November 10, 2009

My aching back

This morning I slept until almost 5 AM.  My back didn't wake me up after the ibuprofen wore off, it's better!  I am so happy and relieved.  I had this killer back ache, in the middle of my back, between my shoulder blades, it cramped up there, and hurt badly.

Anyway, I got dressed and was out the door at 6.05 AM for my walk.  No, no running at the moment, I don't want to give my back an excuse to start hurting.  The weather was still mild from yesterday, and it was pleasant walking.  I was one of about a dozen walkers and one runner who make it around the pond this early. 
On the way back, which is uphill and really gives me a work-out, I noticed that the air was like a swimming in a pond in the summer, the warm and cold spots one hits, and that come as surprises.

The leaves are almost all down, there are more ducks and Canadian honkers on the lake.  The swan couple is still there as well.

Sunday my son-in-law and the two kids surprised me, by showing up with the super-powerful leaf blower and rakes, and raked and blew the leaves in my yard.  Big help!  And I was so happy.

Here is hoping my back is really on the mend, I hate being in such pain!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ruth, thanks for stopping by. I love to connect to people who share a common link. I have the reverse story of yours having grown up in a small town in the U.S. and now live in Germany (without the grandkids... our first child now on the way!) Like you, I too love crafting and sewing and I really miss the fantastic yard/tag sales that one finds in the States. Since I moved here three years ago, my husband has supported me in starting my own business and I specialize in importing American patchwork fabrics to Germany, which is why I like to feature other German artists on my blog. (by the way, the answer to your question is now on my blog)

    Where did you grow up in Germany? We live just North of Hamburg, but my husband grew up in a small village South of Bremen. I enjoyed reading about your impressions/experiences about the Berlin Wall twenty years ago.

    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland!