Beth’s experiencing technical difficulties with her computer (read: liquid and electronics don’t mix), so my computer has been co-opted to keep her shop going. Happily, we have the wee netbook, so while the situation isn’t ideal for either of us, she can keep working, and so can I.
Or, I could, if I could sit long enough for computer work.
I have a bad back. Long time readers will know that, last November I inflicted long term injury with an ill-fitting pair of boots. Repeated injury due to poor body mechanics combined with this new injury to introduce debilitating and chronic pain. I’ve only been free of sciatica pain for a few months, and I’ve been so careful.
Apparently, back strain and sciatica flare ups can be brought about by premenstrual cramping — which, while more commonly occurring in the abdomen, can happen in the back and thighs. Who knew? I knew on Thursday that my back was unhappy. Friday I could not stand up.
I’m grateful that I know my limits, and I’m grateful that I know what to do for my injuries. I’m grateful for Beth, who has been awesome at helping me rest and heal. I’m grateful that, though I’m not writing like I want to be, neither am I falling behind.
I miss my morning devotional. I’ve been skipping tea because I haven’t been able to be up long enough to drink it, and I’ve not been doing prayers at the shrine because standing has only started to be a thing today. (And I’ve over done it).
Prayers have been happening; it’s the change in routine that, now that I’m feeling better-enough, I restless about.
I know I’ll be going to work and coming home to recover for the rest of my work week, and that’s frustrating. (I already losing enough time to the day job!!) But I’m grateful that healing is happening.