Mobility: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Haha! Great lead-up to the skeletons and last line. 🙂

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Pain contortion is not what I want to look forward to, but mobility, that’s great! Love the perspectives in your photo of the car side mirror. Clever and fits your humor. As does the final step…

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  3. lifelessons says:

    I think I can solve the mystery of the pristine wheelchair–The fact that it has bubble wrap on the handles probably suggests that it is brand spanking new! http://judydykstrabrown.com/2015/11/08/fortunate-photography-odd-ball-challenge-2015-week-45/

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Great photos and story telling for this week. Love your odd balls Irene.

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  5. Sherri says:

    Haha…love those skeletons, they are hilarious! But seriously, I love your humour Irene, as I’ve said a million times before and this is a fab post. And I just love the photo of little you running for all your worth to the finish line. So adorable. Just keep that photo in mind as you revise away…that’s you today, and you will get there 😉 xx

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  6. Pat B says:

    I can’t even express how much I enjoyed reading this post and seeing all those great photos. It really is a memoir odd ball post. I loved it.

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