I had a brilliant day yesterday. I was out of bed by half ten, and it was midnight before I was back there again. I set up my lappy at the kitchen table, worked on my tutorial, washed 2 full sinks of dishes, did a load of laundry, stood and folded clothes from the dryer, re-did my nails, AND cooked dinner. Spag bol……yum!! During most of that I was also ripping CD’s onto my lappy.
But the birds were singing before I got to sleep this morning, so it had gone noon when I woke up, and oh boy did I hurt. I always hurt more if I am late taking my painkillers anyway, but this was also kickback from yesterday.
But I got up, I washed my hair, I have the second load of laundry in the washer, and I hung a load out on the line. That took some doing, and I had to use the handrails to physically haul myself back up the ramp to the back door.
Not that long ago, none of this would have been possible on an ordinary day, let alone a kickback day. Yes, I am hurting, my back muscles are so rigid it feels like I have grown about 3 inches but my muscles, as hurty as they are, are still movable. And yesterday must be the longest I have been able to sit upright in well over a year.
This really is like when I was recovering from my surgery. Been there before, and did it, so I can do it again.
And look what my gang here got me as an early birthday present
It was a complete surprise and in the 2 weeks since I was given my gift, the honeysuckle plant you can see to the left there, has already begun to grow and entwine itself around the trellis at the top.
The honeysuckle was part of the gift as it’s one of my all time favourites.
All 4 of them chipped in, and contributed to it, from buying to collecting and putting it together. Just writing about it is making me feel all mushy LOL
I do love my family. I could not possible have asked for better daughters nor for them to have better partners. I feel very loved too 😀
What makes this even better is that the seat is the perfect height for me. I am only 5 ft 2, and most chairs leave my legs dangling – this doesn’t. And the slope of the back is perfect. It allows me to lean back in a relaxed but supported way that doesn’t aggravate my spine or my back muscles.
I like to eat outdoors, and we can move the table and the garden chairs so we can all eat outside now from time to time. I also like sitting out with my earphones in, and maybe some knitting to occupy my hands, and I can do that again now. Our old garden chairs weren’t hugely comfortable for me, and they fell part last year. My Eldest’s other half came across some chairs someone was getting rid of, and he grabbed them for us. They are designed to sink into the grass, so when they are on the path you feel like a tennis umpire sitting on one LOL, so it’s wonderful to have working garden furniture again 😀
Littlun has been working hard in the garden. You can see the corner of one of her raised veg beds in the photo, and we have onions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, courgette and squash to look forward to, as well as a thriving herb garden.