Fall isn't looking this pretty anymore, but it's nice to remember when it was.
Fall isn’t looking this pretty anymore, but it’s nice to remember when it was.

I had a notion today that I’d dig into the blog archives and dust off a past November 12 and comment on whatever I was up to however many years back, but as it turns out, I wasn’t up to much. Facebook confirms this — the only notable thing in the “On This Day” feature was last year’s massive southern food lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room in Savannah. (Which was delightful; I may still be full from the amount I ate.)

So instead, here’s a random assortment of things that are knocking around my brain: Continue reading

Boredom = Progress?


Wet leaves on my walk today.
Wet leaves on my walk today.
 As I hit the end of day three of this ridiculous back pain I’ve realized something: I’m far better at being sick than I am at being injured. If I’ve got a cold or stomach bug or whatever, I generally feel bad enough that I don’t want to do anything, so spending the day moping in bed or on the couch seems like just the right thing to do. 

In contrast, today I was bored and annoyed. I feel fine, unless I try to sit or stand… And seriously, I had no idea how much I do those things until both started hurting. Interestingly, walking is mostly ok, though today’s weather (a steady drizzle) made being outside fairly unappealing. I did manage a couple of miles, at least, which is a good thing because I’d have gone stir crazy otherwise. Lying flat on my back is the thing that hurts the least (and promotes healing the most) but it’s hard even to read or watch tv that way — hence the boredom problem, which I coped with mostly by napping. 

I do think resting whatever it is that’s hurting me (nerves? muscles?) seems to be helping, though. By the time I met up with a friend and her daughter for dinner, I could sit up for the whole meal without thinking my back was going to explode. So, progress?!